The Large Hadron Collider and the Statue at CERN
(First published in November, 2010)
“When scientific knowledge and applied technology reach a critical level of advancement, without being informed by spiritual truths and guided by moral authority, the planetary civilization will relinquish its destiny to continue as it is.”
~ Cosmic Convergence Research Group
Can there be a coincidence that the statue at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) is none other than Shiva Nataraja – the dancing Shiva, also known as the primordial destructive force of the universe? CERN is the international organization whose primary function is the oversight of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) which is located on the French/Swiss border. In this regard it has assumed oversight responsibility for the most advanced and sophisticated experimental laboratory in particle, theoretical and nuclear physics currently being conducted (not in total secrecy) throughout the world.
Is there reason to be conCERNed about the technology that is being employed at the LHC? Is there good reason to believe that the technology, and the underlying science, as well as the particle accelerator itself, are not up to the task at hand? What we are suggesting is that these physicists are playing with fire that they do not have the capacity to understand given the inherent limitations of their mindsets. More specifically, the very scientific paradigms upon which they have based their technology, especially the collider/accelerator, are totally inadequate to carry out such experimentation in a responsible manner. In other words these guys are trying to play in the major leagues with sticks and stones.
For those not steeped in Eastern spirituality, Lord Shiva is one of the three primary deities of the Hindu trinity and is known wherever his image is worshiped as the destroyer and transformer. What does the dancing Shiva (Nataraj) have to do with the Large Hadron Collider? Let’s have a closer look.
“Nataraja or Nataraj: … The Lord (or King) of Dance is a depiction of the Hindu god Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs his divine dance to destroy a weary universe and make preparations for god Brahma to start the process of creation. Nataraja is most often depicted through a statue. The dance of Shiva in Tillai, the traditional name for Chidambaram, forms the motif for all the depictions of Shiva as Nataraja. He is also known as “Sabesan” which splits as “Sabayil aadum eesan” in Tamil which means “The Lord who dances on the dais”. The form is present in most Shiva temples in South India, and is the main deity in the famous temple at Chidambaram.
The sculpture is usually made in bronze, with Shiva dancing in an aureole of flames, lifting his left leg (and in rare cases, the right leg) and balancing over a demon or dwarf (Apasmara) who symbolizes ignorance. It is a well known sculptural symbol in India and popularly used as a symbol of Indian culture.”
The picture above was taken in front of the CERN complex in Geneva, Switzerland. This statue of Shiva Nataraj is casting a shadow on the headquarters building. Is this a message “from the universe” about the destructive potential of a particle accelerator which collides opposing streams of protons and most recently lead ions at the speed of light in an effort to create a mini big bang. We sincerely hope that the unique and strategic placement of this sacred statue will somehow represent an auspicious outcome of CERN’s endeavors, and will not prove to be an ill omen.
While we are cognizant of the scriptural understanding that the “Lord of the Dance” does perform both a creative and destructive cosmic dance, we would hope that the decision-makers at CERN are well aware of the potential for the later in light of the destructive forces it has already experienced in the course of the operation of the Large Hadron Collider.
“The two most common forms of Shiva’s dance are the Lasya (the gentle form of dance), associated with the creation of the world, and the Tandava (the violent and dangerous dance), associated with the destruction of weary worldviews – weary perspectives & lifestyles. In essence, the Lasya and the Tandava are just two aspects of Shiva’s nature; for he destroys in order to create, tearing down to build again.”
Again, is there reason to be conCERNed about the technology that is being employed at the LHC? The physicists who work there are well aware that things are being done which are clearly pushing the edge of the envelope. Lawsuits have been filed, position papers have been written and formal requests to cease and desist have been made by some of the best and brightest among us. And yet the experiments continue unabated. Should we be conCERNed?!
As citizens of the world community, we would like to know just who is it that makes such serious and consequential decisions the effects of which can very well impact every resident of planet Earth, as well as planet itself. We sincerely question how those at the very top of the scientific decision-making process have somehow arrogated power unto themselves to make decisions of such great import without taking the counsel of the people … any other people, except their own very inbred society that pursues scientific and technological advancement at all and any cost.
A critical discussion has been absent from the debate surrounding this looming technological catastrophe and it is this:
Have they truly considered all the possible outcomes?
