As recently as the late 1960s, Peyotism was still
outlawed in several regions of the Unitedstates of America.
The name of the peyote derives
from the Nahuatl
peyotl meaning "divine messenger", which is more
or less synonymous with "Angel (or Envoy) of the Lord". In other words,
Peyotl is the "Christ", the Messias (or Emissary) sent down to the Indians
as the Celestial Messenger, the bearer of the Good News of the Gospels.
More exactly, Peyotl is the Third Coming of the Saviour so ardently expected
by the Gnostics and the Mystics everywhere. When he comes, shortly, he shall bring
the Celestial Bread to all humans, the white one to the Whites, and the
red one to the Reds, in fair, equal shares to all of us humans.1
The Great Mother, Venus and Nagualism
In Navajo mythology, the
Great Mother is called Changing Woman. Changing Woman represents the Earth.
And her name refers to the idea that our planet periodically sloughs off
its old skin (the crust) like a serpent, being reborn as fresh and virginal
as a young bride. This motif is ritually enacted in Navajo dances and chants
of an initiatic character.
This periodic renewal of
the world is connected not only with the daily or the yearly ones, but
with the eras of humanity dictated by the Precession of the Equinoxes.
In other words, Changing Woman is the same as the Nagis ("Serpent Women")
of the Hindus, and her myriad counterparts such as Mélusine, Kokilan,
Ganga, the Queen of Sheba, Echidna, etc. who, all, symbolize the renewed
More exactly, Changing Woman
is Venus, reborn afresh from the froth and blood of the castrated phallus
of Ouranos thrown down into the Ocean s waters by Kronos. Indeed, Venus
is the alias or replica of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi (also called Shri).
Shri was born, exactly like Aphrodite-Venus, from the froth engendered
at the occasion of the Churning of the Ocean of Milk, in consequence of
the dispute between the gods an the devils (devas and
for possession of the Elixir of Life, the Soma.
The Primordial Castration and the
Again, this churning is a
clever allegory of the destruction of Paradise by the giant volcanism that
changed Mt. Atlas from a volcanic peak into a giant submarine caldera,
as we explain next. This event is also allegorized, again in beautiful
images, the Primordial Castration of the Holy Mountain of Paradise and
its fall into the Ocean, and the rebirth of the renewed Paradise of the
Another similar allegory
is the one we mentioned further above, concerning the myth of the Fallen
Sun, who is also the Primordial Castrate. The former Sun (male) falls down
into the seas, and is reborn as the New Moon (female) that is the alias
of Venus or, yet, of the renewed Earth and the rejuvenated Great Mother
that is her daughter, the Virgin. Interestingly enough, the birth of the
Twins is also attended by foam which, as we will see below, has a deep
According to the
Shooting Chant of the Navajos, the Twins were born from Changing Woman,
and were fathered, sequentially, by Dripping Water and Sun. Most mythical
Twins are born likewise, fathered by two different fathers. A well-known
case is that of Hercules and Iphicles, successively fathered by Zeus and
Likewise, Cain and Abel were
also born of Eve, fathered, respectively, by both God and Adam (Gen.
4:1-2). Indeed, even Jesus Christ and his Twin (Thomas Didymus) may have
been bred this way. As usual, this double impregnation scheme is of Hindu
origin, and is instanced, f. i., in the miraculous conception of Krishna
and Balarama and that of the Ashvin Twins. Several apocryphal gospels tell,
often in allegoric but unequivocal terms, of the dual paternity of Christ
and his many-named Twin.