My books are based on the beliefs of the Dogon people of Mali, Africa, who spoke of alien water beings known as Nummo, who came from space, and who formed the basis of their religon.
The French anthropologists Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen lived for over 20 years in Mali recording the Dogon religion and my research is based on their findings. I've been studying the Dogon religion since 1999 and have written four books about it.
The Dogon religion is a mystery religion, and I believe it is the pagan mystery religion that was thought to have been lost to humanity. The reason this religion survived with the Dogon people is because they were isolated from the rest of the world and continued to practice their religion even though it had been lost in most other places.
It is by studying Dogon symbols in comparison to other ancient religions that we can uncover the truth about our past. These ancient symbols are universal and appear in every ancient religion I have studied. They form the basis of Christianity and Judaism.
The Dogon elder Ogotemmêli, who attempted to teach the key stories and symbols to Griaule in 1946, took over 20 years to learn his own religion. This gives you some idea of its complexity. The Dogon people had a system of signs which ran into the thousands, including "their own systems of astronomy and calendrical measurements, methods of calculation and extensive anatomical and physiological knowledge, as well as a systematic pharmacopoeia."
I believe that Dogon symbolism is the same symbolism that was understood by many Indigenous groups from around the world. My research indicates that what is known today as the Dogon religion is extremely ancient and existed in Africa before people migrated to other areas of the Earth.
When they left Africa they took this religion with them. It appears that in the period before patriarchal cultures dominated the world, this religion once united humanity.
I've spent the last 23 years of my life researching and writing about the African Dogon religion because I believe it's as close to the world's first religion that we are ever likely to get.
I have devoted so much of my time to this religion because there is a spiritual component to it that needs to be addressed and understood. It is a spiritualism that is connected to the Earth and involves our genetic connection to our environment. It is based on vibrations that tie us to the cosmos and connects us to all life and matter in the universe.
I am not a religious person but one of the most astonishing claims the alien Nummo made was that the universe was designed. They discovered this during an experiment on a black hole that destroyed life on Mars and left our Solar System with only one Sun. During their experiment, the Nummo learned that there are fail-safes embedded into the universe to protect it. Ogo, the evil genius that carried out the experiment, learned the hard way that you cannot equal Amma (the universe or God). This frightening truth is at the heart of all world religions.
For more information on the Dogon religion, you can purchase my books at right. The first version of The Master (Mistress) of Speech was published in 2002. It has since been revised and upgraded, with the most recent being in 2018.
The Nummo was first published in 2004, revised in 2013 and more recently in 2019. Day of the Fish was first publised in 2012 and revised in 2017 and 2022. This is a second revised edition of The Rose, which came out in 2022. It was first published in 2016.
Refer to The Rose: Dogon Star Knowledge for more information on The Rose.
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