The Origin of the Annunaki Script
A Collector’s Edition entitled “Secrets of the Da Vinci Code,” published by US News and World Report, features a brief interview with James Robinson, general editor of the Nag Hammadi Library in English. Correcting Dan Brown’s reference to the Nag Hammadi texts as scrolls, Robinson points out: “They are codices – books with individual pages. They are actually the oldest example we have of leather bound books.”
Amazingly, whatever the significance of their content—and we have yet to comprehend what that might be—the Nag Hammadi Codices (NHC) are the earliest surviving examples of bound books. Close reading of these arcane materials shows that Gnostics, as teachers in the ancient Mysteries were called, were deeply concerned with alien intrusion upon humankind. Entities they called archons appear to be identical to the ETs of modern UFOlogy. The codices indicate both Gray and reptilian types: namely, a reptilian or “drakonic” type and and a neonate type, suggested by the image of a prematurely born fetus. The former are the overlords, the latter, servile, robotic drones who obey a hive-mentality. The NHC do not contain graphic physical descriptions of these alien intruders, but present ample information to profile them comparatively with the two types of ETs most widely discussed today.
Perhaps one-fifth of the intelligible material in the NHC concerns the origin, methods, and motives of the archons, also called “authorities, governers.” Their name derives from arche-, “first, from the beginning,” because, according to Gnostic cosmology, they emerged at an early stage of the solar system previous to the formation of the earth. These bizarre entities may be regarded as a locust-like species of cyborgs with silicon-based bodies so designed to permit only brief forays into the earth’s oxygen-rich atmosphere. They inhabit the solar system at large, traveling among the planets in alien-engineered spacecraft. Gnostics texts hint that they may be compared to custodial engineers of the inanimate clockwork mechanism of the system. Some, but not all, UFO sightings and abductions may be attributed to them.
Although archons do exist physically, the real danger they pose to humanity is not invasion of the planet but invasion of the mind. They are intrapsychic mind-parasites who access human consciousness through telepathy and simulation. They infect our imagination and use the power of make-believe for deception and confusion. Their pleasure is in deceit for its own sake, without a particular aim or purpose. They are robotic in nature, incapable of independent thought or choice, and have no particular agenda except to live vicariously through human beings. They are bizarrely able to pretend an effect on humans which they do not really have. For instance, they cannot access human genetics but they can pretend to do so, in such a way that humans fall for the pretended act, as if staged events were taken for real. In this respect, archons are the ultimate hoaxers. The trick is, if humanity falls under the illusion of superhuman power, it becomes as good as real, a self-fulfilling delusion. This is the essence of archontic intrusion.
In the cosmic perspective, archons present a dynamic aspect of the evolutionary scenario of humankind, through which human potential is tested. The Gnostic view of their role closely matches the “flyers” in The Active Side of Infinity, the last book of Carlos Castaneda, who says that the flyers are “the means by which the universe tests us.” There are numerous close parallels between Castaneda and Gnostic teachings.
This profile of the archons is not speculative. It follows what can be gathered from the Gnostic writings. For instance, NHC texts describe how the archons attempted to rape Eve—clearly a mythological rendition of genetic intervention. Such passages appear to support the claims of alien interbreeding so widely discussed today. But in the Gnostic account, the alien intruders did not succeed in this act of cross-species intervention: they tried but failed.
The notion that archons present a test to humanity—explicitly stated by Castaneda if one accepts the archon/flyers correlation—can also be traced in some NHC writings, especially The Apochryon of John. That text suggests that the Aeon Sophia, the cosmic intelligence of the earth, engages the archon species and uses their deviant and deceptive influence for such a purpose. The account of how the overlord of the authorities “committed adultery with Wisdom (Sophia)” and binds humanity to “a chain of blind compulsion (hiermarmene)” is baffling, to say the least (NHC II, 1:28.16). To sort out and clarify what the Sophianic narrative may have to say about the test of the archons is a great challenge to our understanding of the Gnostic message and how it can benefit humanity today.
