Assuming the Dogon mythology has not been mutilated since it's foundation. This is an accurate description of what a missionary, or priest might say, no? I'm interested in what the teachers thought of themselves, just as much as I am of what the Dogon make of the teachers teachings. Even though that's all we have. Sometimes you can gleam information from the smallest observations.
Your responses on this thread are highly provocative, and thought provoking. Would you say that it is highly probable the teachers are of the faith that... there is a God? One creator God. In that sense, isn't is possible the teachers (whoever they were as I doubt they were 'Greys'). Gave us this first inclination, as that in itself seems to be a highly scientific viewpoint of the Universe.
Earlier in this thread I described the parallels between Dogon and Buddhist cosmologies by which I allow the possibility of non-human involvement with humanity in ancient times. Those same parallels demonstrate that neither system can have substantially changed since at least 400 BC.
Our ability to infer what the teachers themselves thought lies with how the system was formulated and implemented. In my experience, I can only see that they had the very best interests of humanity at heart. By comparison to some later religious traditions, the system is decidedly non-judgmental. For example, where Christianity counter-poses Good and Evil, the archaic cosmology defines Truth and Error.
I've said that the underlying philosophies are expressly non-theistic, but spawned theistic philosophies. In keeping with the original outlook, neither the Dogon nor Egyptian dictionaries include a word for "salvation". Where later religions say "worship", earlier cultures like the Dogon say "celebrate" or "praise".
In its earliest form, the tradition was matriarchal. It's testimony to the mindset of those who formulated it that perhaps the quintessential symbolic image representing that tradition is defined as a motherly embrace, or hug. Pretty much every key cosmological concept is expressed in words with homonyms that mean "embrace" or "hug". For example, one word for "pillar" also means "embrace".
It's particularly interesting to me, and indicative of their own apparent learning curve about the correctness of material forms, that the first images, such as the one below from Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, fail to convey any of the warmth or physical softness we, as humans, would typically expect in a motherly hug, artistically speaking.