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Temple of the Cosmos: The Ancient Egyptian Experience of the Sacred

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In this guide to the cosmology of ancient Egypt, Jeremy Naydler recreates the experience of living in another time and place. Temple of the Cosmos explores Egypt's sacred geography and mythology; but more importantly, it reveals with unprecedented clarity an ancient consciousness in tune with the rhythms of the earth. The ancient Egyptians experienced their gods not as remote beings but rather as psychic and natural forces, transpersonal energies that played a part in everyday life. This direct experience of the gods shaped the Egyptian concepts of human development, healing, magic, and the soul's journey through the Underworld as described in the Books of the Dead. While building on the pioneering efforts of R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz and others, Temple of the Cosmos is much more than a recapitulation of previous theories of Egyptian spirituality. Rather, this book breaks new ground by placing the work of other Egyptologists in an original, magical context. The result is a brilliant reimagining of the Egyptian worldview and its sacred path of spiritual unfolding.

Synopsis:

In this guide to the cosmology of ancient Egypt, Jeremy Naydler recreates the experience of living in another time and place. "Temple of the Cosmos" explores Egypt's sacred geography and mythology; but more importantly, it reveals with unprecedented clarity an ancient consciousness in tune with the rhythms of the earth.

About the Author

Jeremy Naydler, Ph.D., is a philosopher who specializes in the religious life of ancient cultures. He is a Fellow of the Temenos Academy and author of Temple of the Cosmos, Shamanic Wisdom in the Pyramid Texts, The Future of the Ancient World, and Goethe on Science. He lives in Oxford, England.

Table of Contents

The Ancient Egyptian Experience of the Sacred

Preface

1. A Metaphysical Landscape

2. Interpenetrating Worlds

3. Myths of Cosmogenesis

4. The Marking of Time

5. The Marriage of Myth and History

6. The Theology of Magic

7. The Practice of Magic

8. The Soul Incarnate

9. The Soul Discarnate

10. Orientating in the Underworld

11. The Travails of the Underworld

12. The End of the Underworld Journey

Epilogue

Notes

Illustration Credits

Index

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joeninaw, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by joeninaw)
This book is the first I've read to present a detailed and sensible look at how the Egyptians viewed the afterlife. It takes the reader step by step through the complexities of traversing the challenges and pitfalls of this new state the Egyptians believed one enters after death. It shows that through learning to navigate the obstacles presented a soul could purify its self. Thus one could succeed in the Weighing of the Soul and the immortality that comes from being personally Maat. Many early archeaologists projected their own views onto the symbols they found. They didn't have enough context to understand those strange symbols as the Egyptians themselves did. Quality modern research has started to find and correct many of these misunderstandings. No one really knows what will happen after our physical passing but this book gives quality food for thought.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780892815555
Author:
Naydler, Jeremy
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Egypt Religion.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Subject:
EGYPTOLOGY;ANCIENT EGYPT;ANCIENT MYSTERIES;NEW AGE;SPIRITUALITY;EGYPTIAN
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
38-5A
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8 in 15.575 oz

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