BIRTH OF THE WORLD TREE

The following are parts of several versions of the legend of the generations of Ra. In these stories the generations of Ra begin with the Nu and the Nun, the primordial wind and waves. Ra springs forth as the primordial consciousness. Through the Light of his consciousness he generates Air and Water as his father and mother, who are Shu and Tefnut. They in turn give birth to Earth and Fire (heaven) as Geb and Nut. This cosmogenesis process results in consciousness of rationalized emotions that split the creation into the mundane and the ideal. It is the children of Geb and Nut, the mundane and the idea, that are of most concern to us, for they are the archetypal essences of all human beings. The children of Geb and Nut were, Osiris, Horus the Elder, Seth, Isis, and Nephthys. After the tragic second death of Osiris, Isis gives birth to Horus, the seed of Osiris, and Osiris stays in the underworld of the Duat to show travelers the way to Come Forth by Day. Horus in turn has four sons who are the echo of the first five neters of the generations of Ra; Light, Air, Water, Earth, Fire. We follow this cosmogenesis in our daily activities, for it is the eternal process of our evolving creation. After the period of darkness which is our self consciousness we will be asked to stand in judgment. On the day of the Last Judgment, each Horus child is given the crown of Upper Egypt, and is placed before the face of the Creator. Through facing the Creator, the Horus child becomes a Prince of Peace, and is given the vision of the New Aeon, as the future becomes as visible as the past. Then the new Horus child will use the light, air, water, earth and fire of the created cosmos to achieve a balance of the elements of conscious, rational, emotional, mundane, and ideal aspects of Coming Forth Into Day.

This Coming Forth is announced where the New Aeon touches the heavens above on the wings of Isis at the mouth of Khephera, in the form of a child wrapped in swaddling cloths. Khephera, who is recognized as the Creator of Gods, rolls the cosmic dung ball of fertile life to the top of the Cosmos where it falls into the celestial fountain of youth to begin the Diaspora all over again. As the images included herein show, these words were more than a fantastic tale. They were the Word of God, as seen in the whole of the Cosmos. The Word of God has been cast as leavened bread across the whole of the Cosmic Sea. Because of it, we have the opportunity to live or die, as it is our Will to do. But, look closely at the words, and the snapshots of the heavens, and see if the great pillar of the King of Byblos still stands in your garden of heavenly dreams. If your self defined identity fits a perfectly fitting box, go to the Great Square and redeem the unleavened bread of your consciousness from Pandora's hiding place. There you will see Pandora as Isis attempting to give immortality to the son of a king and a queen. When the Flight of Isis is fully understood, you too will roll along the heavens with Khephera and bathe in the pool wherein the sailors of Ra have bathed many times before. The gift of the generations of Ra is immortality, for within that single gift is the key to the mystery of time.

In the many versions of the generations of Ra, the names change, but the spirits are eternal. Here are name correspondences to help in the following version.

Name in
 Legend Below
 

  Alternate Ennead(9)  
Name

Celestial
  Correspondence  

                Spiritual Principle                
of Neter and Asterism

Re

Ra

Ophiuchus

Creative Consciousness

Su

Shu(1)

Ecliptic

Rational Consciousness

Tefnet

Tefnut(2)

Milky Way

Intuitive Consciousness

Qeb

Geb(3)

Sculptor

Mundane Consciousness

Nut

Nut(4)

Virgo

Spiritual Consciousness

Ausar

Osiris(5)

Orion

Human Experience

Auset

Isis(8)

Canis Major

Human Intuition

Tehuti

Horus the Elder(6)

Auriga

Human Pre-Cognition

Nebt-het

Nephthys(9)

Canis Minor

Human Sensuality

Seth

Seth(7)

Lepus

Self Awareness

Heru

Horus

Antinous

Reborn Cosmic Consciousness

Melquart

Cronos

Cepheus

Tyranny of Father Time

Astarte

Rhea

Cassiopeia

Compassion of Mother Time

In the story below, Tehuti is Thoth, the Ibis headed recorder of the cosmic wonders. Horus the Elder performs the same archetypal function as a recorder of adolescent wonders. This Horus leave no visible record of his actions in the Egyptian legends, because he is the adolescent essence of precognition, for which a rational cause has yet to be identified. Seth carries the burden of identity until the the Last Judgment, then Horus finds a rational cause. The continuing battle between Horus and Seth is a the scrimmage between cosmic awareness and self awareness.

