21 July 2004
Comments by Rob Solàrion
The following information, transcribed
almost verbatim, to which I have added Comments, comes from
pages 47-71 of
Stairway to Heaven
by Zecharia Sitchin.
This is Volume 2 of
THE EARTH CHRONICLES series, which I
first read in its entirety in the summer and fall of 1993. Mr.
Sitchin always includes numerous graphics to accompany his text.
For those, you should consult the printed edition.
Chapter IV ("The Stairway To Heaven") is
presented in a rather "factual" manner, whereas in Chapter V
("The Gods Who Came To Planet Earth") Mr. Sitchin
tends to philosophize about these facts from a modern perspective.
Mr. Sitchin wrote in THE EARTH CHRONICLES that there
was a "spaceport" in the Sinai and an "airport"
Thus, by inference, when the Pharaoh went
"eastwards", he went to the Sinai Spaceport with all its
elaborate security precautions, just like Cape Canaveral
today, I am sure. Mr. Sitchin is attempting to bolster his
theory that there was a "spaceport" in the Sinai,
which Nibiruan Prince Utu/Apollo sabotaged during The
I have no disagreement with that.
However, as I shall note in my comments, I think that this "Stairway
To Heaven" was located in the far-north, possibly accessible
from "east of Egypt" (as from central Asia) by underground
tunnels and the like. But the actual "Stairway" itself was
the electromagnetic tether-beam connecting our
North Pole to Planet X Nibiru’s South Pole. The "Ascender"
described below is the same "animal" as the "tomcat"
of Siberian legend, a "tomcat" that climbed up and
down the "North Pole".
This "tomcat" was remembered as
a "squirrel" named "Ratatosk" that climbed up
and down the Yggdrasill Tree in the Nordic legends,
and as a "monkey" in the Central American legends.
Even in modern Alaska there are Indian "totem poles"
on which are carved some sort of animal shown climbing up or down,
or perched on top.
See Illustrations 23-26 of my book Planet X
Nibiru : Slow-Motion Doomsday.
"There is a mill which grinds by
itself, swings of itself, and scatters the dust a hundred versts
away. And there is a golden pole with a golden cage on top which
is also the Nail of the North. And there is a very wise tomcat
which climbs up and down this pole. When he climbs down, he
sings songs; and when he climbs up, he tells tales."
Legend of the Ostyaks of the
Siberian Irtysh River Valley
This "animal" was a space "elevator"
or "conveyance" of some sort that "ferried" gods and
men up the "tree trunk" from North Polar Regions
(Scandinavia, Siberia, Alaska) to Planet X, or to its
"mothership", tethered about 60,000 miles (about 100,000
kilometers) above our North Pole.
When this "configuration" was
still in place over 2,700 years ago, it is said in the Egyptian
legend that it required a journey of 8 days to travel up this
"ladder" or "pillar" to the "Celestial Disk" or "Heaven",
from northern Siberia, for example. That seems a bit long to me, but
then I do not really understand what sort of "conveyance" the
Pyramid Texts were referring to in the first place. Neither
does anyone else.
As for the northern celestial millwheel that "scatters the
dust a hundred versts away", in Norse mythology
there is reference to a sacred "Vigrid Plain" which is
associated with their "Ragnarok" legends.
"The sons of Muspel direct their
course to the plain which is called Vigrid. Thither repair also
the Fenris-Wolf and the Midgard-Serpent."
"To this place have also come Loke
and Hrym, and with him all the Frost Giants. In Loke’s company
are all the friends of Hel. The sons of Muspel have then their
efficient bands alone by themselves. The plain Vigrid is one
hundred rasts on each side."
This "Vigrid Plain" may be
the exact same area called Duat in Egypt.
The "Vigrid Plain" is the same size as the area over which
the millwheel scatters the dust, and it is significant that in two
completely different mythologies there are references to a northern,
polar area that is 100 "rasts" or "versts" wide. The words "rast"
and "verst" are identical, like the Spanish word "amigo"
and the Italian "amico". When "coincidental" details
turn up in two or more cultures, one knows that one is on the trail
of "hidden secrets"!
The facts presented in Chapter IV obviously indicate
that someone, such as Pharaoh Pepi I (Apopi I)
actually travelled up the "Rainbow Bridge Bifrost" to "Asgard";
then returned and lived to tell about it.
One presumes that after
The Cosmic Tree finally "dissolved"
in 687 BCE, it was remembered only as a "mythical" place for
the Pharaohs’ "eternal life"; but there is no doubt that when you
consider such legends in our contemporary technological context, as
Mr. Sitchin does at the beginning of Chapter V,
this is clearly a description of a journey from our planet to
theirs, or to their gigantic tethered/anchored mothership.
Further comments are included below.
THE STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN
Let us imagine ourselves in the Pharaoh’s magnificent funerary
temple. Having mummified and prepared the Pharaoh for his Journey,
the Shem priests now intone the gods to open for the king a path and
a gateway. The divine messenger has arrived on the other side of the
false door, ready to take the Pharaoh through the stone wall and
launch him on his journey.
term Shem is interpreted by Sitchin elsewhere as being a word for
"spaceship" or "rocketship". RS]
Emerging through the false door on the eastern side of his tomb, the
Pharaoh was instructed to set his course eastward. Lest he
misunderstand, he was explicitly warned against going west:
who go thither, they return not!"
His goal was the Duat, in the
"Land of the Mountain Gods". He was to enter there "The Great House
of Two... the House of Fire"; where, during a "night of computing
years", he shall be transformed into a Divine Being and ascend "to
the east side of Heaven".
[COMMENT: In my
book Planet X Nibiru : Slow-Motion Doomsday, in Chapter 7, "Heaven &
Hell", I discuss "Tuat, City Of God". The word
Tuat is identical
with the word Duat. There I postulated that Tuat was that part of
the Planet Earth in the Southern Hemisphere, where
The Cosmic Tree
was not visible. It was a land of gloom and terror in the "partially
lighted regions" where the "solid darkness" began - hence, Hell.
See also Illustrations 3-8 of my book. Here, however, Sitchin
presents the idea that the Duat was in the Northern Hemisphere. This
seems logical when you read through what follows.
deserves further investigation. However, the "Land Of The Mountain
Gods" certainly refers to The Sacred Mountain, Mount Olympus, Mount
Zion, Mount Meru, Hyperborea - "the land beyond the mountains where
the North Wind rises"! "The Great House Of Two" is probably a
reference to the fact that
Planet X Nibiru is ruled by two: Emperor
Anu & Empress Antu. The "City Of An" mentioned below is certainly a
reference to Anu. Furthermore, if one were looking upwards at
X above our North Pole, one would be looking at its Southern
Perhaps the "landing pad" of the "City Of Anu" is
located on the eastern side of their Planet, or this idea simply
indicated the cardinal direction on their Planet where the "tomcat"
arrived before "landing" on top of the "North Pole", in the "Golden
Cage" or the turning millwheel, that is, the rotating Planet X! We
shall not know this for sure until after 2012, when we can once
again see this Sacred World Tree with our own eyes. And finally, I
am at a loss to explain this reference, repeated later, to a "Night
Of Computing Years". Our years, or their "shars", or both? Is this
mysterious idea the Planet X equivalent of our own "atomic clock"?
But they are coming back, and they’ll be "computing years" again, we
can be certain of that! RS]
The first obstacle in the Pharaoh’s course was the Lake of Reeds - a long body of marshy waters made up of a series of adjoining lakes.
Symbolically, he had the blessing of his guardian god to cross the
lake by parting its waters; physically, the crossing was possible
because the lake was served by the Divine Ferryman, who ferried the
gods across in a boat made by Khnum, the Divine Craftsman. But
Ferryman was stationed on the far side of the lake, and the
had a hard time convincing him that he was entitled to be fetched
and ferried over.
