A completely revised edition of the Masseian corpus with all the flaws taken out
May 13, 2008 6:52 PM   Subscribe

Masseiana - Containing the three major works of Gerald Massey and his minor work commonly titled: The Lectures. Published here in their entirety, fully revised and amended, with additional material by the editor.
posted by tellurian (3 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Fascinating stuff. Thanks for the post. Was interested to note he was a practing druid.

Also, in browsing the site I came across this:

Next, when we learn that the primary model of the tomb was the mother's womb—and this fact is proved by the figures of the cairns; and by the tree, the coffin, and the vase with female breasts, being types of the mythical Great Mother of Life; and when the identity of womb and tomb is indicated, as it is, by many prehistoric names; and further, when we have compared the images interred with the corpse, we learn for certain that in burying the dead in such a fashion, primitive man was preparing the mummy in the likeness of the foetal embryo, or child in utero. In fact, he was burying it for a future birth!

We often hear of our 'Mother Earth'—and the uterine formation of certain cairns in Britain can be identified by means of Egyptian hieroglyphics and symbols, which prove that the tomb was a representative image of the maternal birthplace. Therefore, the dead, some 50,000 years ago, were buried with an idea of reproduction for another life. This mother-mould of the beginning is also shown by the navel-mounds of the Red Men in America, the nabhi-yoni images of the Hindus, and the nave of the church; by the mam-tor, a bosom-shaped hill, and the mamsie, a Scottish tumulus, in which the dead were returned to the Great Mother, accompanied by various types belonging to the symbolism of rebirth. The Egyptian dead were buried in the mam-mesi, or meskhen. Both names literally denote the re-birthplace of the mummy. The meskhen is also European. The ancient midden, in which the bones of the dead were preserved, was known as the miskin. Miskin-Belac, in Brittany, is also called Cairn-Belac, the terms being convertible.

posted by ornate insect at 7:12 PM on May 13, 2008

Thanks very much for this. I had no idea the guy existed! We may even be related...
posted by chuckdarwin at 2:42 AM on May 14, 2008

I had no idea the guy existed!
Me too, until today. Here is a man that espoused the shucking off of religion in favour of science and philosophy and pushed the idea of the human race originating from Africa. Yet, he's largely unknown or acknowledged.
The site is worth visiting just for the 'A Selection of Massey's Source Material' alone. This is a massive work (10 to 15 years of research) that deserves recognition. It's a shame he wasn't able to get published (I love reading this kind of subject), but the upside is that he then decided to make it available online.
posted by tellurian at 6:22 AM on May 14, 2008

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