The light at the end of the information tunnel

This is a new 9ways website. Over the next year we will use this space to provide information that otherwise would be clouded by falsehoods, political agendas, prejudice, or in any manner that distorts the history and writings of ancient cultures.

“ Whosoever wishes to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details. Knowledge is not intelligence. In searching for the truth be ready for the unexpected.”  Heraklietos of Ephesos


“ In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.”  Mark twain


“ The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the Supreme Being in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.”  Thomas Jefferson


“ Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.”  Daniel Patrick Moyniham


“ When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.”  Anais Nin


“ The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.”  Benjamin Franklin


“ As long as people believe in absurdities, they will continue to commit atrocities.”  Voltaire


“ The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.”  Pierre Abelard


“ Believe nothing just because a so-called wise person said it. Believe nothing just because a belief is generally held. Believe nothing just because it is said in ancient books. Believe nothing just because it is said to be of divine origin. Believe nothing just because someone else believes it. Believe only what you yourself test and judge to be true.”  The Buddha


“To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.”  Thomas Paine


 “ In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”  George Orwell


" A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. "  Groucho Marx



marble bust of Serapis in the Museum of London

What has history to tell  about Serapis

" Serapis was a composite of several Egyptian and Hellenistic deities who was introduced to the world at the beginning of the Ptolemaic Period in Egypt during the reign of Ptolemy I, though his legacy lasted well into the Roman period. He was meant to form a bridge between the Greek and Egyptian religions, so that both the Egyptians and Greeks could find union in a specific supreme entity." Jefferson Monet
" In the city on the borders of Egypt which boasts Alexander of Macedonia as its founder, Serapis and Isis are worshipped with a reverence that is almost fanatical." Macrobius
" Syncretic god worshipped as a supreme deity in Egypt to the end of the 4th century A.D. The highly popular cult Serapis used many trappings that were later adopted by Christians: chants, lights, bells, vestments, processions, and music. Serapis represented a final transformation of the savior Osiris into a monotheistic figure, virtually identical to the Christian god... This Ptolemaic god was a combination of Osiris and Apis... As Christ was a sacrificial lamb, so Serapis was a sacrificial bull as well as god in human form. He was annually sacrificed in atonement for the sins of Egypt."  Barbara Walker
" The catacombs of Rome are crowded with illustrations that were reproduced as Egypto-gnostic tenets, doctrines, and dogmas which served to Persian, Greek, Roman, and Jew as evidence of the non-historic origins of Christianity. In the transition from the old Egyptian religion to the new Cult of Christianity there was no factor of profounder importance than the worship of Serapis. As the Emperor Hadrian relates, in his letter to Servianus, "Those who worship Serapis are likewise Christians: even those who style themselves the Bishops of Christ are devoted to Serapis". "  Albert Churchward
"...the mysteries of Isis and Serapis, which were models of those of Eleusis and Samothrace, are part of Masonry."   Godfrey Higgins
more to come..........

statue head of Serapis