May I be with you, you gods; May you be with me . . . your Onite (character) is in me, O God . . . See me, O Ra, recognize me O Ra, I belong to those that know you, so know me.
Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts, 2,500 BC

The Influence of Ancient Egypt

 Ancient Egypt has had an immense influence on Western society throughout the ages. It was always seen in the ancient world as the very apogee of education in every field – like America today. But unlike its modern equivalent, ancient Egypt was respected throughout the ancient Western world as the pinnacle of the spiritual sciences, a little bit like we respect India or Tibet for their spiritual knowledge today.

The Hermetic philosophies of Greece and Rome which inspired Neo-Platonic thought and then later Christianity in the early Christian era, were based on spiritual knowledge from ancient Egypt. Later, following the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, or rebirth of classical knowledge in Europe, was really an attempt to rediscover the ancient knowledge of Greece, Rome, and of their predecessor, ancient Egypt.

Ultimately the very structures of the modern Western world which flowed from the French Revolution in 1789 and the formation of the USA in 1776 were both greatly influenced by Freemasonry which in turn is grounded in the spiritual traditions of ancient Egypt. The Emperor Napoleon in post-revolutionary France, President George Washington, and many of the principle founders of modern America, were Freemasons with a tremendous respect for the esoteric knowledge of ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egypt has had an immense influence on the arts in every field especially since Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798 and the French scholar Jean Francois Champollion cracked the code of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs in 1822. Today the tremendous popularity of The Mummy and The Scorpion King series of films (1999-2012) and the Tutankhamen Exhibition shown world-wide, testify to the continuing fascination we have with ancient Egypt.

The Mystery Tradition in Ancient Egypt

 An examination of the writings and monuments of ancient Egypt tells us that, in its prime, the civilization of the Nile possessed many of the keys to the doors of the Esoteric Wisdom. Certainly the ancients themselves were well aware of this fact. For example, the Church Father Origen tells us that the philosophers of ancient Egypt had a… “most noble and secret wisdom concerning the nature of the Divine which was disclosed to the people only under the garment of fables and allegories…” (Contra Celsum, Bk I, ch. xxii).

Theosophist HP Blavatsky understood this was true when she wrote: ‘Verily there was some truth in the old saying, “The Wisdom of the Egyptians.”…”The Mighty Ones perform their great works, and leave behind them everlasting monuments to commemorate their visit, every time they penetrate within our mayavic veil (atmosphere)…” The Secret Doctrine 1:434.

Some of these keys to the high wisdom of ancient Egypt were rediscovered in the mid-twentieth century by the great French archaeologist Rene A. Schwaller de Lubicz and his wife Isha who spent 15 years studying the esoteric significance of the design of the Temples at Luxor. Theosophists, Manuel Oderberg, and Lionel Whellams, of our own Australian Section of the Theosophical Society (Pasadena) wrote on these matters in the 1940s. Theosophical writers and Rene Schwaller de Lubicz were followed by 21st Century mystical and symbolist interpreters of ancient Egyptian civilization notably – American writer and traveller, John Anthony West, and Oxford philosopher Dr Jeremy Naydler whose books and videos provide most of the information that follows in these articles.

Summarizing the mystical view of ancient Egyptian civilization and how this differs so greatly from that of mainstream Egyptologists, Robert Lawlor says:

“In the Symbolist (mystic) model of ancient Egypt, at least two concurrent, simultaneous levels are at work in any given instance. One is the study of Egypt as a civilization that existed in a factual geographic place and time, its people, mythology, social forms, its chronological unfolding, its monuments and artifacts. But this is only a backdrop, or support for another Egypt, which might be called a quality of intelligence. This Egypt is outside of chronological considerations; it is rather, both an ever present and recurring possibility of consciousness.”

Was there a Civilisation in Egypt even Older than the Oldest we currently know?

Contemporary Egyptology teaches that Egyptian civilization appeared around 3,000BC and that the people were believers in animal-headed gods and had a primitive view of the universe and man’s relation to it.

In fact the Egyptians themselves in their temple records of their history date their origins to their Gods and the Servants of the Gods who ruled what is now Egypt at least 36,000 years ago. Their science, mathematics, and astronomy seem to have been in place from the beginning (3000BC) and reached a flowering in the Old Kingdom (2686 to 2181BC) with magnificent buildings such as King Djoser’s step pyramid constructed only 500 years (2650BC) after the first comparatively primitive structures of Egypt’s earliest dynastic period (3000BC).

