Space Sciences and Technology
Even when feats are achieved that could appear as magical powers, they do rely in great part on high technology. This is of course the case for the space sciences, as well as genetic engineering.
It could for example explain the revival of Inanna by Enki emissaries. We have seen that upon the corpse they directed “that which pulsates” and “that which radiates.” We have to note here that their terms are as functional as ours when we create terms out of Greek or Latin roots, such as antibiotics (that which kills microbes/life) or telescope (a looking afar); or else we create nouns derived from the verbs, such as a starter (that which starts), or a scanner (that which scans); interestingly, only the scientific, technological, and cultural contexts attribute to the terms their actual usages.
The emissaries administered also to Inanna the “Water of Life” and the “Food of Life” (also called “Bread of Life”)—two ingredients that go together and are essential in instigating long life (as when Adapa is offered them in Nibiru) or quasi immortality (the common lot of Nibirians). Thereafter Inanna came back to life.
However, their science—as technological as it is—is definitely stemming from a worldview in which spiritual and magical powers are intertwined with technology: it is what we call now a holistic or integral science. An example that speaks for itself is the Great Pyramid in Giza (or Ekur) and the many objects that they were using—such as crystals, precious stones, “nets,” “radiance,” or “brilliance”—for a gamut of purposes that remain mysterious for us. The only thing we know with certitude is the fact the Great Pyramid was used as a new space-control facility, both as a beacon for landing and a “Bond Heaven-Earth,” as it is described in this Sumerian poem, using the “you” as if the Great Pyramid was a being (Sitchin, Wars, 177):
Its dark hidden chamber (. . .) in a Field of Supervision it lies. (. . .)
Your pedestal is closely knit as a fine-mesh net (. . .).
Your ancient measurements are surpassing.
After the Deluge, new space centers are built or displaced toward the Sinai Peninsula (around 10,000 BCE), to replace the five ancient Sumerian cities controlling space operations and destroyed by the Deluge, using the exact same plan based on sacred geometry. In The Sacred Network, I’ve studied such global architectural patterns, and I’ve used the term geo-architecture whenever several buildings in a city or a region are positioned and oriented so as to form a global structure with specific figures, angles, and proportions at a global scale. So, in the Land of Tilmun (the Sinai Peninsula and Northern Egypt) a new spaceport is built to replace the ancient one in Sippar and a new Mission Control Center (Ekur) to replace the ancient one in Nippur. This new Control Center is nothing else than the Great Pyramid in Giza—E.Kur meaning “House which is like a mountain” or “House with a pointed peak.” Both Ekur had the same technology.
The Great Pyramid was directed by different gods in turn. During the Second Pyramid War, it was the temple-abode of Marduk-Ra. After Ninmah was able to broker a peace agreement between the warring clans that ended the war, she became highly regarded and represented a neutral force. She was then attributed the domain of the spaceport in the Sinai peninsula and appointed the mistress of the new Ekur—and got the title of Goddess of the Rocket Ships:
The gods have given unto my hand
the pilot-guiding instruments of Heaven-earth;
mother of the sky-chambers am I.
In fact, each time an Anunnaki gets a new role, he or she is given a title name. Thus Ninmah is also called Ninharsag (Great Lady of the Harsag Mountain) when she gets the domain of the Sinai mountain, and she is Ninti (Lady/Goddess of Life) when she bio-engineers the Adamu’s line. Sitchin recognizes in Ninmah the goddess Hathor of Egypt; and indeed, Hathor is clearly named as the Mistress of the Pyramid: “The Egyptians considered the Sinai Peninsula to have been the domain of Hathor” (Sitchin, Wars, 148). The pyramid was called “the Western Mountain of Hathor,” before the time when the Egyptian goddess Isis became herself the Mistress of the Pyramid.
