The OM Lords by jeffhoppart
Once upon a moment, at the climax of an all night tribal trance set, the stage melts around our musician hero as he finds himself in the middle of a strange alien landscape. As the pulsating ancient electronic transmissions are received by the hero’s headset, alien crafts approach on their quest to find the Om Lords. As prophecy is fu...ll filled, the hero strikes the sacred Om chord which manifests the Om Lords into the physical world (two emerge from his instrument and one from the lands fauna).
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Om or Aum , known as pranava ( "to sound out loudly") or Omkara/Aumkara ("aum syllable") is a mystical or sacred syllable in the Indian religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
Om/Aum is Dravidian in origin, having the meaning of "Yes." It has the literal meaning of "It is" or "Will be". It is the aorist future form of Agu "to become".
Om/Aum is commonly pronounced as a long or over-long nasalized close-mid back rounded vowel, though there are other enunciations pronounced in received traditions. It is placed at the beginning of most Hindu texts as a sacred incantation to be intoned at the beginning and end of a reading of the Vedas or prior to any prayer or mantra. The Māndukya Upanishad is entirely devoted to the explanation of the syllable. The syllable consists of three phonemes:
a –Vaishvanara, u – Hiranyagarbha, and m- Iswara,
which symbolize the beginning, duration, and dissolution of the universe and the associated gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, respectively.
The name Omkara is taken as a name of God in the Hindu revivalist Arya Samaj.