Oddly, they were dominated by a diminutive oddball with despicably loose morals
Of the Anunnaki womenfolk, the most pre-eminent was of course the Orion Queen, who later became a spouse of Anu, the King of Sirius, when the two empires conjoined following the matrimonial union of two of the most powerful cosmic sovereigns. Until the merger, the Orion Queen went by several titles, examples of which are EKE, MA, and ENE. After the merger, she assumed the title Anu’s principal wife (that is, Enlil’s mother, who she relegated to a junior wife) bore, ANTU.
Initially, the term Antu simply meant “Goddess of Heaven”, heaven being the Sirian-Orion Empire (the suffixes/prefixes ntu, nto, tho, ta, da, etc, all mean deity or divine. Botho/ubuntu is literally “ways of the [innately good] gods”). In Africa, the continent that was ruled by Enki, Antu’s son, Antu was promoted at the expense of Anu. This bias is understandable as Anu was not Enki’s biological father. As we have repeated now and again, Enki as an Aryan (the SSS beings of Orion) was born asexually – without the involvement of a male. In the event, Africans came to be known as BANTU, meaning “Antu’s People”. Cultural historians actually attest to the fact that ancient Africans revered a goddess more than they did a god. Even where they directly worshipped a male deity such as Enki, they still venerated the female energy that overshadowed that deity. In other words, they worshipped the goddess through a god.
Whereas the Enkites put the Sirian-Orion Queen on a pedestal, the Enlilites exalted Anu. This was because Enlil was a full-blooded Sirian and therefore was a champion of the malecentric Sirian paradigm. This proclivity explains why the Old Testament, an Enlilite document, is oriented toward male gods. It also explains why both Sumerian records and the Old Testament say almost nothing about Antu. Every time Antu is alluded to in the Sumerian/Babylonian records, it’s only in the context of Anu. Yet she was Anu’s equal and not the also-ran she’s presented as in the Sumerian and biblical annals. Antu’s numerical ranking was 55, the highest a female Anunnaki would attain.
NINMAH OUR GREAT MUMMY
On planet Earth, Ninmah was the most revered of the Anunnaki womenfolk. Her name means “Her Royal Highness” as indeed she was the foremost Anunnaki princess. Ironically though, her numerical ranking was 5, the lowest an Anunnaki member of the Pantheon of 12 was conferred. Why so?
Well, as we related in an earlier piece, Anu had wanted Ninmah, his eldest daughter, to marry her step-brother Enki in a bid to further cement Sirian-Orion relations after the merger. Ninmah was attracted to the breathtakingly good-looking and super-intelligent Enki alright, but he didn’t have much to offer in terms of regal potential. Enki was not in the line of the Sirian-Orion succession whereas Enlil, her half-brother (they were both biological kids of Anu but had different mothers) was.
Naturally, Ninmah gravitated towards Enlil and in the process had a son with him, Ninurta, on planet Nibiru. This development irked Anu, who placed a curse on her: she was never ever going to marry. What that entailed was that rankwise, she would never rise beyond 5 as a female’s rank derived from that of her spouse. For example, if she had married Enki as per Anu’s wish, she would have occupied rank 35 since Enki’s was 40.
A leading medical doctor, Ninmah was detailed to travel to Earth by Anu to set up formal medical facilities for the Anunnaki as their numbers on the planet increased. These she established at Shurrupak in the Edin, which became her cult centre. Temperamentwise, Ninmah was sweet, much like Enki and very much unlike the austere Enlil. When Enki was commissioned by Anu to undertake Project Adama – the creation of mankind – he worked with Ninmah and his genius son Ningishzidda.
Adam, the first viable Homo sapiens created by Enki, was gestated by Ninmah after he was implanted into her womb as a tiny zygote. Upon giving birth to Adam, Ninmah earned herself another name – NINTI, meaning “Lady Life”. She effectively became our Great Mammi and accordingly adopted the umbilical cutter as her emblem.
As a member of the Anunnaki Pantheon of 12, Ninmah like Enki was a dove and consistently pro-mankind. She either voted against Enlil’s extremist motions or abstained altogether. On the commonplace occasions when conflict erupted between the Enkites and Enlilites, she was often counted upon to mediate because of her natural impartiality. At one stage, when Earth was divided into four regions – Africa, Mesopotamia, Canaan, and the Indus Valley, the so-called Four Corners of Earth – Ninmah was allotted an area in Canaan which was designated as a neutral zone. This was TILMUN, the land of missiles, in the Sinai Peninsula. That was when she became known as NINHARSAG, meaning “Mistress of the Mountainhead”.
After Marduk was forever banished to Earth by Anu for marrying an Earthling, Enki determined to have a son with Ninmah to replace Marduk as heir to the Sirian-Orion throne after Enlil. Sadly, a boy was not forthcoming: all the six kids Enki had with Ninmah were girls. In fact, Ninmah had to stop Enki from wearing her down with repeated pregnancies when she put a curse on him. The most prominent of the six daughters were Geshtinanna, a mistress of Ningishzidda who was gifted at poetry and interpreting dreams; Nanshe (also called Nina), arguably Enki’s most brilliant and considerate daughter; and Nindaba (also known as Sesheta), reputed as the goddess of writing.
