Friday, August 27, 2010

The Original Commandments of Ancient Egypt

Unknown to most people, the biblical commandments were in existence long before Moses came around.

I love posting about forgotten ancient knowledge, so here are the original 42 Commandments of Ma'at. These were later shortened to 10 commandments, I guess we don't have to worry about the other 32 anymore. They must have gotten in the way...


I. Thou shalt not kill, nor bid anyone kill.
II. Thou shalt not commit adultery or rape.
III. Thou shalt not avenge thyself nor burn with rage.
IV.Thou shalt not cause terror.
V. Thou shalt not assault anyone nor cause anyone pain.
VI. Thou shalt not cause misery.
VII. Thou shalt not do any harm to man or to animals.
VIII. Thou shalt not cause the shedding of tears.
IX. Thou shalt not wrong the people nor bear them any evil intent.
X. Thou shalt not steal nor take that which does not belong to you.
XI. Thou shalt not take more than thy fair share of food.
XII. Thou shalt not damage the crops, the fields, or the trees.
XIII. Thou shalt not deprive anyone of what is rightfully theirs.
XIV. Thou shalt not bear false witness, nor support false allegations.
XV. Thou shalt not lie, nor speak falsely to the hurt of another.
XVI. Thou shalt not use fiery words nor stir up any strife.
XVII. Thou shalt not speak or act deceitfully to the hurt of another.
XVIII. Thou shalt not speak scornfully against others.
XIX. Thou shalt not eavesdrop.
XX. Thou shalt not ignore the truth or words of righteousness.
XXI. Thou shalt not judge anyone hastily or harshly.
XXII. Thou shalt not disrespect sacred places.
XXIII. Thou shalt cause no wrong to be done to any workers or prisoners.
XXIV. Thou shalt not be angry without good reason.
XXV. Thou shalt not hinder the flow of running water.
XXVI. Thou shalt not waste the running water.
XXVII. Thou shalt not pollute the water or the land.
XXVIII. Thou shalt not take God's name in vain.
XXIX. Thou shalt not despise nor anger God.
XXX. Thou shalt not steal from God.
XXXI. Thou shalt not give excessive offerings nor less than what is due.
XXXII. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods.
XXXIII. Thou shalt not steal from nor disrespect the dead.
XXXIV. Thou shalt remember and observe the appointed holy days.
XXXV. Thou shalt not hold back the offerings due God.
XXXVI. Thou shalt not interfere with sacred rites.
XXXVII. Thou shalt not slaughter with evil intent any sacred animals.
XXXVIII. Thou shalt not act with guile or insolence.
XXXIX. Thou shalt not be unduly proud nor act with arrogance.
XXXX. Thou shalt not magnify your condition beyond what is appropriate.
XXXXI. Thou shalt do no less than your daily obligations require.
XXXXII. Thou shalt obey the law and commit no treason.

The 42 Principles of Ma'at, the Goddess who personified the ideals of Truth and Righteousness, were known to all the ancient Egyptians. The Egyptians believed that when they died, their souls would be judged by these principles. Moses and the Israelites, who were originally Egyptians, would have been familiar with these principles, but after wandering for forty years they seem to have only remembered 8 of them.

Moses added three new non-secular commandments; the one about not honoring the other gods, the honoring of their parents, and the one that included their neighbor's wives and slaves as coveted chattel. It is also interesting which commandmentments they chose to keep and which they discarded (for example, Rape).

The remarkable thing about the principles of Ma'at is not only how much more advanced they are in comparison with the Hebrew Commandments, but how most of them are strikingly relevant to this day.

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Global UN Conspiracy or How the Anti-Christ Gave Me a Schwinn...

Back in the old days (read; Reagan Era), most Americans knew very little about conspiracies and conspiracy theory. They were freaky stories promulgated by the militantly anti-government Right or religious Fundies you saw on classic UHF TV with names like the "700 Club". Most dealt with the rise of a single world government, founded mostly upon mis-interpretations from various unrelated Bible verses. Much of it was not even reliable enough to even be used the great journalistic bastions of integrity, such as "The National Enquirer, or "Weekly World News".

In those days, It was largely limited to the guys in the wooden shotgun shacks and the people dancin' with snakes.

After the rise of the internet and immediate mass media, many of these crazy and unprovable theories have been embraced by the left as well. All of this has led to the rise of a conspiracy culture within our society, which is currently being played up by various political groups. We have seen an unprecedented rise of a period where large segments of the population are actively preparing for the "end of the world" in a nearly Cold War fashion. Political scientists warn this public hysteria could have severe effects upon our culture and political landscape. It can have such dire effects as increased instances of Domestic Terrorism, or the sparking of a Third Political Party which can upset the existing poltical structure and destabilize our existing government, allowing for a political coup de' tat.

Here is a small selection of some of these theories, which mostly originated from a small series of books written by a relatively obscure American religious fundamentalist author at the beginning of the Reagan Era, having been pushed on the American public by such esteemed groups as the John Birch Society, and notable figures such as Pat Robertson, and Senator McCarthy. What started out as a mostly Biblical armageddon fantasy now includes such apolitical oddities as UFO's, and Bigfoot all combined in one big globalist UN plot...

1. The Moon Landing was a hoax.

2. All scientists are trying to foist the false theory of Evolution on the public at the behest of Satan.

3. AIDS was created by the CIA and deliberately spread by the WHO via polio inoculations in Africa, to reduce the world population.

4. Global warming is a hoax created by the UN and politically funded scientists/environmentalists, aided by Al Gore and many others to put cap and trade in place for monetary gain.

5. 9/11 was staged by the US Government.

6. The Pentagon was not hit by an aircraft on 9/11, but a US missile.

7. Bush et al. knew about the 9/11 attacks in advance. and let them happen.

8. The leaders of the US, Mexico, and Canada are conspiring to merge all three countries into the North American Union and adopt the Amero as a common currency, for... some reason.

9. FEMA is on the brink of dissolving the US government and shipping all of the country's undesireables to concentration camps for slaughter or deprogramming.

10. The United Nations is secretly bringing white UN military vehicles into the USA to overthrow the Government.

11. The swine flu outbreak of 2009 was engineered by the American government, with the eventual aim of declaring martial law, herding everyone into FEMA concentration camps, and forcibly vaccinating people with the virus in order to deliberately depopulate the Earth so that the masterminds of the New World Order can take control.

12. A vast number of American institutions are working together to "turn America into an amoral, humanist country, ripe for merger into a one-world socialist state". At least according to the book Mind Siege.

13. Jesus was actually married to Mary Magdalene...

14. The Masons secretly run everything.

15. The Royal Family of England, along with the Bushes, the Clintons, and many other rich, prestigious families, are actually man-eating shapeshifting lizard-people from the fourth dimension.

16. Barack Obama is a secret closet Muslim from Hawaii who was synthesized in Kenya for the purpose of ______ (fill in the blank).

17. Holocaust denial.

18. The Capitol Of Nebraska building is the ritual center for Satanic rites, the proof for this including the number of penises that can be discovered in the art work.

19. The Jews secretly run everything (the international Jewish conspiracy).

20. That all modern secret societies are branches of a single, ancient society called the "Brotherhood of the Snake."

I could go on, but it would literally fill this blog from end to end. And I haven't even mentioned the Communist bicycles being supplied by the UN to Colorado to corrupt American Values and make us a Socialist nation.

Many thanks to for the itemized list of conspiracies.