196. Alchemy & religion

For many people alchemy is turning physical lead into gold, but there is a far deeper meaning to it and it has its basis in religion. Therefore I will start with the story of the Tower of Babel, found in the Biblical book of Genesis. It is one of the most famous and beloved legends of mankind.

The whole earth was of one language, and of one speech and it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, they found a plain in the land of ?in’âr, and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone and slime had they for mortar. And they said, “Come, let us build us a city and a tower whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth”. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the children of men built. And the Lord said, “Behold, the people are one and they have all one language, and this they begin to do; and now nothing will be withheld from them which they have imagined to do. Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech”. So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth; and they left off building the city. Therefore is the name of it called Bâbel (that is “Confusion”) because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth; and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.[/Genesis/ 11.1-9; tr. King James 21st Century]

Now, there is a similar story written down on Sumerian tablets.
The one mentioned next can be found at the Louvre in Paris, France. Many of you will have heard about Zecharia Sitchin and the Anunnaki, Enki etc., them that came from the heavens and Nibiru, remember, these are the same stories you are now reading.

the Esagila tablet

The “Esagila” tablet is a neo-Babylonian mathematical text that has come down to us in the form of a later copy made at Uruk (Mesopotamia) in 229 BC. The name given to the tablet does not correspond fully to the content of the text, for the only parts pertaining to Esagila (the temple of the god Marduk in Babylon) recorded by the scribes are two courtyards built earlier than the temple. The rest of the tablet concerns the ziggurat, Etemenanki, and is extremely valuable for its reconstruction.

The temple of Marduk in Babylon

The text, copied from an earlier document, describes the temple of the god Marduk in Babylon as reconstructed by the kings of the Babylonian dynasty of Nabopolassar (625-605 BC) and Nebuchadnezzar II (605-562 BC). This temple was called Esagila “the temple that raises its head”. The text first gives a double description of the base of the multi-tiered tower built inside the city walls or ziggurat, then describes the main temple, and, finally, gives the measurements of the multi-tiered tower, called Etemenanki, “House of the Foundation of Heaven and Earth” – the “Tower of Babel” in the Bible (Genesis 11, 1-9). This tower seems to have had seven stories, built in the form of terraces, and was surmounted by a temple. German excavations have confirmed the dimensions of the square base: over 91 m along each side. They have also shown that three large stairways, resting on the south facade, provided access to the first story, higher than the others, and to the second story. Smaller staircases led to the top, probably situated at a height of 90 meters.

A complex mathematical system

This text, which illustrates the mathematical calculating methods used by the Babylonians, reveals a more mysterious aspect of the art of the scribe: these dimensions are “sacred”, and on the back of the tablet, the recapitulation of the dimensions to be calculated are accompanied by the phrase, “let the initiate show the initiate, the non-initiate must not see this”. This closed, learned system was for the sole use of the “wise men,” the guardians of tradition. In their concern to safeguard it, they omitted to pass it on to their Aramaean and Greek colleagues, which brought about the disappearance of the entire Mesopotamian culture, for nearly two thousand years.

Excerpt from the text:
“Measurements of the base of the Etemenanki: here are the length and width to be considered: 3×60 is the length, 3×60 is the width, measured in standard cubits (1 elbow length = about 50 cm). Its dimensions are therefore: 3×3=9 ; 9×2=18. If you do not know the value of 18, here it is: 3 measures of seed, surface area measured with the small cubit. Base of the Etemenanki: the height is equal to the length and width. Let the initiate show this to the initiate. Let the non-initiate not see it. Tablet written, traced and collated, after a copy made at Borsippa… Uruk, month of Kislimu, 26th day (12 December 229 BC.). Year 83 : Seleucus (He was) roi.”

The Greek sources

This tower of Bel-Marduk is also known to us from Greek sources: Diodorus Siculus (Book II, 7-10) records that “The temple of Bel erected in the centre of the city …was extraordinarily high …and the Chaldeans did their astronomical work there”. Herodotus (I, 178-182) gives its measurements: “This temple is square, and each side is two stadia in length. In the centre is a massive tower, of one stadium in length and breadth; on this tower stands another tower, and another again upon this, and so on up to eight.” The Babylonian text confirms this information.

Esoteric origins of Alchemy

Early alchemists Zosimus and Isis said alchemical knowledge came from fallen angels sexually attracted to human women. The early Christian church fathers believed them and claimed the angels had sinned against the orders of god. Who were these angels?

