A Future History of Light, Concluded: Guess My Name (UPDATE)



In the previous post, I laid out my argument that the "Fall of Man" in the Book of Genesis was actually based on a real-life event, the fall of the Sumerian Kings, or Lugals, to the usurper Sargon of Akkad, the prototype for all would-be global governors. The Biblical account shows clear parallels to icons of Inanna and Tammuz, as well as accounts in the Epic of Gilgamesh.

As we've seen previously, the Fall of the Watchers in the Book of Enoch was clearly based on the fall of the Titans, which connects us not only to the Prometheus universe (so to speak) but also to the Fall of Lucifer and his rebel angels, which in turn takes us back to the Sumerian rebels, fighting the Akkadian occupation from encampments in the rugged mountains to the north, in modern-day Kurdistan.

Remember that Sumer means "Land of the Watchers." And do note that we're seeing history repeat itself today...


A LONG TIME AGO...


This "War in Heaven" was a rebellion against the first recorded attempt to create a "new world order"-- an insurrection that was ultimately successful, despite the spin texts like Enoch and Paradise Lost might put on it. Gilgamesh was written when the Sumerians regained power, and the original Fall narrative probably was as well.


But as we'll see there is evidence that Lucifer is a symbol of resistance to imperial tyranny and foreign occupation.
 

The original Luke Skywalker.

This role was handed down to his archetypal descendant Prometheus, who as we saw, is linked to several Mesopotamian myths, and is an obvious figure of rebellion and resistance against a usurper, in this case Zeus. 

Prometheus is linked to the Sumerian Lucifer in numerous ways: their iconography, their functions, their powers. I believe that Prometheus was ultimately born in the gold mines of the Caucasus, where the Sumerian rebels went to raise money for their insurrection. I believe we have very compelling evidence of their mission in one of history's most popular myths.

Although the story was obviously changed to suit Greek tastes, Prometheus' prophecy of Thetis- an Oceanid, or archaic, probably pre-Greek deity- bearing a child to Zeus that would overthrow him may well be based on the overthrow of the Sargon dynasty and the restoration of the Sumerian line. 


This is borne out in Prometheus' dialogues with the Oceanids', which sound very much like a discourse on Sumerian politics under Sargon. (read lines like "a harsh monarch now rules who is accountable to no one.")

Thetis would eventually give birth to Achilles. Scholars agree that "Achilles" is a pre-Greek name, but disagree on the sources. In the context of Prometheus as the Sumerian Lucifer in disguise and his prophecy of the unjust king's overthrow by his own son, couldn't Achilles be derived from Akkad, as in Sargon of Akkad?

I'm just barely scratching the surface here (doing all the math involved here is beyond the reach of a blog), but as with the Fall narrative, all the pieces fall neatly into place, gently and gracefully, if you look beyond Greece and plug Sumer into the equation. 

Sumer, which was impossibly ancient before there even was a Greece.  Sumer, whose myths were passed down and recorded in the great libraries of Babylon, where the great scholars of Greece went on pilgrimages to study texts written thousands of years before they were born.

THE INFERNO

The Lucifer known to the Sumerians was a very complex figure indeed; on one hand a patron god of craftsmen and scholars, but also a god identified with the destructive force of fire. 

Gibil was also known as Girra, or "The Shining One." That's the same name as Helel, the name cited as Lucifer in some translations of Isaiah. 
I believe that Gibil would become a secret god, a secret supreme god to these rebels, a status made evident in the Prometheus myths. I also believe that because he's said to have a mind "so vast that all the gods, all of them, cannot fathom it" in the Enuma Elish.  
That sounds like esoteric knowledge to me.
That there was a secret yet powerful tradition connected to this god seems obvious to me in the etymology of two well-known figures in the Middle East today:
I believe Gibil would later come to be known as Iblis, the flame-born fallen one in the Koran.  And most probably the Melek Taus of the Yazidi (Girra's temple was called the é-me-lám-huš). 
Remember that the Yazidi are Kurds, so Kurdistan is exactly where we'd look for evidence of special reverence for Gibil.

