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Day of the Fish

By Shannon Dorey  $32.99 USD
Published by EEL Publishing: January 2012
Pages: 390   Size: 6x9
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After many years of studying the Dogon religion, Dorey has uncovered the mystery behind its symbols. A mystery that she maintains was stamped out in most places of the world by the Inquisition and the Roman Catholic Church. Dorey explores the key symbols of the Dogon religion, which she believes are from the world's first religion, and which are found throughout the ancient world. She follows the Dogon religious symbols from Old Europe to Japan and from Australia to the Americas to reveal the lost history of humanity.

Dorey's book will frighten some people who won't be able to deal with the reality of the Dogons' assertion that amphibious alien beings known as Nummo started human civilization. Dorey's book reveals that these hermaphroditic beings, who were identified with the sacred feminine, were the Goddesses known to the people of Old Europe. Dorey believes that humanity needs to face the truth about our fabricated past and understand these immortal beings who were worshipped and loved by our ancestors. Dorey feels that it is important for everyone to know about this religion because there is a spiritual component to it that needs to be explored and understood. Dorey feels that current religions that perpetuate falsehoods about history, do not prepare people for the future. According to the Dogon, the Nummo will one day return to Earth. The day of the Nummos' return is known to the Dogon as the "Day of the Fish."

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The Dogon believed the alien Nummo would one day return to Earth. It was the duty of the Hogan, their spiritual leader, to safe guard the Earth until that time. The day of the Nummos return is known to the Dogon as the "Day of the Fish."


The First Religion

My research shows the African Dogon religion to be the pagan mystery religion spoken about by the ancient Greeks, Celts, Romans, Egyptians and others, and which was thought to have been lost to humanity. I believe that this religion, still practised by the Dogon people in the 1930s and recorded by the anthropologists Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen, is the most important historical source document we have left in the world. This document, which records an oral religion that comes from the beginning of human civilization, reveals the truth about our existence.

Most of us have spent a great deal of time searching for the truth. This is because we inherently know that there is something missing from our existence. The time I have spent studying the Dogon religion has made me realize just how much of the truth has been taken from us and how new realities have been manufactured that are widely believed in today. I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with George Orwell’s book 1984, but my research on the Dogon has reminded me of that book on more than one occasion. For those of you unfamiliar with the book, it is about a repressive, totalitarian regime that falsifies historical records in order to keep control over society. I believe our own reality of truth is much like that of the individuals living in Orwell’s book. The falsifying of our past has been an ongoing process and there have been many culprits along the way. One of the biggest is the Roman Catholic Church whose oppression of other beliefs has been occurring since 391 CE, when the worship of any religion but Christianity was made illegal in the Roman Empire. In my view the Dogon people have been the keepers of the truth, a truth that was stamped out in other areas by the Christian crusaders, the Inquisition, and the proselytizing of Jesuit priests around the world.

When I began researching the Dogon religion, I had no inkling of what I might be uncovering. When the reality of it became clearer, I felt as if someone had pulled the rug out from under me. It was as if everything I’d ever been told about history had been a disgraceful lie. This book is an exploration of human history and a journey of truth. It unravels the many lies that have been perpetuated against humanity throughout the ages. The Dogon religion is the only religion left in the world that tells us about the alien Nummo. Beings who were once at the base of human religion and at the core of human civilization--beings who were almost completely stamped out of history and subsequently human consciousness. According to the Dogon, the spiritually advanced Nummo were a race of fish-like hermaphrodites who came to Earth for the benefit of humanity. The amphibious Nummo, who were described by the Dogon people as being more female than male, were thought to have come from the Sirius star system. These immortal beings, who were identified with the sacred feminine, were the Goddesses that were loved and revered by the people of Old Europe. Demonized by later patriarchal cultures, the Dogon tell us that these beings were responsible for human creation and civilization.

The primary mystery that permeates the Dogon religion is genetics. I could never have understood or began to unravel the Dogon religion’s mystery without having some knowledge of genetics. I believe that this religion was deliberately designed this way by the Nummo so that it could be understood once the study of genetics had been discovered by humanity. The Nummo probably knew that once we finally understood this religion and realized how interwoven it was with the rest of human history, that we would know without a shadow of a doubt, that it was the truth. We would know that it had been created by a far more scientifically advanced species. A species who not only loved and cared about our future but who had put a great deal of time and effort into preserving the truth for us. To me this religion represents the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end. It began with genetics and ends with genetics. The end however is simply the beginning and so we have come full circle and the circle is a symbol of immortality. I believe that it won’t be long before scientists here will be able to regenerate the human body, much like the immortal Nummo could do.

The Dogon believed that for humans to reach a complete state of knowledge, they had to understand all the signs and diagrams the Dogon taught in their religion. Once all these signs were understood, the truth would be revealed. The Dogon religion reiterates the dangers involved in genetic engineering. It tells us that the spiritual and physical are intertwined in DNA, and that genetics is something that should be explored with caution. It reveals that humans are connected to all forms of life, involving a vibration that ties us to each other and to the rest of the universe. It tells us that we need to rekindle our connection to that vibration so that we can renew our love of the Earth and all the plants, animals and other species that live on the planet. Until we are able to do that, we will never truly find the spirituality that has been lost to us.

When the French anthropologists, Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen, began recording the Dogon religion in the 1930s, the Dogon were one of the last people in Africa to come under French rule. Prior to that time, the isolated Dogon had maintained their own beliefs and religious practices. The main reason that this religion has survived with the Dogon people is that they were living on the Cliffs of Bandiagara in Mali and were isolated from the rest of the world right up until the 1930s. Because the Dogon had been secluded, they were considered by the Europeans to be the most backward race in the whole region and the best example of “primitive savagery” known to the world. Muslim Africans also shared this view, as neither group could comprehend the Dogon traditions.

This incomprehension is not surprising as the Dogon religion is so incredibly old that I believe it was created by the Nummo at a time when humanity was recovering from a cataclysm and had lost all of its former knowledge. It was the Nummo who had told the Dogon about the time before the flood. The story about the lost continent of Atlantis in Plato’s Timaeus was discussed in great detail in my first book, The Master of Speech, because of its similarities to events described by the Dogon. A world devastation before the flood, which is found in the ancient mythologies of many cultures, caused humans to lose their scientific knowledge. When the Dogon religion was created, humans were living in an oral culture as written language hadn’t yet been rediscovered. The Dogon were still living in this oral culture when their religion was recorded in the 1930s.

It is difficult for those of us who have spent the majority of our lives living in a written culture to relate to an oral culture. And what about those from the Facebook generation, who have spent their entire lives in a digital culture, how can they possibly get their heads around an oral culture? The digital culture and the oral culture are completely opposite to one another. ....

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Shannon Dorey is a graduate of Trent University which is where she first became immersed in the study of history and mythology. Her interests were expanded into religious studies after studying the New Testament at the University of Windsor in 1991. She began her writing career as a journalist and has written and produced several online publications. This combination of experience and knowledge is what has resulted in the writing of Day of the Fish, The Nummo and The Master of Speech.

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