The sacred creation story of the Mysteries (Sophia Mythos) explains that the archons arise due to an anomaly in the cosmic order. “The world system we inhabit came about by a mistake” (NHC II, 3:75.5). This startling line alludes to the Gnostic view that the planetary system we inhabit resulted from the impact of a massive power surge from the galactic center—in mythological terms, the “fall” of the goddess Sophia. Sweeping over a region of lifeless atomic matter in the galactic limbs, this tsunami of core energy produced a planetary system complete with a resident species, the locust-like archons. At first the planetary system was a merely whirlpool of agitated matter, like a beehive under construction with bees swarming around it. Then it became centered on a newborn star, the sun of our solar system.
The fallen goddess myth says that the earth was not formed in the same manner as the rest of the solar system. The other planets conglomerated from vast fields of inert atomic dust, but the earth grew organically from the original plume of core energy: that is, from Sophia’s alive, animating, self-awareness, a pure torrent of galactic luminosity (Organic Light). Weird as it might sound, this view is not incompatible with modern astronomy. Science affirms that the solar system at large is dominated by inorganic chemistry that does not support life as it occurs in the terrestrial biosphere, where organic chemistry is the norm. This being so, how did the organic, life-bearing part of the solar system, the planet earth, evolve from the non-organic part that does not support life as it appears in the terrestrial habitat? Are we to assume that the anomaly of organic life within the solar system evolved from the inorganic planetary matrix, that life evolved from the non-living? If that were so, how it could happen has not been demonstrated or proven by science. It has been assumed as a dogma (called abiogenesis), but not proven.
Were they here today, Gnostics would argue that the solar system has two distinct dynamics, organic and inorganic, because the earth is the metamorphosis of a surge of super-alive animating power from the galactic center, while the solar system, the habitat of the archons, is the product of inert atomic matter impacted by that surge. The observation of the difference between the inorganic and organic aspects of our solar system led James Lovelock to formulate the Gaia Hypothesis. In Not in His Image, I show how key points of Gaia theory correlate to the Gnostic cosmology of the gallen goddess, Sophia.
Sophia is the name Gnostics gave to the animating intelligence of the earth before it become this planet. In their view, the cosmic origin of our planet is present to us here and now as wisdom, the living, all-informing intelligence of nature. Sophia is the Anima Mundi, the soul of the world.
So, the earliest surviving documents in book form, the Nag Hammadi Codices found in Egypt in 1945, contain an account of alien intrusion with descriptive clues on the physical form of the intruders. But what about the earliest known writings in any form? Archeologists tell us that cuneiform writing was invented in Mesopotamia around 3200, long before bound books appeared. The cuneiform record on clay tablets presents a fascinating repertoire of stories about human prehistory. Cuneiform texts such as Atrahasis, Enuma Elish, and Enki and World Order, describe an alien race called the Annunaki, “those who from heaven to earth came,” as Zechariah Sitchin translates that term. Sitchin is well-known for densely researched books on the Annunaki, whom he identifies with the Biblical Nefhilim and “the Watchers” of the Book of Enoch. These are alien entities who “came into the daughters of men,” as Genesis says. In short, they interbred with the human race.
Assumed to be factual, the Sumerian tablets give an account of alien intervention upon humankind by a master race from another world or dimension. This is the Annunaki script, as I call it. Sitchin and many others take this script for a record ofactual events in prehistory. The tablets describe two Annunaki leaders, Enki and his half-sister Ninhursag, who produce a hybrid slave race by mixing their divine genes with the inferior genes of the lu-lu, the indigenous ape-like peoples of the planet, Thus, an alien “interbreeding program” is central to the Annunaki narrative. This is also a key event in the “reptilian agenda.” Indeed, it may be considered thefoundation myth of that agenda. A foundation myth is a story that legitimates a social or cultural custom or order. It is worth noting that the Annunaki script is the foundation myth of theocracy, rulership by the gods or descendents of the gods. The ancient theocrats claimed descent from the reptilian alien race.
