Akhenaten and Nefertiti
The Osirian Scripts make several references to the incarnation of H.C. Randall-Stevens (El Eros) as Akhenaten, the "heretic pharaoh" of the Eighteenth Egyptian Dynasty. The text below has been taken from Atlantis to the Latter Days (3rd edition, 1966), pp. 74-81:
The following writings began in 1925, and finished in the early spring of 1926. On the night of 24th March, 1925, the Voice began:
I am come unto thee, O my son, and I shall continue my lesson concerning thy former life in Egypt.
It has probably occurred to thee that most of Ancient Egypt has been hidden from modern eyes by being buried. This is a fact, O my son. The sands of time have covered what was once Royal and Ancient Egypt. It is no use seeking on the surface; the bulk of what once made Egypt the first power on the Earth is at this present time hidden many yards below the sand's surface. I tell thee that the buildings left by the Egyptians were very durable and even as the Pyramids and the Sphinx remain, so does much of Memphis and many other cities that have never come to light as far as the modern eye can see.
Much more will be found concerning Amenhotep IV even as I did tell thee as early as March of this present year. Much proof hath been afforded thee and now it only remains for thee to give out that knowledge in the right manner.
I tell thee that thy father, Amenhotep III, was the Pharaoh of the Exodus. Thy Bible hath been distorted out of all knowledge by the ritual priests. Thou wast the second son of Amenhotep III and Queen Thi (Thyto). She did come from the Tigris river and was a woman after the heart of God. She did not know God as ye know Him but she was a very good woman. Thou, thyself, was Amenhotep IV, even as I have told thee in times past in thy writings. Thy priests did call thee Akh-en-Aton.
My son, on this day do I also confirm what I did tell thee long ago. Thy body hath never been found. It will be found together with a skeleton, that of a young woman which will be found in the burial-place. She doth still have about her various trinkets of jewelry, among them a ring with a ruby set therein even as a marquise. She was carried into the tomb by one, Ophalanku, thy court musician and a priest of thy cult. The skeleton in thy burial chamber is thy ray affinity, for wast thou not a dual ray of the branch of the Father-King? Thy treasures will be found together with a ring in which is set a blood-red ruby stone from which that on the hand of the skeleton was copied at thy command. This ruby was used by thee to keep away what thou didst call the "Black Magic" of Amen-Ra.
Thou didst die at the age of 35 and not 30 as is stated now; thou didst reign 20 years and not 17 as is also stated. Thou didst ascend the throne at the young age of 15. Thou didst die of what is now called pneumonia, then called the equivalent of haemorrhage of the lungs. It is said that thou didst live a happy family life. I say, nay my son, is it possible that thou shouldst have set up monuments and engravings depicting a miserable domestic life? For it is only because of these seemingly happy representations that men do say that thy life was happy. My son, cast away fear, all that I do give thee is correct, as many shall see. Further relics shall be found, then will it be time for thee to speak. My son, thy royal wife's full name was Nepheritia-Guadulphi, and that of thy beloved twin soul (who alas did cut off her days on account of her impossible love of thee) Hareesh (Hareth). Be not dismayed, all will open out as I direct.
I shall now take you to the Eighteenth Dynasty, which ruled Egypt during the period circa 1575 B.C. and 1380 B.C. This dynasty of monarchs was founded by Amosis I, and it was his successor, Amenhotep I, who founded the priestly brotherhood which officiated under the protecting wing of Amen-Ra at Thebes. Gradually this brotherhood obtained the old power which it had held in former times under the kings of the earlier dynasties. The king was also a high priest of Amen, though this was purely an honorary title.
The Initiate Brothers, who still existed as a very secret and select body, broke away from the material priesthood of Amen, and practised the old worship of Aton or Atanu, which was the religion of Heliopolis during the early dynasties of the double empire. They were regarded with much disfavour by the priests of Amen, who were looking purely for material advancement, and they were forced to live in seclusion and even hiding until the time of Amenhotep III. He it was who wedded with a woman from the Tigris river, who was the incarnate female half of Adolemaiu, the eleventh Master mentioned in the genealogical tree of the divine dynasty (see The Book of Truth). She it was, my children, who persuaded the king to cease persecuting the followers of Atanu, and under her protecting hand the cult grew and the ancient shrines of Heliopolis again reopened and preached without fear the worship of Aton or Atanu.
The day at length came when the Queen's youngest son became heir to the throne of his father, his elder brother Tothmosis having been killed in battle east of the delta of Lower Egypt. During the lifetime of his parents the young prince was taught the worship of Aton, as the one god of life and light and his manifestation to mankind through nature and the solar disc. The young prince gladly absorbed all that his teachers told him, for he was of a loving and peaceful disposition, and hated wars, and in especial the bloody sacrifices of the priests of Amen. In the twelfth year of his life he was sent to the centre of Heliopolis where he learnt the initiation of Ra-Atanu. In the meanwhile the priests of Amen were becoming more and more perturbed, as he was the successor to the throne...