In Atum and Ptah, we have a metaphorical union of Khephera. Atum was the setting sun, and Khephera was the rising sun. Thus, since Ra is the midday sun and consciousness, Khephera is the preconsciousness, and Atum is the postconsciousness. Ptah is the man at the bottom of the cosmos who speaks Creation into existence. Ptah is the constellation opposite the top of the galaxy, which is the body of Khephera. Ptah is the one who speaks from a rejuvenated experience. Thus, Ptah is the alter ego of Khephera, for Khephera does not speak a word as he toils to make gods for the New Aeon. A maker of gods must yield to the god who is being made, or else the New Aeon is just a memory of the past. The voice of the New Aeon is the Word of God in the generation which Khephera prepares for Kingdom Come. Thus, Ptah fulfills the act of continuous creation. Through Ptah, we are taught to speak only when we have the appropriate prior experience. That is how the World Tree grows. One generation after another adds experience in this Great Hall of Records. Even though the substance received at birth is recycled substance from past living substance, what we do with it determines whether we are gods or men. Like a ball of dung to the beetle, or the earth and sun to a tree, we can become part of the trunk of an everlasting World Tree. This can only happen if we creatively mold into our personal identities the consciousness which has gone before us and the knowable consciousness of Kingdom Come. Prophetic truth is apparent in the habitual cycles of yesterday. Prophesy becomes the gift of time when we use the cosmic cycles to set gold, frankincense and muir before the New Aeon so that the material, spiritual, and rational gifts of life are forever enjoyed in the life giving waters of the physical being.

May the light of Khephera sustain you as you Come Forth by Day.
May the light of Ra brighten all that you do.
May the light of Atum reveal the maturity of your ways.
May the light of Osiris lead you into tomorrow.
And above all else, may the love of Isis give you the Name of Ra.

Rush Allen


EGYPT MANY AEONS AGO

Cosmogony of the Pyramid Texts (c.2800 BCE) Heliopolis

While reposing in Nun (primordial waters) in order to keep from being extinguished, Atum kept his eyes shut and remained enclosed in a lotus until weary of his own impersonality he rose by an effort of will. He rose in splendor as Ra (sun) or Atum-Ra. He then bore his children, Su and Tefnut. ---

The Creator's Face, from which all Native Cultures perceive a tear caused by the selfishness of humanity.At the same time, Ra creates the first universe different from the "present one and men are produced from his tears." He governs his universe from a palace in Heliopolis. The texts describe his comings and goings, his trips and his breakfasts. Eventually, Ra gets old and senile. Men plot against him. In anger he decides to destroy his creation. He borrows an eye from the goddess Hathor and hurls it into the world. There follows a pitiless massacre. Ra then changes his mind and decides not to permit total extermination. He determines to leave the world forever, and is carried to the vault of heaven on the back of the goddess Nut (pictured as a calf of gold or bull) at which time the "present" world is created. He rides the heavens endlessly in his boat - 12 hours above and l2 hours below. [This cosmogenesis metaphor is the precession of the equinoxes, which mortals misread as the daily cycle of the sun. RA]

Cosmogony of the Coffin Texts or Book of the Dead (c.1650 BCE) Heliopolis

After emergence, Atum sits on a hillock. "Thou didst spit out what was Su; thou didst sputter out what was Tefnut. Thou didst put thy arms about them as the arms of a Ka (an alter ego or protecting spirit, something like a soul), for thy Ka was in them."

In another version, the creator sits on his hillock and names the parts of his body - whence comes forth the Ennead. In other words, the act of speaking is the act of creation. [Ka is material soul, the substance which carries life. The Ben-Ben stone, or hillock is the cosmic Ka which resides above the head of Hydrus, where the Phoenix rises above the end of the river Eridanus as Sculptor, which represents the body of Geb, Ptah, Adam, etc. See the star chart. RA]

Cosmogony of the Shabaka Stone (c. 700 BCE) Memphis

"Well tended are men, the cattle of God. He made heaven and earth according to their desire, and he repelled the water monster (at the time of creation). He made the breath of life for their nostrils. They are his images that have issued from his body. He arises in heaven according to their desire. He made for them plants and animals, fowl and fish, in order to nourish them. He slew his enemies and destroyed even his own children when they plotted rebellion against him." [Cattle is a metaphor for substance, and these words describe the ecliptic under Pisces, where Ptah resides as Sculptor. This is the arc of the covenant. RA]

This creator God is Ptah (the great one), the heart and tongue of the Ennead - "there came into being on the tongue something in the form of Atum. He (Ptah) is throughout every body, and throughout every mouth of all gods, all men, all animals, of all creeping things and whatever likes, by thinking and commanding anything that he wishes." (This latter phrase means Ptah continues to create). [It also tells us that we are what we say. Descartes said the same thing with the words, "cogito ergo sum," which translates, "I think, therefore, I am." RA]

