DEBATE, MANIFESTATIONS, AND NEWS IN THE
PRESS AND INTERNET ETC. - ON VOL. 5
Letter, 5 May 2005 - comment:
I think you have done the best work
I totally share, and I
am grateful to you for your insights on who Moses was (I think you have done the
best work toward really identifying who he was). I am not all that familiar with
the 'occult' aspects. I have investigate some occult trails - but as you know
that can be a confusing task. So I do not have much comment one way or the
I have a slight interest
in alchemy - because of Carl Jung the psychiatrist - as that area has some
correlation with ancient myths and cosmology. I just finished reading Carl
Is there any new hope for
an English version of your books?? I am very interested in at least the first
Recommendation: The five-book-series by Ove von Spaeth now complete - the
Volume 5 available! Assassinating Moses, Volume 5: "Prophet and Unknown Genius".
Ove von Spaeths
five-volume-work traces essential Egyptian features and conditions behind the
Moses tradition and its influence on the important parts of the later cultural
history. The matter of these books concerns a new-orientating research on Moses
of his own time, by which his status and era-dating are re-evaluated.
The series of five books
constitutes an extraordinary resource of committed studies based on
multidisciplinary cultural research in particular the history of religion,
anthropology, mythology studies, archaeology, ancient Egyptian traditions, and
astronomical dating method. - Favorites on the Web:
OVE VON SPAETH has
made a MASTERPIECE - even 5 books on Moses, - the books I can recommend WARMLY.
This author guides us
into an exciting and compound time travel, which is so complete, carried through
in choice of words and research in ancient writings, star maps, and papyrus scrolls, and with lots of surprising info that it takes your breath away while
you are following "the golden thread" all the way through all the books until
you have turned the last page. A travel into present of the past - by these
books you can be "buried" in the consciousness via the narrating historical
panorama, which the author is leading us into.
A presentation, which
even penetrates enigmatic mysteries, making the reader rejoicing in enthusiasm.
Ove von Spaeth enchants
us with a great primeval knowledge transformed into a present time language, so
that all are able to join in following MOSES' travel of wonders into several
levels many thousands of years ago.
- A masterpiece, which
simply must be read - and even several times to use its gifts of extra reward
and further profit. Really, it would be a fine intention also to use the whole
book-series in school, because the language is so worked through and written so
precisely in order to be unmistakeable and making clear the greater and often
very surprising coherence. The children of the future in their task of learning
would have a great benefit by reading this material and here, by working with
the sense of the language, as a base for practicing communication.
the works of Ove von Spaeth, author, historian, independent researcher, look into:
- also presented here is
his solution of the enigma connected with Egypt's most ancient star map:
(Editor's note: Ulla Runchel is the author of "The Crystal Universe", 2003,
- Universal Growth Publishing, Phoenix, Arizona)
merling.dk - July 2011 -
The lost treasure
From story-event series "The
Treasure" by Erling Haagensen - www.merling.dk
Danish Archbishop Eskil's Testament: the manuscript "Eskil's Testament,"
which can be accessed through the "Treasure Bornholm" is fiction. But it is
based on historical facts from the period when the Bornholm medieval churches
are considered built - or maybe, at least, were planned.
Eskil becomes an
archbishop in the year 1137. And in 1149 he gets 3/4 of the island of Bornholm
as a reconciliation gift from the Danish king. A few years later (in 1152) Eskil
travels to France to visit the abbot Bernard of Clairvaux in his monastery.
Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) was the great reformer of the Cistercian order.
But he was also deeply involved in the Knights Templar Order.
Here is a review of some
of the historical facts on which the "testament" is based. But then there is the
"rebel". Most of you have probably guessed that the "insurger" in "Eskil'sTestament"
refers to the biblical person who is called Moses.
The problem is that the
biblical narratives of Moses have not yet been (officially) confirmed by
The Bible states that
Moses was adopted by "Pharaoh's daughter" and grew up at Pharaoh's court
as a (crown) prince. - But, as previously mentioned, historians have been unable
to find anything in the history of Egypt being able to confirm the story. And
then again, there may be possibilities anyhow!
In the history of Egypt,
we know at least one special person who bore the title "Pharaoh's Daughter".
It was Hatshepsut - Crown
Princess (hence the title always for only one royal daughter, "Pharaoh's
Daughter") and co-regent during the reign of her father, Pharaoh Thutmosis I. -
Later, she herself took to power as a Pharaoh, when her husband and half-brother,
Thutmosis II, died of an illness.
And we have a person
Senmut who was so close to her that he could have been her son - or foster child.
Also, he even got the titles that are usually reserved for a crown prince. Both
Hatshepsut and Senmut were later much eradicated of the history of Egypt by
Thutmosis III, when he became a pharaoh when succeeding his stepmother
The radicatins were
manifested by changes and chiseling out inscriptions and the destruction of
their statues all over Egypt. Their tombs stay empty.
Was Senmut Hatshepsut's
son or foster child - and identical to the biblical Moses?
The hypothesis of Moses
because of the self-taught scientist Ove von Spaeth.
He is "the ugly duckling"
of the established research environment. When I have used his hypothesis as part
of the basis for "The Eskil Testament", it is because I have gone through the logics of
I find his hypothesis at
least as qualified as many of the other bases, our historical research is based.
There is no reason to denigrate Ove von Spaeth, simply because he is self taught.
Posterity will doubtless come to the same Conclusion.
Erling Haagensen also published
together with Henry Lincoln: "The
Templars' Secret Island", the fantastic story which became a basis
of the Da Vinci Mystery.
Letter, on the project of a single-volume
issue of the Moses-series, 14 June 2005 - info:
I will write an introduction for you! - I have not been able to devote much
time to our project recently, as I was unexpectedly buried in a huge editing
task, brought about by Random House having decided to bring out another edition
of "Holy Blood" - at the same time that Arris Books were publishing a new
edition of "Holy Place"! Chaos!! I hope you're enjoying your trip in Turkey. I
tried e-mailing this to you at Moses-egypt.net, but it kept coming back. So here
it is, the 'old-fashoned way'. Meanwhile, I'm aware that there's quite a bit of
sorting out to do on our eventual opus.
Henry Lincoln, Writer, Researcher, - Cooper Hill, Todenham,
Extracts concerning Ove von Spaeth's research
on Moses in Egypt - June 2008 - a summary :
The most convincing hypothesis about Moses hitherto
Writer and film director
Erling Haagensen has his interesting discoveries and theories presented
through the main characters in his book "Murder on the word", and is also
inspired by researchers and writers like dr. Valter H. Juvelius and
engineer Henry Kjellson and the researcher Ove von Spaeth's book-series
"Assassinating Moses". All the documentary material is reproduced
most reliably. Also, he gives the following short and excellent résumé on the book-series' presentation of the historical Moses:
Many of today's historians tend to regard the story of Moses as a fairytale.
But five specific books present a very interesting documentation that places the
name of Moses as a historical person in the pharaohs' ancient Egypt. The author
of the books, Danish historian Ove von Spaeth has introduced his hypothesis -
supported by many academics and experts, but presented entirely outside the
academic community - and it is the most convincing hypothesis about Moses until
Also, it places a large
number of hitherto unexplained historical events in ancient Egypt for the first
time in a complete logical coherence. In future it will be of very great
historical importance. The book-series is called "Assassinating Moses", and it
is strongly recommended that everybody read it.
In his books on Moses,
Ove von Spaeth explains the circumstances regarding that Moses is not a Hebrew, but
rather a true son of Pharaoh's Daughter, Hatshepsut, and the story of the
reception on the Nile in fact reflects the ritual reception of the son as the
rightful heir to the throne of Egypt. The Bible's narrative about Moses, sailing in
a basket on the Nile therefore describes an official ceremony.
Ove von Spaeth's
hypothesis is based on a combination of Egyptian rituals and astronomical
events. He reveals to have an unusually thorough knowledge of both, and it gives
him an advantage that ordinary Egyptologists do not possess. From his knowledge
of astronomy and ancient astrology significance connecting the rituals, he is able to
identify a date which is the most likely of the wedding between Hatshepsut and
her also royal half-brother. Tradition requires that the wedding takes place preferably at
a certain date when the stars mark the climax of a special ritual significance.
The evidence material
presented by Ove von Spaeth can logically explain the peculiar story of
Pharaoh's daughter, who receives the ark on the Nile. It is a recurring Egyptian
ritual of inauguration and the reception of a new heir to the throne. It always
takes place three months after the birth and therefore it is exactly the
anniversary date of the conception. It can also logically explain what
otherwise is completely inexplicable that Moses are being brought up at court as
the son of Pharaoh's Daughter and thus as crown prince.
