The Eight Wonder, is a personal inner journey, it allows one to see past the veil of illusion and access what many call the eighth chakra, the one above the body that connects to the universe. Astral travellers and projectors all understand this concept by as the silver cord or thread that is attached to the earthly body. The eighth wonder, is the passage from this world, to the invisible or non physical World, beyond the human senses of sight and sound.
Ancient texts has told us about these wonders, by analysing the eastern and western symbiology, such as seven chakras and seven sins, seven virtues, etc, one fundamental and essential component that is missing from the western religions, is the eighth wonder, eastern cultures respect and honour this concept.
The number eight, is used in Buddhism, Hinduism, and many other eastern spiritual laws, the eighth wonder is found, from the journey we take – within. Going into nothingness, to discovery of the true self.
The letter eight when turned on its side represents the infinity symbol, yet this magical number is featured in many texts and works, from Kalki the 10th avatar endowed with 8 superhuman faculties of heaven, to the Buddhists, noble eightfold path.
The Eightfold Path teaches that by restraining oneself, cultivating discipline, and practicing mindfulness and meditation, house-leavers (monks and nuns) attain nirvana and stop their craving, clinging and karmic accumulations, thereby ending their rebirth and suffering.
Eight has a magical feel to it when its expressed. What isn’t commonly known are the eight vasus, which explains the same concepts.
Eight is magical, because it represents an equal shape, half of eight is four – which also represents the shadow and the light sides of pretty much everything in existence. Turn the figure 90 degrees and you have the symbol of infinity.
The Eight Vasus together, represents the very elements of the Mother Nature and they are; Earth, Fire, Water, Wind, Star, Moon, Sun and Sky/Ether
Dhara (the earth), is one of the Vasus, gods of the physical cosmos. He represents the earth and the element earth, though Earth is usually the goddess Prithvi rather than a god. Dhārā is a Sanskrit term used to refer to the flow of a stream or waterfall.
Anala (the fire), is one of the Vasus, gods of the material world. He is equated with Agni and is essentially the name usually used for Agni when listed among the Vasus.
Ap (the waters), is the Vedic Sanskrit term for “water”, which in Classical Sanskrit only occurs in the plural, ‘Varuna’ or āpas (sometimes re-analysed as a thematic singular)
Anila, (the wind), is one of the Vasus in Hinduism, gods of the elements of the cosmos. He is equated with the wind god Vāyu, Anil being understood as the name normally used for Vāyu when numbered among the Vasus.
Dhruva (the polestar), is a devotee of Vishnu mentioned in the Vishnu Purana and the Bhagavata Purana. The Sanskrit term dhruva nakshatra “immovable star” is used of the polar star in the Mahabharata, personified as son of Uttanapada and grandson of Manu, even though Polaris at the likely period of the recension of the text of the Mahabharata was still several degrees away from the celestial pole.
Soma (the moon), connotes the Moon as well as a medicinal deity in post-Vedic Hindu mythology. In Vedas, Soma is often drunk by Indra and is described as tasty and delightful. In Puranic mythology, Soma is moon deity, but sometimes also used to refer to Vishnu, Shiva
Prabhasa (the Sky, or the ether) and is the “Father Heaven” deity of the Vedic pantheon, who appears in hymns with Prithvi Mata “Mother Earth
Pratyusa, (the light, the Sun) in upanisad referred as Sūrya meaning “of Aditi”, refers to the offspring of the goddess Aditi. The name, Aditya, in the singular, is taken to refer to the Sun God.
We all have the earth (body) air, (breathe) water, (blood) fire (emotions) polestar for connecting upper to lower (spine channel) moon (shadow persona) sun (persona) and the sky (god self) within all of us, as what is on the microcosmic is also in the macrocosmic!
We’re quite magical really, a Universe inside the YOUInverse! The infinite truth of the true self.
Where Nothingness meets greatness!