Enki’s son by a married Earthling woman, Ziusudra, was tutored by Ninmah at Shurrupak. Ziusudra was also known as Utnapishtim and Atra-Hasis. In the Bible, he’s best-known as Noah, the hero of the flood.
INANNA THE GOD OF EROTICA
Yet the most chronicled Anunnaki female is Inanna-Ishtar (Esther in English). Also known as Anat amid a clutch of other names, the Greeks called her Artemis and the Romans referred to her as Venus, her celestial counterpart. Inanna was one of fraternal twins born to Nanna-Sin – Enlil-Jehovah’s second-born son and the Allah of Islam – and his official spouse Ningal. Her twin-brother was the famous Utu-Shamash.
In terms of physical build, Inanna was rather atypical of an Anunnaki. She was just under 5 foot 5 when ordinarily Anunnaki’s were at least 7 feet tall. By Anunnaki standards therefore, she was a dwarf, albeit a dazzlingly beautiful one. Inanna was renowned in fundamentally three respects.
First, she was the god of love and sexuality. She was a nymphomaniac who bedded anybody she fancied. Despite her Lilliputian stature, she was a size queen who craved penetration by monster pricks. Her sexual conquests included her own great grandfather Anu; her uncle Enki; her twin brother Shamash; Enki’s youngest son Dumuzi; and demigods – members of the human nobility who were half-Anunnaki. One such demigod, Shulgi, she gushed about as “the man for the vulva of Inanna” when she caught sight of his bulbous manhood as she overflew his yard in a chopper.
On the rare occasions Anu came to Earth, Inanna was the only Earth-based Anunnaki who sexually entertained him and this was officially sanctioned by Queen Antu. Anu had built her her own temple-residence known as the E-ANNA, meaning “House of Anu”, which was more of a love nest than a temple. But the greatest love of her life was Dumuzi, who was killed whilst being pursued by Marduk’s men. She never completely recovered from his death: every time she was mounted some dude, she imagined it was Dumuzi doing the thrusting. The death of Dumuzi also somewhat unhinged her as almost every demigod she had a sustained sexual relationship with died mysteriously. Because of her overt sexuality, Inanna was often depicted stark naked in paintings and sculptures.
Second, she was a formidable and ferocious warrior, hence her other epithet as the god of war. She was known to fire “an intense brilliance” from her helmet to blind enemies and “rained flames upon Arabia” in one war. Most of the wars she fought were opportunistic ones. For example, because Dumuzi died at his hands, she regarded Marduk as her enemy No 1 but she did ally with him for a while when he was campaigning for the Enlilship in Babylon. When Marduk holed up in the Giza Pyramid during the Second Pyramid War which arose in relation to the death of Dumuzi, it was Inanna who took the lead in ferreting him out. Again it was Inanna who of the Enlilites spearheaded the assault on Marduk’s Babylon spaceport, the so-called Tower of Babel.
In order to pacify her over the death of Dumuzi, she was given rulership of the Indus Valley but she was not content: she wanted a whole region to herself. At one time, she conquered Egypt and even set her sights on Tilmun, a foolhardy move which got her into serious trouble with Enlil.
Third, she was an avid and exceptionally skilled pilot. In some ancient Sumerian wall sculptures, she’s depicted fully togged in pilot gear, with tight-fitting earphones, helmet, and flight goggles. Her cult city was Uruk (Erech in the Old Testament), where she had a “house for night-time pleasure”.
Whilst she never had children with fellow Anunnaki, she had several with demigods. They included Lulal, Shara, and Aeneas. Rhea, the mother of Romulus and Remus whom Julius Caesar claimed as an ancestor, was a descendant of Inanna.
Inanna’s numerical rank was 15. She secured the ranking by sleight of hand, when she strategically married her twin brother Shamash, whose rank was 20. Of course the marriage didn’t last. She would have several abortive marriages with demigods over time. As one of twins, Inanna was associated with the astrological sign of Gemini.
ISIS THE DIVINE MOTHER
Isis is the most famous queen/goddess of ancient Egypt. Isis’s relationship with Enki is somewhat convoluted. Enki begot Marduk (Ra) and Marduk begot Shu. Shu in turn begot Geb. Then Geb and his half-sister wife Nut begot four children, one of whom was Isis. This would have made Isis a great great granddaughter of Enki. But what actually happened was that Nut had Isis not with her husband Geb but with Marduk’s half-brother Ningishzidda. Genealogically, that made Isis a granddaughter of Enki primarily.
Isis was the name by which the Greeks called her. It was actually an abbreviation of SSS-SSS, a title of the Orion Queen, who was Enki’s sole parent. The name Enki gave Isis was AST-AST, after yet another title of the Orion Queen, which was abbreviated as AST. Ancient Egyptians called her Ast, not Isis.
The name Nut, Isis’s mother, also resounds with Orion antecedents. The daughters of the Queen of Orion who were borne her by the Queen Mother through the surrogacy arrangement were known as N-TT-TT, abbreviated N-TT or simply NUT. In Egypt, Nut was known as the goddess of the sky because as we explained at one stage, on the SSS World (the throne planet of the Orion Queen), “N” stood for Heaven, meaning the Orion star system.
