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Babylonian New Year Festival, “Book of Marduk by Nabu” 10th Anniversary Pocket Hardcover

“In ancient Babylon, the New Year Festival was the central most religio-political ‘Mardukite’ event marking the beginning of the annual cycle.”—observed throughout the world as the start of the Spring season—this March 21, 2019 is distinguished as the 10th Anniversary of the first modern Mardukite revival observation of the Babylonian New Year Festival, the start of a powerful turn of the ‘Wheel of the Year’ leading up to the infamous “Beltane Gate” May’s Eve Festival of the modern “Mardukite Necronomicon Tradition”—also planned as a global ritual meditation working this year!

At the time in “celestial history” when the original Mardukite tradition in Babylon was systematized, the spring equinox observation of Akitu (or Akiti) coincided with the sun entering the “Aries” zone—the zodiacal sign of Marduk. This spring festival symbolized not only agricultural fertility and renewal of the land on earth, but also a restatement or reinforcement of the national position of Marduk and his role in the universe.

To coincide with this incredible 10th Anniversary milestone in the evolution of the modern “Mardukite” paradigm of Mesopotamian Anunnaki Revival—the Joshua Free publishing imprint representing the Mardukite Truth Seeker Press has authorized a special March 21 release of the 10th Anniversary hardcover: THE COMPLETE BOOK OF MARDUK BY NABU: A POCKET ANUNNAKI DEVOTIONAL COMPANION TO BABYLONIAN PRAYERS & RITUALS—A collector’s edition of the long-lost translated cuneiform tablet collection, revealing secret underground methods to acquire direct communication with what some call “alien intelligences” via a program of ancient-styled Babylonian-inspired devotion, reviving the same techniques as ancient Mardukite priests of the Sumerian Anunnaki in Mesopotamia.

[This book may be used to assist annual personal observation of the Spring Akiti/Akitu or Zagmuk Babylonian Festival and the Mardukite Beltane Gate ritual meditation work, with additional advice for daily rites throughout the year.]

The Akkadian name for the final day of the festival—Akiti or Akitu—translates roughly to “On Earth, Life.” Most scholars usually only recognize the “agricultural” significance and not necessarily the “political” and “mystical” functions of the observation. True, the Akitu festival took place twelve days before the annual crops were planted—but, this large public national “celebration” also reconfirmed supremacy of Marduk and his position in the Babylonian Anunnaki Pantheon, making it the single most important ancient “holiday” for the Mardukite tradition.

This amazing new 10th Anniversary collector’s edition of THE COMPLETE BOOK OF MARDUK BY NABU reflects a very real modern philosophical and meta-spiritual “New Thought” movement aligned specifically with the Anunnaki paradigm. In ancient Babylon, this was famously celebrated among the followers of Marduk—recognized among the pantheon as patron of Babylon city and self-made Anunnaki “King of the Gods” for the “Mardukite” or “Babylonian” branch of the Mesopotamian mythos, with the assistance of the Nabu priesthood of scribes. In commemoration of the anniversary release of a “complete” BOOK OF MARDUK BY NABU, additional portions once released separately as The Book of Zagmuk by Nabu are also included, detailing the annual Spring Equinox Festival or Babylonian “Akiti”/”Akitu” New Year Rituals

After a time of gods had come and gone, the priests and kings continued to observe these ceremonial customs using representative “images” or statuary to symbolized the “divine presence” of Marduk and Nabu as they made a procession each year through the streets of Babylon. Each of the twelve festival days begins at dawn. The High Priest of the “Temple of Marduk”—the E.SAGILA or “House of Marduk”—goes and prepares the temple and other ceremonial areas before dawn, then makes a “general invocation” to Marduk, before the “image” (statue) of the god in his shrine…

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== The Future of Mesopotamian Neopaganism : A Brave New Babylon Rising, Modern Sumerian Anunnaki Traditions (Feb 23, 2019)
== Rediscovering & Rekindling the Mesopotamian Spiritual-Magical Tradition of Babylon, “The Mardukite Core” (Jan 23, 2019)
== Gates of the Necronomicon — “Mardukite Core” 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Hardcover Series Continues! (Jan 4, 2019)
== Pathworking Astral Star-Gates of the Cosmos with “Necronomicon: The Anunnaki Bible” by Joshua Free (Dec 16, 2018)

Ten years ago, materials from THE COMPLTE BOOK OF MARDUK BY NABU circulated underground, serving as an early cornerstone of “Mesopotamian Neopaganism,” paving the way for a decade of developmental research and experimentation by the “Mardukite Research Organization” of “Mardukite Chamberlains.” Selections included in this revised and expanded, beautifully crafted, portable hardcover Mardukite Liber-W+Z volume have also inspired many other incredible literary classics, including THE COMPLETE ANUNNAKI BIBLE and THE SUMERIAN LEGACY by Joshua Free.

