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The Igigi Revolt

Benson C Saili
THIS EARTH, MY BROTHER

How “Holy Angels”  became “Fallen Angels”   

About 80,000 years ago during the time of Enoch and his father Jared, climatic upheavals both on Earth and Mars struck again. Mars was even the worse for wear. Not only was it becoming increasingly drier but sandstorms were raging in the manner of a desertifying planet. Semjaza, who was the leader of the Mars-based Igigi, the Anunnaki astronauts, was in panic mode: he sent word down to Earth to alert his boss Utu-Shamash at Sippar, the then spaceport. Shamash in turn alerted his grandfather Enlil, Earth’s Chief Executive and the Bible’s primary Jehovah/Yahweh.


“The three who the fates decree” were soon locked up in a crisis meeting at Nippur, Enlil’s cult city in the broader Edin. These were Enlil himself, Enki, and Ninmah. They resolved that Marduk, a veteran superintendent of the Mars way station, should hasten to Mars to assess the problem firsthand and file a report. Marduk consented but that was only after spirited persuasion by his father Enki.  


Meanwhile, the top three sat down to ponder their fate as individuals. They were now old by Earthly standards. Enki and Enlil spoke nostalgically about how “dashing” and diligent they were when they came to Earth and self-commiserated about how worn and grey they now were. Both were now grandfathers. Ninmah remarked forlornly that everybody now called her the “Old Sheep” even though her skin had not yet wrinkled.  Their only consolation was that their children who were born on Earth were actually aging at a much faster rate than them because the physics of Earth had a much more impactful effect on their biological clocks than it did on those who were born on Nibiru or the  Sirius and Orion star systems.


Whatever the case, wasn’t it time they as old guards handed over the conduct of the affairs of Earth and Mars to the younger generation in Marduk and Ninurta?  Enki for one wondered why whereas the younger Anunnaki  were allowed to visit Nibiru from time to time and the rank and file Anunnaki actually worked on  rotation and returned to Nibiru for good once their tour of duty was complete, the top brass were all but barred from visiting Nibiru. Enki, Enlil and Ninmah had never left Earth for Nibiru since their arrival. Every time they put in a request for at least a shar’s  sabbatical, King Anu vetoed it. Would they ever return to their planet or they were destined to die on this tiny planet that fast-tracked their progression to old age?


Enlil gave assurance that they would definitely  return  but they should not press for that. That would be tantamount to abdicating responsibility entrusted from on high. When King Anu deemed it opportune, they would certainly be recalled. For now, all they had to do and undertake was to soldier on in the tasks it pleased Anu to assign them. The three then rose, clasped hands,  and in unison and with voices building up to a crescendo pledged to persevere with their respective mandates. This was one of those very  occasions  when  Enki and Enlil showed  a modicum of  brotherliness and consensus ad idem.  

IGIGI’S WRACKED WITH SEXUAL STRESS

When Marduk arrived on Mars, he was presented with a conundrum he had not been warned about and to the extent where the main object of his mission became secondary. The Igigi leader Semjaza informed him that the Igigi were bursting with sexual stress. They all were full-fledged, virile  adults but since Anunnaki women were few and far between, almost all of them remained unwed. Semjaza warned Marduk that the situation was getting out of hand and it could lead to homosexual proclivities.  


“You Prince are one of those who have a naturally sympathetic heart,” Semjaza said. “It’s you and Lord Enki in particular. Lord Enlil and Prince Shamash don’t care a hoot about our plight. Please help us find women to marry. It’s Lulu’s we have in mind.  We don’t mind them: some of them are just as dazzlingly beautiful as Anunnaki women. We may be physically much bigger than them but we are sexually compatible. Remember Prince, Lord Enki himself had Adapa and Titi-Eve with a Lulu and had Cain with a Lulu too.”   


At the time, marriages between Anunnaki and Earthlings had long been sanctioned. If you recall, Adapa had married Lilitu; Cain had married Luluwa; and Seth had married Kalimath: all these were Anunnaki women. However, there was a very strong precondition. The Earthling woman had to be vetted by Enlil before he gave the nod for the nuptials to proceed. If Enlil didn’t deem her suitable for one reason or the other, the marriage was a non-starter though sexual relations could continue.


Marduk contemplated the matter for a while. “I doubt whether Enlil can permit a mass marriage between you guys and Earthling women,” he observed. “He’s fiercely conservative. Since we arrived on Earth, he has permitted only a handful of such marriages and all have been of Anunnaki women marrying Earthling men and none vice versa.”


