Konx Om Pax

A scientific treatise on the history of the words ‘Konx Ompax’, stated to have been uttered at the mysteries of Eleusis in Greece, and later given as ‘Konx Om Pax’. Originally published here on the shortest day of the year, Winter-solstice, An 117 (2021 E.V.)

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Johannes Meursius, 1614

Johannes Meursius, or, Johan van Meurs (1579-1639), Dutch philologist, and historiographer, who in 1619 mentioned in his book Eleusinia. Sive, de Cereris Eleusinæ sacro, ac festo (The Eleusinia, or Concerning the Holy Rite and Festival of Ceres), that the words ‘Konx Ompax’ were words used at the mysteries of Eleusis – something which he, strangely enough, hinted that he had discovered in the famous lexicon by Hesychius Lexicographus of Alexandria (fl. 5th century A.D.) – However, the surviving MS. of the lexicon known today, which have the words ‘Konx Ompax’, does not mention any ‘mysteries’ or ‘Eleusis’.

A scientific treatise on the history of the words ‘Konx Ompax’.

Words stated by the Dutch philologist and historiographer Johannes Meursius to have been uttered at the mysteries of Eleusis in Greece, and words later given as ‘Konx Om Pax’. – Read online or download this PDF file (27 pp.) containing an extract from FOR THE THELEMITES. [May need further proof reading]

(In connection with this extract, see also the extracts "Khabs Am Pekht"; "The Tarot", and "666 and 616"!)

Ceres

The Roman Goddess Ceres – the Greek Demeter.

reconstruction-of-the-inner-propyleum-in-eleusis

Reconstruction of the inner propyleum in Eleusis. In the background the great Temple of the Mysteries. The town Eleusis of Attica was the home of the Eleusinian mysteries and the seat of the cult of Demeter and Persephone – whom the Roman identified with Ceres and Proserpina.

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