Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Beginning - Pt.13

As the commander of Earth, Enlil made the final call, and instructed all those present to take an oath, which would cause the destruction of humankind. “Now that a calamity by a destiny unknown has been ordained, let what must happen, happen.” Everyone pledged their oath except Enki, who stormed out of the assembly. “On Enlil alone let the responsibility forever rest.” As part of the evacuation activities, Enlil took the ME Tablets of Destinies’ to Sippar, the place of the “Celestial Chariots” and buried them safely in a protective chamber. So what were they all waiting for? What kind of calamity did they expect? A great flood of water, with a wave so high that it would devastate the entire planet. “When the avalanche of waters sweeps over the lands… In one sudden swoop to an extinction shall be doomed.” And so the preparations came to an end and they waited for the disaster to strike. This is the kind of advanced warning the people of Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India and Ethiopia wish they’d had before the Tsunami devastated their lives. But the defiant Enki and his sister Ninmah went to the Abzu and they collected all necessary specimens which would allow them to recombine all the life forms they had created on Earth. “Male and female essence and life eggs they collected… For safekeeping while in Earth circuit to be taken.”

“In Sippar the Anunnaki gathered, the day of the deluge they awaited.” Enki was not done yet. After all, his flesh and blood, Ziusudra, was to be left behind to perish in the flood. This is the original story of the flood and how humans survived. Unlike the more na├»ve and simplified Biblical version of Noah, the Sumerian tablets tell us in great detail to what length Enki went to help Ziusudra; how he guided him with precise plans to build the ‘boat’; how to seal it with pitch and exactly what he should take into it. “The boat be one that can turn and tumble, the watery avalanche to survive…into it your family and kinfold gather… water for drinking heap up… household animals also bring.” Although Enki was defiant against Enlil, he did not want to blatantly disregard the oath they had taken. Therefore he conveyed all this information to Ziusudra from behind a reed hut wall, not to expose his face. His rather childish but effective argument was that he did not speak to Ziusudra, he spoke to a wall. “An overwhelming deluge coming from the south, lands and life shall devastate… Your boat from its moorings it shall life… the boat it shall turn and tumble… By you shall the civilized seed of man survive.” The differences between this version and the Biblical story lies not only in its practical content, but the fact that Ziusudra took not only his immediate and extended family into the boat, but also other friends. The Biblical Noah’s seed would simply have died out within a few generations due to inbreeding. The part where Noah has to take all the animals two by two into the ark has always troubled me for reasons of improbability. But the story has in fact a very different origin, one which makes more sense, and is achievable. Remember that Enki and Ninmah collected all the essence of humans and creatures in the wilds? Well, they carefully stored this “essence” which must have been DNA, sperm and ova in appropriate containers for preservation. The tablets are very clear on this. A few days before the flood, Ningal delivered a box to Ziusudra in the boat. “The life essences and life eggs of living creatures it contains, by the lord Enki and Ninham collected… From the wrath of Enlil to be hidden, to life resurrected if Earth be willing.” Those are chilling words which would be repeated many times by the heroes of the Bible thousands of years later. The wrath of Enlil became the ‘wrath of god’ which has kept humanity fearful and obedient until today.

And so the flood arrived as expected. It came in the 120th Shar, 432,000 years after arrival, about 11,000 BC which is exactly when modern scholars claim the flood destroyed the world. It is also important to note that at that stage Ziusudra was already 10 Shars old, which made him 36,000 Earth years. It is now absolutely clear that the flood was not caused by GOD in a moment of anger with humanity, but that it was actually as a result of a cosmic event when the giant planet of the Anunnaki came closer to Earth than it normally did, in its 3600-year orbit. It was indeed a natural ‘calamity’ which was abused by the Anunnaki to destroy their troublesome creation; their slave species called man.

Nibiru came into close proximity of Earth, causing havoc with gravity and seismic activity. It must have been very testing times for the fragile planet. The tablets tell us clearly that “For days before the Day of the Deluge the earth was rumbling, groan as with pain it did.” The time had come for the Anunnaki to depart. “Crouched in their boats of heaven, the Anunnaki heavenward were lofted.” We get a very clear picture of the exact events, not because of someone’s vivid imagination, but because the Anunnaki were actually observing the flood from their space ships in orbit. The descriptions are much too detailed and descriptive for someone from a primitive age to have imagined it.

