Wednesday, September 9, 2015

We Live On a Prison Planet and Here's Why

The  Reptilian Pact

(The "Secret Pact", the "Secret Covenant")
Unknown Author
Alien Interview

Here's a Video for folks who don't want to read all this, though I suggest you do, because it gives proof of what is written in this video.

An illusion it will be, so large, so vast it will escape their perception.

Those who will see it will be thought of as insane.

We will create separate fronts to prevent them from seeing the connection between us.
We will behave as if we are not connected to keep the illusion alive.

Our goal will be accomplished one drop at a time so as to never bring suspicion upon ourselves.

This will also prevent them from seeing the changes as they occur.

We will always stand above the relative field of their experience for we know the secrets of the absolute.

We will work together always and will remain bound by blood and secrecy.  Death will come to he who speaks.

We will keep their lifespan short and their minds weak while pretending to do the opposite.

We will use our knowledge of science and technology in subtle ways so they will never see what is happening.

We will use soft metals, aging accelerators and sedatives in food and water, also in the air.
They will be blanketed by poisons everywhere they turn.

The soft metals will cause them to lose their minds.
We will promise to find a cure from our many fronts, yet we will feed them more poison.

The poisons will be absorbed trough their skin and mouths, they will destroy their minds and reproductive systems.

What in the world are they spraying? - Geo Engineering   
The Chemtrail/Geo-Engineering Coverup Revealed.
By now everyone has seen crisscrossing streaks of white clouds trailing behind jet aircraft, stretching from horizon to horizon, eventually turning the sky into a murky haze. Our innate intelligence tells us these are not mere vapor trails from jet engines, but no one yet has probed the questions: WHO is doing this and WHY. With the release of this video, all of that has changed. Here is the story of a rapidly developing industry called Geo-engineering, driven by scientists, corporations, and governments intent on changing global climate, controlling the weather, and altering the chemical composition of soil and water -- all supposedly for the betterment of mankind. Although officials insist that these programs are only in the discussion phase, evidence is abundant that they have been underway since about 1990 -- and the effect has been devastating to crops, wildlife, and human health. We are being sprayed with toxic substances without our consent and, to add insult to injury, they are lying to us about it. Do not watch this documentary if you have high blood pressure.
Produced by G. Edward Griffin, Michael Murphy, and Paul Wittenberger. Runtime 95 minutes.
Expected ship date, October 22, 2010.
From all this, their children will be born dead, and we will conceal this information.
The poisons will be hidden in everything that surrounds them, in what they drink, eat, breathe and wear.

We must be ingenious in dispensing the poisons for they can see far.

We will teach them that the poisons are good, with fun images and musical tones.

Those they look up to will help. We will enlist them to push our poisons.

They will see our products being used in film and will grow accustomed to them and will never know their true effect.

When they give birth we will inject poisons into the blood of their children and convince them its for their help.

Vaccine Dangers Exposed 
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We will start early on, when their minds are young, we will target their children with what children love most, sweet things.

When their teeth decay we will fill them with metals that will kill their mind and steal their future.

When their ability to learn has been affected, we will create medicine that will make them sicker and cause other diseases for which we will create yet more medicine.

We will render them docile and weak before us by our power.

They will grow depressed, slow and obese, and when they come to us for help, we will give them more poison.

We will focus their attention toward money and material goods so they many never connect with their inner self.


We will distract them with fornication, external pleasures and games so they may never be one with the oneness of it All.

Their minds will belong to us and they will do as we say.

If they refuse we shall find ways to implement mind-altering technology into their lives. We will use fear as our weapon.

We will establish their governments and establish opposites within.  We will own both sides.