“At least why can’t we have a colony of Lulu’s here on Earth who can produce wives or consorts for us Prince?” Semjaza wondered aloud. “Why should Earth be the only planet privilleged with the convenient  human population?”
“There’s an unofficial programme to that effect if I may confide in you,” Marduk replied the Igigi leader. “The Earthling Enoch is presently residing here with his wife Edinni. Some of their children are here too. The plan is for this family to give rise to the future population of Mars.  You know Earthlings proliferate inconceivably quicker than we do. In our equivalent of one year on Nibiru, they could fill a whole continent. When that happens, you guys will have such a stampede of women hankering after you you will be spoiled for choice.”

“Sorry Prince, but we are not prepared to wait for that long,” Semjaza countered. “We want women to marry like yesterday. And you are the person, great Prince, we’re counting on. And we know you will not disappoint us. You and Lord Enki are the most kindly of the royals. We are trusting to your speedy action.”


Once again, Marduk cogitated on the matter. He really did feel for the Igigi’s.  But what about he himself? Wasn’t it time he settled down in marriage and began a family? He was a grown man now and his immediate younger brother Nergal had long gotten married. Already, one particular woman had long caught his eye. This was Sarpanit, Enoch’s firstborn daughter, who was the most beautiful woman he had ever known. None of the Anunnaki women would hold a candle to her. Having made up his mind to pop the word to Sarpanit, an empathetic Marduk now took Semjaza into his confidence. Together, they hatched a plan whereby Marduk would create circumstances for some Igigi to come to Earth and make their case before Enlil.

ENLIL PARRIES MARDUK OVERTURE


Since Enoch was at this stage a protégé of the Enlilites, who had promised to send him to Nibiru for as long as proved his loyalty to them, he was circumspect about consenting to Marduk’s request to take the hand of his daughter. Rather than outrightly reject Marduk’s overture, he referred him to his firstborn son  Methuselah, who was based on Earth.  


When Marduk touched down on Earth, he straightaway went to see his father Enki. First, he handed him the report he had compiled about the Martian situation. Then he raised the matter of his matrimonial designs.  He had fallen in love and wanted to get married. Both Enki and his wife Ninki were excited and cheerfully high-fived their firstborn son. Then Marduk dropped a bombshell. The woman he wanted to marry was not an Anunnaki but an Earthling. She was Sarpanit, the daughter of the human patriarch Enoch, who was presently stationed on Mars. Both Enoch and Sarpanit had in fact consented to the marriage proposal and Enoch had even given his firstborn son Methuselah the right of attorney to affix the decisive seal of approval on the matter.


Enki and Ninki were persuaded. They went to see Methuselah, who practically danced a jig as he gave euphoric consent. However, the final word rested with the Anunnaki’s seniormost personage on Earth – Enlil. When the matter was brought before Enlil, he poured cold water on it without much ado. First, he argued that all the Anunnaki princes were obliged to marry Anunnaki princess only. For example, Ninurta was married to Bau, a younger daughter of King Anu. Nannar-Sin was married to Ningal, a daughter of Enki.

 

Nergal was married to Ereshkigal, Enlil’s granddaughter.  True, female Anunnaki could marry Earthlings and even rank-and-file Anunnaki could marry Earthlings according to the revised connubial code, but a prince strictly had to marry a fellow Anunnaki and a princess for that matter. If Marduk were to marry Sarpanit, she would become Nin-Sarpanit – a princess too  and could one day  become Queen. That was anathema: no Lulu should ever become an Anunnaki Queen.  


On her part, Ninmah said Marduk was in fact not short of Anunnaki suitors. She was prepared to marry off to him one of the six daughters she had with Enki. “They are your half-sisters,” she said. “The Anunnaki connubial code allows princes to marry their half-sisters.” The Enkites, however, were not persuaded. Enki insisted Marduk had the right to marry any woman he deemed suitable.  He wanted his firstborn son to be happy. He had chosen Sarpanit and it was just logical that he be allowed to marry her. It was a stalemate. The matter as usual was referred to King Anu on Nibiru.

MARDUK IS BANISHED TO EARTH

After consultations with his advisors, King Anu like Enlil vetoed the marriage. He said Marduk was not an ordinary prince. On Earth, he may not have had that much clout but in the broader Sirian-Orion Empire, he was very, very significant. As per the terms of the union of Sirius with Orion, Marduk was the second in line to the Sirian-Orion throne after Enlil. So if he went ahead and married a Lulu, he would have committed a sacrilege and the repercussions would be dire. First, he would forfeit his eligibility to the Sirian-Orion throne. Second, he would be banned from ever leaving Earth. That is to say, he would never return to Nibiru or the throne planets of the Sirian-Orion Empire.


