The Shepherd Kings of Egypt

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W. Bro. D. McLaren, P.P.G.D. (Ches.).

Part 1

Transactions of the Manchester Association for Masonic Research - 1929

IN the explanation of the first T.B. it is stated that "the usages and customs of Freemasonry correspond, in a great degree with the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt," and there are some Brethren who in their belief in the antiquity of our Order, would derive its origin from these Mysteries.

It is generally believed that Egypt was the home of the Mysteries, and I desire, as far as time will permit, to trace shortly how these Egyptian Mysteries gradually found their way into, and influenced the native religions of the nations with which Egypt came in contact.

Probably, no other nation of that time was better fitted by its mental structure, as revealed by what little we know of its literature, and the comparatively advanced state of its knowledge to become the home of mysteries.

The amount of knowledge acquired by the priestly caste and revealed only to those chosen by them to share in that knowledge was very extensive and, for these times, very accurate. Living in a country where a yearly division of land was necessary owing to the varying amounts of the Nile floods, a knowledge of geometry was gradually attained which included not only the geometry of areas, but also of solids and conic sections.

Dr. Gow says in reference to this subject: "Beyond question, Egyptian geometry such as it was, was the germ from which grew that magnificent science to which every Englishman is indebted for his first lessons in right seeing and thinking."

The scholars of the Nile Valley also possessed knowledge of the rudiments of Trigonometry, and their approximation to the value of "pi " was not improved for many centuries. Ahmes, a scribe of the Hyksos Dynasty, 1900 B.C., gave the value of pi = (16/9)^2 = 3.1605, a remarkably good approximation for the period when geometry was little more than mensuration.

"In matters arithmetical, they possessed a knowledge of the three progressions, Arithmetical, Geometrical, and Harmonic. In astronomy, without the help of accurate instruments of observation at the disposal of modern observers of the heavens, they had measured the obliquity of the ecliptic, had explained the solar and lunar eclipses, and at a very early date were in possession of a knowledge of the precession of the equinoxes.

Pillars of Luxor In arts and manufactures they attained to a very high standard of excellence: as potters, they had few rivals, and they knew how to blow glass, they used saws, levers, and balances, and were skilful builders of ships. The gigantic and wonderful Hall of Karnack and the Pillars of Luxor, not to mention the Pyramids, testify that as masons they accomplished feats which could hardly be achieved in our mechanical and scientific age, and it is not too much to assert that the measurements that Greece handed on to Rome and to Europe, in the middle ages, were derived from Egypt."

After the interesting paper read before the Association last year in "The Life of Sethos," by W. Bro. R. E. Wallace James, I do not consider it necessary to deal with any one of the Egyptian Mysteries in particular. In general, candidates for these mysteries and after purification by washing and a time spent in darkness, had to give his assent to the rules of the society, and an oath of fidelity was required of him, after which he was restored to light. A password was given to him and signs of recognition, and he was instructed in the names and attributes of the gods, and received instruction in the then known sciences. In some cases the highest honour granted was participation in the election of a king, a belief in the immortality of the soul was, no doubt, communicated to those admitted to their mysteries. On the walls of the Temple of Phylae were recorded the death, resurrection, and ascension and deification of the god to whom it was sacred.

Not much is known of these mysteries, and what we do know of them is derived from the writings of the Greeks, and chiefly those of Iamblicus. But it may safely be said that they never, in Egypt, developed into centres of orgiastic license, such as made a byword of the Bacchanalia, at Rome, and the Dionysiac ceremonies in Thrace.

All this knowledge was the possession of the priest- astronomers who selfishly acquired a predominant power by a policy of silence outside their order, even on these purely scientific matters.

As regards their religion, Egypt suffered from a superfluity of Gods and Goddesses. It has been said that an enumeration of them would result "in compilations resembling census returns." Herodotus tells us how a pharaoh of the 12th dynasty undertook to build the Labyrinth as a temple to accommodate all the gods and found it necessary to construct no fewer than three thousand apartments.

Here, as in the other great religions of the world, is found a Trinity, in this case consisting of Osiris, Isis, and Horus. Osiris, variously styled, the Manifestor of Good, Lord of Lords, King of the Gods, was the chief of the Gods worshipped by the Egyptians, and represented the Nile and the sun, on which the life of Egypt entirely depended. After having conquered all Egypt and given it excellent laws, he was overcome by his evil brother, Set, who by stratagem enclosed him in a chest and threw him into the sea. His wife Isis, having heard of this, set out in sorrow in search of the chest, which was driven ashore at Byblos, and enclosed in a tree which had suddenly sprung up.

Isis eventually obtained the chest and the body of Osiris which his brother had divided into 14 pieces. This was restored to life, and he afterwards became a judge of the dead. Isis was the chief Goddess of the Egyptian mythology and as I have just said, was the wife and sister of Osiris. Her worship was more particularly associated with Memphis, but, at a later date, it spread over all Egypt. The mysteries in connection with the celebrations lasted for eight days and consisted of a general purification by washing. Her priests were required to lead chaste lives and accept celibacy.

Isis,Osiris,Horus The worship of the third member of the trinity, Horus, the son of Osiris and Isis, was also general throughout Egypt. His eyes were represented by the sun and moon ; the festival took place on the 30th Epiphi. The images of Isis and Horus became, in early Christian days, those of the Virgin and the Child, and while one would not identify this trinity of deities with the Christian Trinity, the underlying conception of a divine Father, Mother, and Son, is perhaps akin to it. Among the Egyptians was developed a fairly clear idea of a life after death, of punishment and reward, dependent on the life led previous to death. Pythagorus (569-470 B.C.), a former pupil of the Egyptian Priests, taught the immortality of the soul.