Isis was the mother of the famous Egyptian god Horus, who ruled Egypt for 300 years from 8970 to 8670 BC.
OTHER PROMINENT ANUNNAKI GODDESSES
The highest ranking Anunnaki female on Earth was Ninli, Enlil-Jehovah’s wife. She bore the number 45. A self-effacing woman, Ninli kept a very low Earthly profile. Enlil married Ninli, originally known as Sud, here on Earth under very controversial circumstances we shall dwell upon at length in due course.
The second highest ranking female on Earth was Ninki. This was Damkina, Enki’s official wife. Her number was 35. It was Damkina who bore Eve, Adam’s wife, through uterine implantation after in-vitro fertilisation.
Next was Ningal, Nanna-Sin’s wife. Ningal was the daughter of Enki and his mistress known as Ningikuga. Ningal was also known as Asherah, amongst other names, and was one of the most popular Canaanite goddesses. Her numerical rank was 25.
Sarpanit, Marduk’s wife, was not recognised by Anu and Enlil. As hinted above, this was because she was an Earthling and Anunnaki men were forbidden from marrying “inferior” Earthlings. Sarpanit was a daughter of Enkime, Enoch in the Bible. Marduk’s marriage to Sarpanit had serious reprisals. First, he forfeited his eligibility to the Sirian-Orion throne, to which he had been second in line after Enlil. Second, he was banned from ever returning to either Nibiru or the throne planet of Sirius/Orion. It was for this reason that Marduk fought tooth and nail to be Earth’s King as that was the only worthwhile prize available to him.
Bau, also known as Gula, was Ninurta’s wife. She was Anu’s youngest daughter and so was Ninurta’s aunt. Of the Enlilites, she was the most pro-Earthling. She ran a medical facility for humans in Ninurta’s city, Lagash. When Ishkur-Adad and Nergal blitzed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah with nuclear bombs in 2024 BC, Bau opted to die with her beloved human subjects from the ravages of the “nuclear wind” (that is, the nuclear radiation) that wafted all the way to the Edin city states, making her one of the few Anunnaki royals who died whilst on Earth.
Geshtinanna was born to Enki and Ninmah here on Earth and later became the consort of her half-brother Ningishzidda. Geshtinanna had an indirect hand in the death of Dumuzi. Marduk contrived her with her to set up Dumuzi for a trumped-up rape case. She obliged and Dumuzi was accordingly accused of raping her. But Dumuzi defiantly refused to hand himself over to Marduk, who was ruling Egypt at the time, insisting he was framed. He was pursued by Marduk’s law enforcement agents and in the process fell over a lakeside precipice and drowned. It was Dumuzi’s death that led to the Second Pyramid War and in turn to Marduk’s eventual exile to Babylon.
Ereshkigal, the wife of Nergal, was the daughter of Nanna-Sin and his principal wife Ningal. She was also at once a granddaughter of Enki since Enki was Ningal’s father. Enki, like the randy Casanova he was, had Ningishzidda with Ereshkigal before she married Nergal. Ereshkigal was something of a tigress. At one stage, she had her elder sister Inanna killed when Inanna tried to have a levirate child with Nergal after the death of Dumuzi in a famous incident known as Inanna’s descent to the underworld. It was Enki who acted quickly and restored Inanna to life. The Rwandan capital Kigali is named after Ereshkigal.
We will relate all the eventful happenings associated with these Anunnaki females in detail in due course in chronological order as here they have been condensed to provide only a sneak preview.
NEXT WEEK: ENKI STUDIES THE CELESTIAL ARC
GODDESS OF WHOREDOM: Although she did not rank that highly among the Anunnaki pantheon, Inanna-Ishtar, the daughter of Nanna-Sin (the Allah of Islam) and a grand-daughter of Enlil-Jehovah, is the most chronicled of the Anunnaki womenfolk in the Sumerian records. Inanna was a most eccentric woman with a seamless libido and who flaunted her nakedness with the craze of a porn star, the reason she was dubbed the god of sexuality. When Anu, “Our Father Who Art In Heaven” came down to Earth, it was Inanna who was on hand to service him sexually. She slept with just about anybody who she deemed capable of satisfying her, Anunnaki and Earthlings alike. They included the infinitely horny Enki, her own twin brother Shamash, and a half-Earthling, half-Anunnaki known as Shulgi, who she serenaded as “the man for the vulva of Inanna” when she saw his humongous penis.
The Lord’s wife seeks refuge in a European“Wilderness”
In March 37 AD, General Atiku, Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar died after 23 years in office. He was succeeded by his nephew and adoptive heir Gaius Caligula.
Caligula had forged a fraternal bond with Herod Agrippa, a grandson of Herod the Great, whilst hitherto cash-strapped Agrippa worked at Emperor Tiberius’ court in some capacity. It was on the basis of this mutual affinity that Caligula installed Agrippa as King of the Middle East territories his uncle Phillip the Tetrarch, who passed on in AD 34, had ruled over.
In 39 AD, Agrippa’s regal tentacles spread even wider when he was given the Herod Antipas domains after he politically poisoned the latter to Caligula. Thus it was that Agrippa became Rome’s client King of the whole of Palestine minus Judea. Meanwhile, the tiny territory of Chalcis in Syria was given to Agrippa’s brother Herod, best known to history as Herod of Chalcis, on the pleadings of Agrippa.