When Anu’s decision was relayed to Earth, Enki tried to prevail over his son to change tack but Marduk scoffed at the gesture. His succession rights were a farce, he said. Why should they only apply in the broader Sirian-Orion Empire only and not here on Earth? Why was he so diminished here on Earth?  Why did have the rank of 10 when Ninurta (50), Nannar-Sin (30) and even “little” Utu-Shamash (20) ranked far much higher than him? For God’s sake,  he wasn’t even a member of the Pantheon of 12. The whole thing was a charade.


Marduk told his father that he was proceeding to lead Sarpanit to the altar: to Hell with Nibiru and the Sirian-Orion throne.  In point of fact, what he would set about doing now was to establish his throne right here on Earth. He was going to feverishly work towards being King of Earth and he would die right here on Earth. Earth belonged to Earthlings, not to the Anunnaki. Having married Sarpanit, it was a matter of course that he would strike quite a chord with Earthlings and being the only “god” to devote to permanently living on this planet, Earthlings would embrace him more than any other Anunnaki. If push came to shove, he would mobilise the Earthlings to oust Enlil in the fullness of time.  


Having listened to his son, Enki undertook that he would support him all the way. Enlil, on the other hand, did not take kindly to Marduk’s intransigence. On top of Anu’s proscriptions, he added his own. Marduk was banned from ever setting foot in the Edin, Eden in the Bible. He was to be confined to Africa. He was also forbidden to travel either to Mars or the Moon as these two celestial bodies were also in Enlil’s sphere of influence.  

IGIGI’S RUN RIOT

Enlil nonetheless granted permission for Marduk’s wedding to take place at Eridu, Enki’s cult city. Then Marduk himself asked Enlil to give  some of the Igigi’s the green light to attend his wedding since as former head of the Mars outpost, he had quite a rapport with them. Enlil obliged him and accordingly, 200 Igigi’s arrived on Earth. Headed by their leader Semjaza they were put up at a cosy Anunnaki resort on Mount Hermon at the southern edge of the Cedar Mountain range in today’s Lebanon.

On the mountain was a huge platform known as the Landing Place, or airport in today’s language. It was known as Baalbek, meaning “A place for the access of gods only”, as indeed airports and the spaceport were strictly the preserve of the Anunnaki.    A number of Earthlings had also been invited to the wedding, which was to be expected given that the Enkites looked on Earthlings as equals and not as lowlives.


During the week leading up to the wedding, Semjaza assembled his fellow Igigis in the conference hall to break a secret he hadn’t told them yet, a secret which stemmed from a scheme he and Marduk had devised when the latter visited Mars. Semjaza said he was putting his neck on the chopping block for  what he was to reveal to  them.

“I fear ye will not agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty for a great sin.” But the Igigi’s were excited about it and they declared that not only where they for the idea hundred percent but they were prepared to commit themselves  by oath. “Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations, not to abandon this plan but to do this thing," they suggested. This is the reason the venue of this pact came to be called Mount Hermon, meaning “Mount of Oath”.


Only moments after the wedding concluded, the Igigis, who had divided themselves into groups of ten to energetically sync with Marduk’s Anunnaki rank of 10, moved into action. Each grabbed a female human he had earmarked and  careered her to the waiting sky chamber. Soon the women were being flown to  Baalbek. It had all been orchestrated by Marduk and Semjaza and it worked like a charm.


Back at Mount Hermon, Semjaza sent an ultimatum  to Enlil –  that he should consent to he and his  men marrying  the Earthlings forthwith, failure to which they would wreak havoc on Earth, beginning with the torching of the Landing Place. Since Enlil was no fool, he knew it all had been pre-planned at the behest of Marduk, which meant Enki was in on the scheme too.

 

Realising that he could not win for as long as the Enkites were behind it all, he meekly  yielded to the arm-twisting and  ordered the Igigi to return to Mars immediately, along with the Lulu women they had kidnapped. Marduk however, argued that the conditions on Mars at present were not that favourable and so the Igigi’s should be allowed  to stay on Earth indefinitely. Enlil again was in a bind: fearing that if he stuck to his guns he could trigger a serious backlash, he permitted  the Igigi to stay on Earth but banned them from the Edin.

