The idea of a single God once the radical belief of an isolated heretic is now embraced by Moslems, Christians, and Jews throughout the world. The vision of Akhenaten lives on!
Amarna was lost in antiquity until the end of the 19th Century. It was uncovered by the founder of modern Egyptology, Sir Flinders Petrie. They discovered a vast lost city in the dessert with temples, palaces and wide streets.
The cult of the Aten is considered by some to be a predecessor of modern monotheism.
Freud on Akhenaten
There are prophets who brought the concept of Monotheism to the World.
Among them were Akhenaten, Moses and Zarathrusta.
Many people feel they were all the same soul.
One of Europe's great thinkers, particularly affected by the abundant
mysteries being uncovered in Egypt, was Sigmund Freud. The founder
of modern day Psychoanalysis, he spent many years studying ancient Egypt.
Toward the end of his life, after nearly two decades of research,
Freud published what would become his final book. It was titled
Moses and Monotheism.
Here Freud investigated several unorthodox theories regarding the true histories of Moses and the roots of Judaism and Christianity. Supported by historical facts, Freud concluded that Moses had been an Egyptian who brought out of his native country the doctrine which was given to his followers, thus forming the foundation of Judaism.
Freud places Moses in Egypt, as an initiate of the Aten religion of Pharaoh Akhnaton. Although, one of the most significant of Egypt's
ancient royals, Akhenaten stands, to this day, as one of history's great enigmas. Although, he was not the central figure, the inclusion of him in Freud's book would add to a growing interest in this hidden king.
Akhenaten has also been known to be the same soul as Hermes, Thoth, and Oedipus.