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Tuesday May 22 Madonna and the Nummo


Ur Madonna
5000–4000 BCEDay of the Fish pp. 20-34

I believe that because the Nummo were self-fertilizing hermaphrodites that they inspired the myth of the Virgin goddess. Most people are familiar with the Virgin Mary with her baby Jesus found in Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodox Christianity. This is a much later recreation of the first Madonna images that predate Christianity by about 5000 years.

If we look at the Madonna figure from Ur, found in southern Iraq from a prehistoric village of the Ubaid culture, which dates from 5000-4000 BCE, she looks like a serpent with slanted eyes and a casque on her head. This is exactly how the Nummo were described by the Dogon elder Ogotemmêli. This figure's tail has been broken off but other Ur Madonna figurines are depicted with fishtails. One such figure is found in the British Museum. They all seem to appear with these lines on their bellies. The Nummo had these same lines that were mimicked by the Dogon women in the form of tattoos that stretched from below the breasts to the abdomen. One strange aspect of the Nummo was the appearance of circular bones that protruded from their skin in place of joints at the wrists and elbows. Similar circular protrusions appear on the shoulders and elbows of this Ur figurine. These circular markings that look like bumps are an unusual aspect of these statues. Because the Nummo were identified with the sacred feminine, these bumps were mimicked by the Dogon women in wearing arm and wrist bracelets. Ogotemmêli reported that "all that adorns the Spirit of Water also belongs to women."Dorey, Day of the Fish p. 308

The Nummo also had a circular bone at the end of their tails and this was likewise mimicked by the Dogon women who wore a bracelet on their right ankle. Because the Nummo only had a tail and didn’t have two legs like humans they were perceived as having only one leg. The Nummo's leg was always identified with the right leg. Everything symbolizing the Nummo appeared on the right side of the Dogon sanctuary and everything symbolizing the male Jackal, the evil in the religion, always appeared on the left.Dorey, Day of the Fish p. 20 -23.


7 Verso, the Virgin and Child in the Book of KellsThe Book of Kells 7 Verso, Folio of the Virgin and Child

An example of the Christian Madonna is shown above taken from the Celtic Book of Kells. This image shows the Virgin mother with two right feet, while Jesus is shown with two left feet. This aspect of the picture indicates to me that the original artist had come from the pagan religion and been forced perhaps against his or her will to accommodate the book to Christianity. The Book of Kells, which was believed to have been created in the ninth century in the monastery of Saint Colm Cille on the Island of Iona off the west coast of Scotland, was thought to have come from the Celtic pagan religion and later transcribed to accommodate the four Christian gospels. My research shows that the Celtic pagan religion is the same religion that was practised by the Dogon people.Dorey, Day of the Fish p. 30

For more information on these things refer to my latest article on the historic Demonization of the Nummo.

Saturday April 28 The Rainbow Serpent and the Nummo


The Nummo Serpent
©Robert Hill 2011
Day of the Fish p. 305

The rainbow was an important symbol in the Dogon religion. Not only did it describe the trail that the spaceship left as it moved through the sky but it symbolized the appearance of the Nummo. The Nummo's skin was primarily green, but like the chameleon, it sometimes changed colours. It was said to at times have all the colours of the rainbow.

The picture on the left, appeared on one of the Dogon sanctuaries, and symbolized the head and body of the Great Nummo. It was made of four lines of four colors which denoted the rainbow and the four alchemical elements from "the outside to the inside, respectively, water (black), fire (red), air (white) and earth (ochre)." The sinuous shape of the figure portrayed the falling of rain "represented on the inside by black dots, and the water flowing on the ground." Water was a symbol of the Nummo in the Dogon religion. The image recalled the Nummo on Earth, which in the Dogon religion was a symbol of immortality. It was associated with the Mistress (Master) of Speech, who was immortal. The drawing was likewise a diagram of the rainbow.

My research reveals that the alien Nummo were associated with the Rainbow Serpents that appeared in the art and mythology of Aboriginal Australia dating back to 6000 years ago. The picture below is an Australian Aboriginal rock painting of The Rainbow Serpent.Dorey, Day of the Fish p. 308


Rainbow Serpent, Mark O'Neilwww.DigitalTribes.com http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ File:RainbowSerpent.jpg

The name the Rainbow Serpent was coined in 1926 by Professor Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, a British anthropologist specialising in Australian Aboriginal ethnology and ethnography, who determined that many Australian Aboriginal groups shared variations of a common myth telling of an unusually powerful, creative, and often dangerous snake or serpent of enormous size who was associated with rainbows, rain, rivers, and deep waterholes and descended from a larger being visible as a dark streak in the Milky Way.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Serpent Rainbow Serpent

The "star of the Milky Way" was important to the Dogon. Griaule and Dieterlen thought the term might refer to Saturn, because the star of the Milky Way was described as being a bulging funeral urn. The opening of the funeral urn was surrounded by a bulge, which represented the star's permanent halo. I believe the Dogon were actually talking about the Milky Way itself, which is our own galaxy. This picture is an "artist's conception of the spiral structure of the Milky Way with two major stellar arms and a central bar."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:236084 main_ MilkyWay-full-annotated.jpg


Artist's Rendition of The Milky Way NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurthttp://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/Media/ releases/ssc2008-10/ssc2008-10b.shtml

Comparing the Milky Way to our observations of another galaxy, scientists have determined what it might look like to an observer from another galaxy. When viewed from the side, a picture of another galaxy shows "the central bulge of the nucleus." There is also a "halo, which is a spherical region, centered on the nucleus, with a radius of about 50,000 light years. This halo contains very old stars, produced early on when the galaxy was still forming. Most of these stars are in vast collections called globular clusters."Reiterer Martin, Reiterer Stefan, Dinhobl Erhard,
The Milky Way-our galaxy, ESO
http://www.eso.org/public/outreach/eduoff/cas/
cas2002/cas-projects/austria_milky_1/ 2007.
The Dogon drew the picture of the star of the Milky Way under the urn during a consecration of the altar to the ancestors (vageu). All the other deceased members of the lineage were placed in a spiral around it. These ancestors likely symbolized the old stars that were produced when the galaxy was forming. Our galaxy is only one of billions of galaxies in the universe.Nigel Bannister. The Milky Way http://www.star.le.ac.uk/edu/mway/ July 5, 1999. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:236084main_MilkyWay-full-annotated.jpg

"This dazzling infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows hundreds of thousands of stars crowded into the swirling core of our spiral Milky Way galaxy. In visible-light pictures, this region cannot be seen at all because dust lying between Earth and the galactic center blocks our view."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Milky_Way_IR_Spitzer.jpg


The Milky Way from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescopehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki /File:Milky_Way_IR_Spitzer.jpg

I wrote Dreamtime and the Dogon in 2010 for New Dawn magazine. The article compares Dogon myths about the Nummo with Australian aboriginal myths about the Rainbow Serpent. For more detailed information on the Rainbow serpent you can also refer to Day of the Fish.

Friday April 27 Intersexed and Hans Christian Andersen


Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Andersen-hc.jpg

I had a brief discussion on Facebook the other day with someone telling me how intersexed people felt emotionally drawn to the mermaid myth. In lieu of my research on the Dogon religion, I found this fascinating. I tried to find some information about this and discovered that sure enough one of the support groups for intersexed children and teenagers is called Mermaids. One of the reasons that this is so unique is that when I was researching The Nummo and Day of the Fish, Hans Christen Andersen (1805-1875) kept coming up in my research. He is the author of both The Little Mermaid, and The Flax. The symbols in these stories were drawn to my attention because they are very similar to symbols found in the Dogon religion. I discovered that many of Andersen's stories were based on Danish folktales that he had heard as a child. These were oral tales that had been passed on from generation to generation and like the stories from the Dogon religion, I believe they must have been based on ancient religious myths.Dorey, Day of the Fish, p. 87-88

I also discovered that Andersen was believed to have been intersexed. The Hans Christian Andersen Center reports, “to a large extent, Andersen was a spiritually androgynous person or, as Søren Kierkegaard put it in Af en endnu Levendes Papirer (1838; Early Polemical Writings 1990): he is ‘like those flowers where the male and the female sit on one stalk’).” Andersen, who was born in the town of Odense, Denmark was rumoured to have been the illegitimate son of the royal family. When Andersen was young, King Frederick VI took a personal interest in him paying for part of his education.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Christian_Andersen King Frederick VI’s mother was Queen Matilda, the sister of King George VIII of Britain. She was known for shocking the Danish public by riding through town dressed as a man.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caroline_ Matilda_of_Great_Britain (see photo below) King Frederick VI’s father was Christian VII of Denmark, who was mentally ill and rumored to have been a homosexual.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_VII_of_Denmark


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File: Caroline_Mathilde_i_milit%C3%A6runiform.jpg
Queen Caroline Mathilde of Denmark in the military uniform of the Queens Guard Regiment. From a painting by Peder Als from 1770

My research indicates that some of the Royals in Europe, including the Stuarts, who were part of the Merovingian bloodline, were familiar with myths about the hermaphroditic Nummo and the Eight Ancestors. Myths about the Merovingians report that they were descended from aliens and Mérovée, the ancestor of the Merovingians, was reported to have been the child of a sea creature. (For more information on this read my series on Shugborough, Rennes Le Chateaus and Secret Societies.) The Merovingian bloodline was an important element of The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail and The Da Vinci Code, where the Frankish royal family was believed to be descended from Jesus and Mary Magdalene. My research indicates that this bloodline is much older than the biblical myths of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. It is associated with beliefs that predate Christianity by millennia. Instead of being the child of the biblical Jesus and Mary Magdalene, these myths associate Mérovée with the alien Nummo.

