SHARRUKIN THE SECOND AND THE DATU:
I am Dul Aka Abba Sha Anaku Custodian of the Datu history
The information contained in this site originates with a sect of warrior sorcerer's, known as the Datu. The word
'Datu' is of Assyrian origin. It implies, 'one who is ordained'; and in the older Sumerian language it implies, 'a pendulum
or an object that wanders a circular course'.
The Datu were established as special bodyguards to the kings of Assyria in 719 B.C. by Sharrukin II, then ruler of
In 721 B.C. Sharrukin II ascended the throne of Assyria (modern Iraq), after deposing his half brother (Shalmanesser
Sharrukin means 'true king'; and indeed, Sharrukin II was the rightful heir to the throne. However, his brother
"Shalmanesser" had been put upon the throne following the death of their father, Tiglathpileser III. Tiglathpileser named
his second born son as the heir, due to the influence of his second wife, Sharrukin's step mother.
Sharrukin's stepmother was the favorite of Tiglathpileser, and held sway over Tiglathpileser's judgment. This sel
centered second wife demanded that Tiglathpileser kill both his wife and his first born son; but the old king loved them and
refused to kill them. The first born heir was rechristened as "Sagi / Sugi (cupbearer)"; while his true name was 'stricken
from the tablets and the heart of Assur', and is lost for all time. Tiglathpileser then sent his first wife (Sharrukin's
mother) to serve in the temple of the moon god Nanna.
In her vengeance, the ex-queen turned priestess took and hid the symbol of kingship, "The Tablet of Fate," in the inner
sanctum of the moon god's temple.
In the mythology of ancient Mesopotamia, the young gods fought a titanic battle against the elder gods. During this
battle, a vast amount of damage was unleashed in the heavens and on the earth. This damage was 'repaired' by Enlil the
king of the gods (or variously Ninurta, Assur, Marduk, depending on who was considered king of the gods at different times
and in different city states.). When all things had been set to right and put in their proper places, the 'Order of the Many
Things' was set down on a clay tablet, referred to as the 'Tablet of Fate / Destiny'.
The Tablet of Fate was worn on the breast of the king of the gods, as a sign of his authority; and many legends exist
concerning the various gods, monsters, and demons that sought to somehow wrest the tablet from the king of the gods.
the concept of the Tablet of Fate was associated with the king of the gods, it also had an earthly equivalent associated with
the mortal kings of Mesopotamia. In most places, this was a copy of the Tablet of Fate. The Tablet was a symbolic representation
of the order of the many things, and was worn on certain occasions of importance. It was carved out of a blue, gold flecked
stone, known currently as Lapis Lazuli.
The first wife knew, that without the tablet Shalmanneser would never be the true king. She hid it away and payed
a servant to claim that an Aramaic slave, who had fled the king's household, had stolen it.
Sagi/Sugi was placed in the position of Shalmanesser's Cupbearer, and most likely would of been lost to history,
if not for a number of events that can be found in 'The Stories of the Emissary"', within the main body of this book.
With the help of his mother, Sharrukin took his rightful place on the throne, and set about the task of ruling Assyria.
At his mothers request, Sharrukin spared the life of Shalmanesser and his wife Yaba, and sent them to work as field hands
in the fields owned by the temple of the Moon; but Shalmanesser was likewise 'stricken from the hearts and Tablets of Assur
An examination of ancient Mesopotamian society, will quickly reveal that the people of Mesopotamia were inseparable
from their gods. Their entire society was based on the pious worship of the deities of heaven and earth; and they believed
that the gods walked amongst them. These people truly believed that they were responsible for the 'care and feeding' of the
gods. They believed that the land was the property of the gods, and the Mesopotamian rulers were the divinely ordained
caretakers of the property of the gods. The kings were the highest of the high priests, and as such, they were responsible
for the rituals that insured the land's well being. in addition to this the Assyrian kings ruled not as divine decendants
of the god , but rather as the truest example of human education and evolution (see the oratory by Ashurbanipal available
at any good site conceraning Assyrian history, see also ANCIENT IRAQ by JORGE ROUGE)
Sharrukin, as a 'divinely appointed king', was no exception to this traditional responsibility.
