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THE URILLA TEXT PART 3: The Cracked Bowl of Tiamat


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We have finally come to a series of discussions analyzing the Urilla Text. I thought that I would share this information since the Text’s purpose has even evaded meaning for the experienced GateWalker at times. The importance of the Bowl of Tiamat cannot be overemphasized. Let us look at the following passage in the Simon Necronomicon, which speaks about this relic.

Prepare, then the bowl of TIAMAT, the DUR of INDUR, the Lost Bowl, the Shattered Bowl of the Sages, summoning thereby the FIRIK of GID, and the Lady SHAKUGUKU, the Queen of the Cauldron. Recite the Conjuration IA ADU EN I over it, and build the Fire therein, calling GBL when thou dost, after his manner and form. (Urilla Text)

The bowl of TIAMAT is called the DUR of INDUR, or the Shattered Bowl of the Sages. Let us take a brief look as to what is meant here. The stone-bowl of the Chaldeans was a subject discussed at great lengths by L. Austine Waddell. Waddell was a controversial figure since many of his views were racist. Yet there are some things from his work that are worth examining in view of our discussion.

In the book, The Makers of Civilization in Race & History Waddell makes the following observation:

“This famous magical Stone-Bowl of King Dar or Dur or Sagg or Sakh, the large fragment of which was inscribed by his great-grandson Udu of Kish with the genealogy of the latter back to that first king and deposited by him beneath the central tower of the oldest Sun-Temple in Mesopotamia at Nippur, is frequently referred to in early Sumerian sacred literature as one of the most celebrated war-trophies captured by that first king. And significantly it is specially associated therein with the first Sumerian king under his Sakh title (earlier Sagg) as written on this Bowl, that is the Sig title of Thor in the Nordic Eddas. Thus the first Sumerian king under his Sakh title in the Bilingual Sumerian and Babylonian glossaries (wherein Sakh is shown to be an equivalent of Sagg or Sa-ga-ga and of Adar of the later Babylonians) [Adar we shall find is a Babylonian form of In-dar; but it is also found as a form of one of Thor’s titles in the Nordic Eddas. (Waddell footnote)] is called ‘The Lord (or King) Sakh, UGU the king of the Precious Stone, the Hidden Vessel of Kish Land, the King of that Hidden (or Disappeared) Vessel.’ And it is also called ‘The Serpent-Stone-Vessel’ see below.

This Bowl is disclosed by our new evidence to have been the central fetish magical stone-bowl of the aboriginal Chaldaean Serpent-worshippers. They violently opposed the establishment of King Dur or Sagg’s Civilization with its bland Sun-worship which destroyed the immemorial debasing superstitions of those Serpent and Lion worshippers, with their animal and human sacrifices of devil worship and their swarms of wizards and weirds of that Mother-Son cult who battened on and terrorized the people, yet the latter nevertheless implicitly believed their sorceries as the Serpent and Lion were the totems of their tribes.[Waddell, of course, though Scottish, probably supported the Hanoverians, and generally regards the Usurper to be superior to the Native. He also debunks and downgrades Tibetan Magick and Mysticism, including the excellent Kalachakra, which is merely a debased system of demonolatry and superstitious mummery, while the blandness of the Aryans is of course superior, and undoubtedly the protestantism of John Knox as well.’

The above information can be found at this website:

It seems that Waddell is trying to state that the Stone Bowl was indeed the Holy Grail of Ancient Sumerian culture and that it came via a victory over the Mother-Sun cult of the “aboriginal Chaldeans” which he seems to imply were inferior. Yet it is because of his bigoted opinion that he also makes an error in the fact that the Mother-Sun cult preceded the Solar Cult and it is a much older civilization. In his efforts to prove white supremecy, Waddell implies that civilization started with the Solar cults, though he admits that the Lunar-based Mother-Son (Moon-Serpent Cult) existed before the Solar one did. Interestingly, the term Dar or Dur, can also mean “shining one.” The word BANDAR is a combination of two words, Ban, which means King in Old Persian and Dar. Thus, the word BANDAR literally means King Dar. Notice how the article Cauldron of the Sages continues:

The capture of this central fetish bowl of that Serpent-Lion cult is thus celebrated in a Babylonian copy of a fine old Sumerian hymn; wherein the later Babylonians have made Adar the son of King Sakh instead of himself.

