Sunday, September 3, 2017

Mystery Schools

An example of a Mystery School that most people have heard of are Qabbalah, or Freemasonry, etc. These are known as "Western Esoteric Mystery Schools". More examples of Mystery Schools are "The Society of the Horseman's word" which started in Scotland and is the group that first spread Clydesdale horses. In a time when most people could not read, they learned using symbols and metaphors, and passed down knowledge through Mnemonic symbols, ritual, and literature. Another example of why people would have hidden knowledge this way is when the Roman Emperor Constantine saw the Cross in a dream and converted the Roman Empire to Christianity, not everyone converted that day. They may have converted officially, but they continued to practice their old Mnemonic traditions and incorporated it into the new traditions. Such as Stone Mason mystery schools being involved in the building of the various Cathedrals in Europe.




The most common Mystery School in the world today is a Fire Temple. A Zoroastrian Fire Temple is dedicated to Mithra, while a Hindu Fire Temple is dedicated to Agni. Some Hindu Fire Temples are dedicated to Kali and they are used for Cremation Ceremonies and Rituals.



Mithra (in Zoroastrianism) was considered the 3rd path (as opposed to the Good and Evil paths, Judaism later adopted the good and evil story and angels from the Zoroastrians) or the Grey path and the path of Illumination. They are usually Mystery schools.




The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was a UK organization that inspired the creators of American traditions such as Wicca or Thelma. The three founders, William Robert Woodman, William Wynn Westcott, and Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, were all Freemasons and Rosicrucians.
The Golden Dawn, by Israel Regardie is still used by people all over the world to learn about Mystery Traditions.
http://www.golden-dawn-canada.com/pdf/Israel%20Regardie%20-%20The%20Complete%20Golden%20Dawn%20(Black%20Brick).pdf




The Church of Light was a church that was established for the Aquarian age, meaning it is a New Age Church. It was established in 1932 and was meant to spread The Religion of the Stars.\
Here are their lessonbooks: https://www.light.org/brotherhood-of-light-lessons.cfm




The AMORC is what a lot of people might call the Illuminati. They believe that Jesus dying on the cross is a Metaphor and they use the Symbol of a Rose on a Cross. I am not going to say too much about them or else I will sound like a conspiracy theorist. But they are on Facebook and stuff. They even do free online classes and stuff. http://www.amorc.org/
Here is their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Rosicrucian.Order.AMORC
And their Twitter https://twitter.com/amorc




DUP is a Sufi sect (Mystic Islam) that uses Sacred Passages from all world religions in order to sing and dance for God. They promote peace between religions and Gnostic type teachings that see Sacred Texts as more of a Metaphysical work.
They also do what is called "Sufi Whirling" which is a dance that is based on the movement of the planets in our solar system.
The practice first started in California but now has practitioners in 28 countries.


Nicholas Roerich is famous within Mystery School circles, he was a Russian Mystic and Theosophist who promoted the protection of Art, Architecture and Historical Artifacts in times of war, some people claim that he discovered the Holy Grail. Nicholas Roerich and his wife (maybe other people also) wrote these and they outline what is now called "Agni Yoga" which is the Religion that was left to the world by Nicholas Roerich.
 Agni is the Hindu Fire God.
http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_lomg1.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_lomg2.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_community.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_ay.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_infinity1.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_infinity2.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_hierarchy.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_heart.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_fw1.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_fw2.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_fw3.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_aum.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_broth.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_supm1.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_supm2.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_supm3.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_supm4.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_lohr1.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_lohr2.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_crossroads.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_FoB.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_glossary.pdf


Here are some more examples of mystery schools
Based around Stonemasonry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemasonry

Based around Wine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionysian_Mysteries

Based around Christianity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esoteric_Christianity

Based around Promises, Contracts, Marriage, Christmas & Bulls
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithraic_mysteries

Based around Knighthood
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar

The Ogdoad (The Planets and Cycles)




