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Today is a monumental day in the history of workings related to the Necronomicon Tradition and followers of the Ivory Tablets, as we are able to find historical validation for what was once thought to be only legend. It is well-known by occultists abroad and adherents of various magical traditions that stories written by author H.P. Lovecraft were published at the beginning of the last century for entertainment purposes alone. In the introduction of the Simon Necronomicon, we read:
“We profitably compare the essence of most of Lovecraft’s short stories with the basic themes of Crowley’s unique system of ceremonial Magick. While the latter was a sophisticated psychological structure, intended to bring the initiate into contact with his higher Self, via a process of individuation that is active and dynamic (being brought about by the “patient” himself) as opposed to the passive depth analysis of the Jungian adepts, Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos was meant for entertainment. Scholars, of course, are able to find higher, ulterior motives in Lovecraft’s writings, as can be done with any manifestation of Art.”
While Lovecraft’s intent in writing was one based purely on entertainment, an idea that has come into question over the past few decades, occultists are also aware that Lovecraft was possibly under the influence of otherworldly things. These ideas were first explored, for the most part, by the legendary Kenneth Grant. Simon, editor of the controversial Necronomicon, also contributed a lot of additional information in support of Grant’s hypothesis that H.P. Lovecraft was indeed influenced by extraterrestrial beings. The application of such theories by magicians, mystics, and occultists of various schools of thought has led not only to a “tradition,” but a sanctuary for Lovecraft has been etched out in the western magick and the mind of its adherents.
The theme of Lovecraftian fiction can be summed up in an excerpt from one of his widely-known stories, The Call of Cthulhu, where we find the following:
“Old Castro remembered bits of hideous legend that paled the speculations of theosophists and made man and the world seem recent and transient indeed. There had been aeons when other Things ruled on the earth, and They had great cities. Remains of Them, he said the deathless Chinamen had told him, were still to be found as Cyclopean stones on islands in the Pacific. They all died vast epochs of time before men came, but there were arts which could revive Them when the stars had come round again to the right positions in the cycle of eternity. They had, indeed, come themselves from the stars, and brought Their images with Them.”
Lovecraft described, in his fictional stories, a “cult” that held communion with otherworldly energies, though subtle in some cases. These communications were with energies that existed before the existence of man, yet remains of such can be ascertained by Cyclopean stones found in the Pacific ocean where the city of Ryleh is said to have sunken. Adherents of this cult are said to receive messages from the old Ones in dreams. Mention is also made of a book called the Necronomicon:
“Of the cult, he said that he thought the centre lay amid the pathless deserts of Arabia, where Irem, the City of Pillars, dreams hidden and untouched. It was not allied to the European witch-cult, and was virtually unknown beyond its members. No book had ever really hinted of it, though the deathless Chinamen said that there were double meanings in the Necronomicon of the mad Arab Abdul Alhazred which the initiated might read as they chose,.”
The Necronomicon is a word used to describe a fictional grimoire that appears in many of Lovecraft’s stories. What is interesting about the use of the term Necronomicon in the quote above, is that it is said to have double meanings, which suggests that the laymen would understand it one way, while the initiated would absorb something much deeper from the text. Additionally, we find that this “cult,” which held intercourse with Cthulhu, was not allied with the European witch-cult and was unknown in the histories of men, except among its members. This cult is also discussed in the Simon Necronomicon:
“The verses here following come from the secret text of some of the priests of a cult which is all that is left of the Old Faith that existed before Babylon was built,..”
The Ivory Tablets of the Crow claims to provide a history of this “cult” and its mystical practices. In the introduction of the Ivory Tablets we read:
“These same tablets appear prominently in the history of The Cult of Nyarzir. Having influenced the later cults that succeed them, like the Sumerians, they often described in the writings “the Nine Books of Dreams,” which can only be received from heaven…Historical records reveal little about this cult, but who accredited their knowledge to the Ninzuwu, a race of beings that shared a “mystical technology” with early man. Interestingly, we find in their writings a story of a magician named Xuz, which is almost identical to that of Enmeduranki. Are these two historical figures really the same person? Maybe.”
