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  • The Fertile Crescent

    The Fertile Crescent is a term for an old fertile area north, east and west of the Arabian Desert in Southwest Asia. The Mesopotamian valley and the Nile valley fall under this term even though the mountain zone around Mesopotamia is the natural zone for the transition in a historical sense.

    As a result of a number of unique geographical factors the Fertile Crescent have an impressive history of early human agricultural activity and culture. Besides the numerous archaeological sites with remains of skeletons and cultural relics the area is known primarily for its excavation sites linked to agricultural origins and development of the Neolithic era.

    It was here, in the forested mountain slopes of the periphery of this area, that agriculture originated in an ecologically restricted environment. The western zone and areas around the upper Euphrates gave growth to the first known Neolithic farming communities with small, round houses , also referred to as Pre Pottery Neolithic A (PPNA) cultures, which dates to just after 10,000 BC and include areas such as Jericho, the world’s oldest city.

    During the subsequent PPNB from 9000 BC these communities developed into larger villages with farming and animal husbandry as the main source of livelihood, with settlement in the two-story, rectangular house. Man now entered in symbiosis with grain and livestock species, with no opportunity to return to hunter – gatherer societies.

    The area west and north of the plains of the Euphrates and Tigris also saw the emergence of early complex societies in the much later Bronze Age (about 4000 BC). There is evidence of written culture and early state formation in this northern steppe area, although the written formation of the states relatively quickly shifted its center of gravity into the Mesopotamian valley and developed there. The area is therefore in very many writers been named “The Cradle of Civilization.”

    The area has experienced a series of upheavals and new formation of states. When Turkey was formed in the aftermath of the genocide against the Pontic Greeks, Armenians and Assyrians perpetrated by the Young Turks during the First World War it is estimated that two-thirds to three-quarters of all Armenians and Assyrians in the region died, and the Pontic Greeks was pushed to Greece.

    Israel was created out of the Ottoman Empire and the conquering of the Palestinian terretories. The existence of large Arab nation states from the Maghreb to the Levant has since represented a potential threat to Israel which should be neutralised when opportunities arise.

    This line of thinking was at the heart of David Ben Gurion’s policies in the 1950s which sought to exacerbate tensions between Christians and Muslims in the Lebanon for the fruits of acquiring regional influence by the dismembering the country and the possible acquisition of additional territory.

    The Christians are now being systematically targeted for genocide in Syria according to Vatican and other sources with contacts on the ground among the besieged Christian community.

    According to reports by the Vatican’s Fides News Agency collected by the Centre for the Study of Interventionism, the US-backed Free Syrian Army rebels and ever more radical spin-off factions are sacking Christian churches, shooting Christians dead in the street, broadcasting ultimatums that all Christians must be cleansed from the rebel-held villages, and even shooting priests.

    It is now time that the genocide against the Pontic Greeks, Assyrians and Armenians is being recognized, that the Israeli occupation, settlements and violence against the Palestinians stop, and that the various minorities in the area start to live their lifes in peace – without violence and threats from majority populations, or from the West, and then specificially from the US.

    War in the Fertile Crescent
    https://aratta.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/war-in-the-fertile-crescent

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Anu-60 (the sky, Uranus), Enlil-50 (the wind, Saturn), Enki-40 (the earth, Hermes)

Posted by Sjur Cappelen Papazian on July 27, 2015

“As significantly as sigil-scripts, colors and mystical alphabets have played their parts in ritualized magical drama, spiritual incantations and other ceremonial applications, so, too, are numbers viewed as mystical signs in the realm of form, representative of endless wisdom and correspondences.” — Joshua Free

[This mardukite necrogate blog post is officially excerpted from Liber-51/52, also available with its prequel “Sumerian Religion” (Liber 50) by Joshua Free in the combined Liber 50/51/52 edition “Mesopotamian Religion” or the NEW Mardukite Core Year-2 anthology mardukite.com economy edition of the GATES OF THE NECRONOMICON edited by Joshua Free.]

Although traditional or “classical” numerology is derived from a base-10 (or by some interpretations, a base-9) system, the mathematics born in Mesopotamia is base-6, or more appropriately, base-60. While this might seem complicated, consider that you are probably most familiar with a base- 10 metric system – things are easily grouped in tens and hundreds: decades and centuries and “percents.” This type of math is quite familiar to western civilization.

Base-60 mathematics is something more closely identified with “time” in our world. Rather than the division of an hour into hundredths or percents, we see sixty minutes as the “whole pie.” A quarter of that “pie,” while still “25%” is not the quantified value of 25, but instead: 15.

