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He was educated in Hemsworth before being admitted to Emmanuel College, Cambridge in , and transferring to Trinity Hall in Soon thereafter he was appointed as magistrate or justice of the peace in Yorkshire. He joined Quaker William Tuke in agitating for reform. Instead of six hours daily for ten years, I believe I have, upon the average, applied myself to it for nearly ten hours daily for almost twenty years. In the first ten years of my search I may fairly say, I found nothing which I sought for; in the latter part of the twenty, the quantity of matter has so crowded in upon me, that I scarcely know how to dispose of it.

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Years Active: — Godfrey Higgins 30 January in Owston, Yorkshire — 9 August in Cambridge was an English magistrate and landowner, a prominent advocate for social reform, historian , and antiquarian. He is now known best for his writings concerning ancient myths, especially his book Anacalypsis , published posthumously, in which he asserts a commonality among various religious myths, which he traces back to the supposed lost religion of Atlantis.

He has been termed a "political radical, reforming county magistrate and idiosyncratic historian of religions". He was educated in Hemsworth before being admitted to Emmanuel College, Cambridge in , and transferring to Trinity Hall in He later studied law at the Inner Temple , but was not granted a license to practice law , and refrained from practice.

Soon thereafter he was appointed as magistrate or justice of the peace in Yorkshire. He was also favoured disestablishing the Church of Ireland. In he had a major role in uncovering the abuse of patients at the York Lunatic Asylum after rumours of serious misconduct had come to his attention.

He joined Quaker William Tuke in agitating for reform. In a surprise visit he forced staff to open doors which revealed female patients kept in "a number of secret cells in a state of filth, horrible beyond description Instead of six hours daily for ten years, I believe I have, upon the average, applied myself to it for nearly ten hours daily for almost twenty years.

In the first ten years of my search I may fairly say, I found nothing which I sought for; in the latter part of the twenty, the quantity of matter has so crowded in upon me, that I scarcely know how to dispose of it. Regardless, Higgins demonstrated extensive knowledge and familiarity with the traditions of Druid orders in his work, The Celtic Druids. Hutton describes Higgins as an "occultist and mystic", and Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke also terms him an "occultist".

Higgins recommended the Sabbath remain a festival instead of a "gloomy" fast. The Celtic Druids, published in and as three parts, was intended as a precursor to Anacalypsis. The Celtic Druids was "an attempt to show that the druids were the priests of oriental colonies who emigrated from India , were the introducers of the First or Cadmean System of Letters , and the builders of Stonehenge , Carnac , and other Cyclopean works in Asia and Europe.

An Apology for the life and character of the celebrated Prophet of Arabia called Mohamed, or the Illustrious was published in Anacalypsis was written in and published posthumously in as two quarto volumes numbering 1, pages with meticulous references to hundreds of books. Anacalypsis was printed initially as a limited edition of copies, reprinted partially in , and reprinted completely in a limited edition of copies in The book is a review of the history of religions; however, due to his death Higgins was unable to complete the final chapter on Christianity.

In it he claims that the Druids and Jews originated in India, that Abraham is really Brahma , and that there is a secret "pandeist" global movement. I think these Ethiopians did come under Jacob, and did settle in Goshen, and gave the names of Maturea and Avaris to the city in which they dwelt. These black icons were made when man himself was black. He made his God after himself, and then said that man was made after the image of God.

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Godfrey Higgins

Years Active: — Godfrey Higgins 30 January in Owston, Yorkshire — 9 August in Cambridge was an English magistrate and landowner, a prominent advocate for social reform, historian , and antiquarian. He is now known best for his writings concerning ancient myths, especially his book Anacalypsis , published posthumously, in which he asserts a commonality among various religious myths, which he traces back to the supposed lost religion of Atlantis. He has been termed a "political radical, reforming county magistrate and idiosyncratic historian of religions". He was educated in Hemsworth before being admitted to Emmanuel College, Cambridge in , and transferring to Trinity Hall in He later studied law at the Inner Temple , but was not granted a license to practice law , and refrained from practice. Soon thereafter he was appointed as magistrate or justice of the peace in Yorkshire.

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