While the Ivory Tablets of the Crow has received much praise, as well as criticism, historians are now beginning to look a little deeper into the tome, as it may be instrumental in helping the academic world in decoding the meaning of newly discovered “lost civilizations.” The Ivory Tablets of the Crow is the only text to date that reveals the following in its mythology:
“And Xuz was skilled in the ways of war. He traveled across the waters of many lands and acquired a great deal of knowledge concerning the forgotten things. Some say that he was an immortal… One day Xuz decided to take a journey to the land of the Orientals….”
The passage, cited above, reveals that Xuz traveled to the “land of the Orientals.” This is something that the academic world is just beginning to discover. In order for us to understand the importance of this, we must first learn who Xuz is. In a Wikipedia article entitled the Origin of the Name Khuzestan, we read:
“Some scholars believe Ahvaz and Khuzestan are related to the name Ooksin, a city established during the era of the Elamite civilization, and are the altered forms of the words Ooks, Ookz, Hookz, Huz and Khuz. Iraj Afshar in his Nigāhī bih Khūzistān : majmū`ah´ī az awzā`-i tārīkhī, jughrāfiyā’ī, ijtimā`i, iqtisādī-i mintaqah states that Uxi was the Greek counterpart of the Elamite word Ūvja…According to Jules Oppert, the word Ūvja, was pronounced as Xuz or Khuz in the Elamite language. The word Ūvja appears abundantly in many texts and on Achaemenid inscriptions at Naqsh-e Rustam,and on Darius‘s epigraphs at Persepolis and Susa among others Ūvja, or its Greek counterpart Uxi, were names used to refer to the land or the peoples inhabiting the land of Khuzestan.”
The information provided by Wikipedia reveals that Xuz is an ancient name for the Elamite city known as Susa, and in later periods as Khuzestan. The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, states the following on page 571:
“The area of Khuzestan is named after the Xuz, the original inhabitants of the area at the time of the Arab invasions, and was similarly named by the Arabs Suq al-‘ Ahwaz ‘market of the Xuz’. ‘Ahwaz is the modern pronunciation,..”
Here we see that the original inhabitants of the Susa, the Elamite city, called themselves Xuz. Ironically the invading Arabs renamed this location Sug al Ahwaz, as they associated the name of the original inhabitants with “Ahwaz.” Ahwaz is strikingly similar in pronunciation similar to Crowley’s “Aiwass,” a topic that will be addressed later in our discussion. Therefore, Xuz, in the Ivory Tablets of the Crow, represents a person, or the personification of a group that came from Elam, one of the oldest cities in the area of Mesopotamia, to the “land of the Orientals.” Before we continue, it is good to explore a few facts about Elam, specifically Susa.
1. The modern provincial name Khuzestān is derived from the Persian name for Susa: Old Persian Hūjiya “Elam” (Old Persian:), in Middle Persian Huź “Susiana”, which gave modern Persian Xuz,
2. In historic literature, Susa appears in the very earliest Sumerian records: for example, it is described as one of the places obedient to Inanna, patron deity of Uruk, in Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta .
3. In urban history, Susa is one of the oldest-known settlements of the region and the world. Based on C14 dating, the foundation of a settlement there occurred as early as 4395 BCE (a calibrated radio-carbon date). Archeologists have dated the first traces of an inhabited Neolithic village to c 7000 BCE. Evidence of a painted-pottery civilization has been dated to c 5000 BCE.
The Ivory Tablets’ use of the term Xuz is prehistoric can be ascertain by what is mention in its introductory notes:
“Interestingly, we find in their writings a story of a magician named Xuz, which is almost identical to that of Enmeduranki. Are these two historical figures really the same person? Maybe.”
Enmeduranki was the said to be the prehistoric king of Sippur, which is quite a distance from Elam. Little is known about the early beginnings of Sippur. However, we do know that prior to the “flood epic” all rulers of ancient Mesopotamia had Sumerian names. After the said flood, rulers with Semitic names began to appear. This perhaps, leads us to the conclusion that the original inhabitants of Sumer probably migrated to the region of Elam and Susa. In the book Sumerian Mythology, famous Sumerianologist, Samual Noah Kramer stated:
“The Sumerians were a non-Semitic, non-Indo-European people who lived in southern Babylonia from 4000-3000 B.C.E. … their spiritual beliefs influenced all successive Near Eastern religions, including Judaism, Christianity and Islam.”
