By the 1880s, the governing establishments of Christendom were
dreading the very word ’archaeologist’. And so, archaeological digs
were brought under strict control, and their funding and
undertakings had to be approved by newly designated authorities.
One of these, the Egypt Exploration Fund, was established in Britain
in 1891, and on the very first page of its Memorandum and Articles
of Association it is stated that the Fund’s objective is to promote
purpose of elucidating or illustrating the Old
In short, this meant that if something was found which could be used
to support the scriptural teaching, then we (the public) would be
informed. Anything which did not support the Church interpretation
of the Bible was not destined to see the light in the public domain.
Now we are going to take a look at one of the monumental finds from
that era - a discovery about which very little is known to people at
large. In fact, it is probably the most important biblical discovery
ever made and it has stunning implications far beyond the discovery
itself, for this is the ultimate story of the Phoenix and
Within the Book of Exodus, a significant biblical mountain is named.
It sits in the extensive range of the Sinai Peninsula - the upturned
triangular land-mass which lies above the Red Sea between the Gulf
of Suez and the Gulf of Aqabah. In the Old Testament, the mountain
is firstly called ’Mount Horeb’, then it is called ’Mount Sinai’,
and is subsequently called ’Horeb’ again as the story progresses.
The story, of course, is that of Moses and the Israelite exodus from
Egypt. This was the mountain upon which, according to Exodus,
saw the burning bush; the mountain where he talked with Jehovah; and
the place where he received the Ten Commandments and the Tables of
Something that we should recognize at this stage is that at the time
of Moses (roughly 1350 BC) there was no mountain called
Sinai’. There was no mountain by that name even in the days of
Jesus, nor even for another 300 years.
It should also be said that the Old Testament which is familiar to
us today is a translation from a Hebrew text compiled only 1,000
years ago, and it is therefore a few centuries younger even than the
canonical New Testament.
The mountain now generally known as Mount Sinai sits in the
south of the peninsula, quite near to the bottom point of the
upturned triangle. It was given its name in the 4th century AD by
a mission of Greek Christian monks, 1,700 years after the time
of Moses. It is now sometimes called ’Gebel Musa’ (or
’Mount of Moses’), and a small
Christian retreat, St Catherine’s Monastery, still exists there.
But, was this the Sinai mountain which the Bible calls ’Mount Horeb’?
Well, it transpires that it was not.
The Book of Exodus goes into some detail to explain the route taken
by Moses and the Israelites from the Nile Delta land of Goshen, down
across Sinai, across the wilderness regions of Shur and Paran, to
the land of Midian (which is to the north of present-day Jordan).
From this route it becomes very easy to identify the location of
Mount Horeb. It sits a good deal north of Gebel Musa.
The word horeb simply means ’desert’, and the great desert mountain
which soars to over 2,600 feet within a high stone plateau above the
Plain of Paran is today called ’Serâbît’ - or, to be more precise,
Serâbît el-Khâdim (the Prominence of the Khâdim).
In the late 1890s, the British Egyptologist
Sir William Flinders
Petrie, a Professor at the University College, London, applied to
the Egypt Exploration Fund to take an expedition into Sinai. By
January l904, he and his team were in Sinai, and in March of that
year they took their expedition to the heights of Mount Serâbît.
In the following year, Petrie published the detailed results of his
findings, but added to his report the fact that this information
would not be made available officially to the Egypt Exploration Fund
subscribers; they would receive only maps and a general outline.
Furthermore, Petrie explained that even though he had taken
previously funded teams into Egypt, from the time of that Sinai
expedition his sponsorship by the Fund had been terminated.
he perhaps broken the binding rule of the Articles by divulging
something which was contrary to Bible teaching? He certainly had.
In fact, Petrie had discovered the great secret of the sacred
mountain of Moses - a secret which not only made sense of the Exodus
portrayals, but which (in so doing) blew the lid totally from their
common scriptural interpretation.
What the Bible does not make clear is that Sinai was not a foreign
land to the Egyptians. It was actually regarded as a part of Egypt
and came under Pharaonic control. So Moses and the Israelites had
not left Egypt once they were east of the Nile Delta; they were
still in Egypt, having the whole Sinai Peninsula to cross before
they entered the Palestinian land of Canaan.
