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October 17 2015
Rather than about the Harappan Civilization, the purpose of my visit to India has changed as I have been able to publish a book on the relationship  between the Western Alphabet letter sequence and an early form of the Sanskrit Devanagari Alphabet. (Book title :Alphabet or Abracadabra? - Reverse Engineering the Western Alphabet " 
My trip will now be devoted to the book's launch and will take three  months throughout India. Of course I will visit Khajuraho again and meet the MP Maharash Vikram Singh. 
Here is the tour event announcement:
https://www.goodreads.com/event/show/971769-all-india-book-tour-on-the-western-and-indian-alphabet?channel=event_invite&utm_medium=fb_message&utm_source=facebook.comfacebook.co

October 26 2014
I am now actively planning to visit India again in November or December 2015.
My focus will be visiting Harappan Culture archaeological sites in India and perhaps Pakistan to film and photograph for my upcoming book "An Ancient God Rediscovered"
It deals with the ancient culture of the Indus Valley, especially the interpretation of the, what I call, narrative seals.
This selection of seals are mostly cartoon-like, square, postage stamp size, ceramic engraved tablets and prism shaped oblong fired clay artefacts (ca 4cm x 0.5 cm) that tell the story of an ancient Indus Valley hero, Skanda (son of Shiva and sibling of Ganesha), who later (in southern India) became deified under the names Muraga, Kartikeya, etc.

While I was recovering from my almost fatal spider-bite wounds (3 in all, see previous entries), which recovery took me about a year to return to fully complete physical, nervous system, emotional and mental health, while being nigh immobile for the first five months, I took up research of India and Pakistan's 'Indus Valley Civilization' artefacts, writing methods, ancient language and ancient literary sources, which resulted in working at the above mentioned book, see:  

I  also wrote a study ("Alphabet or Abracadabra? - Reverse Engineering the Western Alphabet) to be officially published in book and eBook format end March 2015) on the linkage between the Western alphabet sequence of characters (abecedary) and a pre-Panini proto-Sanskrit Devanagari 'grid' of characters (abugida). Please see:
and

July 22 2011
Since a week now I am as good and healthy as I was before I went to India and before the spider bites bit me there. It will still be a few years before I can return to India... The building project (a small meditation hall on our property) here in Canada is now finished although it set us back $10.000 as the work had to be completed by a professional... It is very beautiful... I will add some photos later.

I'm still very much in contact with my young friends in India, especially Ravi, Shubham and Himanshu. 

Mar 31 2011
As of today I have decided to put my involvement in this project on hold. The side- and after- effects of the spider-bite incident have been more serious than I originally could admit to. So far it looks like that at least this year I will be staying in Canada where I still have a building project to finish...  which is of course still depending on how my hip wound is healing...
Anybody interested in this plan and taking it further is of course welcome, please click 'Contact' for information.

Ken River Swim
Mar 8 2011 
As to my earlier mention of the very much inflamed spider-bites (similar to 'Brown Recluse' venom infections) that I 'received' on my left butt and right hip on January 11 after a swim in the beautiful Ken River

I mentioned a month ago that "they are almost healed".
Well, not really, I was just putting on a brave face, and in a way I had to, as initially intense the leg cramps and later the sharp stinging pains were excruciating. It is only now, when it is almost (?) over, that I dare to say how bad it actually was.

The two infections on my 'left behind' are now fully healed, but the one on my right hip (which at one point became a huge lesion of 3 by 2 inches (7.5 by 5 cm) is gradually showing signs of getting better, at least smaller, its size is now 1 3/4 by 7/8 inches (4 by 2 cm).

Hey, Wim!
You should have shook your pants

before you put them on after your swim.
Didn't you know there's spiders hiding under those boulders?
Two days ago was the first time I could go for a reasonably comfortable walk with Emmy (my wife) in a park nearby here in Victoria (my hometown) Canada. My family doctor and lately some local nurses have been very good in helping the healing along.

In retrospect I have to admit that I am lucky to be alive, if the bite on my hip would have been a little closer to my soft inside... etc. etc.

On a positive note: I had (and still have) plenty of time to sit with my laptop to develop and maintain this website. 
 
I am also revisiting my notes from Jan 19, 2011

I am trying to come to grips with the question if this undertaking should be a 'not for profit' NGO or if it should have an organizational structure that allows for nominal profits that get channeled back into the project.
Quote:
"The question under consideration: the nature of "AuraPuri" land ownership. 
Should the land be:
  1. Government land - a long term lease but with rather high yearly fees as they would be based on current commercial or agricultural land value, 
  2. Private land - always the possibility of conflicts from unresolved past feuds, 
  3. Donated land, - what will the nature of ownership / oversight be
  4. Part of a private undertaking in which the social benefit to the community at large takes priority over reasonable financial gain.
Of course the questions of "ownership or stewardship" as well as "guardian-ship / oversight" need to be seriously addressed and discussed, the result of which to be carefully documented and spelled out.
What is important is that at no point should the original vision (AuraPuri's Aims and Resolutions) be watered down or compromised.

