File:B G Tilak- the Vedas Revisited-.pdf the Vedas Revisited In his famous book, The Arctic Home in the Vedas, Bal Gangahar Tilak begins by bringing up two points for the consideration of the reader: That the Arctic area had a tropical climate at one point, and that the sea level was lower, exposing more land mass. The typical argument justifying a tropical climate for the Arctic area is that of a pole shift, that the Arctic might have enjoyed a different latitude in the past. This is possible. It is also possible that a cloud mantle, as Venus enjoys, could have brought about both effects- a warmer climate as well as a lower sea level. First of all, let us consider the model of the planet Venus which mainstream astronomy has given us. Supposedly, the cloud mantle around Venus has caused a greenhouse effect such that the temperatures are reported to be around 900* F. Even so, the Venera Nine probe sent a smaller probe to the surface of Venus by parachute. This is unlikely as the material of any parachute would not have survived such temperatures. ( Or maybe the temperatures are unlikely ) Also, the atmosphere of Venus is reported to be permeated with sulfuric acid. Sulfuric acid at those temperatures would leave the surface of Venus looking like a “ blob ” (Joseph H. Cater) due to chemical erosion, rather than exhibiting the sharp features which radar-mapping probes have sent back to us. The idea that such a cloud mantle around the Earth or any planet would have the effect of distributing the heat evenly in terms of latitude has been espoused by Joseph H. Cater in his book The Ultimate Reality. Mr. Cater goes outside of the parameters of mainstream science in order to explain the effects of such a mantle. He tells us that the photons from the Sun, passing through such a mantle miles thick, would transform by sticking together and forming photon aggragates, a.k.a. soft particles, or prana. The higher content of photon aggregates in the atmosphere would have many effects, one of them being the absorption of heat. Thus a cloud canopy miles thick would not only diminish the sea levels below by transferring a significant amount of the water held in the oceans to the atmosphere, but a canopy would regulate and distribute the heat as well. And not only would a cloud mantle with an interior atmosphere with a high content of photon aggregates distribute the heat in terms of latitude, but in terms of altitude as well. If we considered that gravity effects are due to an electromagnetic radiation, then an atmosphere ionized by soft particles would exhibit a more uniformly distributed density. This explains the Puranic descriptions of heavenly climates in the Himalayan regions, such as Kashmir. Again, the surface conditions on each planet are dependent on the atmospheric shell, and a thick cloud mantle suspended in the middle of the atmosphere would create different conditions from those which we now experience. The falling of the cloud mantle might explain the Biblic account of a forty-days and forty-nights rain. It might also explain how the effects of Kali Yuga were brought about; with no cloud canopy, the soft particle, “prana“ atmosphere would no longer be generated below, and the surface of the planet would be exposed to the unrefined rays of the Sun, thereby degrading the condition of life on the surface. Such an explanation is necessary to establish that the descriptions which Tilak attributed to the Arctic Home of the Vedas could easily have been spoken from the Arctic areas to which he attributed them. And what were those descriptions? Let us begin by looking at chapter four, page 57, of Tilak's book: “ We shall therefore, next quote the Mahabharat, which gives such a clear description of Mount Meru, the lord of the mountains, as to leave no doubt its being the North Pole, or possessing the Polar characteristics. In chapters 163 and 164 of Vanaparvan, Arjuna’s visit to the mount is described in detail and we are therein told, ‘ at Meru the Sun and the Moon go ‘round from left to right ( Pradadakshinam ) every day and so do all the stars.’ From the normal, inhabited longitudes on the surface of the earth, the Sun and Moon don't rise and travel left and right, only above one's head. According to how one turns, the rising could be left or right, frontal or from the back. Only from the Arctic could the rising of the Sun be from left to right, and it can ONLY be from left to right. So what region is being referred to in this description of Meru's placement?
