Year 382 of the fifth Sotic (Sothic) cycle of the ancient Egyptian religion.
"Fear not what destroys the body. Fear the ignorance that consumes the soul."
The answers to "Life's Great Questions" cannot be given, but must be learned; and, the learning of many things teaches not understanding.
The religion of The Goddess seeks no converts. But those who seek the Goddess will find Her precepts to ring as a familiar note from a forgotten pagan past.
For 3,000 years before the advent of Christianity the Pagan world looked to Egypt as the seat of wisdom. Yet the Egyptian religion of The Goddesses held no hope for the ignorant to survive death. Likewise in Babylon, as in Ebla, and Sumer before it, death was a journey fraught with perils. Throughout the ages, around the world, the pagan shaman, path walker and psychopomp have traversed the perilous path between the two worlds. It is a journey few souls survive unscathed; and it is only the psychopomp Priest and Priestess of The Goddesses who know the Way of Darkness and Death.
For nearly two thousand years the western world was forced to accept, as fact, that the Jewish/Christian god created a flat earth over with the sun, moon and stars traveled across a solid sky, and that the earth was the center of the universe. Because their flat-earth-god created that world, he also made the soul to survive death, and remain on some earthly spirit world. However, their flat-earth-gods doctrines and dogma of the soul surviving death was nothing more than a very successful attempt to control our lives with fear of their dead god’s punishment in death.
Buddhists and other reincarnationists believe the soul returns to another body on this earth, that every living creature has a soul, and the difference between the soul of a gnat and that of a Buddhist is in degrees of greatness, with, of course, the Buddhist having the greater soul. But why would the world of spirits and disembodied souls be of this world? That presumes Earth is the only planet on which intelligent life exists, and that souls are unique to this planet alone. That, however, is a presumption no soul who has traveled the path of spirts would ever make. For not every living thing is animated by a spirit, while many humans have the souls of gnats, as there is no karmic order.
The Egyptians knew what lay beyond life, and all their rituals, and the rituals performed by the Priestesses of the Goddesses today, were designed to lead men to understand death, and to guide them to knowledge that would help them traverse the world of spirits. Death, to the followers of the Goddesses, is neither an end nor a beginning. It is a continuum in which the disembodied soul either progresses, and continues its potential of existence, or returns to a spirit state. Our doctrines, teach that the spirt enters the body with the Breath of Life, Ankh, and becomes a Living Soul. In death, the disembodied soul, continues, but without knowledge – knowledge that must be gained by the Soul, not the brain-mind – the soul will not survive even a short time let alone to transmigration.
Aristotle knew less of the Pagan Goddesses and Gods than he pretended when he revealed that the stars were anciently the Gods. But he knew far more than the moderns know of the nature of the ancient pagan religions. Three centuries after Aristotle, the Great Pan would die and Cicero would declare every man to be the master of his fate. The pagan world was changing, but every Priestess knew "the pitiless stars know mid our laughter how that laughter will end." In the intellectual circles of the Roman Empire, philosophy had replaced superstitions. But a heartless religion was about to replace philosophy. The pagan Gods and Goddesses would soon become the saints and devils of Christianity, and once again superstition would replace reason. After all, it was the philosopher and not the pagan who was first put to death by the Christians.
Within a period of less than 300 years, the wisdom of Egypt was replaced with the ignorance of Christianity. The round earth of the Egyptians and Greeks was replaced by the flat earth of Christianity, in which the sun and universe revolved around its dead god's earth. The pagans who knew the earth was round and revolved around the sun were put to death. The Christian sword first silenced the Egyptian priestesses who offered salvation to those who attained spiritual wisdom, and the rest of the pagan world would follow. What escaped Christianity would be destroyed by Islam, but it would be Islam, not Christianity, that would retain some of the pagan's knowledge. While the west was immersed in the Dark Ages, where few could read or write, and even fewer bathed, and none practiced hygiene, Islam promoted literacy and cleanliness. The Renaissance had begun the restoration of Pagan thought, and the Reformation began the long process of reason over dogma in the west. Ironically, Islam, which had forced Christianity out of the Dark Ages, would be left behind in the wake of western industrial and social development, only to emerge in its original form and continue its quest to conquer the world.
Twenty-five years after the religion of The Goddesses was suppressed by the Jewish and Christian judges and justices of the Courts of the United States, the Religion of The Goddesses is again rising from religious intolerance, and the path to life is now opening to those who seek it.