The first year of Sharrukin's rule was spent settling domestic matters:
He released the citizens of Assur from any taxation, dismissed the military draft, and soothed the people to peace. At
the time of his inauguration bread was the quivalent of 10 dollars a loaf! This accomplished little more that freeing his
hands to face Assyria's current foes. Assyria had managed over the previous centuries, to take most of Mesopotamia into its
grip; but the various subject states were constantly being prompted to rebel by the various enemies of Assur.
The first of these rebellions came as a harsh dose of reality for Sharrukin. The king of Babylon (Marduk apil idina),
who had accended his throne in the same year as Sharrukin, united with the Elemites with the egyptians and Babylonianbs
and refused to kneel to the Assyrians rule. When Sharrukin rode against the combined Babylonian, Egyptian and Elemite forces,
he was routed by the Elemites --and never even saw battle against the Babylonians or Egyptians (720 B.C.).
Almost immediately, the Syrian provinces revolted with the assistance of an Egyptian army; but Sharrukin tasted his
first victory against them. He then went home, stabilized his borders as they stood, and took up his duties as king.
As a new king ruling a country surrounded by traditional enemies, Sharrukin was at risk of assassination attempts and
other political intrigues almost constantly. Sharrukin could secure his safety in most instances, but in the temples he was
at a much higher level of risk. Death, or even injury in the temple, represented a tacit denial of Sharrukin's divine right
to rule (by the gods themselves as it were).
It must be understood, that it was forbidden to bear weapons in the temples. For it was seen as an insult to the
gods and a lack of faith in their protection, to bring a body of armed guards into the temples of the gods --the very deities
that had set Sharrukin on the throne would be a horrible insult. Evan Cyrus the Persian would not let his troops carry weapons
in the temple hundreds of years later (so strong was this tradition) . However, within his first three years of rule, there
were eleven attempts on Sharrukin's life. What was Sharrukin to do?
Sharrukin's solution is said to have come to him
in a dream.
Sharrukin dreamed that he stood in a temple, upon the Tablet of Fate / Destiny , and faced all the 'arrayed enemies of
Assur '. They beset him at every side, and he thought that he was lost for certain. But suddenly, a large black pendulum appeared;
swinging in a wide circle around Sharrukin. Every enemy that approached to strike Sharrukin and steal the Tablet, was driven
back by the pendulum stone.
If an enemy tried to stop the pendulum, the decelerating pendulum drew closer to the center,
and wove a tighter circle of protection around Sharrukin. In time, the enemies pressed closer; but even as they seemed certain
of victory, another blue pendulum appeared and drove them back. In the end, seven pendulums swung around Sharrukin and kept
him safe. (Black, Blue Red, Silver, Green, Varicolored, Gold.)
Sharrukin went to his mother and sought an interpretation of the dream. This is what she told him:
"The Datu (pendulums) represent seven body guards. They are to be drawn from all corners of Harran (a city of tremendous
importance to Sin the Moon God). Even as the pendulums danced to save you, these Datu will dance in the temple to save you
from the enemies of Assur. If the enemies of Assur press close to you, the Datu will press closer. If the Datu are with you,
none will take the Tablet of Fate ? Destiny from beneath your feet ".
The stories of how each of the first Datu was found can found under the chapter heading of "THE STORIES OF THE EMMISSARY."
Sharrukin instituted the Datu as the king's temple dancers. He gave them the right to choose 'apprentices' and instruct
them in secret. To insure the silence and cooperation of the apprentices, the apprentices were told that the Datu had been
instituted by Sharrukin the first (In 2000s B.C). In this way the neophytes would believe that they served an ancient tradition
in noble silence.