In fact, as far back as Saladin, there was a tradition that the Kurds traced their descent to Iblis. 

Amazing.

But given that the Zagros Mountains- ground zero for the Sumerian resistance- run straight through the middle of Kurdistan perhaps the real origin of their people can be traced to the Sumerian followers of Gibil, the fire god, god of weaponry, metal-workers, masons and, of course, secret knowledge.




WHAT'S IN A NAME?

Given how newsworthy all of this has become again-- it almost seems as if this very ancient history is replaying itself as I write-- we need to look again at the etymology of Lucifer in the West and how it came to be.

It's a goddamned mess
Stopping at Old English leoht or liht (light), we could easily trace the source of LIGHT to  להט LaHaDT ("flaming," "fiery" - Genesis3:24). With German licht (light—alo Dutch and Yiddish) and the alleged Indo-European “root” leuk (light, brightness), an etymon with a K or guttural seems better, like דלק DaLaQ ,to burn, in Hebrew, Aramaic and Syriac (DiLaQ – it burned).  A burning, feverish “inflammation” is דלקת DaLeQeT in Deuteronomy 28:22.
One gets from Dalet-Lamed-Koof to L-K-T by moving the Dalet (now a T after a dental shift) from the beginning to the end of the word.
(Hi)DLeeYQ (to light, kindle) after ths same M312 methathesis resembles lecht and licht.    Aramaic D’LeeYQTAh (fire) sounds closer to licht, but  only because of the common Tahf-Aleph suffix that helps make Aramaic a degree less “Edenic” than Biblixcal Hebrew. The LK element (plus the dental) should light the way to words like LUCID and ELECTRIC. (Greek Elektra means shining one.) Ignore the Ys and N to better see why the Welsh ray of light,  llygedyn , is another scrambled Dalet-Lamed-Koof.
It is hard to see in English, but opposites LIGHT and DARK both have a dental (D/T), liquid (L/R) and guttural (GH/K) because their Hebrew etymons are designed antonyms: Dalet-Lamed-Het and Dalet-Lamed-Koof.  See a few Semitic “dark” words at DARK.
A Noon/ N → L change might allow NoaGaH (to shine, be bright) to reinforce Indo-European “root” leuk.
Hmm, move the T, carry the G, hold the Z, but not after D...does this make any sense to anybody?

I'm including this wordhash for a reason- to show you just how Byzantine etymology can get. And just how tenuous word origins can actually be. 

Keep that all that fresh in your mind as we proceed with our analysis here.

SO, ON THE OTHER HAND...

One thing struck me when I was looking at this "Fall" story-- that can be traced to both "Man" and "Lucifer"--it all starts with a Lugal.

Lu-GAL literally means "Big Man." LU- man, GAL- big.

Lu is Sumerian for man.


Then we have the fire god (and god of infinite knowledge) Girra, "The Shining One." That's the same definition as Helel, or Lucifer in the Bible. 

LU. GIRRA. Man. Fire God. 

"Fire-God-Man." Huh.

I'm not touching that one...

Now, the Sumerians called their gods DEN-GIR or Dingir or Digir.
Meaning "shining ones" or "shining sky beings." (see very weird glyph)

So we see how Gir-- shining--  is used in a compound word. So try this:

LU. GIR.

Shining man. Or "man who shines." But there's another piece of the puzzle missing.

The word BASI means "to bring" in Sumerian, from BASU, meaning "to be."

And when dealing with light specifically instead of fire, GIS is used instead of GIR (as in EGISNUGAL or GISNU or GISSU). So...


LU. GIS. BASI.

Meaning, "Man who brings the light."

Now, G and C are closely-related consonants. In fact, C originally comes from G. So we can actually use them interchangeably here.

LU. CIS. BASI. 

Following this rule, we could also render LU.GIRRA as LU.CIRRA. Remember that the Latin roots for Lucifer are lux ferre. Devilishly close, no?