Because of their ancestry, Mérovée and his descendants were reputed to have supernatural powers and unnaturally long lives. The bloodline of Mérovée was also supposed to have had special qualities. I believe that Mérovée may have been the offspring of the First and Second Ancestors, referred to by the Dogon. Although primarily male, these ancestors were both hermaphrodites. The second experiment was supposed to be successful as long as procreation was controlled. A love affair between these two ancestors and the birth of their child ruined the second genetic engineering experiment and caused humans to lose their immortality and androgyny. All of the Eight Ancestors were part human and part Nummo and had a human upper body and a fish tailed lower body.

Andersen may have been privy to secret information about the ancient religion and the Merovingians through King Fredrick VI. Andersen may have even discovered the truth about our aquatic and androgynous origins and learned how special he really was. His story The Ugly Duckling, which is about an ugly little duck who is born different, suffers abuse, and then matures into a beautiful swan, may parallel his own life and revelation. A crowned dragon, an image which I associate with the Nummo, a crowned lion (the lion is a symbol of Lébé), a swan with a crown around its neck, a horse (another symbol of the Nummo) and various other lions appear on the Royal Arms of Denmark and Norway from 1699 to 1819. (shown below). There are also eight hearts around the three lions on the top left of the Royal Arms that may symbolize the Eight Ancestors. Hearts are an important symbol that I discuss in Day of the Fish. The swan on the Royal Arms may have been the source for the swan in Andersen's story of The Ugly Duckling.


Royal Arms of Norway and Denmark (1600-1819)http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: Royal_Arms_of_Norway_%26_Denmark_(1699-1819).svg

According to the Dogon, as a result of the Nummos’ third experiment, future humans would eventually evolve back into immortal, androgynous beings and regain their aquatic attributes. If what the Dogon tell us is the truth, then is it possible that individuals born intersexed are evidence of the genetic changes that are supposed to occur in humanity over time? One of the main themes that emerges from the Dogon religion is that our genetic makeup is connected to our spiritual essence. Is it possible that through their DNA, these individuals are more spiritually connected to the Nummo?

In the past, the medical community has convinced some intersexed people with ambiguous external genitalia to have their “genitalia surgically modified to resemble either female or male genitals.”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersex Parents were convinced to do this as soon as their intersexed children were born to hide their intersexed genitalia from society. “Since the advancements in surgery have made it possible for intersex conditions to be concealed, many people are not aware of how frequently intersex conditions arise in human beings or that they occur at all. Contemporary social activists, scientists and health practitioners, among others, have begun to revisit the issue. Awareness of the existence of physical sexual variation in human beings has increased.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intersex

During Marcel Griaule's time spent with the Dogon during the 1930s and 40s, he witnessed the continuous celebration of twin births because twins symbolized the androgynous Nummo. According to Griaule, the celebration of twin births was a cult that extended all over Africa at that time. The birth of twins was a reminder of the immortal Nummo and humanity's loss of twinness and androgyny. My research in Day of the Fish reveals that twins were once celebrated in many areas of the world. It is amazing how quickly old beliefs are forgotten, suppressed and in some instances reversed by conquering cultures. We think of this happening in ancient history but there is evidence that this has occurred in Africa over the past 70 to 80 years. It was told to me recently that female twins in their early 20s, feared for their safety on a recent trip to Kenya, because twins are now considered evil there. It is shocking to think how fast these beliefs have changed. For more information on twins and Dogon beliefs refer to my book, Day of the Fish.

Thursday April 12 Catfish and the Aquatic Ape Theory


The Land Baby by John Collier 1899

Besides being shapeshifters like cephalopods, the Nummo were also described as being a type of catfish because of their barbs or whiskers. According to the Dogon, the first humans, who were part Nummo, were not only hermaphrodites but that they had lived as a type of catfish and breathed through their clavicles. The Mistress (Master) of Speech, who was the saviour in the Dogon religion, was supposed to be evidence of the genetic modifications that had occurred in the respiratory system that permitted humans to breathe air when they emerged from the waters of the womb. When describing the human fetus, the Dogon said that when the human child was in the belly of its mother, it was like a fish that breathes with its gills, but the moment the child was born, it began to breathe with its tonsils. The shape given to the tonsils was like the head, eyes and barbs of the fish.Griaule and Dieterlen p. 400-401 Although the Mistress of Speech looked human above the waist, below she had a fish tail. Her daughter Lébé, became the mother of all present day humans. The 1899 painting entitled, The Land Baby, by John Collier (above) reminds me of this aspect of the Dogon religion and how humans became land dwelling creatures.

In The Nummo and Day of the Fish, I discuss this Dogon belief in relation to the aquatic ape theory of evolution. Sir Alister Hardy, first wrote about his belief that the reason humans were so different from chimpanzees and apes was because they had spent time living in a semi-aquatic state. His paper, Was Man More Aquatic in the Past? appeared in New Scientist, 17 March 1960. The same idea was independently arrived at by the German scientist, Max Westenhoffer, who had been the first to publish such an account in 1942 in Der eigenweg des menschen (The Road to Man).Coastal People Sir Alister Hardy http://www.riverapes.com/AAH/Hardy/Hardy.htm 2007 In 1982, Elaine Morgan popularized this theory in The Aquatic Ape, based on Sir Alister Hardy's 1960 theory. According to geneticists, human and chimp DNA is 99.4 percent identical. Chimps are so close to us, in fact, that some scientists believe they should be sitting on our branch in the tree of life.National Geographic News May 20, 2003, John Pickrell, “Chimps Belong on Human Branch of Family Tree, Study Says” About six to eight million years ago, two groups of apes became separated. The aquatic ape theorists claim that our human ancestors were forced by climate change to live in an aquatic environment and, thanks to the changes associated with that environment, became more advanced than chimpanzees. Afterward, when the environment changed back again, they evolved back into land dwelling creatures.

There are various elements of the human body that support the theory that our ancestors once lived in an aquatic environment. Because humans are so closely linked to primates, there is the question of how humans ended up being hairless. According to Morgan, "humans lost [heavy body hair] for the same reason as the whale and dolphin and the manatee: because if any fairly large aquatic mammal needs to keep warm in water, it is better served by a layer of fat on the inside of the skin than by a layer of hair on the outside of it."Elaine Morgan, The Aquatic Ape. (New York, NY. Stein and Day. 1982) p. 21. She also points out the overwhelming disadvantages of hairlessness for a ground-dwelling ape. "In the first place, body hair, besides being a highly efficient insulator against both cold and heat, serves as a protection against various kinds of lesions."Morgan p. 26

Humans also have some voluntary control over their respiratory system, whereas most other land mammals have no conscious control over their breathing. Aquatic mammals inhale as much air as they need for a dive, then return to the surface to take another breath. Morgan points out that human babies are able to swim not just before they are able to walk, but before they are able to crawl. “Babies in their first year of life appear to be quite as happy with their heads under water as above it.” Morgan p. 79 During the first year of their lives, they have an inborn reflex that stops them from breathing during short spells underwater, so no water can get into their lungs. “Compared with all other monkeys and apes the human baby is born ‘too heavy’ relative to the weight of the mother.” This happens to no other primate fetus. Morgan says this make sense if you are “launching the newborn infant into a watery environment.”Morgan p. 81

There are various other differences that she discusses in her book including the fact that humans are the only mammals whose normal method of locomotion is walking on two legs. This bipedalism she attributed to human ancestors having lived in water. According to the Dogon, these changes had more to do with the Nummos' genetic engineering experiment than with human evolution.

Stories about mermaids exist all over the world. A mermaid even appears on the Warsaw coat of arms, which began in the middle of the 14th century. This may have been due to the fact that in 1573 the city gave its name to the Warsaw Confederation and formally established religious freedom in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. I believe that beliefs about the Nummo were known all over the world at one time but were suppressed in many places by the Roman Catholic Church and the Inquisition. Here is a coat of arms of Warsaw dating from 1652, which appeared on an accounting book of the city.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mermaid


1659 Warsaw Coat of Arms

According to Wikipedia,

"claimed sightings of dead or living mermaids have come from places as diverse as Java and British Columbia. There are two Canadian reports from the area of Vancouver and Victoria, one from sometime between 1870 and 1890, the other from 1967. In some of the earliest accounts of Blackbeard's sail logs in the BBC documentary Pirates, he instructed his crew on several voyages to steer away from charted waters which he called "enchanted" for fear of Merfolk or mermaids, which Blackbeard and many members of the crew reported seeing and documenting."

In August 2009, in the town of Kiryat Yam in Israel "dozens of people reported seeing a mermaid leaping out of the water like a dolphin and doing aerial tricks before returning to the depths." In February of this year, "work on two reservoirs near the towns of Gokwe and Mutare in Zimbabwe stopped when workers refused to work there, claiming that mermaids had hounded them away from the sites. The claim was reported by Samuel Sipepa Nkomo, Water Resources Minister."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mermaid

I find these reports particularly interesting in lieu of what my research has taught me about the Nummo and the Eight Ancestors.

....Since posting this blog on Facebook the following video was posted as a comment which tells of a US Navy cover-up of intelligent life found in the ocean.

Friday April 6 The Egg Moon


Belarusian Eggs by Viktar Palsciuk

Robert Graves associated the hyacinth-coloured egg of the Greek goddess Leda with the blood-red Easter egg of the Druids, called the glain, for which they searched every year by the sea shore. In Celtic myth it was laid by the goddess as sea-serpent. The serpent-like and fish-tailed Mistress of Speech from the Dogon religion, who was part human and part Nummo, was symbolized by the colour red. She was the hermaphroditic saviour of humanity and the hope for the world.