The time had arrived when Amenhotep Ill was becoming feeble in health, and being urged by the Queen Thyto, the mother of his younger son Amenhotep, he sent unto Heliopolis and commanded that the young prince should be made co-regent with him. Young Amenhotep's age was now close upon fifteen years, and the Queen, together with the rest of the followers of Atanu-Ra, thought it wisest to secure the succession before the death of her husband, Amenhotep III. The old monarch had become more and more dominated by the priesthood of Heliopolis after the death of his eldest son Thothmosis, chiefly because he blamed the priesthood of Amen for the expedition which had caused his son's death. However, from that time onward the power of Amen waned and the sun of Atanu rose in the heavens. It soon became generally accepted that young Amenhotep would be able to keep the throne, especially as his mother, Thyto, was popular amongst the people, and the priesthood of Amen could not count upon enough support to foster a revolution.
However, the people became uneasy because the young King refused to marry, and therefore, as they said, could have no heir. Also, much to the annoyance of the royal court, his attentions were paid to his chief singer, who had become a devout follower of Atanu. The sound of music and things spiritual filled the King with rapture and it soon became clear that he would, in all probability, try to make her queen and pass over the princesses of the royal house, who had never withdrawn their allegiance from Amen.
Thus, about the first year of the co-regency, the priests of Heliopolis visited the old King and his son in Thebes, and urged him to marry the Mittanian princess who had been sent by Dushratta, her father, to be the wife of Amenhotep III. This Akhnaton eventually did, and the results which accrued, and which we know, were to be his downfall with all he stood for. Archaeological records of the marriage of Nefretiti to Akhnaton were factual, but misleading, because, like everything else connected with his hatred of the cult of Amen, even the stela found at Akhetaton does not give mention of Thebes as the original place of the marriage, but only states that the King, Akhnaton, was married to Nefretiti and had two daughters. About a year after the birth of his second daughter in Thebes, the city of Akhetaton was completed and became the twin capital of Egypt with Thebes. It was not till later, when Akhnaton thought himself strong enough to make a complete break with the old capital of Amen (though in reality he never was) that he and his court withdrew to Akhetaton completely. It was at this point that he deprived the Amenite fathers of Thebes of all their political power and revenues, and ordered the erasing of the names of Amen and his wife Mut from the temples. By now Nefretiti had been married to Akhnaton for several years, but originally by the priests of Amen. For the same reason that he changed his name from Amen to Aton, he had to be reunited, in the eyes of his followers, to Nefretiti through the Atanuic priesthood. Consequently, he was remarried to her in Akhetaton, thereby setting at rest both his conscience and that of the "Aton", whose chief priest he was. There were no half measures in Egypt in those days, and the chief thing of importance was for the king, in this case the representative of the Aton, to be right.
After the final departure to Akhetaton, Akhnaton maintained one shrine to Aton, at Thebes, and this shrine was built almost entirely underground, and was walled in all round. None were allowed near and its secrets were never known after his death. It was entered by a series of secret doors moved by levers, and it was to this place that his followers conveyed his dead body, so that it should escape desecration at the hands of the priests of Amen. These subterranean chambers shall be again uncovered, and it will be seemingly by accident that one of the secret levers will be moved. The body of Akhnaton will be found two chambers down in a room which appears round, but which is, in reality, octagonal. This chamber is inscribed with prayers and songs to Atanu-Ra, the one God of Light and Life. The body lies in an alabaster and gold sarcophagus, and near it will be found the ossified remains of a young woman. These are the remains of the chief singer Hareesh, who having secretly borne the King a son, who afterwards ruled the double empire as Tut-ankh-Amen, threw herself into the Nile waters, thinking to find rest with Atanu-Ra, where she intended to await the coming of her lover, Akhnaton.
This son was housed secretly with his mother at Heliopolis, and it was intended that upon the death of his father, Akhnaton, he should ascend the throne of Egypt and so carry on the religion of Aton, which doubtless would have come to pass had not the holy fathers of Amen at Thebes gained news of this intended heir. They resolved upon a plan to seize the young boy and bring him up in the temple of Amen so that they could produce him as a rival to Akhnaton. For this purpose they sought the help of Nefretiti, who plotted secretly with them from Akhetaton to bring this about.
Nefretiti only helped in the forming of the plan for this first abduction but she did not actually take an active part in it. Thus Akhnaton had no idea that through jealousy (for remember she could produce no male offspring) she took her revenge by destroying her husband's chance of having a direct male successor to carry on the cult of Aton. The part she played in this abduction Akhnaton did not find out at once, but when he did she was sent to live in exile within the limits of the City of the Horizon, from which she escaped to Thebes some three years later.
Alas, how low stooped the beautiful Nefretiti. The priesthood of Amen had offered rich gifts and she had accepted. The little son of Hareesh was stolen by wiles from the priest-fathers of Heliopolis. The name of Aton could no longer depend upon its nearest of kin. No wonder was it that Akhnaton, philosopher, poet and priest as he was, became sick at heart and languished in spirit. Even the beautiful palaces ceased to bring joy to his crushed spirit. The gorgon of Amen again raised its evil head at Thebes, and its witchcrafts were subscribed to by the beautiful one, Nefretiti. She practised the black secrets of the evil genii and sought companionship with soothsayers and all those who had devils for company.
