The Sumerians are one of the world’s oldest known civilizations, with history stretching back at least 7,000 years. They developed one of the first known writing systems, were early innovators of the wheel, invented arithmetic, created one of the first works of literature (the Epic of Gilgamesh), developed the first codified legal system, and were responsible for many other innovations.
Many dozens of Sumerian texts have survived, which provide glimpses of an ancient spiritual culture. Amongst the myths and legends of gods and ancient kings, we can find spiritual practices that are still relevant today.
Check out the posts below for practices and exercises drawn from the ancient Sumerian sacred texts.
Image credit: The marriage of Inanna and Dumuzi is a public domain image found here.