Dead But Dreaming:
The Great Old Ones of Lovecraftian Legend Reinterpreted as Sumerian/Atlantean Kings
part 2 | part1


Tiamat is the female version of Leviathan, the consort of Cthulhu. There is always, in world mythology, a female counterpart to the male dragon. From L.K. Barnes:

"That Tiamat was undoubtedly female is to the point; and that the Chinese as well as the Sumerians perceived of two dragon currents, male and female, gives the researchers a more complex picture. The Green Dragon and the Red Dragon of the alchemists are thus identified, as the positive and negative energies that compromise the cosmos of our perception, as manifest in the famous Chinese yin-yang symbol."

Tiamat, therefore, would have, like Leviathan and Kutulu, represented the ocean itself, as well as the Earth, or, at least, the larger planet that existed in Earth's place prior to being rent in the manner that the Magan text later describes.

The beginning of the poem describes a time "before the Elder Gods had been brought forth", meaning before the planets had been formed, "Uncalled by name, their destinies unknown and undetermined", the word "destiny" referring to the gravitational orbits of the planet. "Then it was that the gods were formed within the Ancient Ones." This means that the Ancient Ones represent forces that pre-existed the creation of matter itself - time, space, electromagnetic and nuclear forces, the primeval void that was the womb of creation. This is what L.K. Barnes means when he writes:

"The method of The Necronomicon concerns deep, primeval forces that seem to pre-exist the normal archetypal images of the tarot trumps and the Golden Dawn telesmatic figures. These are forces that developed outside the Judeo-Christian mainstream, and were worshipped and summoned long before the creation of the Qabala as we know it today."

This is because Western magick is largely based on worship of the sun, the planets, and creation as it exists now. But these Ancient Ones are the forces of creation itself, of life itself, which is why Leviathan and Tiamat are synonymous with the "Kundalini power" of Tantric sex magick. In this sense, Tiamat plays the role of the Ourouborous, the serpent eating its tail which encircles the cosmos, providing a "womb", as it were, for the Celestial Ocean, the Abyss. Since the ancients conceived of the "Cosmic Abyss" of the sky to be an extension of the Abyss on Earth known as the ocean, they also believed that the dragon Tiamat or Leviathan lived there as well, in the Terrestrial sea. It was the sea, and it was the Earth itself. Says Barnes:

S.H. Hooke, in his excellent Middle Eastern Mythology, tells us that the Leviathan mentioned in Job, and elsewhere in the Old Testament, is the Hebrew name given to the Serpent Tiamat, and reveals that there was in existence either a cult, or scattered individuals, who worshipped or called up the Serpent of the Sea, or Abyss. Indeed, the Hebrew word for Abyss that is found in Genesis 1:2 is, Hooke tells us, tehom, which the majority of scholars take to be a survival of the name of the chaos-dragon Tiamat or Leviathan that is identified closely with Kutulu or Cthulhu within the pages. They are mentioned independently of each other, indicating that somehow Kutulu is the male counterpart of Tiamat, similar to Absu.

This monster is well known to cult worship all over the world. ...The Chinese system of geomancy, feng shui (pronounced fung shway) is the science of understanding the "dragon currents" which exist beneath the earth, these same telluric energies that are distilled in such places as Chartres Cathedral in France, Glastonbury Tor in England, and the Ziggurats of Mesopotamia. In both the European and Chinese cultures, the Dragon or Serpent is said to reside somewhere "below the earth"; it is a powerful force, a magickal force, which is identified with mastery over the created world; it is also a power that can be summoned by the few and not the many."

Since the Elder Gods were begotten of the womb of Tiamat, it makes sense that they would me made of the same material, the primordial energy, or "prima materia" that she represents, and that is where they ultimately get their planetary power from. That is, therefore, where the Earth would get its power too. One is reminded of the myth of the Black Sun, the ball of prima materia that supposedly exists in the center of the Hollow Earth, providing the "dragon current" that resides beneath the Earth, and corresponding to the myth of Leviathan in Abyss.

The myth of the black sun comes from the ancient belief that the sun died in the West every night, turned black, and descended into the Underworld. And it just so happens that this is exactly what the Magan text refers to: To quote Barnes:

"The word Magan may mean the Land of the Magan which was said to lie in the West of Sumer. For a time, it seems the name Magan was synonymous with the Place of Death - as the Sun 'died' in the West. Hence, it is a bit confusing as to what Magan is really supposed to mean in this text, but in context the "Place of Death" explanation seems quite valid."

