Search for Sé'et

 

 

How to Record in Your Gírkù

If you have the power of Níama, as does Sa'am-Enki, you take great joy in focusing your thought on the Gírkù's luminous essence, and with an assured gesture, passing your hand three times over its extremity. When the virtual control panel appears, the information may be tapped in, then appearing on the pellucid screen.

Ninmah has agreed to allow Sé'et to return to Uraš, but where exactly is Sé'et? She has not made an appearance and we find Sa'am-Enki in his Gigirlah (vessel) on a journey to find her.

Sa'am-Enki summarizes what he has been able to learn of the outcome of the hostilities that led to the present situation. Briefly, the allies of the Source had been successful everywhere, recouping all territories from his Gina'abul ancestors (Kuku) and their allies, except for here, in the Ti-ama-te system, where the Kuku have achieved undeserved mastery.

 

From Mulmul (the Pleiades), the Ubšu'ukkinna system (Maïa of the Pleiades) has been retaken by the Amašutum of Adala (Taygete of the Pleiades), of Gišda (the Hyades) and by the Ameli of Bun (Aldebaran of Taurus). I understand that our system of Anduruna (Dubhe), my birthplace, has also been entirely recovered by our females of Margí'da (Ursa Major).

Sa'am-Enki laments the irony, how he and other allies of the Source pursued the war to this system and ended up contributing to the (local) victory of his Kuku, becoming now unwelcome in the "fruitful" places.

 

In spite of their legendary wisdom, the royal authority of the Amašutum established in Gišda (the Hyades), disavow the daughter of Tiamata, Mamítu-Nammu - legitimate sovereign of the Gina'abul. My mother and I are exiles here, along with the Nindigir (priestesses) who have followed us in the battle as well as our Nungal. We are now constrained to associate ourselves with the Ušumgal and their Anunna - forced to collaborate with the Gina'abul traitors with whom we have no affinity. The technology that we use to survive each Ud (day) is quite rudimentary. We depend on only the equipment that has made the voyage with us and what we have by the good will of the Nindigir (priestesses) of the Abzu.

If I may say, this perhaps strikes a resonant note... but we are a long, long way down the road today. Let us go on...

Sa'am-Enki points out that Ninmah, the sovereign of Kharsag, has illegally replaced his progenitrice in her constitutional functions, Nammu, who possesses the regal blood of her mother and of the Kadištu via the genetics that she has acquired from the Abgal of Gagsisá (Sirius). The ordinances of An and his Šàtam (territorial administrator) are outside the universal rules.

And so Ninmah swept into Sa'am's Kharsag, uninvited, and as Enlil's companion, rubbed herself like a Su (an animal) over everything Sa'am possessed, without his even knowing, until even his personal effects were impregnated with her emanation.

Although Enlil was totally in Ninmah's power, her objective was not Enlil; it was Sa'am himself, and had been for a long time.

Sa'am, observing himself here, saw that his own character had been modified over time by his creator's (An's) entourage, becoming more and more hardened and careful.

When Ninmah came into his dwelling place, it was always to spy on him and to lend to him her therapeutic virtues. Recently she had placed on his research table a goblet filled with her Úzug (menses). She had believed him to be sick, but he had been well enough in public.

She often found him to be with inopportune symptoms which actually did not at all reflect his state. He never drank her euphoriant drinks and he always cleaned out his working tools after she left.

Her comportment was at one time emphatic and irritating.

His mother Mam, for some reason Sa'am did not understand, was avoiding her son at this time.

Sa'am-Enki had brought up Zehuti (Thot) from the Abzu (underground world) and put him in his (Sa'am's) place in Edin. Sa'am had left the Gigal, Edin, Kharsag and its Ereš (queen). He had abandoned his Nungal for a time and left Enlil to track the Ugubi (apes) and Ukubi (genus Homo). He was henceforth on the search for Sé'et!

Although Ninmah never ceased to predict Sé'et's imminent return to Uraš, his sister's whereabouts remained unknown.

Here is a summary of some notes entered by Sa'am-Enki on his search:

  • He visited Udu'idimsa (Mars) and its zone of production hidden in its Abzu. Mìmínu (greys) served as guide. The beings at the head of the Kiši (ant people) said Sé'et had returned to the Abzu of the Mulge.

  • The Abzu's fields seemed abandoned; its silos empty. The priestesses there said that Sé'et had been set free and taken by a group of Ama'argi from Mulge-Tab, a month ago.

  • A gigantic mothership was under construction in the center of the planet's Abzu, by Mìmínu, accompanied by the deafening roar of a multitude of machines.

  • On the way back to the surface, Sa'am saw strange stations for treatment of mined materials.

 

As to the surface of the planet:

It was a charred and choking ruin, ravaged by combat. Sa'am's Niama permitted him to perceive the atrocities that the astral domain had endured, which he felt it would be preferable not to reveal.

