In recent years, the Moon has received very bad rap from certain diehard but well-meaning “detractors”. One particular school of thought, which has been advanced by several researchers of renown who include the iconic David Icke, holds that the Moon is not a natural satellite of Earth but is in fact an artificial construct. That is to say, it is secondarily artificial, as initially it was a natural celestial body which was mechanically hollowed out and transformed into a spaceship – what the Orions call a MATA – which was finally stationed around planet Earth as a watchtower and as a base from which to broadcasts frequencies that serve to manipulate mankind at an energetic, physical, mental and emotional level.
The Moon certainly does affect our planet and its people in a number of ways. Everybody who has done geography will be aware that the Moon is behind much of the tides we see at sea thanks to its gravitational tugs at our planet. As humans, we are 75 percent water and if the Moon can affect insentient bodies of water such as oceans, then we too are bound to be affected by it as a matter of course. It is common knowledge that people who are mentally deranged take a turn for the worse when the Moon is at full brilliance, the reason another term used to refer to such people is “lunatic” – from lunar, meaning moon. A woman’s menstrual cycle occurs once every 28 days – a lunar month, the time it takes for the Moon to make one revolution around the Earth. The full term of a pregnancy is 280 days, which is 10 lunar months.
There are also certain aspects about the Moon itself that are particularly concerning. We only see one side of its surface. It’s like it doesn’t rotate at all (which many including myself believe is the case), which is unusual for a celestial body as all natural celestial bodies rotate around their axes. The Moon is also unusually huge to be Earth’s natural satellite. It is quarter the size of Earth, which makes it the odd one out: all major satellites of other planets in the Solar System are much smaller in proportion to the size of the planets they circle around. For example, Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede, is in fact the largest satellite in the Solar System and is larger than Mercury and Pluto and only slightly smaller than Mars. Yet compared to Jupiter, Ganymede is about 26 times smaller. As an inner planet, Earth is by rights not supposed to have a moon of its own. There are four inner planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Mercury and Venus do not have moons and the two moons we see about Mars are, we now know , captured asteroids. But the enigma of our Moon does not end here.
On November 20 1969, the Apollo 12 crew crashed a lunar module into the surface of the moon from the safety of the command module in a bid to artificially create a “moonquake” and study the results thereof. What happened astounded and astonished the astronomical buffs at NASA. The moon rang like a bell for about 30 minutes, raising suspicions that it was not an entirely compact mass like Earth but was actually hollow and was largely made of processed metallic material. In April 1970, Apollo 13 repeated the same experiment and this time around the reverberations lasted for 3 hours and 20 minutes and the Moon in fact wobbled slightly.
Signs abound that the Moon is more artificial than natural. What exactly is the truth?
A DRIFTING EGG?
The hypothesis of a hollow Moon is supported by the legendary Zulu shaman, Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa, who is respected the world over as arguably the most knowledgeable man (in terms of the saga of planet Earth) on our continent. Mutwa, now 94 but with all his faculties intact despite one episode of a serious stroke of which he was metaphysically cured by two Germans (his healing was recorded live and you can watch it on YouTube on this address: HYPERLINK "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z66nUYyIrHc" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z66nUYyIrHc), says the Moon was brought here ages ago by two “Reptilian” brothers called Wowane and Mpanku, having been dragged all the way from the cosmic region of the “Great Fire Dragon” (the Draco star system). Mutwa says Zulu legends characterise the Moon as an “egg” because before it was rolled across space, it was emptied of its “yoke”, or outer core, so that Reptilians could dwell inside it.
To those who like me are avid students of the chronicles of our planet, Mutwa’s take does ring a familiar bell. The Sumerian records talk of the brothers Enlil and Enki who came from the planet Nibiru and whilst on Earth vied for its control. The Gnostics, the secretive, spiritually enlightened brotherhood of which Jesus was a member, make repeated mention of an extraterrestrial race they called the “Archons” – the Reptilian rulers of Earth who the apostle Paul described as “powers and principalities” (EPHESIANS 6:12). We have also previously related that the hollowed-out planetoids constituted part of the SSS race’s (the Orion beings) spacefaring warfare technology, which they called the MATA. The Moon therefore could have been exactly such before it was finally parked around our planet.