The Magan Text, then, may refer not only to how the Earth was formed out of the rending of a larger planet, but how the so-called "Black Sun', in its guise as Tiamat, or Leviathan, was deposited in its center. What is really interesting is that in this story, it is Tiamat who is the most powerful, the most ancient, and the Most High god, It is she who is rebelled against. The following passage describes how the planets became disturbed in their orbits within the womb of Tiamat (space, the Abyss), thereby "rebelling" against her.

"The Elder Ones came together
They disturbed Tiamat, the Ancient One, as they surged back and forth.
Yea, they troubled the belly of Tiamat
By their Rebellion in the abode of Heaven.
Absu could not lessen their clamour
Tiamat was speechless at their ways.
Their doings were loathsome unto the Ancient Ones.

Absu rose up to slay the Elder Gods by stealth.
With magick charm and spell Absu fought,
But was slain by the sorcery of the Elder Gods.
And it was their first victory.
His body was lain in an empty Space
In a crevice of the heavens
Hid
He was lain,
But his blood cried out to the Abode of Heaven."

What follows is essentially the "War in Heaven." Tiamat creates children (monsters") out of her womb to attack the rebellious Elder Gods. These monsters are lead by a demon called Kingu. Enki, "The Lord of the Magick Waters", summons his son Marduk to do battle with the "Ancient Horde." Enki represents the planet Saturn, and therefore, Satan, while Marduk, attributed to the planet Jupiter in this text, bears an uncanny likeness to Lucifer, as the leader of the rebellious gods. He is also referred to as "The Brightest Star Amongst the Stars", and the Elder Gods are said to represent "the nature of the cosmos before the Fall of Marduk from Heaven." However, the event of Marduk's "fall" is not recorded in this text, merely mentioned in passing later on. Rather, Marduk is said to have been victorious against the Ancient Ones, and caused them to fall from Heaven. His father Enki, "Lord of All Magick", told him "The Secret Name, the Secret Number, and the Secret Shape", thereby enabling him to access the powers of magick. (One wonders if there is any connection to the "lost word of Freemasonry" which Hiram Abiff refused to divulge, and which died with him.) Then:

"Marduk struck with the Disc of Power
Blinded Tiamat's Eyes of Death
The Monster heaved and raised its back
Struck forth in all directions
Spitting ancient words of Power
Screamed the ancient incantations
Marduk struck again and blew
An Evil Wind into her body
Which filled the raging, wicked Serpent
Marduk shot between her jaws
The Charmed arrow of Enki's Magick
Marduk struck again and severed
The head of Tiamat from its body."

One would assume that this represents cosmic forces causing planets to smash into one another. And from the dead body of Tiamat, the Earth was formed. After it was all done, Marduk was responsible for re-establishing the planetary orbits, and basically taking over. He himself became the creator of the new Heaven and the new Earth, while the Ancient Ones were imprisoned in the Underworld.

"Marduk
Victor
Took the Tablets of Destiny
Unbidden
Hung them around his neck.
Acclaimed of the Elder Gods was he.
First among the Elder Ones was he.
He split the sundered Tiamat in twain
And fashioned the heavens and the earth,
With a Gate to keep the Ancient Ones Without.
With a Gate whose Key is hid forever
Save to the Sons of Marduk
Save to the Followers of Our Master
Enki
First in Magick among the Gods.

From the Blood of Kingu he fashioned Man.
He constructed Watchtowers for the Elder Gods
Fixing their astral bodies as constellations
That they may watch the Gate of Absu"

So Lucifer cast the creator of the universe into Hell? L.K. Barnes himself notes how odd it is that the Luciferian character is the hero in this text.

"Whereas Christianity states that Lucifer was a rebel in heaven, and fell from God's grace to ignominy below, the original story was that Marduk was the rebel, and severed the Body of the Ancient of Ancient Ones to create the Cosmos - in other words, the precise reverse of the Judeo-Christian dogma. The Elder Gods evidently possessed a certain Wisdom that was not held by their Parents, yet their Parents held the Power, the Primal Strength, the First Magick, that the Elder Ones tapped to their own advantage, for they were begotten of Her."