 

Thus it was that some Igigi’s stayed at the foot of the Cedar Mountains and others moved with Marduk to Egypt. Still others settled in the area that would in future come to be known as Canaan. Enlil dubbed this 200 rebellious Igigi’s as “Fallen Angels” (Every Anunnaki was assumed to be a “Holy Angel” because the Anunnaki came from Nibiru, a “Holy Place”). They were fallen, first,  in a moral sense for marrying Earthling women, thereby defiling themselves. They were also fallen because they had defied Enlil, the “God of Earth”. 

 

This event  is hinted at  in REVELATION 12:4, which  says, “And his (the Dragon’s) tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth”. There were at the time 600 Igigi’s stationed on Mars and the 200 that numbered on Semjaza’s team constituted one-third.  And who was the Dragon in  this context? It was Marduk as Enlil knew he was the instigator. Dragon is the anglicised version of the prehistoric term “Dar-Or-Eke-Ene”, meaning “Creator Lord”.

 

Here on Earth, it applied to Enki as the fashioner of mankind and secondarily to Marduk as his heir. But Enlil turned it round to invest it with a negative connotation that eventually came to denote “embodied evil”, just as the term “Ea-Bel”, meaning “Lord Ea” (Enki), was turned around by Enlil to assume a new, sinister meaning – Devil.  This  Earth, My Brother …   

NEXT WEEK: JEHOVAH BEARS HIS FANGS

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Our lives are full of impatience

13th July 2022

Impatience lives within all of us; in some even more so than in others. When impatient some people will get fidgety, mumble and curse under their breath or even losing their tempers and being rude to others, whilst on the other hand others will be cool, calm and collected. Impatience comes in different packages and can stem from many sources.

We go through our daily lives with usual things like queuing at the bank, post office, government offices and other places of poor customer service that irk and irritate most of us. Unacceptable but somewhat understandable because of the insensitivity or inefficiency of others the rest have to suffer.

Taking it up to another level, specifically onto a ‘religious’ one, we come across many who show impatience with their lives because of their high expectations leading them to believe that their prayers are not being answered. For them Allah has a message: “Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere, who say, when afflicted with calamity: ‘To God We belong, and to Him is our return’. They are those on whom (descend) blessings from their Lord” (2:155-157)

Sometimes we strongly pray for something and we get despaired when our prayers are ‘not answered’. But remember: ‘Allah is with those who patiently persevere’. (Quran 8:46). We have to realise and accept that the Lord is in complete control of everything – we cannot always get what we want because the Lord knows best what is good for us, accept the will of God. ‘But it may happen that you dislike a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that you love a thing which is bad for you.  And God knows and you do not know!’ (Quran 2:216)

A believer should rather ask Allah to bless him, make it easy for him and to grant him what is good in this world and in the hereafter. Be positive and look at the other blessings that you have instead. “Pray for help from God, and (wait) in patience and constancy: for the earth is God’s, to give as a heritage to such of His servants as He pleases; and the end is (best) for the righteous.” (Quran 7:128)

On the other hand, think about it, when things go wrong we go into a tailspin, start blaming ourselves, others and at the worst we begin to question why the Lord has not favoured us, yet we forget the countless other daily bounties that the Lord has blessed us with. ‘When trouble touches a man, he cries unto Us, in all postures, lying down on his side, or sitting, or standing. But when We have solved his trouble, he passes on his way as if he never had cried to Us….’ (Quran 10:12)

When the stresses of life hit us and we are faced with challenges, it is only then that some of us turn to our Lord in prayer. Unfortunately, it is human nature to forget our duty and allegiance to our Creator when things run smoothly in our lives. This is true because when the going is good we put it down to our own efforts. Nothing wrong with that but we need to realise that all that happens is through the Will of God.

‘…… when We bestow a favour upon him as from Ourselves, he says, “This has been given to me because of a certain knowledge (I have)!” Nay, but this is but a trial, but most of them understand not! (Quran 39:49)

We have become so obsessed with this material world that we have separated and compartmentalized our lives away from our faith because everything now revolves around moving up the economic ladder of life regardless of the cost to our souls.

Unfortunately many of us are impatient of the favours of our Lord we want things to happen now. We forget that the Almighty has a plan for each and every one of us, the good times, the bad times; the happy times, the sad times; the difficult times and the time of ease; and so it goes. From my school days, in physics class, I recall the saying that ‘for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction’ – I suppose so it is with life.

The question is; if we are so impatient about the ‘good’ in our life what about the bad? The Almighty asks us: ‘Do they then ask for Our penalty to be hastened on?’….yet there comes to them at length the punishment which they were promised’ (Quran 26: 204 – 206). Therefore we should balance our desires and pray for guidance, assistance and at the same time pray for peace of mind.

