Parallels between Jesus and Thoth, an Egyptian God
Parallels between Jesus and Thoth-Hermes, an Egyptian God, By Kelly Granite Enck
Hermes, also known as Thoth, was the architect of the Great Pyramid and the sage who began the Hermetic tradition.
After experiencing Egypt: feeling the magnitude of the Pyramids, the vibe of from the drawings in the tomb walls, and feeling the essence of God in the air, I wanted to write this blog about the Jesus and the Egypt connection.
I have become fascinated with the history of the Bible, a especially where our belief's originated. There are beautiful connection between Thoth and Jesus. Why not see them as one? Science has proven we are all individual electrons that act as part of an interconnected whole. I thought you might like this piece of the puzzle.
Hermeticism derives its name from the Greek name for Thoth, also known as Thoth-Hermes, Hermes Trismegistus, or Thrice-Great Hermes. Thoth is an Egyptian god who was believed to have invented writing and who is portrayed as a scribe, teacher, god of magic, and the "Psychopompos," the guider of souls. Hermeticism is an ancient philosopical tradition that emphasizes the importance of inner enlightenment or gnosis, rather than that of pure rationalism or doctrinal faith. It has often been said that western culture is based on the two polarities - of Greek rationality on the one hand, and biblical faith on the other. But there has always been an important third current in western culture, characterized by a resistance to the dominance of either of these polarities, and Hermeticism plays an key part here, along with other philosophies such as Gnosticism, and the Hermetic revival of the Italian Renaissance.
Hermetic writings as a worldview of One Reality, where all dichotomies, all distinctions between body and soul, spirit and matter, are integrated as a part of one whole. Everything was seen as being interconnected with everything else. The famous Hermetic maxim of "As above, so below". The aim of Hermeticism, like Gnosticism, was the deification or rebirth of man through the knowledge (gnosis) of the one transcendent God, the world, and humanity.
Since the scientific mechanization of the world and the rationalism of the 18th century, the Hermetic philosophy, including its revival in the Renaissance, has been largely ignored in academic circles. But, during the last few decades, this has started to change, as it is now acknowledged that ignoring this material may be blinding us from important aspects of the cultural past in the west, thus depriving us of a more complete picture of history. For example, few people today may realise that many of the early Church Fathers studied, respected, and wrote about the books of Hermes in their writings. But the fact that they took them seriously in their time, says something in itself. Today, the branch of theological study in seminaries that deals with the art and history of textual interpretation is called "hermeneutics", after Hermes.
The Hermetic writings, also called Hermetica, is the name given to an extraordinary collection of writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus, the Greek name for the Egyptian Thoth. This collection, written in Greek and Latin, probably dates from the middle of the 1st century to the end of the 3rd century AD. It was written in the form of Platonic dialogues. In about 1460 AD, a Greek manuscript of 17 treatieses called the Corpus Hermeticum came into the possession of Cosimo de Medici, Duke of Florence. Then, as patron, he ordered Masilio Ficino (1433-1499), the central figure of the Florentine Platonic Academy, to leave aside the works of Plato and concentrate instead on translating these "lost works of Hermes", such did he value their importance. Today, the term "Hermetism" refers to the Hermetica writings, and also to those inspired by it during the medieval and Renaissance periods. "Hermeticism" tends to imply a broader definition which includes other traditions and/or currents of thought, such as Alchemy, Kabbalah, Astrology.
The theological writings of Hermetic thought are represented mainly by the Corpus Hermeticum, by extensive fragments in the writings of Stobaeus, and by a Latin translation of the Asclepius, preserved among the works of Apuleius. Although the setting of these writings is Egyptian, the philosophy is Greek. Alexandria was known as an important early center of Hermeticism, and unfortunately for posterity, many important books were destroyed with the burning of the famous library of Alexandria - a cultural loss from which the world has yet to recover. Hermetic writings also owe a debt to the east, however, as they uniquely combine Platonic, neo-Pythagorean and Stoic philosophies, with some eastern religious elements. Hermeticism was extensively studied by the Arabs and, like many such philosophies, through them it eventually reached the west. The emphasis in Hermeticism tends to be on systematic instruction "in the way of Hermes", leading to a mystic experience, a reunion of the soul with God. At the core of Hermetic writings is the principle that, ultimately, it is not philosophical reasoning that leads to the Truth, but divine revelation. My memoir "From Hollywood to God" is now on Amazon and Kindle books! Below is a peek into the adventure...
My first stop was to The World Sound Healing Conference in San Francisco. I wanted to understand the science of frequencies, especially if everything in the universe was vibrating to their own unique song!
I waited in the large conference room to hear Dr. Susan Yale's lecture on the Harmonic Oscillator.
"You can hear the sound of "nature" between the Pyramids of Giza," Dr. Yale said, pausing, "it's a perfect F Sharp."
No one moved. She spoke slowly, "If you knew there was a place in the world where you could hear God, would you go?"
I always wanted to sleep on the Nile!"
~ from my Memoir, (click link—"From Hollywood to God" Kelly Granite Enck on Amazon books and Kindle.