It is as if a core of Egyptian initiates had the background knowledge to build such structures before the beginning of the historical period we know. But these highly educated people needed simply to refine the skills of enough architects and craftsmen to build such huge monuments, and to await the right astrological time for such activities – perhaps the start of Kali Yuga?

How is this possible? Perhaps there was a still older kingdom than the Old Kingdom recognized by modern Egyptology?

Ancient Stone Vases in Primitive Villages

In predynastic archaeological sites in Egypt exquisite stone vases made from some of the hardest stone known, such as Diorite, Porphery, and Granite have been found surrounded by primitive artefacts.

These have complex designs and are hollowed out in the centre. They have a hardness greater than steel but the Egyptians are supposed to have had only copper tools with which to manufacture them.

The stone is so difficult to work with that it would be difficult for us to make these stone vases today with our technology, much less 5,000 years ago. Could it be these items were remnants of an earlier civilization kept as treasured artefacts by the people of later times who were living in a post-apoplectic era after the destruction of the civilization that originally had the technology to make them?

The Great Sphinx – a lot older than we think?

There is no more iconic image of ancient Egypt than The Great Sphinx near the Great Pyramid at Giza near modern day Cairo. It was supposed to have been built during the reign of the Pharoah Khafra about 2,600 BC. But was it really?

The statue itself and the man-made temple walls surrounding it show evidence of water erosion, ie. that the statue was exposed to rain for a long period. But it hasn’t rained consistently in this area for 10,000 years at least and the Sphinx shows extensive signs of water weathering, therefore, it must have been exposed to water erosion for hundreds or thousands of years! Boston University Geologist Robert Schoch confirmed these findings in the mid-1990s.

In 1991 New York forensic artist Detective Frank Domingo, proved conclusively that head of the Sphinx was not the same individual as the Pharoah Khafra (Chefren) as identified by other statues depicting him.

Both pieces of evidence would suggest that the Sphinx is of immense antiquity, perhaps constructed at the end of the last Ice Age when the area was subject to flooding and rains.

The discovery in 1994 of a sophisticated temple complex at Gobekli Tepe in south-western Turkey dated to 12,000 years ago, indicates that there were civilizations in the region in the remote past capable of building huge monuments with stone slabs weighing up to 20 tons each. Archeologists working at the site tell us that the whole site at Gobekli Tepe seems to have been deliberately buried about 10,000 years ago!

Other Evidence of the Ancient Origins of Egyptian Civilization:

  • Use of advanced lathes to produce pottery and statues.
  • Advanced methods of producing near perfect replicas of eyes in Old Kingdom statues. The eyes follow you and are of complex construction.
  • Accuracy of stone-work, eg. Serapeum granite sarcophagi which have 27 ton lids perfectly made from a single piece of granite.
  • Monuments were cut, carried and manoeuvred into place over a long period requiring enormous sacrifice and sustained effort and leadership.
  • Prehistoric astronomical devices in the desert of the Western Sahara, eg the Nabta Playa astronomical observatory dated at 4,000 BC discovered in 1973 and recognized as an astronomical observatory in 1993. Stones are arranged to measure the beginning of the summer solstice and seem to have alignment with the star Sirius, and constellations of Orion, Canis Major and Ursa Major – all of which seem to have been important in Egyptian religion.
  • Possible connection with Mexico: some Egyptian mummies give evidence of nicotine and cocaine but these were only introduced to the world after the Spanish conquest 500 years ago. Le Plongeon theory that Mayan Indians from Mexico settled Egypt and Mesopotamia – Pyramids are native to Mexico; Thor Heyerdahl in the 1950s/60s proved that inter-continental journeys were possible in primitive sea-craft across the pacific and Atlantic; genetic similarities of DNA between the native inhabitants of the canary island (Guanche’s) and Egyptian mummies being Cro-Magnon with extended skulls.
  • The Turin King list gives an accurate record of all kings from Menes (3,000BC) to the New Kingdom (1,550BC-712BC) and then says the Shemsu-Hor (Companions of Horus) ruled before that for 13,420 years and before them the Neteru (Gods) for 23,200 years.
  • Evidence that Pyramids may have been utilized as electric power generators – see under pyramids in this lecture).
  • Evidence of ancient cultures in the Mediterranean: Ancient culture in Malta. Huge temples built in megalithic style with underground chambers with perfect acoustics and large reservoirs. Ancient cart ruts in stone all over the island some disappearing into the present sea and reappearing on land some distance away. Hagar Quinn temple complex with huge cyclopean walls with the Western wall destroyed by some massive wave action. Extended skulls of Cro-Magnon man similar to ancient Egypt and some areas of Europe around the Mediterranean.
  • Cyclopean ruins in Lebanon at Baalbeck have the largest quarried stones in the world at 1200 tons each fitted perfectly together. No modern machine can move that weight.
  • May have been an ancient civilization in the Mediterranean which was flooded about 8,000BC at the close of the last Ice Age when the sea level rose 122 metres. Could be the origin of flood legends which are widespread in the area, eg. Gilgamesh epic (Mesopotamia), Biblical record of the flood.

