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Similarities between Sumerian Anki and Vedic Agni by Jean-Yves Lung

A previous article examined whether the notion of Kundalini may have existed in ancient Greek and other cultures.  In consonance with that theme, this article by Jean-Yves Lung probes the similarities between the Vedic god Agni and the Sumerian god Enki.   Jean-Yves Lung is a teacher-researcher living in Auroville since 1993.  He teaches French, History and Sanskrit.  This article originally appeared in June 2009 issue of Ritam, a bi-annual journal published by Sri Aurobindo International Institute for Educaitional Research (SAIIER)

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Kundalini in ancient Greek and other non-Indian cultures

Thomas McEvilley has done a systematic study of the correspondence between ancient Greek and Indian philosophy in his 2001 book The Shape of Ancient Thought. This post summarizes his discovery of the Kundalini concept in Greek and other ancient non-Indian cultures.   The manner in which these concepts were divined or disseminated through various ancient cultures is a matter of contention, which I shall not pursue here.

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