The most powerful Grand Master represents "Moses;" the Wardens, who are called the Ministers, represent Aaron and Joshua. The Orator is called Pontiff, the Secretary is the Grand Graver, and the candidate is "a Traveler." The jewel is a serpent entwined around a tau cross standing on a triangle...worn suspended from a red ribbon.
The name Moses came from Mose or Mosis that simply meant "son of," or "heir of." It is a suffix found at the end of many Egyptian names such as Tuthmosis, Amenmosis, and Ramesis, etc. Therefore, if we suggest that the biblical Moses ("son of" someone) was Akhenaton, the heir of Amenhoptep III and inheritor of the throne of Egypt, we may be on the right track. Given the proofs for this contention that have emerged in the last decade or so, we know that we are.
The Assyrian prince Sargon also, being pursued by his uncle, is said to have been abandoned on the Euphrates in a basket made of reeds, to have been found by a water-carrier, and to have been brought up by him - a story the Jews have interwoven into the account of the life of their fabulous Moses
Author Ralph Ellis (following on from the great Comyns Beaumont) has a slightly different opinion regarding Akhenaton and Smenkhare. He suggests that Akhenaton was Aaron and that Tuthmosis (a mysterious first brother to Akhenaton that official historians have been curiously vague and dismissive about) was Moses.
The holy books establish Moses as the first monotheist although, while the Hebrew patriarchs believed in one god, they accepted that other peoples had other gods to worship…Yet, from historical sources, Akhenaton is the first person we know of to introduce the worship of one God
…there was no Israelite priesthood before the time of Moses
Ralph Ellis believes that Moses was really Tuthmosis, the brother of Akhenaton, known as Aaron in the Old Testament stories. However, we must remember that each pharaoh, each Egyptian king, and probably most high level court dignitaries, had several personal names. Pharaohs had five names with two known publicly and three kept secret. Pharaohs had "throne names" and doubtlessly had names which they preferred to be called by their closest family members. It is unlikely that these secret names would ever have been written down or known to the world at large. Therefore, "Moses" could still have been a name for Akhenaton. It merely means - "the son of..." and may have referred to Akhenaton being the "Son of Aton," exactly what he considered himself to be.
We are told that during his time at Sinai, Moses (Akhenaton) was unable to speak directly to his "Israelite" cronies. This was due to his alleged inability to speak their language that we are told was “Hebrew.” He engaged his Israelite (Levite) brother Aaron to intercede for him. Researchers have identified this Aaron as the Pharaoh Smenkhare, the son of Akhenaton, although Ralph Ellis believes him to have been Tuthmosis, the brother of Akhenaton, believed to have died young. Akhenaton's need for an interpreter leaves us thinking that there were some major differences between his people and these Levites even though they were close political affiliates before, during, and after their expulsion.
According to the Jewish lore, Moses was married to a Nubian princess and was therefore the commander of the Nubians.
The Old Testament tells us that Moses and his brother Aaron were sent by Jehovah to the unnamed pharaoh to plead for the release of the "chosen people." While they are debating with pharaoh and his priests, Moses and Aaron perform a strange magical trick. Suggestively, they do this regardless of the prohibition against performing magic. [...]
This frightful nonsense is a cover story for a game of politics being played out by Akhenaton and his Atonists. It is a cryptic reference to the antagonism and struggle for power between the scheming exiles and the Egyptian pharaoh who was restoring peace and stability to his stricken land. This pharaoh was not intent on holding the Israelites (Atonists). On the contrary, he was expelling them and eager to do anything to make sure they trouble Egypt no more. What we find in biblical accounts is nothing more than a deliberate and cunning reversal of what took place in Egypt's history. It is just one more travesty of truth. In any case, the mention of the "Brazen Serpent" serves to alert us to the true identity of the "Israelites." The Egyptian pharaohs (like the Chinese emperors) used the symbol of royalty to denote themselves. There is no way that a follower of Jehovah (as put before us) would be making use of such a "pagan" device.
