The Flight from Egypt

The Osirian Scripts contain two accounts of the Exodus of the Israelites, telling the story from the perspective of two master teachers who were incarnate in Egypt at the time of the Eighteenth Dynasty. The first account was dictated to Hugh Randall-Stevens by the Master Oneferu, who was High Priest of On (Heliopolis) during the early years of Akhenaton. It begins with events that took place during the reign of Akhenaten's father, Amenhetep III. The following text has been taken from The Chronicles of Osiris, as published by Messrs Rider & Co in 1927 under the authorship of El Eros:

My children, it so happened that whilst the heir to the Egyptian throne was being initiated into the mysteries of Ra-Atanu at Heliopolis, one arose from amongst the priesthood of Amen at Thebes. He was the son of the king's sister and was looked upon by her, and by the brother priests of Amen, as the future heir to the throne, which they proposed to seize for him upon the death of his uncle, Amenhetep III. He was their one hope of escape from what seemed to them inevitable, namely, that the worship of Ra-Atanu would supplant them throughout the length and breadth of Egypt. This royal priest's name was Osi-ra-es, he being a priest of the idolatrous cult of Osiris which was included in the circle of the gods of Upper Egypt.

Osi-ra-es, however, had other ideas, and being an incarnation of Adolemaiu, the eleventh Initiate spoken of in The Book of Truth, was fully awake to the shortcomings of the holy fathers of Amen. His one great objection to the cult of Amen was the inclusion of the animal and reptile gods, which were nothing more than the inventions of Satanaku, which had come down from the first emigrants who set out from Atlantis and settled in Nubia. For, my children, the vile images of these gods had vastly pleased the mentality of Satanaku, and they were a good parallel to the terrible maicreations which he had produced in the evil days of Sarkon.

The royal priest, however, was given charge of the sacred Ark of the priests of Amen in which were kept the various magical books and mysteries practised by them. Osi-ra- es thought and pondered within himself, and seeing how evil the priesthood of Amen had become, he decided upon the bold plan of visiting some of the oppressed tribes who inhabited the eastern part of the Nile's Delta, for the sole purpose of persuading the King Amenhetep III to cease driving them like slaves, their chief work being to quarry stone for the temples of Amen and his consort Mut. He obtained the King's permission to set out upon his journey, and after many months' tour of the provinces of the Delta, he returned and made his report to the King, not, however, without having made out his own plan of action.

Amenhetep, as he had foreseen, was soon over-ruled by the priests of Amen, and yielded to their arguments without much pressure from the holy fathers.

One day, my children, were Osi-ra-es and several of his intimate friends missing from the great Temple of Amen, and with them had also gone the sacred Ark of Amen, together with the magical books and the staff, which was supposed to shoot forth green leaves each year, to show that Amen was pleased with the king and with the people. In truth what happened was that if the priests required Amen to show pleasure they produced a budding staff, and if not, then the barren staff was exhibited in the temple, and as the Ark was sacred and never opened except by the high priest of Amen, who was at that time Men-Ptah-Amen, the trick was produced with the utmost ease. There was, however, my children, one exception to this. Osi-ra-es, feeling the urge of the Cosmic force within himself, cried unto me, and he spake in this manner: "0, thou Osiris, thou who hast triumphed over the tomb and who dost reign eternal in the Kingdom of Light with Ra the Sun-god, hear my supplications. If it be that I am thy chosen one to save those of the people who will hear, grant that the staff in the Ark of Amen may at thy commands shoot forth green leaves. If thou will grant me this one manifestation of thy great power, then will I make thy name to sound throughout the length and breadth of the Earth, of which this, thy land of Egypt, is the heart."

Having spoken thus unto me, my children, I called unto my beloved Father, Ptah El Daoud, and he answered me, saying, that I should let the staff bud in answer to the prayer of Osi-ra-es. When, on the morrow, he opened the Ark with his followers, they saw the staff budding, and knew that the prayer of their leader had been answered. Then did they straightway forsake the priesthood of Amen, and went and dwelt in Syria with the parents of one of their number. Then did Osi-ra-es raise up a temple to me, Osiris, and did seek to revive the ancient mysteries which I had shown unto him in his dreams. And he did choose as his high priest one of his followers, who was a brother of the circle of me, Osiris, in the temple of Amen at Thebes, and his name was Asar-haron, which literally means "Osiris guiding."

So, my children, time passed, till one day I, together with my twin and spouse eternal Isis, appeared unto Osi-ra-es in a dream, and bade him proceed unto Egypt and assume the leadership of the people east of the Delta, who were a certain portion of the descendants of the Adainic population which had settled there in the days that came after the Flood of Atlantis, This particular sect had always kept themselves apart and had not intermarried with the dark-skinned men of Satanaku and the children of Yevah.