Since the Elder Gods were made "of" the Ancient Ones, they necessarily possessed the dual powers of good and evil, the balance of which is the secret power of the occult. And so, as the text explains, does mankind, which he created "from the blood of Kingu", as well as the "breathe" of the Elder Gods. "The essences of the Ancient Ones are in all things, but the essences of the Elder Ones are in all things that live." So man's material essence comes from the body of a demon that represents prima materia, while his life-force is provided by the powers of the planets. This represents itself as the "dragon force" that can be conjured within the human body, the Kundalini serpent that lives at the base of the spine, which can be roused through meditation, and drawn up through the spine to electrify the seven chakras, each of which corresponds to one of the seven planets. This can be done because man is connected genetically to the serpent power, which his DNA allows him to access, and which his DNA, in fact, represents. For as L.K. Barnes writes, "the twisting, sacred spiral shape formed by the serpent of the Caduceus, and by the spinning of galaxies is also the same Leviathan as the spiral of the biologists' code of Life: DNA." This DNA acts as a conductor for the forces of the Ancient Ones, sort of an inter-dimensional gateway, or patch bay connecting our reality to theirs. In fact, this genetic component of human blood is described in The Necronomicon as being the "key" capable of unlocking the prison inside the Earth where the Ancient Ones lie. Part II of the Magan Text, called "Of the Forgotten Generations of Man", states:

"And was not Man created from the blood of Kingu
Commander of the hordes of the Ancient Ones?
Does not man possess in his spirit
The seeds of rebellion against the Elder Gods?
And the blood of Man is the Blood of Vengeance
And the blood of Man is the Spirit of Vengeance
And the Power of Man is the Power of the Ancient Ones
And this is the Covenant
For, lo! The Elder Gods possess the Sign
By which the Powers of the Ancient Ones are turned back
But Man possesses the Sign
And the Number
And the Shape
To summon the Blood of his Parents.
And this is the Covenant.
Created by the Elder Gods
From the Blood of the Ancient Ones
Man is the Key by which
The Gate of Iak Sakkak may be flung wide
By which the Ancient Ones
Seek their Vengeance
Upon the face of the Earth
Against the Offspring of Marduk.
For what is new
Came from that which is old
And what is old
Shall replace that which is new
And once again the Ancient Ones
Shall rule upon the face of the Earth!
And this is too the Covenant!"

One of Lovecraft's proteges, Frank Belknap Long, wrote a story about this very concept called "The Hounds of Tindalos." In this story, a writer named Chalmers takes a drug that enables him to mentally regress through the genetic memory of his DNA, all the way back through human evolution and beyond. As he reports to his friend, the narrator:

"I am going back and back. Man has disappeared from the Earth. Gigantic reptiles crouch beneath enormous palms and swim through the loathly black waters of dismal lakes. Now the reptiles have disappeared. No animals remain upon the land, but beneath the waters, plainly visible to me, dark forms move slowly over rotting vegetation."

Chalmers makes it clear that these underwater forms are multi-dimensional beings, and that by taking this drug and having these visions, he was actually performing a feat of time travel through the fourth dimension.

"The forms are becoming simpler and simpler. Now they are single cells. All about me there are angles - strange angles that have no counterparts on Earth... Beyond life there are... things that I cannot distinguish. They move slowly through outrageous angles."

What are these strange angles, and how is Chalmers able to see "beyond life?" It is because he was experiencing another dimension of space where all points of time exist simultaneously. As he explains:

"Time is merely our imperfect perception of a new dimension of space. Time and motion are both illusions. Everything that has existed from the beginning of the world exists now. Events that occurred centuries ago on this planet continue to exist in another dimension of space. Events that will occur centuries from now exist already. We cannot perceive their existence because we cannot enter the dimension of space that contains them. Human beings as we know them are merely fractions, infinitesimally small fractions of one enormous whole. Every human being is linked with all life that preceded him on this planet. All of his ancestors are parts of him. Only time separates him from his forebears, and time is an illusion and does not exist. ... By simply straining I can see further and further back. Now I am going back through strange curves. There is curved time and angular time."

It is the angles that allow the "dark forms" that Chalmers sees - and Chalmers himself - to pass from point to point in space-time. That the Ancient Ones in The Necronomicon are multi-dimensional beings is clear from the descriptions contained therein. They are said to be able to pass through doors "like a wind." They can do this because they live in the places between, the places unknown in Heaven and Earth... Nowhere are they known. Not in Heaven, nor in the Earth are they discovered, for their place is outside of our place, and between the angles of the Earth. We are the Lost Ones, from a Time before Time, From a land beyond the Stars... We are a race from beyond the wanderers of night... falling like rain from the sky, issuing like mist from the Earth."

