Monday, January 01, 2007

The Manna Machine

(1) The Ancient of Days

In the Zohar, two engineers, George Sassoon and Rodney Dale, "found a detailed physical description of a god named the 'Ancient of Days'. The androgynous god consisted of a male part and a female part, which is quite typical of mystery religions. What struck Sassoon and Dale as truly odd about the god was the fact that it appeared to be a god that could be taken to pieces and reassembled."
- Brad Steiger, Worlds Before Our Own

"As described in the texts, the Ancient of Days is a complicated physical structure. Some people think that it may have been an intricately-carved idol, captured from a non-Jewish people, which was kept secret because the Jews did not allow idol worship; others dismiss the whole thing as a fanciful invention."
- George Sassoon and Rodney Dale, The Manna Machine

"The minute details of this procedure caused the two scientists to 'look closely at the texts, uncluttered by peripheral verbiage, and to decide that there was a high probability that they describe not a god but a machine in anthropomorphic terms.'"
- Brad Steiger, Worlds Before Our Own

"I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of Days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of is head was like pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from him...and behold, one like the son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of Days."
- Daniel, 7:9ff

"But what are these wheels? The word used in the Aramaic text of Daniel is GLGLVHI (galgalohi) - his wheels. However, in the Zohar, 'his skulls' is GVLGLVHI (golgalohi), and it sometimes appears without the first 'V', making it identical with the 'wheels' of Daniel. It seems fairly likely, then, that Daniel is taking about skulls not wheels; and in describing his 'vision', he is hinting to those in the know that he possesses the secret knowledge."

"In Aramaic, the title [Ancient of Days] is attik yomin (OThIQ IVMIN), and in Hebrew attik yomim (OThIQ IMIM). The first word comes from the word attak (OThQ), to remove or transport; it is used several times in the Bible, mostly with that meaning. The form attik would then mean 'transporting' or possibly ' that which is transported'."
"The second word in the title is IVMIN or IMIM, supposed to mean '(of the) days'. Now the word IVM, pronounced 'yom', does mean 'day'...But there is another word in Hebrew, IM, pronounced 'yam'. This means 'sea'. In the plural, both words are spelt the same, IMIM. If pronounced 'yomim', this means days, and if 'yamim', seas. From this, we discover that OThIQ IMIM can mean Ancient of Days, but is could also mean Transportable One of the Seas..."
"In the Bible, there are various seas, and the word is also used for what we could called lakes such as the Sea of Galilee. There is also the great Sea, yam rav in Hebrew, the name given to the Mediterranean, which was the largest body of water known to the ancient Israelites. Yam rav was also the 'great sea' of bronze which stood in front of Solomon's Temple (2 Chronicles 4:2ff). This was a large vessel filled with water and used for purification rituals. It appears, therefore, that the word 'sea' in Hebrew can also mean 'a large vessel for containing liquids', or in modern terms, a tank."
- George Sassoon and Rodney Dale, The Manna Machine

"The Ancient of Days consisted principally of three 'skulls', an outer one which contained two others inside it, placed one above the other. In the middle of this arrangement was the 'cardinal lamp', which shone with 'a brightness to exceed all brightnesses'. It has a 'beard', the 'hairs' of which grow out of one part of its 'face' and back in again at other places; there is no mention of a body, but there is a 'strong right arm', there are six feet; and in between them there are two testicles, and a penis. A substance known variously as the 'dew', the 'oil of great goodness' and other terms, ran down from the upper parts of this object, to be stored in the 'testicles' and finally discharged from the 'penis'."
- George Sassoon, "The Ancient of Days: Deity or Manna-Machine"

"According to the traditions, the Ancient One had but a single eye, right in the middle of his head, which shone with a blinding brightness, while the Small-faced One had three eyes, of different colors, which did not shine with their own light. There was no easy way in which the rabbis could reconcile these descriptions with a god-being of reasonably human appearance, and so the texts are full of extraordinary arguments."
- George Sassoon and Rodney Dale, The Manna Machine

"This brain is hollowed out, and (the eye) lights up three whitenesses above the eye."
- Lesser Holy Assembly 116

"The upper eye is also known as the Eye of Providence, and under this name it is frequently mentioned in Masonic rituals."
- George Sassoon and Rodney Dale, The Manna Machine

(2) The Dew Still

"The head which is incomprehensible is secret in secret. But it hath been formed and prepared in the likeness of a cranium, and is filled with the crystalline dew."
- The Book of Concealed Mystery

"Its [the manna's] color was like the color of crystal."
- Numbers 11:7

"When Sassoon and Dale read in one of the texts such passages as the following, they believed the words to be describing a machine for making manna: 'Into the skull...distills the dew from the white head...and from this dew they grind the manna...and the manna did not appear to be derived from this dew except at one time: the time when Israel was wandering in the desert.' Sassoon and Dale asumed that the Ark of the Covenant included the manna machine..."
- Brad Steiger, Worlds Before Our Own

