The seals of the first four gates, being the path of Enki
The four seals of the magician
Currently training is available to the seriously interested. Any requests should be adressed to Dulakaba via
the link present on the top of each page.
Applicants must pass a simple examination followed by a small written email
just like our ancestors did, the modern student goes through a three step training process.
the pantheon of ancient Iraq, there were three primary deities. Enki was the lord of magicians, master of cleverness and lord
over the Absu, the sweet waters below the earth. He is in many ways a trickster, he is master of the crossroads, he is twins
with Ninmah or Ninhursagah, the great mother earth. She was the great womb of all the life that the divine creative principle
(Babilani) brought forth.
Enki was the creator of the lullu, the protohuman. Lullu means both man and savage, in our tradition
we use the word in the second sense.
Due to misinterpretation of a myth, many consider Ninmah to be the creator of human
kind. This is due to a tale in which Enki and Ninmah get drunk and decide to play a game. In this game, Ninmah made various
humans that were handicapped in various ways, and Enki would then try to establish a beneficial fate upon them despite their
handicap. Enki was too clever for her and so she grew angry and set about her turn with Enki making impaired people and Ninmah
decreeing various positive fates. Due to Enki's cleverness he finally created a creature so helpless and deformed that Ninmah
could not decree a positive fate. Enki responded by decreeing that it would ignorant bliss. In the morning when they awake
from their stupor, they saw all the blind, lame, etc. and took pity on them. So they both were viewed as patrons of the handicapped.
In any case this is a discussion of the path of Enki, so let be on with it!
The path of Enki is the path of the Magician.
The magician is a specialist in three idioms of magic:
1. MORTAL MAGIC: To direct ones life force in order to influence
our environment. I.E. to give one a look that subdues them by radiant emanation of life force and intent. It is the internal
energy used in martial arts. Ultimately: MORTAL MAGIC IS MAGIC THAT DOES NOT RELY ON ANY OUTSIDE INFLUENCE. IT IS MAGIC OF
THE SELF. AND IN THIS MANNER ONE RELYS UPON THE BODY AND SUBCONCIOUS, FILTERED THRU THE INTUITION. Shamanism and astral projection
are forms of mortal magic
2. ELEMENTAL MAGIC: Elementals are the spirits. If its not mortal and its not a god then
it is Elemental. ELEMENTAL MAGIC IS MAGIC THAT RELIES ON THE USE OF SPIRIT INTELLIGENCES, AS WELL AS EARTH, WATER, FIRE, WIND,
AND THE SPIRITS IN ALL FORMS FROM WATER SPRITES AND DUST DEVILS TO ARCHANGELS.. atavistic manifestation, thaumaturgical evocation,
invocation and sorcery are form of elemental magic.
3. ETERNAL MAGIC: The Eternals are the great gods. ETERNAL MAGIC
IS MAGIC THAT RELIES ON THE BELIEF IN, COMMUNICATION WITH OR POSSESION BY A GOD OR GODDESS. IN ADDITION THOSE THAT SEEK TO
MASTER ETERNAL MAGIC SEEK TO PASS THROUGH ALL THIRTY LEVELS OF EXISTENCE. Theurgical invocation, ceremonial magic and ritual
magic are forms of eternal magic.
In addition the student studies divination by a set of sixty four figures associated
with 'the words of Enki' (see page index) and a set of 256 figures based on all the possible combinations of sixteen figures..
Upon walking the three paths, one walks through an eight step process of personal development that follows the order
of the planets. Each level or 'gate' passes through five of the thirty levels of existence.
STEP 0. THE GATE OF
ADAD /ninurta /ishkur
Enki / lowerself
This part of the Enki path, has as it's focus the concept of object. If we look at the stone it is an OBJECT existing
in the outer dreaming, Its only OBLIGATION is to follow the rules of existence. SELF-RESTRAINT is the first step towards a
complete body/being. Our BODY portion of the LOWERSELF drives us by our hungers and fears. In this level we learn control
our self and to become STILL. We also learn that it is our BODY that most often betrays us! We come to understand that our
BODY is an OBJECT in the outer dreaming and what it does. I.E. the four somatic responses and the autonomic functions etc.
we seek to overcome our fear and develop clarity.
STEP 1. THE GATE OF ENLIL / marduk
Purity of action
At this level the acolyte learns that they
are SUBJECT to the laws of the outer dreaming, they learn that the PUNISHMENT for stumbling is to fall on your tush, Here
we have come to understand stillness of body and mind, but we have also learned that there are times when we must act. PURITY
OF ACTION is oness of motion. Either you are still or you are in motion, but you are still SUBJECT to the laws of the universe.