As we assert, the biblical Israelites were followers of renegade Akhenaton, the biblical Moses, and their powerful descendants have sought to keep this fact from the world.
Tradition maintains that Moses was a Levite. This seems a transparent distortion of the actual state of affairs: the Levites were Moses' people...in later times we find Egyptian names only among the Levites
Moses (Akhenaton), who lived in exile in Sinai for several years, went back to Egypt to challenge the authority of the self-appointed pharaoh. He was allowed to leave with the Israelites from Egypt in what is known as the Exodus. After wandering in the desert, Moses died and the Israelites settled in their promised land
Manetho states that Moses received his priestly education and learned all the wisdom of the Egyptians in the city of Heliopolis, in the Delta, the Biblical city of On...the House of the Sun
An examination of their respective religious beliefs makes it clear that Moses and Akhenaten should not be looked upon, as has been largely the case, as rivals but as the same person
Despite deliberate doctoring, passages such as the following from Exodus, Isaiah, Hosea,Joshua, and Micah (typical of many in the texts) are not to be erroneously regarded as recordings of the words of an affronted or disgruntled Yahweh, a disembodied supernatural god. On the contrary they are those of a physical being. The "I" speaking is not god but Moses or - more correctly - Akhenaton.
There are many passages in the Old Testament that speak of semi-enlightened god-men, or god-kings, the leaders of the Israelites. Many of these passages, particularly those in Daniel and Isaiah, have been cunningly misinterpreted as predictions concerning Jesus who was to appear seven centuries later in history. This nonsense has been widely accepted on faith by the majority of churchmen and evangelists. However, these mysterious passages relate not to future prophets and leaders but to contemporary ones who descended from royal Atonist houses. The character known as Moses was one such super-human entity. Even though it is now known that this Moses did not write the books attributed to him he is still considered a legitimate historical character. We submit, however, that he was none other than Akhenaton himself or, at least, one of his royal pharaonic Atonist successors.
In Moses and Monotheism, Freud discloses a theory for the belief in a Messiah, and in the second coming of such a being. He emphasized that it was a consequence of the violent demise of the Jewish Moses after the time of the exile. Most biblical researchers and commentators agree that Moses died soon after reaching Sinai and that the leadership of the exiled peoples fell to his brother Aaron.
Manetho states that Moses received his priestly education and learned all the wisdom of the Egyptians in the city of Heliopolis, in the Delta, the Biblical city of On...the House of the Sun.
Freud also speculated about the psychic disposition of Moses (Akhenaton) and wondered not only why he was so ardently fixated on the sun and its properties, but why he feared and loathed darkness. He noted how Akhenaton had forbidden the people of Egypt to venerate Osiris or to participate in the rites of the Underworld that had been customarily undertaken for thousands of years. The Atonist pharaoh might perhaps have begrudgingly tolerated mention and veneration of Atum Ra (an important sun god of Heliopolis in Lower Egypt) or of Shu and Isis perhaps, but never of Amun Ra (Amen or Amon) of Thebes, or of the primordial Osiris. These gods played no part in the Cult of Atonism. There was no Underworld for Akhenaton. There was no traversal of the twelve stages of the shadow realm, no guides of the dead, and no need to think of anything beyond this life. These theological and cultural changes came as a shock to the understanding of most Egyptians who believed that Osiris was the god who would lead the soul safely through the tests that awaited after death. The man who did not reverence Osiris could not possibly enter the afterlife safely and could not hope for salvation. To not believe in Osiris was tantamount to not believing in the soul.
