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Osiris.pdf (application/pdf Object) Bible History Online Images and Resources for Biblical History. Syncretism. Syncretism /ˈsɪŋkrətɪzəm/ is the combining of different, often seemingly contradictory beliefs, while melding practices of various schools of thought.

Syncretism

Syncretism involves the merger and analogizing of several originally discrete traditions, especially in the theology and mythology of religion, thus asserting an underlying unity and allowing for an inclusive approach to other faiths. Syncretism also occurs commonly in expressions of arts and culture (known as eclecticism) as well as politics (syncretic politics). Nomenclature, orthography, and etymology[edit] The Oxford English Dictionary first attests the word syncretism in English in 1618. It derives from modern Latin syncretismus, drawing on Greek συγκρητισμός (synkretismos), meaning "Cretan federation". The Greek word occurs in Plutarch's (1st century AD) essay on "Fraternal Love" in his Moralia (2.490b).

The Serpent and the Real Origins of Freemasonry. By Philip Gardiner | bestsyndication.com Abraham the Israelite father of mankind, and Hiram of the Freemasons, are one and the same, and both are based upon serpent worshippers with Indian Naga or serpent deity backgrounds.

Yes he does . It would be worth checking out some of his leads ;-) I already knew some of the Isis and the mother Mary info of course but a lot in there I've never heard before . The Jewish influence is obvious . Most things about religion go way back before Judaism let alone Christianity . Egypt is a big source . Before Egypt it gets murkier . – mirlen101
Boy this pearl link is pretty complicated ! I think the author over reached somewhat . He should have not bounced around so much . Keeping things in perspective and more to the point . It does make a lot of interesting points though ;-) Some I knew some I didn't . It will take a lot of studying on this one ! ;-) Fits right into my comparative on religion pearl ! – mirlen101
And it wasn't that the Templar’s had this big master plan at first . They were a rag tag unit of misfits mostly . So they did what was efficient and sort of natural . They brought in as many extra people as they could . Those people were taken into the fold as Templar’s and unionized for stability . The church loved them at first but ended up hating them because of their financial a social power . The Church did their best to exterminated them . – mirlen101
That's why the Freemason's are so mysterious . They were secret for good reason. If the church found out that the church builders and the mercenaries they sent out to push their religious agenda were forming a union of all religions they would have been a little upset to say the least ;-) So Mason's aren't really a cult they are a religion based on all religions . So workers + mercenaries + religion = Freemasons ;-) The Templar’s became bankers also . They were arguably the first banking system ;-) – mirlen101
It could be considered a cult but it depends on your perspective . There is a lot of mystery there that not even the Freemasons know . Lost to history and time. The Freemasons seem to have been formed from the stone masons who built the cathedrals and mercenaries like the Templar’s . Most people think of the Templar’s as religious knights . But the were pretty much just mercenaries hired by the Christian Hierarchy to provide religious order by force . The Templar’s were a mix of many peoples and religions . They were more tolerant of the various beliefs , religions and cultures of the peoples they were sent to control and conquer then the Christian Hierarchy that had sent them . The Templar’s became involved in many thing including seeing that building were built in areas they controlled . Thus builders ( mason's ) and Templar’s started to form a union . Not just builders a multifaceted religion made up of all religious orders ( eventually ) and all types of people . – mirlen101
Thanks I'll have to read it later, got to go for now . I've been studying the Freemason's lately . The Alice Project actually has references to the Freemasons ;-) Because my nephew who I'm doing the painting for is a Freemason same as my half brother ( his father ) And they both wanted the symbolisms included . I've always been fascinated by them . They are very mysterious and interesting . Some people hate them . I'm an agnostic myself . So I look at it from a somewhat detached point of view so to speak ;-) – mirlen101

A grand statement, but one that I am not alone in making.

The Serpent and the Real Origins of Freemasonry

Westward. We ask :- 1) Did peoples, cultures, languages and ideas migrate predominantly westward around the world in prehistoric and historic times?