The Memphite cosmogony implies: (1) that creation has a purpose; 2) that creation has a moral purpose; (3) that creation is continuing; 4) a kind of equality which is not found in the cosmogony of Heliopolis. [Moral intention may here be misconstrued as the elimination of evil. If the sense of the word moral were changed to be morale, then the essence of lamentation and a covenant can result in rebirth. RA]

Ausar and Auset (Egypt) (Osiris and Isis)

When Ausar reigned death was not in the land. Arms were not in men's hands; there were not any wars. From end to end of the land music sounded; men and women spoke so sweetly and out of such depth of feeling that all they said was oratory and poetry.

Ausar taught men and women wisdom and he taught them all the arts. He it was who first planted the vine; he it was who showed men how and when to sow grain and how to plant and tend the fruit-trees; he caused them to rejoice in the flowers also. Ausar made laws for men so that they were able to live together in harmony; he gave them knowledge of the Gods, and he showed them how the Gods might be honoured.

And this is what he taught them concerning the Gods:

In the beginning was the formless abyss, Nuu. From Nuu came Ra, the Sun. Ra was the first and the last, the most divine of all beings. Ra created all forms. From his thought came Su and Tefnet, the Upper and the lower air. From Su and Tefnet came Qeb and Nut, the Earth and the Sky. The Earth and the Sky had been separated, the one from the other, but once they had been joined together. From the eye of Ra, made out of the essence that is in that eye, came the first man and the first woman.

And from Qeb, the Father, and Nut, the Mother, Ausar was born. When he was born a voice came into the world, crying, "Behold, the Lord of all things is born!"

Along with Ausar was born Auset, his sister. Afterwards was born Tehuti, the Wise One. Then there was born Nebt-het. And, last, there was born Seth. And Seth tore a hole in his mother's side - Seth the Violent One. Now Ausar and Auset loved each other as husband and wife, and together they reigned over the land. Tehuti was with them, and he taught men the arts of writing and of reckoning. Nebt-het went with Seth and was his wife and Seth's abode was in the desert.

Seth, in his desert, was angered against Ausar, for everywhere green things that Seth hated were growing over the land - vine, and grain, and the flowers. Many times Seth tried to destroy his brother Ausar, but always his plots were baffled by the watchful care of Auset. One day he took the measurement of Ausar's body - he took the measurement from his shadow - and he made a chest that was the exact size of Ausar.

Soon, at the time before the season of drought, Seth gave a banquet, and to that banquet he invited all the children of the Earth and the Sky. To the banquet came Tehuti, the Wise One, and Nebt-het, the wife of Seth, and Seth himself, and Auset, and Ausar. And where they sat at banquet they could see the chest that Seth had made - the chest made of fragrant and diversified woods. All admired that chest. Then Seth, as though he would have them enter into a game, told all of them that he would give the chest to the one whose body fitted most closely in it. The children of Qeb and Nut went and laid themselves in the chest that Seth had made: Seth went and laid himself in it Nebt-het went and laid herself in it, Tehuti went and laid himself in it, Auset went and laid herself in it. All were short; none, laid in the chest, but left a space above his or her head.

Then Ausar took the crown off his head and laid himself in the chest. His form filled it in its length and its breadth. Auset and Nebt-het and Tehuti stood above where he lay, looking down upon Ausar, so resplendent of face, so perfect of limb, and congratulating him upon coming into possession of the splendid chest that Seth had made. Seth was not beside the chest then. He shouted, and his attendants to the number of seventy-two came into the banqueting hall. They placed the heavy cover upon the chest; they hammered nails into it; they soldered it all over with melted lead. Nor could Auset, nor Tehuti, nor Nebt-het break through the circle that Seth's attendants made around the chest. And they, having nailed the cover down, and having soldered it, took up the sealed chest, and, with Seth going before them, they ran with it out of the hall.

Auset and Nebt-het and Tehuti ran after those who bore the chest. But the night was dark, and these three children of Qeb and Nut were separated, one from the other, and from Seth and his crew. And these came to where the river was, and they flung the sealed chest into the river. Auset, and Tehuti, and Nebt-het, following the tracks that Seth and his crew had made, came to the river-bank when it was daylight, but by that time the current of river had brought the chest out into the sea.

Auset followed along the bank of the river, lamenting for Ausar. She came to the sea, and she crossed over it, but she did not know where to go to seek for the body of Ausar. She wandered through the world, and where she went bands of children went with her, and they helped her in her circle.