So, my children, having assumed command of these tribes, Osi-ra-es proceeded unto Amenhetep III, asking him to allow the people to migrate into the land of Syria, whither they wished to proceed, so that they might escape the harsh treatment of their Egyptian masters. The king at first readily consented, but when the high priest of Amen heard the news, he threatened Amenhetep with the wrath of Amen and all the gods of Thebes. And I would here tell you, my children, that this high priest, who was called Men-Ptah-Amen, was a further incarnation of Itheboleth the Atlantian usurper, who was still playing the part of Satanaku, which had ever been his way. However, the king was overruled by the threats of Amen, and finally refused to open the frontiers for the proposed exodus of the Delta tribes. Thus was it, my children, that Osi-ra-es and his followers departed to the Delta provinces and proceeded to organise the tribes so that they could fight their way out into Syria.

At length, my children, the tribes under the command of Osi-ra-es were ready to rise against the king of Egypt, and at a given time they prepared to march out of the Delta provinces and proceed into Syria. When the holy fathers of Amen heard of these happenings they went to the king and persuaded him to send a force against the emigrants. Then did Amenhetep III call unto him his eldest son, Thothmosis, who was captain of the royal bodyguard, and commanded him to proceed to the province of the Delta with an army, and so stop the exodus of the Delta tribes. By the time that the king's forces caught up with the migrating tribes, they had almost reached what is now known unto you, my children, as the Sinai Peninsula. What happened here I shall outline briefly for you.

Osi-ra-es had organised the tribes after this manner: the Ark of Amen in charge of Asar-haron proceeded to lead the tribes, and behind it came all the elders and chief priests of the temple, which was at that time only a portable building. Next came the women and children, and bringing up the rear came the men of war who guarded the exodus of the people. The frontier guards having heard what was taking place had either shut themselves up in their strongholds or joined with the migrating tribes. Then was it, my children, that a terrible storm, in the midst of which the heaviest fighting took place, broke over the whole province of the Delta. The Egyptians were very persistent and followed close upon the heels of the retiring tribes, till at length the marsh lands at that time existing round the Sinai Peninsula were reached. The tribesmen, under the command of Osi-ra-es, retreated behind these marsh lands, drawing the Egyptians after them. When at length both armies were between the peninsula and the marshes, the forces of Osi-ra-es turned and offered fight to the Egyptians, who were so completely taken by surprise that they fled in panic, many of them being submerged in the marshes in their hasty flight; and among those who perished in this manner was the king's eldest son and heir Thothmosis. Thus, my children, you will see how the tribes referred to in the Bible as the Children of Israel crossed over into the desert of Sinai on their way into Palestine.

The prophet referred to in the Old Testament as Moses was none other than the son of the king's sister, and I have referred to him in these my Chronicles as Osi-ra-es. He was, as I have told you, my children, an incarnation of Adolemaiu, and the eleventh Master Initiate mentioned in The Book of Truth. You will also perceive that the Exodus referred to in the Bible took place during the latter part of the reign of Amenhetep III, and not in the reign of Mer-en-Ptah as is constantly stated by your mortal historians. Had this not been so, the young prince (who, as I have already told you, was undergoing initiation into the mysteries of Ra-Atanu at Heliopolis) would not have ascended the throne of his father, but his elder brother Thothmosis would have been the successor. Had there been no battle in the marsh lands west of the Sinai Peninsula, Thothmosis would not have perished, but would have ascended the throne of his father.

The second account of the Exodus was published in A Voice out of Egypt in 1935, and is also to be found in Atlantis to the Latter Days. It was dictated to Randall-Stevens by Adolemy, who was incarnate as Osi-ra-es (Moses) during the reigns of Amenhotep III and Akhenaten. This text is taken from Atlantis to the Latter Days, pp. 68-71:

"I, 0-si-ra-es came into the mortal flesh, and I was born of the King's sister, she being the Princess Royal, and I was taken and baptized in the great river which is called Nile, and I was given into the arms of Hapu that I might inherit the strength of the God, and I was dedicated unto the Temple of Amon at Thebes.

"And as time passed and I grew to manhood, I saw how evil were the works of the priests of Amon and I strove within myself to see what my soul would dictate that I should do. Also did it come to my ears that a conspiracy was about to place me on the throne of Pharaoh, for being of the blood royal, I could hold that high office, and so become of much service to the priesthood of Amon, who wished to bring the Pharaoh completely under their power.

"Thus was it that I departed unto the King and besought him that I might visit the provinces of Lower Khemu, which are even the lands within and around the many mouths of the great river which is called Neil (Nile).