During the time of Moses, Sinai came under the control of two
Egyptian officials: the Royal Chancellor and the Royal Messenger.
This was the era of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty - the dynasty of the Tuthmosis and
Amenhotep Pharaohs, along with Akhenaten and
Tutankhamun. The Royal Messenger of those times was Neby, an
official who was also the mayor and troop commander of Zaru in the
Nile Delta region of Goshen, where the Israelites had lived before
The position of Royal Chancellor was hereditary in the Hyksos family
of Pa-Nehas, and Panahesy of this family was the official Governor
of Sinai. We know him better from the Bible as Phinehas. He became
one of the first priests of the new Mosaic structure, but previously
he had been the Chief Priest at Pharaoh Akhenaten’s temple at
Before we get back to Sir William Flinders Petrie, and to understand
the root significance of his discovery, it is worth making a
necessary distinction between the Israelites and the Hebrews of the
Mosaic era. At that time they were not one and the same, as Bible
teaching seems to indicate. The Hebrews were the family and
descendants of Abraham, and their place of residence was, in the
main, Canaan (or Palestine). The Israelites, on the other hand, were
the family and descendants of one of Abraham’s grandsons, Jacob,
whose name was changed to ’Israel’. It was Jacob’s family alone who
had moved into Egypt, and it was their descendants who eventually
returned with Moses - to be reunited, after countless generations,
with their fellow Hebrews.
The difference between the strains was, of course, that
Israelites had long been subjected to the laws and religions of
Egypt and they knew very little about the customs of their cousins
in Canaan. Through more than 400 years they had been in an
environment with a whole pantheon of gods; and although they had
developed a ’One God’ concept within their own fraternity,
was not the Jehovah of the Canaanite Hebrews.
The Israelites’ god was a faceless entity whom they called, quite
simply, ’the Lord’. In the Israelite language he was called ’Adon’.
This is one of the reasons why the names ’Lord’ and ’Jehovah’ were
always separately identified in early texts, although they were
brought under the wrap of the single God in later times to suit the
emergent Jewish and Christian faiths. To the Egyptians, the name of
this Lord (Adon) was quite similar; they called him ’Aten’. From
this derived the name of Pharaoh Akhenaten, meaning ’Servant of Aten’.
So, when Moses and the Israelites made their exodus into Sinai, they
arrived not as worshippers of Jehovah but of Aten; and it was for
this very reason that they were given a whole new set of laws and
ordinances to bring them into line with the Hebrew culture of their
prospective new homeland.
When Moses and the Israelites left the Nile Delta, their obvious
route to Canaan (where they were eventually headed) would have been
directly across the wilderness of northern Sinai. So, why did they
push southward into the difficult high country to spend some time at
the Horeb mountain of Serâbît? This was a question that had long
puzzled Petrie and his team.
So, what precisely did they find high on the Bible’s holy mountain?
Well, to begin with, they found nothing very much. But on a wide
plateau near the summit there were distinct signs of ancient
habitation, and some pillars and standing-stones could be seen
protruding above the ground-rubble. This rubble had been deposited,
little by little, by wind and landslides over some 3,000 years.
when it was finally moved away, the truth of the Bible story
emerged. Petrie wrote:
There is no other such monument which makes us regret that it is not
in better preservation. The whole of it was buried, and no one had
any knowledge of it until we cleared the site.
What they found was an
enormous temple complex. Set within an
enclosure wall was an outer temple, built over an expanse of 230
feet (approx. 70 meters). This extended outwards from an inner
temple cut within a great cave in the mountainside. From the various
cartouches, carvings and inscriptions it emerged that the temple had
been in use from as far back as the time of Pharaoh Sneferu, who
reigned about 2600 BC and whose immediate successors are reckoned to
have built the pyramids of Gizeh.