But if this is true, why
has he not become pharaoh? According to von Spaeth the ancient information
shows that the father of Moses was not Hatshepsut's husband, who was then the only 12
years old Thutmoses II, but a senior priest, Jethro, of the royal family. Jethro
is an Egyptian word that means the Nile or the river. Moses had been received
from the river by Pharaoh's Daughter and thus brought to the world through the
Subsequently, Hatshepsut's spouse, Thutmoses II, got a son with
Iset, his mistress, just before dying from an illness. Then Hatshepsut
governs alone during a number of years. But Moses thus has got a competitor to
the throne, namely Tuthmosis II's son. We know it was he who became Pharaoh
Tuthmosis III. And it was he who later removed Hatshepsut's names and images
everywhere in Egypt.
According to the Bible,
Jethro is Moses' father-in-law and he is a priest at the temple in Midjan. But
in the ancient Hebrew Rabbinical Writings we are told that Jethro was a
high-ranking priest at Pharaoh's court, before becoming expelled from the court
and thereafter placed as a priest at a remote temple in the Sinai. This is where
Moses spend almost 40 years after he was expelled from court.
At the exodus from
Egypt it was recorded that Moses and his followers
plundered several temples - according to ancient Egyptian
historian Manetho. The valuable documents Moses took with him from Egypt's
temples may include some also containing advanced knowledge. Professionals and experts
have recognized such kind of features by observing the incredible technical skills
appearing in ancient Egypt.
case, Moses has taken something of such enormous importance that the Pharaoh,
according to the traces documented by Ove von Spaeth, sets in motion a search that is so
intense that Moses must use his strength to hide himself and Israelite tribes
now being outlaws
in the desert for 40 years.
Erling Haagensen, writer and film director - summary
information from his drama-documentary crime novel "Murder on the
Word" (Documenta Publishers, Copenhagen, 2008) -
http://www.merling.dk - (13.Jun.2008)
Erling Haagensen also published together with Henry Lincoln: "The
Templars' Secret Island", the fantastic story which became basis
background of the Da Vinci Mystery.
Reader's mail, 29 March 2005 -
Replete with extremely interesting knowledge and
Indeed, I got hold of the Volume 5 which I read in with joy and with
Excellent book! It is
thrilling as a crime story. It is also more easily read - but no less scientific
- than particularly the first three of the series. Nobody can claim that you are
not careful with your arguments and documentation. I have never actually seen a
Your book is incredible
replete with extremely interesting knowledge and discovery, quite
should have a prize for it.
While I was reading, the
book became more and more compelling. It is a unique and outstanding performance
you have 'committed'.
Bjorn Andersen, MA in literature and linguistics, Adjunct
Lecturer at the University of Copenhagen, Writer, Journalist DJF, -
Letter, 20 April 2003 - Readers'
Cult Homepage and a Top Important Website
Some observations and thoughts from one of your readers who is looking
forward to your next book about mystery of the historical Moses. A press media crisis is said to exist. Apart from decreasing circulations this may in
particular be valid for cultural subjects, too. Many insignificant matters - here today, gone tomorrow - are being reviewed on half or whole pages. When
will, concerning the subject, more information focus on important matters?
Only at the beginning
some critics of your books on Moses were able to see the depths of your research
without being dictated by those government-paid theologians, who consider
narrowmindedness a virtue.
However, it is unfair already upon publication of the splendid volume 3 that your research gets almost
no attention in the newspapers. Some even designate your discoveries as old rubbish. Independent researcher-birds have to confront being nagged at by
"know-all" ravens. Only a few among academics and press people seem to be able
to see the perspective in the unorthodox search for a more comprehensive
Strangely enough they
cannot see the possibilities in your great narrative. Based on my own many years
in that world it is to some degree annoying that the torch of press is so flickering, although the whole Moses history would have been an obvious,
journalistic key issue.
Can the dormant be
awoken? Should you be brought before the UVVU (the Danish Committees on
Scientific Dishonesty)? By this, could we let the theologians be entrapped?
Apparently they consider you scientifically dishonest. Indeed, they might not at
all recognize your stockpile of knowledge.
Perhaps you should aim at
a more conspicuous, public appearance. Your consequent rejection of publicity
may be praiseworthy considering the current media lechery; still, you could
inform your contemporaries and declare open war on the government-paid
authorization faculty of the universities.
Even on the book covers
and in the publishers' press material the man behind the Moses research is
almost self-effacingly reduced. I believe that you take too little of the credit
to yourself to a degree that it could almost be believed that you are only
referring to recent research - nevertheless it is you who are the researcher.
As indicated we cannot
read about it in our daily "Flame of Falseness". But, on the other side, your
withdrawn, strange image may have caused your achieved status as a cult figure,
vividly debated, for instance on the Internet - and especially internationally,
too. In fact, it seems here we may suspect a long-term strategy?
On the Internet - common
property since 1990's and within the lifetime of this civilization changing
our lives completely - much exciting information regarding Ove von Spaeth's
book-series on Moses is seen to be accessible. Interesting, because these
books own homepage, www.moses-egypt.net
, has become a cult site on the net.
From every side it is
heard that this web-site and web-archives concerning the book-series on
Moses - already known to have created history on the stage of books in our
part of the world - is one of the Internet's top important sites, especially
as regarding new information about ancient history and history of religions.
Your efforts are
unique, and soon many more people will come forward with the wish to inform
additionally about the new knowledge on the ancient historical drama you have
discovered. Concerning the characteristics of the opposition from some press
medias, not least among certain academic reviewers - you seem to be up against
something which once was denounced as forces of darkness. You deserve all our
admiration for your indomitable search, your energy, and your dynamics and
dauntlessness - and of course the hope that "once the world will understand" ...
(publication approved in writing of April 23, 2003, by J. Ludvigsen)
Diamant Profile Magazine, Denmark's National
Royal Library, October 2005 - info:
Assassinating Moses - the five volumes
Welcome to THE ROYAL LIBRARY. - What is The Royal Library? Denmark's
National Library, collecting and preserving ... - Page 10:
vols. 1-5. - What could provoke the ten plagues of Egypt? Did Moses'
creation text contain Egyptian teachings? How could Moses have invented
the alphabet? What did Moses know, in the scriptures, about the stars? Ove von Spaeth thrilled
readers, research, and press media already with his first volume about Moses. In
the Volume 5,
Unknown Genius, it is revealed how Moses could be responsible for a series of
C.A. Reitzel Publisher, Ltd., -
new e-mail email@example.com
The Royal Danish National Library, Diamant Profile Magazine, p. 10 -
www.kb.dk/kultur/diamant/profilmagasin.pdf - & -
Letter, 3rd Februrary 2006 -
He sure put a lot of work into these books
I surfed over to Ove von Spaeth's site and
found it to be very interesting. He sure put a lot of work into these books and
I would like to know when they are published in English!
The site is also very well put together!
Frank Colon, -
Frank Colon, percussionist,
New York, NY USA, -
www.frankcolon.com - & - www.kravmaga.bz
"Hope is for those who wish...Belief is for those who plan."
Letter, 21 July 2006 -
statements & annotations:
These five volumes of 'Assassinating Moses' is a big
step in the unveiling of the truth
The scriptures below (2Corinthians) speak of how Moses put a vail (was secret,
hid something) so that the children of Israel could not see the truth about that
which he gave them (his law, the 1st constitutional government) and how the vail
(the inability to understand the truth) was still in effect in Jesus' day
concerning the reading of Moses.
Even though it says in
Ephesians that Jesus (I am the Way, the Truth, the Life) abolished the enmity
(Moses' Law), I believe Moses' vail is still partitioning us from the truth. We
all still live under the Old Testament law and structure given at Mt. Sinai,
rendering bondage as mentioned below in Galatians 4:24.
These five volumes (just
as the 5 volumes of Moses') of "Assassinating Moses" is a big step in the
unveiling of the truth given and still hidden in Jesus' message in the New
Thank you, Ove von Spaeth.
Annotations by Rebecca Willmond:
2Co 3:13 And not as that the Moses, which put a vail over his face (so the)
children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is
14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail
untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail* is done away
15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken
17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there
*[Grk. 2673] katargeo (kat-arg-eh'-o) from 2596 and 691; to be (render) entirely idle (useless), literally or figuratively:--abolish, cease, cumber,
deliver, destroy, do away, become (make) of no (none, without) effect, fail,
loose, bring (come) to nought, put away (down), vanish away, make void.
Eph 2:14 ¶ For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down
the middle wall of partition (the vail that Moses hung) between us;
15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law* of commandments
contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; *[Grk. 3551] nomos (nom'-os) from a primary nemo (to parcel
out, especially food or grazing to animals); law (through the idea of
prescriptive usage), genitive case (regulation), specially, (of Moses
(including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a
Ga 4:22 For it is written that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid,
the other by a freewoman.