The chest that held the body of Ausar had drifted in the sea. A flood had cast it upon the land. It had lain in a thicket of young trees. A tree, growing, had lifted it up. The branches of the tree wrapped themselves around it; the bark of the tree spread itself around it; at last the tree grew there, covering the chest with its bark.

Isis flies over the child under the tree, as the Great Square contains the Ka of Osiris, under the king and queen on the pillar, which was a tree.The land in which this happened was Byblos. The king and queen of the city, Melquart and Astarte, heard of the wonderful tree, the branches and bark of which gave forth a fragrance. The king had the tree cut down; its branches were trimmed off, and the tree was set up as a column in the king's house. And then Auset, coming to Byblos, was told of the wonderful tree that grew by the sea. She was told of it by a band of children who came to her. She came to the place; she found that the tree had been cut down and that its trunk was now set up as a column in the king's house.

She knew from what she heard about the wonderful fragrance that was in the trunk and branches of the tree that the chest she was seeking was within it. She stayed beside where the tree had been. Many who came to that place saw the queenly figure that, day and night, stood near where the wonderful tree had been. But none who came near was spoken to by her. Then the queen, having heard about the stranger who stood there, came to her. When she came near, Auset put her hand upon her head, and thereupon a fragrance went from Auset and filled the body of the queen.

The queen would have this majestical stranger go with her to her house. Auset went. She nursed the queen's child in the hall in which stood the column that had closed in it the column which she sought.

The flight of Isis begins when Canis Major is passed in the precession, and the pillars of Columba make up the measure of time. Thus, Noah's Dove, and the Flight of Isis are both markers for the Arc of the CovenantShe nourished the queen's child by placing her finger in its mouth. At night she would strip wood from the column that had grown as a tree, and threw the wood upon the fire. And in this fire she would lay the queen's child. The fire did not injure it at all; it burned softly around the child. Then Auset, in the form of a swallow, would fly around tile column, lamenting.

One night the queen came into the hall where her child was being nursed. She saw no nurse there; she saw her child lying in the fire. She snatched the child up, crying out. Then Auset spoke to the queen from the column on which, in the form of a swallow, she perched. She told the queen that the child would have gained immortality had it been suffered to lie for a night and another night longer within the fire made from the wood of the column. Now it would be long-lived, but not immortal. And she revealed her own divinity to the queen, and claimed the column that had been made from the wonderful tree.

The king had the column taken down; it was split open, and the chest which Auset had sought for so long and with so many lamentations was within it. Auset wrapped the chest in linen, and it was carried for her out of the king's house. And then a ship was given to her, and on that ship, Auset, never stirring from beside the chest, sailed back to Egypt.

The child is placed on the cosmic 'linen', and the ship Argo Navis carries the child in the 'linen' with Isis back to the Elysian Fields of Osiris. The 'linen' is the 'net' of Neith, who was also the Milky Way and Tefnet. (See first chart above for the eagle and the barque of Isis.) And coming into Egypt she opened the chest, and took the body of her lord and husband out of it. She breathed into his mouth, and, with the motion of her wings (for Auset, being divine, could assume wings), she brought life back to Ausar. And there, away from men and from all the children of Qeb and Nut, Ausar and Auset lived together.

But one night Seth, as he was hunting gazelles by moonlight, came upon Ausar and Auset sleeping. Fiercely he fell upon his brother; he tore his body into fourteen pieces. Then, taking the pieces that were the body of Ausar, he scattered them over the land. [The restored holistic wisdom of Egypt was broken into the fourteen houses along the ecliptic by the Zoroastrians, Greeks, Hebrews, and Mithrasians, as useful signs of the times. Orion and Ophiuchus make up the fourteen, but Orion is under the ecliptic in the proverbial land of the dead. This is the same image of the Last Supper presented in John 13:4-20, where Jesus, after occupying the center of the table, gets up and walks around the table washing the feet of the twelve apostles, before returning to the center again. Siloam.net illustrates many synopses of the cosmos that have been used by cultures throughout the world, and throughout time. The ultimate goal of each synopsis was the religamentation of children to human understanding of the Creation through exemplary empirical metaphors, i.e., the Word of God. RA]

The judgment before Ra represents the moment when we accept the truth within our hearts in its appropriate balance with the created truth. Judgment day has always been the end time event for being true to the promises of Kingdom Come.Death had come into the land from the time Ausar had been closed in the chest through the cunning of Seth; war was in the land; men always had arms in their hands. No longer did music sound, no longer did men and women talk sweetly and out of the depths of their feelings. Less and less did grain, and fruit-trees, and the vine flourish. The green places everywhere were giving way to the desert. Seth was triumphant and Nebt-het cowered before him.