Westward

2) Is there a probable physical cause for such a westward movement? 3) Given that the cause could be a natural one, and that humans might have existed as civilized beings for much longer than the academics think, is our real social history richer and more complex than the text books say? 4) Can we find reasons for losses ref-01 of history, technology and advanced knowledge? There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. Finger_counting_romana_computatio.gif (GIF Image, 252x378 pixels) Caduceus. Modern depiction of the caduceus as the symbol of commerce Hermes Ingenui[1] carrying a winged kerykeion upright in his left hand, Roman copy reflecting an unknown Greek original of the 5th century BCE.

Caduceus

(Museo Pio-Clementino, Rome). Wadjet. Dictionary - Definition of clipart.asp?q=Zodiac&w=c. Semiramis. Semiramis depicted as an armed Amazon in this eighteenth-century Italian illustration.

Semiramis

For ancient Greeks[1] Semiramis (Greek: Σεμίραμις, Armenian: Շամիրամ Shamiram) was the legendary queen of king Ninus, succeeding him to the throne of Assyria. The legends narrated by Diodorus Siculus, Justin and others from Ctesias of Cnidus describe her and her relationship to King Ninus, himself a mythical king of Assyria, not attested in the Assyrian King List. Google Image Result for. Google Image Result for. Google Image Result for. Google Image Result for. PAGANISM The Mother of All Religions - Paganism in Africa. Keep in mind that all the African symbols and rituals (of its Mystery System) described in the following paragraphs preceded Ethiopian/Chaldean/Babylonian Albigensianism by over 100 years, Hinduism by over 1000 years, Judaism by over 3,000 years, Zoroastrianism and Buddhism by over 3,500 years, Christianity by over 4425 years and Islam by nearly 5000 years.

PAGANISM The Mother of All Religions - Paganism in Africa

Africans invented religion from which all the religions of the world took their bearing, ideas, dogma, structure, symbols, architecture, rituals and traditions. African Osirianism was founded by many, consolidated by Ausar in 4100 BCE. Africans created several Gods and do not worship the 'One Source,' which they revere and which in modern time, we call Tu-SoS. No religion or spiritual movement worships the 'One Source.' Google Image Result for. Elemnt2b.gif (GIF Image, 1277x1773 pixels) - Scaled (44%) Ancient Egyptian Gods, Osiris, Isis, Hathor, Horus, Ra, Amun, Anubis, Nut, Ptah - Photos of Egypt - Images of Ancient Egypt - Pictures of Egypt - Photos of Ancient Egypt - Karnak, Pyramids, Tutankhamun, Abu Simbel, Aswan, The Nile, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Felucca.

Uraeus - the cobra. Isis. Temple of Isis in Philae, Egypt Isis (Ancient Greek: Ἶσις, original Egyptian pronunciation more likely "Aset" or "Iset") is a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world.

Isis

She was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic. Set or Seth sister/brother to Isis ? ;-/ Set /sɛt/ or Seth (/sɛθ/; also spelled Setesh, Sutekh,[1] Setekh, or Suty) is a god of the desert, storms, disorder, violence and foreigners in ancient Egyptian religion.[2] In Ancient Greek, the god's name is given as Sēth (Σήθ).

Set or Seth sister/brother to Isis ? ;-/

Set is not, however, a god to be ignored or avoided; he has a positive role where he is employed by Ra on his solar boat to repel the serpent of Chaos Apep.[2] Set had a vital role as a reconciled combatant.[2] He was lord of the red (desert) land where he was the balance to Horus' role as lord of the black (soil) land.[2] In Egyptian mythology, Set is portrayed as the usurper who killed and mutilated his own brother Osiris. Osiris' wife Isis reassembled Osiris' corpse and resurrected him long enough to conceive his son and heir Horus. Horus sought revenge upon Set, and the myths describe their conflicts. Nephthys - Wikipedia, Sister to Isis. Etymology[edit] Nephthys - Musée du Louvre, Paris, France Nephthys is the Greek form of an epithet (transliterated as Nebet-het, and Nebt-het, from Egyptian hieroglyphs).The origin of the goddess Nephthys is unclear but the literal translation of her name is usually given as "Lady of the House," which has caused some to mistakenly identify her with the notion of a "housewife," or as the primary lady who ruled a domestic household.

