Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt: The Esoteric Wisdom Revealed

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For hundreds of years, people have been amazed at the mysterious buildings and symbols that came out of ancient Egypt. The Romany people, who came from India, were called "Gypsies" because they were thought to come from Egypt.

But where can you find accurate information that fully presents the mystical tradition of ancient Egypt? You'll not only discover all of the traditional wisdom, but also how you can apply it to your life today in The ...

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Overview

For hundreds of years, people have been amazed at the mysterious buildings and symbols that came out of ancient Egypt. The Romany people, who came from India, were called "Gypsies" because they were thought to come from Egypt.

But where can you find accurate information that fully presents the mystical tradition of ancient Egypt? You'll not only discover all of the traditional wisdom, but also how you can apply it to your life today in The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt by Egyptologist Rosemary Clark.

This is a massive book of over 475 information-filled pages. You'll discover the histories and mysteries presented in a different way. To the ancient Egyptians, spirituality was a part of life. Their temples were not just buildings, they were representations of the cosmos and of spiritual development.

You can study massage all you want, but until you actually get a massage you won't really know how wonderful it is. Similarly, you can study ancient Egypt, but you won't really understand it until you find ways to use its wisdom today. And that's where The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt really shines!

You will learn how to apply the ancient myths and astrology secrets to your life today. You will discover the meanings of the famous hieroglyphic texts written in coffins and pyramids. In short, you'll find out how the wisdom from thousands of years ago can make your life better today.
Other applicable secrets revealed here include methods of clairvoyance, prophecy, healing, reincarnation, Hermetic philosophy, and communication with your ancestors.

The author has been a well-known Egyptologist for years. She has appeared on television as the founder of Temple Harakhte, a group of men and women devoted to the experiential religious practices of Egypt's Old Kingdom. Now she shares this wisdom with you. All you have to do is take it.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Clark, a writer, lecturer, and founder of Temple Herakhte, a group dedicated to recovering the religious practices of Egypt's Old Kingdom, has combined Egyptian religion, Greco-Roman hermeticism, and astrology to produce a popular overview of a lost sacred tradition. The study is made somewhat confusing by the author's insistence on using her version of the names of the Egyptian gods derived from their original hieroglyphic form rather than the commonly used Hellenized forms known to most readers. Instead of Isis and Osiris, the text uses Auset and Asar; in place of Thoth and Hathor, Djehuti and Het-Her are found. The Egyptian term neter is used throughout for authenticity even though Egyptologists readily translate the word as "god." Nevertheless, the lay reader will find an informative general survey of the religious texts that have survived and their basic cultural and architectural contexts. This publication is best suited for New Age and metaphysical collections. (Most illustrations not seen.)--Edward K. Werner, St. Lucie Cty. Lib. Syst., Ft. Pierce, FL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567181296
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 447,692
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosemary Clark is a writer and lecturer on the esoteric tradition of ancient Egypt and its religious, philosophical, and metaphysical legacy in modern times. Her continuing study in this field derives from a thirty-year background in historical research, travel throughout the Middle East, and the development of a repertoire of unique skills in recreating Egyptian ceremony and rituals. She has been a featured speaker on several tours of Egypt, and has acted as coordinator for on-site devotional temple activities. Ms. Clark served as exhibit leader for the Tutankhamun tour when it came to Chicago in 1977, and illustrated The Traveler’s Key to Ancient Egypt (New York: Knopf, 1985). She has appeared on NBC television in a feature broadcast on her work as founder of Temple Harakhte, a group of men and women devoted to the experiential religious practices of Egypt’s Old Kingdom. Above and beyond offering a thorough knowledge of Egyptian history and mythology, Clark is well versed in the hieroglyphic script, its transliteration and the translation of ancient texts, and in the nuances of Hermetic philosophy and Sacred Science.
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I continue to be amazed over the popularity of the mysteries from ancient Egypt among spiritual people. Freemasons, some Rosicrucians, the Golden Dawn, other ceremonial magicians, and various Pagans and Wiccan traditions all look to Egypt for their sources.
Perhaps it's because Egypt remains mysterious. People made all sorts of guesses about Egypt before the Rosetta Stone was discovered and their language understood. Perhaps it is because many of the hieroglyphic translations are still debatable.
Over the decades, some ideas about Ancient Egypt have been put forth that are interesting in themselves, but have no legitimate relation to the Egypt of thousands of years ago. That's why I'm so glad we had the opportunity to publish Rosemary Clark's The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt.
You see, Clark is a real Egyptologist. She was exhibit leader for the Tutankhamun tour of 1977 in Chicago. She is also the founder of a temple where people can experience the ancient practices of Egypt.
But most important is the incredible amount of information in this book. Here you will discover the history and life of ancient Egypt from one who practices it. You will learn their philosophy and theology. You will learn how they looked at astrology, clairvoyance, reincarnation, Hermetic ideas, prophecy, healing, the meaning of the ancient hieroglyphic texts, and much more. In fact, you won't just learn about these things, you'll learn how to incorporate them into your life.
While the author is a scholar of Egyptology, I feel it is more important to mention that she is a practitioner of the Sacred Tradition. She is able to show you both the history and the practical aspects of what was being practiced thousands of years ago. Whether you are interested in Egypt from a historical, philosophical, or active point of view, this book will show you the wisdom of the past you can use in the present and future to make your life better than ever before.

