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Author: Gerald Massey
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Publisher: EWorld Inc. (March 7, 1993)
Pages: 1286

A Book of the Beginnings (2 Volume Set) by Gerald Massey

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A Book of the Beginnings by Gerald Massey, vol. 2. Page images. First part of Massey's monumental opus seeking to show the Egyptian origin of everything. Continues in the two volumes of "The Natural Genesis. Download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd. Flag for inappropriate content. Massey - A Book of the Beginnings (vol. II).

Start by marking A Book of the Beginnings, Vo. as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. After enjoying years as a popular journalist and poet, intellectual and freethinker Gerald Massey turned his vast studies in the field of Egyptology into A Book of the Beginnings, a bold statement that the origin of all civilization lays in ancient Egypt.

Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). The Book of the Beginnings vol 1 & 2 and its companions The Natural Genesis vol 1 & 2 are serious scholastics works that delve deep in philology and comparative linguistic to prove the author's fundamental hypothesis: That both Egypt and Africa are, not only the cradle of humanity and civilization, but that the real meaning of ancient and modern civilizations' religious symbols, myths. I am still on volume one. It is a slow read for me. The paragraphs seem disconnected and anecdotal without a key for the reader to anticipate where he will take them next.

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A Book of the Beginnings ( 2 volume set) by Gerald Massey.

Egyptologist Gerald Massey challenged readers in A Book of the Beginnings to consider the argument that Egypt was the birthplace of civilization and that the widespread monotheistic vision of man and the metaphysical was, in fact, based on ancient Egyptian mythos. In The Natural Genesis, Massey delivers a sequel, delving deeper into his compelling polemic. Volume II provides detailed discourse on the Egyptian origin of the delicate components of the monotheistic creed.

This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Other volumes in this set include ISBN number(s): 0766126560. Volume 2 of 2. (This description is for all volumes.

Other volumes in this set include ISBN number(s): 0766126536. Volume one of a two volume set. (This description is for all volumes.) Containing an attempt to recover and reconstitute the lost origins of the myths and mysteries, types and symbols, religion and language, with Egypt for the mouthpiece and Africa as the birthplace. Vol. I, Egyptian origins in the British Isles; Egypt; Comparative vocabulary of English and Egyptian words; Hieroglyphics in Britain; Egyptian origins in words; Egyptian water-names; Egyptian names of personages; British symbolical customs and Egyptian naming; Egyptian deities in the British Isles; Egyptian place-names and the record of the stones; Type-names of the people. Vol. II; Comparative vocabulary of Hebrew and Egyptian words; Hebrew cruxes with Egyptian illustrations; Egyptian origins in the Hebrew scriptures, religion, language, and letters; The phenomenal origin of Jehovah-Elohim; Egyptian origin of the Exodus; Moses and Joshua, or the two Lion-Gods of Egypt; An Egyptian dynasty of Hebrew deities identified from the monuments; The Egyptian origin of the Jews traced from the monuments; Comparative vocabulary of Akkado-Assyrian and Egyptian words; Egyptian origins in the Akkado-Assyrian language and mythology; Comparative vocabulary of Maori and Egyptian words; African origins of the Maori; Roots in Africa beyond Egypt. Mr. Massey has collected together all the principal facts known about Egypt, with a view to trace the origin of mankind. Some portions of his theories are undoubtedly correct, especially those which go to prove that the Egyptians are the oldest known historical race, that they are an African people of a peculiar type, and by no means an Asiatic tribe filtered through the Isthmus of Suez. Evidence of their primitive development is to be found in their physical type. The significance of this work was not recognized in its own time over 100 years ago. This book emphasizes the African origins of mankind in Africa. This work could give new pride and awareness in the staggering perspective of the history of Black people. See also, The Natural Genesis.
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The Book of the Beginnings vol 1 & 2 and its companions The Natural Genesis vol 1 & 2 are serious scholastics works that delve deep in philology and comparative linguistic to prove the author's fundamental hypothesis: That both Egypt and Africa are, not only the cradle of humanity and civilization, but that the real meaning of ancient and modern civilizations' religious symbols, myths and rites can not be correctly understood unless the key for such understanding can found in Egypt's long forgotten past.
Although Massey's comparative analysis between the Judeo-Christian religions and Egyptian religion has been criticized the fact is that similarities between both religious system can not be denied.
Must have that shows the evolution of religion and thinking. I'm not sure we are more advanced with technology. our nature is the same. Nehesu #searchingformoor
A very excellent book, history book
I am still on volume one. It is a slow read for me. The paragraphs seem disconnected and anecdotal without a key for the reader to anticipate where he will take them next. If a modern sympathetic writer could write a companion guide it would be of great help. I would like to see how footnotes and the more obscure references have been explored by later experts and illustrations of the hieroglyphs and coats of arms. As he leans pretty heavily on precession of the equinoxes for dating certain traditions so some illustrations of sky and calendar would also be of great benefit. Perhaps a Wiki page could do this important work.
When he deals with the feminine he is so modest that I sometimes miss the sexual symbols being discussed. When I realized his modesty I put more weight on those sentences to glean anything he was prevented from saying directly.