The Greek goddess Leda, who laid the Easter egg in Greek myth, was known as Nemesis, a name which means "righteous anger." It is directed against those who have violated order, especially the order of nature and who have disregarded nature's laws and norms. This may be associated with the failed biological experiment occurring on Earth. The sacrifice and regeneration, which were associated with the Mistress of Speech and the birth of Lébé in the Dogon religion, were supposed to help humans find their way back to truth and immortality.

This is a picture of the Egg Moon taken a few moments ago. The full moon before Easter is known as the Egg Moon and is the first moon after March 21.


The Egg Moon©Shannon Dorey

The Nummo were supposed to return to Earth during a full moon. The planet Venus, the Moon and the colour white were all symbols of the Jackal (the first human) in the Dogon religion. During a lunar eclipse, which only happens during a full moon, the earth is positioned between the Sun and the moon. The Sun is a symbol of the Nummo and the moon is a symbol of the Jackal. This event symbolizes a reunion of humans or the Jackal with the Nummo.

The planet Jupiter was another symbol of the Nummo and the Mistress (Master) of Speech and associated with the mythical hunt, which in the Dogon religion was about human regeneration. On March 15, Venus was in conjunction with Jupiter. This would also symbolically represent the reunion of humans (Jackal) with the Nummo and the Mistress (Master) of Speech.

The Mistress of Speech was the Seventh of the Eight Ancestors and her and her seven siblings were symbolized by the Pleiades star system. On April 3, Venus met up with the Pleiades creating a Venus-Pleiades conjunction. This also symbolically suggests a union of humans with the Eight Ancestors, who were part human and part Nummo. This conjunction only occurs once every eight years. Here is a link to a picture of the Venus-Pleiades conjunction.

Venus, a symbol of humans and the Jackal, was identified as an egg going through an incubation period. The transit of Venus across the disk of the Sun is a rare planetary alignment. It occurs twice in an eight-year period that comes every 121.5 or 105.5 years. This special type of eclipse, which last occurred in 2004 (the first time the transit had occurred in 121.5 years), represents the union of Venus with the Sun. In Dogon mythology, this once again symbolically represents the reunion of humans or the Jackal with the Nummo. The next transit of Venus is to occur on June 5-6 this year, eight years after the one in 2004. These numerical associations are significant. The number eight is the number of the Eight Ancestors, who play a very important role in the Dogon religion. The two eclipses also suggest duality. Because the Nummo were hermaphrodites, they were always identified as being twins. The number 120 represented the duality of the egg, or androgyny and immortality. The “final position of Venus showed the completion of the sacrifice, the purification it brought about, and the complete reestablishment of order in the universe disrupted by the Jackal.” The final position of Venus may have something to do with the double eclipse of Venus in June. A partial lunar eclipse and full moon are also to appear on June 4.

The Nummo, the Mistress (Master) of Speech and Lébé were all immortal hermaphrodites and were the three mothers of humanity. They were associated with the three experiments, three words and the three human creations. In the Dogon religion, they were symbolized by a scorpion and associated with what we know of as the the three stars in the hunter's sword of Orion, stars known to the Dogon people as the three scorpions. Before patriarchy, these three stars were likely identified with the sacred feminine. In Greece they were probably associated with the Greek goddess Artemis, who was known as the goddess of the hunt. The Orion Nebula is visible with the naked eye and is the middle "star" in the sword of Orion, which the Dogon would have identified with the Mistress of Speech, who was associated with the hunt in the Dogon religion. Her DNA was used in the birth of Lébé, who was the mother of all present day humans. "The Orion Nebula is an example of a stellar nursery where new stars are being born. Observations of the nebula have revealed approximately 700 stars in various stages of formation within the nebula."(Orion Nebula) This would make the Orion Nebula a perfect symbol for the role the Mistress (Master) of Speech plays in the mythology. The Dogon religion was told to initiates using the stars as symbols.


Orion Nebula ESA/Hubble

There are certainly a lot of interesting star conjunctions this year that might suggest that something exciting is about to happen.

Tuesday April 3, The Hammer and Anvil

The importance of this picture from the Codex Glazier, which is a 4th-5th century manuscript of the New Testament in Coptic, is that it shows an anvil beneath an ankh cross. In the Dogon religion, the hammer, in the shape of a cross, was a symbol of the male aspect of the hermaphroditic Nummo. The bottom of the hammer was identified with the Nummos’ tail and the top of the cross and sides were his outstretched arms, head and chest. The anvil was a symbol of the female aspect of the Nummo and because the anvil was associated with the sacred feminine, it was later removed from religious manuscripts.


Codex Glazier manuscript of the New Testament in Coptic; It contains text of Book of Acts 1:1-15:3; Wikipedia

I found several anvils on Celtic Pictish stones in Scotland when I was there doing research a few years ago, including one at Abernethy Village, Scotland, which was the principal seat of the Pictish kingdom. The anvil also appears in Welsh myths that were the basis of the Arthurian legends. We get the famous image of the sword stuck in an anvil on top of a stone from the version of the story told by Robert de Boron. His introduction of an anvil on top of a stone is also found in his Merlin. “The sword symbolized justice, and the stone represented Christianity. By pulling the sword from the stone, Arthur was agreeing to pursue justice in the name of Christianity. Later writers would omit this connection as well as the anvil and portray the Sword in the Stone as a test arranged by Merlin to prove Arthur was the true king.” Anno Domini

According to Robert Graves, the Welsh myths were rewritten by the Norman-French trouvères and Malory, who had no knowledge of or interest in the historical and religious meaning of the myths that they handled. In Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, the horsewoman who bursts into Arthur’s court was called the “Lady of the Lake.” (Ward Rutherford, Celtic Lore, p. 164.) In Sparta, the Greek goddess Artemis was known as the “Lady of the Lake” in her association with Britomartis. (Graves, The Greek Myths p. 299) The horse was a symbol of the Nummo in the Dogon religion. (The Master of Speech p. 197 & The Nummo p. 24) Nimue, the foster-mother of Sir Lancelot, raised him beneath the murky waters of her lake. She was responsible for creating the sword Excalibur. This work seems to reiterate her connection with the Nummo and the smithy. (The Nummo p. 17) The Nummo spaceship also resided under water.

The cock (rooster), a symbol of males and the Jackal in the Dogon religion, appears in the center top of the ankh cross. The cock was used as a nickname for medieval and Renaissance-era masons and my research shows that the Smith’s hammer later became the Masonic hammer. It was also the source for the title of the witch’s hunter’s manual Malleus Maleficarum (Latin for The Hammer of Witches) which remained in use for 300 years and had tremendous influence in the witch trials in England and on the continent. (See Chapter 12, The Witch’s Hammer, in Day of the Fish p. 244)

Monday March 5, The Three Mothers

Kathy Jensen sent me a picture of three female deities who were known as the Latin mothers and venerated in North-West Europe from the 1st to the 5th century AD. These goddesses, who were depicted almost entirely in groups of three, some with Celtic and others with Germanic inscriptions, were found in the regions of Germania, Eastern Gaul, and upper Italy.




Terracotta relief of the Matres, from Bibracte, city of the Aedui in Gaul Wkipedia

These three mothers, who were also known as the Triple Goddess, were discussed in my books, Day of the Fish and The Nummo because three mothers were also venerated in the Dogon religion. They included the Nummo, the Mistress of Speech, and Lébé. In my second book, The Nummo, I discuss the Celtic water goddess Coventina, who was also depicted as a Triple Goddess as shown in this woodcut of a 2nd century stone relief from Coventina's Well in Carrawburgh, Northumberland, England.




This woodcut is published in The Legendary Lore of the Holy Wells Of England, including Rivers, Lakes, Fountains and Springs. Copiously Illustrated By Curious Original Woodcuts. by Robert Charles Hope, F.S.A., F.R.S.L., in 1893 Wikipedia

According to Miranda Green, Coventina was worshipped in Britain, North-west Spain, and at Narbonne in southern Gaul. On another stone image, Coventina is depicted reclining on waves lapping against a bank, waving a water lily leaf in one hand and holding an overturned pitcher of flowing water in the other. The water lily is a symbol identified with the Nummo in the Dogon religion. I believe the overturned pitcher is a symbol of a Dogon religious object, which when turned over, represented all matter being poured over the Earth after the Nummos' experiment. In Day of the Fish I associate these depictions with Greek myths about the Water Carriers, myths which my research reveals are about regeneration.

Coventina is likewise associated with the Lady of the Lake from the Arthurian Legends. A variant of the name of the Lady of the Lake is Vivienne, which is related to the Celtic Vi-Vianna and is probably derived from Co-Vianna, a variant of the name of Coventina. According to Graves, "the `Lady of the Lake', was also called `the White Serpent', `Nimue' and `Vivien', whom Professor Rhys in his Arthurian Legend identifies with Rhiannon." The Nummo looked like serpents and when the Dogon elder Ogotemmêli spoke of the Nummo, he most often referred to them as "The Serpent." Nimue, the foster-mother of Sir Lancelot, raised him beneath the murky waters of her lake. The Nummo were fish-tailed beings and their spaceships resided under water and underground. Nimue was also responsible for creating the sword Excalibur. (Britannia.com) This work seems to reiterate Nimue's connection with the Nummo who were known as Heaven's Smiths. Rhiannon was likewise associated with horse symbolism and the horse was also a symbol of the Nummo and related to the Nummo's spaceship or ark. The stacked round wooden cups that the Hogon used for ceremonies usually had a lid with a horse on top, representing the Nummo.

