Moses is the first known founder of a religion - and he
has inspired several
world religions. Ancient sources reveal that his teachings originally
'mystery gold' from Egypt and the secret of the god-name ...
- Moses and the Egyptian Heritage in the Past and Present:
How widespread was monotheism originally?
What did the speech from "the burning bush"
How is the information about the cult of
the golden calf explored?
Can influences of ancient astrological doctrines be found in the Bible?
Where are the traces of mystery teachings
found in Moses' religion?
Exclusive, cultic knowledge from a mystical and cosmological
superstructure of Moses' religion is still evident in the Bible - and with
connections to Egypt and coherences which were not possible to demonstrate
until now. Through the ages, initiated individuals upheld these secret
teachings which were passed through Moses to the Israelites.
The Bible was also used a
mystery text by initiates and a special language was encoded 'within' the
biblical texts. This was later forgotten - but were there others besides the
traditional priests who knew the 'Bible codes'?
The 'Egyptian factor' has
been underemphasized in Biblical research, but now it can be widely
established as one of the most important prerequisites for understanding the
vital circumstances behind the oldest contents of the Bible.
Through later centuries,
lay-people were prohibited of reading the Bible which was placed at the top
of the "black list" (the 'Index...Prohibitorum') by the Catholic Church.
Prior to that, hidden teachings had reappeared in Egypt among Gnostics and
in the Hermetic doctrines which later contributed to the Renaissance.
"... This is a
recommendation, a recommendation of an unusual piece of work, and the
adjective 'unusual' should be taken in the most positive sense of the
word imaginable. - This is the essential book about Moses, truly a revolutionary
work. - A stringent, disciplined work - and it reads like an exciting
novel; an epoch-making interpretation! ..."
Asmussen, Ph.D. et Theology, Professor, - at the Carsten Niebuhr Department of Near East
Studies, University of Copenhagen
The following two
introductions apply separately and solely to the study in the book's appendix regarding
the controversy among researchers concerning the Books of Moses, The
Pentateuch, as a historic source:
"... I read the
presentation with great interest. It is logically and soundly structured
and has many things to tell along the way - and my compliments for that.
Melchior, former Chief Rabbi of Denmark, and Rabbi for the
Jewish Community, Copenhagen
"... It is an exquisite
pleasure to follow the line of reasoning, and listing the points of
argument is brilliant, to put it mildly.
The quoted passages are
well chosen. They are precise and appropriate and used in a manner so as
to logically correspond with the presentation's underlying idea. ..."
Jens Jorgensen, MA Historian, former Headmaster, external
History Examiner at the
Universities of Copenhagen, Aarhus and
Author and researcher, OVE VON SPAETH, is recognized internationally for
his works on the
historical Moses and ancient Egypt. His
explorations provide new orientations and inform on vital areas of culture
and evolution. His research is based on exacting studies in history and
He is also recognized for
work in accurately dating the world's oldest star map and establishing a
scientific methodology. It includes a significant contribution to the chronology
of Egypt and the Moses era.
has carried out extensive research on Egyptian history, archaeology, ancient
star knowledge, religion, anthropology, cultic mystery doctrines, and mythology.
With acute proficiency and years of experience, he researches in depth and
detail the often controversial material.
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The influence of the ancient mystery cults continuously emerges in ancient
information about Moses and the old religions. The book takes a
different approach to reveal important clues of an early spiritual
culture. Recognizable features are still found in modern everyday
language, customs and laws. An unceasing, living heritage that also
hands down unusual material that in itself must perturb conventional
Moses took an important
treasure of knowledge when he left Egypt. Just before the exodus, he and
his people pillaged the temples and their archives. Meticulous research
now shows that this unusual knowledge can be traced to Jews, Gnostics,
Christian cults, and later on to the Knights Templar and other
historical groups. It appears that certain elements of this knowledge
contained cosmology and teachings about afterlife also recognized in
other great ancient religions.
From the points of
reference in the ancient world of the Egyptians to the universe of the
Old Testament - and continuing via Antiquity, the Middle Ages and
particularly the Renaissance up to our time - the reader will experience
a fascinating and captivating journey through the unique themes of the
book. The book's line of reasoning - new orientation, thought-provoking
and challenging to predominant fixed conceptions - is refreshing and
The dramatic impression
left by the first volumes in this series of books about Moses already
made it clear that the work itself "represents one of the most
potentially explosive theses in the history of research on the Old
Testament and that it is the result of many years of serious, acute and
unprejudiced research...". Using impressive analytical inquisitiveness
and captivating commitment, Ove von Spaeth additionally enhances his
material exposes several important, and previously overlooked, Egyptian
norms underlying Moses' religious project. Almost every chapter of the
book is like a minor treatise deserving an entire book for itself, but
which here provides an overall, larger context - comprising several
stimulating layers for reading and study.