The Datu were kept secret from everyone except Sharrukin, his mother, and the dancers themselves. It was decided
that not even Sharrukin's heirs should know of them, lest they compromise Sharrukin's safety. It was believed that if the
Datu did their work well, Sharrukin could tell the secret to his heir. If misfortune took Sharrukin, his mother could perhaps
pass word along. It should be obvious, that if no one knew of the Datu's existence, there had to be a way for the Datu to
prove their legitimacy when the time came to serve the heirs of Assur.
Many ideas presented themselves, but none of them were guaranteed to work. There was only one way that the Datu could
be certain to gain the trust of an heir to the throne: they would need to be in possession of knowledge that was held only
by the kings themselves. The Datu would be given the secrets of the Tablet of Fate / Destiny.
A whole body of esoteric knowledge was associated with the Tablet, and this knowledge (the 'Art of Master Adapa'
and the Signs of Heaven and Earth') was taught to the kings in the Bit Reduti, the 'house of succession'. The secrets of the
Tablet were forbidden to everyone but the kings, and it would be sure proof that the Datu had been educated by the king. This,
along with the claim of an origin attributed to Sharrukin-I, would hopefully insure the cooperation of Sharrukin's heirs.
The Tablet was a wondrous base for the Datu's newly born system. The ability to create a 'long suffering tradition'
from scratch put the Datu in a unique position: The position to innovate mystically.
Innovation was a trait among the Mesopotamians. For when they first came to their land, they found a mix of swamp
and desert, surmounted by mountains to the north and ocean to the south. There was a complete lack of any of the most commonly
used natural materials. There was no stone (building stone), no wood (few trees), and no metal! These people had to become
masters of making a living out of mud and reeds; yet they not only survived, they went on to master mathematics, writing,
and architecture. They brought water to the desert and created blossoming farmlands and built high walled city-states. They
loved lists with a joyous passion and composed lists of every thing from cows to gods.
The one place that the Mesopotamians lacked real innovation, was with their gods.
All over the land the various city states had their own gods and goddesses; but all the states were tied together
by the three great gods: Ea, Enlil, and Anu/Assur (the gods of the abyss, the sky, and the heavens). All the other gods and
goddesses were the same, only the names and ranks varied according to whom the patron god or goddess of the city-state were
Initially the Mesopotamians worshiped a mother goddess of the heavens (nammu / bau) and her male adversary / lover
(Azag). Along with Bau and Azag, came their daughter the earth (Ninhursagah) and her lover the waters (Enki). From them,
sprang all life. Next came the seven children: Sun (Utu / Shamash), Moon (Nanna / Zuen), Mars (Nergal / Ninurta), Mercury
(Nebo / Nibo), Jupiter (Enlil / Marduk), Venus (Inanna / Ishtar), and Saturn (Adad / Niniurta / Adar).
The Datu sought to recapture the old secrets and to blend the underlying principles of the gods. This Gnostic approach
allowed them to define the archetypes of the primary deities and their powers. They went to the most ancient accounts of the
creation (most undescovered by modern archeologists) and sought the underlying principles of existence. They sought the unchanging
principles in order to be able to grasp constantly shifting particulars. They sought the common themes and the essence that
bound all the varied details together.
The Datu served Sharrukin in the temples, and when the king went on the road to war in his eighth year of reign,
they accompanied him. By the 708 B.C. Sharrukin took back Babylon from Marduk Apil Idina and united most of Mesopotamia. He
built a mighty fortress in Korsabad and inaugurated it in 706 B.C..
Just a year later, Sharrukin fell in Battle against Tabal.
The Datu did their duty throughout the years of Sargon's
reign, and when his son Sennecherab took the throne they steped up and offered their assistance. However, Sennecherab
was not the first born son. His name meant: 'The god Sin / Nanna has compensated for the death of his brother." He was
a master of ill conceived battles, fought by generals he did not trust., he had no common sence, and came to near ruin
He had constant rebellion on his hands and was constantly plagued by his father's old rival, Mardul Apil Idinna (Merodach
Baladan of the old testiment).