"The legs of the object are sometimes a carousel of four horses... `The horses that surround the cup of the Hogon, this is the image of the ark..' This carousel also recalls the four horses on the ark that were released on the ground after its descent. The transformation of the Nummo and the moving of the ark are, analogously, compared to the rapid expansion of the beings on Earth, as depicted by the path of the horses to the four directions of space."

The Dogon word in the Wazouba language for "horse" meant "power." (see The Nummo p. 17-18 & p. 83)

Graves also identified Rhiannon with the mare-headed Demeter. In Greek mythology, Demeter and Persephone were worshipped together as the Twain. I discussed these two goddesses in detail in The Master of Speech. "In Greek myth she [Persephone] symbolized dying vegetation, as her mother, Demeter, represented revived and growing vegetation." According to Vicki Noble, they were also known as "the Demetres, a name that stresses the oneness of their divinity, one goddess in two guises." The Master[Mistress] of Speech in the Dogon religion was perceived as being part human and part Nummo. One part of her was associated with the Earth and mortality and the other part with the Nummos' world and immortality. Mortality meant death in the Dogon religion and immortality meant life. Because she was androgynous, the Mistress of Speech was identified as a `twin'. Demeter was not only the Greek Grain Mother, but she was also associated with fire. In the Dogon religion, grain symbolized the biological nature of the Nummo and fire represented their spiritual nature. The smithy and the granary were the same structure and associated with the Nummo spaceship. It was in the spaceship or the Nummos' smithy where humans were created and regenerated. The narcissus used in the ancient wreath of Demeter and Persephone, called leirion, was the three-petalled blue fleur-de-lis (lily flower), or iris. As I mentioned earlier, the lily was likewise associated with the Nummo.(See The Master of Speech, Chapter 7, The Goddess)

According to Robert Graves, white, red and black; were the colours of the Triple Goddess and these colours were very important in the Dogon religion. Religious drawings on the Dogon sanctuaries appeared using these three colours. (see The Nummo p. 17-18 & p. 83)

Monday Feb. 27, Dogon Knowledge about Sirius

There are a lot of articles floating around the Internet that claim the Dogon received their knowledge about the Sirius star system from Westerners who made contact with the Dogon tribe in the 1930s. Anyone who has studied this religion seriously knows that the Sirius star system was just too integrated into the religion to have been an add on. The Dogon told the anthropologists that this advanced knowledge had been given to them by the Nummo. One of the key rituals in the religion was the Dogon Sigui festival which was associated with single sexed males, and linked to the white dwarf star, Sirius B. Even though Sirius B is invisible to the eye and so difficult to observe through a telescope that no photographs were taken of it until 1970, the Dogon understood the star's main properties in the 1930's, and said it was small, heavy, and white. According to Griaule and Dieterlen, there was evidence that the Dogon had been practising the Sigui ritual associated with the white dwarf star since at least the 13th century. They determined this date based on Dogon kanaga masks found stored in a cave in Ibi in 1931. It was the Dogon custom to carve one of these masks for each Sigui ceremony held once every sixty years. At that time, there were nine masks intact and at least three others which had crumbled to dust. This would date the ceremonies back to the thirteenth century. Sirius B was only detected by modern astronomers in 1862. The star's existence was first suspected in 1844 because of irregularities observed in the movement of Sirius A. Astronomers at the time determined that a second star must be causing the irregularity, and the star in question was finally detected in 1862.(Day of the Fish p. 6. and Griaule and Dieterlen The Pale Fox p. 14)

The Dogon also talked about Sirius C to the anthropologists in the 1930s. Sirius C is a red dwarf star and was a symbol of the hermaphroditic female, associated with the Mistress of Speech. Two modern French astronomers, Daniel Benest and J. L. Duvent, only discovered this star in 1995. These astronomers had detected a perturbation in the orbits of Sirius A and B that couldn't be explained by any other means. This recent discovery substantiates the Dogon claim of receiving stellar knowledge from the Nummo.(Day of the Fish p. 6.)

Friday Feb. 24 2012, Kundalini Shakti & the Nummo

I received this photograph of the Hindu goddess Kundalini Shakti from Shanti Mayi. He sent it to me after hearing my interview on Red Ice Radio. Shanti was struck by how much this statue reminded him of descriptions of the Nummo and the Eight Ancestors. According to the Dogon elder Ogotemmêli, besides having green skin, the Nummo were described as fish who were capable of walking on land. When they were on land, the Nummo stood upright on their tails. They were amphibians but when talking about the Nummo, Ogotemmêli quite often referred to them as Serpents. This statue likely symbolizes the Mistress of Speech, who was also known as the Seventh Ancestor in the Dogon religion. She was the saviour of humanity and the hope for the world. If you notice there are seven serpents emerging from behind Kundalini Shakti's head.



I refer to the kundalini in my books The Nummo and Day of the Fish in association with The Threads of Yoga. I believe the The Threads of Yoga may be related to DNA. According to Joseph Campbell in Myths of Light, these threads take on the form of the things that we see. He said that what we see around us are broken images of a perfect form. In the Dogon religion, the different parts of the Mistress of Speech's body, were associated with seven vibrations. The Dogon related the development of the complete signs, which was the creation to the realization of the body, to building a house. When the foundation of the big Dogon family home, known as the ginna, was laid, figures were drawn to reveal the presence of the "word," or DNA, in its different aspects as well as its movement within the body of the Mistress of Speech. Figures were also drawn at the corners of the house that were related to the joints of the Mistress of Speech's body. A seventh figure was drawn at the back of the kitchen, which represented the crown of her head and the fontanel, dana banna or "mark of the skull."

According to Campbell, in order to perceive the perfect form, we have to get the vibrations or energy to stop and connect with the source. In raja yoga the energy is visualized as a coiled serpent. "This is by analogy, a feminine serpent named the kundalini, which means `the coiled-up one'. The idea is to bring this serpent power up the spine to the head so that our whole being will be animated by the serpent power, so that our psyche is drawn up to full flowering. The spine is pictured as a tree with seven centers called wheels, cakras [chakras]." "The aim of the yogi is to encourage the kundalini to rise from its lair at the base of the spine to unite with the lord of the world, who is waiting at the crown of the head in the seventh cakra [chakra], sahasrara." In the Dogon religion, the dana banna, or “mark of the skull” was compared to a “natural mark” of the body which evolves like the changing colour of ripening fruit. This suggests that the evolutionary changes that were to occur in humans were to take place in the skull. (see The Master [Mistress] of Speech p.13, The Nummo p. 98 and Day of the Fish p. 294 for more information.)

Tuesday, February 14 2012, The Anunnaki vs The Nummo

The Anunnaki are a group of Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian deities. Some of these deities include Oannes, Lahamu and Lahmu, Tiamat, Absu and Enlil. According to Robert Temple, Oannes was the Babylonian equivalent of the Nummo and associated with the god Enki, who in Sumerian myth resided at the bottom of the Abzu, or Abyss, in fresh water. (The Sirius Mystery p. 164) Oannes, said to be part fish and part man, brought civilization to the people of Babylonia. (The Sirius Mystery p. 186) The stories that I have read about some of these deities are very similar to stories about the Nummo. Although they are similar, my research indicates that the Dogon religion is the older of the two religions. The myths about the Annunnaki are patriarchal based and we know from the research of Marija Gimbutas, Joseph Campbell and others that the earliest religions were matriarchal. The Nummo were intersexed but they were associated with the sacred feminine. In the Dogon religion, the single sexed male, known as the Jackal, symbolized the failed experiment, humans and the Earth, and was the evil element. Males do appear as evil in some of the Annunnaki myths but the gods are all male, showing a reversal from the earlier myths. The Annunnaki myths are close to the Dogon religion but it is obvious that changes were taking place from a matriarchal to a patriarchal religion in these cultures and that the earlier myths became muddled. The Babylonian city-god Marduk is an example of how the patriarchal cultures reversed the earlier myths. According to Robert Graves, "Marduk, the Babylonian city-god, eventually defeats the goddess in the person of Tiamat the Sea-serpent; and it is then brazenly announced that he, not anyone else, created herbs, lands, rivers, beasts, birds and mankind [humans]." (The Greek Myths p. 35) In this myth, we can associate Tiamat with the Nummo.

A Sumerian myth about Enki devouring eight plants grown by Ninhursaga, Mother Earth, is an important story that ties it to the Dogon religion and tells me that the Sumerian myth is a later version of the same story told by Ogotemmêli. The Dogon religion tells us what the eight plants represented and what the story was really about. It is an important story because it deals with the second experiment in the Dogon religion and the Eight Ancestors. It is the story that tells us how we lost our immortality. (For more information about this myth refer to The Master of Speech.) The Sumerians lived in a written culture whereas the Dogon lived in an oral culture right up until the 1930s, when their religion was recorded. My research reveals that the Dogon religion was on par with the Goddess religion discussed by Marija Gimbutas. It is the oldest religion in the world and predates these other beliefs by thousands and thousands of years.