The above-ground part of the temple was constructed from sandstone
quarried from the mountain and it comprised a series of adjoined
halls, shrines, courts, cubicles and chambers. Of these, the key
features unearthed were the main Sanctuary, the Shrine of Kings, the
Portico Court, and the Hall of the goddess Hathor (to whom the whole
complex was dedicated).
All around were pillars and stelae denoting the Egyptian Kings
through the ages, and certain Pharaohs such as Tuthmosis III
(founder of the Rosicrucian movement in Egypt) were depicted many
times on standing-stones and wall reliefs.
The adjoining Cave of Hathor was carved into the natural rock, with
flat inner walls that had been carefully smoothed. In the centre
(from about 1820 BC) stood a large upright pillar of Pharaoh Amenemhet III, the son-in-law of
Esau. Also portrayed were his
senior chamberlain and his seal-bearer.
Deep within the cave Petrie found a limestone stela of Pharaoh Ramesses I - a slab upon which
Ramesses (who is traditionally
reckoned by Egyptologists to have been an opposer of the Aten cult)
surprisingly described himself as,
"The ruler of all that
Also found was an Amarna statue-head of
mother, Queen Tiye of Egypt, with her cartouche set in the crown.
In the courts and halls of the outer temple there were numerous
stone-carved rectangular tanks and circular basins, along with a
variety of curiously shaped benchtables with recessed fronts and
split-level surfaces. There were also round tables, trays and
saucers together with alabaster vases and containers, many of which
were shaped like lotus flowers. In addition, the rooms housed a good
collection of glazed plaques, cartouches, scarabs and sacred
ornaments designed with spirals, diagonal squares and basketwork.
There were magical wands of an unidentified hard material, and in
the portico were two conical stones of about six inches and
nine inches, respectively, in height.
The explorers were baffled enough by these finds, but they were
further confounded by the discovery of a metallurgist’s
Ever since, Egyptologists have argued as to why crucibles would have
been necessary in a temple - while at the same time debating a
mysterious substance, called mfkzt, which seemed to be related to
the crucible and the conical stones and which had dozens of mentions
in wall and stelae inscriptions.
Some have suggested that mfkzt might have been copper; many have
preferred the idea of turquoise; and others have supposed it was
perhaps malachite. But these are all unsubstantiated guesses, and
there were no traces of any of these materials at the site.
Sinai is noted for its turquoise mines, but if turquoise mining had
been a primary function of the temple masters over so many centuries
then one would expect to find turquoise stones in abundance within
the tombs of Egypt. But such is not the case. Hardly any have been
Another cause of wonderment has been the innumerable inscribed
references to ’bread’, along with the prominent hieroglyph for
’Light’ found in the Shrine of the Kings.
The discovery which caused the most bewilderment, however, was the
unearthing of something which was identified as the enigmatic mfkzt
to which the ’bread’ symbolism seemed to be related. Laying some
inches deep in a storeroom was a considerable supply of the finest,
pure white, unadulterated powder.
At the time, some suggested that the powder could be a remnant of
copper smelting, but, as was quickly pointed out, smelting does not
produce white powder; it leaves a dense black slag. Moreover, there
was no supply of copper ore within miles of the temple, and the old
smelting works were in any event apparent in the distant valleys.
Others guessed that the powder was ash from the burning of plants to
produce alkali, but there was no trace whatever of any plant
For want of any other explanation, it was determined that the white
powder and the conical stones were probably associated with some
form of sacrificial rite, but again it was pointed out that this was
an Egyptian temple and animal sacrifice was not an Egyptian
practice. Moreover, there were no remnants whatever of bones or any
other foreign matter within the mfkzt, which appeared for all the
world like a hoard of sacred talcum-powder.
Some of the mysterious powder was taken back to Britain for analysis
and examination - but no results were ever published. The rest
(opened to the elements after 3,000 years) was left to become a
victim of the desert winds.
What has become apparent, however, is that this powder was seemingly
identical to the ancient Mesopotamian fire-stone or shem-an-na - the
substance that was made into bread-cakes and used to feed the
Light-bodies of the Babylonian Kings and the
Pharaohs of Egypt.
This, of course, explains the temple inscriptions denoting the
importance of bread and light, and this white powder (the
shem-an-na) was identified with the sacred manna
that Aaron placed in the Ark of the Covenant.
