Video: Watch the incredible moment lightning strikes the Bosnian pyramid of the sun
According to the ancient Greeks, fire is the highest and the lowest element; it is as though the Elemental Square has been unfolded into a line. This results in a series of cosmic spheres: Celestial Fire, Air, Water, Earth, and Central Fire (from Greek pyramidos). Empedocles teaches that the ultimate source of all fire is Hades, and that the Central Fire is the source of all life, creation and destruction (1).
Always according to the ancient Greeks, the Central Fire is also the source of Tartaros, Zeus's Guard Tower (Zanòs Púrgos, Phulakê Diós). It is also said that Zeus, who was the king of the gods, could control the weather. The ancient Greek poet, Hesiod, called him the "cloud-gatherer" and the "thunderer" (2).
His most powerful weapon was the thunderbolt. The ancient Greeks believed that when lightning struck earth, it was a sign of Zeus being present, and the spot struck by Zeus' lightning took on special significance. It was deemed to be an abaton, that is, a place that "could not be entered" by humans (2).
Picture: an artistic representation of the 24 kHz ultra frequency beam of the Bosnian pyramid of the sun (left); a videographer captures the amazing moment lightning strikes the top of the Sun Pyramid (right).
Moreover, according to the Chaldean Oracles and Neoplatonic philosophers, the womb of the underworld goddess Hekate, is the womb of nature, which is fertilized by the lightning and thunderbolts of Father Zeus, and by which she gives birth to the natural world. For the lightning bolts correspond to the Platonic ideas or forms, which can be embodied only by the mediation of Hekate's Womb, the Coils (Koilômata) of the Cosmos. In the Oracles the Goddess Herself says, "These are the Thoughts of the Father, after which is My enwrapping Fire" (3).
Summarizing the aforementioned, the passage through Fire is a means of uniting with the universe, which is a Cosmic Fire according to Heraclitus. Fire rises to the heavens, where it becomes the essence of the stars and of lightning. Since lightning is Celestial Fire, the purest form of fire, it is the most potent force for heroization, and we are told that Pythagoras ascended to heaven after being struck by lightning.
1) Nenad M. Djurdjevic (2012), The Ancestral Origin of Stecaks, pp. 35, 36
2) Jon D. Mikalson (2005), Ancient Greek Religion, p. 89
3) John Opsopaus (1999), Light-bearing Hekate
4) John Opsopaus (1999), Purification by Fire