According to Plutarch, the death of Osiris was celebrated annually throughout Egypt towards the end of November, when the Nile flood was subsiding. According to Herodotus the grave of Osiris was at Sais in Lower Egypt, where there was a lake on which the sufferings of Osiris were displayed as a mystery by night. While the people mourned and beat their breasts to show their sorrow for the sufferings of the god, an image of a cow made of gilt wood with a golden sun between its horns was carried out of the temple where it had been placed at the termination of the previous year's commemoration.

This probably represented Isis herself in her search for the dead body of Osiris. In the last day of the ceremonials the priests, followed by the people, went down to the sea, the priests carrying a shrine containing a golden casket into which water was poured, accompanied with the shout that Osiris was found. A small moon-shaped image was then formed and robed and ornamented, signifying the resurrection of the god. To show their joy, rows of oil lamps were fastened to the outside of the houses and these burned throughout the night.

The origin of Egyptian History is lost in the mists of antiquity. To fix its chronology is not easy.

Sometime about the third century before Christ an Egyptian priest, Man-e-Tho, wrote a history of his native country and divided the rulers of Egypt into thirty-one groups, or dynasties. Historians, generally, have accepted this division, although there is not yet agreement on the chronology.

The two leading schools of authorities in this connection, the American and the Berlin, differ widely in dates prior to 1000 B.C. Mr. Davidson, who recently published an exhaustive research volume on the great Pyramids and Egyptian chronology, appears to refute both schools and to establish a complete synchronism of ancient writers in accord with Archbishop Usher's bible dates. For my present purpose, namely of tracing the historical points of contact where the influences of Egyptian knowledge and beliefs on the surrounding peoples and more especially on the Jewish and Greek nations, occurred I shall adopt that of Mr. Davidson.

It is generally agreed that Lower and Upper Egypt became united into one kingdom under a powerful and warlike chief who became the first Pharaoh and whose name was Menes, about 3500 B.C. His capital was situated at Memphis. It is also known that during the twelfth dynasty Egypt, which had formerly been entirely agricultural, now became famous in commerce and came into touch with Europe, as a considerable amount of their trade was carried on with the Island of Crete.

Since 1894, archaeologists have been carrying on excavations in that island and their discoveries have upset the previous knowledge of historians for they find that, at the time of their trading with the Egyptians, the inhabitants of that island were more advanced in their arts and sciences than were the Babylonians and the Egyptians. Here, however, is the first point of historical contact between Egypt and Europe, probably 2000 B.C., but of more interest to us as Masons is the intercourse of Egyptians and the Jews. In the Bible 200 references are made to Egypt and ten pharaohs are mentioned, although unfortunately their names are not mentioned.

The first mention of a pharaoh is found in Genesis XII, 10, where Abraham, the founder of the Hebrew nation, had migrated from Babylonia into the Land of Canaan, from which famine forced him to visit the fertile land of Egypt. This took place when Egypt was ruled over by the Hyksos or Shepherd King, in the reign of the 17th dynasty. (date disputed)

A little more than 200 years after, during the 18th dynasty, that is 100 years before the reign of Tut-Ank-Amen, Jacob and his sons were driven by famine to Egypt, to join Joseph, who had married Asenath, the daughter of a high priest of On, whose name was Potipherah, meaning the Gift of the Sun God, where was granted them some land lying between where Cairo now stands and where the Suez Canal has been constructed-the Land of Goschen. This may truly be termed the cradle of the Jewish race, for when the time came for them to leave the land, their nation had increased from 3 score and 6 to 2,000,000, counting men, women, and children. (date disputed)

Moses, the leader of the exodus, under the name of Osarsiph (according to some authorities), is said to have held the office of High Priest of On. No one of the Hebrews by training and education could have been better qualified to act as leader, and the laws laid down by him for a guidance in morals and hygiene have not been surpassed. These things became possible to him, no doubt, through his training for the priesthood. The exodus took place in the 5th year of the reign of Menephta, 1486 B.C.(date and pharoah disputed)

The next point of contact between a Hebrew leader and an Egyptian pharaoh is recorded in I Kings, III, 1, when Solomon is stated to have married an Egyptian princess, a daughter of one of the Pharaohs. Some authorities say that it was from this marriage, and his dealings with his wife's nation, that Solomon obtained his chief ideas of the plan of the Temple at Jerusalem, dedicated about 1005 B.C. and destroyed 588 B.C., and that the two Pillars which stood at the porchway or entrance to the Temple erected by Solomon, to keep ever before the eyes of the people a memorial of the happy deliverance of their forefathers from their Egyptian bondage, were merely copies of the obelisks which were to be found at the entrance of every Egyptian temple. The lions too, which decorated the thrones of the Egyptian kings found a counterpart in the lions on each side of Solomon's throne and the twelve on the steps leading thereto.

Is it a mere coincidence that two of our Grand Masters whom we associate, one with the opening of the first or Holy Lodge, the other with presiding at the opening of the second or Sacred Lodge, should be so intimately connected with this mysterious land of the pharaohs?

As Masons, the later relations between the Pharaohs and the Hebrews do not concern us. About 2000 years after the journey of Abraham to Egypt, St. Paul makes a reference to the wealth of that people. At varying periods during that time intercourse between the two nations was fairly close and no doubt it had a considerable influence on the customs and beliefs of the Hebrews. To us, as Masons, the fact that many of our Masonic secrets are expressed in the Hebraic or Chaldeaic language adds an additional interest to the study of the ancient history of these nations.