The light of Udu'idimsa (Mars) is much stronger than that which we experience here on Uraš. I take it Parks is saying this is in part because its smaller size gives it a smaller (shallower) atmosphere, but he also reminds us that this time period is prior to the disruption of the orbits of all the inner planets that occurred later when Mulge-Tab went traveling. In other words, all those planets were closer to the sun then than they are today.

So much for the physical description of Udu'idimsa. As for the progress of his search:

Sa'am did find his creator An ensconced in a sumptuous palace he had built, in just several Ud (days), in the middle of the rubble of the ancient royal quarters.

An welcomed him with open arms... the first time since they had all arrived in this "hole", as Sa'am put it. An had been avoiding Sa'am, but there he could no longer. He apparently wished to cut an impressive figure before his slimy henchmen...

 

I was not very cordial and this escaped no one. An was lounging on his enormous bed ornamented with red and green jasper. He was totally ridiculous! Close to him were two Kingú-Babbar chained by the neck and the two bound hands. They seemed to symbolize the victory of my creator over his consanguine adversaries. This scene was deplorable.

Asked where Sé'et might be found, An responded that he knew nothing, and that Sé'et had left Udu'idimsa (Mars) an Iti (month) before, with some Amašutum from Mulge-Tab, the satellite of the planet of the Kadištu (Life Designers). Sé'et was no longer "under their divine providence", having been given her liberty in thanks for her efforts.

 

(An) Mulge and Mulge-Tab have the use of arms that escape our control and understanding. These accursed planets are not yet under our authority. You are the guarantor of of the Uga-Muš (the People of the Serpent) my son. If you ignore the conduct of individuals for whom you are responsible, how can we have confidence in you?

The very interesting conversation continues; we'll attempt to summarize the points:

  • The Amašutum must obey Sa'am; if they do not, their blood will be on him.

  • Sa'am goes to so much trouble to preserve his Nungal. An could liberate them with the snap of a finger.

  • Give him Mulge and Mulge-Tab, and An will give Sa'am his deserved place on Uraš. Enlil will be ousted. Ninmah will support this.

 

Sa'am responds that he cannot offer what does not belong to him. To which An's tone becomes rougher:

 

(An) Then have you nothing better to do in Edin than to run after your Kadištu (Life Designer) sister? Only the uncertain Source whose nature you preach knows perhaps where she is found at present. It has been a long time since the daughter of Nammu was part of your existence. You are reconstructing, Enki. That is the reality. Ninmah needs your services on Uraš. It is necessary for us to be willful and disciplined so as to renovate these unfortunate places.

 

(Enki) It is not you who are responsible for this carnage my dear genitor? Peace reigned in these places before our arrival!

An did not take this well. Their regards affronted each other. An's was hard and dominating. He no doubt had attempted to sound Enki by means of his Niama, but Enki had closed his chakras, as was his habit.

Enki was master of the Abzus of each planet in the system. An was constructing his ship without Enki's permission. A challenge of force existed between them.

Having nothing further to say to one another, they ended this meeting like strangers.

Enki departed in his Gigirlah (vessel) totally irritated, leaving some description of the physical state of the planet in his Gírkù. He headed for a Diranna (stargate) and programmed his arrival on Mulge, "the dark star" of the Kadištu (Life Designers)... the "planet of deserters"!

He did not understand why he spoke thus. A profound anger had assailed him for several Ud (days). He had a bad presentiment, but why? He hardly recognized himself. His hands trembled abnormally. He would have to calm himself quickly; otherwise the descent would be rude and he risked causing himself a major crisis of Buluhur (spasms).

Sa'am-Enki emerged at Mulge, to find the planet criss-crossed with powerful storms, whose lightning actually posed a threat to the equipment on his ship. He would have liked to descend into the Abzu, but did not because the detestable Mardukù had had to be deposited there. (Readers may need to review the section Laws.)

Following his instinct, Sa'am-Enki avoided Mulge. He could not explain the strange malaise that it gave him. He knew that in its Abzu were many emissaries of the Source who had survived the war.

At any rate, he followed his intuition toward the satellite Mulge-Tab.

This object was of moderate size compared with Mulge, but possessed a dimension similar to that of Uraš. It had an environment very different from that of its mother Mulge, being at once aquatic and forested. It did not seem to have been affected by the terrors of war.

Enki's vessel was directed toward an accessible stargate. Mulge-Tab's traffic was minutely filtered. The satellite possessed a thermal shield that served to protect it from external aggressions, and procured for it a constant warmth from one end to the other of the planet.

 

When I exited my Gigirlah, a piercing whistle resonated in my ears. I was greeted by a group of Ama'argi.

Their bodies were moulded in a white sheath, split to the knee, of the same type that Nammu wore at times.

