The Annunaki

The Annunaki
Aliens, Gods or Demons?

Sunday, 31 August 2014

The Seraph

Most people know of the orders of the angels: the Seraphim, Cherubim, Archangels, etc. But how many know what they really are or what they look like? We envision glorious beings—winged men with amazing physiques, exuding power and beauty.  Jehovah certainly employed them as his personal guard and often ordered them to punish those who defied him

          But a closer examination of the word reveals the male singular is Seraph, which comes from Sarap—which means burning or fiery serpent. The female Serepa also means burning. The Bible makes it clear they are known as the Burners or Destroyers

As Wikipedia states:

Literally "burning ones", the word seraph is normally a synonym for serpents when used in the Hebrew Bible. A seminal passage in the Book of Isaiah (Isaiah 6:1-8) used the term to describe fiery six-winged beings that fly around the Throne of God crying "holy, holy, holy".
 Seraphs are mentioned as celestial beings in an influential Hellenistic work, the Book of Enoch, and the Book of Revelation.

So, the picture that comes to mind is not a gorgeous human-like figure with wings and a flaming sword, but a fiery serpent with six wings-----or a DRAGON! Enoch himself, considered by some to be Ningizidda or Thoth, called them drakones

Yes, I’m biased, having included dragons in my book Serpent Priestess, operating on the philosophy that if they were found in so many cultures that they may have existed. But, even I, growing up in a christian environment, never realised that the Seraphim were something quite different than the image we were presented.


So, which one looks more like a burning, or fiery, serpent with six wings:


OR....


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Woman and the Demon

Discovered this gem of a book while researching Atargatis and what a rabbit's hole it's been. I've spent the past few days deeply engrossed in it and know that I will be returning to it again and again.
How women became such objects of fear and hatred and at what point in history it occurred is my own grail quest, my goal in life. I want to discover who and how. I have my theories, some of which will appear in the Dragon Court series, but I hope one day I will find the answer.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Thoth and Tolkien

In studying the Emerald Tablets of Thoth, I am struck by the similarities between Thoth the Atlantean and JRR Tolkien. The tablets themselves were studied by European alchemists from the middle ages up to Isaac Newton, who made his own translation of the works.

Wikipedia says: "Although Hermes Trismegistus is the author named in the text, its first known appearance is in a book written in Arabic between the sixth and eighth centuries. The text was first translated into Latin in the twelfth century. Numerous translations, interpretations and commentaries followed."

Whoever the original author is, I have noticed while reading it so much of Tolkien's numerology and mythology reflects Thoth's, though the Emerald Tablets is a lot longer. Time doesn't permit me to condense the Tablets, and indeed, it is better to study the Tablets at one's own leisure, but I will post parts of the two for comparison.

Tolkien:
Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie." 

Thoth:
"Yet are we ONE with the SOUL of our cycle.
Yet are WE, too, seeking a goal.
Far beyond man's conception,
Infinity extends into a greater than ALL.
There, in a time that is yet not a time,
we shall ALL become ONE
with a greater than ALL."


"Chose HE then from among the people, 
THREE who became his gateway.
Choose HE the THREE from the Highest 
to become his links with Atlantis.
Messengers they, who carried his council,
to the kings of the children of men."


"And again, unto me spoke the Seven, saying:
Child of the LIGHT, O THOTH, art thou,
free to travel the bright path upward
until at last ALL ONES become ONE
Forth were WE formed after our order:
THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT--NINE.
Know ye that these are the numbers of cycles
that WE descend from unto man.
Each having here a duty to fulfill;
each having here a force to control."

Of course in the Tablets the One is not a malevolent force seeking to subjugate, but a benevolent one, reminiscent of Nirvana. 

Did Tolkien perhaps know of or study the Emerald Tablets? I think so, the destruction of Atlantis parallels his description of the destruction of Numenor in The Silmarillion





Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Oracle Room in Malta


One aspect of the Annunaki that I've been studying is that they had advanced knowledge in Sound Technology and Mathematical Precision used both for healing and communication. 

There is also a theory the sound projection and soundwave manipulation enabled by the structures could have been used to keep an often unruly population calm. One such structure is the Oracle Room discovered underground in Malta. The Pyramids of Giza are another example of a structure that used sound to both heal and soothe people. By choosing the notes and scale carefully, a priest could effect healing.

This is not as far-fetched as one might think. The Catholic churches used the same knowledge in their designs of the cathedrals and choirs. You know that tingle that runs up your spine when a particularly powerful and beautiful piece of music is played? Well, that is what the Annunaki and the Catholics sought to bring about through the use of architecture and acoustics. Many believers experience an enhanced, ecstatic worship and feel closer to God when the right notes are sung.

There is also the claim that they tried to calm the population through a low humming sound emitted from their temples. Most would not consciously hear it and would go about their daily lives less likely to lose their tempers or experience the highs and lows of passion that creates so much difficulty for authorities.