Despite this, the Datu served him just as they had served his father Sargon. They slowly
trained a new generation of Datu to attend the king, and with Sennecherab's lack of popularity, they were granted further
and further freedom of activity in order to better protect him. The Datu thwarted the attempts of several assassins, the most
tragic instance resulting in the death of one of the dancers (Ishtar-ina-kinu). She realized that someone was attempting to
push a statue of a winged bull (Shedum) off it's base and onto the king as he prayed alone. The Datu pushed the king out of
the way, but she did not get clear in time.
Of all the cities of the ancient world, the crowning jewel was Babylon.
It was the single most sacred city (it's name means 'gate of the gods'). It was literaly the 'cord' that bound heaven and
earth together. Thus it was unthinkable that anyone would put it to the sword; but that is exactly what Sennecherab did.
Apil Iddina had been inciting great difficulties for Sennecharab. He had formed an alliance with the king of Elam (where he
had taken refuge after his defeat by Sargon II) , and with great boldness he entered Babylon and declared himself King. Sennecherab
fought the usurper's army a few weeks later and took Babylon back. Sennecherab plundered the city and deported 208,000 Babylonian
citizens to Assyria, and put a puppet king (his cousin) on the throne. Marduk Apil Addina fled....
Three years later Marduk Apil Iddina returned and started more trouble. Sennecherab intervined and won again. He unseated
the puppet king (who was working with Marduk Apil Iddina) and replaced him with Ashur Nadin Shumi (his own son).
sent an invasion force to Elam, where they sacked a few cities and carried of a load of booty. The Elamites retaliated immediately
and invaded, calling on the disatisfied Babylonians to revolt. The Babylonians rose up against Sennecharab and turned his
son over to the king of Elam. The son was murdered in Iran.
The Elamites put a king on the throne of
Babylon, but he was cast out by Sennecherab's army only a few weeks later. The Babylonians went back to their homes and were
calm for a little while.
The last straw came in 689 B.C.
The people of Babylon used the treasure of Temple of Marduk to bribe the current king of Elam into helping them
throw off Assyrian control. The Datu informed Sennecherab, and he grew very angry. The ensuing battle was so close to a defeat
of Sennecherab's army, that he was over come with rage and shame over the rebellious actions of the Babylonians.
was warned of his lack of popularity by the them growing Datu , and as a result he set about rebuilding many of the ancient
sacred sites of worship but despite warnings from his advisors, Sennecherab destroyed the city of Babylon as completely as
He put every last man, woman, child, and animal to the sword. He tore down the walls and burned the buildings,
and even diverted the path of the Euphrates river so it would flow over the ruins and wash them away! He even decreed that
the city could not be rebuilt for 70 years! He gathered the soil of Babylon into jars and sent them as presents to his Allies.
Today one of these containers of earth is held as a sacred relic of the Datu.
His actions were unacceptable to the
Datu, and for the next seven years they pleaded with him to restore the city of the gods, even threatening to with draw their
protection... but to no avail. In responce he had Nebo Apil Idin the head of the Datu put to death by burning...
a result, the Datu withdrew their protection from Sennecherub and turned their attention to his son Essarhaddon.
681 B.C. a winged bull came crashing down on the 'great and mad Sennecherab'. The massive damage it caused, covered the multiple
stab wounds rather effectively.
The Datu went to Sennecherab's son Essarhadon and proved their history to him. They advised him to put to rest the many
things that Sennecherab had done to offend the people and the gods...
Essarhaddon claimed that there had been a scribal error in the recording of Sennecherab's decree not to rebuild Babylon;
and by flipping the number 70 upsidedown, he was able to claim that the decree had been 11 years not 70 (like our 6 fliped
over to become 9, 70 in cuneiform becomes 11 when flipped over!). Thus the 11 years that had passed since the sack of
Babylon were sufficiant to relieve the decree.
