Landing on Planet Earth; The Symbol of the Seven Dots; The Seven Stations;
…We have set foot only on the Moon, and have probed only the planets closest to us with unmanned craft. Beyond our relatively close neighbors, both interplanetary and outer space still outside the reach of even small scanning craft. But the Nefilim’s own planet, with its vast orbit, has served as travelling observatory, taking them through the orbits of all the outer planets and enabling them to observe at first hand most of the solar system.
…No wonder, then, that when they landed on Earth, a good deal of the knowledge they brought with them concerned astronomy and celestial mathematics. The Nefilim, "Gods of Heaven" upon Earth, taught Man to look up unto the heavens – just as Yahweh urged Abraham to do.
Mr. Sitchin explains the reason for so many findings dealing with symbols of constellations, planets and the relationship with the "gods."
…What was the meaning of the symbol of the seven dots? Many clues leave no doubt that it was the celestial symbol of Enlil.
…The planet of Enlil was Earth. Earth – to the Nefilim – was the seventh planet.
…Our astronomy is geared to the notion that Earth is the third planet – which, indeed, it is if one begins the count from the center of our system, the Sun.
…But to someone nearing our solar system from the outside, the first planet to be encountered would be Pluto, the second Neptune, the third Uranus – not Earth. Fourth would be Saturn; fifth Jupiter; sixth Mars.
…And Earth would be seventh.
…No one but the Nefilim, travelling to Earth past Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars could have considered Earth "the seventh.
…Earth is not the only planet whose numerical position in the solar system was represented symbolically. Ample evidence shows that Venus was depicted as an eight-pointed star: Venus is the eighth planet, following Earth, when counted from the outside. The eight-pointed star also stood for the goddess Ishtar, whose planet was Venus.
…Many cylinder seals and other graphic relics depict Mars as the sixth planet. A cylinder seal shows the god associated with Mars (originally Nergal, then Nabu), seated on a throne under a six-pointed "star" as his symbol. Other symbols on the seal show the Sun, much in the same manner we would depict it today; the Moon; and the cross, symbol of the "Planet of Crossing," the Twelfth Planet.
Mr. Sitchin explains the central religious events of ancient Mesopotamia, and the finding of Marduk’s seven stations.
The Seven Stations:
The first station of Marduk, "House of Holiness."
The second station, "Where the Field Separates."
The third station, (the name partly mutilated) had an epithet "Lord of Poured-Out Fire."
The fourth station, "Holy Place of Destinies."
The fifth station, "The Roadway."
The sixth station, "Traveller’s Ship."
The seventh station, "House of building life on Earth."
On each station Marduk had an epithet, and the epithet of the seventh house was "God of the House of Resting."
…It is our contention that the seven stations in the procession of Marduk represented the space trip of the Nefilim from their planet to Earth:
- that the first "station," the "House of Bright Waters," (Marduk’s epithet) represented the passage by Pluto.
- the second ("Where the Field Separates") was Neptune.
- the third, Uranus.
- the fourth – a place of celestial storms – Saturn.
- the fifth, where "The Roadway" became clear, "where the shepherds word appears," (Marduk’s epithet), was Jupiter.
- the sixth, where the journey switched to "The Travellers’ Ship," was Mars.
…And the seventh station was Earth – the end of the journey, where Marduk provided "House of Resting" (the god’s "house of building life on Earth").
Aeronautics and Space Administration of the Nefilim;
…How did the "Aeronautics and Space Administration" of the Nefilim view the solar system in terms of the space flight to Earth?
…Logically – and in fact – they viewed the system in two parts. The one zone of concern was the zone of flight, which embraced the space occupied by the seven planets extending from Pluto to Earth. The second group, beyond the zone of navigation, was made of four celestial bodies – Moon, Venus, Mercury and the Sun. In astronomy and divine genealogy, the two groups were considered separate.
…In the skies, each group was supposed to stay in its celestial zone, and the Sumerians assumed that there was a "celestial bar" keeping the two groups (of "Four" and "Seven") apart.
…The Four were located in a celestial zone the Sumerians termed GIR.HE.A ("celestial waters where rockets are confused"), MU.HE ("confusion of spacecraft"), or UL.HE ("band of confusion"). These puzzling terms make sense once we realize that the Nefilim considered the heavens of the solar system in terms of their space travel.
