“For my bread shall be made of the white barley, and my ale shall be made from the red grain of the god Hapi (the Nile-Lotus elixir of lifegod)” – Papyrus of Ani

Throughout the history of the world, many people and tribes were practicing alchemists who had searched for natural medicines that could cure disease and prolong their lives. A quest to locate the flower of life by finding the perfect plants, herbs and rocks with the proper God given magical medicinal properties that could be called the elixir of life in order to aid human kind in their journey upon earth, and quite possibly to the heavens of immortality.

The meaning of alchemy is the light or science of Egypt or Kham (Khem). The ancient Egyptians were some of the first master alchemists who had ruled their kingdom by alchemy and magic, that which is still practiced to this very day. To the Egyptians, alchemy was one of the, if not most important sciences that helped them not only rule their subjects, but also prolong their lives and quite possibly lead to immortality. Over the course of time, this science led them to the discovery of the magical medicinal properties found in various stones, plants, flowers and herbs that they had held sacred.

One of the most sacred of all was the Lotus flower and plant, that to them was magical. In ancient Egypt, the symbol for “plant”- meaning “Tree of Life,” was the three sacred lotus lilies. It became their symbol of life, immortality, and resurrection. 

Along the Nile, the various tribes who lived there had grown and harvested two species of the lotus plant, flowers and seeds for their magical medicinal properties. One was the water-lily with the large white flower, and a smaller variety. The real magic is in the seed-pod of the white lotus which contains a number of light red grains the size of a mustard-seed, with a taste of being sweet and nutty. These red seeds were dried in the sun and used to make beer, or ground into flour to make special bread.

This is confirmed by Herodotus who tells us that the Egyptians “eat the root of the lotus, which is round and equal to an apple in bigness;” and Diodorus Siculus who says, ” They made them bread of Loton, the invention whereof was ascribed to Isis, and by others to one of the most ancient kings of Egypt, named Menas.” Pliny mentions the seed vessel of the Lotus resembles a poppy-head, and contains seeds like millet. He says, let the seed-vessels decay, then remove the seeds by washing, and when dry they grind them to make a kind of bread.

This wonderful plant produced the most healthy life-giving bread and beers that the world has ever known. Sacred food that would make our modern-day bread and beer makers look like kooks and quacks to the ancients. This magic beer and bread is spoken about in the Papyrus of Ani:

I abominate abominable things. I will not eat the things which are abominations unto me. What I abominate is filth: I will not eat it. 4. I shall not be destroyed by the offerings of propitiation and the sepulchral meals. I will not approach filth [to touch it] with my hands, I will not tread upon it with 5- my sandals. For my bread shall be made of the white barley [dhura ?), and my ale shall be made from the red grain 6. of the god Hapi (the Nile-god), which the Sektet Boat and the Atett Boat shall bring [unto me], and I will eat my food 7- under the leaves of the trees whose beautiful arms {i.e., branches) I myself do know. 8. O what splendour shall the White Crown make for me which shall be lifted up on me by the Uraei-goddesses! 9. O Doorkeeper of Sehetep-taui, bring thou to me that wherewith the cakes.

The son of Osiris, Horus was often represented sitting on the flower of a Lotus. This is an allegorical representation of the alchemical properties in which Horus and the Lotus had represented; because as I stated above, the ancient Egyptians were master alchemists who encoded their scientific teachings of the AS ABOVE, SO BELOW into their Gods and Goddesses, which were then incorporated into their hieroglyphs and texts.

In a hymn to Horus, it is said : ” He opens his eyes and illuminates the world. The Gods rise from his eyes and the men from his mouth, and all things are through him, when he rises, brilliant from the lotus.”

Horus from lotusPlutarch had said, “They do, indeed, characterise the rising Sun as though it sprang every day afresh out of the lotus plant; but this implies, that to moisture we owe the first kindling of this luminary.” 33rd Degree Freemason, Master Rosicrucian and author, Manly P. Hall had said this of the Lotus; “May your consciousness be lifted upward through the Tree of Life within yourself until in the brain it blossoms forth as the Lotus, that rising from the darkness of the lower world, lifts its flower to catch the rays of the sun.”

It is the name of the luminary son of Osiris, Horus which eludes to the illuminating alchemical properties he represents, contained in his symbol of the tree and elixir of life which gives light to us all. Like Horus, the chemical known by a similar name in science called phosp-horus, and in Latin; Lucifer is also an illuminator that makes our consciousness to be lifted upward, and the life-giver to the planet earth and all the humans, beasts and plants that live here.

Phosphorus is commonly found in inorganic phosphate rocks, and also specific plants. Hence, this is the true philosopher’s stone. Phosphate is the body’s source of chemical energy. The phosphorus atom is of the nitrogen family, but having that characteristic of firing. Phosphorus is essential for life and the phosphate is a component of DNA, RNA, ATP, and also the phospholipids that form all cell membranes.

Humans obtain their energy through phosphorus that is extracted from foods within the body by converting it to the chemical energy that is then stored in the body. Without it, we would have no conscious, energy or life; for it is the true Alpha and Omega of all nature and life as we know it.

The word phosphorus literally means “Light-Bringer,” which would correspond to the role of Horus as the alchemical son God of Osiris (Jupiter) in the Egyptian Pantheon of alchemical Gods and Goddesses. Horus is known as a son of truth, god of light, and the light-bringer. The true Elixir of Life, phosphorus who sits in the Tree of Life known to the Egyptians as the Lotus with the same alchemical properties.

Author, Sir John Gardner Wilkinson concurs with my elixir of life and phosphorus theory;

I may, however, venture to offer another interpretation, suggested both by the allegory itself, as well as by his hieroglyphical name Ehoou, — that he corresponds to the day or morning; and in this character he may answer to Aurora. Some might perhaps apply to him the name Phosphorus, which seems to accord with an inscription mentioned by Jablonski, —

“Bono Deo Puero Phosphoro”

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