In Egypt, the cakes made from this powder were called ’scheffa food’,
while the Israelites called them ’shewbread’.
The Book of Exodus tells us that the Master Craftsman who made the
original shewbread for Moses in Sinai was Bezaleel, the son of
Ben Hur. But Bezaleel was not a baker; he was a noted
the very man who made the golden accoutrements for the Tabernacle
and the Ark of the Covenant.
This conforms precisely with the function of the priestly Master
Craftsmen in Mesopotamia. They were the great Vulcans and
metallurgists of Tubal-cain, who manufactured the valuable
shem-an-na from pure gold.
As for the crucible, the conical stones and the great array of
tanks, tables and equipment which made the Sinai temple appear more
like a gigantic laboratory than a church, it emerges that this is
precisely what it was.
What Petrie had actually found was the alchemical workshop of
Akhenaten and of the 18 dynasties of Pharaohs before him - a
temple-laboratory where the furnace would have roared and smoked in
the production of the sacred fire-stone of the high-spin shem-an-na.
Quite suddenly, the words of Exodus begin to make sense as we read
them again with a wholly new insight:
And Mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke because
the Lord descended
upon it in fire, and the smoke thereof
ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked
In Exodus we read that
Moses took the golden calf which the
Israelites had made, and then burnt it in the fire and ground it to
a white powder. This is precisely the process of a shem-an-na
furnace, and it is evident that the Egyptian priests of the
goddess Hathor had been working their fire for countless generations
the priests of Aten became involved in the time of Moses.
It was in fact Pharaoh Tuthmosis III who had reorganized the ancient
mystery-schools of Thoth and founded the Royal School of the Master
Craftsmen at Karnak. They were called the ’Great White Brotherhood’
because of their preoccupation with a mysterious white powder.
A branch of this fraternity became especially concerned with
medicines and healing, and they became known as the Egyptian ’Therapeutate’.
In much later times, the Therapeutate extended its activities into
Palestine, especially into the Judah settlement of
Qumran where they
flourished as the Essenes.
But what was so special about the goddess Hathor? Why was she the
chosen deity of the Sinai priests? Hathor was a paramount nursing
goddess, and as the daughter of Ra she was said to have given birth
to the Sun. She was the originally defined ’Queen of the West’ and
’Mistress of the Netherworld’, to where she was said to carry those
who knew the right spells. She was the revered protectress of
womanhood, the ’Lady of the Sycamore’, and the goddess of love,
tombs and song. And it was from the milk of Hathor that the Pharaohs
were said to gain their divinity, becoming gods in their own right.
On one of the rock tablets near to the Mount Serâbît
is a representation of Tuthmosis IV in the presence of Hathor.
Before him are two offering-stands topped with lotus flowers, and
behind him is a man bearing a conical cake of white bread. Another
relief details the mason Ankhib offering two conical bread-cakes of
shem-an-na to the king, and there are similar portrayals elsewhere
in the temple complex. One of the most significant perhaps is a
depiction of Hathor and Amenhotep III. The goddess holds a necklace
in one hand, while offering the emblem of life and dominion to the
Pharaoh with the other. Behind her is the treasurer Sobekhotep, who
holds in readiness a conical cake of white bread.
described as the,
"Overseer of the
Secrets of the House of Gold, who brought the noble and precious
stone to His Majesty"
I mentioned earlier that, upon coming out of Egypt into Sinai en
route to Canaan, the Israelites would have expected to be made
familiar with the laws and ordinances of their new homeland.
However, although this appears to have been partially the case, the
situation was largely reversed on the religious front, with the
Egyptian customs being introduced to the native Hebrews.
It was upon the mountain at Sinai that Jehovah first announced his
presence to Moses. Being an Aten supporter, Moses asked this
lord and master who he was, and the reply was "I am that I am",
which in phonetic Hebrew became ’Jehovah’. However, for the longest
time afterwards, the Israelites were not allowed to utter the name
’Jehovah’ - with the exception of the High Priest who was allowed to
whisper the name in private once a year. The problem was that
prayers were supposed to be said to this new godhead - but how would
he know the prayers were said to him if his name was not mentioned?