We emphasize at this point that spurious and preposterous stories, such as this one mentioned by Freud, are just part of the great tapestry of deception covering up the connections between Moses and Akhenaton. It was essential to the authors of the "holy books" that Moses, their concocted character, appear to have a separate life of his own. In light of this, any kind of embellishment was satisfactory as long as it served to make Moses appear to be a different character from Pharaoh Akhenaton. And so we have the outlandish stories of his birth, abandonment, adoption, and criminal history, etc. Most of these stories were simple plagiarization of earlier world myths. The tale of the abandonment on the river was adopted from the life of King Sargon. The scene upon the mountain was gleaned from tales of the lives of King Menes and King Nebo. His "biographers" who detailed his time as an exile, shepherd, and adopted son of a strange priest Jethro, knew that there was nothing original about their stories. Every culture and nation had similar if not identical heroes and myths. Their concoction would be skillful enough to subtly paraphrase the life of Akhenaton without giving the game away. It was designed to magnify areas of insignificance and minimize anecdotes of greater significance.
One of the problems that intrigued Freud was why Moses, an Egyptian prince raised in the houses of the pharaoh, would go on to reinvent himself as the autocratic leader of a ragbag bunch of slaves and foreigners. Why would he wish to know, convert, and lead such a motley bunch? Why would he be in a position to not only tell them what to do but to bestow upon them an apparently brand new religion? Why would he be in a position to introduce them to Jehovah, their new god? Did they not have a god of their own before Jehovah? And if they did have a previous religion why do we hear so little about it in the bible? Additionally, why would the Israelites be motivated to change their beliefs in such a radical way to please a single man? Naturally, our answer to questions of this kind builds upon the Freudian foundation and continues to undermine the traditional historical version of the life of Moses as well as the identity of his followers. Our theory is that the chosen people themselves were not lower class foreign contingents living miserable lives within the country. They were not slaves or underlings but powerful and wealthy conquerors of Egypt. The people that "Moses" led out of Egypt were, as Freud and others have speculated, nothing less than a powerful pharaonic dynasty. And more controversially, their leader Moses was none other than Akhenaton, pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty and true originator of their brand of monotheism.
The Books of Samuel, Judges and Kings are supposed to cover nearly 1000 years of Jewish history, yet they make no reference to Jahveh’s talks with Moses: they say nothing about the miracles Moses performed in Egypt, his passage to the Red Sea or his wanderings in the Wilderness. Nor do they make any allusions to the stories given in Genesis of Creation, Adam and Eve and the Deluge. Although the names of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses are mentioned a few times, nothing is said about their lives and they are treated as if they were merely obscure, legendary figures.
...we learn that the Egyptian princess who saved the babe [Moses] from the waters of the Nile gave him his name, adding the etymological explanation: Because I drew him out of the water. But this explanation is obviously inadequate...it is nonsensical to credit an Egyptian princess with a knowledge of Hebrew etymology, and secondly, that the water from which the child was drawn was probably not the water of the Nile.
In its original Hebrew, the name Moses is Moshe. As the Egyptian equivalent of the letters "sh" as the simple "s" sound, Moshe would be pronounced Mose in Egyptian, a word which simply means "son." The first Greek translators of the Old Testament certainly interpreted it this way. When the Greeks later occupied Egypt in the fourth century BC, the Egyptian word Mose became Mosis. In the Greek version of the Bible, Moses' name was actually written Mosis, from which we now get the name "Moses"
Jesus was a name given...not only to the High Priest of Zechariah and to the successor of Moses, both of whom were said to have led Israel back into its ancient home, both having a decidedly Messianic character.
With a similar mindset as Dr. Karl Abraham and Dr. Sigmund Freud, the authors Ahmed Osman and Moustafa Gadalla both insist that the biblical Moses was the Pharaoh Akhenaton and that the expulsion of Moses from Egypt during the later eighteenth dynasty was, in fact, the expulsion of the "broken king" Akhenaton. The scene at Sinai, the subsequent move to Jerusalem, and the eventual splitting of the twelve tribes, were events that occurred not to humble oppressed captives but to an arrogant and wealthy royal clan, followers of a pharaoh considered the father of monotheism. Soon after arrival at Sinai legend has it that Moses died. His place as leader of the Levites (Atonists) was taken by a mysterious man called Joshua. Osman believes this character to have been the true Jesus. If Osman is correct it means that Jesus lived over 1000 years before the official dates given by Paul and by the four spurious gospels. It also means that Jesus was an Egyptian.
