The Arra Sign
Of the three symbols carved, the first is the Sign of our Race from beyond the Stars, and is called ARRA in the tongue of the Scribe who taught it to me, an emissary of the Elder Ones. In the tongue of the eldest city of Babylon, it was UR. It is the Sigil of the Covenant of the Elder Gods, and when they see it, they who gave it to us, they will not forget us. They have sworn!
Spirit of the Skies, Remember! “
ARRA AGGA BANDAR
The above passage describes the first of the Three Seals of Masshu. It is called the ARRA and it is said to be the ‘Sign of our Race from beyond the Stars.’ This passage will prove to be of great value later in our discussion, but for now let us look into the history of the ARRA.
It is appropriate to conclude that the ARRA has been known throughout history as the pentagram. The word pentagram derives its origin from the Greek term pentagrammon, a noun form of the word pentagrammos, meaning ‘five lines.’ The symbol of the pentagram is one of the most, if not the most, recognized occult symbols in the world. The pentagram has long been associated with the planet Venus, and the worship of the goddess Venus, or her equivalent. It is also associated with Lucifer, also known as the Morning Star, the bringer of light and knowledge. These associations originated with the Ancient Chaldeans who had an exceptional understanding of astrology. When viewed from Earth, successive inferior conjunctions of Venus plot a nearly perfect pentagram shape around the zodiac every eight years. The first known uses of the pentagram are found in Mesopotamian writings dating to about 3000 BC. The Sumerian pentagrams served as pictograms for the word UB or AR, which meant ‘corner’ or ‘angle.’ It was also known to the ancient peoples of Mesopotamia as the Plough Sign. The Chart of Comparisons, found in the Simon Necronomicon introduction, defines the ARRA symbol as the ‘Plough Sign, the original pentagram, and the sign of the Aryan Race.’ Let us consider each of these three definitions that are given for the ARRA sign to help further our study and understanding of the term.
The ‘Plough’ is often times referred to as the Big Dipper in Europe. Yet the Simon Necronomicon makes reference to the “Plough Sign. “ This would seem to indicate that the Big Dipper makes a certain sign during its movements throughout the year. If one were to observe the Big Dipper and its rotation around the North Star (Polaris), it would appear to form the sign of the Swastika.
The word swastika is of Sanskrit origin meaning ‘to be good.’ Throughout my research and studies I have discovered that this symbol is of eastern origin dating back about 3,000 years. Some of the oldest findings of the swastika are located in the region of the Euphrates- Tigris Valley. Ancient man placed heavy importance upon the rotation of the Big Dipper around Polaris, as well as other astronomical movements to determine the seasons and to mark certain events. The Swastika has also been a symbol of a bigger star from our view here on earth, the Sun. It was actually easier for ancient man, and more reliable, to calculate the Sun’s position, as far as the seasons are concerned, by looking at the position of the Big Dipper in relation to the North Star, Polaris. The importance placed upon this relationship can be seen in ancient philosophies like Taoism.
The Chart of Comparisons in the Necronomicon describes the five pointed star as being the sign of the Aryan Race. When we explore the origin and meaning of the term Aryan, our knowledge of how the science of the Simon Necronomicon works becomes clearer.
The term Aryan is derived from the Sanskrit term arya meaning “noble” or “spiritual.” This term had nothing to do with physical characteristics as it is often misunderstood to represent. The following references are useful in further illustrating this point;
“(History of Ethiopia, Vol. I., Preface, by Sir E. A. Wallis Budge.) In addition Budge notes that, “Homer and Herodotus call all the peoples of the Sudan, Egypt, Arabia, Palestine and Western Asia and India Ethiopians.” (Ibid., p. 2.) Herodotus wrote in his celebrated History that both the Western Ethiopians, who lived in Africa, and the Eastern Ethiopians who dwelled in India, were black in complexion, but that the Africans had curly hair, while the Indians were straight-haired.”
“Before the Chaldean rule in Mesopotamia, there were the empires of the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians and Assyrians. The earliest civilization of Mesopotamia was that of the Sumerians. They are designated in the Assyrio-Babylonian inscriptions as the black-heads or black-faced people, and they are shown on the monuments as beardless and with shaven heads. This easily distinguishes them from the Semitic Babylonians, who are shown with beards and long hair. From the myths and traditions of the Babylonians we learn that their culture came originally from the south. Sir Henry Rawlinson concluded from this and other evidence that the first civilized inhabitants of Sumer and Akkad were immigrants from the African Ethiopia. John D. Baldwin, the American Orientalist, on the other hand, claims that since ancient Arabia was also known as Ethiopia, they could have just as well come from that country. These theories are rejected by Dr. II. R. Hall, of the Dept. Of Egyptian & Assyrian Antiquities of the British Museum, who contends that Mesopotamia was civilized by a migration from India? “The ethnic type of the Sumerians, so strongly marked in their statues and reliefs,” says Dr. Hall, “was as different from those of the races which surrounded them as was their language from those of the Semites, Aryans, or others; they were decidedly Indian in type. The face-type of the average Indian of today is no doubt much the same as that of his Dravidian race ancestors thousands of years ago. … And it is to this Dravidian ethnic type of India that the ancient Sumerian bears most resemblance, so far as we can judge from his monuments. … And it is by no means improbable that the Sumerians were an Indian race which passed, certainly by land, perhaps also by sea, through Persia to the valley of the Two Rivers. It was in the Indian home (perhaps the Indus valley) that we suppose for them that their culture developed. … On the way they left the seeds of their culture in Elam. … There is little doubt that India must have been one of the earliest centers of human civilization, and it seems natural to suppose that the strange un-Semitic, un-Aryan people who came from the East to civilize the West were of Indian origin, especially when we see with our own eyes how very Indian the Sumerians were in type.” (The Ancient History of the Near East, pp. 173–174, London, 1916.)”