In the years since their inaguration, the Datu had not been idle. They
had inducted and trained many new Datu. These people were able to pass through all the training of the temple and eventualy
gained high positions within the temple structure. This eased the further development of the Datu.
Up until the invasion by the Persian army in 589 B.C., all the kings of Assyria had followed the same basic gods and
the same basic premise of rulership (divine perfection / authority). This made it possible for the Datu to approach the new
dynasties with an explanation of their sacred duty. Those kings who declined did not last more than a few years. Those who
accepted were well protected.
Over the many years, the Datu had developed into far more than temple dancers and body
guards. They had slowly crept into every branch of the temple and even the government. Reading and writing were the domain
of scribes/priests, this gave them access to privy knowledge. After all, to read or write a letter, one called a priest. If
s/he was Datu, one could count on any dangerous words reaching the ears of the king! Priests often could travel freely when
all others were suspect, and even when entire cities were sacked, the temples remained relatively untouched. Most monarchs
made the restoration of the temples a form of positive PR. In any event, the Datu were usually spared from deportation, or
exile because they were priests.
All of these factors left the Datu in the temples. Sometimes they would stay hidden
for years, and then the right king would come along and they would return to active duty. At other times, they aided in the
campaigns to restore or overthrow a monarch.
The Datu developed a system of martial arts called Tibir (palm). It was
taught as a form of dancing game. It started with simple steps and games, but eventualy progressed to a full speed, full power,
combat system complete with weapons training (mace, dagger, sword, spear, staff, sash and beads).
The time spent in
secret allowed the developement of an inner sanctum structure complete with mythology, philosophy and theology. Sabian Astrology
and astral magic were just beginning to take root at the time of the Datu's inauguration, and it also crept into the tradition.
In addition to serving the Assyrian Monarchs, the Datu brought their services (and the legitimacy of possession of
the Tablet of Fate / Destiny ) to Nebuchadrezzar II in Babylon after the defeat of the last king of Assyria. The Datu continued
to protect the kings of Babylon till the conquest of Mesopotamia by the Persians (lead by Cyrus) in 539 B.C.
served Sharrukin, Sennacherab, Esarhaddon, Ashurbanipal, Ashur-Etil-iIllani, Sin-Shumu-Lishtar, Sin-Shar-Ishkun,'Assur-Ubalit
the Last', Nebuchadrezzar II, and Nabu-Na'id (Nabonidus).
The Invasion of the Persians (by Cyrus /Curash) in 539B.C.
led to the final fall of the Messopitamian Monarchs, and the resultant exodus of the Datu. At first the Persians were unexpectedly
indulgent of the Babylonians. Cyrus the Persian allowed the people to worship in the temples and he even 'took the hand of
Bel' (claimed to worship Marduk the national god of the Babylonians). He barred his soldiers from carrying weapons in the
temples, and claimed to be the true successor to the Mesopotamian kings.
Cyrus allowed Gobryas the Chief general of Nebuchadrezzar II to govern over Babylon, but only a year later, Cyrus
set his own son Cambyses on the throne.
The Datu watched Cambyses for almost ten years, and considered approaching him in order to serve him; but in 328 B.C.
Cyrus died in battle and Cambyses left to ascend the throne of Persia. He died only a few years later (522 BC...) and was
replaced by his brother Bardiya the Usurper.
In the uproar that followed, a young prince named Darius began to rise to power...
Darius the Great defeated Bardiya a short eight months later and became Emporer of Persia; but a number of the Satraps
(governors set in place by Cambyses) refused to obey him.
Both a false Bardiya and a false Nebuchadrezzar appeared and began rallying followers. In the resulting discord, the
The revolt in Babylon was put down rapidly and the freedoms of the Babylonians were considerably narrowed. A uniform
common law was set over all of Darius' subject peoples. Aramaic became the common tongue for the empire, and only scribes
studied the old languages. The gods were still worshiped but the temples were not as well maintained. When the rule of Persia
passed to Xerxes, it was only four years before the Babylonians revolted again...
