In 1939, the year before he died, Sigmund Freud, who is known as the father of psychoanalysis, wrote a book called Moses and Monotheism. It was not one of his best-known or best-received books. This book is not only unique, but it’s also one of the most important books ever written, in our opinion. We are not surprised that it was written by one of the world’s most brilliant people. The main idea of the book is that the famous biblical patriarch, who was found as a child in a basket of reeds on the Nile, got the Ten Commandments from a burning bush, spread a new religion of light, and led the chosen people out of slavery, was a high official, priest, or minister of Pharaoh Akhenaton. Freud’s own history and importance have been talked about a lot, and there have been thousands of books written about his amazing life and work. Still, not many historians have taken the time to think about what his revisionist ideas mean. Also, the fact that most scholars can’t get into the Freud archives in New York City is not by chance. The executive in charge of Freud’s untimely death has a lot to lose if his findings about the beginnings of Christianity are shared with the rest of the world.
Sigmund Freud The Historian
Sigmund Freud knew a lot about history and spent a lot of time gathering ancient artifacts from all over the world. He knew a lot about the history and mythology of Greece, and he named many of his psychological problems after gods and goddesses from the country he loved. He was also interested in Egypt’s history and kept up with the many archeological digs going on in that mysterious and interesting country.
The smart and diverse man knew that the Jewish people would be very reluctant to accept his controversial ideas about where they came from. Still, he was brave and kept going with his revisionist look at Jewish history. He was a passionate servant of people and champion of the truth because he didn’t give up.
Dr. Freud was not afraid of the reactions and attacks he knew would come his way, unlike so many other people. He looked into every dark corner of the human mind, so when it came to history, his questions were just as thoughtful. We agree with most of what he found, and we plan to continue his work to find out not only where the so-called “Jewish” people came from, but also, and more importantly, where the religion known as Judeo-Christianity came from. It would be unthinkable to present our thesis and say that Moses was Akhenaton without giving credit to the people who first thought this way.
So, we have dedicated some of our research to Sigmund Freud and his search for answers in a world full of lies and fakes.
Freud thought for a long time about why Moses’ Egyptian identity had been hidden. He did this because his friend Dr. Karl Abraham, who thought like we do that Moses was Akhenaton, told him to do so. He said that it was hard to know why most historians didn’t want to accept it. He was confused because it was clear to him that the name “Moses” came from Egypt. We can probably guess why Egyptologists didn’t include this interesting story in their books. They couldn’t afford for the truth about who Moses really was to get out. If not for Freud’s dogged curiosity and, later, that of his friend and student, Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky, we might not have known how important it was. Another big question for Freud was why, if we believe the Old Testament, the Israelites, who were slaves in Egypt, would all of a sudden start worshiping one god with all their heart during the years they were supposedly mistreated. Why would they want to follow in the steps of Akhenaton, who has been thought of for a long time as the first monotheist? With the Jews, the political situation made it very hard for them to move away from the idea of a national God and toward the idea of a world ruler.
So, where did this small, weak country get the nerve to act like it was the Lord’s favorite child? So, the question of why the Jews believe in one god would remain unanswered, or one would have to settle for the current answer, which is that it’s a sign of their religious genius. We know that genius is hard to understand and hard to explain, so it shouldn’t be used as an explanation. Freud was in a good position to figure out how to solve this historical puzzle. He looked at things from a psychological, historical, and archaeological point of view. He was the head of the psychoanalysis school in Vienna, and he had a mind that was highly trained to notice and think about small things. He had trained himself to be able to see things that most people with normal minds and limited vision can’t see. He also had the mental toughness and creativity to draw conclusions from small, seemingly unimportant pieces of information.
It’s no surprise that Freud was interested in Moses (our Akhenaton). Moses was a hero to a lot of people. In fact, the old Assyrian word for Moses means “hero.” And if Freud had looked at anything, it was the hero. He knew that in mythology, a man becomes a hero when he fights and beats his first major rival, which is usually his own father. After what he did, the victorious son became the leader of the tribe. Before that, he was second in the tribe. He also gets better spiritually. He is no longer the prince and is now the king, with all the rights that come with that. He gains respect, and the women of the tribe want to be with him. Even though the son has improved his body, he has to live with the guilt of killing his father. He feels bad about killing someone and giving in to his natural urges to be aggressive and get what he wants. So that he can live with these complexes, he comes up with an excuse, a convenient reason for why he acts violently toward the person he loves and hates. This reason is very important to a person who feels guilty. Whoever backs it up is a friend and ally, while those who go against it are dangerous enemies.
The justification might work if the hero can emphasize how cruel his father was as a whole and how lowly he was born.
