It dated back to the third millennium BC and served Egyptian Pharaohs
In March 1904, WM Flinders Petrie, a British archaeologist and the most renowned of his era, set off for the Sinai Peninsula accompanied by a small retinue of assistants. Their specific destination was a rugged outcrop called Serabit El Khadim. The expedition’s brief was to survey the old copper and turquoise mining region of the Sinai Peninsula under the auspices of the Egyptian Exploration Fund, the mission’s sponsors.
The mission was not entirely objective: it had strings. A fundamental, if not inviolable, objective of the sponsors was “the promotion of surveys and excavations for the purpose of elucidating or illustrating the Old Testament narrative”. In other words, the beneficiaries of the sponsorship were expected to come up with a report that validated what was contained in the Bible and not one that gainsaid or discredited it. Petrie duly undertook to abide by this precept though at the end of the day he threw away the script anyway. He would later publish the expedition’s findings in a book he titled Researches in the Sinai in 1906.
Exactly what were the expedition’s findings, which put Petrie at odds with his sponsors and to the extent where they pulled the plug on sponsorship of his onward biblically-based archaeological endeavours? We will only focus on what is relevant for our purpose. At an altitude of about 70 metres, Petrie happened upon the ruins of an ancient temple which extended from a great man-made cave. The temple structure has been described as “a series of adjoining halls, shrines, courts, cubicles, and chambers, all set within a surrounding enclosure hall”.
The temple’s inscriptions, pillars, cartouches, and stelas denoted Egyptian pharaohs down the ages and dated back to the third millennium BC, more than 1000 years before Moses’ time. The pharaohs ascribed to extended from the 4th dynasty (circa 2600 BC) to the 20th dynasty (circa 1070 BC), representing an operative use of the temple for about 1500 years. “The whole of it was buried,” writes Flinders, “and no one had any knowledge of it until we cleared the site.”
Of particular note was the HALL OF HATHOR, the temple proper. It transpired that Hathor, the adopted Egyptian goddess, was the sole object of veneration in the temple. Hathor as you know was the fair-minded Anunnaki goddess known as Ninmah or Ninharsag in the Sumerian records. She was the half-sister of Enlil, the Bible’s principle Jehovah, and the step sister of Enki, the “Serpent of Genesis” who genetically engineered Adam from the genes of Homo Erectus and a young Olmec, a dark-skinned Anunnaki.
Before the Anunnaki spaceport in the Sinai Peninsula was nuked by Ninurta, Enlil’s firsborn son, in 2024 BC, Ninmah was its resident goddess. It’s small wonder, therefore, that she could be worshipped in the very environs she had long been associated with. Some of the items unearthed in the Hall of Hathor were a limestone stela of Ramesses I, the pharaoh under whom the Israelites were freed in 1335 BC, and a bust of Pharaoh Akhenaten’s (Moses’) mother Tiye, who as you now know was the daughter of the patriarch Joseph, or Yuya to the Egyptians. Altogether, Petrie’s party removed some 463 items from the temple. Which of these was the most sensitive and therefore had the effect of setting Petrie on a collision course with his sponsors?
OF LONGEVITY AND THE FIELD OF MFKZT
Much of the material the Petrie team excavators found in Hathor’s temple was not exactly out of the ordinary. But three things particularly riveted their attention. These were a METALLURGIST’S CRUCIBLE, a considerable stash of PURE WHITE POWDER (“many tons of it” in Petrie’s own words) concealed beneath carefully laid flagstones, and a mysterious term, MFKZT, which enjoyed repeated mention on the temple walls and a number of stelas.
What was a metallurgist’s crucible doing in a religious chamber? What was the exact nature of the white powder? And what was this other jigsaw called Mfkzt? Unbeknownst to Petrie and his team, Mfkzt had long been alluded to in ancient Egypt’s sacred writings known as The Pyramid Texts, which were set down on the walls of the pyramid tomb of King Unnas of the 5th dynasty. The texts describe Mfkzt as a stone.
Nor was the Petrie party aware that relatively recently, in1667, Eirenaeus Philalethes, an alchemist who was held in very high esteem by even the likes of Isaac Newton, published a work he titled Secrets Revealed. In the book, he called attention to the “Philosopher’s Stone”. This Stone was capable of converting base metals such as zinc and lead to gold, a process dubbed alchemy. YET THE STONE WAS GOLD ITSELF.