Another interesting point to consider is how modern-day scholars try to hide the identity of these people by using images and sculptures from other periods to describe the whole history of Ancient Sumeria. An example of this can be seen by looking at the history of the United States. It has been recorded and well documented that when the Europeans came to America, there were already an existing people here. If we were to describe these people as Americans it would not be an accurate description, since these people did not call themselves American. Now imagine living 3,000 years into the future and you are doing research about the history of America, and the ancient Americans are described as having European features. British relics are discovered along the coast of South Carolina, but the question remains; who were the original people of the Americas? Many scholars would point to them as being British and what we call Native American history today, would be represented by the face of U.S. Presidents. This is the same trick that modern-day scholars use to hide the characteristics of the people who inhabited many ancient lands, Ancient Sumeria included.
Since the people of Ancient Sumeria were similar in physical type, class distinctions were made. Later, invading peoples adopted only the most benevolent terms to describe themselves by, and recreated the gods of these people in their own image.
“The ancient gods of India are shown with Ethiopian crowns on their heads. According to the Old Testament, Moses first met Jehovah during his sojourn among the Midianites, who were an Ethiopian tribe. We learn from Hellenic tradition that Zeus, king of the Grecian gods, so cherished the friendship of the Ethiopians that he traveled to their country twice a year to attend banquets. “All the gods and goddesses of Greece were black,” asserts Sir Godfrey Higgins, “at least this was the case with Jupiter, Baccus, Hercules, Apollo, Ammon. The goddesses Benum, Isis, Hecate, Diana, Juno, Metis, Ceres, Cybele were black.” (Anacalypsis, Vol. I, Book IV, Chap. I.)”
The above quote by Godfry Higgins, concerning some of the Greek gods, illustrates clearly how man has a habit of reproducing what he worships in his own image. It is as if god was created in the image of man. It is apparent that the author of the Necronomicon Spellbook came across this same information:
“THESE SPELLS were originally worked by the mystics of ancient Sumeria, a mysterious civilization that flourished in what is now known as Iraq over two thousand years before the birth of Christ. No one knows who the Sumerians really were, or where they came from. Some say they came from the darkest parts of Africa,” (Necronomicon Spellbook)
The Necronomicon describes the ARRA as a ‘sign of our race from beyond the stars.’ This passage indicates that those who are represented by the ARRA are not only nobles, as we have discussed, but are also of divine lineage. Amongst every culture around the world there exists a legend of gods and goddesses intermarrying with human beings. Often times, the children of these marriages were given favor and privileges over humans who were not of divine parentage. For example, in the Gilgamesh Epics, Gilgamesh is stopped by the Scorpion Man while trying to gain passage through the Mountains of Mashu, as no mortal or those not prepared may enter. However, the Scorpion-man’s wife intervenes noticing that Gilgamesh is no mere mortal, but two-thirds divine and because of such he is allowed to enter.
The Bible also describes humans copulating with divine beings;
“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” (Genesis 6:4) KJV
What is often not observed by Christians in the above biblical passage is that it mentions these Giants existed in those days and ‘after that.’ This would mean then that those who were of divine and human parentage existed before and after the Great Deluge. This is also supported by several Sumerian texts including the Gilgamesh Epics.
It is clear from our discussion that the ARRA is a symbol of those who are from a ‘race beyond the stars’ or divine parentage, or one who is on the path of being pure. Yet it should be kept in mind, as we have already discussed in our Mountain of MASSHU series, the term divine beings or gods, applied to those who were adept in the Tantric Rites. This would mean that the term Aryan, or those of the Aryan race, was a term used to describe those who were initiated into the Tantric Rites, or ones who knew the divine arts. A careful look at the Simon Necronomicon will confirm this.
Earlier in our discussion, it was stated that the pentagram has long been associated with the worship of the Goddess Venus or her equivalent. The Simon Necronomicon equates Venus with INANNA/ISHTAR. On page 24 of the Necronomicon it states: “The Goddess of Venus is the most excellent Queen INANNA, called of the Babylonians ISHTAR.” This would mean then that INANNA/ISHTAR, and those initiated into her Tantric Rites, is symbolized in the Simon Necronomicon as the ARRA, which is a ‘Sign of their Race from beyond the Stars.’ It also states on page 24 of the Simon Necronomicon in reference to INANNA/ISHTAR that she ‘partakes of a subtle astral nature with the Moon God NANNA.’ It speaks about a certain time when the two planetary energies interact causing it ‘to rain the sweet wine of the Gods upon the earth.’ These symbolic metaphors concerning the relationship between INANNA and NANNA are references to Tantric rituals. The ’sweet wine of the Gods can be defined as a nectar. The term nectar is a Latin word for ‘drink of the Gods.’ However, it should be noted that the Latin term nectar is derived from the Greek term, nektar, which is a component of nek (meaning dead, as in necro) and tar meaning ‘overcoming.
Within the introduction of the Simon Necronomicon, under the subtitle, the Horned Moon, it states: “The Moon has an extremely important, indeed indispensable, role in the tantrick sex magick rites that so preoccupied Crowley and the O.T.O.” Earlier, in the same section, when referring to the efforts of Crowley, it states: “The lunar element, as well as, the Venusian, are accessible in his works. So it is no mystery why the rituals in the Simon Necronomicon are encouraged to be done on the full moon!
It cannot be overstated how much the Ancient Tantric Rites have been misunderstood by the uninitiated. It is our culture, our way of life, and an ethnicity all to its own, ‘as INANNA takes her own, for her own.’ The misuse of the term ARYAN by racist bigots over the past century is indeed a recent invention, just like someone using physical characteristics to institute racial classifications. This is a practice that started less than 600 years ago.
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