The Israelites knew that Jehovah was not the same as Aten (their
traditional Adon or Lord), and so they presumed he must be the
equivalent of the great State-god of Egypt, even if not one and the
same. It was decided, therefore, to add the name of that State-god
to all prayers thereafter, and the name of that god was ’Amen’. To
this day, the name of ’Amen’ is still recited at the end of prayers.
Even the well-known Christian Lord’s Prayer (as given in the Gospel
of Matthew) was transposed from an Egyptian original which began,
"Amen, Amen, who art in heaven..."
As for the famous Ten Commandments (said to have been conveyed to
Moses by God upon the mountain), these too are of Egyptian origin
and they derive directly from Spell Number 125 in the Egyptian
of the Dead. They were not new codes of conduct invented for the
Israelites, but were simply newly stated versions of the ritual
confessions of the Pharaohs. For example, the confession "I have not
killed" was translated to the decree "Thou shalt not kill"; "I have
not stolen" became "Thou shalt not steal"; "I have not told lies"
became "Thou shalt not bear false witness"; and so on.
Not only were the Ten Commandments drawn from Egyptian ritual, but
so too were the Psalms reworked from Egyptian hymns (though they are
attributed to King David). Even the Old Testament Book of Proverbs -
the so-called ’wise words of Solomon’ - was translated almost
verbatim into Hebrew from the writings of an Egyptian sage called
Amenemope. These are now held at the British Museum, and verse after
verse of the Book of Proverbs can be attributed to this Egyptian
original. It has now been discovered that even the writings of Amenemope were extracted from a far older work called The Wisdom of Ptah-hotep, which comes from more than 2,000 years before the time
In addition to the Book of the Dead and the ancient
Wisdom of Ptah-hotep, various other Egyptian texts were used in compiling the
Old Testament. These include the Pyramid Texts and the
from which references to the Egyptian gods were simply transposed to
relate to the Hebrew god Jehovah.
Bloodline of the Holy Grail I made the point that the
style of Christianity, which evolved from the Roman Church in the
4th century AD, was actually a created ’hybrid’ - a
on themes from numerous others, including, of course, Judaism.
Now it transpires that Judaism itself was no less of a hybrid in the
early days, being a composite of Egyptian, Canaanite and
Mesopotamian traditions, with the stories, hymns, prayers and
rituals of the various and sundry gods brought together and related
to a newly contrived ’One God’ concept.
What is particularly interesting is that, historically, this was not
fully contrived in the time of Abraham, nor even in the later time
of Moses. It did not happen until the 6th century BC, when tens of
thousands of Israelites were held captive by King Nebuchadnezzar of
Babylon. Until that time, the Hebrew and Israelite records referred
to any number of gods and goddesses by individual names, and under a
general plural classification of ’the Elohim’.
Through some 500 years from the captivity, the scriptures existed
only as a series of quite separate writings, and it was not until
after the time of Jesus that these were collated into a single
volume. Jesus himself would never have heard of the Old Testament or
the Bible, but the scriptures to which he had access included many
books that were not selected for the compilation that we know today.
Strangely, though, some of these books are still mentioned in the
modern Bible text as being important to the original culture. They
include the Book of the Lord, the Book of the Wars of Jehovah, and
the Book of Jasher. Why were they not included? Quite simply because
their content did not suit the new Jehovah-based religion that was
being created. Jasher, for example, was the Egyptian-born son of
Caleb; the brother-in-law to the first Israelite judge Othneil; and
the appointed royal staff-bearer to Moses. It is generally reckoned
that the Book of Jasher’s position in the Bible should be between
the books of Deuteronomy and Joshua, but it was sidestepped by the
editors because it sheds a very different light on the sequence of
events at Mount Horeb in Sinai.
The familiar Exodus account explains that Jehovah issued
instructions to Moses concerning masters and servants, covetousness,
neighborly behavior, crime, marriage, morality and many other
issues including the all-important rule of the Sabbath, along with
the Ten Commandments.
