Commentaries On The Magan Text Part 4: The Divine Trinity
This is our fourth discussion about the Magan Text. In our previous articles, we focused primarily on the Mad Arab’s Introduction of the Text. We will now take a deeper look and analysis on the text itself.
The Magan text is a very mystical scripture and its interpretation is not just limited to one meaning, but an abundance of knowledge that can fill volumes in itself. Simon describes the Magan Text, in his Prefatory Notes, as the “Centerpiece of the Book.”
Throughout the Initiate’s growth and development, their insight into the meaning of the Text begins to evolve. Soon the Initiate begins to realize that the Magan Text is a treaty, not only in the practices contained in the tome, but also reveals insights into the history of the world, initiation, the cycles of birth, life, death, and etc. Also as we grow upon this path of spiritual evolution, we can see how the Magan Text can be applied to every scriptural text that exists in the world today, regardless of religion. After the Mad Arab’s Introduction of the Text, we find the opening verses as follows:
“Hearken, and Remember!
In the Name of ANU, Remember!
In the Name of ENLIL, Remember!
In the Name of ENKI, Remember!”
The above passage is reflected today in the Christian doctrine of the Trinity. This shows us evidence that certain “Christian” precepts were existed prior to the said time of the Christ. In Theosophy, Vol. 52, No. 6, April, 1964, pages 175-182, H. P. Blavatsky makes the following observations concerning the Chaldeans, underneath the subheading, The Chaldean Legend, it states:
“In Chaldea the trinity of Anu, Bel, and Hea, blend into One who is Anu (double-sexed) through the Virgin Mylitta.”
Anu, Bel, and Hea were known among the Sumerians as Anu, Enlil, and Enki. This can be seen by what is mentioned later in the article. Blavatsky continues:
“To place it still clearer, the Babylonian system recognized first the ONE (Ad), who is never named but only acknowledged in thought, as the Hindu Swayambhuva. From this he becomes manifest as Anu, the one above all — Monas. Next comes the Demiurge (the “Builder” or executive Architect of the Universe) called Bel, who is the active power of the Godhead. The third is the principle of wisdom, Hea, who also rules the sea and the underworld. Each of these — Anu, Bel, and Hea —has his divine consort, giving us Anata, Belta, and Davkina. These, however, are only like the Shaktis, the “forces” of Nature. But the female principle is denoted by Mylitta, the Great Mother, called also Ishtar. With the three male gods we have the Triad, or Trimurti. “The fact is, that all the three ‘persons’ of the Trimurti are simply three qualitative attributes of the universe of differentiated Spirit-Matter; the self-formative, the self-preserving, and the self-destroying, for purposes of regeneration and perfectibility.” With Mylitta added to the Trimurti we have the Arba or Four (Tetraktys of Pythagoras), which perfects and potentializes all.
Bel was the oldest and mightiest of the gods of Babylonia, one of the earliest trinities. He was “Lord of the World,” father of the gods and “Lord of the city of Nippur.” Hea was the maker of fate, Lord of the Deep, God of Wisdom and esoteric Knowledge, and Lord of the city (i.e., Mysteries) of Eridu. Anu was the earliest god of the city of Erech. “
It is easy to see how the Ancient Mesopotamian doctrine was assimilated into Christian thought by reviewing the information above. What is interesting here too is that Hea, or Enki was given authority over the sea and the underworld. This would explain why in the Simon’s Necronomicon’s incantation to open the Gates of Ganzir, we read the following:
“Thee I invoke, Serpent of the Deep!
Thee I invoke, NINNGHIZHIDDA, Horned Serpent of the Deep!
Thee I invoke, Plumed Serpent of the Deep!
Open the Gate that I may enter!
NINNGHIZHIDDA, Spirit of the Deep, Watcher of the Gate, Remember!
In the Name of our Father, ENKI, before the Flight, Lord and Master of
Magicians, Open the Gate that I may enter!”
