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Ongoing research into Egyptian Spirituality and Symbolism.

Bravera

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These are quotes taken from the book called:
Egypt & India and the Origins of Hinduism, Yoga, Buddhism and Dharma.

It is important to understand that what we have in the Sphinx is not just a monument now dated as the
earliest monument in history (based on irrefutable geological evidence). Its existence signifies the earliest
practice not only of high-art and architecture, but it is also the first monumental statue in history dedicated
to religion. This massive project including the Sphinx and its attendant Temple required intensive planning
and engineering skill. Despite its deteriorated state, the Sphinx stands not only as the most ancient
mystical symbol in this historical period, but also as the most ancient architectural monument, and a
testament to the presence of Ancient African (Egyptian) culture in the earliest period of antiquity. Further,
this means that while the two other emerging civilizations of antiquity (Sumer and Indus) were in their
Neolithic period (characterized by the development of agriculture, pottery and the making of polished
stone implements), Ancient Egypt had already achieved mastery over monumental art, architecture and
religion as an adjunct to social order, as the Sphinx is a symbol of the Pharaoh (leader and upholder of
Maat-order, justice and truth) as the god Heru. The iconography of the Sphinx is typical of that which is
seen throughout Ancient Egyptian history and signals the achievement of the a culture of high morals
which governs the entire civilization to the Persian and Greek conquest.
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At about the year 36,766 B.C.E.,
according to Manetho, the Creator, Ra, ruled the earth in person from his throne in the Ancient Egyptian
city of Anu (Greek-Heliopolis-city of the sun).
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“There are, however, instances that cannot be accounted for in this way, and then
suggest the need for another interpretation: for example, in India the number of years
assigned to an eon12 is 4,320,000; whereas in the Icelandic Poetic Edda it is declared that
in Othin's warrior hall, Valhall, there are 540 doors, through each of which, on the "day
of the war of the wolf,"13 800 battle-ready warriors will pass to engage the antigods in
combat.' But 540 times 800 equals 432,000!
Moreover, a Chaldean priest, Berossos, writing in Greek ca. 289 B.C., reported that
according to Mesopotamian belief 432,000 years elapsed between the crowning of the
first earthly king and the coming of the deluge.
No one, I should think, would wish to argue that these figures could have arisen
independently in India, Iceland, and Babylon.”
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When we compare the Indian, Icelandic and Babylonian system of Ages of time with that of Ancient
Egypt some startling correlations can be observed; the same numbers appear.
Ancient Egyptian Age Ancient Indian Age
25,920 Great Year
25,920 ÷ 6 = 4320
25,920 ÷ 4 = 8640
25,920 ÷ 2 = 1296
25,920 ÷ 15 = 1728
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432,000 Kali Yuga – Iron Age
4,320,000 Maha Yuga – Great Age or Cycle
864,000 Dwapar Yuga – Copper Age
1,296,000 Treta Yuga – Silver Age
1,728,000 Satya Yuga – Golden or Truth Age
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The Turin Papyrus names the following neteru (gods and goddesses) as rulers in the Pre-Dynastic ages:
Ptah, Ra, Shu, Geb, Asar, Set, Heru, Djehuti, Maat
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The Sphinx is the oldest known monument and it relates to the solar mysticism of Anu as well as to the
oldest form of spiritual practice known.
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The Sphinx came to him and offered him kingship and sovereignty over the world if
Djehutimes would repair him and make devout offerings and worship. Having complied with the wishes of Divine, to maintain the great monument and sustain the worship of Ra-Herakhti, Djehutimes became
king and Egypt prospered under his reign with the favor of the Divine
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One striking form of symbolism that is seen from the beginning to the end of the Ancient Egyptian
history is the Sphinx/Pharaonic Leonine headdress.
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The Chepesh has important mystical symbolism. Mythically it represents the foreleg of the god Set which
was torn out and thrown into the heavens by the god Heru during their epic battle. A similar teaching occurs in
the Babylonian epic of Gilgemesh24\25 when the “foreleg of the Bull of Heaven” is ripped out and thrown at the
goddess Ishtar, who was the goddess or Queen of Heaven in Mesopotamia.
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(My Note: I notice the Chepesh Symbol has strong similarity with the Brain Stem, Basilar and Vertabral Arteries.)
Also, in ancient times the Chepesh symbol represented the “Northern path” of spiritual evolution. Since the
constellation of the Ursa Major (“Great Bear” or “Big Dipper”), known to the Ancient Egyptians as
“Meskhetiu,” contains seven stars and occupied the location referred to as the “Pole Star.” As it occupies the
pole position it does not move, while all the other stars in the sky circle around it. This constellation, whose
symbol is the foreleg, 3, was thus referred to as “the imperishables” in the earlier Pyramid Texts: “He (the
king-enlightened initiate) climbs to the sky among the imperishable stars.”5
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Time lapse
photographs of this constellation (Meskhetiu - Ursa Major (“Great Bear” or “Big Dipper”), show it as
remaining in the center and other stars moving around it. Also, it does not sink below the horizon and
become “reborn” in the eastern horizon each day as do other stars. The Orion constellation refers to that
which is changing, incarnating (rising in the east) and becoming. In this manner Asar is reborn through
Sopdu (the star Sirius-Aset, Isis) in the form of Heru-Sopdu (Heru who is in Aset), also known as Sirius B.
Therefore, mystically, the “Northern Path” is promoted as the path to immortality and enlightenment
through the attainment of absolute consciousness which transcends the perishable and ever-changing
nature of creation. The “Southern Path” is the process of reincarnation, renewal and repeated embodiment
(uhem ankh {Kamitan}), for the purpose of further spiritual evolution through self-discovery by means of
human experiences. This teaching is also reflected in the zodiac inscription from the temple of Hetheru at
Denderah and in the “Opening of the Mouth Ceremony” where a symbol of the imperishable constellation,
T, is carried by the priest. The mystical intent is to open the mind, through mystical wisdom and
disciplines, so as to render it uadjit, , (universal and infinite, all-encompassing,
unlimited) and beyond the fluctuations of egoism, i.e. mortal consciousness.
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Used in the Hetep (Hotep) offering table, the leg symbolizes the male gender. The goose symbolizes
the female gender. Thus, the initiate offers duality in the form of sex awareness to the divinity in exchange
for the realization of non-duality, or the transcendence of gender (dual) consciousness altogether, i.e. the
“imperishable” or eternal realization of the Higher Self.
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The opening of the mouth and eyes is a mystical teaching relating to expansion in expression (mouth)
and awareness (open eyes). These factors (mouth and eyes) are the signs of the existence of consciousness
or its absence. From the passages above we learn that the Priests and Priestesses “open” the mouth and
eyes by touching them with the ritual instruments which symbolize the eternal, the absolute, i.e. the
expansion of consciousness, immortality and spiritual enlightenmen
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The Eye symbolizes divine consciousness as it is one and the same with Heru, Asar
and Ra. Therefore, being touched with these instruments means attaining god-consciousness.
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Al Jilwah: Chapter IV

"It is my desire that all my followers unite in a bond of unity, lest those who are without prevail against them." - Satan

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