The Talmudic rabbis do not relate Jesus to the time of Herod or Pontius Pilate. Instead they say that a priest named Pinhas killed him. Pinhas was a contemporary of Moses.
While this noted scholar [Thomas Inman] undoubtedly had much evidence to support his belief, it seems that this statement is somewhat too sweeping in character. It is apparently based upon the fact that Thomas Inman doubted the historical existence of Moses. This doubt was based upon the etymological resemblance of the word Moses to an ancient name for the sun. As the result of these deductions, Inman sought to prove that the Lawgiver of Israel was merely another form of the omnipresent solar myth. While Inman demonstrated that by transposing two of the ancient letters the word Moses (משה) became Shemmah (שמה), an appellation of the celestial globe, he seems to have overlooked the fact that in the ancient Mysteries the initiates were often given names synonymous with the sun, to symbolize the fact that the redemption and regeneration of the solar power had been achieved within their own natures. It is far more probable that the man whom we know as Moses was an accredited representative of the secret schools, laboring--as many other emissaries have labored--to instruct primitive races in the mysteries of their immortal souls.
Moses, the "goat-horned" prophet. The word Moses means "son." It is found in Tuthmosis, Ahmose, and Ramesis. Ramesis means "Son of Ra."
In esoteric tradition he [Moses] also taught seventy elders the Cabala, the secret, mystical teachings of Judaism, at the same time.
If we look at the Ten Commandments from the perspective of the esoteric doctrine, what is most significant is the way that the first two commandments banned the use of images in religious practice and called upon the Jews to worship no other gods. Following Abraham, Moses was working towards a new kind of religion that did away with the practices of older religions with their elaborate, overwhelming ceremonies, the loud clashing cymbals, the blinding clouds of smoke and speaking idols. The old religion aimed to diminish consciousness. The worshippers would attain access to the spirit woulds but in an uncontrolled way, in the great, overwhelming and riotous visions of the followers of Osiris. It was this that Moses was concerned to roll back and replace with a thoughtful, more conscious communion with the divine.
By this ban on images, Moses was helping to create the conditions that would make abstract thought possible.
The great gift Moses gave his people, then, was guilt. Morality emerges into history with Moses and with it a call to a change of heart.
The rod is part of the vegetable dimension of the cosmos. By mastering it and manipulating it as it runs through his own body, Moses, now an adept, was also able to master and manipulate the cosmos around him.
When Moses fled into exile in the desert, he encountered a wise, old teacher. Jethro was an African - Ethiopian - high priest, keeper of a library of stone tablets. When Moses married his daughter, Jethro initiated him to a higher level. This is what is being alluded to in the story of the burning bush. When Moses saw the burning bush not being consumed by the fire, this was a vision of the self that is not destroyed by the purging fire that awaits on the other side of the grave.
A sense of mission arose out of Moses's vision of the burning bush, an impulse to work for the greater good of humanity, to lead us all to a land flowing with milk and honey.
Moses is pictured with the "Moon or Luna Horns". Moses was the focal figure of an ancient cult of moon worship on the Sinai (Sin-ai) Peninsula. The Horns represent the Cres[c]ent Moon.
As an Egyptian prince Moses was initiated in the Egyptian Mysteries. This is recorded by the Egyptian historian Manetho, who identified Heliopolis as teh Mystery school. It is confirmed in Act 7.22, where the Apostle Stephen says, 'And Moses was instructed in all the wisdom of the Egyptians.'
