The ancient Egyptians not only worshiped the As Above, So Below of the planets, stars and the heavens, they had also practiced a secret mystery religion of Gnosticism. Evidence of these facts we can witness in the ancient Egyptian King of the Gods, Amon-Ra, and in symbols such as the ram, rams horns, serpent, or with stone statues like that of the sphinx.
The great Brotherhood of Amon Ra (Amun Ra) were the first Gnostics to come from the East. Their city, Theba or Thebes, the City of the Ark in the New Kingdom was their capital in Egypt when they had held power. The God they had worshiped there was Amon (Amun, Amnion, Amen).
Later during the New Kingdom, the God Amon would be combined with the Sun God Ra to create Amon Ra. The priests and kings of Thebes had also worshiped the serpent or dragon which is very evident in the symbolism they had left behind. The Kings of Ethiopia, and Pharaohs of Egypt wore a headdress with a serpent in the form of an asp (serpent). This would be the Gnostic Brotherhood of Amon Ra.
The serpent represents wisdom, which Helena Blavatsy says that serpent worship was spread across the globe by “the Masters of Wisdom, and that all Initiates into the Sacred Mysteries, are called Nagas, or Serpents of Wisdom.”
The meaning of the word Pyramid is the “Fire of God in the Mind.” This fire is inherent in all living creatures on the So Below here on earth and also in the heavens in the As Above. The pyramids allowed the initiates of the Secret Mysteries, such as the Priesthood of the Magi and royal family of the Pharaoh to tap this fire in order to alchemically transform and renew themselves with the sacred fire on the So Below.
The God Amon Ra had held the highest seat of the Gods in the land of the pyramids for many centuries.
Amon Ra was depicted in hieroglyphics and statues by a ram,
a ram with a sun disk,
a human hawk man with rams horns,
and the headdress of the Pharaoh, with the horns and the serpent.
In my previous articles on this subject that you can see below, I had explained that Amon is the hidden God, Lord of Thrones and the Creator God that resides in our head, which is represented by Ammon’s Horn. The Ammon’s Horn is an occult (hidden) name for an area of our brain, that in science is called the hippocampus. Therefore, when it is said they had worshiped the God Amon, they were essentially practicing a form of Gnosticism in which the God Amon had represented the hidden creator in THYSELF.
Some of the great brothers who were part of the Secret Brotherhood of Amon-Ra were Egyptian Pharaohs such as Seti I, Ramesses II, Ramesses III; and in the Ptolemaic dynasty, each Ptolemaic pharaoh could claim to be an incarnation of Amon-Ra. Alexander the Great and Augustus Caesar were also initiates. Alexander the Great, before he had become the Son of Jupiter Ammon in the Siwa Oasis, was said to be the son of a serpent. Augustus Caesar’s mother Atia in legend, had Augustus from a serpent. Scipio Africanus was said that he believed he was the son of a snake.
The Egyptian name Ramesses the Great (Ramses II, son of Seti I) was Ra-mesesu mari-Amon (Ra gave birth to him, the beloved of Amon). Rameses, in his song of triumph says, “Amun-Ra has been at my right and my left in the battles; his mind has inspired my own, and has prepared the downfall of my enemies. Amun-Ra, my father, has brought the whole world to my feet.”
Ramses the Great’s emblem of victory with the following inscription in hieroglyphics: —” The royal son of Ethiopia has said: Thy father Amon-Ra has endowed thee, O Rhamses, with a stable and pure life; may he grant thee length of days to govern the world, and to keep in check the Libyans for ever.”
is the first king who is distinctly represented on the monuments as holding a position inferior to that of the priests of Amon-ra, who in later days exalted themselves to the throne. This king is pictured in the act of rewarding a priest who had done much for the honor of Amon-ra. The custom of the older time is here exactly reversed, for then the priests rewarded the king, by singing his praises and even paying him divine honors while he still lived.
Roman Emperors such as Julius and Augustus Caesar under the name Ptolemy Caesar, via a peculiar inscription at Hermonthis, had welcomed the baby of Julius as “the child of Amon Ra created through the human agency of Julius Caesar.” Also, after his conquest of Egypt, the Greek Alexander the Great was anointed by the chief priest from the Brotherhood of Amon-Ra as the Son of God, the Son of Amon in the Siwa Oasis at temple of Jupiter Amon (Ammon).
Here is an account of the event by Clara Erskine and Clement Waters in their book, Egypt:
“As the king approached, the senior priest saluted him as the Son, declaring that Jupiter the Father had bestowed the title. Alexander replied that he accepted it, and was assured of its validity. He then enquired whether the Father destined him to the empire of the globe. To this the hierarch replied that he should govern the whole earth.” Alexander was then admitted to the temple, where he beheld Jupiter symbolized by a Lamb or Ram and where he sacrificed and presented gifts to the priests and attendants.” His friends then consulted the Oracle merely to know if they should yield divine honours to the king.
Amon Ra or Jupiter Ammon, was usually represented by rams horns or the figure of a ram. Often, the horns would adorn the Pharaohs, or would take human shape. The head and the horn of the ram were symbolic of activity and creative energy. These horns I have found on a coin (to the left) that is of Alexander the Great, showing him with a horn growing on the side of his head. Alexander had earned the right to be called the “Son of the Sun,” Jupiter-Amon.
At the Luxor in Thebes, at the Court of Amenhotep III there are Latin inscriptions and a Roman altar dedicated to Emperor Augustus.
Here is a description of what can be found there;
On the walls of the Hypostyle Hall, there are some reliefs representing Amenhotep III hunting and killing a gazelle in front of Amon Ra, and other scenes representing the King in front of various deities.
After the Birth Room there is another 3 columned chamber, also with badly damaged relief’s, and then the Sanctuary of Alexander the Great. Alexander the Great, who removed the 4 original columns and built a chapel, open to the north and to the south, rebuilt this sanctuary, which once had a golden plated statue of Amon Ra.
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