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“Cursed Be Canaan”

Benson C Saili
THIS EARTH, MY BROTHER                                        

 

… but why when it was Ham who reportedly saw his father Noah’s nakedness?


Arguing before the Council of the Gods, the Enkite tribunal headed by Enki, Isis, the widow of Osiris and the mother of the triumphant Horus, petitioned that Seth, the blinded and manhood-less loser, should be left to his own devices, without territory to call his own. 

Seth, she contended, was a cancer on the Enkites: not only was he possessed of a seamless craving for power but he was so unscrupulous he would murder his own kith and kin to get anything he wanted.  What he had suffered at the hands of Horus was poetic justice. In fact, if it weren’t for her herself, Horus would have long put him to the sword.
 

Enki and Marduk, however, had pity on Seth. He may have been a murderer and even megalomaniacal but he still was family.  Worse still, he was damaged goods: he would no longer be able to see and he would no longer be capable of producing offspring having been genitally maimed in battle. In fact, from the look of things, he didn’t have long to live. Surely, he had got more than his just desserts. Enki accordingly proposed that Egypt be re-divided into two, with Seth ruling the southern part as was the case in the day of Osiris.
 

It was Geb, Seth’s own father, who rose to parry Enki’s line. “What’s the point of giving Seth territory when he never will have heirs?” Geb wondered aloud.   “Territory must not vest in a single generation: there has to be a son to bequeath it to.” Geb’s own suggestion was that Seth be given a dwelling place outside Enkite territory as no Enkite would entertain his toxic presence anymore.
 

After weighing all the pros and cons, Geb’s recommendation carried the day. Horus, Enki pronounced, was to be the new and sole ruler of the whole of Egypt and the decree was formally entered in the Chamber of Records. Meanwhile, it fell to Marduk, his grandfather, to find Seth a place of refuge. In the process, Marduk approached Ishkur-Adad, Enlil’s third-born son who had jurisdiction over modern-day Lebanon.

The Igigi, the formerly Mars-based Anunnaki astronauts who had come down to Earth, teemed around the Cedar Mountain and still held Marduk in high esteem having facilitated their relocation to our planet. They were therefore certain to embrace his deathly sickly grandson. 
 

Noting that Seth was now a perpetual invalid who would never raise trouble despite being a rival as an Enkite, Adad consented and granted citadel to Seth. He was given a retirement mansion in Lebanon and all the perks due to a god. There, he was to “end his days as a mortal, among the Igigi,” as per the ruling of Enki’s Council of the Gods. But Marduk had an ace up his sleeve. He didn’t simply organise a settling place for his grandson: he had other, shrewder ideas, which ideas eventually gave rise to what became known as the Second Pyramid War. 

 

THE CANAANITE CURSE

 

One of the most enigmatic statements in the Bible, which, sadly,  Christendom has dumbly embraced at face value without objectively interrogating it, is GENESIS 9:25-27. It reads as follows: “Cursed be Canaan. The lowest of slaves shall he be to his brothers. Praise be to the Lord, the God of Shem! May Canaan be the slave of Shem. May God extend Japheth’s territory;   may Japheth live in the tents of Shem,  and may Canaan be the slave of Japheth.”
 

These words were uttered by Noah, who whilst spread-eagled stark naked and in a drunken stupor was happened upon by his son Ham, who proceeded to denounce him to his brothers as a most despicable dad. According to Caucasian bigots of our day, this is the curse that universally extends to the black race (as if blacks have been the only enslaved race in history, when in truth every race was at one time or  the other another’s slave: blacks easily come to mind only because their enslavement is relatively recent).

But this view as well as the quoted passage all are bollocks and largely spurious: the biblical passage was concocted after the fact and the curse was mis-contextualised by the pro-Enlil authors of the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible.
 

The curse story is a litany of absurdities. First, why was it that it was Canaan who was cursed when he had nothing whatsoever to do with the Ham incident? Canaan wasn’t even the heir to Ham: he was the youngest of Ham’s four children. The heir was Cush. So why did Canaan  have to incur  the curse even if that be on behalf of his father when he was so far removed from the right of primogeniture?

Secondly, why did Yahweh (Enlil), Shem’s god,   factor  into the matter? Why was he exalted at the expense of his rival gods such as Enki or Marduk? One clearly can see politics written all over the story. It’s not real or objective at all: it’s tainted with partisan partiality.  
 

It’s only when one carefully reads between the lines of the Sumerian records and the apocryphal Book of Jubilees that they will come to fully comprehend what really transpired. What happened, folks, was that when Seth moved into Shem’s territory courtesy of the Enlilites themselves, after losing the war with Horus, he had a secret pact with Marduk.