The Ogdoad can be found as a theme throughout most modern religions and some ancient Religions. An example of this is ancient Egypt. In the picture above you can see that the Sun has been placed in a boat, this is known as the "Solar boat" and it is thought to be part of the force that moves the Sun and the Moon across the sky. But if you look in the Solar boat you will see more Gods than just the Sun and moon, this is because the Egyptians noticed the Planets in the sky and called them Gods, just like the Sun was a God. This religion can be found in Ancient Egypt, Ancient Sumeria, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome and Modern India. The Pharoah was not actually a person in Egypt, the "Par'Oh" was the main Palace, and in this Palace you could find different priests and priestesses, as well as Sacred Animals.
In Ancient Egypt they were very good at keeping records, and not just in hieroglyphs but in other ways. For example the Egyptians had a 365 day Calendar, they did this by creating a wall to work as a false horizon. Then they would mark the wall every day when the Sun came up, and throughout the year the Sun moves across the Horizon, and at the end of 365 days it ends up back in the same spot and they have 365 marks on the wall.
This is also where the Constellations come from. Aquarius and Taurus and Pisces and Libra and Leo and Scorpio, etc. Aren't random, those are the stars the Sun passes through, and those give us the names of our months.



Venus = ♀
Mars = ♂

Sun = Gold
Moon = Silver
Mercury = Mercury
Venus = Copper
Mars = Iron
Jupiter = Tin
Saturn = Lead

Aries, the Ram = April = Amethyst =

Taurus, the Bull = May = Agate =

Gemini, the Twins = June = Beryl =

Cancer, the Crab = July = Emerald =

Leo, the Lion = August = Ruby =

Virgo, the Virgin = September = Jasper =

Libra, the Balance = October = Diamond =

Scorpio, the Scorpion = November = Topaz =

Sagittarius, the Archer = December = Carbuncle =

Capricorn, the Goat = January = Onyx Chalcedony =

Aquarius, the Waterbearer = February = Sapphire =

Pisces, the Fishes = March = Chrysolite =









Then there was Horus who represented the Horizon, but he was the planet Mars. They figured out the Cycle of Mars just like the Sun, and they also had the Moon's Cycles (And Moon Cycles give the lengths of our Months) and the Cycles of various planets. Even the Jewish Nomads knew about some of the Planets, they called Mars "The Blushing One". And in Christianity the 7 known planets of the time can be found in the Ancient Greek Christian Gnostic idea of "The 7 Heavens" which represented the "Bodies in the Heavens" or "Planets". Some people like to say "The Planets were named after the Gods, the Gods weren't named after the planets" but that would only be true if Greece and Rome discovered the planets independently, but Greece found them before Rome and showed them to Rome. And Egypt and Sumeria actually found them first. The 7 Heavenly bodies can still be found in our days of the week "Sun day" for the Sun, "Mon Day" for the Moon, etc.

Saturn = Saturday = Lead =

Sun = Sunday = Gold =

Moon = Monday = Silver =

Mars = Tuesday = Iron =

Mercury = Wednesday = Mercury =

Jupiter = Thursday = Tin =

Venus = Friday = Copper =

A lot of people see statues of Zeus now a days and think that Ancient people thought Zeus threw lightning bolts at them, but before people knew about Gravity and the Atmosphere, they thought the Planets controlled the weather and it was specifically thought that Jupiter (Zeus) controlled the Lightning. Many Temples were forms of schools, or places that kept traditions and codes, similar to Freemason lodges today. For example the Cult of Mithras was the Government of Rome, Temples to Imhotep and Asclepius were the first Hospitals. Other examples are Orphism, the Mysteries of Isis, Dionysian Mysteries, Eleusinian Mysteries, etc.
Muse                Domain                                                                               Emblem
Calliope           Epic poetry                                                   Writing tablet, Stylus, Lyre
Clio                  History                                                       Scrolls, Books, Cornet, Laurel wreath
Euterpe          Music, Song, and Lyric Poetry            Aulos (an ancient Greek musical instrument like a flute)
Erato               Love poetry                                  Cithara (an ancient Greek musical instrument in the lyre family)
Melpomene      Tragedy                                  Tragic mask, Sword (or any kind of blade), Club, Kothornos (boots)
Polyhymnia     Hymns                                  Veil, Grapes (referring to her as an agricultural goddess)
Terpsichore      Dance                                     Lyre, Plectrum
Thalia             Comedy                                     Comic mask, Shepherd's crook (pulling people off stage), Ivy wreath
Urania             Astronomy                         Globe and compass