Impatience manifests itself into many people turning to those self-proclaimed ‘prophets’ – enough said. They promise you great wealth, worldly gains, winning of tenders and all those dazzling promises they make. Sadly many people are convinced that the ‘gospel of prosperity’ that these so-called prophets preach is the answer.

Remember you cannot buy God’s favour with money, so what are you paying that prophet for – the only answer is, for his own ‘profit’? I remind them to read the Bible: “Thy money perishes with thee because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money”. (Acts 8; 20)

Think of those daily blessings that we take for granted, and which we should be grateful for to our Lord, rather start counting your blessings before counting your ‘shortages in life’;

Before you say an unkind word – Think of someone who can’t speak.
Before you complain about the taste of your food – Think of someone who has nothing to eat.
Before you complain about your partner – Think of someone who’s crying out to GOD for a companion.
Before you complain about life – Think of someone who died too young.
Before you complain about your children – Think of someone who desires children but they’re barren.
Before you complain about the small house you live in – Think of the people who don’t have homes.
Before complaining about the distance you to drive to work – Think of someone who walks the same distance but on foot.
And when you complain about your job – Think of the unemployed who wish they had any job.
Before you think of pointing the finger or condemning others – Remember that not one of us is without sin and we all answer to one MAKER. Also when you are pointing at others – one finger is ‘at’ them – but at least three of your fingers are pointing ‘back’ at you.
When depressing thoughts seem to get you down – Put a smile on your face and thank GOD you’re alive and still around.

As the Quran repeatedly asks: ‘…..then which of the favours of your Lord will you deny’ (Surah 55)

Don’t be impatient, trust in your Lord, that trust will never be misplaced. ‘If Allah is your helper none can overcome you, and if He withdraws His help from you, who is there who can help you? In Allah let believers put their trust’ (Qur’an 3:160)
Let us think of our daily Blessings.

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A Begrudged Child

21st June 2022

Princess Diana was at once a child of destiny and a victim of fate

It is no secret, General Atiku, that the British monarch constitutes one of the most moneyed families on this scandalously uneven planet of the perennial haves on the one hand and the goddamn havenots (such as you and me General) on the other hand.

In terms of residences alone, the House of Windsor lays claim to some 19 homes, some official, such as Buckingham Place and Windsor Castle, for instance, and the greater majority privately owned.
Arguably the most eminent of its private residences is Sandringham House at Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England.

It is at this sprawling, 8,100-hectare estate the Queen spends two months each winter, at once commemorates her father King George VI’s death and her own accession to the throne, and more often than not celebrates Christmas. King George VI and his father King George V both drew their last breath here.

A 19th century Prince of Wales, Albert Edward (who would later become King Edward VII), acquired Sandringham in 1862 and it has remained royal property ever since. On the death of King George VI in February 1952, the property passed to his successor Queen Elizabeth II, the incumbent monarch, who assigned her husband Prince Phillip its management and upkeep. The estate also houses a parish, St. Mary Magdalene Church, which the outwardly religious Queen attends every Sunday.

Albert, General, had several additional properties built on the estate the year after he acquired it, one of which was the ten-bedroomed Park House. The house was built to accommodate the overflow of guests at Sandringham House. In the 1930s, King George V leased Park House to Maurice Roche, an Irishman and a bosom friend to his second son, who at the time was Duke of York but would in future be King George VI.

Roche was the 4th Baron Fermoy, a title in the Peerage of Ireland created by Queen Victoria way back in 1856. He and his wife Ruth had three children born at Park House, the second-born of whom was Frances Ruth Roche (futuristically Frances Shand Kydd), born in January 1936.

In 1956, Frances married John Spencer, a fellow noble, and following an “uneasy spell” at Althorp, the Spencer family estate of 500 years, the couple took up residence at Park House, which would be their home for the next 19 years. On July 1, 1961, Frances, then aged 25, and John, then aged 37, welcomed into the world their thirdborn child and youngest daughter, Diana Frances Spencer.

She would, on a positive note, become Her Royal Highness Princess Diana of Wales and the most famous and popular member of the Royal family. On the flip side of the coin, she would, as you well know General, become the most tragic member of the Royal family.

GIRL CHILD WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN A BOY

If there was one thought that constantly nagged at Diana as a youngster, General, it was the “guilt” of having been born anyway. Her parents first had two daughters in succession, namely Elizabeth Sarah, born in 1955, and Cynthia Jane, born in 1957. Johnnie was displeasured, if not downright incensed, that his wife seemed incapable of producing a male child – a heir – who he desperately needed as an aristocrat.

