Thursday, September 29, 2016
The Egyptian Connection
"Tracing the ritual back to Egypt 3500 years ago and actually finding the real 'King that was Lost' amazingly fit our Hiram Abiff perfectly."
quote taken from The Hiram Key by Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas.
Egypt had to come into existence thousands of years ago in the age of the gods and the distinction between the 'two lands' had been created through the murder of Osiris by his evil brother Set(h). Set(h) tricked his brother Osiris into getting into a coffin. He then quickly sealed it up and threw it into the Nile. Isis found the coffin and released Osiris. Set(h) found Osiris again and cut him up into 14 pieces and scattered them all over Egypt. Isis gathered all the pieces but one. The missing piece was the phallus. After reviving Osiris again, and with the help of Thoth, she magically fashioned a new phallus and sat on it conceiving Horus. Horus became known as the 'Widow's Son'.
After Horus is conceived, Osiris becomes 'the King of The Dead' and is transported to the 'afterlife'. The afterlife (also referred to as life after death, the hereafter, or the great unknown) is the belief that the consciousness and/or mind of a being continues after biological death occurs. The term reincarnation refers to an afterlife in which only the "essence" or ego of the being is preserved. In the "afterlife" we could be assigned another life on Earth or possibly somewhere within the standard universe. Freed from all material attachments, we may dwell there eternally as a matured human spirit.
Passing now to the consideration of the original charcterteristics and attributes of Osiris we find that the oldest religious texts known to us refer to him as the great god of the dead, and throughout them it is tacitly assumed that the reader will understand that he once possessed human form and lived upon earth, and that by means of some unusual power or powers he was able to bestow upon himself after the death a new life which he lived in a region over which he ruled as king, and into which he was believed to be willing to admit all such as had lived a good and correct life upon earth, and had been buried with the appropriate ceremonies under the protection of certain amulets, and with proper recital of certain "divine words" and words of power. The worship of Osiris is, however, very much older than these views, which is clear, could only belong to a people who had advanced to a comparatively high state of civilization and mental/spiritual development.
Part of the story of Hiram is "spiritual", part is physical. Going from the physical to the spiritual is the 'goal' of mankind if we want to reside with God in Heaven. But as we progress we find that the soul does not die and it's our dead King Hiram who eventually leads us to this truth.
Horus was himself a real boy who grew to manhood and fought the evil Set(h) in a mighty battle in which Horus lost an eye and Set(h) lost his testicles.
People viewed the battle and the gods; Isis, Horus, Set(h) and Osiris to be mythical but physical evidence started turning up all over Egypt that proves these gods were in fact real. Mummies, Tombs, literature, ect., all point to these mythical gods as being real people. see Osiris Found and see this private site by Richard Hogland. Enterprise Mission. This site talks about the secret mission the Egyptians are conducting to look behind the "door" that Rudolph Gantenbrink's robot found in 1993. More on the next page about the 'secret rooms' in the pyramid.
The reason for the murder of our 'lost' King is tied to the split in the 'two lands' of Egypt and the two brothers Set(h) and Osiris. A new king emerged that restored the two lands together as one. This is considered 'recorded history' as far as the Egyptians are concerned. They do not know however that the king that died was originally from Babylon. His name is very familiar to most people.
Matthew 13:35, "I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world."
With this information we ask you to keep in mind that there is always 'another side to any story'. In this instance it is the Hebrew point of view versus the Egyptian. The major points of the untold story are by the Egyptian historian Manetho, who was an Egyptian historian and priest from Sebennytos (ancient Egyptian: Tjebnutjer) who lived during the Ptolemaic era, ca. 3rd century BC. Manetho wrote the Aegyptiaca (History of Egypt). His work is of great interest to Egyptologists, and is often used as evidence for the chronology of the reigns of pharaohs. In his work Manetho tells us what really happened during the Hyksos dynasties.
A contemporary of Philadelphus was Manetho, a High Priest at Heliopolis, and a learned man, also a prominent scribe of the Great White Brotherhood, who had access to the secret teachings of the Order. Manetho was also master of the ancient Egyptian writing, or Hieroglyphics, which, in the Third Century B.C., was becoming archaic and could not be generally read. The Egyptians were at that time reading a modern version of the ancient writings, the Demotic, and Greek was becoming still more popular. Philadelphus commissioned Manetho to compile a history of Egypt, and particularly a text of the mystic philosophy of the Secret Schools of the Great White Brotherhood and Rosicrucian’s.
This knowledge, we are told, was mainly contained in the Hieroglyphic inscriptions in the library of the priesthood at Ra. It will be recalled that Amenhotep IV (Akhnaton) declared Ra, the sun, to be a physical manifestation or symbol of the great sole God. This library, therefore, must have contained the great truths of his monotheistic religion, and the truths which the thinkers with which he surrounded himself at Tell el-Amarna. Much that we know of the outer or profane history of Egypt came about through this compilation by Manetho. In fact, it is generally conceded that Plutarch acquired much of his information from this source. In a book of Manetho's, called Sothis, of which fragments only are to be found in the writings of others, appears the following letter to Philadelphus, from Manetho, telling of his efforts to compile the ancient wisdom....
