In an old text on special information and messages I have read that the
Bible's First Testament brought
wisdom, the Second love, and a coming Third one would bring the truth. It made me
little, because I never connected the Old Testament with much wisdom.
With Ove von Spaeth's fourth book about Moses, I have become wiser. His book is called "The
Secret Religion" and among other things it accounts on the cosmology Moses disseminated to a world that
did not understand much. The fact that much of it has been distorted,
misrepresented, and mistranslated over time has not made it easier. By a huge
effort by digging up the sources, put them together meaningfully, research in
linguistic nuances and get acquainted with the contemporary underlying worldviews
of Antiquity, the
author has thrown a clarifying light on an otherwise incomprehensible Bible. In
addition, many other parts of our cultural heritage are being cleared up in this book.
It is a goldmine of knowledge.
The multiple forms of expressing the messages
The problem in our time is that the old Bible has multiple layers of meanings -
according to Spaeth at least four different main layers: a layer of factual
things, and one of symbolic information, a prophetic layer and one for moral
thinking. However, the key to solution of the codes has not been easy to find.
Some parts were delivered orally from generation to generation, and reserved for the
few, i.e. priests, because his religion consisted of two parts: a popular
content and a
mystery-cultic content for the initiated.
From von Spaeth's
previous three books on Moses (mentioned in this magazine nos. 3 / 2001 and 2 /
2002) we know that Moses was a pharaonic son, educated to be
a pharaoh himself and that he was "an initiated" and knew the occult wisdom
of those times. When Moses came
into disfavour with Egypt's powerful priesthood and left the country with his
"rebellion army" which mainly consisted of oppressed Israelites, he
made the temples
be plundered, according the ancient writers of history. The "gold" -
the temple treasure - von Spaeth points out that an important part of this was
the temple libraries' occult and magical knowledge.
This magical knowledge was kept in the "the Ark of the Covenant" and was
only revealed to the specially selected who were "inaugurated", the
high priests. It was
quite normal for those times that religions consisted of a public part of the
whole people and a secret, initiation cult part. In fact, Moses let some of
the otherwise secret part be included in the popular part. Thus, he was a religious reformer
who launched the belief in only one god, the invisible creator, he "who is" and
therefore had not to be depicted in physical form or mentioned by name.
The symbolic layers
The layers of symbolical interpretation are bringing exciting thing to light. For example the
account on Moses giving his rebellious people "gold dust" to drink,
makes first sense when you understand the case of "little bits of spiritual wisdom"."
But the whole journey out of Egypt - the "exodus" - is a
symbolic presentation of man's road of development here on Earth. We must all
through a "desert journey" before we arrive to the "promised land"
overflowing of milk
and honey. Why should a people of goatherds, as the Israelites were at the time,
think of milk as something special to be wanted?
And what about Noah's 40 weeks (9 months!) in the ark, in the dark and (foetus)water
if it were not part of a mystery cultic rebirth ritual? How to maintain all animals
alive for so long? Ark / ship / coffin were language synonyms and commonly used
in connection with cultic inaugurations. When being an infant, Moses himself was pulled up from an "ark" floating on the Nile waters
- by this custom
the royal sons should arrive. The same goes for the ancient Danish King Skjold! The
mystery cultic traditions were widespread. We hear about them even in
connection with Jesus and several events of his time.
There are so many things
in our culture we better understand when we have got
insight into the spiritual symbolism behind the accounts. Odysseus' journey is,
for example, the story of all human journey through the physical incarnations
forward to the reunification, "the holy wedding", restoration of
the "pole balance".
The tale of the Tinder Box is the story of the three steps of initiation, where the
coffins which the hero opens are containing more and more wisdom. But he can only
get access to it when he understands deal with the dogs the big eyes, the
When the fairy tales always ending up by getting "the princess and half the
kingdom" or "the prince on the white horse" this mean, of course, that
a person has
achieved contact with his opposite pole, and thus gained cosmic consciousness.
Knowledge of the starry sky
At the time of origin of our culture source much higher knowledge was connected
astro-mythological consistency of interpretation. In the book of Ove von Spaeth much
of this is revealed and demonstrated, and I will present a few examples. The star Sirius was particularly important. It knows
we also as "the Dog Star", and it was linked to a widespread cult, including
the "cynics" in Greece, the dog is called 'kyon' in Greek. It is
in fact completely
different to what we now mean by the word cynic!
Adam, a being in "deep sleep", (spiritual) unconscious, which in the
old Babylonian language uses the same expression as the word for a "wild
boar". The same word was also used for the
constellation we call the Big Dipper / Ursa Major. At a time in the night it looks
as if a chunk is cut of the constellation, i.e. the part which has fallen below the horizon.