When you consider these facts we might well agree with symbolist Egyptologist John Anthony West when he says:

“… The much vaunted flowering of ancient Greece 2,000 years later pales into insignificance in the face of a civilization which, supposedly starting from a crude Neolithic (Stone Age) base, produced in a few centuries a complete system of hieroglyphs, the most sophisticated calendrical system ever developed, an effective mathematics, a refined medicine, a total mastery of the gamut of the arts and crafts and the capacity to construct the largest and most accomplished stone buildings ever built by man. The cautiously expressed astonishment of modern Egyptologists hardly matches the real magnitude of the mystery.

A realistic approach to the mystery suggests alternatives that are unacceptable to the orthodox mind. The first is that Egyptian civilization did not develop in situ but this was brought to Egypt by hypothetical conquerors. This alternative simply translates the mystery of a period of development to the as-yet-undiscovered homeland of these conquerors.

The second alternative is that Egypt did not ‘develop’ her civilization, but inherited it…that the coherent complete and interrelated system of science, religion, art and philosophy of Egypt …came from a prior civilization possessing a high order of knowledge. In other words, this alternative brings up the old question of ‘Atlantis’…” – John Anthony West: Serpent in the Sky: the High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt, pages 184-195.

Refugees from Atlantis

Theosophy teaches that what became the ancient Egyptian civilization was founded by refugees fleeing from a highly advanced, but very materialistic society – the 4th Root-Race of Humanity (we are the 5th) – Atlantis. This civilization was destroyed by a series of massive floods and subsidence of some continental areas and raising of others. This point of view is advocated also by 20th century French archaeologist Rene Schwaller de Lubicz, the American psychic Edgar Cayce, and 21st century symbolist Egyptologist, John Anthony West.

The Great Pyramid: One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

The Great Pyramid is a marvel in stone. Located on the West bank of the Nile opposite Cairo; it is the largest of a group of three pyramids and surrounding temple structures including the Great Sphinx. Although dated by conventional archeologists to 4,500 years ago, it represents architectural perfection and engineering genius that would be difficult for us to duplicate today.

For 3,800 years it was the world’s tallest building. It is constructed of 8 million cubic feet of stone; 2.3 million stone blocks weighing 2.5 tons each; and originally entirely covered in white limestone which shone brightly in the desert sunlight for miles around. It is equidistant from the pole and the centre of the earth showing an exact knowledge of latitude and longitude. The French emperor Napoleon’s surveyors found that the Great Pyramid was at the apex of an exact triangle fanning out from the Pyramid over the Nile Delta like the Greek capital letter ‘Delta’.

Further amazing facts about the Great Pyramid and other pyramids in Egypt is available in an article by Coen Vonk: ‘Pyramids and Temples in Egypt’ at:

Was the Great Pyramid a Tomb?

Archaeologists say that the Great Pyramid was just a tomb for the Pharoah Khufu (2589-2566BC) – but was it really just that? No body; no coffin; no funerary appurtenances; and no after-life pictures on the walls were ever found in the Great Pyramid. Khufu’s name appears only on a few stones in the upper courses of the pyramid. The so-called ‘burial chambers’ are 150 feet above the ground not below as would be expected for a burial. Air channels run 200 feet from the surface of the Pyramid to certain chambers. These were obviously meant for living men.

Funerary scripts from the tomb of Queen Henutsen, one of Khufu’s four wives, refer to her husband’s restoration work at the Great Pyramid – he cleared away the sand, restored, and possibly added to, an ancient existing structure. In ancient Egypt, the Great Pyramid was known as: the ‘Temple of Osiris’ – Osiris was the king of the Underworld and patron of the ‘Mysteries’: a system of learning about the nature and processes of the cosmos and man, and, ‘Akhet’ – the ‘The Horizon of Heaven’.