It is an indisputable fact that this story is written down in the oldest surviving records, but is the story itself a fact? And if Annunaki intervention were not a fact, but a fiction presented as fact, how would we know? How would we be able to tell the difference? What critical faculties would be required for such an exercise of discernment?
How amazing it is that the oldest known writings and the earliest surviving booksboth tell the same story! The cuneiform tables and the Nag Hammadi books both describe an alien intervention scenario. To my knowledge, no attention has yet been given to this remarkable coincidence.
But hold on a second. There is a huge difference in the way these two sources handle the foundation myth of the reptilian agenda. The cuneiform record presents alien intervention as if it were solid fact, an event that really happened in prehistory. By contrast, Gnostic writings in the NHC put the story of the Annunaki (there called archons) in the cosmological perspective of the fallen goddess myth, then analyze and deconstruct it in quite rigorous terms. The trained seers of the Mysteries had a definite fix on the Annunaki, including a view of their origins and motives, and within that view, they took a critical approach to intervention. In short, they deconstructed the Sumerian narrative and exposed part of it to be a fabrication, a lie.
The cuneiform record itself is just a story, without critical commentary. We are not told the source of the story, who authored it. By contrast, we know that the NHC texts come from Gnostic sects of the pre-Christian Mysteries. Although the authors remain almost all anonymous, we know them as having been participants in that ancient tradition of spiritual education, the Mystery Schools. The resident seers of those organizations took special interest in a panoramic view of human evolution, with particular attention to interference from non-human channels, but they did not report that the human species has been engineered by alien forces. Several passages in the NHC describe the “alien interbreeding program,” yes, but always treating it as a failed venture:
The Archons came to Adam. When they saw Eve talking to him they said to each other, ‘What sort of creature is this luminous woman?’ … Now come, let us lay hold of her and cast our seed into her, that she may become soiled and unable to access her inner light. Then those who she bears will be under our charge… But Eve, being a free power, laughed at their decision. She put mist in their eyes [and escaped them].” (On the Origin of the World, NHC II, 5 : 116.10ff)
This is one of several riveting passages that show Eve, the primal woman who represents the human race, outwitting the archons. Another text describes how Eve leaves her “phantom image” for the archons to defile, but they are unable to access her body, i.e., human genetic structure. If the Gnostics knew what they were talking about, and were not themselves merely fabricating a tall tale, the Archon/Annunaki race did attempt to interbreed with humanity, but failed.
If this is true, the cuneiform record is a lie, a deliberate fiction intended to deceive. It is mythological disinformation. That possibility must be allowed, but can it be investigated? Consider this: actual alien intervention in human genetics would have an effect, obviously, but equally so would a false claim of intervention were it taken for real. The physical and evolutionary effect of genetic intervention would, however, be impossible to trace without samples of pre-intervention DNA to compare to modern DNA. So, even if it is literally true, the cuneiform story cannot be confirmed, or refuted, scientifically.
Consider what effects might arise if human beings held the fictional story of intervention to be true. To get an idea of what can happen when people believe a false story, consider the panic reaction to Orson Welles’s radio program, “The War of the Worlds,” announcing an invasion by Martians. The invasion was a fiction but it produced a massive panic, as if it were really happening. This famous stunt (regarded by some today as a government- backed psi-ops experiment on the public) exemplifies the archontic power of HAL, simulation. The power of a HOAX happens to be extremely strong in human reality, due to the gullibility of our species combined with our high imaginative talent, i.e., the capacity to live our mental fictions and inventions.