23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the
freewoman was by promise.
24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one
from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which
now is, and is in bondage with her children.
Frankerne.dk, 10 May 2003 -
Making a concept of the historical foundation tremble
Can we trust the Bible, the New Testament? Can we trust that it tells the
whole story and thus the whole truth? Or did the writers, in their time under
the Roman Empire, when deciding what things to be or not to be included, perhaps
had their own plan? - Rome, which had power in the Holy Land, had in the year of
325 the texts edited and collected to be what we now know as the New Testament.
Many questions have been
raised, and more and more answers emerge in these years from the shadows of the
past. People have, for the last years, researched on the dusty old documents,
and dug in almost forgotten archives and have approached an unusual and very
hidden agenda which in the last 2000 years has set its tracks all through
My own homepage contains
various links to books and other websites. - In particular: "Assassinating
of Moses" - the author Ove von Spaeth has really written some very interesting
books of Moses. Also this article written by
Ove von Spaeth: "The Knights
Templar knowledge from Egypt - and Moses" is more than interesting.
My site is primarily a
resource of links - for those who may wish to delve into all these questions and
answers. Answer, which can shake the concept of the historical foundation of the
Parallel facts about Senmut and Moses,
Visdomsnettet.dk, Spring 2006 - info:
Moses and Senmut - and extremely
systematic and detailed research
Concerning the book-series ASSASSINATING MOSES, by Ove von Spaeth:
- The Danish writer and
explorer, Ove von Spaeth, has published his explorations in five volumes about Moses. The
books present well-documented information which reverses the traditional
conception of Moses and his life.
Moses, was he an
Egyptian and thus not a Jew? - Indeed, who was Moses really? Ove von Spaeth's extremely systematic and detailed research discloses
that the lives of Moses and Senmut, the Egyptian Architect, are surprisingly
The amount of identical
events is simply overwhelming. Indications concerning identity questions are
supported by Ove von Spaeth's books with their extensive collection of exact
source exemplifications and actual parallel facts about the status, the
positions, and the works of Senmut and Moses.
The potential of this
intelligent, creative, innovative initiator, Senmut, who was closely connected
to the royal family, is in so many ways identical to many specific areas exactly
according to what the Rabbinical Writings and other ancient sources inform about
Moses' varied talents and actions, and thus - also according to the Bible - he
had the title, "The Son of Pharaoh's Daughter".
To see the connection
between Senmut and Moses requires of course a starting point in respect of the
natural scientific objective ideal as far as eliminating preconceived ideas are
concerned, so that research can be done with a new view also on the displaced
ability to see the connection between Senmut and Moses has of course
required a starting point in respect of the
natural scientific objective ideal as far as eliminating preconceived ideas are
concerned, so that research can be done with a new view on the displaced sources
Normally, the biblical research
has so far been carried out as if Moses is only known in the biblical version.
Thus hitherto in the research of this lines by and large all Egyptian, Greek, Roman,
Indian, and Arab traditions, and the records of the oldest Church fathers, have mostly been restrained as disturbing elements.
Ove von Spaeth's
book-series is a genuinely good foundation for the teaching about Moses. -
You can download the folder "Assassinating Moses" ("Attentatet på Moses") as
a pdf-file. (For reading the file the programme Acrobat Reader should be
used - in case, you can get it from
- and it is free).
The material can be
downloaded by clicking the pdf-file:
GoDuck.com - moses,
moses directory, moses sites, moses search engine, - one of the world's largest
free file-sharing networks. - Rip Pro is currently listed as one of the top 3000
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"Moses" - Found 1610088 results - No. 27:
Moses & New Research / Mysteriet om Moses Revurderet. An interpretation
of Moses as a historical person and of the chronology of his era, based on
inter-scientifical research in history, egyptology, theology, archaeology, and
historical astronomy, http://www.moses-egypt.net/
Egyptenrejser.dk, Culture Travelling, April
2004 - info:
Great researchers were independent
"... An independent researcher is a researcher placed outside the established
academic system and the research limitations coming from this connection. For
example, certain Danish university scholars have expressed being annoyed because
of the fact that the author and historian Ove von Spaeth - with whom,
incidentally, Egyptenrejser (Egypt Culture Travelling) cooperates in a very
inspiring way - is in many occasions seen being presented as an "independent
his texts Ove von Spaeth points to the existence of the best possible
precedents and to the fact that even Darwin was not an academic when he
commenced his great researching. And although Einstein was academically
educated, he was without connection to the universities but was only a clerk in
a patent agency when he developed the relativity theory - and he never tried to
hide that he most often had to receive assistance for his mathematical
'Independent' researcher - is simply the thorn in
The following must be considered in the light of some series of articles and
letters on certain university scholars with a somewhat extreme behaviour
towards an independent historian, Ove von Spaeth and his exciting books about
Moses - books in which he is re-evaluating and re-inserting Moses as a genuine
historical person. Against this background, an otherwise minor incident, which
we attended, has now a different and telling perspective.
In our business Swedano
Press at 15th March by a not related occasion, we were receiving a small
group of people visiting including a historian (the name is well known to the
editors) who was connected the Copenhagen University's Carsten Niebuhr
Institute. Since the talk came about Ove von Spaeths books of Moses and Egypt -
the books which also has been well received in a review in Swedano Journal - he
could tell that the staff at the Carsten Niebuhr Institute was: "abhorring Ove
von Spaeth's books, and will not read them."
As a kind of explanation,
he referred that it obviously "annoys" several academics that Ove von Spaeth at
some places is seen being referred to as "independent" researcher, - so: "here
is even this word simply the thorn in the flesh."
It should be noted that
it was not our visitor's own opinion - and he had not even read the books - but
it was just what he, somewhat puzzled, could experience at the Institute.
Because of my journalist job
I am used to deal with people of 'all classes', and on my own account I may add that such "explanations" from
the mentioned institution of studies seem almost childish to non-academics and other
outsiders. If this is the level I myself would in that situation also prefer to
be called an independent researcher.
I am an enthusiastic and
serious reader of Ove von Spaeth's book-series, and its necessary rethinking
inside the biblical, historical, and Egyptological areas in relation to the
actually exciting Moses research.
DISCUSSIONGROUPS & NEWSGROUPS, AND QUESTIONS -
CONCERNING VOL. 5
Mail, 17 November 2002 - questions:
Moses and monotheism?
I did some reading
on monotheism and traced it back to Akhenaten. As I reasoned my way through
the possible logic of events I arrived at the following:
Akhenaten uproots the old
pantheon and builds a new city to honor his new god; - Akhenaten dies, the
old pantheon is resurrected only to be toppled by Tutankhamen; - Tutankamen
is killed and with him the god of Akhenaten; - the god goes underground and
is memorialized by a few worshipers who, like the Christians later, keep the
flame alive for the time intervening between Tutankamen and Ramses; - Moses comes in contact with the monotheists and the new god enters his mind; - later in Sinai that god, who has matured over the intervening centuries,
gives Moses a moral and ethical creed that will give the Jews an ascendency
over the other desert tribes.
Would you please comment
on this continuum.
:: OvS's reply. Prior to 300 BC,
hardly no such thing as pure monotheism existed. Even in the Bible, Jahweh
mentions himself being supreme to other gods. Already, prior to the time of
the great pyramids, i.e. before 2,500 BC, the ancient Egyptians had only one
creator god, and other gods were his offspring and "assistants".
recognize other gods also, but he attacked them in order to attack their
priesthoods. He made Aten his chosen god to be supreme (but not "mono"), partly for political reasons.
Moses lived almost 200
years earlier than Akhenaten (which fits Egyptological and archaeological
indications, in contrary to any time later) and, thus, he could not be inspired by
this religious king. Furthermore, in several parts their theologies differ very much.
was not about the Jews but the Israelites. The Jews were just one tribe among
several. Together with the proselytes (from other nations and peoples), who
were allowed to join the exodus, the result was this: Of the whole group,
the Jews were only approx. 13 percent, according to concrete information by the
countings listed in the Bible. And they arrived after having stayed in Egypt
during four generations - i.e. no desert tribe culture, and also their
legislation in many detail confirms this impression. Ove von Spaeth
Letter, 11 July 2004 - Reader's
Appetizing Reading Served So That Everything Goes
Like so many others I have
read your books on Moses with great pleasure and surprise - surprise as to your
abilities to search where it is necessary to search if one needs an
answer and does not only want to "shine" among "ruminants".
