Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World

A Work of Reclamation and Restitution in Twelve Books

by Gerald Massey

London

T.Fisher Unwin

Adelphi Terrace

Published in 1907

EDITION LIMITED TO FIVE HUNDRED COPIES

AUTHOR OF "A BOOK OF THE BEGINNINGS" and "THE NATURAL GENESIS"

It mav have been a Million years ago
The Light was kindled in the Old Dark Land
Withi which the illumined Scrolls are all aglow,
That Egypt gave us with her mummied hand:
This was the secret of that subtle smile
Inscrutable upon the Sphinx's face,
Now told from sea to sea, from isle to isle;
The revelation of the Old Dark Race;
Theirs was the wisdom of the Bee and Bird,
Ant, Tortoise, Beaver, working human-wise;
The ancient darkness spake with Egypt's Word;
Hers was the primal message of the skies:
The Heavens are telling nightly of her glory,
And for all time Earth echoes her great story.

PREFATORY

I have written other books, but this I look on as the exceptional labour which has made my life worth living. Comparatively speaking, " A Book of the Beginnings" (London, 1881) was written in the dark, "The Natural Genesis" (London, 1883) was written in the twilight, whereas" Ancient Egypt" has been written in the light of day. The earlier books were met in England with the truly orthodox conspiracy of silence.
Nevertheless, four thousand volumes have got into circulation somewhere or other up and down tlte reading world, where they are slowly working in their unacknowledged way. Probably the present book will be appraised at home in proportion as it comes back piecemeal from abroad, from Germany, or France, or maybe from the Country of the Rising Sun.
To all dear lovers of the truth the writer now commends the verifiable truths that wait for recognition in these pages.
Truth is all-potent with its silent power
If only whispered, never heard aloud,
But working secretly, almost unseen,
Save in some excommunicated Book;
'Tis as the lightning with its errand done
Before you hear the thunder.
For myself, it is enough to know that in despite of many hindrances from straitened circumstances,
chronic ailments, and the deepening shadows of encroaching age, my book is printed, and the subject matter that I cared for most is now entrusted safely to the keeping of John Gutenberg, on this my nine and seventieth birthday.

CONTENTS VOL. I and 2

BOOK 1 SIGN-LANGUAGE AND MYTHOLOGY AS PRIMITIVE MODES OF REPRESENTATION

BOOK 2 TOTEMISM, TATTOO AND FETISHISM AS FORMS OF SIGN-LANGUAGE

BOOK 3 ELEMENTAL AND ANCESTRAL SPIRITS, OR THE GODS AND THE GLORIFIED

BOOK 4 EGYPTIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD AND THE MYSTERIES OF AMENTA

BOOK 5 THE SIGN-LANGUAGE OF ASTRONOMICAL MYTHOLOGY

The Primitive African Paradise

Egyptian Wisdom

The Drowning of the Dragon

BOOK 6 THE SIGN-LANGUAGE OF ASTRONOMICAL MYTHOLOGY (PART II)

Horus of the Double Horizon

The Making of Amenta

The Irish Amenta

The Mount of Glory

BOOK 7 EGYPTIAN WISDOM AND THE HEBREW GENESIS

BOOK 8 THE EGYPTIAN WISDOM IN OTHER JEWISH WRITINGS

BOOK 9 THE ARK, THE DELUGE, AND THE WORLD’S GREAT YEAR

BOOK 10 THE EXODUS FROM EGYPT AND THE DESERT OF AMENTA

The Seed of Ysiraal

The Title of Pharaoh

BOOK 11 EGYPTIAN WISDOM IN THE REVELATION OF JOHN THE DIVINE

BOOK 12 THE JESUS-LEGEND TRACED IN EGYPT FOR TEN THOUSAND YEARS

The Jesus-Legend in Rome

The Egypto-Gnostic Jesus

Double Horus, or Jesus and the Christ

The Mysteries and Miracles

Jesus in the Mount

Sut and Horus as Historic Characters in the Canonical Gospels

The Group in Bethany

The Founders of the Kingdom

The Last Supper: the Crucifixion and the Resurrection

The Resurrection from Amenta

The Sayings of Jesus

APPENDIX




Egyptian Section

Main Library