And all the beauty and all the abundance that had come from Re would be destroyed if the pieces that had been the body of Ausar were not brought together once more. So Auset sought for them, and Nebt-het, her sister, helped her in her seeking. Auset, in a boat that was made of reeds, floated over the marshes, seeking for the pieces. One, and then another, and then another was found. At last she had all the pieces of his torn body. She laid them together on a floating island, and reformed them. And as the body of Ausar was formed once more, the wars that men were waging died down; peace came; grain, and the vine, and the fruit-trees grew once more. [This second journey of the flight of Isis is a repeat of the first journey around the Arc of the Covenant. The implication is that humanity had kept adequate records to resolve most of two complete journeys around the precessional cycle. The archaeological records suggest that 40-60,000 years of celestial record keeping have passed. Two precessional cycles equal 52,000 years, so the story has real merit from an archaeological perspective, as well as a personal spiritual perspective. RA]

Time is the evidence of the changing relationships material entities exhibit toward each other. The hevenly movements are not time, but they tell the story of time. The goal of the movements is clearly expressed as the approach of a New Aeon. But, we cannot move on until the Elder Aeon passes. If the New Aeon looks back to see the future in the Cosmic Cycle, then a spirit of ressurection is fulfilled.And a voice came to Auset and told her that Ausar lived again, but that he lived in the Underworld where he was now the Judge of the Dead, and that through the justice that he meted out, men and women had life immortal. And a child of Ausar was born to Auset: Heru he was named. Nebt-het and the wise Tehuti guarded him on a floating island where he was born. Heru grew up, and he strove against the evil power of Seth. In battle he overcame him and in bonds he brought the evil Seth, the destroyer of his father, before Auset, his mother. Auset would not have Seth slain: still he lives, but now he is of the lesser Gods, and his power for evil is not so great as it was in in the time before Heru grew to be the avenger of his father.


THE FLIGHT OF ISIS

FlightThe story of the reborn king is more ancient than mankind. It was transformed into monuments and stories by our ancestors. Whether we see the face of the sun on the Toowoomba ROC, the Way of the Dead along side the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent in Teotihuacan, the story of Moses crossing the Reed Sea, the apocalypse of Mithras as he finds heaven above the Bull of his Mother, the vision of Jesus washing the feet of the Apostles at the Last Supper,  or Mohammad journeying to Medina, they all tell the fundamental story of the Egyptian Dung Beetle, Khephera, and the Flight of Isis. Our ancestors worked to prepare a place for us. By their example, they tell us to work to prepare a place for the Children of Tomorrow. These are the Generations of Ra, and they are a story hidden in the trunk of the World Tree. It is time for the revealing story within the World Tree to be born again. Not simply because it is needed, but because it is the current Sign of the Times. Our ancestors lamented to the Creator to cause their children, you and I, to remember that they had come to prepare a place for us. When we remember them, they will join us at the time when the Sun Begins to Rise under the World Tree.

WordsThe journey of the vernal sun has passed through the Valley of Death, and the light which it revealed 52,000 years ago has returned to the present. The days when the Big Dipper pointed to the coming of a New Cosmic cycle are passed. Now is the time for the living and the dead to be joined in the Land of the Rising Vernal Sun.

Who can tell such a timeless tale? That is the only question. Is it you? Is it me? Is it the children who have yet to Come Forth Into Day? Is it the ancestors who hoped that we would remember them? Or, is it all of us?

The evidence within the World Tree, which is the story in the stars, clearly says that the Creator has laid the proper foundation for men to become gods. Look deep within yourself until you can see the roots upon which you stand. Then you will know who it is that can tell this story. There, at the entrance to the cosmic sea, a little bird flies in the wilderness with all the wisdom of creation written by the message of the nest materials within its beak. Like a letter in a bottle cast upon a great ocean, the message will come back to you, when you least expect it. The little bird is just a medium of the First Mother, Nun, who, surrounded by the message of First Father, Nu, awaits for the birth of a child that will make the Cosmic Three become One, again. Hercules has picked the sacred fruit on the tree of the Hesperides. The fruit is the reborn king. If we simply live up to the rational standards of our forefathers, we will soon reside in the Elysian Fields, where time is of no consequence, as the intuitive forebearance of our mothers leads the way to that eternal Lotus in the sky.

Now is the time.

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