I have especially liked
- your exciting reading
written for me and everybody, served in a way so that everything goes down
voluntarily, if only the eyes and the fingers can keep the pace,
- that you weave in the
sources in the text in an easily readable way - far better than a source
summary. This was initially supportive of one's growing wish to recognize
the fact that you are right in your hypotheses, and later of one's own
conviction on these,
- the information about
Soeren Giversen's Danish translation of "Corpus Hermeticum", which was a
gift in a gift to me - at the beginning of this year I received volume 4 as
a birthday present, and now I have read both volume 2 and 3, as well as the
"C - H".
H. Asbjørn Christensen, DK-8220 Brabrand, -
:: OvS's reply. I am happy to
learn that the mentioned features of the inner form of the books have
actually worked, and are being appreciated. Intentionally, much care has
been put into the planning of the mentioned conditions in order to make it
easier for the reader to comprehend the extensive amount of material.
Long ago now - from the
beginning - I was therefore experimenting and discovered that no ideal
solutions could be found here, but that in the circumstances the best
possible way was to present the sources together with the subject dealt
with. This because simultaneously I realized that many would find the
necessary information about the sources as a both interesting and
Because it was also
necessary several times to refer to certain source data, I often found it
appropriate to repeat much of the information in a said situation, in order
for the reader to confer during the current reading. In this way the readers
could avoid stopping the progress in order to look up information in a base or at a previous reference site.
After having read the
book-series, one reader, a student of mathematics using study books from
British as well as American universities, expressed her pleasure with the -
mentioned - method by which my books are structured. In this connection I
was able to compare - those many years after my own considerations.
She had noted the fact,
that the British university books often were only half the size of the
Americans of the same kind. And that from an actually obsolete and more
stringent teaching tradition, the British books had only very brief
references to sources, which in general should be sought out from other
works. This even often means implicit references, because the knowledge of
the student was already taken for granted.
Whereas often the
American university books just in a more educational way generally use the
method, which - by following another way - I have previously found the most
logical among several possibilities. Afterwards it is no problem, when
everybody can see what ought to have been obvious from the beginning.
Ove von Spaeth
Dianna Padgett, - communications by Dianna P.
and OvS. - 23 October 2002 etc.:
I am very interested in your publications on Moses. - I have translated the
first 4 chapters of Genesis from the Hebrew, letter by letter rather than
assuming word divisions that may or may not have been there. The result is
so concise and beautiful that it identifies its author as being a genius of
the highest order.
Was that person the one
known as Moses? and where did he get his letters? Or was that manuscript a
much older text? Do your publications address these question? If so then I
would like to purchase the
volume and find someone to help me
translate it. Right now I need to gleen from them what is relevant to the
current stage of my work.
:: Ove von Spaeth: - (28.Oct.2002) -
Besides his own contributions, Moses also used much older information. And he seems to have been involved in the invention of the letters of the
alphabet - according to several writers of antiquity and even the ancient
Fathers of Church.
In vol. 5 of my
book-series, three chapters investigate this. Publishing my books on Moses
in English needs a capable publisher (or sponsor). - The books analyse that
Moses' contribution to the invention of the first real alphabet is most
plausible. In some parts he may have been inspired by earlier attempts.
The ancient rabbinical
writings inform us that the first time when Moses escaped to Sinai, Jethro
managed to hide him in shafts in the mountains - out of sight from pharaoh's
soldiers searching for him. Today we know that the world's oldest alphabet
is found (1905, by archaeologist Flinders Petrie) written on the walls of
hidden mineshafts in the Sinai mountains, and has now been dated to around
1500 BC. It is precisely the time of Moses (according to our research and based on data also from ancient astronomical sources). The Bible (Torah: the
five books of Moses) is the first and oldest book in the world using the
- :: Dianna Padgett: - (30.Oct.2002) - In return for the
leads you have given me I'll append a few verses of the translation I've
done. It's not a narrative but more of a formula. It sounds like you describes it very precisely. I assigned words to patterns of letters that
repeated so by the 4th chapter it gets almost poetic. I'm going to have a
chapter on Moses, the Egyptian connotations, Qabalistic connotations and
maybe the mathematical connotations.
- :: OvS.: - (3.Nov.2002) - Concerning the Genesis' prime
factors for the Creation, my article in "Swedano Journal" may be of some
interest - use the link: Pattern, Universe,
and Ancient Knowledge. - Your translation demonstrates,
again that there are different layers (or codes) in the texts of Moses. The
old rabbis mentioned 4 levels. In my research I have met at least 3 more.
- :: Dianna P.: - (5.Nov.2002) - Your article is very
interesting and extremely
relevant to what Moses was saying in the 4 chapters I translated. In that
the process of the Original Source reproducing it's self on the 'manifested'
level is to first form a space of receptivity which has a particular
pattern. This space of receptive Will is immediately filled with 'neutral'
Will creating both the Primum Mobil and another empty space of receptive
will reflecting the pattern of the original receptive space. So the first
trinity is Will, Receptivity(pattern) and Movement. And all manifestation is
the interaction of these three.
I'm reading a book by
Friedman (Richard Elliott Friedman in his 'Who Wrote the Bible?' Harper,
SanFrancisco 1989) which postulates that the books of Moses were written by
several people at a later time. The first chapter was supposedly written by
a Priest or a group of Priests. That chapter is
too precise and concise to have been written by a committee.
But there may be clues yet in it that I can use.
The first verse of
chapter one has both the square root of 2
and Pi defined in it. The second
verse contains the Golden Mean. I
feel that this was handed down by a person of extremely high intelligence.
- :: Dianna P.: - (11.Nov.2002) - I started out
interpreting each letter individually. When 2 or more letters repeat in a
sequence then I give this 'formula' a name. For instance
Beth, Resh, Aleph begins the
first verse, when this sequence repeats later in the verse it is given the
It's like the formula of
H2O being called water for convenience and clarity. There are a number of
words that end up being the same as in the regular translation but there are
many that are not. I found that Adam usually had a
Heh in front of it so there is both Adam and
Adam was designated "distinct assimilation" and
H'Adam "determined assimilation". So
the addition of the Heh added the
Will to Choose. The idea that Vau
is translated "and" and Heh translated "the" is ludicrous to me. They're
parts of the Tetragrammaton. They are letters of importance, of value, not
fillers. Pi is inherant in the
letters in Elohim (the Creator
Gods), whose letters first appear in that order in the first verse. - Go to
http://www.geocities.com/dianna217.geo/transframe.htm to see the
- :: Dianna P.: - (17.Nov.2002) - I thank you very much
for your help. The chapters of your first book on your website were so very
important to my work.
I will order your books.
It's good to read some logical reasoning
behind the often counterdictory stories of Moses. It's also good for me in
particular to have Moses (and his writings) placed farther back in time than
- :: OvS.: - (18.Nov.2002) - Concerning the Sinai
alphabet, nearly one scholar, the German Hebrew-expert Hubert Grimme, dare
to (slightly) mention Moses - and received a lot of harsh attacks from
colleagues for the rest of his life.
But nobody saw the
logical facts: That Moses stayed at that place where this first alphabet is
found. And that he was highly educated, so he could take some particular
hieroglyphs and turn them into a simple and flexible connecting system of
signs representing mono-sound-syllables only (instead of the hitherto known
symbols of objects/meaning or signs most often covering more than one
syllable). - It is not at all probable that anybody would create a
writing-system to be used by a people already possessing one. Only the new
nation, the Israelites, had no writing system of their own.
In short, Moses
combined some chosen Egyptian
glyphs, a very reduced number of them, and gave them (new) sound-values to
be used for a proto-Semitic language but usable even for other languages as
well. That was a new thing too.
(In addition:) The
particular sequence of the alphabetical letters - a, b, etc. - seems to have
connections too, in writing systems of Babylonia,
but depends originally also on a frequency system (like e.g. a tone scale's
octave or other dimensioned scales). This would exactly fit the widespread
ancient tradition of using certain sound patterns in magical formulae and
incantations (lots of papyrus-texts concerning this, have been found) and for
intonating religious ceremonials. In short, out of "international" ancient
knowledge and special tradition behind the concept of writing Moses made a
synthesis and developed it to an advanced stage.
- :: Dianna P.: - (25.Nov.2002) - It took me a long
time to acclimate to Moses' "way of thinking" and presenting it in modern
"way of thinking" is a little difficult.