Planetary scientists and pundits are not short of voices that punt the fact of the Moon being a hollow body. In 1962, NASA scientist Dr Gordon MacDonald stated that, “If the astronomical data are reduced, it is found that the data require that the interior of the Moon is more like a hollow than a homogeneous sphere”. The Nobel-winning American physical chemist Harold Urey said large areas in the Moon were “simply a cavity”. The planetary geologist Sean C Simon wrote that, “The Lunar Orbiter experiments (mentioned in the first section of this piece) vastly improved our knowledge of the Moon’s gravitational field … indicating the frightening possibility that the Moon might be hollow”. The famous astronomer Carl Sagan pointed out that if the Moon was hollow, then it was not a natural satellite because “a natural satellite cannot be a hollow object.”
In a 1970 article titled Is the Moon the Creation of Alien Intelligence in the Soviet magazine Sputnik, Mikhail Vasin and Alexander Shcherbakov concluded that the Moon was a hollowed-out planetoid. Dr Don Anderson, a professor of geophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, seemed to confirm this inference when he said “the Moon is made inside out”, meaning it has been dug up over the ages.
The argument that the Moon is “hollow as an egg” is a persuasive one but the notion that it was artificially driven over by extraterrestrial beings is not and should be taken figuratively and not literally. What must have given rise to the legend that “two Reptilian brothers” conveyed the Moon aloft are aspects of the Sumerian records. As we have already hinted, Enki, the great Anunnaki scientist who genetically engineered modern man into existence, and his step brother Enlil, the Jehovah of the Bible, had colonies on the Moon when they were directly running the affairs of Earth, a topic we will dwell on at length in due course. Administrative-wise, control of the Moon, as was that of Earth, alternated between the Enkites (Enki’s clan) and the Enlilites (Enlil’s clan) from one zodiacal age to another, or in periods of roughly 2160 years. It is this state of affairs that could have confused matters and spawned the legend that the Moon was brought in Earth’s vicinity by two “Reptilian” brothers.
Otherwise, the Sumerian records are mater-of-fact as to how the Moon became Earth’s satellite. It all resulted from the Celestial Battle 4 billion years ago as we have already narrated, when Nibiru smashed the primeval planet Tiamat, splintering it into a screen of asteroid debris and one intact piece which was thrust into a new orbit and became our Earth. Tiamat’s major moon, Kingu (meaning “Earth’s sentry”, or protector), was dragged along by the new Earth to become the Moon.
A RELATIONSHIP BORN OF CHAOS
Planetary geologists who have studied samples of the Moon’s rocks and dust brought to Earth through various Apollo missions have found that there is significant variation as to the age of the Moon’s geophysical features. Like Earth, the Moon is essentially 4.6 billion years old but Moon rock and dust samples range from 3.9 billion to 5.3 billion years old, with the dust upon which the rocks rest older than the rocks themselves. Even the chemical composition of the dust upon which the rocks sit differ remarkably from the rocks themselves.
One particular rock, dubbed the Genesis Rock, turned out to be 4.1 billon years old. Scientists actually note that “the age of many samples of lunar rocks (that formed by intense impacts with celestial trajectiles) cuts off rather sharply at 4 billion years; few older rocks have survived.” This phenomenon they attribute to a “widespread cataclysmic episode of intense bombardment that destroyed older rocks and surfaces of the planets” and which took place “between the origin of the Moon about 4.6 billion years ago and 4 billion years ago, when the catastrophe occurred”.
Exactly what this “catastrophe” that occurred 4 billion years ago was remains a unsolved puzzle. Well, the Sumerians did detail this catastrophe in their cuneiform clay tablets 6000 years ago. They called it the Celestial Battle, which pitted an incoming planet Nibiru against the primordial planet Tiamat in the main and resulted in the “creation” of Earth and the disposition around it of a sole satellite the Sumerians called Kingu but which we call the Moon.
