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Originally posted by Ophiuchus 13
Ra (alternatively spelled Ré), Egyptian *ri:ʕu, is the ancient Egyptian sun god. By the Fifth Dynasty he had become a major deity in ancient Egyptian religion, identified primarily with the mid-day sun. The meaning of the name is uncertain, but it is thought that if not a word for 'sun' it may be a variant of or linked to words meaning 'creative power' and 'creator'.
The chief cult centre of Ra was Heliopolis (called Iunu, "Place of Pillars", in Egyptian), where he was identified with the local sun-god Atum. Through Atum, or as Atum-Ra he was also seen as the first being and the originator of the Ennead, consisting of Shu and Tefnut, Geb and Nut, Osiris, Set, Isis and Nephthys.
In later Egyptian dynastic times, Ra was merged with the god Horus, as Re-Horakhty ("Ra, who is Horus of the Two Horizons"). He was believed to rule in all parts of the created world the sky, the earth, and the underworld. He was associated with the falcon or hawk. When in the New Kingdom the god Amun rose to prominence he was fused with Ra as Amun-Ra. During the Amarna Period, Akhenaten suppressed the cult of Ra in favour of another solar deity, the Aten, the deified solar disc, but after the death of Akhenaten the cult of Ra was restored.
The cult of the Mnevis bull, an embodiment of Ra, had its centre in Heliopolis and there was a formal burial ground for the sacrificed bulls north of the city.
All forms of life were believed to have been created by Ra, who called each of them into existence by speaking their secret names. Alternatively humans were created from Ra's tears and sweat, hence the Egyptians call themselves the "Cattle of Ra." In the myth of the Celestial Cow it is recounted how mankind plotted against Ra and how he sent his eye as the goddess Sekhmet to punish them. When she became blood thirsty she was pacified by mixing beer with red dye.
Originally posted by Badgered1
I just hope that he doesn't choose Fox to tell his story. I'm not sure how much could be said with Hannity or the like shouting over the top of him.
10. Jesus was a healer and a teacher. A number of amazing "healings" have been attributed to Lord Ra-El, as well as multiple sighting of a classic "aureolic glow" around His head, similar to those depicted in early Christian iconography. The aureolic glow has been most often seen when Lord Ra-El is giving a profound teaching. Equally amazing are the numerous reports of sudden onset "Kundalini awakening", just from listening to Lord Ra-El teach. In Eastern beliefs, Kundalini awakening is a physical manifestation of spiritual enlightenment, that often takes adepts many years of intense meditation and training to achieve, if they achieve it at all. To have this happen spontaneously, just from listening to a speaker, was unheard of before now.
Originally posted by prettygentle
reply to post by awareness10
I love Jesus and all, but I thought he'd have better taste in shirts.
If I came claiming to be Jesus, or even Mary M... I'd NOT wear THAT shirt.
We need a thread that lists all of our current peeps in the world claiming that they are the returned Christ. (if there isn't one already, I didn't look yet)
I know, I know... I shouldn't poke fun.. but that shirt KILLS me. It's one of those laugh-or-cry kinda things.edit on 5/18/2011 by prettygentle because: Afterthought to add.