The book "The Zombie Survial Guide"-Max brooks fell on my desk a few days go. This book is fiction, but u can help but wonder how much fact was included.
What is a Zombie?
2-Vodou spell that raises the dead using supernatural forces
A zombie is a reanimated human corpse. Stories of zombies originated in the Afro-Caribbean spiritual belief system of Vodou, which told of the people being controlled as workers by a powerful sorcerer. WikiA zombi astral is when a human soul is captured by a bokor (Voodoo sorcerer) & used to enhance his powers.
3- Vodou snake god Zombie or Zombi is also another name for the snake god Damballah Wedoof, Niger-Congo orgin; it is akin to the kongo word "nzambi" which means God.
He is both a member of the Rada family and a root, or racine Loa. He is considered the father of all the rest of the loa and, along with his wife/companion Ayida Wedo, to be the Loa of creation. he is also married to Erzulie Freda. -wikiThe Loa (Lwa or L'wha)are the spirits- each distinct beings with their own personal likes and dislikes & they arerefered to as the Mysteres & the invisibles. Ayida-Weddo his wife is known as the Rainbow Serpent, a loa of fertility.
Ancestors in Dahomey and their descendants in Haiti referred to it as Damballah and Aida Wedo, two serpents intertwined in a loving embrace so powerful that it holds the Universe together.
This Haitian Vodou flag for Damballah hangs in the Historical Voodoo Museum on Dumaine Street in New Orleans
"As a way to keep their European masters from interfering, and to appease the authorities who prevented them from practising their own religions, the African slaves in Haiti syncretised the Loa with the Roman Catholic saints - so Vodoun altars will frequently have images of Catholic figures displayed. For example, Papa Legba is alternately St. Peter or St. Lazarus, Ayizan is Saint Clare, and so on. Syncretism also works the other way in Haitian Vodou and many catholic saints have become Loa in their own right, most notably St Philomena, St Michael the Archangel and St John the Baptist."-wikiDamballa -associated with Saint Patrick, the saint who protects from serpents; he is also synchronized with Moses.
In Voodoo Tarot deck : Ace of Swords -
4-one who moves /acts in a daze or mechanical - the 'sheeple'
Real Virus Vrs Fantasy
Wade Davis, a Harvard ethnobotanist, presented a pharmacological case for zombies in two books, The Serpent and the Rainbow (1985) and Passage of Darkness: The Ethnobiology of the Haitian Zombie (1988). Davis traveled to Haiti in 1982 and, as a result of his investigations, claimed that a living person can be turned into a zombie by two special powders being entered into the blood stream (usually via a wound). The first, coup de poudre (French: 'powder strike'), includes tetrodotoxin (TTX), the poison found in the pufferfish. The second powder is composed of dissociatives such as datura. Together, these powders were said to induce a death-like state in which the victim's will would be entirely subject to that of the bokor. -wikiZombies in History can be traced back to the beginning of time. The Epic of Gilgamesh of ancient Sumer mentions zombies.
Ishtar, in the fury of vengeance says:
Father give me the Bull of Heaven,
So he can kill Gilgamesh in his dwelling.
If you do not give me the Bull of Heaven,
I will knock down the Gates of the Netherworld,
I will smash the doorposts, and leave the doors flat down,
and will let the dead go up to eat the living!
And the dead will outnumber the living!
Greek God named Asklepios- could awake the dead.
5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
Jack Parsons -"moonchild" or Gulum (an animated being created entirely from inanimate matter)
Neighbors and some who had attended various events at Parsons' home reported that he was engaged in immoral actions and black magic.
Parsons was also an avid practitioner of the occult arts, and a follower of "Thelema". He saw no contradiction between his scientific and magical pursuits, and before each rocket test launch, Parsons would invoke the name of the Greek god Pan. Parsons was chosen by Aleister Crowley to lead the "Agape Lodge", the Thelemic "Ordo Templi Orientis ... participated in a ritual known as the Babalon Working which is famous in occult circles" -wikiBook of Law.
"Parsons set out to find another partner, his so called "scarlet woman", a magickal partner with whom he could sire a "Moonchild." The Moonchild is traditionally the incarnation of a god, as prophesied in Aleister Crowley's channeled script The Book of the Law. The creation of this Moonchild was covered in Aleister Crowley's novel, Moonchild. "-wiki
The elemental mater was the first stage of Babalon invoking. A moonchild in this context is best described as an Thelemic messiah a magic homonculus monster to bring great change for the Aeon of Horus. L.R.Hubbard was said to be the "scribe" during the rituals. The rituals ran From Jan. 4th. to 18th. 1946 - to call on the perfect mate.
Parsons turned to Ron and said "It is done". He added, "I returned home and found a young woman answering the require- -ments waiting for me". http://www.necronomi.com/magic/hermeticism/babalon.txtThe woman was Marjorie Cameron, the scarlet woman. The "incarnate" & "birthing" rituals started March 1 of the same year and went for 3 days. Parson's wrote on the 4th day: "Babalon is incarnate upon the earth today awaiting the proper hour of her manifestation."
As the story goes, Marjorie confessed the unborn fetus or Golum was taken from her womb-the breath of life would be added by a flameless fire. Parsons is said to put the fetus in an alumimiun pod, and bombarded it with the first atomic bomb. ---> see this video.
For more history on see Richard Hoagland 1/6 Parsons, Crowley, NASA & the Occult
The Babalon Working, Rosemary's Baby & Other Tales:
A Graphically Symbolic Enacment of the Homunculus/Moonchild Ritual On Celluloid.
"Birthing the MoONChild of N.O.W through the force of POP and spirit of MOM." Jake Kotze
Is another form of a ZOMBIE
Zombie 3 G Zone Continued here ...