He even took the trouble of having his wife see a series of doctors in a bid to establish whatever deficiency she possessed in her genetic make-up and whether it was possible to correct it. At the time, General, it was not known that it is the man who determines a child’s sex and not the woman.

John’s prayers, if we can call them that General, were as much answered as they were unanswered. The longed-for male heir was born on January 12, 1960. Named John after his father, he was, as per the official version of things, practically stillborn, being so piteously deformed and gravely ill that he was dead in a matter of only ten hours, a development of which Earl Spencer would in future remark thus, albeit with tongue-in-cheek: “It was a dreadful time for my parents and probably the root of their divorce because I don’t think they ever got over it.”

Again as per the official version, General, John was gutted and hurriedly got into stride, this time around utterly positive that having had two daughters in succession, it would be two sons in succession. But nature, General, is seldom that predictable or orderly.

The next child was in fact a daughter, the now iconic Diana, for the third time around. Although John is recorded as having marvelled at what a “perfect physical specimen” her newly-born daughter was, he was forlorn beneath the façade, as a result of which Diana, who as a child did sense a lingering frustration on the part of her father on her account, would openly intuit that she was an unwelcome child, a “nuisance to have around”, thanks to her “failure” to be born a boy. From a very age thus, General, Diana had concluded that she was not well-fated and presciently so!

Although the heir, Charles Spencer (the future Earl Spencer) finally arrived on May 20, 1964, Diana perceived very little if any change in the way she was contemplated by her parents. In fact, both she and Charles could not desist from wondering whether had John lived, they would have been born at all. Seemingly, they came to be simply because their father was desperate for a heir and not necessarily that he wanted two more children.  With the birth of Charles, General, John called it a day as far as the process of procreation was concerned.

GODDESS OF THE HUNT

Why was Diana so named, General? Throughout her life, it was taken as an article of faith that her name derived from Lady Diana Spencer, a member of the Spencer clan who lived between 1710 and 1735, dying at a pitifully tender age of only 25. Certainly, the two namesakes turned out to have precious much in common as we shall unpack at a later stage, as if the latter-day Diana’s life was deliberately manoeuvred to more or less sync with the ancestral Diana.

It emerged, however, General, that the connection to an ancestor was actually secondary, or maybe incidental. The primary inspiration of the name was at long last disclosed by Earl Spencer on September 7, 1997, the day of Princess Diana’s burial. Delivering the elegantly crafted eulogy, Earl Spencer had this to say in relation to her naming: “It is a point to remember that of all the ironies about Diana, perhaps the greatest was this – a girl given the name of the ancient goddess of hunting was, in the end, the most hunted person of the modern age.”

It is significant, if not curious, General, that of John’s three daughters, only Diana was given the name of a goddess. Clearly, there must have been a special reason for this as aristocrats do not confer names casually: every name carries a metaphorical, symbolic, or intentional message. Typically, it honours an iconic personage or spirit or somebody lesser but who evokes memories anyway.

Elizabeth Sarah, for instance, was in all probability named after the Queen’s mother, whose decades-long inner circle included Diana’s paternal and maternal grandmothers, and an ancestor going by the name Sarah Jennings (1760-1744). Charles Spencer was named after the family’s greatest forbearer, King Charles 1 of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1625-1649. The ill-fated John was of course named after his father, who in turn was likely named after the 5th Earl Spencer, John Poyntz Spencer (1835-1910).

On occasion in occultic families, as the Spencer family latterly have been, a name, General, connotes a bad futuristic omen associated with its bearer and that was precisely the case with Diana.

THE FIRST DIANA

In its ancient rendering, the name Diana meant “The Heavenly One”, or goddess being a feminine style. The first Diana, General, was Inanna, an Anunnaki goddess whose Akkadian name was Ishtar – Esther in English. As you well know General, the Anunnaki are the Old Testament gods, Aliens from the planet Nibiru, the Solar System’s little-known planet which is seen only once in 3600 years, and who came to Earth 432,000 years ago as we comprehensively set down in the Earth Chronicles series.

The name Inanna is Sumerian, the Sumerians being the best-known civilisation of old who thrived around modern-day Iraq (called Sumer in ancient times) about 6000 years ago and who were indirectly governed by the Anunnaki. It was abbreviated from Nin-An-Ak, meaning “Lady of Heaven and Earth” or “Lady of the God of Heaven and Earth”.

