Thursday, February 23, 2017

DO WE CONTINUE? "The afterlife is apparently huge right now" says buzz with new Redford movie

Coming to grips with the bigger questions

Set in a time when the afterlife is established, new sci-fic movie 'The Discovery' with Robert Redford Proves There's an Afterlife in His New Movie
Word has it that in a Trump era, we'll be 'over' movies about warlords and megalomaniacs taking over the world...

Death, they say, is the first mystery.

Yet it's just one of the mysteries that the ancient Egyptians grappled with (and conducted government funded research into, they took it that seriously).

It's also just one of the mysteries that characters come to grips with in my novels such as: 

The Anson Hunter series (fiction's Egyptologist who battles dangers from the ancient past as well as modern day conspiracies that take their impetus from ancient Egypt):-
The Smiting Texts, The Hathor Holocaust, The Ibis Apocalypse, The Ra Boat Judgement, Egypt Eyes, The Forbidden Glyphs and The God Dig. 

The Egyptian Mythology Murders.
Now a series with The Obelisk Prophecy and The Egyptian Exhibition Killings  (new)

Or in stand alone fiction such as:
Virtual Egypt (a cyber journey through eternity)...

... Text Messages from Eternity, Cleopatra" Tomb of the Undead Queen, Egypt Trap Dynasty Zero and more...

Continue at Amazon Kindle...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mythic Egypt adventure fiction... DYNASTY Zero

On Amazon Kindle

Dynasty Zero. A primordial clash of humans, gods and demon demigods.
A young demigod boy, a future unifier of pharaonic Egypt, also known to history as Narmer or Menes, lived on the fault line between deity and humanity. It was a time of the gods and demigods, when the throne of the god Horus shook and the weak hands of men stretched out to catch the crown and seize the scepter of Egypt.
Mythic adventure fiction.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Ancient Egyptian myth and Christianity. ‘Nonsense is nonsense even when it’s spoken about God.’ (CS Lewis)

Many in Christianity insist, nonsensically, on the total uniqueness of Bible concepts - the creation story and the tragedy of the dying god in particular, as if these ideas came freshly minted by inspired biblical authors.

But I am in the C.S. Lewis camp.

I cannot help but see ‘pre-echoes’ of Christianity in mythology - most especially in that of ancient Egypt.

While there are crucial differences, the pattern is there. Examples of the startling similarities between Egyptian religion and Christianity are too numerous to ignore.

Both Osiris and Jesus died after a Last Supper or Banquet, involving a conspiracy, where they were betrayed, Osiris by his evil brother Seth and Jesus by his disciple Judas. Both died on the tree, so to speak, Osiris sealed alive in a wooden coffin and Jesus nailed to a cross. Then there is the parallel resurrection of Jesus and the resurrection of Osiris. The symbols of both dying gods are almost identical. Each had a cross. The Egyptians had the ankh, symbol of life-eternal, Christianity the cross of Calvary. Certain psalms in the Bible are almost identical to ancient Egyptian Wisdom Texts and to hymns written in adoration of the god Aton, thousands of years older than the Bible, yet the Bible is considered to be the font of all spiritual inspiration. You can see Egypt’s religious legacy today in the living traditions, symbols and practices of Catholicism. Is it simply synchronicity that the Pope wears a trinitarious mitre much like a pharaoh’s triple crown and carries the shepherd’s crozier like the crook of pharaoh? That both Mary and Isis are called the ‘Mother of God’? Egypt also invented trinities. Isis, Osiris and Horus were the precursors of Mary, Joseph and Jesus.

There is the same story of deity creating the world out of the formless void through the agency of the word. As the Gospel writer John said: In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things came to be, not one thing had its being but through Him.

Compare this with earlier Egyptian mythology that said: The world itself came into existence through the utterance of a word by Thoth.

Most telling of all is the ‘myth of the dying god’ Osiris and pre-echoes of Jesus.

That’s not to say that Christianity ‘stole’ from Egyptian mythology. By no means. These similarities are ‘pre-echoes’ as C.S. Lewis described them. It would be alarming if these similarities were not there, he believed.

You see, I just can’t believe in a God who suddenly stumbled out of a sleep when Israel happened along. No, his spirit must have been at work in earlier civilizations like ancient Egypt’s that dominated the Eastern Mediterranean. After all, Egypt’s neighbours could scarcely have avoided its impact. No people described so fully in written descriptions and illustrations their ideas about religion and the afterlife.

There is a pattern in the development of spiritual consciousness, I believe – and it is reasonable to me that symmetry is the language of god to humankind.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Ironic. Trapped in ancient Egypt, Lucas must rely on RA to power his laptop

A pandemics expert is trapped in ancient Egypt...

Habit came with you wherever you went, Lucas Burrows thought. He was an inveterate note maker and liked to keep a record of his work in the field, part medical report, part blog.

Field Report. Plague in the Reign Amenhotep III

The dry, sterile heat of the Egyptian desert preserves everything, so why not a hard drive?

Maybe at some time in the distant future, this laptop will be found by archaeologists and the record of a population disaster, and my nightmare intervention and investigation, will be revealed.

Who knows the future? (Well, I do, to some degree.)

If you are reading these notes, Giulietta, then they will be the longest and most elaborately hidden ones I have ever left.

It’s only been a day since we were last together, yet my gap of separation from you by a chasm of centuries makes me giddy with loneliness. I love you and miss you beyond my capacity to tell.

It’s almost unbearable to think that I cannot simply call you, or send you a text.

(Well, I have an idea about that. A long shot, but then I always said that the longer my notes took to ‘go off’ the better and this one may take over three thousand years.)

But on with the report.

The word epidemiology means ‘the study of what lies on the people’ and I am presently studying, yet failing to comprehend, the terrible outbreak that has visited the population here.

What novel pathogen are we dealing with? Virus? Bacteria? Where did it start? How is it transmitted? Clearly it is highly contagious.

It presents like porphyria, with acute photosensitivity, yet porphyria does not ravage populations, being genetically transmitted and occurring in no more that 1 in 50,000 people.

Is the virus or bacteria magnifying the production of some compound with exposure to the sun, causing severe illness, psychosis and ultimate fatality?

Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad, the saying goes and a worrying symptom of the outbreak is mental instability.

How do the people account for the outbreak?

They see it as a judgment by the gods - specifically the sun god Ra - punishing Egypt for its capitulating to no less than the Habiru god of the desert - Yahweh.

Exodus really happened… Moses, the plagues and the whole cosmic drama unfolded right here and these people lived through it.

And now, on the tail of these cataclysmic events, they are smitten by an eleventh plague, perhaps the most deadly of all…


Friday, February 10, 2017

New. ANCIENT EGYPT and The Beauty of Mystery

New (non-fiction) on Kindle

What is the beauty of mystery?

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." Albert Einstein said.

“ANCIENT EGYPT and the BEAUTY of MYSTERY” is an archaeological dig into the mysterious allure of ancient Egypt as well as a journey of spiritual discovery.

“I wonder how much my search for hidden mystery is really a hunger for something beyond – a fulfillment I call ecstatic union,” the author of the world’s largest choice of ancient Egypt mystery adventure fiction writes.

For every reader with a hunger for mystery.