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71. GODS FIRE: CHAPTER SIX: THE CHARISMA OF MOSES [Quantavolution Website]
... Moses and Monotheism, that views Moses as an Egyptian disciple of Pharaoh Akhnaton, and he continues: "No consideration, however, will move me to set aside truth in favour of supposed national interests." [1 If Freud had published his first line in 1980 rather than in 1937, he might perhaps have taken advantage of the reconciliation achieved by the leaders of Egypt and Israel to advertise his works as an historical gift to the reconciliation. For the first time in 3400 years, some people were speaking well of the Egyptians. (It matters little in the rhetoric of religion or ethnicism that neither the Egyptians nor the Israeli of today are much like their namesakes of Exodus.) THE LOVE CHILD What strikes me about Freud's determination that Moses was an Egyptian was that he should not ask whether Moses might have been both Egyptian and Hebrew. This I attribute to Freud's own problem of identification. On the one hand, Freud believed himself consciously to be a latter-day Moses, a point that will be explained in Chapter VI here below. On the ...
72. A Return to the Two Sargons and Their Successors [Aeon Journal $]
... as each other, that it is not through coincidence that Naram-Sin was claimed to have done this while Narmer was claimed to have done that. In the end this much can be said: If Naram Sin truly conquered Egypt during this particular time of Egyptian history, then the Mannu-dannu of Magan would have to have been Narmer's predecessor, that is Scorpion. And if Naram-sin was the same as Narmer, then the foe that Narmer is shown holding up by his hair on his palette-- which is the manner in which the Egyptians depicted the conquest of an enemy-- would have to be Mannu-dannu/Scorpion. Narmer's conquered foe, as shown on the palette, however, bears no resemblance to Scorpion as shown on the latter's mace-head. Narmer's conquered foe is depicted naked except for a g-string; Scorpion is shown wearing a kilt and the White Crown of Upper Egypt. Even so, to be fair, there is no reason to believe that Scorpion should have been portrayed in his royal regalia when depicted as Narmer's conquered foe, so I will let ...
73. Darkness and the Deep [Aeon Journal $]
... disclosure was that "there is every indication that this original deity [Saturn was at one time the only visible planetary body of the heavens." (16) Roger Wescott, on the basis of his own research, came to the same conclusion: "The sky, instead of being dominated alternately by the Sun and the Moon, was constantly dominated by a single huge and luminous body, here called Aster." (17) David Talbott has also focused attention on this topic. As he had it stated: The Egyptians remembered the creator as the solitary Atum or Ra, whom we recognize as the planet Saturn. In the accounts of all periods, Ra is originally a solitary god. The ancient sun is he...who had no companions. (18) "I am Atum, when I was alone in Nun," the god is made to state. (19) The deity is thus called "the God One," the "Only God"-- "except whom at the beginning none other existed." ( ...
74. The Demands of the Saturnian Configuration Theory [SIS C&C Review $]
... of Saturn rather than the Sun, it should also demand that the characteristics and motions ascribed to Ra will not be found to fit those of the Sun. As examples, Ra was often lauded as 'Lord of the Circles' and 'he who entereth [or liveth in the Circle' [39. He was described as 'the sender forth of light into his Circle' and the 'Governor of [his circle' [40. What is this 'Circle' that the hymns allude to? Egyptologists inform us that it was what the Egyptians referred to as the Duat, a word that has been rendered into English as 'the Underworld'. This makes one think of some dark region underground but according to Wallis Budge, the Duat was to be discovered 'away beyond the earth, probably in the sky' [41. A clue to the real nature of the Duat comes from its description as being divided into regions, each of which (among other things) was called qerert, an Egyptian word that means 'circle' [42. A circle composed of regions ...
75. On testing The Polar configuration [Aeon Journal $]
... of the same thing? A text from The Egyptian Book of the Dead reads: I am the lord of the crown. I am in the Eye, my egg.. .My seat is on my throne. I sit in [em, as the pupil of the Eye." (54) Could this strange combination of symbols speak for a level of coherence the experts have yet to penetrate? It is an easily demonstrated fact that each of the symbols listed above signified the dwelling of the sun god and that the Egyptians recorded the god's dwelling as a circle or band. (55) The real problem for the translators is that the sky offers nothing with which to connect the idea. So while the ancient symbolists themselves were preoccupied with the natural powers behind the symbols, the modern researchers are left with only the symbols and nothing to do with them. Although space here will allow only the briefest of examples, these should be sufficient to illustrate the directions that the testing process can take. It will be seen that it matters not whether ...
