|Twashtri's Bowl as shown in Time & Imperishability|
© Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet, 1997.
David: Hello, In "India: The Vast, The True, The Right", [Time & Imperishability, PNB 1997, p. 175] it is written that the day is divided into four parts: Cosmic Dawn, Cosmic Midnigt, Cosmic Sunset and Cosmic Midday, this seems counter-intuitve to me as one would suppose the midday to follow the dawn. In the article "Twashtri's bowl" the order is given as Cosmic Dawn, Cosmic Midday, Cosmic Sunset and Cosmic Midnight. What can be the reason for this?
Lori: The forward flow of the ZODIAC/VEDIC YEAR is from: Aries-Dawn, Cancer-Midnight, Libra-Sunset, and Capricorn-Midday. Yet the DAY itself unfolds in the reverse order, from Dawn to Midday, etc. ... as does the PRECESSION OF THE EQUINOXES which precesses backwards through the Zodiac. Hence both directions are demonstrated in the course of time. ... I will send the question on to Thea, in case she feels like adding something.
Thea: The reason is that we can move through the wheel in both directions according to the annual rotation or the Precessional which relates to the passage of the Ages and the Manifestations.
For the human being the progression is annual. The individual soul 'falls' into the darkness (unknowing, unconsciousness) just as described in The Magical Carousel in the fourth chapter. But this 'fall' is also a protection, as in the mother's womb. If the questioner has a copy of that book, he will understand the significance of moving to Cosmic Midnight.