"And the King agreed that I should set out, and make report to him upon my return. Thus I departed from the sight of Pharaoh and told my story unto one who was ever faithful in thought with me, his name being Asar-Haron, for he was chief scribe in the Temple of Thebes, and was with me much on account of my position as Royal Keeper of the Ark of Amon, within which were concealed all the books of the Black Orchid, for know you that the orchid is the emblem of all those who are wedded unto the black arts, even as the White Lily is the emblem of all those who are wedded unto the white arts.

"And when we had taken counsel together, we departed for the Northern provinces, arriving with the King's protection, as his special messengers.

"Then was it that I bade Asar-Haron that he should go among the people, and sound them if they were being dealt with fairly at the hands of Pharaoh.

"And, behold, after many days, he returned and made report unto me that the stewards of the Amonite priesthood were evilly treating the people, and that they were writhing in chains of bondage.

"Having heard these things from the mouth of Asar-Haron, I went again unto Pharaoh and besought him that he should let the people depart into the wilderness of Sinai, as was their wish. And the King made answer that he would consider my request which I made unto him. Thus I departed from him, and awaited his further orders, when it should please him to send unto me. Then did the King send unto the High Priest of Amon and told him all that I had said unto him and he was exceedingly troubled for he said within himself: 'The desire of Amon hath been set at nought and his appointed servant hath turned away his face from my lord.' Yet made he outward answer unto Pharaoh and said: 'Let my Lord Pharaoh do as seems to him best, for through him speaks the voice of Amon, so that thy commands shall be his commands.'

"And because the King knew that the priests of Amon relied upon the enslaved peoples of the North to quarry stone for the temples, he made answer and said: 'I will not let the people go, nor shall they depart out of the land of Egypt.'

"And he sent unto me again and made known to me his wish. And when I had heard all that was in his mind to say unto me, I departed unto the Temple of Amon, and sought the counsel of Asar-Haron, and together with a few of the temple stewards, who we bribed with rich gifts, we secretly departed by night with the Ark of Amon and we burnt with fire all the books of black magic; yet kept we the sacred rod, for it had been as a sign unto me and had given truth unto my imagination.

"And because of the King's protection which I had, no man sought to delay my steps, so that I arrived at the mouth of the great river and prepared to operate my plans. Also, was my task made the more easy as I was of the blood royal, and therefore held a measure of respect from the governors of the provinces, neither did it enter their minds that I was in the act of stirring up revolt against the Pharaoh. Then was it that I collected the people together, and made known unto them all that was in my heart, and I divided them up, according to their calling.

"I instructed Asar-Haron, who was High Priest of the Sacred Ark, to go before the people and to bear with him the Ark, which was to proceed with the chief priests and scribes of the temple, and behind them were the civil population, and all those who required the protection of the men of war. Thus was it, my children, that the army which I had collected stretched across the rear of the Ark and the civil population. And, behold, I instructed the people that they should retreat behind the cover of the army, and the army I instructed thus, bidding them to retreat behind the marshlands of Sinai, and so draw the advancing Egyptians after them. When I had so manoeuvred my troops, thus placing the marshlands behind us, I commanded the generals to continue to retire until the Egyptian hosts had pursued and had passed the marshes, leaving them in their rear.

"Then was it, my children, that I gave the order to turn and attack the Egyptians who were completely taken by surprise, scattering in a disorderly retreat. At the same time my operations were aided by a great electrical storm, which made matters much harder for the discomfited hosts of Egypt.

"Many were engulfed in the marshes on that dreadful day, as was even the first-born of Pharaoh, the young Prince Thotmes. So the Egyptians ceased from pursuing after us, leaving the way open into the Sinai Peninsular.

"And, my children, we dwelt there many years waiting our opportunity to advance into the land of Canaan, for as yet the hosts of Amenhotep were strong in the land and still held the people in subjection.

"At length the day came when Amenhotep III died and was succeeded by his second son Amenhotep, the same that is called the heretic Akhnaton. And, behold, I held my camp in Sinai, and sent unto the King messengers, calling upon him to unite with me in freeing the enslaved peoples of his domain. Alas! my messengers did not return, for a state of chaos was now gradually arising in Egypt. The young Pharaoh, although he tried to reform the religion of Egypt by stamping out the polytheism which existed in the land, did not proceed in the correct manner.

"When I had satisfied myself concerning the internal state of Egypt I resolved to treat no further with Akhnaton, but set out to establish my colony in the land of Canaan.

"This was not altogether difficult, as the Egyptian garrisons were already sadly depleted, owing to the internal revolutions which were being waged in Canaan, and, further, the King of Egypt had no army which he could trust to crush the rebellion of his Syrian vassals.

"Thus came I unto the land of Canaan, and the people whom I had delivered out of the bondage of Egypt increased and multiplied until they overran all the land of Canaan, and were a nation unto themselves."