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Old 13-01-2013, 12:49 AM   #591
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The opening of the mouth ceremony (or ritual) was an ancient Egyptian ritual described in funerary texts such as the Pyramid Texts..

The ritual involved the symbolic animation of a statue or mummy by magically opening its mouth so that it could breathe and speak...

Then the mouth is opened with a tool, and the mummy is presented to the son "who loves him..

At the day of the internment of the mummy, it was the duty of the eldest son and heir to act as 'sem priest' and perform this ritual on his father´s mummy...

It was passed down, word-of-mouth, father to to speak..

Lo, there do I see my father.
Lo, there do I see my mother.
And my sister and my brother
Lo, there do I see the line of my people
Back to the beginning...

Jackie: Oh I'm sorry. Okay, hold that because I'd like you to repeat it because I really didn't get what you said and I will expand on this after this break. First of all, I just want to do a little recap that the story you're saying the story in the Old Testament of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, is allegory. The two creations is meant, one for the elite, and one for the worker bees, I guess you would call it.

Alan: That's right.

Jackie: And those are the ones that were supposed to go out and till the field and everything.

Alan: Do all the tilling of the soil, yes.

Jackie: And you said that Cain and Abel the whole story is an allegory and that Cain-Abel actually stands for cannibal and the evidence in that story is that they're saying that Abel ate Cain.

Alan: Cain ate Abel. Again, it's to do with what they tell you to please the deity. The sacrifices that Abel gave to the deity were acceptable, but the ones that Cain gave were unacceptable.

Jackie: What did Cain give?

Alan: Cain was a farmer who grew grain and the meaning behind it all was that he had to know basic sciences to fulfill his occupation; whereas Abel was a natural sort of nomad where he went with his animals wherever they grazed, so he lived more naturally. Therefore, it's really a war between the man who lived naturally and the one who had to use science to make his crops grow. Science conquered the natural man is really what they mean here. That's what it means.

Well, the Old Testament, remember, is all allegory of the rules that this system works by. It’s nothing to do with real people. And Cain and Abel – one represents the nomadic type that follows his herd; that’s Abel. He was able to do it, you know. You’ll find that Cain “could,” but he was static, in the beginning of what they called “civilization,” as the end of nomadic life and the beginning of agriculture; that’s what it means, when you get people static, together. Now they have homes; now you can own the homes, you can own the farms, you can own the land. Therefore it was a system coming in under the idea that they gave the name of Cain. Cain means king; cane means ruler actually; they used to use that in the school; the ruler was made out of cane, by the way, bamboo. And so you have the measuring of everything, the measuring, the weighing everything through cane. From Cain came King, and Kingu is what the ancient Mesopotamians called their king: Kingu – all these different variations of cane. However, Cain and Abel: Cain shows that he who had the will to kill off competition would become top, he’d become the top man. That’s what it really means – and you eat your enemy; in the ancient times you used to eat your enemy symbolically, and you took the power of that enemy into you. That was cannibalism: Cain-Abel – cainabel – cannibal...Alan Watt

Allegory is generally treated as a figure of rhetoric; a rhetorical allegory is a demonstrative form of representation conveying meaning other than the words that are spoken..As a literary device, an allegory in its most general sense is an extended metaphor. One of the best known examples is Plato's "The Allegory of the Cave." In this allegory, there are a group of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall by things passing in front of a fire behind them, and begin to ascribe forms to these shadows. According to the allegory, the shadows are as close as the prisoners get to viewing reality...
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