Break a universal law and the universe will PUNISH you. When seeking oness of motion we wish to have all parts of the self
in agreement and we find that it is usually the SUBCONCIOUS MIND part of the LOWERSELF that is interfering. To let the body
and the SUBCONCIOUS MIND lead ones self is to let the horse lead the rider, so to speak. Thus by seeking to master and unite
body and subconscious, we are able to open the lines of communication with the lower self. Here the focus is to gain a clarity
and serenity, now that fear is banished
STEP 2. THE NERGAL GATE
At this level, the student seeks to bring the lowerself into communication,
and to make it a SERVANT of the MIDDLESELF. If the body does well and the MIDDLESELF becomes integrated the REWARD is the
True Will. in order to assist in this process the student takes up the martial dance of Tibir. This PHYSICAL STUDY helps unify
mind and body. One will find that to play good Tibir they must relax and allow the body to DO. They must internalize the motion
and thus it is the CONCIOUS MIND / MIDDLESELF that hinders the process. Thus we have 'turned the tables' on the middleself,
for if we think too much, it interferes with the motion. The mind must learn to link into the lowerself / body awareness and
develop effortless communication. With the True Will in place one becomes capable of acts of magic. Thus we come into our
STEP 3. THE ENKI / Ea GATE.
At initiation the newly consecrated MAGE steps on the final leg of path of Enki. The MINION OF
ENKI has bathed in the waters of Enki and has been made pure. They must now begin the process of awakening contact with the
personal god/dess (HIGHERSELF) and thus they use specialized BREATHING and the trappings of ritual magic in order to seek
the divine in the universe. They learn to make the body, subconscious and conscious OBEIDIENT to the True Will of the MAGE,
so that they can have knowledge and conversation of the divine. we now are about to step to the 1st step on the enlil path,
Upon the ENLIL path, one seeks to be the best among the lowliest of men. We strive by virtue of our development to be king
of our self .
THE ORDER OF THE KEEPERS
STEP 4. THE GATE OF NANNA / sin / zuen
At this level we strive to develop ourselves in order to become
the epitome of the Datu. The mage now becomes an APPRENTICE attached to a master. Their determination to become a teacher
brings them into DUTY to the gods. As a PRIEST of the ancient ones we observe certain Taboos and convention that DEPRIVE the
APPRENTICE of their addictions and obsessions. Also they seek the divine child above (personal god, guardian angel, higherself
etc.) in order to speak to the gods above and below.
STEP 5 THE INANNA / Ishtar gate
At this point the Apprentice become a full adept
and priest of the order. They have had knowledge and conversation with the personal god or HIGHERSELF. They are magical and
spiritually adept. The adept has the RESPONCIBILITY of his position and learning. We now begin exercises for CONCENTRATION
and focus. With the three selves united we enact the Divine Will. We seek to be as Sharrukin and Enlil. Wise, Strong, Just,
Temperate, Honorable, in short the epitome of priest and king. They then are wed to a god/dess and thus they lay their head
in the pure lap of their spouse and are bless.
STEP 6. THE NEBO GATE
Anu/ all selves
Here begins the path of Anu, the path of the allness.
The MASTER joins all parts of self as ONE undivided whole. Through MEDITATION and linking into the flow of the universe, the
MASTER is made balanced and whole. This balanced reconciliation between inner and outer, light and dark gives the MASTER the
PRIVILEGE of drinking from the 'cup of wonder', to view everything with a childlike wonder and joy.
STEP 7. THE SHAMMASH
Anu / united self unites with whole universe (anu)
In this final step, the one pointed master, expands his awareness of his ONESS till he reaches a oneness with THE
ALL, he truly experience the realization that ALL IS ONE, that makes it impossible to see anything or anyone as being 'other'.
In this way the EXEMPLAR walks in peace and power, he PROFITS from his hard journey because he tastes the bread of life.
Enki is the path of the Mage, Enlil the lord of the priest / king and mental development, and Anu the path of Enlightenment.
IT WILL BE NOTED BY THOSE THAT HAVE STUDIED OCCULTISM THAT THESE GATES ARE NOT IN THE 'CHALDEAN ORDER' OF MOON, MERCURY,
VENUS, SUN, MARS, JUPITER,SATURN. WHILE THIS ORDER DOES FIGURE IN AT CERTAIN POINTS IN THE TEACHINGS, IT HAS BEEN THE INTENT
OF OUR TRADITION TO ALWAYS STRIVE TO MATCH THE TABLET AND IT'S FIGURES TO THE REAL WORLD. IN THE REAL WORLD THE UNIVERSE IS
NOT GEOCENTRIC, RATHER OUR SOLAR SYSTEM IS HELIOCENTRIC AND THUS THE ORDER OF THINGS REFLECTS THIS. IF THE ADEPT FINDS THIS
IN ANYWAY DISTURBING, PLEASE BLAME IT ON COPERNICUS!