76. Hatshepsut and the Queen of Sheba: A Critique of Velikovsky's Identification and an Alternative View [SIS C&C Review $]
... . Nothing in the biblical account of Solomon's reign suggests the use of camels in his kingdom. The common draught animals in 10th-century BC Palestine were asses and mules, which were also ridden by royalty (2 Samuel 13:29; 16:1-2; 17:23; 18:9; 19:26; 1 Kings 1:33, 38, 44; 2:40; 10:25; 13:13 f.). In addition, Solomon possessed horses and chariots, which were also used by the Egyptians (1 Kings 9:19 22; 10:28-9). Furthermore, while Hatshepsut's Punt-reliefs depict a sea voyage to a coastal region, and no overland journey (as will be explained in detail below), the Bible, in contrast, speaks of an overland journey by camel-caravan, and makes no reference to a sea voyage. Velikovsky has to rely on late rabbinical writings for a tradition that the Queen of Sheba made part of her journey by sea. The Bible's own silence is telling, in view of the ...
77. Typhon and the Comet of the Exodus: Rockenbach's Lost Source [Aeon Journal $]
... world two thousand four hundred and fifty three-- as many trustworthy authors, on the basis of many conjectures, have determined-- a comet appeared which Pliny also mentions in bk. 2 ch. 25. It was fiery, in the form of an imperfect circle, with its head rolling around; it was in the shape of a globe and was of terrible aspect. It was called Typhon after the king then ruling in Egypt. This king, as asserted by reliable men, had subjugated the kings of the Egyptians with the help of the giants. The comet was also seen, as some maintain, in Syria, Babylonia, India, in the sign of Capricorn, in the form of a disc. This happened at the time when the children of Israel were led from Egypt toward the Promised Land by a leader and teacher of the way, in daytime by a column of cloud, at night time by a column of fire..." [7 Johann Hevel, the German astronomer popularly known as Hevelius (1611-1687) ...
78. The Ramesside Star Tables [SIS C&C Review $]
... absolute sense, but they cannot but come out "right" on a diagram of this sort if the interval between the rising (or setting, or any other transit) of two named stars is the only recognised definition of an "Hour". The present tables obviously do not follow this pattern and an "hour" must therefore have been defined (and measured) in some independent manner at the era when the present tables were compiled. The only independent timing device which we know of as being available to the ancient Egyptians is the water clock, and we must therefore suppose that the time of transit of these stars was recorded with the help of such a clock. No doubt the water clock was itself originally calibrated by observations of intervals between stars (probably the sun, moon and planets as well); what the present tables principally show, therefore, is that the calibration was no longer working as it once did. It was evidently still working during much of the first two to three months of the year, however (assuming that ...
79. The Ship of Heaven [Aeon Journal $]
... , city, temple or kingdom, egg, throne, or circular serpent-- was declared to be a "ship" sailing on the cosmic waters. The ancient mother goddess, conceived as a luminous "womb" in the sky, was also invoked as the "ship." (29) Thus, "ship" is a name of the womb of the Sumerian Inanna. (30) Correspondingly, "the ship of the brilliant offspring" was an epithet of the Babylonian goddess Bau. (31) The Egyptians conceived the band of the enclosed sun as the womb of the goddess Nut, called also a "ship." The Pyramid Texts say, "Row me, O mother of mine; row me O abode of mine." (32) "O Boat of the sky.. .O Boat of Nut." (33) The ship of heaven is indeed a crescent, but the crescent is an aspect of the sun-god's enclosure, remembered as Saturn's world wheel. This is why the Sumerian Ma-gur boat, ship ...
80. The Enclosed Sun-Cross [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... directions. (7) Iranian myth recalls four streams issuing from the central fount Ardvi Sura and radiating in the four directions. Similarly, the Kalmucks of Siberia describe a primordial sea of life and fertility, with four rivers flowing "toward the four different points of the compass." (8) The tradition is repeated by many other nations. The Mandaeans of Iraq enumerate four great rivers flowing from the north. (9) Just as the Babylonians recalled "the land of the four rivers," (10) the Egyptians knew "Four Niles," flowing to the four quarters. (11) The home of the Greek goddess Calypso, in the "navel of the sea," possessed a central fountain sending forth "four streams, flowing each in opposite directions." (12) In the Scandinavian Edda, the world's waters originate in the four streams flowing from the spring Hvergelmir in the land of the gods, (13) while Slavic tradition recalls four streams issuing from under the magic stone Alatuir in the island paradise of Bonyan ...
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