Origin of the Species, From an Alien View

27 01 2010
Published: January 8, 2010
The New York Times

WHERE did humankind come from?

[Photo by Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times – To Zecharia Sitchin, a carving from 7,000 B.C. represents an alien passing a plow, and agricultural wisdom, to humanity.]

If you’re going to ask Zecharia Sitchin, be ready for a “Planet of the Apes” scenario: spaceships and hieroglyphics, genetic mutations and mutinous space aliens in gold mines.

It sounds like science fiction, but Mr. Sitchin is sure this is how it all went down hundreds of thousands of years ago in Mesopotamia. Humans were genetically engineered by extraterrestrials, he said, pointing to ancient texts to prove it.

In Mr. Sitchin’s Upper West Side kitchen, evolution and creationism collide. He is an apparently sane, sharp, University of London-educated 89-year-old who has spent his life arguing that people evolved with a little genetic intervention from ancient astronauts who came to Earth and needed laborers to mine gold to bring back to Nibiru, a planet we have yet to recognize.

Outlandish, yes, but also somehow intriguing from this cute, distinguished old man whom you may have seen shuffling slowly down Broadway with his cane, and thought, “Is Art Carney still alive?”

So you bring your laptop to his kitchen table, as if to take dictation, and ask what to write about him. He pads slowly to the stove and puts on the kettle.

“Well, you could start by calling me the most controversial 89-year-old man in New York,” Mr. Sitchin says. “Or you could just say I write books. I understand you’ve got to have an opening sentence, but describing my theories in a sentence, or even something like a newspaper article, is impossible. It will make me look silly.”

Mr. Sitchin has been called silly before — by scientists, historians and archaeologists who dismiss his theories as pseudoscience and fault their underpinnings: his translations of ancient texts and his understanding of physics. And yet, he has a devoted following of readers.

His 13 books, with names like “Genesis Revisited” and “The Earth Chronicles,” have sold millions of copies and been translated into 25 languages. “And Albanian is coming,” he notes, spooning the Taster’s Choice into two mugs.

Mr. Sitchin himself represents a remarkable feat of urban evolution that often goes unnoticed. He lives alone, in the sprawling prewar apartment he has inhabited for 54 years, maintaining his independence by relying on the infrastructure many Manhattanites take for granted.

He works away on his latest book, answers fan mail, and at midday, reaches for his cane, floppy hat and overcoat, and rides the elevator down from the second floor to the lobby. The doorman hails him a cab for the $4 ride to a nearby diner, Cafe Eighty Two on Broadway, for the lunch special, the chicken gyro, where there are other elderly people doing the same.

The Upper West Side is Mr. Sitchin’s Mesopotamia, Broadway a fertile valley. He has Lincoln Center, Zabar’s, Fairway, dry cleaners that deliver and a galaxy of take-out restaurants. For research, the New York Public Library is down on 42nd Street, and the archives of the Jewish Theological Seminary up on Broadway at 122nd Street.

“In Florida, if you don’t have a car, you might as well lay down and die,” he said. “I’ve been all over the Western world and I know of no other place where an older person like myself can survive on his own. I raise my hand, and my chauffeured car — a yellow cab — takes me anywhere. I can call any restaurant or store and get what I need delivered in minutes.”

He slides over a cup of coffee in a mug with a 30th anniversary logo for “The Twelfth Planet,” his seminal first book, now in its 45th printing. It stated his basic theory, based largely on his reading of texts preserved on clay tablets from the pre-Babylonian era in ancient Mesopotamia, the so-called cradle of the civilization of Sumer.

Born in Russia and raised in Israel, Mr. Sitchin studied economics in London and worked as a journalist and editor in Israel before moving to New York in 1952. Here, he was an executive at a shipping company and, with his wife of 66 years (she died in 2007), raised two daughters. He spent his free time studying, leading archaeological tours to ancient sites and spreading his unusual gospel.

Starting in childhood, he has studied ancient Hebrew, Akkadian and Sumerian, the language of the ancient Mesopotamians, who brought you geometry, astronomy, the chariot and the lunar calendar. And in the etchings of Sumerian pre-cuneiform script — the oldest example of writing — are stories of creation and the cosmos that most consider myth and allegory, but that Mr. Sitchin takes literally.

