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¤ 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 other.  
          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 Jung's memoirs. 
          Is there any new hope for an English version of your books?? I am very interested in at least the first two volumes. 

Ray Kaliss, -  - (5.May 2005), 18 March 2005  -  recommendation: 
An exceptional resource of committed studies 

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:

Rune Engelbreth Larsen, M.A. in Religion and History of Ideas, writer, editor, -  -  (18.Mar.2005)

¤ Ulla Runchel portal, 27 September 2004  -  info:
Rejoicing in Enthusiasm

          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.

          Information concerning 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: star-map/senmut-survey_en.asp

Ulla Runchel, futurologist, researcher, writer - - & -  -  (27.Sep.2004)

(Editor's note: Ulla Runchel is the author of "The Crystal Universe", 2003, - Universal Growth Publishing, Phoenix, Arizona)

¤  -  July 2011  -  New research:
The lost treasure

From story-event series "The Treasure" by Erling Haagensen -

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 historical sources.
          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 Hatshepsut.
          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 his reasoning!
          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, - Author, Journalis, Film director, Member of Danish Film Directors, -  - ( July,2011).

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, 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, Moreton-in-Marsh, England   - (14.Jun.2005)

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 now.
          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 holy river.
          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.
          In any 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) -  -  (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  -  comments:
Replete with extremely interesting knowledge and discovery 

Indeed, I got hold of the Volume 5 which I read in with joy and with increasing excitement.
          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 similar thoroughness.
          Your book is incredible replete with extremely interesting knowledge and discovery, quite frankly -  you 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,  -  -  (29.Mar.2005)

¤ Letter, 20 April 2003  -  Readers' Comments:
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 historical dimension.
          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, , 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" ...

Jacob Ludvigsen, journalist, writer, editor, - Svanekevej 42, Brændesmark, DK-3740 Svaneke  -  (April 20, 2003)

(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: Assassinating Moses, 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, Prophet and Unknown Genius, it is revealed how Moses could be responsible for a series of outstanding deeds.
          C.A. Reitzel Publisher, Ltd.,  -  new e-mail

The Royal Danish National Library, Diamant Profile Magazine, p. 10 - (October 2005)  - & -

¤ Letter, 3rd Februrary 2006  -  commenting question:
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, - - (3.Feb.2006)
Frank Colon, percussionist, New York, NY USA, -  - & -
"Hope is for those who wish...Belief is for those who plan." FC

¤ 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 Testament.
          Thank you, Ove von Spaeth.

Rebecca Willmond, -  -  (21.Jul.2006)

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 in Christ.
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 away.
17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
*[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 principle):--law.

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.

Sidetop, 10 May 2003  -  introduction:
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 Europe.

          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 Christian faith.

Thorstein Mikael Frank, -  -  (10.May.2003)

¤ Moses, moses directory, moses sites, moses search engine, 3 April 2004  -  search info:
This Moses site is no. 27 - of 1,610,088 results 

 - 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 most visited websites in the world by - You can find MOSES right now at ...relevant search results for moses from 14 Search engines with just 1 click:
         "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, ..., - - (3.Apr.2004), 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 researcher".
          However, in 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 calculations. ..."

Thora Mollerup & Erik Ansvang, (Egypt Culture Travelling), - chapter on independent research, -  -  (April 2004)

Reader's mail, 16 March 2004  -  comments: 
'Independent' researcher - is simply the thorn in the flesh

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.

Hans Baron, Friherre Anckarstjerna, journalist, editor-in-chief, SweDano Press, -  - & -  -  (16.mar.2004)

¤ From: - To: - Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 12:30 PM
Dear Moses

Dear Moses,

It is the most brilliant site I have seen,


e.bogan, - - (16.Jun.2006)


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¤ 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.

Jon Horton, writer -  -  (17.Nov.2002)


::  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".
           Akhenaton did 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.
            Finally, it 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 Comments:
Appetizing Reading Served So That Everything Goes Down Voluntarily

          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 these features:
          - 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,  -  (11.Jul.2004)


::   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 time-informative material.
          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.:
A genius of the highest order

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 pertinent 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.

Dianna Padgett, -  -  (23.Oct.2002)


::   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 alphabet.
::  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 name 'create'.
          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 H'Adam 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 to see the translation.
::  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 normally supposed.
::  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 far.
::  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 reality".

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 "affinity,-exchange,-reality"-principle, etc.).
          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 out.
          A couple of years ago I happened to read the following article, which might shed some light on this mystery:
          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.

Annie Lone Vedelsby,  -  (18.Aug.2004)


::   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 complicated processes.
           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 interest.

Ove von Spaeth, - www.  -  (21.Aug.2004)

¤ Debate, Internet newspaper, 8 May 2006  -  opinion:
The very fine review - of current interest

On commenting Jens Joergensen's review of Ove von Spaeth's book, "Prophet an Unknown Genius" - in the Internet newspaper of 3rd May 2006:

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 well written.
          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.

Hans Baron Anckarstjerna, Historian, Journalist - sent to the Netavisen cf:  - 16:42  (8.May,2006)

(NOTE, See other comments, below)

¤ Debate, Internet newspaper, 10 May 2006  -  comments to Mr. Anckarstjerna:
Freud and Moses

Regarding Hans Baron Anckarstjerna's comments, 8th May, 2006 (to Jens Joergensen's review of 3rd May, 2006, on Ove von Spaeth's book, "Prophet and Unknown Genius") - in the Internet newspaper

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 the 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. ..."

Ove von Spaeth, Researcher and Writer ( - sent to the Internet-newspaper Netavisen, cf  -  14:28  (10.May,2006)

Link for more reading:  OvS's article on Freud and Moses

The hieroglyphical spelled names of Imhotep and pharaoh Netjerikhet (Djoser)
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¤ Swedano Journal, September 2002 (No 1, 1st edition, pp.53-66)  -  featuring article:
Tracing the Moses Heritage From Egypt


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?

          "Thou shalt 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.

          In several 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 figure.

          Without having 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.
          The huge material turned into becoming the book-series, "Assassinating Moses"; and here in the second volume 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 enormous 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?

          The fortunate 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 book.

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.
          Argentinian author 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 Moses.

          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 locations.

          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 era.

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 Shakespeare-texts.

          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 message.

          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 problems.

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.

          The 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.

          However, 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.

          A considerable 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.

          Therefore, in 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 responsibility-free communication.

          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.

          The pioneering research and the special historical material in my texts altogether with the untraditional results seem to have waked a considerable attention internationally among other authors and scientists. (cf.:

The Spiritual Dimension

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.

          A reviewer 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".
          On the 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 homepage,

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 historical 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
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A special treasure of knowledge and wisdom of Greece, Rome, and the Renaissance had originated in Ancient Egypt - and was here known to connect also with the historical Moses' dramatic fate and mystery.
          Ove von Spaeth has written an intriguing, new-orientating work presenting this still influential background of our civilization. His interdisciplinary research on history, archaeology, and anthropology goes deeply into Egyptian tradition, history of religion, initiation cults, star-knowledge, and mythology - relating to biblical studies, the Rabbinical Writings, and the authors of Antiquity. Each volume offers unique insights not presented before.
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