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Puzzle of Ancient Anatolia, Istanbul Archaeological Museum (Image: Courtesy Micki Pistorius)

Ancient Gods In Anatolia: Founders Of The Neolithic Era


Almost 12,000 years ago, in the remote recesses of Anatolia, today's southeast Turkey, something happened that, seemingly overnight, completely changed the course of human evolution. Far flung bands of hunter-gatherers who previously had wandered the landscape, existing day to day by foraging from whatever nature provided, suddenly gathered in one place, organized themselves into a work force, built huge megalithic structures for what seems to be religious purposes, and invented agriculture, giving birth to what is now called civilization. But some pieces of the puzzle are missing. Why did they do it? What motivated them? How did they learn so much so fast? The fact that something drastic occurred is recorded in the archaeological record.

Egyptians with domesticated cattle and corn circa 1422-1411 BC ( Public Domain )

Egyptians with domesticated cattle and corn circa 1422-1411 BC ( Public Domain )

Everything mankind experiences today in terms of a common world-wide system of physical infrastructures and political organizations, everything known about farming and raising animals for food, everything practiced when it comes to specialized labor, including every time a child is asked what he or she wants to become when they grow up, every church, mosque, temple, or house of worship passed in the course of a day's travel, even a modern worldview - all began on the plains of Anatolia almost 12,000 years ago. It marks what is called the birth of civilization, and no one knows what happened to spark its appearance.

The Neolithic Agricultural Revolution

Called the Neolithic (New Stone) Age, or the Agricultural Revolution, it changed modern man. It has only been known since 1994 when and where it happened at all - before the discovery of Göbekli Tepe it was assumed that the discovery of agriculture took place in Mesopotamia and Egypt, some 6,000 years ago. But the trigger that set the human species off on a whole new path, is still undiscovered.

Reconstruction of a Neolithic woman, with a grinding stone (Trento science museum) (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Reconstruction of a Neolithic woman, with a grinding stone (Trento science museum) (CC BY-SA 3.0)

There have been many theories set forth, of course. Some attribute the revolution to visitors from the heavens. The Ancient Alien theory postulates celestial entities that jump-started human civilization for any number of reasons, ranging from sheer altruism to selfish ambition. These theories have their basis in ancient mythology that first came to public attention with Zecharia Sitchin's translations of Sumerian texts that speak of Anunna gods from the heavens and their interaction with primitive human beings.


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Jim Willis is author of 13 books on religion and spirituality, he has been an ordained minister for over forty years while working part-time as a carpenter, the host of his own drive-time radio show, an arts council director and adjunct college professor in the fields of World Religions and Instrumental Music. He is author of Ancient Gods: Lost Histories, Hidden Truths, and the Conspiracy of Silence

Top Image: Puzzle of Ancient Anatolia, Istanbul Archaeological Museum (Image: Courtesy Micki Pistorius)

By Jim Willis



Hello Jim,

Thank you for sharing a great article this was very exciting to read what do I think on this article?

Well after reading the Cast Out Bible Book's of Enoch; at least, for me, I think the Ancient Aliens are the Fallen Angel's and their off-spring who built everything but the size of the buildings are astonishing yet from a Biblical Perspective they shouldn't be.

It testifies to how the massive structures came about.

According to Enoch during the Time Period when Earth was ruled by The Watchers who're Fallen Angel's and Their Children To which Enoch says that they grew too 3000 feet in Height.

Enoch's testimony talks about how these Angels began teaching Human Beings The Secrets of The Universe and of God they weren't supposed to do that but they did it anyway.

The Angel Azazel apparently his crimes were so unforgivable that God sent the Righteous Angels along with the Archangels to bind him up and throw him into eternal darkness till judgement day where he and his 199 brethren will be killed in The Lake of Fire.

This is known in The Bible as The Second Death probation is over for everyone.

Why Azazel I believe it was back in March or April of this year that archeologist found a Temple dedicated to an Assyrian war-god Ningirsu, in Turkey?

I noticed in the picture that the depicted figure that was etched in Stone it has wing's in the case of Angels there are only two of the Celestial Beings that have Wings Cherubs and Seraphims Cherubs has two wing's and Seraphims has Six the Seraphims are mentioned in Isaiah chapter 6 and Revelation chapter 4, it is my belief that this Ningirsu is in fact Azazel.

Again according to Enoch Azazel taught Man War, He taught Man how to Create Weapons for War He taught Man to Kill, see since the example of Cain murdering Abel his brother there wasn't any killing on Earth but with Azazels influence the sacred life if Human Beings was no longer respected.

Genesis 6 the Scriptures testifies to that fact for Violence had spread across Earth, and there was nothing in Man's Heart but too do Evil, it was so bad God was sorry that He ever Made Man.

This is why God decided to purge Earth with a Great Flood Azazel, was one of the major reasons why everything on Earth went to Hell.

Nevertheless these Angels and their children influence is still seen and felt on Earth as you've stated in your article it was astonishing how primitive people learned so quickly how to do the things that they did.

Make know mistake we humans would have eventually learned all these things but God wanted us to know in his Time what things of Heaven and things of God that we were supposed to know.

Ever since Eden patience has not been our strong suit.

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After graduating from the Eastman School of Music, Jim Willis became a high school band and orchestra teacher during the week, a symphony trombonist on the weekends, a jazz musician at night and a choral conductor on Sunday mornings. ... Read More

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