The Nummo by Shannon Dorey

The Nummo by Shannon Dorey

The Dogon Tribe of Africa talk about alien beings known as the Nummo who came to Earth from Sirius. These fish and serpent-like beings were hermaphrodites who spent more time in water than on the land where they are described as moving about like serpents.

According to legends these amphibious visitors brought with them technologies that were later seeded or encoded into Dogon mythology and oral religious teachings. Isolated from the rest of the world until their discovery in the 1930s the Dogon have managed to protect and protect a huge body of esoteric knowledge in its prime condition. Whilst their teachings appear to have spread across the world the core meaning and context have remained undiluted or subject to misinterpretation.

In ‘The Nummo’ Shannon Dorey has presents examples of how these amphibious aliens appeared all over the ancient world and shows how the Dogon religion is the core religion from which other spiritual philosophies including Judaism and Christianity have evolved.

Book Details

  • Title: The Nummo
  • Author: Shannon Dorey
  • Publishers: EEL Publishing 2004, 2008 and 2013
  • Pages: 357
  • ISBN: 978-0-9876813-8-6

Book Contents

  • 1. The Master of Speech
  • 2. Heaven’s Smiths
  • 3. The Arthurian Mythos
  • 4. Odin and Rosslyn Chapel
  • 5. Iaw and the Jackal
  • 6. The Celtic Cross
  • 7. The Symbol of the Word
  • 8. Trees and the Alphabet
  • 9. The Cord of God
  • 10. The Om Symbol
  • 11. The Door of the World
  • 12. The Pegu and Regeneration
  • 13. The Cathars
  • 14. The Jackal’s Circumcision
  • 15. The Book of Kells
  • 16. The Days of the Week
  • 17. Molecular Genetics
  • 18. The Maya and Aztec Associations
  • 19. The Chinese Connection
  • 20. The Silk Funeral Banner
  • 21. Gnosticism and the Failed Experiment
  • 22. Mary Magdalen and the Bridal Chamber
  • 23. Greek Mythology and the Hunt
  • 24. Mother Scorpion and Asclepius
  • 25. Amma and Ammonites
  • 26. The Impure Earth of the Fox
  • 27. The Cosmos
  • The Conclusion Illustrations and Plates Bibliography
  • Index
  • Reference Notes


The Nummo is Shannon Dorey’s second book in a series of written works on the Dogon tribe of Africa and their sacred belief systems.

The first, Master of Speech, was originally released in 2002 but has been updated since (see my review here). The third book in the series Day of the Fish was published in 2012.

Dogon legends state that prior to the visitation by their otherworldly visitors, the Nummo, there was no intelligent life on planet Earth (some would argue that there still isn’t but that’s another matter!).

The reason for their visit?

Apparently, their own planet/star (Sirius) was dying and they needed a new home and so began a DNA manipulation program geared to ensure their own survival on planet Earth.

The Dogon legends also state that this project was not a great success at first and subsequent operations were required – changes that the Dogon believe to be represented by the seven intervals of the musical scale and the operation of the tribal ‘Smithy’ – a powerful mythological feature of many ancient belief systems and in particular those found in Western Europe and the Mediterranean areas.

Discovering fact that so many key elements to Dogon philosophy are found within other cultures has caused the author to conclude that these form the central elements to the first religion known to mankind. According to Shannon Dorey these elements are to be found encoded in such diverse mythological systems as the Arthurian Mythos and the Grail Legends with the smithy, pot or cauldron once again appearing as a common feature to many Northern European myths.

From the ancient British legends of Arthur, the book then traces Dogon symbolism through to a more contemporary arena and investigates the strange Masonically-derived symbolism of Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland and in particular with the Apprentice Pillar located within its main building. The author makes several references to the many common key features to be found both within Freemasonry and Dogon religion.

From the Templars Baphomet figure to the Eastern Aum from the Ancient Egyptian Eye of Horus to the mystical Tarot of the West there are seemingly few aspects of modern occultism that cannot be linked in some way back to Dogon philosophy or which share a commonality with their African roots.

As the roots of world esotericism are slowly stripped away the author’s account of how their initial seeding appears to be held within encoded information related to the Sirians DNA projects becomes increasingly evident.

Summing Up

As with all of her books on the subject of the Dogon Shannon Dorey displays an almost encyclopedic understanding of ancient mythology and legend. Within the pages of ‘The Nummo’ her observations and conclusions are presented in a carefully considered and engaging way. Her ability to demonstrate how so many ancient, and at first glance apparently disparate, mythological beliefs can be woven into the Dogon mythos and yet still present them in a way that manages to avoid making the subject too academic is an impressive (and welcome!) achievement.

As this extensive book’s narrative develops and grows the reader is left with a tantalisingly wonderful glimpse of an undercurrent of esoteric wisdom that spans ages, continents and belief systems. If, as the author strongly suggests, the common threads that holds these ideas together is human DNA then the implications of her research are far-reaching indeed.

Could it be that with the Dogon myths we are actually looking at a universal meta-physical philosophy based upon human DNA that can actually serve to integrate all other religions – even to unite nations and peoples of all cultures and denominations? It seems so for the key elements to spirituality appear to be held deep within the racial unconscious only to spring forth time and again from the darkness at various pivotal points in human history.

The passion that Shannon Dorey has in bringing this important information about our ancestral roots to the World translates into a wonderful reading experience. ‘The Nummo’ details a story of breath-taking wonder and I would thoroughly recommend that you buy yourself a copy and take a trip into an extra-ordinary world hitherto hidden from all our eyes.

NoteAll of Shannon Dorey’s books are available to purchase in either hardcopy or in digital format from her website at

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