The explorer Admiral Mac Millan reported seeing a mountain range as clearly as could be from a point not far from the opening to the hollow earth, as we shall soon see. Later on, the Mahabharat informs us: ‘ the mountain, by its luster, so overcomes the darkness of night, that the night can hardly be distinguished from the day.’” This is a wonderful description, the only problem being that there is no land mass –what to speak of Mount Meru- near the North Pole to justify this explanation. ( That is, even if the area were warm enough to support life.) More correctly, there is no land mass that we commonly know of. But there were reports from the Arctic explorers earlier on -before the time of censorship began in earnest- of sightings of land. Admiral Mac Millan’s book Four Years in the White North contains testimony, not only of the admiral himself; but from others, testimony which he compiled in an appendix to his book. We shall attach the entire appendix to the end of this chapter.*
But this collection of varied testimony is just the tip of the iceberg when compared with the testimony of Admiral Peary, a discoverer of the North Pole, the testimony of Admiral MacMillan himself, and Doctor Frederick A Cook, another discoverer of the North Pole. These three were all active around the Northern tip of Ellesmere Island, which is also the Northernmost tip of Canada, and which lies right next to the tip of Greenland. The area is only about 6* from the Pole. From various points of elevation, as well as from across the ice, as much as ten years apart, these three men observed a mountainous land mass which they described as filling up a third of the horizon, about 120* around them. Admiral Peary mentioned white summits distinctly on June 28th, 1906. Admiral Macmillan organized an expedition which traveled across the ice 130 miles after seeing this continent from the heights of Ellesmere Island and wrote that his observations resembled in every particular an immense land while observing in clear weather with powerful binoculars. He went on to describe hills, valleys and snow-capped peaks, all this in April of 1914. Which brings the reader to the testimony of Dr. Frederick A Cook. Dr. Cook also observed this land mass while traveling across the ice. He made a round trip to the Pole and choose a much more Western route, bringing him closer to the sighting. Dr. Cook also made entries in his log book just as the other explorers did. Additionally, however, he took some photographs. The significance of this is that, first of all, we have some visual evidence to consider, and that second, we actually have a picture of a land mass which is not exactly on the surface of the Earth, but rather, which fingers its way up to the rim from within. It is amazing that evidence such as this could exist. The photographic plates formed a part of the Cook collection in the U.S. Library of Congress, but by an ironic coincidence, they are missing. Even so, one single picture remains with us because it is in the book by Doctor Cook. It was scanned with good resolution by Jan Lamprecht and included in his book Hollow Planets as Plate 31. The points to be made with reference to the picture are that it cannot be confused with sea ice on the horizon, nor with ice islands that typically have ice mounds atop them, ( such do exist ). It is a picture of a land mass, confirmed by Eskimo testimony, and its profile answers to some specific descriptions in the doctor's log book.
The sighting seems to have been a mirage, but this is not to say that it was false. A mirage is actually a reflection which is carried over long distances through thermal layers of air, and over-the-horizon mirages are practically common in the Arctic. This effect would become very exaggerated if the mirage were to originate from a curved, funnel-like opening; this would play havoc with our ability to estimate distances. Therefore, it seems reasonable to hypothesize that the observations seen by Cook, Peary and Mac Millan could have had their origin as much as a few hundred miles away, near the neck of the opening to the hollow portion of the Earth. The description from Mahabharat mentions a mountain which: “ by its luster, so overcomes the darkness of night, that the night can hardly be distinguished from the day.” Tilak ascribes this quality to the aurora, but the aurora as we commonly understand it hardly overcomes the darkness of night. Consider the words of an Arctic explorer, as quoted by Marshall B. Gardner: “ H.D. Northrop, though, notes that the light of the aurora is continuous during the Arctic night, and he says that the arch which is ... such a prominent feature of the aurora is only part of a ring of light which is elevated considerably above the surface of our globe, and whose center is situated in the vicinity of the pole.” The mountainous land mass sighted by Admiral Mac Millan and then Lt. Commander Green had to have been quite inside the downward-sloping portion of the opening to the hollow earth, maybe near the neck of the opening. From this inward location, the mountains could experience constant illumination from within, as described by Northrop and apparently by the Mahabharat. Thus we have justified the existence of some type of illuminated mountain at the top of the Earth, which, " by its luster, so overcomes the darkness of night, that the night can hardly be distinguished from the day." In relation to the Rig Veda, Tilak quotes the following on page 102: “ Thus in I.32.10, Vritra, the traditional enemy of Indra, is said to be engulfed in long darkness … and in V.32.5, Indra is described as having placed Shushna, who was anxious to fight, in ‘ the darkness of the pit ’” We don’t usually think of the Arctic basin as having any pits, nor of being pit-like. But if there is an opening to the hollow portion, then the curvature is going to slope inwards towards the opening and form a doughnut-like funnel towards the neck, until it flares out on the other side. Actually, the whole Arctic basin is itself a depression. This fact goes along way towards accounting for the long Arctic night. Were the Earth only to flatten its curvature around the polar extremes, this effect would not nearly be the same. The Arctic night and the midnight Sun effect is due to the fact that the Arctic basin is a depression. In order to understand this situation, the reader can look at pictures taken of the horizon as seen from Texas or Oklahoma or some place like those. Pictures from those places show a horizon that just stretches on and on. At the North Pole, where the curvature is supposed to flatten out a bit, the horizon should stretch out even further. Instead of that, the