If he can show that he did what he did because he wanted to improve his life and beat huge odds, people will feel sorry for him because they can relate to him. This identification becomes a key part of the hero’s justification complex. And if he can get through all the problems that fate throws at him, if he can rise above every problem and do what his fathers did, he will show that he is ready to be king. As the new king, he can tell people to obey him and even think of himself as a god. In short, he must think that the strongest person always wins. No matter how well he does, though, the solar hero soon gets a new fear. He has to realize that people may plot against him to do the same things he did to get where he is. His own sons have every right to want his power and try to get rid of him. So, the hero rules with a heart full of doubt, fear, and guilt. In his book Totem and Taboo, Freud wrote about how he thought this conflict between tribes came about. His theory about the first fight between tribal fathers and sons has been criticized, but we think it is important to keep in mind as we look at Moses’ life (Akhenaton).
Freud’s genius was to look into and show in Moses and Monotheism how many similarities there were between the monotheistic religion taught by the patriarch Moses in the Bible and the Atonist religion of the 18th dynasty king Akhenaton. Freud did not come to the same conclusion as we do now, which is that these two men were the same person. Instead, he put Moses in the close circle of people who were close to the sun-worshipping pharaoh. As we’ve already said, he wondered why Egyptologists hadn’t looked into the origin of the name “Moses” more. Our job is to find more connections and stress the effects of this part. We can go much further than Freud and show how important it is that the first king of the so-called “chosen people” came from Egypt. One of the things that puzzled Freud was why Moses, who was born in Egypt and grew up in the palaces of the pharaoh, chose to become the dictator of a group of slaves and foreigners. Why would he want to get to know, convert, and lead such a strange group of people?
Why would he be able to tell them what to do and give them what seems to be a brand new religion? Why would he be able to tell them about their new god, Jehovah? Didn’t they already have a god before Jehovah? And if they did have a religion before, why does the Bible say so little about it? Also, why would the Israelites want to change their beliefs so drastically just to please one person? Our answer to this kind of question is, of course, based on Freud, and it continues to disprove the traditional historical version of Moses’ life and the identity of his followers. Our theory is that the people who were chosen were not foreigners from lower classes who were living miserable lives in the country. They were not slaves or lowly people. Instead, they were powerful and wealthy people who took over Egypt.
Freud and others have thought that the people that “Moses” led out of Egypt were a powerful dynasty of pharaohs. And, even more controversially, their leader Moses was actually Akhenaton, who was the pharaoh of the 18th dynasty and the real founder of their form of monotheism. Freud proved a long time ago that there was a link between the patriarch Moses and the court of Akhenaton, but it has been downplayed ever since. This link helps us understand history, Egypt, and the true roots of Judeo-Christianity better. If Freud had written Moses and Monotheism when he was younger, before he was known as one of the smartest people to ever live, we might not have heard of it. Luckily, he wrote it late in his life, and it came out just before he died. It is a book that helps to show up one of the biggest lies about history ever made up. As Freud’s research went on, his sharp mind realized that the common story about monotheism was just that: a story. He knew that this Moses character wasn’t the one who made it and that it had been around since the time of Amenhotep III, Akhenaton’s father, and even before that. So, Moses did not come up with monotheism (Akhenaton). Even less was it the original religion of the people who later became known as “Israelites.” These were the strange people who followed Moses to Mount Sinai and were called “Israelites.”
Monotheism was made up by the priests of the Solar Cult in Heliopolis and Avaris. These were the same people who chose the new pharaoh for their country. This kind of solar religion was so unique that it didn’t make sense to the average Egyptian. Even when Akhenaton was in charge, most people did not agree with it. So, we are on the right track with our own research and questions about what happened to Akhenaton’s Atonist Solar Cult. We don’t see much evidence that they just disappeared from the Earth after their leader Akhenaton died. We tend to think that the same powerful cult from Heliopolis, Amarna, Giza, Tanis, and Avaris was behind the churches and colleges of Alexandria during the time of the Greek pharaohs and also behind the Christian religion that was started in Rome. Freud didn’t look into it, but the fact that Egyptian symbols are often used strongly backs up our point. At this point, we want to stress that false and ridiculous stories, like the one Freud brought up, are just a small part of the big web of lies that covers up the connections between Moses and Akhenaton. It was important to the people who wrote the “holy books” that their character, Moses, seemed to have a life of his own. Given this, any kind of embellishment was fine as long as it made Moses look like a different person than Pharaoh Akhenaton. So, we have crazy stories about his birth, being left alone, being adopted, his criminal past, etc. Most of these stories were just copies of old myths from around the world.