I highly venerate the Masonic Institution, under the fullest persuasion that, when its principles are acknowledged and its laws and precepts obeyed, it comes nearest to the Christian religion, in its moral effects and influence, of any institution with which I am acquainted. - REV. FRED. DALCHO.

Part 2

Transactions of the Manchester Association for Masonic Research - 1929

After the expulsion of the Shepherd Kings, Egypt reached the zenith of her power. Her armies fought successful wars not only in Africa, but extended their victories to Asia and Europe, while her navy is said to have reached India. But her success was the cause of her undoing. Luxuriousness and indolence took hold of her peoples, and she had to submit to oppression under Ethiopia, until the priests elected to be king one of their own number, Sethos, who brought back peace to the land. On his death the land was divided into several states; over the province at the mouth of the Nile was a ruler, Psammetichus by name, who engaged Greek mercenaries in his armies, and was sympathetic to Greek emigrants, and the Greek language, which resulted in Egypt becoming more and more under the sway of Greece.

After a short period of Persian domination, Alexander the Great added Egypt to his immense dominion and founded Alexandria 330 B.C. This became the focus of Hellenistic, Egyptian, and Eastern ideas. Here was established the famous library which was burnt down by the order of Caliph Omar in 642 A.D. The Greeks ransacked the scientific, literary, and mystical treasures of the East and South and with the accession of numerous Jews fleeing from the powers of Syria, Alexander developed a mystical kabbalism that penetrated the whole eastern Mediterranean and was known to St. Paul.

What is more important than the employment of Greek mercenaries in the armies of Egypt is the fact that, in order to receive further learning, Egypt was visited by so many of Greece's greatest teachers and philosophers, either, like Thales, who had no other teachers and was the first Greek to go to Egypt for instruction from the priests, or, like Pythagorus, Democrates, Anaxagorus, Eudoxus, Plato, Euclid, Archimedes, to add to their learning by becoming pupils of the priests.

But gradually Rome became in the ascendant. In 200 B.C. Egypt first entered the arena of Roman politics. Speaking of this period Livy makes use of a peculiar expression when he says he feels as though he were carried into a bottomless sea. Some see in this a reference to the fact that the sun entered the Sign of Pisces a little before 60 B.C. Moreover, at this date (i.e. about 250 B.C.), civilisation began to hide itself in symbolism and secret societies and that is why some of the knowledge enshrined in the Greek mysteria and Roman Collegia passed into the Christian Church and the New Testament, so quietly, and is still so little recognised there. St. Paul says that he was " a Stewart of the Mysteries." About 30 B.C. Augustus imposed Rome's Imperium on the fertile province of Cleopatra.

This knowledge acquired in Egypt became the common possession of the pupils who sat at the feet of these doctors of Egyptian philosophy. Facts show clearly a contact between Egypt and Greece lasting some 1500 years.

In addition, Greek tradition fixes the foundation of Tyre and Sidon by Phoenix from Thebes, in Egypt, the foundation of Athens by Cecrops, from Sais, in Egypt, of Thebes in Central Greece by Cadmus, from Egyptian Thebes, and of Argos by Danaus from Libya about 1582 B.C.

Tradition refers the institution of the Greek Mysteries to Orpheus or Dionysus whose legendary date I believe to be 1600 B.C. The chief of these, the Eleusinian Mysteries in Attica, was said to have been imported by King Erechtheus, who in a time of scarcity, like Jacob's sons, sought corn for his country in Egypt, and to have been instituted according to the writers, Diodorus and Isocrates, by order of Demeter, the Great Mother, herself.

Historically, it would seem that the mysteries were re-established, consequent upon the invasion of Greece, about 1000 years B.C., by fierce Dorian tribes from the north. Greek and Phoenician colonies began to intermingle as early as 700 B.C., perhaps earlier, and Greece's great struggle against Persia at Marathon, 490 B.C., is evidence of much connection with the East via the Ionian Islands and Asia Minor. Certainly from the fifth century B.C., the Egyptian Trinity of Isis, Osiris and Horus, were represented in Greece by Demeter, Dionysus and Apollo respectively.

It is not to be assumed that Greek initiates, though they took vows of secrecy, were as uncommunicative, in their best period, to the educated world, as were the Egyptians. Such a babbling race, as gave democratic ideas to Europe, was well able to throw out hints, before the dark hand of pagan Rome made secret societies dangerous; and as a matter of fact, the Eleusinian schools were open to all free men, indiscriminately, and included the most distinguished statesmen and philosophers of the 5th and 4th centuries B.C. Egypt is almost certainly the home of mysteries, but the Greeks imparted to their representations a measure of art and beauty.

The public observances of the initiates consisted of sacrificial ceremonies (orgia) and purifications to avoid some calamity in this life ; but private and personal purifications were enjoined against danger in a life to come. At Athens, violation of the mysteries was indictable under the jurisdiction of the Archon or chief magistrate with a jury of initiates. The mysteries celebrated were those of Zeus in Crete, Hera in Argolis, Athene and Dionysus (i.e. Bacchus) in Athens, Artemis (i.e. Diana) in Arcadia, Hecate in Aegina ; and those of the Cabiri in Samothrace. But by far the most famous, and the only ones with which I shall deal, were those at Attica in honour of Demeter and Persephone, mother and daughter.