Similarly, Francois Vallet made the same observation about the people of Elam and Susa, in The History of Elam:
“Despite recent progress, Elamite history remains largely fragmentary. Because there are few indigenous sources, attempts at reconstruction must be based primarily on Mesopotamian documentation. By far the largest proportion of the known Elamite texts have been excavated at Susa, a city that, from its foundation ca. 4000 B.C.E., alternated between subjection to Mesopotamian and Elamite power (Amiet, 1979). The earliest levels excavated at the site furnished remarkable pottery that has no equivalent in Mesopotamia,… But it is only from the beginning of the Akkadian period that Elam really enters into history. In the following survey the variable orthography of proper names has been standardized, in the interests of simplification…. This dynasty, which was remarkable for its duration, was also characterized by a progressive “semitization” of the royal line; owing to the annexation of Susiana to the Elamite empire, the sukkalmahs ensured that Susa would remain a major center.”
Elam and Susa were eventually amalgamated with the Semites who invaded or came to rise in Sumer some time after the flood, which was also the case with ancient Mesopotamia. Susa, however, was considered to be “faithful” in service to Inanna but also maintained its own pantheon. It seems evident and very well probable that the prehistoric king, Enmeduranki, may have been a symbol also, like the Enoch who he is often compared too, of a ruling priesthood. Comparison between Enoch and Enmeduranki as the same person is quite overwhelming and the reader is encouraged to explore these in his/her own research. We will list one reference illustrating such in this article. Paradise Now: Essays on Jewish and Christian Mysticism says the following on page 192:
“In these Mesopotamian traditions a prototype of Enoch, Enmeduranki, is portrayed as a “translated” figure, the one “who sat in the presence (mahar) of Shamash and Adad, the divine adjudicators.”
Madame Blavatsky gives us some deeper insight into this subject. In her classic work The Secret Doctrine, she writes:
“The story about Enoch, told by Josephus, namely, that he had concealed under the pillars of Mercury or Seth his precious rolls or books, is the same as that told of Hermes, “the father of Wisdom,” who concealed his books of Wisdom under a pillar, and then, finding the two pillars of stone, found the science written thereon. Yet Josephus, notwithstanding his constant efforts in the direction of Israel’s unmerited glorification, and though he does attribute that science (of Wisdom) to the Jewish Enoch — writes history. He shows those pillars as still existing during his own time. He tells us that they were built by Seth; and so they may have been, only neither by the Patriarch of that name, the fabled son of Adam, nor by the Egyptian god of Wisdom — Teth, Set, Thoth, Tat, Sat (the later Sat-an), or Hermes, who are all one, — but by the “sons of the Serpent-god,” or “Sons of the Dragon,” the name under which the Hierophants of Egypt and Babylon were known before the Deluge, as were their forefathers, the Atlanteans… The Secret Doctrine teaches us that the arts, sciences, theology, and especially the philosophy of every nation which preceded the last universally known, but not universal Deluge, had been recorded ideographically from the primitive oral records of the Fourth Race, and that these were the inheritance of the latter from the early Third Root-Race before the allegorical Fall. Hence, also, the Egyptian pillars, the tablets, and even the “white Oriental porphyry stone” of the Masonic legend — which Enoch, fearing that the real and precious secrets would be lost, concealed before the Deluge in the bowels of the Earth — were simply the more or less symbolical and allegorical copies from the primitive Records. The “Book of Enoch” is one of such copies and is a Chaldean,.. To accept Enoch as a Biblical character, a single living man, is like accepting Adam as the first one. Enoch was a generic title, applied to, and borne by, scores of individuals, at all times and ages, and in every race and nation.”
