'Ancient Egypt' Chapter
My spiritual affinity for Anubis is just an instinctive recognition of a symbol that didn’t die, just transformed. We are all dealing with the same spiritual forces. If you want to reduce the spirit world to cellular memory and to the collective unconscious, or see a connection between that and actual activities in the world which do in fact impact epigenetic development, it is up to you. The gods live. All the modern rationalistic thought hasn’t abolished subconscious influence. All the scientific understanding has not changed our fundamental connection to nature. Give a spiritual force whatever face you want.
In modern reckoning, as popularly depicted in movies like the Mothman Prophecy, when the spirits are questioned about what they “look like”, the answer is and always will be the same. “Depends on who’s looking”.
“Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.” Akhenaton (King of Egypt, 14th century BC)
Ancient Egyptian religion can be summarized as shamanism under the influence of nationalism. Like the Native American cultures, they saw the world as a spiritual place and the relationship between the ancient tribes of Egypt changed over time before the… Seek More
Egyptian religion was both intuitive and rationalistic. Since its focus was so pragmatic the Greeks and Romans actually saw no reason to compromise it, and translated some of their concepts into Greek or Roman terms. Thus the cult of Osiris… Seek More
I tend to use the kahuna concept of mana to evaluate any path. Mana is a concept of “proven effectiveness.” It plugs into the idea that whoever or whatever was more in synch with the over arching order would be… Seek More
Can anyone name the worlds oldest religious texts? Bahagavida? Good guess, but in written form it isn’t as old as another. The Egyptian tomb texts predate any religious cannon. They even predate the Book of the Dead which was later… Seek More
There was a goddess named Hathor, the hippo who governed the Nile. You were considered to need to cross the Nile so they invoked the aid of the Bison Goddess by imitating her act of creation. The shaping of human bodies… Seek More
The Egyptian Pharaoh was both King and High Priest. At first, the ascension (not unlike the Buddha’s ascension) was considered possible only to the Pharaoh. It was only later that they came to believe that all souls could ascend, and… Seek More
Shall we discuss Heka? I have made reference to Maat in previous classes, but in fact ancient Egyptian civilization had no word for religion. Maat was more akin to the Chinese concept of Tao than an actual codified religion. Maat… Seek More
In Heka, you have both your personal path and the paths walked by the Neter or glorious ones, and were thought even to be able to achieve immortality and even equality with the gods, more or less. Could you give… Seek More
There is a current neuroscience specialist who feels we are moving toward a psycho-social homoeostasis. He feels all human cognitive function, specifically all brain function, evolved as a life regulation mechanism, and thus as we have evolved past the age of humans… Seek More
I read a novel by someone who said she was writing about a past life in Egypt and she mentioned a mental network the priests had. Did anything like that exist? Well, memetically? Certainly. Also through their understanding of the… Seek More