Ningishzidda/Thoth (the Egyptian god of mathematics, astronomy, geometry, architecture, called the “Measurer of the Cord”), on the start of his reign became the Guardian of the Secrets of the Ekur, the Great Pyramid, according to the Tales of the Magicians. His Sumerian name Ningishzidda means “Lord of the Artifact of Life,” or the “Guardian of the Place of Life.” The Tales further disclose that Thoth had in his custody the secret plans of the Pyramid and had hidden them:
To the Pharaoh Khufu, the magician answered: “I know not the information in the designs, O king, but I know where the plans-with-numbers were hidden by Thoth. […] There is a box of whetstone in the sacred chamber called the Chart Room in Heliopolis; they are in that box.”
Then the magician further discloses that Ra had decreed that this box could be found only by a future descendant of Khufu.
As far as science is concerned, we are certainly able—but only since recently—to understand the kind of science necessary to tamper with the DNA and to make clones (as Ninmah did), as well as how to calculate the path of a rocket ship or a probe, and how to build orbiting space stations. Through inferences based on what we have mastered, we can fathom how we could use wormholes for quasi-instant travels; also, in some cases we are able to “revive” somebody who was clinically dead, provided that it’s done very quickly.
However, we are a whole science (indeed a paradigm) away from the type of spiritual and scientific artifacts that the Anunnaki seem to master. This, in my view, will be precisely the type of holistic or integral science that we are going to discover and invent in this century. However, it will not be a replica of the olden science—because we are not the same people. It will be a different holistic science, with some domains of overlapping with the ancient science.
The Enigmatic MEs
The Anunnaki are filled with awe and wonder toward the mysterious aura of power of the divine formulas—the MEs—that endow their owner with specific knowledge, power, and charisma. Although the King of the Gods, Anu, is too much of a pragmatist and a politician to attribute a high value to scientific skills in themselves, he cannot not believe in the MEs whose ownership is what bestows on a Nibirian the power to reign, to heal, to perform holy rites, to control any technological and scientific facility, and the like.
The tablets give us an inkling of these powerful devices used in all temples (that is, the centers of science and spirituality), because they are described whenever a temple is robbed, defiled, or destroyed. For example, with Zu robbing Enlil’s Control Center in Nippur, or Nergal/Erra creating havoc in Marduk’s Temple in Babylon, and also with Ninurta, who after Marduk, had been released from his imprisonement in the Great Pyramid, sets to either destroy this temple’s MEs or monopolize them for his own purpose.
The “Tablet of Destinies” in Enlil’s Nippur Temple
There’s definitely a magical power to the MEs, but there’s also a technological aspect to the divine formula. It seems they are some type of programs using data banks, each one managing a specific task. One of the MEs is thus called the “Tablet of Destinies,” and it was set in Enlil’s holies of holies in the city of Nippur (Nibru.Ki), where Enlil had his temple-abode, the first (antediluvial) Mission Control Center. It consisted of a tower with a raised platform, on which “was a secret chamber, the Dir.Ga (‘Dark, Glowing Chamber’) where space charts (‘the emblems of the stars’) were displayed and where the Dur.An.Ki (‘Bond Heaven-Earth’) was maintained” (Sitchin, Wars, 88). Sitchin surmises that the Tablet of Destinies consists of the “vital celestial charts and orbital data panels” secured in the Dirga Room. In the same temple, another control room, the Ki.Ur (“Place of Earth’s Root”), features a “heavenward tall pillar, reaching to the sky” that allowed Enlil “to pronounce his word” so that his parole does “approach heaven”—a perfect antenna and communication device between Earth and Nibiru.
The Hymn to Enlil the All-Beneficent lists some of the high technological machines in the Dirga Room: A “Lifted eye which scans the land,” a “Lifted Beam which penetrates all” (“which searches the heart of all the land”). Sitchin (12th Planet, 295) says about the room that “Its ‘arm’ was a ‘vast net,’ and in its midst there crouched a ‘fast-stepping Bird,’ a ‘bird’ whose ‘hand’ the wicked and the evil could not escape”; in other words, a “fast-stepping Bird whose grasp no one could escape.”