It so happened, General, that during the rather short, six-year reign of Agrippa, four Jewish High Priests took turns in office, all appointed by he himself as per authority vested in him by the Emperor. One particular appointment, of a Boethusian High Priest at the expense of the incumbent Mathias Ben Ananus (the apostle Matthew), rankled with radical Jews.
Mathias was replaced in 43 AD, when he was scarcely one year in office. Given that the Boethusians held the Davidic dynasty in contempt, it goes without saying that the apostolate band were irate. In the event, Simon Peter and James the son of Zebedee with typical Zealot radicalismconveniently saw common cause with Simon Zelotes and set about plotting the assassination of Agrippa.
Somehow, General, the Herod establishment got wind of the plot and Herod of Chalcis had James executed and Simon Peter thrown into the slammer pending his own turn at the scaffold.Simon Zelotes and Theudas Barabbas were quick to hit back. First, Simon used his guile and connections to have Peter spirited out of prison, whereupon Peter sought refuge in Rome.
Simon Zelotes is the “Angel of the Lord” spoken of in the relevant passage (ACTS 12:7) asthat was his emeritus title as one of the Essene top brass. Second, Simon Zelotes had Agrippa assassinated by way of snake poison. Although Simon Zelotes got away with this intrigue, Barabbas, General, was not so lucky: as he made his getaway across the Jordan River and bogged down by age-related lethargy, he was seized and summarily executed by decapitation on the orders of Herod of Chalcis.
Simon Zelotes set up a new base in Cyprus, leaving his step-daughter Mary Magdalene in the lurch in Judea. What would be her fate, General, now that she was associated with a fugitive from justice?
SCHISMS IN THE CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT
The accession and rather untimely demise of King Agrippa, General Atiku,had quite significant ramifications on the nascent Christian movement. Of particular import was the relocation of the Qumran community to Damascus in Syria. Indeed, the Dead Sea Scrolls’ Damascus Document makes a point of highlighting “the New Covenant in the Land of Damascus”, which now the Essenes propagandised as the place where the awaited Jewish Messiah would appear and not in Jerusalem as the Old Testament prophets had foretold.
The change of scene, General, was spearheaded by James the Just, the immediate younger brother of Jesus and the incumbent leader of the Christian movement. It was necessitatedby the fear that the perpetually impecunious Agrippa (whilst he was alive, that is), who at some stage had been declared bankrupt, might eventually deplete the Qumran kitty (a portion of which the Herods were entitled to), of which James was the custodian following the ignominious death of Judas Iscariot.
James had also served notice that the Herods wouldhave no part to play in a sovereign Israel, that the conduct of its affairs would be the preserve solely of the Davidic dynasty, which he now headed. As if to underscore this apartness,James even went on to reprise the Star &Sceptre political tag team with Theudas Barabbas (before his assassination), which harked back to a similar partnership of yesteryears between his father Joseph and the same Barabbas, who was still revered as the iconic Zealot revolutionary.
The likes of Simon Peter (who had returned from Rome a free man since his alleged crime had lapsed with the death of King Agrippa as was the practice those days),however, set up their base at Antioch in Syria, which suggests that there was a bit of dissonance between James and Peter at the time. Peter was reinforced by Paul and the latter’s personal doctor Luke, the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. The Peter faction was also anti-Herod but in its formative stage it touted Peter as the successor to Jesus at the expense ofJames.
In sum, General, there was a three-way split in the Christian movement after Jesus went into obscurity. This was the James party at Damascus, the Peter party at Antioch, and the Simon Zelotes party in Cyprus. It was the Peter party that with the benefit of hindsight stole the thunder in that it was at Antioch that members of The Way began to call themselves Christians. This was in AD 44.
MARY MAGDALENE IN FRANCE
Meanwhile, General Atiku, Mary Magdalene was in a very precarious position. At the time, she was already pregnant with Jesus’ third child, having conceived in December AD 43.It is not clear though whether she too had incurred the wrath of the Herods in view of what her step- father Simon Zelotes had done to King Agrippa, but taking precautions, she sought the protectionof Agrippa’s eldest son, Agrippa II. Agrippa II was only 17 years at the time and was based in Rome under the auspices of Claudius, who had become Roman Emperor in AD 41.
A former student of the Apostle Paul, Agrippa II was well disposed toward the Jesus family and so he readily acquiesced to Mary’s entreaty, whereupon he arranged for her safe passage to the famed Herodian estate in Gaul, France, in collaboration with his other brother Aristobulus. It was in Gaul that the brothers Herod Archelaus and Herod Antipas had by turns been banished by the Roman Emperor after their ouster in AD 6 and 39 respectively .
Mary Magdalene, General,was not all alone on the ship that conducted her to France. She was accompanied by her step-father Simon Zelotes; her mother Helena-Salome; the apostle Philip; the three sisters of Jesus; the wife of James the Just; and Trophimus, who is mentioned in ACTS 20:4; ACTS 21:29; and 2 TIMOTHY 4:20. In his book The Life of Mary Magdalene, Archbishop Rabanus Maurus partly documents the voyage thus: “And favoured by an easterly wind they travelled on across the Sea between Europe and Africa, leaving the city of Rome and all the land of Italy to the right. Then, happily changing course to the right, they came to the city of Marseilles in the Gaulish province of Vienne.” Upon arrival in France, Mary Magdalene had the privillege of being welcomed by the Queen of Marseilles. Once in
France, Simon Zelotes, whobecame known there as Lazarus the Great One, wasted no time in setting up a mission in Provence in south eastern France.