Blavatsky’s observation is in support of our recent discussion that Enmeduranki typified a priesthood that preserved the sacred knowledge of the races prior, and this class of Enmeduranki/Enki is said to have ruled before the flood, and moved thereafter is known. While Elam is often associated with Susa, they originally had separate and distinct cultures, which merged together in times of remote antiquity. Proof that this ancient Sumerian priesthood migrated into Elam can be ascertained by the fact that Elam was also known as Suzianna. Suzianna, according to the epic Enmeduranki and Related Matters, is the name of Dingir Enlil’s second wife. We read:
“First attendant of Suzianna, twin sister of Ansar,.14. Called by Anu and Dagan, chosen by the great gods..”
Suzianna, as the second wife of Enlil, represented how ancient Sumer lost the favor of the gods, and other nations, such as Elam, were looked upon with regard. History reveals that the Elam lost favor in the eyes of the gods by their disrespect of certain temple treasures when they defeated Babylon.
So far in our discussion, we have discovered that Xuz, mentioned in the Ivory Tablets of the Crow, is either a person, or a group of people from Susa. Xuz, the modern Persian term as the Ivory Tablets of the Crow were translated by Jābir ibn Hayyān, who acquired the manuscript while visiting the ruins of ancient Mesopotamia. The Ivory Tablets mentions that this Xuz traveled to the “land of the Orientals.” It is worth asking at this point in our discussion, is there any historical evidence of such a migration that could only be accounted for in the Ivory Tablets of the Crow? Also, what region of Asia did this occur? We can answer such questions by looking further into the account concerning Xuz, as found in the Ivory Tablets:
“Xuz took refuge in a cave, hoping that the cold wind would cease and fell asleep with only with a day’s ration of food left, being that his company abandoned him. He awoke in fear from the sound of approaching footsteps. Shortly after, a woman appeared with a fresh pot of stew in her hands and a drawn sword. She was a beautiful maiden with long black hair and full lips, like the flowers that last for one season…. She taught him the mysterious language of the Orientals and their knowledge of certain plants and how to heal the body… Eventually, Xuz took the woman, …as his wife. Xuz came to know Nudzuchi.”
According to the Ivory Tablets of the Crow, Xuz took Nudzuchi as his wife. This marriage refers to either a great amalgamation by the people of Susa, the Xuz, into Asia, or an individual marriage. It is important for us to find out who Nudzuchi was, and based on this discovery we can found out what particular area in Asia did this occur. The Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan From the Earliest Times, states the following:
“Then they produced Ku-Ku-no-chi, the ancestor of trees, and next the ancestor of herbs, Kaya no hime. Also called Nudzuchi.”
The Nihongi reveals that Nudzuchi is a name that originates in remote Japan. It must also be stated that while the Ivory Tablets assigns Nudzuchi as female, Kaya no hime is referred to as male by some scholars of Japanese history and a female by others in academia. Based on such, the account given to us in the Ivory Tablets may be a symbolic description of the Chaldeans migration into the East and back round again. It seems, however, that Nudzuchi was a title of the wife of Xuz, for she is described in the Ivory Tablets as a healer and warrior-priestess. Author Jean Herbert, writes the following in the book Shinto: At the Fountainhead of Japan:
“The Kami of moors, ‘whose name is’ Kaya-nu (or -no)-hime-no-kami (Kami Princess of the thatch-moor), and ‘another name for whom is’ Nu-dzu-chi-nokami (Kami moor-elder?).”
Based on the information presented so far, The Ivory Tablets of the Crow describes in its mythology a migration from the prehistoric land, known as Mesopotamia by some, into area of Japan. It is the only esoteric text to claims such a history. Can such a history be validated concerning our remote past?