The Ferryman questioned the Pharaoh about his origins. Was he the
son of a god or goddess? Was he listed in the "Register of the Two
The Pharaoh explained his claims to being of "divine
seed", and gave assurances of his righteousness. In some cases it
worked. In other instances the Pharaoh had to appeal to Ra or to
Thoth to get him across; in which instances, the boat and its oars
or rudder came alive with uncanny forces; the ferryboat began to
move by itself, the steering-oar grasped by the king directed
itself. All, in short, became self-propelled.
One way or another,
the Pharaoh managed to cross the lake and be on his way toward "The
Two That Bring Closer the Heavens":
He descends into the
boat, like Ra,
On the shores of the Winding Watercourse.
The king rows in his Hanbu-boat;
He takes the helm toward the
Plain of "The Two That Bring Closer the Heavens",
In the land beginning from the Lake of Reeds.
[COMMENT: The exact
location of this "Lake Of Reeds" is unknown. However, one gets the
distinct impression when reading this, that access to the Duat was
highly restricted; even getting to its location in the first place
was impossible because of all the "security checks" along the way.
Nibiruan Duke Adonis Dumuzi once worked for King Nergal Hades as a
"ferryman" of Adamu slaves to the "Underworld", probably a reference
to the gold mines that Nergal supervised in southern Africa, in the
fiery land of the "partially lighted regions" - Hell. Duke Dumuzi
was murdered by Baron Marduk during The Pyramid Wars, when the evil
Baron Marduk and his treacherous consort Baroness Sarpanit stole the
powerful MEs from Emperor Anu and Empress Antu and declared
themselves the new Emperor and Empress. Eventually they were
defeated, and the MEs were returned to Anu and Antu. This period of
war probably preceded the Egyptian legend; thus, a new "ferryman"
might have replaced Duke Dumuzi. But this reference could also be to
a completely different type of "ferryman". RS]
The Lake of Reeds was situated at the eastern end of the domain of
Horus. Beyond lay the territories of his adversary Seth, the "lands
of Asia". As would be expected on such a sensitive boundary, the
king discovers the lake’s eastern shore is patrolled by four
"Crossing guards, the wearers of side locks".
The way these guards
wore their hair was truly their most conspicuous feature.
coal," it was "arranged in curls on their foreheads, at their
temples and at the back of their heads, with braids in the center of
Clearly by now the king has arrived in Central Asia, but this
hairstyle sounds a bit like Orthodox Hasidic Jews. This is
"mysterious", to say the least. In northern Siberia, just south of
the Arctic Ocean there are high mountain peaks. There are also
myriad rivers that empty into the Arctic Ocean, and one presumes
that there are numerous lakes as well. The Rhipaean Mountains which
led to Hyperborea were thought to have been located around the
Mountains of central Siberia and western Mongolia. See Chapter 8 of
my book, "Hyperborea & The Rhipaean Mountains". The Duat could have
been located north of the Altais. This is highly inhospitable,
middle-of-nowhere territory. Even today, it would be a daunting task
to try to hike with only a backpack from Ulan Bator, Mongolia, to
Khatanga, Siberia. RS]
Combining diplomacy with firmness, the king again proclaimed his
divine origins, claiming he was summoned by "my father Ra". One
Pharaoh is reported to have used threats:
"Delay my crossing, and I
will pluck out your locks as lotus flowers are plucked in the lotus
Another had some of the gods come to his assistance. One way
or another, the Pharaoh managed to proceed.
The king has now left the lands of Horus. The eastward place which
he seeks to reach - though under the aegis of Ra - is "in the
region of Seth". His goal is a mountainous area, the Mountains of
His course is set toward a pass between two mountains,
"the two mountains which stand in awe of Seth." But first he has to
traverse an arid and barren area, a kind of no-god’s land between
the domains of Horus and Seth. Just as the pace and urgency of the
Utterances increase, for the king is getting closer to the Hidden
Place where the Doors of Heaven are located, he is challenged again
by guards. "Where goest thou?" they demand to know.
The king’s sponsors answer for him?
"The king goes to Heaven, to
possess life and joy; that the king may see his father, that the
king may see Ra."
As the guards contemplate the request, the king
himself pleads with them:
"Open the frontier... incline its barrier... let me pass as the gods pass through!"
Having come from Egypt, from the domain of Horus, the king and his
sponsors recognize the need for prudence. Many Utterances and verses
are employed to present the king as neutral in the feud between the
gods. The king is introduced both as "born of Horus, he at whose
name the Earth quakes", and as "conceived by Seth, he at whose name
Heaven trembles". The king stresses not only his affinity to Ra, but
declares that he proceeds "in the service of Ra"; producing thereby
a laissez-passer from higher authority.
With shrewd evenhandedness,
the texts point out to the two gods with their own self-interest in
the king’s continued journey, for Ra would surely appreciate their
aid to one who comes in his service.
[COMMENT: It is
unclear to whom this "Ra" refers. Sitchin equates Duke
the Egyptian "Aten-Ra" and Baron Marduk with the Egyptian "Amon-Ra".
Horus (Prince Ishkur/Ares) was the son of Osiris (Crown-Prince
who was dismembered by his brother Seth (Prince Enki/Poseidon).
(Queen Ninkhursag/Hera) collected the pieces of Osiris and
reassembled them. This episode resulted in the "feud between the
gods" mentioned above. At any rate, this particular Pharaoh was
allowed to proceed. RS]
Finally, the guards of the Land of Seth let the king proceed toward
a mountain pass. The king’s sponsors make sure that he realizes the
import of the moment:
Thou are now on the way
to the high places
In the land of Seth.
In the land of Seth
Thou will be set on the high places,
On that high Tree of the Eastern Sky
On which the gods sit.
The king has arrived at the Duat.
The Duat was conceived as a completely enclosed Circle of the Gods,
at the head-point of which there was an opening to the skies
(symbolized by the goddess Nut) through which the Imperishable Star
(symbolized by the Celestial Disk) could be reached. Other sources
suggested in reality a more oblong or oval valley, enclosed by
A river which divided into many streams flowed through
this land, but it was hardly navigable and most of the time Ra’s
barge had to be towed, or moved by its own power as a "boat of
earth", as a sled.
"Imperishable Star" and "Celestial Disk" refer to
Planet X Nibiru
tethered and floating like a cosmic jewel above our North Pole. The
"Goddess Nut" is a reference to the Egyptian Goddess
Neith, who is
the equivalent of Empress Antu, the Greek Rhea (wife of
Emperor Anu). The Nibiruan Antu was also known as Nintud or
Sumeria, Apas in Phoenicia and Assyria, Apo in India,
Ops in Rome, Akna in Mexico, Akka/Rauni in Finland,
Danu/Anu in England and
Niang-Niang in China. She, of course, resides and rules on
Nibiru, Mount Olympus. RS]
The Duat was divided into twelve divisions, variably described as
fields, plains, walled circles, caverns or halls, beginning above
ground and continuing underground. It took the departed king
hours to journey through this enchanted and awesome realm; this he
could achieve, because Ra had put at his disposal his magical barge
or sled, in which the king traveled aided and protected by his
crucial "key" for entrance by a "visitor" into
the Duat was the
presence of these so-called "sponsoring gods". Certainly no one who
was not "sponsored" could enter, just as some modern tourist who is
not "sponsored" cannot visit the classified areas of Cape Canaveral.
The Elysian Fields, or Champs Elysées, were supposedly part of the Duat. RS]
There were seven gaps or passes in the mountains that enclosed the Duat, and two of them were in the mountains on the east side of
Egypt (i.e., in the mountains on the west of the Duat), which were
called "The Horizon" or "The Horn" of "The Hidden Place".
through which Ra had traveled was 220 atru (some twenty-seven miles)
long, and followed the course of a stream: the stream, however, ran
dry and Ra’s barge had to be towed. The pass was guarded and had
fortifications "whose doors were strong".