MARY MAGDALENE Vs ROME
Unbeknownst to much of Christendom, including the Christian clergy itself, General, the fate of Mary Magdalene is cryptically documented in the Book of Revelation! It is unfortunate that Revelation is placed last in the New Testament corpus when by rights it should have come immediatelyafter the Book of Acts and not after the21 epistles in between since it is actually a continuation of the Jesus story. Although it is called the Revelation of Saint John, that is a misnomer.
It is a revelation by Jesus Christ himself, who we now know was very much in existence and in circulation more than fifty years after his sham crucifixion. That is exactly what REVELATION 1:1 states,although Christians have naively taken this to be no more thanfigurative language. It was Jesus in his physical, blood-and-fleshform who related much of the contents of Revelation to the apostle John, the literal author of the book. Jesus dictated the account; Johnsimply was the scribe.
The relegation of Revelation (literally “The Unveiling”, the true meaning of the Greek world apocalypse from which the term “Revelation” is translated) to the very extremity of the biblical canon, General,was contrived by Roman Emperor Constantine as the teachings of the Roman Church were founded, primarily, on the writings of Simon Peter and the apostle Paul. Says authoritative historian Laurence Gardner in his book The Magdalene Legacy:The Jesus and Mary Bloodline Conspiracy: “At first glance it appears baffling that The Revelation was included in the New Testament at all, since it follows the post-Resurrection lives of Jesus, Mary Magdalene and their offspring through a balance of the 1st century.
However, the inclusion of The Revelation proved to be a remarkable strategy in that its very esoteric nature enabled Rome to turn it to considerable advantage by misrepresenting its text from the pulpits; this, of course, was at a time when the general populace did not have Bibles to read for themselves.” Gardner goes on to say, “The Church has done its best to put people off this book ever since by portraying it as a sinister work of foreboding and doom. By way of propaganda from the 1662 Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith, even the very word apocalypse has become emblematic of disaster.”
REVELATION CHAPTER 12, General, is particularly pertinent with regard to the saga of Mary Magdalene. It talks about a pregnant woman“clothedwith the sun” and with a “wreath of 12 stars on her head” (Verses 1 and 2).This woman is being pursued and tormented by a “great fiery-red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on its heads seven diadems” (Verse 3). The dragon’s aim is to “devour her child when it is born” (Verse 4). The woman “fled into the wilderness, there where she has a place made readyby God” (Verse 6).
Despite her trials and tribulations, the woman at long last “brought forth a son, a male, who is about to be shepherding all the nations with an iron club. And her child is snatched away to God and to His throne” (Verse 5). The dragon, though, will never relent: itis “angry with the woman, and came away to do battle with the rest of her seed, who are keeping the precepts of God and who have the testimony of Jesus” (Verse 17).
As wehave reiterated time and again,General, much of the New Testament was writtenin a coded language with a view to keeping the Romans in the dark. Thus in the Book of Revelation, Mary Magdalene is simply referred to as “the woman” and Rome as “the dragon” or “the serpent”.History documents that the Romans did display a reddish dragon on their imperial banner.Moreover, Rome itself was known as the City of the Seven Kings in that this was the total number of Roman emperors before the empire became a Republic in 509 BC.
The woman is of royal pedigree because she is “clothed with the sun”,anage-old symbol of both royalty and divinity. The 12 stars on her head obviously refers to the 12 tribes of Israel, for whom she was the de facto queen being the wife of Jesus,the Davidic King, and the wreath on her head denotes the fact of the nation of Israel’s enduringsubjugation to the Roman yoke.The “wilderness” in this context is France, where Mary Magdalene as related above sought refuge with the assistance of Agrippa II.
The pursued woman did give birth to a male child, which Mary Magdalene did as we shall relate in the next instalment. As a youngster, the child himself met no harm, but his relations, the broader Jesus family and their scions,who became known as the Desposyni or the Sangreal, were continuously harassedby Roman emperors, with some of them put to death, a detail we shall go into at the appropriate stage.
Curiously, General, the Revelation passage indicates that the woman was transported to safety on “two wings of a large vulture”. This suggests an aircraft, and a hideous, military-type for that matter, and not a ship as official history documents. This is not exactly far-fetched considering that the Anunnaki, who flew in aerial vehicles, have been ruling Earth from behind the scenes despite their official departure in the 6thcentury BC. If Mary Magdalene had been earmarked as the progenitor of the planet’s blue blood, which she indeed was, then the Anunnaki had cause to ferry her to France in an aeroplane to make doubly sure she got to France inone piece. It may explain, General, why upon her arrival in France she was welcomed by no less a figure than the Queen of Marseilles herself.
When I was growing up dinosaurs didn’t exist.I don’t mean I’m so old I pre-date the days of the prehistoric beast, simply that in those days, nobody bar a few nerdy scientists, gave them much of a second thought.