Monday, February 13 2012, Hermaphrodites in History

One of the things I find puzzling is the lack of intersexed figurines found by archeologists. They appear in the Middle Ages and later in alchemical manuscripts but where are all of the ancient sculptures of them? I know they must have existed. Marija Gimbutas showed an intersexed figurine with her hands on her knees, which was found near Larisa, Thessalay; and is dated to 6000-5700 BCE (The Language of the Goddess p. 183), that she associated with the sorrowful Christ motif. Even though this figure had breasts, Gimbutas identified it as a male because of its penis. We know from the Dogon religion that this figure was likely female. The Mistress (Master) of Speech appears with penis, breasts and a pregnant bump in one of the statues found in the Dogon totemic sanctuary. Another statue of her included in the totemic shrine was one showing her with her two hands placed flat on her lap like the sorrowful Christ figures that Gimbutas discussed. In this position, the Mistress of Speech was said to be leaning on Amma. I believe this image of the Mistress of Speech became associated with the Sorrowful Ancient stereotype that according to Gimbutas survived as the sorrowful Christ figure. Like Christ in Christianity, the Mistress of Speech was considered the hope for the world in the Dogon religion. She was born with the perfect combination of human and Nummo DNA. She was sacrificed so that her DNA could be used in the birth of all humans born after her.(Day of the Fish pp. 82-90)

Although they were primarily female beings, the Nummo and the Mistress of Speech were both hermaphrodites. Dogon statues of the Nummo showed them joined back to back, one side female and the other side male. Twin figures joined together appear throughout the archeological record. In the Double Goddess, Vicki Noble discusses various double goddess finds, including a "two-headed Double Goddess from the Mexican Tlatilco culture (1100-900 BCE) that is strikingly similar to some of the Old European figures from the ancient Balkans, featured in Gimbutas's book." (Noble p.8) Robert Graves discussed the Roman god Janus, the two headed god of doors that appears as two males joined back to back. Graves believed that Janus actually may have borrowed his double-headed attribute from the Roman goddess Carmenta who at the Carmentalia, the Carmenta Festival in early January, was addressed by her celebrants as `Postvorta and Antevorta: she who looks both back and forward." This would associate Carmenta with depictions of the Nummo. (Day of the Fish pp. 98-105)

We have these twin figures appearing throughout the archeological record, which we know from the Dogon religion symbolize androgyny but where are all the other images of hermaphrodites? In the Dogon religion, the Mistress of Speech appears as a female being with breasts and penis. Did archeologists destroy these images because they found them offensive? Did they do the same thing to these statues that the medical community has done to individuals born intersexed. Did they turn them into single sexed beings? I know from my research that these statues must have existed, so where are they?

Saturday, February 11 2012, Astronomy and The Maya

In the video on my Dogon Facebook page, Jaime Maussen talks about a crop circle that shows important days from the Maya, Tzolkin calendar. He mentions the feathered serpent Quetzalcoatl, who is supposed to return from the sea and reclaim his throne. I discussed Quetzalcoatl in my book The Nummo, because the Nummo were also water serpents and were to return and restore order to the Earth. Astronomical references in this video remind me of the Dogon religion.

The Nummo were a symbol of the Sun in the Dogon religion. Humans, who were represented by the Jackal, were symbolized by Venus. According to the Dogon, Venus was an egg going through an incubation period. The transit of Venus across the disk of the Sun is a rare planetary alignment. It occurs twice in an eight-year period that comes every 121.5 or 105.5 years. This special type of eclipse, which last occurred in 2004 (the first time the transit had occurred in 121.5 years), represents the union of Venus with the Sun. In Dogon mythology, this symbolically represents the reunion of humans or the Jackal with the Nummo. The next transit of Venus is to occur on June 5-6 this year, eight years after the one in 2004. These numerical associations are significant. The number eight is the number of the Eight Ancestors, who play a very important role in the religion. The two eclipses also suggest duality. Because the Nummo were hermaphrodites, they were always identified as being twins. The number 120 represented the duality of the egg, or androgyny and immortality. The final position of Venus may have something to do with the double eclipse of Venus in June.

The Eight Ancestors, who were part human and part Nummo, were symbolized by the Pleiades star system. This star system was associated with the second and third Nummo experiments. Our DNA is supposed to be comprised of all the Eight Ancestors, and according to the Dogon elder Ogotemmêli, humans and the Nummo came from the Pleiades. The first date mentioned on the video May 20th, is “the day zero, when the Pleiades, the Sun, and the Earth are joined together.” If we associate this with the Dogon religion, it suggests a reunion of the Nummo, humans and the Eight Ancestors.

A partial lunar eclipse and full Moon are also to appear on June 4, 2012. The Nummos' return was to be accompanied by a full Moon. During a lunar eclipse the Earth is positioned between the Sun and the Moon. The Sun is a symbol of the Nummo and the Moon is a symbol of the Jackal. This event would also suggest a reunion of humans (Jackal) with the Nummo. (For more information of these associations refer to Day of the Fish p. 107)

The star Sirius was also a symbol of the Nummo and the star Sirius B was a symbol of the Jackal. The Nummo, in the form of Amma, originally came from the Sirius star system in a world which was dying. The Sirius star system was associated with the first failed experiment on Earth. The first Sigui ceremony, which was related to death in humanity and our lost immortality, was performed at the helical rising of Sirius. The helical rising occurs on or near the summer solstice, the longest day of the year when the noon Sun stands highest above the horizon. You can't see the star Sirius because it is hidden behind the Sun. The symbolic significance of this event is that it represents the union of the two original placentas that had to be severed in order to correct the mistake of the failed experiment. Like the lunar eclipse and the transit of Venus across the Sun, the helical rising signified the union of humans with the Nummo. (The Nummo p. 279) According to Walter Cruttenden, Sirius may actually be a twin to our own Sun, making the Dogon's information all the more interesting. Henrik from Red Ice Radio suggested that the twinning of our Sun with Sirius may be why the Nummo chose Earth for their experiment. According to the Dogon, the Earth was the only planet available to them. This may have had something to do with the twinning of our Suns. According to Cruttenden, nearly all Suns, that astronomers have studied in the solar system, have a twin.

Friday, February 10 2012, Symbols and Snakes

Many people who were raised as Christians have a fear of snakes and serpents. I received an interesting email a few weeks ago from a woman who lives on Vancouver Island in Canada. She told me of her terrible fear of snakes, so much so that she found looking at the cover of my books difficult. Before Christianity, the serpent was worshipped in many cultures. It was a symbol of immortality. In the Dogon religion, the Nummo were often referred to as "the Serpent." One of the things that I have found most fascinating during my research on the Dogon religion is the way in which the symbols from this first religion were reversed by later patriarchal cultures. We know from the work of Marija Gimbutas, Joseph Campbell and others that the first religions of the Earth were matriarchal. According to Campbell, the patriarchal warring tribes, whose traditions have come down to us in Christianity, Judaism and the Greek and Roman myths didn't like the fact that the sacred feminine was the powerful figure in this first religion, so they reversed the earlier symbols. We see this in the Bible. As Campbell pointed out to us, there is no mention in the Bible that the serpent who spoke to Eve in Genesis had been revered in the Levant for at least seven thousand years before the composition of the Book of Genesis. (The Masks of God, p. 9.)

In the Dogon religion, the colour white was a symbol of the male Jackal, the failed creation and evil. The colour red was a symbol of love and good and associated with the immortal Nummo and the Mistress of Speech, who was the saviour in the mythology. When the Christian fathers reversed the symbols and put the single-sexed male in charge of things, the colour white became the symbol of purity, and the colour red became a symbol of evil. This is one of the reasons why people, who have been raised on Christianity, find the idea of the Nummo so disturbing. Campbell called this moment in history solarization because the Sun, which was once a symbol of the sacred feminine and hermaphroditism, became a symbol of the human male. It was "the birth of the Sun king." Many of us who were raised on Christianity have an unconscious fear of snakes and serpents because they were associated with Satan and Evil. This fear prevents us from seeing the truth about the past, even when the reality of it is clearly laid out before us.

Wednesday, February 8 2012, The Rainbow

"A rainbow is an optical and meteorological phenomenon that causes a spectrum to appear in the sky when the Sun shines on droplets of water in the earth's atmosphere. It usually takes the form of a single arc. Rainbows caused by Sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the Sun." (Wikipedia Rainbow) Both the Sun and Water were symbols of the Nummo in the Dogon religion. Not surprising then that the Rainbow was also identified with them. When the Nummo spaceship moved across the sky it left a track of four colours, black, red, green and yellow, which looked like a Rainbow. The Nummos' skin was primarily green but sometimes it also shimmered like a rainbow. The colours of the Rainbow also represented the different races of humans at the beginning of time.

The Rainbow appears as a symbol in many ancient mythologies. I wrote an article last year for New Dawn magazine in Australia, on the similarities between the Australian Rainbow Serpent and the Nummo. Drawings of the Rainbow Serpent on cave walls have been dated to about 6000 years ago. Griaule reported that a rainbow was drawn on the facade of one of the Dogon sanctuaries as three horizontal lines, coloured red, white, and blue-green, curving downward at either end. Similar images appear of the Rainbow Serpent on cave walls in Australia.

In Greek mythology, Iris, a winged, fleet-footed messenger, whose name means rainbow was also identified with “Eidothea, the daughter of Proteus, whose name refers to an eidos, a visible phenomenon such as the rainbow.” (The Gods of the Greeks, Kerényi. pp. 53-54) According to Robert Graves, Nereus was an alias used by the amphibious King Proteus (‘first man’), who was an oracular sacred king pictured in early vase paintings as fish-tailed. He also knew the depths of the sea and was immortal. In another Greek myth, Eros, the first god hatched from the world egg, was said to have been born of the west wind and the rainbow. According to the Dogon, humans were supposed to have been created in the Nummo spaceship which was associated with both wind and a rainbow.