“The tooth of the Lion, and the Mighty Serpent of Ilu, thou (Adar)
removest, making (them) to turn away from the land.
Adar, the king, the son of the god King Sakh, has caused (them) to
turn unto themselves.
He is the warrior whose lasso overthrows the foe.
O Adar! the fear of thy shadow inclines towards the world.
He assembles his people in strength to invade the hostile land.
Adar the Warrior who knows not fear has driven away the pest.
The strong Darru before whom the foe exists not,
Adar, manly exalter, who makes joyful his side,
as driven the chariot over the mountain, has scattered wide the
Men altogether have proclaimed his name for sovereignty over them.
In their midst like a great wild bull has he lifted up his horns.
The Shu (Vessel) Stone, the precious [stone of the Chaldees],
the strong stone, the Serpent-Stone of the mountain-stone,
That Warrior — the Fire Stone [Cauldron] too — the Hero has carried
off to the city.”

The Nordic Eddas also celebrate repeatedly the capture of this Stone-Bowl by King Thor, who also bears therein the title of Adar and SigSagg or Sakh as seen below); and significantly he also bears therein the prefixed title of Asa ‘Lord or King,’ just as Sagg in this Bowl bears the prefix of Ash ‘lord or king.’ The Eddas relate that Thor, in a punitive expedition against the raiding Gald ( = Kaldu or ‘Chaldee’) people of the plains of Ginung (Mesopotamia), carried off from the weirds at the Well of Urd at Joro-velli (which we have seen was Carchemish on the Upper Euphrates), their most treasured magical Stone-Bowl or ‘Cauldron,’ which was the central fetish of their Serpent cult. ‘the Victorious’ (i.e. a dialectic form of the Sumerian

This would mean then that the bowl of TIAMAT originated with the Mother-Son Cult of the aboriginal Chaldeans and was later captured by the Solar Cult. Also if Adar existed as an actual historical figure, we can now understand what is meant by the Mad Arab’s word that appear in the Book of Calling:

“THIS is the Book of the Ceremonies of Calling, handed down since the time the Elder Gods walked the Earth,”

Moving forward, we find that we are instructed to do the following with this stone-bowl:

“summoning thereby the FIRIK of GID, and the Lady SHAKUGUKU, the Queen of the Cauldron. Recite the Conjuration IA ADU EN I over it, and build the Fire therein, calling GBL when thou dost, after his manner and form.”

If we notice in the above passage, the first part of our preparation has a lot to do with empowering the Bowl with fiery or starry energies. These are the energies of the sky god AN or ANU. The Lady SHAKUGUKU is Ninsun the mother of the infamous Gilgamesh. This would seem to indicate the guiding force of the Solar Cults as Ninsun guided Gilgamesh and was able to interpret his dreams. Next we are told to perform the IA ADU EN I, which is mentioned also in the Book of Calling. This is a great mystical conjuration for calling down heavenly forces. We are also told to summon the Fire God Gibil, who is a Son of Anu. Interestingly, our first step in preparing for the Urilla Text workings concerns itself with calling down heavenly forces. Let us now continue with the instructions taken from the Urilla text:

“When the Fire is built and conjured, then mayest thou raise thine Dagger, summoning the assistance of NINKHARSAG, Queen of the Demons, and NINKASZI, the Horned Queen, and NINNGHIZHIDDA, the Queen of the Magick Wand, after their manner and form. And when thou hast accomplished this, and made the proper sacrifice, thou mayest begin calling whichsoever of the offspring thou mayest, after opening the Gate.”

