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The Mystery Language and Its Keys

The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy (New York: Theosophist University Press, 1888), Volume 1, Book 2

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will unveil the evolutions of the human mind and show how natural was such a course of thought. The so-called phallic symbols have become offensive only because of the element of materiality and animality in them. As they originated with the archaic races, which, issuing to their personal knowledge from an androgyne ancestry. were the first phenomenal manifestations in their own sight of the separation of sexes and the ensuing mystery of creating In their turn - - such symbols were but natural. If Islet races have degraded them, especially the 'chosen people,' this does not affect the origin of those symbols. The little Semitic tribe ˇ one of the smallest branches from the commingling of the 4th aand 5th sub-races (the Mongolo-Turanian and the Indo-European, so-called, after the sinking of the great Continent) ˇcould only accept its symbology in the spirit which was given to it by the nation from which it was derived. Perchance, in the Mosaic beginnings, that symbology was not as crude at it became later under the handling of Ezra, who remodelled the whole Pentateuch. For the glyph of Pharaoh's daughter (the woman), the Nile (the Great Deep and Water), and the baby-boy found floating therein in the ark of rushes has not hero primarily composed for, or by, Moses. It has been found anticipated in the Babylonian fragments on the tiles, in the story of KIng Sargon who lived far earlier than Moses. Now, what is the logical inference? Most assuredly that which gives its the right to say that the story told of Moses by Ezra had been learned by him while at Babylon,

´ On page 224 of Assyrian Antiquities Mr. George Smith says: `In the palace of Semmucherib at Koulunlik I found another fragment of the curious history of Sargon...published in my translation in the Transitions of the Society of Biblical Archaeology. vol. I part I. p 46" The capital of Sargon, the Babylonian Moses "was the great city of Agads called by the Semites Akkad ˇ mentioned in Genesis as the capital of Nimrod.' (Gen. x 101) Akkad lay near the City of Sippara on the Euphrates and North of Babylon.` (See Ia.. vol 11. p. 442-3.) Another strange coincidence is found in the fact that the name of the neighboring above- mentioned City of Sippara is the same as the name of the wife of Moses--Zipporah) (Exodus II) Of course the story is a clever addition by Ezra, who could not be ignorant of it. This curious story is found on fragments of tablets from Kouyunjak. and reads as follows --

I Sargona. the powerful king, the king of Akkd am I.

2. My mother was a princess my father I did not know: a brother of my father ruled over the country

1. In the city of Aruperan. which is by the side of the River Euphrates.

4- MY mother, the princess conceived me: in dificulty she brought me forth S. She placed me in an ark of rushes with boom my exit she sealed up.

6. She launched me in the river, which did not drown me.

7. The river carried me. to Akki the water-carrier it brought me.

8. Akki, the water-carrier in tenderness of bowels. lifted me. etc, etc..

And now Exodus (ii): "And when she (Moses' mother) could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bullrushes and daubed It with slime and with pitch and put the child therein. and she laid it in the flags by the rivers brink."

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