In the Theater of the Absurd: US-NATO Support "Al Qaeda in Libya" by Gerald A. Perreira

In the Theatre of the Absurd, anything is possible. However, this latest scenario in Libya has taken absurdity to a whole new dimension. A rag-tag bunch of armed, al-Qaeda affiliated tribesmen, being referred to as a ‘pro-democracy movement’ by British State TV (BBC) and other mainstream media outlets, are now being openly armed and trained by the French, British and American governments. This same Coalition of Crusaders, with the support of the Arab League, is fighting alongside the rebels, launching continual bombing raids on targets in Tripoli and beyond, including Muammar Qadhafi’s compound, in a brazen attempt to assassinate the man and re-colonise Libya.And what is the support inside Libya for this so-called ‘Libyan pro-democracy movement’? The answer is less than 2% of the entire Libyan population. One might have expected that the Western and Arab worlds would have offered Qadhafi and the Libyan armed forces assistance to deal with this al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) inspired insurgency. But no. Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly, instead, Britain and the US, led by the clown Sarkozy, in what can only be described as a war mongering frenzy, launched an all out attack on Muammar Qadhafi, his amily, and the Libyan people.
We will always hide our objective but carry out our plan.

NATO's Terror Bombing of Libya
 June 12, 2011 Bill Van Auken /IndyMedia & Deborah Dupre / Bay ViewThe relentless bombardment of Tripoli over the past 48 hours represents a new stage in one of the most naked acts of imperialist aggression since the wars of conquest launched by Hitler and Mussolini in the 1930s. Warplanes struck the Libyan capital 62 times between Tuesday and early Wednesday morning. American reporters and former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney report from Tripoli that the bombings have killed hundreds of innocent civilians.

As London Burns, 
NATO Terrorizing Citizens Of Libya To Surrender Over Their enormous Oil Wealth.   
The relentless bombardment of Tripoli over the past 48 hours represents a new stage in one of the most naked acts of imperialist aggression since the wars of conquest launched by Hitler and Mussolini in the 1930s.
Warplanes struck the Libyan capital 62 times between Tuesday and early Wednesday morning. The daylight air strikes underscored that Libya, its air force and air defense system devastated by earlier attacks, remains virtually defenseless in the face of the US-NATO blitzkrieg.
They will perform the labor for us and we shall prosper from their toil.

Why We Fight, Documentary Film
Eugene Jarecki 2005 1:39:04Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy?Why We Fight examines America’s policies regarding making war, most recently the Iraq invasion and what is termed “the Bush doctrine” that includes pre-emptive strikes. This policy has been in the works for many years on reflection of the past wars of the 20th century alone. In this film, a variety of people are asked “Why We Fight?” with a variety of answers, followed by a look at today’s US military industrial complex via interviews with individuals involved with it…

Our families will never mix with theirs.

Our blood must be pure always, for it is the way.

Presidential Relations

We will make them kill each other when it suits us.

We will keep them separated from the oneness by dogma and religion.

We will control all aspects of their lives and tell them what to think and how.
We will guide them kindly and gently letting them think they are guiding themselves.

We will foment animosity between them through our factions.

When a light shall shine among them, we shall extinguish it by ridicule, or death, whichever suits us best.

We will make them rip each other's hearts apart and kill their own children.

We will accomplish this by using hate as our ally, anger as our friend.

The hate will blind them totally, and never shall they see that from their conflicts we emerge as their rulers.

They will be busy killing each other.

They will bathe in their own blood and kill their neighbors for as long as we see fit.

We will benefit greatly from this, for they will not see us, for they cannot see us.

We will continue to prosper from their wars and their deaths.

We shall repeat this over and over until our ultimate goal is accomplished.

We will continue to make them live in fear and anger through images and sounds.

We will use all the tools we have to accomplish this.

The tools will be provided by their labor.

Christmas Joy Based on Worker Suffering

Mattel makes toys in sweatshop conditions in China, Indonesia and Mexico

We will make them hate themselves and their neighbors.

We will always hide the divine truth from them, that 
we are all one.

This they must never know!

They must never know that color is an illusion, they must always think they are not equal.

Drop by drop, drop by drop we will advance our goal.

We will take over their land, resources and wealth to exercise total control over them.