In his kitchen, Mr. Sitchin pulled two Danish out of a Zabar’s bag and began to explain. It starts with the planet Nibiru, whose long, elliptical orbit brings it near Earth once every 3,600 years or so. The planet’s inhabitants were technologically advanced humanlike beings, Mr. Sitchin said, standing about nine feet tall. Some 450,000 years ago, they detected reserves of gold in southeast Africa and made a colonial expedition to Earth, splashing down in what is now the Persian Gulf.

Mr. Sitchin said these Nibiru-ites recruited laborers from Earth’s erect primates to build eight great cities. Enki, who became the Sumerians’ god of science, bestowed some of the Nibiru-ites’ advanced genetic makeup upon these bipeds so they could work as miners.

This is how Mr. Sitchin explains what scientists attribute to evolution. He says the aliens’ cities were washed away in a great flood 30,000 years ago, after which they began passing on their knowledge to humans. He showed a photograph of a woodcarving from 7,000 B.C. of a large man handing over a plow to a smaller man: Ah, the passing on of agricultural knowledge. Anyway, he said, the Nibiru-ites finally jetted home in their spacecraft, around 550 B.C.

“This is in the texts; I’m not making it up,” Mr. Sitchin said, finishing his coffee. “They wanted to create primitive workers from the homo erectus and give him the genes to allow him to think and use tools.”

He showed photographs of ancient Sumerian carvings and etchings showing what he said were alien gods dressed in space helmets and suits. He pointed to something he called Nibiru in diagrams of the solar system.

Quite a theory — has he sold it to Hollywood?

“Oh no, not yet,” he said solemnly. “I’m waiting for Spielberg.”

Haiti and the Chaotic Node by Tom Kenyon

21 01 2010

The recent seismic event in Haiti heralds the beginning of the Chaotic Node we referred to in our last communication.

We are, quite frankly, surprised that this event occurred slightly outside the timeline we had projected. This tells us that new levels of “novelty” (meaning an increase in unpredictability) are escalating faster than we anticipated. Thus, it is, and will be, increasingly difficult to pinpoint such future occurrences.

However, the general thrust of your planetary state is one of extreme volatility. Your magnetic North Pole is shifting its position in erratic and unpredictable ways. The photosphere is also showing signs of unusual activity, as yet undetected by your scientists. All of this is to be expected for a planet undergoing a movement into Ascension, and we liken all of this to the birthing pangs of Earth’s birth into higher dimensions.

Our purpose in this communication is not to give predictions as to the unfolding of this chaotic node, for we must admit, in all humility, that our technology is no longer able to precisely predict the chaotic events unfolding before you.

What we wish to address, as always, are practical applications of multi-dimensional awareness.

It is the state of your vibratory field that determines your experience of any event. In its most simple form, the cultivation of appreciation for the smallest things in your life will give you the greatest results.

The various inner technologies we have given before will also help you navigate through this transition as well, but we realize that not everyone is capable of entering into multi-dimensional awareness. If you are one of these persons, do not concern yourself with it. The simple act of appreciation for what is in your life will shift your vibratory field faster and more effectively than any sacred geometry.

The task, then, is one of attaining a higher level of vibration. We do not mean physical vibration–the vibratory rate of your physical body–but rather we refer to the vibratory rate of your subtle energy body (your KA, your etheric double).

As your planet moves into its energetic process more deeply, you can expect more volatility in weather patterns, as well as an increase in unpredictable earth changes. But in some ways the external events are easier to deal with than the internal changes you will be facing.

Those of you who are more sensitive to the subtleties of energetics may find yourself “hard hit” by the dimensional and physical shifts that will occur. To a greater or lesser degree, depending upon their vibratory levels, more and more individuals will experience sleep disturbances, and strange dreams–some of them prophetic in nature. There will also most likely be an increase in strange physical ailments that have no logical explanation. These will often arise early in the morning hours as your energy body shifts from its inner journeys back to orientation to your physical form. These types of physical discomforts are a reaction from the organs within your body and the various bodily systems to the accelerating changes taking place. In other words, your physical bodies are challenged by the rapid escalation of planetary change.