"Hidden Place" was the "airport" where this "tomcat" conveyance
climbed up and down the North Nail, North Pole, to the "Golden Cage"
on top. Just as a fast-moving freight train whistle sounds different
when the train is approaching than when the train is departing, so
also this "tomcat" sounded different: when it descended, it sounded
as if it were "singing" (high pitch?); when it ascended, it sounded
as if it were "talking" (low pitch?). RS]
The Pharaoh, as some papyri indicate, took the course leading
through the second, shorter pass (only some fifteen miles long).
papyrus drawings show him upon the barge or sled of Ra, passing
between two mountain peaks on each of which there is stationed a
company of twelve guardian gods. The texts describe a "Lake of
Boiling Waters" nearby - waters which, despite their fiery nature
are cool to the touch. A fire burns below the ground. The place has
a strong bituminous or "natron" stench which drives away the birds.
Yet not too far away, there is depicted an oasis with shrubs or low
trees around it.
Once across the pass, the king encounters other companies of gods.
"Come in peace," they say. He has arrived at the second division.
It is called, after the stream that runs through it, Ur-nes (a name
which some scholars equate with Uranus, the Greek god of the skies).
Measuring some fifteen by thirty-nine miles, it is inhabited by
people with long hair, who eat the flesh of their asses and depend
on the gods for water and sustenance, for the place is arid and the
streams are mostly dry.
Even Ra’s barge turns here into a "boat of
earth". It is a domain associated with the Moon god, and with
the Goddess of Turquoise.
Hathor is the Egyptian equivalent of Nibiruan Princess-Royal Inanna,
the Greek Aphrodite and the Hindu Lakshmi. She was the passionate
lover of Duke Adonis Dumuzi at the time of his murder during The
Pyramid Wars. Their torrid Saurian "interstellar romance" was "the
talk of the Sector" - she, the Miss Universe; he, the Sexiest Man
Alive! Inanna was the mother of Lord Hellespontiacus, an ugly but
well-hung "Fertility God", whose name was given to what is now the
Turkish Hellespont. RS]
Aided by the gods, the king passes safely through the second
division and in the Third Hour arrives at
Net-Asar, "The Stream of Osiris". Similar in size to the second division, this third division
is inhabited by "The Fighters". It is there that the four gods, who
are in charge of the four cardinal points of the compass, are
The pictorial depictions which accompanied the hieroglyphic texts
surprisingly showed the Stream of Osiris as meandering its way from
an agricultural area, through a chain of mountains, to where the
stream divided into tributaries. There, watched over by the
legendary Phoenix birds, the Stairway to Heaven was situated; there,
the Celestial Boat of Ra was depicted as sitting atop a mountain, or
rising heavenward upon streams of fire.
Here, the pace of prayers and Utterances increases again. The king
invokes the "magical protectors", that "this man of Earth may enter
the Neter-Khert" unmolested. The king is nearing the heart of
the Duat; he is near the Amen-Ta, the "Hidden Place".
It was there that Osiris himself had risen to the Eternal Afterlife.
It was there that the "Two That Bring Closer the Heaven" stood out
"yonder against the sky", as two magical trees.
The king offers a
prayer to Osiris (the Chapter’s title in the Book of the Dead is
"Chapter of Making His Name in the Neter-Khert Granted"):
May be given to me my
In the Great House of Two;
May in the House of Fire
My Name be granted.
In the night of computing years,
And of telling the months,
May I be a Divine Being,
May I sit at the east side of Heaven.
Let the god advance me from behind;
Everlasting is his Name.
The king is within sight of the
"Mountain of Light".
He has reached the STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN.
The Pyramid Texts said of the place that it was "the stairway in
order to reach the heights". Its stairs were described as "the
stairs to the sky, which are laid out for the king, that he may
ascend thereon to the heavens". The hieroglyphic pictograph for the
Stairway to Heaven was sometimes a single stairway (which was also
cast in gold and worn as a charm), or more often a double stairway,
as a step pyramid.
This Stairway to Heaven was constructed by the
gods of the city of An - the location of the principal temple of Ra
- so that they, the gods, could be "united with the Above".
The king’s goal is the Celestial Ladder, an Ascender which would
actually carry him aloft. But to reach it in the House of Fire, the
Great House of Two, he must enter the Amen-Ta, the
Hidden Land of Seker, God of the Wilderness.
It is a domain described as a fortified circle. It is the
subterranean Land of Darkness, reachable by entering into a mountain
and going down spiraling hidden paths protected by secret doors. It
is the fourth division of the Duat which the king must now enter;
but the mountain entrance is protected by two walls and the passage
between them is swept by flames and manned by guarding gods.
When Ra himself had arrived at this entrance to the Hidden Place,
"he performed the designs" - followed the procedures - "of the
gods who are therein by means of his voice, without seeing them."
But can the king’s voice alone achieve for him admission? The texts
remind the challenger that only "he who knoweth the plan of the
hidden shaftways which are in the Land of Seker" shall have the
ability to journey through the Place of Underground Passages and eat
the bread of the gods.
Once again the king offers his credentials.
"I am the Bull, a son of
the ancestors of Osiris," he announces.
Then the gods who sponsor
him, pronounce in his behalf the crucial words for admission:
Admittance is not
At the gate of the Duat;
The folding doors of the Mountain of Light
Are opened to thee;
The bolts open to thee of themselves.
Thou treadest the Hall of the Two Truths;
The god who is in it greets thee.
The right formula or password having
thus been pronounced, a god named Sa uttered a command; at his word,
the flames ceased, the guards withdrew, the doors opened
automatically, and the Pharaoh was admitted into the subterranean
"The mouth of the earth opens for thee, the eastern door of heaven
is open for thee," the gods of the Duat announce to the king.
reassured that though he enters the mouth of the earth, it is indeed
the Gateway to Heaven, the coveted eastern door.
was at this point that the king could enter the "underground
installations" which led to the port of departure. RS]
The journey in the fourth and following Hours leads the king through
caverns and tunnels where gods of diverse functions are sometimes
seen, sometimes only heard. There are underground canals, on which
gods move about in soundless barques.
There are eerie lights,
phosphorous waters, torches that light the way. Mystified and
terrified, the king moves on, toward "the pillars that reach the
Nowadays our space facilities are generally above ground and totally
manmade. It could be that the Nibiruans simply, culturally, liked to
incorporate dramatic vistas created by Nature into their
architectural designs; hence, the peculiarity of the descriptions of
some of these "chambers" or "levels" in the Duat. RS]
The gods seen along the way are mostly organized in groups of
twelve, and bear such epithets as "Gods of the Mountain", "Gods of
the Mountain of the Hidden Land", or "The Holders of the Time of
Life in the Hidden Land". The drawings that accompanied some of the
ancient texts provide identification of these gods through the
different scepters held by them, their particular headgear, or by
depicting their animal attributes - hawk-headed, jackal-headed,
Serpents also make an appearance, representing
subterranean guards or servants of the gods in the Hidden Land.
Sitchin makes reference to serpents, but he certainly does not think
of these Nibiruans as being "saurian" or "reptilian". I can only
refer you to the original edition of
Flying Serpents & Dragons by
R.A. Boulay, with which I am in almost
total agreement. In fact, supplementary information about various
sideline topics mentioned here, such as The Pyramid Wars and
Lord Hellespontiacus, can also be found. RS]
The texts and the ancient illustrations suggest that the king has
entered a circular underground complex, within which a vast tunnel
first spirals down and then up. The depictions, presented in a
cross-section fashion, show a gradually sloping tunnel some forty
feet high, with a smooth ceiling and a smooth floor, both made of
some solid material two to three feet thick. The tunnel is
partitioned into three levels, and the king moves within the middle
level or corridor. The upper and lower levels are occupied by gods,
serpents and structures of diverse functions.
