first philosopher of the west was not Thales the Phoenician of
Miletus in ancient Greece, but the even more ancient philosopher
king of Egypt, known in modern English as Osiris. In
the ancient Egyptian language, his hieroglyphic name was As-Ari. As means “king” or “ruler” and Ari means “seer”,
hence his name is not a name, but an honorific: “King-seer”.
ancient Gaelic, Ri means “king”,
and in ancient Sanskrit, “seer” is rishi. Also,
the common Egyptian later contracted As-ari into As-ri. When As-ri /
Osiris travelled the world to bring both practical knowledge and
metaphysics to ancient Bharata, now India,
his name became written pronounced in ancient Brahmi or proto-Sanskrit
as Atri, and his son Tat in
Egypt became known as Datta in India. Thus
the King-seer, As-ri/Atri, became enshrined as one of the original
seven rishis of ancient Indian mythology.
Now, according to the ancient Indian philosophy of Samkhya,
the founder of this philosophy was Kapila,
who appeared in the world of pure intellect to teach his disciple, Asuri (!). According
to the ancient Egyptian hermetic tradition, it was Poimanders (ancient
Greek for “shepherd” or “guide”, poim of “men“ andres)
who taught As-ari when As-ari or Thrice-Great
Hermes was in a profound philosophical trance.
in the ancient semitic languages, King-seer was
translated into Melchi-zedek. Melchi meant “king” and zedek meant “seer”. In
Hebrew, the terms are very close, this honorific name being Malki-zaddik, “King-seer”.
is more. According to ancient Egyptian lore, As-ari was
a humanoid man-fish from Sirius “B”. He was always
depicted as having greenish hue of skin, as well as scales. Apparently,
he would meditate underwater for long periods of time. Furthermore,
according to the Hindu lore, the rishi Atri was said to be a “leper” or
man of diseased face and skin! This was obviously his “cover
story” so that the peoples he encountered on his travels
would not be upset by his unusual countenance.
is also said that when he went to Mount Kailas to listen to the
teachings of Adam, the first Aryan, also
known as lord Shiva, he swam up under Adam-Shiva’s boat
on lake Manasarovar in the form of a man-fish and listened to Adam-Shiva’s metaphysical
explanations (agama’s) to his wife, Parvati. He
was thus also known in ancient India not just as Asuri,
disciple of Kapila, or as the rishi Atri, but
also as Matsyendra, which means the ruling-deity, indra,
of fish, matsya. This term later
became combined with the honorific name Melchizedek as Matsyendra
Melchizedek or Macchendra Melchizedek.
this mythological Egyptian lordly king-seer man-fish’s individuality
was said to reincarnate in medieval Bengal or Assam, where he became
Matsyendranath, master lord of fish, or simply Minanath, fish-master,
and founder of the nath sect of yoga in
medieval India along with his disciple, Gorakhnath.
to return to the ancient heavenly meeting of Osiris/Hermes Trismegeustus
with Kapila/Poimandres, this is the origin of both Western philosophy
and non-Aryan Hindu philosophy of the East. This does not
imply that significant thinking never took place on this planet
before this spiritual event, but it definitely focuses primordial
thinking or protophilosophy as a timeless meaning springing across
millennia as most profound philosophy.
us examine carefully the ancient Greek hermetic translation of
the even more extremely ancient Egyptian writing of Osiris Hermes
himself, the lord of fish-men.
“At the time when
I first remained concerned about the existent beings”,
Asari Hermes is saying
that he reached a point in his life when he found himself in a
state of continuous ontological inquiry. Who or what is God? What
is the universe? The cosmos? Was it created by God
or emerged of itself? What is a human being, a self? What
kind of beings are there and how do they come to exist in the same
totality of all existence? What is being itself? Why
are there existent beings rather than nothing?
ontological inquiry without accepting platitudes or dogmas that
would end all inquiry is both the origins and consummation of philosophy.
thinking being on any planet in any galaxy in the universe must
make this true beginning and consummation of philosophy personally
and originally. It is not enough to just accept a traditional
set of ontogonic answers, nor is it enough to merely read the various
metaphysical inquiries, speculations and arguments of past or modern
philosophers relative to the present time in a humanoid world somewhere
in time and space. Husserl pointed
this out in essence in his Cartesian Meditations for
those of us who aspire to enter into genuine ontological inquiry
on this, our planet Earth, at this particular time.
the totality of existence includes all universes that ever were
or will be, and if philosophy has been happening everywhere forever
already, the idea of a “beginning of philosophy” is
historically nonsensical, but utterly real and urgent for any individual
anywhere who aspires to be fully intelligent and conscious as a
being. Each of us must begin thinking originally and completely
to the point of genuine cosmic consciousness. Short of this,
our earthbound modern so-called “thinkers” are equivalent
to proud and clever savages on an island who have never heard of
places like India, Greece or Western Europe. Local cultural
logic or deconstruction games, all kept within English for the
most part, as in America and Western Europe, betray hidden prejudices
and actual intellectual failure in terms of real consciousness. This
of course would explain why some of them have decided that they
and all of us cannot be anything but soulless and mindless neurocognitive
biological robots extinguished completely at death with the conclusion
that there is no such thing as mind or consciousness other than
as an epiphenomenon or side-effect of biological electronics in
human material brains. They do not have to become more conscious
because they have decided they do not have the little pompous semblance
of consciousness they are using to remain
certain of themselves as fleeting bodies in a lifeless universe. For
them, even the Presocratic Greek philosophers are silly and laughable,
yet a real case can be made, as did Heidegger, that the Presocratics were more intelligent
than modern European and scientific so-called “thinkers”.
Mount Pelion in Greece, some graffiti was scribbled on an historical
site as follows:
is dead”, says Nietzsche.
is dead”, say the Gods!
there is no such thing as God, Free Will or Consciousness, then
modern scientific so-called philosophers who deny these things
have to admit that they have not chosen such denial of their
own free will after studying the problem, and they would also have
to claim that all their thinking is unconscious. These
biological robots are thus claiming that they are simply forced
by nature to take wordy, but unconscious philosophical
positions. They also claim there is no real self as such,
so they are claiming they are not they,
even when contradicting this by using the first personal pronoun, “I”. Since I am
a real self, I shall not refer to those
people/robots as “they” anymore than I can help it. “Those
biorobotic idiots” might be more appropriate!
let us search anew for the beginning of philosophy so that we may
begin to begin again. Beyond scientific atheism and religious
dogma, beyond eliminative materialism and folk psychology, is genuine
and original ontological inquiry, which requires a passionate personal
initiative to really think and think again.