The God Ptah And The Power Of His Creative Word


                        The Ptah And The Power Of His Creative Word                          

The Heliopolitans ("Iunu") taught that order (creation) was self-caused ("kheper") in the midst of undifferentiated chaos, darkness and oblivion (the "Nun", or primordial water). Chaos continued to lurk in the darkness of the deep, and might be encountered during sleep or in the netherworld (when born again like Osiris).
This primordial creative activity was perceived to have "happened" in a realm which existed in-between pre-creation and creation, situated as  the "beginning"and at absolute time (or Timeless Time).

 The Creation was the ejection ( Big Bang) out of this point of singularity (Atum and his mythical deed of self-impregnation). This monad simultaneously split into two fundamental creative principles  “SHU” (Space) - and “TEFNUT”( time),who in turn gave birth to “Geb” (Earth ) and “Nut”  (Heavens),who were born locked together in a tight embrace.
According to ledgends, Father SHU( Space) separated them

Now compare it with much later renderings of Torah, in Genesis 1:

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which [were] under the firmament from the waters which [were] above the firmament: and it was so."

G-d Ptah was the creator of the universe. He was the creator of Chaos and of Atum . The whole Heliopolitan process happens in the" Image" of events in the heart and on the tongue of Ptah.

"Atum" is a creative verb, image, scheme or model. Its functionality is not denied, but seen as an outward manifestation (theophany) of the all-encompassing cognitive activity of the speaking Ptah . This focus on manifestation through speech can also be found in "Khemenu" (Hermopolis, the city of Thoth & magic), where the sacred Ibis dropped the creative word in the primordial ocean, therewith creating the universe.

Interestingly enough this same pattern repeats itself in New Testament as well where it says in John 1:

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
 “3All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.”
 “4In him was life; and the life was the light of men.”

In The Name Of Humanity !!!
Robert Mascharan


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