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Vedic Culture Remains in the Hollow Earth
Date: Thu Dec 23 1999 - 05:26:22 PST

                             Vedic Culture Remains in the Hollow Earth

In Shree Ramayana we have two scenes which are suggestive of the existence
of inner areas of the Earth. After Shrimati Sitadevi had been kidnapped by
Ravanna, Shree Laksman swore to Rama that he would persue the rascal even if
Lakshman had to chase him to the " dark hollows of the Earth." In chapter 8
of Kishkindya, Rama proves his ability to Sugriva by discharging an arow
which " pierced through seven palms, a rock, and the INNERMOST region of the
Earth  and in a minute again came back to the quiver."

Now the first comment by Lakshman is not so revealing, really; we already
know that huge caverns and openings exist within the Earth. Underneath the
midwestern United States there is a huge aquifer, for example,  which lies
underneath various states.  But the second comment seems to suggest not
solid rock within the Earth but rather some kind of inner region.

The Puranas tell us that at the end of Kali Yuga the Kalki avatar will be
born in the best of Brahmin families of Shamballa, and that he will
anniliate the miscreants on the entire surface of the globe. Afterwards, the
general Puranic version goes that men will come to the surface from below to
re-colonise and re-start Vedic culture.

Well, first of all, such men would have to start the cycle all over again
because there couldn't be such a city on the surface at the end of Kali
Yuga, nor any brahmin families. Such things simply do not correspond to the
final part of Kali Yuga. At the end of Kali Yuga, the Bhagavatam describes
that a man of 15 years will be considered very old, and that human beings
will have practically no memory, no intelligence, be only a few feet tall
and that they will wander around in packs like animals. In this scenario,
where is there any scope for a city by the name of Shamballa or brahmin

But in collective Tibetan memory the names of the cities Shamballa and
Shangri La figure prominently. According to Tibetan lore, these are major
cities in the hollow portion of the Earth. Supposedly, there are entrances
in Tibet which lead down there and the Tibetan Buddhists make yearly

And then there is the testimony of Olaf Jansen. Olaf was a teenager from
Norway who went on a fishing expedition in the 1820s with his father. They
went in the family sailboat to Spitzenburg, an island above Greenland. After
stopping at the Northern side of this island to take on some supplies, they
set sail towards  good fishing areas. But the boy's father was possessed by
a disire to head further North, to the warm lands of the Norse legends, and
assured the boy that they would be protected by Thor ( Jupiter, from the
" Thursday " ) and the other Norse Gods. Now, even though this was a bit of
an irresponsible risk to take  do with one's boy under tow, to the North
they went!

They soon met with ice packs and had to carefully negociate their craft
among them. Olaf relates that had their boat been any larger, they would not
have been able to fit between the icebergs. After about a month of such
negociation, the ice disappeared and marvelously, they found themselves in
open water, just a few degrees from the pole! This does not correspond to
our typical concept of the Polar areas, which we imagine are covered by a
solid ice sheet/cap. But actually, practically all the Polar explorers of
yesteryear reported  open waters near the Poles, and a whole phenomenon
called " Polar warming." This results when warmer air from the interior of
the planet is expelled from openings near the Poles. At any rate, the two
continued on in this way, in open waters, for various weeks.

As they worked their way Northwards, they of course, kept their eyes on the
Sun, which was behind them and low on the horizon, following its Equatorial
path. At this time, an unusual sighting was made by them, one which has also
been made by two of the most notable Artic explorers of all time- Lt. Greely
and Nansen. Greely's explorations were taken so seriously that he was
eventually promoted to the rank of General in the United States Army, while
Nansen was knighted by the crown of Norway. What the boy and his father
actually sighted was another, alternate Sun shining ahead of them! Its disk
was smaller, and its color was distinctly more reddish than our own Sun, but
there it was. They sailed in the direction of this alternate Sun and, as the
nose of their craft angled down along the curvature of the Polar opening,
the alternate Sun rose higher and they kept it in view as they entered.
Conmeasurately, the larger Sun visible on the surface disappeared from view
and sank permanently from the horizon. The Artic exploreres Lt. Greely and
Nansen did not quite have this experience as they did not continue into the
opening- they seem to have angled down one side of the bowl-like entrance
and curved back up again. Consequently, there are those who deem the Sun of
these explorers to be a reflection or mirage, but as Olaf and his father
followed a route to the interior of the planet, the alternate Sun came
clearly into view and stayed.

