I never got into Egypt’s creation myths last time around, but as we’ve seen, I tend to get sidetracked with extra ideas. Just now I’ve found that Thomas R. Horn, writer of Nephilim Stargates has helpfully included his information about stargates and watchers at watcherfiles.com. That’ll be handy for quoting. Then any readers who’ve found my less-than-glowing reviews of his theories can have a look and decide for themselves without having to find the book. Read about Egypt, Osiris and the 42 judges, which Horn declares are the Watchers themselves in part 3, which looks to be nearly a word for word duplicate of the book version. I can’t expand on every topic he covers, unfortunately. I’ll pick a few things from Chapter 4 now.
Horn’s suggesting that Zeus and Satan come from the same roots, that the Greek methods of worshipping Zeus left early Christians feeling aghast or, in the case of Antipas, hot around the collar – he was reportedly martyred by being roasted alive in a giant hollow statue of a bull, the bull being one of the many shapes Zeus could take. (EXTRA EXTRA credit: go read Terry Pratchett’s Small Gods, the story of Om’s last true believer and his dreams of becoming a great god once more.) Zeus and Luce also have the lightning thing in common, according to Luke 10:18 – “And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.”
Satan is linked to Dionysus as well. The bacchanals were rumoured to work believers into frenzies wild enough to entice the god himself to join in. In the book of Ezekiel (13:20), this behaviour was akin to devil worshipping. This doesn’t mean Dionysus is actually Satan:
If you believe that Satan is historically the same entity as one or more specific ancient gods – especially a god who was beloved and worshiped in ancient times, rather than just feared or reviled – then you can believe that your Satanism is the modern revival of a venerable ancient religion, perhaps even “the oldest relgion” — which feels a lot safer than, say, regarding your Satanism as the daring adventure of a bunch of Christian-era people sailing into uncharted spiritual waters with an entity reputed (though perhaps wrongly) to be the embodiment of “Evil.”
But how do you decide which ancient god(s) to identify Satan with? Most Satanists who make such identifications have never bothered to read very many, if any, scholarly books about ancient religions. And, even with the best scholarship, there is plenty of reason to be wary of equating gods in different pantheons.
Similarities between two gods in different pantheons do not imply that the two gods are identical, just as similarities between two people do not imply that the two people are really just one person or that they are identical. For example, there could very easily be two different women in two different cities who both are tall, have blue eyes and blond hair, and have jobs as librarians.
That’s from theisticsatanism.com, linked to above.
But enough about misrepresented belief systems for a moment. Moving back to the Watcher/alien/angel concepts, a direct quote from Horn, now, in part 4 (all links supplied by me, not in original text):
Hesiod’s Theogony and Homer’s Iliad take on mysterious ramifications when one considers that the Bible characterized the place of imprisoned rebel angels using the same words as Hesiod and Homer employed to describe the place of Titan gods–Tartarus and the Bottomless Pit. Couple this with eerily similar discoveries on the actual moon Iapetus, and you have a growing number of academics pondering whether Iapetus is, as it appears to be, artificial.
Are they real, peer reviewed academics, or fringe UFOlogists, that’d be my question. Anyway, Horn is suggesting that the fallen angels of the bible really did fall – from space. That yes, they were the very same Watchers that came from another plane of existence and possibly some still reside in Iapetus undetected. He mentions “ooooh! freaky!” sorts of comments made by an ex-NASA consultant about “how science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke could have written about these mysteries before they were discovered, and why Clarke included a monolith stargate, through which creator beings had passed for millions of years.” Because he was a great writer of fiction, gentlemen. So was Carl Barks, but I haven’t found anyone who really believes Terri-Fermians live underground and cause earthquakes. And yet earthquakes are happening ALL THE TIME!
On the topic of earth, specifically Mother Earth. Many goddesses are spiritually linked to Earth, like Demeter and Gaia. Many creation myths involve the mother figure giving birth to the sky and everything else. Horn includes some ancient quotes in part 5 and states,
it is obvious that the earth spirit was more than an agricultural or herbaceous facility, she was the personable and “eldest of all beings,” the “holy goddess,” the “bountiful spirit,” the all nourishing mother of men who manifested herself within the popular idols of the many goddess myths.
Then he’s back into the bible, digging up references in there to other spirits in the earth, these fallen angel/Watcher things, trapped underground, under water, that seek to influence the people above:
Christian theologians agree that the physical earth contains living, spiritual forces. In the Book of Revelation, chapter nine and verse fourteen, we read of “the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.” Likewise, in Job 26:5, we find “Dead things are formed from under the waters.” The literal Hebrew translation is, “The Rafa (fallen angels) are made to writhe from beneath the waters.” Additional biblical references typify the earth as a kind of holding tank, or prison, where God has bound certain fallen entities. (2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6) That such fallen spirits seek to communicate with, or participate in, the affairs of humanity, is defined in Scripture.
That doesn’t make it true, as far as I’m concerned. Some people buy into a hollow Earth theory (unrelated to Terri-Fermians) that can also be linked to the bible. Is hollow theory the same as what Horn’s proposing? He hasn’t written anything that would lead me to believe that. He hasn’t even brought up Atlantis yet, but I’m holding out hope for later chapters.
For those keeping up at home, I’ve glossed over topics in chapters four and five this time. Chapter six is going to be fun…