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Santiago de Compostela and its Egyptian Origin

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Santiago de Compostela and its Egyptian Origin

Santiago de Compostela is located in Galicia, in the northwest corner of Spain. This location was the main center of pilgrimage (and probably still is) in Europe. During the 9th century, when the Catholic Church was getting really powerful and imposed its will on the inhabitants of Iberia, it was conveniently declared that the body of St. James the Elder made its way to Galicia. At that time, it was announced that St. James died on 25 July. The date, 25 July, was equal at that time to the Ancient Egyptian 30th of Abib (Epiphi). It should be noted that this date was mentioned by Plutarch [Moralia Vol. V] for the Egyptian festival celebration of Horus the Elder (note how in Galicia it’s called St. James the Elder, as well). Plutarch, in his Moralia, Vol. V [372, 52B]:

". . . on the thirtieth of the month Epiphi they [the Egyptians] celebrate the annual festival of. . . Horus,"

This particular Ancient Egyptian festival is still being celebrated until this very day, in Egypt, camouflaged in an Islamic garment. This festival is held at the town of Desouk in the Nile Delta, and is called the Mouled of el-Desouki. It is incredible, even geographically, how the town of Desouk in Egypt is located about the same distance from the sea as Santiago de Compostela is located from the sea. Miracles and magical (divination) acts are associated with this festival, more than any other festival throughout the year, in both Egypt and Galicia.

The traditions of Santiago de Compostela can easily be explained as Ancient Egyptian traditions. Comparing the traditions and practices of Santiago de Compostela with identical practices in Ancient (and present-day Baladi) Egypt is beyond the scope of this book. Some of these traditions were reported in J.B. Trend’s book The Music of Spanish History to 1600 [1926, pages 70-72]. We have underlined major points of interest which correspond to parts of Trend’s text:

"Every one has heard of the pilgrimage to Compostela, the shrine of shrines to which the Milky Way pointed and which seemed, from the perils of the way and the mystery which surrounded it, to be already more than half in that Other World to which the whole of life was only a pilgrimage. Something of the magic rites of Priscillian lingered, and still lingers, about the country; and music, as is well known, has always been closely connected with magic........"

[Much more info is found in Egyptian Romany :The Essence of Hispania by Moustafa Gadalla]


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