Since 1978 the Japan Petroglyph Society have found no less than 3000 rocks with engravings throughout Japanese islands, documented by Government of Education and Cultures and Boards of Education. Now what is interesting about all of this is that the petroglyphs found on this rocks could only be deciphered using the Sumerian language. Xpeditions Magazine.Com reports:
“It is to be noted that most of those 3000 engraved rocks are located in the precincts or at the summits of sacred hills, which have been worshipped by the native inhabitants probably since prehistoric ages…The engraved stone tablets shown in photographs above were excavated at one of sanctuaries in Okinawa and are kept at the Governmental Museum of Okinawa prefecture, where since prehistoric ages about 12000 B.P. to 6500 B. P. “Sobata sea – people” used to dwell and build peculiar Okinawan cultures. ..As seen in the pictures, 2 big birds are engraved at the top of buildings (perhaps ancient types of shrines) and at the lower part of each building…In the right stone – tablet at the lower right is a pyramid engraved. These will show a characteristic of Japanese petroglyphs and their religious sides, because even today at Okinawa native sea people have sincere faith and pious belief in the legendary homeland, “Nidai-Kanai” which is believed to have been located in a very far place in the ocean, where their ancestors lived happy life forever. Some scholar suppose that their legendary homeland must be the lost, sunken continent of Mu. We do not know exactly when the continent of Mu sank, but according to under sea archaeology, some kind of geological catastrophe must have happened in 12000 B.P. These dates correspond to the legendary Okinawan stories. The stone tablets tell complete stories of the Mu’s culture and religion at that time. These 12 stone tablets, kept at the Governmental Museum, will provide us clue’s to solve the enigmaticf origins of human letters and languages. Another characteristic of the Japanese petroglyphs is that 30% of them could be deciphered with Proto-Sumerian and Sumerian cuneiforms. We do not know exactly why Japanese petroglyphs are related with Sumerian letters. The only thing we could suppose is that in the late prehistoric ages, Sumerian seafaring tribes threatened by Akkadians invasions fled to the seas. Some tribes reached prehistoric Japan, which the scholars who belong to The Epigraphic Society of Harvard University used to suggest at the ISAC and E.S. conference.Emeritus Prof. Barry Fell (late President of E.S.) was an outstanding leader of the theory, adding that he is sure the Sumerian seafaring people reached the Far East while other groups reached the Americas B.C…Shown below are exact samples of petroglyphs, which could be deciphered using the Sumerian language.”
These petroglyphs, which feature some characters similar the Vasuh language, the engraved stone tablets shown in photographs above were excavated at one of sanctuaries in Okinawa and are kept at the Governmental Museum of Okinawa prefecture, where since prehistoric ages about 12000 B.P. to 6500 B. P. Interestingly, the article reveals that 30% of these petroglyphs could be deciphered by the use of proto-Sumerian! This shows us that what is revelaed in the Ivory Tablets of the Crow can be validated in prehistoric artifacts. It also seems that the Elamites, the Xuz, would migrate back and forth thought the region of Asia. This is confirmed for us in the introduction of the Ivory Tablets;
“The Cult of Nyarzir migrated into the regions of Mesopotamia during its prehistoric period, knownto scholars as the Ubaid Period. Not much is written about this period in ancient Mesopotamian history, with the exception of the pottery found in this area, and specific burial practices have also been found at Eridu and Ur along with distinctive clay figurines of humans with lizard-like heads. These are commonly known as the Ubaid figurines.”
It is known, even as evidence by the early Native Americans’ history in the United States, that many indigenous tribes around the world didn’t believe that a person could own land. The Cult of Nyarzir is mentioned in the Ivory Tablets as being a nomadic people. Centuries later their knowledge was preserved by the efforts of two specific priesthoods, one from Mesopotamia and the other from East Asia. This is evident also by some of the similarities in the names of geographical locations from ancient Sumeria’s past and that of Japan today. For example, the Gilgamesh Epics describe twin mountains where access can be had to the Underworld, the abode of the gods, and the Throne of Ishtar. These were called Mount Mashu in ancient Babylonian mythology. Ironically, the term “mashu” appears in Japan today, as a similar use appears in Japan as Lake Mashu. Wikipedia writes the following about Lake Mashu:
“Lake Mashū was originally named Lake of the Devil by the Ainu. This was rendered as Lake Mashin (魔神湖, Mashin-ko?) by the Japanese. Over time, however, the Japanese began to refer to the lake by the Japanese reading for the neighboring peak, Mount Mashū (摩周岳, Mashū-dake?). The kanji for this peak translate roughly as scrubbed area mountain. The Ainu name for this peak, by which it is commonly known today, is Kamuinupuri or mountain of the gods. The lake also retains its Ainu name, Kamuito or lake of the gods.”
