A long time ago, in a place not too far away…. TRUTH WARS Facsimile II – THE HYPOCEPHALUS Although the LDS Empire was dealt a severe blow by the revelation that Facsimile I came from the Egyptian Book of the Dead, the dark side remains and has kept this truth hidden from the members of the LDS Empire. Even those who witnessed this truth were blinded from it by the dark side’s presence in their feelings. A second facsimile also wields power over the innocent. The freedom fighters, led by Saint Luke, seek to destroy it…. Luke: Hey U2, The facsimile is coming into view now… Luke: It appears to be beaming some sort of energy field toward Earth…can you identify it? U2: Sensors detect an Anti-Logic ray. U2: It’s targeting the state of Utah. Luke: Alright U2, send me what you’ve got on this facsimile…we need to take it out. U2: Uno, Dos, Tres, Catorce! Narrator: Here is Facsimile 2, as it appeared in the Times and Seasons magazine… and here is a rough preliminary sketch of the hypocephalus, found in the Kirtland Egyptian Papers. Take note that there were large areas missing from the hypocephalus, areas which were filled in by Joseph Smith or his scribes prior to publishing…Let’s go in for a closer look. Narrator: The first figure, according to Joseph Smith, is: Joseph Smith: “Kolob, signifying the first creation, nearest to the celestial, or the residence of God.” Narrator: But according to Mormon apologist and Egyptologist, Michael Rhodes: Michael Rhodes: “The god is sitting at the center of the hypocephalus, which represents the world…” “This seated figure represents god as the creator, either Amon-Re or Khnum.” Narrator: Rhodes also acknowledges that the two headed god is usually depicted with four ram’s heads. But he fails to mention that the current head was incorrectly placed off of the body. In figure 2, we see the inspiration for the two headed god used on figure 1. Joseph Smith provides the following interpretation: Smith: “Stands next to Kolob, called by the Egyptians Oliblish, which is the next grand governing creation near to the celestial or the place where God resides.” Narrator: But Rhodes points out: Rhodes: “This is Amon-Re, the chief god of the Egyptian pantheon… This is clearly the god mentioned in chapter 162 of the Book of the Dead.” For figure 5, Smith’s interpretation goes way off the mark! Smith: “Is called in Egyptian Enish-go-on-dosh; this is one of the governing planets also…” Narrator: But as Rhodes points out… Rhodes: “This is the cow Ihet mentioned in chapter 162 of the Book of the Dead, which should be drawn on a piece of new papyrus to make a hypocephalus.” Figure 7, however, is much more revealing. Smith claimed that it… Smith: “Represents God sitting upon his throne, revealing through the heavens the grand Key-words of the Priesthood;” “as, also, the sign of the Holy Ghost unto Abraham, in the form of a dove.” Narrator: Rhodes provides the correct interpretation… Rhodes: “A seated ithyphallic god with a hawk’s tail…this is a form of Min, the god of the regenerative, procreative forces of nature…” Narrator: Ithyphallic means having an erect penis, with which Min, an Egyptian god who had sex with his own mother, is often depicted. The church leadership actually removed the penis from the 1878 edition of the Pearl of Great Price… but restored it a year later. Rhodes then corrects what Smith viewed as the Holy Ghost in the form of a dove. Rhodes: “This figure represents Nehebka, a snake god and one of the judges of the dead in the 25th chapter of the Book of the Dead.” Narrator: The original figure was faded, but examples of Nehebka are clearly recognizable in other hypocephali, such as the Leydon Hypocephalus, shown here… and the Paris Hypocephalus, shown here. Basically, Smith picked an incestuous, sex god to represent the God of Abraham and a snake god to represent the Holy Ghost. Narrator: (sarcastic) Simply brilliant! Narrator: Figures 12 through 15, Rhodes points out, are… Rhodes: “hieratic, not hieroglyphic, and are inverted, or upside down, to the rest of the text. In fact, they are a fairly accurate copy of lines 2, 3, and 4 of the Joseph Smith Papyrus XI, which contains a portion of the Book of Breathings.” Narrator: Rhodes suggests that these and other additions to the hypocephalus were made for aesthetic purposes. But why copy from the Book of Breathings and not the parts of the papyrus that allegedly contained the writings of Abraham? Shouldn’t Smith also have known that the characters were upside down when they were copied? It should be obvious that Facsimile 2 is nothing but a typical hypocephalus, used in Egyptian burials to make the deceased divine. It clearly has nothing to do with Abraham, the God of Abraham, or the Book of Abraham, as Joseph Smith and the Mormons claim. Luke: Well this is going to be easier than shooting womp rats in a barrel! Luke: U2, arm the Veritas Torpedoes. We’re going in.Luke: YoooHoooo!