by Christine Preston
Christine: I have discussed the Tower of Babel Mystery in the Sixth Chapter of my book ‘From the Words of Angels and Ancient Book of Jika’ published in 2012, and have used some extracts from this chapter as well as Chapter Two for this video.
The story concerning the Tower of Babel can be found in Chapter Eleven of Genesis which states that before they arrived in Babylon, the people who built the tower ‘had journeyed in the East’ or ‘jouneyed eastward’. Decipherers were not sure of the sense. Also note the repetition ‘one kind of speech’ after ‘one language’ which is adressed at the end of this video. In the quote also note that the Lord makes a statement of ‘Let us go down’ as if He is speaking to other gods. Verses 1 to 9 of Chapter Eleven read as follows:
Genesis: The whole earth had one language and one kind of speech. When they journeyed eastward, they found a plain in the country of Shinar and they settled there. They said to each other, ‘Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughy.’ So they had bricks for stone and asphalt for mortar. Then they said, ‘Come, let us build for ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the sky to make for ourselves a name, lest we are scattered over the face of the whole earth.’ Then the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which mankind had built. The Lord said, ‘since they are one people and they all have one language and this is the beginning of their activity, now lest nothing they plot to do be beyond them, come, let us go down and mix up their language there so that they cannot understand each other’s language.’ Then the Lord scattered them from there over the face of the whole earth and they stopped building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord mixed up the language of the whole earth and from there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
The story relating to the tower of Babel in Genesis Eleven is placed after that of the Flood. I think it is likely that the people who built the tower journeyed Eastward (therefore from the West), and this will become apparent later. In Genesis they are an unnamed people who discover a plain in Shinar. Scholars regard this term Shinar as meaning Sumer. These people decide to settle there. They are united and speak the same language. They start building a city and tower. This could be an account concerning the arrival of the Sumerians in the Edenic plain of Mesopotamia, but before they established themselves as the Sumerians and created some kind of civilization. The city they started building could have been ancient Babylon since the tower is called Babel. One of the reasons for which they wanted to build the tower is stated as being to ‘avoid being scattered all over the earth’ but this is strange as it turns out to be the punishment for having attempted to build it. Scholars comment the text stresses the folly of the early Babylonians who attempted to build ‘a ciy with a tower’ with ‘its top in the sky or heavens’. It is represented as an arrogant undertaking and triggers a judgment: a confusion of the original language that existed on the ‘whole earth’. This has a scattering effect and it’s as if cause and effect have been reversed as it normally happens the other way around, for instance it is by being separated that people develop a different dialect and after a few decades, or hundreds of years, their language become so different that communication becomes impossible.
In the sentence ‘For God spared not the angels, the Watchers, who sinned, and spared not the old world but saved Noah, bringing the Flood upon mankind’ in the Second Epistle of Peter 2, the ‘old world’ is a reference to the antediluvian civilization of the Atlanteans. The Old World is the Atlantean empire as it was before it collapsed due to the cataclysms that occurred sometime before the date that Plato provided for the submersion of Atlantis, i.e. 9,654 BC. A new world was reborn after that, and souls reincarnated in different conditions, notably with a reduced spectrum of consciousness.
Many alternative researchers agree that the Flood of Genesis and the Atlantean submersion would have been precipitated by a chain of cataclysms in about 10,500 BC. Some geologists and authors have theorized that the melting of ice sheets in the Northern hemisphere, at the end of the last Ice Age, drastically rose the level of the oceans and caused much flooding all over the world. The biblical view is that the Flood was universal, but the original sense may have been that it was universally known though land could have been flooded in many parts of the world due to a rise in the level of the oceans. The chief exponent of the idea that we may find evidence for a civilization, that existed before flooding changed the world’s geography, seems to be Graham Hancock. It would not be possible to deny the antiquity of underwater structures as geologists and experts, such as Glenn Milne, have established their date of flooding by computerized reconstruction. If the Garden of Eden was situated in the region of Edessa in Anatolia, flood waters could have come from an overflow of the Black Sea when sea level changed. According to geologists, this sea, which used to be called the Euxine, was a fresh water lake 12,000 years ago, before sea water rushed into it, causing it to overflow over land that was inhabited. This could have been the flood of Genesis. Edessa is commonly known as Urfa, a town near Sanliurfa in Turkey, on the edge of the rainy area of the Taurus Mountain. It is situated fifteen kilometres from Gobekle Tepe – spelled G O B E K L I T E P E – a site where circular temples estimated to be 12,000 years old have been excavated. They are forcing scholars to reconsider ancient history, because these megalithic constructions are the oldest in the world and seem to belong to an unknown civilization. Researchers have had a nagging suspicion that modern day eastern Turkey was the land of Eden. In the light of Ignatius Donnelly’s theory that the gods of many nations were Atlantean rulers, and that they founded Athens and Sais, as well as other towns, it would not be surprising if the Gobekle Tepe temples were built by Atlantean colonisers who settled in that region. The temples were circular and is it by coincidence that the tower of Babel was always represented as circular?