It shows that Moses did not live in about 1250 BC contemporary with Ramasees II. Instead he was born in about 1540 BC, and the Exodus took place in approximately 1447 BC. [...] David Rohl has provided strong evidence to show that Moses was brought up an Egyptian prince in the reign of Neferhotep I in the mid-sixteenth century BC. [...] Artapanus related how 'Prince Mousos' became a popular administrator under Khenephres, Neferhotep I's successor. Mousos was then was sent into exile when the pharaoh became jealous of him.
The 'horns' with which Moses has traditionally been depicted are explained away by conventionally minded Christians as the result of a misunderstanding based on a mistranslation. But in the esoteric tradition these horns represent the two petals of the brow chakra, sometimes called the Third Eye.
In the 34th chapter of Deuteronomy is described the death of Moses. In verse 1 it is described how Moses went up "unto the mountain of Nebo." The ancient Phoenician god of learning was Nebo. The word itself means height, in the sense of the height of wisdom or of learning...
Moses was not permitted to go into the promised land for the reason that Moses represents the personification of the intellectual principle. He is the teacher. But although the mind shall reach the extremities of learning and perceive truth afar off, yet intellect shall never enter truth. This is a truly Oriental teaching. It is Buddhism in the Bible. The promised land represents peach, or Nirvana.
...The intellect cannot by its very nature participate in truth, for reality is higher than the mind. the reason may intellectually consider it, but never actually experience it. Illumination is the ceasing of the Self in Reality; so Moses the good man, is taken unto the hill of Nebo, the highest point of wisdom; and there in the distance perceives the Real. But there mind must die, and be hidden in the unknown grave; as Kundry falls dead at the feet of the altar of the Grail, in the story of Parsifal.
In the Cabala it is written that Moses three times ascended Sinai, remaining forty days and forty nights upon each occasion. On the first ascent he was given the tablets which constituted the basis of the Torah. Upon the second ascent he received the Mishna or the Unwritten Law for the priests. And upon the third ascent he received the Cabala, the soul of the Law which was given only to the initiates of the Mysteries. It is thus revealed that there are three codes of law - one for the foolisih, one for the learned, and one for the illumined.
So Moses, wisdom, brought about finally the release of his people; and Pharaoh let the people go; and the Lord (law) led them through the Red Sea and the wilderness; and Moses took the bones of Joseph with him. The Red Sea is a very apt symbol for man's world of desire. After he overcame his material nature (the escape from Egypt) he must still conquer his emotions. The way of liberation is through the conquest of desire. And wisdom led the people, and the sea opened, and the children of Israel passed through dry shod. Pharaoh, still desiring to destroy evolving humanity, went against the tribes with six hundred chariots; but the sea closed upon them and destroyed them all.
The magicians of Pharaoh's court, like the scientists of today, represent material knowledge, in itself miraculous and full of wonder, but not in harmony with divine wisdom. The rod of Aaron represents truth. The serpent form of it is the serpent of wisdom; and spiritual truth swallowed up or devoured all the false truth of the material world.
When Moses desired to go before the Pharaoh he cried to the Lord "I am slow of speech and of a slow tongue!" (Exodus 4:10) Therefore the Lord bade him take with him his brother Aaron. When Moses complains that he is slow of speech, the reference is definitely to the Mystery Schools; for the secrets of the spirit cannot easily be communicated to men. For this reason the Egyptian god Harpocrates, keeper of the Mysteries, is depicted with his finger to his lips, commanding silence. Aaron is therefore the voice of Moses. He is the priesthood, the custodians of the Mysteries. It is the priest who must clothe the secrets in fables, that the foolish may learn something.
It has recently been stated that Michaelangelo placed horns on his statue of Moses by mistake. In reality they are most significant. They are the horns of Jupiter Ammon, the same symbol which is later to appear again as the horns on the corners of the Hebrew alter. The horns are those of the celestial Ram, Aries, the leader of the flocks of heaven. The same symbol traces from the fact that during the time of Moses the vernal equinox took place in the sign of the Ram, and the horned Sun was the symbol of truth. Ram, the mind-light god of the Egyptians, is likewise represented as wearing a helmet adorned with the curling horns of the ram.