Three years in the making, this cinéma-vérité feature from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger is the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet. An inside look at the infamous $27 billion Amazon Chernobyl case, CRUDE is a real-life high stakes legal drama set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures. Presenting a complex situation from multiple viewpoints, the film subverts the conventions of advocacy filmmaking as it examines a complicated situation from all angles while bringing an important story of environmental peril and human suffering into focus.

We will deceive them into accepting laws that will steal the little freedom they will have.

America: Freedom to Fascism
Full Length
America: Freedom to Fascism is a 2006 film by Aaron Russo, which alleges among a variety of claims that income tax is illegal. The documentary covers many subjects, including: the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the income tax, Federal Reserve System, national ID cards (REAL ID Act), human-implanted RFID tags (Spychips), Diebold electronic voting machines, globalization, Big Brother, taser weapons abuse, and the alleged use of terrorism by government as a means to diminish the citizens' rights.
The Film Determined to find the law that requires American citizens to pay income tax, producer Aaron Russo set out on a journey to find the evidence. This film which is neither left, nor right-wing is a startling examination of government. It exposes the systematic erosion of civil liberties in America since 1913 when the Federal Reserve system was fraudulently created.

We will establish a monetary system that will imprison them forever, keeping them and their children in debt.

Money As Debt
 Paul Grignon's 47-minute animated presentation of "Money as Debt" tells in very simple and effective graphic terms what money is and how it is being created. It is an entertaining way to get the message out. The Cowichan Citizens Coalition and its "Duncan Initiative" received high praise from those who previewed it. I recommend it as a painless but hard-hitting educational tool and encourage the widest distribution and use by all groups concerned with the present unsustainable monetary system in the United States.

When they shall band together, we shall accuse them of crimes and present a different story to the world for we shall own all the media.

We will use our media to control the flow of information and their sentiment in our favor.

AlJazeeraEnglish on Jul 15, 2011 Libya's opposition has received a major boost in support as US becomes the latest country to recognise the Transitional National Council as the country's legitimate government. This means billions of dollars frozen in US banks can now be rebels. Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from an international summit in Istanbul, Turkey.
When they shall rise up against us we will crush them like insects, for they are less than that.

They will be helpless to do anything for they will have no weapons.

We will recruit some of their own to carry out our plans, we will promise them eternal life, but eternal life they will never have for they are not of us.

The recruits will be called "initiates" and will be indoctrinated to believe false rites of passage to higher realms.

Members of these groups will think they are one with us never knowing the truth.

For their work they will be rewarded with earthly things and great titles, but never will they become immortal and join us, never will they receive the light and travel the stars.

They will never reach the higher realms, for the killing of their own kind will prevent passage to the realm of enlightenment.

"Of our unambiguously evil actions, torturing humans or other animals must be among the most egregious. The UN Geneva Convention on human rights (1975 expanded version) defines torture as: “any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind….”
This they will never know.

The truth will be hidden in their face, so close they will not be able to focus on it until its too late.

Oh yes, so grand the illusion of freedom will be, that they will never know they are our slaves.

We can only be kept in the cages we do not see. A brief history of human enslavement - up to and including your own. From Freedomain Radio, the largest and most popular philosophy conversation in the world.  Text:
When all is in place, the reality we will have created for them will own them.

This reality will be their prison.

They will live in self-delusion.

When our goal is accomplished a new era of domination will begin. 

Their minds will be bound by their beliefs, the beliefs we have established from time immemorial.

But if they ever find out they are our equal, we shall perish then. THIS THEY MUST NEVER KNOW.

"A priesthood, or prison guards, were used to help reinforce the idea that an individual is only a biological body and is not an Immortal Spiritual Being.  The individual has no identity.  The individuals have no past lives. [v] (Footnote) The individual has no power.  Only the gods have power.  And, the gods are a contrivance of the priests who intercede between men and the gods they serve.  Men are slaves to the dictates of the priests who threaten eternal spiritual punishment if men do not obey them.
What else would one expect on a prison planet where all prisoners have amnesia, and the priests themselves are prisoners?  The intervention of The Domain Force on Earth has not been entirely successful due to the secret  mind-control operation of the “Old Empire” that still continues to operate.”
If they ever find out that together they can vanquish us, they will take action.