Was the Great Pyramid a Power Generator?

Christopher Dunn expert machinist who speculated on the use of lathes in ancient Egypt to cut stone pottery and statues.

In the late 1990s came up with an ingenious explanation of the Pyramids (or the Great Pyramid at least) as an electrical power generator. Generates electric power by resonance of the granite panels with tectonic plate movements in the earth’s crust. King’s Chamber and Chambers above it create resonance. Queen’s chamber converts the energy using chemicals based on water. Grand Gallery is really a Resonance Hall fitted with Helmholtz resonators to project energy in the form of sound waves into the King’s chamber.

Water flowing below the pyramids in man-made tunnels is part of the power system.

Theosophy says that the Great Pyramid was really a Temple of Spiritual Initiation

Inside the Great Pyramid there is a maze of tunnels and rooms fanning away from the main entrance and serviced by air-shafts to the surface meant for living people. Theosophy says the purpose of the Great Pyramid, as with most other of the larger pyramids, was not as a tomb, but an environment where suitable candidates could undergo spiritual initiation into higher states of consciousness – hence its ancient name ‘Horizon of Heaven’ – a place where one could literally enter other dimensions of reality which we call ‘Heavens and Hells’.

HP Blavatsky hints in her masterwork, The Secret Doctrine (2:432), that it was built originally three processional cycles, or 78,000 years ago, by refugees from the doomed Atlantis based on the design of their own temples. To achieve spiritual awakening candidates had to undergo a variety of tests of character, encounter first-hand some of the other dimensions, and to face various aspects of themselves before achieving ‘enlightenment’ for a few in the very centre of the Pyramid – the ‘Kings Chamber’.

These initiation tests offered a vastly accelerated path to enlightenment for strong souls called by the ancient Egyptians in their Book of the Two Ways, ‘The Path of Horus’. The Egyptians had three degrees/stages of spiritual initiation with several sub-stages, personified under the ‘three guardians of the fire’ in the Mysteries. This quick Path contrasts with the slow journey for the majority of humanity to the same state of enlightenment but through the everyday initiations of daily life experience called by them – ‘The Path of Osiris’.

Osiris was the King of the Underworld, patron of the Mysteries, father of Horus, and the Great Pyramid was also known in ancient Egypt as the ‘Temple of Osiris’. A wealth of information on the Great Pyramid as a temple of initiation is available in an article by I.M.Oderberg: ‘Gateway to the Horizon of Heaven’ at:

Secret Rites of the ‘Sed Festival’ and the Pyramids

Recent academic research by Dr Jeremy Naydler published in his book, Shamanic Wisdom in the Pyramid Texts – the chapter of his PhD thesis – ‘The Pyramids as the Locus of Secret Rites’ – 2005) shows that many of Egypt’s pyramids, including the Great Pyramid, feature inscriptions and pictures of the king involved in the mysterious ‘Sed Festival’. This festival ostensibly celebrated the continuing power of the king after thirty years in power, but history shows that it was often held more frequently and that there was an outer festival for the people, and an inner festival of ‘secret rites’.

The very kernel of the Sed festival are the mystical experiences of the king (candidate for initiation?) during these ‘secret rites’ associated with this festival which seem to have been conducted in the pyramid and surrounding buildings during the life of the king. The central experience of these secret rites was that the king was brought to the very threshold of death in order to travel into the spirit world.

These secret rites bear comparison with ‘shamanic’ initiation rites described by peoples all over the world including our own Australian Aboriginal peoples. They belong essentially to the same mystical tradition that we find in the Eleusian and later Greek mysteries – see Grace Knoche’s book: The Mystery Schools, available at: – the dialogues of Plato, and some of the later Hermetic dialogues.

Three main elements of the universal mystic experience can be identified within the Pyramid Texts related to secret initiation ceremonies of living people:

Cosmic Ascent: the ecstatic flight away from the earth and away from the physical realm. The description of such as ascent is often by means of a ladder. In this connection, it is interesting to note that many of Egypt’s pyramids are in the form of steps.

Vision of the Gods: in this heavenly region amongst the stars, the mystic has a direct vision of the Gods.

Spiritual Rebirth: The mystic knows that he or she is a spiritual being as well as a merely physical being. This direct experience of one’s spiritual and immortal core is often described as a ‘rebirth’.