This is the way Philalethes expatiated on it: “Our Stone is nothing but gold digested to the highest degree of purity and subtle fixation”. In a further work he produced in 1668, titled A Brief Guide to the Celestial Ruby, Philalethes expanded on his definition of the Philosopher’s Stone thus (the emphasis is ours): “It is called a Stone by virtue of its fixed nature: it resists the action of fire as successfully as any stone. In species it is gold, more purer than the purest. It is fixed and incombustible like a stone, but ITS APPEARANCE IS THAT OF A VERY FINE POWDER.”
Mfkzt was gold powder though it was referred to as a stone. It emerged that what Petrie and his team had stumbled upon was an Ormus-manufacturing setting. The Ormus was meant for Egyptian pharaohs and was punted as “a giver of life”. How? Firstly, it was the Fountain of Youth: it made the pharaohs live way much longer than ordinary mortals (true, some pharaohs did die at very tender ages but these were in all likelihood tactfully poisoned in veiled assassinations, whereas others, like Tutankhamen, were violently killed).
The ancients who were initiated into secret knowledge through mystery schools believed, or were aware that, a being was made up primarily of two bodies – the physical body and the light body. Both the two needed to be fed to be in sound health because they complemented each other: if one was lacking in one way or the other, it affected the other. Whereas the physical body needed to be sustained on material food substances, the light body, which was also known as the KA, needed to be fed on light. But this was not sunlight:
it was a euphemism for Ormus. Since consuming Ormus instilled deeper intellectual, spiritual, and metaphysical insights, it was known as GNOSIS. In other words, Gnosis enabled its partaker to access knowledge pertaining to the realm of advanced enlightenment (the Afterlife). The Syro-Phoenicians referred to this realm as the PLANE OF SHARON, meaning the Dimension of Light, with light in this context denoting the centrality of Ormus. Indeed, at Serabit, the Petrie party took note of the traditional hieroglyph of light – a point within a circle – in a section of the Hathor Temple dubbed the Shrine of Kings, that is, pharaohs.
Second, when pharaohs were on their death bed, they used Ormus to directly translate to the Afterlife even as they drew breath – the reason it was called the Powder of Projection. In other words, they simply drifted off into the Hereafter without tasting death, as if dying in sleep. When this happened, their only physical remains, their corpse, was nothing but pure white gold dust – the same Ormus which had made them vanish into the Afterlife.
It was this powder that was preserved as their “mummy” inside their pyramid tombs. Evidence of this has been found in the tombs of the pharaohs of the 4th dynasty, (c. 2613 to 2494 BC), namely Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, whose mummies have never been found: instead, a white powder was found inside their resting places.
In The Pyramid Texts, the place in which King Unnas is said to live forever with the gods in the aftermath of his death is called the Field of Mfkzt. And in The Book of the Dead, the world’s oldest complete book, the pharaoh throughout his journey into the blissful realm of the departed continues to utter the phrase, “What is it?”. THIS IS CODE FOR ORMUS. It is from the Hebrew term meaning “what is it” that the biblical word “Manna” is translated. Thus as he journeyed to his eternal abode in his light body, the pharaoh kept up a chant extolling the wonder of Ormus!
“GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD”
One other thing that caught the attention of the Petrie party was the occurrence several times of the word “bread” and portrayals of the tendering of objects described as bread on the walls of the Hathor Temple. There was a rock tablet showing a representation of a man, who stood behind Pharaoh Tuthmosis IV and the goddess Hathor, bearing a conical object called “white bread”.
There was a stela depicting Ankhib, a mason, offering two conical bread cakes to Tuthmosis IV. Another shows Sobekhotep, Amenhotep III’s treasurer, holding in readiness a conical loaf of white bread in the presence of both the pharaoh and the goddess Hathor. Two more round-topped stelas feature Tuthmosis III and Amenhotep III. Tuthmosis is portrayed presenting a conical white bread loaf to the god Amen-Ra (Marduk) “so that he may be given life”.
The one that shows Amenhotep III presenting a conical loaf to a different god says, “He gave the gold of reward, the mouth rejoiced”. THIS SUGGESTS IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS THAT THIS BREAD WAS MADE OF GOLD AND IT WAS AT ONCE A SUSTAINER OF TEMPORAL LIFE AND A PROJECTOR INTO AN ETERNAL SUPER-DIMENSIONAL REALM OF EXISTENCE.
Bread, as we already know, was a cryptic word for Ormus because it was ordinarily mixed with ingredients that go into making bread during the wilderness years. The phrase, “give us our daily bread” in the so-called Lord’s Prayer (which was purloined from a routine prayer Egyptians uttered to their national god Marduk) does not refer to ordinary bread: it refers to Ormus, which ancient kings, from Sumerian to pharaonic times, partook on a daily basis. It is also significant that the birthplace of Jesus is Bethlehem, meaning “House of Bread”.