But, in Jasher (which pre-dates the Exodus writings), these laws and
ordinances are not conveyed to Moses by Jehovah. In fact,
not mentioned at all. The new laws, says the Book of Jasher, were
communicated to Moses and the Israelites by Jethro, High Priest of
Midian and Lord of the Mountain. In effect, Jethro was the overall governor of the Sinai temple.
In Hebrew, the title ’Lord (or Lofty One)
of the Mountain’ was
translated as ’El Shaddai’, and this is particularly significant for
that was precisely the name related to Moses when he asked the Lord
to reveal his identity. The Lord said, "I am that I am. I am he that
Abraham called ’El Shaddai’". "I am that I am" eventually became
transposed to the name ’Jehovah’, but, as related in
Jasher (and as
confirmed in Exodus when correctly read), this Lord was not a
deiform god at all. He was Jethro the El Shaddai, the
and Master Craftsman of the Hathor temple.
Apart from the fact that we are taught about certain aspects of the
Bible text, I think it is fair to say that not too many of us
actually study the books ourselves. As a result of this, our
perceived images are generally those conjured by picture-books and
films. Hollywood, of course, has done us proud with its portrayals
of Moses on the mountain and God blasting the words of the
Commandments onto two great, barely portable, granite slabs. In
Exodus, however, there is no such depiction, and the Commandments
are said to have been written down by Moses himself (at the
dictation of the Lord) after he had broken the first tablets that he
As for the other part of the Sinai package, the Tables of Testimony,
these are stated in the teachings of the Kabbala and the
have been held within a sacred gemstone which Moses placed "in the
palm of his hand". This was the same Divine Stone of Wisdom said to
have been inherited by King Solomon. In the earlier texts of Egypt
it was called the ’Tablet of Hermes’, which embodied the
wisdom of Thoth.
According to the records of the ancient Dragon Court of Egypt
(founded by Queen Sobeknefru in 1785 BC), an early guardian of the
Table was Chem, the High Priest of Mendes. The word chem (or
means ’blackness’, and from this root word derived the word
’alchemy’ - the science of extracting light from the blackness. To
us, Chem is perhaps better known as the biblical Ham, the
grandfather of Nimrod, whose family was cursed by the Hebrews
because his historical tradition was in conflict with the emergent
Readers of Gothic novels and books about sorcery will, of course,
recognize the name Chem of Mendes. He is often
symbolized by a goat,
which was precisely the emblem of Ham in ancient Egypt. The only
difference is that in latter-day Christian lore the goat is meant to
be symbolic of the Devil. What we now discover, however, is that by
following the story of Chem of Mendes we are led directly to the
Sinai temple and to the
white powder of gold.
Mendes was a major city of the Egyptian Delta, and Chem was the
temple’s designated Archon of the 10th Age of Capricorn. It was in
this Capricorn regard that his symbol was a goat, generally depicted
by an inverted pentagram. This five-pointed star has two uppermost
points, which are the horns of the Goat of Mendes. The two
downward-sloping side points represent the ears, and the single
base-point is the chin and beard.
When a pentagram is seen in this inverted position, it is regarded
as a male emblem, but the pentagram star is, of course, a female
device (a Venus symbol) and is usually shown with the single point
In the pentagram’s male position, Chem is personally identified by
an emerald jewel set centrally at the meeting of the horns. When
turned about, the pentagram achieves its female status with the
uppermost single point becoming the head of the goddess. The side
points are now arms, while the twin points (once the horns) are now
at the base, being the legs of the goddess, with the emerald jewel
of Venus established in the vulval position.
Sometimes the inverted pentagram of Chem is shown with flames rising
from the sacred jewel between the horns. These flames are
traditionally referred to as ’Astral Light’. But when reversed into
the Venus position, the uterine flames are identified as ’Star
Fire’, the lunar essence of the goddess.
From the earliest times, whether representing Astral Light or
Fire, the pentagram was indicative of enlightenment. It was
associated with the pre-Jewish Sabbath - a ritualistic period of
reflection and experience outside of general toil. For this reason,
Chem of Mendes was called the ’Sabbatical Goat’ - from which derived
today’s use of the word ’sabbatical’ in academic circles.