In the above passage, we are now instructed to summon earthy forces. This is very apparent, being that NINKHARSAG, whom we covered in depth on the blog page, is an Earth-Goddess. NINKASI is the Goddess of Beer, but also a symbol of life. NINNGHIZHIDDA, an Underworld deity, is the god of nature and fertility. It is interesting that we are to take the bowl of TIAMAT, or DUR and then call down the powers of heaven, or AN, and then call upon the powers of earth, KI, Thus, we have the legendary working of the DUR.AN.KI.


Dur.An.Ki means the the bond of heaven and earth. This is the whole focus of the workings of the Simon Necronomicon, as well as, the Greater Mysteries. Notice what is mentioned by the Mad Arab in his Second Testimony:

“Know that TIAMAT seeks ever to rise to the stars, and when the Upper is united to the Lower, then a new Age will come of Earth, and the Serpent shall be made whole, and the Waters will be as One, when on high the heavens had not been named.”

Now moving back to the previous article, Cauldron of the Sages, we find this useful observation:

This was a mystical bowl which was to be placed underneath the Holy of Holies in the central temple at Nippur, where the DurAnKi was housed. It probably was associated with the DuKu mound, noticed elsewhere in DUKU and Atonement.”

The DU.KU. Mound was the place where “divine entities” met. He Cauldron of the Sages online article concludes with the following words:

Waddell mentions that the Serpent Cult was also the Mother-Cow Cult. This is crucial, and should be pondered in connection with our Qadosh Essay. It may seem a bit of a piece to quote, with plenty of false alleys, but there are plenty of genuine secrets here too. If we take the material in Chapter I of The Code of the Eternal, we shall see that in Nippur, the DurAnKi was located. The DurAnKi was Mission Control, period. This bowl or cauldron, then, was associated with the Direct Link between Heaven and Earth. We have no way of knowing what it looked like, its size, or shape. Placed in the foundation of the Main Temple in Nippur, underneath the central tower, it would seem that some knowledge of telluric currents was indicated. Also, it suggests the tantric meaning of the Hexagram: The Hourglass shape, where Heaven unites with Earth, in this spot, the perfectly endowed spot of the Tibetan Chöd Rite. [For which see Tibetan Yoga and Secret Doctrines, ed. W. Y. Evans-Wentz.] This then could be the GATE par excellence. The question is, are we to assume that the Spirits in the Necronomicon are all evil larvae, and that this Gate Ceremony is only for summoning them forth? Or, is this the Rite, the Secret Priests of Ancient Sumer used to contact Nibiru, the Eternal? We opt for the second choice.

Evidently the Urilla Text was given to complete this bonding process for the Initiate. However, one may ask about the dark energies mentioned throughout the Text further. Well let us look at another meaning of the term DUR.AN.KI.

Another perspective concerning DUR.AN.KI comes from the game world. This website makes an unique observation

“Dur-An-Ki (“Master of Heaven and Earth”) is a form of Blood Sorcery practiced by Kindred of the Middle East, particularly the sorcerers of the Assamite clan. It is a very old form of magic, drawing from a huge variety of mortal religious traditions, and pre-dating Thaumaturgy, which it resembles in many ways.

Originally the main form of blood magic practised by all Kindred, Dur-An-Ki became lost to European vampires during the Dark Ages. It differs from Thaumaturgy mainly in that its practitioners, called ashipu, do not impose their will on the world through abstract symbols of power. Instead they call upon ancient covenants with spirits, commanding them to fulfil their desires, though this is a very different practice from the long-lasting pacts made with demons by practitioners of Dark Thaumaturgy.

Rather than the hermetic trappings of Thaumaturgy, Dur-An-Ki draws heavily on astrology, the use of amulets and talismans, and especially ecstatic practices. By entering into a trance, the ashipu ascends the “Ladder of Heaven” to meet ever more powerful spirits and gain more powerful magic. Assamite sorcerers usually use a drug called kalif for this purpose, but there are many other methods, including dancing, pain, meditation and artistic experession.