…Only recently, the engineers of Comsat (Communications Satellite Corporation) discovered that the Sun and Moon "trick" satellites and "shut them off." Earth satellites could be "confused" by showers of particles of solar flares or by changes in the Moon’s reflection of infrared rays. The Nefilim, too, were aware that rocket ships or "spacecraft entered a "zone of confusion" once they passed Earth and neared Venus, Mercury, and the Sun.
…First to be encountered by the Nefilim approaching the solar system was Pluto. The Mesopotamian lists name this planet SHU.PA ("supervisor of the SHU"), the planet that guards the approach to the Supreme Part of the solar system.
…Next to the Shupa was IRU ("loop"). At Neptune, the spacecraft of the Nefilim probably commenced its wide curve or "loop" toward its final target. Another list named the planet, HUM.BA, which connotes "swampland vegetation." When we probe Neptune someday, will we discover that its persistent association with waters is due to the watery swamps the Nefilim saw upon it?
…Uranus was called Kakkab Shanamma ("planet which is the double"). Uranus is truly the twin of Neptune in size and appearance. A Sumerian list calls it EN.TI.MASH.SIG ("planet of bright greenish life"). Is Uranus, too, a planet on which swampy vegetation abounded?
…Beyond Uranus looms Saturn, a giant planet (nearly ten times Earth’s size) distinguished by its rings, which extend more than twice as far out as the planet’s diameter. Armed with a tremendous gravitational pull and the mysterious rings, Saturn must have posed many dangers to the Nefilim and their spacecraft. This may well explain why they called the fourth planet TAR.GALLU ("the great destroyer"). Throughout the ancient Near East, the planet represented the punisher of the unjust. Were these names expressions of fear or references to actual space accidents?
Among other details found in the Akitu rituals, which Mr. Sitchin mentions, the following was found in a very early Sumerian text:
It has been created like a weapon;
It has charged forward like death …
The Anunnaki who are fifty,
it has smitten…
The flying, birdlike SHU.SAR
it has smitten on the breast.
…The text does not identify "it", whatever destroyed the SHU.SAR ("the flying supreme chaser") and its fifty astronauts. But fear of celestial danger was evident only in regard to Saturn.
…They called the fifth planet Barbaru, Jupiter, ("bright one") as well as SAG.ME.GAR ("great one, where the space suits are fastened"). Another name for Jupiter SIB.ZI.AN.NA ("true guide in the heavens"), also described its probable role in the journey to Earth: it was the signal for curving into the difficult passage between Jupiter and Mars, and the entry into the dangerous zone of the asteroid belt. From the epithets, it would seem that it was at this point that the Nefilim put on their me’s, their spacesuits.
…Mars, appropriately, was called UTU.KA.GAB.A ("light established at the gate of the waters") reminding us of the Sumerian and biblical descriptions of the asteroid belt as the celestial "bracelet" separating the "upper waters" from the "lower waters" of the solar system. More precisely, Mars was referred to as Shelibbu ("one near the center" of the solar system).
…An unusual drawing on a cylinder seal suggests that, passing Mars, an incoming spacecraft of the Nefilim established communication with "Mission Control" on Earth.
…The central object in this ancient drawing simulates the symbol of the Twelfth Planet, the Winged Globe. Yet it looks different: It is more mechanical, more manufactured than natural. Its "wings" look almost exactly like the solar panels with which American spacecraft are provided to convert the Sun’s energy to electricity. The two antennas cannot be mistaken.
…The circular craft, with its crownlike top and extended wings and antennas, is located in the heavens, between Mars (the six-pointed star) and Earth and its Moon.
…On Earth, a deity extends his hand in greeting to an astronaut still out in the heavens, near Mars. The astronaut is shown wearing a helmet with a visor and a breastplate. The lower part of his suit is like that of a "fish-man" – a requirement, perhaps, in case of an emergency splashdown in the ocean. In one hand he holds an instrument; the other hand reciprocates the greeting from Earth.
…And then, cruising on, there was Earth, the seventh planet.