I love how he refers to festivals and traditions of the British Isles that as far as I know are forgotten. There are english language references that are mostly lost. One word nark I thought was short for narcotics officer and thus meant snitch. My grandfather told me it is an old word that means quit. That school boys being teased or tickled would say "nark it!". Massey explores a similar etymology. The book is just packed with fascinating english traditions.
His reasoning that human kind came out of Africa bears an order and consonance not available to modern linguists. He disputes the notion that sanskrit is source of european languages and that Africa with a focus on Egypt is. I am not qualified to vouch for him but my sentiment is that he is right.
Where commonly we believe that language changes rapidly he argues that certain elements of language endure millennia. Listing off multiple languages he makes his case clear. I don't think his ideas ever became popular. I think it is because he leaves his readers something to research rather than a dogma to learn.
This book is now one of my most cherished possessions.
Excellent read
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This review is for the collective works of Gerald Massey. I discovered this author back in the 1990's when his works were scarce and available mostly through Kessinger Publisher Reprints. With the copyright out of date, I am now able to find his works on line in their entirety. My own personal copies are heavily highlighted.

I was impressed with the depth on which Massey wrote, wondering if his facts were correct or if he was making up information as did so many of his contemporaries. The fact is, I still don't know. I found his style of writing difficult to comprehend, finding myself re-reading paragraphs and sentences attempting to figure out what he means.
His theories are interesting and perhaps overall have some merit. But when one delves deep into his material, there is much that is incorrect and much more that is speculative. One can find errors in any writing of this type before the onset of modern dating techniques, even in the best of authors.
His theory is simple. Man started as a man-ape in sub-Sahara Africa. His original language originated there and then went to the rest of the world. He proposed this idea while man's origins were still being debated. Where Massey's works falls apart in when he compares languages and finds connections between ancient Egyptian and the language in New Zealand. He has a heavy emphasis on Egypt's influence in the world and goes so far as to compare British pub names to Egyptian mythology.

Now even if one was to suppose Massey is correct in his theory, there would really be no way to prove his details correct. He believes that any ancient word that has the same three consonant sounds in a row have a common etymology.

Massey ascertains the Egyptian hieroglyphs hail from sub-Saharan pictograms. Currently his idea is as good as any out there, although no modern scholar is making that claim. Some learn toward cuneiforms as their source, but nothing is in stone.

The theory of Massey that interests me the most and has become a topic of my own book, "On Earth as it is in Heaven, The Cosmic Roots of the Bible" is that he insists the Bible is composed of cosmic myths and are related to Egyptian mythology. I have found this basic idea to be 100% true, at least in my mind, but Massey fails on many details. He is unable to make a clear concise easy to follow argument . My original intent was to reword his work, but I discovered errors and an overall inability to ascertain his sources. He is poor at listing them.

Other modern biblical astrology authors have wholesale copied Massey without doing their homework, perpetrating mistakes, setting back the theory. Massey is correct in that the story of Adam and Eve is the constellations of Virgo and Leo. His idea of Cain and Abel being Draco and Hercules then subsequently being Gemini is incorrect, as is his basic idea of the tree of knowledge.

Massey is correct about the Egyptian dung beetle representing barren births in the sign of Cancer, becoming the sign for virgin births. He correctly identifies Sirius as the Star of Bethlehem. Curiously, while Massey identifies the 12 sons of Jacob as being associated with the 12 signs of the zodiac, at no place in his works does he list them all with their corresponding sign, even though many of his predecessors and contemporaries do so. I could go endlessly go on here.
While Massey spends much of his time comparing the Bible to Egypt, it was actually Babylonian mythology and history that had the largest influence. I found Sayce's comparisons to be far superior in most instances.

I am a big fan of Gerald Massey. Without his works I would have never have authored my own works. If you are planning to write a paper on any ancient topic, I wouldn't quote him. His theories are interesting, his proofs are fallible, and his prose is downright a challenge.