You may experience sudden and unexpected periods of extreme fatigue, weakness, and even the very odd state of being both awake and asleep at the same time. Again, all of these challenges are a result of the rapid changes taking place upon your earth. If you have the luxury of time, and you feel one of these energetic drops, the sudden onset of fatigue, it is best to rest if you are able–to literally lie down. If you are unable to do so we urge you to be vigilant if you are driving or making critical decisions or choices, especially when engaged with technology. There may be–and we expect this to be true–a general increase in irritability throughout the population; small negative encounters can easily amplify into something much larger.

In our previous communication we offered the Dimensional Attunement for the Pineal Gland. This is still a very effective sound tool to assist you as you move through this period. Listening to this Attunement a few minutes a day can help your system “fine tune” itself so that the changes that are upon you will be less stressful.

Again, the key component in all of this is your vibratory rate, and the Dimensional Attunement assists your nervous system by tuning the pineal gland to the higher realms of light. Think of it as an “acoustic life raft.”

You may also experience a greater number of individuals choosing to exit the Earth plane. These exits will take place through unexpected accidents, unforeseen illnesses, and of course, earth changes and weather anomalies. What we wish to say to you in this regard is that as the dimensionality of Earth shifts, the veils between the dimensions will become thinner, and it will be true for many that they sense friends and loved ones on the other side of the veil more clearly than ever before.

In some ways the veils between life and death are being lifted, and the veils between dimensions are being parted. Thus some of you may have unusual and extraordinary encounters with animal spirits, devic beings of the Earth, and other nature spirits that have been obscured for the last several thousand years.

Although this is a difficult and challenging period, it is an extraordinary opportunity to be embodied at this time. Regardless of what unfolds before you in your life, or in the lives of those around you, we suggest you cultivate appreciation for the smallest things in your life. Share your love and affection for those to whom you feel close.

In the great miasma you call Western Civilization, it shall be individual relationships that survive the coming storm.

As you let go of the distortions created by your culture and wake up to the simple truth of your existence as an embodied being in time and space, you will see that the great adventure has just begun.

The Hathors (Channeled)
January 13, 2010

Weekly Weather January 11, 2010 by Anne Ortelee, New York

12 01 2010

https://i1.wp.com/www.greatdreams.com/solar/2009/RingOfFire_mammana-1982.jpgWeekly Weather January 11, 2009

Its going to be a challenging week on earth. Above our heads, we have quite a bit of cosmic activity and changes that promise that here below on earth we will be rocking and rolling. As above, so below, as without, so within! Get ready for action!

First up, the eclipses are here! The eclipses are here! We have a SOLAR or New Moon eclipse ~ an annular eclipse so the Moon blocks out the Sun but the corona of the Sun shines around the Moon so it looks like a burning ring of fire. Google annular eclipse image to see the burning ring of fire.

Those burning rings of fire can ignite MAJOR passions! The eclipse takes place with Venus joined to the Sun and Moon ~ all in the sign of Capricorn and joined to the North Node of Destiny. This eclipse is designed to move you forward one giant umbrella step (or more) on your path of purpose.

Venus is in mutual reception with Saturn suggesting you will get VERY clear on what you want or don’t want. Crystal clear in fact. The energy is incredibly strong and powerful. Listen to your inner voice to hear the vision of and clarity in the timbre of it. The universe will be speaking loud and clear.

On the same day the eclipse happens, Mercury stations to go direct, also in Capricorn, square to Saturn in Libra and just past a conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn. Mercury is also parallel by declination to the Sun and Moon and contraparallel to Mars. Mercury is going to be revealing the deep dark secrets that he knows. Watch for important reveals on the eclipse. Secrets will be told! Mars will be pushing for the secrets to be exposed in a very public and pronounced manner as he pushes against Sun and Moon by contraparallel. You may not WANT to know the secrets you’ll hear but they will be told. It will be a matter of Too Much Information. Capricorn in its lower form can be quite a difficult and shame filled energy.