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Mardukite Zagmuk NexGen Spring Equinox Festival, CyberVamps DJs LIVE! in Denver (March 20)

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Celebrating their first official LIVE CyberVamps podcast (called an #EVM Broadcast — indicating Electronic Vampyre Music), CyberGoth DJs Nabu & Kyra Kyber appeared last night (March 20) in DENVER to observe the Spring Equinox (Babylonian Festival of Zagmuk/Akiti) and commemorate the crossing of keyboardist extraordinaire KEITH EMERSON, from the infamous 70’s symphonic rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, often referred to as ELP.

EQUI-NIGHT, ZAGMUK NIGHT

EQUI-NIGHT, ZAGMUK NIGHT

March 20-21st is traditionally observed in both ancient and New Age traditions as a celebration of the new Spring Season — marked by the passage of the Sun into the astronomical domain of Aries and heralding the phenomenon known as the EQUINOX, a point in the year when the duration of night and day are even or equal. This also happens in the Autumn Fall Season — however it is the Spring Equinox that carries the most significant historical and spiritual parallels to what we associate with the Spring Season even today. In ancient Sumer and Babylon, this time is called ZAGMUK or AKITU (Akiti) — coinciding with the Holy Week of modern Easter observances…


EQUAL NIGHT, ZAGMUK NIGHT : CyberVamps LIVE from Denver (#EVM Podcast-1)


BoZthumbcvr CyberVamps CyberGoth DJs Present: The “EQUI-NOX” Spring Festival 2016
for the release of the NEW POCKET EDITION of
The Book of Zagmuk by Nabu

* EQUI-NIGHT, ZAGMUK NIGHT *

SONGS/REMIXES:
INTRO: Cake Hole Evil 9 Crystal Method X DJ Nabu
TRK 1: Cybrax E.O.D X DJ Kyra Kyber
TRK 2: Eisenfunk Pong X CyberVamps Djs
TRK 3: Clan of Xymox Theres No Tomorrow X DJ Nabu
TRK 4: Russian Hardbass Energy X DJ Kyra Kyber w/ DJ Nabu
OUTRO: <emRammstein Kokain X Energy X DJ Nabu

WITH SAMPLES FROM:
Anubian Lights, Alien Vampires, CombiChrist, Crystal Method, FaderHead, FrontLine Assembly, Zombie Girl


KEITH EMERSON

KEITH EMERSON

Emerson, Lake & Palmer were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The group consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer. They were one of the most popular and commercially successful progressive rock bands in the 1970s.
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CyberVamps CyberGoth DJs Nabu & Kyra pay tribute to Keith Emerson, keyboardist extraordinaire of the rock band, Emerson, Lake and Palmer (ELP) with a LIVE remix of the “FanFare For the Common Man” — samples include Anubian Lights, AngelSpit, Crystal Method, Faderhead, Front Line Assembly, KMFDM, Rammstein, Zombie Girl and more. Making an intentional crossing to the other side, KEITH EMERSON died on March 10th 2016, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head…

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Mesopotamian Magic, Maqlu Cuneiform Tablets, Babylonian Dark Rites of Anti-Witchcraft

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“Climb the ladder of lights and appeal to the gods for their protection and for the destruction of the enemy and all evil-doers, wicked witches and warlocks of the world…”
–Necronomicon Anunnaki Bible

How often we have heard of the “Dark Arts” born of a ‘polarized’ and often ‘dualistic’ view of the universe – and the forces that occupy it. For every ‘white witch’ there is a ‘black spell’ and to every system of Order, there is a Chaos factor; for no fragmented experience of reality can ever actually find “balance”, but the pendulum swing – the tidal ebb and flow of universal currents will always seek it.

maqluthumb This mardukite.com blog post is extracted officially from Mardukite Liber M, available as either MAQLU MAGIC or NECRONOMICON SPELLBOOK II, in addition to the Year-3 anthologies either MESOPOTAMIAN MAGIC or NECRONOMICON WORKBOOK and the mega-anthology NECRONOMICON GNOSIS.

