Saturday, January 6, 2018

Marduk - The great God of the Babylonians

Marduk was brought to my attention on, according to some people, Doomsday, September 23rd, 2017. I think that many people in spiritual circles have seen this image to the right and when I saw this I wanted to know what it meant. The first thing that I was drawn to was Virgo giving birth to Jupiter. Since I don't know anything about astrology I started researching and stumbled upon a page that mentioned the worship of Jupiter.

The following was mentioned on this page (http://www.varchive.org/itb/jupiter.htm#f_3):
Marduk, the great god of the Babylonians, was the planet Jupiter, so was Amon of the Egyptians; Zeus of the Greeks was the same planet; Jupiter of the Romans, as the name shows, was again the same planet. Why was this planet chosen as the most exalted deity? In Greece it was called "all-highest, mighty Zeus", in Rome "Jupiter Optimus, Maximus", in Babylon it was known as "the greatest of the stars", as Ahuramazda it was called by Darius "the greatest of gods"; In India Shiva was described as "the great ruler" and considered the mightiest of all the gods; he was said to be "as brilliant as the sun". Everywhere Jupiter was regarded as the greatest deity, greater than the sun, moon, and other planets.
   Homer makes Zeus say that all the other gods together could not pull him down, but he could pull them along with the Earth. "That is how far I overwhelm you all, both gods and men". Commenting on this passage, Eustathius wrote that according to some ancient authorities Homer meant the orbits of the planets from which Jupiter could drive the rest of them, but they could not drive it. This sentence of Homer is close to the truth. Jupiter is greater and more powerful than Saturn, its rival, together with Mars, Earth, Venus and Mercury. Jupiter is more than a thousand times greater than the Earth or Venus in volume, and six thousand times greater than Mercury. But it appears that one could not guess this from observation with the naked eye. Even through a very powerful telescope Jupiter looks like an inch-large flat disc, surrounded by its four larger satellites. The ancients knew something unknown to the moderns when they asserted that Jupiter can overpower all other planets, the Earth included.

A few things came to mind as I read this. 1. Who was Marduk? 2. Jupiter overpowering the earth? Could this be linked to the doomsday scenario as mentioned in Revelations chapter 12? I realized that the "end of the world theory" was simply an energetic shift on a cosmic scale which had something to do with the transition from the physical dimension (3D) into the 4th and 5th dimension. Or better known as "The ascension" in New Age circles. Since this is going to take a while I decided to let this go and research more about Marduk, starting with the bible.

King James Bible:
Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach (Marduk) is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces. Jeremiah 50:2

Contemporary English Version:
I will punish Marduk, the god of Babylon, and make him vomit up everything he gobbled down. Then nations will no longer bring him gifts, and Babylon's walls will crumble. Jeremiah 51:44

The word "Merodach", which is found as a surname of several non-Israelite kings in the Bible, is a Hebrew version of Marduk. The name of the biblical character Mordecai, portrayed in the Bible as the uncle of the Queen Esther of Persia and later prime minister under King Xerxes, is also a derivation of Marduk.

Marduk's symbol animal, the "snake-dragon".
This is a glazed brick relief from the city of Babylon
itself, dating to the Neo-Babylonian period.
on the site; Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses, Marduk is described as follows:
Marduk rose from an obscure deity in the third millennium BCE to become one of the most important gods and the head of the Mesopotamian pantheon in the first millennium. He was the patron god of the city of Babylon, where his temple tower, the ziggurat Etemenanki ("Temple (that is) the foundation of the heavens and the earth") served as the model for the famous "tower of Babel". In the first millennium, he was often referred to as Bel, the Akkadian word for "Lord".

Marduk's origins and original functions are obscure. He is associated with incantations already in the Old Babylonian period. Whether this was the reason for or result of a syncretism with the god Asalluhi is unclear. A different suggestion holds that Marduk was deliberately syncretised with Asalluhi in order to give Marduk a strong association with the city of Eridu and the god Enki/Ea, a powerful deity who did not belong to the original pantheon of Nippur. At the same time Marduk is mainly known as the patron god of the city of Babylon, and it has often been suggested that Marduk's religious importance increased with the city's growing political influence. In the first millennium, Marduk is identified with Jupiter.


Marduk's symbol, the (triangular)
spade, on top of a temple.
The relief probably dates around
the late 12th century BCE.
One of the best-known literary texts from ancient Mesopotamia describes Marduk's dramatic rise to power. This rise to power is often called "The Babylonian Epic of Creation", which is rather a misnomer, as the main focus of the story is the elevation of Marduk to the head of the pantheon, for which the creation story is only a vehicle. In this narrative, the god Marduk battles the goddess Tiamat, the deified ocean, often seen to represent a female principle, whereas Marduk stands for the male principle. Marduk is victorious, kills Tiamat, and creates the world from her body. In gratitude the other gods then bestow 50 names upon Marduk and select him to be their head. The number 50 is significant, because it was previously associated with the god Enlil, the former head of the pantheon, who was now replaced by Marduk. This replacement of Enlil is already foreshadowed in the prologue to the famous Code of Hammurabi, a collection of "laws", issued by Hammurabi, the most famous king of the first dynasty of Babylon. In the prologue, Hammurabi mentions that the gods Anu and Enlil determined for Marduk to receive the "Enlil-ship" (stewardship) of all the people, and with this elevated him into the highest echelons of the Mesopotamian pantheon.
Mesopotamia 2000-1600 BC

Mesopotamia
Is a historical region in West Asia situated within the Tigris-Euphrates river system, in modern days roughly corresponding to most of Iraq plus Kuwait, the eastern parts of Syria, Southeastern Turkey, and regions along the Turkish-Syrian and Iran-Iraq borders.