Once again, this is not the usual bread; it is Ormus. Ancient Bethlehem must have been the Ormus production hub of Palestine. It was this same bread, called shewbread in the Old Testament, that was set on a table in the Tabernacle. It was also known as the “Bread of the Presence” in that it was shown off to God’s symbolic presence as it represented the eternal life conferred by God.
In EXODUS 25; 29-31, we’re told that shewbread was manufactured at Mount Horeb by Benzeleel, a skilled goldsmith. Goldsmiths or artisans of any kind are not into baking bread. Clearly, this was not bakery type bread but Ormus. The shewbread did have a flour component alright but its basic ingredient was gold or silver or both. Among the treasures of Tuthmosis III as reproduced in a bas relief at the Karnak Temple are a number of cone-shaped items appearing under the metals section.
They are described as “white bread” and the explanation says they are made of one part silver and thirty-parts gold. The conical stones the Petrie team found along with the pure white powder were symbolic of something profound – superconductive gold dust which in day to day language was disguised as a “stone”, the Philosopher’s Stone.
MESSAGE IN STATUE OF MELCHIZEDEK
The first mention of Ormus in its edible form in the Bible is encountered not in the time of Moses but in that of Abraham. In GENESIS 14:18, we’re told that General Abe, after repulsing the eastern military alliance, was presented with “bread and wine” by Melchizedek, the Priest-King of Jerusalem who was in fact his father Terah.
At Chatres Cathedral in France stands a statue of Melchizedek, who presents forth a stone in a chalice rather than wine in a chalice. The cathedral was designed by the Knights Templar and operationalised by a guild of freemasons known as the Children of Solomon. Freemasons, particularly those who occupy the higher echelons of the order (that is, beyond 33 degrees) possess an awful amount of knowledge which the general denizens of the planet such as you and I know very little or nothing about. So what are the Freemasons trying to convey to the public in the Statue of Melchizedek?
First, let us appreciate that THE CHALICE REPRESENTS THE GRAIL WOMB. This womb contains the cosmic royal blood that dates back to the SSS World, the throne planet of the Orion Empire. This cosmic royal family is otherwise known as the SANGREAL (meaning “Royal Blood”) or the DESPOSYNYI. At the cosmic level, it started with the Orion Queen, the mother of Enki. At the level of our planet, it started with Cain, who was the son of Enki by an Earthling woman known as Titi-Eve. This Grail family progressed from Cain all the way to Jesus.
In modern times, it was represented by the Merovingian and the Scottish Kings known as the Stuarts. The last famous member of the Grail family was Princess Diana, though the linear descendant is the marginalised, maligned, and even ridiculed (by the Western establishment) Prince Michael of Albany.
So what is the Statue of Melchizedek telling us? IT IS SAYING THE GRAIL GENETIC LINE (REPRESENTED BY THE CHALICE) HAS BEEN SUSTAINED OVER THE AGES BY ORMUS, THE BREAD STONE CONTAINED IN THE CHALICE. How so? As we explained above, consuming Ormus imparts Gnosis – transcendent knowledge of both the reality in which we are (this counterfeit universe) and the higher dimension to which we proceed after death. Knowledge is power: if you know something critical, vital, and fundamental others do not, you can achieve your every goal and meet every aspiration in life. You practically become omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent in a manner of speaking.
The so-called Holy Communion is a throwback to the very first that was held between Terah and Abraham in the 2nd millennium BC. In the Bible, as well in Sumerian records, it is said the sacraments in the Abraham-Terah communion were bread and wine. Bread as we now know stands for Ormus. What about the wine? Well, it was not wine actually: it was AMBROSIA, an extract of menstruum. We have long highlighted that Ambrosia has properties that approximate those of Ormus.
Thus bread, wine, and stone are all interchangeable: they are talking about one and the same thing – Ormus. Indeed, in 1 CORINTHIANS 10:3, Manna (Ormus) is described as spiritual food; in JOHN 6:31-41, it is ratified as the true Bread of the Eucharist, the Holy Communion. And REVELATION 2:7 says; “To him that overcometh, I’ll give to eat of the hidden Manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name which no man knows except the one who receiveth it.” This is Ormus being talked about here.
“LAST SUPPER” INVOLVED ORMUS
In the gospels, we see Jesus preside over a “meal” that is famously known as the Last Supper. In other words, it was the last Holy Communion which Jesus participated in. In truth, it was the first and last Holy Communion he took part in as henceforth he was to disappear from the public domain.