Many plants used to be thought to have a cycle based on the Planets and not the sun, and in the modern "Old Farmer's Almanac" every year they publish the planetary crop planting cycle. And the history of Machines and Gears actually comes from the measuring of the sky on boats, and people making mechanical navigation devices. So Machines come from this also.

Abraxas (Language, Math and Time)




Roman Numerals were one of the first times Language and Math became 2 different things.

Ancient Egyptians were doing insanely complicated Math problems using Geometry, with no Algebra or Calculus. Algebra is actually a Arabic word, Al Gebra. Calculus was invented by Newton who accidentally discovered Gravity while attempting to calculate when the world would end using numerical values from the Bible.

When the sites of Ancient Egypt were discovered by Napoleon they had been abandoned, robbed, and basically forgotten. The person who really unlocked the secrets of Ancient Egypt and laid the foundation for modern Archaeology is Flinders Petrie. What he did in Ancient Egypt was find board games that had not been played in thousands of years and worked to figure out how the game was played, he analyzed small globs of metal and glass that were found all over Egypt and concluded that they were used on scales as standard weights to go by. So much of this comes from Ancient Egypt (which goes all the way back to 3000 BC+ when King Scorpion United the Upper and Lower Kingdoms, and Imhotep invented Stairs, Columns, Surgery, and Medicine around 2,500 BC), but the Mathematics were best preserved in Greek and Roman Culture.





The Primary God of "Math" in Ancient Egypt was Ma'at, who is the Goddess of Truth, Balance, Justice, Law and Order, similar to Lady Justice. You can still find remnants of the Kemetic Religion in Math today. For example, the "Equal Sign" (=) if explained to an Ancient Egyptian person, would be "Ma'at" to them. Ma'at was the Balance in the universe, and they drew her as a Scale or as a lady with wings on her arms.



They also had the Goddess Sheshat, who was the Goddess of Record Keeping and Measurement. Ropes were important to her followers, and they were the ones who would measure the ground before the buildings would start building. Egyptians also invented the first Cranes used for Building.



One tool in Ancient Egypt was the Nileometer, which was like an underground tower that would fill up with Water, and they would use it to measure how much water was in the Nile, then they could make the right irrigation paths and store enough water in artificial lakes to water the crops all year.





Abraxas. For this name the Greek table is used. Abraxas in Greek is Ἀβραξας. Α = 1, β = 2, ρ = 100, α = 1, ξ =60, α = 1, ς = 200, the sum being 365, the number of days in the year. This number furnishes the key to the mystery of Abraxas, who is symbolic of the 365 Æons, or Spirits of the Days, gathered together in one composite personality. Abraxas is symbolic of five creatures, and as the circle of the year actually consists of 360 degrees, each of the emanating deities is one-fifth of this power, or 72, one of the most sacred numbers in the Old Testament of the Jewish people and in their Qabbalistic system.



This combination of Alphanumerical values created a lot of abstract thought, which eventually became Math. For example, Algebra is Al-Jebr, and it is a Mathematical System that was invented in Islamic Mosques. But far before Algebra was invented, Algebra was being done using Geometry, for example the Pythagorean theorem.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algebra#Early_history_of_algebra http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Mathematical_Papyrus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhind_Mathematical_Papyrus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plimpton_322

And even before the Pythagorean theorem came Isopseophy and Gematria. Isopsephy is in the first image above where the Greek Letters have Numerical Values. But then they would take the numerical values of each letter to create a numerical value for each word. This helped them create the Mathematical systems we use today.




