A Search In Secret Egypt

The Pharaoh of his time was a man of hard unspiritual character. The hierophants who had undertaken to initiate a candidate likewise undertook a heavy responsibility. Thus the symbolic scattered pieces of Osiris's body were put together again and he was brought back to life. Those chambers which were underground vaults were used in the same manner, every light being extinguished after enhancement, so that the crypts became both symbolical and literal graves. We commonly take it for granted that the farther we go backwards in our enquiry into the past history of the human race, the nearer we approach to a condition of savagery.

Hence, all the initiatory chambers were placed out of reach and were always well guarded. Such is the magic action of this friendly stream, which has turned a strip of desert lying between two parallel lines of tawny heights into profitable, prolific soil. To all intents and purposes, he had actually been murdered! Stout doors, sheathed in glittering gold, formerly filled this doorway.

Certainly a unique read, this. That is why the zodiac of Denderah can display the passage of vaster revolutions of the stars than the zodiacs of our historic era can yet display. But it is moving forward and one day it will obtain that picture. Yet since, perchance, it is pious craving that vexes thee, I will not torment thee by prolongation of thine anguish. The highlight of which is talked about at length early on, when he spent a night alone in the Great Pyramid.

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We greet each newly discovered vestige of that early civilization with exclamations of surprise. We know, by means of the measured average motion of those stars, how many tens of thousands of years have elapsed since their first position.

One result of these changes would be that the climate at the poles had formerly been tropical, instead of arctic. His envoy, Cynegius, carried out his orders to the full.

There, in the fields below this temple roof, the. Behold, I have told thee things of which, though thou hast heard them, thou must yet know naught. In other places they did far worse, for they broke down the walls, demolished the columns, shattered the statued giants, and undid the work of thousands of years. Some really mind-boggling stories here as well - some of the stories alarmed my skeptical mind as they really require faith that author is truthful in his stories. Other students who were attracted, like moths to the lamp of wisdom, to knock at the doors of this temple were Plato, the philosopher, and Herodotus, the historian.

They were first instructed in the true explanation of the Fall of Man from his original spiritual state. The water was hauled and thrown from the river bank by a series of water-lifts and hundreds of channels.

Not the best book I've ever read, but certainly the most unique. Thoth was the author of the Book of the Dead. These men the goddess by her providence brings to new birth and places once more at the start of a new race of life.

The ruddy heights seemed like vivid flames which had thrust huge tongues out of the earth and then been magically turned to stone. And beyond that the material contained within is pretty captivating fare. So deep was his trance that he was placed inside a painted and inscribed mummy-case whose lid was closed and sealed. The real Mysteries, however, must not be confused with them and were never performed publicly and were much more than play-acting. And everywhere Hathor recurs, the solid shafts of the stone pillars displaying her head, and the walls her entire form.

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No, if there was any branch of knowledge upon. It's difficult to tag a label onto Paul Brunton, he's kind of an anythingarian in the spiritual field. Lastly, all the uninitiate were excluded, a linen robe that no man had yet worn was cast about me, the priest caught me by the hand and led me to the very heart of the holy place. If the great hall was a melancholy though interesting place, the underground crypts in which I presently found myself were still more melancholy. Was it done of set purpose, I speculated.

The Egyptian priests, who were also the astronomers, derived their zodiac from Atlantis. Then across into the second hall, where the glorious African blue no longer illumined the six colossal columns that stood within it, as it had illumined their more numerous brothers in the vestibule.

It was nothing more than a long, flexible pole poised on a horizontal prop and fitted with a heavy balancing weight at its lower end. At the commencement of Greek rule over Egypt, the old tongue began to be cast aside. Whether here or written on papyrus scroll, or graven on granite stone, the symbolism of these strange hieroglyphs teaches the same doctrine of a spirit world's existence. The explanation is that the Egyptians copied part of their zodiac from one which had previously existed at Denderah, whose temple had been built and rebuilt more than twice.

A Search in Secret Egypt

They had scratched and turned the rich soil of this narrow strip of land that is Egypt for countless times, yet they had never exhausted and never could exhaust its astonishing, prolific fertility. Among the few other foreigners who were permitted to receive the Egyptian initiation were Plato, Pythagoras, Thales, Lycurgus, Solon, Iamblichus, Plutarch and Herodotus. For the spades of his men, who were digging the foundations of Fort St. Similarly, by its markings of the position of the equinox, the Denderah zodiac points to some epoch of antiquity which stretches back, not by centuries, but by hundreds of centuries!

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Paul Brunton was a British philosopher, researcher, mystic, and adventurer. While Iamblichus, another ancient initiate, has written that the secret hieroglyphic language was used by the gods themselves. He received candidates into the secret rites of Osiris, highest of the rites of the Mysteries. Is it thought that the Egyptians, therefore, had no zodiac, of their own?

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