The Book of Enoch (Enoch 1), the Book of the Secrets of Enoch (Enoch 2) and the Book of Jubilees contain more details about the fallen angels referred to in Genesis. Enoch 1 and the Book of Jubilees are Jewish works of the inter-testamental period written down in the second century BCE. The information contained in them is much older than the date of these manuscripts.

Enoch was the great grandfather of Noah. Genesis 5: 22-24 says, “And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” The Books of Enoch describe how he was taken to the heavens after a tour of the earth: “The Lord spoke, ‘Have no fear, Enoch, good man and scribe of goodness. Come hear my voice. Go speak to the Watcher of Heaven, who have sent you to intercede for them. Tell them: You should intercede for men, and not men for you. Why did you leave lofty, holy Heaven to sleep with women, to defile yourselves with the daughters of men and take them as your wives…?’” After God’s rhetorical admonition against his lustful yet loving angels He said to Enoch, “As for the Watcher who sent you to intercede for them, tell them: ‘You were in Heaven but the mysteries were not revealed to you. You knew worthless ones, and in the hardness of your hearts you revealed these to women, and through these secrets women and men work much evil [on] earth.’ Say to them, ‘You have no peace.’

After his audience with God, angels including the archangel Uriel took Enoch on journeys through hell and heaven. From there the angel Raguel took him to the Seven Mountains in the Northwest and the Tree of Life . “Fragrant trees encircled the throne. Among them was a tree like no other. Its fragrance was beyond all fragrance, and its leaves and blooms and wood never withered….” Michael, the leader of the angels tells Enoch, “As for this fragrant tree, no mortal is permitted to touch it till the great judgment….” Enoch was instructed by the Lord to write down what had been revealed to him and to teach the people this wisdom. He did so in 366 books.

Scholars believe the meaning of the name Enoch stems from a variant of the Hebrew root connoting “to train, to educate. Scholars have been able to verify the general historical accuracy of the Old Testament by comparing the biblical episodes to much older parallel chronicles written in cuneiform characters on clay tablets from the ancient Mesopotamian kingdoms of Assyria and Babylonia. The oldest of all are from Sumer. Shumer is “Land of the Watchers” in Akkadian, the root semitic language used by the Assyrians and Babylonians.

The Sumerian King List records all the rulers of earth back over 400,000 years. This huge stretch of time coupled with reigns into the thousands of years has caused most historians to reject its accuracy. However all the early rulers were gods — immortals.

The King List does record the reign of Enmeduranki whose name meant “ruler whose me connect Heaven and Earth”.  A tablet described by W.G. Lambert tells a story similar to Enoch’s: “Enmeduranki [was] a prince in Sippar, beloved of Anu, Enlil and Ea. Shamash in the Bright Temple appointed him.
Shamash and Adad [took him] to the assembly [of the gods]… They showed him how to observe oil on water, a secret of Anu, Enlil and Ea. They gave him the Divine Tablet, the kibdu secret of Heaven and Earth… They taught him how to make calculations with numbers.” Anu, Enlil, Ea, Shamash and Adad were Sumerian gods called Anunnaki meaning “those who from Heaven to Earth came.”

A tablet referred to as CBS 14061 describes an incident paralleling the Enochian marriage of an angel to a human woman. The tablet tells of a young god named Martu who fell in love with the daughter of the high priest of Ninab. Martu complained to his goddess mother, “In my city I have friends, they have taken wives. I have companions, they have taken wives. In my city, unlike my friends, I have not taken a wife; I have no wife, I have no children.” Martu’s mother asked him if the woman he desired “appreciated his gaze.” Then the goddess gave her consent to the marriage. Enlil the leader of the gods on Earth became increasingly upset over the pollution of Anunnaki blood by these marriages and over the young Anunnaki gods becoming more interested in freedom and idyllic life on earth than taking orders from Enlil. He said “I will destroy the Earthling whom I have created off the face of the Earth.”

The peoples of ancient civilization, Sumerians, Egyptians, Akkadians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Hittites, Hebrews etc., in their sacred writings all describe gods that physically dwelt on earth. This was aside from their writings on philosophy and mysticism. According to the Sumerians these gods came from the planet Nibiru, “planet of the crossing;” the Assyrians and Babylonians called it Marduk, after their chief god. The Sumerians never called the Anunnaki, “gods.” They were called din-gir, a two syllable word. Din meant “righteous, pure, bright;” gir was a term used to describe a sharp-edged object. As an epithet for the Anunnaki dingir meant “righteous ones of the bright pointed objects.” In Akkadian it means: ‘Lofty Ones’; from it comes the Babylonian, Assyrian, Hebrew, and Ugaritic El.

