“Authority” (C13, capacity to produce, invent, counsel, degree, judge) originally began its meaning as synonymous with “Right” and “Power”. Next, it developed along the lines of the creator’s power to command, establish rules and precedents, make decisions, judge, and settle issues or disputes. Then it settled into one in whom is vested power to control, so as to exercise controlling power to impose her/his discision or opinions upon others. “Power” implies inherent potency, ability, capacity. Since Supernatural oriented cults are “military” in their organization, their Authorities assume Mastery status—i.e. ascendancy superiority power achieved to a Certainty degree—meaning delivered supremacy justifying Dominance (ruling over others) by rights to command and to enforce obedience. Hence, in European tradition, Authorities have Pre-eminence—i.e. standing out to comparatively put in the “background” other persons/things. Power sources may be a leader(s), the Crowd, a book, or institutions. This human-made thinking form concerns Europeans’ psychotherapy category of “One-Upsmanship/One Down” position—an oppressive Mind Control for the “one(s) down”–a Thought Process doing violence to Truth/Reality. Note, without content change, stepping stones from a Belief, to an opinion, to a fact, to truth for everybody—all without any proof or verifications. So, a socialized but unexamined assumption simply accepted as “fact” by almost everybody is that “Authorities” say the Truth. But it is vital to know the mindsets of “Authorities”—what is their Standard for such Truth? Where did they get their information? How did they get to be “Authorities”? Even to accept for discussion that they were “Authorities,” how do we know they were translated or quoted correctly?
Still, there are some subject points of view other than those given by “Authorities”. An example is the different versions of the well-known European Bible story of Moses and the Ten Commandments. Since contrasting points have been discussed in my book: “Ancient African Bible Messages,” a story gist is Gadalla, an Egyptian Egyptologist, saying Moses' life and religion match precisely with those of the revolutionary Pharaoh of Egypt, Akhenaton (1367-1361 BC). This Egyptian King, after changing his name from Amenhotep IV, crystalized concepts of a monotheistic deity. Ben-joc says Moses was born in Goshen, Egypt according to the Torah or the Old Testament in the Book of Exodus. Some say Moses was the son of Bathia (daughter of Pharaoh Seti I and the Pharaoh himself) and spent his early youth at On (Heliopolis). The myth about finding a baby in a basket in water was quite common at the time, especially in honoring national heroes. In this situation, says Naiwu Osahon, the Moses' episode was concocted to allow his parents to look after him in the palace as their son and without its incestuous implications (for another version see J. Campbell, Thou Art p55). He was taught in the Grand Lodge of Djoser at Sakkara. Assuming he went to the lodge at age 7, he would not have come out until he was 47, since it took 40 years of training to make a priest in all of the disciplines. As with all great religious leaders of that time, Moses was an initiate of the Egyptian Mysteries, for it was the One Holy Catholic Religion of the remotest antiquity. If so, Moses came as nothing but a copy of the Egyptian priests and Teachings of The Egyptian Mysteries System in On where he was trained (as confirmed by the historian Josephus and by Philo). The Greek Historian Strabo confirmed Moses was an Egyptian priest who had issues with Egypt’s institutions, as believing God was in all things and thus could not take the form of an animal or a person. Yet, he wrote of sons of Heru in Genesis.
The people Moses convinced emigrated freely to Jerusalem. Moses (esoterically Pharaoh Akanaten), a prince or priest (Exodus 2:16-19), wrote (c1350 BC) the Pentateuch, including Numbers, in Egyptian hieroglyphics, his native tongue. This was after he left Egypt–carrying with him knowledge of the Ten Commandments taken from the 42 laws of African Ma'at and the Pillars of Osiris. The African “Book of Coming Forth by Day” contained nearly word for word what Moses is said to have brought down directly from God. A recent article by top Jewish leaders said there was no parting of the Red Sea by Moses, as reported in the European Bible. Such was the way, as their style, scribes wrote during that time—and not because they were lying. Others say the Red Sea was a misinterpretation for the "Reed Sea" which had no waters to be parted and therefore no "pillar of fire." jabaileymd.com