The Flood story appears to have been shared by the Sumerians and also the Hebrews who are increasingly viewed as having separated at one time from the Sumerians because the creation and flood tales of the Old Testament seem dependent upon those of the Sumerians but they were reworked by the Jewish Monotheist Reform of the 7th century BC. In ‘Atlantis: the Antediluvian World’ published in 1882, Donnelly revives the notion of Atlantis that Plato presented in his dialogues and maintains it has an historical basis. He reasons that if the Atlanteans colonized the antediluvian world and its inhabitants migrated to the ends of the Earth, their Island was the cradle of the civilizations that appeared in Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, Europe, and even the Americas. Then after dreadful cataclysms caused Atlantis to vanish from the Atlantic deep sea, the Atlantean rulers were deified in the colonies. Zeus for instance, the Ruler of the Greek pantheon, known to the Romans as Jupiter, was the deified Zakh of the Sumerians, who preceded the Phoenicians, Babylonians, Greeks and Romans. Ancient Athens would have been created before the submersion since, according to Plato, it resisted the Atlanteans’ effort to subjugate the ancient or proto-Greeks. The root ‘At’ that is in the term Atlantis is also present in place names such as Attica and Athens. Plato recorded that a large island vanished in a cataclysmic convulsion of nature in his dialogues in Timaeus and Critias in the 4th century BC. He is not the only classical author to have preserved this tradition. Classical literature is packed with references to Atlantis. Well before Solon, Dionysus of Miletus wrote ‘A Voyage to Atlantis’ in 550 BC. The model that Plato gives his students as part of a discussion in philosophy, is on the basis of a tradition that Solon heard from the Egyptian priests of Sais in about 600 BC. The legend includes some details about the Ancient State of Athens, the homeland of Doric Greeks, about 9,000 years before his time. It is not Atlantis that Plato represents as a perfect state, but Athens. A scholar of Alexandria by the name of Krantor travelled to Sais in about 260 BC and read some ancient Egyptian tablets enshrined in the Temple dedicated to the goddess Neith. Its priests told him that Ancient Athens had defeated a powerful nation that had made an expedition against the whole of Europe and Asia and had designs of expansion. This power situated beyond the Pillars of Hercules in the Atlantic Ocean was called the civilization of Atlantis. It was after they had invaded Egypt that the Atlanteans were defeated by these Ancient Athenians or Proto-Athenians. The common patron protector and educator of Ancient Athens and Sais mentioned in Plato’s Timaeus 2, 617, was named as Neith, spelled as N E I T H, and was an Atlantean Ruler. She had founded Athens and Sais and had built Athens one thousand years before the Egyptian town of Sais which became the first Egyptian capital by 3,100 BC.
To return to the mystery of the construction of the Tower of Babel, if the people who attempted to build it had travelled Eastward from a place in the West, they could have journeyed from the Island of Atlantis, or Egypt.
