Of Gods and Swine . a Hindu Tale . from Alice B. Clagett

Written on 19 February 2017; published on 12 July 2017; revised


Image: “Indra, the god of storms and guardian of the east, riding on his white elephant Airavata. He is yellow-skinned and four-armed. He holds two swords with wavy blades. His upper body is covered with eyes, jewelry and a red scarf. The loin-cloth is green. The elephant is richly caparisoned, and carries a noose in its trunk.” … https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9a/Tiruchchirappalli_painting_Indra.jpg ..

Dear Ones,

I know these are confusing times. We have been clearing through the unconscious thought cloud of the world lately. These energy streams have been percolating up in each of us, from the unconscious level, to the subconscious mind, then into our conscious minds, and then as the emotions are released, we …. all humankind … are dissolving these energy streams in conscious Love.


I have identified these as rising to consciousness and dissipating …

  • fight or flight response (1) … a response of the autonomic (previously unconscious) nervous system
  • deep seated unconscious imprints of predator  / prey, what I once called the victim-aggressor paradigm (2)
  • mammalian mating instincts, especially sexual dominance and submission … those deeply hidden, unconscious behavioral imprints
  • mammalian pack behavior (3) … pretty gruesome, really … being as it is so far from what we think of as human

Humankind is ceasing to daydream. And to night dream. Turns out our preoccupation with sexuality has been based on this ‘shared dreaming’ … a feature of the unconscious thought cloud of the world.

What will the end result be, people are asking? After the deep, deep dreams end for humankind? I’m reminded of a Hindu story I learned years ago, which I hold most dear and true. Hope you like it too:


“There is a story that the king of the gods, Indra, once became a pig, wallowing in mire; he had a she pig, and a lot of baby pigs, and was very happy.

“Then some other angels saw his plight, and came to him, and told him, ‘You are the king of the gods, you have all the gods command. Why are you here?’

“But Indra said, ‘Let me be; I am all right here; I do not care for the heavens, while I have this sow and these little pigs.’

“The poor gods were at their wits’ end what to do. After a time they decided to slowly come and slay one of the little pigs, and then another, until they had slain all the pigs, and the sow too.

“When all were dead Indra began to weep and mourn. Then the gods ripped his pig body open and he came out of it, and began to laugh when he realised what a hideous dream he had had; he, the king of the gods, to have become a pig, and to think that the pig-life was the only life! Not only so, but to have wanted the whole universe to come into the pig life!

“The Purusa, (4) when it identifies itself with nature, forgets that it is pure and infinite. The Purusa does not live; it is life itself. It does not exist; it is existence itself.  The Soul does not know; it is knowledge itself. It is an entire mistake to say that the Soul lives, or knows, or loves. Love and existence are not the qualities of the Purusa, but its essence. When they get reflected upon something you may call them the qualities of that something.

“But they are not the qualities of the Purusa, but the essence of this great Atman, this Infinite Being, without birth or death, Who is established in His own glory, but appears as if become degenerate until if you approach to tell Him, ‘You are not a pig,’ he begins to squeal and bite. Thus with us all in this Maya, this dream world, where it is all misery, weeping, and
crying, where a few golden balls are rolled, and the world scrambles after them.

“You were never bound by laws, Nature never had a bond for you. That is what the Yogi tells
you; have patience to learn it. And the Yogi shows how, by junction with this nature, and identifying itself with the mind and the world, the Purusa thinks itself miserable.

“Then the Yogi goes on to show that the way out is through experience. You have to get all this experience, but finish it quickly. We have placed ourselves in this net, and will have to get out. We have got ourselves caught in the trap, and we will have to work out our freedom. So get this experience of husbands and wives, and friends, and little loves, and you will get
through them safely if you never forget what you really are.

“Never forget this is only a momentary state, and that we have to pass through it. Experience is the one great teacher — experiences of pleasure and pain — but know they are only experiences, and will all lead, step by step, to that state when all these things will become small, and the Purusa will be so great that this whole universe will be as a drop in the ocean, and will fall off by its own nothingness. We have to go through these experiences, but let us never forget the ideal.” –from the section “Yoga Aphorisms: Concentration II 137” in Link: “Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda,” issued by Celepha’is Press, somewhere beyond die Tanarian Hills (i.e. Leeds, England), August 2003 E.V. Revised and corrected, November 2003;  in Internet Archive …  https://archive.org/stream/RajaYogaBySwamiVivekananda/Raja-Yoga-by-Swami-Vivekananda_djvu.txt … This work is in the public domain.


So basically, and as highly unlikely as it may seem, what is happening on Earth as we ascend, is that all humanity is rising to Awareness of its true nature. No longer the swine king. But Indra, King of the Gods.

Humankind is rising to the majesty of Soul Awareness. To the level of the spiritual adept, and beyond. Far past the dreams of a piggish life. Far past attachment to the senses.

Into dimensions heretofore only experienced as transient ecstasy. Transient no more. Ever present, ever changing, All sustaining Joy.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars


(1) fight or flight response: See my blog category: Anxiety – fear – panic attacks – fight or flight – cognitive dissonance – mental turmoil

(2) victim-aggressor paradigm: See my blog category Patriarchal domination mental filter / victim-aggressor / V— D—

(3) mammalian pack behavior: Search these terms: wolf packferal drivechimpanzee  

(4) purusa (purusha): “a complex concept whose meaning evolved in Vedic and Upanishadic times. Depending on source and historical timeline, it means the cosmic man or it means Self, Consciousness, and Universal principle.” –from Link: “Purusha” … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purusha … CC BY-SA 3.0


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