Moses serves as a
distinct catalyst behind western culture's inspiration from the Egyptian
heritage. This inspiration is revealed in a surprisingly new light
through the book's constantly turning prism of history. A highly
fascinating account that presents information which is so rare and
abundant that you will go back to the book time after time.
(Inside front cover:)
"... A stringent, disciplined
work. This is Ove von Spaeth's (fourth) book on the drama of Moses and
reassessing the mystery - it is absolutely necessary to assess the work
in its entire, epoch-making interpretation! ...".
Jes P. Asmussen, Ph.D. et Theology,
Professor, - of the Carsten Niebuhr Department of Near Eastern Studies,
University of Copenhagen
"... strictly and logically
structured with a distinguished substantiation by well-chosen sources
... At the same time, as thrilling as a good detective novel - a
well-composed, well balanced project ...".
MA Historian, former Headmaster, external History Examiner at the Universities of
Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense
From the reviews on "The Secret Religion", vol. 4 of the
"... a sense of the
great, inner correlations of cultural history. The book contains enriching
analyses of motifs (such as of "the burning bush") and interesting astronomic
readings of Biblical texts emphasizing the positive aspects of an
inter-disciplinary approach. Similarly, von Spaeth draws astonishing conclusions
from the active history of language and religious ideas ...".
Praestholm, MA of theology, pastor, - Sfinx Journal of Archaeology and
cultural-historical Odyssey that not only depicts an informative picture of a
wide range of key events in the Hebrew Bible (Christian canon: the Old
Testament), but by so doing is also important to decisive concepts and
traditions of general religious phenomenological and intellectual historical
character over the course of three thousand years ...
Ove von Spaeth goes over
the numerous, cultural-historical threads with a fine-toothed comb and "old-fashioned"
spirit of research. Ove von Spaeth manages to establish a deeper understanding
of a historical cultural tradition such as the Law of Moses and avoids the
pitfall in which everything boils down to "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a
tooth". - A polymath's tour de force that deserves a comprehensive readership of
careful readers and which definitely can and should serve as a source of
inspiration several generations ahead. ..."
- Rune Engelbreth
Larsen, M.A., History of Ideas; & History of Religion, - Grafen Literary
"... Both this book and
the previous volumes are a fantastic source of inspiration because they're
headed in other directions than conventional research. This is annoying to those
who prefer to ambler down well-trodden paths, but interesting to anyone with the
desire to meet the Biblical characters as people of flesh and blood. The crucial
issue here is that the work points out previously unheeded correlations and
makes it exciting to immerse oneself in the history of Moses and his era ...".
- Niels Aarup,
MA of theology, vicar - Frimurer Meddelelser (Freemason's Newsletter)
"... With his work
von Spaeth has brought back one of the great personalities of history from the
misty world of myths - to which he has been relegated - now reinstalled into
sheer reality. But during this endeavour the author has also been able to prove
a very close connection between the ancient Egyptian perception of the world and
a modern perceived realistic initiation psychology, this breathing new life and
meaning into the gradually sectarian, petrified Christianity. In fact, via von
Spaeth the Moses of 3,500 years ago becomes a life-giving source for modern
At all times von Spaeth
will find his supporters among psychologically and philosophically orientated
historians. Nietzsche would have nodded approvingly at von Spaeth's - by the way
- outstanding interpretation of Christianity's evolution from primary
Christianity, its fall, and its ability to stay alive by means of secretly
returning to its Egyptian roots and draw nourishment from that, and how this
hidden side of Christianity all of a sudden came into flower as the humanistic
movement of the Renaissance. - Ove von Spaeth says in photo-negative the same as
Nietzsche in Antichrist. And so far also Kierkegaard...
Sigmund Freud would have
accepted - as a matter of course - von Spaeth's hypothetical basis, which makes
Moses an Egyptian. "The Egyptian factor" as von Spaeth calls it - as being also
a fundamental element in living Christianity - would have been acceptable to
different history authors such as Oswald Spengler and Egon Friedell. And the
close relation between Christianity and Buddhism - it is this relation Wagner
deals with in "Parsifal". Obviously, Carl G. Jung would have taken von Spaeth's
side. - In today's England a man like Colin Wilson would not feel alienated to
von Spaeth's ideas.