The story of Moses being found in an ark of bulrushes in the Nile is definitely derived from the story of the Egyptian Osiris and is a key to the meaning of his life. We learn that Moses was an initiate priest of the Egyptian Mysteries and had received the Rites of Osiris. There is debate as to whether he was a Jew or an Egyptian. In all probability he was neither, but had his origin in Asia.
Whereas the Egyptian high priesthood of Memphis kept this theory as the esoteric teaching of the high adepts, Moses, brought up as one of them, gave it as exoteric or popular belief to the Israelitic sect to which he belonged, embodying it in a deity, the terrible Jehovah of the Jews.
Moses was the Hebrew leader of the lunar cult, while Jehovah, or Yahweh, was the lunar God. He was El before that, and that goes back into the ancient Semitic, which in turn goes back to the planet Saturn. But Moses, being a worshipper of a lunar God, El, or Jehovah, naturally would not want to have anything to do with the other group across the street or down the block who worshiped a different God, who worshiped the stars. That is why Moses would tell his followers not to have anything to do with the star worshipers. After sundown the moon comes out. That is why Moses would have all the holy days at sundown, because that is when the moon comes out. One of the main reasons why the moon, or the lunar, was worshiped by Moses' followers was because the moon had control over the women's menstrual cycle. Since they were into sex worship, that is one of the primary reasons why they worshiped the moon. The old lunar cults were sex worshipers.
...the Church has insisted that the Ten Commandments were the important part of this package, in consequence of which the Tables of Testimony have been strategically ignored.
The book of Jasher makes it quite plain that Moses received the laws and ordinances from Lord Jethro of Midian, not from the Lord Jehovah. Jethro is specifically described as a descendant of Esau and there is no talk whatever about slabs of stone, only of the Book of the Covenant.
My changeling mother conceived me, in secret she bore me. She set me in a basket of rushes, with bitumen she sealed my lid. She cast me into the river which rose not over me. The river bore me up and carried me to Akki, the drawer of water. Akki, the drawer of water, took me as his son and reared me. Akki the drawer of water, appointed me as his gardener. While I was gardener Ishtar granted me her love, and for four and (fifty?) ... years I exercised kingship.
...the Joseph and Moses stories are portrayed as if they are linked together with hardly any time between (Exodus 1).
Historical research shows that in the Old Testament story of Moses, YHWH was a moon god.
The second revealing anecdote happens when Moses and Aaron are in the presence of the Pharaoh. The scriptures speak of them having to prove their credentials to Pharaoh by changing Aaron’s rod into a serpent. This is strange, since Israelites were forbidden by Jehovah to engage in “magical practices.” Anyway, the Egyptians produce their own rod, which likewise becomes a serpent, and so on. This tale of the conflict between the two serpents is a barely disguised reference to that between the races.
...we hear of the strange meeting Moses had at the “burning bush.” This has long been a point of conjecture, but can easily be explained when the imagery is replaced by fact. Jehovah announces to Moses’s question, “I am the god of thy Fathers.” Scholars have pointed out that Moses’s doubt as to the nature and pre-eminence of Jehovah is strange, to say the least, and that Jehovah should need no introduction to a devoted Israelite. Moreover, the introduction clearly implies that Moses is in fact one of the progeny of the “Sons of the Serpents” (his “fathers”), but has now had the misfortune to come into contact with one of their fathers, that is, one of the original “Serpent Masters,” maybe even the “main man.”
Even after most groups had ceased the ritual killing of children, it was the custom to put an infant away by itself, off in the wilderness or in a little boat on the water. If the child survived, it was thought that the gods had intervened to preserve him, as in the traditions of Sargon, Moses, Cyrus, and Romulus.
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