Druids and Israelites Compared-their Manner of the Burial of the. Dead the same as the Egyptians. Brother Goa/d': " Researches." Cesar Drbdorur and Me1a'.r. The Signs And Symbols Of Primordial Man. byAlbert Churchward. Publication mtn-i.infope: application/pdf mtn-i.info: English. The signs and symbols of primordial man; being an explanation of the evolution of religious doctrines from the eschatology of the ancient.
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They will trace primitive man from here in Egypt, and the exodus all over the earth. The ossied remains of these little people will prove what we have brought forward to be correct, and the actual living Paleolithic people may still be found in some parts of the world. We have shown that they have a belief in the great spirithave the commencement of a mythos, and from this we trace the development through and up to the Stellar Mythos, which we have shown existed also all over the world, and is still found and practised by the aboriginal natives of all countries at the present time, and although the present representatives of these natives have lost the original meaning of these customs still practised amongst them, in Egypt we nd the key.
As this Stellar Mythos was and is, as far as native tribes are concerned, universal, it must have had one com mon origin, and that was Egypt. Following the laws of development, research has led us to bring forward such evidence, as furnished by the records and monuments of the country or nations of the world, where we find the same signs and symbols, the same myths and legends, the same sacred ceremonies and identical religious beliefs, which, when correctly interpreted, proves that only one conclusion can be definitely arrived at, which we have set forth in this workviz.
The foundations of mythology were laid in the pre-anthropomorphic shape of primitive representation. Thus the typical giant, Apap, was an enormous water reptile.
The typical genetrix and mother of life was a Water Cow, that represented the earth; the typical provider was a goose, etc. It was here, in the Nile valley, that the dumb mythology became articulate. Egypt alone preserved primitive gnosis and gave ex pression to the language of signs and symbols, and it was here that the firstelemental powers were divinisedhere that Totemism, Stellar, Lunar and Solar Mythology originated.
In the Ritual of ancient Egypt we have full proof of this, and all the powers of the Great Creator of this Earth and other worlds of the Universe.
We have the various stories of the great power of darkness and the great power of light, and the fight between these fully explained in their primitive and true form. We see this myth still believed in and carried on at the present day by the Aboriginal Australians and other native tribes, wherever we can gain access to their Sacred Ceremonies, and thoughts and beliefs, as Spencer and Gillen have done with these people.
We have traced how the Solar Mythos was spread over some part of the world, follow ing the Stellar, the priests merging all the latter with the former, as far as they were able, and adding more attributes in the form and names of other gods to the One Great One. In HoRUs, the child of Isis, we discover the beginning of the Christian doctrines, which will form the subject of another book.
All which we have brought forward are facts, as far as the remains of the same are to be found, written on stone and papyri still extant, for all to read who are interested in these researches. Of course, in draw ing the reader's attention to these signs, symbols and ceremonies, partially described, we have been obliged to safeguard the secrets of the same both in forms, words and descriptions of the true character, now enacted by our brother Freemasons; but all will be sufficiently lucid for those who are initiated, in the various degrees we have considered, to understand the proof of which, be they Egyptologists or not, cannot be denied, as the evidence is unmistakable.
We have shown how primitive man first began to think and observe the laws of nature, and how from observa tion of these his spiritual ideas and the divination of things began to dawn upon himhow his spiritual beliefs grew, and how the first religious ideas and conceptions took place, which, from want of articulate sounds, he primarily represented by various signs and symbols, which his awakened sense of awe and wonder suggested, and out of which religion was born. All else have been built up by time and evolution.
It is only by comparison of all that we find in various parts of the world that we can arrive at a correct conclusion. To com pare part of man's history from one or two nations alone, however great or numerous, would not lead to a right conclusion. Then we gall read and understand the evolution of the human race from the Primordial. We have to study the language sign and articula tion , myths, Astro-Mythology and Eschatology; their cosmo gonic ideas in all their various forms; their customs, manners and traditional history; their anatomical development; their architecture, both ancient and civilised ; and the result of intimate communications that must have existed between them at some time ages ago.
Having done this, we contend that the result of our labours herein set forth is correct. IN writing this book, Explanation of the Signs and Symbolsnof Primordial Man, we have tried to meet our critics of the mono graph on the Origin and Antiquity of Freemasonry, and perhaps to make the elucidation and connection of the past with the present more complete and plainer to our. We do this without altering the principles of that which we have already written, as there is nothing to alter or retract from what has been previously brought before our brethren and others.
All we have done is to write plainly and give more details of the connecting links, so that Freemasons may be able to understand them, without exposing those secret mysteries andhidden mean ings which are known to us only ; and yet to keep each of the secrets of the different degrees hidden and separate from those who are not entitled to know them, whilst those who are initiated will be able to read between the lines and see that the connecting links are not wanting nor yet broken, and thus prove to them the accuracy of our beliefs.
We'also have brought before our readers notices of many Totemic ceremonies and ancient signs and symbols found through out the world,to prove that ourownsigns and symbols were brought down and carried on from these originals.
We have shown the ' ancient origin of them and their signication, and how time and evolution have substituted our present interpolation.
Yet many of our brethren appear indifferent to the same. T0 all earnest students the book is open, "and if they will read and study its contents light will surely dawn upon them.
In the new and revised edition of the Perfect Ceremonies, according to our E. There is no foundation of fact for any such theory. Dr William Dodd, in delivering an oration on Masonry at the dedication of Freemasons Hall in Great Queen Street, in February I, speaking of the Antiquity of Freemasonry, says : Masons are well informed from their own private and interior records that the building of Solomon's Temple is an important era, whence they derive many mysteries of their art.
Now be it remembered that this great event took place above years before the Christian era ;' and consequently more than a century before Homerthe rst of the Grecian poets" wrote: and above ve centuries before Pythagoras brought from the East his sublime system of truly Masonic instruction to illuminate our Western world.
Combined with its absence from Egyptian creation myths, this has been interpreted as suggesting that Apep was not a primordial force in Egyptian theology, but a consequence of Ra's birth. This suggests that evil in Egyptian theology is the consequence of an individual's own struggles against non-existence.
This appropriately made him a part of the underworld.
In some stories, Apep waited for Ra in a western mountain called Bakhu, where the sun set, and in others, Apep lurked just before dawn, in the Tenth region of the Night. The wide range of Apep's possible locations gained him the title World Encircler.
It was thought that his terrifying roar would cause the underworld to rumble. Myths sometimes say that Apep was trapped there, because he had been the previous chief god overthrown by Ra, or because he was evil and had been imprisoned.
The Coffin Texts imply that Apep used a magical gaze to overwhelm Ra and his entourage. In one account, Ra himself defeats Apep in the form of a cat.
The Egyptians practiced a number of rituals and superstitions that were thought to ward off Apep, and aid Ra to continue his journey across the sky.