It is this "issuing from the Earth" aspect that we should examine now, since that is where the Ancient Ones are said to be currently located. Later on in the Magan Text, Ishtar (Venus), described as the "Lady of the Harlots of UR", descends into the Underworld. When she did this, she "set her mind from above and to below... set her mind in that direction", indicating that "entering the Underworld" requires a special mental process whereby you set your mind in between the dimensions represented by Heaven and Earth, so that you can get on the right frequency and travel through space/time. This may link up with the claim by some that the "Hollow Earth", in which these fallen gods like sleeping exists in another dimension, which is why it is not acknowledged by science.

That the "Underworld" is literally inside the Earth is quite clear from the text. As Ishtar descends, she must go through seven chambers, which clearly involves traveling through a series of tunnels into the depths of the Earth - not, as Zecharia Sitchin has written, a seven-stage rocket launch. This could also be seen symbolically as her descending down the seven chakra points to the "Underworld" as the base of the spine, where the Kundalini Cthulhu lies "sleeping." She is forced to remove an item of jewelry at each gate, similar to Masonic initiation ritual, in which the candidate is divested of all metal objects. These jewels themselves seem to correspond to the seven chakra points on Ishtar's body, covering them, and apparently they were protecting her. For after they are removed, Ishtar's sister, Ereshkigal, the dragon queen of the Underworld, released the "7 Annunaki" against her. Normally, in Sumerian legend, the Annunaki are merely the sons of the Elder Gods, and appear to be of the same species, but not in this case. Here they are the "Dread Judges, the Seven Lords of the Underworld", like the gods that judge your dead soul in the Egyptian underworld. Most interesting among these demons is one called "The Eye on the Throne", which appears to be the same as Kingu, the slain dragon from whose blood mankind was made. The Eye Over the Throne was a hieroglyph used in Egypt and Sumeria to denote the world monarchy of the Atlantean Gods. Since here it is called "Kingu", obviously he was one of these "kings", perhaps related etymologically to "Cain", whose name is the root from which the word "king" comes, and who is said to be one of the eldest ancestors of the Grail family. These Annunaki slay Ishtar in a most barbarous way, chaining her down and ripping her flesh with their teeth.

This is exactly the fate that beheld Chalmers when he was left along after the drug session. The creatures that he had witnessed moving through angles, 'The Hounds of Tindalos", came looking for him, and moved right through the angles in his ceiling into his apartment. Narrowly escaping from their first attack, he attempted to thwart them by redecorating. He called the narrator to his apartment again with a bucket of plaster, and told him:

"They can only reach us through angles. We must eliminate all angles from this room. I shall plaster up all the corners, all of the crevices. We must make this room resemble the interior of a sphere."

Why the Hounds should want to kill him is explained twice. On the one hand, they are mindless forces that simply hunger for blood, and the same is said of the Ancient Ones, for whom, "The blood of the weakest, here is libation" unto them. But for the Ancient Ones, there is also an element of revenge, for their murder and imprisonment in the Underworld. The same is referred to in the Hounds of Tindalos:

"... a terrible and unspeakable deed was done in the very beginning. Before time, the deed, and from the dead... The deeds of the dead move through angles in dim recesses of time. They are hungry and athirst! ... For a moment I stood on the other side. I stood on the pale gray shores beyond time and space. In an awful light that was not a light, in a silence that shrieked, I saw them! But they scented me. Men awake in them cosmic hungers. We have escaped momentarily from the foulness that rings them round. They thirst for that in us which is clean, which emerged from the deed without stain. There is a part of us which did not partake of the deed, and that they hate. But do not imagine that they are literally, prosaically evil. They are beyond good and evil as we know it. They are that which in the beginning fell away from cleanliness. Through the deed they became bodies of death, receptacles of all foulness. But they are not evil in our sense because in the spheres through which they move there is no thought, no moral, no right or wrong as we understand it. There is merely the pure and the foul. The foul expresses itself through angle; the pure through curves. Man, the pure part of him, is descended from a curve. Do not laugh. I mean that literally."

This "angular" state represents the dualistic realm of opposites that creation is made from, the breaking down of the One into the Many, into the world where good and evil, male and female are separated. The part of us which is "pure" is the part of the One godhead that descended into dualistic matter, the light that descended into darkness, or the Fall of Lucifer from Heaven, and his subsequent imprisonment in the Earth, or the Fall of the Stone from his crown, i.e., the Grail, which became enclosed in the deepest recesses of our minds, to be accessed by only the few. This has also been represented as the Fall of Man from the Garden of Eden, who became corrupted when he gained knowledge of Good and Evil as being separate from the One. Subsequently, man became imprisoned in the 3-dimensional world, and this is the deed that must be avenged.

