33rd Degree Scottish Rite Freemasonic philosopher, Albert Pike had written about the meaning of the square base of the Great Egyptian Pyramid, "The Gnostics writes claimed that the whole edifice of their science rested on a square whose angles were: Σιγη, Silence; Βυθος, Profundity; Νους, Intelligence; and Αληθεια Truth." (See Morals and Dogma)
Spell 83: Spell for being transformed into a phoenix.
I have flown up like the primeval ones,
I have become Khepri,
I have grown as a plant,
I have clad myself as a tortoise,
I am the essence of every God,
I am the seventh of those seven Uraei who came into being in the West,
Horus who makes the brightness with his person,
That God who was against Seth,
Thoth who was among you in that judgement of Him who presides over Letopolis together with the Souls of Heliopolis,
The flood which was between them. (more…)
The word Dead or Ded, means "firm," "established." This quality or condition was greatly desired by the ancient Egyptians for their dead. After death the heart was said to lead an independent existence, journeying alone through the Underworld (Duat) until it met the deceased in the Hall of Judgment presided over by the great God of the dead and King of the Underworld, Osiris.
Divine pardon at judgement in the underworld was always a central focus of the Ancient Egyptian religion and rituals. (more…)
The Belgian author best known for his Orion Correlation Theory, Robert Bauval has been unrelenting in his accusations against the former Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, Dr. Zahi Hawass. For the past year, Bauval has detailed a strong case against Hawass for his alleged involvement in the theft of the Khufu Cartouche.
Hawass has been striking back in the media against Bauval by accusing who he calls 'the Belgian adventurer' (Bauval), of 'paying the Germans' to steal the Khufu Cartouche in order to prove that the pyramids were built by foreigners 15,000 years ago. He also blames the 'foreigners' for the corruption and all the problems that were caused to antiquities. (more…)
In ancient Egypt, the serpent Apep (Apophis) was known as the evil god who lived in the underworld, and was the most wicked enemy of Ra. Apep was personified with the darkness of the darkest hour of the night, against which the God of light Ra must not only battle, but fight successfully before he could rise in the east in the morning.
Ra was worshipped as a savior, and Apep worshipped against as the destroyer. Ra was the bringer of light and order, and upholder of Ma'at. Apep was the bringer of darkness, and Lord of Chaos. Apep was often depicted as a giant snake/serpent, and was sometimes called the Serpent from the Nile and Evil Lizard. Some accounts even said that his body stretched 16 yards in length and had a head made of flint. (more…)
Our earth has seen what some would call "end of the world events" many times in its history. Cataclysmic natural disasters, and horrific flesh eating plagues have wreaked havoc on human kind such as the one described in this story. They have happened before, and may happen again in the future with devastating diseases like the modern day Ebola virus.
Recently, a group of Italian archaeologists discovered some telling evidence of an ancient plague at a funerary complex in Luxor, Egypt on the site of the ancient city of Thebes. LiveScience reported the human remains that archaeologists found at the site were covered with a thick layer of lime, used historically as a disinfectant. The MAIL researchers also found three kilns where the lime was produced, and more human remains scattered over an area that appears to have been a giant bonfire, in which many of the plague victims appear to have been incinerated.
This lime they found covering the bodies and in these kilns is a very telling clue to the science and medical practices used by the ancient Egyptians, which I will explain a bit more below. But first let me please give you some background on this ancient Ebola type plague. (more…)
Mummification is otherwise known as the preserving process that cultures such as the Ancient Egyptians had practiced on dead bodies in order to carry them into the next life. It has been thought to have originated approximately 4,600 years ago or in the year 2,600 B.C. Sources such as the Smithsonian, have maintained that the earliest mummies from prehistoric times were probably accidental and formed naturally from the hot and dry environment of the desert.
However, a recent article from Live Science pointed out an analysis from the science journal "Plos One" that uncovered new evidence which shows mummification was intentionally being practiced by humans using chemical means over a thousands years before the Fourth and Fifth Dynasties, between the years 4500 B.C. and 3100 B.C.. (more…)
Here is an excellent interpretation of "The Awakening of Osiris" from the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Lord Osiris - Air and earth are my horizons. What lies between is what I am. O infinite form of being: beast and stone and vegetable; the way a man may stand in his garden or dance by the river while wakes of small boats rock the reeds. The cities and the people in them, gods who walk in white linen, like women under the blue stone of heaven.
