Temple of the Cosmos: The Ancient Egyptian Experience of the Sacred

Temple of the Cosmos: The Ancient Egyptian Experience of the Sacred

by Jeremy Naydler
     
 

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ANCIENT EGYPT / SPIRITUALITY

A valuable and original work and a major contribution to the understanding of ancient Egypt. Naydler is one of the few to shed new light on the old myths.
--John Anthony West, author of Serpent in the Sky

An ambitious and lucid interpretation of ancient Egyptian consciousness, especially with respect to theSee more details below

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ANCIENT EGYPT / SPIRITUALITY

A valuable and original work and a major contribution to the understanding of ancient Egypt. Naydler is one of the few to shed new light on the old myths.
--John Anthony West, author of Serpent in the Sky

An ambitious and lucid interpretation of ancient Egyptian consciousness, especially with respect to the experience of the sacred. As such the book illuminates the wild and mysterious psychospiritual currents of our present time, including the Goddess reemergence.
--Robert Masters, Ph.D., author of The Goddess Sekhmet

For the ancient Egyptian, the fabric of everyday life was sacred: the presence of the gods was keenly felt, time was interpenetrated by the transtemporal world of myth, and causation was essentially magical. In this groundbreaking new guide to the esoteric qualities hidden in the surfaces of ancient Egyptian life, Jeremy Naydler recreates the spiritual life of another time and place. Temple of the Cosmos is a profound exploration of an ancient consciousness more in tune with the rhythms of the earth, more open to the internal dimensions of time and space, less cut off from the sources of life. The author argues that the true source of Western civilization lies just beyond the horizon of Greek rationality and Judeo-Christian monotheism in the blazing light of Egyptian culture, and that we still have a good deal to learn from this ancient civilization. Building on the insights of scholars, and looking anew at the Books of the Dead, Naydler reinterprets the compelling imagery of the soul’s journey through the Underworld as a description of spiritual initiation and awakening.

JEREMY NAYDLER is a philosopher and cultural historian. He is a freelance lecturer at a variety of colleges and educational institutions, including the universities of Oxford, Reading, and Southampton, England.

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Editorial Reviews

Temenos Academic Reviews
Occasionally a book appears which is not only full of interesting facts but presents an inner meaning and significance of those facts, drawing the mind to an area of understanding which cannot be put into words. Jeremy Naydler's Temple of the Cosmos is such a book. . . .It is no coincidence that every aspect of the ancient Egyptian life upon which he touches discloses a similar quality.
—1997
John Anthony West
"A valuable and original work."
Critical Review
“A book that breaks new ground, a scholarly yet esoteric approach to an ancient culture and religion.”
I. M. Oderberg
“. . . not only evokes the atmosphere of the myths, but re-creates that all too rare relationship with them that enables us to understand what it means to be part of ongoing cosmic processes as sacred realities.”
Clement Salaman
“The reader experiences living issues rather than the cold reconstructions of a guide book.”
Robert Masters
"An ambitious and lucid interpretation of ancient Egyptian consciousness, especially with respect to the experience of the sacred. As such the book also sheds light on the wild and mysterious psychospiritual currents of our present time, including the Goddess re-emergence."
author of Serpent in the Sky John Anthony West
"A valuable and original work."
Sunrise: Theosophical Perspectives I. M. Oderberg
“. . . not only evokes the atmosphere of the myths, but re-creates that all too rare relationship with them that enables us to understand what it means to be part of ongoing cosmic processes as sacred realities.”
Temenos Academy Review Clement Salaman
“The reader experiences living issues rather than the cold reconstructions of a guide book.”
From the Publisher
"A valuable and original work."

"An ambitious and lucid interpretation of ancient Egyptian consciousness, especially with respect to the experience of the sacred. As such the book also sheds light on the wild and mysterious psychospiritual currents of our present time, including the Goddess re-emergence."

“. . . not only evokes the atmosphere of the myths, but re-creates that all too rare relationship with them that enables us to understand what it means to be part of ongoing cosmic processes as sacred realities.”

“A book that breaks new ground, a scholarly yet esoteric approach to an ancient culture and religion.”

“The reader experiences living issues rather than the cold reconstructions of a guide book.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620550649
Publisher:
Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,070,306
File size:
7 MB

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From the Publisher
"An ambitious and lucid interpretation of ancient Egyptian consciousness, especially with respect to the experience of the sacred. As such the book also sheds light on the wild and mysterious psychospiritual currents of our present time, including the Goddess re-emergence."

"A valuable and original work."

“A book that breaks new ground, a scholarly yet esoteric approach to an ancient culture and religion.”

“. . . not only evokes the atmosphere of the myths, but re-creates that all too rare relationship with them that enables us to understand what it means to be part of ongoing cosmic processes as sacred realities.”

“The reader experiences living issues rather than the cold reconstructions of a guide book.”

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