In view of this age-old tradition, it is hardly surprising that the
pentagram and Sabbatical Goat became associated with heterodox
the Cathars of Languedoc) from medieval times. In
contrast, the orthodox Christian Church endeavored to overawe the
old wisdom of the mystery schools by creating a hybrid religion
based upon salvation from the unknown - a salvation that was only
attained through people’s subjugation to the authority of the
bishops. As an outcome, the spiritually based doctrines of the
Gnostic movement (which sought to ’discover’ the unknown) were
declared blasphemous by the Inquisition, while the pentagram and the
goat were denounced as symbols of black magic and
From those times (even to the present day in some circles), personal
attainment and learning which does not conform to the bishops’
opinions has been considered heretical. And individually acquired
wisdom became so feared that the Goat of Mendes has been decried as
the epitome of the Devil himself. This is manifest in a wealth of
trashy propagandist novels (by Dennis Wheatley and others) wherein
crucifixes and holy water abound as the weapons used against the
so-called emissary of Satan.
Ham (or Chem) is given in the Old Testament as a son of
Noah, but in
the oldest records he is correctly identified (along with Japhet) as
being a son of the great Vulcan and goldsmith Tubal-cain who is
better known to historians as King Meskalam-dug, the Hero of the
In the early lore of Palestine, Chem was synonymous with a certain
Azazel of Capricorn who (according to the
of Enoch) made known to men "all the metals, and
the art of working them, and the use of antimony". Antimony is the black element otherwise known as ’stibium’. This is an essential ingredient of the preparatory
alchemical process when producing the Philosophers’ Stone. In the
ancient Arab world, antimony was called kohl, from which derives the
word ’coal’, meaning ’that which is black’. The related word
’alcohol’ stems from the Arabic al-kohul - the highly refined
’philosophical mercury’ prepared from spirits of wine rectified over
Azazel of Capricorn actually appears in the Bible, but not in the
authorized English-language translation. In the Vulgate Book of
Leviticus there is an early reference to the custom of Atonement,
and it states that Aaron shall cast lots upon two goats, "one for
the Lord, and the other for Azazel". That which fell to the lot of
the Lord was to be sacrificed as a ’sin offering’, and the other was
to be sent into the wilderness as an ’atonement’.
The more familiar English translation is somewhat confusing, for the
name ’Azazel’ has been supplanted by the word ’scapegoat’. The
reason for the substitution was simply that the original sequence
made it quite clear that Hebrew offerings were made both to Jehovah
and to Chem-Azazel, while the Book of Enoch (which was excluded from
the Old Testament) drew readers’ attention to the direct link
between Azazel and hermetic alchemy.
In the tradition of the Rosicrucian mystery schools, the writings of
Chem (the Tabula Smaragdina Hermetis) were recorded as "The most
ancient monument of the Chaldeans concerning the Philosophers’
Stone". Being associated with the wisdom of Thoth (or
were defined as hermetic teachings, and they were directly linked to
the fire alchemy of pyramid construction.
The very name ’Hermes’ derives from the word herma, which means
pile of stones’, and the
Great Pyramid was called the
’Sanctuary of Thoth’. The word pyr, from which
derive ’pyro-’, ’pyre’ and
’pyramid’, actually means ’fire’ - and the pyramids were so called
because they were ’fire-begotten’.
This leads us to one of the great unanswered questions: How did they
build the pyramids? Were the thousands of massive blocks raised to
great heights with such accuracy by hundreds of thousands of slaves
using nothing but ropes and ramps over an undefined period of time,
as is the common speculation? Certainly not. To construct an
inclined plane to the top of the Great Pyramid at a gradient of 1:10
would have required a ramp 4,800 feet (approx. 1,463 meters) long,
with a volume three times greater than that of the Pyramid itself.