The king’s sled, pulled by four gods, begins its journey by gliding
silently along the middle corridor; only a beam emitted from the
vehicle’s bow lights the way. But soon the passage is blocked by a
sharply slanting partition, and the king must get off and continue
The partition, as the cross-section depictions show, is one wall of
a shaft that cuts across the three tunnel levels (which slope at
about 15°) at a sharper angle of some 40°. It apparently begins
above the tunnel, perhaps at ground level or somewhere higher within
the mountain; it seems to end as it reaches the floor of the lowest,
It is called Re-Stau, "The Path of the Hidden Doors"
and at first and second levels, it is indeed provided with chambers
that look like air-locks.
These chambers enable Seker and other
"hidden gods" to pass through, though "the door has no leaves". The
king, who has left his sled, mysteriously passes through this
slanting wall simply by virtue of the command of some god, whose
voice had activated the air-lock. He is greeted on the other side by
representatives of Horus and Thoth, and is passed along from god to
On his way down, the king sees "faceless gods" - gods whose faces
cannot be seen. Offended or simply curious, he pleads with them:
Uncover your faces,
Take off your head coverings,
When ye meet me;
For, behold, I [too] am a mighty god
Come to be among you.
But they do not heed his plea to show
their faces; and the texts explain that even they, "these hidden
beings, neither see or look upon" their own chief, the god Seker
"when he is in this form himself, when he is inside his abode in the
Spiraling his way down, the king passes through a door and finds
himself on the third, lowest level. He enters an antechamber which
bears the emblem of the Celestial Disk, and is greeted by the god
who is "The Messenger of Heaven" and a goddess who wears the
feathered emblem of Shu, "He who rested the sky upon the Stairway to
As called for by the formula in the Book of the Dead, the
Hail, two children of
Hail, children of the Place Of The
May I ascend?
May I journey forth like Osiris?
The answer must be positive, for the
king is admitted by them, through a massive door, into the shafts
which only the hidden gods use.
In the Fifth Hour, the Pharaoh reaches the deepest subterranean
parts which are the secret ways of Seker. Following shafts that
incline up, over and down, the Pharaoh cannot see Seker; but the
cross-section drawings depict the god as a hawk-headed person,
standing upon a serpent and holding two wings within a completely
enclosed oval structure deep underground, guarded by two sphinxes.
Though the king cannot see this chamber, he hears coming from it "a
mighty noise, like that heard in the heights of the heavens when
they are disturbed by a storm". From the sealed chamber there flows
a subterranean pool whose "waters are like fire".
Chamber and pool
alike are in turn enclosed by a bunkerlike door on the right side.
As further protection, a mound of soil is piled up atop the sealed
chamber. The mound is topped by a goddess, whose head only is seen,
protruding into the descending corridor. A beetle symbol (meaning
"to roll, to come into being") connects the head of the goddess with
a conical chamber or object in the uppermost corridor; two birds are
perched upon it.
The text and symbols inform us that, though Seker was hidden, his
presence could be made known even in the darkness, because of a
glowing "through the head and eyes of the great god, whose flesh
radiates forth light". The triple arrangement - goddess, beetle (Kheper)
and conical object or chamber - apparently served to enable the
hidden god to be informed of what goes on outside his hermetically
The hieroglyphic text adjoining the beetle symbol
"Behold Kheper who, immediately the (boat?) is towed to the
top of this circle, connects himself with the ways of the Duat. When
this god standeth on the head of the goddess, he speaks words to Seker every day."
about it. This is quite peculiar language here: "When the god standeth on the head of the goddess, he speaks words to Seker every
day." Does this mean that when the "tomcat" conveyance is climbing
to Planet X, over a period of 8 days, it sounds like it is "telling
tales" to someone, in this case Seker? Have you got an alternative
The passage by the Pharaoh over the hidden chamber of Seker and by
the setup through which Seker was informed of such passage, was
deemed a crucial phase in his progress.
The Egyptians were not the
only ones in antiquity who believed that each departed person faced
a moment of judgment, a spot where their deeds or hearts would be
weighed and evaluated and their soul or Double either condemned to
the Fiery Waters of Hell, or blessed to enjoy the cool and lifegiving waters of paradise. By ancient accounts, here was such a Moment of Truth for the Pharaoh.
Speaking for the Lord of the Duat, the goddess whose head only was
seen announced to the Pharaoh the favorable decision: "Come in peace
to the Duat...advance in thy boat on the road which is in the
earth." Naming herself Ament (the female Hidden One), she added: "Ament
calls to thee, so that thou mayest go forward in the sky, as the
Great One who is in the Horizon."
Passing the test, not dying a second time, the king was born again.
The way now led by a row of gods whose task it was to punish the
condemned; but the king proceeds unharmed. He rejoins his boat or
sled, it is accompanied by a procession of gods, one of them holds
the emblem of the Tree of Life.
The king has been found worthy of Afterlife.
other words, the king has passed through all the necessary
"utterances", these "secret passwords", these "security codes", to
allow him to board the "tomcat" up the electromagnetic "Golden Pole"
to the tethered Celestial Winged Disk, Planet X Nibiru, or its
monstrous "mothership". RS]
Leaving the zone of Seker, the king enters the sixth division,
associated with Osiris. (In versions of the Book of the Gates, it
was in this Sixth Hour that Osiris judged the departed.)
Jackal-headed gods "Who Open the Ways" invite the king to take a
refreshing dip in the subterranean pool or Lake of Life, as the
Great God himself had done when he passed here before. Other gods,
"humming as bees", reside in cubicles who doors fly open by
themselves as the king moves by. As he progresses, the epithets of
the gods assume more technical aspects.
There are twelve gods "who
hold the rope in the Duat", and the twelve "who hold the measuring
Obviously these Saurian Nibiruans had such an advanced technology
that this ancient Egyptian priest didn’t have the vocabulary
necessary to describe it properly. One wonders what is meant by "the
rope in the Duat" and "the measuring cord". RS]
The sixth division is occupied by a series of chambers set close
together. A curving path is called "The Secret Path of the Hidden
Place". The king’s boat is towed by gods clad in leopard skins, just
as the Shem priests who performed the Opening of the Mouth
ceremonies were clad.
Is the king nearing the Opening or Mouth of the Mountain?
In the Book of the Dead, the chapters indeed now bear such titles as "The
chapter of sniffing the air and of getting power". His vehicle is
now "endowed with magical powers... he journeyeth where there is no
stream and where there are none to tow him; he performeth this by
words of power" which proceed from the mouth of a god.
As the king passes through a guarded gate into the seventh division,
the gods and the surroundings lose their "underworld" aspects and
begin to assume celestial affiliations. The king encounters the
falcon-headed god Heru-Her-Khent, whose hieroglyphic name included
the stairway symbol and who wore on his head the Celestial Disk
emblem. His task is "to send the star-gods on their way and to make
the constellation-goddesses go on their way". These were a group of
twelve gods and twelve goddesses who were depicted with star
The incantations to them were addressed to "the starry
Who are divine in flesh, whose
magical powers have come into being...
Who are united into your stars, who rise up for Ra...
Let your stars guide his two hands so that he may journey to
the Hidden Place in peace.
