In case you missed it, here's the scoop:
CAIRO — While Americans feasted their eyes on a full-blown Thanksgiving Day parade after a two-year Covid absence, nearly 6,000 miles away Egypt revived a very different cultural tradition that has not been seen for several thousand years.
The country opened the 3,000-year-old Avenue of Sphinxes to the public Thursday in an extravagant ceremony in the southern city of Luxor that follows decades of excavation efforts.
The ancient walkway, nearly two miles long and about 250 feet wide, was once named “The Path of God.”
It connects the Temple of Luxor with the Temple of Karnak, just up the Nile river to the north.
A spectacular parade that began after nightfall in Egypt and around lunchtime ET proceeded along the length of the avenue, which is lined on either side by over 600 ram-headed statues and traditional sphinxes, statues with a lion’s body and a human’s head.
The extravagant march included participants in pharaonic dress, a symphony orchestra, lighting effects, professional dancers, boats on the Nile, horse drawn carriages and more.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi attended the city-wide spectacle.
Restoration isn't just a religious imperative in the sandy stretches of the Nile-blessed realm, it's very much a physical and political one as well:
The excavation of the Avenue of Sphinxes "has unearthed other objects,...including a wall dating back to the Roman period," Egyptian Streets quoted Mustafa al-Saghier, the director of the Karnak Temple complex and general supervisor of the Avenue of Sphinxes' renovation project.
According to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Luxor represents the ancient Egyptian civilization's greatness, and he plans to utilise the inaugural ceremony to "promote the country's soft power internationally."
And just as we saw in the Gotthard Tunnel ceremony, the big daddy of the gods is Amun, AKA Jupiter Ammon, AKA Banebdjedet, AKA Baphomet, AKA you name it. All the same thing, really: the Horned and Hidden God of kings and conquerors.
Which makes sense, since after Gotthard the megascale festivities really kicked into high gear with the death of Chris Cornell AKA the Horned Christ, which climaxed with Heaven Upside Down or Las Vegas beneath the merciless gaze of the Luxor Las Vegas fiberglass sphinx.
Luxor and Karnak are Arabic names for what was once the Vatican of the Egyptian religions: the city that came to be known Thebes. When the Ptolemies - the generals whom Alexander handed the keys of entire empires over to - took control of Egypt, the roiling syncreticism of the time gave rise to a new god, who absorbed the roles of many other sky gods from all over the Mediterranean:
Thebes was known in Egyptian as niwt-'imn, the "City of Amun", the chief of the Theban Triad of deities whose other members were Mut and Khonsu. This name of Thebes appears in the Bible as the "Nōʼ ʼĀmôn" (נא אמון) in the Book of Nahum and also as "No" (נא) mentioned in the Book of Ezekiel and Jeremiah.
In the interpretatio graeca, Amun was rendered as Zeus Ammon. The name was therefore translated into Greek as Diospolis, "City of Zeus".
I'll go to the mat insisting that this new god was who Jesus was making reference to in Matthew 6:24: "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."
This is another one of those hiding-in-plain-sight kind of deals that eluded scholars looking for something more contrived. But it's very simple: Jupiter Ammon was on all the coinage that Jesus and the Apostles would have been familiar with. It was rendered "Mammon" as was typical of the transliteration of the time.
And here's how this god evolved into the Horned God of the elites of the time:
Ammon was often depicted with ram's horns, so that as this deity became a symbol of supremacy, kings and emperors came to be depicted with Horns of Ammon on the sides of their head in profile, as well as the deities not only of Egypt, but other areas, so that Jupiter was sometimes depicted as "Jupiter Ammon", replete with Horns of Ammon, after Rome conquered Egypt, as was the Greek supreme deity Zeus. This tradition continued for centuries, Alexander the Great being referred to in the Quran as "The two-horned man", a reference to his depiction on middle-eastern coins and statuary as having horns of Ammon.
His deification as a conqueror had involved being declared "Son of Ammon" by the Oracle at Siwa.
Ah, yes: The Oracle. We still have those today, despite what you may have heard. There's one in particular who you should look into, when you're ready to believe.
And as Father Synchronicity would have it, the name Thebes stems from a figure we were just discussing with all the Lucifer's Technologies material:
The Greeks attributed the foundation of Thebes to Cadmus, a Phoenician king from Tyre (now in Lebanon) and the brother of Queen Europa. Cadmus was famous for teaching the Phoenician alphabet and building the Acropolis, which was named the Cadmeia in his honor and was an intellectual, spiritual, and cultural center.
Here's how I introduced Cadmus during that epic marathon:
Ovid refers to Cadmus as "the Sidonian strangerº," a reference to the Phoenician city. He left his home there following the famous abduction of Europa:After his sister Europa had been carried off by Zeus from the shores of Phoenicia, Cadmus was sent out by his father to find her, and enjoined not to return without her.Cadmus was then said to journey to Samothrace, where he and presumably his mother were initiated into the mysteries of the Great Gods.Unsuccessful in his search, he came to Samothrace, the island sacred to the "Great Gods" and the Kabeiroi, whose mysteries would be celebrated also at Thebes. Cadmus did not journey alone to Samothrace; he appeared with his "far-shining" mother Telephassa.The origin of Cadmus' name is not entirely certain; one interpretation is that comes from the Phoenician Greek* kekasmai, meaning "to shine."
Which is the actual definition of Lucent.Not "light bearer," but shining.
In other words, it's not Lucifer Technologies, but in fact CADMUS Technologies.Remember that the so-called "Crash at Roswell" actually took place on the Plains of San Agustin in Corona, on the exact same latitude as the Temple of Jupiter Ammon in Ba'albek.
"I went immediately to the shores of the river and there was a thunderstorm and there was lightning and there was police boats dredging in the river and it was like I'd gone to the river Styx and there was a great big pyramid there and the whole thing was surreal and horrible"
- Steve Berkowitz, Jeff Buckley: Everyone Here Wants You
The Carnival Memphis Association organizes, plans, budgets, and promotes the King, Queen, and Royal Court, as well as many of the events staged during Carnival week. However, the Grand Krewes (once known as secret societies) also stage their own festivities throughout the year, elect their own royalty, manage their own budget, and have their own membership requirements.
Most of these organizations bear Egyptian names in accordance to tradition originally set out by the Mystic Memphi, and in conjunction with Memphis being the sister city of ancient Memphis, Egypt. The twelve Grand Krewes that Carnival Memphis recognizes are the Mystic Society of the Memphi, Osiris, Sphinx, RaMet, Ennead, Phoenix, Aani, Ptolemy, Kemet Jubilee, Ptah, Luxor, Queen Bees.