She was so-called, General, not because she had particularly special godly qualities but owing to the fact that she was the earthly mistress of Anu, “Our Father Who Art In Heaven”, the King of the planet Nibiru, which humans of the day perceived as Heaven.

Anu was the father of Enlil, the principal Jehovah of the Bible. Enlil in turn had a second-born son called Nannar-Sin, the first Anunnaki to be born on Earth and who eventually became the Allah of Islam. It was Sin who fathered Inanna. Thus Inanna was Anu’s great-granddaughter but every time he visited Earth, Anu was sexually entertained by the stunningly beautiful Inanna, an act which in Anunnaki culture was not frowned upon.

Inanna was amongst other appellations known as the Goddess of Hunting (because of her penchant for, and skill in, waging war) and the Goddess of Love (in the sense of licentious love-making and not conventional moral love). Her other names in different parts of the world and across the ages were Irnin; Anunitu (Beloved of Anu); Aphrodite; Ashtoreth; Astarte; and Artemis, to mention only a few.

Although her celestial counterpart was the planet Venus, she was also loosely associated with the constellation Virgo as well as the moon. Once upon a time, when she was a virgin, Virgo was dedicated to her by her grandfather Jehovah-Enlil, who was Earth’s Chief Executive until circa 2024 BC. With regard to the moon, it primarily had to do with her twin brother Utu-Shamash, whose celestial counterpart was the sun: as such, Inanna’s inevitably had to be the moon. That, however, was only in a putative sense in that the operative moon god of the day was her father Sin.

Since moonlight effectively turns darkness into relative daylight, Inanna has in legends been referred to as Diana Lucifera, the latter term meaning “light-bringer”. Inanna’s association with the moon, General, partly explains why she was called the “Heavenly One” since the moon is a heavenly body, that is, a firmament-based body. It also explains why she was also known as Luna, which is Latin for moon.

A STEERED LIFE FOR GOOD OR ILL

Now, children of royals, aristocrats and other such members of high society, General, are invariably named before they are born. True, when a Prince William or Prince George comes along, the word that is put out into the public domain is that several names have been bandied about and the preferred one will “soon be announced”. That, General, is utter hogwash.

No prince, princess, or any other member of the nobility for that matter, is named at or sometime after their birth. Two names, a feminine and a masculine one, are already finalised whilst the child is in the womb, so that the name the child eventually goes by will depend on no other factor beside its gender.

Princess Diana, General, was named a full week after her birth, as if consultations of some sort with certain overarching figures had to be concluded first and foremost. Apparently, the broader outlines of her future first had to be secretly mapped out and charted in the manner of a child of destiny, though in her case she was as much a child of destiny as she was a doomed child. In her childhood reminiscences, Diana does hint at having been tipped to the effect that she was a special child and therefore had to scrupulously preserve herself.

“I always felt very different from somebody else, very detached,” she told her biographer Andrew Morton as per his 1992 book Diana Her True Story – In Her Own Words. “I knew I was going somewhere different but had no idea where. I said to my father when I was 13, ‘I know I am going to marry someone in the public eye’.” That, General, speaks volumes on the deliberately designed grooming she was subjected to in the formative years of her pilgrimage in life.

Since it was repeatedly drummed in her highly impressionable mind that there was something big in store for her along the way, Diana, General, remained chaste throughout her upbringing, if not an outright virgin to in all probability conform to the profile of the goddess Diana/Inanna before she exploded into a lecherous, loose-mannered nymphomaniac in her adult life as we underscored in the Earth Chronicles series. “By the time I got to the top of the school,” Diana said to Morton, “all my friends had boyfriends but not me because I knew somehow that I had to keep myself very tidy for whatever was coming my way.”

A DISPARAGED BIRTH?

Unusual for an aristocrat, General, Diana was born not in the rather apt precincts of a high-end hospital but within the banality of Park House itself. Whether hired midwives were on hand to help usher her into the world or it was only her dad, mum and closer womenfolk relations who did we can only speculate.

If for one reason or the other her parents were desirous that she be delivered at home, what secret rites did they perform as her mother’s waters broke, General? What incantations, if at all, did John utter over her? Was her birth an occultic one with all the attendant paraphernalia as opposed to a conventional one?

That Diana’s arrival was not a particularly cherished event, General, is evidenced by the fact that she was christened within the Sandringham Estate, at St. Mary Magdalene Church, with only well-to-do commoners in attendance, whereas the more prized child, her younger brother Charles, was christened at Westminster Abbey, in the presence of the Queen, who was designated as his principal godmother.

