I first became acquainted with the Dogon/Sirius connection when I read VALIS
in 1993. Upon reading Tractate 50, I initially believed that Phil had
fabricated the entire notion of three-eyed, amphibious, extraterrestials with
pincer claws who visited an ancient African tribe called the Dogon.
It wasn't until last year (1999), that I discovered a very strange book while doing some research at the local library that my views changed regarding this matter. The book was THE SIRIUS MYSTERY by Robert G. Temple. Evidently, Phil was also familiar with this exhaustive study about benevolent visitors from the Star System Sirius. In this truly amazing work, Temple traces the traditions of the Dogon and three related tribes back 5,000 years to the ancient Mediterranean cultures of Sumer and Egypt. He convincingly shows that these ancient civilizations possessed not only great wealth and learning, but also a knowledge dependent on physics and astrophysics, which they claimed was imparted to them by visitors/monitors from Sirius.
So, I decided to create a digital collage which illustrated the meeting of the "Monitors From Sirius" and the ancient Dogon of 3400 B.C.. Tom Grimes, a very talented 3-D digital artist (whose work also appears on the PKD site), agreed to collaborate on this project and he did the alien craft hovering in the background. The icon in the lower left corner is based on a Dogon design which depicts the Sirius Star System and the sun. The icon in the lower right corner is an ancient Assyrian frieze which has two fish-like beings that appear to be performing a ritual around a "tree of life".
Temple links the monitors from Sirius with the founder of civilization in Assyrian and Babylonian mythology – Oannes. I found the following quote about "Oannes" in Gaskell's DICTIONARY OF ALL SCRIPTURES AND MYTHS:"During the day-time Oannes held intercourse with men, taught them sciences and arts, the building of cities and temples, laws and the introduction of the the measurement of planes; further, he showed them how to sow and reap; in a word, he instructed them in everything necessary to social life, so that after his time they had nothing new to learn. But when the sun had set, Oannes fell into the sea, where he used to pass the night."- (Originally from Goldhizer's MYTHS AMONG THE HEBREWS)Sounds curiously familiar to the supposedly far-fetched speculations of Temple and the equally outrageous notions of Philip K. Dick doesn't it?
Some links about the Sirius/Dogon Connection:
- Dogon and Sirius - An article presenting information gathered from the Internet concerning the awkward knowledge of a tribe in Mali, West Africa, called the Dogon. They claim that they were given knowledge by extraterrestrials coming from Sirius C. Does not contain channeled messages. The only channeled material the author could find concerning the Dogon people stems from The Pleiadean Agenda which is discussed here as well. Enjoy reading these pages!
- Submitted by John Meluch.
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