I had to breathe calm and self-mastery.

The sky of Mulge-Tab is of a blinding blue and its soil radiates a constant warmth. I had the vague impression of finding myself on the planet Dukù.

At this point we are presented with a richly and beautifully detailed description of the reception -- Enki's arrival was expected and awaited -- and of the planet itself. It would give us great pleasure to simply translate this... but this is not the purpose of these pages. An English-language translation will eventually be published. And so, as we generally try to do, we will bring you some of what we believe to be essential facts that will help to understand what has taken place in this long-forgotten piece of our history; the full flavor will be available later.

But where shall we draw the line? Shall we simply mention for the benefit of some future liberated botanist that an immaculate white magnolia whose fragrance is Enki's preferred of all he knows is the sacred tree of this planet? Why not?

Suffice to say that Enki was met by an escort of dozens of Amašutum in gold-ornamented liturgical vestments, dancing in rhythm as they led him toward a port city where a tribune of honor had been prepared.

 

Asar is the true Egyptian name of Osiris, "Osiris" being the Greek name of Usir (the seat of the eye) given to Asar after his legendary disappearance. Its origin is assuredly Gina'abul (Sumerian) under the form AŠ-ÁR ("the glorified unparalleled one"). After endless praises, the females provided Sa'am-Enki with yet another of what he takes to be pompous names: Ašár ("the glorified unparalleled one").

The Ama'argi then turned to the gigantic Unir (pyramid) that dominated the west of the port city with its white marble facade. On its top the rays from a quartz crystal of immoderate size seemed to rend the sky in two.

Sa'am-Enki felt a shudder. The priestesses had exalted the divine light of the sun through the intermediary of the dazzling pyramid that reflected its luminescence.

He was led silently down a long road to the pyramid and made to descend where he was left in the underground darkness, alone... until he could make out some figures moving in the distance. Sa'am-Enki was then invited to join in a basin... three Abgal -- Kadištu of Sirius! (See the description of this race under Races.)

The Abgal emanated an indescribable peace that, at the moment, reminded him of Sé'et. But their faces painfully evoked her absence. One approached, took him in her arms, and spoke with the aid of Kinsag (telepathy):

 

(Abgal) My brother Ea (of the house of water), we were all waiting for you. We would have wished to have met with you under more propitious conditions. You must hear the truth on the subject of our sister Sé'et.

The Abgal held me still more strongly.

(Abgal) The daughter of Nammu is no longer of this world. Her vessel exploded before reaching Mulge-Tab. Your mother is aware of the situation, but she did not dare speak of it to you, knowing your attachment to your sister.

This was altogether too much; the dream had suddenly turned to dread. Enki leapt from the water, as to deliver himself from the clutches of this nightmare. Blinded by anger and overtaken by convulsive sobs... an Abgal tried to calm him and announce that "the past and the future can be apprehended by the spirit", saying that one must look beyond appearances.

 

(Abgal) Sé'et has chosen to depart and to experiment with death.

They said that Enki's sister had opened a way of wisdom for the Gina'abul who were aware of her death...

Enki neither understood nor wished to understand anything. Anger was the most direct path of response for him. He hastily took his leave, thinking only of the plot of his Kuku (ancestors) and An's manipulation. His head resonated with sinister thoughts toward them!

Sa'am-Enki hastened to leave the subterranean complex. His anger could not be controlled. He knew he was wrong to have reacted in this way, but there it was. He was also angry with himself; his Abgal blood was of no use against his "genetic animality" programmed by An to render him systematically blind.

Still, he understood. His mother and he had been betrayed by his Kuku (ancestors). The Amašutum were bereaved; she who was destined to ascend to the throne of Uraš and promised to unseat Ninmah -- in the name of Tiamata and of Nammu -- no longer existed!

The Amašutum asked if he did not wish to collect himself by visiting the dummy of his sister. Being unable to recover Sé'et's body, the Nindigir (priestesses) had fabricated this and placed it in the Duat of Mulge-Tab, under the pyramid. (The Primordial Chaos is the best place to shelter the body of a Gir, an obstetrician of Kirišti.) But Sa'am would not render value to this masquerade. He simply asked them to guard their silence over this entire affair and left Mulge-Tab, the harbor of peace where the days appeared to succeed one another identically.

Suddenly it was all clear. Ninmah's proposition was logical if she was au courant of the situation. Sa'am was certain that Ninmah was part of the plot.

Fatigued, he engaged his automatic pilot and programmed as his destination the star port at the foot of the Dukug, the sacred mountain (at Kharsag).

He would say nothing. Whether it had been an accident or a crime, he would know by their eventual reactions to the prolonged absence of his sister.

He headed back to Uraš. He had a severe crisis of Buluhur (spasmod crisis). He had to get some sleep quickly. Here is where this entry into Ugur ends.