Now, the Sumerians didn't seem to have a V or F. They seemed to use "B" for their labiodental consonant sounds. So we could substitute a F or V, making allowance for translation and linguistic idiosyncracies.

This isn't even close to an issue when you're dealing with languages. 
Note there are about five thousand completely different spellings of Nebuchadnezzar (give or take) or the fact that "Christ" or Christos comes from khriein, "mystery" or mysterion comes from myein and so on and so forth). 


So trading out that S for an R in BASI wouldn't even raise a linguist's eyebrow (scroll back up to that etymologist hash on Lucifer I pulled for you just in case you think it might). In fact one of Gibil's variant names is GIS.BAR. But we'll keep it in for argument's sake.

So...

LU. CIS. FASI. Meaning, "Man who brings the light."



In other words, LU. GIS. BASI --which we could just as easily render as LU.CIS.FARI-- has the same exact meaning as "Lucifer."

The same basic word, the same exact meaning. If we're not worried about that "bring/bear" element, LU.CIRRA ("Gibil's Man or Messenger") or LU.CIS ("Man of Light") hits the spot just as well, thank you.

In a language that was more ancient to the Romans than they are to us. A language- and a people- the Romans seemed to have no knowledge of at all.

Straight-up, no spaceships or secret decoder rings needed. One-to-one correspondence. From the Sumerian LU. GIS. BASI (or LU.GIS.BAR, using Gibil's variant name) to the Latin "Lucifer" isn't even a jump, it's barely a half-step, etymologically-speaking.

JUST IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING...

In case this seems even remotely like a stretch, remember the Greek "Sargon" is derived from the Akkadian Sarru-kinu, Osiris comes from Wsjr (!), Jesus comes from Y'shua, James comes from Ya'acov, Solomon comes from Sh'lomoh, Jupiter comes from Dies Pitar, Cyrus comes from Khurvash, Nepththys comes from Nebet-Het, York comes from Eboracum, Jersey comes from Caesarea and so on and so forth all the way down the line.  

And there's a whole host of names scholars can't figure out at all.

And again, Girra/Gibil also connects us to Melek Taus and Iblis, two related modern characters that seem especially resonant these days.  So if you're wondering how this language would be passed down to the Romans in the third or fourth century before Christ, you have to also ask yourself how Gibil would survive to the seventh century after.

The answer to those questions might take us to some very strange places.

Another interesting thing to note also is that the Bible refers to angels as "men" in the stories of Abraham and his family, ie., the Sumerian characters in Genesis. So there obviously seems to have been a tradition identifying this messenger/angel figures as men, rather than as gods, dating back to Sumer.

So what do you think came first: the Latin Lux, "light," based on whatever speculative root, or LU.GIS, taken from a language which was building entire libraries two thousand years before Latin was first spoken? 

In other words, which came first, the light or the Light-Bearer? 


WHERE IS HE?

So what are we to make of this Gibil, a mysterious, ambiguous, almost Lovecraftian god of obvious importance to the Sumerians and their descendants such as the Babylonians (and apparently the Kurds as well)?

Gibil was the patron of several trades and magical rituals upon which the Sumerians lived and died and yet we're asked to believe he didn't have a single shrine? Or a single depiction of him?


No, something is missing. The question then becomes why, and how far back this all goes. Remember this all has to do to a power struggle, one very much like that taking place in Mesopotamia today.

What we should make note of is that Gibil- who we have not a single depiction of today- was portrayed as a figure of national resistance against an invasion (from Elam, modern-day Iran, probably during the Ur III period) in the story Girra and the Elamatum, or the 'Witch of Elam'. This story- which hailed Girra as the "Light of Mankind"- was so popular it survived into Babylon and even became the basis of a festival. 

So there is documented evidence for this god being used exactly in the fashion I am positing occurred during the Sargon era, and for which Gibil is given an "exalted status above his brother gods." 

That such a story survived into the Babylonian period provides us with strong evidence that this figure influenced the Biblical and apocryphal writers, and almost certainly the creators of the Lucifer mythos.