The main sequence of the Kalevala, the national epic of Finland, is about the forging and conquest of a great mill called the Sampo, which is a kind of cornucopia with a many-coloured cover. The many-coloured cover looks like the rainbow. In the Kalevala there is also a story about a Smith. I see the Sampo as the Nummo spaceship, which was also a granary and smithy. There are many references in the epic that relate to the Dogon religion.(For more information of these associations refer to Day of the Fish pp. 315-317)

Tues. Feb., 7 2012, Water, Memory and Immortality

I live on a river and this morning when I was out feeding the birds, I could hear the early roars of spring. With the snow beginning to melt, the water has begun its annual race through the gorge. It isn't as loud as it has been in other years but then we haven't had as much snow this year as in the past. I believe it is the Earth screaming out to us that spring is on the way. One of the things I promised you when I started this website was to provide you with information about the symbols found in the Dogon religion. I thought it would be a helpful companion guide in your study of this religion. As I've said many times, my research indicates that this is the first religion of the world. In lieu of this, it is not surprising that water, the source of all life, is an important symbol in the religion. Ogotemmêli told the anthropologist Marcel Griaule, that water was the symbol of the life-force of the world. The Nummo were known as Water Spirits and water was the essence of the Nummo. The words “water” and “Nummo” were used interchangeably. The Nummo were present in all water, in rain, snow, the seas, lakes oceans and even in the water we drink. (Conversations with Ogotemmêli, Griaule, p.18) (The Master [Mistress] of Speech, p. 8.)

Stop and think about this for a moment. What does this mean? Does it mean that when you drink water you are drinking the essence or the life-force of the world? Does it mean that when you go for a swim in the ocean, or a lake, or a river, that you are surrounding yourself with the Nummos' essence? Does it mean that there is something special in the makeup of water that is also the essence of the Nummo and immortality? Recently researchers have discovered that water actually has memory. This video describes this aspect of water. Memory in Water The Nummo were immortal and in the religion, memory was associated with immortality.

Water is the purest form of life. It is part of what we are. Water covers about 70 percent of the Earth. When we are born we have as much as 75 per cent of our body weight that is water. This percentage decreases as we age. "Obesity decreases the percentage of water in the body, sometimes to as low as 45 percent". If water is the life force of the world, then it is not surprising that it decreases in our bodies as we age. It is also not surprising that self-inflicted illnesses like obesity would cause it to decrease even further. Body Water(Wikipedia) There are spiritual aspects of water that scientists are just now beginning to understand. When you are reading the Dogon religion and you come across any form of water, think of the Nummo and immortality. Think of the waters of the womb and human creation. Think of immortality and the source of all life.

Monday, February 6 2012, SERPENT OF BRIGHID

This wonderful poem was sent to me by Mary Sander in celebration of Brighid. For more about Brigid and her association with the Dogon religion, refer to yesterday's blog.

SERPENT OF BRIGHID

Brighid (breed) Old Irish Goddess
Brat “cloak” Old Irish


she lies at the core of my being
in wait
silent still coiled spiralled
bearing the fruit of millennia
knowledge of the Grandmothers
she longs to uncoil
open me to the secrets
kiss alight in each cell
the burning to know
to remember
but she is bound
stilled by my fear

I dream of dancing the mists
unbound
past the chains of patriarchy
the Malleus Maleficarum
the stink of scorching flesh
the disease of ignorance
the broken bodies of lust
the malice of Jehovah’s servants

I long to open to Joy
know the wisdom
speak the stories
feel the uncoiling

Brighid I invoke you
reveal in me your living flame
swathe me in your Brat
quench my voice at your healing well
let me proclaim unto the stars
“The Serpent is Arisen”

©Mary Sander
Sun., Feb. 5 2012, Iemanja, Brighid & the Mirror of Truth

On February 2, I received an email from Danamar, a Celtic priestess, who sent me the blessings of Brigid. "The healing of the sacred well, the fire of creativity and the beauty of the coming Spring." Brighid is a well known Irish Celtic goddess, who was celebrated on Feb. 2. In one of her three forms, Brighid was known as the goddess of smiths. In the Dogon religion, the Nummo were known as "Heaven's Smiths." The fire from the smithy was associated with their spiritual essence and the seed in the granary was associated with their biological essence. The Nummo spaceship was known as both a smithy and a granary, because it was in this object that all of the seeds came down from heaven (the Nummo's world) to be recreated on Earth. The hammer from the smithy was an important symbol in the Dogon religion.

A book known as the Malleus Maleficarum translated as Hammer of Witches was used for about 300 years to convict many witches during the Inquisition. My research indicates that the same religion that was practised by the Dogon people was also practised in Old Europe right up until the witch trials. (see Day of the Fish p. 250.)

There were three human creations in the Dogon religion that I believe are associated with the three aspects of Brighid. The amphibious Nummo were the mothers of the Mistress of Speech. The Mistress of Speech, who had a human upper body and fish-tailed lower body and who was also known as the Seventh Ancestor, was the mother of Lébé. Lébé, who also had a human upper body and fish tailed lower body, was the mother of all present day humans. In the Dogon religion, these three mothers were hermaphrodites but associated with the sacred feminine. They were symbolized by the Sun, a symbol of fire and creation. Brighid, known as a triple goddess to the Celtic Irish also appeared as Brigantia in England, Bride in Scotland and Brigandu in Celtic France. (Patricia Monaghan, Goddesses & Heroines p.60)

Brighid was also identified with sacred wells and the Nummo were likewise known as Water Spirits. In Dogon mythology, water was the essence of the Nummo. The words “water” and “Nummo” were used interchangeably. According to the Dogon elder, Ogotemmêli, water was the symbol for the life-force of the world. The Nummo were present in all water: they were water, “the water of the seas, of the coasts, of torrents, of storms, and of the spoonfuls we drink.”(Conversations with Ogotemmêli, Griaule, p.18) (The Master [Mistress] of Speech, p. 8.)

When I was on the Suppressed Historic Archives page today there was mention of the Celic goddess Brighid. Below, there was a post about the water goddess Iemanja being celebrated on the same day in Salvador, Brazil. Radiah Nunez mentioned Iemanja to me on February 1 during an interview. It was the first time I had ever heard of this goddess. Radiah is a Yoruba/Lucumi Priestess of Yemaya of Afro-Cuban descent. Brought to Brazil in the 16th century by west African slaves, the cult of Iemanja, which is mainly steeped in Yoruba culture, is celebrated elsewhere across Latin America, including Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela and Panama. My research indicates that Brigid and Iemanja are one in the same goddess. I believe that these goddesses stem from the Nummo, the Mistress of Speech and Lébé from the African Dogon religion. In the Brazilian religion, Iemanja is identified with the "feminine principle of creation and the spirit of moonlight." Yemaja(Wikipedia)

Iemanja's association with "moonlight" is likely a patriarchal reversal of the earlier symbol of the Sun. In the Dogon religion, the moon was a symbol of the male Jackal and everything that had gone wrong with the Earth. Joseph Campbell referred to the reversal of these earlier symbols by warring patriarchal cultures, whose traditions have come down to us in Judaism, Christianity and the Greek and Roman myths. Campbell referred to the reversal of the symbols as solarization and with it came the birth of the Sun king. This reversal never occurred in the Dogon religion and the Nummo, who represented the sacred feminine, were still symbolized by the Sun in the 1930s and 40s. (Refer to Chapter 18, The Witch's Hammer, for more information on these associations. Day of the Fish p.244.)

In some of the images I saw of Iemanja, she was depicted holding a mirror. Mermaids holding mirrors was a common symbol of the watermarks of the Albigensians, who were almost exterminated by the Catholic Church when the crusaders attacked them in the south of France in 1209. Those Albigensians who escaped were later involved in printing and to keep their religion alive under the nose of the Inquisition, they embedded the symbols of their religion in the form of watermarks in the paper they used for printing popular literature of the era. Mermaids holding mirrors also appeared in the misericords found carved on the underside of the hinged seats of choir-stalls in medieval churches and cathedrals. I believe that these misericords was another way for these outlawed sects to preserve their beliefs under the nose of the Roman Catholic Church. (The Nummo, p. 122) According to Harold Bayley, the image of a mermaid holding a mirror represents “the Mirror of Perfection”, a familiar attribute of truth. (Day of the Fish p. 314)

Saturday, February 4 2012, Chief Seattle(Sealth) & Nature

It's been hazy and gray lately. (One of the reasons Wiarton Willie didn't see his shadow.) I'm not complaining because we haven't had a lot of cold, snowy winter weather this year in comparison to other winters. I have to admit though that it is just so lovely to see the Sun when it finally peaks out from behind a cloud. This morning was fabulous walking with our dogs near the river. The Sun was shining, the water was running, and the birds were singing and being more cheerful than usual. It feels as if spring really is in the air. There is little that feels as good as these moments with nature, and yet I really know so little about the natural world. I am envious of those individuals who have grown up in indigenous cultures where they have been taught about the stars overhead, the plants, birds, animals, snakes, lizards and everything that exist in nature. This is a world that most of us know so little about.

If you did grow up in an indigenous culture and you had elders who taught you things about nature and astronomy, do your best to share it with the rest of us. With each passing generation more of this ancient knowledge is lost from humanity. There is no written record that inspires me more than the record of a speech given by Chief Seattle, or Sealth, chief of the Sequamish and Duwamish tribes given in 1855. These tribes were located in what is now the state of Washington. I quoted fragments of this speech in my book, The Master [Mistresss] of Speech, because the symbolism in it is similar to the symbols that were used by the Dogon people. (p. 241) It is quoted for you here.