I'm looking for proof
that Moses utilized a highly sophisticated alphabet already in existence;
one that may have linked to the more advanced civilization that had the
technology to build the pyramids and Mayan temples etc. and had a knowledge
of math that would verify the formulas I'm finding the translation. What did
the letters look like? When did the present style of Hebraic lettering come
into being? Surely there is some answer that has not been tainted by the
modern mindset. It's all well and good that I have an esoteric/alchemical
translation of Moses' work but it is useless unless I can present a viable
theory on that was Moses' intention. You have been so much help to me so
- :: OvS.: - (9.March.2003) - You have stated earlier
that if you had begun your research on Moses before you attempted the
translation of Genesis, you probably would not have completed... - And I
too, would hardly have begun the research on Moses, if I then had been
overwhelmed with the wide-spread modern academic-theological views on Moses
and the Bible as artificial created history. The case is that biblical
research appeared as a theoretical study into ancient languages and
literature mostly around 1840, i.e. long before (c. 60 years) scientific
archaeology had been developed. Meantime a weird hypothesis of Moses and the
Israelites being a myth was founded, cultivated, and developed. And later
the relevant archaeology often had to fit in and be adjusted - and not the
other way around.
The Moses' part of
history was now remade - to be a myth - from the academics' school-desks and
not from archaeological artifacts. In some cases more reliable methods of
dating these ancient items appeared too late on the stage. Instead,
hypothesis after hypothesis have been piled up - and historical knowledge
about this whole construction being artificial has been forgotten by many
among the later generations of scholars. They are, thus, being convinced
that this unfounded and undocumented myth-theory represents "the very
POSTSCRIPT by OvS
Concerning Dianna Padgett's message of 5.Nov.2002 on a description of the
creation factors as a particular text integrated in the First Book of Moses:
Especially the trinity of Will, Receptivity(pattern) and Movement - and all
manifestations being the interaction of these three. Also in Ancient India such
knowledge, here connecting to the Vedas/Vedanta, was handed down through the
ages - a systematized cosmology, Sâmkhya.
The Sâmkhya philosophy
system was compiled on basis of much older sources by the sage Kapila, more than
3000 years ago. One of its particular branches being formed as an ultimate
system, the "Yoga Sutras", was written down in Sanskrit text by Pantañjali 2.300
years ago. In some of the stanzas in Yoga Sutras, e.g. 2.18, appears the trinity
in question, named trigunas, the three gunas, literally the three
'fibres'. Three gunas as the constituents of the Universe, primal factors
close to the primal cause, perform their interaction as a dynamic balance.
The eternal "non-resting", keeping the universe going.
- The Trigunas are
named in Sanskrit as sattva, rajas and tamas - i.e. illumination
(intelligence-intensified light), activity, and inertia (established patterns,
matter). Each in turn tends to dominate. This being constantly neutralized by
the two other factors continuing the dynamic balance, upholding eternal
universal activity. (This Trinity can be recognized in numerous universal
transpositions e.g. as "start,-change,-stop"-principle, or
Albert Schweitzer, Doctor
of Philosophy and Doctor of Theology (and especially known as a Doctor of
Medicine and Doctor of Music) acknowledged the exceptional greatness of this
system of Ancient India: "... a magnificent achievement. Rarely, concerning the
human thought, has a theoretical problem been recognized so clearly - and solved
with such a striking acuteness ...".
(Cf. too, OvS's articles,
by links: "Pattern,
Universe, and Ancient Knowledge" and "The
Knights Templar's Knowledge from Egypt - and Moses". It may seem like that
one of the historical impulses of reviving ancient spiritual knowledge had
struck Middle-east civilizations, especially in India and Egypt, simultaneously
at the time of Moses.
Ove von Spaeth
(ed.note: Dianna Padgett is the author of the book: "V I
AMR, Becoming Manifest Transformation . A Qabalistic and Egyptian Analysis
of the Formula of Creation as Found in Genesis 1-4". Tiamat
Press 2003, Denver, Colorado,
Mail, 18th August, 2004 - comment:
Are certain Egyptian methods still mysterious?
I have noted that many publications (latest your review of one of Ulla
Runchel's books) say that for researchers of today it is a mystery how the
ancient Egyptians produced stone vases with narrow necks completely hollowed
A couple of years ago I
happened to read the following article, which might shed some light on this
This has not much to do with Moses, but each little serious addition to our collected amount of
knowledge is valuable. Now and again researchers get the idea to associate
with craftsmen, often with excellent results.
:: OvS's reply. Much
information to be found frequently on the Internet is not always
reliable, in particular so-called information from "informers" like the
well-known acquaintances, H. Oax and F. Raud.
Also in this case the
contents of the web address pretend to solve the puzzle without really doing
so - and make illusory, ill-founded references to four more professional sources.
By inspection it is
simply revealed that not one of the sources gets a bit closer to solving the
problem. Most of these books do not at all mention the hollowing technique
used for the hardest stone material or they just describe the technique as
mysterious and by using hypotheses. Therefore, the superficial explanation
and presentation on the mentioned web site as well as the reference can only
rightfully be described as "pseudo research".
Interested readers might
wish to be informed about such problems, so we should emphasize that we are
quite certain that also for the difficult tasks done in antiquity many very
simple methods were used; - so simple that in our modern world they might
often be very difficult to discover. This, because the way we think can so
easily be influenced in our daily lives by the impact from today's far more
For my own work
during the many years of research, I have been forced to be extremely
thorough and exact; - and in this way I have, not surprisingly, obtained a
knowledge which sometimes exceeds the knowledge of certain experts in
special areas. The fact that I have also thoroughly investigated the
problems in question and thus do not simply pass on other researchers'
statements, naturally, does not eliminate to grow wiser. Which is just what currently takes place also in my own case.
In any case research is always on the road, and some fine day the mysterious problems with the vases
will be solved.
And if only one of the
four above mentioned sources had presented exact historical indications of
ancient production methods of how to hollow out vases - however, possibly
not alabaster vases or the like, alabaster being a rather soft stone, but a production using the world's hardest kinds of stone/rock - such a source or
book would have been world famous long ago. In any case it is important all
the time to keep in mind new possibilities for solutions. Thank you for your
Ove von Spaeth, - www. moses-egypt.net - (21.Aug.2004)
Debate, Internet newspaper Flix.dk, 8 May
2006 - opinion:
This review is very, very good - and says quite a lot about Ove von Spaeth's
talented authorship. This should lead to the sale of a great amount of books. To
my knowledge the Reviewer, Jens Joergensen, is the same scholar who has written
some special books about Hans Christian Andersen; also these were informative and very
Now, when quite a number
of books and media articles are internationally celebrating the 150th
anniversary of Sigmund Freud - and are also mentioning that Freud wrote several
articles about Moses - it is interesting that Ove von Spaeth's book in question
presents a voluminous list of works, in which other researchers are seriously occupied
with Freud's interest in the still so important Moses.
As a matter of current interest Freud is being mentioned in the Hans Baron
Anckarstjerna's comment (8th May 2006). Freud's medical training and his strong
interest in biology and especially in neurology became his approach to research
on consciousness. However, Freud and his fellow researchers also included
psychology and anthropology; Freud for instance was extremely well informed
about Egyptology, and he owned a very fine collection of ushapti figures
('after-death-servants', accessories in Egyptian graves) - and his influence on
culture science was indisputable.
At present by the
anniversary, almost 2,000 books about Freud are available according to various
Internet book-sites (Amazon, etc) - - and in Newsweek, Time Magazine, Der
Spiegel, and Die Zeit, etc., he was greatly celebrated. Lately "Der Mann Moses
und die monotheistische Religion", which Freud finished in London shortly before
he passed away in 1939, has inspired many new publications. Freud has also
written about his incredible occupation with Michelangelo's Moses, the famous
statute in the Vatican.
As their starting point
or inspiration to work, German Egyptologist and Culture Researcher Jan Assmann,
Palestinian-American Literature Researcher Edward W. Said, and American
Philosopher Richard J. Bernstein, take as their starting point
or develop further Freud's religious-critical considerations about the role
of Moses in our perception of today's monotheistic religions. So also Moses is
of current interest, although he was never out of focus (e.g. Cecil B. DeMille,
the great Hollywood Director, succeeded in making the great movie, "The Ten
Commandments", twice in his lifetime - in 1923 and 1956). Not so long ago Karen
Armstrong has also dealt several times with Moses. Altogether - in
bibliography (up to 2005) in my book-series on Moses can be found almost all
of the previous 120 years' internationally published works and treatises approx.
Moses - about 1,000 titles.
Chapter 8 of "The
Suppressed Record", the first volume of my Moses-series, describes the shared
considerations of Freud and his fellow researchers: they do not conceal the fact
that Moses was an Egyptian prince - as appears also from the comprehensive and
clarifying source material in my books about the background of Moses. As already
mentioned, Freud's perception of Moses has been referred to in the many works
and articles by many different researchers mentioned in the bibliography of the
books. This creates a considerably distance - in all what became of Moses?
