These men and others went to Egypt and studied with Egyptian priests and students and returned to Greece with these teachings and ideas and passed them off as their own. When Alexander invaded Egypt and destroyed their library the Greeks also got their hands on ancient Egyptian books and manuscripts that way. In reading Greek history there is no known records of the schooling of these Greek philosophers prior to them coming forward with the knowledge that they claimed was their own. All that is ever said is that the probable dates of birth and their probable dates of education. Nothing is for certain. Some of the Philosophers besides Socrates were also tried and put under investigation because of the fact that they introduced new divinities, also known as gods to Athenian culture. Proving once again that the culture and teachings of the Egyptians were stolen, there is no way to explain the fact that the Greek philosophers could've created new gods.
Books such as the peri physeos, which is what the Greeks named it were a great example of teachings being stolen. This was the earliest known book on science and nature. The teachings in this book were said to have been stolen from the I...
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...h Museum. It contains the theological, cosmological and philosophical views of the Egyptians. Inscribed is also the name of an Egyptian Pharaoh who copied an inscription of his ancestors, this was around 700 B.C., the time when Egypt developed one of their first dynasties, Memphis. The Memphite Theology consists of 3 parts of text and philosophy.
I am starting to understand how the ideas in Stolen Legacy and what I know of and was so far taught about the pledging process of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated comes into play with ancient Egyptian Philosophy. The whole idea of the Neophyte and the secret society, nothing written down, no paper trail all makes sense to me. Many things are still very unclear to me, for example the True meaning of a Neophyte as it relates to Alpha Phi Alpha history compared to Egyptian history and the steps of being a Neophyte.
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