The ancient Chaldean presence in Japan is metaphorically described in the Tablets as the marriage between Xuz and Nudzuchi. This is also supported in the work of the legendary Kenneth Grant. Grant writes the following in his classic work, Outer Gateways:
“Tiamat will once more rule the Earth”. Her other number, 71, is thenumber of Lam, and of the Kami, a name bestowed in ancient Japan upon the Old Ones whom the Egyptians named the Sami.”
The prehistoric unity that took place between seers of the Middle East and mystics of the furthest reaches of Asia, may have been the meaning of the unity between Tiamat and Apsu. In the Simon Necronomicon’s Magan Text, we read:
“And Naught existed but the Seas of ABSU, The Ancient One,..And MUMMU TIAMAT, the Ancient One..Who bore them all,..Their Waters as One Water.”
Of course this passage, and other information in this discussion has allegorical and mystical meaning is known, but even these things are often times based on historical events. Dingir Enki, building his house above the Absu could possibly illustrate The many changes that took place when the Enmeduranki/Enki class received its knowledge from the races prior and settled in Mesopotamia. The Ivory Tablets says the following about Nudzuchi:
“She taught him the mysterious language of the Orientals and their knowledge of certain plants and how to heal the body. Eventually, Xuz took the woman, whose name is moo-ah-moo-ah-eekhss-you-mmh-ha-eh-ph-moo-ah-eehzz-eehzz, Lady of Heaven, the Warrior-Priestess, as his wife…Xuz and Nudzuchi taught Johuta all the things concerning the forgotten knowledge of the fiery ones, which she kept faithfully.”
While it is not publicly known, there was a certain caste of priestesses that established a prehistoric, theocratic government in Japan. In an online article entitled, The Birth of Japan’s Shinto Goddess Amaterasu, we read:
“The Yayoi period shows evidence of women as chiefs of clans and as shamans, also important roles in society at the time. Chinese documents from the 3rd century C.E. show a female Queen Himiko who was a shaman or high priestess and queen of many tribes. She was selected by the Yayoi by popular vote to rule over them as she was able to reunite warring tribes. Himiko is recorded to have successfully ruled Yamataikoku, conducting transactions with the Chinese.”
Nudzuchi represented an ancient matriarchal society that ruled much of Japan in times of remote antiquity. This warrior-priestess class shared an alliance with the Xuz, members of the ancient Mesopotamian priesthood. The mysterious arts developed by the union of these theocratic societies spawned seeds throughout Eygpt, India, China, Polynesia, and even North America.
The Ivory Tablets reveal that Xuz and Nudzuchi gave birth to a daughter named Johuta, who is described as the Crow, the Sun goddess, but also the “Sun behind the Sun,” a stellar black or white hole. The reader should keep in mind that while we are dicussing some of the historical aspects of the Ivory Tablets, much of its meaning lies in the alchemical process and symbolism.
The term Johuta is composed of two Sanskrit terms, huta, meaning invocation and the prefix Jo, derives from the Sankrit Jai, or Jah, meaning victory, but also refers to, Iao. Madame Blavatsky wrote the following under the topic, The Christian Scheme;
“Iao is certainly a title of the Supreme Being, and belongs partially to the Ineffable Name; but it neither originated with nor was it the sole property of the Jews… In an old religion of the Chaldeans, whose remains are to be found amongst the Neo-platonists, the highest divinity enthroned above the seven heavens, representing the Spiritual Light-Principle (nous)(1) and also conceived as Demiurgus,(2) was called Iao, who was, like the Hebrew Yâho, mysterious and unmentionable, and whose name was communicated to the initiated. The Phœnicians had a Supreme God whose name was trilateral and secret, and he was Iao.”… In Sanskrit we have Jah and Jaya, or Jaa and Ja-ga, and this throws light on the origin of the famous festival of the car of Jaganath, commonly called Jaggarnâth. Javhe means “he who is,” and Dr. Spiegal traces even the Persian name of God, “Ahura,” to the root ah, which in Sanskrit is pronounced as, to breathe, and asu, became, therefore, in time, synonymous with “Spirit.” Rawlinson strongly supports the opinion of an Aryan or Vedic influence on the early Babylonian mythology. ….IAO, in such a case, would — etymologically considered — mean the “Breath of Life,” generated or springing forth between an upright male and an egg-shaped female principle of nature; for, in Sanskrit, asmeans “to be,” “to live or exist”; and originally it meant “to breathe.” “From it,” says Max Müller, “in its original sense of breathing, the Hindus formed ‘asu,’ breath, and ‘asura,’ the name of God, whether it meant the breathing one or the giver of breath.” “
Based on the information sited above, Johuta means, invocation of Iao, or invocation of the spirit of life. It seems probable, and well in the vein of historical data that we have on our hands today, that after this union occurred between these two groups of Xuz and Nudzuchi, the knowledge that they shared took root in India, as Johuta is a Sanskrit term. This right began as a opure clean system, which changed due to the literal interpretation by the laymen of teachings that were preserved by the ancient priestly Indian class of seers, personified as Johuta. Johuta is the said author of the Ivory Tablets, a member of the Cult of Nyarzir. In the Tablets we read:
“I have copied these words faithfully as my Father instructed….. The following are the Nine Books of Xuz, who some men call the Dehfu, Books of Life.”
