Which Dance Form do you prefer?
The world view, is that the older the history of a civilization, the more primitive, it is imagined to be. This is not necessarily true. This is indeed not true with respect to the Vedic civilization. It is not entirely imaginary that it was the Aryans who brought agriculture to Europe beginning around 6000 B.C. The Aryan culture is by large, the most ancient of all known civilizations to man. This also hints at the possibility that Aryan India is the origin point, the very source of all civilizations that have emerged since time immemorial.
There also is a certain diffusion among Indo-Europeans in the context of language and culture. If at all westerners were to look for their origin, it would make more sense to look towards Bharath rather than to the Middle East, if one were to look into the origination of the human civilization as a whole. The study of the RigVeda in a new light shall connote a special meaning. It is intended to start a new era of examination and research on the ancient Vedic teachings, a brand new approach to view the RigVeda, in light of Yoga and Meditation that we know of, today. RigVeda is to be seen in the light of consciousness and not as a document of mere scholastic interest. It is to be understood that we still carry within ourselves the genes of our ancient ancestors. All our search into space, the outside world, seems to have settled and exploration into the outer is reaching a balancing point. This is a time, to renew our inner exploration once again. Only such an inner exploration has the key to our purpose on this planet.
The RigVeda is the book of mantras from ancient seers and sages of the Himalayas who set the path for Truth for the world to follow, many thousands of years ago. The RigVeda covers a gamut of ritual, philosophy, yoga all intermixed with mantric language with many levels of coded meaning within each work embedded within it. It also encodes within it, the secrets of mathematics, astrology and Ayurveda, medicine. The RigVeda remains at the core of modern Sanatana Dharma, the way it is practiced and the Dharma continues to proliferate from it, into many varied directions.
It preserves the hymns of many of the most famous and legendary of the sages of India which includes Vashishta and Vishwamitra. These sages were as renowned as Sri Rama, Sri Krishna or the Buddha, who appeared at a later date. These sages outlived many blessed personalities of the yore and are also stated to be living even at this current time of Kaliyuga, in their ethereal forms, accessible to people who have the right qualifications to contact them. This is not myth, but a blaring truth.
European ancestors shared not only a similar language to the ancient Dharmic people but also have many cultural and religious affinities with Vedic people. For example the great Surya Deva (Sun God) known as Savitur in the Vedic pantheon corresponds to the Apollo of the Greeks, a civilization that emerged much later than the Vedic civilization. The RigVeda also represents the original roots of Western culture and may well be the original scripture of the West. To enter into RigVeda is a journey into the spiritual roots of civilization that excludes none.