Tlaloc as the Evening Star aspect of the planet Venus:

By Carl de Borhegyi
On the left is an image of the Mexican Rain God Tlaloc from a painted
mural at Teotihuacan. Note that the artist has encoded a sort of
rainbow-shaped symbol that appears to emerge from two green stones
(jade?) in Tlaloc’s headband which loop around two circles encoded as eyes. Tlaloc’s headband depicts a total of five stones, which I believe is code for the five sacred cycles of the Venus calendar in which 5x 584 days equals eight solar years to the day, identified in the Dresden Codex. The olla, or vessel on the right (photographed
by Justin Kerr), depicts the god Tlaloc with an encoded Venus symbol
overlapping his trademark goggle eyes, forming a Venus glyph that
identifies him with the planet Venus as the Evening Star.

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About deborhegyi
My research was inspired by a theory first proposed by my father, the late Maya archaeologist Dr. Stephan F. de Borhegyi, that hallucinogenic mushroom rituals were a central aspect of Maya religion. He based this theory on his identification of a mushroom stone cult that came into existence in the Guatemala Highlands and Pacific coastal area around 1000 B.C. along with a trophy head cult associated with human sacrifice and the Mesoamerican ballgame. My study, which is exclusively my own work, presents visual evidence that both the hallucinogenic Amanita muscaria mushroom and the Psilocybin mushroom were worshiped and venerated as gods in ancient Mesoamerica. These sacred mushrooms were so cleverly encoded in the religious art of the New World, "Hidden in Plain Sight" that prior to this study they virtually escaped detection. This online research study, "BREAKING THE MUSHROOM CODE" is an enormous document containing over 300 images, is presented in five parts at this time (the Home Page, Soma in the Americas, Part I and Part II, and 2012 Alert ). In the course of my study have found an abundance of archaeological evidence supporting the proposition that Mesoamerica, the high cultures of South America, and Easter Island shared, along with many other New World cultures, elements of a Pan American belief system so ancient that many of the ideas may have come from Asia to the New World with the first human settlers. I believe the key to this entire belief system lies, as proposed by R. Gordon Wasson, in early man's discovery of the mind-altering effects of various hallucinatory substances. The accidental ingestion of these hallucinogenic substances could very well have provided the spark that lifted the mind and imagination of these early humans above and beyond the mundane level of daily existence to contemplation of another reality. In summary, the encoded mushroom imagery occurred with such frequency and in such indisputably religious context that there can be no doubt as to their importance in the development and practice of indigenous religion.

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