…So, too is movement possible in the physical world – or at least one’s perception of the ‘3-D’ reality experienced. As such, with the once united ‘crystal’ being cracked into the varied refractions of human experience, language and culture, a ‘dualistic’ world emerged in consciousness; right before the very eyes of ancient Mesopotamians – at the heart and cradle of human civilization.

WHAT IS THE MAQLU CUNEIFORM TABLET SERIES?

Before approaching the more ‘colorful’ elements of the tradition – those that could most appropriately be given classifications as ‘Dark Arts’, ‘Sumerian Sorcery’, ‘Babylonian Witchcraft’, ‘magickal warfare’ or ‘wizards duels’ – it is important that the context for which such exists, a background screen onto which to express the story of the MAQLU in its projected spectrum of rainbow lights and kaleidoscope glory.

MesopotamianThumb The name MAQLU can be interpreted differently as with most things – such variegated perceptions are not even restricted to foreign languages for even a shared one is not free of semantic issues in its own vocabulary. Most typically, MAQLU is translated to mean “the Burnings” by ‘Sumeriologists’ and such. This is a good ‘base’ for our context, as we do indeed find the origins of a community bonded for ‘burning evil in effigy’.

The Simonian work, in regards to a Babylonian Necronomicon practice, interprets the tablets as ‘Rites of Burnt Offering’ or else a ‘Book of Burnings’ for literary purposes. As with most of the work ‘restored’ by the Mardukite Chamberlains, a surface interpretation is never accepted and a ‘deeper mystery’ can often be uncovered in the very ‘literal’ meanings behind these very old words that do not appear to have had the same ‘metaphorical’ meaning that modern language users often take for granted – for the Mardukites have interpreted the MAQLU more appropriately – and not without its other diverse cultural parallels – as Burning Man [maq-lu].

cuneisdgsdg Though it seems that the MAQLU operation was once a much more simple, internalized, meditative and solitary application used by early priests and magicians in Mesopotamia, it later developed more dramatically as a public Fire Festival in Sumer and Babylonia, involving the entire population of the community who gathered together in a ‘combined’ and ‘harmonic’ effort of intention to ‘drive out’ or ‘dispel’ the “evil” and “evil-doers” of the land.

As “ridiculous” as this might sound to the naïve skeptic or right-wing fundamentalist, it can and should be noted that more recent public scientific studies all over the globe have now shown the effective abilities of consciousness moving energies when large groups, or better, the majority of the population is focused on a single emotional event.

These types of ‘quantum’ effects appear to have very real ramifications for the population of the planet and the greater cosmos as a whole in this entangled universe whether or not people are aware of this phenomenon taking place in their environment and even internal ‘spirito-mental’ being (which are self-honestly All-as-One).

necrognosisTHUM In the instance of the MAQLU, the Burning Man is the representation of the ‘evildoers’ of the world – those who ‘plagued’ humanity with their wickedness and thereby upsetting the ‘world order’ of the gods, in addition to the gods themselves. Upsetting such a balance was usually felt in the community as ‘illness’ and ‘pestilence’, ‘disease’ and ‘famine’. Such could prove devastating to still developing human civilizations, and as such they were considered ‘evil’, the most wicked of ‘demons’ and anything that might lead to them – mostly uncleanliness and misappropriated living – were considered taboo (the original non-moral tribal sins) and for good reason.

Eating from an unclean plate was taboo (a sin) because it could lead to the spread of disease. Ancient humans were far from primitive in their understanding of the natural world and their relationship with
it. Before the wrongful use of authority in classical times, the taboos and sins were not given from dogma, but from medicinal necessity.

Representative images are often used in ‘idol magic’ or ‘sympathetic magic’, but not as a result of worship – as some mythographers have repeatedly put forth – but to actually embody the ‘energetic current’ that is universally entangled to ‘focal object’ and its form.

WICKER MAN OF THE DRUIDS

cunei The representation of a ‘demon’, like the ‘plague-god’ Namtaru, was not to worship the deity with homage or to glorify the ‘daemonology’ of the Babylonian priests. Such statuary was typically constructed only to be ‘ceremonially’ annihilated or buried as a ‘ward’ against what the statue (deity) was representative of. In making such an object, the magicians show their understanding of the ‘entanglement’ of the universe in its mystical oneness and the interconnection of all things.

Certainly not primitive.

