Mt. Everest, Gaia, and K2
excerpted from the notebooks of Jack Haas
I have long held the belief that the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest, was unwittingly given its name because it contains Eve, the original Mother of the world.
I have now found out that the mountain received this English name back in 1862, in honour of Sir George Everest, whose last name was actually pronounced Eve-rest (note also that his first name- George- contains the prefix for geo-physical phenomenon).
Furthermore, the original Tibetan name for Mt. Everest is Chomolangma, which can be translated as 'Mother Goddess of the Universe', or 'Princess Cow'.
An alternative Nepali name for Mt. Everest, later disputed as valid, was Gauri Sanka. Gauri is a name for 'Goddess' on the Indian subcontinent.
It is no great suprise that Mt' Everest's nearest rival in height, K2, is actually named Mt. Godwin Austen.
It is synchronicities such as this which help us recognize that Gaia is not simply a passive Mother, but is in fact consciously, intimately connected with Her existence.
Vive la Gaia!
Top photo: Mt. Everest from Nepal.
Lower photo: Mt. Everest from Tibet
Books on Mt. Everest:
excerpted from the unpublished notebooks of Jack Haas
The Cosmic Christ (the union of the all, which is love)
awakening, expansion, ascension, and unity
an alternative religion, visionary art, and photography web site. spiritandflesh: union of the all: cosmic art gallery and sacred online books.
Alternative Christian Religion: the Cosmic Christ pages at Spirit and Flesh. Christ came to unify all beings through love.
In the union of spirit and flesh, through love, a profound, eternal oneness awakens in, and of, and as, the Kingdom of Christ
on earth. Amen.
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