A funny thought struck me while doing all this construction work here: what if this LU.GIS.BAR thing is the real reason so many Sumerian texts are still missing?

HE'S ONLY JUST BEGUN...

In many ways we have been dragged back to the days of Sargon and the mountain rebellion, not only in Mesopotamia, but all around the world. And at the same time that mysterious Trans-Plutonian planet the Sumerians called "Nibiru" becomes something more than an Internet rumor. 

Funny old coincidence, don't you think?

And in the midst of all this, Gibil seems to have awoken from a very, very long slumber and reinvented himself as a TV star. 

I have a very strong feeling this is just the start of his comeback tour.

UPDATE: To give you a sense of how powerful and important this Mesopotamian Lucifer was, I'll quote from a Babylonian magical text used to release a supplicant from the evil curse put upon them:
O blazing Girra, warlike son of Anu, Indeed you are the fiercest among your brothers. 
As you decide lawsuits in the stead of Sîn and Šamaš, Judge my case, hand down my verdict. Burn my warlock and my witch, Girra, burn my warlock and my witch, Girra, scorch my warlock and my witch,  Girra, burn them,  Girra, scorch them, Girra, vanquish them, Girra, consume them,  Girra, confound them! 
O splendid Girra, preeminent one of the gods, Vanquisher of the wicked and the enemy, vanquish them so I not be wronged. May I, your servant, live and be well so that I may stand before you (and declare):  You alone are my god, you alone are my lord,  You alone are my judge, you alone are my aid,  You alone are my avenger!

Astonishing. Absolutely astonishing.

UPDATE: Several paragraphs of new information added to the top section on Prometheus and his connection to Gibil/Girra.



NOTE: This topic will be picked up at a later date. I need to do some more research and need to get back to some other things. So, we will continue (the Prometheus material plugs the gaps that the Gibil situation seems to leave unfilled) but not for a while yet...




†  Which makes the idea of a "Luciferian New World Order" even more oxymoronic.

38 comments:

  1. Chris, you should keep an eye on Brazil, especially now that the Olympic Games are coming to down in August (the month of Leo, sign of the Sun). As I've mentioned before, the name 'Brazil' is etymologically connected to 'fire' - I don't think it would be a stretch to interpret 'Brazil' as fire (braz) god (il - or 'el').

    This week a jaguar was killed during a ceremony for the Olympic torch in Manaus, when it tried to flee after being held in chains by military men while they strutted around. There was also a lot of outrage when they baited pink river dolphins to take photos with the torch the next day.

    That's not even mentioning the bizarre coup d'état that's playing out - with the victim role played by Dilma Rousseff(er?).

    - Bruno

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    1. I have been watching Brazil and the Olympic games thing unfold. Very symbolic in these times. But there is a war being waged on the BRICS so that must be taken into account.

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    2. It's a full court press. The US imperium is using the fallout from the ongoing financial meltdown as leverage to bring central and South America to heel. Venezuela is being destabilized and Argentina's neoliberal government is now paying the vultures 100%. If Clinton gets in, there will be increased attempts to hem in Russia and China by nibbling at their periphery as well as more of the propaganda we see.

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    3. Yep that killing of that innocent jaguar at the Olympic Torch ceremony was major bad juju! Of course the prolific omens doesn't stop there; "Rio's horror week: Body parts wash up near Olympics beach volleyball site - A beach goer Wednesday discovered human body parts that had washed up on the shore, right in front of the Olympic Beach Volleyball Arena on Rio's famed Copacabana beach." http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/30/americas/rio-olympics-body-parts-found/

      I wouldn't care if I could fly first class and stay at the best five star hotel and eat at the finest restaurants for free because I still wouldn't be anywhere near Rio for the Synchromystical s*** storm that's brewing around the 2016 Olympic Games. Oh and let's not forget it's still the "Year of the Monkey" in China, Tibet, and other Eastern Lunar calendar. Monkey years is known for immense scandals, shocking upheavals, and other chaotic events more than the other 11 Animal year signs. Year of the Monkey 2016 is definitely fulfilling those expectations.

