The Dogon religion focuses on immortality because the key spiritual figures in the mythology, known as Nummo, were immortal. According to the Dogon, these fish and serpent like beings came to Earth from another star system. When they died and were reborn they could remember their previous existence. The Dogon elder OgotemmÍli described life and death for the amphibious Nummo as being like a snake shedding its skin. According to the Dogon, in the beginning of human existence, immortality was the norm and time as we know it was irrelevant.
According to OgotemmÍli, there wasn't any intelligent life on the planet when the Nummo first came to Earth. There was some suggestion in the mythology the Nummo's world had been dying out, which is why they ended up here. They had planned to live on the Earth and combine their DNA with the animals here to create a new life form they could inhabit. What Dogon mythology tells us is the experiment failed. Not only was humanity born from this failure but as a result, humans became forever twinned to the alien Nummo. According to the Dogon, our connection to them exists on a deeply spiritual level in the collective unconscious. The Nummo communicate with humans through symbols and these symbols are the language of the unconscious.
Even though the spiritual Nummo were androgynous, they were identified as being feminine and were symbolized by the sun in the Dogon religion. They had horns or casque like chameleons. They had noses that looked like cow's noses and they had slanted eyes with only auditory holes for ears. Evidence indicates they communicated using sonar because they spent more time in water than on land.
In Dorey's first book, The Master Of Speech, she talked about the similarities between the alien Nummo and the serpent Goddess statues found in Ur located in southern Iraq. They date from the Ubaid period around 4500 B.C.E. These statues have lines across their fish and serpent like bellies that were described by OgotemmÍli as being in a series of "V's" without points. They have casques and slanted eyes as well as cow's noses. They also have fish tails, serpent like bodies and strange bumps on the shoulder joints. The fact these statutes so closely resemble the Nummo as described by OgotemmÍli, indicates the serpent Goddess figures found in world mythology have evolved from the images and stories about the alien Nummo.
In their spaceships the Nummo were also known as celestial rams. This was because the piping that curved around the outer edge of the spaceship was said to contain water or liquid copper. The piping was curved like the horns of a ram. As a result of this association, the ram became an important symbol of the Nummo in the Dogon religion. The ram also appears as an important religious figure in the history of other world groups.
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This is Dorey's second book on the Dogon religion. The first, The Master Of Speech was published in 2002 and updated several times, with the most recent being in 2013.
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