Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Beginning - Pt.15

Enki was devastated, displaying some very human emotions which we have also inherited from his active gene pool. “So did Enki bewail and lament… Why am I punished, why has fate against me turned… Enki rent his clothes, on his forehead he put ashes.” This tearing of a piece of clothing when mourning was adopted by the Jews in later years. The growing conflict between siblings knew no end. Inanna’s sister, Ereshkigal must have been insanely jealous of Inanna’s looks and her future role in the hierarchy of the Anunnaki, because she not only refused to help Inanna in her search for Dumuzi, but she accused her of plotting something against Marduk, and she infected Inanna with some kind of deadly disease or virus. “Let loose against her the sixty diseases.” This is most certainly a part of the tablets which must have given rise to elements of witchcraft in Africa and the witchdoctors who still practice an ancient form of healing in Africa. Ereshkigal lived in the Abzu, where she was known as the ‘Mistress of the Lower World’ which was southern Africa. It was not only her skills with medicines and disease which inspired many tales, but the mysterious things which Enki did in his quest to find Inanna, must have also been the source of the many ancient African traditions of strange creatures with awesome powers; indestructible bodies; and not like humans in their ways. What Enki did next in his quest to find Inanna, is still a mystery to most who have studied the tablets. “From clay of the Abzu, Enki two emissaries fashioned, beings without blood, by death rays unharmed.” He sent them out to find Inanna. These must have been some awesome prehistoric clones, because as much as I try, I cannot fathom what else the scribe could have meant. They do however closely resemble the ‘mythological’ creatures called Erinyes or Furies, as described in Greek and Roman myths and I suggest you have another look at chapter 14 for a quick reminder. But they did what they were sent to do. They found “…the lifeless body of a Inanna… hanging from a stake… Upon the corpse the clay emissaries a Pulser and an Emitter directed… The water of life on her they sprinkled… In her mouth the plant of life they placed… Inanna stirred, her eyes she opened, from the dead Inanna arose.” It is not clear why certain Anunnaki were revived from the dead, while others were not.

This had a devastating effect on relations between Enlil and Enki. The Enlilites wanted Marduk dead, while Enki’s clan argued that while Marduk was involved in the incident, “it was not by Marduk’s hand did Dumuzi die.” Inanna was not going to take this lying down. In her mind, Marduk was responsible for the death of her beloved Dumuzi, so she launched an attack on Marduk with the intention to kill him. “By Inanna was the warfare begun… Marduk to battle she challenged… Retribution for her beloved’s death she wanted.” Another fascinating glimpse into the future behavior of humans, challenging each other to battle and duels and other forms of violent conflict. A very noble kind of gesture, by which European noblemen would invite each other into the countryside, put on very smart clothing and then try to kill each other in a duel. Once again we read about fierce weapons which caused death and destruction over a wide area as the two engaged in battle. There were many earthling causalities, which must have remained in the tales told throughout the ages, about the battle of the gods. We are very familiar with similar so-called mythological stories from all cultures. The simple explanation for such ancient tales are that there were many such conflicts between the Anunnaki gods, which must have been witnessed by the earthlings in the affected areas. Those were not daydreams or mythological hallucinations of primitive people with an overactive mind, those were real events in ancient times, before writing was bestowed on the earthlings, when they still depended on oral stories being passed down between generations.

Marduk retreated north towards the new artificial mountains in Giza, where he took refuge inside the chambers of the Great Pyramid they called Ekur. “With weapons of brilliance… Inanna the hiding place attacked… while Utu the Igigi and their hordes of earthlings beyond Tilmun held off.” Remember that the Igigi were Marduk’s followers. But the pyramid demonstrated the purpose with which it was constructed, to withstand any kind of disaster. Inanna’s weapons the “stone structure could not surmount, its smooth sides her weapons deflected.” We learn two very important bits of information from these written lines. Firstly, that the pyramid did have a smooth finish outside, covering the building blocks; and secondly, the description of passages and chambers of the pyramid during the chase inside. The kind of detail in the description would have only been known by the builders of the pyramid or those who had the privilege of having been inside themselves. All the proof we need to substantiate that the Anunnaki actually built the pyramids long before the Pharaohs inherited them.