The pact was for Seth to eventually appropriate the land between the spaceport in the Sinai Peninsula and the Landing Place at Baalbek in Lebanon so that these globally strategic places should come under the control of the Enkites. The annexation would also be a great springboard to Marduk’s ascendancy to global supremacy (as the new Enlil) when the Age of Aries dawned.  
 

Now, whereas Noah had no say over Seth, who was a god, he did have sway over fellow Earthlings. When the Earth was divided amongst his three sons in the immediate aftermath of the Deluge, each of these sons undertook an oath by which they were to abide through thick and thin. This oath said that anyone who encroached upon another’s territory would be accursed of “God”, that is, Enlil. Of Ham’s progeny, it was only the people led by Canaan who rallied to Seth in the war against Horus.

Southern Egypt, which was allocated to Seth in the time of Osiris,  was dominated by Canaan’s people, later to be known as Canaanites. It were the Canaanites (secretly prodded by Marduk) who opted to follow after their god Seth in Lebanon ostensibly to provide him a spiritual boost.     
 

Before the Canaanites processed into Lebanon, Noah, Ham himself, Cush, and Mizraim did their utmost to dissuade Canaan for fear of the inevitable repercussions. But Canaan was adamant that he had every right to be with his god. Says the Book of Jubilees: “And Ham his father, and Cush and Mizraim his brothers, said unto him: ‘Thou will hast settled in a land which is not thine, and which did not fall to us by lot; do not do so;

for if thou dost do so, thou and thy sons will be fallen in the land and be accursed through sedition; for by sedition ye have settled, and by sedition will thy children fall, and thou shall be rooted out forever. Dwell not in the dwelling of Shem; for to Shem and his sons did it come by their lot."
 

When at long last  Canaan and his people were established in Lebanon, the full brunt of the curse came to bear. The Book of Jubilees again: “"Cursed art thou and cursed shalt thou be beyond the sons of Noah, by the curse which we bound ourselves by an oath in the presence of the Holy Judge (Enlil) and in the presence of Noah our father.” It turns out the curse did not involve Ham at all or a transgression against  Noah as an individual. It was an already enacted clause which was rightly and justly invoked when Canaan unlawfully crossed over into Shem’s territory.

 

“SATAN” CAPTURES LAND OF ROCKETSHIPS

 

When the Canaanites moved into Shem’s territory, the Enlilites made very light of the matter. Why? There were likely two main reasons. First, the days of their god, Seth, were numbered.  Not only was he gravely ill but he had been condemned by the Council of the Gods to “live like a mortal”. What that meant, fundamentally, was that he was to be deprived, at least officially, of the vital longevity-boosting substance, the monoatomic powder of gold we today call Ormus, which the Anunnaki ingested in one way or the other to stay in excellent physical health.

As such, Seth was certain to die sooner rather than later and since he had no heirs that would spell the end of his cult following.  Second, the Enlilites counted on the possibility that with time, future-generation Canaanites might switch allegiances from Enkite to Enlilite and thus swell the ranks of Earthlings who danced to the totem of the Bull – Enlil’s symbol. It turned out the Enlilites were self-deluded.
 

At first, Seth pulled a prank on the Enlilites. Apparently, he did fully recover from his infirmities. It is probable that unlike his castration, which was permanent, his sight was restored, in all likelihood thanks to the medical genius of Ningishzidda as his blindness is not emphasised in the Sumerian records. Upon his recovery, the Enlilites made a proposition to him for a switching of camps in their favour. Seth duly agreed though this was a ruse on his part. Seth’s role now was to recruit the Canaanites to the Enlilite fold.

He was to test the genuineness of their commitment to the Enlilite cause by administering to them a kind of truth serum or lie detector test.  It was on account of this role that his name, Set-En, took on the new meaning of “Truth Lord”. When Jesus was “tempted of Satan” in the Judean Wilderness, it was not by a supernatural king of the fallen angels: it was an agent of Enlil, a Set-En/Satan who was mandated to have a go at co-opting Jesus into the Enlilite faction of the Anunnaki (Jesus was an Enkite). Jesus turned down these overtures as is common knowledge.
 

While Seth was pretending to dutifully pander to the Enlilite agenda, he was at the same time rallying in force a mighty army to overrun Shem’s lands in cahoots with Marduk (under the pretext that he was preparing for another clash with Horus for the retaking of Egypt). Marduk was resentful of the fact that whilst Tilmun, the spaceport, was supposed to be a neutral area, the Enlilites were the ones running the show there: Ninmah, the official overseer, had been reduced to a figurehead if not an outright Enlilite puppet.

