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Ove von Spaeth
History and Knowledge:
Rediscovery, Insight, Renewal

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¤ Sjaellands Tidende, (Danish daily), 13 January, 2005, p.11  -  literary feature article:
The Space behind History
By JENS JØRGENSEN, MA Historian, former Headmaster

Our world history is a cultural bridge between our past and our present under inevitably changing. Our thinking and religions as well as researching of the space and the stars descend directly from the oldest civilizations of history.
          A new unusual book presents in a fascinating and different way new insights about how history itself through times has been "dependent" on not least the religious perception of cosmos.


In writing and verbally we can be witness to a frequently commenting on "our increasing lack of history". Our world history is an absolutely necessary source of knowledge to all of us. However, during the latest decades many people sense history as an irrelevant subject. This is very unfortunate, because the best and broadest possible knowledge of our common past forms the basis of the understanding of our own time - right from many ancient traditions, still present in our daily life, till a necessary close familiarity with historical coherence.
          Fortunately, we also experience that "somebody does something about it". The Danish writer Ove von Spaeth has been able to present a number of new-discovered features from our early culture history, in which not least Moses was an original catalyst still marking our times.
          Ove von Spaeth demonstrates convincingly that as far back as in ancient Egypt we find scientific knowledge which can in fact be followed often all the way till present times' Western Europe.

Opposition to the Copernicus Theory

In his book, "The Secret Religion", the title of his most recent work, Ove von Spaeth invites us into a wealth of very interesting traces convincingly leading through the eras into our age in prodigious sequences. This comment will only refer to a few features from one of these many "time tracks", i.e. an important mark on our culture history via the understanding of space in different times.
          Through times a perception of what in broad terms may be designated "the world order" was zealously maintained by biblical interpreters by their preventing new thoughts and science from influence.
          For instance, when mentioning the biblical "sign in the sky" during the Joshua battle, many have interpreted this as a miracle ("Book of Joshua", 10:12-13). Later, although as a misunderstood argument, the episode was included in the condemnation of the astronomer Copernicus' theory on the true picture of the world with the sun situated as the centre of the planets' orbits.
          The protestant rebellion in Western Europe against the later development of Catholicism was supposed to have meant more freedom of dissemination of new perceptions. Therefore, it is quite peculiar and attention-provoking that in his notes (often reproduced by his students during the 1520's), entitled "Tischreden", Martin Luther attacked the Copernicus theory by stating, "... people listens to an astrologist amateur (i.e. Copernicus) who strives to prove that the Earth is rotating and not the sky and the firmament, the sun and the moon ... This fool wants to turn astronomic science upside down - but the Holy Scripture says that Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, not the Earth. ..."

Moses was the Early Turning Point

With his deep historical interest in space and the stars, the author Ove von Spaeth goes back into the older civilizations of history, but also on to the edge of future of our own age.
          As to early history, important parts are being researched from new angles, i.e. via fascinating and unusual paths having accomplished scientific, new thinking in relation to exploration of the space.
          The book points out a wealth of extremely interesting circumstances of his research showing several newly discovered areas. Based on influence from scientific knowledge of ancient Egypt, historians have for some time been able to prove special traces (also within the medical field) can be followed all the way up till today's Western Europe. For instance, the writer pointing to an often less noticed connecting line known to us as the work of Antiquity, "Corpus Hermeticum" of Egyptian roots, actually giving decisive contributions to later European philosophy and very way of thinking.
          Ove von Spaeth gives a very fine account of  how it around the perception of the starry sky and the cosmos is possible to observe a special pattern of connections to history and thus religion history; and by this also how, not least, the understanding of space and our place in it had influenced up to modern Western thinking.
          Ove von Spaeth gives a very fine account of the possibility of observing a special pattern relating to history in the perception of cosmos, and thus of religion history, and not least of how the perception of space and our position here had influenced modern Western thinking.

Space and the Religion

Based on the development line reaching from ancient Egypt till today's West-world some relevant and conclusive phases from Ove von Spaeth's book are reproduced here:
          2500 BC:  With an immense, factual celestial knowledge the orientation lay-out of building sites of the largest Egyptian pyramids and temples - and parts of the interior - were created based on a number of lines of sight (checked by modern astronomers) to certain stars. At this time ideas about one creator god were known.
          1500 BC:  Senmut, Egyptian Grand Vizier and Master of Calendar, carries out an advanced star map, a task requiring a thorough knowledge of the firmament and cycles of celestial phenomena.
          This star map is from the times of Moses. Many circumstances known in Egyptian astronomy can also be found in the Bible's "Book of Job" of which Moses traditionally is considered as its author. At the same time, here in the Moses era, a revival is seen concerning ancient Egyptian ideas about one creator god - a principle and inspiration also to Pharaoh Akhenaton a couple of generations later.
          800-300 BC:  The Babylonians are exploring and "recording" the sky analytically, and their knowledge is received also in neighbouring countries. Many religions are appearing at this time, e.g. the Zarathustra religion, Buddha's teaching, and also some of the most influential Greek philosophers.
          300 BC-100 AD:  By using hundreds of Babylonian star data bases the Greek mathematicians and astronomers develop and expand different celestial models - and convey this knowledge to Egypt, Persia, and India. The sky was no longer a unilaterally understood constant. Due to the rise of different religions and philosophies in the Middle East at that time, it was with leading groups no longer given that the religion of the ancestors was to be preferred. The period reached its climax at the same time as Christianity had its beginning here.
          1400-1500 AD:  For fifteen hundred years up till the Renaissance, the clerical influence on the perception of the world had in reality the population confined to extremely narrow dimensions, a "small world" with a severely restricted frame of comprehension. In the next sequence the veritable culture shock appeared during the Enlightenment in the 1600-1800 and surprised with a series of astronomical discoveries: other worlds were in existence!