The Last Supper was not an ordinary meal: it involved partaking of Ormus. If you recall, we did in earlier articles call attention to the fact that the reason why the Essenes, a Jewish religious sect to which Jesus belonged, settled at Qumran on the shores of the Dead Sea was because that sea was rich in Ormus, which they happily extracted. Even today, high-quality Ormus, such as Vancouver Island Ormus, is obtained from the Dead Sea.
During Holy Communion, Ormus was administered to those in attendance by the Essene High Priest. At the time of the Last Supper, the Essene High Priest was Jonathan Annas, also known as Nathaniel. But that night Jesus challenged him for the position for two reasons. First, the linear High Priest, John had been killed and since he had no heir, the position was technically vacant.
Second, King David had been designated Priest-King by Jehovah-Enlil (“The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, thou art a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek” as per PSALM 110:4) and so Jesus reckoned that with John deceased, he deserved the title of Priest-King since he was at once a descendant of David (from his father’s side) and a descendant of Aaron (from his mother’s side). That’s how Jesus won the day.
Put differently, Jesus administered the Last Supper after the order of Melchizedek, as only a Priest-King or a High Priest had the right to preside over the Ormus meal. King David had waived that right and entrusted it to Zadok the High Priest. But Jesus did not have a qualifying person to delegate it to since John had no heirs. He was thus the only qualifying candidate.
Seventy-seven years ago, on the evening of December 2, 1943, the Germans launched a surprise air raid on allied shipping in the Italian port of Bari, which was then the key supply centre for the British 8th army’s advance in Italy.
The attack was spearheaded by 105 Junkers JU88 bombers under the overall command of the infamous Air Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen (who had initially achieved international notoriety during the Spanish Civil War for his aerial bombardment of Guernica). In a little over an hour the German aircraft succeeded in sinking 28 transport and cargo ships, while further inflicting massive damage to the harbour’s facilities, resulting in the port being effectively put out of action for two months.
Over two thousand ground personnel were killed during the raid, with the release of a secret supply of mustard gas aboard one of the destroyed ships contributing to the death toll, as well as subsequent military and civilian casualties. The extent of the later is a controversy due to the fact that the American and British governments subsequently covered up the presence of the gas for decades.
At least five Batswana were killed and seven critically wounded during the raid, with one of the wounded being miraculously rescued floating unconscious out to sea with a head wound. He had been given up for dead when he returned to his unit fourteen days later. The fatalities and casualties all occurred when the enemy hit an ammunition ship adjacent to where 24 Batswana members of the African Pioneer Corps (APC) 1979 Smoke Company where posted.
Thereafter, the dozen surviving members of the unit distinguished themselves for their efficiency in putting up and maintaining smokescreens in their sector, which was credited with saving additional shipping. For his personal heroism in rallying his men following the initial explosions Company Corporal Chitu Bakombi was awarded the British Empire Medal, while his superior officer, Lieutenant N.F. Moor was later given an M.B.E.
Remember: bricks and cement are used to build a house, but mutual love, respect and companionship are used to build a HOME. And amongst His signs is this: He creates for you mates out of your own kind, so that you may find contentment (Sukoon) with them, and He engenders love and tenderness between you; in this behold, there are signs (messages) indeed for people who reflect and think (Quran 30:21).
This verse talks about contentment; this implies companionship, of their being together, sharing together, supporting one another and creating a home of peace. This verse also talks about love between them; this love is both physical and emotional. For love to exist it must be built on the foundation of a mutually supportive relationship guided by respect and tenderness. As the Quran says; ‘they are like garments for you, and you are garments for them (Quran 2:187)’. That means spouses should provide each other with comfort, intimacy and protection just as clothing protects, warms and dignifies the body.
In Islam marriage is considered an ‘ibaadah’, (an act of pleasing Allah) because it is about a commitment made to each other, that is built on mutual love, interdependence, integrity, trust, respect, companionship and harmony towards each other. It is about building of a home on an Islamic foundation in which peace and tranquillity reigns wherein your offspring are raised in an atmosphere conducive to a moral and upright upbringing so that when we all stand before Him (Allah) on that Promised Day, He will be pleased with them all.
Most marriages start out with great hopes and rosy dreams; spouses are truly committed to making their marriages work. However, as the pressures of life mount, many marriages change over time and it is quite common for some of them to run into problems and start to flounder as the reality of living with a spouse that does not meet with one’s pre-conceived ‘expectations’. However, with hard work and dedication, couples can keep their marriages strong and enjoyable. How is it done? What does it take to create a long-lasting, satisfying marriage?