“…All these themes … are present in the pyramid texts of Unas. Their presence suggests that the Pyramid Texts, far from being funerary texts, were primarily concerned with mystical experiences of a similar type to those that the living king had during the ‘secret rites’ of the Sed festival, for they can clearly be seen to belong to a genre of archetypal human experiences at the crossing point between this world and the spirit world…” – Jeremy Nayder: Shamanic Wisdom in the Pyramid Texts: the mystical tradition of ancient Egypt (2005), page 121.

Sacred Architecture: The Great Temple of Amun in Luxor

The great Temple at Karnak (Luxor) dedicated principally to the God Amun, representing the principle/animator (or Neter) of growth in the Universe, was founded in 3,200BC and built continuously over a period of 2,000 years. It covers 1.5km by 0.8km. The area dedicated to Amun alone would hold 10 large European cathedrals. The Hyperstyle Hall is still the largest religious room in the world with 134 huge columns. In addition to the main temple complex there are many minor temples and a vast sacred lake.

The Temple as a Spiritual Teacher

The French symbolist Egyptologist, Rene Schwaller de Lubicz, and his wife Isha, spent 15 years studying the Temple of Amun at Karnak and produced his masterful study: The Temple of Man. This study shows that esoteric philosophy is embodied in the design and structure of the Temple complex which represents Man as a reflection of the Universe – ‘As Above So Below’.

The design and measurements of the building reflect sacred geometry, the mathematics of the Fibonacci Scale upon which nature builds its forms, esoteric anatomy of the human body, and geomancy in the alignments of the buildings – from the beginning to end of construction. Isha Scwaller de Lubicz was inspired by the temple to write her series of novels on ancient Egypt – the Her Bak series – which dramatizes the esoteric life of an ancient Egyptian priest as inspired by what she learnt from her experiences in the Temple of Amun.

21st century popularizer of the Schwaller de Lubicz’s ideas, John Anthony West says of the great Temple of Amun:

“… The Temple at Luxor is designed to evoke understanding of the creative power of the Absolute through a strict imitation of its creative processes.

The Temple is ‘alive’. Though obviously it has no power of self-replication, nor physical autonomy, as far as our sensory apparatus is concerned it is in constant motion; its intricate alignments, its multiple asymmetries, make it oscillate about its axes. (This secret was either handed down or rediscovered by the builders of the Gothic cathedrals, which incorporate similar asymmetries.) The Temple ‘grew’ in discrete stages; symbolically it grew from a ‘seed’. Schwaller de Lubicz claims that Egyptian temples were constructed and demolished according to astrological plan, and never according to the whim of a pharaoh …” – John A. West: Serpent in the Sky: the high wisdom of ancient Egypt. 1993. Pages 162-163.

Magic in Ancient Egypt:

Magic has received a bad reputation from Christianity where it is equated with dark forces. In Egypt religion, magic/spirit world and daily life in the material world were all One not separated as they are now in modern Western society.

Heka – ‘Master of the Sky’

Heka was the god of magic representing the all-pervasive power underlying everything and the power enabling manifestation closely associated with the maintenance of order in the Universe represented by the Goddess Maat.

Heka literally means activating the Ka, the aspect of the soul which embodied personality. Theosophically, the Ka would be the equivalent of the ‘astral body’. The art of practical magic includes control of astral forces. Egyptians thought activating the power of the soul was how magic worked. “Heka” also implied great power and influence, particularly in the case of drawing upon the Ka of the gods. Heka acted together with Hu, the principle of divine utterance, and Sia, the concept of divine omniscience, to create the basis of creative power both in the mortal world and the world of the gods.

Magic touched every aspect of life and those trained in the ‘Houses of Life’ became, ‘Masters of The Secrets’, and were the high officials and professionals. The spiritual and physical realm was considered as One, similar to Australian Aboriginal peoples, so statues were ‘alive’, words have great power, written language gives power over what is described, hieroglyphs symbolised and gave keys to the powers they represented, and human gestures in art carried great power.

In the modern world we seem to have largely forgotten our direct connection with the spiritual world and its powers to such an extent that we are in danger of losing sight of our ‘soul’ altogether to our great peril – global environmental damage for example.

Heka’s Name

The hieroglyph for Heka’s name featured a twist of flax within a pair of raised arms; however, it also vaguely resembles a pair of entwined snakes within someone’s arms. It may represent the ‘Kundalini’ or ‘Serpent’ power which is said to be one of the fundamental energies utilized by magicians of all ages.

