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Kish

Identifier

022199

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

 

Kish was an ancient city of Sumer in Mesopotamia, considered to have been located near the modern Tell al-Uhaymir in the Babil Governorate of Iraq, some 12 km east of Babylon and 80 km south of Baghdad.

It was occupied from the Jemdet Nasr period (ca. 3100 BC), gaining prominence as one of the pre-eminent powers in the region during the early dynastic period.

The Sumerian king list states that Kish was the first city to have kings following the deluge, beginning with Jushur. Jushur's successor is called Kullassina-bel, but this is actually a sentence in Akkadian meaning "All of them were lord".   Although, some scholars have suggested that this may have been intended to signify the absence of a central authority in Kish for a time, given the nature of the early administrations of the city states – run by elders as a democracy, it may simply mean the city was ruled by wise men.

The twelfth king of Kish appearing on the Sumerian king list is Etana. The list calls Etana "the shepherd, who ascended to heaven and consolidated all the foreign countries", and states that he ruled 1,560 years.  If we consider that each city state was dedicated to a deity, then this is clearly not impossible.  Any council of wise men is answerable to the supreme deity and given that wisdom is attained via spiritual experience there is every likelihood that he was their ‘king’, albeit a spiritual one!

But, is this the past or the future?  The king list appears to have been both a history and a prophecy, and the order – being a prophecy – may not always be chronological. It is worth noting that The Third Dynasty of Kish is unique in that it begins with a woman, previously a tavern keeper, Kubau, as "king". She was later deified as the goddess Kheba.

A description of the experience

Given the looting that has taken place and the destruction, the constant rebuilding and the sheer time – thousands of years – that has gone by, it is not possible to precisely state which Intelligences were the deities of which cities.   Wikipedia has made many brave attempts, but they all contradict one another and this is not a criticism, it is a reflection of the fact that one cannot pin down the history of a mystic system when it is 6000 years old. Using their tables and a snapshot of the earliest allocations that could be found this is a possible allocation of deities to city states:

The Planets

The Babylonians coloured the seven planets as follows: the moon, silvern; the sun, golden; Mars, red; Saturn, black; Jupiter, orange; Venus, yellow; and Mercury, blue

  • Uruk – Anu and then Ishtar/Inanna, VENUS
  • Ur - Nanna (in Akkadian, Sin) the MOON
  • Marad - Ninurta was the god of hunting and war MARS.
  • Lagash – and Girsu, dedicated to Ningursu/Ninip SATURN
  • Larsa – and/or Sippar.  Shamash also known as Utu – the SUN
  • Eridu – Enki [later called Nebo] MERCURY
  • Babylon [old] - Adad or Hadad, JUPITER.  Jupiter the planet was called ‘Merodach’  - Marduk, in Babylonia.  In other words when Marduk was introduced by the Babylonians, they also associated him with a planet.  Jupiter was associated with Marduk by the Hammurabi period

The major divisions

  • Kish - Ninhursag EARTH
  • Nippur – Enlil - CREATOR
  • Shuruppak – wife of Ninlil CREATED
  • Bad-tibira – Dumuzi better known as Tammuz.  WORLD SOUL/SON OF GOD *
  • Cuth – or Cuthah/Kutha represented by the mound of Tell-Ibrahim.  Nergal, Nirgal, or PLUTO.  The UNDERWORLD [including Hell]

*Tammuz (Syriac: ܬܡܘܙ‎; Hebrew: תַּמּוּז, Transliterated Hebrew: Tammuz, Tiberian Hebrew: Tammûz; Arabic: تمّوز‎‎ Tammūz; Akkadian: Duʾzu, Dūzu; Sumerian: Dumuzid ), is translated as "faithful or true son".  Symbolically the ‘Son of God’ and collectively all the sons of God are then the World soul

The source of the experience

Mesopotamian system

Concepts, symbols and science items

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Creating a sacred geography

Commonsteps

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