“The Earth began to shake, by a netforce before unknown it was agitated… In the Whiteland at Earth’s bottom, the Earth’s foundations were shaking… Then with a roar to a thousand thunders equal, off its foundations the ice sheet slipped… By Nibiru’s unseen netforce into the south sea crashing… One sheet of ice into another ice sheet was smashing… The Whiteland’s surface like a broken eggshell was crumbling… Tidal waves arose, the very skies was the wall of water reaching… Northward was the wall of water onrushing… The Abzu land it was reaching… Towards the settled land it traveled… The Edit it overwhelmed.”

We all know the kind of devastation a small Tsunami can bring, so just imagine a tidal wave several hundred meters high moving northward from Antarctica at 500 km per hour, like a giant circle around the world, destroying all the lands lower than 2000 meters above sea level. We get another bird’s eye view from the Anunnaki in their orbit above the Earth. “Where there were dry lands, now was a sea of water… Where mountains once to heaven their peaks raised, their tops now like islands were in the waters.” We also get a good glimpse of Ninmah’s sensitive side as the ‘matriarch’ of humankind, who was very sad by what she witnessed from up there. “My created like drowned dragonflies in a pond the waters fill, all life by the rolling sea wave away was taken.”

I take it that we all know  how the flood story ends, and yes you are right, the boat did settle on the twin peaks of a mountain called Arata, known to most as Ararat, which the tablets call “Mountain of Salvation”. The first thing Ziusudra did when he emerged from the boat, was to praise the lord Enki for saving them. They built an alter, lit a fire and gave thanks with a lamb sacrifice, something which he was taught in his initiation into the priesthood. The floating space ships in orbit could not have been very comfortable, crammed with too many Anunnaki, keen to get back to solid ground. It therefore was not long after things subsided that Enlil and Enki landed to assess the damage. “The situation to review, what to be done to determine.” At first the brothers were smiling and embracing but “… when Enlil the survivors saw… his fury no bounds had.” And once again we get a glimpse of the ‘god of vengeance’ who would rule and control humankind with oppression and violence for thousands of years. In a rage of fury Enlil attacked Enki. “Every earthling had to perish” he said. But Enki answered him by explaining the truth about Ziusudra. “He is no mere mortal my son he is.” After some deliberation and argument, Enlil was persuaded that it was the will of the Creator of All which saved the humans. And before the so-called Olden Times came to an end, we are confronted by several more statements which were repeated in the Bible many years later. Ninmah, who loved her human creation   whom she perfected with Enki, took an oath declaring that “the annihilation of mankind shall never be repeated” and Enlil told Ziusudra to “be fruitful and multiply.”

You can imagine what kind of sedimentation resulted from a flood of this size. It took many years for the waters to subside, only to expose the valleys filled with mud and silt. Everything in the Abzu and the Edin was buried under mud. All the cities in the whole of Mesopotamia were gone, buried under mud and silt. But the great stone platform, their landing place in the Cedar Mountains was still there and could be used, mainly because it was positioned much higher than all their other settlements. Some scholars like Zecharia Sitchin believe this to be the ancient stone platform of Baalbek in northeast Lebanon. When you view the giant megaliths, placed together to form a perfectly flat platform which stretches around 90,000 square meters, you begin to wonder why prehistoric humans on Earth needed to build such a structure. The rocks weigh between 200 and 1200 tons each. Today, there are only a handful of giant-sized cranes that could pick such stones up. They are perfectly cut out and shaped with smooth sides to fit into each other almost like Lego blocks at the edges. So it would make sense that this kind of platform did not get washed away, do to is sheer size and also its altitude. But what it did, was give the Anunnaki the crucial idea of how to deal with possible disasters in the future. And what kind of structures could possibly withstand a similar disaster, while serving as an important beacon in guiding the Anunnaki pilots when coming in from space. You guessed right… the pyramids of Giza. Imagine having to land on a new planet for the first time… would you not prefer a clear beacon which guides you directly to the landing spot? 

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I would, and clearly the Anunnaki did too. And that is where the pyramids come into the picture a little later.

