Tidying Up for the New Age

November 13 1833 the night the stars fell

A story my great,great-grandfather used to tell was when he was a young boy working on Erie Canal, he watched the greatest astronomical spectacle in recorded history – The Night The Stars Fell.

What? You never heard of it?

On November 12-13, 1833, watching what they believed were falling stars, people concluded the Day of Judgment had arrived.  The nine-hour, meteor show was so intense the night sky looked like a snow storm.  The story had a happy ending.  The humans survived, and from that night, scientists began formulating their first meteor theories.

Today, scientists are busy posting articles that December 21st is the end of a Mayan calendar cycle, not the apocalypse.  They are also busy debunking the Planet X rumors.

Twelfth Planet by Zecharia Sitchin

In 1976, the late author Zecharia Sitchin claimed in his translation of the Sumerian texts, he rediscovered the lost planet Nibiru, which allegedly orbits the sun once every 3,600 years.  In his translations, Sitchin referred to four regions where the Nefilim resettled man.  The fourth, a “holy” region, was called Til.mun.

Other Sumerian archeologists translate Bahrain’s ancient name as Dilmun.

“Ziusudra, the king, having prostrated himself before An and Enlil…they bestowed eternal life upon him as a god…They installed him in a country overseas: At Dilmun, where the sun rises.”

– Sumerian text l.254-262 from Traces of Paradise: The Archaeology of Bahrain

Gilgamesh and Enki Dilmun era tablets from Bahrain

Gilgamesh holding the lion. The god Enki standing at the head where the two waters meet. Tablets uncovered in Bahrain.

Ziusudra was the Sumerian hero who survived the great flood.  Gilgamesh’s epic journey was to find immortality in Ziusudra’s Paradise.  Over millennia, as the flood story continued to be told, Ziusudra’s name was changed to Noah.

Overtime, Zecharia Sitchin decided Til.mun was not our little island.  He said the texts referred to Til.mun land and Til.mun city, the other being in the Sinai.  But I still think he should have visited the Bahrain Museum and studied the original, Dilmun seals.

Dilmun seal with Enki enclosed in a room  perhaps a teleporter

Dilmun seal on display at the museum. Enki is holding his two jars of water and standing “in an enclosed chamber.” Could that be a teleporter?

This last day of the 13th b’ak’tun in the ancient Mayan calendar system, I am cleaning up my desk.  Living between Dilmun’s ancient tombs, my family and I wait to see whether we, like my great, great-grandfather, live to tell the tale about the dragons and rabbits in Paradise.  I suspect one day, my great, great-grandchildren will read this post and giggle at our quaint notions and antiquated communication systems.

Mayan nay-sayers and doomsdayers aside, I hope a new era is beginning.


Note:  You can read about the Dilmun Seals and learn about Bahrain’s ancient history in this 2000 museum catalog, Traces of Paradise: The Archaeology of Bahrain 2500BC-300AD.  Edited by Harriet Crawford and Michael Rice.




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