As we saw earlier, the powder of the highward fire-stone
monatomic superconductor. It is exotic matter with a gravitational
attraction of less than zero. Recent experiments with this amazing
white powder of gold have proven that, under certain conditions, the
substance can weigh less than nothing and can be made to disappear
into an unknown dimension. The most interesting quality of the
powder, however, is that it rides upon the Earth’s magnetic field,
so that when it is in a zero-gravity state it is capable of
transposing its own weightlessness to its host, thereby facilitating
levitational powers. This host might be a laboratory pan, a
container, or a table - or it could just as easily be an enormous
block of stone!
The age-old tradition relates that in the secret repository of the
King’s Chamber within the Great Pyramid the builders had placed
"instruments of iron, and arms which rust not, and glass which might
be bended and yet not broken, and strange spells". But what did the
first explorers find, having tunneled their way into the sealed
chamber? The only furniture was a lidless, hollowed stone coffer,
and it contained not a body but a layer of a mysterious powdery
substance. This has been superficially determined to be grains of
feldspar and mica, which are both minerals of the
During the course of the recent white powder research, aluminium and
silica were two of the constituent elements revealed by conventional
analysis of a granular sample that was known to be a 100 per cent
Standard laboratory testing is done by striking a sample with a DC
arc for 15 seconds at a Sun-surface heat of 5,500° Centigrade.
However, with the white powder, a continuation of the burn-time way
beyond the normal testing procedure revealed the noble platinum
metals of which the substance truly consisted.
It is because of the limitations placed on the conventional testing
sequence that five per cent by dry weight of our brain
said to be carbon, whereas more rigorous analysis reveals it as
platinum metals iridium and rhodium in
the high-spin state.
The King’s Chamber was, in fact, contrived as a superconductor,
capable of transporting the Pharaoh into another dimension of
space-time. And it was here that the Pharaoh’s Rite of Passage was
administered in accordance with the Book of the Dead.
The key to this Rite of Passage is defined by a single conical
inscription near the entrance to the Chamber. This hieroglyphic
symbol - the only verifiable hieroglyph on the whole of the Gizeh
Plateau, and the very same as appeared many times at the Sinai
mountain temple - reads, quite simply, ’Bread’.
In the context of this talk, we have stepped beyond the bounds of
the Bible to witness the alchemical and scientific process which
facilitated the genesis of the Grail Kings. This line of succession
from Cain, through Egypt to King David and onward to
purpose-bred to be the earthly Purveyors of the Light. They were the
true Sons of the Gods, who were fed firstly on Anunnaki Star Fire
from about 3800 BC and, subsequently, on ’high-spin’ metal
supplements from about 2000 BC. In short, they were bred to be
leaders of humankind, and they were both mentally and physically
maintained in the ’highward’ state: the ultimate dimension of the
missing 44 per cent - the dimension of the Orbit of Light, or the
Plane of Sharon.
Only during the past 150 years or so, and more specifically during
the past 80 years, have the great storehouses of Egyptian,
Mesopotamian, Syrian and Canaanite record been unearthed from
beneath the desert sands. First-hand documentary evidence from
before Bible times has now emerged on stone, clay, parchment and
papyrus, and these many tens of thousands of documents bear witness
to a far more exciting history than we were ever told.
Had these records been available throughout the generations, the
concept of a particular race enjoying a single Divine revelation
would never have arisen, and the exclusivity of Jehovah - which has
blinded us for the longest time, setting us in warlike fashion
against those of other faiths who follow their own traditions -
would never have taken such an arrogant hold.
Gradually, as new discoveries are made, it is evident that we are
now emerging from the darkness of our preconceived but unfounded
notions. Even so, our centuries of Church-led indoctrination make it
very difficult to discard the restrictive dogma of inbred third-hand
tradition in favor of a greater enlightenment from those who were
there at the time.
The truly inspiring prospect is that the learning curve has still
not ended. Just as a single glacier is but a continuation of age-old
activity, so too are the ancient wisdoms that now fall to us one by
one, with each new facet of learning ready to be stacked upon the
Fortunately, the dawn of consciousness is already behind us and,
although some will choose to look backwards beyond its veil, many
will step with vigor into the new millennium to witness a bright
new sunrise - a revelation of unbounded possibility and a
restoration of our true universal inheritance.