Feb 11, 2011
It just got confirmed that India's National Museum of Mankind (Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya) - a 200 acre open air museum in Bhopal - will be offering extensive help in designing, building and teaching to build the traditional style dwellings that are planned for "AuraPuri". 
For an overview of what they have built on the museum grounds, please click traditional style habitation.


This museum also has extensive expertise in teaching organic gardening techniques to local farmers throughout India.
Earth worm propagation
Composting site
Yes, those are all earth worms!


Feb 07, 2011
This week I'll be meeting with architect friends in Victoria, BC Canada, who will guide me in creating "mock-up", 3d perspective and bird's-eye view concept drawings of "AuraPuri". (Who knows, I might even get a CAD (Computer Aided Design) animation program. I have taught AutoCad in 1988, a millennium ago in computer-time terms, so I'm looking forward to upgrade my software skills.)

I will also be meeting with friends who will advise me on setting-up a "fund raising" program.
I am also looking for advice on setting up a Canadian non-profit NGO (Non Governmental Agency).

In the meantime, the very much inflamed spider-bites (similar to 'black widow' or 'brown recluse' bites and infections) that I "received" some four weeks ago on my buttocks (two on my left butt and one on my right one... I had neglected to shake out my dress pants before I put them on after a swim in the beautiful Ken River) ...are almost healed. I did get some very good and loving treatment from a doctor friend (Dr. Deepak Jumani) in India and subsequent excellent care from a very good doctor (Dr. Cruz) at a walk-in clinic here in Victoria.
Soon my "pain in the butt" or more properly said, "the pain in my behind" will be behind me :)   

Jan 29, 2011
I had a very busy and productive three weeks in Khajuraho, Bhopal (the capital of Madhya Pradesh) and in Chhatarpur (the district in which Khajuraho is situated).
I have been having many meeting with ministry department heads at the highest levels in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.
They were very impressed with the "AuraPuri" Social Initiative and promised to do as much as the government can possibly do to realize this plan.
It was amazing everyone cooperated for me to go to the highest levels of government to present this Social Plan.
You may be surprised that in this state the level of political "corruption" is close to zero. The Chief Minister (Premier) is a man of very high integrity who does not tolerate any dubious money schemes.

Jan 26, 2011
Now for me the major work starts when I am back in Canada on Jan 28... I will take a few days off, (I promise!!!) but then I will start the set up the project’s time plans and work schedules:
1. Official land designation (I am still waiting for an official promised response... but that will come)
2. Application for whatever permits are needed (much of this can wait till July)
3. Setting up or joining existing NGOs in Canada and USA. (In progress)
4. Land layout maps (I'm waiting for land survey data.)
5. Initial architectural concept drawings in 3D and eventually in 3D animation. (In progress)
6. Website or Blog (Done! You are looking at it!)


The Raja's Residence in the background
Jan 20, 2011
The Maharaj "His Highness Vikram Singh" invited me back to Khajuraho in July 2011 (after the monsoon months).
What a wonderful surprise and gift meeting this man of integrity was. He understood, appreciated and welcomed the overall concept of "AuraPuri" very quickly and gave invaluable advise on the acquisition of land for the model village of "AuraPuri".

Jan 19, 2011 (afternoon)
The project would be best situated on acreage within a radius of approximately five km or three miles from Khajuraho centre - not too distant from the main temple sites.

The question under consideration: the nature of "AuraPuri" land ownership.
Should the land be:
  1. Government land - a long term lease but with rather high yearly fees as they would be based on current commercial or agricultural land value,
  2. Private land - always the possibility of conflicts from unresolved past feuds,
  3. Donated land, - what will the nature of ownership / oversight be
  4. Part of a private undertaking in which the social benefit to the community at large takes priority over reasonable financial gain.

Of course the questions of "ownership or stewardship" as well as "guardian-ship / oversight" need to be seriously addressed and discussed, the result of which to be carefully documented and spelled out.
What is important is that at no point should the original vision (AuraPuri's Aims and Resolutions) be watered down or compromised.

Jan 19, 2011 (morning)
I will be meeting with the Maharaja of Khajuraho Vikram Singh. He is the local 'raja' of this part of Madhya Pradesh. He is also the elected MLA for this district.

So far everything is going according to plan. Quite unbelievable. It is amazing how little and large miracles are taking place every day with this - what someone here called - "Divine Plan"


1 comment:

cristina malcisi said...

your plan to visit in India March 2015..have you read the book of Alice Albinia "Empires of the Hindus, The story of a river" ?
Take care, Cristina