nipha333 wrote:But the results the ritual gives, and the underlying philosophy, which i mentioned above concerning the gnostic ideas of Setheus and the creation of Aeons.. says it is not an osiris ritual. Again reading with eyes closed as you said would probably be the only way you can miss the Typhonic names in the voces magikae of the text or the name abrasax. Or the fact that nothing other than a name that doesnt fit indicates osiris or the ideas of his mythology in any way.
There is certainly a Samaritan Gnostic link here. Interestingly enough, it was in one of the Gnostic texts that I found a way to fudge it (as a purely intellectual exercise of course) to make the Headless One be the supreme Unbegotten God ( = The Bornless One). I'll have to check which text it is in later. The text says the gods have no bodies, only heads, which are the stars. And where the supreme god is there are no stars .'. no head .'. Headless God = Bornless One.
The Moses as Egyptian high priest mythos also fits nicely for Samaritan Gnostics trying to route their religion into an ur-religion mystery tradition through that of their Egyptian hosts.
The underlying symbolism all fits Osiris, and is covered succinctly in my go to quote on the subject here:
The Enigmatic Netherworld Books of the Solar-Osirian Unity
OK, I've done the Osiris bit, and I know some of the Divine Names occur in invocations addressed to Set/Typhon. But which names in particular, and what is the link, or what do they mean?