9781591431961

Esoteric Egypt

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    9781591431961

  • ISBN10:

    1591431964

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/2/2015
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions

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Summary

A study of the 100,000-year-old spiritual science of ancient Egypt

• Examines the metaphysical structure of our universe as seen by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Celts, showing that each is based on the same central concepts from time immemorial

• Reveals that the ancient Egyptians believed in reincarnation and a spiritual evolutionary process

• Explains the connections between the movements of Orion and Sirius and the story of Osiris and Isis, the importance of the Pleiades and circumpolar stars to the Egyptians, and the fundamental unity of the Egyptian pantheon

• Investigates the people who colonized greater Egypt 100,000 years ago, descendants of the Atlanteans

In Esoteric Egypt, J. S. Gordon reveals how the sacred science and wisdom tradition of ancient Egypt--the Land of Khem--stems from an advanced prehistoric worldwide civilization. Examining the metaphysical structure of our universe as seen by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Celts, he shows that each tradition is merely a variation on the central concepts of the precession of the equinoxes and the obliquity of the ecliptic pole. He explores the connections between the cyclical movements of Orion and Sirius and the story of Osiris and Isis, the importance of the Pleiades and the circumpolar stars, and the ancient tradition of man as a divine being “born from the substance of the stars.” He investigates the people who colonized greater Egypt 100,000 years ago, the progenitors of ancient Egyptian civilization descended from the 4th- and 5th-Root Race Atlanteans.

Gordon explores the magical and esoteric meanings behind Egyptian sacred ritual and temple art, drawing parallels to the Mystery School process of initiation. Explaining the fundamental unity of the Egyptian pantheon and the structure of the after-death state, he shows that the Egyptians clearly believed in reincarnation and a spiritual evolutionary process. Revealing the ancient sacred science of the Land of Khem, teachings passed down from the earliest times, he examines the psychospiritual nature of the human being and the function of our spiritual identity and our souls.

Author Biography

J. S. Gordon (1946-2013) held a master’s degree in Western esotericism from the University of Exeter and was a senior fellow of the Theosophical Society of England, where he lectured on ancient history and metaphysics. Known for his in-depth knowledge on the ancient Egyptian mystical tradition, he wrote several books, including The Path of Initiation and Land of the Fallen Star Gods.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part One
Celestial and Metaphysical Background

1   The Spheres of Creation

2   The Astronomical and Astrological Dimensions of Creation

3   The Multi-Sevenfold Mill of the Gods

Part Two
The Subtle Nature of Existence

  Kosmic Genesis--The Origin and Nature of the Gods

  Sidereal Genesis--The Origin and Nature of Man

  Man, the Multiple Being

Part Three
Egypt's Historical Background


7   The River Nile and Its Symbolism

8   The Ancient Colonization of Egypt

  The Spread and Decline of Ancient Mystic Culture

Part Four
Ancient Egyptian Civilization and Culture


10   Egypt’s Sacred Art, Architecture, and Statuary

11   The Ritualized Magic of Egypt

12   The Mystery Tradition and the Process of Initiation

EPILOGUE
The Future of the Sacred Mystery Tradition

Appendices
A   The Geometrical Correspondence to the Cycle of Involution and Evolution
B    Polar Misconceptions
C   The Funeral Positions of Orion-Osiris
D   The Primary Celtic Festivals
   The Slaughter of Mankind
F    Correlations between the Ancient Egyptian and Tibetan Mystic Systems

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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