It is a well-known truism of psychology that the subconscious mind cannot distinguish fact from fiction. Normally, we rely on the conscious rational mind to make that judgment. Most people can rationally choose fact over fiction, if the choice is clear, and, most important, if the conditions for making a choice are provided. But what if they are not provided? If you are presented, say, with a fake terrorist alert, you will be strongly inclined to react as if it were real unless you have preponderant evidence to the contrary. Psi-ops tactics use the dynamic of the subconscious mind, unable to discern fact from invention, to subvert the operations of the rational mind, thus breaking down and overpowering the capacity for discrimination and choice. Trick someone in that way and you have them in control, under your “authority”. Although in fact you command no real power of them, the fabrication taken for real commands the mind and actions of those so duped. In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist events, many people around the world have had occasion to consider the archontic power of simulation.
There is no way to prove the effects of actual genetic intervention in a remote time, but the effects of a hoax purporting such intervention can be investigated. Gnostic seers appear to have understood that the interventional power of the archons is pure fakery, like the special effects of the Wizard of Oz. But for humanity, imagination is powerfully real and directs our purposeful behavior in a crucial way: we have first to imagine a goal or objective in order to pursue it. Presented with a decoy in place of a real objective, we will pursue the decoy and adapt our behavior to a false set of events. The Sophianic story about the testing of the archons may refer to the risk of pursuing fake objectives, such as a “war on terror,” when we fail to apply our intelligence to the quest for a true version of events.
The archon story tests us, perhaps more than the Archons themselves do, or can do. The intervention story tests human credulity and poses a riddle: Do you accept the power of your imagination to invent something that comes true, and use it in that way, or are you in default imaginatively, overpowered by an invention that pretends to be true?
The “Reptilian Agenda” propounded by David Icke and others is an extrapolation of the Sumerian cuneiform story. If the Gnostic critique of the Annunaki script is correct, this would amount to the unwitting perpetuation of an ancient hoax. Icke and others such as Michael Tsarion and Jordan Maxwell appear to be completely uninformed about Gnostic teachings on the archons. If so, they cannot benefit from the critical commentary of those veteran seers and clairvoyants, the initiates of the Mystery Schools. Moreover, they do not question Sitchin’s weak points: namely, his inability to confirm the return of Nibiru, the home planet of the Annunaki, by astronomical science, and his failure (or refusal) to describe their physical appearance. Most ET speculators who follow Sitchin assume the Annunaki are reptilians: for instance, R. A. Boulay in Flying Serpents and Dragons—an excellent book, by the way, and more deeply researched than Sitchin in some ways.
Another account of the failed rape of Eve occurs in The Reality of the Archons, NHC II, 4. Here again the Mystery teachers offer wise counsel concerning the reptilian factor in human evolution. According to the Gnostics, the serpent in the Garden of Eden was a benefactor because it advised the first humans to eat the forbidden fruit that opened their eyes to heightened or paranormal perception. The Reality of the Archons says explicitly
The female spiritual principle came through the snake, the instructor.
This passage identifies the psychophysical energy known in Asian mystical practices as kundalini, the serpent power. This electricity-like spiralling energy belongs equally to the cosmos, the earth, and the human body, integral to our corporeal and spiritual make-up. It has been universally equated with goddess divinities or shaktis. Raising kundalini is the aim of yogic practices that have persisted for thousands of years. The serpentine power is also the form of divine energy-intelligence witnessed by countless people who have undergone ayahuasca trance. Veteran shamans assert that this serpentine power is an actual dynamism of nature, a supernatural creature to be encountered in the altered state of ayahuasca trance, over and over again. Sacha Mama, the great serpentine wisdom goddess of the Amazon, is identical with the Rainbow Serpent of the Australian Aborigines. Countless other examples and parallels of the “female spiritual principle” could be given.
But note carefully: this telluric vision serpent is not a reptilian entity. A serpent is a reptile, but not every reptile is a serpent. An iguana, a salamander, a monitor lizard from Indonesia—these are reptiles, but not serpents. No one mistakes a lizard for a garden snake. The snake exhibits a particular legless morphology of the reptilian class of creatures, distinct and separate from other reptilians. But where in all the accounts and analyses of the reptilian agenda, does anyone make this obvious distinction? Nowhere. So far.