Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt

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Quest Books, May 1, 1993 - History - 286 pages
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John Anthony West's revolutionary reinterpretation of the civilization of Egypt challenges all that has been accepted as dogma concerning Ancient Egypt. In this pioneering study West documents that: Hieroglyphs carry hermetic messages that convey the subtler realities of the Sacred Science of the Pharaohs. Egyptian science, medicine, mathematics, and astronomy were more sophisticated than most modern Egyptologists acknowledge. Egyptian knowledge of the universe was a legacy from a highly sophisticated civilization that flourished thousands of years ago. The great Sphinx represents geological proof that such a civilization existed. This revised edition includes a new introduction linking Egyptian spiritual science with the perennial wisdom tradition and an appendix updating West's work in redating the Sphinx. Illustrated with over 140 photographs and line drawings.
 

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Dr. West makes many presumptions in his account of Ancient Egyptian spirituality and secret or sacred traditions. These ideas come from his own interpretation of myth and symbols used in tombs and ... Read full review

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I haven't read the book, but his YouTube videos are magisterial and masterful. He knows the deep, viable esoterica, the working dynamics and symbol system of super-power Egyptian Mystery Schools. I am going to venture that the book merits four and a half stars.

Contents

Introduction
1
Serpent in the Sky
58
Science and Art in Ancient Egypt
90
Myth symbolism language literature
127
The Temple of Man
152
Heir to Atlantis
184
The GauriLehner survey
221
Selected bibliography
243
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