Land of the Fallen Star Gods: The Celestial Origins of Ancient Egypt [NOOK Book]

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A radical reinterpretation of Egypt’s ancient origins and its esoteric philosophy

• Explains how the “spontaneous” appearance of Egyptian civilization 5,000 years ago represents the remnants of an ancient worldwide advanced culture

• Explores astrophysical, geophysical, and anthropological evidence of ...
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Overview

A radical reinterpretation of Egypt’s ancient origins and its esoteric philosophy

• Explains how the “spontaneous” appearance of Egyptian civilization 5,000 years ago represents the remnants of an ancient worldwide advanced culture

• Explores astrophysical, geophysical, and anthropological evidence of forgotten civilizations beneath the Mediterranean and along the coast of northwestern Africa

• Examines the mystical traditions and initiatory rituals of the ancient Egyptians and their sophisticated understanding of precession, human evolution, and divine purpose

Radically reinterpreting the time line of prehistory, J. S. Gordon shows that Egyptian civilization is 50,000 years older than acknowledged by Egyptology. He explores astrophysical, cosmological, geophysical, linguistic, and anthropological evidence to reveal forgotten civilizations hidden beneath the Mediterranean and along the coast of northwestern Africa. He explains how the “spontaneous” full-fledged appearance of Egyptian and Sumerian civilizations 5,000 years ago represents not the birth of civilization but the remnants of an immensely ancient and sophisticated worldwide culture ranging from Tibet and China to Atlantis and the vastly larger continent of which it once was part.

Examining the mystical traditions and initiatory rituals of the ancient Egyptians, Gordon shows that they were not a culture obsessed with death and tombs but one structured around cosmic knowledge, with an astronomical competence that modern science has yet to attain. He reveals their sophisticated understanding of the precession of the equinoxes and its inextricable connection to human evolution and divine purpose--an understanding that could only have arisen from many millennia of high-level observation. Illustrating in detail the sacred geometry of the Great Pyramid and the Giza site, Gordon explains how the coherence of Egyptian mystico-scientific concepts and their art, architecture, and engineering reveals a mission to achieve a “reflection of Heaven on Earth” through the careful location, orientation, and stellar alignment of their temples. He shows the Egyptian Mystery School and its scientific knowledge and universal spiritual philosophy to be a legacy left to the ancient Egyptians by the “fallen star gods,” divine celestial beings who came to Earth long ago and founded the original now forgotten culture--and who will return again with the turning of the Great Year.
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Editorial Reviews

Edward F. Malkowski
“Painstakingly researched and eloquently written, J. S. Gordon’s Land of the Fallen Star Gods paints a broad, detailed picture of what must be an ancient language of science embedded in an ancient civilization’s expression. The Egyptian’s use of symbol and metaphor in art, architecture, and civil planning was no mere function of primitive religiosity. Rather, it was the philosophical foundation of civilization expressing deep insights into human existence and the significance of the human experience. Land of the Fallen Star Gods is not only fascinating but also an important work of scholarship. It should be required reading for anyone interested in civilization’s origins and the birth of the Western religious and esoteric traditions."
John Anthony West
“That an advanced lost civilization is part of our human heritage should now be self-evident to all those capable of rational thought. John Gordon’s book takes the currently neglected ‘long’ view of the lost civilization hypothesis (derived mainly from theosophy and Hindu/Vedic accounts) and defends it with solid scholarship, reasoned argument, and a deep understanding of esoteric philosophy. At once gutsy and erudite, this is a really interesting book."
Colin Wilson
“Brilliant, erudite, and controversial, John Gordon has used Madame Blavatsky’s insights to throw a new light on the problems of ancient Egyptian civilization."
Midwest Book Review
“The primary hypothesis of Land of the Fallen Star Gods is that that the ancient Egyptian culture carried the legacy of ‘fallen star gods’, divine celestial beings who visited Earth in the distant past, and will one day come again. Land of the Fallen Star Gods is fascinating and accessible from cover to cover, highly recommended especially for Metaphysical Studies shelves.”
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“Painstakingly researched and eloquently written, J. S. Gordon’s Land of the Fallen Star Gods paints a broad, detailed picture of what must be an ancient language of science embedded in an ancient civilization’s expression. The Egyptian’s use of symbol and metaphor in art, architecture, and civil planning was no mere function of primitive religiosity. Rather, it was the philosophical foundation of civilization expressing deep insights into human existence and the significance of the human experience. Land of the Fallen Star Gods is not only fascinating but also an important work of scholarship. It should be required reading for anyone interested in civilization’s origins and the birth of the Western religious and esoteric traditions."