The gifted and shrewd
writer and former Secretary to the Danish Prime Minister and later the
Editor-in-chief at Ekstra-Bladet (leading Danish daily tabloid), Victor
Andreasen (1920-2000), was a graduate in political science and economics, and
especially known for his knowledge and great interest in history, - he requested
the the first volume of my book-series on Moses and was very enthusiastic about
it. The book's positive and yet not entirely surrendering description of Freud's
sometimes less historically consistent interpretation of Moses, made Victor
Andreasen stop the completion of his review. He presented me with a private,
16-page letter about the book and the problem. I understood that I had entered a
dangerous minefield by not being sufficiently conscious of the fact that by
certain circles the atheist Freud himself was close to being cultically
worshipped almost like a god - nothing was allowed to be said here if it could
be interpreted as the slightest disapproval.
Many years ago when I
began my research on the historical Moses, I only knew very little about Freud's
ideas about Moses - however, through my own investigations I also ended up with
some of the same results as Freud. Even as regards the title of my book-series,
"Assassinating Moses", it was to be observed that already Freud had used the
similar expression, although not for quite the same purpose (Here, Freud had his
theory about the archaic murdering-of-the-father).
Based on the knowledge of
that time, Freud arrived to his interesting conclusions about Moses. Freud was
very logical and penetrating in his argumentation - in particular in his
endeavours to present Moses as an Egyptian prince. More than 60 years later I
was able to make use of many more sources from many more research areas (not
least the first more precise dating of Moses with the help of astronomy) - this
alone may lead to decisive difference and the further progress.
As Freud himself
(although he sometimes wanted to protect his research with dogma) said so
brilliantly: "... It is a misunderstanding that science is only decisive,
provable findings, and it is unfair to demand it to be so. This is a demand only
expressed by those who wish to follow some kind of authority and a demand
for replacing a religion's catechism by something else, even by a scientific
one. Science ... consists mainly of statements which it has developed into
various degrees of probability. ..."
New discoveries with interesting finds concerning the enigma of
Moses are re-establishing important historical coherence - being now presented
in the book-series 'Assassinating Moses'. In these books a unique historical
material is vitalizing the both fantastic and dramatic background for Moses in
Egypt. Moses belongs to the most well-informed and spiritual personalities of
our early history.
The vast amount of
new, exciting information about the fate and mystery of Moses were found
after thorough investigations lasting many years. The great uncovering was
executed by tracking down the many, often repressed sources and relate them
to the recent conquests of research.
Since the publication of the first book of the five volume-series many
inquiries have been received as to the creation of the books and the
procedures used by the writer. The present article will inform about
relevant features of a sequence of events lasting several years, with
special detours and important milestones - a personal introduction to the
writer's reasons for being occupied with the subject, and about the
objective of the unusual project.
The Eternal Question
The fact that the cosmos, the huge space with stars and planets and the sun,
our eternal vigorous source, is of so decisive importance for each of us as
individuals, irrespective of our different ways of living, remains all valid
also if we live in places where the sky can rarely be seen, and even whether
we are conscious at all of the existence of these conditions. These
celestial circumstances have become so much a matter of course to us that they are often
receding into the background now in favour of more immediate things that
usually are occupying our attention.
Much from all this I
realized at a rather early stage, but the space with its oceans of stars
remained more often in my consciousness than the daily events of the
neighbourhood. I started to
read about how other peoples throughout history have understood these
conditions. There was so much to learn and adapt, and gradually I became
aware that it was indeed necessary that I got a huge library of my own.
After some years my library comprised around 5,000 volumes - mostly
professional topics and editions of the texts to be studied. An invaluable
aid in the many years before the Internet.
Also, I read about our
historical relationship with astronomy and its influence on our religions and the ways of thinking. In other words, the mystery of
existence in a cosmic perspective relating to our ways of beliefs in western
religions - would it be possible to combine these elements at all?
love thy neighbour as thyself" - the biblical Commandment so well known, is
by many people related to the learning of Jesus. But Jesus was quoting
Moses! (from Leviticus 19;18). This very commandment has been considerably
influential through times. So, who was this Moses, who lived almost 1,500
years prior to Jesus? Moses was the
earliest known historical person who initiated a religion. A religion which
became a deep inspiration to the three main religions, i.e. Judaism,
Christianity, and Islam. And simultaneously a religion which for posterity
based itself in its own special book, the Bible, the world's most
wide-spread and read book, the oldest parts of which especially Moses has
written, according to the tradition.
parts of the Bible can be found a number of serene rules of conduct and
ethical claims, but also - according to modern times concepts - robust and
cruel features. How can this be compatible - did the same person write both
parts? And almost
3,500 years after the works of Moses - how could it be meaningful at the
present that some groups are trying to live according to the most severe,
literal "understanding" of these texts? Especially when such disputed ways
of understanding also can be experienced so destructively used in connection
with huge, political and ethnic-religious problems of our era? Since then and along the way - could something have happened to the texts
late after they were created? Many questions like these had been "aroused"
in me, when I, independently, started a number of special studies.
The World's Oldest Star Map
Through my early founded interest on history and astronomy -
many years before
my first book on Moses was published - I got acquainted with the world's
oldest star map. It is a beautifully made, ancient Egyptian survey of the
sky designed in a special form, much different from our way of doing these
things. The map was made by the most gifted person of that time, Senmut (or
Senenmut), minister-in-office of Queen Hatshepsut. After having studied,
independently, several subject lines like history, religion-traditions,
astronomy, old star lore, the myths of Antiquity, etc, I gradually realized,
that this star map dates from the epoch specific of Moses. The map proved to
describe a certain constellation in the sky in 1534 BC. The relation
was supported, furthermore, by indications from the historians of Antiquity
concerning the chronology connecting to Moses. However, by closer
investigating the historical events of Moses, I soon discovered that within
existing research there is a lot of internal confusion about this important
been first introduced to theological hypotheses about Moses - capable of
drawing investigations in a certain direction - I tried from the very
beginning to maintain a broad view all around. But also without an idea
about the extensiveness of the subject, I worked methodically uncovering
everything relevant, i.e. often rare material about Moses and chronology.
This was to last for many years.
It was during these investigations that the star map was dated. In July-August
2000 the result was published as a scientific treatise in the "Centaurus
International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and
Astronomy" (Vol. 42). Prior to this I was fortunate enough to have my discoveries about the historical Moses accepted by C.A. Reitzel Publishers,
Copenhagen, a tradition-ridden publishing house for the universities, and I
was also comfortable with the fact that this was the original publishing
house of Soeren Kierkegaard and H.C. Andersen.
turned into becoming the book-series, "Assassinating Moses"; and here in the
an edition of the star map treatise was included. Also, I had the pleasure
of being a referee/reviewer with the "Isis Journal of the History of
Science", the world's biggest and oldest international science-history
magazine. During these long-lasting studies the
Moses bibliography was established (also reproduced in the books). And
it was encouraging too that for instance the Jewish National and University
Library in Jerusalem had started to buy this (Danish) series of books.
Bound To the Mysterious Traces of Moses
Without realizing it from the beginning I had started a completely new
project only by originally wanting to write a by-line to a picture of the
star map. All of a sudden the text took up one whole page. And very soon
also a complete article. Based on many years of intensive work with the
relevant historical and spiritual subjects, it proved that actually I knew a
lot, which I had not realized at that time. This knowledge and connection
were within me, but at a kind of stage like the toy of a transparent glass
ball with shakeable snowfall. Where was I to start and to end?
decoding of a certain date of the star map proved to be the very first exact
dating of this map. When this also appeared to be a tool in determining the
time of Moses, all the pieces found their right place. The positive
consequence of this was that here - exactly on the right track - the
material itself could easily show the way. Now the text became a complete
And quickly two books.
Soon also three. Extending gradually even to five books - at one point, even
six - so I disciplined myself very much to getting this truly incredible and
lively material into a more limited scale - preferably without loosing
anything. The entire work - so unforeseen - took more than twenty years,
besides years of preliminary studies which were then crystallizing.
One fine day I discovered that in reality I was on a mission. Like in the old
days when the captains were sent out with their ships on dangerous and strange
expeditions with sealed orders to be disclosed at the open sea only, i.e.
after a long time without landfall, and being unable to reach land, for
instance, by escaping using a rowing-boat. No escape possibilities. The way
out is the way through - and was here - to bring back the existence of Moses
into the consciousness of history.
Very many essential circumstances of
Antiquity becoming of importance
even in our culture today stem from Moses and his time. To incorporate
innumerable pieces of the wide-spread material of sources appeared to be an
incredibly hard and lengthy work. Being so immensely fascinated, and despite of
all the external problems and an even tough, hostile opposition, and also deep
personal privations, I discovered to be simply bound to do this, no matter what.