The measuring “foot” is divided by 12 [12 x 5 = 60]. This is the type of thinking that more closely resembles the Sumerian worldview. Sumerian religious mathematics that that the wheel (or more correctly, the circle) consisted of 360 degrees [6 x 60 = 360]. Thus was born “geometry,” the means of “earth-measuring,” as 360 being a perfect “earth” cycle (circle), was thought to compose the length of the year (in the Sumerian calendar).

Some of the most basic formulas:

6 x 1 = 6 = earth, fire, power [Marduk]
6 x 10 = 60 = command, heaven-earth, fire [Anu]
6 x 10 x 10 = 600 = chaos, void, abyss [Tiamat]
6 x 1 x 60 = 360 = earth-time, cycles [local planet]
6 x 10 x 60 = 3600 = heaven-time, spiritual cycles [sar]

This system of mathematics is called sexagesimal. The number sixty is sacred within its own system, having exactly twelve factors (three of which are prime) frequently occurring as “sacred” numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 30 and itself. It is actually the smallest whole number perfectly divisible by the numbers 1 through 6.

This was very useful in the highly innovative form of multiplication by reciprocal used by Sumerians and Babylonians. Numbers were never actually divided by another number, they were instead multiplied by the reciprocal (or inverse) of the other number. In this system, the expression: “60 divided by 10” becomes “60 multiplied by one-tenth.”

[60 / 10 = 6] is the same as [60 x 0.1 = 6]

Commonplace uses of numbers also followed the sexagesimal formula. Where we might imagine the use of centimeters and inches, the basic unit of length in Mesopotamia was essentially the division of a “meter” into 360 parts called the she.

6 she = 1 su-shi
30 su-shi (360 she) = 1 kush
6 kush (2160 she) = 1 gi
12 kush (360 su-shi) = 1 nindan

The original hierarchy of Anunnaki designations runs in increments of five from 5 to 60, allowing space for the “Olympian Twelve” to be plotted thereupon. [The Sumerian Anunnaki Pantheon of Twelve consists of Anu (60), Antu (55), Enlil (50), Ninlil (45), Enki (40), Ninki-Damkina (35), Nanna (30), Ningal (25), Shammash (20), Inanna-Ishtar (15), Ishkur-Adad (10) and Ninhursag-Ninmah (5).]

The spiritual politics of post-Sumerian Mesopotamia resulted in the altering of the names or figures assuming the titles, but not the roles themselves (which were mathematically fixed). The designations of the Supernal Trinity: 60, 50 and 40, remain “master numbers.” The Babylonian fractional designations are inherited by the “younger pantheon,” some of which do not actually appear in the Olympian Twelve.

1 / 2 = 30 [Nanna-Sin] (moon)
1 / 3 = 20 [Utu-Shammash] (sun)
1 / 4 = 15 [Inanna-Ishtar] (Venus)
1 / 5 = 12 [Nabu] (Mercury)
1 / 6 = 10 [Marduk] (Jupiter)
1 / 8 = 7.3 (8) [Nergal] (Mars)
1 / 15 = 4 [Ninib, Adad or Ninurta] (Saturn)

Concerning the order of the Gates:

1 = 7 (Nanna – 30) [30 x 2 = 60] [30 = 1 / 2]
2 = 6 (Nabu – 12) [12 x 5 = 60] [12 = 1 / 5]
3 = 5 (Ishtar – 15) [15 x 4 = 60] [15 = 1 / 4]
4 = 4 (Samas – 20) [20 x 3 = 60] [20 = 1 / 3]
5 = 3 (Nergal – 8)*
6 = 2 (Marduk – 10) [10 x 6 = 60] [10 = 1 / 6]
7 = 1 (Ninurta – 4) [4 x 15 = 60] [4 = 1 / 15]

Since the allocation of the gate-system [Babili] was composed in Babylon, it is not surprising to see the Martian force “out-of-balance” with the remaining ones. Nergal (Erra) is not actually placed on the original post-primordial (excluding Tiamat, etc.) pantheon, nor is Ereshkigal, Aya (consort of Shammash), Marduk, Sarpanit, Nabu, Teshmet, or even Ninurta, who was next in line to receive Enlil’s designation of 50 before the “Tower of Babel” incident (Marduk in Babylon).

With the passing of each generation, the successive characters moved up their positions in the “Ladder of Lights,” leaving us with the system illustrated in the Necronomicon cycle, the relatively most “updated” post-Sumerian version of the pantheon.

Anu-60, Enlil-50, Enki-40, Abzu and Ereshkigal

Concearning the numbers of the Gods

How to Enter the Mystical Gates Of Enki, Enlil, & Anu

Sumer – Land of the gods

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