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    1. I'm not sure how to respond to that...

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  3. bingo! man we still do that Lamb of God Routine. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,. You alone ...the gloria. Glorious Lucifer - the Heavenly Peacock. plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose and all that jazz.lol.

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    1. Interesting you should bring that up because there seem to have been a class in Sumer called the LU.GIS.DU who were shepherds or farmers but there may be some indication that in fact that was a ceremonial name. IN any event LU.GIS.BAR might be a name like Shemsu Hor, a name for a group of people.

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    2. Given the etymology and the uncertainty that seems to surround LU.GIS.DU, I believe- and Gordon agrees- that the shepherds in question are not sheep herders but the stars of the Orion constellation. Which makes a lot more sense.

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  4. Lucifers ...Direct spelling and what we call à "match" in Dutch.. When you got to the entomology and juxtaposition of the "R" for the "S" , I thought.. Wow! Lucifers .... Matches.... Fire.. Whoa! Brilliant, absolutely breathtaking in the scope of research you've done.. And to be honest , I've been reading the entire series with a sense of comfort: the bible IS a text written and borrowed from the past.. It's comforting to know that the so called GOD of the bible is a man made construct.. That the Divine is a much more compassionate rendering of power than the fire and brimstone punisher of that man made text, written to take control of the people .. That Lucifer or Gilbil inexorably comes back to life NOW, despite the attempts of the past to "mute" his voice, says a lot for the possibility of grass roots uprising against the nwo in our NOW..

    Although I must admit to a slight, no shall I say, increased sense of unease from the connection of Nibiru to the Sumerians to our present day, in light of a very interesting conversation with someone yesterday in which he told me about a certain"space station"-like object which appears on the horizon at night, which is definitely not see able in North America. Apparently always in the same spot, and his interpretation of it.., and I quote " Something big is going to happen, and that space station that no one is talking about is there as a result.. That Planet X is coming back..etc etc.." He is located in Western Europe..

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    1. Sounds like something out of A New Hope... "That's no moon..."

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    2. Yes, the timing all seems very strange. The wars, the new planet, the space programs with reusable boosters, the so-called migrant crisis used to justify sending more troops to Mesopotamia and Assyria, London as the new Babylon, the Hittite-slash-Ottoman Empire rising, the Kurds struggling to establish their own homeland, all of it seems like a replay of very ancient struggles while at the same time playing out like a sci-fi movie, like Raj says.

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  5. So the Sumerians retreated to continue resistance from the Zagros Mountains, and some even traveled further North - perhaps separated by flooding of the Black Sea https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sea_deluge_hypothesis - and lives on to this day in Latvia? http://www.lexiline.com/lexiline/lexi37.htm

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    1. I do believe that the Sumerians went straight north to the ancient gold mines on the coast of the Black Sea to raise the money needed to fight the Akkadians. I think there's a lot of evidence for this and I'll get into that when I return to this topic.

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  6. How à propos on the day of Brexit, the UK's liberation from the EUSSR.

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    1. I've been watching that story. It's a curious thing. As a longtime listener of Dave Emory's show I'm a bit more circumspect about the true origins of the EU, which you can find out quite easily on the web. So it's a strange topic. Nothing is as it seems. What I would say is judge true intent by result.

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    2. it s the next move in the NWO game... watch how even the worst NWO sceptic will rally for a "United States of Europe" or "Republic of Europe" now... cashless society / chipped populace included, like a cheering fangirl

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  7. Chris, how do you see Gnosticism play in this? Is there not a way to say that the Gnostic Christ and Lucifer are both the same in bringing light to those oppressed by the powers Archons/Demiurge etc...?

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    1. I think there's a definite link. I think just as you saw with the Gnostics' bitter reaction to the Fall of Jerusalem, there is a similar sentiment at work here When you read the Lamentations of the Sumerians it seems obvious that they blamed their problems primarily on Enlil, who was their Yahweh. It's why I believe this Gibil/Girra cult took hold, which we get hints of in some of these later texts like the Elamite Witch story. But I think the Sargon situation was what led to the Prometheus myths, which I believe were either brought to Greece by exiles or transmitted through oral tradition.

