Ove von Spaeth,
Danish writer, historian and researcher, investigates the significant lines and
currents of evidence from multiple sources and disciplines regarding the ancient
mystery of historical Moses. By doing so, he opens up new dimensions in interdisciplinary
studies and weaves a rich tapestry of materials drawn with careful scrutiny
and accuracy from ancient history, archaeology, astronomy, Egyptology, religious
and biblical studies, psychology, anthropology, linguistics, and even modern
The author's aim and
purpose has been to bring the historical Moses back to life by extending and
expanding the range of available knowledge about him in and beyond the strictly
biblical contexts and to reveal the historical facts behind the myths and
legends that have surrounded and shrouded him over millennia.
consequence of Ove von Spaeth's research findings on Moses is the recovery of
his place in history by means of a richly
reconstruction of this ancient personality's Egyptian heritage and proximity
to the royal throne of Egypt. The fate and mystery of Moses of Egypt is
researched by the author through cross-cultural explorations delving deep into
the ancient Rabbinical Writings, studies in Egyptology, history of religions,
biblical analysis, archaeology and astronomy. This last field of research
reveals previously unnoticed or even unknown traces. This includes a hitherto
unknown dating hidden in the world's oldest star-map found in Egypt in 1927.
The strength of the
author's approach, developed over several decades and
lies in his ability to combine and to synthesize findings of different
disciplines and their abundance of materials into a comprehensive design.
Together, these shed new light on mystery religions of the past and mythology
while revealing historical facts contained in these even controversial areas of
research. Such a holistic model and approach of study also opens up a special
line of scientific inquiry: the cosmology of historical religions.
A brief review of Ove von Spaeth's principal works: The
well-documented discovery series of his exploration of Moses' Egyptian
background was, although radical in its findings, received by readers,
scholars, and media with great interest and enthusiasm - as well as with
some protests and attacks, especially regarding the controversial first
volume of his book-series on the new concept of the historical Moses.
However, many experts disagreed with such critic, and the books were
recommended by intermediation professionals in the Foreign Ministry of
Denmark for giving a historical background to envoys in Egypt.
This is the first time
that a work on the scale of five volumes has
ever been published on Moses. A reflection of the wave of
international interest generated by the five volumes on Moses is the fact
that the University and National Library of Jerusalem, including several
others, began immediately purchasing the series at the first release. In
2005, volume 5 in the series was published thus drawing this long-term
project to a close. It is to be currently succeeded by a full-scale
translation from Danish into English
Ove von Spaeth's treatise
about the exact
dating of the world's oldest star map is a pioneering scientific work that
was published by the "Centaurus International Magazine of the History of
Mathematics, Science, and Technology" (Vol. 42, 3) in July 2000. A special
version, for non-scientific readers was added in "The
Enigmatic Son of Pharaoh's Daughter", Vol. 2 of his book-series on Moses.
Due to a soon widespread interest the paper is to be found in scientific
libraries all over the world and continuously debated in international forums.
Concerning Ove von Spaeth's momentous, new-orientating treatise on "Dating
the Oldest Egyptian Star Map", which was published in "Centaurus
International Magazine on The History of Mathematics, Science, and
Technology" (2000, Vol. 42:3, pp. 159-179): - a scientific pioneering work which
has gained sustained admiration and respect internationally for its
non-traditional observations and for finding solutions to difficult problems
of key importance to ancient Egyptian astronomy and the chronological
perspectives. In addition, the actual findings have furthered research on
rendering more accurate the dating of Moses' historical period …"
- Hans Baron
Anckarstjerna, historian, editor-in-chief, - Swedano Journal
New Points of View:
In time the importance of keeping track and maintaining the developments in
perspectives generated by Ove von Spaeth's various publications, it became
obvious also to present them on the Internet. Therefore, the events following
the appearance of the book-series and the often unorthodox reactions are all
presented on these books' own homepage www.moses-egypt.net.
The interest of readers
since 1999 turned the www.moses-egypt.net into a 'cult' status. Later the site was
expanded together with a comprehensive updating of literature and holds more
than 160 web pages. Most of these are bilingual. These archives on the Internet
contain reviews, debates, critical comments, recommendations, reservations, and
queries. As well, there is a history of research conducted over decades and now
unlocked for posterity. It concerns the work on historical Moses and the quest
for his traces and new discoveries regarding his life and work. (Cf. some of the
Some details in brief:
In addition to writing books, Ove von Spaeth has done considerable
science-cultural journalistic work. From studios in Denmark as well as
through times of living abroad and conducting discovery tours around
the world. He presents articles and features on a range of subjects from
astronomy, cultural and religious history, myth research and anthropology.
The author has worked out
a determinative astronomical dating for a
treatise (by Peter Zeeberg, Professor in Latin Language, University of Copenhagen)
- published in the series of 'Renaissance Studies' from 'Museum Tusculanum'.
Occasionally, Ove von Spaeth has been reviewer for the (now former)
Scandinavian magazine 'Astronomisk Tidsskrift', and also consultant for the
Steno Museum, the Danish Museum for
History of the Exact Sciences, at the University of Aarhus,
Denmark. Furthermore, he has contributed as a referee-/reviewer with the
"Isis Journal of the History of Science", the world's oldest and leading
international magazine of science history.
In the 1970’s, Ove von Spaeth extended his studies in ancient history,
religions, and astronomy. Before the 1980’s, Ove von Spaeth was also researching
in cyclical phenomena, synchronicity, and 'pattern recognition' - at a time when
this was a new and developing line of research. This was supported by his
connections with some of the pioneering scientists and scholars in the fields of
astronomy and nuclear physics. It established tracks in the author's articles
and publications on the history of science, history of religion and ideas, and
A survey on his works will include:
The Book-series on researching the historical Moses:
• The Suppressed Record: Mose'
Unknown Egyptian Background. "Assassinating
Moses', Vol.1, Copenhagen 1999, & 2004.
• The Enigma of the Son of Pharaoh's Daughter: Moses' Identity and Mystery
'Assassinating Moses', Vol.2, Copenhagen 2000.
• The Vanished Successor: Rediscovering the Hidden War Leading to Exodus.
Moses', Vol.3, Copenhagen 2001.
• The Secret Religion: Moses and the Egyptian Heritage in Past and
Moses', Vol.4, Copenhagen 2004.
• Prophet and Unknown Genius: Illuminating Moses the Advanced Pioneer. 'Assassinating
Moses', Vol.5, Copenhagen 2005.
Treaties and other Papers
• 'Dating the Oldest Egyptian Star Map', (Aarhus University and)
Munksgaard Publ. (1999-)2000.
• Critical notes with Introduction and Dictionary to Gunnar Raman's
scholarly Danish edition of
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras including the Classical Commentaries,
Strubes Publishers, Copenhagen
• 'Clues from Astronomy for Dates in Tycho Brahe's "Urania Titania": A
Poem to Sophie Brahe', a
critical edition with translation by Peter Zeeberg, Museum
Tusculanum Publ., Copenhagen 1994.
• Images of Cities, (Billeder af Byer), Strubes Publishers, Copenhagen
1966, reprint 1969.
• Psychedelic '67, (Psychedeliske ’67), Strubes Publishers, Copenhagen
1967, extended ed. 1969.
• Internet based: published more than 25 e-books on different subjects,
2009-2011, 2012, etc.
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
Special information is
presented by clicking on the individual cover illustrations:
(ed.note: reading the orientation is highly
recommended. The books are being translated into English)
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