On the eclipse, Mars retrogrades over the World Axis so violence, action and envy will be prominent in the world. Dark energy, Mars on World Axis brings the energy of the Lord of War to the forefront of our consciousness. Mars is also square to the Ascendant of the Eclipse Chart cast for Washington, D.C. The Ascendant of the Eclipse chart is on the World Axis in Scorpio in the Via Combusta ~ the volatile path of fire in the heavens where a number of rather difficult and ruthless fixed stars are found. We can expect passions in Washington will be quite high and loud, as well as flowing loudly around the world.

The Moon and Sun joined with Venus in Capricorn are both aspecting the point of Divorce so we can expect to hear of some major unions divorcing or breaking apart or ending. Whatever ends under the eclipse is all for the good. It is to move you forward on your path to the next destination in your life. Accept the news gratefully, knowing the North Node only has the best interest of your soul and being at heart.

Earlier in the week, on Wednesday, Saturn stations to go retrograde for six months at 4:39 Libra. He’ll back up for a final pass in late Virgo before returning to Libra in July. Saturn’s station causes mechanical and structural failures as well as earthquakes and collapses of the fixtures in our lives. Saturn as the ruler of the fathers, bosses, authorities, corporations and governments brings shake ups to these areas of our lives when he stops in the sky. As two days later, there is an enormous ring of fire eclipse in Capricorn with 10 planets/points ruled by Saturn involved, we can expect the week to bring structural changes in most every area of our lives. The nine planets/points directly answering to Saturn right now are: Pluto, Mercury, the North Node, Moon, Sun, Venus, Chiron, Neptune and Jupiter. As the Capricorn Moon rules the South Node of Cancer, it counts as the 10th point. And, truth be told, the REST of the planets in the heavens are responding to or listening to Saturn too!

When this many planets are active, the energy represents a major turning point in our lives. Quite a few of us will remember the events of this week for the rest of our lives as a major and significant moment of choice and freedom. We may still have some stuff to clean up in our lives, but we are on our path and moving forward. All that Capricorn energy makes our chart’s Saturn vibrate with our own individual path, purpose and energy. If we are NOT on our path, we will vibrate ourselves right over to it!

A few days after the eclipse, Jupiter dives into Pisces going from Fixed detached AIR to changing, emotional ocean WATER of Pisces. This will produce a major energetic shift right after the eclipse. Think about how it feels to dive into a cool swimming pool of water after laying in the hot sun for a while. That sense of water flowing around your being as you swim below the surface. The heat in your body dissipates as the coolness of the water melts it away. The tension and anxiety of the Eclipse energy will soften into a profound emotional release. The pent up energy will pour out of us.

And not to give away too much, but right behind Jupiter’s entrance into Pisces on Sunday, Venus and the Sun both enter Aquarius, leaving Cold, solid, depressed, cardinal earth behind to launch themselves heavenwards into detached, Fixed Air.

So think about it. In a space of six days we have Saturn’s station, stimulating all the planets in the chart that are in Capricorn or Aquarius, A Solar New Moon Ring of Fire eclipse, Mercury stationing square to Saturn and joined to Pluto and aspecting the Sun, Moon and Mars by declination, Jupiter entering Pisces, Venus and Sun entering Aquarius.

That is a LOT of Energy shifts and activity.

And it doesn’t take into account the minor energy aspects that are taking place this week… of which there are quite a few!

So what do you do with all this life altering energy and crazy making energy flying around? You take your time. You think before you act. You don’t react in anger or by shouting even if you REALLY want to slap them silly or stomp on their heads or bite their ears off a la Mike Tyson. Remember, THEY are feeling ALL the energy too! They are working out THEIR stuff as you are trying to work out YOUR stuff! Ask for the weekend to think it over before you say yea or nay or pull out the weapons of mass destruction. The situation before you is a turning point situation. You are right where you are supposed to be, learning what you are supposed to learn to help your soul become the what your chart intends for it to become. Believe in the power of your soul to guide your heart to make the right decision for you in the midst of the turbulence.

If you are OFFERED life altering, positive and affirming experiences or opportunities this week, DO SAY YES! It can and will be an amazing week for some of us. A New Moon with all this powerful energy on the North Node of Destiny calls us to dance forward with our lives to our desired fate. The planets Saturn and Jupiter flanking the eclipse with powerful changes of their own offer us a major turning point in OUR lives that mark an ending as well as a new beginning for us.