'In the last minute'
During my working with this huge writing the strangest things happened -
several peculiar inconveniences got in the way together with strange but
very positive events. For instance - often "in the last minute" - I had
inestimable assistance from experts in Egyptology, Hebrew, Ancient Greek,
etc. This was often only shortly prior to the passing away of several of
these personalities after long lives of research and experience. - In a
longer fortunate period prior to the big, problematic rebuilding of the
Royal Danish National Library, around the year 1999, I was able
to use its old and immensely abundant reference library, a most paradisiacal
reading room. Furthermore, this room was for a long time in reality
Denmark's greatest open interdisciplinary forum (now expired) where many
prominent researchers met.
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), who later also was director of the National
Public Library in Buenos Aires, could view any book as being a world of forking
paths, and he opens his short story "The Library of Babel" (La biblioteca de
Babel, 1941) with these words: "The universe, otherwise known as the library
...". It covers precisely my own feeling and condition.
It was essential to my
investigations that in Denmark's Royal National Library, I had the access to one
of the world's greatest collections of older Hebrew texts and literature. - Some
of the best hours of my life I spent there, (see some similar impression here:
Librophiliac Compendium of Beautiful Libraries).
For several years at that
special place, Denmark's Royal National Library - and also through the
library's contact with foreign libraries - I borrowed and
copied more than a thousand very important books, many of which had been out of
print for a long time, besides articles and documents, exactly those I
should use. This I was just able to carry out until the introduction of prohibitively burdensome high taxes or
fees - all straining for independent researchers - on foreign book lending
and copies. Later even the library's professional consultants and other
normal assistance from specialist librarians were closed down together with
other specialist library services (thus for instance hampering source
searching concerning old works not registered electronically) - in reality
it would have made it nearly impossible to continue the unusual extent of
research which was being conditioned by the creation of the book-series on
Concerning much of the
collected, unusual knowledge we are greatly indebted to the élite scientists
from the early period of researches, who from older vanishing cultures, often at
the last minute, managed to obtain and preserve a special knowledge about man,
his conduct of life and his history. Therefore, many of the early academic works are
priceless which is the reason for the fact that whole annual volumes of, for
instance, German scientific journals dating back to 1920's were photographically
reprinted - often by American universities as publishers.
I had heard about the
British explorer Alfred Russel Wallace who for several years in the mid-1800's
had researched the Amazon jungle - where it could take many months for him to
capture, for instance, a butterfly important to his line of evidence, while he
suffered from tropical diseases, poisonous insects, hostile Indians, and
troublesome transport through the jungle and on the rivers with his
collections and many scientific records.
In the end everything was
destroyed when in 1852 the homebound ship in the Atlantic burned like a torch
(fire in a cargo of balm oil and resin products). On return, after 10 days in
an open rowing boat, he had to write his texts mainly without notes, samples,
and preparations. He then encouraged so incredibly generously his colleague
Charles Darwin to hasten with Darwin's own somewhat similar theory of
evolution so it could be published.
That makes the impression.
Now being more aware of risk (read 'anxiety') of irreparable loss, many years
of my research and the amount of results and documentation I therefore copied
on even three sets of disks constantly to update for safe keeping different
On the Internet, the
fantastic tool of the new millennium, the Moses-series' own website,
was created by me in 1999. Around the world it was read and it was becoming very
well-known internationally for its contents, and for a longer period it was
placed on Google's first page at the top of 30 million entries for the index
word Moses. Few years later after many millions of websites had been established
it became more difficult to obtain the Moses-series' site to be found
immediately. However, during the early "free" years the site had the good
opportunities of receiving a huge amount of responses - much of this still being
maintained on the web.
On Facebook, the
free-access and popular social networking website currently including
hundreds of millions active users worldwide, some very interested people
have established: "Interest Group for The Ove von Spaeth Papers" - namely,
the Interest Group for The Ove von Spaeth Papers on History and Knowledge: -
Rediscovery, Insight, Renewal. In particular dealing with: - Communication
and debate on Ove von Spaeth's exploration and discoveries concerning his
research on the historical Moses, the Egyptian legacy, ancient sciences and
astronomy, (in English and Danish).
For more than a thousand years until our recent centuries almost everybody
was familiar with the contents of the Bible. Still in 1900's, the older
generations in the western world have the history as a part of their
learning and from their school, they own the accounts of Abraham, Isaac,
Jacob, and Moses. Later, in the emerging mass culture a growing 'illiteracy'
paradoxically developed during history's longest school terms - has barred
new generations from much knowledge about the cultural roots - a knowledge
which even the poorest children in the Middle Age had learned about.
Therefore, just before
the first book of the Moses-series was published, I made many special
changes in the script because I could foresee that many features and
subjects which generally had been obvious agreements soon could become a
problem. For example, it was not efficient simply to refer to the "Book of
Job", many younger readers could easily misread it as if it were a book about
"how to get an employment", but instead I had to clarify it as "the biblical Book
of Job". Similar changes I had to carry out all the way, because many people
no longer neither seem to know the names of biblical persons or that the
Bible consists of a whole collection of individual "books".
The western Christian
culture was strongly contributing in making the modern world's development
possible. But a particular cultural tradition with many rebels just against the
Christian religion was an equally important factor for the development.
Challenges to existing circumstances are, as we know, a necessary dynamic, -
even also in this case, for although my books initially were met also with much
hostility from certain established theologians and Egyptologists, eventually
such opposition later diminished. This was often due to the fact that many new
academics of these study lines simply no longer seem to have sufficient
knowledge on the referred historical topics in the book-series.
In many ways the
situation seemed as if I was working strongly competing with time. When the
first volume of the Moses series appeared in 1999, the major newspapers
still had many book reviewers with their hitherto cultural background and
sphere of interest - just like most of their audience. In public attention
the first books of the Moses-series even get good footing. But shortly
after, in the new millennium, new generations arrived with other of the
modern society's new media habits and different interests. It was like
standing on the boundary between two worlds and being trusted to convey a
very valuable special knowledge in the best way of protection into the new
The Shape Itself Discloses a Message
My dealing with the original prints also concerned included forms of
information in older texts, a method well-known as a normal procedure of the
living tradition from ancient Egypt and later with the Greeks and the
Romans. - As a result of the dissemination of the art of printing, the form
of code could also be found in the typography of the Shakespeare texts. In
these, some names or messages have been created by a systematic use of
"uneven" printing composition types - a method which specially was developed
by Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) who, at his observatories on
his residential island of Ven, also had his own workshop for printing books
- and the principle of the method was later seen also in many first editions of the
However, such were often
deleted in later editions, as it also happened in the case of Tycho Brahe,
probably because non-initiated laymen assumed them to be "printing errors"
which were then "corrected".
By here, my old education
from my teenage years as a typographer (compositor, typesetter) became a new
advantage. Gutenberg's invention of mass-producing texts by composing their
printing blocks of loose letter types, remained in 540 years and suddenly,
from around 1980, this method of operation almost everywhere became
antiquated and was now carried out by computer technique. Today, many people
would hardly understand that it was not unusual in the past that different
styles of printing types could be mixed by accident, so even when the
spelling was correct there could be a visual mix of different styles of
alphabets. Therefore, no reader would note immediately, or at all, if
someone deliberately had arranged a mixture in order to form a codified
The Danish astronomer,
researcher, and historian of science, J.L.E. Dreyer (1852-1926), published in
1890 in English a book about his fellow countryman and colleague, Tycho Brahe -
now a standard biography and even reprinted still. Dreyer was from 1874 to 1916
the leader of several major observatories in Ireland. Later in Denmark, he
published Tycho Brahe's magnum opus, the Collected Works, "Opera Omnia",
a total of 15 volumes. Contributing to this, quantities of rare material of -
and about - Tycho Brahe was gathered by Dreyer who often had to acquire copies
of the original papers from many of Europe's main libraries, in particular the
Habsburg collections in Austria's National Library in Vienna, and in addition
collected through purchase at international auctions. These works in Latin he
had corrected for all original scribal errors and had annotated the texts.
In Copenhagen, at this
incomparable Royal Danish National Library, I have sat for weeks and examined a
particular heritage, namely Dreyer's boxes containing these things, including
the many leaflets and pamphlets from the 16-17 centuries, in all languages from
all over Europe. I was impressed by all these old prints and lampoons showing
admiration and tribute to the pioneer scientist Tycho Brahe regarding his
proposed prediction in his book "De Nova Stella" from 1573 - of what later was
described as the Thirty Years' War in 1618 -1648, and of a Nordic (Swedish)
king's conquests of the identified vast areas in Central Europe.