Marduk’s scheme eventually did bear fruit although scholars have under-emphasised his triumph. Seth did march on the Sinai Peninsula and capture the spaceport without the Enlilites putting up the merest fight having been thoroughly outwitted. Meanwhile, the triumphant Canaanites fanned all over Shem’s lands, settled them, and appropriately renamed them Canaan, which was to become Palestine in New Testament times. The Enkites now had control of the Landing Place, the spaceport, the Mission Control Centre at Jerusalem, and the Giza Pyramid – the principal symbols with which the Anunnaki asserted their might!
 

It is obvious from the Sumerian records that Seth did capture the Sinai Peninsula as we read of Enki and Ninmah deliberating together as to which Enkite should rule a particular segment of the region.  In one passage, Enki suggests to Ninmah that, “Let Enshag (either Seth or Marduk’s son Nabu: scholars are not sure) rule Tilmun”. It was at this juncture that Ninmah was conferred the title of Mistress of the Great Pyramid by the Egyptians and also began to be addressed as Hathor, in paraphrase meaning “Rocket Goddess”. 

To the Enlilites, however, Ninmah had sold out. She was dubbed Tsir, meaning “snake”, since in their eyes she now was a witting tool of the Enkites, who were called Serpents in mocking though the original meaning was a most noble one.  Enki was of the Serpent race of Orion, as opposed to Enlil who was of the Wolfen-Leonine race of Sirius.
 

The seizure of Shem’s lands by Seth is such   a glaring embarrassment to the pro-Enlilite Levite authors of the Pentateuch that it has been skirted in the Bible although it is resoundingly chronicled in the Book of Jubilees, perhaps one of the reasons the book was excluded from the Old Testament canon. It was this act of Enlilite betrayal on the part of Seth that turned him from Set-En the Truth Lord to Satan the Devil.

 

OPERATION “CRUSH THE GREAT SERPENT”

 

To their credit, the Enlilites did not respond with a knee-jerk reaction to a violation of their territories. Exactly 300 years, equivalent albeit to about a month in Nibiru time, elapsed before they   sprang into action. Why did they exercise such uncharacteristic patience when Enlil, their head honcho, was so easily roused to vindictiveness?
 

It could have been that they wanted to give negotiation ample enough chance, or that King Anu had urged that they bide their time, or that they simply wanted to arm themselves to the teeth and pepper over all the possible cracks before they took on their antagonists – we can only speculate as the Sumerian narratives do not furnish the associated nitty gritties.  
 

In the war, which took place sometime around 8670 BC, the Enlilites were commanded   by Ninurta, Enlil’s firstborn son, whereas the Enkites were commanded by Marduk, Enki’s firstborn son.  Marduk was no more than a ceremonial General: he had never taken part in any armed conflict in his life. On the other hand, Ninurta was a decorated warrior whose CV included his iconic defeat of “The Evil Zu” many shars ago. Moreover, Ninurta’s key lieutenants – Ishkur-Adad, Utu-Shamash, and Inanna-Ishtar – were all fighter pilots of note.

In the Marduk High Command, which comprised of Ninagal, Gibil, Horus, and Marduk himself, only Horus was a seasoned and accomplished dog of war. Nergal, who was married to Ereshkigal, Enlil’s granddaughter, had recused himself from participation in the war to tread a neutral path. Ningishzidda, who had been instrumental in Horus’s defeat of Seth when he provided Horus with  some of the air power, made it clear he wasn’t going to have anything to do with the war, which in his opinion the Enkites had precipitated simply to stroke the oversized ego of Marduk. And Enki of course was not a military man: although Marduk roped him into the war, it was only for his sagacity and for his potentially valuable tips as the elder statesman.  
 

Meanwhile, Ninurta’s aim, he told his lead combatants, was to terminate the “Great Serpent”, that is, Marduk. They responded that they had his full support as their General, that they too would fight to the death to ensure the Enkites were routed once and for all and all the space-related sites were repossessed. Ninurta was in the main counting on the dreaded  Imdugud, a most elusive and deadly fighter craft he had personally designed after his earlier one, the Tladi, was destroyed in the  showdown with Zu.

It was the Imdugud which inspired his emblem, a lion-headed bird resting on two lions or two bulls. When in 1497 Leonardo Da Vinci did a sketch of his concept of a future man-powered flying machine, it was the Imdugud he seemingly plagiarised as the sketch had an uncanny resemblance to the Sumerian depiction of Ninurta’s war machine.  
 

The war was fought in three phases – the Sinai Peninsula precincts, the Mountainlands of Africa,   and the Great Pyramid. Who would triumph in the war now dubbed the Second Pyramid War although a better billing should be Ninurta Vs Marduk?

NEXT WEEK: MARDUK Vs NINURTA

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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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