The Dogon Tribe and the Sirius Mystery

The Dogon Tribe, Sirius B and Dolphin Beings

This drawing is truly remarkable. The information in it came from a book about Sirius, The Sirius Mystery by Robert Temple. He had, I was told, between ten and twelve different subjects to choose from, each one of which would lead to the same conclusion but from a totally different point of view. I’m glad he chose the one he did, because it happens to relate to another aspect of what we will be talking about.

Robert Temple was one of the first people to reveal certain facts— though scientists have known for a long time—about an African tribe near Timbuktu called the Dogons. This tribe holds information that is simply impossible for them to have by any standards in our view of the world today. Their information de-stroys everything we think we know about ourselves in regard to being alone.

You see, the Dogons have a cave on their land that stretches way back into a mountain, and in this cave are wall drawings over 700 years old. One particular man, the holy man of their tribe, sits at the front of this cave to protect it. This is his lifetime job. They feed him and take care of him, but no one can touch him or get close to him. When he dies, another holy man takes his place. In this cave are amazing drawings and bits of information.

I’m going to tell you about two of these bits—and these are only two of many. First of all, we’re referring to the brightest star in the sky (with an apparent magnitude of-1.4)—Sirius, now called Sirius A. If you look at Orion’s Belt, those three stars in a row, and follow the line downward to your left, you see a very bright star, which is Sirius A. If you follow them upward about twice the distance, you see the Pleiades. The information in the Dogon cave specifically showed another star rotating around Sirius. The Fig. 1-3. Dogon drawing or Nommo, is of the great culture hero who brought civilization to Earth. Because both eyes are shown in the drawings, they are presumed to be a plan view, which means the tail is opposed (like a dolphin) rather than lateral, as it is with a fish. The water line is clearly indicated, implying that the Nommo is air-breathing. This drawing came out of the Australian magazine Simply Living.

Dogons are very specific about this star. They say it’s very, very old and very small, and that it’s made out of what they called the “heaviest matter in the universe” (which is close, but not actually correct). And they say that it takes “close to fifty years” for this small star to rotate around Sirius. This is detailed stuff. Astronomers were able to validate the existence of Sirius B, a white dwarf, in 1862, and only about fifteen or twenty years ago could they validate the other information.

Now, stars are very much like people, as you will begin to see. They’re alive, and they have personalities and many qualities like we have. On a scientific level, they have growth stages. They start out as hydrogen suns, like ours, where two hydrogen atoms come together in a fusion reaction to form helium. This process creates all the life and light that’s on this planet.

As a star further matures, another fusion process begins—the helium process—where three helium atoms come together to form carbon. This growth process continues through various stages until it gets all the way up through a particular level of the atomic table, at which point the star has reached the length of its life span. At the end of its life, as far as we know, there are two primary things a star can do. New data on pulsars and magnetars give other options. One, it can explode and become a supernova, a huge hydrogen cloud that becomes the womb for hundreds of new baby stars. Two, it can rapidly expand into what’s called a red giant, a huge explosion that engulfs all its planets—burns them up and destroys the whole system, then stays expanded for a long time. Then slowly it will collapse into a tiny old star called a white dwarf.

What the scientists found rotating around Sirius was a white dwarf, which corresponded exactly to what the Dogons say. Then science checked to see how much it weighed, to see if it really was the “heaviest matter in the universe.” The original computations—made about twenty years ago—determined that it weighed about 2000 pounds per cubic inch. That would certainly qualify for heavy matter, but science now knows that this was an extremely conservative estimate. The newest estimate is approximately 1.5 million tons per cubic inch! Black holes aside, that would surely seem to be the heaviest matter in the universe. This means that if you had a cubic inch of this white dwarf, which is now called Sirius B , it would weigh about one and a half million tons, which would go right through anything you set it on. It would head toward the center of the Earth and actually oscillate back and forth across the core for a long time until friction finally stopped it in the very center.

In addition, when they checked the rotational pattern of Sirius B around the larger Sirius A, they found it to be 50.1 years. Now, that absolutely could not be a coincidence! It’s just too close, too factual. Yet how did an ancient primitive tribe know such detailed information about a star that could be measured only in this century? But that is only part of their information. They also knew about all the other planets in our solar system, including Neptune, Pluto and Uranus, which we have discovered more recently. They knew exactly what these planets look like when you approach them from space, which we have also only recently learned. They also knew about red and white blood cells, and had all kinds of physiological information about the human body that we’ve recently learned. All this from a “primitive” tribe!                      ,

Naturally, a scientific team was sent over to ask the Dogons how they knew all this. Well, that was probably a big mistake for these researchers, because if they accepted that the Dogons really have this information, then ^ by default they must accept how they got it. When they asked, “How did you learn this?” the Dogons replied that the drawings on the walls of their cave showed them. These drawings show a flying saucer—it looks just like that very familiar shape—coming out of the sky and landing on three legs; then it shows the beings in the ship making a big hole in the ground, filling it with water, jumping out  of the ship into the water, and coming up to the edge of the water. These beings look very much like dolphins; in fact, maybe they were dolphins, but we don’t know for certain. Then they started communicating to the Dogons. They described where they came from and gave the Dogon tribe all this information.

That’s what the Dogons said. The scientists just sat there. Eventually they said, “No, we didn’t hear that.” Because it didn’t fit into anything they thought they knew, they just kind of hid the information somewhere under a carpet in their minds. Most people, scientists included, just do not know what to do with these kinds of facts. There has been a lot of information like this that we just don’t know what to do with. Since we can’t find a way to integrate this unusual information with what we already think we know, we just stick it away somewhere—because the theories don’t work, you know, if we keep it.

Here’s another thing the Dogons knew. This little drawing was on the walls [Fig. 1 -4], but the scientists didn’t know what the heck it was … until computers calculated the orbits of Sirius A and Sirius B. As seen from Earth, this pattern shown in the Dogon cave is identical to the pattern made by Sirius B moving around Sirius A—in a specific time frame, which happens to be from the year 1912 to the year 1990. The dolphins, or whoever those beings were, gave this present-day diagram/time pattern to the Dogons at least 700 years ago!

Excerpts from the Book “Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life” by Drunvalo Melchizedek