It is almost impossible to bring up the topic of the Burning Man without conjuring to mind a much more geographical and time-recent example made popular in the images of motion pictures and familiar Roman-inspired writings of the Celtic Druids – and that is the Wicker Man, also called ‘Burning Man’ by some neopagans.

Far removed in time and space we see evidence for the same rite being conducted and for similar reasons – the preservation of the early agricultural civilizations that were ‘guided’ by Sky God traditions – called the Anunnaki on Mesopotamian tablets or the Tuatha de Dannan (Tuatha d’Anu) in European Celtic and Druidic sources.

1001015_318340804969022_2026839541_n “Fire” is a very common element to the early ‘magical’ and ‘shamanic’ systems, and its mastery in correlation to the development of modern humans is certainly indisputable. Any connection to the Fire Festivals of Europe is going to be difficult for one to understand without having been familiarized to the rigorous research found in other Mardukite materials that gives Mesopotamia as the birthplace of the Druidic Tradition.

Sir Francis Frazer (Golden Bough) mentions both a ‘solar’ alignment and ‘purification’ style to these types of operations. The later European Wicker Giants appear to be more ‘agricultural’ in nature then the MAQLU version that targets actual ‘practitioners’ of the ‘Dark Arts’ that negatively affect the well-being of the greater population, the community at large and by extension the “moral balance” perceived of ‘universal forces’.

The ancient Sumerians and Babylonians were no less dependent on the ‘agricultural’ fertility then the Celts – far from it. Thriving of a human numbers in the lands of Mesopotamia were so heavily dependent on the skilled use of arid land and the redirection of water from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in a skillful way since lost to the Arabs and other occupiers of the land since.

babel98769878 In Europe, we find the appearance of the Burning Man during the fertile and seed-sowing and nurturing ‘spring’ seasons, particularly the Equinox (Easter) observation, Beltane (a notorious ‘Fire Festival’) and finally Midsummer. The annual survival of the agricultural Celts was wholly dependent on the success of this season above all others.

IN CONCLUSION…

One of which does correlate with Europe is an esoteric observation of Beltane – opposite it, Samhain (modern-day Halloween) is also significant. The Sumerio-Babylonian AKITU festival is concurrent with the Spring Equinox. So, regardless of where we turn, there is a unifying (universal) picture forming to define the ceremonial observation of the Burnings.

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Modern Assyriology: Exploring the Ancient Near East – Understanding the Babylonian Paradigm

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While many folk are familiar with and taught traditional knowledge and lore of the “classic era” of the Romans and Greeks, with occasional ventures into pop-culture mythologies of Egyptians, it seems that little or no attention is given to the source of all this: the Mesopotamian region and the Middle East…

MesopotamianReligionFrontcrop [This mardukite.com blog post is officially excerpted from the essay “Toward a New Babylonian Vision” by Joshua Free, first appearing in 2009 Ruby Edition of Liber L and reappearing as one of the introductory prefaces for the Mardukite Research Organization core sourcebook anthology: Necronomicon – The Anunnaki Bible, now in its sixth edition!]

…But, What is even more counter-productive for the Western world, politics with current world leaders and sects from those regions clouds the ability of the ego to accept anything from them. And what’s more, being that the traditions are pre-Christian in origin and agricultural or “earth-oriented,” they are subject to the same negative stereotypes that contemporary folk associate with any and all things considered “heathen” or “pagan” and really without just-cause.

Babylon2 It is important to understand that the study of this lore and observation of diverse traditions are not restricted to a particular region or culture, they simply seem to originate from a specific source, as did human civilization as a whole. With the spread of the human race followed the spread of the tradition which seemed to take on new forms and colors as it passed from generation to generation across the expanse of the planet.

Life-giving powers and their symbolic representations also appear to have been influenced by time and geography. While the sanctity of the “Sacred Fire” and the flame become apparent in the traditions and systems of the west and north, the people who originated the traditions more closely to the planetary equator more closely identify with the Waters of Life, most closely identified with ENKI (or PTAH in the Egyptian Tradition).

MesopotamianThumb The name Mesopotamia literally means: between or midway of two rivers, referring to the Euphrates and the Tigris, but the sacredness of water does not end here, as we can see that all the originating cultures that we can still identify or connect the source tradition to (non-nomadic) emerged or cultivated around key waterways: the Indus River Valley, the Nile, the Danube (Rhune/Rhine) and
even the Amazon.

