Stories of the Flood (the Deluge) Part V
Flood Stories from Around the World ~ Oahspe's revelations regarding the Great Flood or Deluge, which was the actual submergence of a great continent in the Pacific Ocean some 25,000 years ago.
Even the Flood of the Ezra (Judeo/Christian) bible retains elements that hark back to the actual events of the Ancient Flood. Mythological as the Ezra bible account is, the elements and narratives still yeild clues to the actual long ago event that was the sinking of a great continent:
Oahspe's revelations so often provide enough details to help clear up conundrums in our fragmented and often mythologized recorded history. We can compare the Ezra bible account of the Deluge with Oahspe's to finally explain some of the Ezra bible's apparent fanciful incongruous details. The underlying narrative begins to make sense once the details are decoded within the context of the actual event.
Oahspe, Book of Aph: (10/6.6, 8 10/2.10):
|| And the vortex of the earth closed in from the rim, and lo, the earth was broken! A mighty continent was cut loose from its fastenings, and the fires of the earth came forth in flames and clouds, with loud roaring. And the land rocked to and fro like a ship at sea.
And again the vortex of the earth closed in on all sides, and by the pressure, the land sank beneath the water, to rise no more.
Tell them I have spoken, the earth and her heavens draw near the troughs, in the etherean seas of My rich yielding worlds. I will scoop her up like a toy, and her vortex shall close about like a serpent hungry for its prey....||
When the vortex of the earth was compressed to the surface of the earth, not only did the force break the crust of the earth around the continent, but the atmosphere was violently compressed. And such an event would have surely caused a drastic climactic incident which would no doubt have global ramifications.
When the vortex was compressed from above bearing down on the borders of the continent of Pan, the atmosphere also would have been compressed and subsequently escaped to every side manifesting as great blasts of wind. Then when the vortex sprang back away from the earth, the opening space would have been like a huge vacuum drawing in displaced air - and this happened twice.
Rain is caused by "low pressure" atmospheric systems, which form as warm air rises --- this same thing may be what happened on a grand scale when air was violently expelled and restored as Pan was sunk. Atmospheric low pressure involves a partial vacuum-like state which forms below warm rising air, which then sucks in more warm moist air near the ground, which condenses into clouds as it rises into the cooler higher regions. In the heat/vortexyan exchange of the warm and cold air currents associated with low pressure, thunder and lightning can manifest.
Although the Ezra Bible has a very short description of the flood, it does include waters from below as well as from above, as contributing to the flood.
Ezra Bible, Genesis 7:17; 8:1-3
As the above example from the Eara bible demonstrates. a widespread ancient world view placed the earth in the midst of great waters above the sky and below the earth. Fountains and springs were believed to be from the great reservoir of water beneath the earth. A Hebrew myth elaborates on this theme and provides more details that are in accord with Oahspe's descriptions of rain, atmospheric and ground disturbances (marked in bold). Of course it is apparent that knowledge of the sunken continent was lost in the regions were the Ezra bible originated, however, there are still many flood myths from around the world which include a sunken land.
(from Hebrew Myths by Robert Graves)
Although there is no explanation of why the sun darkened in the above
narrative, from Oahspe's account, the fires of the earth came forth and
great clouds (of smoke, as in violent volcanic eruptions) would have no
doubt darkened the sky. The great noise and roar of the earth rending
apart was retained also in the ancient Hebrew myth, perhaps without
any knowledge of what it signified.
Oahspe, The Lords' First Book (11/1.37):
||Take, therefore, food that is good to eat, and gather it into the ships; for the flood shall remain one hundred and fifty days, and you shall come forth and not find anything to eat. ||
only can large scale volcanic activity change global temperatures which in
turn affect food crops and severity of colder months, we know that earthquakes
in the ocean cause tsunamis which can devastate huge swathes of coastal regions.
Indeed we seem to have had an unprecedented number of tsunamis in the last
decade or so, the largest of all being the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 which killed hundreds
of thousands of people.