Earliest attempts at understanding ancient Mesopotamia were made by “Assyriologists” of the late 19th and 20th century. These included: E.A. Budge, Edward Chiera, L.W. King, S.L. Noah Kramer, Franqois Lenormant, R.C. Thompson and L.A. Waddell among others. Their renderings have already received long-standing public attention for those who sought it. The variegated cultural influences and often violent history of Babylonia left a confusion of names, titles and images–all of which required over a century to flush out to any practical ends, by scholars and mystics alike.
[This NecroGate blog post is excerpted, abridged and revised from materials released by the Joshua Free publishing imprint as “The Sumerian Legacy: A Guide to Esoteric Archaeology” also available within the new 10th Anniversary Hardcover Anthology: “Gates of the Necronomicon: The Secret Anunnaki Tradition of Babylon” edited by Joshua Free]
Origins for the scientific field-name of “Assyriology” are derived from French excavations at the city ruins of Khorsabad, Nimrud, Nineveh, Sippar and Lagash (Telloh) in the 1840’s. However, a true scientific pursuit was ignited when the royal library archives of the Assyrian king Assurbanipal were discovered. Thousands of clues, in the form of cuneiform tablet writings, illuminated a prehistoric legacy formerly thought of as completely forgotten and never again salvageable.
Then, in the 1880’s, German archaeologists unearthed Babylon…
In 2008, a revolutionary esoteric underground organization known as the “Mardukites” appeared, publicly visible, and a completely new breed of next generation “Esoteric Assyriologists” emerged on the scene—one that would not blindly accept the given data from their predecessors—at least not at face value.
For over a decade this diversely organized research group sought out the most ancient writings rendered on clay tablets from Babylonia—now available to the public as a complete collection in Joshua Free’s “Necronomicon: The Anunnaki Bible” (also released in paperback as “The Complete Anunnaki Bible”). These writings demonstrate an integral link directly between our origins and the remaining evolution of human civilization. Our chosen method and the resulting clarity revealed concerning the identity, nature and progression of this incredible subject matter show undeniable superiority to what was previously available. But, that is what we call progress
(much needed for this field).
The Mardukite approach to reconstructing the Babylonian vision begins with first revealing the incredible misnomer that the field of study has endured far too long, for essentially, the applicable term “Assyriology” is a lie. It is not even semantically correct for our current pursuits of analysis using the same physical evidences brought to light by late 19th and early 20th century archeology. The name questionably applies to the field at all! And although some early scholars acknowledge this grave misrepresentation of the science, it has as yet gone unchallenged in contemporary academics.
George G. Cameron explains in his foreword to Edward Chiera’s “They Wrote on Clay” (1938):
“Few there are indeed who know that the name of our science, ‘Assyriology’ is based on an accident—the fact that the first large group of texts ever discovered were written in Assyrian. Assyrian itself is but one dialect.”
Misapplication arises with use of the term to denote study of any and all ancient cuneiform-using cultures. Mardukites do not propagate this blatant disregard for the political and spiritual history of Mesopotamia. Although cuneiform-literate and sharing a similar “Anunnaki” tradition, the Assyrians were actually northwestern foreigners to Babylon. The two are not
True esoteric analysis or mystical application is absent from the earliest academic-archaeological pursuits. These efforts mainly emphasized the recovery and accumulation of translatable materials, much of which are not yet coherently transliterated into English language even a century after their discovery. Most materials readily available to seekers during the pre-mardukite era of research and development are severely fragmented, confounding itself in the information relay.
In spite of the best (or worst) human efforts across time, the Truth has survived to remind us of our origins, to instruct us on where we have to go and perhaps, most importantly, the standards we should live by to get there. Mere survival of Secret Doctrines by select cabals is not enough. For as the world was once plummeted into Dark Ages only to be reincarnated in an Age of Enlightenment, the “esoteric” truth did not resurface in public “exoteric” consciousness—in fact, it went the other direction: underground and into vaults of obscure “occult” factions…