[COMMENT: If these
"underground surroundings" began to take on more "celestial
affiliations", then this must indicate that the king had entered a
more artificial or manmade environment than the one he’d just passed
through. He was approaching the actual "launch site". One wonders,
in passing, how an ancient Egyptian scribe would portray Cape
Canaveral today, being surrounded by water, exotic vegetation and
wildlife, including all sorts of reptiles, aquatic and otherwise. A
difference between then and now would be that today, the people
running Cape Canaveral would be "sapien humanoids" like the scribe
himself, so the element of "god-like mystery" would be removed from
the modern scenario. RS]
In this division, there are also present two companies of gods
associated with the Ben-ben, the mysterious object of Ra that was
kept at his temple in the city of An (Heliopolis).
They "are those
who possess the mystery", guarding it inside the Het-Benben (The
Ben-ben House); and eight who guard outside but also "enter unto the
Hidden Object". Here there are also nine objects, set up in a row,
representing the symbol Shem which hieroglyphically meant
The king has indeed arrived in parts of the Duat associated with
after whom Heliopolis was named. In the Ninth Hour, he sees the
resting place of the twelve "Divine Rowers of the Boat of Ra", they
who operate Ra’s celestial "Boat of Millions of Years".
Hour, passing through a gate, the king enters a place astir with
activity. The task of the gods there is to provide Flame and Fire to
the boat of Ra. One of the gods is called "Captain of the gods of
the boat". Two others are those "Who order the course of the stars".
They and other gods are depicted with one, two or three star
symbols, as though showing some rank associated with the heavens.
"Boat Of Millions Of Years" may indeed be a literal rendition of
words used by the ancient scribe. Perhaps this spaceship or
"conveyance" is indeed millions of Earth Years old. A million Earth
Years would be only about 277 "Shars"! Today we call our vehicles
"space shuttles" and "space stations", but we could just as easily
have called them "boats" instead of "shuttles". RS]
Passing from the tenth to the eleventh division, the affinity to the
heavens rapidly increases. Gods bear the Celestial Disk and star
emblems. There are eight goddesses with star emblems "who have come
from the abode of Ra". The king sees the "Star Lady" and the "Star
Lord", and gods whose task it is to provide "power for emerging"
from the Duat, "to make the Object of Ra advance to the Hidden House
in the Upper Heavens".
"Hidden House In The Upper Heavens" undoubtedly refers to the
"palace" of Emperor Anu and Empress Antu on
Planet X Nibiru, atop
the "Golden Pole" to Mount Olympus. RS]
In this place there are also gods and goddesses whose task it is to
equip the king for a celestial trip "over the sky".
some gods he is made to enter a "serpent" inside which he is to
"shed the skin" and emerge "in the form of a rejuvenated Ra". Some
of the terms here employed in the texts are still not understood,
but the process is clearly explained: the king, having entered
dressed as he came, emerges as a falcon, "equipped as a god"; the
king "lays down on the ground the Mshdt-garment"; he puts on his
back the "Mark-garment"; he "takes his divine
Shuh-vestment" and he
puts on "the collar of beloved Horus" which is like "a collar on the
neck of Ra".
Having done all that,
"the king has established himself
there as a god, like them".
And he tells the god who is with him:
"If thou goest to Heaven, so will the king go to Heaven."
Obviously, as Mr. Sitchin notes below, the king had gone into a
"dressing room" of some sort, took off his royal garments and donned
a "spacesuit" before boarding the "tomcat" and climbing the Golden
Pole. The fact that there is a reference to a serpent’s shedding the
skin, rather than, say, to a sheep’s being shorn of its wool,
further indicates the "saurian" or "reptilian"
nature of these
technologically advanced super-beings, these "custodial gods" as
William Bramley refers to them in his spine-tingling book
Of Eden. Reptiles can easily hibernate; it is only a matter of
ambient air temperature. They would be much more efficient space travellers than Earth mammals, who would have to carry along
ultra-elaborate life-support systems. RS]
The illustrations in the ancient texts depict here a group of gods
dressed in unusual garb, like tightly fitting overalls adorned with
circular collar bands.
sounds like a spacesuit to me! RS]
They are led or directed by a god with the emblem of the Celestial
Disk upon his head who stands with outstretched arms between the
wings of a serpent with four human legs. Against a starry
background, the god and the serpent face another serpent which,
though wingless, clearly flies as it carries aloft a seated Osiris.
Having been properly equipped, the king is led to an opening in the
center of a semi-circular wall. He passes the hidden door. Now he
moves within a tunnel which is "1300 cubits long" called "Dawn at
the End". He reaches a vestibule; the emblems of the Winged Disk are
seen everywhere. He encounters goddesses "who shed light upon the
road of Ra" and a magical scepter representing "Seth, the Watcher".
The gods explain to the awed king:
This cavern is the broad
hall of Osiris
Wherein the wind is brought;
The north wind, refreshing,
Will raise thee, O king, as Osiris.
[COMMENT: Here is a
reference to the "North Wind". Obviously some sort of propulsion
mechanism is indicated, and it reinforces the idea that "Hyperborea"
(literally, from the Greek, "beyond the north") is a "land beyond
the mountains where the North Wind rises"! RS]
It is now the twelfth division, the final Hour of the king’s
subterranean journey. It is "the uttermost limit of the thick
darkness". The point which he has reached is named "Mountain of the
Ascent of Ra". The king looks up and is startled; the celestial boat
of Ra looms in front of his eyes, in all its awesome majesty.
He has reached an object which is called "The Ascender to the Sky".
Some texts suggest that Ra himself prepared the Ascender for the
king, "that the king may ascend upon it to the heavens"; other texts
say that the Ascender was made or set up by several other gods. It
is "the Ascender which had carried Seth" heavenward.
not reach the Firmament of Heaven except by means of such an
Ascender; thus the king too requires it in order to be translated,
as Osiris, to eternal life.
The Ascender or Divine Ladder was not a common ladder. It was bound
together by copper cables; "its sinews (like those) of the Bull of
Heaven". The "uprights at its sides" were covered over tightly with
a kind of "skin"; its rungs were "Shesha-hewn (meaning unknown); and
"a great support (was) placed under it by He Who binds".
reference to the "Bull Of Heaven", as will be explained by
below, indicates the actual "conveyance" that "ferried" people from
our North Polar Regions to Planet X Nibiru. This is the fourth
animal metaphor for whatever climbed up and down the "Golden Pole"
or "Totem Pole": tomcat, squirrel, monkey, or bull. One presumes
that close-up this "Ascender" seemed large like a bull, but when
viewed from afar, it seemed more like a smaller animal. It is quite
interesting, and I am sure that Mr. Sitchin did not make this
connection, that this "ladder" was bound together by copper cables.
In the totally unrelated Finnish Creation Myth Kalevala we find the
following passages for comparison:
"Now rejoiced the Crone of Podja,
And conveyed the bulky Sampo, To the rocky hills of Pohja, And
within the Mount of Copper, And behind nine locks secured it. There
it struck its roots around it, Fathoms nine in depth that measured,
One in Mother Earth deep-rooted, In the strand the next was planted,
In the nearest mount the third one.... Again commenced his songs of
magic, For the last time sang them loudly, Sang himself a boat of
copper, With a copper deck provided. In the stern himself he seated,
Sailing o’er the sparkling billows, Still he sang as he was sailing:
’May the time pass quickly o’er us, One day passes, comes another,
And again shall I be needed. Men will look for me and miss me, To
construct another Sampo, And another harp to make me Make another
Moon for gleaming, And another Sun for shining. When my Sun and Moon
are absent, In the air no joy remaineth.’"
The Finnish "Sampo" is
the same "object" as the Siberian "Golden Pole" with the "Golden
Cage" on top, the Egyptian Ded or Djed Pillar(s), the Nordic Yggdrasill Tree, and the ancient Korean Crown with Cosmic Tree
pictured by Illustration 32 in my book. See also Chapter 9, "Yggdrasill
& Ragnarok". RS]
Illustrations to the Book of the Dead showed such a Divine Ladder - sometimes with the Ankh ("Life") sign symbolically reaching toward
the Celestial Disk in the heavens - in the shape of a high tower
with a superstructure.