I am the priest in a hidden house, guide to inner worlds. I am the idea of myself in my mother's belly, a bright trembling star in the memory of morning, a grain of sand blown east. I am the husband of Isis: woman, and widow, and witch. To embrace her is to dream of ripening wheat. To sleep in her arms is to dream of honey. With a word she drives the snakes from the river. The boats sail far to its mouth.
Air is what I breathe. Earth is where I stand. I have given my face to Amenta. It is white with heat. The world is bright as bronze. The dead rise up to see me, breathe the air and look into my face, a yellow disk on the eastern horizon.
Among the many scenes and texts that occur for the first time in the Nineteenth Dynasty cenotaph of Seti I at Abydos is a representation of the awakening of Osiris by Horus, which appears directly beneath a vignette depicting the transit of the solar barques. The annotations to this bi-partite tableau appear in a mixture of standard, hieroglyphic Egyptian and cryptographic scripts. Similar groups of scenes and texts occur in the Twentieth Dynasty royal tombs of Ramesses VI (KV9) and Ramesses IX (KV6), the Twenty-Second Dynasty tomb of Sheshonq III at Tanis (NRT5), and the Twenty-Sixth Dynasty private tomb of Mutirdis at Thebes (TT410). In addition, significant, albeit partial parallels occur on the Twenty-Second Dynasty sarcophagus of Psusennes and a Ptolemaic sarcophagus inscribed for a certain Khaf. This study offers a summary of the scenes’ iconography together with the first synoptic edition of the relevant annotations, taking into account all currently published exemplars.
Many of the cryptographic texts are translated here for the first time, with improved or significantly expanded readings for other texts, which had been discussed in prior literature. The author also considers the meaning and context of the paired scenes in both royal and private monuments, in order to demonstrate the status of the bi-partite tableau as a unified composition. This composition is identified as a concise representative of the cosmological genre referred to usually as the Books of the Underworld and Sky.
Here is a great chapter by Ani the Scribe, that is from the Book of the Dead called: Making the Transformation Into a Hawk of Gold that alludes to the secret teachings of alchemy and Gnosis. It goes along the lines of the ancient alchemists, who had allegorically transmuted lead into gold, and who in reality were activating their souls and higher selves through their chemical energies that they had hoped to master.
Much like Osiris, who in this chapter is like the golden hawk which cometh forth from his egg and declares, "I am master over myself and over the attributes of my head."
Simply put, if you cannot master your thoughts or yourself, you will not turn lead into gold such like the golden hawk which cometh forth from his egg. This means that your animal self which is your body and brain, has dominion over your soul, mind and spirit, which is the light within your blood.
Making the Transformation Into a Hawk of Gold - The Osiris Ani saith:
I have risen up out of the seshett chamber, like
the golden hawk which cometh forth from his egg. I fly, I alight like a
hawk with a back of seven cubits, and the wings of which are like unto
the mother-of-emerald of the South. I have come forth from the Sektet
Boat, and my heart hath been brought unto me from the mountain of the
East. I have alighted on the Atet Boat, and there have been brought unto
me those who dwelt in their substance, and they bowed in homage before
me. I have risen, I have gathered myself together like a beautiful golden
hawk, with the head of the Benu (phoenix), and Ra hath entered in to hear my
speech]. I have taken my seat among the great gods, [the children of]
Nut. I have settled myself, the Sekhet-hetepet (the Field of Offerings)
is before me. I eat therein, I become a Spirit-soul therein, I am
supplied with food in abundance therein, as much as I desire. The Grain-
god (Nepra) hath given unto me food for my throat, and I am master over
Mysterious pyramid-like structures have been spotted in the Egyptian desert by an amateur satellite archaeologist, that might be long-lost pyramids according to a new investigation into the enigmatic mounds.
Angela Micol, who last year found the structures using Google Earth 5,000 miles away in North Carolina, says puzzling features have been uncovered during a preliminary ground proofing expedition, revealing cavities and shafts.
"Moreover, it has emerged these formations are labeled as pyramids on several old and rare maps," Micol told Discovery News.
Located about 90 miles apart, the two possible pyramid complexes appeared as groupings of mounds in curious positions.
One site in Upper Egypt, just 12 miles from the city of Abu Sidhum along the Nile, featured four mounds with an unusual footprint.
Some 90 miles north near the Fayum oasis, the second possible pyramid complex revealed a four-sided, truncated mound approximately 150 feet wide and three smaller mounds in a diagonal alignment.
"The images speak for themselves," Micol said when she first announced her findings. "It's very obvious what the sites may contain, but field research is needed to verify they are, in fact, pyramids."