But man contains the spark of godhead within him as well as the material of corrupted matter, just as Abdul Alhazred tells us that we have the body and blood of the Ancient Ones, but the spirit of the Elder Gods breathed into our souls, like god crafting Adam from "clay", and then putting the "breathe of life" into him. Yet this is just a continuation of the dualism that resulted in the descent into corrupted matter, or the imprisonment of the Ancient Ones. For they and the Elder Gods are inextricably connected. One bore the other, and therefore they are of the same substance, two sides of the same coin. Combining their essences results in the union of the Many back into the One, or a return to the womb of the mother. This is the "Grail" energy, the Elixir of Life. the occult power that works magick. It should not be surprising to us then that the leader of the Elder Gods, Enki, "Lord of the Magick Waters" and "Father of All Magick" is the character upon whom both the Judeo-Christian Satan and the Judeo-Christian Jehovah - the good guy and the bad guy, is based. Enki is the horned fish-man-god from whence came the characters of Saturn and Capricorn - both prototypes for Satan. But his other name, Ia, mentioned repeatedly in the spells throughout The Necronomicon, is where we get out name "Jah", from whence comes Jehovah, and just like in the Bible, Ia is a jealous, vengeful storm god. Ia, or Ea, is called in Sumerian legends "The Lord of the Waters", the "Lord of the Flood", and the "Lord of the Earth." "Lord of the Waters" is synonymous with Leviathan, while "Lord of the Earth" is a term traditionally applied to Satan. As Jehovah was also, in Judeo-Christian lore, the one that flooded the Earth, and the one who created it, it all makes sense. Here we see the roots of that Cathars' heretical belief that Jehovah - the creator of the Earth - was the same as Satan, or "Rex Mundi", the Lord of the Earth. This conundrum is expressed by a confused Abdul Alhazred when he writes of the worshippers of the Ancient Ones:

"And who is their master? Of this I do not know, but I have heard them calling Enki, which is surely a blasphemy, for Enki is of our Race, as it is wit in the text of Magan. But perhaps, they call another, whose name I do not know. But surely it was not Enki."

It is also of note that Enki's son Marduk appears to have the qualities of both Lucifer (as the "Brightest Star in Heaven" and the one who "Fell to Earth") and Jesus or Michael, for he is son of the Eldest God Enki (Jehovah), sent to Earth to rule over man, and he is the vanquisher of the Evil One in Heaven. Such dualism seems to also be present in the references to the "Mountains of Mashu", which the Ancient Ones are said to rule over. L.K. Barnes writes that:

"...the original translator has noted the resemblance between the Greek word for Lord, Kurios, and the Sumerian word for Mountain, Kur, and for a type of underworld chthonic monster which is also called kur and which refers to the Leviathan of the Old Testament. Also, in this particular conjuration, the word for mountain is "Shadu", like "El Shaddai", meaning Lord of the Mountain, a title applied to Jehovah."

This dualism points to the parentage of mankind, which is both infernal and divine, and he is a mediator between the two. This dichotomy is the cause of the sorrow of human existence For:

"...man, being born, is of sadness, for he is of the Blood of the Ancient Ones, but has the Spirit of the Elder Gods breathed into him. And his body goes to the Ancient Ones, but his mind is turned towards the Elder Gods, and this is the War which shall be always fought, unto the last generation of man; for the World is unnatural. When the Great Kutulu rises up and greets the Stars, then the War will be over, and the World be One.