The books that were kept and copied by Johuta were called Dehfu. The text attributes Dehfu as “books of life.” Interestingly, the term Dehfu is derived from the Sanskrit tafu, which means “make fire.” The Johuta saw as what has fire also has life. This is further affirmed for us in the Ivory Tablets as we see the first letter, petroglyph, in the Vasuh language is Zhee, which means “light of the goddess.”
The Nine Books of Dreams held by Johuta, the spirit of life, appears as nine petroglyphs similar to those found in Okinawa, as we discussed earlier. Each of these petroglyphs has an esoteric meaning and is used in an alchemical way. The interesting thing about all of this is that these nine letters, or petroglyphs, are said to be part of a language called Vasuh. These nine petroglyphs are also related to nine chakras appearing in the aura. The term Vasuh is strikingly similar to Vasu. In a Wikipedia article under the term Vasu we read:
“In Hinduism, the Vasus are attendant deities of Indra, and later Vishnu. They are eight elemental gods representing aspects of nature, representing cosmic natural phenomenon. The name Vasu means ‘Dweller’ or ‘Dwelling’…. Vasu is also the name of the eighth chakra (group) of Melakarta ragas in Carnatic music. The names of chakras are based on the numbers associated with each name. In this case, there are 8 Vasus and hence the eighth chakra is Vasu.”
This is quite interesting as the Vasus are attendant deities of Indra. Taking into account that the Vasus consist of 8 elemental gods of Indra, upon which we have nine deities in all. This is quite interesting for Indra has been documented as being connected to Sumer. Indra is often associated with the “lightning bolt.” The Ivory Tablets of the Crow describes its nine Vasuh letters, the Soul of Fire Prayer, as a lightning bolt:
“Stay with the Soul of Fire. It is a Prayer of Fire that has been preserved..From a time that was before time..It is the Power of Lightening..Crooked in its shape..It is the Prayer of Fire.”
Indra was also the subject of many of L. A. Waddell’s writings. Waddell is also cited in the introductory notes of the Simon Necronomicon. There are many source that speak about Waddell’s theories on Indra, but more specifically the following website Children of the Matrix stated the following:
“L.A. Waddell first began to see the connections between apparently unconnected people and events during his early days in India while studying Hindu history and mythology. He noticed that Eindri, the name used in the Edda text for the European and Norse “god” called Thor, was remarkably close to the Hindu god, Indra. The Indian Vedas, which were inspired by the Lemurian and Sumerian legends and accounts, describe Indra as tall, fair, invincible, and armed with a bolt…. Waddell produces a stream of evidence to show that the Hindu god, Indra, and the European, Thor, after whom we get Thursday or “Thors-day”, are the same person or deity. He also says that the legend of Thor is the origin of the legends of King Arthur. Thor is known in the Edda as Her-Thor, which became Ar-Thur. Both Her and Ar come from the same root meaning…Aryan.15 The mist began to clear even further when Waddell observed that the name of the first Aryan king of the Sumerians in ancient Mesopotamia had the name of Indara, In Dur, In-Tur, or King Tur.16
The information cited above illustrates in great detail how Indra was closely associated with Thor, both of which have the lightning bolt as their symbol. In other writings of Waddell associates this Indra with the Dur of Indur. The Rise of Man of man in the Gardens of Sumeria by Christine Preston, quotes Waddell as saying:
“The Indra’ name is clearly derived from the Sumerian title of Sakh for the Father-god In-Dur as the enthroned Lord.”
