The Story of Sukurru: Sumerian symbols and their true meaning (Paperback)
There comes a time when the veil must be lifted or the truth about our past will be lost forever. This is an ancient story, a text retrieved from under the sands and then hidden again, this time in plain sight under the misleading title THE INSTRUCTIONS OF SHURUPPAK for more than a century. It is a rare bridge that allows us to step backwards beyond every episode of our history, every written word since the middle of the 3rd millennium BC. Inscribed with humour and interspersed with clever wordplay, the story begins at the time of a great flood when King Ubara Dudu ruled the city of Sukurru, an exact mirror of the information found on the SUMERIAN KING LIST.
Discovered on more than one clay tablet, the oldest of which dated to ca.2600 BC, THE STORY OF SUKURRU is a complete re-translation of the oldest known literary text in the world today, 280 lines and approximately 3,000 words, with just a few missing or damaged sections. Using an innovative yet logical method taking all the signs/words into consideration produces a result completely at odds with the academic version. One of the most important features of this translation is that it brings to light unheard of yet indisputable links to worldwide mythologies and to many languages. It also includes two ritualistic scenes, of which a winter solstice ceremony, where references to the use of mind-altering substances are unmistakeable. THE STORY OF SUKURRU uncovers compelling evidence of a unique source in deep antiquity for languages, mythologies, and advanced spiritual knowledge. The layout and accompanying notes offer maximum transparency.
That the tale is obscure in some parts or appears light-hearted and even bawdy in others does not detract from its fundamental importance. Each symbol was once selected with great care to convey a multi-layered story. The dividing line between the author's choice of symbols and the translator's choice of words, like the dividing line between truth and lies, is an affair of the heart. The writing may be mine but the meaning of it all is of another age.