"...The top skull is white. In it there is no beginning or end. The hollow thing of its juices is extended and is made to flow....From this follow thing for juice of the white skull the dew falls every day into the small-faced one....And his head is filled, and from the small-faced one it falls....The Ancient Holy One is secret and hidden. And the upper wisdom is concealed in the skull which is found [i.e. can be seen] and from this into that the Ancient One is not opened [i.e. there is no passage visible]. And the head is not single because it is the top of the whole head. The upper wisdom is inside the head: it is concealed and is called the upper brain, the concealed brain, the brain that appeases and is quiet. And there is no [man] that knows it....
"Three heads are hollowed out: this inside that and this above the other. One head is wisdom; it is concealed from that which is covered. This wisdom is concealed; it is the top of all...[heads of the other wisdoms]. The upper head is the Ancient and Holy One, the most concealed of all concealed ones. It is the top of the whole head, the head which is not a head [not an ordinary one], and is not known. And because of this, the Ancient Holy One is called 'nothing'. And all those hairs and all those cords from the brain are concealed, are all smooth in the carrier. And all of the neck is not seen....There is one path that flows in the division of the hairs from the brain..."
- HADRA ZVTA QDIShA (Lesser Holy Assembly) Verses 51-73
from Kabbalah Denudata (1644)

"Sassoon and Dale feel certain that other parts of the exoteric texts indicate that the 'hairs' and 'cords' are wires and pipes. 'Wisdom,' they conclude, is a liquid utilized in the process of manufacturing manna."
- Brad Steiger, Worlds Before Our Own

"From the top of the skull it starts and is extended into the whole of the body, from its breast and from its arms, and from the whole. To his buttocks is attached the spark of the cardinal lamp, and it lights up. And a skull goes out which is concealed from all sides. And the shiner descends from the two brains hollowed out in it [the skull]. And it [the shiner] is attached in the direction of the male part..."
- HADRA ZVTA QDIShA (Lesser Holy Assembly) 709

"At the top is a dew-still: a refrigerated, corrugated surface over which air is drawn, from which water condenses. This is fed to a container in the center of which is a powerful light-source for irradiating a culture, possibly of Chlorella-type algae. There are dozens of strains of Chlorella, and the balance of protein, carbohydrate, and fat in a chosen strain can be varied by choosing the appropriate conditions of growth for the culture.
"This algal culture circulates through pipes which permit an exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide with the atmosphere, and also dissipate heat. The Chlorella sludge is drawn off into another vessel where it is treated so that the starch is partially hydrolyzed to maltose, which is then burnt slightly to give the honey-and-wafers flavor....The dried material is then fed to two vessels. One is emptied daily to provide the day's supply, and the other fills slowly during the week so that two days' supply is available on the eve of the Sabbath...."
- George Sassoon and Rodney Dale, New Scientist, April 1, '76

"And all of the stream (of blessing) that flows from all of the body is gathered there, into those that are called the hosts...and that flow, after it is collected there, it stays there, and then goes to the holly foundation. It is all white, and therefore it is called mercy. And this mercy enters the Holy of Holies..."
- HADRA ZVTA QDIShA (Lesser Holy Assembly) 761

"And furthermore, the body is extended into two legs [or irrigations]. And between them they contain two kidneys, two masculine testicles [literally eggs]. All the oil and the greatness and the masculine force from the whole body are gathered into them...and therefore they are called the 'hosts'; and they are called 'Victory' and 'Glory'....Victory and Glory are the hosts, and therefore (we get the name) 'Lord of Hosts'. The masculine penis is the end of the whole body, and it is called the 'foundation'."
- - HADRA ZVTA QDIShA (Lesser Holy Assembly) 740

"The two hosts, then Victory and Glory, the manna storage tanks, were thought of as testicles; and the manna discharge nozzle, the penis, was the foundation." "The names of the testicles were Victory and Gory, in Hebrew, NTzCh (Netzach) and HVD (Hod)...The dictionary tells us that NTzCh also means 'juice' or 'essence' in Hebrew, and it is used in the Bible (Isaiah 63:3), with the meaning of grape-juice."
- George Sassoon and Rodney Dale, The Manna Machine

(3) Operation and Maintenance

"The name of our source-book is the Zohar from ZHR, to illuminate. Properly, the book should be called The Book of the Illumination. This may refer to the illumination of the soul of the reader, in a religious sense - but it might equally well mean the lighting-up of the Ancient of Days, and its restoration to working order."
- George Sassoon and Rodney Dale, The Manna Machine

"Tradition: at the time when Israel is crying out in distress, then the hairs are uncovering from over the ears, so that the voice can go into the ears, into that tube that drips from the brain, and it collects in the brain. And it goes out into the tubes of the nose. And the nose is shortened and becomes hot, and fire and smoke go out form those tubes, and all the strengths are excited, and it makes revenges. But before the fire and smoke go out form those tubes, that voice goes upwards, and influences the top of the brain, and the two tears flow down for the eyes. And the smoke and the fire go out from the perforations (of the nose), by (the action of) that voice..."
- Greater Holy Assembly 716

