Tyrants or World Civilizers?
Over the past five decades, with the publication of the late, great Zecharia Sitchin’s 10-book Earth Chronicles series about the interaction of aliens with our ancient ancestors, the world has slowly awakened to the historical evidence that we have indeed been visited by extraterrestrial visitors in the past. The translations of the Sumerian cuneiform clay tablets found in the ancient city of Nineveh in the 1830’s, has opened the minds of many to explaining much about the mysteries that confront us today in archaeology, anthropology, genetics and the origins of human civilization. Exceedingly tall and long lived, these extraterrestrial visitors were known as the gods and goddesses, and stories of these extraordinary beings exist in every culture of the world. Greek, Roman, Norse, Indian, Mayan, Chinese, and Egyptian civilizations all tell their stories, legends that reveal the gods to be as classically flawed and human as we are, as well as celestially divine.
Like us, they fall in love, squabble, form alliances and fight among themselves. But they also build cities, excavate mineral deposits, travel in flying machines and impart moral, philosophical and spiritual lessons to mankind. Standing between 9′ and 18′ feet in height, and aging so slowly that one of our years is but a day to them, they both inspired and dominated the ancient world. Often the subject of songs, myths, sagas, poems, and legend, some 5000 years later, our interactions with them form the core of many of our world religions.
While purposeful, powerful, and enduring, the gods were ever controversial. On one hand, they seemed to rule us from on high, punishing or championing the occasional human or demi-god. One of the gods, Enlil, was said to have been responsible for the Great Flood. Yet on the other hand, it is clear that many of the gods and goddesses were advocates for the human race, inspiring Noah to build the ark and save the genetics of most of the animals on Earth. Yet the more we learn about the gods, the clearer it becomes that while they found us unruly and difficult to govern, they also passed on to humankind the foundation of all our arts and sciences: astronomy, astrology, writing, mathematics, commerce, metallurgy, chemistry, architecture, agriculture, animal husbandry, healing, herbs and our masonry building skills, just to name a few. They invented ship building and navigation, teaching man to chart his way through the stars. They were the inspiration for our modern day airplanes and spaceflight, as man dreamed of transversing the stars as easily as we now transverse the land.
They gave us the plow, the pulley and the loom. They taught humanity brick making, home construction and the mechanism of the wheel. They passed on their knowledge of a universal counting system, marking 24 hours to every day, 60 seconds to every minute, and 60 minutes in every hour. They knew there were 365 days in each year and that once, every four years, we had to add a day in order to correct for orbital variance. They passed down their knowledge of the heavens to the priesthood, a group of men and women who were originally chosen because of their moral virtue and intelligence. To them they bequeathed many of the more difficult arts and sciences, teaching humanity about the solstices and equinoxes (longest and shortest days of the year, and the midpoints in between), the 25,920 year “Great Year” as we pass above and below the galactic horizon, the twelve astrological ages of the Earth as we pass through the twelve constellations of the ecliptic, and plotted the movement of both lunar and solar eclipses.
Within each new civilization that spread across the world, they sought to convey the system of laws and governance, promoting fairness in property rights, and equality among the sexes, something we have only just begun to remember today. They instituted marriage between men and women to insure the strength of the family unit, citing the importance for education through the Guild system, for generations to come. They taught road building, city planning, and the flow of commerce between City States, establishing artistic and commercial professions where each succeeding generation could be trained in a craft, a skill or a guild, preserving the continuance of our knowledge so that we would not fall back into barbaric ways.
If history is to be believed, the gods and goddesses were many and they spread out across the world, from the Sumerian and Babylonian cultures across the Mediterranean. They great centers were in Lebanon, Egypt, the Indus Valley, and the Sinai peninsula. While some were primarily concerned with their own agendas, others were more deeply involved with the protection and enlightenment of humanity. Isis, for example, the daughter of Thoth, the god of wisdom, was one of those dedicated to the upliftment of the human condition. Her many attributes include curing disease, weaning humans from cannibalism, instituting marriage, inventing the loom, teaching the spinning of flax and weaving of cloth, as well as the domestication of animals, grinding of corn and revealing the mysteries of wheat, corn and barley.
Today her name is being corrupted by our own planetary patriarchs who are afraid of the rising wave of female wisdom that threatens to bring balance to our world, and thus they have dubbed the terrorist group ISIL by the name of ISIS, polluting and distorting a deeper truth. As an advocate for the human race, these are some of her many titles: Divine Lady, Goddess of Fertility, Queen of the Earth, Lady of the Living, Goddess of Healing, Protectress of the Dead, Mistress of the Elements, Bestower of Divine Life, Ruler of Egypt, Queen of the Stars. How many of us could lay claim to even a tenth of this kind of industry and positive far reaching influence? Not many, I imagine.
In recent years, as the physical and historic evidence for the existence of Extraterrestrial World Civilizers has grown, there are some who chaff against the idea that we were once the children of the gods, and like children we were instructed in a way of life that we may or may not have invented ourselves. After all, they rail, are we not rulers of our own destinies now? How dare any race presume to dominate us, enslave us, or tell us what to do! We are free citizens of the world, and this is not to be allowed!
Like angry teenagers, we may choose blame the gods for all that has gone wrong on our planet, believing that elitist organizations like the Illuminati are a continuance of an ancient system of master and slave, “the have and have nots.” But are we better off now, than we would have been without the knowledge that they brought us? I believe we are, and now we are free to do what we want with that knowledge, and to make a better world.
While there is certainly some truth in the observation that for thousands of years there was once a more rigid structure to society that sought to give each person a role or a purpose, the gods left this planet long ago. Now we are in charge. And if we are honest, it is the human desire for riches, power and control that has created the social systems of the “have and have nots” in the world today. We human beings are responsible for the suppression of knowledge and the manipulation of the masses for our own ends, not the gods. And it has been the power and resolution of the human spirit that has been hard at work for the past 500 years to change it with advances in science, new age thought, and a more universal and humanitarian approach to our own brothers and sisters. But we must ever be vigilant as we chart our own destinies in this world. Where we may have once given power to the gods, do we not now give over much of our power to our banking systems, our governments, our fossil based industries, our oppressive patriarchal religions, our political tyrants, and the good or bad leaders that we vote into office every year.
The gods were hardly perfect, but the jewels they left us were many. The question is now, what are we going to do with those arts of civilization? How can we create a more balanced, loving and sustainable world in the here and now? Now that we are in charge, what are we going to do about it? The answer lies within us all.