In stylized form, the tower by itself was
written hieroglyphically ("Ded") and meant "Everlastingness". It was
a symbol most closely associated with Osiris, for a pair of such
pillars commemorate the two objects which stood in the Land of Seker
and made possible the ascent of Osiris heavenward.
Ankh would be an excellent symbol to represent The Cosmic Tree.
Compare the modernistic illustration on the cover of my book with
the Ankh symbol. RS]
A long Utterance in the Pyramid Texts is both a hymn to the
Ascender - the "Divine Ladder" - and a prayer for its granting to the king Pepi:
Greeting to thee, divine
Greeting to thee, Ascender of Seth.
Stand thou upright, Ascender of god;
Stand upright, Ascender of Seth;
Stand upright, Ascender of Horus
Whereby Osiris came forth into Heaven...
Lord of the
To whom shalt thou give the Ladder of god?
To whom shalt thou give the Ladder of Seth,
That Pepi may ascend to Heaven on it,
To do service as a courtier of Ra?
Let also the Ladder of god be given to Pepi,
Let the Ladder of Seth be given to Pepi
That Pepi may ascend to Heaven on it.
[COMMENT: The Pharaoh
"Pepi I" was "Apopi I", one of the
Assyrian Hyksos conquerors, or an
Egyptian puppet ruler, in that Egyptian "Dark-Age Interregnum"
between the end of the Middle Kingdom and the start of the New
Kingdom. Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky’s synchronization of the Israelite
Exodus from Egypt with the end of the Middle Kingdom is the
"cornerstone" or "signature" event mathematically, chronologically.
According to the Velikovskian Historical Reconstruction, Apopi I
ruled Egypt from about 1482 until about 1440 BCE. This was well
after the establishment of The Cosmic Tree a century earlier.
I was the contemporary of Israelite Judges Ehud and Shamgar and
Chaldean Queen Bilatat. See page 162 of Slow-Motion Doomsday. Let me
state in passing here that Dr. Velikovsky will ultimately be more
remembered for his historical reconstruction in the AGES IN CHAOS
series than for his accompanying scientific writings. Without his
historical reconstruction, it would have been literally impossible
for me or anyone else to have determined the mathematics for this
current Shar, which is set to end in 2012 CE. RS]
The Ascender was operated by four falcon-men, "Children of Horus"
the Falcon-god, who were "the sailors of the boat of Ra".
"four youths", who were "Children of the Sky". It is they "who come
from the eastern side of the sky... who prepare the two floats for
the king, that the king may thereby go to the horizon, to Ra".
they who "join together" - assemble, prepare - the Ascender for
"They bring the Ascender... they set up the Ascender...
they raise up the Ascender for the king... that he might ascend to
Heaven on it."
The king offers a prayer:
May my "Name" to me be
In the Great House of Two;
May my "Name" be called
In the House of Fire,
In the night of Computing Years.
Some illustrations show the king being
granted a Ded - "Everlastingness". Blessed by
Isis and Nephtys, he
is led by a falcon-god to a rocket-like Ded, equipped with fins.
The king’s prayer to be given Everlastingness, a "Name", a
Ladder, has been granted. He is about to begin his actual ascent to
Though he requires only one Divine Ladder for himself, not one but
two Ascenders are raised together. Both the "Eye of Ra" and the "Eye
of Horus" are prepared and put into position, one on the "wing of Thoth" and the other on the "wing of Seth". To the puzzled king, the
gods explain that the second boat is for the "son of Aten", a
descended of the Winged Disk - perhaps the god to whom the king had
spoken in the "equipping chamber":
The Eye of Horus is
Upon the wing of Seth.
The cables are tied,
The boats are assembled,
That the son of the Aten
Be not without a boat.
The king is with the son of Aten;
He is not without a boat.
"Equipped as a god", the king is
assisted by two goddesses "who seize his cables" to step into the
Eye of Horus.
The term "Eye" (of Horus, of
Ra), which has gradually
replaced the term Ascender or Ladder, now is being increasingly
displaced by the term "boat". The "Eye" or "boat" into which the
king steps is 770 cubits (circa 1000 feet) long. A god who is in
charge of the boat sits at its bow. He is instructed: "Take this
king with thee in the cabin of thy boat."
As the king "steps down into the perch" - a term denoting an
elevated resting place, especially of birds - he can see the face
of the god who is in the cabin. "for the face of the god is open".
The king "takes a seat in the divine boat" between two gods; the
seat is called "Truth which makes alive". Two "horns"
the king’s head (or helmet): "he attaches to himself that which went
forth from the head of Horus." He is plugged-in for action.
The texts dealing with the Journey to the Afterlife by King Pepi I
describe the moment:
"Pepi is arrayed in the apparel of Horus, and
in the dress of Thoth; Isis is before him and Nephtys is behind him;
Ap-uat who is Opener of the Ways hath opened a way unto him; Shu the
Sky Bearer hath lifted him up; the gods of An make him ascend the
Stairway and set him before the Firmament of the Heaven; Nut the sky
goddess extends her hand to him."
Nephtys, or Nephthys, is Princess Ninti, the Greek
Libya, the wife
of Prince Enki, the Greek Poseidon, the Egyptian Seth. This
reference to "Ap-uat" certainly indicates Empress
Antu, also known
as Apas, Apsu, Apo and Ops, as was noted earlier. It is unclear to
me whether "Shu" refers to Emperor Anu, consort of
Antu, or to the
wicked deposed Emperor Alalu, who is now in pathetic exile on Planet
Earth, probably in a gilded cavern in the Grand Teton Mountains at
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. But that is just my "opinion"
for what it’s worth. Whether all these "bigwig dignitaries" were
actually present at the launch site is questionable, but certainly
"sponsors" or representatives from "The Council Of Twelve" were
present there. RS]
The magical moment has arrived; there are only two more doors to be
opened, and the king - as Ra and Osiris had done before - will
emerge triumphantly from the Duat and his boat will float on the
The king says a silent prayer:
"O Lofty one...
thou Door of Heaven: the king has come to thee; cause this door to
be opened for him."
The "two Ded pillars are standing" upright,
And suddenly "the double doors of heaven are open!"
The texts break out in ecstatic pronouncements:
The Door to Heaven is
The Door of Earth is open!
The aperture of the celestial windows is open!
The Stairway to Heaven is open;
The Steps of Light are revealed...
The double Doors to Heaven are open;
The double doors of Khebhu are open
For Horus of the east, at daybreak.
Ape-gods symbolizing the waning moon
("Daybreak") begin to pronounce magical "words of power which will
cause splendor to issue from the Eye of Horus".
The "radiance" - reported earlier as the hallmark of the twin-peaked Mountain of
Light - intensifies:
Has strengthened the Radiance for the king
That the king may lift himself to Heaven
Like the Eye of Ra.
The king is in this Eye of Horus,
Where the command of the gods is heard.
The "Eye of Horus" begins to change hues: first it is blue, then it
is red. There are excitement and much activity all around:
The red-Eye of Horus is
furious in wrath,
Its might no one can withstand.
His messengers hurry, his runner hastens.
They announce to him who lifts up his arm
In the East: "let this one pass."
Let the god command the fathers, the gods:
lay your hands upon your mouth...
Stand at the doorway of the horizon,
Open the double doors (of heaven)."
The silence is broken; now there are
sound and fury, roaring and quaking:
The Heaven speaks, the
The Earth trembles;
The two districts of the gods shout;
The ground is come apart...
When the king ascends to Heaven
When he ferries over the vault (to Heaven)...
The Earth laughs, the Sky smiles
When the king ascends to Heaven.
