The Dogon religion is the first religion in modern times to tell us about the amphibious Nummo who came to Earth from another star system. These hermaphroditic beings, who were identified with the sacred feminine, were the Goddesses loved and revered by the people of Old Europe. Demonized by later patriarchal cultures, the Dogon tell us that these immortal beings were responsible for human creation and civilization. According to the Dogon, the Nummo would one day return to Earth and the day of the Nummo’s return was known to the Dogon as the "Day of the Fish." To emphasize the importance of this event, I have used Day of the Fish as the title for my latest book, which follows the Dogon religious symbols from Old Europe to ancient Japan and from Australia to the Americas to reveal the lost history of humanity.
I've spent the last 12 years of my life researching and writing about the African Dogon religion because I believe it's as close to the world’s first religion that we are ever likely to get. I have devoted so much of my time to this religion because I sense that understanding it is crucial to our survival. There is a spiritual component to this religion that needs to be addressed and understood. It is a spiritualism that is connected to the Earth itself and involves our genetic connection to our environment. Even though I have written three books about the Dogon religion, I feel that I have just barely scratched its surface. There is still so much more to learn and it is my hope that others will contribute to this endeavour. The Dogon elder Ogotemmęli, who first told the religion to the French anthropologist Marcel Griaule, took over 20 years to learn his own religion. This gives you some idea of its complexity. My research indicates that the Dogon religion is the pagan mystery religion that was thought to have been lost to humanity. It was stamped out of existence in most places of the world by the Roman Catholic Church and the Inquisition. The reason that this religion has survived with the Dogon people, is that they were isolated from the rest of the world right up until the 1930s.
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