They must never, ever find out what we have done, for if they do, we shall have no place to run, for it will be easy to see who we are once the veil has fallen.

Our actions will have revealed who we are and they will hunt us down and no person shall give us shelter.

This is the Secret Covenant by which we shall live the rest of our present and future lives, for this reality will transcend many generations and life spans.

This covenant is sealed by blood, our blood. We, the ones who from heaven to earth came.

This covenant must NEVER, EVER be known to exist.

It must NEVER, EVER be written or spoken of for if it is, the consciousness it will spawn will release the fury of the PRIME CREATOR upon us and we shall be cast to the depths from whence we came and remain there until the end time of infinity itself.   

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Sighting in Philadelphia

The Sighting In Philadelphia

So, I am coming out of a deep sleep this morning, in fact I thought that I was awake and I was walking down a street in downtown Philadelphia. Well, maybe not downtown, but the street was a wide street as if it were downtown.
For once, folks are looking up into the sky at the weird cloud formations, well that is what I assumed, because the clouds were rippled, like they are right before a major so-called natural climatic event. These are my thoughts as I look up too, but I am always looking up so that's nothing new. I just shake my head at the obvious un-naturalness of these clouds.

I find it curious that the people are standing there, just looking up. They were standing in the street as well as on the sidewalk and they are all looking up as if in some kind of awe or transfixed like they couldn't look away even if they tried. Now that really made me look up too, although I had just looked up, shook my head and went on my journey, these folks, however were not moving and staring into the sky, so I decided maybe I should look again.

Well, there it was, a clear as day, dancing through these scalar clouds, a space craft. It was round like the typical flying saucers but not quite as it seemed to have a translucent dome on the top and the bottom, but it was so far away it just looked like a disc in the sky the size of a quarter. It danced and flipped and danced for several minutes, not the usual, now-you-see-me-now-you-don't appearance, but an appearance that seemed to want to be seen by the people on the ground.

Not exactly but close enough

This is a drawing but it was more like this one.
I remember reading an article a few weeks ago that was on the internet about a sighting in Philadelphia. It was debunked by folks calling it a flock of birds. But this sighting was unmistakably a disc. And it was stationary in the sky as it did not jet back and forth. If anyone had any doubts about what it was it stayed there long enough to dispel all doubt.

Then the clouds seem to take on the shape of one of the famous crop-circle, depicting the face of an alien.

As the disc turn over again and again it seemed to organize the scalar clouds into images, one of which was the crop circle alien but in the clouds. Next to that appeared a picture in the clouds that look like mountainous terrain.

7 2002-08-15- Pitt, Winchester, Hampshire 01


the 'chaos canyon' on Mars

I got the impression the disc was showing us what they looked like and where they came from. If we wanted to identify them later if we should happen upon their planet, or discover it in space, or some such, cause as far as I was concerned, what they show us is what they "think" it looks like out there. Then I began to wonder how they could even depict the sun which is 93million miles away, so yeah, I got the distinct impression that the craft was crafting the clouds to tell us something about its home planet.

I was very, very interested in seeing what the newspapers would report, or how it would come up on the internet and possibly Facebook posts. It was a spectacular display and I knew that someone had to get it to the news and the internet.

Meanwhile, I am fumbling in my purse, trying to get my phone out so I can take a picture of it. Talking myself in and out of doing it because it was so far away, and my camera phone is not that good at capturing things in the distance. I fumbled in my bag for my regular camera then remembered I left it home on my desk.  But I could barely take my eyes of the sky, it was almost paralyzing in that I could not move or let's say, I didn't want to move for fear I would miss something. In an instant, I could see how folks miss stuff happening in the sky because the feeling of actually seeing a craft for the first time is so overwhelming, you get jittering and clumsy and you don't think straight. Only folks who are out there all the time and are looking for a sighting are really prepared.