Then there was the Jewish form of Isopsephy which is called Gematria. They took a step further than Isopsephy, what Gematria does is take the value of each letter to create a word value the same as Isopsephy, but then if 2 words have the same value then they are considered the same. The Hebrew word for "alive" has a value of 18 if I remember correctly, so 18 is considered a lucky number and any other word with a value of 18 was considered lucky as well. This was also correlated with the Kabbalistic Tree of Life to create a bunch of Numerical systems.



Then there is Zairja. This was invented after Algebra by the Mulsims. It is the same as Isopsephy and Gematria except that it goes even another step further and instead of just adding up Numerical values of words and matching them up, you then do Algebra with your sentences and Paragraphs to see if the Paragraph contains the answer to the question. This was/is used as kind of a Random idea generator.

Pythagorean Math
The first step in obtaining the numerical value of a word is to resolve it back into its original tongue. Only words of Greek or Hebrew derivation can be successfully analyzed by this method, and all words must be spelled in their most ancient and complete forms. Old Testament words and names, therefore, must be translated back into the early Hebrew characters and New Testament words into the Greek. Two examples will help to clarify this principle. 
The Demiurgus of the Jews is called in English Jehovah, but when seeking the numerical value of the name Jehovah it is necessary to resolve the name into its Hebrew letters. It becomes יהוה, and is read from right to left. The Hebrew letters are: ה, He; ו, Vau; ה, He; י, Yod; and when reversed into the English order from left to right read: Yod-He-Vau-He. By consulting the foregoing table of letter values, it is found that the four characters of this sacred name have the following numerical significance: Yod equals 10. He equals 5, Vau equals 6, and the second He equals 5. Therefore, 10+5+6+5=26, a synonym of Jehovah. If the English letters were used, the answer obviously would not be correct. 
All higher numbers can be reduced to one of the original ten numerals, and the 10 itself to 1. Therefore, all groups of numbers resulting from the translation of names of deities into their numerical equivalents have a basis in one of the first ten numbers. By this system, in which the digits are added together, 666 becomes 6+6+6 or 18, and this, in turn, becomes 1+8 or 9. According to Revelation, 144,000 are to be saved. This number becomes 1+4+4+0+0+0, which equals 9, thus proving that both the Beast of Babylon and the number of the saved refer to man himself, whose symbol is the number 9. This system can be used successfully with both Greek and Hebrew letter values. 
The original Pythagorean system of numerical philosophy contains nothing to justify the practice now in vogue of changing the given name or surname in the hope of improving the temperament or financial condition by altering the name vibrations. 
There is also a system of calculation in vogue for the English language, but its accuracy is a matter of legitimate dispute. It is comparatively modern and has no relationship either to the Hebrew Qabbalistic system or to the Greek procedure. The claim made by some that it is Pythagorean is not supported by any tangible evidence, and there are many reasons why such a contention is untenable. The fact that Pythagoras used 10 as the basis of calculation, while this system uses 9--an imperfect number--is in itself almost conclusive. Furthermore, the arrangement of the Greek and Hebrew letters does not agree closely enough with the English to permit the application of the number sequences of one language to the number sequences of the others. Further experimentation with 
Column 
1 Names of the Hebrew letters. 
2 Samaritan Letters. 
3 Hebrew and Chaldean letters. 
4 Numerical equivalents of the letters. 
5 Capital and small Greek letters. 
6 The letters marked with asterisks are those brought to Greece from Phœnicia by Cadmus. 
7 Name of the Greek letters. 
8 Nearest English equivalents to the Hebrew, Greek, and Samaritan Letters. 
NOTE. When used at the end of a word, the Hebrew Tau has the numerical value 440, Caph 500, Mem 600, Nun 700, Pe 800, Tzadi 900. A dotted Alpha and a dashed Aleph have the value of 1,000. 
1 A J S 2 B K T 3 C L U 4 D M V 5 E N W 6 F O X 7 G P Y 8 H Q Z 9 I R 
The letters under each of the numbers have the value of the figure at: the top of the column. Thus, in the word man, M = 4, A = 1, N = 5: a total of 10. The values of the numbers are practically the same as those given by the Pythagorean system. 
The Pythagoreans declared arithmetic to be the mother of the mathematical sciences. This is proved by the fact that geometry, music, and astronomy are dependent upon it but it is not dependent upon them. Thus, geometry may be removed but arithmetic will remain; but if arithmetic be removed, geometry is eliminated. In the same manner music depends upon arithmetic, but the elimination of music affects arithmetic only by limiting one of its expressions. The Pythagoreans also demonstrated arithmetic to be prior to astronomy, for the latter is dependent upon both geometry and music. The size, form, and motion of the celestial bodies is determined by the use of geometry; their harmony and rhythm by the use of music. If astronomy be removed, neither geometry nor music is injured; but if geometry and music be eliminated, astronomy is destroyed. The priority of both geometry and music to astronomy is therefore established. Arithmetic, however, is prior to all; it is primary and fundamental.  