These were considered most holy and venerable throughout Greece, and laid hold on the popular imagination as did no worship of the Olympians. The Homeric Hymn to Demeter tells us that Demeter, sister and wife of Zeus, had a daughter Persephone, whom Hades (God of the Unseen) carried off while she gathered flowers in the Nvsian Plains in Asia Minor. Demeter, Mother of Earth, and Goddess of the Seedtime and Harvest, now cut off fruits from men till Zeus sent Mercury, his winged messenger, to Hades, to recover Persephone on condition that she had eaten nothing in the Kingdom of Hades. But Hades, that very morning, had caused her to eat some grains of a pomegranate. Hence, she still spends one half of the year with Hades and one half only in the upper air.

Latin poets placed the seizure of Persephone in the Ashphodel Meadows of Sicilian Enna.

This legend has a wonderful fascination, and if it can be said to enshrine any divine truth it would be that of a divine mother and daughter, a feminine counterpart of the Christian father and son; the daughter also "descending into hell" till rescued by the son in the form of the word (Mercury). Now I think that all religions, anciently, were based on prophecy of a divine feminine revelation.

To the ancients, a goddess mother was no difficulty. Demeter, Cybele, Isis, Magna Mater, and the Virgin Mother are all akin : and only Protestants in cold Latitudes would see anything strange in a "Jerusalem, Mother of us all." However that may be, the worship of Demeter and Persephone was of Catholic acceptance in Greece and by numerous testimonies was of a moralising and uplifting nature. This is borne witness to by the Greek writers, Pindar, Sophocles, Isocrates, Plutarch, and Plato. The mysteries were of two kinds, the Lesser and the Greater. Both kinds included spectacles as grand and impressive as painting, sculpture, music, and dancing could make them. The priests were called kerukes or heralds. The lesser Eleusinia were held at Agrae, on the Ilissus Stream, in honour of the daughter, Persephone, alone.

Only Barbarians were excluded. The initiated were named Mystae and they had to wait a year before admittance to the greater mysteries. The candidate took and washed a sow, then sacrificed it, symbolising that he purposed not to " return like a sow to his wallowing in the mire." He was then sprinkled with water by a priest (Hydranos) and a Mystagogus, (Hierophant or Prophet) administered an oath of secrecy. He was not admitted at once to Demeter's Shrine, but remained during subsequent instruction in the porch or vestibule. Aristotle, however, asserts that no instruction was given to the Mystae but that while in a state of receptivity-a psychic state-their emotions and character were acted upon, The rape of Persephone having taken place in the winter, the lesser mysteries were held in February.

The greater mysteries were held annually for nine days in September, Athens being thronged with visitors from all parts. The first day was that of assembling. On the second, a solemn "Pomp" or procession wended its way to the coast with the cry "Mystae, to the sea," and purificatory rites were performed. The third day was a day of fasting. In the evening a frugal meal was taken of sesame and honey, and sacrifices offered of fish and barley. Some maintain that there was a nine days' fast. On the fourth a procession displayed the "Sacred Things of Demeter," including pomegranates and poppy seeds in a basket. The fifth day became famous. The Mystae, led by torch bearer, went in , the dark evening with torches to the Temple of Demeter at Eleusis to search (in imitation of her) for Persephone. Claudian gives a poetic picture of the shores and Bay of Eleusis, lit up by a myriad lamps in the gloom. They remained all night. The sixth day was sacred to Iacchus, son of Demeter, the Bacchus or Dionysus "Lord of Earth."

His statue was carried along the sacred road amid joyous shouts: 30,000 spectators was nothing uncommon. In the night of the sixth and seventh the Mystae were initiated into the greater mysteries and became " Seers " (Epoptae), " Seers of Future Things," as St. Paul says, using the same word. In the lighted sanctuary they were shown (Autopsy) what none but Epoptae ever saw - a dramatic representation to the accompaniment of ancient hymns of the death and resurrection of the Holy Child, Iacchus and of the life of the gods.

These mystic sights are described as divinely ineffable. On the same night, they performed a sacrament with the words, " I have fasted and I have drunk the Kukeon. I have taken from the chest. After tasting I have deposited in the basket and from the basket into the chest." The words of dismissal were "konx ompax." On the seventh day they returned to Athens with happy jests, in imitation of those with which the sorrows of Demeter had been lightened. " A mystical drama," says Clement of Alexandria.

Athletic games were held, the prize being a full corn in the ear. On the eighth were initiated those who were unable to be present on the sixth. The ninth was the day of full cups. Two cups were filled with water or wine and the contents were thrown, one to the east, and one to the west. These Eleusinian mysteries long survived the independence of Greece. The general belief of the ancients was that they opened a comforting prospect of a future life. The most Holy and perfect of the rites was to show an ear of corn mowed down in silence. One can not but think of the text, " Except a corn of wheat fall to the ground and die." In my opinion it is certain that the mysteries were, in a measure, a "praeparatio evangelica" for had I time I could indicate very much mystery phraseology in the Epistles and Book of Revelations.

Gradually, the Egyptian gods, notwithstanding fierce persecution raged for a time against their worshippers, ousted the old religion of Rome, until its Emperors were found filling their houses with the Egyptian Gods and building temples to them in the public parks of Rome, while soldiers of the Sixth Legion indulged in Isiac worship in York.

And so it comes, as Dill, in his " Roman Society " says: "The scenes which were so common at Rome, or Pompeii, or Corinth, the procession of shaven, white-robed priests and acolytes marching to the sound of chants and barbaric music, with the sacred images and symbols of a worship which had been cradled on the Nile ages before the time of Romulus . . . . . . were reproduced in the remote villages on the edge of the Sahara and the Atlantic, in the valleys of the Alps or the Yorkshire dales."