The Sumerians and Akkadians (including Assyrians and Babylonians) dominated Mesopotamia from the beginning of written history (c. 3100 BC) to the fall of Babylon in 539 BC, when it was conquered by the Achaemenid Empire. It fell to Alexander the Great in 332 BC, and after his death, it became part of the Greek Seleucid empire.

Around 150 BC, Mesopotamia was under the control of the Parthian Empire. Mesopotamia became a battleground between the Romans and Parthians, with western parts of Mesopotamia coming under ephemeral Roman control. In AD 226, eastern part of it fell to the Sassanid Persians. Division of Mesopotamia between Roman (Byzantine from AD 395) and Sassanid Empires lasted until the 7th century. Muslim conquest of Persia of the Sasanian Empire and Muslin conquest of the Levant from Byzantines. A number of primarily neo-Assyrian and Christian Native Mesopotamian states existed between the 1st century BC and 3rd century AD, includin Adiabene, Osroene and Hatra.

Mesopotamia is the site of the earliest developments of the Neolithic Revolution from around 10.000 BC. It has been identified as having "inspired some of the most important developments in human history including the invention of the wheel, the planting of the first cereal crops and the development of cursive script, mathematics, astronomy and agriculture. (Source: Wikipedia)

Like "Hansel and Gretel" I followed the breadcrumbs and felt the need to "google" spirit and ask the guides to shine their light on Marduk and Sept. the 23rd.

Dialogue with spirit 9/25/2017:
Spirit: "You have been reading up on on ancient knowledge that is also mentioned in the Bible and gained more understanding of what the book of Jeremiah was referring to."
Me: "Yes, about Marduk. He was a leader that achieved god status in Babylon and he was also asociated with the planet Jupiter."
Spirit: "This is correct. In the ancient days people used symbols that had many spiritual meanings. The "god status" has nothing to do with God (the source). However, leaders were referred to as gods to make a distinction between people and the elite. Marduk followed the signs in the sky (astrology) and this is why Jupiter is linked to Marduk. However, Marduk was filled with and fueled by ego."
Me: "Many people were saying that September the 23rd was doomsday, the rapture etc. What does spirit have to say about this?"
Spirit: "Everything is energy and everything responds accordingly to the frequency that is send out. Energy that radiates high frequencies raise the vibration. This is also true for the planet bodies like the Earth, and on a smaller scale happens to humans. In group settings (humans) this can either have negative or positive outcome. Nothing happens without reason. The earth is raising its consciousness and goes through cycles of her own. This particular event, Virgo with the lion and Virgo giving birth to Jupiter, has occurred before. When this happens the earth makes a leap in her evolution and so do the humans that are on her planet. This is known as the time of light, where love will flood the earth. It will help raise the consciousness, individually and globally, for the people of earth. Rapture means transformation and this doesn't mean the annihilation of human beings although some may perish and move on."
Me: "Where do these human souls go?"
Spirit: "To a dimension that is higher or lower in frequency. It all depends on the human and its consciousness and how much it still has to learn. Humanity is entering a special event where people will embrace love or not; this is all part of the duality in this universe. More people will "wake up" and form a new earth and the earth will be filled with people that have reached the fourth dimension of consciousness; meaning that they will operate from love instead of the ego. There will still be "evil", but it will be less dominant and eventually disappear when all the humans are awakened. Spirituality will become the norm, so to speak. People are not aware of this, but this evolution has happened before."
Me: "What are the cycles in human years?"
Spirit: "Tens of thousands of years before this state is reached. Just look at the history of mankind. It goes back much further than it is known and recorded. This is why studying ancient knowledge, mythology, and religions will open up the consciousness. Every thought has been thought of before and not one spiritual truth has been left untold; it simply needs to be remembered. Communicating through the consciousness (channeling) is one way of receiving spiritual knowledge and teachings. This is made possible because everything is connected through the same energy. The universe grows everyday and it inhabits many beings that humanity knows little off. There are a few beings that gained popularity through the new age movement like the Pleiades, Anunnaki, Angels, still there are many more. Most of these beings protect the earth and the humans on this planet. The soul that resides in the spiritual realm was born in different parts of the universe. They are evolved beyond form and this is why there are personalities (spirit) that experience life for the soul in a bodysuit. The soul itself could inhabit a body. however, it is much easier for the soul to operate in the way that it does. People have a tendency to put a label on who they are and when they do this they forget their essence; this is all ego. Every person has to find the "spiritual truths" for themselves and cannot be forced to do so. Many Bible stories come from the human consciousness and are not spiritual in nature; this is also caused by the ego. Read between the lines, because there is spiritual truth hidden in this book and it will reveal itself for the seeker. There is no shame in reading the Bible from a different point of view. Channeled messages also contain truths; it is up to the person what they want to do with this knowledge. All that spirit can do is provide knowledge according to the persons consciousness; the rest is up to you." 

So, to sum it all up. There is nothing to worry about; "doomsday" has happened before and is simply an energetic shift. Marduk became filled with the ego and this was interesting. Could he have walked this earth and achieve immortality by becoming a deity or was he a deity to begin with? The plot thickens and my search continues.

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