To speak of Emersohn we must first speak of the McDowall clan, this group of revitalization technicians of whom Quentis McDowell is now the only one left alive, and to speak of them we must speak of the Nephelim. In Greek myth, the creation begins with Chaos, followed by Earth and Love and Erebus and Night, but things didn't really kick off until the creation of Uranus (the sky god) and Gaea (the earth god), whose union leads to the birth of the Titans, the Cyclopes, and the Hecatonchires. Uranus feared the hundred-handed Hecatonchires and tried to off them, but Gaea called on her children to defend them, and only Cronus came to her call, wounding Uranus and becoming king of heaven and earth. Now Cronus took Rhea as his wife and sired a whole mess of children, but was told that one of his children would dethrone him, and thus he (get this) ate all his offspring, except for Jupiter (better known later as Zeus), who grew up on Crete, eventually returning to force Cronus to vomit up his siblings. Then came the war of Cronus versus Jupiter/Zeus, wherein all of the Titans were destroyed. Gaea, who had sided with Jupiter/Zeus earlier (it's her doing that Cronus didn't eat him), was outraged and created the Giants, who were anthropomorphic (unlike all the gods, these creatures were born on Earth) but not up to battling the forces of heaven as commanded by Jupiter/Zeus, and were buried underground. Thus the gods ruled supreme and all was hunky-dory until Jupiter/Zeus got fed up with the state of the earth in the Iron Age and drowned (nearly) everybody in the Deluge, our first encounter with a massive global flood.

It is possible that these giants which Jupiter/Zeus battled against are those referred to in the Old Testament as the Nephelim, the giants who walked the earth before man. There are allusions that these giants may have necromantic abilities according to the temples of Marduk, which lined Etemenanki, or the tower of Babel, in Babylon. Less than fifty miles to the northeast the temples of Ba'al and Astarte at Ba'albek were built at the order of King Nimrod by a "tribe of giants" who were able to move the massive blocks of hewn stone (weighing up to a thousand tons) with their immense strength and knowledge of sorcery (which may be another way of saying "knowledge of engineering"). The creation of these temples is alleged to have taken place shortly after the Flood, which were later built over by the Romans to form temples to Jupiter (or Zeus) and Venus. If this is true, it means that the Nephelim, or a race of Nephelim-human hybrids (reports of such occurrences take place in Genesis), survived the flood. The Greek god Cronus most likely has his roots in the Sumerian god Anu, the sky-god, who (as the Sumerians entered a period of monolithic worship) was set aside, as was the earth-god Enlil (comparable to the Greek Gaea), for the god Marduk, who was originally the god of Babylon, but grew to become a universal god as the city's power spread across Mesopotamia. Marduk, comparable to Jupiter/Zeus, allegedly had this 'tribe of giants' destroyed. Beneath Ba'albek there is a vast collection of underground tunnels. This is not the last time we shall see a connection with catacombs and a tribe of giants.

Across the Atlantic ocean, in what is now Bolivia, the city of Tiauanaco is alleged to be built by a similar race of giants. The Indian legends state that in approximately 200 BCE a flood which lasted sixty nights and destroyed all in its path was brought to an end by the arrival of Viracocha, a creator-god who arrived at Tiahuanaco. According to Indian legend recorded by Spaniard conquistadors, "Tiahuanaco was built in a single night, after the flood, by unknown giants. But they disregarded a prophecy of the coming of the sun and were annihilated by its rays, and their palaces reduced to ashes." A Jesuit priest records a tale that "the great stones one sees at Tiahuanaco were carried through the air to the sound of a trumpet", implying that these giants had at least the abilities for at least limited low-altitude flight, compared here to the angel Gabriel. Less than ten miles north lies the tremendous Lake Titicaca, at the bottom of which divers recently discovered not only temple-like walls but thirty large stone blocks used, according to legend, as a wharf for ships taking the dead to the now-submerged catacombs. This would imply Lake Titicaca as the world's largest burial pond, intended for the magicians and sorcery-wielding giants who were able to move solid blocks on par with those moved at Ba'albek.