Hellenization


Hellenization began when Alexander the Great took over to be King of Macedonia, which his father Philip II had taken from a rural farming and mountain nation to a urban-type Kingdom with a large population and various Illiadic ranks and roles for the Nobility in his society. Alexander the Great took over Greece, parts of Persia, parts of Africa including Egypt, the region now known as Turkey, all the way to Pakistan. When he went to Egypt he threatened the Viziers to say he should be crowned king, and the Pharaohess adopted him so that he would take the throne when she died. He went to what is now know as Turkey, and there was a rope that was tied into a knot with no end (The Gordian Knot), and whoever untied it was supposed to become King. So Alexander the Great Chopped it in half with his sword. This caused a large number of ideas to be transferred between the Eastern and Western worlds that had never been shared before, this includes Statues. Before Hellenization Buddha was not a Statue, but was represented as footprints or an empty throne. Statues also had a massive effect on Hinduism. Various Architectural, Artistic and other Cultural Arts were shared, as well as general books. The Library of Alexandria, which was located in Egypt, existed around 300 BC and had books from all over the world. The first Museum, called a Musaeum, was also created around this time. Notably, he also conquered Afghanistan around 330 BC and brought Opium use to Asia and Persia.

Ptolemy, who was a proxy for Alexander in Egypt and controlled it when Alexander died, he instituted the Library of Alexandria (in Egypt on the continent of Africa). This library was basically the driving force behind scholarly historical research for the next thousand years, and it was burned down over and over in take overs and accidents. And we would have a lot more information about history if it was not burned down. Ptolemy also instituted the Musaeum, which was the first Museum. And had the Septuagint written, 70 (which is what Septuagint means) Jewish Egyptian citizens were hired to live in a scholarly building and be fed and taken care of while they wrote their oral tradition. All of them wrote the same thing, so the writing was declared to be "The Words of God". Later this would evolve in to the Pentateuch which is where the Torah and the Bible come from.





2 books that really changed the world are Aegyptiaca & Babyloniaca, and these books make up most of what we still use today to map the Dynasty changes that happened in Egypt and Babylon.
And strangely, "Aegyptiaca" was written in the same city that Jesus' family was said to visit (which was the Cult center of Serapis, the city is Sebennytos) but about 300 years before Jesus was even born, so if his family read that book, it makes a lot more sense why people decided to write about him later in a weird Godly way. The man who wrote it, Manetho, is the man who created the word "Dynasty".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manetho

Zoroaster



And the man who wrote "Babyloniaca" (which we don't actually have an original copy of) started some of the first Astrological centers, while causing revolutions in what already existed at the time by giving the world Zoroastrian Astrology. The inventor of Zoroastrian Astrology was Zoroaster who existed around or a little before this time. Literature puts him around 600 BC, but evidence puts him around 300 BC.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berossus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoroaster

Zoroastrianism was the first Monotheistic Religion in the world, it was Monotheistic when the Jewish religion was still Polytheistic. There are people in modern times who practice a form of Semetic Reconstructionism where they practice Polytheistic Judaism, but that is another topic. Zoroastrianism was not only the first Monotheistic religion, but it was the first religion to mention Angels. It is also thought that the story of the "3 wise men" was probably talking about Zoroastrian Magi, and the modern Zoroasrian Yazidi are thought by Christians to be the remnants of early Christianity.
Zoroastrianism was created by a character much like Jesus, but in a different region of the middle east and around 500 years before Jesus. Zoroaster took the Babylonian system of Gods and Goddesses and gave all of their powers to 1 God, making the first Monotheistic religion and the other Gods became Angels. He also created some of the first Astrology that we still use today, and since he created it directly before Babylon and Greece jumped into the Hellenistic Era, Zoroastrianism was the religion that the Greeks spread the literature of, for example the book "Babyloniaca" by Berossus. I do not think we actually have this book anymore, but Greek authors mention it by name a lot.
One of the Babylonian Symbols was the Symbol of Pisces which is strange because that later because the Symbol for Christianity. You probably still see Christians using a symbol we now call "The Christian Fish" which is the simply fish shape that is just like an oval that criss crosses in the back to look like a fish tail.


Zoroastrianism is still practiced all over the world in places such as the Fire Temples, which exist in various countries. Bull fights are an example of Mithraic tradition, as well as Marriages, both are Mithraic ceremonies.



You have probably heard of the bird called "The Phoenix", this Bird was the Symbol of the "Phoenicians" and Resurrection and Rebirth, etc. You have probably heard the story in the Bible about the Tower of Babel that says people tried to build a Tower that would reach heaven, and supposedly God invented all the Languages at this time by splitting everyone up. But we know for a fact that the Phoenicians invented most languages. They also invented clear glass, colorful dyes (blue, red and purple) and boats that could sail into the Ocean. The name Europe also comes from the Phoenician God Europa. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenicia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_%28mythology%29#Etymology

In Ancient Egypt they did a test to figure out if the Kemetic (Egyptian) language was older, or if the Phrygian (Turkish) language was older. In this "test" they raised 2 children in Isolation to find out what language they would speak if they never talked to another person, and the first word they said was "Bekos" which means "Bread" in Phrygian. This language is closely related to Hebrew and Greek. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrygia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrygian_language



The last known Record of a Pagan communicating directly with their God, person-to-person, comes from a book called Sacred Tales written by Aelius Aristides. Aelius Aristides took a Pilgrimage the precursor of the modern Hospital where Western Medicine evolved, called an Asclepeion which is a Temple to the God Asclepius which is still represented in Medicine today by the Staff with the Snake.



In these Temples people allowed non-Venomous snakes to crawl on them, while dogs licked their wounds, and they were prompted to sleep and dream to communicate with the Gods to ask them what to do, or would be given Opium and then have a surgery preformed while they were asleep. In Ancient Egypt they did not really have any words to describe "Dream Activities" and instead most dreams are something you "see" not something you experience. The Egyptian word rsw.t means to "awaken" while sleeping. m??.nm rsw.t means "to see in a dream". These Healing Pilgrimages were popular at the time, and just before Jesus came around it was common for people to travel extremely long distances to find healing springs or temples, etc, where they could be healed, and Christianity has retained much of this cultural tradition.

http://nb9.stumbleupon.netdna-cdn.com/w6w_NlsTqaJgpkpxVh9peQ

During the time of Jesus the Pythagorean theorum was becoming popular (A squared + B squared = C squared) and Pythagreas was the first person to say "Drink but do not get drunk" and he invented a cup that would spill if you drank too much. There were also cups at this time with other compartments that would have allowed Jesus to turn water in to wine.


http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/19/world/meast/israel-ancient-structure-mystery/
This strange Mound was found at the bottom of the lake that Jesus walked on. The mound is theorized to be a fish home, so if someone had taught Jesus about it he would have been able to tell the disciples where to cast their nets.