I am thinking to myself how I always wanted to have a sighting, and now it was actually happening. It was my turn to have one and I could barely believe my eyes at what I saw. It made perfect sense to me that the Planet Earth is not the only inhabited Planet in the Universe, what a silly thought, but I always wanted to see one for myself. I remember reading somewhere that they are more likely to show themselves to the disbelievers. I thought that was a bit unfair.. But promised myself I was gonna have my own summonsing, but never did it. And here I am, quite by accident looking at the chem-clouds and thinking the real reason they are there is to make it hard for the ET's and their crafts to get through the plasma mess they are making in the sky, etc., etc. I am so happy to actually have my own sighting that my usual instinctive behavior was gone, and I too am staring into the sky. I was just fumbling in my bag and hoping that someone caught it and put it on YouTube or something so I could watch it again.

I woke up from this dream, thinking I was coming into my house, but I was in my bed, that's how real this dream was.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Kailasa Temple in Ellora Caves - Built with Alien Technology?

Kailasa Temple in Ellora Caves - Built with Alien Technology?

Rajesh K says
"What aliens are you talking about? The nearest star to our solar system is at a distance of 5 light years and a rocket travelling at the speed of 15 km/sec (aka 54000/hr) will take 100000 years to reach our solar system provided it runs non-stop. It is a temple and the name 'Kailash' comes from the holy scriptures of Hindus. Why it is so hard to say that Indians did this? Oh no - it hurts your ego that how could dirty Hindus do this? "

Megaliths. pyramids, huge mosques and temples and  structures permeate the entire planet above and below ground. People around the world want to claim that their ancestors built them. The mystic and grandiose beauty of them boggles the modern mind and in particular the minds of the archaeologists and paleolithic scholars.

Since these scholars are subjected to a code of ethics and a skewed scientific tradition about the dawn of man and how humanity existed thousands of years ago, it would be outside of their fund of knowledge to proclaim that so called Ancient Man had the ability to create such wonders with picks and shovels. Others claim Aliens created these structures.

I wonder if there will come a time when these scientists will agree that there was a time when humanity was much more advanced in their abilities than humanity is today. I wonder if they could possibly explore the fact that due to various planetary cataclysms the Ancients who survived were thrown backwards, like is evident today, after a fierce tsunami, earthquake, volcano etc. I wonder if the fact of a partnership with entities from other worlds could be considered and projected as a possibility as is seen today, when modern man was kick-started into agricultural, industrial and technological progress. I wonder if this partnership can honor both the efforts and ingenuity of humanity on this planet and the assistance from off planet to move humanity toward amazing achievements.

In acknowledging this partnership, are we not giving credit to all parties concerned? Are we not saying that humanity received this assistance through various venues, via, ancient memories, dreams, intuition, intervention and outright production and, in some instances, enslavement? Can we acknowledge our position as Galactic Beings, on planet Earth, part of a Galactic System, along with other Galactic beings bringing their resources, technology, knowledge and cooperative efforts to enhance and expand life on this and many other planets in our solar and Galactic System?

Humanity, in its effort to "claim" that their Ancestors were capable of building these structures are narrowly defining what the term "Ancestors" can mean as well as projecting onto the "Ancestors" the same limitations and incredulous belief that this Planet is alone in the Universe.

Our Ancient texts teach us that our "Ancestors" knew we were not alone and in fact, some visitors stayed a while, became Gods and intermingled with our "Ancestors". Our Ancient Ancestors knew that they were part of a Galactic or inter-Galactic community and a much, much larger Universe.

We, their descendants, on the other hand, are tribal, exclusive and protective of our small grain of sand. Our wisdom is limited to what we can imagine to be true and those imaginings are structured around societal norms and belief systems that prevent us from looking into the vastness of space and feeling connected to All That Is. Hence, we retreat into our minuscule corner of our Galaxy fiercely struggling with the concept that we have been visited, assisted and in some instances, manipulated by others.

