Since nobody in the establishment is listening or cares, I have decided to do what I should have done years ago. Abandon them altogether and just continue to document this for the future, whatever the future is. Here I proclaim my abandonment of the hope of ever having allies in mainline establishment apologetics of Restorationist Academia in the near future. Hopefully this time I can discipline myself to stay away from them and forget them.
Therefore, since nobody of academia is listening, it won't hurt to really get down to business here, and kind of open up a little, since I have no worries of anyone really criticizing me anymore if I simply stay away from them, and document something for my true friends. I am not going to get into detail in my description here, but I will put the essentials down here for researchers of the future, a plan I should have stuck with for so long. I am not particularly afraid of criticism, as I have had a lot of it. But I have gained nothing constructive from it, except from a certain Egyptologist that I will not name, as I think he wants to remain private. Nobody else on the faithful side with credentials has given any constructive criticism, only dismissals (which means that no thought process was expended in the process), and nobody on the critical side has given anything of value either. Therefore, I recognize both groups as being made up of people that are not worth time and effort to try to have interaction with, as "life is too short." Time to stop putting pearls out in front of swine.
If you notice on the side of this blog is the history of my posts. Notice that the blog started in 2013. Once I had a dream in the year 2013, where the Facsimiles of the Book of Abraham were presented in terms of games, and the images of the four sons of Horus (the four "gods" underneath the Lion Couch) in Facsimile #1 as loose game pieces, similar to chess pawns or something. I also had the impression given to me that these images were something like movable type from a printing press. A little later, I discovered the Egyptian games of Senet and Mehen (ancient games similar to chess, etc.), and intuitively noticed that the gameboard of Senet has an interesting resemblance to Facsimile #1 of the book of Abraham as a lion couch, as sometimes the game of Senet is a Lion Couch. And of course, the gameboard of Mehen is round like a hypocephalus, and has linkages to the Eye of Ra/Horus/Wedjat/Hathor and the Sun. Joseph Smith interpreted Hathor (Enish-Go-On-Dosh, the image of the mother Cow) as the Sun. Mehen the snake is a solar symbol, etc. Incidentally, the Mehen game pieces are sometimes lions. This was an instance of deja-vu or synchronicity or serendipity of some kind to me (without knowing the precise word to use to describe this), to have been presented these images in a dream, and have them realized by finding these things in my later studies a few months later, and recognizing them as keys to interpretation. I realized that something like a game with words and symbols and images and numbers was going on here, something like crosswords or scrabble, or something like poetry, but in an ancient context. So, I went out in search of ancient Egyptian number and word games.
I give this in explanation, so that the readers can understand that these images in the dream have been the primary source of inspiration for where the theories in this blog and my papers, etc., have been derived. I didn't just pull this stuff out of thin air, but there is a basis for this in something that came from something outside of my own speculations. I have not shared this before, but now that I know that I have been rejected by the "world," and everybody has forgotten me and my existence, I have no further need to hide or present my information as if it is purely a result of my own speculations or research, but that I was directed in a way to find a few of these things. And perhaps, if I present this here, and cease to try to bring attention to it by the world, perhaps I will have more private success to edify a few who actually care. This doesn't mean that I have a "calling" of some kind in the sense of something official from the Church or something. That is absurd. So for any priesthood leaders reading this at some point in the future, please know that I will submit to whatever you say if you want me to abandon this, or retract or whatever. My project is not worth subjection to some sort of Church discipline in prideful opposition to the demands of priesthood authority, and I will cheerfully submit if I must if I am ever asked to.
I direct you to this site for further reading: https://www.ancientgames.org/mehen/
Round like Mehen or the Hypocephalus
(Note the similarity to the top of the Senet Game Boards,
And also, as if it is a list of characters like an Alphabet.)
as they appear in the Hor Papyrus,
with the four sons of Horus below the bedstead/couch
And the reader can visualize them in terms of "game pieces."
Notice once again the couch is a lion.
(i.e., an Alphabet List)
I have also recognized the Phaistos Disk as intimately connected to both Senet and Mehen. Please note the similarities between the symbols that are flower-like from the Royal Game of Ur and what is on the Phaistos Disk. The Royal Game of Ur from Mesopotamia seems intimately connected to Senet. Note above the resemblance of the columns in the autobiographical section of the Hor papyrus to the symbols on the top of the game board of Senet, and also the symbols in the Royal Game of Ur.
Notice that Joseph Smith called the Hor Papyrus the "Alphabet to the Book of Abraham", or in other words, that the characters have an alphabetical usage like in hangman or scrabble (word games). Notice the Abecedarium on the pottery has the same structure as Mehen or Facsimile #2 of the Book of Abraham.
What I do recognize is that I want to document this for what it is (personal revelation). And by opening up a little bit, since I have less fear now of openly public consumption of my site, people that actually care can prayerfully accept or reject it. It is only binding on me, and on nobody else.