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  8. Hey Chris,

    I think it's a mark of how good these series of posts are that many of us are having related synchs, or at least going, "Hmm, yeah, that shit makes sense." here's my take on this, generally. I think that with powerful archaic forces such as these there is a kind of dreamtime unity whereby history, myths, fiction, appropriations of older forms , all hang together in some kind of seamless living gestalt. I mean, either the universe is alive and interconnected somehow or it isn't. (It totally is)

    Uncovering real history is central to any Gnosis, but also is an awareness of why new forms came to hold those same currents. I think this is part of the mystique and power of folk-magic. And to my mind folk-magic stems out of oppression. When you try to crush a people, and corrupt their stories, they'll write new stories, or they'll make the corrupted stories still fly. This is why Chaos Magick with fictional characters can still work, for example.

    Regarding Lucifer, a fallen Archangel of Light might be far from his/it's original lineage, but it's no less true in an operative sense. Because of this underlying dreamtime unity, if all you know of him is Miltonesque, but you're a tuned in kind of person, your consciousness will still use that form for communication and revelation. I think a lot of people miss this insight.
    However, the deeper the Gnosis the more powerful the magick. I think that's why these posts are igniting - or at least aligning with - contemporaneous synchs in other peoples lives. Definitely in my own.

    Real research and real history doesn't obliterate the mystique - as some might fear - it only deepens it. There's an alchemy at the heart of everything and everyone, mortal and immortal alike. Posts like this connect us to that alchemy, and in doing so they kindle it. If I were a force standing in absolute opposition to tyranny, occupation and colonization, I'd congratulate and thank you, Chris. To even go anywhere near demonized forms like Lucifer requires a clear-sightedness and a pretty sizable set of cojones.

    Peace

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    1. Well, I can tell you where this all really came from- it came from the plight of the Yazidi and to a certain extent the Druze and the Kurds. These are the true Gnostics, the ones who put their gnosis on the firing line. The Yazidi seem tapped into something that has gotten them through persecution we can hardly imagine. I wanted to understand this power and discover its origin. That's where the seeds were planted. And to discover how direct the connection is to this powerful, ancient and secret energy still has me reeling. I've only scratched the surface of this story- there's a lot more to tell.

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  9. Heroic work. This is only the beginning. Chris, you'll find your interest in Sevan's second semester Innerversity might be piqued. Just... take the plunge. When you align what you know with THIS. I want to see the f______ fallout.

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    1. I checked out the site- I'm not seeing the connection. What are you thinking about here, OF?

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  10. >Given the etymology and the uncertainty that seems to surround LU.GIS.DU, I believe- and Gordon agrees- that the shepherds in question are not sheep herders but the stars of the Orion constellation. Which makes a lot more sense.

    In reading this reply to an above comment I could not help but think of shepherds and sheep in a Christian context. Also, "I will make you fishers of men." Coincidence? Poetic license? Or, a hint at deeper roots? Perhaps no more than a cultural norm, comparing the gathering shepherd/fisherman to the priest.

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    1. I agree completely. There's so much more textual evidence about this Gibil/Girra that would sound eerily familiar to a Christian, all the more unsettling since this is Lucifer we're talking about here. For instance, magical texts cite one of his primary roles as that of an exorcist, and he was called "the Light of Mankind" and the god of gods. There's a lot of scholarly material on him but almost no mention of him at all in any of the books on Sumer and Babylon (he survived into the Babylonian era) intended for the general public. Something is going on here. It almost feels like a cover-up of some kind.

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    2. Case in point, from the Maqlu: "You alone are my god, you alone are my lord, You alone are my judge, you alone are my aid, You alone are my avenger!" That's being addressed to GIS.BAR, meaning "Bringer of Light." Chew on that nugget for a while.

