Serpent in the sky : the high wisdom of ancient Egypt

by John Anthony. West




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DT61 .W46


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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.… (more)

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LibraryThing member drj
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 temples and also from the work of Schwaller de Lubicz who made a study of the geometric ratios found in the temple architecture that he likened to the image of the sacred man or pharaoh.… (more)


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