Sumerian texts break up history into two epochs divided by the great Deluge, the Biblical Flood. After the waters receded ‘the great Anunnaki who decree the fate’ decided that the gods ‘were too lofty for mankind’. The term used: Returning to Elu children to them, the same were nefilim [8]. The first line of Genesis 6:4 means: Those who were cast down were upon the Earth. They were the fallen angels!

They were also the People of the Shem. The Mesopotamian texts that refer to the inner enclosures of temples, or the heavenly journeys of the gods, or even to instances where mortals ascended to the heavens, employ the Sumerian term mu or its Semitic derivatives shumu (“that which is a mu”), sham, or shem. Because the term also connoted ‘that by which one is remembered,’ the word has come to be taken as meaning ‘name….’ Like most Sumerian syllabic words, mu had a primary meaning; in the case of mu, it was ‘that which rises straight’. Its thirty odd nuances encompassed the meanings heights, fire, command, a counted period…[9]

After Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II had rebuilt Marduk’s sacred precinct within fortified walls made of fired brick and gleaming black marble, he recorded: “I raised the head of the boat ID.GE.UL the chariot of Marduk’s princeliness; The boat ZAG.MU.KU, whose approach is observed, the supreme traveller between Heaven and Earth, in the midst of the pavilion I enclosed, screening off its sides.” ID.GE.UL means high to heaven, bright at night. ZAG.MU.KU means bright mu which is for afar.[10] The Mesopotamians believed the gods were immortal. The Sumerians said one year on planet Nibiru, a sar, was equivalent in time to 3600 earth years. They also said Anunnaki lifespans were 120 sars which is 120 x 3600 or 432,000 years.

According to the King List 120 sars had passed from the time the Anunnaki arrived on Earth to the time of the Flood. However when the Lofty Ones came to Earth their lifespans began to sync with Earth’s faster orbit and they faced rapid aging compared to that on Nibiru. Einstein’s theory of General Relativity says celestial body gravity and motion warps local space-time. They discovered that by eating food from their home planet they could keep the aging process synced to the pace of Nibiru.

The Sumerian god of wisdom Enki (Ea) was the leader of the first sons of Anu that came down to Earth. He played the pivotal role in saving humanity from the global Deluge. He defied the Anunnaki ruling council and told Ziusudra (the Sumerian Noah) how to build a ship on which to save humanity from the killing flood. Ea would have been over 120 sars old at that time, yet his activity with humanity continued to be actively reported for thousands of years thereafter.
Within his sacred precinct “Mound of Creation” in Eridu, Enki unraveled the secrets of life and death. His emblem was two serpents entwined on a staff — the basis for the winged caduceus symbol used by modern Western medicine. Enki was the god who created the first humans: In those days, in those years, The Wise One of Eridu, Ea, created him as a model of men. His name was Adapa, Adam in the Old Testament: Elohim created the Adam in His image — in the image of Elohim created He him. Through Enki’s creative efforts wide understanding he perfected for him…. wisdom [he had given him]…. To him he had given Knowledge; Eternal Life he had not given him.[12] Anu wondered “why did Ea, to a worthless human the plan of Heaven disclose — rendering him distinguished, making a shem for him.?”[13] Enki made him take the road to Heaven, and to Heaven he went up. When he had ascended to Heaven he approached the Gate of Anu. Enki had told Adapa that if Anu offered him food, he was not to eat the Bread of Life nor drink the Water of Life because they were poison. After Adapa answered Anu’s questions Anu said, “‘What can we do for him Fetch him the bread of (eternal) life and let him eat.” They fetched him the bread of (eternal) life, but he would not eat. They fetched him the water of (eternal) life, but he would not drink… Anu watched him and laughed at him. “Come, Adapa, why didn’t you eat? Why didn’t you drink? Didn’t you want to be immortal? Alas for downtrodden people! (But) Ea my lord told me: “You mustn’t eat! You mustn’t drink.” “‘Take him and send him back to his earth.’”

And so humanity missed out on immortality until the sons of the gods fell in love with the daughters of men, married them and had children by them. Then not wanting their lovers to die they taught them the secrets of immortality that Ea had discovered. THOSE SECRETS WERE THE SECRETS OF ALCHEMY.

Ea’s youngest son was Ningizzida, Lord of the Tree of Truth, in Mesopotamia. He was revered as Thoth in Egypt and Hermes in the West. By the beginning of the current era philosophers had removed the physical existence of the gods to the abstract, implying their powers were aspects of spiritual phenomena coincident to the forces of Nature. The early alchemists of that time period still claimed like the ancient priests before them, that the knowledge they possessed was a gift from the gods, and their pursuit of immortality was in emulation of the gods’ pursuit of immortality.