Jesus' family (known as the Holy Family) had to leave when the King said he wanted to kill all babies under 2 years of age, and they went to a city called Sebennytos in Egypt.



This town was founded by a cult. A cult that would kill a cow every year to wash their sins. And they would put a Sun disk on the cow's head. The cow was a God Cow, but it became a Man. Because the Greeks didn't like worshiping a cow.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apis_(god)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serapis

















People think Jesus was the first one to do all this stuff, or that he existed in a vacuum with no other religions forming around him, but not only were all of these Hellenistic things going on that we definitely know about, there were also tons of people claiming to be divine at that time, as well as claiming to do things like raise the dead and heal the sick. You probably know that Jewish people do not accept the divinity or words of Jesus, which is what makes them Jewish and Christians Christian. And they have good reason not to believe him, the prophecies said the Messiah was going to reclaim Israel for the Israelites, so he didn't fulfill it. But if you look up people like Judas Maccabeus, he actually fulfilled multiple prophecies in the old testament, as well as starting a revolution in Israel.

When people think of a "Soul", they usually think of some Magic force inside of you that God takes to heaven. So any time you hear the word "Soul", you think it must be similar to what Christians imagine. But Christianity was kind of made up "on the fly" and isn't even as intricate as Judaism, the Ancient Egyptians had a much more intricate and realistic version of the Soul.


The Eye of Horus/The Eye of Wadjet was important to the dead. The symbol was meant to protect, as well as to Symbolize the 6 Senses, being Taste, Touch, Sight, Hearing, Smell and Thought.

The first example of the Soul is the Shadow which they called Sheut. They would make Statues and Silhouettes to preserve the Shadow after death. It was believed that your Shadow was your connection to the Afterlife.
Your name, known as a "Ren" in Ancient Egypt, was another aspect of Soul. It was believed that as long as a name was spoken, the person's Soul was still alive in some way. And the more a person's name was written the better, because then it had more chances of surviving and being read and spoken.
The Ka is the vital essence of a person. This would be the life Spark in someone that would determine if they were alive or dead. In modern times we would point to "Brain Dead" as the point of the Ka being gone.
The Egyptians did not value the brain like we do, they believed that the Heart was the seat of the body, since it flows to all parts. the Heart was known as "Ib", most of our ideas about Hearts being important for things comes from Egypt. Later, European people would think the Liver was the most important, which is why it is called the "Live-er". In German it is something like "Lifer".
"Ba" is similar to the idea of a person's personality and what makes them unique. Anything could have a "Ba", such as an Instrument. If you have a relationship with a Car, Gun, or a Golf Club, or Whatever, then it probably has a "Ba" and you have maybe even given it a Ren. People who smoke Marijuana give their Pipes/Bongs Ren and people try to choose them for their Ba, they just don't use those terms. The Ba was not considered different from the person, and this is the part of a person that you can see in your dreams. Even after a person is dead, and no longer part of this world, their personality or uniqueness can still persist in the family and friends of the person. The Ba is almost impossible to compare to the Christian idea of soul, the ideas are SO different that when Christianity came to Egypt, they had to use the word Psyche to get them to understand the Christian soul. The Ba is a much more physical real thing, and you can still see the other person's Ba in your dreams after they die.
The word "Ba" for Soul was the same as the word "Ba" for Ram, so it was common to depict dead people and Gods with Horns to show their Soul aspect. This ideology is also the reason most Ancient religions allowed people to Sacrifice Rams for their sins.
Akh is your living intellect, or maybe what we would now call your "Mind" or maybe what the Greeks would call "Ego". If you have ever taken Mushrooms and looked in the Mirror and realized that whatever "You" are is not a body (this is known as Ego Loss), then you have experienced your Akh. It was believed that after death, the Ba and the Ka would come together and reform the Akh. And there was a perceived risk that the Akh could die again.
Akhenaten was a very hated Pharaoh because he believed he was Gods representative on Earth and changed the Egyptian religion, his son is King Tut, restored the Gods. The priests set his ghost to wander the Desert, and people still claim to meet him out there.

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