“Then Ninurta of the secret entrance learnt, the swivel stone on the north side he found… Through a dark corridor Ninurta passed, the grand gallery he reached… Its vault by the many-hued emissions of the crystals like a rainbow was aglitter… Ninurta up the gallery kept going… Into the upper chamber, the place of the Great Pulsating Stone, Marduk retreated… At its entrance Marduk the sliding stone locks lowered, from one and all admission they barred.” These detailed descriptions could not possibly be coincidental or some ancient person’s imagination. And yet there are those who claim this is all a myth?

Some decided to leave Marduk in there to die for his transgression but his family protested. The wise Ninharsag came to the rescue once more, resolving the deadlock. Marduk would be rescued but certain conditions had to be met. “The Igigi who Marduk follow, the landing place must give up and abandon… To the land of no return must Marduk in exile go.” Then the task was up to Ningishzidda, the architect, to get Marduk out of the pyramid. “A doorway in the stones they will cut… a twisted passage they shall bore… At the vortex of the hollowing through the stones they will break through … Up the grand gallery they will continue… The three stone bars they will raise… Marduk’s death prison they will reach.” Those sound like words from someone who had a very good knowledge of the inside of the pyramid. Not some kind of airy-fairy dreamer imagining gods and myths because he was bored. But many historians will still want to make you believe such nonsense. And so it was that Marduk was rescued by Ninurta and brought out alive, although barely. “Carefully through the twisting shaft they the lord lowered, to fresh air they him brought.” Ninurta also examined all the hi-tech equipment inside. “Its Gut Stone, that directions determined, Ninurta ordered to be taken out… The twenty seven pairs of Nibiru crystals he examined… To remove the whole ones… Others with his beam he pulverized… To replace the incapacitated beacon, a mount near the place of the celestial chariots was chose.” And so the function of the great pyramid was moved to a mountain top and the empty chambers became the fascination of archaeologists ever since. These latest developments required that control over old lands were to be evaluated and lordship over new lands had to be assigned. So Enlil and Enki divided the lands between their other sons again. The most significant allocation was that of Egypt, which was now given to Ningishzidda, while Marduk was exiled. Inanna demanded a land of her own, and after much debating, she was given the land of the Indus Valley.

That bit of information has fascinated me. The highly sexed goddess of love who was crazy about poetry is given the Indus Valley region, where by complete coincidence the highly sexual Indian cultures originate from, including the Kama Sutra philosophy of sex. Another coincidence? The sixty four arts of love-passion-pleasure also coincidently originated in India. There are many different versions of the arts which began in Sanskrit and were later translated into other languages, like Tibetan and Persian. Many of the original texts are missing and the only clue to their existence is in other texts. Vatsyayana’s version of the Kama Sutra is a well known translation which survived. Is it also coincidence that unlike other religions, the ancient Vedic praises to the gods are in poetic form? and it just so happens that the goddess of love was a big fan of poetry?

But the times on Earth had undergone great change. “The earthlings have proliferated… Of civilized mankind by Ziusudra there were descendants… With Anunnaki seed they were intermixed… Igigi who intermarried roamed about… In the distant lands of Ka-in kinfolk survived.” The numbers surviving pure Anunnaki were very small and they had growing problems on many fronts. Conflict among themselves, large numbers of humans making all kinds of demands, supply of food was problematic, humans were getting out of control. The Anunnaki had to come up with a master plan to take control of the situation, to ensure that humans were kept in their place, stayed obedient and worshiped the gods. “Few and lofty were the Anunnaki who from Nibiru had come… Few were their perfect descendants.” But to devise a plan for the future they needed the wisdom and advice of Anu. “How over humankind lofty to remain, how to make the many the few obey and serve.” And so it was that “To come to Earth one more time Anu decided.” And so we read in no uncertain terms that the gods wanted to remain ‘lofty’ over the humans.

