The Temples of Karnakby R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz
A wonderfully illustrated book on the monuments, ruins, statues and bas-reliefs of the Ancient Egyptian temples of Karnak. With a text written by one of most renowned twentieth century philosophers, accompanied by the photographs of Georges and Valentine de Mire, this is an important archive record of an important historic site. Lubicz discusses the context in which the temples originated, contemporary belief systems, perceptions of the pharaohs, writing, paintings and myths, the architecture of the temples, their orientation and inscriptions, bringing new scholarly and philosophical insights to the study of these monuments. Much of the book takes the form of a photographic record, with 452 black and white plates and commentary.
"R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz, one of the most important Egyptologists of the twentieth century, collects the giant shards of this fascinating and strangely alien civilization and presents them in a book that is itself as monumental as it is beautiful. Inner Traditions has now completed a task that truely warrants applause."
"Of all contemporary esotericists, there are few who are as fascinating, and whose work is as potentially rewarding, as R. A. Achwaller de Lubicz."
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R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz (1897-1961) was one of the most important esoteric philosophers of this century. His elucidation of the temple at Luxor and his presentation of the Egyptian understanding of a special quality of consciousness--the innate intelligence of the heart--form a bridge that links the sacred science of the ancients to the possibility of rediscovering that science in our own time. His other books include The Egyptian Miracle, Esoterism and Symbol, Nature Word, Sacred Science, A Study of Numbers, Symbol and the Symbolic, The Temple in Man, and his classic two-volume masterwork The Temple of Man.
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