In this dream, I was presented as off on a mission of sorts with a group of others, and we were off in some part of the world with our copy of the Kirtland Egyptian Papers and our copy of the Joseph Smith Papyri. In the dream, we were in a building, and it was like we were in a hotel room. People kept trying to break in and oppose us. Finally, we escaped by using something like hang gliders by escaping out the back window, and it was smooth sailing, from then out so to speak. The building is clearly a representation of something like the great and spacious building from the Book of Mormon Tree of Life dream. I have deliberately left out a lot of detail from the dream, but my posterity will have access to the whole thing in my personal journal. I have chosen to not show other details from this dream, deliberately, only to say here that it has been the primary source of keys to interpretation. The image of a certain trusted person known to me presented me with this information in the dream. I can't find the conference talk, but somebody said that sometimes the Holy Ghost presents himself as trusted individuals in a dream. Carol Lynn Pearson, in her book on synchronicity, claimed that she had personal spiritual indication that she had an angel friend on the other side, specifically Emily Dickinson.
I don't subscribe to most of the beliefs of Sister Pearson, and can't recommend some things she has written. Other things that I am drawn to that she has written I think has a source of genuine inspiration, such as some of the contents of her book on Synchronicity. I have no idea by the Holy Ghost myself if she actually had inspiration from Dickinson from the other side. Anyhow, If it isn't the Holy Ghost specifically in my case, I take it as an indication that I have a friend helping me on the other side, whoever that is, but somebody that is well-versed in what they are helping me with.
This is not for anybody other than me in the sense of who it is binding upon, but I open up to tell the readers what the source of all of this is, because this blog has become a journal rather than a source of information for my critics, faithful or not, because, gratefully, they are not paying attention, and for the most part, the storm of criticism has passed, so I don't need to worry, and I can open up a little, while still being protective of my most sacred pearls. And for those that are my critics that read this, they have just mocked me anyway, and will continue to mock me, and so most of them will ignore this.
Anyhow, the point is, I think the dream is a promise, that if I stay away from my enemies, whether on the side of the faithful or on the side of the critics, I will have peace, and I can continue on with my research unimpeded. And from hard experience over these years of trying to present my information to both the faithful and to the critics, I have met with much rejection. Without direct, clear instruction, I have had to find out the hard way the meaning of this dream. I think I understand it now, and it is an admonition to leave them alone and stay away, and they will leave me alone. Nevertheless, even though I thought I was done, I continue to feel driven to continue to document when I have spurts of research and inspiration perhaps coming to me, so that someone someday will be able to have some sort of benefit, someone that is honest in heart anyway. I announce, for the consumption of the few of my friends out there that care, a new stage in my research for the honest in heart that care. I intend to find out if there is a substitution cipher in the KEP with the precedent of the Tomb of Khnumhotep II from 1900 BC.
Here we have a substitution cipher key put together by Egyptologists where the items on the left are given as equivalents for the ones on the right.
"The most ancient text with elements of cryptography was found in the tomb of the ancient Egyptian grandee Khnumhotep II, the hereditary prince and nomarch of Menat-Khufu, who lived almost 4,000 years ago. Somewhere around 1900 BC The clerk of Khnumhotep described the life of his master in his tomb. Among the hieroglyphs, he used several unusual characters that hide the direct meaning of the text. This encryption method is actually a substitution cipher, when elements of the source text are replaced by other elements according to certain rules." (https://weekly-geekly.github.io/articles/321338/index.html)
"In one particular section of the inscription, written in hieroglyphics, a master scribe replaced the usual hieroglyphic symbols with new, seemingly nonsensical ones. This act rendered important passages of Khnumhotep's inscription unintelligible except to those who knew what substitution the scribe had made. This is an example of encoding in which an “idea” is substituted for another “idea,” and the use of a key needed for interpretation. We do not really know why the substitution was performed, but one can surmise that it was a protective mechanism." (http://www.hta-inc.com/Download/APreHistoryofCryptography.pdf)
It remains my conviction that there is a substitution cipher in the KEP, and what is called "Grammar" in the term "Egyptian Alphabet and Grammar" has nothing to with Grammar of the Egyptian language in general, but instead refers to what these quotations above refer to, where something like a "protective mechanism" was used that was done "according to certain rules." In other words, rules in this case refer to rules of cryptography, not rules of sentence structure of conventional Egyptian language the way Anti-Mormon critics interpret it. Grammar, in this case, refers more to something along the lines of rules of decipherment, or rules of art interpretation (language arts, such as constrained writing).
Therefore, I continue to search for how to decipher the cryptograms of the Hor Papyrus and the Book of the Dead, not that they "contain" the messages of the Book of Abraham and the Book of Joseph, but that elements of their symbols were used secondarily for other types of later productions.
If anybody doesn't believe that I had the dream I say I had, then don't believe me. It doesn't hurt my feelings. Heaven as my witness, it is true.