Xerxes suppressed the revolt and shortened the Babylonian leash even more. The Temples began to be neglected, and the
worship of the Chaldean gods began to be replaced by the Persian deities, Ahura Mazda (the god of Light) and Ahriman (the
god of Darkness). Eventually Xerxes outlawed the worship of the Chaldean gods completely.
Several more conquerors
came through Mesopotamia, including Alexander of Macedonia. Alexander had the ambition to make Babylon and Alexandria
the joint capitals of his empire, but died before Babylon could be reborn.
It became clear that there would never be a true Mesopotamian monarch again.
Ironically, it was not military reasons that led to the fall of Babylon. When invaded by the Persians, and later
the Macedonians and Scythians, Babylon became part of the 'back yard' of larger empires. It ceased to be a central place of
government or an important economic trading city. With no Kings, the traditional responsibilities of maintaining the temples
and irrigation canals went unfulfilled. The temples crumbled and the canals silted up, the towns of importance moved to the
'Royal Road' that bypassed Mesopotamia into Syria. The great city-state of Babylon and the seat of power, Assyria crumbled
away and the duties of the Datu were no more.
By 100 AD. there were only seven Datu left. Over the previous 250 years, Datu had slowly left the temples to live
in common society. These merchants, socerors, diviners and wanderers were able to actively teach a few younger generations
of Datu. It was only through the dedication of a few of the Datu that their knowledge went on.
They continued the refinement of their Tibir self defense that was based on dance, and they practiced a religeo-philosophical
system based on the Tablet of Fate / Destiny and the Art of Master Adapa. They practiced the 'Chaldean/ Sabian' arts of Astrology.
Most importantly, they practiced a unique form of divination called 'shub-ni-garash' (to cast the oracle of the self),
and developed a corpus of magical knowledge and techniques. The Datu had codified the knowledge of the Tablet of Fate /Destiny,
and their system absorbed and integrated pieces of Sumerian, Acadian, Assyrian, Persian and Greek mysticism. Thankfully, the
cumbersome cuneiform writing system had fallen into general disuse, being replaced by the Aramaic and Greek alphabets.
The Datu chose to maintain the tradition of secrecy, and passed the knowledge down to close friends and family.
The numbers of the Datu slowly grew and, in time, some of the Datu went forth into other parts of the world. Hu the wanderer
went to the British Isles; Hiram the Scribe went to Rome. Others went to Syria, Egypt, India, Asia and Africa. They held conclave
every seven years, and they absorbed and infused the things that they learned into the Tablet of Fate / Destinies...
It was common for a Datu to have a 'circuit' of students, and to wander a circle that brought him to a new student each
week or two weeks. Not all Datu choose their students wisely, and one of the misfortunes of the tradition was the rise of
the Hanochem (eaters of sin): a sect that twisted the Datu's tradition in to something akin to Satanism. The two paths came
together and fought with magic, fire, and sword, and the eaters of sin were defeated. But even their knowledge was absorbed
into the Tablet; though now it is taught only to fully educated masters of the Datu's path.
Eventually, the majority of the Datu ended up in the cities of Harran and Eddessa, where they encountered the Syraic
alpabet and developed the flame script that is still used today in a cursive form. Aramaic was still spoken in this region
and that language (syraic) is still spoken today.
A complete history of the Datu after 440 A.D. is beyond the scope of this work, and is not presented here for several
Firstly, a history of the Datu after 400 A.D. is not required to understand the traditions of the Datu or the Tablet
of Fate. Secondly, our order feels that the system should be judged by its usefulness rather than on hierophantic-blathering
about ancient traditions and rosters of historical figures that have taught or followed it, though you would be suprprise
at the list of names.
