The totem mystery
It is customary to draw the figure of a human or an animal on the empty space of the wall within religious drawings on occasions such as Holi, Diwali or rakhi to make the picture complete. Ravindra Kumar writes.india Updated: Feb 24, 2012 00:17 IST
It is customary to draw the figure of a human or an animal on the empty space of the wall within religious drawings on occasions such as Holi, Diwali or rakhi to make the picture complete.
The figure filling the empty space in this way is called “totem,” which is found described under the “kahuna teachings.” The teachings were lost by the purohits (ritual observers) over time. The ancient “Moari” race, which had settled in New Zealand, had contacts with India. Some of their stories are popular even now, through which the lost connection can be restored.
Kahuna teachings came from the (now lost) “Huna” civilisation that once inhabited the area in-between Australia, New Zealand and Fiji islands. Its remains are left as a few islands of which the main ones are in Hawaii.
There have been misunderstandings about “spiritual partners” in the past. According to writer Long, humans got divided in two parts — man and woman in Huna method. Two genders got established separately as physical man and woman. Whenever soul develops enough to become high-soul, then the two halves become one “whole.” The high-soul became “highly dependable parental couple” called “Omakua.” Thus, meeting of fellow souls became the basis for the meeting of Atma (human soul) and Paramatma (God).
In China, meeting of Ying and Yan became oneness of high-soul, which has balance between male and female elements. Man with three (low, middle and high) souls is born again and again only to unite the two opposite poles, and then become high-soul. It is like the “united whole” of Shiva and Shakti (Ardhanareeshwara).
When low soul qualifies to become middle soul, a vacuum is created at the lower level, which is filled by the “totem.” First the oneness of male/female elements is achieved at middle-level soul; and then the combination of low-middle-high soul is transferred to high-soul. This principle agrees with Dr. Jung on one side and with various religions on the other.
First Published: Feb 24, 2012 00:15 IST