I highly venerate the Masonic Institution, under the fullest persuasion that, when its principles are acknowledged and its laws and precepts obeyed, it comes nearest to the Christian religion, in its moral effects and influence, of any institution with which I am acquainted. - REV. FRED. DALCHO. from Ancient Mysteries

The main body of this part of the page was written by Corinne Heline who is a 'new age Bible' writer. The Web Master has made comments about the story inserted in '[ ]'. The material is a 'back-up' source conforming the existance of the 'fallen angles' and the inhabitants of Lemuria and Atlantis. Corinne Heline is an author and historian of ancient bibically related subjects.

"In view of the Appellation they [ The Hyksos ] earned as the mystery kings of Egypt, it may be safely inferred that they were not wanting in the devine wisdom.. These rulers called themselves Pharaohs, and occupied the throne at Zan [ the Zoan of the Bible ], which was situated near the mouth of the Nile. The earlier dynasties had their seat at Thebes in Upper Egypt.

"In the History of Antiquity', the ancient Egyptian historian Manetho states that Egypt was indebted to the Hyksos for much of the wisdom and artistry she left to later civilizations. For five centuries they remained in the land."

From the Records of Thoth we find the lost works of Anumerrikus, a historian of a branch of the origional 'Grail Family', known as the 'Mazur' . In this text written at the time of the Shepherd King's return to Egypt, it reads; "Hanukatumera, the Solar Lord of the People, did bring us into the land of the Ancestors, where the 'caretakers' dwelt. He brought us forth unto this land, for it was time to birth the Spirit of the Child in the Great Temple.[ The Pyramid ] So we returned to the ancestral home, that we should resurrect the wisdom of our forefathers and reclaim from the 'Caretakers', that which is our Royal House."

[commentary - If you visited 'Passage of the Secrets', A Bible verse was mentioned, Genesis 6: 1 - 7, "It was at this time that beings from the spirit world looked upon the beautiful earth women and took any they desired to be their wives..Then Jehovah said, " My spirit must not forever be disgraced in man, wholly evil as he is, I must give him 120 years to mend his ways."]

According to Thoth, this branch of the Mazur were the Olai. The Olai were direct decendents [ through Mazur ] of the star races who had come to Egypt during the ages of Lemuria and Atlantis. When these Star Regents left that land, they left the rulership on the hands of 'Caretakers', who were the 'Children of the Nephilim'. The Nephilim are other world beings who were from the 'fallen heaven', having created these 'children' whom Thoth calls the 'Nomads'.

[This means that the nomads or shepherd kings are descendents of the Nephilim. Their god is the ruler of the Nephilim called Yehweh or Jehovah and that explains why they are afraid of him.]

[ In Looking for who the Nephilim were, lead us to the fact that they are described as fallen angels who had come to earth , taken the daughters of men as wives and created a wicked race that 'god' saw as only evil and they had to be destroyed, as described in Genesis. But they were not destroyed as they remained until the time of Moses and even King David. The 'giant' was a descendent of the Nephilim. As fallen angels these dieties had the knowledge and wisdom of God, which meant superior intelligence to humans. ]

[ Another story describes them as Sons of Atlantian Giants. Their offspring by the daughters of Earth, formed the three tribes of Titans; Raphaim, Gibborim and Anakim or Akkad. The largest and most powerful settlement of Titans in Archurun was named Lemuria...see our page on Atlantis { The Land of Lemuria is in what Edgar Cayce and the Egyptians called "Flight of the Phoenix #3", which is total destruction of the Earth followed by 'renewal'; Pole shift, 10,600BC..]

Some say the concept of Lemuria was born in the 1860s when a group of British geologists noted the striking similarity between fossils and sedimentary strata found in India and South Africa. Geologists noted that strata of Permian age in India, South Africa, Australia, and South America (245 to 286 million years ago) were almost identical in the types of sedimentary rocks that comprised them. In addition, these strata on these continents contained identical fossils of land plants, e.g. cordaites and "Glossopteris" and land animals, e.g. Therapsids.

Because these land plants and animals could not have crossed the open sea and continents were thought to be immobile, geologists explained the presence of identical fossil plants and animals on India, Africa, South America, and Australia by postulating the existence of land bridges and even whole continents that had long since sunk beneath the oceans. In one case, they postulated the existence a large land bridge that once connected India and South Africa.

Ernest Heinrich Haekel, a strong advocate of the evolutionary theory of Darwin used the hypothetical land bridge in his theorizing.

Haekel used it to explain the distribution of lemurs in Africa, India, Madagascar, and Malaya Peninsula. He proposed that this hypothetical land-bridge had stayed above water long enough for it have served as the means by which lemurs spread into these areas. The English biologist, Philip L. Scalter named this land bridge "Lemuria" because of its hypothesized association with lemurs. Thus, Lemuria was neither named nor conceived of by prehistoric people, but by geologists and biologists in the 1800s.

When plate tectonics and other more prosaic theories better explained the distribution of strata, fossils, and lemurs, it became clear that Lemuria and other such continents and land bridges never really existed, e.g. Wicander and Monroe (1989). We show proof they did. see Forbidden"Adam's bridge."

