In the Corpus Hermeticum
he speaks to his student that "Egypt is a mirror image of the sky".
But all that concerns actually more the newer hermetical
view of Egypt.
The ancient egypt culture fascinates through its
its pyramids and its temple plants.
In the center of the many pyramids stands the
pyramid, whose method of construction is by far more perfect than that of the other
pyramids, and until today it is not quite clear how the many 50 tons of heavy blocks
of alone the "long hall" could be
at that time.
The egyptian adepts knew these 22 steps of the path as the path of
, and the
was a secret initiation temple.
It was assumed that the 22 pictures of the later Tarot come from Egypt, evtl. through the
This twentytwo-stage path
was represented in the great
pyramid in form of the gears and
The student must strain himself during the first two development steps until he passes the
entrance of the pyramid, corresponding to the Yama of the Raja Yoga or the
On step 6, the decision between Evolution or Involution
), the 'choice of grace'
between light and abyss
The end of step 14 leads once again almost vertically down into these
involutionary powers of the unconscious, the underworld.
The branching with the small chamber ('step 14') before the long hall symbolizes
the path of the occult 'white magic' and stands in special relation to the Sirius.
The white aetheric magic leads far however not so high.
Similar occult capacities come on the spiritual path first on the step 18.
The long hall symbolizes the long path of the step 15.
The steps 16 and 17 are once again a short however tedious phase.
The step 18 symbolizes the rear upper "king chamber" : it stands in special relation
to Orion. Here stands the preserved initiation coffin.
About that yet four further small cavities exist.
After this initiation the developement goes only higher.
From step 19, no secret technologies have been published in books but only as visions.
Also in the temple plants to Memphis, reliefs of the book of Thoth are found still today -
and only few understand the symbols correctly.
Several Egyptian myths describe the mystical rebirth
Besides to the myth of the travel of
through the underworld and the
rebirth of the RA (papyrus Ani), especially the myth of Osiris is well known :
is murdered by Seth
(box with lead-layer) and he must go down into the underworld(13.2).
Out of its seed, Horus (Heru)
, the wife and sister of Osiris, brings his son Horus secretly to birth and lets
him drive down the Nile in a basket, where he is found at the Nile bank.
Isis succeeds to reawaken Osiris (13.4). Seth notices the revival of Osiris and
kills Osiris again and fragments him, whose new revival Isis does not
succeed entirely, because the phallus is missing. Osiris remains in the end as
ruler of the underworld.
In other words: The Adept or Neophyt passes through the steps 13 and 14(
After that the subconscious forces are permanent under his control. Horus, the spiritual power in the
adept, can grow and get on with the process.
as a divinity of destruction. He is the enemy of
, the big snake. He is a brother and also an opponent of Osiris, whom he kills later and takes
in its place, but is then displaced of the throne by
, the son of the Osiris (end
of the step 14), whereby two empires come into existence(step15).
We find this "fratricide" in other manner also in the story
of Kain and Abel. The opposing powers of Set and Osiris determine the powers of the
wheel in an early stage
(cf.: kopt. Giant, Ägypt. Snake demon), who lives as a "big snake"
in the darkness, is the embodiment of the dark material forces opposed the heavenly God of light.
The sun must fight daily
Evenings during sunset, Apophis comes threateningly near to the
before its entrance
into the underworld and he must be fighted from the bow of the
by Ra/Seth so that the red blood of the Apophis colors the sky.
And in the mornings during sunrise when the
comes out of the dark underworld the same battle takes place.
(I.e. the symbolism of the change of the snake power into the powers of the wheel).
(Fludd : Utriusque Cosmi Historia, Oppenheim ; Der okkulte Mensch - Dies Microcosmos)
Over the Mysteries of lower Egypt, one should not forget
whose rock temples were officially consecrated to the head Gods of higher Egypt and lower Egypt,
and Re Harachte as
well as to the Pharao himself whereby to note is, that the
Pharaos were usually high initiated. In Abu Simbel a group of eight Osiris statues is to be seen
among other things, that carry out a heart handle as known from Napoleon.
They indicate the difficult 'path of the heart', that is known in Asia as the master type of the
The origin of the Tarot is assumed in Egypt nowadays. Picture illustrations of the Tarot
are on this web page under Spirital Texts :
the 22 steps of consciousness.
Also Rudolf Steiner interpreted the ancient mysteries in his book "
Christianity as a mystical fact
" if also mixed with many errors).
The current Antroposophy with its emphasis of the Ego (and the elfins in the playscool)
is however not really spiritual even if Rudolf Steiner spoke about the transformation of the body
into an ATMAN.
Rudolf Steiner said also "On the earth, the ASURAS pass through
their development of the mind." .
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