> I want to know what the name "Ankh-f-n-khonsu"
> It's Life- "something" - Khonsu (moon God)
> Anybody know?
The literal translation is "Life of the Moon", which,
given the alleged solar dint of thelemic cosmology
that would seem to be counter-intiuitive.
Oddly enough 'Khonsu' is not only the moon, but it is
also the root word for the Greek: Kristos, thus
'Christ'. In an ironic twist 'Ankh af na Khonsu' can
mean: 'Life of Christ'. Today, even in the Ethiopian
Coptic Church, they refer to Christ as Khonsu.
Krsna-Khonsu-Kristos-Christ, thus a key component of
Thelemic cosmology is revealed, or its just a clever
pun on the part of Crowley, but wait the stele
predates Crowley, hm...well its enoug to drive you
Gerald Massey is a wonderful resource on this
material, most of his writings are online. His dating
and references are a bit out of date as well, but his
etymological ideas still hold watr in my opinion, or
at least they shed light on the usages of these names
and concepts in Thelema.
I reccomend two articles from him:
1. Luniolatry: Ancient and Modern
2. The Historical Jesus and the Mythical Christ.
He asserts that the 'Christ Myth' was quite alive way
back into middle dynasty Egypt.
Motta also penned a monograph called 'Yahweh is
Egyptian for Moon' which elaborates this concept a lot
further. Its bloody hard to find online anymore. I
couldnt find it anywhere. Anyone else know where it
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