The President in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land. But how can you buy or sell the sky, the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the presence of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of this Earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle. Every sandy shore. Every mist in the dark woods. Every meadow. Every humming insect. All are holy in the memory and experience of my people.... Perfumed flowers are our sisters. The bear, the deer, the great eagle, these are our brothers. The rocky crests, the juices in the meadow, the body heat of the pony, and man [humans], all belong to the same family. The shining water that moves in the streams and rivers is not just water but the blood of our ancestors. If we sell you our land you must remember that it is sacred. ...[Y]ou must keep it apart and sacred as a place where man[people] can go to taste the wind that is sweetened by the meadow flowers. Will you teach your children what we have taught our children, that the Earth is our mother? What befalls the Earth befalls all the sons [and daughters] of the Earth. (Joseph Campbell, Transformation of Myth Through Time pp.28-29)

Friday, February 3 2012, Time and Immortality

It was in 1999 that I first learned about the Dogon and the Nummo, and it was back in 2002 that I first published The Master[Mistress] of Speech. Here it is 2012. Ten years have gone by but it seems like hardly any time has passed at all. What is it about time that is so elusive? We see things around us, our children, partners, parents and pets. We know time has passed by because we are physically getting older but the passage of time exists in our minds as such fleeting moments. I question these things because the Dogon tell us that we were once immortal beings and have forgotten that we are immortal. We now perceive the world in mortal terms. We are born, we live and then we die. Everything we perceive about our lives is linear. The Nummo were immortal beings and as hard as I have tried to imagine it, I have never fully comprehended their immortal existence. Immortality isn't just about living forever it's about the absence of linear constraints like time. Being immortal means the end of time and always being in the now. It means perceiving the past, present and future in the same moment.

The Dogon religion is constructed in a ball formation. Every symbol is related to every other symbol. There is no beginning or end, it is relational. I have said this in my interviews and I stress it here again that until you study the symbolism in the Dogon religion, you will never understand it. This religion existed in an oral culture and if you try to read it like a book you will get nothing from it. Books are constructed in linear formations. They have a beginning, middle and an end. Marcel Griaule took the information Ogotemmêli gave to him and he wrote it into a book but this religion was not meant to be read like a book.

After studying this religion, I can tell you that all other written records based on oral cultures will tell us very little about those cultures. This is because most of what we have are fragments and you need all the symbols to make sense of it. The symbols are related to each other and that is how you determine their meaning. The narrative is secondary to the symbolism. All the historical documents that we have analyzed have been done so by taking the rules and construction of our written culture and applying it to oral cultures. This is why the Dogon religion is so important to us. It was recorded in the 1930s and 40s, when the religion was still being practised. Ogotemmêli gave Marcel Griaule the symbols, which were embedded in the stories he told him. We have all the pieces of the puzzle and he left it up to us to fit the pieces together.

Thursday, February 2 2012, Cephalopods & Spring

My research indicates that the Nummo were a type of cephalopod. The characteristics that the Dogon attributed to the Nummo also apply to cephalopods. As invertebrates, cephalopods lack backbones, just like the Nummo. The Dogon also reported that the Nummo were shape shifters, and so are cephalopods. With the exception of the nautilus, cephalopods have special skin cells called chromatophores that allow them to change color for purposes of camouflage. They can change colour in an instant, much faster than the vertebrate chameleon, and match their surroundings perfectly. Cephalopod blood has a blue blood pigment for carrying oxygen in contrast to the bright red pigment (haemoglobin) that carries oxygen in the blood of vertebrates. The blue is called haemocyanin. (Although the pigment by itself is bluish, their blood is not; it's fairly clear.) The significance of this is that haemocyanin contains copper rather than iron. The two most important elements identified with the Nummo were water and copper. The Nummos' association with cephalopods might also tell us how "blue blood" came to be identified with royalty.

I believe the Nummo were associated with ammonites, a species of cephalopods, which were wiped out by the same cataclysm that destroyed the dinosaurs. Although they looked very much like today’s nautilus shells, ammonites were believed to be closely related to octopuses, squid and cuttlefish, marine creatures of the cephalopod family Nautilidae. I believe it is because of these connections that images of cuttlefish, squid and octopuses often appeared on religious artefacts from ancient cultures. Wikpedia/Cephalopods (Day of the Fish, Dorey pp. 120-121)

The fish-tailed Scylla, who I associate with the Greek Goddess Artemis (Roman Diana), appears on some artefacts with a fish tail and a human upper body like the Eight Ancestors. In other instances she is depicted as an octopus. She is also associated with the cuttlefish, another cephalopod. The cuttlefish appeared prominently in “Cretan works of art, including the standard weight from the Royal Treasury at Cnossus, and also on megalithic monuments at Carnac and elsewhere in Brittany. It has eight tentacles, as the sacred anemone of Pelion has eight petals, eight being the number of fertility in Mediterranean myth.” (The Greek Myths, Robert Graves p.274)(Day of the Fish, Dorey p. 102) Check out this clip on cephalopods This gives you an idea of how well they are able to shapeshift.

I just want to add that Wiarton Willie didn't see his shadow this morning! Spring is on the way!

Wednesday, February 1 2012, H20 Network Interview

I had an interesting chat with Radiah Nunez this morning on the H20 Network talking about the Dogon, 2012, and the Nummo. The Dogon believed the Nummo would one day return to Earth and it was the duty of the Hogon, their spiritual leader, to protect the religion and safeguard the Earth until that time. The day of the Nummos’ return was known to the Dogon as the “Day of the Fish.”

Celestial bodies were very important symbols in the Dogon religion. Sirius B, the Moon and Venus were symbols of the male Jackal, who essentially represented humanity and the failed experiment. The Sun was a symbol of the hermaphroditic Nummo. Anytime you had the Sun appearing joined or in conjunction with the Moon or Venus, it foreshadowed the union of the Nummo with humans and the restoration of order on the Earth. The Sirius star system was a symbol of the failed experiment on Earth and the helical rising of Sirius signified the same union. A heliacal rising is when a star is first seen in the eastern sky before dawn after it has ‘passed behind’ the Sun. In other words, just before the helical rising you have the Sun and Sirius in alignment or in conjunction. Sirius was important to the ancient Egyptians. They watched for the helical rising of Sirius to indicate the start of the annual flooding of the Nile River. Water was a symbol of the Nummo. Water and Nummo were used interchangeably in the Dogon religion, so this flooding also symbolizes the coming of the Nummo. In the Dogon religion, the helical rising of Sirius represented the reunion of the two placentas that had to be severed in order to correct the mistake that had occurred on Earth.

In the Dogon religion, the planet Venus, which symbolized humans and the Jackal, represented an egg going through an incubation period. According to the Dogon, “the final position of Venus showed the completion of the sacrifice, the purification it brought about, and the complete reestablishment of order in the universe disrupted by the Fox.” (The Jackal was also known as the Pale Fox.) (Day of the Fish, Dorey p. 101)The transit of Venus across the disk of the Sun is a rare planetary alignment. It occurs twice in an eight-year period that comes every 121.5 or 105.5 years. This special type of eclipse, which last occurred in 2004 (the first time the transit had occurred in 121.5 years), represents the union of Venus with the Sun. In Dogon mythology, this would symbolically represent the reunion of humans or the Jackal with the Nummo. The next transit of Venus is to occur on June 5-6 in 2012, eight years after the one in 2004. These numerical associations may be significant. The number eight is the number of the Eight Ancestors. It was their DNA that was used in the regeneration of the first humans. The two eclipses also suggest duality. In the Dogon religion, the number 120 represented the dual yala of Amma’s egg, or androgyny and immortality. The placenta associated with the first failed experiment on Earth was identified with the number 60. It was identified with the single sexed male Jackal and mortality. It was believed that overtime humans would evolve back into andrognous immortal beings. (Day of the Fish, Dorey p. 102) If I was an astronomer, I would be looking for connections between Sirius, Venus, the Moon, and our Sun in 2012.

Tuesday, January 31 2012, The Wise Ogotemmêli

Through most of his life Ogotemmêli had been an accomplished hunter. In spite of having lost his eye to smallpox as a child, he always came back with a full bag of animals while others were still toiling in the gorges. He didn't like hunting though. He said it was the work of death and it attracted death. He blamed his profession on the fact that out of twenty-one children he had only five children left. He lost his second eye to a hunting accident later in life, when his gun exploded in his face. Ogotemmêli believed this accident was the last warning sign and that he knew through this divination that he would never hunt again. After his accident he devoted his time to his religion and to offering advice and powders to people who came to visit him on the cliffs. He was the most knowledgeable of the Dogon elders and famous throughout the hills and plateau. (Conversations with Ogotemmêli, Griaule, p. 14-15)

Monday, January 30 2012, Matriarchy vs Patriarchy

My research indicates that the Dogon religion is the mystery pagan religion talked about by the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and others and which was thought to have been lost to humanity. One aspect of the Dogon religion that helps determine its age is the fact that it comes from an oral culture. The Dogon were still practicing this religion in its oral form in the 1930s when Mali first came under French authority. They were very protective of their religion and it was only in 1946 that they agreed to let Marcel Griaule record the inner most teachings of the religion. The Dogon probably realized that it was only a matter of time before the French authorities would prevent them from practicing their beliefs. They probably felt that Marcel Griaule could be trusted as well as anyone to record this religion.

Unfortunately, the Dogon religion was recorded at a very patriarchal period in our history. Most women had very little power and most were only known by their husband’s last names. It is because of the way the religion was recorded by Griaule that most people don't realize that the Dogon religion was a Matriarchal religion. The Nummo, the Master (Mistress) of Speech and Lébé, who were the key figures in the religion, were hermaphrodites but primarily female beings and associated with the sacred feminine. These figures were all identified as being male in the religion and referred to as "he" when in reality they should have been referred to as, "she." Griaule named his book, Dieu d'Eau: entretiens avec Ogotemmêli (God of Water: Conversations with Ogotemmêli), when in reality it should have been named Déesse du l’eau: entretiens avec Ogotemmêli (Goddess of Water: Conversations with Ogotemmêli). It is through the symbolism in the Dogon religion and through his dialogue with Ogotemmêli that we realize that these beings were female. They were symbolized by the Sun, which was a female symbol. (Day of the Fish, Dorey p. 13)

Sunday, January 29 2012, Mitochondrial Eve and Lébé

In yesterday's post I wrote about Mitochondrial Eve, the name given by geneticists to the woman who was the last common matrilineal ancestor of all human beings living today. She was a member of a group of humans living around 150,000 years ago in Africa. According to the Dogon, this woman, who was the mother of present day humans, was Lébé and she was an immortal hermaphrodite. Five generations after her birth, humans were born as single sexed, mortal beings.