But the next day it will appear again in its entirety. In Nordic mythology we
are aware of this as the god's pig named Saerimner, where the chunk which is cut, always
grow out again. The pig was seen as the same as "spiritually unconscious" may have
been the reason for that, in most places of the Near East, still consider the pig
unclean and unacceptable as food.
The ass was regarded as a sacred animal, because it was part of the
Sirius. Since Jesus had to fit into the mystery cultic
rituals, at least in the stories behind, he should of course arrive by riding on a
donkey! The animalistic symbols are not really understood without knowing such
astro-mythological teachings of that time.
What became of the legacy of Moses?
Much of what the spiritual searchers today look for in the Eastern philosophy they could
just as well have used the sources of Christianity, had these not been
misrepresented and misunderstood by the way there were handed down.
It is basically tragic
that the area of the globe where all the three world redeemers incarnated -
Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed - also seems to be the place where people
understand least of their messages. All three wished to promote "not to do
against others anything you do not want them to do against you", but how
about the situation of the Middle East today?
In the Christian Church all the ceremonial acts were performed in the Latin
language which ordinary
people did not understand. In 1199
the pope prohibited all common people's reading in the Bible, and 30 years later
it came under
the death penalty(!) for them just to own a Bible. It was only for the priests,
thus ensuring their power.
For centuries, the Bible was actually at the top of the Vatican's
list of banned books! Von Spaeth points out that almost none of the Church dogmas and rituals came from Jesus,
but was invented later, or transferred from other religions.
Part of the legacy of Moses was ensured for posterity in a non-ecclesiastical
When much of our culture's humanistic element is said to come from "the ancient
Greeks" it is because they drank of the same sources as Moses, namely the
wisdom. Plato, Pythagoras, Solon and others visited all of Egypt's spiritual
schools where they became acquainted with the works of secret teachings, the
later translation of which in Greek and Latin was known as the "Corpus
In this work there was a general or wholeness of cosmology, this feature none of the
great religions had managed to absorb, which gave the Greeks inspiration to think scientifically. In this
way ideas were expressed that the world is linked as one big organism, disseminated by
a single substance, spirit, and all penetrated by, and IS, God - and each part
affects the other and are themselves influenced by them. The whole cosmos is
"the god's son" consisting of both a visible and invisible part.
Nothing is destroyed, it is changing only. Life is eternal cycle.
The work informs about the intrinsic nature of space and time,
and about the soul and
body and reincarnation. Here's knowledge of astrology, alchemy, magic and
prophecy. Also, you read indications about how the planets orbiting the sun
being the point of balance.
Among the Arab Muslims this ancient wisdom did rise to an early scientific
development, but was strangulated of a dogmatic power-strugling priesthood. The great library
in Alexandria was burnt down by conquering Muslims in 644 AD, but some books had been
translated into Greek and stored in the emperor's library in Constantinople.
This was also later partly destroyed, but miraculously a copy of Corpus
Hermeticum was saved to
Florence, where it was translated into Latin, printed and published in 1471.
Until this event, many parts of the Corpus Hermeticum had been almost forgotten in the West for nearly 1000 years.
With the publication in Latin the work
was again of inspiration for a cultural and
scientific development. Galileo, Giordano Bruno, Columbus, Paracelsus, Tycho
Brahe, Copernicus - they had all read Corpus Hermeticum. Subsequently also Newton,
Bacon, H.C. Örsted and others. But in half of Europe the wide-spreading of the work
had to be done through
secret societies because the Catholic Church had banned it as heresy. Rosicrucian
was one of the secret societies but there were others, especially groups that
experimented with alchemy.
In ancient Egypt archetects and building constructers were usually "initiated", at least in some of
the cultic mysteries. They should build and construct based on "sacred numbers"
with the geometry of the starry sky. Hence arose -later - the "Freemason"
societies and some of their "hidden
Later, a group of crusaders became the first Knights Templar who lived in 9 years (1118-1127) at
Temple mound in Jerusalem.
The Temple was long ago turned to be a ruin, but they seem to look for something in the network
of underground tunnels which the Jews had dug under the Temple to save their "sacred
thing" when the times were turbulent.
When Jerusalem was captured
in 587 BC and the
Temple was destroyed at the same time, Moses' holy scriptures and the Ark of the
Covenant were here believed to have disappeared. Was this what the Knights Templar were looking for - and perhaps
even found some traces - maybe of the documents?
There are indications, they had a knowledge of universal things which at the
time were secrets. Some
believes the Ark of the Covenant with Moses' magical secret "recipes" are still there
and will be available the day, when there will be peace in the region.
However - and regardless of Moses
the Egyptian ancient wisdom had a decisive influence on the development of
the Western world.
Ove von Spaeth: "The Secret Religion", Assassinating of Moses,
vol. 4, C.A. Reitzel Publshers, 2004.
(Ruth Olsen's written permission
22.Jun.2004 for free text use by Ove von Spaeth)