So hang on. It is just a week in your life. Quite possibly one of the most exciting weeks in your life! Certainly a week that you will remember well into your future. And, that can’t be said about every week. Pay attention!

Monday Moon in Sagittarius has lovely closing aspects to Jupiter offering a luscious energy to the beginning build up of tension and positive outcomes for things begun today and tomorrow. Sun and Venus both join with the North Node of Destiny so notice what or who you meet or connect with today. They will be important in your future. They are connections to nurture and support. Sun and Venus unite and form a lasting link of positive energy as they combine to connect you with a positive and forward moving link to your future. Moon trines Mars offering a burst of energy to get quite a bit accomplished. Sun joins with Venus so desire and passions are strong and clear. Sun and Venus also tackle projects that are lying around your house or office spaces to clear them out or clear them up. Jupiter has a biquintile to stationing Saturn ~ think of the two of them nodding at each other over the eclipse’s head like wise parents pushing you to do the thing you know you have to do. They KNOW this is in your best interest and that it is one of the most important weeks of your life as the principle of restriction combines with the principle of expansion and creativity. It is a brilliant idea so make sure what ever they suggest you take action on and towards. Go for your dream. Or at least write it down and start to work on it NEXT week (you might be too busy this week!).

Tuesday Moon continues in Sagittarius. And Moon has supportive aspects with the planets in the Gang of Three as they start to break apart. Jupiter is leaving Aquarius Sunday for 12 years so Neptune and Chiron will be on their own when they meet up next month to start a new 84 year cycle around health, healing and the search for divine or redemption. The Moon’s aspects today are the last time the Gang will be able to chat with each other in the same language. Moon will carry messages from Chiron and Neptune to Jupiter as he prepares to leave Aquarius and enter the land of interconnected Pisces. Watch what you hear or dream about your hopes and dreams today. Note your dreams upon awakening too. They are also talking to you. Think back on how your hopes and dreams for yourself and your life have changed over this past year. What are your NEW dreams for your life? Or maybe your REVISED dreams? Spend some time with your dreams today! Or as my friend Mary says figure out your Big Hairy Audacious Goal and a plan to go for it!

Wednesday Moon is in Capricorn as Saturn stations and turns retrograde until July. Capricorn Moon unites with Venus as the closing aspect making the projects or events begun under the Capricorn Moon productive, positive and financially lucrative. Venus and the Sun in Capricorn both sextile Uranus pushing the creative and innovative drive energy very high today. While Saturn stops and vibrates all the Capricorn and Aquarius Planets, Venus and Sun are holding hands with creative Uranus in Pisces. Uranus is your electrical connection with the cosmos ~ the path you have to take to individuate and find your purpose. Uranus transits are always full and ripe with break throughs, break downs, break ups, explosions, excitement, chaos and change. Uranus uniting with Venus and Sun asks us each to listen to the quiet or loud voice talking to us about our hopes and dreams. Uranus in the mix promises an electric or shocking charge to the energy ~ an “I KNEW IT!” kind of moment. Or perhaps a wild and out of the blue kind of zing energy. Structural changes in your life abound. Venus understand the pattern clearly ~give her a bit of room to express what she wants as she takes her path into consideration and expresses her desires. If you don’t KNOW what you want, choose silence and wait for Jupiter and Venus to shift signs next week. If you are clear, ask for it today or tomorrow as they are lovely days for bringing in the heart’s deepest desire.

Thursday find Moon in Capricorn a bit anxious as well as relieved as Saturn starts to move backwards. It is a profound moment of reversal where we go back to old ways to be able to go forward to our future. Notice what is returning to where it belongs or really, really wants to be. Lots of stressful energies today as the eclipse energy builds. There are semi sextiles that feel like you are blindside and didn’t see it coming. There are sesquiquadrates where you feel you HAVE to take action or simply die. Feel the feelings. Watch the energy emerge out of now where and see it rise inside of you. You don’t have to take action you know. You can feel your feelings and sit still. The universe is changing before your very eyes. Venus wants us all to get along and has a lovely aspect of expansion of her heart. Let your heart expand.

