“. . .sealed seven representative stations in Babylon. The Seven are each embodiments of the seven gates forged in Babylon.”
The seven tablets of creation are the basis for material reality as programmed for receipt by the most antiquated human “societal” civilization on the planet: in Mesopotamia. Surpassing even this, the seven-fold structure observed in ancient Babylon went on to serve as the archetypal basis for correspondences relevant to cultural-systems emerging since!
[This mardukite necrogate blog post is officially excerpted from Liber E as it appears in the new edition of the Mardukite Year-3 Anthology: NECRONOMICON GRIMOIRE edited by Joshua Free. Liber E is also available in the stand-alone editions: Magan Magic or Necronomicon Spellbook I edited by Joshua Free.]
The lore that gave Babylon its name – the Gates – went on to form a systematic understanding of the world that both commoner and esoteric practitioner still operate under the spell of in present day.
The division of the ‘visual spectrum’ of color, the ‘audible’ range of ‘notes of music’, the methodology of the seven original ‘sacred cities’ in Mesopotamia (thought to be space-ports by some scholars), the ordering of the ‘rays’, ‘levels’ or ‘days’ of creation/manifestation and above all the ‘ritual’ or ‘ceremonial’ observation of some representative of the whole thing; later seen in the ‘seven-stepped’ ziggurats of Babylon, the religious observation of a ‘seven-stepped’ ladder of lights or stairway to heaven… the list of corresponding ‘sevens’ is seemingly endless.
Examining the Enuma Elis closely, it is clear that the ‘spirito-political’ purpose behind its account for these things entirely concern the ‘usurpation’ of these powers under Marduk, allowing the young ‘King of the Gods’ to be responsible for the ‘ordering’ of the physical universe as it came to be perceived by the evolving race; a race first bred as a superior work animal then upgraded yet again by Enki for the modern design existing today.
In addition to the seven divine decrees used by the priest-magicians in the tradition, another ‘element’ comes into play, alluded to in the Enuma Elis and throughout Anunnaki lore: the Tablets of Destiny.
Significant ‘debate’ exists among scholars and academicians about the ‘historical’ and ‘literary’ validity of these “tablets”. It is hard to determine from most ‘records’ if they are indeed literary tablets themselves or something else altogether with a more ‘functional’ (technological) purpose.
The control of the ‘gate-system’ among various members of the Anunnaki pantheon appears to have been connected to the control of these ‘tablets’ – a key to activating the ‘reality-system’ of the material world, perhaps.
As a literal work, the Tablets of Destiny are synonymous with the ‘secret of the gods’ by their own tongue or else, by Judeo-Christian standards, the Book of Life. Although the Sumerians and later Babylo-Akkadians had a clear distinction between the two, those such as Budge translated the term originally to mean Tablets of Fate – though we now ‘fate’ and ‘destiny’ are in essence two different things.
Fate is actually what gives humans, or any sentient life-form, the ‘illusion’ of freewill in this existence. It is a part of the ‘problem-solving’ and ‘experiential’ aspect of the psyche; in essence, how one learns. But, what is not so clearly understood is that the ‘scenery’ in which one is made to ‘decide fate’ is not so self-determined, nor the personality program in operation at that time which will inevitably make the ‘destined’ choice.
The Tablets of Destiny dictate that all material existence is actually ‘predestined’ following a ‘program’ that has been ‘encoded’ into not only the background of reality, but every ‘observed perspective’ maintained within that reality.
Conclusively, the Tablets of Destiny include the information by which ‘reality’ was programmed by the Anunnaki and the means by which they were able to ‘manifest’ a material world for their own existence (experience). The ‘program’ of all life is said to be recorded thereupon in one version. In another, the tablets are almost synchronous with the Akashic Records, containing a ‘quantum’ or ‘light’ record of all existences in unified wholeness – All-as-One!