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The lord of the abyss, the king Enki, Enki the Lord who decrees the fates, Built his house of silver and lapis lazuli; Its silver and lapis lazuli, like sparkling light, The father fashioned fittingly in the abyss. [...] Then Enki raises the city of Eridu from the abyss and makes it float over the water like a lofty mountain.
"As it has been built, as it has been built; as Enki has raised Eridug up, it is an artfully built mountain which floats on the water."
The lord established a shrine, a holy shrine, whose interior is elaborately constructed. He established a shrine in the sea, a holy shrine, whose interior is elaborately constructed. The shrine, whose interior is a tangled thread, is beyond understanding. The shrine's emplacement is situated by the constellation the Field, the holy upper shrine's emplacement faces towards the Chariot constellation.
Conventional science considers space and time to be a framework in which the drama of the universe is played out, in manifest form. The thesis of the Reciprocal System, however, is that the universe is not a universe of matter, but a universe of motion, one in which the basic reality is motion, and all entities—photons, particles, atoms, fields, forces, and all forms of energy—are merely manifestations of motion.
Originally posted by undo
reply to post by intjus01
in revelation 9. the theoretical location of what i refer to as the big abzu (big abyss, bottomless pit) may be under the euphrates river. since sumer, the euphrates has laid down an additional 65 miles or so of shoreline out into the gulf. originally the big abzu would've been on the floor of the persian gulf, but as the river silt deposition extended the shoreline, it eventually covered up the location of the big abzu.
the rationale for that description is based on the reference in revelation 9, that there were angels bound in the euphrates river who were released. the only place angels are said to be bound in the rest of the scriptures is in the abyss, bottomless pit. i don't really think they're bound, but rather the gate of the abyss has been shut down, locked up, so no new arrivals can come threw it. but as you'll notice, at the beginning of revelation 9, it describes an angelic being of some sort, coming down from the sky and opening the abyss with a key, after which some unannounced passage of time, out comes some metaphorically described flying monstrosities.
so first answer to your question is:
1# somewhere under the 65 miles of new euphrates river. there's probably a more accurate mileage but i'm not a mathematician and don't know the rate of silt deposition since the time of john's vision on the isle of patmos
there are at least 2 others but they appear to be smaller, more personal sized, whereas the big one i do believe is the same one enki is said to have used to come to earth in his flying floating glowing roaring advice giving tangled thread beyond understanding city of eridu, in the sumerian texts. to raise an entire city up from a hole in the floor of the sea, would be quite a feat unless the hole was big enough to allow the passage of a structure large enough to be called a city.
next is ....
2# which is at eridu sumer, a smaller, door sized version. this would've been the stairway to heaven, the gate of the gods, also later known as babel.
at nibru, i do believe there's another, called the dur.anki (heaven-earth bond). it seems to have vanished from references after sumer. i theorized that enmerkar took it to abydos egypt, after the fiasco at the tower of babel. then he built the osirieon to house it. so......
3# is potentially or was potentially at abydos egypt. the theory goes that seti I discovered the osirieon at abydos, after excavating for his own temple, and had the book of gates written as a result. he either left in the osirieon and someone else found it, he didn't leave it at the osirieon and hid it away somewhere else, or he had it buried with him in his tomb in the valley of kings.
it's possible there were as many as 7 of these gates, but the only one that seems to be of importance in revelation is the big one under the euphrates river.
[edit on 2-5-2010 by undo]