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OBELISKS - A Short History

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« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2009, 01:58:07 pm »

Note that reading 1152-14 was given for a woman (Ms. 1152) who in her Palestine incarnation had been the second in line to hold the Babe.  In an earlier incarnation she had been a priestess on Atlantis, one who had helped many to escape to far off lands prior to the final destruction of Poseidia, the last island of Atlantis to sink beneath the waves (so say the readings).

One can read below the first 14 or so pages of a book by W.R. Cooper on the history of Egyptian obelisks. At the end of Chapter III of Cooper's book we find this Egyptologist's overview of the obelisks of Egypt.

It is in itself a remarkable peculiarity of everything connected with the worship of the Ancient Egyptians, that it had its rise long prior to the genesis of Classic history; that it existed in full power contemporaneously with the theologies of India, Greece, Etruria, and Rome, and that it, overlapping Christianity itself, only ceased to become venerated when all material worship had been swept away; neither the philosophy of Plato, nor the atheism of Cicero could influence beyond a certain limit the term of the Egyptian mythology; it still awed the mixed multitudes in Alexandria under the sway of the Caesars, as it had done the ancient Egyptians, "the pure men," as they called themselves in the time of Menes and Athothes; the tributes of distant countries were still brought by the Ptolemies to the shrine of Tum, as they had been a thousand years before by Rameses III., and Alexander and Darius paid homage to Amen-Ra in the temple which his Egyptian votaries had erected to his glory, when the Greeks were a Nomadic herd, and the Persians unknown barbarians.

The most ancient of all the existing obelisks, if we except a small model, one discovered by Lepsiusin a tomb of the VIIth dynasty, is that of Usirtesen I., of the XIIth dynasty, circa 3064 B.C. ;  and the most recent that of Domitian; now in the Piazza Navona at Rome, A.D. 81. Thus the Egyptian faith, as attested  by the obelisks alone„ covered a space of more than 3100 years, not including the long prior period occupied by the first twelve dynasties.* 

In all that long stretch of time the obelisk was a sacred monument; was the emblem at once of the vivifying power of the sun, and of the divine nature of the king; a witness for the "right divine to govern wrong" for thirty-one centuries at least.  There does not exist in any of the capitals of Europe, and perhaps, not even in the more ancient cities of Hindustan, a class of objects which have received uninterrupted veneration for as long a time; or which can show as unbroken a succession of religious dedications.


*With reference to the number of dynasties in Egypt, a Cayce life reading for Mr. 341 indicates a much longer prehistorical period.
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