The devastation was not only restricted to Earth, the Igigi arrived from Mars saying that their planet had also been devastated. “Lahmu by the passage of Nibiru was devastated… its atmosphere was sucked out, its waters thereafter evaporated… A place of dust storms it is.” They realized that survival was now their main concern. They retrieved the ME from the Creations Chamber which they buried next to the launch site. It is fascinating that even the material which was used for the chamber is mentioned.  It was diorite, the hardest stone known to man, harder than iron. “The diorite chests with seals were fastened.” They retrieved a whole variety of items including the seeds they brought from Nibiru, which enabled them to start planting crops again. But while the survivors on Earth were getting on with rebuilding their lives, the word from Nibiru was not so reassuring. The gravitational activity between the other planets and Nibiru had also affected them. “The shield of gold dust was torn, the atmosphere was dwindling again.” Suddenly the scramble for gold became critical. Just when they were ready to pack up and go home, the urgency had returned. But this time there were no more workers in the Abzu, they were all killed by the water, and even the Anunnaki were few in numbers as most of them returned to Nibiru. By fate or by destiny which could have only been preordained by the Creator of All, “… on Earth and on Nibiru there was desperation.”

The task of mining gold from ore was impossible with the few numbers of people left behind. They surveyed the world again and Ninurta returned with good news from distant lands beyond the ocean. The mountains had been eroded by the flood, exposing rich sediments of gold which were oozing out in pure nuggets. These were the valleys around lake Titicaca on the border of Bolivia and Peru, and the beginning of the ancient Inca civilization before the Europeans came to plunder it. “…Nuggets large and small to the rivers below fell down, without mining can the gold be looked.” Enlil and Enki were astounded. “Gold, pure gold, refining and smelting not required, all about was laying.”

And so began the South American prehistoric gold rush. But they needed to create a landing site nearby, from where to take the gold to Nibiru. And so we discover the practical origins of the Nazca plain. Much has been written and speculated about the so-called Nazca lines. They have certainly challenged the best archaeologists for centuries. The Sumerian clay tables provide the answers once more. For those who have wondered and marveled at the strange markings and spectacles on the flat hard desert-like ground at Nazca in Peru, the answers are crystal clear in cuneiform text. “Now let us a new place to celestial chariots establish, there from the gold to Nibiru send… For a new plain whose soil has dried and hardened they searched… In a desolate peninsula such a plain they found… Flat as a lake it was, by white mountains it was surrounded.” This fits the exact description of the desolate peninsula of Nazca which is surrounded by the Andes mountain range which would have had “white” snow on their peaks.

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Ninurta had been living there before the flood and he knew where to locate the descendants of Ka-in. the locals who survived the flood knew Ninurta and revered him as their protector god. They could be used to gather the gold and other metals, they knew the art of smelting and handling of metals. Ninurta explained to Enlil and Enki “As the protector of their forefathers they me recall… The great protector they call me.” At this stage even Enlil who had hoped for the complete destruction of all humans was pleased to find the survivors. The gods’ future was suddenly in the hands of the humans. While the collection of gold began to swing into action in South America, the Anunnaki were not simply going to abandon their original settlements in Mesopotamia. For those who have spoken about the pyramids of Giza being built as a mirror image of Orion’s Belt, there is much vindication in the tablets. The Anunnaki decided to build a new landing site, “…a new place of the celestial chariots.” The tablets further tell us that in the peninsula they chose, “…the heavenly ways of Anu and Enlil on Earth were reflected… Let the new place of chariots precisely on that boundary be reflected… Let the heart of the plain the heavens reflect.” Enlil did the surveying from a sky ship, but it was the talented Ningishzidda who once more showed off his great architectural skills. That is why the latter civilization of Egypt would come to call him Thoth or Tehuti, ‘the divine measurer’ and the god of science and knowledge. Ningishzidda designed, planned and executed the building of the three pyramids  of Giza. Not as tombs as most people still erroneously claim, but as very important landmarks and indestructible beacons which made up part of the landing grid of landmarks for pilots. “To demarcate the landing corridor… To demarcate the landing corridor’s boundary, ascent and descent to secure.” And so the three great pyramids were planned and measured as the beacons of their new future landing site. They witnessed how solid the landing platform at Baalbek was, so they applied those principles of using heavy rocks to build the new pyramid beacons in the south as part of the giant grid of landmarks, which would guide the pilots towards the landing site.


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