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India: Myth Of The Aryan Invasion
turned mythic wars between the powers of light and darkness into
racial wars in India, though the same symbolism occurs throughout
ancient civilizations from Egypt to America without such a
corresponding human battle.
Such superficial views of ancient teachings,
looking at them according to an outer vision of politics and
economics has prevented modern scholars from discovering the
wealth of spiritual knowledge hidden in such texts. Not only the
Vedas but also the Egyptian Book of the Dead and Mayan
teachings among others have been misread in the same manner.
As a sidelight to my spiritual study of the Vedas, I began
putting together an historical view that reflected the spiritual
depth that the Vedas had revealed for me. This started as a simple
matter of compiling references to the ocean in the Rig Veda to show
that it could not be the product of nomads from Central Asia
who never knew of the sea.
I was gradually compelled to write a book on Vedic
history to counter the existent distortions. I did a first draft in
1980 and gradually developed it further over time. I expanded and
finished the work in 1990 and it was published the following year in
the United States under the title of Gods, Sages and Kings: Vedic
Secrets of Ancient Civilization. The book was one of the first
titles to raise such issues as the Sarasvati River, Vedic
astronomical references and the need for a more consistent rendition
of Vedic literature. Little did I know that a great archeological
revolution was beginning in India that would verify these views
within the next decade.