Friday is the Solar Eclipse and Mercury station. Visible in Africa, India and China, the eclipse is a burning ring of fire as the Moon appear slightly smaller than the Sun. Read the eclipse report on this website for more information about the eclipse. This is an absolutely FABULOUS eclipse to have a ritual of creation on. All that earth energy is simply delighted to manifest for you. So take some time today to sit with your soul and your dreams and talk to the heavens about them. Mercury stations today so he’s in the mood to tell secrets and break the bonds of confidentiality. He knows all sorts of interesting stuff. As the eclipse takes place at the same time watch for big reveals of information. There will be juicy tidbits flying about! Profound connections can take place today as the Sun joins with the North Node of Destiny to propel you forward to your fate.

Saturn’s day is quiet with the Moon in Aquarius having a closing aspect of a conjunction to Neptune. The suggestion is profound emotional release following a fight over silly things. Don’t go there. Focus on what your vision is rather than the silly drama before you.

Sunday Jupiter changes signs and enters Pisces for a year or so of expansive, loving and kind energy. Watch for the emotional and fluid shift into a new feeling of being. Mercury is able to organize the house or office paper work or emails. The Moon is void in the afternoon suggesting a lovely and relaxing evening. The changes are almost over but now you are on the easy and kind of fun side of it. Forward.

Mundane: The Saturn station and reversal promised arrived a bit early at NBC with the tentative announced revision of the late night line up. Jay Leno a fixed and solid Taurus born April 28, 1950 and Conan O’Brian a cardinal and fire moving Aries, born on April 18, 1963 both have Venus at 23 of Pisces. Their Venuses are receiving the shock of Uranus energy changing things for both of them at the same time. Conan took over Leno’s job at The Tonight Show on June 1, 2009 with the closing aspect being a separating Moon in Libra opposite Venus in Aries suggesting he would not be able to keep the job. However, Venus was on Conan’s Sun in Aries which did look promising and his Mars in Leo was on Leno‘s Pluto in Leo suggesting O‘Brian won that round.

Leno moved aside yet stayed as his Taurus Sun would be prone to do. Taurus hates change and prefers tried and true to new and different. Leno started his new 10 pm slot on NBC on September 14, 2009 with Moon in Leo on his Pluto and a closing aspect of Moon joined to Venus suggesting he would emerge as the king ultimately. Leno started his 10 pm slot when Saturn was at part three of the Saturn/ Uranus opposition in the fall. In fact, Saturn and Uranus had the opposition on the day AFTER Leno started his new show. Saturn and Uranus fighting means the old reliable Saturn is ousted or challenged by the energy of change of Uranus. The initial change in the night time line up was announced in the December of 2008, as Saturn and Uranus fought each other for the first time.

Now, as Mercury and Mars are retrograde, a change is announced that Leno will return to the 11:35 pm slot and O’Brian will keep the Tonight show but move it back a half hour to 12:05 am.

But we aren’t finished with the changes yet!

Mercury goes direct this week suggesting the plans will change yet again!

Conan is having the Solar Eclipse on his SOUTH NODE at 24 Capricorn, a nodal reversal by transit and his Aries Sun is square to the Nodal Axes in his chart and the sky. He has a proud Mars in Leo ruling that Aries Sun. Jay has a retrograde Mars and Mars is retrograde in the sky right now on his Pluto in Leo at 15. Leno is about to start a new 12 year cycle and has his Jupiter return occur this month. Leno won this round. O’Brien’s Aries Sun HATES to lose. The late night tussle will continue!

We still have two more Saturn / Uranus oppositions ~ end of April and end of July as well as Mars going direct in Leo crossing over that critical degree of 15 around May 7 to 9th. Another potentially hot date is March 10, when the Leo Mars stations and goes direct. Stay tuned to see whether Saturn Leno or Uranus O’Brian win the battle of late night or if they will live together in harmony!

Copyright © 2010 A.C. Ortelee

Cosmic Confidential: Eric Francis 2010 Annual Edition

7 01 2010

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