Lastly, it is preferable to our order to maintain a closed-door policy in regards to the personal lives of our
current or past adepts, and any further history of the Datu could potentially prove to be an invasion of that privacy.
The Datu existed inmederate numbers for a long time but the decimation brought by the first and second world wars took
a terrible toll on our numbers. By the end of WW II, only three Datu remained. They died in 1954, 1961, and 1979. The last
of them had only one fully initiated apprentice (my master).
It must be understood, that this is a living tradition that has grown and evolved with a life of it's own.
to the ages that have passed, many elements of Assyrian and Babylonian origin have fallen away, and we have had to take into
account the changes in society and understanding that have developed since our beginnings. We have striven to hold the dearest
and most important elements of the ancients intact and have altered nothing unless it has been proven wrong...
...You will not find the overwelming veneration of Marduk or Assur here. These gods were heavily embelished and
were of more importance to the political arena. The priests of all of these gods practiced moneylending and land rental
practices that kept the population firmly locked into their little pens. If this offends any worshipers of Marduk, Anu, or
Assshur, please do not be offended, just do a little research and you will see this for yourself. The purpose of the teachings
were not to carry political messages or propoganda that is were they began, but they grew far beyond that.
the primary tennents of the Datu, was that anything that was part of the knowledge of the tablets that proved to be incorrect
by science or math, etc. should be replaced with the relevant truth.
An excellent example is the order of the planets
and the signs of the zodiac. In ancient days our kind (humans) were a bit conceited, so we thought that the earth was the
center of the whole universe! At that time, the view from here was like this:
Looking out, we first see:
1. The Moon (it seems closest)
7. And finally, Saturn
Beyond this lay the zodiac like a great painted sphere, the backdrop to everything.
We now know that we live
in a heliocentric solar system that is far from being the center of the universe. Starting as far out from the Sun as we can
go and using only those planets that the ancients knew of, the order is:
Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Earth, Moon, Venus, Mercury,
How has this affected the teachings and the tablet? It balanced out ancient flaws in the teachings so bad that
entire families of knowledge had to be invented to smooth it over!
Another example is the zodiac:
Initially, the tablet is a group of 4 binary number sets. These number sets expand by doubling: 2-4-8-16.
1. The 2 are positive and negative.
2. The 4 are earth, water, fire, wind.
3. The 8 are the planets (including
the Earthg) in the order just given.
4. The sixteen are the signs of the Zodiac and four elemetal lords.
time of the developments of the teaching of the tablet (note that the teaching are far older than the Datu) the dominant astrological
sign at the spring equinox was Taurus.
The initial sign of the zodiac moves slowly in what is know as 'procession' (the stars dont move, we do but to our
perspective the zodiac slowly revolves).
At the time of the Datu, the sign of Taurus had moved on and the sign of Aries had passed (this is the 1st sign
in modern astrology) and now Pisces was the dominant sign. We are now headed into the age of Aquarius.
It can be seen, that if we left the attributions of the Arian age in place on the tablet, that our cosmic watch is
slow. We should put it a cosmic hour ahead (divine light savings time?) then we are at the sign of the fishes. How does this
affect things? Again, it makes more sense and rectifies difficulties with the tablets.
Now comes the age of Aquarius. There is a huge debate about whether the age has already begun or not. The Datu say it
begins in 2078, so we will next rectify then.
In actuality, we do maintain the original order of the planets and such
attributes (original order and new order for planets and zodiac) in order to honor tradition, as well as using the shape of
the rectification in the teachings of the three paths of Enki, Enlil, and Anu.
We are taught that we are one race, the mulu izi (children of the fire). We are taught that we have a three-part being:
1. A Lowerself, that is Mortal (Our body)
2. A Middleself (mind), that is Elemental / Mental (this is the place of our 'dignity' or personal power)
3. And A Higherself (personal god / soul), that is Eternal / unending
Yes, there are cultural differences, but
we are one race.
Dul Aka Abba 30th Enissary of the Guraga Aka Datu...