“The dragon legacy extends throughout time and space without inhibition. For whatever it has later come to encompass and represent to both the common folk and the initiated, it has an origin – one that can be found in Mesopotamia.”
–Joshua Free in DRACONOMICON
DRACONOMICON — The History, Magick and Traditions of Dragons, Druids and the Pheryllt by Joshua Free — celebrates its 20TH ANNIVERSARY!!
Extending our mind to the most discrete past, based on what knowledge is currently available, we are immediately confronted with a world of primordial and primeval monsters that are almost beyond the comprehension of modern humans who have had no direct overt encounters in their recent genetic memory concerning such “monstrous” creations on the planet – or in the greater universe.
The beauty of using the MESOPOTAMIAN archetype as a “Source-tradition” or “baseline” is that it is not only historically logical to do so, given its place in history, but the material it offers – as has been so thoroughly analyzed in the works of Joshua Free – is “complete.”
Not only does it allude to “monstrous creations” in the cosmos that precede the existence of humanity, it provides evidence for the possibility (or fact) of genetic engineering and “third-party manipulation” taking place not only on earth, but in other “worlds” as well. To uneducated (uninitiated) minds, such concepts are seemingly unfathomable!Referring to the most paramount of the post-Sumerian (Babylonian) accounts of the Epic of Creation, scholars most notably refer to the ENUMA ELIS – a series of seven (six plus one) cuneiform tablets that were forged by the “Nabu Priesthood” in Babylon as a means of elevating the status of MARDUK, an Anunnaki Prince-Son of ENKI (the brother of ENLIL). A considerable amount of background information for this paradigm can be gleaned from the “Mardukite” work by Joshua Free – but the main tenets are clear by any approach.
The opening lines of the Enuma Elis, given in the NECRONOMICON ANUNNAKI BIBLE as the Tablet-N Series are as follows:
When in the heights the Heavens
Had not been named,
And the Earth had not yet been named,
And the Primeval APSU, who birthed them,
And CHAOS, TI.AM.TU,
The Ancient One – Mother to them ALL.
We are given here, a description of the formation (or formulation) of the universe as a material matrix-structure. From out of nothingness came the Abyss – and from the Abyss was spawned (fragmented) the first of the material creatures, TIAMAT, the primeval dragon and “Mother” to ALL.
Later, from the same tablet, we are given a description of her ability to further “spawn” (fragment) material existence into the “monstrous” and “horrific” creations that now seem to only imaginatively plague men in their nightmares.
TI.AM.TU spawned monster-serpents,
Sharp of tooth and merciless of fang;
With poison, instead of blood,
She filled their bodies.
Fierce monster-vipers she clothed with terror.
She set up vipers and dragons,
And the monster LAHAMU…
After this fashion
She made eleven kinds of monsters.
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