Planetary scientists have also noted that the Moon has all the attributes of a planet in its own right: the only thing it lacks is an own circuit around the Sun. “Perhaps the most important of all, exploration of the Moon has shown that it is not a simple, uncomplicated sphere but a true planetary body,” said a 1972 article by an astronomer in a highly esteemed magazine. One upon a time, say astronomers, the Moon had a “full-fledged atmosphere whose volatile elements and compounds included hydrogen, helium, argon, sulfur, carbon compounds, and water,” all of which are conducive to organic life. In point of fact, the Moon, like Mars, is not entirely a vacuum even in our day: it has a thin atmosphere.
The few astronomers who voice doubt as to the Moon’s de facto status as a planet should consult the Sumerian records for a rude awakening. The Sumerians tell us that at about the time of the Celestial Battle, Kingu, Tiamat’s lead satellite of the total collection of 11 moons, was just on the cusp of becoming an independent planet when Nibiru “intervened” and kept Kingu in its place. Kingu had grown to an unusual size because of the ongoing perturbations and chaotic conditions in the newly formed Solar System. In the allegorical language of an iconic Sumerian text dubbed the Enuma Elish, Kingu’s “promotion” is related thus: “She (Tiamat) gave him (Kingu) a Tablet of Destinies (it’s own orbit around the Sun), fastened it on his breast … Kingu was elevated, had received a heavenly rank (had become a “god” as planets were generally referred to in the Sumerian cosmogony).”
We have already brought attention to the fact that the moon is just too big to be a natural satellite of a small planet like Earth. The moon is 3456 km in diameter, a quarter of Earth’s, and one-eighth of its mass. It’s the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System and is even bigger than Pluto. Moreover, scientists have wondered that “instead of a swarm of smaller moons, a too small Earth has ended up with a single, too-large moon.” Well, isn’t that what the Sumerians have been telling us all along – that Kingu (the Moon) was once one of the 11 satellites of the much larger, watery planet Tiamat and had grown to a size where it was just about to become its own planet with its own orbit around the Sun? Says the Enuma Elish: “She (Tiamat) has set up an assembly… and added matchless weapons, has borne monster-gods… withal eleven of this kind she has brought forth; from among the gods who formed her assembly, she has elevated Kingu, her first-born, made him chief …”
Earth and the Moon are not spontaneous kinsfolk: they are circumstantial relatives. Their relationship was forged out of chaos and no by natural design.
A POT OF LEAD
Planetary scientists have documented two significant elements about the Moon as a physical feature. The first is that it is shrinking and that this process has been on-going since days immemorial. In 2010, NASA announced on its website that analysis of images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (a robotic spacecraft currently orbiting the Moon and which was launched in 2009) showed that the Moon was shrinking and that “newly discovered cliffs in the lunar crust indicate that the Moon shrunk globally in the geologically recent past and might still be shrinking today”. The shrinking arises from its being greatly depleted of iron, resulting in a low mean density.
The second is that the Moon has a substantial portion of what is called “parentless lead”. This resulted from the moon’s radioactive elements such as uranium and radon having “decayed” to give rise to lead as happens in the intermediary stages of the radioactive decay process (the top few miles of the Moon are said to be very rich in radioactive elements such as Uranium). According to studies done by scientists at Britain’s New Castle Upon Tyne University, this degenerative transformation of uranium and radon to lead began 4 billion years ago – the exact time of the Celestial Battle courtesy of the Sumerian chronicles!
During the Celestial Battle, says the Enuma Elish, Nibiru, when it disrupted Kingu, reduced it to a DUGGAE, meaning “pot of lead” as captured in this passage: “And Kingu, who had become chief among them (the moons of Tiamat), he (Nibiru) made shrink; as God DUGGAE he counted him.” Thus what has only recently come to be scientifically attested by modern science was already known by the Sumerians 6000 years ago as a fact of history. Says the iconic Sumerologist Zechariah Sitchin in his book Genesis Revisited: “The Apollo discoveries suggest that the Sumerian term (DUGGAE) was literally and scientifically correct. The Sumerian assertion that Kingu was turned into a pot of lead is an accurate scientific statement.”
