Jan 3, 2011

L ementary, My Dear

I’ve been running into a lot of people named Eli lately. So many that it’s become a bit of a sync.
In the Canaanite religion, or Levantine religion as a whole, Eli or Il was the supreme god, the father of humankind and all creatures and the husband of the goddess Asherah as recorded in the clay tablets of Ugarit (modern Ras Shamra, Syria).
Eleleth (double L) who has been regularly blowing everyone’s mind lately over at Kosmos Idikos, is into Lilly, Lilith, Leeloo, Lois Lane, etc. so it got me to thinking about names that included L’s or especially double L’s. Which lead me to the oldest creation story on the planet, the myth of Enlil and Enki:
According to the ancient Sumerian texts, the Sumerian god, Anu, the “supreme Lord of the Sky”, the currently reigning titular head of the Sumerian Family Tree, had two sons. They were Enki (Ea), Lord of the Earth and Waters (whose mother was Antu), and Enlil (Ilu), Lord of the Air and Lord of the Command (whose mother was Ki). These two half-brothers -- surprise, surprise -- did not get along.

So, yet another left brain - right brain dichotomy story. Or mayhaps a panspermia tale of aliens breeding human slaves, but for now, it’s an allegory kind of thing.
From a Biblical perspective, it was Enki who created Adam and Eve. It was Enlil, on the other hand, who created “Edin”. Enki was the serpent in the garden, who urged Adam and Eve to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. It was Enlil, who drove them out of Edin, while Enki was there to clothe them. It is worth noting that Zecharia Sitchin claims that the biblical word for “snake” is nahash, which comes from the root word NHSH, and which means “to decipher, to find out.” In other words, Enki, the God of Wisdom.

Meet Engkey:
Engkey, a white, egg-shaped robot developed by the Korea Institute of Science of Technology (KIST), began taking classes Monday at 21 elementary schools in the southeastern city of Daegu. The robots, which display an avatar face of a Caucasian woman, are controlled remotely by teachers of English in the Philippines -- who can see and hear the children via a remote control system. Cameras detect the Filipino teachers' facial expressions and instantly reflect them on the avatar's face, said Sagong Seong-Dae, a senior scientist at KIST. "Well-educated, experienced Filipino teachers are far cheaper than their counterparts elsewhere, including South Korea," he told AFP.

Eli Lillith: the pharmaceutical creators of New Eden.

Apparently, there are two rather large camps on the Enlil/Enki issue:
Abraham and his descendants served Enlil, and followed his precepts. The Egyptians, on the other hand, were Enki’s protégés, and based on food management practices during the devastating droughts around the time of Jacob and Joseph, were doing a lot better than Enlil’s followers.
Hoo boy. So the Jews (later the Xtians and the Mohammedans) are basically the backwoods voodoo snake handlers, while the Egyptians are the cool dudes with all the accredited science, magic and all that. However, it was “Enlil” who actually saved Egypt, because it was Joseph who interpreted the dream that troubled Pharaoh - the one about the seven fat cows and the seven lean.

But it gets tricky, because the followers of Enlil are usually caught doing major Enki-ogenic drugs? I’ve been wondering... maybes Jesus was a reincarnation of Enki? Sort of like Superman, who is Klark Kent. Always "married" to the LL. Hmmm.

Messenger vs. the message? If Enki (the magic mushroom) is the enlightener, then he’s cool, but still, he’s only an errand boy. He’s delivering Venus. Something about mistaking the flashlight for the message there. But let’s not kill the messenger, either. Takes one to gno the other.

UPDATE 1/4/11: As I was posting this last night, Conspiracy Grimoire posted:
Found this essay by late pyschonaut, psychoanalyst, pioneering cyberpunk and all-around smart guy, John C. Lilly. It seems like Mr. Lilly has pretty much nailed synchronicity on the head in this one. We wish all you budding synchronauts joy in discovering you’re not alone in the universe. Enjoy this little treat: ECCO


Anadæ Quenyan Effro said...

Excellent! Just excellent, Michael. The old skirmish betwixt Enki & Enlil. Don't forget acidhead, John C Lilly, a role model for me (a long time ago). Oh, I've been remiss in wishing you & Var & the two little faery hunden a wonderful 2011. Fittingly enough, three years ago I tried the Elvish Name Generator just for fun. Ya gno what name it gave me? Elladan Elensar! There's another synchro ping! for you. Life is good, innit?

Sunny but very wintry in Virginnie,
Anadæ Quenyan Effro ~ (•8-D

PS ~ My captcha is ascap. I'm going into music & I'll be successful there. Nifty.

Michael said...

Hi Anadae - and a happy 2011 back at you and the big guy. Funny you should mention John C. Lilly, because Conspiracy Grimoire posted a short essay by him, exactly as I was finishing up the LL post.

Anadæ Quenyan Effro said...

Thanks for the heads-up, Michael. Anyone else, the piece Dr Lilly wrote on the Earth Coincidence Control Office, itself overseen, if you will, by the Cosmic Control Centre, can be indulged in right here.

Riverwolf, said...

For what it's worth, one of my great-grandads was named Eli.

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