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Sumerian Rituals, Babylonian Magic and the Rise of Modern Mesopotamian Neopaganism

“Here [in Babylon] is real death. Not a column or arch still stands to demonstrate the permanency of human work. Everything has crumbled to dust. The very temple tower, the most imposing of all these ancient constructions, has entirely lost its shape. Where are now its seven stages? We see nothing but a mound of earth – all that remains of the millions of its bricks. Here the ancient mysteries and their tombs have been sleeping quietly for millenniums. In a few months, perhaps in a few days, the ground will be broken by trenches as in a battlefield. And the repose of the poor dead will be disturbed by the frantic search for records and data…”
~ Edward Chiera, “They Wrote On Clay”
From a letter to his wife

Before Babylon—when history had not yet been written—the land now known to modern man as the “Middle East” was first occupied by “gods” of antiquity—the Anunnaki. These super-human figures molded and shaped human consciousness and the systematized civilization we so easily take for granted in the “Western World” today. The wheel of time forced the age of “gods” to become an era of “men” and their ways, but the ancient foundations built in Mesopotamia remain strong among us today.

Don’t miss the 10th Anniversary reissue of the amazing modern esoteric library of Mesopotamian Neopaganism developed by the “Mardukite Research Organization” now rewritten, revised and updated in the newly restored alternative-paperback edition of the MARDUKITE CORE.

Classical period Greeks may be credited with the term: Mesopotamia—meaning “A land between two rivers.” More literal than poetic, the title accurately describes the region known to the ancients as Babylonia—the “Land of the Gates of the Gods” and the “City of Star-Gates” established primarily between two rivers—the Tigris and the Euphrates. Today, the term Babylonia is used to distinguish post-Sumerian empires maintained by Babylonian kings, a lineage made famous by Hammurabi, the powerful “Mardukite” systematizer of Babylon.

Commonly compared to the fertile Nile region of Egypt, Mesopotamia is also a river-delta system—and, like the Nile to the Egyptians, this system of life-giving waters proved to be inseparable from prosperity of the people. The plain was cultivated successfully by use of the first “aqueduct-irrigation” systems. Accurate construction and upkeep of these canals were vital to keep Babylonia habitable in all seasons.

Mystics of every age go forth explaining an almost quantum vision of reality and existence: entangled, interconnected—All-as-One. While this might seem a truly obscure approach to crossing the current threshold of what is typically deemed an “academic” topic; it is not. Consider for a moment that our mythic past is very much rooted in truth—albeit misunderstood but a truth that has been conveniently, or forcefully, forgotten among mass awareness.

Politics and the general human condition evolving outside of the Ancient Mystery School have, throughout history, taken its toll on accounts of said truth, as becomes quite evident concerning the history of the geographic region known as Mesopotamia. Humans, accepting a mortal paradigm, are unaware of one critical aspect of the cosmos—one that they can not see based on limited perceptions and reality experiences schematized by semantic labeling—that Universal Truth is actually unchanging. Some have even put forth to call it “Cosmic Law.”

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.

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PANTHEISTICON : Secrets of the Ages — NEW “Esoteric Edition” of John Toland’s 300 year old “Wizard’s Handbook” for the Learned

Gateways and doorways are for entrance and exit, and we are justifiably annoyed when people stand in them and talk. Perhaps that is the trouble with so many of our Gateways to Truth. There is too much talking in them, and too little getting through.
– Gertrude Moakley (1959)

JOHN TOLAND coined the term “pantheism” in 1705, describing the philosophical paradigm of Spinoza – a doctrine that identifies “God” or divinity with the whole of the Universe – All-as-One. As revealed in the pages of the PANTHEISTICON, this Secret Doctrine, observing a “Universal Law” animating and acting upon all things, is actually one-to-one with an “Esoteric” Truth known among learned brotherhoods since ancient times – and it is not the same as the “Exoteric” truths vulgarly thrown about and debated on the surface world for the Realm of the masses.

[This Mardukite Blog is excerpted from the newly released ‘Tercentenary Esoteric Edition’ of John Toland’s mystical classic Hermetic Philosophy Society Handbook on External and Internal Doctrines of the Ancients — PANTHEISTICON — revised and enhanced by JOSHUA FREE for the Mardukite Library Archives & NexGen Systemological Society as ‘Liber S88’ — #pantheisticon.]

PANTHEISM is named for a “divine energy” imbuing and encompassing All Things and the “Cosmic Law” that dictates the natures of All Things and their energetic interactions with each other. This Truth exists at all levels – those we can observe causally and even those we only see effects from. It exists independent of human belief and whims of fantasy, yet is responsible for sparking both. It was observed among elite classes of the ancient world just as it has been carried forth into modern “New Age” systems via mystic traditions of Freemasonry, Rosicrucians, Illuminati, and in the case of this wizard’s handbook of John Toland – the founding father of Antiquarian NeoDruidism.

Noted public “subscribers” to this form of PANTHEISM include:

#pantheisticon

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
Georg Wilhelm Friedrick Hegel,
Ludwig van Beethoven,
Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Alfred Lord Tennyson,
Henry David Thoreau,
Walt Whitman,
Leo Tolstoy,
Robert G. Ingersoll,
Nikola Tesla,
Carl Jung,
Albert Einstein,
D.H. Lawrence,
Ansel Adams,
Alan Watts,
Timothy Leary…

All of these folk made vast intellectual contributions and demonstrated an understanding of the Universe that required going beyond or outside of what the external or societal (mass) capacity allows: hence since the days of the Ancient Mystery School, “Esoteric Truth” has remained for the most part “occult” — “hidden” in the folds of those meeting in Societies outside the boundaries of the Realm.

Most famous depiction of John Toland (and he is holding the Pantheisticon)

JOHN TOLAND published his PANTHEISTICON in 1720 (along with a related work CLIDOPHORUS excerpted in the appendix of this Tercentenary 300th Anniversary Edition) with only a few copies circulating privately.

In spite of the “Universal Truth” professed, in its time, the title, use of pagan ideology and a liturgy imitating that of the Church of England was as offensive as the appearance of a “Satanic Bible.”

The PANTHEISTICON is so relevant to NexGen Mardukite and Systemological paradigm studies that Joshua Free prepared this specially enhanced and annotated edition to the public from within our private Esoteric Library Archives of our internal organization, presenting the “Secret of ALL Ages for the Learned”!

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PANTHEISTICON: SECRETS OF THE AGES FOR THE LEARNED
The Wizard’s Handbook of John Toland

edited by Joshua Free — (S88)
300TH ANNIVERSARY
A Modern Edition of the Mystical Classic Hermetic Philosophy Secret Society Handbook on External and Internal Doctrines of the Ancients returns for its 300th Anniversary “Tercentenary Esoteric Edition” revised and enhanced by prodigious mystic and scholar, Joshua Free.

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