Lemuria was reincarnated as a lost continent by Madame Blavatsky, the greatest of the modern occultists. Madame Blavatsky incorporated this concept of Lemuria in a book, Lemuria became a lost continent, although still in the Indian Ocean, populated by ape-like hermaphroditic egg-laying creatures. Later writers of occult, lost-continent tales, e.g. Annie Besant, W. Scott-Elliot added their own detail and embellishment to the story of Lemuria, including dinosaurs and 12 to 15-foot bronze humanoids. The final event in the reincarnation of Lemuria occurred when writers of occult books moved the location of Lemuria from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Since then, mystics and psychics have written innumerable books about Lemuria and either tuned into the spiritual essence and vibrations or channeled for the spirits of long departed Lemurians who they say never existed to begin with.

When the theory of continental drift was developed, people realized that it and other more prosaic theories explained the distribution of animals, fossils, and plants better then lost continents. As a result, Lemuria was allowed to fade away into obscurity, while eclipsed by more realistic theories long before there were GEOSAT and SEASAT satellite data to demonstrate the fictional nature of Lemuria. Was it really fictional? Hiram was of the tribe of the Elohim, 'the serpent people'. These people were survivors of the superior race after the flood.

This is Corinne's story

The children of the 'Law of One' transferred the power and mysteries to the 'Umosejhe', meaning 'caretakers', with the understanding that in the future the Olai would return to put into motion the spiritual birth of the 'Child', who centuries later would incarnate in living flesh as the greatest of the 'Shepherd Kings'. History would know this 'Child' as Jesus Christ.

When the Shepherd Kings returned, led by their Solar Lord Hanukatumera, they were not greeted warmly. The Umosejhe had governed the land for many years and they had hid the wisdom from the people but this was their law, not to reveal any of the knowledge. They had no desire to relinquish it and become simply servants of another race [The Hyksos tied to the Nephilim]. There were strong ties to this service embedded deep within their genetic memory. They did fear that the 'Gods' would punish them if they did not obey these Solar Ones, whom they knew were decendents of the Gods and their numbers were strong and increasing. No threats were issued by the Shepherd Kings. But they, [ King Apophis ], were desperate to have the wisdom returned to them, became increasingly violent and angry over the refusal of the Caretakers to share their knowledge.

The Umosejhe knew in their inner being, that they alone possessed the knowledge and would not give it up to the Hyksos. The 'Caretakers' were a race seperate from the people whom they ruled, which were a mixture of peoples. Everyone was not Egyptian. The caretakers were imbued with knowledge that had been infused into their souls. The knowledge had been passed through texts and by word of mouth , but was primarily given through 'initiation'. Consequently, the Umosejhe were bound to the Hyksos in ways of Spirit, but not enough to share the most secret rituals.

As ages pased, the Umosejhe were largely murdered and replaced through sporadic uprisings between the remaining Hyksos and the remaining Umosejhe, and those who took control of their positions eventually drove the Shepherd Kings and their decendents out of the ancestrial land. The Hyksos became known as ememies and conquerors of Egypt.

When the Hyksos were expelled from Egypt in 1550BC. they were chased across the desert all the way to Palistine and into Judaea and centered their work near Salem, which later became Jerusalem. In Salem, Abraham was initiated into the Christic Mysteries by the High Priest Melchizedek; in Jerusalem, Jesus Christ, High Priest after the order of Melchizedek, gave His Mysteries of the Dispensation that opened with His coming. Both occasions were celebrated by partaking of bread and wine , symbols of mystical processes involved in 'Rites of Initiation'.

Somehow this initiation was susposed to seperate Abraham from the other Hyksos or Hebrews. What he learned was kept secret. Abraham is a direct descendent of Noah, through Shem. But Shem is aligned with Enlil.

"These festivals of soul dedication were not observed in Jerusalem, in later years, by change. Preparation for the sublime events had been in the making for thousands of years. Amoung those specially dedicated to this task were the Shepherd Kings of Egypt. The links in the chain of devine revelation are unbroken. The Lesser Mysteries of the Ancients were steps leading up to the Greater Mysteries revealed by the Christ. This was understood by members of pre-Christian brotherhoods knowingly , they worked toward the coming of the 'Light of the World' who was to take flesh and dwell among men."

The Records of Thoth confirm the above, and further we find through akashic investigation the following; Egypt was origionally intended to be the place where the 'Anointed One', the Christ would incarnate in flesh [word]. Because the people rejected the Shepherd Kings who were the Grail Bearers, the Priests of Melchizedek [who were the Grail Priests of the Mazur through the Olai], were forced to establish a 'New Kingdom', actually a second Holy Land, in what would become Jerusalem. From this base, they continued the sacred rites of the Dove - the secret symbol of the Christ, having been practiced by the Mazur since the days of Atlantis.

Thoth comments that the 'Pali Kings', meaning the 'Pale Kings', as they were pale [ white ] skined and fair; were those from the pale or dimly lighted stars'. The symbol of the Pale people was the Unicorn [ a nature-angelic creature ], who to the most ancient were called the 'Pala', meaning the Pale Ones.

The Unicorn, the Lamb and the Dove were all pure symbols of the Christ in various stages of His Mystery. In the Dove, the Christos is conceived of purity and decends to Earth. In the Lamb, He is revealed to the World, revered, and then defiled and slain. In the Unicorn, he is returned in Spirit to those of Pure Heart, that they may be the Caretakers of this Divine Love, until the Dove comes once again into the world.

When the final blow to the reign of the Shepherd Kings in Egypt came to pass, the Egyptian nation reverted to a period of darkness when, as Thoth phrases it, 'wisdom sought refuse in the temples by the Sea', meaning the main body of the Hyksos journeyed from Egypt in the Sinai and on to the Dead Sea, where they resurrected temples. From there, they went northwest to the place of sanctuary, establishing Uri Salem [Bait Ras, in the northern part of Jordan ] there, later to be called Jerusalem. Others migrated to Gaul and the British Isles, usually in 'places by the sea' [ or lakes ], for the Hyksos were descended from Atlantian Sea Priests.