The story of the people who were left on the river came from King Sargon’s life. The story of the scene on the mountain came from the lives of Kings Menes and Nebo. His “biographers,” who wrote about his life as an exile, a shepherd, and the adopted son of a strange priest named Jethro, knew that their stories were not original. Every culture and country had heroes and myths that were similar, if not the same. Their mixture would be clever enough to paraphrase Akhenaton’s life without giving away the game. It was made to emphasize things that didn’t matter much and downplay things that did. Clearly, the traditional story shows that this Moses’s (Akhenaton’s) goal was not spiritual in any way. What Moses wanted had nothing to do with spiritual things. We think it’s important that this is out in the open. The story about how an angry Moses killed the Egyptian captain gives us clues about who Akhenaton really was. We can now see why his god, Jehovah, would love this angry, impatient, ambitious, and murderous man so much.
Other stories say that Moses was “slow of speech” and that he had his brother Aaron act as a “translator” at Mount Sinai. People have thought a lot about what this story means. Did Moses (Akhenaton) have trouble speaking, or was he from another country? It could mean that Akhenaton spent so much of his childhood with his mother’s people, the Levites of Avaris, that he never learned the Egyptian language. He may have learned in a language other than English. It could also mean that he was just a tool that other people used. There is evidence that Akhenaton and his own father, Amenhotep III, shared power. If Aaron was Moses’s representative, why couldn’t Moses himself have been one? The Bible says that he was a person who spoke up for God. Could the story about Akhenaton not being able to speak for himself be a way for the author to show that he was just a puppet king? Freud also wondered about Moses’s (Akhenaton) mental make-up.
He wondered why he was so obsessed with the sun and its properties and why he was afraid of and hated darkness. He talked about how Akhenaton had made it illegal for Egyptians to honor Osiris or take part in the rites of the Underworld, which they had done for thousands of years. The Atonist pharaoh might have reluctantly allowed people to talk about and worship Atum Ra, an important sun god of Heliopolis in Lower Egypt, or Shu and Isis, but never Amun Ra (Amen or Amon) of Thebes or the first Osiris. The Cult of Atheism had nothing to do with these gods. Akhenaton didn’t have a place to go after death. There was no need to go through the twelve stages of the shadow realm, find guides of the dead, or think about anything after this life. Most Egyptians were surprised by these religious and cultural changes because they thought that Osiris was the god who would guide the soul through the tests that would happen after death. If a person didn’t respect Osiris, they couldn’t go to the afterlife safely and couldn’t hope to be saved. If you didn’t believe in Osiris, you also didn’t believe in the soul. Pharaoh Akhenaton did not want his people to be buried in pyramids or mastabas, as was done before his rule. Instead, he had the dead buried in a new cemetery in the Valley of the Kings, which is west of the Nile River and north of the city of Thebes (the modern day Luxor). In other words, Atonists were not buried above but below the Earth.
Their attention was on this life, not the next. If we want to know what was different about Atheism, we should pay attention to the fact that it didn’t agree with Osirian theology.
There was no “underworld cycle” in the atonist solar religion, and the gods of the dead were not worshipped. For a well-known psychologist like Freud, you can’t understate how important this is. From where we stand, it’s another sign that Levitical (Talmudic) Judaism and Egyptian atonism have the same roots. We insist that this Atonist doctrine was a key part of how both Judaism and Christianity were built. Even though the first “Christian” groups tried to follow what their savior taught them about living a humble, spirit-centered life, and even though they respected the apostolic tradition of poverty, the later Roman Church took a very different path. The fact that the Vatican is so blatantly decadent and materialistic is another sign that it has Atonist roots. The things that Judaism, Catholicism, and Atheism all have in common are the rejection of all gods except one, the adoption of a theology of light, the rejection of Underworld rituals and traditions, the worship of a great but short-lived leader, the cruel treatment of enemies, and a constant, unrestrained focus on material things. All three of them have these traits.
Christianity didn’t just pop up one day, and Jesus (or Christ) wasn’t a one-of-a-kind person. As time went on, the Church spread this false idea as part of its propaganda. Atonism is where the religions of light that are known today as Apollonian religions came from. Most of the three solar religions we have today came from the idea of the sun as a god. There isn’t much difference between Aton and Allah or Aton and Jehovah. Most religions’ gods and saviors are personifications of light. Abraham, Moses, Solomon, David, Saul, Muhammad, and Jesus are all solar deities, just like Mithras, Apollo, Hercules, Zoroaster, and others. The priesthood of the Atonists stood out because they didn’t like the cults of Amen Ra and Osiris. They didn’t care about these gods and didn’t do anything to honor the dead. Is it a coincidence that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all follow this pattern? On the one hand, this difference makes the three religions of the sun seem less pagan, but on the other, it makes them look very Atonist.