Below are some of the points that have been taken from a marriage guidance article I read recently and adapted for this purposes.
POSITIVITY Spouses should have far more positive than negative interactions. If there is too much negativity — criticizing, demanding, name-calling, holding grudges, etc. — the relationship will suffer. However, if there is never any negativity, it probably means that frustrations and grievances are not getting ‘air time’ and unresolved tension is accumulating inside one or both partners waiting to ‘explode’ one day.
“Let not some men among you laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): nor let some women laugh at others: it may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames.” (49:11)
We all have our individual faults though we may not see them nor want to admit to them but we will easily identify them in others. The key is balance between the two extremes and being supportive of one another. To foster positivity in a marriage that help make them stable and happy, being affectionate, truly listening to each other, taking joy in each other’s achievements and being playful are just a few examples of positive interactions. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “The believers who show the most perfect faith are those who have the best character and the best of you are those who are best to their wives”
Another characteristic of happy marriages is empathy; understanding your spouses’ perspective by putting oneself in his or her shoes. By showing that understanding and identifying with your spouse is important for relationship satisfaction. Spouses are more likely to feel good about their marriage and if their partner expresses empathy towards them. Husbands and wives are more content in their relationships when they feel that their partners understand their thoughts and feelings.
Successful married couples grow with each other; it simply isn’t wise to put any person in charge of your happiness. You must be happy with yourself before anyone else can be. You are responsible for your actions, your attitudes and your happiness. Your spouse just enhances those things in your life. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers.”
Successful marriages involve both spouses’ commitment to the relationship. The married couple should learn the art of compromise and this usually takes years. The largest parts of compromise are openness to the other’s point of view and good communication when differences arise.
When two people are truly dedicated to making their marriage work, despite the unavoidable challenges and obstacles that come, they are much more likely to have a relationship that lasts. Husbands and wives who only focus on themselves and their own desires are not as likely to find joy and satisfaction in their relationships.
Another basic need in a relationship is each partner wants to feel valued and respected. When people feel that their spouses truly accept them for who they are, they are usually more secure and confident in their relationships. Often, there is conflict in marriage because partners cannot accept the individual preferences of their spouses and try to demand change from one another. When one person tries to force change from another, he or she is usually met with resistance.
However, change is much more likely to occur when spouses respect differences and accept each other unconditionally. Basic acceptance is vital to a happy marriage. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “It is the generous (in character) who is good to women, and it is the wicked who insults them.” “Overlook (any human faults) with gracious forgiveness.” (Quran 15:85)
COMPASSION, MUTUAL LOVE AND RESPECT
Other important components of successful marriages are love, compassion and respect for each other. The fact is, as time passes and life becomes increasingly complicated, the marriage is often stressed and suffers as a result. A happy and successful marriage is based on equality. When one or the other dominates strongly, intimacy is replaced by fear of displeasing.
It is all too easy for spouses to lose touch with each other and neglect the love and romance that once came so easily. It is vital that husbands and wives continue to cultivate love and respect for each other throughout their lives. If they do, it is highly likely that their relationships will remain happy and satisfying. Move beyond the fantasy and unrealistic expectations and realize that marriage is about making a conscious choice to love and care for your spouse-even when you do not feel like it.
Seldom can one love someone for whom we have no respect. This also means that we have to learn to overlook and forgive the mistakes of one’s partner. In other words write the good about your partner in stone and the bad in dust, so that when the wind comes it blows away the bad and only the good remains.
Paramount of all, marriage must be based on the teachings of the Noble Qur’an and the teachings and guidance of our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). To grow spiritually in your marriage requires that you learn to be less selfish and more loving, even during times of conflict. A marriage needs love, support, tolerance, honesty, respect, humility, realistic expectations and a sense of humour to be successful.
The past week or two has been a mixed grill of briefs in so far as the national employment picture is concerned. BDC just injected a further P64 million in Kromberg & Schubert, the automotive cable manufacturer and exporter, to help keep it afloat in the face of the COVID-19-engendered global economic apocalypse. The financial lifeline, which follows an earlier P36 million way back in 2017, hopefully guarantees the jobs of 2500, maybe for another year or two.
It was also reported that a bulb manufacturing company, which is two years old and is youth-led, is making waves in Selibe Phikwe. Called Bulb Word, it is the only bulb manufacturing operation in Botswana and employs 60 people. The figure is not insignificant in a town that had 5000 jobs offloaded in one fell swoop when BCL closed shop in 2016 under seemingly contrived circumstances, so that as I write, two or three buyers have submitted bids to acquire and exhume it from its stage-managed grave.