Part Two: The Seven Hathors of Ancient Egypt
Thoth was an Atlantean who was in a close rapport with the “7 Lords of Cycles.”
I believe that the term lords of cycles would be translated today as masters of dimensions, or interdimensional facilitators.
Those 7 Lords of Cycles (or interdimensional facilitators), I believe, were the same Seven around whom this series of articles is written and who, after the demise of Atlantis, played a key role in the emergence of ancient Egypt.
The superhuman demigod Thoth talked about boarding the airship of his Edenite teachers (not to be confused with the 7 Lords of Cycles) to escape Atlantis as its last mountaintop temple was sinking into the North Atlantic… and then landing in the area of Khem (modern-day Egypt) to bring knowledge and wisdom to the hairy barbarians who were living in desert caves. (Read more about Thoth…)
The final destruction of Atlantis probably happened some 10-12,000 years ago (read more…), leaving only a few scattered remnants of that great civilization in and around what is now Europe and the Middle East.
The job of Thoth and the other surviving Atlanteans was to pull things together from the rag-tag tribes of noble-savage humans on Earth… to usher in the Second Epoch of humanity… but it didn’t happen overnight.
Here’s the broadstroke timeline of ancient Egypt (items in parentheses are my embellishments to the popular history):
30000 to 10000 BC – The area was a desert environment rife with oases and lakes produced by the abundant, annual flooding of the River Nile. The tribes of late Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and early Neolithic people were using stone chisels and blades as sculpting tools, arrowheads, and sickles… including precision blades less than 3cm long. The people were for the most part hunters and gatherers, with many small settlements scattered throughout the Nile Valley. (Various races of noble-savage humans, including Cro-Magnon, had been evolving rather quickly among the islands of Atlantis, through improvisational engineering by the advanced Atlanteans. Advanced technologies would occasionally get out of hand and cause major geologic upheavals, especially one around 18000 BC and another around 12000 BC. Members of the new breeds of humans emigrated or fled from the destabilizing island civilization into the wilderness frontiers of the larger continents that today are called the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The Fertile Crescent (see map) was an appealing destination. Near the end of this period came the final destruction of the main territories of Atlantis.)
10000-5000 BC –Around the beginning of this period came the sudden demise of many of the tribes, who’d been cultivating plants and using clay and pottery in their day-to-day lives. Lots of burial grounds have been dug up from that era in which 40 percent of the people had died of wounds by spears and arrows. (I suspect this period included the early work of Thoth and the other surviving Atlanteans as they began the transformation toward the Second Epoch. Domesticating humanity was not a peaceful process, as the Atlanteans taught people better ways of vanquishing enemies as well as better approaches to art, literature, agriculture, and so on. It was early in this period that I believe the Great Pyramids and Sphinx were constructed.)
5000-3000 BC –Agriculture was mastered by taming the annual flooding of the Nile River. Warring tribes were unified into the Egyptian nation-state, and the inventions of sailing ships, writing, and the calendar were among the many breakthroughs of the time.
3000-1000 BC – This was the great era of Egyptian civilization, when many of the temples were constructed, with lavish sculptures, architecture, and paintings. Most modern historians also believe that this era included the construction of the Great Pyramids (… although I have the sense that those highly advanced constructions probably happened earlier… nearer to the demise of Atlantis… since the Sphinx in that later era <circa 2600 BC> was already partially buried in sand. Some of the pharaohs of this later era may have been reincarnations of the demigod Thoth, including perhaps Amenhotep or his son Thutmose, whose name means “Thoth reborn” or “born of Thoth”).
1000-0 BC – Egypt was conquered by various other civilizations, finally being absorbed into the Roman Empire.
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The Seven Lords of Cycles (Interdimensional Facilitators)
In early writings attributed to Thoth, mention was made of 7 Lords of Cycles:
I learned, from the Lords of Cycles, wisdom brought from the cycles above. They manifest in this cycle as guides of man to the knowledge of ALL. Seven are they, mighty in power, speaking these words through me to men. Time after time I stood before them, listening to words that came not with sound.
(from the Seventh Emerald Tablet by Thoth… read more…)
Thoth, I believe, was in a rapport with The Seven ethereals, not only during his long life in Atlantis but also during his work in Egypt, starting around (or maybe long before) 10000 BC.
That rapport was most likely held in high esteem among the Egyptians as their civilization evolved under the guidance of Thoth.
The Egyptian Gods and the Goddess Hathor
The Egyptians developed a large pantheon of gods, probably inspired largely by Thoth and his teachings.
At the top of the pantheon was Ra, popularly regarded today as the Egyptian sun god, but also regarded by the Egyptians as the creator of everything.
I suspect that Thoth was trying to teach Egyptians about the central source, what modern religions call God or Brahman or Yahweh or Allah. He would have tried to describe that source as a living sun, central to the entire, vast omniverse… a source that emanates pure consciousness that manifests as everything… everywhere… in all dimensions. Humans, at their very core, are a piece of that source… a soul… and these material human bodies of ours are just illusory outer shells. (Read more…)
That was probably too weighty a concept for the human mind to grasp in those ancient times… so people correlated the concept of God to the sun in the sky… which to the five human senses, unfettered by modern scientific knowledge or timeless spiritual understanding, really does seem as though it could be the source of everything.
Ra, then, was most likely the Egyptian name for God, or the central source.
The goddess Hathor was also at the top of the Egyptian pantheon… regarded at various times by various Egyptians as the mother, the wife, or the daughter of Ra. She was a goddess of love, joy, and abundance.
(Picture of Hathor, by Jeff Dahl. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this image under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License… see details).