Dur-An-Ki does not have a set primary path. As Dur-An-Ki shares magical roots with Thaumaturgy and many other magical practices, many of the common paths are available, though they are usually identified with a particular spirit or type of spirit, and called by a name which identifies that spirit. For example, the Path of Conjuring is known as Jinn’s Gift, while the Path of Neptune’s Might is called the Covenant of Enki. Some paths specific to Dur-An-Ki are the Covenant of Nergal, The Evil Eye, and the Music of the Spheres. “

We find that according to this website, which deals primarily with a role-playing-game, DUR.AN.KI is an introduction into the realms of the dark mysteries. This would explain why the Simon Necronomicon lists “dark” entities in this section of the book and how they may be called. Most of the description given in the above quote has a factual premise, though it is describing a RPG.

“I have smelled the vapours of that Ancient One, Queen of the Outside, whose name is writ in the terrible MAGAN text, the testament of some dead civilisation whose priests, seeking power, swing open the dread, evil Gate for an hour past the time, and were consumed”

The Mad Arab mentions this as the final part of his Initiation. The ‘priest were consumed’ in that once one Walks this Gate there is no turning back. They have finished the work of the great alchemist and are now ready to explore deeper aspects of the Teachings.

It must also be stated that the some of the terms of the RGP are actually based upon authentic workings in the world of Arab history and mystism. For example, the “Assamite Clan” is based upon the histories of the Assassins. The following pafge goes into a lengthy discussion concerning the group:

It is interesting to note too, how the word of the Mad Arab align with the information given in the RGP that we have discussed:

“I wandered as a beggar, being fed from town to town as the local people saw fit, often being stoned instead and threatened with imprisonment. On occasion, I was able to convince some learned man that I was a sincere scholar, and was thereby permitted to read the ancient records in which the details of necromancy. sorcery, magick and alchemy are given. I learned of the spells that cause men illness, the plague, blindness, insanity, and even death.”

It is evident that the Mad Arab were to latter work with the Rites of the Ancient Ones.

“In time, I learned of the names and properties of all the demons, devils, fiends and monsters listed herein, in this Book of the Black Earth. I learned of the powers of the astral Gods, and how to summon their aid in times of need. I learned, too, of the frightful beings who dwell beyond the astral spirits, who guard the entrance to the Temple of the Lost, of the Ancient of Days, the Ancient of the Ancient Ones, whose Name I cannot write here.”

This further emphasized by his words that follow taken from the Book of Entrance:

“And against the Ancient Ones, there is only defence. Only a madman, indeed, such as I am called!, can hope to have power over Them that dwell in the Outer Spaces, for their power is unknown, and the number of the hordes uncounted, and each day they breed more horrors than a man’s mind can conceive, the sight of which he can hardly bear. There was a time when the Gate to the Outside was open too long and I witnessed the horror that struck, of which words cannot speak, and of which writing can only confuse.”

It seems to be evident from the Mad Arab’s words that the workings of the Ancient Ones are much more intense than those of Initiation.  However, it should also be understood that Initiation is the process whereby we can begin to work with these forces. This is also expressed in the Mad Arab’s words as we read further from the Book of alling:

“Only when ADAR has been obtained, may the Priest consider himself a master of the planes of the Spheres, and able to wrestle with the Old Gods. Once Death Herself has been stared in the Eye, can the Priest then summon and control the denizens of Death’s darkly curtained halls. Then can he hope to open the Gate without fear and without that loathing of the spirit that slays the man.”

“And was not Man created from the blood of KINGU Commander of the hordes of the Ancient Ones? Does not man possess in his spirit The sees of rebellion against the Elder Gods? And the blood of Man is the Blood of Vengeance And the blood of Man is the Spirit of Vengeance And the Power of Man is the Power of the Ancient Ones And this is the Covenant For, lo! The Elder Gods possess the Sign By which the Powers of the Ancient Ones are turned back But Man possesses the Sign And the Number And the Shape To summon the Blood of his Parents. And this is the Covenant. Created by the Elder Gods From the Blood of the Ancient Ones Man is the Key by which

The Gate if IAK SAKKAK may be flung wide”

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