So let’s go back to the tablet that stated “because you know not the value of 18” and it took 88 years to rebuild the city, for those who have studied the material given on truth & revelations directly recognize the 88 in relation with the tree of good and evil and the 18 of course.

All related to the heavens and the earth that the tower is up to eight high you would understand too. The cabbala speaks of 32 paths so they must appear using the given measures too, the ark that holds the two tablets of Moses is 1.5×1.5×2.5=5,625 not to get confused I scale it down one step to 0,5625.
18 divided by 0,5625= 32 paths
18 divided by 0,3125=576 circumference eight
18 times 0,3125=5,625
the outcome 5625 x 576 x 32=10368 x 5=51,84×99=513.216 and 513 x216=110808
513 is related by mirroring with 153.(10368 x 3 is 31104 a number you will have seen and)( 5 times is 5184), 7 times is 72.576 (8 times 72 is 576)(5184 by the way is 72×72)
51,84 is a number often shown in old alchemy references and the slope of the pyramid.
304803 letters (up to resh) as you remember divided by 5625=54.1872 and 54 x1872=101088 while the books in the Bible have 39 in the old testament and 27 in the new testament 39 x 27 is 1053 times the yin yang or 96 ( the turning points on the tree is 101088
3927 x 66 (as in 39+27 books is 66) is 2591,82 divided by 52,36 is 49,5 x 2 =99 while the outcome 10368 times 26 generations is 25920 if the zero is taken away from the letters 3483 divided by 5625 we get 6192 times 3inity we get 18,576.
But pay attention, 3483 times 5625 is 1959.1875 (1959 +1875=3834) 1875 is one third of 5625 of fourth of 75 and one twenty fourth of 45.000 (96 times is 18,000)( 96 was turning remember?)the year 1959 is such turning point.


Now as you also remember the 153 mentioned in a story of the fishermen times 77 (which is twice the 7 of the tree) gives you 11781 minus the 1728 is 10053 while 11781 minus 1872 is 9909. That the initiates behind the Bible knew this when they took the old testament and added the 27 books is clear in that 3927 x 3 = 11781 and 4 times 3927, and 6 times gives you the value of the ark of Noah 23562 again. Furthermore 3927 divided by 3 is 1309 x 4 is 5236 again or 8 times gives you 31416 Pi.

This also reveals something else, there is a book in the middle of the Bible as there are 1189 chapters.

1. Psalm 118 is the middle chapter of the entire Bible.
2. Psalm 117, before Psalm 118 is the shortest chapter in the Bible.
3. Psalm 119, after Psalm 118 is the longest chapter in the Bible.
4. The Bible has 594 chapters before Psalm 118 and 594 chapters after Psalm 118.
5. If you add up all the chapters except Psalm 118, you get a total of 1188 chapters.
6. 1188 or Psalm 118 verse 8 is the middle verse of the entire Bible.

Should the central verse not have a fairly important message? “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.” – Psalm 118:8

Is this central verse not also the central theme of the entire Bible? This is not a coincidence.

Chapter 119 of Psalms, the longest chapter of the Bible, which follows Psalm 118, the middle chapter of the Bible, is the only chapter in the Bible that has the entire Hebrew alphabet listed one letter at a time as a heading for each subsection of the chapter. There is then a right side and a left side, psalms 119 has something else Amen, 119 x 99 is 11781 again and 999 x 119 is 118881, the difference is 107100 and 11 times 107100 is 117810 again 22 times is of course the ark again, while 11 x 119 is 1309 and 22 times is 2618 and 33 times is 3927 again the amount of books in the Bible but what is more 44 times is 5236 which is the eights 4 and 4 (52 +36 is 88)(52 x 36 is 1872).

As you will come to see there is a system, a pattern, letters and numbers and the story are wrapped around the trees, the structure you are now familiar with. It is the dance of the planets the song of life. God never left you, he did leave nothing to coincidence, your days are counted, as are the hair on your head. History is really his-story, so is the future.

The illusion of free will, you are either slave or really free and your will and his will are one.

Alchemy therefore is a transmutation, a change of heart, a letting go from what holds you to lead to turn to gold. While you are the physical expression of his will, your mind and heart are not attuned. The mathematical rules of creation are of 3 levels: physical, mental and spiritual.

Numbers, letters, words, math, geometry, coming into being.

Let science and religion alike seek not differences but what unites. Know that at the end of the book there is revelations, the coming of the end of all that is not in tune, and just like glass that cannot resonate at the same frequency of soprano, will break and turn to dust again. So does mankind if he does not wake up, open his eyes and ears.



Moshiya van den Broek