In fact, most great gods had their own plane (bird) or helicopter (whirling-bird) within their sacred temple-abode, while the interplanetary spacecrafts and rockets (shems) were in the spaceports (Sippar, then Baalbek and the Sinai).
The Sumerian text called The Myth of Zu, reconstituted from versions in Old Babylonian and Assyrian languages, recounts that Zu (or An.Zu—“He Who Knows the Heavens”) was an orphan adopted by the Igigi—the astronauts living in, and managing, the orbiting space station and the base on Mars; his name let us suppose that he was trained in astronomy and astronautics by them. The Igigi started complaining about the fact they had no facilities on the ground to take some rest and holidays, and they sent Zu as their ambassador to Enlil. Enlil offers to Zu to be an assistant in the Durga, in order to retain him and thus delay his response to the Igigi (Sitchin, Wars, 97–98). One day that Enlil left him alone in the chamber, Zu steals the Tablet of Destinies, because: “[with it] I will establish my throne, be master of the Heavenly Decrees; The Igigi in their space I will command!” When Ninurta, Enlil’s son and War Commander, will come to challenge him and fight with him, Zu will lash out at him with pride:
“I have carried off all Authority; The decrees of the gods I [now] direct!”
Worse still, “with the powers Zu had obtained, no lightning bolt could ‘approach his body.’” And Ninurta will overcome him only after his father gives him some powerful missiles.
But let’s ponder some more on the effect the removal of this ME had on the Space Control Center. As soon as Zu removes the Tablet of Destinies: “Suspended were the divine formulas; The lighted brightness petered out; Silence prevailed. In space, the Igigi were confounded; The sanctuary’s brilliance was taken off.”
So what do we see: the operations stopped short, “suspended”—we could imagine a real-time hologram of the space around Earth and all the way to Nibiru, showing all movements of spacecrafts as well as all celestial objects. And of course, whatever its nature, the power (maybe nuclear or electrical, but most probably altogether unthinkable for us) and light (idem) went out, the machines’ humming died off and, last but not least, the orbiting space station was in any case blind and its communication channel disrupted, and maybe it couldn’t survey the sky anymore. But that was not all Zu achieved in one theft.
At the very moment the Control Center is totally disabled, on the contrary, Zu, hiding in a far-away mountain range, has now become unbeatable: “But none dared track Zu to the distant mountain for he was now as powerful as Enlil, having also stolen the ‘Brilliance’ of Enlil; ‘and he who opposes him shall become as clay. . . at his Brilliance the gods waste away’” (Sitchin, Wars, 97; the ancient texts quoted by Sitchin are in italics).
The text makes clear that this specific ME, the Brilliance, was the “Enlilship” of Enlil—that is, his role as Chief of the Gods on Earth and thus Commander of Earth. Thus, a single magico-technological object is so crucial to manage or control the functions of king, queen, or else of Commander of Earth that whoever possesses it gets the function and the power.
We can surmise that the Tablet of Destinies was thus a specific computer program with its data sets included, allowing to run a permanent control of the sky, of the spaceships, and of the space station. What is puzzling for us is that these task-oriented computers seem to come, each one, in only a unique version, and that the role or function is attached to it.
Whoever owns it becomes the leader of that specific domain, here the Bond Heaven-Earth.
In our Information Technology society, we understand how a ME-chip can manage a whole technological facility (such as Marduk’s waterworks), because we know that a tiny chip is able to send and receive microwave (or other) signals at a distance, to communicate with, and manage, huge machines in a far-away space station or on a space probe. Furthermore, we have reasons to anticipate that crystals could be used as multilayered three-dimensional chips and data storage—nanocomputers of sorts. But we have to remember that it was impossible for the early translators of the tablets to understand such feats before our computer science got to that miniaturization point in the 1980s. In stark contrast to (relatively) complex technology, we are hard put to fathom the workings of ME such as Godship—the way Inanna instantly becomes a queen after making off with it, or the way Zu was able to appropriate the Enlilship.