Anyhow, it was just as well, General, that it was in the hallowed environs of St. Mary Magdalene Church that Diana was committed to the “The Lord” as she was in a manner of speaking the Mary Magdalene of our day.

NEXT WEEK: A FAMILY THAT DABBLED IN WITCHCRAFT

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Challenges in our lives

21st June 2022

Allah Almighty reminds us: ‘On no soul does Allah place a burden greater than it can bear’ (Qur’an 2:286). Also: “Be patient. Surely, Allah is with those who are the patient.” [Qur’an 8: 46].

Without fail, whether we like it or not there are times in our lives when many things seem to go wrong and as mere humans we go into a panic syndrome and are left wondering; why me? Why now? What have I done to deserve this? We are all tested with adversity, hard times and pain, but these tribulations are the Almighty’s way of transforming us and help us develop spiritually.

As mere humans we all have different reactions when something good or bad happens to us, and usually our reactions depend on the strength of our religious belief and of our righteous deeds and actions.

One person may receive blessings and goodness with gratitude and accepts the bad challenges and patches in his life with perseverance and endurance. This positive attitude brings him peace of mind and happiness, causing his grief, anxiety and misery to ease. Thus, this positivity brings a balance and contentment in his life.

On the other hand another person receives blessings and goodness with arrogance and transgression; his manners degenerate and become evil; he receives this goodness and utilizes it in an unthinking and uncaring manner; it does not give him any peace of mind as his mind is always distressed, nervous and restless.

Thus when faced with loss and difficulty, due to his arrogant nature, he begins to ask why me? What have I done to deserve this and he may even damn and curse others and thinks that they are plotting his downfall.

But every now and then we should stop to ponder over the blessings both apparent and hidden from The Almighty upon us, it is only then that we will realise that our Lord has granted us abundant blessings and protected us from a number of evils; this will certainly ease our grief and anxiety and bring about a measure of happiness and contentment.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Look to those who are lower than you (those who possess less than you) and do not look to those higher than you; this will make you appreciate the bounties of Allah upon you.”

Whether we are believers or disbelievers, virtuous or sinful, most of us are to a certain degree able to adapt and condition ourselves to face adversity and remain calm during these moments of challenge, uncertainty and upheaval.

When people receive affliction with fear, discontent, sorrow and despair; their life becomes miserable, they panic and become short tempered. Such people are unable to exercise patience remain restless, stressed and cannot find contentment that could make life easier for them.

On the other hand, due to a believer’s strong faith and reliance on Allah, it makes him persevere and he emerges stronger than others in difficult situations as this reduces his fear and anxiety and that ultimately makes matters easier for him. If he is afflicted with sickness, poverty or any other affliction, he is tranquil and content and has no desire for anything which has not been decreed for him.

‘If Allah touches you with affliction, none can remove it but He; if He touches you with happiness, He has power over all things’ (Qur’an 6: 17).Therefore the believer prays to his Lord: ‘Our Lord, condemn us not if we forget or fall into error…lay not on us a burden greater than which we have the strength to bear’ (Qur’an 2:286)

However, the one who is weak in faith will be just the opposite; he becomes anxious, nervous, confused and full of fear. The anxiety and paranoia will team up against him because this person does not have the faith that could enable him to persevere during tough times, he is less likely to handle the pressures and will be left in a somewhat troubled and depressed state of mind.

It is natural that as humans we are always fearful of losing the things that we have acquired; we desire and cherish them and we are anxious to acquire more, because many of us will never reach a point where we are satisfied with the material things in life.

When certain frightening, disturbing or unsettling events occur, like emergencies or accidents we find that a person with sound faith is calm, steadfast, and able to cope with the situation and handle the hardship he is going through; such a person has conditioned himself to face afflictions and this makes his heart stronger and more steadfast, which gives him a level of tranquillity.

This shows the difference between a person who has strong belief and acts accordingly, and another who is not at this level of faith. Due to the strong belief of the true believer he is content with whatever Allah Almighty has decreed,

This life is full of ups and downs and uncertainties, but the only certain thing is that from the moment we are born we will be tested with life’s challenges throughout our entire lives, up to and to the final certainty, death. ‘Be sure We shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives, or the fruits of your toil, but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere’ (Qur’an2:155).

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “How wonderful is the matter of the believer! All of his matters are good and this is the case for nobody except a believer. If he is blessed with prosperity he thanks (Allah Almighty) and that is good for him; and if he is afflicted with adversity he is patient and perseveres and that is also good for him.”

During those challenging times you have three choices: either you can let them define you, let them destroy you; or you can let them strengthen you.

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