In Day of the Fish Shannon explores the key symbolic elements that are secretly encoded within the Dogon religion.
She expresses the considered opinion that these form key features to the founding of the very first religion, evidence of which can be found throughout the ancient world - from Old Europe to Japan and from Australia and to the Americas and in doing so reveal the lost history of humanity.
Dorey's book supports the Dogon's assertion that amphibious alien beings related to the star Sirius, referred to by the Dogon as the 'Nummo', initiated human civilization on this planet. 'Day of the Fish' reveals that these hermaphroditic beings, who were identified with the sacred feminine, were identified with the Goddesses - a primary religious archetype known to the people of Old Europe. According to the Dogon the Nummo will one day return to Earth. The day of the Nummos' return is known to them as the 'Day of the Fish'
Our Review of 'Day of the Fish' by Shannon Dorey
Day of the Fish is the third in a series of books by Shannon Dorey to focus upon the religious and occult practices of the Dogon Tribe of Africa and important information that was said to have been passed to them by alien visitors known as the Nummo.
The Dogon first came to the awareness of the West following the initial visit to this remote and enigmatic tribe by French anthropologists Marcel Griaule and Germaine Dieterlen back in the 1930s. Their research founded the basis to Robert K Temple's ground-breaking book 'The Sirius Mystery' which was published in 1976.
Armed with the added advantage of a sound grounding in modern scientific and astronomical advances Shannon Dorey has returned to the original research done by Griaule and Dieterlen and dug deeper into the religious beliefs of the Dogon than any other contemporary researcher.
In Day of the Fish she has applied a much wider cultural and historical perspective to the original Dogon research material and has concluded that this seemingly lowly and unsophisticated indigenous tribe may well be guardians of the most important anthropological secrets that mankind has ever known.
Day of the Fish opens with a dramatic re-evaluation of who the Nummo were by examining the sexual dynamics and re-productive systems of these fish-like beings. This is important for, as the author points out, it exposes a subtle but nevertheless important, sociological orientation towards the feminine dynamic - one which had a major impact upon the development of a universal religion. Indeed, all Dogon women in particular quite deliberately and carefully represent the characteristics of the Nommo in their dress and appearance. This in itself serves to encode esoteric knowledge and information regarding the importance of the Goddess throughout all ancient cultures.
Later on in the book Shannon describes how the initial visitation by the Nummo began a sequence of DNA alterations which were necessary in allowing them to develop humankind in specific and pre-determined ways. Evidence of this is said to be encoded within some of the Dogon's symbolic language but also within a wider arena through the ancient Greek and Biblical mythology that we recognise today.
Originally, it was said by the Dogon that the Nummo arrived in flying machines and this too comes under scrutiny by the author who then traces the evolution of this seminal vehicle through early UFO mythology. Originally derived from the concept of a 'Celestial Ram' this receptacle was seemingly also closely connected to the important DNA development work being carried out on Earth by the visitors. Once again Shannon has traced the emergence of this process much wider afield and believes that these concepts are symbolised by the Celts and the Pictish religions of Northern Europe.
A Powerful Argument
Throughout 'Day of the Fish' the reader is consistently presented with a deep reservoir of esoteric thought and related mythological concepts - equal, in my mind, to the works of referenced authors such as Robert Graves, Sir James Fraser and Joseph Campbell.
This is a large book in every respect and is one that contains an impressive body of carefully presented research work by the author. It quickly becomes apparent whilst reading Day of the Fish that it is a book that identifies a genuine sacred mystery and one of great historical significance.
Early on in its pages Shannon makes a very powerful argument for the need to unravel the Dogon's mysteries within various strands of ancient Goddess worship and the veneration of the feminine principle. It is important to mention that readers of 'Day of the Fish' need to approach her research material armed with a healthy scepticism regarding our modern interpretation of ancient history - one which many people are now beginning to accept is wholly inaccurate and which has been deliberately falsified by later patriarchal religious religions.
Despite the complexities and intricacies of her argument the complex material within 'Day of the Fish' is well-presented and comparatively easy to follow. The book is thoroughly illustrated throughout and the profuse inclusion of images enrich the reading experience greatly.
This is a book that reaches out into the very heart of the spiritual essence of man and by doing so reveals that at it's core are the secrets of human DNA and that through them are revealed the nature of who we truly are as human beings and the place that we hold within the Universe.
I whole-heartedly recommend Day of the Fish to students of the Sirian mysteries. Whilst the author does not deal specifically with Sirius, except within the context of the Dogon's belief systems regarding the star, it is so clear that a great deal of the key material within the book resonates to those core concepts of Sirian philosophy - ideas which appear in some measure within the works of several other contemporary researchers on the importance of the star within esoteric and occult traditions.
Day of the Fish is a book filled with the most profound implications regarding the way that humankind evolved whilst its conclusions act as a powerful signpost to where we might yet still be headed. It should be read by everyone with an interest in spirituality at least once for it is a vitally important document that stands as a power advocate for a greatly overdue shift back to our ancient Pagan and feminine roots. Highly-recommended!
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