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Religion & Legends                   9,000 BC
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In General

Long ago, when the people began to gather again and reassemble their lives after the disaster in 9500 BC, the storytellers who remembered what had happened were treated like gods. The storytellers could see that the people believed the environment was hostile, especially the sky. The people searched the sky nightly to see if it would wreak destruction on them again, and around their campfires they told and retold the old story of when the Earth nearly died. "What happened to us? What could it have been?" The monster came between Sirius and Regulus, through the Pleiades, into the solar system and approached Earth, and then the horrible nightmare began. Earth's atmosphere became electrically charged, and the waters and air heated up so quickly that the people fell down on their knees in terror. The sky writhed with fiery serpents and dragons, Earth tipped toward the chimera, and then there was a deafening explosion. The magnetosphere and the chimera intertwined, and there was a resounding crack! Within hours, blocks of ice, hail, and gigantic masses of water assailed the people. Great electromagnetic storms overwhelmed the bioelectric fields of animals, humans, plants, and even rocks, which is why we still have such mental blocks about this event. On that day, fear was imprinted deep in the reptilian brain, and this memory has been changing our relationship with our environment ever since. Next, chaos reigned as volcanoes exploded and the oceans and lakes boiled; Earth shuddered and cracked insanely. As for the cause of the cataclysm, they've found evidence that fragments from the Vela supernova came into the solar system and struck the Earth's magnetosphere. It is difficult to know for sure what celestial body caused the event, yet it is certain it happened. The Earth's lithosphere was dislocated both vertically and horizontally, and tectonic plates formed that caused the planet to become a polyhedron of twenty faces - an icosahedron. (129)

Africa

 

Southwest Asia

 It would appear that the settlement of Eden/Kharsag had been established sometime towards the end of the last Ice Age, say 9500 - 9000 BC. It had then continued in relative isolation until some kind of split appears to have taken place among its inhabitants. This led to a large number of the Watchers/Anannage - two hundred in the Hebrew accounts, six hundred in the Sumerian texts - descending on to the surrounding plains and living among humanity. The chances are that this occurred around the time of the establishment of the first pre-Sumerian city-state of Eridu, c. 5500 BC. This would then seem to have been followed by a series of more localized climatic catastrophes, c. 5000-4500 BC. From then onwards there would seem to have been two opposing camps of Anannage, or Watchers ­ one in the mountainous 'heaven of Anu' and the other 'in the earth', i.e. on the plains of Mesopotamia. This last faction would appear to have provided the impetus for the later Assyrian and Babylonian legends concerning the underground race of great stature and vampiric tendencies known as the Edimmu. (149)

In a Coptic Christian manuscript translated into Arabic during the ninth century, entitled Abou Hormeis, it records that: 'The deluge was to take place when the heart of the Lion entered into the first minute of the head of Cancer.' The 'heart of the Lion' was the name given in classical times to the star Regulus, Leo's 'royal star', which lies exactly on the ecliptic, the sun's perceived daily path through the sky. Since the constellation of Cancer follows Leo only in the precessional cycle (Leo follows Cancer in the yearly cycle), then this appears to confirm that these legends preserved, not just the memory of actual historical events, but also the time-frame in which they occurred. ...the last time Leo's 'royal star' would have risen and been visible on the eastern horizon just prior to the equinoctial sunrise was around 9220 BC. When the star Regulus, the 'heart of the lion', no longer rose with the sun on the vernal equinox, this would have been seen by the astronomer-priests of Egypt as a signal that the age of Leo had come to an end, and that the age of Cancer was either about to commence or that it had already entered its 'first minute' of arc across the sky. This information therefore suggested that the ninth­century Coptic manuscript was implying that a major deluge had occurred in the Middle East, either around or shortly after this date. (149)

c. 9000 BC Establishment of Dilman/Eden/Kharsag settlement around Lake Van in the Kurdish Highlands. This advanced shamanistic culture becomes the angels and Watchers of Judaic tradition, the ahuras of Iranian legend, and the Anannage of Sumero-Akkadian myth and legend. (149)

c. 9000-8500 BC The Shanidar cave on the Greater Zab is used for shamanistic practices involving goats' skulls, and the wings of bustards, eagles and vultures. Establishment of earliest protoneolithic settlements in Palestine and Syria, particularly at Jericho. (149)

