The Dogon of Mali

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The Dogon of Mali are an isolated African people who live along a 200-kilometre stretch of escarpment called the Cliffs of Bandiagara near Timbuktu. The French anthropologist Marcel Griaule recorded the Dogon religion in 1946 in his book, Conversations with OgotemmÍli (Dieu d'Eau). In The Master (Mistress) of Speech, Shannon Dorey refers to OgotemmÍli's discussions with Griaule involving alien water beings known as Nummo, who came from space.

At the time that Griaule recorded the mythology, he admitted that he didn't really understand a lot of what he was recording. He wrote it down as OgotemmÍli told it to him. DNA wasn't discovered until the early 1950s, and Dorey believes this religion is about DNA and genetic engineering.

In 1946, the Dogon were one of the last groups of people to come under French rule. Because they had maintained their own beliefs and religious practices, they were thought to have been one of the best examples of "primitive savagery" known to the world at that time. Even African Muslims were said to have had trouble understanding the Dogon belief system.


Dogon on the Cliffs of Bandiagara 1974 by H. GrobeBy H. Grobe - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13277985

Griaule established his relationship with the Dogon people during field trips which began in 1931. After years of questioning the Dogon elders about the religion, the Dogon finally agreed to let Griaule in on the religion's innermost teachings. The Dogon elder OgotemmÍli was chosen to present the secret knowledge to Griaule. This was done in 33 days, which began in October of 1946.

OgotemmÍli was considered one of the most powerful minds on the Cliffs of Bandiagara in Mali where the Dogon lived. OgotemmÍli's grandfather had initiated him into the mysteries of the Dogon religion when he was 15. After his grandfather had died his father had taken over the instruction, which according to Griaule had gone on for more than 20 years.

Dorey's research indicates that the Dogon religion is the mystery pagan religion thought to have been lost to humanity.


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It was the isolation of the Dogon tribe, who lived so high in the Cliffs of Bandiagara, that has permitted the mythology to survive to the present in its purest state. There was an indication that the Nummo may have helped the Dogon create the mythology.

According to Dorey, so much of the belief system was intertwined with the Dogon's daily existence, that there was the sense the mythology was deliberately manufactured in a way that would help them remember it. Even the descriptions of the serpent and fish like Nummo, were exhibited in the jewellery, clothing and tattoos of the Dogon women. Perhaps in the isolated Dogon, the Nummo saw an opportunity for the truth to survive.

In The Master (Mistress) Of Speech, Dorey reveals that the Dogon religion is older than Greek and Egyptian mythologies. The Nummo, with their serpent, fish and lizard like descriptions are identified with the serpent and Goddess religions found throughout the world. It is an Earth centered religion that indicates human spiritualism is connected to human DNA, which is connected to the Earth itself.

The information presented in The Master (Mistress) Of Speech will be disturbing for some individuals. The facts however speak for themselves. This is a must read for anyone wanting to come to terms with the truth about the beginning of human existence. Buy a copy of The Master (Mistress) Of Speech.