The translation of the term ‘Shem’ as ‘name’ or ‘make for ourselves a name’ has rendered the objective of building the tower unintelligible in the biblical story of the tower of Babel. The most cryptic statement is that the people want to build a tower with its top in the sky, or heaven, to ‘make a name’ for themselves. The key words are ‘Sem’ or ‘Shem’ which scholars have translated as ‘name’ and ‘Samayim’ translated as ‘heaven’. The main temple in Babylon was called the Esagil meaning the house with the raised head. This head was a pyramidion, or Shem, called by Archaeologists Benben. But the translators who deciphered the chapter concerning the Tower of Babel don’t seem to have known that. Some researchers have speculated that by building megalithic structures along the network of the planet’s magnetic ley lines, it was possible for their ancient architects to access, magnify, or intensify the magnetic energies that could be released from the flow of these natural forces. The term pyramid originates from the Greek language and means ‘shape of fire’. The claim has been made that pyramids are oscillators, and are orgone energy accumulators. Pyramidion would have been made of solid gold for certain functions and operations. Gold is indeed the top conductor for technological uses including the generation of electricity. The raised head could have been a pyramidion or Shem. The term Shem has been linked to the representation of the benben stone and place of Sep Tepi or First Time, a Golden Age, prior to the Egyptian mortal dynasties when, according to the Heliopolitan tradition, an initial group of nine Netjeru gods, called the Great Ennead, ruled at Heliopolis. Those divine dynasties were succeeded by the Shemsu Hor, who kept records of the time when these Initiators walked the Earth. And here the Term Shemsu Hor – which also includes Shem – has been translated as ‘those who follow the Path of Horus’. Horus’ father was Osiris, one of the divine beings who was restored to spiritual life in the heavens after having fulfilled his mission on Earth. The First Time, that golden age, was the golden age of Lemuria. The Path of Horus may have been the equivalent of the Way of Ascension. In Heliopolis, where the oldest of the Pyramid texts were compiled, a Benben stone was enshrined in the Mansion of the Bennu, or Phoenix Bird of resurrection. Their temple employed as many as 12,000 priests who used the power of sound and practiced magical utterances in the manner that the lamas of Tibet recite mantras.
Should the story of the Shem be linked to Memphite theology, the Heliopolitan Path of Resurrection, the obsession for immortality in antiquity, as well as the Ascension? Graham Hancock has questioned the function of the pyramids and the role payed by obelisks in the high initiates’ pursuit associated with Thoth’s teachings. Thot was known to the Greeks as Hermes Trismegistus. Did the scientists of Giza and Heliopolis seek a spiritual outcome and nothing less ambitious than a phoenix-like renewal and transfiguration of the soul? The pharaoh attempting to cross over also needed Thoth’s knowledge for the journey of his soul towards immortality. A book written by Thoth was said to contain spells capable of granting immortality. It was discovered in a tomb in a burial site of Memphis. The weighing words that scholars believe to be related to the Judgment Scene may have been to do with the ‘tongue’ and ‘magical utterances’ practiced as part of the rituals that can transform the soul and consciousness for the purpose of the Ascension on the path of spiritual rebirth.
There are variations for the term Shem but not in Egypt. These are Kem, Kemet, Sham as in Shamballah and Kumar or Kumara.They are related to a sacred Island, perhaps the Sacred Island in the sea of Gobi that is now a desert. The Gobi Island has always been known as the legendary and fabulous Shamballah. They also are in connection with the departure of Elder gods at the time of the universal deluge. Interestingly, Sanat Kumara is called a Silent Watcher and the Kumaras were World Teachers.
Translation of the term Shem as ‘word’ instead of ‘name’ in the Tower of Babel story:
Christine: As previously stated, the translation of the term ‘Shem’ as ‘name’ or ‘make for ourselves a name’ in Genesis has rendered the objective of building the tower unintelligible in the biblical story of the tower of Babel. The most cryptic statement is that the people want to build a city including a tower with its top in the sky, or heaven, to ‘make a name’ for themselves. The key words are ‘Sem’ or ‘Shem’ which scholars have translated as ‘name’ and ‘Samayim’ translated as ‘heaven’.
It is strange that the confusion of the original language in the biblical tale takes place before the scattering over the face of the whole earth in verse 8 as the people’s language would have evolved into different dialects if they had parted and migrated away from each other. However, Chapter Eleven also mentions ‘one kind of speech’ that appears as an abnormal repetition of the fact that all the people had but ‘one language’. Could it be because that ‘kind of speech’ had nothing to do with the original language of the area, and is in relation to the magic of the spoken word that the ancient Egyptians called ‘tongue’ or ‘magical utterances’? They were used for creation. In the early Memphite theology of Egypt, ‘heart’ and ‘tongue’ were indeed regarded as the instruments that created the world, and the ideas of the god Ptah – spelled P T A H – were said to have been ‘objectified by being pronounced by his tongue’ or materialized by his ‘Hu’ spelled H U. ‘Hu’ is a term for ‘magical words’ or ‘magical utterances’ and that is why we are called Human. These magical utterances were like Tibetan mantras.