At the same time, we function, especially today, in a global community, where we share culture, art, technology, resources, economics, habitats and political systems among ourselves. Why is it so hard to believe that this same exchange cannot, and was not done in the past?  In fact, we have examples of how this sharing has advanced some planetary communities beyond the imaginations of even those of a few generations ago.

When we look at this blue rock hurling through space, and our scientists explore other rocks, suns, moons, galaxies also moving through space, wouldn't we be remiss to insist that our inability to travel great distances, applies to our "Ancient Ancestors?" We, project our inability on to others, who may very well be millions of years if not billions of years more advanced than we are, on our little grain of Galactic Sand, spinning around a very, very young star, a mere twinkle in the Milky Way.

I suggest that our "Ancient Ancestors" were far from limited in their knowledge of who they were and where they came from and who came to them to assist in their development.
Since scientists claim that our planet is 4.5 billion years old and the Universe is 13 billion years old, I wonder how even these numbers suggest how limited they are in their thinking.

Quite frankly, it is becoming more and more apparent that these numbers are restrictive and serve to inhibit our true awareness of what is the real age of our Universe, Galaxy, Solar System and Terra, Planet Earth. I suggest we think in terms of trillions upon trillions and that these concepts will help us understand how civilizations were capable of being created, destroyed and then, re-created and not in a linear fashion but in a simultaneous, cooperative and inter-cooperative fashion. I suggest we go to the ocean shore and imagine the tiniest creature in the vastness, surrounded by billions of others all developing, growing, expanding, birthing and dying and apply that to our place in the Universe. Surely this vision is what our "Ancient Ancestors" mused over when attempting to understand where we, as human beings on this blue rock, fit in the overall scheme of things. Namaste

Friday, November 7, 2014

They Came From the Stars

They Came From the Stars

Africans all over the continent, during their traditional ceremonial festivals are often seen wearing masks. Masks are made for specific purposes and are considered sacred as well as only to be used for ceremonial purposes.

Masks represent many things from animals, to seasons, to death, birth, to ward of evil spirits, to bring money and happiness and various other activities that happen among its people. Most often than not masks are worn by males, and in some instances they are representative of the Ancestors.
People who are collectors often gather up these masks with little or no understanding of what they are for or what they represent. Consequently, African Merchants aware of the ignorance these buyers may have, will sell them masks that have no particular meaning at all, but simply to make a sell.

Ritualistic masks should not be sold, nor should they be bought on the open market. Many times certain things are done to them to make them "powerful" and effective and given the energetic dictates to provide a particular service. If the purchaser is not aware of the purpose of the mask they may incur some unnecessary disruptions in their lives.

I caution strongly, that anyone who chooses to buy a mask, fully investigate the meaning and purpose of it before they set it upon the wall in their home.

On the other hand, the idea that they come from the stars can be fully represented in these masks as well as other carvings done by the indigenous African all over the continent. Again, these carvings in many instances represent something about their culture or may have particular purpose, i.e,, the Akuaba is a fertility doll. Again, I encourage people to fully investigate the origin, meaning and purpose of any African artifacts they may choose to purchase.