Centuries later, a child of the Shepherd was brought to the Egyptians of the Eighteenth Dynasty, and raised to become a King. His name was Akenaton. Once again, the way of the Dove was set aside by the murder of this Solar Lord.

Seqenenre Tao II was also murdered by three men in a specific way. This was due to the fact that these were ritual killings. They were carried out by an Order known as the Fharisee. This Order had been 'installed' several thousand years before the Kyurat-Nephilim from the Assyrian land. The Kyurat were those Nephilim who imposed the genetic engineering upon mankind in the second 'Garden of Eden', within the Assyrian land. The Fharisee had been created to guardian the Nephilimic interests on Earth in terms of what they considered to be their Royal descendancy.

Somewhat like a political arena, the Nephilim wanted one of their people in charge in all the key world positions. They were wise enough to realize that the systematic killing of anyone who stood in their way was not practical; mainly because it would create such a planetary karmic imbalance that the solar Legion, who represented the Solarian races of the planet, would then be allowed to intervene through the Mandate of the Violet Flame.

Without the Mandate of the Violet Flame, the dark forces could very likely overcome the universe. However, the Falel branch of the Nephilim understands well how the threads of cause and effect run in the world. They know where best to insert a 'disturbance' in the flow of the plantet's full Light evolution that will siphon off some of the energy into the half-light spectrum of the Oritron, delaying the higher spiritual advancement of the world toward the full-Light spectrum.

Thus, the Falel through the Kyurat [their then-ruling elite in the Assyrian land] gave the command for the installation of the Order of The Fharisee. Through the eons the Fharisee became increasingly seperate from the 'origional knowledge' of their origins and purpose, yet they still managed to carry out it's dictums to some degree. As with all movements which are on an increasing spiral of seperation from their source of creation, they eventually created a 'mystery play' incorporating the still-remaining components of their origional purpose. In their minds this placed the power of 'mystery' into a substitute role for the last origional knowledge.

This is a situation that has re-surfaced many times throughout the history of Earth. With the Fharisee their mystery play was dark, for it was based on now-obscured principles aligned to the Fallen Lords of Light, or Falel.

Seqenenre Tao II was of the Umosejhe, the Caretakers which the Shepherd King ancestors had installed as the temporary ruling power until their return centuries later. Therefore he was 'initiated' into certain rites, which were those the Shepherd kings permitted to a symbolic' MOSES' [ those from among the Umosejhe who were empowered upon any throne of Egypt ] But The caretakers were less than pleased with the return of the 'golden race' of Solar Kings. Thus, those among them who wished to serve the origional agreement with the Hyksos, as did Seqenenre, were not seen in favour by the underground fraction of Caretakers who wished the overthrow of the Hyksos.

This 'underground' was composed largely of disaffected Caretakers and greatly directed by the ever-present Fharisee, who during the time of the Caretakers rule had been an instrumental influence in the government of the land. The returned Shepherd Kings had not wished to simply take over all ruling agencies at once.. They desired instead to allow certain caretakers to remain enthroned as the symbolic 'Moses' under their oversight.

[commentary - We know this was Not what Seqenenre was willing to do. The obligation its self would have demanded he not turn over the knowledge. The tablets of Thoth do state, that they, the brotherhood, not share the secrets except with the true seekers who are called the 'Sons of Light'.]

The Shepherd Kings were not a perfectly illuminated people. They had a high degree of spiritualized purpose and insight, but they were not the enlightened ones their ancestors had been. They came to reclaim what was theirs, that which they had left in guardianship with the Caretakers. They were fair, but firm. The Shepherd Kings were just that - kings, a ruling class of people who were accustomed to being treated accordingly. They wished not bloodshed, and indeed none was normally necessary, for the Caretakers knew of the Shepherd Kings 'unwordly powers' and did not wish to openly defy them. Subversive action however, was another thing.

[commentary - Sending Simeon and Levi who tortured animials for fun, was yet another. The original writer obviously did not see the verse in Genesis 49:6, nor does she explain how the King received the injuries seen on the Widow's Son page.]

There were exceptionally great men and women amoung the Hyksos. Several of these persons were to become the ancestors of the Holy Family of Jesus. Yet as a whole, the shepherd kings could perhaps have interacted with the native Egyptians [ including the caretakers ] in a more sensitive manner. Instead, the Hyksos rulers were seen by many as all-too-regal 'has-beens' whose contracts not-withstanding, had given up their rights to rulership of a nation in an increasingly ---- world with their departure many centuries before.

What a large percentage of the native Egyptians did not have the historical foresight to envision, was the re-infusion of cultrue, science and history that the Shepherd kings for the most part shared freely with all the people. ( Abraham and his family and his decendents who were Jacob and the 12 tribes ) This allowed them to re-intergrate a lost aspect of their heritage back into the society as it was in the ancient days of their ancestors. In addition, the Hyksos saw to it that the poorest of the Egyptians were able to receive a primary education if they so chose. Many of them did not, as a farmer saw no use in spending his time learning about the heavens or the history of the world. The Hyksos also subsidized farming and other useful occupations. They created medical centers that turned away no one. In other words, their good deeds far outweighed their authoritarian demeanour. In their age they did have a loyal mass following. In fact, from among the average Egyptian populace, over 60 percent either passively accepted the Hyksos or passionately embraced them.