Heaven shouts in joy for him;
The Earth quakes for him.
The roaring tempest drives him,
It roars like Seth.
The guardians of Heaven’s parts
Open the doors of Heaven for him.
Then "the two mountains divide", and
there is a lift-off into a cloudy sky of dawn from which the stars
of night are gone:
The sky is overcast,
The stars are darkened.
The bows are agitated,
The bones of Earth quake.
Amid the agitation, quaking and
thundering, the "Bull of Heaven" ("whose belly is full of magic")
rises from the "Isle of Flame". Then the agitation ceases; and the
king is aloft - "dawning as a falcon":
They see the king
dawning as a falcon, as a god;
To live with his fathers,
To feed with his mothers...
The king is a Bull of
Whose belly is full of magic
From the Isle of Flame.
Utterance 422 speaks eloquently of this
O this Pepi!
Thou hast departed!
Thou art a Glorious One,
Mighty as a god, seated as Osiris!
Thy soul is within thee;
Thy Power ("Control") has thou behind thee;
The your head, the Misut-crown
is at thy hand...
Thou ascendest to thy mother, goddess of Heaven
She lays hold of thine arm,
She shows thee the way to the horizon,
To the place where Ra is.
The double doors of heaven are opened for thee,
The double doors of the sky are opened for thee...
Thou risest, O Pepi... equipped as a god.
(An illustration in the tomb of Ramses
IX suggests that the Double Doors were opened by inclining them away
from each other; this was achieved by the manipulation of wheels and
pulleys, operated by six gods at each door. Through the funnel-like
opening, a giant man-like falcon could then emerge.)
parentheses are Sitchin’s. According to the Velikovskian Historical
Reconstruction, Ramses IX may have been the Pharaoh Inaros, who
revolted in 455 BCE against the Persian conquest and occupation of
Egypt from 504 BCE, which was the fifth year of Persian King
Cambyses II. Inaros/Ramses IX was executed in 449 BCE at the end of
the Six-Year Egyptian War. During this half-century there also
occurred the epic battles between Persia and Greece at Marathon,
Thermopylae, Salamis, Eurymedon and Cyprus. Persia and Greece signed
the Peace of Callias in 449, simultaneously with the end of the
Egyptian War. This period was 200 years after the "dissolution" and
final "departure" of The Cosmic Tree in 687 BCE, so any illustration
by Ramses IX would have been based solely upon historic memory, not
personal observation. RS]
With great self-satisfaction at the achievement, the texts announce
to the king’s subjects:
"He flies who flies; this king Pepi flies
away from you, ye mortals. He is not of the Earth, he is of the
Heaven... This king Pepi flies as a cloud to the sky, like a
masthead bird: this king Pepi kisses the sky like a falcon; he
reaches the sky of the Horizon god."
The king, the Pyramid Texts
continue, is now "on the Sky-Bearer, the upholder of the stars; from
within the shadow of the Walls of God, he crosses the skies".
He encompasses the sky
He traverses the sky like Thoth...
He traveleth over the regions of Horus,
over the regions of Seth...
He has completely encircled twice the heavens,
He has revolved about the two lands...
The king is a falcon surpassing the falcons;
He is a Great Falcon.
(A verse also states that the king
"crosses the sky like Sunt, which crosses the sky nine times in one
night"; but the meaning of Sunt and thus the comparison are as yet
Still sitting between "these two companions who voyage over the
sky", the king soars toward the eastern horizon, far far away in the
heavens. His destination is the Aten, the Winged Disk, which is also
called the Imperishable Star. The prayers now focus on getting the
king to the Aten and his safe arrival upon it. "Aten, let him ascend
to thee; enfold him in thine embrace," the texts intone in behalf of
There is the abode of Ra, and the prayers seek to assure a
favorable welcome for the king, by presenting his arrival at the
Celestial Abode as the return of a son to his father.
Ra of the Aten,
Thy son has come to thee;
Pepi comes to thee;
Let him ascend to thee;
Enfold him in thine embrace.
"there is clamor in Heaven: ’We see
a new thing’ say the celestial gods; ’a Horus is in the rays of
The king - "on his way to Heaven, on the wind"
in Heaven, he cleaves its firmament", expecting a welcome at his
The celestial journey is to last eight days: "When the hour of the
morrow comes, the hour of the eighth day, the king will be summoned
by Ra"; the gods who guard the entrance to the Aten or to
there will let him through, for Ra himself shall await the king on
the Imperishable Star:
When the hour of the morrow
When the king shall stand there, on the star
Which is on the underside of the Heaven,
He shall be judged as a god,
Listened to like a prince.
The king shall call out to them;
They shall come to him, those four gods
Who stand on the Dam-scepters of Heaven,
That they may speak the king’s name to Ra,
Announce his name Horus of the Horizons:
"He has come to thee!
"The king has come to thee!"
Traveling in "the lake that is the
heavens", the king nears "the shores of the sky". As he approaches,
the gods on the Imperishable Star indeed announce as expected:
"The arriver comes... Ra has given him his arm on the Stairway to
Heaven. ’He Who Knows The Place’ comes, say the gods."
There, at the
gates of the Double Palace, Ra is indeed awaiting the king:
Thou findest Ra standing
He greets thee, lays hold on thine arm;
He leads thee into the celestial Double Palace;
He places thee upon the throne of Osiris.
[COMMENT: The "shores
of the sky" obviously refer to the perimeter boundaries of the
Winged Celestial Disk. The "tomcat" had once again climbed up the
"Golden Pole" to the "Golden Cage" on top, telling his tales as he travelled, that is to say, generating a lot of low-rumbling noises
that were audible to wide-eyed ancient "tourists" on the ground in
Alaska, Siberia and Scandinavia. And this reference to "the lake
that is in the heavens" reminds one that The Cosmic Tree was also
remembered as "Pool of the Sun", "Pool of the Moon", "Pool of Natron",
"Lake of Sa" and "Lake of the Dragons". See Illustrations 6 and 7 of
my book, as well as Celestial Ship Of The North by Miss E. Valentia
Straiton, available in PDF
And the texts announce: "Ra has taken the king to himself, to
Heaven, on the eastern side of Heaven... the king is on that star
which radiates in Heaven."
Now there is one more detail left to accomplish. In the company of "Horus
of the Duat", described as "the great green divine falcon", the king
sets out to find the Tree of Life in the midst of the Place of
"This king Pepi goes to the Field of Life, the birthplace
of Ra in the heavens. He finds Kebehet approaching him with these
four jars with which she refreshes the heart of the Great God on the
day when he awakes. She refreshes the heart of this king Pepi
therewith to Life."
Mission achieved, the texts announce with glee:
Ho, this Pepi!
All satisfying life is given to thee;
"Eternity is thine,"
Thou perishest not, thou passest not away
For ever and ever.
The king has ascended the Stairway to
Heaven; he has reached the Imperishable Star; "his lifetime is
eternity, its limit everlastingness."
THE GODS WHO CAME TO PLANET
(initial excerpt only)
Nowadays, we take space flight for granted. We can read of plans for
permanently orbiting space settlements without blinking an eye; the
development of a reusable space shuttle is viewed not with
wonderment, but with appreciation of its cost-saving potentialities.
All this, of course, because we have seen with our own eyes, in
print and on television astronauts fly in space and unmanned craft
land on other planets.
We accept space travel and interplanetary
contacts because we have heard with our own ears a mortal named Neil
Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 spacecraft, report on his
radio - for all the world to hear - the first landing by Man on
another celestial body, the Moon:
Tranquility Base here.
The Eagle has landed!
Eagle was not only the code-name for the
Lunar Module, but the epithet by which the Apollo 11 spacecraft was
called, and the proud nickname by which the three astronauts
The Falcon too has soared into space, and
landed on the Moon. In the immense National Air and Space Museum of
the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, one can see and touch the
actual spacecraft that were flown or that were used as backup
vehicles in the American space program.