Akan Mother and Child Fertility Doll – African Art

Chokwe Fertility Figure – African Art

Eshu-Esu figure – Yoruba Tradional Art

Traditional Yoruba Carving

Spacemen In African History?
By Yemi Ogunsola The Guardian - Nigeria
From UFO UpDates-Toronto
Have you taken a long, hard look at the typical masquerade? And an equally long hard look at the typical American astronaut or Russian cosmonaut?
Have you noticed the curious semblance between the two? The face piece, especially?
Can there possibly be a connection between, say, Yuri Gagarin, the 'first man in space' and a common Yoruba Tombolo (type of masque) cartwheeling to the cheers of a market crowd?
Curiously, the Yoruba call the masquerade ara orun (visitor from heaven. But, is the astronaut not an ara orun too? After all, he travels in deep space (the heavens ñ even farther than conventional planes).
Could it be that the cult of Egungun (masquerade) really is in remembrance of beings who in the ancient past travelled form the 'heavens' to the earth? Yoruba tradition interprets ara orun (masquerades) as spirits of long-dead fathers returned to visit their offsprings on earth.
But why call such spirits ara orun rather than oku orun (spirit of the dead). Oku orun is more descriptive of someone who is in heaven in consequence of having died here on earth.
Ara orun suspiciously sounds like a "living being" naturally resident in 'heaven' but who elects to visit the earth.
The 'Ara' part of the name, in Yoruba means a 'resident of' or a 'visitor from'.
Interestingly, from Yoruba folklore comes a song that sounds very relevant to this discourse. It evidently recounts an encounter between an earthman and an Ara Orun. The song goes:
Lead: Ara Orun, Ara Orun Chorus:Inomba ntere tere nte inomba Lead: Kilo wa se ni nile yi oo? Chorus: Inomba ntere tere nte inomba Lead: Emu ni mo wa da Chorus: Inomba ntere tere nte inomba Lead: Elelo lemuu re o Chorus: Inomba ntere tere nte inomba Lead: Okokan Egbewa Chorus: Inomba ntere tere nte inomba Lead: Gbemu sile ki o maa loo Chorus: Inomba ntere tere nte inomba.
Translated as:
Lead: Visitor from (the) heaven(s), visitor from (the) heaven(s) Chorus: Inomba ntere tere nte inomba Lead: What do you seek in this land? Chorus: Inomba ntere tere nte inomba. Lead: I've come to tap palmwine. Chorus: Inomba ntere tere nte inomba. Lead: How much do you sell your palmwine? Chorus: Inomba ntere tere nte inomba. Lead: Ten thousand cowries per keg. Chorus: Inomba ntere tere nte inomba. Lead: Put the palmwine down and go.
It is clear from the mood of this encounter that the ara orun or visitor from (the) heaven(s) being addressed is not a ghost. The Yoruba have a more appropriate name for ghost.
It is Oku.
Again, the average Yoruba man does not care to hold dialogue with an oku. He (or she) is more likely to flee in terror. However, our earthman here is clearly under the influence of plain curiosity ñ as opposed to dark terror: "What was the mission of the ara orun? He wanted to know.
Again, why did the earthman call the entity Ara Orun? Did he see the entity descend from the skies (Heaven)?
In fact, the use of ile yi (this land) while asking the being his mission shows that the Ara Orun was a total alien. That's how the Yoruba use the word.
Fortunately again, the Ara Orun discloses his mission: To tap palmwine. Hardly anything one will call spiritual. That dispels any notion that the alien was probably a spirit being or an 'angel'.
So, our alien was flesh enough to be capable of relishing the taste of palm wine or was from a land (or world) where palmwine is so appreciated.
Back to the question, how did the earthman recognise the alien as being from 'Heaven'. Did he see him float down from the 'skies'? It should be noted that the Yoruba have the same word ñ Orun ñ for both sky and heaven (supposed abode of good people and Olodumare). Some times though, they take extra pains to use oju orun to distinguish the skies; so did the Earthman see this being descend?
Again, a portion of his song suggests just "descent." We must, however, admit that at this stage, we are at the level of conjectureñ but reasoned conjecture.
This portion of the song is the part of the chorus: Ntere tere nte. What does tere nte connote in the Yoruba language.
For answer, we refer to yet another folklore. this one comes from the Ifa literary corpus.
According to the story, reports reached Orunmila, the Yoruba divinity of wisdom that one of his wives was having an affair with a male mammy water (Pappy Water?)