More will be said about the Moon in a special lunar series at a later date.
Villagers in the eastern Okavango region are now using an alert system which warns them when collared lions approach livestock areas. The new technology is now regarded as a panacea to the human/wildlife conflict in the area as it has reduced mass poisoning and killing of lions by farmers.
The technology is being implemented by an NGO, Community Living Among Wildlife Sustainably (CLAWS) within the five villages of Seronga, Gunutsoga, Eretsha, Beetsha and Gudigwa in the eastern part of the Okavango delta.
A Carnivore Ecologist from CLAWS, Dr Andrew Stein explained that around 2013, villagers in the eastern Okavango were having significant problems with losses of their cattle to predators specifically lions, so the villagers resorted to using poison and shooting the lions in order to reduce their numbers.
He highlighted that as a form of progressive intervention, they designed a programme to reduce the conflicts and promote coexistence. Another component of the programme is communal herding, introduced in 2018 to reduce the conflict by increasing efficiency whereby certified herders monitor livestock health and protect them from predators, allowing community members to engage in other livelihood activities knowing that their livestock are safe.
They are now two herds with 600 and 230 cattle respectively with plan to expand the programme to other neighbouring villages. Currently the programme is being piloted in Eretsha, one of the areas with most conflict incidences per year.
Dr Stein explained that they have developed the first of its kind alert system whereby when the lions get within three or five kilometers of a cattllepost or a homestead upon the five villages, then it will release an alert system going directly to the cellphones of individuals living within the affected area or community.
‘So, if a colored lion gets to about five kilometers of Eretsha village or any villagers in the Eretsha that has signed up for, the system will receive an SMS of the name of the lion and its distance to or from the village”, he stated. He added that this enables villagers to take preventative action to reduce conflicts before its starts.
Dr Stein noted that some respond by gathering their cattle and put them in a kraal or put them in an enclosure making sure that the enclosure is secure while some people will gather firewood and light small fires around edges of the kraal to prevent lions from coming closer and some when they receive the SMS they send their livestock to the neighbours alerting them about the presence of lions.
He noted that 125 people have signed to receive the alert system within Seronga, Eretsha, Beetsha, Gunutsoga and Gudigwa. He added that each homestead is about five people and this means more than 600 people immediately receive the messages about lions when they approach their villages. He also noted that last year they dispersed over 12 000 alerts, adding that this year is a bit higher as about 20 000 alerts have been sent so far across these villages.
Stein further noted that they have been significant changes in the behavior of the villagers as they are now tolerant to lions. “85 percent were happy with the SMS and people are becoming more tolerant with living with lions because they have more information to reduce the conflicts,” he stressed.
Stein noted that since the start of the programme in 2014 they have seen lion populations rebounds almost completely to a level before and they have not recorded cases of lion poisoning in the last three years which is commendable effort.
Monnaleso Sanga from Eretsha village applauded the programme by CLAWS noting that farmers in the area are benefiting through the alert system and take preventative measures to reduce human/lion conflict which has been persistent in the area. He added that numbers of cattle killed by lions have reduced immensely. He also admitted that they are now tolerant to lions and they no longer kill nor poison them.
A Muslim is supposed to be and should be a living example of the teachings of the Quran and the ‘Sunnah’ (the teachings and living examples of Prophet Muhammed (SAW – Peace be upon Him). We should follow these in all affairs, relations, and situations – starting with our relationship with our Lord, our own self, our family and the people around us. One of the distinguishing features of the (ideal) Muslim is his faith in Allah, and his conviction that whatever happens in the universe and whatever befalls him, only happens through the will and the decree of the Almighty Allah.