Seqenenre Tao II was a good symbolic 'Moses'. This made him an enemy of the subversives. But of greater significance, his loyality to the Hyksos Shepherd Kings blocked a series of connections through his family lineage, that were structured in such a way, that were he to be removed, the rule could be opened to the Fharisee once again. The whole of this intrigue is too complex to detail here, but suffice to say that both the subversive Umosejhe Caretakers and the Fharisee came to the conclusion that the 'MOSES' Seqenenre had to be eliminated. { the original story says because he was a 'Moses', he had been initiated by the Solar Gods. Thus to protect themselves against the 'cures' of murdering One who was Initiated, they preformed a ritual killing.}..

They perceived that this rite not only protected them, but left a message loud and clear for the Shepherd Kings as to who had done the deed . They wanted the Fharisee mark upon their deadly work to demonstrate to the Shepherd Kings that they were still their formidable opponent. Also they wished for the remaining loyal Caretakers to take heed, lest a similar fate be theirs as well.

Further Comments of the Web Master,

[ These two last paragraphs point to assassination as they contradict themselves with the words, 'eliminate, murder and deadly'. Also, if you read the florensic descriptions, you noticed that the Queen was also murdered at the same time as Seqenenre which proves in our mind, there was no war in progress at the time, but this killing started a war. They, the Hyksos just wanted him dead, but only if they could get control of their sacred works and secrets first. ]

[This information points to assassination no matter who did it. Which ever it was, this didn't set well at all, as Kamose battled them for three years and gave his life in the process and then Amhose gathered forces under Moses' command and ran them out completely in 1551-1548BC. This date is aproximatley 3 - 6 years after Seqenenre is Murdered.]

[ If this was intended to be a 'ritual', somebody got carried away by the looks of the skull of Seqenenre's mummy.. It does explain however one other vitally important aspect, the so-called ritual killing was remembered and carried on with the ritual killing of Hiram. No one else other than the kings brothers, the immediate family and the elders of the kings court would have remembered this. This included Moses and Aaron. They would have known the whole story of the Fharisee, and the 'Lost words'. However only Moses and Aaron possessed other sacred knowledge and the advanced education available only to the families of the 'Royals' that ensured they would be the next chosen "Son" and High Priest and carry on the work of the 'Sons of Light' when they left Egypt.]

[ Conclusion: We do not agree with the original writer as my evidence has proven much more than a ritual killing and the Hyksos and the Hebrews were then hated by the remaining Caretakers and forced into slavery. Good guys or not. Getting to the idenity of the Fharisee may be the Key to who murdered Seqenenre. In any case the Proof is here that Seqenenre did have the 'knowledge' even as a symbolic 'Moses' as the Hyksos called it.. The words We needed are those in the next to Last paragraph, Seqenenre was an INITIATE and therefore DID infact have the word, the name of God, and the sacred knowledge of Thoth and as pointed out in previous pages, He Was A CARETAKER of God's Knowledge.]

[ This kind of History would have been very important to the Egyptians, and they would have kept a record, they would have been highly angered and certainly would have retaliated, but the Hebrews, not liking to admit defeat or shame would not have allowed this information to be considered very important, except that the killing was against God's law, therefore could not be ignored, but yet was not fully explained due to them not allowing anyone else being favored by God other than them. And by the time the gospel was written, some of the stories were forgotten and lost. This may be the reason this important story and
The Keys Of Enoch, The Book Of Knowledge is left out of the King James Bible. ]

[This would also explain why there is no mention of Egyptian Kings and Priests having the privledge of knowing God's laws, [ in the Bible ] and it fully explains the reasoning of the Egyptians having written the 10 Commandments and the important rituals down on scrolls, centuries before Moses and God write them for the people of Israel. The Caretakers would Not give up their sacred knowledge. Once again, Read the contents of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. The 10 Commandments are there , Like it or Not.
Apendex from the Papyrus of Nu, Brit.Mus. No.10477, sheet 22 Pages 44, 45, 46. also the Paragraph of Address to the Gods of the Tuat and ...'Making of the Representation of What shall happen n this Hall of Matti'.]

[ It also makes the circle of knowledge complete as to the ancient history of Man and his connection to God, having been written on scrolls in Egypt that the Bible ignores, because this is supposed to be Hebrew history, not Egyptian. The rest of the History of Man is secretly hidden in the Great Pyramid and under the Paws of the Great Sphinx. The Pyramid texts of Unas also have this history, and recently the tomb of Osiris was found having thousands of heiroglyphic writings of ancient law on the walls of the tomb.

[ The Dead Sea Scrolls also tell a different story than is written in the King James version of the Bible. Who Jesus really was is mostly ignored by the King James version, except for the use of the word "MASTER" and the fact he was a chosen "SON OF GOD". Small hints are made to the 'secrets' and God's wisdom, but as a whole the Hebrews never understood this, weren't privledged to the information, and were ignorant of God's laws or refused to listen and believe Moses, Solomon and Jesus' words.]

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The Atlantians originated the idea of Keeping Records. The Atlantian Connection..
God was called "The Law of One" 10,500BC. His first Son was RA.

Another page in the series is about Moses, "Son of Light". Moses, Initiate and Master Mason

The readings of Edgar Cayce back up the Egyptian, Atlantian lost history and The Second Coming of Christ. You may visit his readings here Cayce Readings

This page was copied from printed material of the origional text version after the Page in it's entirety, was fully removed from the public internet view, therefore no copywrite law has been broken to my knowledge. The original story [page] was written by Corinne Heline ..
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