Later, when Tut-ankh-Amen had reached the age of about seven years, Nefretiti quarrelled with the priests of Amen, and, just as she had intrigued with them to bring the young boy to Thebes, she now fled back to Akhetaton, taking the child with her, and threw herself upon the mercy of her husband. Things did not work out as she expected, and Tut-ankh-Amen was installed as twin ruler with his father Akhnaton. Nefretiti, herself, was sent to live in disgrace outside the palace and from then on she was a virtual prisoner until shortly before the death of Akhnaton. With the return of Tut-ankh-Amen, Semenkare stood down in the succession.
When it was known that Akhnaton's health was rapidly failing and that he had not very long to live, Nefretiti profiting by the chaos then existing, spirited herself and Tut-ankh-Amen out of the City of the Horizon, and fled again to Thebes, taking with her also Ankhnes-pa-Aton, her third daughter who was married to Tut-ankh-Amen. Semenkare hated Nefretiti because of his own fidelity and love for Akhnaton and had she remained in the City of the Horizon she would almost certainly have been killed. After this last flight to Thebes she is heard of no more.
My children, the Empire became sadly disrupted, and the Syrian possessions as well as the Asiatic Empire seceded from Egypt, and proclaimed their independence. Hareesh, the mother of Tut-Ankh-Aton, when she heard of the kidnapping of her son, became so grief-stricken that she flung herself into the waters of the Nile, just outside Heliopolis, and her body was afterwards found by the priests of Atanu washed up on to the banks of the river. When Akhnaton heard the sad news, he hardly ever smiled again, but devoted himself even more closely to the Temple of Aton. The body of Hareesh was taken at his commands to the shrine at Thebes, and it remains there to this day, my children, and will be discovered when the secrets of that temple tomb are revealed.
The time had arrived when the great double Empire of Egypt was in a deplorable condition, the laws of the land were set at nought, and murder and robbery were rife. Revolt was also breaking out amongst the two sects of Amen and Aton, and the King lived more like a prisoner in his capital at El Amarna. At length, broken in health and seared to the soul by his failure to bring about the religious revolution, he fell sick and contracted haemorrhage of the lungs, which was equivalent to what is called pneumonia in your present day of incarnation. Upon Akhnaton's death, Semenkare seized the throne, thus delaying the inevitable downfall of the Atanuic régime by some two, or maybe three, years. He reigned only in Akhetaton, never, as some authorities have said, in Thebes. He fought nobly against the overwhelming odds which confronted him, but alas, all was in vain. The sorcerers at Thebes, spurred on by the evil one, who had once lived a royal queen in Akhetaton, raised up the little son of Hareesh and set him up to destroy the life's work of his father. Alas, the heavens closed and the rays of Aton lost their strength. Amen prevailed and the light of Aton was hidden from the temples. So ended the sad struggle between King and priesthood, the one striving for honesty and love, the other for extortion and lies. The veil fell and all was lost.
Behold, it rises again that those sad days may be reconstructed. They, the figures in that ancient tragedy, are incarnate again, and must work out their destinies afresh. Therefore, I say unto thee, go forward and, knowing the past, strive to bring the future to a successful conclusion. Be not headstrong, but work slowly and surely that each foundation-stone laid may remain steadfast even unto the day of revelation, which is not far distant.
The death of Akhnaton was the signal for a general uprising of the people of all classes. The two chief centres of Ra-Atanu at Heliopolis and El Amarna, were able for a time to carry on their religion, but after a brief period of two years these remnants of the religion of Akhnaton perished, and the worship of Amen was again constituted at Thebes. The great temples and palaces of Aton which had been built at great labour and expense by Akhnaton were despoiled and the great granite blocks used for their construction carried to Thebes, where temples were erected in honour of Amen and his wife Mut, also were the old temples repaired.
The Atanuic shrine at Thebes, which I have already mentioned, was destroyed as far as the external buildings were concerned, but all trace of the subterranean chambers was lost, for the suspicions of the holy fathers of Amen had not been aroused, so that no thorough search was made. The actual upper temple, which was rectangular in construction, was despoiled, as was also the wall which protected it from public view. There was also the great altar to the sun's disc which was surmounted by the life-giving orb, from which reached out hands after the same manner as the symbol which surmounted the Great Temple of the Sacred Heights of Atlantis, which I have already described to you, my children, in the commencement of these my chronicles. Statues of the King Akhnaton were also lavishly exhibited round the courts of the temple, and he was often depicted in the guise of the sun spirit who was Horus, my beloved son, and ray-child. Some statues of the King have already been found in connection with this temple, but more have yet to come to light. I would also here tell you that the discovery of this temple at Thebes was prophesied through the pen of El Erosuphu during the middle of 1925, and many can come forward in support of these things which I now tell you. Also, my children, for the benefit of those among you who have not seen it recorded, it was subsequently discovered, thus was the prophecy fully justified.