A Muslim should know and feel that he is in constant need of the help and support of Allah, no matter how much he may think he can do for himself. He has no choice in his life but to submit to the will of his Creator, worship Him, strive towards the Right Path and do good deeds. This will guide him to be righteous and upright in all his deeds, both in public and in private.
His attitude towards his body, mind and soul
The Muslim pays attention to his body’s physical, intellectual and spiritual needs. He takes good care of his body, promoting its good health and strength. He shouldn’t eat in excess; but he should eat enough to maintain his health and energy. Allah, The Exalted, Says “…Eat and drink; but waste not by excess, for Allah loves not the wasters.” [Quran 7: 31]
The Muslim should keep away from alcohol and drugs. He should also try to exercise regularly to maintain his physical fitness. The Muslim also keeps his body and clothes clean, he bathes frequently. The Prophet placed a great emphasis on cleanliness and bathing. A Muslim is also concerned with his clothing and appearance but in accordance with the Islamic ideal of moderation, avoiding the extremes.
As for his intellectual care, the Muslim should take care of his mind by pursuing beneficial knowledge. It is his responsibility to seek knowledge whether it is religious or secular, so he may understand the nature and the essence of things. Allah Says: “…and say: My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.” [Quran 20: 114
The Muslim should not forget that man is not only composed of a body and a mind, but that he also possesses a soul and a spirit. Therefore, the Muslim pays as much attention to his spiritual development as to his physical and intellectual development, in a balanced manner which ideally does not concentrate on one aspect to the detriment of others.
His attitude towards people
The Muslim must treat his parents with kindness and respect, compassion, politeness and deep gratitude. He recognizes their status and knows his duties towards them. Allah Says “And serve Allah. Ascribe nothing as partner unto Him. (Show) kindness unto parents…” [Quran 4: 36]
With his wife, the Muslim should exemplify good and kind treatment, intelligent handling, deep understanding of the nature and psychology of women, and proper fulfilment of his responsibilities and duties.
With his children, the Muslim is a parent who should understand his responsibility towards their good upbringing, showing them love and compassion, influence their Islamic development and giving them proper education, so that they become active and constructive elements in society, and a source of goodness for their parents, community, and society as a whole.
With his relatives, the Muslim maintains the ties of kinship and knows his duties towards them. He understands the high status given to relatives in Islam, which makes him keep in touch with them, no matter what the circumstances.
With his neighbours, the Muslim illustrates good treatment, kindness and consideration of others’ feelings and sensitivities. He turns a blind eye to his neighbour’s faults while taking care not to commit any such errors himself. The Muslim relationship with his wider circle of friends is based on love for the sake of Allah. He is loyal and does not betray them; he is sincere and does not cheat them; he is gentle, tolerant and forgiving; he is generous and he supplicates for them.
In his social relationships with all people, the Muslim should be well-mannered, modest and not arrogant. He should not envy others, fulfils his promises and is cheerful. He is patient and avoids slandering and uttering obscenities. He should not unjustly accuse others nor should he interfere in that which does not concern him. He refrains from gossiping, spreading slander and stirring up trouble – avoids false speech and suspicion. When he is entrusted with a secret, he keeps it. He respects his elders. He mixes with the best of people. He strives to reconcile between the Muslims. He visits the sick and attends funerals. He returns favours and is grateful for them. He calls others to Islam with wisdom, example and beautiful preaching. He should guide people to do good and always make things easy and not difficult.
The Muslim should be fair in his judgments, not a hypocrite, a sycophant or a show-off. He should not boast about his deeds and achievements. He should be straightforward and never devious or twisted, no matter the circumstances. He should be generous and not remind others of his gifts or favours. Wherever possible he relieves the burden of the debtor. He should be proud and not think of begging.
These are the standards by which the (ideal) Muslim is expected to structure his life on. Now how do I measure up and fit into all this? Can I honestly say that I really try to live by these ideals and principles; if not can I really call myself a true Muslim?
For the ease of writing this article I have made use of for want of a better word, the generic term ‘he’, ‘his’, ‘him’ and the ‘male’ gender, but it goes without saying that these standards apply equally to every female and male Muslim.