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  11. Prometheus is directly connected to the Gnostic Christ. Prometheus was crucified on a rock and had his liver eaten daily by birds. This parallels Christ's crucifixion and the wound on his side.

    I know very little about Sumerian mythology, but just from the description here, I'd say that LI.GURRA is referring to the blazing star, the light-bringer, Sirius.

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    1. That's an interesting connection, one I hadn't considered. I will definitely look into it.

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  12. The old Irish had King Lugh (who had earlier been a Celtic god, Lugus). Said to correlate with the Norse god Loki.

    (And... I just looked the above up to make sure I remembered correctly, as one does. Turns out: Both names have proto-Indo-european "leuk-" given as one possible etymology: To shine).

    Interesting...

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    1. Yeah, I'm all over that. I'd say that Indo-European root has itself a Sumerian antecedent, as I discuss here. There are also names such as Louis (the Sun King, much later) and Luke and Lucius. Again, when you get past this top layer of information, when you start to dig into lower data-stratas, you realize this figure was a lot more important than people might otherwise believe. I'll be citing some of the textual evidence in a future post.

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  13. the band SWANS (yes, the same band from the 80's/90's who put out Filth, Cop, Holy Money, White Light from the Mouth of Infinity et al) have had a bit of a comeback since ~2010, after a nearly 15 year break.

    anyways, the mastermind of the band and only original member is Michael GIRRA, and they just put out a record called "The Glowing Man". and their whole vibe since they reformed has been transcendence via ecstatic repetition.

    funny little sync...

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    1. Same difference. Yeah, Swans are an interesting band. There are a lot interesting themes and symbols running through their back-catalog, clues to the initiated that they know their shit. I'm sure Gira is aware of his namesake and draws power from the connection.

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  15. Hypothesis: These myths were disseminated like satirical plays, and were used by common people to make social commentaries and ridicule public figures which they could only get away with after putting a thin veneer of deniability on the resemblances.

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  16. My 2cents is Lucifer embodies the ultimate question of humanities existence encoded into a paradox or more appropriately a duality. Meaning physical existence itself by definition, is mortal, corruptible and therefore subject to infinite cycles of death, renewal and regeneration. So what is the point of it all? "The light" becomes not only the representation of the 'inner fire' and inner workings of creation in a 'hidden' (occult/introspection/meditation) sense, but also the outward manifestation of the 'infinite spark' of creation, the infinite here and now, the infinite on, the infinite "I am" and so forth. And that infinite expansion in the physical plane manifests itself in humans as a conscious mind and hence the paradox and duality of inferior mortal flesh experiencing a glimpse of the infinite mind and a tiny piece of the monad that is this thing we call the universe of creation and potentiality. This paradox and search for finding the 'ultimate truth' and reason for being and the human condition of not ever truly transcending one's ultimate fate of being corrupt inferior flesh with a infinite mind is what some see embodied in Lucifer. The light fallen to earth and manifest in 'lower nature' or physical flesh.

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    1. And I meant to add that Prometheus simply represents the same 'spark' or fire of creation in the hands of man as he forges his own destiny, by answering the 'ultimate question' with the answer of "manifesting my fate with my own hands" and "forging my own truth". But the paradox still exists because the 'ultimate question' is never answered and man remains mortal, while the construct now takes on the embodiment of the paradox referred to previously as man seeks to transcend mortality through physical works. This is especially true in science and fiction surrounding computers (based on ancient mechanisms used to track the position of heavenly bodies for understanding time and space as well as reckoning of ones own place in the universe), especially the concept of the silicon brain.

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    2. But these are all ultimately materialist doctrines. The true "light" is the embodiment of infinity and boundlessness outside the physical. Therefore no matter how 'superior' one is at glimpsing the light, the goal is to go full cerebro or full on view of the whole truth which can only happen once the material world is left behind. And this is shown in almost all religions and true spiritual doctrines. The material world is supposed to be inferior to(after or a result of) the immaterial. That is the point. Mastery in the physical is a form of transcendence which points the way to the ultimate journey to the light which is always immaterial or eternal...

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