Auset’s Star ~ Humanity’s Mystery
By Malaika Mutere, February 23, 2015
SOPDET/SEPDET (Kemetic/ancient Egyptian) or SOTHIS/SIRIUS (Greek), brightest of all fixed stars, was regarded as the most important star in the sky in Kemet (ancient Egypt) forming the astronomical foundation of their religious system, delineating the rhythms and cycles by which they lived, and establishing its mysterious connection with humanity. Thus Sopdet (meaning “she who is sharp”) is said to be the cradle of human knowledge. Over twenty times brighter than our sun and twice as massive, its brilliant white color is tinged with blue and purple. All the colors of the rainbow sparkle from Sopdet (Sirius) when observed low on the horizon during certain atmospheric conditions.
Some mysteries regard Sopdet as the true light and original source of all life including our sun – “shadow” of the great star – which illuminates the illusory physical world; whereas the great star, Sopdet, keeps the true spiritual world alive. Sopdet has crossed from the east bank of the Milky Way where it resided some 100,000 years ago to the west bank of the celestial Nile River where it currently rests. Continue reading
God Anpu (Anubis, Ampu, Inpu, Ienpw, Imeut), the protector of Auset (Isis), was originally the God of the Dead before Ausar (Osiris) took over his position. Anubis is often referred to as the son of Nebthet (Nephthys) and Ausar.
NTR Anpu was represented as a man with a head of a jackal. He is depicted this way to represent his position as the God of the Dead. He is seldom shown as fully-human, but he is depicted in the Temple of Abydos of Rameses II as so. On the other hand, there is a statue of Anubis as a full jackal in the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Anpu is the guardian of the underworld and oversees mummification. It is His duty to find lost souls wandering cemeteries and to help guide them through the realm of the dead until they can persuade Sekhmet to let them into the valley of immortality.
It is Anpu’s task to test a soul’s faith and its knowledge of the KMT NTRW. Anpu placed the soul’s heart on the Scales of Justice during the Weighing of the Heart – where hearts were weighed against the Continue reading
Tehuti ~ Re-Membering Heaven
December 22, 2013 [Edited]
This post represents Hermes Trismegistus’ words to Asclepius regarding Egypt as a copy of Heaven; refinery/matrix of mankind; and as a prophetic mystery symbolized by the divine feminine and masculine union (Ubuntu)…
Hermes Trismegistus (thrice majestic/magi-king) is the Greek syncretism of their god Hermes (messenger) with the original Egyptian god Tehuti/Thoth. TEHUTI – word-magician, scribe, messenger, and beloved consort of goddess Ma’at who represents truth, balance and heavenly order – is said to be the wisest of the Egyptian Gods. It was Tehuti who helped Auset/Isis resurrect Ausar/Osiris, and who drove the poison out from Heru/Horus (posthumously-conceived son of Ausar and Auset) during his deadly battle against evil uncle Set. (Set – god of the desert, foreigners, disorder, and violence – had murdered, dis-membered, and scattered pieces of his brother Ausar’s body in his bid to usurp the Egyptian throne.)
In this excerpt, Tehuti troubles the waters of the “most sacred River” Nile which flows like the Milky Way from humanity’s cradle to its flowering in Egypt. The Source of the Nile – at the organic cradle of human Continue reading
From THE ORANTE AND THE GODDESS IN THE ROMAN CATACOMBS
By Valerie Abrahamsen
Traditional Interpretations of the Orante
Ever since their modern discovery in the catacombs and on other artifacts such as sarcophagi, Orante figures have been studied and interpreted by early church historians, art historians and other scholars. However, among present-day scholars, there is no consensus on their meaning.
One common interpretation of the Orante is that she represents the “soul of the dead person – whether a man or a woman – rather than an actual […] woman” 7 or “the immortal image of the dead, under the guise of a young girl.”8 The question becomes, why use a female figure to depict the soul? One explanation is that the word for soul in Greek, psyche, is feminine, and that the Orante is similar to other personifications of qualities and virtues; Nike, for instance, is a female personification of the quality Victory, and Tyche/Fortuna personifies Luck or Fortune.
However, in Gnostic and other literature of the early Christian period, Continue reading
The word Kasina means a meditation object whereby the mind is concentrated. There are 10 types of Kasina. The following are how to meditate with Kasina based on Visuddhimagga or the Path of Purification.
1. The Earth Kasina (Pathavi)
The method of meditating using the Earth Kasina can be readily understood by one with previous experience from a past life. He or she might just see a farm or rice paddy field and the Learning Sign (Uggaha-nimitta) would arise easily. Those who do not have such merit must create a Kasina. There are two ways of making an Earth Element Kasina: movable and fixed in position.
Movable Kasina Continue reading