The Sumerians called the Euphrates, BUR.AN.UN and it was also known as “Perath” or PU.RA.TU. The 1,800 mile long river begins to rise in late March, just about the time of the Spring Equinox, recognized as the start of the annual Zodiacal Wheel and also the famous A.KI.TI New Year Festival. The Tigris, known as I.DI.IK.LAT and ID.IG.NA (and called the “Serpent River” by some Arab sects) is somewhat shorter at only 1,150 miles and begins to rise at the opposite half of the year, usually coinciding with the Autumn Equinox.

cuneisdgsdg According to historical geologists, the flow of the Euphrates has actually moved westward with age and there is actually more land in Babylonia at present than during ancient times given the shrinking of the Persian Gulf (by 72 feet per year). The fertile alluvial soil in southern Babylonia created a distinct environment by contrast to the northern regions of Mesopotamia. Even the Babylonian region was divided between southern SUMER and northern AKKAD (Agade).

Each of the city-states was originally ruled by its own “Patesi” until eventually the battle for supremacy resulted in a unification of the two lands (as similarly occurred later in Egypt) under a single “King of Sumer and Akkad”, eventually known as the LUGAL or “Great Man”. The esteem of this position also included a mention in the “Book of Kings” [Tablet K] and local government was watched over by priest-kings who adhered to a “Book of the Law” [Tablet L] of which the Code of Hammurabi was largely based on…

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Mardukite Zagmuk — Babylonian Akitu Akiti Spring Equinox New Year Festival

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The Babylonian observation of the annual (solar) year starts with the ‘Mardukite’ observation of ‘zagmuk’ – meaning ‘the beginning of the year’ or ‘new year’. This 12-day festival is fixed to arrange its height at the beginning of the month of Nissanu, the ‘Spring Equinox’ or March 21st, also coinciding with the beginning of the astrological wheel, when the sun enters Aries.

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The ZAGMUK festival is significant for its contributions toward solidifying both the religious and political paradigms of Mardukite Babylon. The festival is also known by its Sumerian-derived Akkadian name – A.KI.TI (or A.KI.TU) – meaning ‘On Earth, Life.‘ This large public festival observance is a reconfirmation of the supremacy of MARDUK and the Babylonian Pantheon and is the single most important ancient ‘holiday’ for the tradition.

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After the time of gods had come and gone, the priests and kings continued to observe the ceremonial customs using representative statuary to symbolized the ‘divine’ forms of MARDUK and NABU as they make a procession through the streets of Babylon and are placed in the temples to witness a dramatic reenactment of the Enuma Elis and other rites and rituals that commemorate the ‘Mardukite’ tradition (paradigm) and seal the position of the priests and king as the ‘chosen’ ambassadors and intermediaries between the ‘gods’ of heaven and the people of earth.

mardukitemgkthumbb Although the materials have been put forth prior in the Mardukite cycle, this ceremonial edition of The Book of Zagmuk (compiled from these other sources) is provided for the benefit of the modern movement and for posterity – specifically the preservation of this tradition; which is paramount to the continued efforts of the Mardukite Chamberlains (Mardukite Research Organization).

Most scholars recognize only ‘agricultural’ and not necessarily the ‘political’ and ‘mystical’ purpose of the observation, which begins twelve days before crops begin to be planted, apparently the fourth day of the month named Nissanu. Others suggest that the month itself began with the festival, or that the observation was astronomical, matching the exact time the sun enters Aries, which would differ from year to year given precession. Traditional astrology does not take this into account and is plotted based on the ‘snapshot’ taken of the heavens during the Age of Aries.

newbabylonissue3coverthumb Each of the twelve festival days begins at dawn. The ‘high priest’ of the Temple of Marduk – The ESAGILA or ‘House of Marduk‘ – goes and prepares the temple and ceremonial areas prior to dawn, then makes a ‘general invocation’ to Marduk at dawn, before the image of the god in his shrine…

The Book of Zagmuk by Nabu is a specially prepared ceremonial text and selected ‘tablet collections’ that combine materials from the 2011 handbook “Mardukite Wizards of the Wastelands” in conjunction with critical excerpts from Joshua Free’s ‘Necronomicon Anunnaki Bible‘ and essentially comprising the internal methods of the ‘Order of Nabu-Tutu’ to establish Mardukitereligious‘ continuity and the royal legitimacy of MARDUK at the apex of the Babylonian Pantheon using the Babylonian New Year Festival, Akitu (Akiti) or Zagmuk, reviving the same process used by ancient priests of the Sumerian Anunnaki in Mesopotamia!

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