But how is it exactly that the Elder Gods, being planets, "breathed life" into humanity at all? Well, there are those, including this author, who hold that the gods of Sumeria were actually real flesh-and-blood kings of human civilization during the Golden Age of Atlantis. But they were more than human. The kings of Atlantis were somewhere in between Man and God - they were the Sons of God (sons of Enki), the Nephilim, the Watchers. They are said to have been, literally, "stars" that fell from Heaven, and the power of the Ancient Ones, as we know, comes from the stars - in other words, solar power. Stars put out waves of all sorts along the electro-magnetic spectrum, as do planets, which could account for the power and influence they are said to possess. If one could tune into the radio waves they are putting out, one could hear the "speech of the gods." And if one could harness that energy, then all of the feats that have been attributed to magicians over the centuries could be true. Scientists even say that if we are ever to build an inter-dimensional space traveling machine, it would require so much power that we would have to harness the sun itself to make it work. This could be done either through advanced technology or advanced occult practice, and legend tells us that the Atlanteans possessed both. Whether by evolution or by genetic engineering, these beings were superior to us, and evidence shows that they existed in multiple dimensions, possessed multi-dimensional powers, just like their stellar "parents." And by intermarrying with their own creations - human females - they passed that star seed onto us, and all the powers that go with it. This "multi-dimensional" aspect of the Sons of God is the only way to explain the physical countenance of their human/god hybrid children: they were said to have born monsters and giants. The Watchers could have only bread monsters with humans if they themselves were monsters, albeit in a multi-dimensional sort of way. This would explain the aspect of "shape-shifting" that has been attributed to these gods and their human offspring, who worship them. What David Icke says about those "of the Grail Bloodline" being shape-shifting Reptilians controlled by their demonic ancestral overlords from the 4th dimension might be true. It is this multi-dimensional force that the gods taught man to utilize in the rites of magick and occultism that the gods invented and passed on to their human offspring, drawn upon the power of the stars and planets, including the telluric "dragon force" of Cthulhu that lives within the Earth, and slumbers at the base of the human spine. L.K. Barnes confirms that Sumer was not just the birthplace of civilization, but also of religion and ritual magick. Here's where the rebellious ones taught their cult to the "first man", as Lovecraft has described in "The Call of Cthulhu." This is what enabled Alhazred by magick, to "summon the ghosts of my ancestors to real and visible appearance", something that Icke accuses the Grail family of doing in the blood-drinking rites that he is sure they participate in, and author Nicholas de Vere describes such ancestral conjuring rituals as well. Summoning ancestral ghosts is also the purpose of Voodoo and Santeria ritual.

Another aspect of the gods of Atlantis is that they are said to be able to live forever, and their human offspring had extremely long life spans as well. Likewise, the Ancient Ones are incapable of dying, as time does not exist for them, "For their times and seasons run uneven and strange to our minds, for are they not the computers of all time? Did they not set time in its place?" Interestingly, after Frank Chalmers is devoured by the Hounds of Tindalos (the plaster didn't work), a strange protoplasmic substance is found in his apartment, apparently from the dripping jowls of the Hounds beyond time and space. This substance is examined by a bacteriologist, who writes:

"The fluid sent to me for analysis is the most peculiar that I have ever examined. It resembles living protoplasm, but it lacks the peculiar substances known as enzymes. Enzymes catalyze the chemical reactions occurring in living cells, and when the cell dies, they cause it to disintegrate by hydrolyzation. Without enzymes, protoplasm should possess enduring vitality, i.e., immortality. Enzymes are the negative components, so to speak, of unicellular organism, which is the basis of all life. That living matter can exist without enzymes biologists emphatically deny. And yet the substance that you sent to me is alive and it lacks these 'indispensable' bodies. Good God, Sir, do you realize what astounding new vistas this opens up?"

It is something like this which might make the long life spans attributed to the gods and their offspring physically possible, and would make it possible for their bodies to remain underground in a state of hibernation for eons before being resurrected again. It is this resurrection that they are hoping their human descendants will affect by practicing the occult rites of necromancy that they have been taught. From Alhazred:

"Let all who read this book be warned thereby that the habitations of men are seen and surveyed by that forgotten race of gods and demons from a time before time, and that they seek revenge for that forgotten battle that took place somewhere in the cosmos, and rent the worlds in the days before the creation of man."

And this is, mythologically, the same battle as that which caused the kingdom of Atlantis to sink to its watery depths, the War in Heaven in which the Sons of God - the Nephilim, or Watchers - were imprisoned within the Underworld, their mighty kingdom destroyed, all because they dares to pass their divine seed, and their divine knowledge onto lowly humanity. For as Abdul writes of The Necronomicon, "civilizations were destroyed because of the knowledge contained in this book." This is the deed that must be avenged, the memory of which slumbers in the blood of their human offspring - just as they slumber beneath the Earth, waiting for the day that the stars will be right again, and their descendants will perform the rites which will bring them up from the depths to reclaim their kingdom, and the Age of the Gods will begin anew: The New Atlantis, the New Jerusalem, the New World Order.

"Know that Tiamat seeks ever to rise to the stars, and when the Upper is united to the Lower, then a new Age will come of Earth, and the Serpent shall be made whole, and the Waters will be as One, when on high the heavens had not been named.

And the Dead shall rise and smell the incense!"

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