Yet, there is a modern phenomenon now reported in the US and the UK---people have come forward to report a constant low humming noise. Most of the population cannot hear it, but for those that do, it's a misery. So, is this a purely natural phenomenon, one we have yet to understand? Or is someone trying to replicate the ancient technology and has yet to perfect it--after all, crime has not dropped and people are as anxious as ever

Monday, 18 August 2014

How Many Hours Research to Produce a Novel?

In my library and on my kindle I have stacks of books (literally and figuratively). On my computer there are endless files stuffed to the gills with maps, photos, downloaded documents and notes. I also have a file that lists all the websites and links to articles I have looked at that contains information I may need in the future. That doesn't include the pages and pages of notes I have made myself on pertinent topics and information.

I also spend time watching documentaries and have a substantial video library to complement my books. All of this time spent reading and watching these shows look like leisure but, while it's fun, it's also work.  I will sit there, reading or watching the TV, and the entire time my brain is running a monologue, comparing what is being said to what other sources claim, thinking how the information presented ties into my story script and should I disregard it or amend my story to include it, and my hands are jotting down notes.

All of this is so that before I sit down to write, I have a fairly clear idea of what historical/mythological places, people and items would be included in the book. It's not possible to include all and I also have to sift through all the legends, some of which are conflicting, in order to write a book that makes sense. And that's only possible if I have a clear idea of the personalities of the characters involved--it's how they inhabit their environment and respond to events that will determine their fate and the course of the novel.

With that in mind--before I sit down to write my 'thousand words a day' I will have spent many more hours studying. So, for every book I write I estimate one to three months research (six to seven hours a day, six days a week) so from 140 to 430 hours before writing the first paragraph. Then, as I'm writing, I also must continuously cross check facts and go back to articles and books I've read before to make sure I haven't gotten something horribly wrong.

Then, once the book is finished, it must go through the editing process over and over again, until it's as near perfect as it can get and everyone is satisfied that it is ready to be printed. What is included in the editing? Research---just to be really damn sure. The story and the characters are mine, but if I'm including an ancient monument I'd better make sure it's in the right country.

All in all, the hours spent writing take perhaps a fourth of the time spent creating a novel, with another fourth spent on editing. The remaining half is spent on research.



Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Hathor


 Hathor---one of my favourite deities. Mother of Horus. Replaced in many ways by Isis. She is one of the characters in my present manuscript

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Super Moon

Taking our girls out to view the supermoon was a delectable experience, one we savoured even as we froze in the winds blowing off the English Channel. At that moment, bathed in the moonbeams that cast their glow over the landscape, it was easy to feel transported back in time, to stand with the ancients and understand what it was they felt when they saw the moon in all her glory and why they worshipped her

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Thoth the Atlantean






The teachings of Thoth reputedly found engraved on emerald tablets, the Mystery School of Thoth in Egypt, Hermes Trimegustus philosophy--all of which is part of studying the belief system of the Dragon Court. In my present manuscript war erupts, on a truly global, epic scale. One of the sayings from the Emerald Tablets has stood out and will be used as the philosophy which comforts those who find themselves on the battlefield, confronting an implacable foe and fighting for the lives and freedom of themselves and their children:





Friday, 8 August 2014

Is the rough draft really SH*T?

Having finished the first draft of my second book, I am now stepping away from it for a little while before embarking on the task of editing it. I find myself thinking though, that while I may need to add to it, there's not much (I think) that will need deleting. For one thing: I've taken my time with it, sometimes to the point I found it progressing excruciatingly slow. But, because I did not sit down and write it out in three months, forcing myself to write 1,000 words per day until it was finished, I find that there is little in the form of extraneous characters or plot holes.
Of course, my editor and advanced readers may think otherwise. I probably will find things in the manuscript when I edit that I cannot believe found their way onto paper, but I do not feel quite the same euphoria I felt when Serpent Priestess was finished. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love this book, but with the first one I felt ridiculously happy with it, feeling I'd never top it. This time around I'm not quite as emotionally invested as I didn't have some 'Grand Message', just what I thought to be a really good story and have been writing it with a critical eye to plot and character development, utilizing what I learned penning Serpent Priestess.
So, my question is: what's other writers feelings towards their first draft? Is it SH*T or almost there with just a few tweeks? And does the speed with which the book is written affect the quality of the draft?

Friday, 1 August 2014

Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick

UGH!

That is how I feel with my current manuscript. Where is the excitement? The Pizzazz? With Serpent Priestess it all came rushing out and I could barely keep up. I finished the first draft in under two months, easily. Yet with that book the idea had been percolating in my brain for a good three years before I decided to sit down, open a new document and write the first lines.
This book is different. I had no structured outline in my head, only a rough idea of the characters and places and about four chapters in the book t took a drastic turn and is completely different to what I had originally envisioned. Is it better than what I had planned? Yes, but I've had to wing it more than I thought, going back to my trusty old notes and well thumbed books to make sure the manuscript isn't running away from me. The result is brief episodes where I get through three or more chapters rapidly, knowing what's going to come next, followed by long periods of stagnation, where I have to carefully consider what is the most feasible progression of events.
Hence the current dance I am undertaking with my manuscript. Slow, Slow, Quick Quick.