With ‘Shem’ – spelled S H E M – translated as ‘word’ in the sense of ‘magical utterance’ as in ‘sounding a word’ or ‘decreeing’ instead of its decipherment as ‘making a name’, the sense can emerge that the newcomers, these invaders who became rulers of ancient Babylon, wanted to build a megalithic structure to increase the effect of their magical utterances, and make them resonate. The tower may have been a ‘Stairway to heaven’ in the sense that it could have activated the kundalini, or it could have been a technology unknown today. The spoken word is more effective than prayer and energizes the body and the aura. Magical words could have been used to amplify energy to produce a phoenix effect. The tower was intended to be ‘with a top in the sky’, an allegory like the ‘stairway to heaven’ that is tied to the obsession of the Egyptians, Babylonians and Sumerians, for immortality. So instead of ‘Let us build a tower to make for ourselves a name’ the suggested substitution for the term Shem can reveal the sense of ‘Let us build a tower and raise on top of it a pyramidion to amplify the power of the magical word’.
In the Book of Jika, the translation of which has been published as video by Matt Muckleroy, the statement in relation to the fact that Adam was born of the alteration of the divine tongue carries a concept that could help us conceive how the confusion of the original tongue came to be incorporated in the Babel legend of Genesis. The sense in Jika is that the human race declined from its original nature because the sounds they uttered were gradualy subjected to a deterioration. Jika also stated that his careless words created in form. The alteration of the divine tongue could also have made magic less powerful.
The term Shem is also present in the Epic of Gilgamesh, and the reason that Gilgamesh wants to raise a Shem is in relation to his quest, as he is only semi-divine and seeks full status of divinity in order to be immortal. He fails in his quest but eventually obtains an elixir of life or plant of youth from Utnapishtim, the Noah of the Sumerian version of the Flood story who resides in heaven. Gilgamesh has managed to communicate with him. Zecharia Sitchin suggest in his work ‘The 12th Planet’ that Shem should be translated as spacecraft, but this is on the assumption that Gilgamesh believed his divine forefathers resided on another planet and could have become immortal by reaching them.
Genesis Eleven indicates that these builders’ activities, as well as their unity, becomes a threat to the Lord God of Genesis. Verse 6 states ‘nothing they plot is beyond them’. The top of the tower will be in the sky. The purpose of the ‘tower’ is obscure, but the fact that the story is critical of the ‘human effort to become like God’ could be a clue concerning its original function.
In Enuma Elish, the Semi-divine Anunnake (spelled ANUNNAKI) said to be gods, also build a lofty ziggurat of the Apsu. This means a pyramid of Heaven. The lost sense of this construction could have been a tower supporting something in heaven, such as the firmament in the sense that it was some kind of technology mentioned by Sheldan Nidle in his work ‘First Contact’. The story that mentions the Anunnake is the same event as the Babel one but reported by the Sumerians. It mentions the fact that the Anunnake were workers or builder gods. Berossos wrote in his ‘History of Mankind’ that the first inhabitants of the land undertook to ‘raise a sky scrapper’ but that the project was overturned by the gods, possibly the powers of good. In the 1st century BC, the historian Alexander Polyhistor also narrated the story that a people undertook to erect a large and lofty tower, so they might climb up to heaven, but the chief god confounded their design by sending a whirlwind, and each tribe was given a different language.
The newcomers who built the tower of Babel settled in Mesopotamia and seem to have attempted to ‘take heaven by force’ as Isaiah recalls the Babel story when he says of the Kings of Babylon:
Isaiah: ‘You said in your heart, I will ascend to heaven, but you are brought down to Sheol, to the depth of the pit.’
Christine, July 18: Isaiah seems to have known something that was not recorded in Genesis. He must have associated the builders of the tower with the Nephilim as the ‘pit’ is the ‘bottomless pit’ into which the Watchers are imprisoned in the Book of Enoch, and this expression is also applied to the Sons of Darkness in the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Anunnake who built the tower seem therefore to be associated with the Sons of Darkness of the Dead Sea Scrolls, or fallen ones. They settle down in Mesopotamia and become rulers, those known as the Archons. The builders of the tower of Babel could therefore have come from Atlantis and practiced black magic with technology.
We should also remember that the Jewish Reformers made some corrections to the original texts that were attached together to produce Genesis. So the roles played by many gods in those original stories are attributed in the revised version to the one God of the Monotheist Reform of the 7th century BC.
André, my ascended twin flame, has dictated a message this morning on this mystery to cast some light on it and so there should be a part 2 to this video. However, he stresses that we may not be able to elucidate the mystery completely as the biblical records were imperfect recollections of past events and in addition to difficulties with decipherment or translations, the stories were originally written down from oral stories that circulated in the ancient Near-East. We should place our trust in the teachings of the Ascended Masters which have been released to us during the last decades as they are more reliable than the ancient records. Wishing you joy with this food for thought. Namaste, Christine.