But in 1993 all that changed.Movie buffs amongst you will immediately recognise that year as the release year of the original Spielberg Jurassic Park movie.That’s not to say there hadn’t been films portraying these ancient beasts before – several had come and gone, seemingly without a trace, the oldest being from 1933 and filmed in black and white.But what set Jurassic Park apart, aside from the impressive special effects and the sprinkling of magic Spielberg dust, was the relatively recent discovery of DNA and its genetic significance.
The scriptwriters exploited this concept with the quasi-credible discovery of a living lizard species, derived from dinosaur DNA, captured from an ancient mosquito, and preserved for millennia in a chunk of amber.From there several other species are cloned and kept on an island which acts as a dinosaur game reserve, now open to the public.But that wouldn’t have made much of a story, so of course some of the more dangerous dinosaurs had to escape and cause mayhem and murder in the modern world.
The film grossed over a billion dollars and won 3 Oscars for sound and visual effects.And more importantly it generated so much interest in dinosaurs that the study of palaeontology experienced a record increase in applications.
So that’s where all the dinosaur hype and fascination started and since then it has spawned more movies from the same franchise, animated series such as Ice Age, andled to a global fascination with finding out more about these beasts of the past.
But only recently something quite fascinating emerged concerning these creatures, and that is that they began life as much smaller creatures and it was a major climate event on earth which led to their monster growth.This finding is the result of a study between scientists from the UK’s Birmingham university in conjunction with their Chinese counterparts at the China Institute of Mining & Technology. Their joint team of researchers recently presented compelling evidence that massive volcanic events probably helped the dinosaurs diversify and thrive, reaching their monumental sizes.
Their results were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and explain that the Triassic Period, which began roughly 250 million years ago, was a time of massive ecological change after the largest mass extinction event on record.Earlier dinosaurs had been skinnier, more reptilian, less of the massive, marauding Spielberg monsters but it was during this time period that dinosaurs diversified until they became wondrous beasts such as T. Rex and Triceratops, dominating ecosystems all over earth.
Scientists looked at a phase spanning 2 million years during the Triassic Period known as the Carnian Pluvial Episode or CPE, ‘pluvial’ deriving from the Latin word for rain, meaning it was a period of warm, moist, cloudy meteorological activity . During that episode, from 234 million to 232 million years ago there was a huge increase in global temperature, humidity and rainfall — a climate often referred to as a “mega-monsoon.”
Researchers analysed sediment and plant fossil evidence from a lake in Northern China and were able to match four intense phases of volcanic activity with the changes of the Carnian Pluvial Episode.The study links the timing of the episode with four distinct peaks in mercury levels, a well-established indicator of volcanic activity,which led to changes in the vegetation.
“We’re often able to link volcanism to global warming, but our study is unusual in that we’ve also linked it to periods of intense rainfall,” said Jason Hilton, a paleobotanist at the University of Birmingham in England and co-author of the study. “With each pulse of volcanism, we see an increase in plants adapted to wet and aquatic… settings.” Jing Lu, a researcher at the China University of Mining and Technology and also a co-author of the study, added that these eruptions “were powerful enough to drive evolutionary processes during the Triassic. During the episode, plant species that couldn’t adapt to the more humid environment went extinct, as did a number of animal species, from large reptilian herbivores on land to small gastropods in the water. “These changes freed up ecological space for other groups of organisms such as dinosaurs, to thrive”
But every dog, and every dinosaur, has their day and the dinosaurs also faded away, most likely due to a massive meteor strike on the surface of the earth in what is now modern-day Florida, which set up a massive tsunami and eventually resulted in a global Ice Age, temperatures too cold for dinosaurs to survive.
If there’s a moral to all this paleo-historical research it is that earth’s climate is governed by many factors, one of which may indeed by petrol fumes in the atmosphere but many of which are completely beyond our control.Another massive meteor strike may occur next week or it may not. We could see a sudden surge in volcanic activity again or we might not.But most of all the lesson is that talk of what is good or otherwise for the planet is based on a false premise.Whatever happens on the surface of the earth, it keeps on spinning round and round the sun every 365 ¼ daysas it has done since the Big Bang and there isno reason to suppose it will cease to do so, even if it were to transform into a an arid desert in its entirety.That is the embodiment of perpetual motion, a force which man has yet to master.
No, what people really mean is ‘good for trying to keep the planet just the way we like it’ which is rather different and may be a complete impossibility.Indeed mankind, like the dinosaur, may become extinct at some point in the future as part of the natural way of the world.
Jesus is admitted into the “Kingdom of Heaven”, which was a metaphor for the Essene priesthood
At Qumran, General Atiku, there were a number of caves on the cliffside (Qumran overlooked the Dead Sea), located not very far from the site where the crucifixion had taken place. Two of these caves were particularly important. One was Cave 4. Cave 4 was called Abraham’s Bosom. It was the burial cave for the Davidic King and the Pope, the Father of the Essene community. Across the chasm from Cave 4 was Cave 8. This was the burial cave of the Davidic Crown Prince. It was also known as Paradise.
