The Nile river was the serpentine Tree river of life and Tree river of knowledge. The Egyptians believed that their purpose was to be an image of the heavens above in order to have peace and prosperity throughout the country down below.
The heavens consisted of the “gods,” the planets, stars and constellations. It was a knowledge of astronomy, mathematics and geometry, and this knowledge was reflected on earth with the Sphinx, Zep Tepi, the first time, when the waters parted from the waters and the mound of earth rose out of the primordial swamps.
Sirius was called the Mother of Egypt, Isis, the mirror of Isis, a name much maligned in the 21st century and misused by a group of killer terrorists who bring anything but life to the Middle East.
Across the river from Anibus was the temple of Heliopolis, the temple of the sun, where an obelisk stood like a giant sundial marking out the times and the seasons in exact precision. Again astronomy, knowledge. The sun god went under various names. Amen, Ra and later Aten.
The Pyramids were later built on this plateau and aligned with the belt of Orion, whom they called Osiris. The husband of Isis. Their child Horus, born of the lotus flower in the Nile, the son of the “gods,” later embodied in the form of the Pharoah, who as a dutiful son of the “gods” maintained the Houses of the “gods” along the Nile. Heaven reflected on earth below. Consider these words:
“Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
“In my father’s house there are many mansions, I go to prepare a place for you.”
The Egyptians unquestionably believed in life after death, that they would ascend to heaven. A place which unlike on earth was perfect and suffering and toil did not exist. They believed that as the sun set in the west, so their lives set, hence the “god’ Seth is associated with death; but like the Nile when it flooded every year, the promise of Isis and the promise of Amen the sun, they would be reborn to a new life after passing through the 12 hours of darkness. The Egyptian holy book was not called the book of the dead as we refer to it, but the Book of the Coming Forth of Day. It was a celebration to a resurrection of a new life. Consider these words:
“I am the resurrection and the life. Though you are dead, yet shall ye live.”
Egypt was teaming with life that constantly renewed and replenished itself. It was life itself. Symbolized by the Ankh held in the had of Isis who through the flooding of the Nile gave birth and rebirth over and over again. A constant cycle of life everlasting.
The only place left on earth today that looks remotely like it, is the Okovango Swamps. The real wonder and blessing of Egypt was not the Pyramids or the Temples; it was the land, the wildlife, the fertility of the soil which led to an agricultural society with domesticated animals, which unlike many other countries that surrounded it, did not suffer starvation and famine during years of drought.
The climate was mild and did not go through extreme temperatures of heat and cold. It was, to put it bluntly, a paradise on earth. As a result the Egyptians honoured the earth Geb and the Sky Nut, who brought them abundance and prosperity. It was heaven on earth. If you are looking for the Elysian fields, here they are.
The temples lining the Nile, the Houses of the “gods,” were painted in brilliant colours that reflected green, blue, yellow, brown, red, the colours of earth and sky. But also of something else that the Egyptians took for granted – gold, which reflected the life-giving Sun off the buildings. Take a look at these exquisite photographs of Neffertari’s tomb and imagine that every single temple that lined the Nile was painted in these colours. It was a magical wonderland.
The Egyptians also had something else. Music, poetry, prose, and laws that governed the behaviour of the nation. As a result they were a gentle people, an honest, caring, giving people, where children and family played a major part in society. Maat, who balanced the scales of justice. Here are a few:
Thou art the lord of heaven,
Thou art the lord of the earth;
Thou art the creator of those who dwell in the heights, and
Those who dwell in the depths.
Thou art the One God who came into being at the beginning of time.
Copied into Proverbs
I have not reviled the God.
I have not laid violent hands on an orphan.
I have not done what the God abominates . . .
I have not killed; I have not turned anyone over to a killer.
I have not caused anyone’s suffering . . .
I have not copulated (illicitly); I have not been unchaste.
I have not increased nor diminished the measure, I have not diminished the palm; I have not encroached upon the fields.
I have not added to the balance weights; I have not tempered with the plumb bob of the balance.
I have not taken milk from a child’s mouth; I have not driven small cattle from their herbage…
I have not stopped (the flow of) water in its seasons; I have not built a dam against flowing water.
I have not quenched a fire in its time . . .
I have not kept cattle away from the God’s property.
I have not blocked the God at his processions.
Copied Into The Ten Commandments
Give your years and hear what is said,
Give your mind over to their interpretation:
It is profitable to put them in your heart,
But woe to him that neglects them!
Let them rest in the shrine of your insides
That they may act as a lock in your heart;
Now when there comes a storm of words,
They will be a mooring post on your tongue.
Copied Into Psalms
Over the last 4,000 years, other “civilizations,” often times not agriculturalists who respected wildlife, domesticated animals or nature, who used to slaughter them in blood-letting “religious”festivals, and often slaughtered each other in orgies of sex and violence, invaded Egypt over and over and over again until as you see it today, very little is left. Though the Pyramids still stand as testimony to their engineering and intelligence, and even then some people would like to blow them away into the desert sand.
The Hyksos, the Jews, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Persians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs, the Turks, the French, the British, the Germans, the Americans, all have stolen and benefited from Egypt’s wealth. The land, the wildlife, the temples, the art, the culture, the halls of learning. Knowledge. A place where once heaven was on earth.
With all the rubbish going on around about Egypt and her symbols and the now fashionable occult trends, I think it is time Egypt spoke for herself and wiped away the misconceptions. Of more importance than the Pslams et al, is the Tree of Knowledge, the Tree of Life and what it really was. Not what Kabalists claim it to be and lead people down a morass of convoluted interpretation and occult symbolism. They stole the idea from Egypt, and having no living river of their own turned it into the pictorial tree you see now. To keep it short, it is based on the 12 constellations, the 12 provinces of Egypt and their corresponding “gods” which the Talmudists turned into the 12 tribes of Israel. Which in turn transposes into the 12 Apostles. It also represents the 12 hours of the day and the 12 hours of the might. 12 inches in a foot. It is all based on celestial time, measurement and number in accordance with the heavens. Astronomy, mathematics, geometry.
By stealing ancient knowledge from the Tree of knowledge, they were thrown out of the garden of Eden and barred from the Tree of Life. There is a very real story to this. The Jews were settled on the island of Elephantine. The local “god” of this particular island was Khnum, the potter “god”Sound familiar? He made people out of clay on a potter’s wheel. They upset the locals who eventually threw them off the island. From what I can gather it was during the Persian invasion, because the Jews saw the Persians as liberators who led them go back to Palestine. However the Egyptians saw the Persians as invaders which could account for the controversy. So you have Gen 1 which is in keeping with the Tree and the whole system of belief and you have Gen 2 about the demi local “god” the potter on Elephantine island.
And today there are those who dare to call themselves Isis? Gangs of marauding bandits destroying Syria who are funded by the very same people who once plundered Egypt.
Take a look at what is going on in the Middle East. Take a look at the religious wars. The women and children sold into slavery and raped. The men massacred. Ancient history ground underfoot as we have seen in Palmyra, all of these regions stole from Egypt at one point or another.
Even monotheism originated in Egypt. It was the worship of the Aten, the divine light and life that is in every single atom of the universe, in every single atom of our bodies, and all life is in its image.
“I am the light which is on them all. I am the All, and the All has gone out from me and the All has come back to me. Cleave the wood: I am there; lift the stone and thou shalt find me there!” Gospel Of Thomas
We have now not only raped Egypt, we have raped, pillaged and plundered the whole earth. Sacrificed it on our alters along with our own children in senseless wars of theft and destruction.
I think it is time to walk like an Egyptian.