Of course, this Indra who Waddell identifies as the Lord In-dur, is the same In-dur spoken of in the Simon Necronomicon’s Urilia text:
“Prepare, then the bowl of TIAMAT, the DUR of INDUR, the Lost Bowl, the Shattered Bowl of the Sages,”
The Dur of In-dur is the Bowl of Utu, bowl of the Sun. It was believed by Waddell to be the Holy Grail. Interestingly, this bowl, dedicated to the Sun god, has eight lines. This is similar to the Vasuh petroglyphs appearing in the Ivory Tablets as the eight Vasuh letters are all emanations of the first, which means light of the goddess. More information on the Bowl of Utu, can be found in the Wikipedia article with the same title Bowl of Utu. It is perhaps also possible that the Simon Necronomicon’s mention of this bowl in the Urilia text and the fact that it must be “cracked” could be a reference to the lightning bolt, a symbol of Indra.
Another interesting aspect about the term Vasuh can be found in the history of prehistoric India. The Ivory Tablets of the Crow, calls the nine Vasuh letters the footprints of the Crow. In the book, The Ruling Races of Prehistoric Times in India, by James F. K. Hewitt, we read:
“This god Vasu, the Indian snake-god Vasuki was originally the Northern spring- god,”
Vasuki was also known as Vasu. He is a naga and revered as a great king of the nagas. Vasuki is known in Chinese and Japanese mythology as being one of the “eight Great Naga Kings.” It should also be noted that there is a group in India who claim lineage from Vasuki. They are known in history as the Nair clan. The name Nair is very close in pronunciation to Nyarzir. The term Nair is often rendered by scholars as Nayar. This is evidence of Cult of Nyarzir’s existence in history. In the Wikipedia article under the name Vasuki we read:
“Vasuka (or Vasuki) is the name of a small Nair clan found near Mannarasala in Travancore. They claim that their ancestors were Nāga serpents spared when the Khandava Forest (modern day Delhi) was burnt and cleared by Krishna and the Pandavas to make way for their capital Indraprastha.”
There is another aspect about the nine letters of the Vasuh Language that should enter this discussion. In the Ivory Tablets of the Crow, we read:
“After these things are said The Bride of Nyarzir will come to thee in a Dream and fill thy body with Nine Letters of the Vasuh.”
Here we clearly see that the Bride of Nyarzir anoints the Initiate with the Nine Letters of Vasuh after they have undergone some sort of baptism ceremony. The Bride of Nyarzir is described in the Ivory Tablets as a four-faced goddess. We also find that the Vasuh letters are said to be the energies of the Great Bear constellation, specifically the Big Dipper in the Supplementary Material To 777, found in the Ivory Tablets. Can all of this be confirmed in Eastern traditions today? Yes!
Marici, the famous four-faced goddess is described as having the same qualities as the Bride of Nyarzir in the Ivory Tablets. In a Wikipedia article under the title Marici, who is known in Taoism as Dou Mu
“In Taoism, Dou Mu remains a popular deity and is often referred to as Queen of Heaven (Chinese: 天后; pinyin: Tiān Hòu) and is widely worshiped as the Goddess of Beidou (the Chinese equivalent of Ursa Major except that it also includes 2 “attendant” stars). She is also revered as the mother of the Nine Emperor Gods who are represented by the nine stars in the Beidou constellation.”
It is clear that the history revealed in the Ivory Tablets of the Crow illustrates that the customs and teachings of the “cult” that existed before Babylon. The Introduction of the Ivory Tablets reveals that the “Cult of Nyarzir” received much of their knowledge from otherworldly beings known as the Ninzuwu. The Ninzuwu are caretakers of the stars.
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