Monday, 26 November 2012

I Am Yesterday ... and I Am Today

"I am Yesterday, "and I am Today ; and I have the power to be born a second time. I the hidden Soul create the gods, and I give sepulchral meals to "the divine beings in Amenti and in heaven." 

This is not a theory of my own. It has been floating around the internet for a number of years. When I saw it mentioned, I could not help but think it had some merit to it. My thoughts were to make it into a video, but in the end, sometimes reading something has just as much impact as visualising. 

In a Rubric to one of the versions of the lxivth Chapter of the Theban Recension of the Book of the Dead it is said that the Chapter was "found" during the reign of Semti, that is to say, the Chapter was revised, or edited. or rewritten, or received some kind of literary treatment, during the reign of the fifth king of the 1st Dynasty. If we look at the version of the Chapter to which this Rubric is appended we find this sentence :----"I am Yesterday, "and I am Today ; and I have the power to be born a second time. I the hidden Soul create the gods, and I give sepulchral meals to "the divine beings in Amenti and in heaven." 

So says Osiris.

Shortly after Osiris' return to Egypt, in the twenty-eighth year of his reign, on the seventeenth day of the month of Hathor (late September or November), Seth and 72 conspirators murdered him. 


Paul Is Dead: is it September or November? Both September and November are mentioned as possible dates of his death, each pinpointed to the 11th of the month by various clues. It's then we can look at a timeline and see where Paul McCartney is on the 17th of either month.


September 1966 (10)

05: John Lennon flies to Hanover, Germany 
06: John Lennon begins wearing 'granny' glasses 
14: George and Pattie Harrison travel to India 
15: Paul McCartney watches experimental music in London 
16: John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Brian Epstein meet in Paris 
18: John Lennon travels to Carboneras, Spain 
19: John Lennon films How I Won The War in Spain 
19: George and Pattie Harrison hold a press conference in India 
20: BBC interview with George Harrison 
26: Brian Epstein is hospitalised in London 

We can get all spooky and see that on September 17th, there is no entry, and there is no mention of Paul McCartney after meeting in Paris on the 16th with Epstein and Lennon. If one wants to get spooky.

November 17th, 1966 would have McCartney still in Africa, due to return to England on the 19th. 

Coincidentally, September 17, 1966 marks the 13th and last week in the Top 30 (Billboard) for "Yesterday & Today"

On September 18th, 1966, Lennon goes off to film How I Won the War. How did Set win the war against Osiris? He murdered him, placed him in a trunk and sent him down the nile.

In the mythology of Heliopolis, Set was born of the sky goddess Nut and the earth god Geb.

My mother was of the sky, 
My father was of the earth
But I am of the universe
And you know what it's worth
 ~  Yer Blues ~

WIKI: The cult of Osiris (who was a god chiefly of regeneration and rebirth) had a particularly strong interest in the concept of immortality. Plutarch recounts one version of the myth in which Set (Osiris' brother), along with the Queen of Ethiopia, conspired with 72 accomplices to plot the assassination of Osiris. Set fooled Osiris into getting into a box, which Set then shut, sealed with lead, and threw into the Nile. 

Osiris' wife, Isis, searched for his remains until she finally found him embedded in a tamarind tree trunk, which was holding up the roof of a palace in Byblos on the Phoenician coast. She managed to remove the coffin and open it, but Osiris was already dead.

The image to the left is actually reversed. Paul's hair was truly parting to the left, an attribute associated with "Faul" aka William Campbell, his replacement.

In one version of the myth, she used a spell learned from her father and brought him back to life so he could impregnate her. Afterwards he died again and she hid his body in the desert. Months later, she gave birth to Horus. While she raised Horus, Set was hunting one night and came across the body of Osiris.

Enraged, Set tore the body of Osiris into fourteen pieces and scattered them throughout the land. Isis gathered up all the parts of the body, less the phallus (which was eaten by a catfish) and bandaged them together for a proper burial. The gods were impressed by the devotion of Isis and resurrected Osiris as the god of the underworld. Because of his death and resurrection, Osiris was associated with the flooding and retreating of the Nile and thus with the crops along the Nile valley.

For years I've been hammering on about the point that John Lennon from 1966 to 1968 seemed to only want to talk about water, and things being either yellow or green. If it's not 
upstream it's downstream, if it's not green it's yellow. It begins with Nowhere Man, and continues right on through until "The Beatles", then he rarely if ever mentions these things again (one exception being "Julia" and ocean child)

And as soon as I saw that allusion to Set, and mention of the Nile, the river of all rivers, it made me think instantly of Lennon's constant mention of water for 2 years, and Nowhere Man does appear on "Yesterday & Today". It bears mention that Osiris was depicted as having green skin.

Lennon's Water/Yellow~Green Period:
 All these songs either mention Water and/or the colours Yellow and Green exclusively. Death is also mentioned, and She Said She Said can be included in this period. Death. Water. Yellow. Green. He spoke of little else until "The Beatles" in 1968.

Osiris is also recognized under many different names and guises depending on the time period and the region.Osiris=Apollo=Apollyon=Orion=Dionysus=Nimrod=Pan. And here's an interesting tidbit: the soul of Osiris was worshipped almost as a complete god/entity on it's own, especially in the region of Mendes. This soul was referred to in the feminine aspect. Banebdjed was the name given to Osiris' soul. Banebdjed was pictured as a ram or having a ram's head. A living sacred ram was kept at Mendes and worshipped. Banebdjed was considered to be the father of Horus. Regarding the association of Osiris with the ram, some point back to the shepherd's crook and flail so often associated with Osiris. In case you hadn't made the connection- the 'goat of mendes' is the symbol of the Baphomet, so often associated with dark magick and satanism. Banebdjed was thought to have been accidentally transliterated into the word Baphomet.
So Osiris= Baphomet.
Little is known about the true origin of Baphomet. Oral legend states that as far back as 2500 B.C. a tribe of hunter-gatherers located in the Valley of Shadows, in present day Egypt, were known to worship the God Banebdjedet. Banebdjedet has been described as having the form of a humanoid-goat hybrid, similar to the later deity known as Pan. In fact, it is believed that Pan is an aspect of Baphomet.
According to the legend, Banebdjedet spied a fair maiden named Hatmehit bathing in a stream and immediately fell in love with her. He seduced Hatmehit promising her that he would grant her any wish if she would agree to be his bride. Hatmehit replied that she only wanted to be close to him at which they became fused together resulting in a being of both sexes. Having the head of a goat, the upper-body of a woman and the lower-body of a man, this new God became known as Baphomet.We can see how the Goat became an Iconic figure for the devil in the later Christian Era and How Banebdjedet sounds close to Bahomptmet.
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Back to the Beatles for a moment: It was said to be Paul McCartney who pushed heavily for the butcher photo to be the cover of 'Yesterday and Today' according to Capitol Records president Alan W. Livingston. Subsequently, considering the replacement cover's cohesiveness with the myth and Paul's continual use of the 'Ram', crook and staff and countless other symbolisms attached to Osiris' many forums, it's plausible to believe that Paul was behind the 'trunk' cover as well.

See also Sir George Martin's Coat of Arms, and it's Badge: A Zebra statant proper supporting with the dexter foreleg over the shoulder an Abbot's Crozier Or. The Abbots Crozier being much like Osiris' Crook (and Flail, as he is seen holding in many depictions.)

I think this, and Paul Is Dead, has some connection. Whether it results in Paul being Osiris, and John being Set, I hazard to guess. Or the implications of this. But if you wanted to link "the occult" to The Beatles, here's a good place to begin. Yesterday ... and Today. 

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