Earth, the Seventh Planet as Counted from Pluto, the way the Nefilim Would Count; Enlil’s Flight Charts;
…In the lists of the Seven Celestial Gods it was called SHU.GI ("right resting place of SHU"). It also meant the "land at the conclusion of SHU," of the Supreme Part of the solar system – the destination of the long space journey.
…Paralleling the seven stations of Marduk’s journey, the planet’s names also bespeak a space flight. The land at the journey’s end was the seventh planet, Earth.
…We may never know whether, countless years from now, someone on another planet will find and understand the message drawn on the plaque attached to Pioneer 10. Likewise, one would think it futile to expect to find on Earth such a plaque in reverse – a plaque conveying to earthlings information regarding the location and the route from the Twelfth Planet.
…Yet such extraordinary evidence does exist.
Mr. Sitchin explains and provides copies of a tablet, which unlike others, is a circular disc, found in the ruins of the royal Library in Nineveh.
A copy was made by L.W. King, in 1912, he was curator of Assyrian and Babylonian antiquities in the British Museum. The disc is divided into eight segments.
Photograph: Cuneiform Planisphere, Nineveh, Assyria. British Museum.
Illustration: Cuneiform Planisphere, Nineveh, Assyria. British Museum.
Despite damaged areas on the disc, still several areas remained clear to be able to be deciphered; after several personalities tried to interpret it, still presented a problem, a repetition of syllables in the Assyrian language:
lu bur di lu bur di lu bur di
bat bat bat kash kash kash alu alu alu alu.
na na na na a na a na nu (along the descending line)
sha sha sha sha sha sha (along the circumference)
sham sham bur bur Kur (along the horizontal line).
Treating these syllables rather as Sumerian word-syllables, Mr. Sitchin concludes in a spectacular manner:
…What unfolds here is a route map, marking the way by which the god Enlil "went by the planets" accompanied by some operating instructions.
…The line incline at 45 degrees appears to indicate the line of a spaceship’s descent from a point which is "high high high high," through "vapor clouds" and a lower one that is vaporless, toward the horizon point, where the skies and the ground meet.
…In the skies near the horizontal line, the instructions to the astronauts makes sense: they are to "set set set" their instruments for the final approach; then, as they near the ground, "rockets rockets" are fired to slow the craft, which apparently should be raised ("piled up") before reaching the landing point because it has to pass over a high or rugged terrain ("mountain mountain").
Let this be just an example of a vast explanation about the disc’s inscriptions. One must really view the graphics to comprehend, therefore the book of The 12th Planet is a must for one to appreciate the importance and seriousness of this finding.
…In sign language and in words, the Nefilim have sketched for us the route from their planet to ours.
…The full span of 3,600 Earth years, which applied to tenures of office and other activities of the Nefilim upon Earth, suggests that they might have preferred… a short trip and a stay in Earth’s skies coinciding with the arrival of the Twelfth Planet itself. This would have called for the launching of the spaceship… when the Twelfth Planet was about midway on its course back from the apogee. With the planet’s own speed rapidly increasing, the spaceship required strong engines to overtake its home planet and reach Earth… a few years ahead of the Twelfth Planet.
…Based on complex technical data, as well as hints in Mesopotamian texts, it appears that the Nefilim adopted for their Earth missions the same approach NASA adopted for the Moon missions: When the principal spaceship neared the target planet (Earth), it went into orbit around that planet without actually landing. Instead, a smaller craft was released from the mother ship and performed the actual landing.
…The landing craft had to rejoin its mother ship, which then had to fire up its engines and accelerate to extremely high speeds, for it had to catch up with the Twelfth Planet, which by then was passing its perigee between Mars and Jupiter at its top orbital speed.
…Dr. (Amnon Sitchin) has calculated that there were three points in the spaceship’s orbit of Earth that lent themselves to a thrust toward the Twelfth Planet. The three alternatives offered the Nefilim a choice of catching up with the Twelfth Planet within 1.1 to 1.6 Earth years.
…Suitable terrain, guidance from Earth, and perfect coordination with the home planet were required for successful arrivals, landings, take offs, and departures from Earth.
…We shall see, the Nefilim met all these requirements.