By now, enough time had passed for the flooded plains and valleys to dry and become habitable again. Some of the ‘black-headed people’ or primitive workers in the south of the Abzu, who survived the flood, came in search of food and probably to also get some guidance from their gods, who lived in the north. The descendants of Ziusudra and his son Shem started to come down from their primitive dwellings in the mountains to resettle in the valleys and plains. They were among the few who were well trained and skilled in the art of farming. The Anunnaki decided to rebuild their original cities on Earth, where they originally stood, but were now covered with soil from the flood. They also decided to use the more civilized humans for providing food for the growing populations of survivors on a much larger scale. This would however require the general upliftment of the slave species. “Upon the newly dried soil, the Anunnaki let them settle, food for all to provide… On top of the myriads of mud and silt a new Eridu was marked out.” if you remember, Eridu was the first city of Enki when he arrived on Earth, and now he built his new home in the middle of the brand new Eridu, while Enlil built his new home where the old Nibru-ki stood. It was a seven-stepped ziggurat pyramid. “A stairway rising to the heaven, to the topmost platform led… His tablets of destinies did Enlil there keep, with his weapons it was protected.” It seems that Enlil was the one who always used weapons to protect his dwellings, a habit which Marduk learnt very well in his dictatorship over Egypt.

They built a brand new palace for Anu and Antu’s (Anu’s wife) arrival in the middle of the Edin, calling it Unug-ki, ‘Delightful Place’. We learn about the aging effect that living on Earth had on he Anunnaki when Anu arrived. “At each other they looked, aging to examine… Greater in Shars were the parents, younger than the children they looked.” They debated this for some time and concerned about this strange phenomenon. But Anu reassured them that those who returned to Nibiru were treated and cured of this aging problem. A number of banquets and astronomical observations took place during which they awaited the rising of the various planets as night fell, including Nibiru. “From the topmost step… The red-colored Nibiru into view came… The heavenly planet of the lord Anu.” As you know by now, this was not the first time that we read about the ‘red-hued’ planet of the Anunnaki.

The appearance of their planet made them go through another spell of deeply philosophical deliberation about the past events on Earth, their role in all of it, and “was the creation of the earthlings also destined?” They came to the startling conclusion that “The will of the Creator of All is clear to see… The Earth to earthlings belongs… To preserve and advance them we were intended.” This is what Anu shared with his extended family on Earth. And so by this newly found understanding of their role in the greater scheme of things, they agreed to reorganize humans and teach them much more about civilization. “If that is our mission here, let us accordingly act, so did Enki say.” It is important to witness once again that it was Enki who led the drive to uplift and educate humans, as he tried to do many times before. His brother and his eldest son Marduk, would however follow a different path of educating humans, introducing a long legacy of brutality and control over them. But for now, they had to start from scratch again, establishing cities for humans and “therein sacred precincts, abodes for the Anunnaki create.” And so we learn about why the many temples to worship the many gods were built in the ancient cities. We also learn that this was the true beginning of kingship and priesthood in the world, as the Anunnaki chose appropriate humans to perform those tasks once more. “Kingship as on Nibiru on Earth to establish, crown and scepter to a chosen man give.” This answered many questions in my own mind. For I have always been troubled by the complex and shady origins of kingship on Earth. I could never be convinced by the popular theories surrounding the origins of royalty and why it would have been necessary for kings or royalty to suddenly emerge from a group of ancient, primitive cultures. Although you will find many historians who spew forth many arguments why kingships were a natural progression in human social and structural evolution. Their arguments continue to be highly speculative, based on the popular views of the origins of humankind, which have very little to do with the truths revealed to us in the ancient clay tablets. The king, newly appointed by the Anunnaki, would convey the word of the Anunnaki to the people and enforce “work and dexterity” on them. This was pretty much the early beginnings of the Old Testament and introduced the way in which the gods began to control humans. 

The priests had an equally important role to fulfill from that point in history. They were to be taught “secret knowledge”, to teach civilization to mankind and to serve the Anunnaki as lofty lords and worship them in the temples. Such talk about secret knowledge is fascinating. Is it possible that it was this license to teach humans, which caused Enki to continue his ‘secret society’ movement which has been successfully traced all the way back to Edin by William Bramley in his astonishing book Gods of Eden? After all, he was the ‘serpent’ who constantly wanted to uplift humanity!

To achieve all this growth and development on Earth, the Anunnaki decided to establish four new regions which would be governed by appointed gods. Three of these areas were set aside for humans and the fourth for the Anunnaki, which was not accessible to humans. Enlil received the old lands, as he pretty much did before, including the Edin and all of Mesopotamia, or what became the Biblical regions in time to come; Enki retained all of Africa and Inanna, Anu’s beloved great granddaughter was given the lands of the Indus Valley. The fourth region was reserved for the Anunnaki, in the Sinai Peninsula, or the ‘Place of the Chariots’ and declared out of bounds to humans.


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