As they worked their way further in they came to the shoreline of a
continent and followed it. They noticed huge trees and mammoths twice the
size of elephants. At one point they crossed paths with what the Olaf
described as a gigantic ship, bigger than any he had ever imagined. Of
course, this was in the 1820s. It seemed to him to be some type of cruise or
excursion ship because the decks were flooded with people singing songs in a
jolly mood. The two voyagers were met by occupants of the ship and taken
aboard. They found themselves in the company of humans of giant stature, the
shortest being maybe 12 feet tall!

They were given a welcome treatment in the hollow Earth; they toured the
kingdoms of Shamballa the Lesser and Shamballa the Greater. Their boat was
taken from city to city and displayed as an object of curiosity and marvel,
a midget craft of the tiny men who had wandered in from the surface.

But what did Olaf have to report which would be of interest to us along the
lines of Vedic culture in the hollow Earth? Well, we already know that Olaf
reported human beings at least 12 feet in stature. Among other things he
also reported that they enjoyed a life span of around 800 years,  had
photographic memory, great intelligence, that they spoke Sanskrit or a close
derivative, that they used tilak, were of a Northern European-type of race,
prayed to the inner Sun on a string and worshiped a pantheon of gods at
least similar to the Hindu one. (  Remember that he was young when he went
there and could not communicate too well with them, nor absorb everything ).
He reported that the flowers all had tremendous fragrances and that the
fruits were more tasty than on the surface. To anyone familiar with the
Puranic descriptions of what the human being was before the advent of Kali
Yuga, this is it.

The Bhagavat tells us that Kali Yuga was ushered in as a result of Kala,
time. This word Kala has also been used in the Vedic astrological literature
synonomously with the term " planetary influence." It seems that the
alignments of the planets changed to cause this Yuga. For example, there are
very ancient Jyotish shastras, which make reference to Vedic writings, which
describe alignments which are no longer observed at this point in the Kali

The point being that if planetary influences are responsible for bringing
about the Kali Yuga for those openly subject to them on the surface, it just
naturally follows, as night follows day, that those who live within the
hollow portion of the Earth are protected from such influences and that
their standard of  body, mind and intelligence have not degraded, at least
not as much as ours on the surface. After all, we are only 5,000 years into
the Kali Yuga, not 50,000 nor 100,000 years, and they seem to be sheltered
by the Earth's crust and various strata.

So could this be the situation? Has a past Vedic brotherhood with our
bretheren in the interior been lost to our collective memory? Knowing that
there was nothing that they could do, did the other side of the Earthly,
Vedic equation distance itself from us and and passively observe the
inevitable effects of Kali Yuga come to pass? Plato made a comment to the
effect that the Egyptians had closed the doors and retired to the inner
realms of the Earth. The original Egyptians were actually Aditi-ans,
followers or descendents of Aditi. Is this what Plato meant?

Thus the reader has been exposed to an introduction to the Hollow Earth
theory as seen from a Vedic viewpoint. For a more scientific perspective,
along with some further folkloric and traditional evidence, thoughtful
readers may access Jan Lamprect's hollow Earth site where his new 600 page
book is presented, which gives a full exposť from the point of view of
physics, gravity, geology, seismology, meteorology; as well as in relation
to aurorae, radio waves and more:

And be sure to get on the e - mail list service at the top of the site for
further hollow Earth information and updates!

The Olaf Jansen story has an ending, of course, and can be found posted in
its complete form at Rodney M. Cluff's hollowEarth site:

One has to scroll down and click on " Smokey God " to access the Olaf Jansen

I thank the readers for their indulgence and hope that you all enjoy the

Yours Truly,

Dean De Lucia/Dharmapada Dasa