“Homicide and suicide kill almost 7000 children every year; one in four of all children are born to unmarried mothers, many of whom are children themselves…..children’s potential lost to spirit crushing poverty….children’s hearts lost in divorce and custody battles….children’s lives lost to abuse and violence, our society lost to itself, as we fail our children.” “If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much.” (Quotation taken from a book written by Hillary Clinton).
These words may well apply to us here in Botswana; We are also experiencing a series of challenges in many spheres of development and endeavour but none as challenging as the long term effects of what is going to happen to our youth of today. One of the greatest challenges facing us as parents today is how to guide our youth to become the responsible adults that we wish them to be, tomorrow.
In Islam Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has enjoined upon the parents to take care of the moral and religious instruction of their children from the very beginning, otherwise they will be called to account for negligence on the Day of Judgement. Parents must inculcate God-consciousness in their children from an early age, whereby the children will gain an understanding of duty to The Creator.
The Holy Qur’an says: ‘O you who believe! Save yourself and your families from the Fire of Hell’. (Ch. 66: V6). This verse places the responsibility on the shoulders of the parents to ensure that training and guidance begin at home. The goal is to mould the child into a solid Islamic personality, with good morals, strong Islamic principles, knowledge and behavior so as to be equipped to face the demands of life in a responsible and mature manner. This should begin with the proper environment at home that inculcates the best moral and behavioral standards.
But what do we have instead? Believers of all Religious persuasions will agree that we have children growing up without parental guidance, a stable home environment, without role models, being brought up in surroundings that are not conducive to proper upbringing and moulding of well-adjusted children. These children are being brought up devoid of any parental guidance and increasingly the desperate situation of orphaned children having to raise their siblings (children raising children) because their parents have succumbed to the scourge of AIDS.
It is becoming common that more and more girls still in their schooling years are now falling pregnant, most of them unwanted, with the attendant responsibilities and difficulties.
Observe the many young ladies who are with children barely in their teens having illegitimate children. In the recent past there was a campaign focused on the ‘girl-child’; this campaign targeted this group of young females who had fallen pregnant and were now mothers. The situation is that the mother still being just a ‘child’ and not even having tasted adulthood, now has the onerous responsibility of raising her own child most of the time on her own because either the father has simply disappeared, refuses to takes responsibility, or in some cases not even known.
We cannot place the entire blame on these young mothers; as parents and society as a whole stand accused because we have shirked our responsibilities and worse still we ourselves are poor role models. The virtual breakdown of the extended family system and of the family unit in many homes means that there are no longer those safe havens of peace and tranquility that we once knew. How then do we expect to raise well-adjusted children in this poisoned atmosphere?
Alcohol has become socially acceptable and is consumed by many of our youth and alarmingly they are now turning to drugs. Alcohol is becoming so acceptable that it is easily accessible even at home where some parents share drinks with their children or buying it for them. This is not confined only to low income families it is becoming prevalent amongst our youth across the board.
It is frightening to witness how our youth are being influenced by blatantly suggestive pop culture messages over television, music videos and other social media. Children who are not properly grounded in being able to make rational and informed decisions between what is right and what is wrong are easily swayed by this very powerful medium.
So what do we do as parents? We first have to lead by example; it is no longer the parental privilege to tell the child ‘do as I say not as I do’- that no longer works. The ball is in the court of every religious leader (not some of the charlatans who masquerade as religious leaders), true adherents and responsible parents. We cannot ignore the situation we have to take an active lead in guiding and moulding our youth for a better tomorrow.
In Islam Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “No father gives a better gift to his children than good manners and good character.” Children should be treated not as a burden, but a blessing and trust of Allah, and brought up with care and affection and taught proper responsibilities etiquettes and behaviour.
Even the Bible says; ‘Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein’. (Mark 10:14-15)
The message is clear and needs to be taken by all of us: Parents let us rise to the occasion – we owe it to our children and their future.