"We must make calculations concerning all the points which you may wish us to examine into, to answer your questions concerning what will happen to the world. According to your commands, the sacred books, written by our forefather, Thrice-greatest Hermes, which I study, shall be shown to you. My Lord and King, farewell."
Manetho's greatest work was his Egyptian history, which was done in three books, and in the Greek language. It is famous because it is the only work in Greek based upon a full knowledge of the Egyptian sources. Fragments of these works come to us today in the writings of Fiavius Josephus and Julius Africanus. The former is a more reliable authority and refers to Manetho in his treatise, Against Apion. In the History of Egypt by Manetho, there is an interesting reference to Moses, which shows him also to have been an initiate of the Great White Brotherhood of Egypt, and to have transmitted their knowledge in a veiled manner to his people. The excerpt reads:
"Moses, a son of the tribe of Levi, educated in Egypt and initiated at Heliopolis, became a High Priest of the Brotherhood under the reign of the Pharaoh Amenhotep". Refer to Dr. Ross Kelly's 2nd Intermediate Period, in which we see the succession of Egyptian Kings and the Hyksos pharoahs aligned together during the same time frame. These are completely "seperate" rulerships, seperate locations, and seperate groups of people. The HYKSOS had their own dynasty that ran alongside the true Egyptian 12th - 17th dynasty. Abraham, Joseph and all the' Hibru' lived at Avaris/Memphis. It is entirely possible for Moses to have been born in the period right before Ahmoses became King of Egypt. That would mean he grew up in the Seqenenre Tao household with a woman named "Thutmose" as his adoptive mother. The "mose" in her name and her other son's names was also given to him as was the custom.
The cronology of the "New Kingdom" shows Amenhotep 1 just after Ahmoses.
This article by Josephus in his "Antiquities of the Jews" confirms Moses led an army against Ethopia. His stepmothers name was Thermuthis, which we've been told is the same as 'Thutmose'. She also ruled along side her son as co-regent for several years as he was only 16 years old at the time. She later took the kingly name of 'Ahmoses' also. see Moses makes war against the Ethopians
Moses was elected by the Hebrews as their chief and he adapted to the ideas of his people the science and philosophy which he had obtained in the Egyptian mysteries; proofs of this are to be found in the symbols, in the initiations, and in his precepts and commandments. The wonders which Moses narrates as having taken place upon the Mountain of Sinai, are, in part, a veiled account of the Egyptian initiation which he transmitted to his people when he established a branch of the Egyptian Brotherhood in his country, from which descended the Essenes. The dogma of an 'only God' which he taught was the Egyptian Brotherhood interpretation and teaching of the Egyptian King who established the first monotheistic religion known to man. The traditions he established in this manner were known completely to only a few of them, and were preserved in the arcane of the secret societies, the Therapeutics of Egypt and the Essenians." The Rosicrucian Order
Akhenaten was the son of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiy, a descendent of a Hebrew tribe. Sigmund Freud suggested that Moses WAS Akhenaten. Our debate on this subject aligns Moses with the 17th dynasty and pharaoh Ahmoses, who may have written a detailed account of the plagues of Egypt as described in Exodus, called The Ipuwas papyrus.
We think that shortly after Moses was born the Egyptian Royal families moved back to Thebes because most accounts say that Moses grew up in Thebes. Seqenenre Tao II was killed while living at Thebes and Ahmoses began his campaign to rid the country of 'the invaders' at Avaris. So Moses could not have been a prince under Amenhotep I, 1526–1506 BC, but Amenhotep was probably King when Moses began the Exodus. Josephus recorded that Moses' step-mother "Tuthmoses" brought him before the king that he might lead a army to repel the Ethiopians. But there is a view that the Ethiopians weren't the only threat to Egypt and that Moses may have led an attack against the 'Hibru'.
More proof is based largely on the Santarini volcanic eruption that occured around 1550 BC., which coinsided with the Exodus and was recorded in The Ipuwas papyrus. Some have interpreted the document as an Egyptian account of the Plagues of Egypt and the Exodus in the Old Testament of the Bible, and it is often cited as proof for the Biblical account by various religious organisations. The dating of the original composition of the poem is disputed, but several scholars, have suggested a date between the late 12th dynasty and the Second Intermediate Period (ca. 1850 BCE - 1600 BCE).
Those who interpret the Exodus as a historical event generally place it later, in the reign of Ramesses II. This, in spite of the fact that there is absolutely no evidence from archaeology or from any documents that Ramesses II had to deal with the Ten Plagues or anything like them, or that he chased after runaway slaves.