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Table of Contents


Contents

Illustrations ..................
Preface ........................
Acknowledgements .......
Introduction ...................
Sacred Names ..............
Prologue .......................

Chapter One, A Sacred Science
The Neteru, the "vital idea" of ancient Egypt. The character of the Egyptian mind and its perception of life and the environment. The Sacred Science, its human goal and function in ancient society.
Practicum: The Hermetic and Ceremonial Traditions, 20

Chapter Two, The Cosmology
The four cosmological schools and creation myths of Thebes, Hermopolis, Memphis, and Heliopolis. The ten cosmic families and the forty-two Neteru contained within the scheme. The Neteru as both cosmic principles and innate human powers.
Practicum: Attributes of the Dekans, Nomes, and the Neteru,

Chapter Three, A Sacred Astronomy
The philosophy and practices of astronomy and astrology in ancient Egypt. The scope of the "sky religion" and its impact on every aspect of Egyptian life. The Neteru of the Zodiac as a metaphor of the twelve sacred processes in nature.
Practicum: An Astrological Calendar of the Neteru,

Chapter Four, The Divine House
The temple as the house of the Neter and the embodiment of the universe. The components of ancient Architectonics. The Solar, Lunar, and Stellar temple traditions and their religious functions. The sacred mandates of these temple traditions as expressed at Karnak, Dendera, and Djoser's Pyramid Complex.
Practicum: Sacred Space and Ritual,

Chapter Five, The House of The Dead
Metaphysical ideas expressed in the literature of the Pyramid and Coffin Texts, and the Book of Going Forth. How the inter-relationship of human and divine life was maintained through the science of sacred anatomy. Mummification and the funerary tradition. Concepts of the inner/after life, reincarnation, and ancestral communication.
Practicum: Funerary Magic,

Chapter Six, The Masters of the Temple
The initiatory schools and the Mystery Tradition as recorded in ancient times. Moral and ethical training, temple literature. The acquisition and use of Sacred Science by members of the temple. Classes of priests, functions of the priestess. Clairvoyance, prophecy, and healing.
Practicum: Temple Ritual,

Chapter Seven, Initiation
The Egyptian concept of spiritual mastery and the elevated human being. The metaphysical view of magic, kingship, and personal power. Initiation as a process of "making gods." Reestablishing our bond with nature through the ancient wisdom.
Practicum: Three Initiatory Paths,

Appendix I
An Abbreviated Dynastic Chronology
Appendix II
Chronology of Egypt's Mystery Tradition
Bibliography
Index

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Interviews & Essays

I continue to be amazed over the popularity of the mysteries from ancient Egypt among spiritual people. Freemasons, some Rosicrucians, the Golden Dawn, other ceremonial magicians, and various Pagans and Wiccan traditions all look to Egypt for their sources.
Perhaps it's because Egypt remains mysterious. People made all sorts of guesses about Egypt before the Rosetta Stone was discovered and their language understood. Perhaps it is because many of the hieroglyphic translations are still debatable.
Over the decades, some ideas about Ancient Egypt have been put forth that are interesting in themselves, but have no legitimate relation to the Egypt of thousands of years ago. That's why I'm so glad we had the opportunity to publish Rosemary Clark's The Sacred Tradition in Ancient Egypt.
You see, Clark is a real Egyptologist. She was exhibit leader for the Tutankhamun tour of 1977 in Chicago. She is also the founder of a temple where people can experience the ancient practices of Egypt.
But most important is the incredible amount of information in this book. Here you will discover the history and life of ancient Egypt from one who practices it. You will learn their philosophy and theology. You will learn how they looked at astrology, clairvoyance, reincarnation, Hermetic ideas, prophecy, healing, the meaning of the ancient hieroglyphic texts, and much more. In fact, you won't just learn about these things, you'll learn how to incorporate them into your life.
While the author is a scholar of Egyptology, I feel it is more important to mention that she is a practitioner of the Sacred Tradition. She is able to show you both the history and the practical aspects of what was being practiced thousands of years ago. Whether you are interested in Egypt from a historical, philosophical, or active point of view, this book will show you the wisdom of the past you can use in the present and future to make your life better than ever before.
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