“That an advanced lost civilization is part of our human heritage should now be self-evident to all those capable of rational thought. John Gordon’s book takes the currently neglected ‘long’ view of the lost civilization hypothesis (derived mainly from theosophy and Hindu/Vedic accounts) and defends it with solid scholarship, reasoned argument, and a deep understanding of esoteric philosophy. At once gutsy and erudite, this is a really interesting book."

“The primary hypothesis of Land of the Fallen Star Gods is that that the ancient Egyptian culture carried the legacy of ‘fallen star gods’, divine celestial beings who visited Earth in the distant past, and will one day come again. Land of the Fallen Star Gods is fascinating and accessible from cover to cover, highly recommended especially for Metaphysical Studies shelves.”

“Brilliant, erudite, and controversial, John Gordon has used Madame Blavatsky’s insights to throw a new light on the problems of ancient Egyptian civilization."

author of Serpent in the Sky and The Traveler&rsqu John Anthony West
“That an advanced lost civilization is part of our human heritage should now be self-evident to all those capable of rational thought. John Gordon’s book takes the currently neglected ‘long’ view of the lost civilization hypothesis (derived mainly from theosophy and Hindu/Vedic accounts) and defends it with solid scholarship, reasoned argument, and a deep understanding of esoteric philosophy. At once gutsy and erudite, this is a really interesting book."
November 2014 Midwest Book Review
“The primary hypothesis of Land of the Fallen Star Gods is that that the ancient Egyptian culture carried the legacy of ‘fallen star gods’, divine celestial beings who visited Earth in the distant past, and will one day come again. Land of the Fallen Star Gods is fascinating and accessible from cover to cover, highly recommended especially for Metaphysical Studies shelves.”
author of Serpent in the Sky and The Traveler&rsqu John Anthony West
“That an advanced lost civilization is part of our human heritage should now be self-evident to all those capable of rational thought. John Gordon’s book takes the currently neglected ‘long’ view of the lost civilization hypothesis (derived mainly from theosophy and Hindu/Vedic accounts) and defends it with solid scholarship, reasoned argument, and a deep understanding of esoteric philosophy. At once gutsy and erudite, this is a really interesting book."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591438380
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 8/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 598,504
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

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.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

INTRODUCTION A Fresh Approach

Part One
Origins


ONE Cosmic Seasons and Astronomical Cycles
TWO Geological, Geographical, and Climatological Issues
THREE The Disappearing “Atlantes”
FOUR The Appearance of Culture and Civilization

Part Two
Traditions


FIVE Egyptian Magic and the Law of Hierarchy
SIX Two Egyptian Mystery Traditions Reconsidered
SEVEN Gods of the Abyss and Underworld
EIGHT The Ancient Esoteric Division of Egypt and the Significance of Its Main Temples

Part Three
Knowledge


NINE Completing the “Jigsaw Puzzle” of Astronomical Metaphors and Allegories
TEN Sacred Geometry and the “Living” Architecture of Egypt
ELEVEN The Esoteric Significance of the Sphinx and Pyramids
TWELVE The Internal Geometry of the Great Pyramid
THIRTEEN Reflections

APPENDICES

A The Relationship between the Sothic Year and the Annus Magnus
B From Plato’s Timaeus
C On Geology
D From Schwaller de Lubicz’s Sacred Science
E From S. A. Mackey’s The Mythological Astronomy of the Ancients (1824)
F Philological Issues
G The Egyptian Version of the Inner Constitution of Man
H Concerning the Duat
I Concerning the God-Name Seker
J Concerning Sebek, Set, and Horus
K The Circumpolar Stars and the “Mill of the Gods”
L Concerning Ursa Major
M The Astroterrestrial Axes among Egypt, Greece, and the Levant
N Correlations between the Egyptian and Greek Mystery Schools
O On the Significance of Double Statuary in Egypt
P The Meaning of Ether/Aether according to the Principles of Hermetic Science
Q On the Levitation of Stone by the Use of Sound

NOTES

GLOSSARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX
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