“The study of the wisdom teachings should be a continuous process in which the teachings become the predominant factor of life.” — an Ancient Egyptian Proverb
Welcome to a major source of wisdom derived from the Ancient Egyptian civilization. You will be surprised to see how modern civilization rests firmly on the shoulders of Ancient Egypt.
This website features two main avenues of learning, in over 10 languages.
1. A trove of free articles written by Moustafa Gadalla. See the Articles link in the menu.
2. Links to a companion website where numerous books by Moustafa Gadalla can be purchased. There are versions in several languages. See the Our Books link in the menu.
Egyptian Wisdom Center Discussion Forum
No understanding of the Ancient Egyptian civilization is complete without an appreciation of it’s religious concepts. The Egyptian cosmic religion was fundamental to the world-view of these ancients. You can begin to learn about Egyptian monotheism and polytheism by reading a short excerpt from our book, Egyptian Divinities: The All Who Are THE ONE. Egyptian Cosmology. You would also enjoy our book, The Animated Universe. Want to discuss the Ancient Egyptian religion? Start a topic in one of the forums or subforums.
Egyptians’ careful observations and profound knowledge of the natural world enabled them to identify certain animals with specific qualities that could symbolize certain divine functions and principles in a particularly pure and striking fashion. Have a look at our article on the subject.
According to Egyptian philosophy, though all creation is spiritual in origin, man is born mortal but contains within himself the seed of the divine. For background reading, see our article on the subject.
- Man and The Divine Forces
- The Human Being—The Universal Replica [9 Components]
- The Awakening Potentials – Awaken Your Inner Osiris!
- Go Your Own Way (Ma-at)
- The Golden Goal—Alchemy
- Zikr/Dhikr—The Ecstatic Practice
- Climbing The Heavenly Ladder—Life After Earth
- The Spread of the Egyptian Religion
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The Biblical gospels attribute statements to Jesus declaring who he is as “the light” and “the life.” Ancient Egyptian tales of Horus define him in remarkably similar terms. Likewise, Ancient Egyptian accounts of Horus depict him as a mediator and a “son of god” (Osiris), living among common men. Want to know more about such religious archetypes begun in Ancient Egypt? Have a look at an excerpt from one of our books. And feel free to enter into a discussion about this subject by starting a topic in a subforum.
Ancient Egyptian temples were splendid architectural achievements. But did you know that their purpose was different from that of more modern religious edifices? For instance, those temples were not places of public worship. Instead they were reserved for the King or his designated substitute. You can find out more in an excerpt from our book Ancient Egyptian Architecture. And you’re welcome to leave a question as a topic or post.
The music of Ancient Egypt was remarkably advanced. Their skills, instruments, and musical system influenced the entire known world at that time…and even after the Pharaonic Era. You can learn more from an article on this website, which was taken from our book on the subject. You’re invited to leave a topic or post.
Have you ever wondered how the Egyptian hieroglyphics were devised and organized? In a nutshell, they are divided into three roles: imitative, figurative, and allegorical. You can find out more in our article on this subject, which is a chapter from our book on the subject. After you’ve read the article, you might have questions or comments. Feel free to leave yours below.
Unlike Hollywood's depiction of the pharaoh as a wealthy tyrant, the ancient Egyptian pharoah lived in humble and tightly controlled circumstances because of his special relationship between the physical world and the supernatural or metaphysical realm. You can learn more about the pharaoh's role as the "master servant" in this article.
Modern systems of government, with their divisions of responsibilities between a powerful individual and various councils, had precursors in ancient Egyptian civilization. Consider the United Kingdom, with a monarch, a prime minister and a parliament. In ancient Egypt, these roles had similar divisions, with a pharaoh, a governor, and a council of elders for administration. For more insight into these similarities, see this article on this website.
Most modern Western scholars affirm, explicitly and implicitly, that the Ancient Egyptian alphabet (and language) is the oldest source in the world. You can begin to explore this subject with our article.
In the animated world of Ancient Egypt, numbers did not simply designate quantities but instead were considered to be concrete definitions of energetic formative principles of nature. The Egyptians called these energetic principles neteru (gods, goddesses). Learn some background on this subject from our article.
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One example of advanced learning in ancient Egypt is the use of astronomy to help regulate human activities. Ancient Greeks and even Johannes Kepler ascribed the underpinnings of their astronomical advances to beginnings in ancient Egypt. You can find out more in our article, which is part of a book on the subject of ancient Egyptian cosmology.
One feature of the ancient Egyptian culture that brought prosperity to the economy was the advanced use of ships for commerce throughout the (then) known world. In addition to rowing vessels, large sailing ships plied the open seas to reach ports in Europe, Africa and Asia. You can find out more in this article on this website.