Marriage speaking to the
West Wales Dowsers at Carmarthen
the 24th November the West Wales Dowsers heard Edmund Marriage
give a talk with slides at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel in Carmarthen
on the research and translation of ancient documents by Christian
OBrien. He expanded on the OBrien thesis, that
our ancestor gods were real people, who restarted agriculture
and civilisation around 8,500 BC after a global catastrophe,
at a site in the mountains of Southern Lebanon, near Mount
who died in 2001 aged 86, co-authored with his wife Barbara
Joy The Genius of the Few and The Shining Ones.
Their research provides new evidence of our ancient history,
based on a more realistic and down to earth alternative translation
of the Genesis text, supported by other important ancient
documents and new research.
Garden of Eden can be seen as an irrigated agricultural and
horticultural enclosure for a small advanced group of people,
described as the bright or shining ones (Elohim) in the planted
highlands (hashemim), as opposed to the religious concept
of God in Heaven.
supports this interpretation of the Genesis texts, with the
detailed account of the activities of the archangels, angels
and watchers from within the Books of Enoch. The record is
confirmed by his translation of the Sumerian Kharsag (head
enclosure) Creation Epics, which were recorded in cuneiform
(wedged shape lines) on clay tablets, at least 2,000 years
before the Hebrew books were compiled.
Sumerian clay tablets, revealing and confirming the creation
accounts of Enoch and the authors of Genesis in great detail,
were discovered by an expedition from the University of Philadelphia
in 1895/6 when excavating the remains of the Nippur library,
not far from modern Bagdad in Iraq. Nippur was the cultural
centre of the Sumerian civilisation, which had reached a peak
by 4,000 BC. This is confirmed by recent dating of the very
large city (over 250 ha) of Uruk on the Euphrates to 4,500-3,250
scholars have now realised that the Sumerians had evolved
over thousands of years in the wider area of what is called
the Fertile Crescent, and that both Western and Eastern Semitic
languages had evolved from the Sumerian language. Cuneiform
letters from the Royal School of Ugarit help to confirm the
24 letter alphabet (Phoenician) as the speedy writing used
by Enoch and taught in the kingship schools.
Marriage, quoting E.A. Spieser and Heidel, high lighted the
fact that the relationship, in both detail and order, between
the Sumerian/Babylonian Creation Epic and the early verses
of Genesis are duly recognised by all informed students, no
matter how orthodox their personal beliefs.
Marriage took us back through the last 10,000 years of the
Holocene with the astrophysicists and scientists, who are
revealing the massive environmental problems, which had to
be faced by mankind, and the emerging civilisations, from
the end of the last ice age.
primary importance are the dramatic rises in temperature occurring
at 10,860 BC and 10,740 BC, which eventually gave rise to
massive melt water discharges as ice dams burst. There was
a steady rise in sea level from then of some 450 feet, peaking
around 3,600 BC and drowning vast areas of land. This rise
in sea level was stabilised for three relatively short periods
when the earth suddenly became as cold as the minimum ice
dramatic than the sea level rises, were the vertical movements
of the earths crust, rebounding by as much as 1km where
the thickest ice had melted. The crust also sank by as much
as 4km in the less stable areas of the ocean, as the earths
flexible skin of a rice pudding covering, adjusted
to the stresses and changes in loading.
addition there were impacts from cometary debris, and the
effects of cometary dust, arriving at intervals of around
1,500 years. There were also bursts of cosmic radiation and
sun spot activity together with exceptional volcanic activity,
earth quakes and massive tsumani waves.
is now believed that the mass extinctions of large mammals
around 10,800 BC was part of a much greater global catastrophe
involving the permanent loss of a large proportion of the
is now solid scientific evidence of the collapse of very successful
global trading Bronze Age civilisations around 2,350 BC, as
result of cometary debris entering the atmosphere and exploding
with the power of many hydrogen bombs, together with associated
catastrophic changes in climate. Megalithic structures and
megarons are now seen to have been built with a primary purpose
as refuges from a hostile environment, although they would
have been intended with high labour inputs to serve many other
uses over time.
Egyptian priest Sonchis at Sais giving knowledge of the past
to the Greek leader Solon in 594 BC talks of past catastrophes
Marriage also presented evidence that the Shining Ones had
great knowledge of astronomy and had not only accurately mapped
the stars and planets, but had also accurately surveyed and
mapped the whole earth, demonstrating precise knowledge of
both latitude and longitude. They were aware of the 25,900
year cycle of Equinoctial Precession and the location of the
OBrien used his professional surveying skills to accurately
measure ancient sites and megalithic structures to verify
the work of other specialists who made earlier claims of advanced
mathematical knowledge. He has produced the proof of the use
of a standard unit of measurement based on the Golden Ratio
used throughout the world from Jericho (8,500 BC) to the Mayan
temples (700 AD)
Edmund Marriage linked this standard measuring rod and rolled
measuring tape, displayed in many of the Sumerian and Akkadian
alabaster reliefs, to the later symbols of authority and rule,
such as scepters, maces, gold rings and crowns.
Plato and the Chinese historian Lao Tzu support the OBrien
thesis when they refer with great respect to the good behaviour
and great achievements of the gods and ancient masters.
links and myths around the world relate back to this same
group. However many names are used. They are called the Elohim,
the Bright or Shining Ones, Archangels, Angels, Serpents,
Feathered Serpents, Abgal, Abkarlu, Anannage, Anannuki, Richis,
Neteru, Diewos, Genii, Ancient Masters, Seven Sages and Gods.
a more personal basis the key figure is called An, Anu, Baal,
The Great Lord, Manu, Manitu, Noah, and Yahweh Elohim, which
means leader of the Shining Ones. In the Sumerian texts Anu
and his son Hadad (Greek Jupiter) are supported by Enlil and
Ninkharsag and their son Enki.
was the sole female member of the original group at Kharsag
(Eden) and led the scientific research. Women had total equality
with men. Yahweh and Ashera were terms used throughout
Caananite region to signify the leader and his wife
of each organised community up to the time of Moses.
real importance in this lecture was the way in which a whole
range of disciplines and avenues of research can contribute
to clarifying the complex story of our history.
agriculture, the very accurate dating of seed grains and pollen,
and the knowledge of genetic make up within domesticated crops,
have allowed our scientists trace and date the origins and
spread of farming. They have recently established that the
mode of domestication of the founder and other important crops
was based on genetic knowledge.
conclusions suggest that the Shining Ones were more technologically
advanced than modern man, supporting both the OBrien
thesis, and the biblical story of diffusion.
was a very interesting and well-supported talk. For those
of you who missed this one, Edmund will be back again to speak
to the Towy Valley Association at Llandovery on 3rd July at
8.00pm. Contact Anthony Williams on 01550 720178.
further information and details of appearances, you can contact
Edmund Marriage direct on 01935 816944, or write to him at
The Patrick Foundation, PO Box 72, Cirencester, Glos. GL7
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