In my research project on
the historical Moses it was important that in this unique library's
department of The Judaica Collection, I was able directly to access the
texts of many Rabbinical Writings instead of reading them as extracts or
summaries. Concerning the Bible's texts connected to Moses, I was grateful
for receiving assistance from several Hebrew experts when one person's
opinion alone was hardly sufficient in cases of difficult translation
Facing the Wide-Spread Wrong Dating
How do we know that Moses is not a myth figure, and if the Exodus, when
Moses and the Israelites left Egypt, did at all take place? Continuously -
and from the very beginning of the work - such questions are being asked
about the main subjects. Often this wondering proves to be influenced by the
spread of several theological (and other) schools' doubts as to the
existence of Moses as a historical person.
theological hypotheses concerned seem to stem from for instance the fact,
that the research on Moses has often been done on the basis of a wrong
dating placing him approx. 250 years too late in history - at around 1200 BC
instead of at 1500-1400 BC. Consequently no traces have been found either of
Moses or of the Israelite Exodus. On this inadequate basis it is often
claimed today that the biblical Moses narrative is a nationalistic-romantic
myth created by inventive priests approx. 2300 years ago in order to provide
the Jews with a glorious pre-history.
especially Egyptian and Jewish sources relating to Moses provide a
considerable number of evident, historical traces. To a wide extent these
have been ignored, often due to a rigid insistence on the much too late
dating - and on the myth hypothesis, as mentioned, which reduce this the
most important personality behind the origin of biblical culture and of the
Jewish self-understanding to be only a fictional figure. This is not
acceptable, because the allegation of Moses being a myth proves to be an
impossible historical construction, likewise it already would be a complete
absurdity for Jews of the past.
It is an
object of continued wondering why traditional, academic research does not to
a wider degree use the latest 120 years' (forward to the new millennium) of
numerous, although wide-spread, archaeological and textual references concerning
events of the times of Moses.
Already when the first
volume of my Moses-series was published, some indignant university people
started to use less polite measures. One lecturer became angry in particular
because I quoted his attacks correctly and word-for-word. In the media some
of his colleagues said: that they (quote:) "intend
to fight these books for
many years". Many readers saw this as a compliment - i.e. that the books
appeared with a certain class by "being able to have shaken the academic
officials". But some from these groups found it to be desirable to
categorize the discoveries like in books of adventurers and dreamers, which
made other academics outside the research lines in question, and even
without having read the books, to use the same designations. Yet our
knowledge of the past is much more abundant and also more accessible than
usually assumed. Ironically enough, so many data about what we call myths
can be found at libraries and museums around the world collecting dust,
almost without being known or studied.
amount of the exactly in reality existing and relevant, historical sources
about Moses is included in the books. Most of them for the first time
related to modern archaeology and astronomical dating. The extremely
huge material about Moses makes it pointless to claim that he should
be a mythical figure - on the contrary, historical and biblical information
about Moses as an exact figure is categorized thoroughly and substantially.
Exciting Findings Re-Considered
An unrealized problem is the fact that
biblical text research started before
archaeology was scientifically established. Along the way from the many
seminal text discoveries, and soon more firm conclusions from mid-1800 and
up till present (around year 2000) research, hypotheses appeared about the
possible and non-possible relations of these findings - in attempts to
understand the history behind the Bible. Thus,
hypotheses were constructed especially about "Moses as a myth". And
later in many
cases, they had got established a huge, surrounding literary devise.
Consequently, later generations are being confronted with a still
up-generated system of comments' comments. In this way new students are
often uncritically given the impression that the hypotheses are mostly to be
considered the authoritative truth.
the actual analysis work, which is the foundation of the Moses book-series,
it was necessary for me in many cases to go all the way back to sources of
previous generations of researchers. I did so in order to get the best
possible direct knowledge (even also from excavation reports, for instance)
about the findings as well as the way the results of research had been
obtained. So instead of only taking for granted the later further extension,
it was often decisive to have the very starting point analysed in relation
to later findings and discoveries. The synthesis
of material of the books - not seen previously to this extent in the Moses
research - implied that this inter-disciplinary work would hardly have been
produced without the help of many competent and interested researchers. Also
other capable helpers deserve my sincere thanks.
Novels or Facts?
During times several researchers have had inquiries about delivering
novel writing, - from their readers who would like to have a look into the
exciting information, however, preferably via fiction as being the well functioning
way of communicating. To some people source references are a pleasant
confirmation of quality of information or an interesting extra information
along the way - others, however, understandably, see this as too many
traffic lights, hampering the reading velocity a little too often. Many
scientists have used the novel version, when they wanted to launch or try
out new ideas - all of which, for general reading, is a handy but also more
A project of this kind
concerning a new understanding of the special background of Moses has not
previously been carried out - and if the discoveries
presented had been described in such a way that they would be less
accessible for control they might incidently risk being perceived as less usable
in practice as well as for serious assessment. Therefore - no novel, but some given subjects
engaging by virtues of their own and of
most important relevance. By themselves these will even offer further perspectives - also
concerning new ways of thinking which, in the not so long term, will be necessary
within the actual religions.
In these books about the rediscovered background of Moses, the very history
concept is in practise being extended to the effect that also a number of
magical and spiritual conditions are mentioned equally with other historical
events. The history of Moses and Egypt can not possibly be understood if
these elements - when really belonging to history - are without being shown
attention. Also on this
background, the books therefore bring to light for instance the mystery
plays of ancient Egypt, 'masonic'like rituals, magic, ritual healing,
astrology, religious royal power. And for instance also inscriptions about
the magic used by ancient kings and generals. In addition, oracles, divine
conception, star knowledge mythology, and cosmology. Sublime impressions
from a culture comprising penetrating spirit - thus having here found its
expression in spiritual architecture and art, surpassing most of what is
known from any known civilization. When we meet it now, several thousand
years later, it still affects us.
In the books,
among some of the information - also with new angles to mysteries and
ancient initiations cultures - several readers have recognized masonic and
similar groups' early-history circumstances. This is where these books have
tried to pass on some fundamental, often forgotten features still bearing
exact resemblance with historical events known from the world of Antiquity.
Not least the Egyptian inspiration is supplementing and putting into
perspective the subject and our understanding. And in this context the
books are focusing on these spiritually founded conditions in the Egyptian
past and from there bringing to light several, also general traces behind
present culture and history.
expressed his understanding of the books like this, "Moses was born to
become a pharaoh in what was at that time the mighty Egypt, and was
initiated in the ancient, esoteric wisdom - and concerning intelligence he
was by far surpassing his contemporaries. Obviously, he was a highly
advanced soul meant to lead human beings one step further into evolution".
Internet it is now possible to read more about some of the many discoveries
and about their inspiring reception via the presentation in the books. And
also about the critic necessary to all new research - together with an
occasional, peculiar resistance - to put it mildly. Essential to a colourful
beginning. See, for instance, information about the books on their own
The Repressed Information
The Bible, as
well as the ancient Rabbinical Writings, and many of the ancient, learned
writers mention that Moses was known as the Son of Pharaoh's Daughter. My
book-series about the historical Moses was given the unusual title
"Assassinating Moses" on the background that three times in history it was
attempted to destroy Moses: - First, by the
Egyptians, rejecting him as their heir to the throne and already in his time
removed his names and other memories about him, in order to making him
non-existent. - Later, by the priestly editors of the Bible, such as Ezra in
approx. 350 BC who reduced the Egyptian background and status of Moses. -
And finally, many present theological schools reject the existence of Moses
and designate him as an imaginary, mythic figure. Consequently, in some
groups the books are considered strongly controversial, even heretic.
By means of reconsidering the identity and background of Moses, his fate and
mystery, the books are bringing to light the replaced and repressed
existence of this personality of early history, who to us represents the
great man straddling the dividing line between history and prehistory and
who even created this line himself. By this context the first volume of the
series - commencing publication in 1999 - was named "The Suppressed Record"
(C.A. Reitzel Publisher and Bookseller, Ltd., Copenhagen). Each of the five
books of the series is an independent volume and can be read individually.
All of these books of my Moses-series represent a new-orientation also with
perspectives for research so far done in these fields - now being on its way
into transformation. And in our religious learning and comprehension for the
present, a cosmological insight will have to be included again. Together with
his advanced initiation and education in Egypt many indications show that Moses
carrying with him religious 'secrets' at the Israelite's Exodus from Egypt.
Apparently, now is the time for many of the exciting questions in this relation
to be solved and several enigmas will face their solution.
Ove von Spaeth, Writer, Historian, Independent Researcher
Copyright 2002 -
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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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