Information on Vol. 4 about the historical Moses
The Secret
Moses is the first known founder of a religion - and he has inspired several
world religions. Ancient sources reveal that his teachings originally included the
'mystery gold' from Egypt and the secret of the god-name
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Ove von Spaeth
History and Knowledge:
Rediscovery, Insight, Renewal

(From Cover, back:)

- Moses and the Egyptian Heritage in the Past and Present:

How widespread was monotheism originally?
What did the speech from "the burning bush" mean?
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! ..."

Jes P. 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. ..."

Bent 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 Odense


Author and researcher, OVE VON SPAETH, is recognized internationally for his works on the historical Moses and ancient Egypt. His interdisciplinary explorations provide new orientations and inform on vital areas of culture and evolution. His research is based on exacting studies in history and astronomy.
          He is also recognized for his pioneering 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. The author 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

Credentials, - about the author, statements from a number of scientific experts and professionals can be found e.g. on these pages: authordata-4: Reflecting views - and Zenith IC Project .



Key Phrases concerning "Prophet and Unknown Genius" :   Moses the religion founder,  ancient Egypt,  archaeology, anthropology,  history of astronomy,  chronology,  cultural history,  the initiation mysteries,  mystery play,  mythology,   the burning thorn bush,  the Jahweh name secret,  the Golden Calf,   prophets,  Urim,  Tummim,  the Book of Job,  the Exodus,  the Torah,   the Pentateuch,  the Temple of Jerusalem,  Ezra,  theology,  religious history,  the Moses-mysteries,  the Aaron-mysteries,  the Talmud,  the Tree of Knowledge,  Logos,  Sephirot,  The Paradise codes,  Rabbinical Writings,  Pharaoh Akhenaton,  Egyptology,  Ove von Spaeth,  Philo,   Josephus,  Homer,  celestial geometry,  the Easel Bridge,  the Cosmos keys,  starmyths,  Sirius,  St. Paul's  Journey,  neoplatonic philosophy, hermetic tradition,  reincarnation,  Corpus Hermeticum,  the Old Testament,  the Gnostics.

ABSTRACTS:  - Summary - some synoptic clues

(From the Inside Flap:)
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 circles.

          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 absolutely necessary.

          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 competent reassessment.

          Exceptional source 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 ...".

Jens Jorgensen, MA Historian, former Headmaster, external History Examiner at the Universities of Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense

Additional info
VOLUME 4 - from inside flaps:

From the reviews on "The Secret Religion", vol. 4 of the Moses-series :
          "... 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 ...".
          - Benedicte Praestholm, MA of theology, pastor, - Sfinx Journal of Archaeology and History

          "... A 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 Magazine

          "... 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 people.
          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 …".
          - Cathrine 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 well.

          "... 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 exist ...".
          - 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, -

(Publishing perspectives:)
  :  The Secret Religion
- Moses and the Egyptian Heritage in the Past and Present    -   ASSASSINATING  MOSES, Vol. 4

In Danish:  "Den Hemmelige Religion" (Attentatet på Moses, Vol.4)  / by Ove von Spaeth
Copenhagen  2004,
pp. 367,  soft cover,  DKK: 125,  -  illstr., facsims., geographical and celestial maps, plans.
Includes bibliography and index.

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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 presented before.
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