Two hundred miles to the west, the Nazca lines spread gigantic images of totemic animals. The design of these forms is thought to be designed by the Nazca through use of either extensively well-developed geometry and/or low-level observation of the land. A hint as to whether or not the Nazca were assisted can be found a hundred miles further, on the coast of the Pacific, in a burial tomb outside Paracas called the Necropolis, where the bodies of over four hundred noblemen are designed with giant masked anthropomorphic creatures who take to the air with the help of worn ribbons. Further still, across the Pacific, we find the tale of a race of giants with a severe case of architectural genius at work in the Khmer capitol of Angkor, where talk of a race of giants led by Pra-Eun, the king of the angels (yet another flight reference), built the magnificent temples atop Cambodia's Kulen Plateau, whose inhabitants disappeared in the 15th century, leaving no trace. Perhaps the most impressive of the temples at Angkor is that of Angkor Wat, an anomaly in Cambodian architecture in that its sculpture seems to reflect an advanced understanding of astronomy as it relates to the calendar. Alas, all information of the inhabitants of Angkor was lost, as between the first Siamese raid of the city in 1431 and the second raid a year later, the entire population disappeared. A pattern forms: floods, giants, massive construction, time/geometry, disappearance.

The ongoing myth of the language of the birds, an ur-language comprehensible to people of varied root-languages, has been bound with teh nephelim since at least the Sumerians. Legend of this xenoglossia continues in the garden of eden, and later seen with King Solomon giving this give to the Queen of Sheeba. Why do we pull back to this notion of universal language, shared not only by all of humanity but (in Welsh and Native American folktales, for instance) also with certain animals, losing their speech (or, like Descartes' monkey, refusing to speak)? Think of the alchemist Artephius, who live a thousand years due to trade with strange beings. Think of the characteristica universalis, rekindled via real-time global communication, cross-pollenated xenoglossia, bringing out the Apochatastasis, the universale reintegration promised at the end of time, Boheme's "sensual speech" eminating from the angels, the "natursprache" known at the cellular level, an ideal survival mechanism.

It is the hypothesis of the Markus Brothers (and it must be said that many disagree) that a race of large anthropodial creatures with highly developed engineering and geometrical capabilities, all fascinated with astronomy, who possessed the ability for mechanically- assisted flight and possibly the capability for resurrection, all of whom disappeared from the face of the earth without a trace and legend of destruction by a sun god, were the originators of what is now known as Midwestern Alchemy, having fled from the face of the earth into catacombs to hide their culture. It is also their hypothesis that rumor in various culture of contact with sky-bourne creatures, masked as totemic animals, were not visitations by aliens but surveyors of the Nephelim, seeking knowledge which they traded for their massive sculptural abilities, whose legacy can be seen across the globe. Thet would also argue that aspects of this process hint at immortality, as seen most apparently in the Great Pyramids of Egypt. They would finally argue that is it no accident that the majority, if not all, of these areas previously mentioned have been the centers of massive warfare in the past fifty years. This is the tactical aspect of the fourfold erasure system, attempting to erase the remaining traces of these cultures from behind the guise of warfare, and possibly attempting to exterminate any remaining trace, implicating a pervasive trans-global governmental influence toward this system.

What we know of the Nephelim is slight. They appear before mankind on this earth, where they took up with human wives, thus spawning the Gibborim. So how was it the Nephelim survived the great flood? The Talmud speaks of the arc of Noah, atop which were two great beasts: the unicorn [re'em] and Og, the King of Bashan, who [along with his brother Sihon] was descended from Ahijah, son of Shemhazi [Samhazi] and Azael, the two angels come down from heaven in the time of Enoch. Bothe were of enormous size; in the Tractae Nidda, Abba Saul is quoted as saying he walked along the thighbone of Og's skeleton for three parsangs [a Persian measurement approximately 3 1/2 miles] and still the bone had not ended. Whie this is certainly exaggeration, as the length of the ark was only three hundred cubits [Genesis 6:15] or 450 feet, there is no question Og and Sihon were of great height, noted repeatedly by no less than Moses, who killed Og. It seems impossible that such beings could exist today, and we must take into account that history is predicated on exaggeration, but the Markus Brothers were convinced that such beings had found a continuation of the bloodline here in the west, and so these Gibborim were the ancestors of the McDowall clan, and of Vons Serin, their eternal enemy. Despite what the author Darren Bauler says in his novel And So On For Ever, I know and can pay witness to the fact that there is always a hiding place, and so the McDowall clan hid in plain sight, travelling the midwest, perfecting the craft of revitalization.

the exit is hidden within the exit