- The documentation
presented here by von Spaeth is hard to escape. ... A central basis of the
analysis of his texts is von Spaeth's use of a principle adopted by Max Weber,
the sociologist and anthropologist, who calls it "Verstehen". - Reading this
volume makes you at once want to read the three preceding volumes again! A
fascinating world opens up under Ove von Spaeth's magnifying glass ...".
- Jurij Moskvitin,
philosopher, mathematician, writer, formerly a reviewer for the Copenhagen
newspaper "Politiken" and occasionally for Danish national television
"... He (OvS) is our
guide on a wonderful journey to the Meccas of the mysteries of religion and to
the cradle of our culture and religion. His ability to synthesize so many
religious, historical and archaeological lines of thought is quite an
achievement and communicating it to others is an even greater exploit. ...OvS
writes in a light style without excessively long theoretical links - within the
religious and historical material. This is knowledge that has unfortunately been
met by thundering silence in some circles …".
Oppenheim, editor - Stjernerne Magasin
"... There are large gaps
in the knowledge of official research in several of the same topics presented in
the book. And a good many researchers with an urge for authoritarian "truth" in
this world shy away from openly admitting the size of these gaps. The writer's
knowledge and unprejudiced vision in this regard actually outdistance with
sophisticated expertise the researchers who only think of imparting knowledge on
what was agreed once upon a time ...".
- Jens Jorgensen,
MA Historian, external history examiner at the Universities of Copenhagen,
Aarhus and Odense, - Sjaellands Tidende (Daily)
"... As far as research
is concerned, Ove von Spaeth has passed the major test of apprenticeship long
ago with his treatise on the ancient Egyptian star map, the oldest star map in
the world - and in addition the master test with his five volume work about the
historical Moses. A hallmark of quality, also striking in his many articles -
now to be published as e-books, too. All seeking persons can find answers in Ove
von Spaeth's texts informing women and men of today, the teacher, the vicar, and
in particular the researcher - here, everybody can find the most unique and
subtle information. Such concentrated knowledge in such a way of clarity and
wisdom is hard to find elsewhere. ..."
- Merete Gundersen,
writer, hlecturer, -
"... by an enormous effort of digging out the sources, fix their
meaningful combination, research into many-facetted linguistics, and being
informed about the underlying picture of the contemporary universe, the author
have thrown an explanatory light on an otherwise so incomprehensible Bible. But
also many other parts of our cultural heritage are being clearing up by this
book. It is a gold mine of information ...".
- Ruth Olsen,
editor, - Ny Verdens Impuls Journal
Said about Ove von Spaeth's entire "Assassinating Moses"-series, VOLUMES 1-5:
How daring - How wild - How groovy! A Masterpiece
These books are bound to be appreciated and argued about by a
broad international audience, which includes non-specialists as
"... New research and
investigation into the person of Moses. There have been dozens of candidates for
the historical Moses and Ove von Spaeth makes a compelling argument by the
correlation of a vast amount of ancient historical records that Moses was an
Egyptian, next in line to be Pharaoh, who was supplanted by a relative. Moses
was then exiled and his name removed from Egyptian records as if he did not
- Ray Kaliss,
writer, researcher, - The Genesis Letters, -
"... The Danish
researcher Ove von Spaeth does, in his book series: "Assassinating Moses", set
up a quite convincing theory. - I do not necessarily agree in all von Spaeth's
conclusions, but certainly no researcher has ever come as close to the truth
about Moses as he does ...".
- Claus Fentz Krogh,
- Genesis patriarchs, -
: The Secret Religion
- Moses and the Egyptian Heritage in the Past and Present - ASSASSINATING MOSES, Vol.
In Danish: "Den Hemmelige
Religion" (Attentatet på Moses, Vol.4) / by Ove von Spaeth
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A special treasure of knowledge and wisdom
of Greece, Rome, and the Renaissance had originated in Ancient Egypt -
and was here known to connect also with the historical Moses' dramatic
fate and mystery.
Ove von Spaeth has
written an intriguing, new-orientating work presenting this still
influential background of our civilization. • His interdisciplinary
research on history, archaeology, and anthropology goes deeply into
Egyptian tradition, history of religion, initiation cults, star-knowledge,
and mythology - relating to biblical studies, the Rabbinical Writings,
and the authors of Antiquity. • Each volume offers unique insights not
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