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23/02/2020 3:13 pm  

The Well-Crafted Egyptian Mystery Plays

The totality of Egyptian civilization was built upon a complete and precise understanding of universal laws. This profound understanding manifested itself in a consistent, coherent, and interrelated system where art, science, philosophy and religion were intertwined, and were employed simultaneously in a single organic Unity.

Egyptian cosmology is based on coherent scientific and philosophical principles. The cosmological knowledge of Ancient Egypt was expressed in a story form, which is a superior means for expressing both physical and metaphysical concepts. Any good writer or lecturer knows that stories are better than exposition for explaining the behavior of things, because the relationships of parts to each other, and to the whole, are better maintained by the mind. Information alone is useless unless it is transformed into understanding.

The Egyptian sagas transformed common factual nouns and adjectives (indicators of qualities) into proper but conceptual nouns. These were, in addition, personified so that they could be woven into coherent and meaningful narratives. Personification is based on their knowledge that man was made in the image of God and, as such, man represented the created image of all creation.

Allegories are an intentionally chosen means for communicating knowledge. Allegories dramatize cosmic laws, principles, processes, and relationships and functions, and express them in an easy-to-understand way. Once the inner meanings of the allegories have been revealed, they become marvels of simultaneous scientific and philosophical completeness and conciseness. The more they are studied, the richer they become. The ‘inner dimension’ of the teachings embedded into each story are capable of revealing several layers of knowledge, according to the stage of development of the listener. The “secrets” are revealed as one evolves higher. The higher we get, the more we see. It is always there.

The Egyptians (Ancient and present-day Baladi) did/do not believe their allegories as historical facts. They believed IN them, in the sense that they believed in the truth beneath the stories.

We have shown, earlier, three different subjects that are explained in story forms, using four personified concepts: Isis, Osiris, Horus, and Seth:

1 - The solar and lunar principles as represented by Isis and Osiris.

2 - Numerology and trigonometry as described into the relationship between the father [Osiris], mother [Isis], and son [Horus] are analogous to the right-angle triangle 3:4:5.

3 - The four elements of the world (water [Osiris], fire [Seth], earth [Isis], and air [Horus]), as quoted from Plutarch' s Moralia Vol. V.

The Egyptian well-crafted mystery plays are an intentionally chosen means for communicating knowledge. Meaning and the mystical experience are not tied to a literal interpretation of events. Once the inner meanings of the narratives have been revealed, they become marvels of simultaneous scientific and philosophical completeness and conciseness. The more they are studied, the richer they become. And, rooted in the narrative as it is, the part can never be mistaken for the whole; nor can its functional significance be forgotten or distorted.


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