The Seven Ethereals told us (INIT members) that they were assigned (presumably by finer beings close to the Source) as gatekeepers between humans on Earth and humans in the afterlife. They were in charge of facilitating the miraculous communications we received through our ITC bridges in the late 1990s.
Hathor, likewise, was often viewed by the Egyptians as a goddess close to Ra… a go-between for heaven and Earth.
During the fall and spring equinoxes 5,000 years ago, the Milky Way cluster of stars in the night sky seemed to touch the Earth both in the east, where the sun rose, and in the west, where the sun set, as though it were a heavenly river flowing to Earth, and sailed upon by both Ra (the sun god) and the moon. The ancient Egyptians often called the Milky Way “The Nile in the Sky.” Hathor was the goddess most closely associated with the Milky Way.
Hathor was later associated with the goddess Aphrodite (by the Greeks), and with the goddess Venus (by the Romans).
The Seven Hathors
At some point in Egyptian culture, Hathor grew into a mini-pantheon of seven. Walls in various temples were adorned with carvings of Seven Hathors.
Historians don’t know exactly when or why that happened, but I suspect that the wondrous goddess Hathor became intermingled with The Seven ethereals, who I’m confident were also known and loved by the Egyptians (as Thoth’s 7 Lords of Cycles).
The qualities of Hathor—love, joy, abundance, generosity, and afterlife stewardship—are also qualities of The Seven as we got to know them during the years of INIT… so I think it was a natural connection for the Egyptians to make.
There’s modern evidence to support that.
Who are the Hathors, by Tom Kenyon and Virginia Essene
In the 1980s, Tom Kenyon was a psychotherapist involved in brain research, and also a meditator who developed a gift of channeling. He had an unexpected encounter with the Hathors and, although they didn’t introduce themselves as a group of Seven, they certainly provided a rich library of information that resonates closely to what we were told by The Seven ethereals through ITC systems. Kenyon co-authored a book, Who are the Hathors, with Virginia Essene.
Here’s what Tom Kenyon wrote about his initial encounter with the Hathors:
“They say that they are a group of interdimensional, intergalactic beings who were connected to ancient Egypt through the Temples of the Goddess Hathor, as well as several other pre-history cultures. In the late 1980’s, I was ‘contacted’ by them during meditation, and they began to instruct me….”
Virginia Essene (a.k.a Venice Ostwald, 1928- ) is a professional therapist in grief counseling and an early advocate of hospice care in the US. In her later years, with advanced channeling skills, she wrote or participated in the writing of several metaphysical books that gained a wide readership in the New Age Movement, especially her landmark book, New Teachings for an Awakening Humanity (1994/95 updated edition), by The Christ and Virginia Essene.
My spiritual mentor George Meek was a strong advocate of Virginia Essene’s work, so I read that book (even gave some copies away, on behalf of George Meek, at conferences where I presented) in the early 1990s.
Here’s an excerpt from The Hathor Material, by Tom Kenyon and Virginia Essene:
We are the Hathors. We come in love and with the sounding of a new dream reality for your earth. If you are ready to build the new world, we invite you to join us on a journey of the mind and heart. We are your elder brothers and sisters. We have been with you for a very long period of your evolution on this planet. We were with you in eons past – even in the forgotten days before any trace of us is known in your present written history. Our own nature is energetic and interdimensional….
In the past we have specifically worked with and through the Hathor fertility goddess of ancient Egypt. We also made contact with Tibetan lamas in the formative period of Tibetan Buddhism….
We are what you might term an ascended civilization – a group of beings existing at a specific vibratory field, even as you have an energy signature. It is simply that we vibrate at a faster rate than you. Nonetheless, we are all part of the mystery, part of the love that holds and binds all the universe together.
We have grown as you have grown, ascending to the One Source of all that is. We have grown in joy and through sorrow, as have you. We are, in terms of the vastness, a little higher on the spiral of awareness and consciousness than you are; therefore, we can offer you what we have learned as friends, mentors and fellow travelers on the path that leads back to remembrance of All That Is.
We are not saviors; we’re not messianic. We want to clearly step out of that projection so that the reader understands that we are simply elder brothers and sisters offering our understanding and what we have learned. You may take it or leave it but we offer it freely. In our understanding, the belief that different alien intelligences are going to save you, is just a projection of human unconsciousness. The hope that someone or something will save you, that you will not have to make any changes in yourself, that you will not have to be responsible, is unrealistic….
Ascension is a process of self-awareness and mastery on all levels and it necessitates bringing all those levels of one’s existence upward. That is how we see it and that is how we have done it for millennia.
By offering our aid, however, we do not wish to interfere with your other spiritual helpers and cosmic relationships in any way, nor with any religious beliefs, affiliations or organizations of help to you. Even so, there is a great deal we would like to share….
Again, the Hathor materials by Tom Kenyon don’t refer specifically to a group of seven beings, as far as I can tell. In fact, in regards to his channeling he writes, “I work with thirteen mentors out of an intergalactic/interdimensional civilization of several million.”
Still, I sense a strong connection between The Seven who were in touch with our INIT group in the late 1990s, and “The Hathors” who convey information to Tom Kenyon in his meditations.
More important, as I mentioned earlier, the Egyptians had a close relationship with their gods, especially Hathor. They also had a close connection to the demigod Thoth, who was in intimate contact with the 7 Lords of Cycles (who I believe were The Seven working with our INIT group in recent years). If the Egyptians interrelated Hathor with the 7 Lords of Cycles (as I suspect was the case), then The Seven ethereals of modern times and the Seven Hathors of ancient Egypt are most likely the same cluster of finer spiritual beings assigned to work closely with humanity on Earth over the eons.
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