In a special section where
the Moon landings have been simulated with the aid of the original
equipment, the visitor can still hear a recorded message from the
surface of the Moon:
The Falcon is on the plain at Hadley!
Whereupon the Manned Spacecraft Center
at Houston announced to the world:
"That was a jubilant Dave Scott
reporting Apollo 15 on the plain at Hadley."
Up to a few decades ago, the notion that
a common mortal can put on some special clothes, strap himself in
the front part of a long object, then zoom off the face of Earth,
seemed preposterous or worse. A century or two ago, such a notion
would not have even come about, for there was nothing in human
experience or knowledge to trigger such fantasies.
Yet, as we have just described, the Egyptians - 5,000 years ago - could readily visualize all this happening to their Pharaoh: he
would journey to a launch site east of Egypt; he would enter a
subterranean complex of tunnels and chambers; he would safely pass
by the installation’s atomic plant and radiation chamber.
don the suit and gear of an astronaut, enter the cabin of an Ascender, and sit strapped between two gods. And then, as the
double-doors would open, and the dawn skies would be revealed, the
jet engines would ignite and the Ascender would turn into the
Celestial Ladder by which the Pharaoh will reach the
Abode of the
Gods on the "Planet of Millions of Years".
On what TV screens had the Egyptians seen such things happen, that
they so firmly believed that all this was really possible?
In the absence of television in their homes, the only alternative
would have been to either go to the Spaceport and watch the
rocketships come and go, or visit a "Smithsonian" and see the craft
on display, accompanied by a knowing guide or viewing flight
simulations. The evidence suggests that the ancient Egyptians had
indeed done that: they had seen the launch site, and the hardware,
and the astronauts with their own eyes.
But the astronauts were not
Earthlings going elsewhere: they were, rather, astronauts from
elsewhere who had come to Planet Earth.
From the tomb of
Huy, Viceroy in Nubia during the reign of Pharoah
Greatly enamored with art, the
ancient Egyptians depicted in their
tombs what they had seen and experienced in their lifetimes. The
architecturally detailed drawings of the subterranean corridors and
chambers of the Duat come from the tomb of Seti I.
An even more
startling depiction has been found in the tomb of Huy, who was
viceroy in Nubia and in the Sinai peninsula during the reign of the
renowned Pharaoh Tut-Ankh-Amon. Decorated with scenes of people,
places and objects from the two domains of which he was viceroy, his
tomb preserved to this very day a depiction in vivid colors of a
rocketship: its shaft is contained in an underground silo, its upper
stage with the command module is above ground
(click image right to see original fresco).
The shaft is
subdivided, like a multi-stage rocket. Inside its lower part, two
persons attend to hoses and levers; there is a row of circular dials
above them. The silo cutaway shows that it is surrounded by tubular
cells for heat-exchange or some other energy-related function.
Tutankhamon ruled Egypt during 852-845 BCE. He was the "historical
duplication" or "ghost correlation" of King
Takelothis. He was a
successor of the controversial King Akhetaten and Queen Nefertiti.
These people would have seen The Cosmic Tree with their own eyes.
Tutankhamon was the contemporary of King Jehu in Israel and
King Joash in Judah. See pages 168-169 of my book. However,
Seti I, The
Great, did not rule Egypt until 659-605 BCE. Whether he was born
before 687 BCE and actually caught some glimpse of the departing
Planet X Nibiru is unknown to me. It is possible, but not probable,
that Seti I ("ghost correlation" of Psammetichus I) saw remnants of
The Cosmic Tree with his own eyes. RS]
Above ground, the hemispherical base of the upper stage is clearly
depicted in the color painting as scorched, as though from a
re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere.
The command module - large
enough to hold three to four persons - is conical in shape, and
there are vertical "peep holes" all around its bottom. The cabin is
surrounded by worshippers, in a landscape of date palm trees and
The underground chamber is decorated with leopard skins, and this
provides a direct link with certain phases in the Pharaoh’s Journey
to Immortality. The leopard skin was the distinctive garb
symbolically worn by the Shem priest as he performed the
the Mouth ceremony.
It was the distinctive garb symbolically worn by
the gods who towed the Pharaoh through "The Secret Path of the
Hidden Place" of the Duat - a symbolism repeated to stress the
affinity between the Pharaoh’s journey and the rocketship in the
As the Pyramid Texts make clear, the Pharaoh, in his Translation
into an eternal Afterlife, embarked on a journey simulating the
gods. Ra and Seth, Osiris and Horus and other gods had ascended to
the heavens in this manner. But, the Egyptians also believed, it was
by the same Celestial Boat that the Great Gods had come down to
Earth in the first place.
At the city of An (Heliopolis), Egypt’s
oldest center of worship, the god Ptah built a special structure - a "Smithsonian Institution", if you will
- wherein an actual space
capsule could be viewed and revered by the people of Egypt!
the Egyptian "god of the handsome face", is the equivalent of the
Nibiruan Baron Ninurta, who was active against the usurpers Baron
Marduk and Baroness Sarpanit during The Pyramid Wars. He was known
in Greco-Roman traditions as Haphaestus, Vulcan or Typhon, in
England as Cú Chulainn and in Germany as Niflhel - a word with
linguistic similarities to both the Biblical word for giants or "Nefilim"
and the name of the German Goddess "Hel", who was actually Nibiruan
Duchess Ereshkigal, consort of Duke Nergal in the African Underworld
of "partially lighted regions". She was known in Egypt as
in Greece as Persephone. RS]
The secret object - the Ben-Ben - was enshrined in the Het Benben,
the "Temple of the Benben". We know from the hieroglyphic depiction
of the place’s name that the structure looked like a massive launch
tower from within which a pointed rocket was poised skyward.
The Ben-Ben was, according to the ancient Egyptians, a
that had actually come to Earth from the Celestial Disk. It was the
"Celestial Chamber" in which the great god
Ra himself had landed on
Earth; the term Ben (literally:
"That Which Flowed Out") conveying the
combined meaning of "to shine" and "to shoot up in the sky".
An inscription on the stela of the Pharaoh Pi-Ankhi (per
Dictionnaire Géographique de l’Ancienne Egypte) said thus:
The king Pi-Ankhi mounted the stairs
toward the large window, in order to view the god Ra within the
Ben-Ben. The king personally standing up and being all alone,
pushed apart the bolt and opened the two doorleaves. Then he saw
his father Ra in the splendid sanctuary of Het-Benben. He saw
the Maad, Ra’s Barge; and he saw Sektet, the Barge of the Aten....
Mr. Sitchin doesn’t specify whether this king was the Pharaoh Piankhi I who ruled Egypt during 776-725 BCE, or his son
The Great, who ruled during 725-703 BCE. Piankhi I was also known as
Sheshonk "III", and it was in the 15th year of
Sheshonk III that
"The Sun Devoured The Moon" on 15 June 762 BCE at the time of the
Great Eclipse and Great Earthquake.
This event has been clearly
documented and established by traditional historians and
astronomers. This year of 762 BCE also fell during the reigns of
King Uzziah in Judah and King Asshurdan III in Assyria and was
contemporaneous with the Trojan War, which lasted from 770 until 760
BCE. Piankhi II is the equivalent "ghost correlation" of
"I" or So.
We can only speculate as to what these two Piankhis and
their contemporaries actually saw with their own eyes during this
crucial 75-year period from 762-687 BCE when the detethering and
departure sequence of the "Sampo" visibly played itself out in the
See pages 171-173 of my book for additional
"One day passes, comes another, and
again shall I be needed. Men will look for me and miss me, to
construct another Sampo... "