A naturally enraged Orunmila then trailed the unfaithful woman to the couple's rendezvous at a sea shore or river bank. He caught them in the act ñ and opened fire on (or macheted) the half-fish-half-man.
Wounded the casanova fell back into the deeps and moments later, the water surface hen blood went blood-red.
Now in great sorrow, the apparently unrepentant woman burst into a dirge for for her lover.
Lead: Oko omi, oko omi o. Chorus: Tere na. Lead: Oko mi Oko mi o. Chorus: Tere na. Lead: Ogbe mi lo terere. Chorus: Tere na. Lead: Ogbemi lo tarara. Chorus: Tere na. lead: O tarara Oju omi Chorus: Tere na. Lead: Oju omi a feroro. Chorus: Tere na. Lead: Eja nla hurungbon. Chorus: Tere na. Lead: Oju eye perere. Chorus: Tere na. Lead: My love, my dear love. Chorus: Tere na. Lead: He bore me far, far away (into the sea) Chorus: Tere na. Lead: He bore me far, far (back from the sea). Chorus: tere na Lead: Along the highways of the waters. Chorus: Tere na. Lead: The expansive, limitless waters. Chorus: Tere na. Lead: The mighty bearded fishman Chorus: Tere na.
Tere re in this song clearly indicates "great distance", the great distance the lovers covered as they traversed the waters during their illicit affair.
The other part of our original words: is easily clearer. In Yoruba, Nte connotes "floatation", "high" or "air-borne".Thus we have Lori Oke tente (on the very top of the hill), Ate (a hat worn on the very top of the head. And ole tente (it floats pretty).
Thus, a combination of tere and nte suggests something "floating down, air-borne form great distance, from far away."
Thus what the Tere nte chorus is probably telling us is that this visitors from the heavens, this aliens, floated down from a great distance.
We can now wonder. Did the Yoruba, indeed , Africans, make contact with space being or extra-terrestrials in the ancient past? And did they preserve these encounters in their folklore and folksongs?
I was still "brain-storming" over all these, digging into litreatures on Egungun and allied matters when a most fortunate clue literally fell on my laps.
There is this weekly Ifa programme on the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS). Anchored by Wale Rufai, it features stories from the Ifa corpus by an Ifa priest, Gbolagade Ogunleke Ifatokun.
Being one of my favourite programmes, I was listening on Wednesday November 20, last year when a brief digression in the discussion brought up the issue of the mutual respect between the Ifa priesthood and the Egungun cult. Ifatokun, declared flatly that an Egungun must never whip an Ifa priest. (Egungun o gbodo na Babalawo), especially by reason of an ancient alliance between Orunmila (founder of the Babalawo school) and the Egungun at a time in the ancient past when the Earth was threatened by a deluge of Ifatokun's story held me spellbound.
According to him, the real meaning of egungun is Mayegun that is, "keep the world in order" or "those who keep the world running smoothly."
In the distant past, Ifatokun related, there occurred a deluge, which threatened all life on earth.
Seeing the earth so imperilled, Orunmila, and other (Irunmales the divinities) who were resident on Earth then, sent an S.O.S. to Orun, (Heaven).
In response, the Ara orun, came to the Earth in special costumes.
These costumes, said Ifatokun, had the unique property of drying up any portion of the inundated earth over which they were swung.
The "Egungun" cult sprang from this incident of the invitation of these heavenly beings.
The special and elderly egungun who wear imitations of these today are called Babalago, Ifatokun said.
So, the Egungun (Mayegun) cam from orun (heaven, Space) to rescue aye (Earth) form the deluge.
The modern interpretation of the Ifatokun story is glaring:
When the deluge hit the Earth, extraterrestrial beings resident on Earth, among whom was Orunmila, himself, sent an S.O.S to their home planet. And in response, extraterrestial hydrologists landed on Earth in spacesuits (and, by inference, space craft) to rid the Earth of the excess water!.
Of course, the matter does not end here. Some sailent questions have been raised, especially by this last account.
For instance, Was Orunmila truly an extraterrestial? were the Irunmales or orisas (divinities) extra terrestrials?
For instance, was Orunmila truly an extraterrestial? Were the Irunmales or Orisas, extraterrestials? The answer is Yes.
However, that is another story...
Story originally published by The Guardian - Nigeria By Yemi Ogunsola