Nephthys - Wikipedia, Sister to Isis

This is a pervasive error repeated in many commentaries concerning this deity. Hathor - cow goddess"Mistress of the West". Hathor (/ˈhæθɔr/ or /ˈhæθər/;[2] Egyptian: ḥwt-ḥr and from Greek: Άθωρ, "mansion of Horus")[1] is an Ancient Egyptian goddess who personified the principles of joy, feminine love, and motherhood.[3] She was one of the most important and popular deities throughout the history of Ancient Egypt.

Hathor - cow goddess"Mistress of the West"

Hathor was worshiped by Royalty and common people alike in whose tombs she is depicted as "Mistress of the West" welcoming the dead into the next life.[4] In other roles she was a goddess of music, dance, foreign lands and fertility who helped women in childbirth,[4] as well as the patron goddess of miners.[5] The cult of Hathor predates the historic period, and the roots of devotion to her are therefore difficult to trace, though it may be a development of predynastic cults which venerated fertility, and nature in general, represented by cows.[6] Hathor is commonly depicted as a cow goddess with horns in which is set a sun disk with Uraeus.

Early depictions[edit] Temples[edit] Horus - the Falcon Son of Isis. Horus is one of the oldest and most significant deities in ancient Egyptian religion, who was worshipped from at least the late Predynastic period through to Greco-Roman times. Different forms of Horus are recorded in history and these are treated as distinct gods by Egypt specialists.[1] These various forms may possibly be different perceptions of the same multi-layered deity in which certain attributes or syncretic relationships are emphasized, not necessarily in opposition but complementary to one another, consistent with how the Ancient Egyptians viewed the multiple facets of reality.[2] He was most often depicted as a falcon, most likely a lanner or peregrine, or as a man with a falcon head.[3] Etymology[edit] Horus was also known as Nekheny, meaning "falcon".

Some have proposed that Nekheny may have been another falcon-god, worshipped at Nekhen (city of the hawk), with which Horus was identified from early on. Note of changes over time[edit] Osiris - Brother and Husband of Isis. Osiris (/oʊˈsaɪərɨs/; also Usiris), is an Egyptian god, usually identified as the god of the afterlife, the underworld and the dead.

He was classically depicted as a green-skinned man with a pharaoh's beard, partially mummy-wrapped at the legs, wearing a distinctive crown with two large ostrich feathers at either side, and holding a symbolic crook and flail. Osiris is first attested in the middle of the Fifth dynasty of Egypt, although it is likely that he was worshipped much earlier;[4] the term Khenti-Amentiu dates to at least the first dynasty, also as a pharaonic title. Most information available on the myths of Osiris is derived from allusions contained in the Pyramid Texts at the end of the Fifth Dynasty, later New Kingdom source documents such as the Shabaka Stone and the Contending of Horus and Seth, and much later, in narrative style from the writings of Greek authors including Plutarch[5] and Diodorus Siculus.[6] Etymology of the name[edit] Appearance[edit] Early mythology[edit]

Geb - Father of Isis ( Earth ) Name[edit] The name was pronounced as such from the Greek period onward and was formerly erroneously read as Seb[1] or as Keb. The original Egyptian was perhaps "Gebeb"/"Kebeb". It was spelled with either initial -g- (all periods), or with -k-point (gj).

Evohé, Isis! Nut (goddess) - mother of Isis.

Anthropomorphic bearded being could also be depicted as a ram, a bull or a crocodile . 'father' of snakes 'father' of the primeval snake Nehebkau .personified fertile earth and barren desert . Ruled North-Eastern area ? – mirlen101

Goddess nut sky goddess. Nut ( Goddess as a Bull.