Putting politics aside, the rightful Davidic King was Jesus and the Crown Prince was his immediate young brother James. Thus Cave 8 was owned and taken care of by James. The Dead Sea Scrolls confirm this. One text thereof, called the Copper Scroll, says ‘there was a tomb of the son of the third Great One”. In the Essene hierarchy, the third-ranking person was the Davidic Messiah, Jesus. But Cave 8 would not have belonged to his son in that he had no heirs yet. As such, it belonged to James, who was next in line till Jesus produced a heir. Also in Pesher, the term “son of” meant “next in line” or “deputy”.
Cave 8 had another purpose – a storage of money that was in the custody of James. This was Essene initiation fees paid by Gentiles. It was entrusted to the care of the more cosmopolitan Davidic princes, who directly received the money because coming from Gentiles it was regarded as unclean money. Because James was in charge of these funds, he was cynically referred to as “The Rich Man”. This explains why Joseph of Arimathea (James) is characterised in the gospels as a rich man.
Cave 8 and Cave 7 were adjoined. The two caves had one entrance through the side of the roof, with steps leading from the entrance down to the floor of the cave. The entrance was covered with a huge stone that only people on the outside could roll away. The remains of the two joined caves can be seen even today in the ruins of Qumran. When Jesus was brought down from the crucifixion tree by James, he was laid in Cave 8 in keeping with his Davidic status. Judas and Simon Zelotes were laid in Cave 7. Note, General, that had he actually died, Jesus would have been placed in Cave 4.
Since this was the eve of the Sabbath, guards were posted around the caves to see to it that when the Sabbath took effect at midnight, Sabbath rules were not infringed upon in any way, shape or form. Ananus, the youngest son of former Jerusalem Temple High Priest Annas, was one of those who stood guard. In particular, he wanted to ensure that none of the three men in the tomb was removed during the Sabbath. He was to alternate with Theudas Barabbas, who had been strategically posted there as shall become clear shortly.
THE DEATH OF JUDAS
At midnight, when Ananus took leave of his vigil and Theudas Barabbas replaced him, the latter stole into the cave (of course he had help to remove the huge stone cover). In the Passion story, Barabbas is disguised under the name Nicodemus (meaning “Conquering One,” exactly as Barabbas was hyped in his capacity as a leading Zealot revolutionary). The gospel of John says Nicodemus brought with him myrrh and aloes. From the nature and workings of these herbs, General, it is easy to tell what exactly transpired in Cave 8.
Myrrh is used as a sedative (a drug that calms a patient, easing agitation and permitting sleep). This of course was used on Simon Zelotes, who along with Judas had been brought down from the crucifixion trees fully conscious. Both had received substantial scourging from the Roman soldiers and were therefore in acute pain. They badly needed some sleep as a form of provisional escape from the pain.
Aloes are a strong and fast-acting purgative (a substance used to induce rapid bowel movements so that the bowels are quickly emptied). No doubt these were used on Jesus to expel the poison that he had been fed as he hung on the tree. This was a task to which Theudas Barabbas as head of the Theraputae was best suited. The Theraputae specialised in knowledge of medicines and poisons, including snake poison. In fact, one of their assassination “weapons” was snake poison. In 44 AD, for instance, Herod Agrippa I was murdered by the Zealots with snake poison. In his second volume, the Acts of the Apostles, Luke ascribes Agrippa’s death to having been “eaten with worms”. The term worms was a metaphor for snakes and snakes was a metaphor for the Theraputae top brass.
Now, the emplacement of Jesus, Judas, and Simon Zealotes in the cave, General, was not only about hoodwinking Pilate. It was primarily about fulfilling a ritual. This was excommunication of the three from the Essene fold. However, the excommunication of Jesus and Simon in particular did not have the blessings of Herod Antipas, who was very close to Simon and held Jesus in high esteem, who he recognised as the bona fide Davidic King.
So Antipas had schemed with Simon Zelotes that while in the cave, he should reclaim the status ofPope, currently held by Nathaniel, and invoke papal powers to reinstate both and Jesus and he himself. This had to be done within three days of the crucifixion as beyond that excommunication would be irrevocable. This explains, General, why there were such frantic efforts to medically attend to the men in the cave.
The herbs and therapeautic methods employed by Barabbas worked like a charm and the following day Simon and Jesus felt much better. Accordingly, Simon Zelotes wasted no time in reclaiming the papacy and exercised it by lifting the excommunication ofJesus and he himself. This gesture was communicated to the Jewish establishment by Barabbas. Sadly, Judas Iscariot, General, received the short end of the stick.
He never benefitted from the medical attention Jesus and Simon received. Simon denounced him as a traitor for betraying his colleagues. The adjoining cave – Cave 7 – had a ventilational window. Judas, who had been weakened by scourging, was thrown out the window. Hurtling headlong down the cliff, he landed on some jagged rocks and with his stomach punctured his bowels spilt out. His death is recorded partly accurately by Luke in ACTS 1:18.
SIMON FORMS OPPOSITION PARTY
Early on the morning of the first Sunday after the Passover Sabbath, Mary Magdalene, pregnant with Jesus’ first child, pitched up at Cave 7. She could have come on Saturday but movements of a certain radius were forbidden on Sabbath Day. Mary as the wife of Jesus was anxious as to his condition: she wanted to ensure that he indeed was safe, that he had indeed survived the crucifixion ruse.