Do they have the theoretical ability or technological capacity to determine if they can even assess some of the less likely but still unfavorable outcomes of this highly risky experimentation?
How can they consider unintended consequences if they are not even on the radar screen?
Potential collateral damage to the physical environs may be completely imperceptible, but no less deleterious to human health. EMR toxic side effects may linger for years, even decades before they are correlated to the powerful energies which are unleashed within this 27 km tunnel.
Photo-documentary of the Large Hadron Collider compliments of boston.com
The numerous photos capture many different perspectives, parts and places within the prodigious CERN project. In so doing they impart an understanding that this deceptive enterprise is not only HUGE, as in MAMMOTH, it is also extraordinarily complex in terms of the types of technology, equipment and machinery. When viewed in the aggregate, there are countless connections and points of potential weakness which can be overridden by the extreme energies and phenomenal velocities and innumerable iterations which will be employed in the upcoming experiments. The more complex and complicated any system is, the more that can go wrong, which is fine if you’re only driving down a highway and you can still apply the brakes, but … … …
“Walter Wagner ’72 says the Large Hadron Collider could destroy the world. Physicists say fat chance. But is even that a chance we want to take?”
Walter Wagner, a physicist from UC Berkeley seems to be conCERNed enough that he was compelled to file suit against CERN, the US Department of Energy, The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the National Science Foundation before the US District Court of Hawaii. There have been several other formal complaints and grievances lodged against this endeavor some of which are elaborated at the following site.
Needless to say, we are not the only ones deeply conCERNed about the prospects of this project going forward. There are environmental health advocacy groups around the world that are emerging from their slumber, as they catch on to the immense and far-reaching ramifications of these experiments with nature’s foundational forces, should they go awry.
It’s noteworthy that the very word “Hadron” — from Large Hadron Collider — may speak volumes about what may be in store for the collider’s future. The etymology of hadron leads us to different meanings such as thick, bulky, heavy, large, and massive. Thick and heavy come to mind as the many scientists involved do seem to be a little thick where it comes to accurately assessing the risks directly related to this collision enterprise.
Everything in life has a cost/benefit ratio associated with it, Yes? Even though we may be unaware, our minds continually calculate, and re-calculate, the costs and benefits of every enterprise we undertake. Seems reasonable that the greater the downside risk, the more thorough and penetrating ought to be our analysis of potential consequences (read costs), especially when all of humanity can be adversely affected.
We commend those many naysayers who have sprung up around the world to denounce what has truly become a tyranny of science. The status quo has evolved to a point where scientific judgment is not even given a chance to be questioned because there is simply no forum to do so. The great bastions of scientific inquiry have a perpetual lock on the entire system by virtue of the institutional arrangements which have inexorably evolved in such a way that they are rendered immune to outside scrutiny or examination by any except their own. This purposefully designed system makes them, not only judge, jury and prosecutor, but also president, prime minister and secretary of every extant form of science and technology on Earth.
Such a state of affairs is exactly why the Large Hadron Collider is allowed to proceed unimpeded, without question or justifiable outside risk assessments. This is a situation that should not be tolerated by the rest of humankind which has every right to live without concern for such a risky scientific crapshoot going on in its back yard.
And, for what – to find the God particle, the primordial force of the cosmos which is undetectable by any form of scientific technology or device of any kind? At what point will these folks stop bending physical reality in order to prove the unprovable by physical means? How far do we let them go before their experiments start to alter the very reality that we’re supposed to live in? Would we really want to live in an altered reality of their misguided making?
That a sacred symbol as the Shiva Nataraj occupies such prominent a position within the CERN collective consciousness, at first glance, seems to be a gross irony of spiritual symbolism and meaning. We pray that the subtle, and yet awesome, energies that surely emanate from this most venerated of Hindu divinities will influence all that goes on at the Large Hadron Collider. So that the highest good will be served for all conCERNed, especially Mother Earth and all living things.
Cosmic Convergence Research Group
What was not said in this article is that there are many of us who firmly believe that this device — the Large Hadron Collider — has other purposes far different than those stated by CERN and the scientific establishment. We will take up some of these notions in future discussions, as revelations are made by those in the know.