“And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.“
“As for the rest of the people, those still alive … I myself now laid flat those people there as a funerary-offering… I fed their dismembered flesh to dogs, pigs, vultures, eagles, birds of the heavens, and fish of the apsû [waters].” – Ashurbanipal
Starting today (November 8th) at the British Museum until February 24th, 2019, Assyrian King Ashurbanipal is being featured. He was known as the King of the World and the “psychopathic bookworm”. He was a very bad dude and now you know why Jonah would’ve rather just watched Ninevah get destroyed. “Warrior. Scholar. Empire builder. King slayer. Lion hunter. Librarian.
King Ashurbanipal of Assyria (r. 669–c. 631 BC) was the most powerful man on earth. He described himself in inscriptions as ‘king of the world’, and his reign from the city of Nineveh (now in northern Iraq) marked the high point of the Assyrian empire, which stretched from the shores of the eastern Mediterranean to the mountains of western Iran.” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/ashurbanipal.aspx)
Here is what they are saying about the exhibition. “In one scene, tongues are being ripped from the mouths of prisoners. That will mute their screams when, in the next stage of their torture, they are flayed alive. In another relief a surrendering general is about to be beheaded and in a third prisoners have to grind their fathers’ bones before being executed in the streets of Nineveh.” (https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/nov/06/i-am-ashurbanipal-review-british-museum)
This goes with the one I just posted above of Ashurbanipal. He was strongly connected to these “Babylonian devils”. I told you he was a psychotic bookworm and here is proof. Evidently there were so many demons and devils in Babylon that they had to use incantations from Ninevah to spiritially battle against these demonic spirits. We know how it worked out for them. It didn’t end well. The Israelites were later taken captive by the Babylonians and this is what they saw, I’m sure of it. This may be why they turned to the Mystery Religion and why they were influenced to write the Babylonian Talmud. And this could also be the influence on were Kabbalah comes from. It’s just a guess but it makes a lot sense.
“Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no couch… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a hag-demon, or a ghoul, or a robber-sprite, or a weeping woman that hath died with a babe at the breast… Whatever thou be until thou art removed, until thou departest from the body of the man, thou shalt have no water to drink. Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand… Into the house enter thou not. Through the fence break thou not…”
So begins an incantation that started life on the lips of a Sumerian sorcerer six or seven millennia ago, before being penned into a clay tablet in the seventh century BC by an Assyrian scholar and then placed in the great library of his king, Ashurbanipal, at Nineveh. When the Babylonians sacked Nineveh in 612 BC, they consigned the library and its 30,000 tablets to the dust. In the 1840s it was excavated and the tablet was taken to the British Museum, where the scholar Reginald Campbell Thompson translated it, and forty-three similar incantations, into the first volume of The Devils and Evil Spirits of Babylonia: Being Babylonian and Assyrian Incantations Against the Demons, Ghouls, Vampires, Hobgoblins, Ghosts, and Kindred Evil Spirits, Which Attack Mankind (1903).
To live in ancient Mesopotamia, the book suggests, was to contend with a frightening variety of supernatural adversaries. From the heavens, godlike devils descended to “ride on noxious winds, spreading storms and pestilence”. From the underworld, ravenous Ekimmu rose up, desperately dissatisfied with their diet of dust, mud, and insufficient libations from family members. They would approach a hapless traveller in a haunted place, fasten upon them and torment them until an exorcising priest intervened. The Utukku, also risen from the underworld, would lie in wait in the desert, mountains or graveyards, inflicting evil with a mere glance. The half demon, half human Alu were equally terrifying. Usually lacking mouth, limbs, or ears they hid away in dark corners, haunting ruins and deserted buildings and “slinking through the streets at night like pariah dogs”, before at any moment emerging to envelop you like a cloak. The Alu were also said, in a rather frightening embodiment of insomnia, to stand over the bed of a victim and threaten to pounce if they dared close their eyes, stealing away all hope of sleep.” (https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-devils-and-evil-spirits-of-babylonia-1903/)
I find it strange that there has been these kinds of finds that are being pushed to the public. Timing is everything, I believe that is the key for them. I posted yesterday about a book that came out that involves incantations and spells called Babylonian Demons. This morning The Times of Israel wrote a story on these Kabbalistic amulets of spells that came from Russia that has made its way to Israel. So why now are these ancient demonic spells being released? Like I said…timing.
“The Times of Israel viewed the most curious collection in a holding vault a few weeks ago, prior to its treatment in an airtight, oxygen-free chamber to kill any possible creepy crawlers, a process performed ahead of its cataloging and digital imaging.
Inside the case, the library’s researchers discovered a total of 85 items, 76 of them magical amulets. There is also a “recipe book” nestled among dozens of small, rolled Hebrew scrolls — a sort of witch-doctor’s handbook. The unusual, hand-written small notebook is so apparently well-used, it is almost falling apart and must be handled with care.
One of its choicer entries reads, “If an enemy defecates in front of your house or store, burn his feces while reciting: ‘The anus of the one who did so will be burned.’ The aforementioned enemy will get blisters on his anus — this has been tested.”
A book of spells included in the mysterious magic-filled black suitcase given to Dr. Max Brodny in Moscow in 1959. (Amanda Borschel-Dan/Times of Israel)
The book, written in a variety of hands and containing words in several languages, contains a myriad of material, from an invisibility spell to be used when robbing friends, to a cure against scorpion stings — located just above a section of special “angel writing.”
Where these scrolls and magical spells originated is still unclear, but there are several hints within the texts, curator Finkelman told The Times of Israel. “There is no obvious answer,” he said, “but we have several hypotheses.”
Based on writing style and personal names found in the texts, the library researchers believe almost all of the scrolls originated in North Africa at the end of the 19th-century or the early 20th-century, with a few of them written in the Land of Israel or elsewhere. On a couple of amulets, there is little room for doubt as it is written on the page, “Here in the Land of Israel.”
The language is overwhelmingly Hebrew, but with terms and phrases sprinkled through that were taken from Arabic, Greek and even Italian…Finkelman quickly said there is nothing “earth shattering” among the individual items of the collection. Probably not to a scholar in the field, but as he unrolled a few more detailed scrolls, some with illustrations of the Sephirotic tree – the map of the divine structure according to the Kabbalah – this reporter couldn’t help but be impressed at the scribe’s intricate craftsmanship.” (https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-mysterious-journey-of-a-suitcase-of-magical-amulets-from-moscow-to-jerusalem/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter)