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Legend of Baloi: The esoteric level

Last week, we looked at the much-misunderstood concept of baloi (wizards, witches) from an exoteric level. ‘Exoteric’ means ‘obviated’ or ‘suitable for external dissemination’, and its antonym is ‘esoteric’ (arcane, secretive, meant to be understood by a few).
By L M Leteane Fri 03 Mar 2017, 15:53 pm (GMT +2)
Mmegi Blogs :: Legend of Baloi: The esoteric level








Lately, the meaning of ‘esoteric’ has also come to mean ‘abstract, academic, of little practicality’, but that is not the original meaning: it arose out of the extrapolation that because few people have the time, hunger for knowledge, and patience to pursue the difficult, code-enshrined ‘concepts’ of esoteric matters.  But in this series, we reveal that baloi – the real witches and wizards in terms of what people generally understand of them today – had real, practical knowledge; knowledge still shrouded in secrecy and mystery.

 But why would, or should, that knowledge remain secret? That is what we are going to find out. Suffice it to say, at this point, that the esoteric knowledge of baloi is still widely misunderstood to today – mainly because its true power lies in hidden abilities that, unlike so-called ‘magic’, cannot be seen with the naked eye.  Now, here is a problem. If we are not even allowed, as it were, to understand baloi at the exoteric level, then how will we even begin to grasp what they are at the esoteric level? In fact, one of the evident objectives of the exoteric baloi – that is, the elite of an ancient, pale-skinned race who once called themselves ‘the gud ones’ (the ‘gods’) i.e. the good/superior ones – is that their true ancientness, as well as their true history, must remain substantively unknown and suppressed…the focus and subject of ‘Forbidden Archaeology’. True boloi, on the other hand, is totally empowering: it frees us from their shackles; it is the aim and focus of Saviours like Jesus Christ …and – don’t worry – I will later explain why.

But first of all, let us identify and clear up a red-herring meant to stop you from learning about true (non-magic) boloi. Last week we learnt that Setswana nomenclature is the nearest to the mark when it comes to its name for witches and wizards. The Sotho-Tswana term baloi is indeed one of the very few remaining that are still very close to the original Sumerian term mo-Illu(i). This was their term for a ‘god’, and it literally meant ‘Shining One’. The base-term illu, I explained, meant ‘light-giving’ and I tied it to the Setswana term mo-illu (now mollo), our name for ‘fire’. To show off its authenticity, I further tied it to the English, Latin-based, term ‘illuminate’, whose base-word is quite evidently illu. The term was, in turn, adopted and adapted (but not changed much) to ‘Eloi’, by the Hebrews, of which ‘Elohim’ became the plural. Of course, Hebrew simply places the plural suffix ma (see last week’s article) at the end, so whereas we would say ma-illui, they say illui-ma, which becomes Elohim (the ‘h’ is merely to aid pronunciation by creating a bridge between vowels; the ‘a’ at the end eventually fell silent).

Now, why do we say ‘Eloi’ instead of

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Illu? The reason is not complicated. Like the Hebrews – who we once lived together with in ancient Egypt and thus still share many words in language – we also added the i to relate illu (the adjective ‘light-giving’) to a person, quite like we add i to ‘Iraq’ to speak of an ‘Iraqi’. Indeed, we still add i to taboga (run) to speak of mo-tabogi (runner/athlete). But, if the term ba-loi is so positive, why and how did it get its present bad connotation? Why is it now associated with sorcery (magic) and evil? The answer is also simple. The track-record of the Illui is not good at all, as we have seen time and again in this column.

Indeed, these ba-loi could have been true ‘light-givers’, in a sense, by sharing their knowledge of technology with the rest of us, but chose to ‘shine’ above everyone else. Worst of all, in the time of Abraham they decided to stem the growing rivalry between two of their key players (namely Ninurta and Marduk (Baal), both first-born sons of Enlil and Enki, ancient rivals and half-brothers)…but they did this by artfully deciding to come together as One Unseen God whose face (obviously) was never to be seen – thus emulating, and pretending to be, the real God of the real Heaven (which is not the sky; nor outer space, but an unseen dimension I will duly explain). Under this guise, they used their technology to create booming voices ‘like thunder’ (microphones and speakers) and two-way radios such as to give instructions to their ‘High Priests’ and ‘prophets’, plus many other tricks. So if you ever wonder why ‘God’ no longer interferes in politics and takes sides, or audibly speaks to anyone any more…this is the sad answer. 

Now, it was only after this – when they now actively discouraged the worship of individual gods in favour of their new, ‘monotheistic’ one – that they also turned the term illui (light-giver) to ‘wizard, witch, sorcerer’. In reality, those outside the purview of their technology had always viewed these pale-skinned Akhus as wizards, anyway: people who wielded ‘magic’. All they now needed to do, as ‘God’ under ‘monotheism’, was to turn people’s curiosity about this ‘magic’ into something to be feared: as an evil power that others can learn to use on them to overwhelm them.

And no-one likes to be overwhelmed, so the stern order to avoid ‘magic’ was largely heeded. Of course, their own ‘magic’ was simply dubbed ‘supernatural’ and couched in more pleasant language; as something to be feared but trusted. But next week we unpack the real difference between Eloi ‘magic’ and ‘baloi’ wisdom and unveil what it is that the Elohim really feared. We also unveil the special role of Jesus in all this…why it is still so misunderstood.

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