Tycho Brahe, Newton - and Moses

Basicly, Moses' teaching and the Bible present no restrictions (restrictions were set by interpreters) as to which perception of cosmos should be valid. In the long run this has proved to be an advantage to development of western scientific perception, progress, and research (of space).
          In addition to his immense research and his discoveries throughout his entire life Isaac Newton had studied biblical texts thoroughly. His firm idea was that Moses understood many advanced relations of the structure of the universe. Ove von Spaeth points out the possibility that such kinds of knowledge could very well provide modern science with extensive inspiration, if the archives and treasures which Moses according to Egyptian-Greek records carried off from Egyptian temples, might be found in his concealed tomb at Mount Nebo.
          This is to be seen in the light of the incredible ancient work, the "Corpus Hermeticum" - with its strongly Egyptian influenced previous history - which during its re-discovery in the Renaissance was a genuine inspiration to European pioneers. Especially concerning a different perception of the space - and the consequences of this.
          Also on the background of this ancient work it is demonstrated how the great pioneer astronomer Tycho Brahe developed his new revolutionary research methodology - and on the basis of this established a scientifically expanded perception of the space of our surrounding cosmos. These features simply became the conclusive turning point of the world's science and technical evolution.

New Science, New Insight

Ove von Spaeth's "The Secret Religion" - which as the other volumes of his series, "Assassinating Moses" can be read independently - presents an unusually exciting and inspiring material for improving studies. A review cannot render this book complete justice or present all the many themes which are considered from new orientating angles; and on the other side, this reviewing cannot either be thoroughly critical to various areas of detail to which specialists may have found assessment necessary. A few printer's errors could have been avoided although the book is characterized by much meticulousness.
          No reader, however, will remain untouched by the surprising insights, which is the result of this intriguing historic material. And the reading is all along based on the influence of Moses on many crucial circumstances in the early Middle East - as well as during Antiquity via his at this later time flourishing posthumous reputation.
          As to this influence the book provides a very surprising view of this period's wide-spread cultic practices of various directions. Many of the most important ones have contributed with their marking the growing Christianity - often stronger than admitted later.
          If the reader is not necessarily in accordance with all statements, he or she would be inspired to express disagreements as a talented opposition - as the book presents fascinating world historic relations and traces, all in fact written with pleasant expertise, competence and, not least, engagement. With an able hand the strange and complicated material has been made structured and available.
          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.
          According to Ove von Spaeth, the "two cultures of today", i.e. the spiritual and the physical sciences, now after their separation introduced during the Enlightenment as a necessity for the great development, must again get into interaction - and redefinition - based on humanity's new knowledge.


Ove von Spaeth: "The Vanished Successor, - Rediscovering the Hidden War Leading to Exodus". Copenhagen 2001. - C.A. Reitzel, Publisher and Bookseller, pages 255, illustr., DKK 248.

(Jens Jorgensen, MA Historian, Examiner of History at the Universities of Copenhagen, Aarhus, and Odense, and former Headmaster of Slagelse College/High School; for several years a Member of Parliament, the Conservative Party's Spokesman on Educational subjects).

(With permission per 14th January 2005 for OvS. to reproduce the above article)

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¤ The Net Publication of AMH Magazine, medio January 2005  -  reference:
A spiritual journey into ground-breaking books
By  KARL AAGE JENSEN, Editor-in-Chief

I see the book - Ove von Spaeth's "The Secret Religion" - as a spiritual journey which may also be compared to Paulus' famous journey, - it is immediately felt like this because our author knows about how to take us with him on, precisely, a spiritual journey via his ground-breaking books.
          The book is monumental, an ultimative work about Moses. It may not be for rapid reading but it can, with a great benefit, be read many times and be used for a genuine study. There is a meaningful information in each sentence. No stuffing or small talk - you get your money's worth.
          In addition, the book's advance publicity about the final volume of the series makes us look forward to that also next time there will be quite a lot of fascinating material about the ancient star knowledge which had a such a great historical role. Much more about these important books is to be read on these book's own website:


Karl Aage Jensen, edior-in-chief AMH Magazine,  - (medio January 2005)




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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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