Lébé was symbolized by the lion in the Dogon religion and the musical octave was a metaphor for Lébé’s birth. I believe that the world’s oldest known animal shaped image, an ivory mammoth sculpture, shaped like a lion, symbolizes Lébé. This figure, which is about 32000 years old gives human characteristics to the lion, and comes from the Aurignacian culture. It was found in a cave in Swabian Alb, Germany. This sculpture was originally identified as “the lion man” but was more recently redefined as “the lion lady.” The Aurignacian culture has been called the first modern humans in Europe. Anthropologists also found a similar but smaller, lion-headed sculpture, along with other animal figures and several flutes, in another cave in the same region of Germany. This find led them to speculate that the lion-figure may have played “an important role in the mythology of humans of the early Upper Paleolithic.” The flutes found in the cave with the lion sculpture, are some of the oldest musical instruments in the world, reinforcing the lion figure’s association with Lébé, who was identified with the Eighth Ancestor and associated with the musical octave. (Day of the Fish, Dorey pp. 14-15)(Wikipedia /lion_man)(Wikipedia/Aurignacian)

Lébé was so important to the Dogon people, that when they fled their homeland of Mandé sometime between the tenth and thirteenth centuries because of their refusal to convert to Islam, they took with them the earth of their main altar to Lébé. Mandé, which is west of Bamako, was the site of the ancient Mandingo Empire of Keita, also called Mali, which dominated a great part of West Africa in the thirteenth century. (The Pale Fox, Griaule and Dieterlen p. 29) The Dogons’ refusal to give up their religion and their desire to take Lébé’s altar with them, suggests to me that this religion was not only well established before this migration took place but also how important Lébé, the mother of all humanity, was to the religion. (Day of the Fish, Dorey p. 34)

Saturday, January 28 2012, LBO's, Footprints and DNA

I don't know what it's like where you are. Here it is snowing really hard. We had some freezing rain a few nights ago and the ice is now covered with a layer of snow. This morning my husband and I took our two dogs walking on an old rail line that has been converted into a trail. We love this old rail trail because it is up over farm land and a forest, and when you are walking you can see the countryside spread out beneath you. We rarely see people on this trail and today was no exception. In the past we have been entertained by a rabbit racing past but there weren't any rabbits today. We did see some birds. My sister calls them LBO's, the little brown ones. We don't know what their real name is but perhaps they are barn swallows. The snow was blowing hard today and it looked like a fog in the distance. Because of the ice beneath the snow, every foot step made a crunch sound. Along with the blowing snow slapping against our faces and the crunching sound of the ice under foot, it felt very trance like as we moved along. It was very meditative. This connection with nature is very important to me now.

As we left the trail, I looked down and saw the footprints that we were leaving behind us in the snow. Foot prints are a significant symbol in the Dogon religion because the alien Nummo had fish tails instead of feet like humans. Because of their fish tails, the Dogon people perceived them as having only one foot. I believe that the footprints that appear consistently throughout the religion represent mitochondria, which are slipper shaped organelles. (Day of the Fish, Dorey p. 155) The Dogon religion is based on genetics and the Nummo were associated with the sacred feminine. Mitochondrial DNA is only passed from females to their offspring without recombining. What this means is that by tracing back from mother to mother to mother, geneticists can determine that the mother of all present day humans was a woman who lived in Africa around 152,000-234,000 years ago. (Wikipedia) Is it in Mitochondrial DNA that scientists will find our genetic link to the Nummo and the path to the truth? The Dogon religion seems to indicate that to be the case.

Friday, January 27 2012, Vibrations and Horses

After hearing my interview with Henrik on Red Ice Radio, I received an interesting email from Patricia Cleveland who works with horses at the Balanced Horse Project in Dothan, Alberta. In her line of work, Patricia has experienced intense waves of emotion produced by horses. She was once moved out of a round pen because the horse's wave of fear hit her with such intensity that it triggered an involuntary response within her. Standing outside, rather shaken, she got the horse's message. Using meditative skills, she was able to reveal her intent to the horse, which dropped the invisible barrier between them, and allowed her to work on the horse's body. She said, "We got each other's pictures per say, without uttering a word." According to Patricia, "telepathy is an airborne form of sonar." She believes that "we are fish that live in a sea of air." This is an interesting observation because the Dogon tell us that humans once lived in an aquatic state. As I said yesterday, I believe the Nummo also communicated using sonar.

Incidentally the horse was a symbol of the Nummo in the Dogon religion. The word for “horse” in the Dogon Wazouba language also meant “power.“ (The Pale Fox, Griaule and Dieterlen p. 484) (Day of the Fish, Dorey p.308) The horse was also associated with the Greek goddess Artemis (Roman Diana), who I believe to be a Greek and Roman version of the Mistress (Master) of Speech from the Dogon religion. Artemis’ (Diana’s) temple at Ephesus, an ancient Greek city located in the western part of Turkey, was one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient World.(Day of the Fish Dorey, p.25)

Thursday, January 26 2012, Vibrations in DNA

According to the Dogon, the vibrations I spoke about yesterday are also a part of our DNA. It is these vibrations that trigger DNA to develop into a human being, plant or animal. The Musical octave is a metaphor for these vibrations which connect all life together. Because they were aquatic beings, I believe the Nummo communicated using sonar, which may be associated with these vibrations. With sonar you can observe the internal structure of objects, unlike human vision which stops on the surface of the object being seen. I believe that it is because of this, that the Nummo were capable of communicating with animals and plants on a level unknown to humans. (The Master of Speech, Dorey p.20-21)

The Dogon elder, Ogotemmêli believed that animals were purer than humans. (The Master of Speech, pp. 28-29) Our own observations tell us that animals are more connected to the vibration that links all life together. They are more tuned into the planet, weather changes and environmental changes than humans. During the Indian Ocean earthquake in 2004, it was reported that certain animals including elephants had sensed the tSunami approaching and ran from it, whereas some humans ran to the shore to investigate and were drowned as a result of it.(wikipedia.org/wiki/TSunami) It is as if there is a missing piece in our makeup, an emotional and spiritual bond that we have not yet forged.(The Master of Speech, Dorey p.28-29)

Wednesday, January 25 2012, Music and Vibrations

Someone in my yoga class said that it's impossible to be stressed while you're singing a song. Music, which is tied to the vibrations that connect all life, was an important aspect of the Dogon culture. In the Dogon society, the vibrations were expressed through the ringing sound of the hammer striking the anvil in the smithy. The smithy was like a church, temple, or sanctuary in the Dogon society, and the Smith was an important figure in the religion because the alien Nummo were said to be “Heaven’s Smiths.” The hammer striking the anvil was the Nummo bringing a divine note into human disorder. The anvil and bellows eventually evolved into a collection of musical instruments, with the drum replacing the bellows, iron hand bells, the anvil, and drumsticks, the hammer. Music symbolized the vibration of life and it is for this reason that dancing also became associated with the creation of life and resurrection. It was the hermaphroditic Mistress (Master) of Speech, the saviour in the Dogon religion, who taught humans how to dance. Because she had a fish tail she only moved her arms in swimming motions and stood on one spot. Humans apparently copied these arm movements and in the beginning, they danced by rotating on one spot as the Nummo did. Humans eventually found this kind of dancing too tiring, however, so they eventually started to move their feet. (Day of the Fish, Dorey pp. 142-143)

Tuesday, January 24 2012, Vibrations and Nature

If you want to connect with the Nummo and understand the Dogon religion, the first thing to do is to go outside and walk through the woods. Look around at everything you see there. Here in Canada, where it’s snowing right now, you’ll see a few crows, blue jays, if you’re lucky a red cardinal, and a few black, grey and red squirrels. Sometimes a chipmunk appears but I haven’t seen one of those lately. In the area where I live, there are cedar trees with massive trunks that have been around for a very long time. Everything in the forest is alive and everything emits an energy, a vibration that you can hear and feel if you close your eyes and absorb it. These vibrations are what connect humans to each other and to other animals, plants and species in the universe. If you want to find your way back to the truth, you need to reconnect with these vibrations, and the best way to do it, is to reconnect with nature.

Monday, January 23 2012, Red Ice Radio Interview

I want to thank everyone who emailed me about the interview I did with Henrik at Red Ice Radio. I just finished Day of the Fish in December and this was the first interview I have done on the new book. Those of you who have been following my books and research know that I haven't given a lot of interviews to date. In the past twelve years, I think I've only done about five interviews. I apologize for that but I have been heavily involved in my research and it has been difficult to find the time for promotion. I also felt that I wanted to get more of a handle on the Dogon religion before trying to discuss it with others. I can now say with certainty that this is the mystery pagan religion that was thought to have been lost to humanity. It is the oldest religion in the world and takes us back to the creation of humanity itself.

In this Blog I will share with you some of the most important aspects of this religion. I will also discuss with you some of the emails I've received from others.

If you haven't heard the Red Ice Interview and would like to hear it, follow this link. Red Ice Interview

Please email your comments to me at:
sd@themasterofspeech.com.