Egypt

After helping get reconstruction going in Mesopotamia, the Anunnaki Enki turned his attention to the Nile Valley, which was reconfirmed (according to Sumerian texts and validated by Egyptian king lists) as part of his hegemony in Africa. (113)

The old priest at Sais goes on to tell Solon about 'the fairest and noblest race of men which ever lived', before he recounts the story of how the fabled 'islands of Atlantis', beyond the 'Pillars of Heracles', were destroyed by devastating earthquakes and floods '9,000 years' before their age, giving an approximate date of around 9600 BC, exactly the time-frame of the global cataclysms and climatic changes that apparently heralded the end of the last Ice Age. He also tells Solon that according to the 'sacred registers' the Egyptian race was founded '8,000 years' ago, in other words 1,000 years after the submergence of Atlantis and the foundation of the Hellenic race by the survivors of this 'noblest' race." (149)

In a Coptic Christian manuscript translated into Arabic during the ninth century, entitled Abou Hormeis, it records that: 'The deluge was to take place when the heart of the Lion entered into the first minute of the head of Cancer.' The 'heart of the Lion' was the name given in classical times to the star Regulus, Leo's 'royal star', which lies exactly on the ecliptic, the sun's perceived daily path through the sky. Since the constellation of Cancer follows Leo only in the precessional cycle (Leo follows Cancer in the yearly cycle), then this appears to confirm that these legends preserved, not just the memory of actual historical events, but also the time-frame in which they occurred. ...the last time Leo's 'royal star' would have risen and been visible on the eastern horizon just prior to the equinoctial sunrise was around 9220 BC. When the star Regulus, the 'heart of the lion', no longer rose with the sun on the vernal equinox, this would have been seen by the astronomer-priests of Egypt as a signal that the age of Leo had come to an end, and that the age of Cancer was either about to commence or that it had already entered its 'first minute' of arc across the sky. This information therefore suggested that the ninth­century Coptic manuscript was implying that a major deluge had occurred in the Middle East, either around or shortly after this date. (149)

....there was only one epoch when the celestial symbolism of a leonine equinoctial marker would have been appropriate. That epoch was, of course, the Age of Leo, from 10,970 to 8810 BC. (152)

Indus Valley

 According to Sumerian texts, Anunnaki-assisted human centers peacefully reestablished themselves after the Cataclysm. For almost a thousand years they existed with no great upheavals. But shortly after 9000 BC, a new round of squabbling broke out among the Anunnaki. They resumed fighting over the control of space facilities, and, according to Sitchin, a peace conference was convened, Anunnaki were reassigned, and new facilities built. (113)

...I was familiar with the south Indian traditions to which he was referring. These describe extensive lands, submerged about 11,000 years ago, that had once existed in the Indian Ocean to the south of the present Cape Comorin. The name of these lost lands was Kumari Kandam. At the time of their inundation, the traditions say, they had been the home of a high civilization that had even boasted an 'Academy' of advanced learning where philosophy and literature were cultivated. (124)

With its dominant motif of a once much larger Dravidian homeland, the opening of the Kumari Kandam flood myth is set in remote prehistory between 12,000 and 10,000 years ago. The work of Glenn Milne and other inundation specialists confirms that between 12,000 and 10,000 years ago India's Dravidian peninsula and its outlying islands would indeed have been far larger than they are today - but were in the process of being swallowed up by the rising seas at the end of the Ice Age. (124)

China

 

Europe

 

South America

 

Mesoamerica

 

North America

 

Other

 The Australian Aborigones offer a wonderful subject for meditations on the nature of humanity. Consider: these people lived in what may have been nearly complete isolation for more than 40,000 years in an ecologically diverse continent, and when first encountered by Europeans in the 17th century, their technology hardly approached the sophistication of the Neanderthals: just simple stone tools and rudimentary wooden implements; and yet they evolved a kinship system and cosmology that most graduate students in anthropology have struggled to comprehend in all its complexity--and probably never do.(24)