This would also indicate that Enki, or Hea, is the god of necromancy, as he is called our father in the Book of Calling. It is somewhat easy to see how much of the Chaldean wisdom was assimilated into Judaic, Christian, and Islamic thought since Abraham was himself a Chaldean. Yet we must take into consideration that Abraham could not contain the wisdom of Chaldean esoteric thought, and we find that the Christian presentation of this science is often misunderstood, due to literal interpretation of the Chaldean cosmology. Thus we are aware of the following correspondences:
Anu = The Father
Enlil, or Bel = The Holy Ghost
Enki, or Hea =The Son, Jesus
Blavatsky makes another interesting:
“The Babylonian civilization was neither born nor developed in that country. It was imported from India, and the importers were Brahmanical Hindus. Whether the latter were Brahmans from the Brahmanic planisphere proper (40° north latitude) or from India (Hindustan), or again from the India of Central Asia, we will leave to philologists of the future to decide. Science has discovered enough to inform us that Sanskrit originals of Nepal, were translated by Buddhist missionaries into nearly every Asiatic tongue. Likewise Pali manuscripts were translated in Siamese, and carried to Burma and Siam; it is easy therefore to account for the same religious myths circulating in so many countries. But Manetho tells us also of Pali shepherds who emigrated westward; and when we find some of the oldest Ceylonic traditions in the Chaldean Kabbala and Jewish Bible, we must think that either Chaldeans or Babylonians had been in Ceylon or India, or the ancient Pali had the same traditions as the Akkadians, whose origin is so uncertain. Suppose even Rawlinson to be right, that the Akkadians did come from Armenia, he did not trace them farther back. As the field is open to any kind of hypothesis, we submit that this tribe might as well have come to Armenia from beyond the Indus, following their way in the direction of the Caspian Sea — a part of which was also India once upon a time — and from thence to the Euxine. Or they might have come originally from Ceylon by the same way.”
This is a unique observation by Blavatsky. We discussed a similar point in our article entitled The ARRA Sign, for we find in it that the population of Ancient Mesopotamia consisted of Ethiopian of two types, those with woolly hair and those who were straight-haired. Yet this also reveals to us how the same “Divine Trinity” was able to travel to other parts of the world, namely Taoism. Blavatsky continues:
“The Chaldeans, whom Cicero counts among the oldest magicians, placed the basis of all magic in the inner powers of man’s soul, and by the discernment of magic properties in plants, minerals, and animals.”
The “Divine Trinity” of Anu, Enlil, and Enki is described as the Three Treasures, Jing, Qi, and Shen in Taoist thought.
Shen = soul = Anu
Qi = energy/breath = Enlil
Jing = water/sperm = Enki
How these three principles work in Taoist thought is summarized for us in the following online article entitled Taoist principle to Immortality, which can be found at the following site
The article states the following:
“Taoists often value the number “3” because the principle to immortality is derived from the “Three Treasure of the Universe”. The 3 treasures of the universe are Heaven, Earth, and Mankind. And each “treasure” contains its own three treasures. The 3 treasures of Heaven are the sun, moon, and stars. The 3 treasures of Earth are fire, water, and air. The 3 treasures of mankind are chi, jing, and shen.
Chi, as described earlier, is the life force energy. Jing can be translated as Essence. Jing is the Original Chi that was given to us from our parents. Jing is often named as Pre-birth, Pre-heaven chi, or Sexual energy. Shen is the name for our spiritual-self. When our spirit is raised to the head, our vitality can be seen through the brightness of our eyes.
In order to receive immortality, we must work on our three treasures to raise our spiritual energy and refined it to the same level, or frequency as the Tao. We live and interact in this physical 3 dimensional world to learn and nourish ourselves to achieve Realization. But our physical body does not last forever. When our physical body fail, our energy will leave our body. It may be recycled into a new body through reincarnation, but then we might not see Realization until our new bodies are physically and mentally matured. That might be a waste of time and resources, because a new life takes tremendous amount of time, energy resources, and caring. So in order to continue our “education”, the Taoist says, “why not build spiritual body?” that way our spirit has a place to reside, even after our bodies have failed us. The spiritual self then lives forever, thus Immortality. Another advantage for having a spiritual body is that it has transcended the limit of a physical body. The spiritual body can go where the physical body can’t – the Fourth Dimension, time. So Taoists proposed an immortal formula: first, use the chi to nourish our jing. Secondly, transform the jing into refined chi. Afterward, use this refined chi to build up the shen. Then reunite the shen with the Tao. “
The “tao” referred to in the above article finds its correspondence in the ying/yang, or Tiamat/Absu. If we embrace the path of Gate-Walking, we will be engaged in the great internal alchemy of immortality, by using the first emanations of life, or the “Divine Trinity.” The cosmology of the Ancient Sumerians assigned the following values to this trinity:
Anu = 60
Enlil = 50
Enki = 40
This gives us a total of 150. The initiate can deal constructively with this value through the seven mes of civilization. These are the same mes that Inanna acquired from Enki in the famous epic Inanna and Enki.
Nanna = 30, Nebo = 12, Ishtar = 15, Shammash = 20, Nergal = 8, Marduk = 10, Adar = 4. This gives us a total of 99, but we must remember that we receive privilege to the 50 Names of Marduk when we pass his Gate. This means we have 99 + 50 = 149, then we have the Watcher, which gives us a total of 150 (149 + 1 = 150). Through our constant work and effort with our work within the Gates, we too can become immortal.