In ancient times, Heka was said to have battled and conquered two serpents, and was usually depicted as a man choking two giant entwined serpents. Medicine and doctors were thought to be a form of magic, and so Heka’s priesthood performed these activities.

Methods in the Practice of Magic

There were five basic steps in the practice of magic in ancient Egypt:

Invocation of the First Time: like the Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime, a time before time began in which archetypal events were enacted by the gods. Like the universal sea of energy which modern physics tells us forms the material universe. The Egyptian magician would invoke this First-Time of ‘Nun’, the ocean of primal energy – and identify with it.

Identifying with the Gods: the magician would identify with the appropriate ‘Neter’ or universal principle/God and assume that name to get his work done.

Confronting Demons: anything physical is a reflection of the inner spiritual world so the possibility of possession by inner world beings always exists. Medical doctors would principally try to identify what demon /natural imbalance was at work, and invoke the name of an appropriate God to confront that demon.

Threatening the Gods: Heka, the God of Magic, existed in the First-Time before the Gods and therefore he can control the Gods. The magician could literally threaten the very Gods to achieve his work. Man has to conform to natural and cosmic cycles and if he doesn’t this can have catastrophic results, ie human actions have cosmic implications.

Reordering Nature: nature is a living unity. Nothing is ‘dead’ in the way we think of it in the modern world. Therefore inanimate objects can become animate, eg. The story of the rods turning into snakes from the Bible, statues that could talk and move about commonly referred to in ancient Egypt. The rivers, wind, and sun are alive in their own way, ‘real and ‘not-real’, I and not-I, were not thought of in the same way as we do. The structures of reality are inseparable from the consciousness perceiving them.

So, what can we learn today from mystical ancient Egypt?

  • Human civilization could be a lot older than we imagine under current scientific understanding.
  • Spiritual initiatory systems to accelerate the development of human consciousness – the Path of Horus – have been around for a long time. Ancient Egyptian society at its height was dedicated to the preservation of the knowledge that produced such enlightened people. It was dedicated to the production of such people and extension of their influence in the world even down to today from the radiant influence of their art and buildings that remain to us.
  • The spiritual and physical worlds are aspects of an organic living universe which is a Oneness.
  • Related to this, we are not separate from Nature or other species and nothing in Nature is ‘Dead’. Somehow today we are being given the opportunity to relearn this lesson with global environmental crises and species depletion.
  • We should not make the mistake of many New Age groups to try and recreate ancient Egypt today. Since then, in modern Western society we have developed a sense of our individual self and right to find our own way, psychic autonomy, and moral responsibility. We have to combine the spiritual with the intellectual in a way suited to the modern world where individuals can find their own way spiritually – this is the same goal but very different from ancient Egyptian society which was very ordered and had a different sense of the individual in relation to society.

The Riddle of the Great Sphinx

 The riddle of the Sphinx – symbol of spiritual and material elements – applies not only to the culture of early Egypt, but to the enigma of our own lives here in the modern world. Perhaps the head stands for the inner man of intuition and the Higher Mind (or, on a cosmic level, the Christos-Horus aspect), whilst the body betokens the animal side of man and nature generally, ie. The future of mankind lies in the control of the animal side of human nature by the intuitional Higher Self.

Will we find our own way from the Desire Mind to the Compassion Mind as the ancient Egyptians encourage us to do even now with the testament of their mighty monuments calling to us from a long gone era?

Further Reading:

 Rene A. Schwaller de Lubicz:

  • The Temple of Man.
  • Sacred Science.

 Isha Scwaller de Lubicz:

  • Her Bak: The Living Face of Ancient Egypt.
  • Her Bak: Egyptian Initiate.

 Jeremy Naydler:

  • Temple of the Cosmos: the Ancient Egyptian Experience of the Sacred.
  • Shamanic Wisdom in the Pyramid Texts: The Mystical Tradition of Ancient Egypt.

 John Anthony West:

 I.M. Oderberg: any of his articles on ancient Egypt published in Theosophical Forum and Sunrise from the 1940s through to 2000. Available at Theosophical University Press online:


 . . . the doctrine of the Egyptians concerning principles, proceeding from on high as far as to the last of things, begins from one principle, and descends to a multitude which is governed by this One . . . Iamblichus, Syrian Neo-Platonic philosopher, 3rd century AD.

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