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It’s been quite some time since my last post on Papers in the Attic, but 2013 is a monumental year. Over the past six years Ms. Taoka, Warlock, myself and a few others have worked on a translation of the Dup Shimati, commonly known as the Sumerian Tablets of Destiny.
The text was obtained by Jabir ibn Hayyan during his visit to the ruins of ancient Babylon. He later realized that the manuscript he obtained was only a copy of a much older work, but described a pre-Sumerian cult in great detail, probably existing in the Ubaid period.
Hayyan’s manuscript, The Ivory Tablets of the Crow was translated into Latin by Robert of Chester. Few placed any value on the contents of this document, with the exception of Marie Laveau, who purchased the manuscript during her stay in Paris in 1818.
Many of the details about this text are featured in the wonderful Introduction of this work. It it is quite possible that Papers in the Attic will turn its full attention to the practical use of this pre-Sumerian culture today. We look forward to hearing you input on the matter. I thought it would be nice to post Warlock Asylum’s editor notes on the manuscript, which appear in the second half of this post. The Ivory Tablets of the Crow will be released in the beginning of May 2013.
“According to Jābir ibn Hayyān, the Cult of Nyarzir inscribed the knowledge of their mystical tradition on fifteen tablets of ivory that they called “The Crow.” The Ivory Tablets describe what seems to be an initiatory journey into what is known today as pure consciousness. Obtainment of this divine state required that one hold intercourse with several “dark stars,” or what the mystics of Nyarzir called “crows.”
The text begins with the tablet entitled, The Birth of the Crow, which is a personified-stellar epic that illustrates how our native star, the Sun, came into being. Strangely enough, the Cult of Nyarzir referred to our Sun as a goddess and in their initiatory rites used it as some sort of mirror that reflected the inner “crow” of the initiate. This seems to indicate that the Nyarzirians held intimacy not with the literal Sun in the sky, but a dark star that existed behind the literal Sun.
The next tablet is entitled The Nine Books of Dreams, wherein nine glyphs of what is known as the Vasuh script are given. These characters represented “shadow chakras,” which allowed one to access a universe of dark matter when put into certain formula. The Editor would like to advise the reader that these glyphs greatly resemble characters from the Mandaic alphabet, which seems to be the source of some of the symbols appearing in the Simon version of the Necronomicon. Interestingly, the Editor, and several other members of an occult group, worked with the Vasuh characters, in what was called the Asaru Lessons. Little did members of this group know that the origin of these glyphs came from the Ivory Tablets, which the Editor had been working on for over seven years. The experimentation with the Vasuh glyphs, resulted in the occurrence of strange phenomena and certain heightened states of awareness. Fortunately, we now understand how these glyphs were used in Nyarzirian Mysteries.
The third tablet is entitled The Call of the Guardian Shamuzi. This portion of the text is focused on acquiring an assistant from the stellar realms as a safety measure in the rites that follow. The Shamuzi was seen by the Nyarzirians as an assistant, but not in terms of a “watcher.” It was considered to be the astral body itself, which when activated, worked for the “crow.” Another interesting feature about this prehistoric Mesopotamian term shamuzi, is its resemblance to the Akkadian shamu, which means heaven and the Sumerian zi, meaning spirit. This is a clear indication that the legacy of the Cult of Nyarzir did influence the Sumerian culture.
The fourth tablet is entitled The Sword of the Ninzuwu. The Ninzuwu appear to be adepts whose bodies are made out of dark matter, and exist in a world before time. The Cult of Nyarzir implemented methods so that one could evolve to a state of being as that of the Ninzuwu. This may explain what happened to the gods of the ancient Sumerians and their sudden disappearance. The gods of the Sumerians, based on their human characteristics, were most likely the adepts of the Cult of Nyarzir, who acquired use of a technology that was none other than ‘otherworldly’ to say the least.
The next few tablets describe the mystical-magical practices that were required for the candidate to do in preparation for The Baptism of the Ancient One, the title of the thirteenth tablet. These series of tablets conclude with The Testimony of the Crow, tablet number fifteen. According to Nyarzirian philosophy, this tablet was considered to be a revelation of the present moment, which was to be applied by the newly-born initiate to the teachings of all ages.
The Editor would like to thank everyone involved in the publication of this work, and those who supported the Papers in the Attic blog page. *We assume no responsibility for any adverse effect that may result from the use of this text in either magical or mystical workings.
It is possible that current publication of The Ivory Tablets of the Crow may be the revelation needed to herald the new era into being. This work is not for the novice, but can be of benefit to all in their spiritual work.”