"Every seven days [on the Sabbath] , the machine was carefully taken apart and cleaned, with all the parts lovingly protected from dust and dirt. The, even more carefully, it was reassembled, culminating in the final plugging together of the two major components, a sexual act in itself. It was then switched on, and the various processes would start in order. First, the dew would run down from the brain, then the 'great sea' would fill, with the 'oil of great goodness' running through the 'beard'. Then the 'tears' would run down from the 'eyes', adding seed and fertilizer, and finally the 'eye of providence' would light up with a blinding brightness. There would then follow a long period of waiting, during which the plants multiplied and were drawn off and processed, before the testicles started to fill. At long last, after many hours of anxious preparation, the manna would flow. Small wonder that the whole process was seen as some kind of cosmic copulation."
- George Sassoon and Rodney Dale, The Manna Machine

"And Moses speaks these words [IHVH, IHVH] in the place of judgment, that he may make measure of mercies go down from the Ancient Holy One to the Small-faced One. For they teach that so great was the power of Moses, that he made the measure of mercies to go down to the lower part."
- Greater Holy Assembly 696

"..Moses entered the Holy of Holies, said the Name twice, and down came the measures of manna....The failure of the manna coincided with the death of Moses."
- George Sassoon and Rodney Dale, The Manna Machine

"And the manna did not appear to be derived from this dew except at one time; the time when Israel was wandering in the desert. And then the Ancient One of All fed them from this place. But afterwards, it was not found."
- - HADRA ZVTA QDIShA (Lesser Holy Assembly) 440

"Who shall give us flesh to eat? We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic: but now our soul is dried away: and there is noting at all beside this mana before our eyes...and the people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and make cakes of it: and the taste thereof was as the taste of fresh oil."
- Numbers 11:4ff

"And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year."
- Joshua 5:12

"How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!
It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron's beard, down upon the collar of his robes.
It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore."
- Psalm 133 A song of ascents. Of David.

"This psalm is...quoted in the manna-machine texts of the Zohar (GHA 321, LHA 677). The latter passage is in connection with the nine parts of the beard of the Small-faced One: ' ... the beard is seen as strong power (GIBR ThQIP), as strong Masters of the Juices of the inside parts (GIBR MARI NTzCh QRBIN). Into this beard there flows the oil of goodness from the Ancient Concealed One, as it is said (Ps. 133:2) 'Like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down the beard, even Aaron's beard'.
"Clearly the reference is to the annual Yom Kippur ritual of the fruitless attempts to reboot the manna-machine, with the High Priest pouring oil all over himself."
- George Sassoon (private correspondence)

Psalm 133 was read 'Ecce quam bonum et quam jucundum' during the ritual of admission into the Knights Templar, an order which supposedly sought the lost Ark of the Covenant.

"And Moses said unto Aaron, take a pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the Lord, to be kept for our generations...So Aaron laid it up before the [Ark of] Testimony, to be kept."
- Exodus 16:33

"After its final failure, the manna-machine was taken to a shrine at Shiloh, where it no longer occupied a central position in the life of Israel. However, a dedicated band of priests continued to tend it....They could devote their time to the study of the machine; they probably still received enough sacrificial offerings to live in reasonable style. They were the founders of the society known as the Reapers of the Holy Field, and the original Lords of Measurements of the Zohar."
- George Sassoon and Rodney Dale, The Manna Machine

"[The nose] and also all the parts of the Ancient of Days are seen, and they are not seen; they are seen by the Lords of Measurements, but they are not seen by anyone else."
- Greater Holy Assembly 208

(4) The Short Face (Microprosopus)

"The ear [of the Small-faced One] is formed inside with 'curved incisions', so that the 'voice (kola) may be traced as it goes up into the brain'. In the ear, there are the Lords of Wings, whose function is to convert the 'voice (kola)', into 'speech (melah)'."
- George Sassoon and Rodney Dale, The Manna Machine

"And that speech that goes out is made to break through into the ether [or space], and it is poured out and goes up and flies into the universe [or world]. And the 'voice' is made from it...and it goes into [the king's] ears."
- - HADRA ZVTA QDIShA (Lesser Holy Assembly) 592

"Ordinary 'speech' can be heard by human ears, but it does not travel very far. But with the help of 'Lords of Wings', the speech can be converted into the 'voice'. the voice - a radio signal - cannot be heard by the unaided ear, but it can travel vast distances. However, in order to hear it, another set of Lords of wings is necessary, a radio receiver to convert it back to speech again."
- George Sassoon and Rodney Dale, The Manna Machine

"For a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and the Lord of the Wings shall tell the speech."
- Ecclesiastes 10:20

In the discussion of the black eye of the Small-faced One:

"The second color is black, like the stone which goes out from the depth once in a thousand years into the great sea. When this stone goes out, there comes a disturbance and a power on the sea. And it is the 'voice' of the sea, and its rotations [galgalohi] are made to flow. And the great fish that is called Leviathan is made to listen to them."
- Greater Holy Assembly 632


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