The gospels say she encountered two angels. Of one such angel, MATTHEW 28:3 says: “His countenance was like lightning and his raiment white as snow.” This, General,is either cryptic language or simply a distortion on the part of the translators. We already know by now that Simon Zelotes was nicknamed “Lightning”. We also have seen that he had at this juncture challenged Nathaniel for the status of Essene high priest, that is, that ofthe Archangel Michael, and so had garbed himself in priestly attire with a view to reinstating to the Essene fold both Jesus and he. Thus, the correct translation should read, “His countenance was like that of Simon Zelotes in his priestly vestments”.
MATTHEW 28:2 reads, “There was a great earthquake and an angel appeared”. Ancient records do not mention a single earthquake in Palestine in the first century. Once again, General, this was pure allegorical language. Earthquake was another of the nicknames of Theudas Barabbas. He was an angel because Simon Zelotes had designated him his No. 2 in the Essene hierarchy, that is, the Angel Gabriel. Thus, the two angels Mary saw were Simon Zelotes and Theudas Barabbas.
Mary also saw another man who at first she mistook for a gardener. Garden was another name for Cave 8. It was likened to the Garden of Eden, or Paradise – another of its nicknames – because the person in its charge, James the brother of Jesus, became the second Adam when he challenged Jesus for the status of the Davidic King. James was thus the gardener Mary thought she had seen. But it wasn’t James: it was Jesus. Apparently, Jesus and James looked very much alike.
Realising that it was Jesus and not James, Mary was overcome with emotion and fervidly reached out to hug him but Jesus kept her at bay. Why, General? Because according to Essene dynastic protocols, she was not, as a pregnant spouse, allowed physical contact with her husband for at least three years.
All in all, General, the three men at Cave 8 had, with the blessings ofHerod Antipas, declared themselves as the heads of the new Essene shadow council of the 12 in opposition to the official one led by Nathaniel pending official elections. Simon Zelotes was the shadow Michael; Barabbas the shadow Gabriel; and Jesus the shadow Sariel. But it would take six more months before they became formally so.
JESUS FINALLY IS PRIEST-KING
Although the so-called crucifixion took place in the relative quiet and seclusion of Qumran, General, it was not meant to be kept under wraps for long. Pontius Pilate wanted to demonstrate to his subjects that the key people in the AD 32 uprising had been dealt with decisively. The crucifixion though was publicly announced after the Passover celebrations were done with. This was tactical on the part of Pilate: he did not wish to foolishly provoke another uprising at a time when Jerusalem was teeming with the highly radical Galilean pilgrims.
By the time the crucifixion became common knowledge, however, General, Jesus was sufficiently fit to make appearances to people who were close to him – his family members and his so-called disciples. He would later appear to a gathering of over 500 at Qumran, most of whom were Diaspora Essenes. To those who did not know about the crucifixion ruse, he had conquered death.
He was therefore hailed as a veritable Messiah. Voices now clamoured to make him Priest-King – the Melchizedek, the very status that he had laid claim to and that had put him at odds with the Jerusalem establishment. Jesus was careful though in his post-crucifixion appearances: he tactfully picked his audience and cautiously timed his showings. He didn’t wish Pilate to get wind of the fact that the crucifixion was a hoax. In fact, very few Jews were aware he had survived the crucifixion.
Meanwhile, General, Simon Zelotes decided to make political capital out of what had transpired. In his campaign for the papacy, he boasted that it was he who was responsible for “the miracle in the tomb”. Hence, his marks of respect too grew exponentially. From that point on, he became known as “Simon Magus”, that is, Simon the magician. With his popularity reaching such dizzying heights, he was in September 33 AD elected as Pope, thus replacing Nathaniel.
With his accession to the papacy, he decided to heed the wishes of the people and have Jesus installed as the Melchizedek. This event is what has come to be known as the Ascension although it has been wrongly interpreted as a physical entry into Heaven, the abode of God. It is captured by Luke in ACTS 1:9, which reads, “After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight”.
The incident, General, is nothing more than the admission of Jesus into the priesthood as Priest-King of Israel. The “Kingdom of Heaven” was the inner sanctum of the Essene priesthood. Jesus was conveyed into this inner sanctum by his brother James, who now unequivocally recognised him as such, and ordained by Simon Zelotes and Theudas Barabbas (the “two men who stood by in white apparel” as per ACTS 1:10–11). It was the Exodus imagery at play here General. “Cloud” was another title of James.
It was a cloud that had led the ancient Israelites into the Promised Land (EXODUS 13:21-22) and the appearance of God on Mount Sinai had been accompanied not just by thunder and lightning but by a cloud as well (EXODUS 19:6). Thus, the terms “Thunder” (Nathaniel); “Lightning” (Simon Zelotes); “Earthquake” (Theudas Barabbas); and “Cloud” (James) were retained as symbolic designations in the Essene community.
If Jesus didn’t die in AD 33, what was his life like in subsequent years and when did he actually die? Thanks to the Pesher device, this we can partly glean from the book ofActs, the Pauline epistles, and the book ofRevelation.
NEXT WEEK: THE LORD SETS ABOUT PERPETUATING THE JESUS STOCK!