Mar 18, 2008 07:24 PM
by Cass Silva
Nigel et al
Have been doing a little work on the Egyptians and thought I would pass this on as it relates to The Sons of Mind.
In the cults of Egypt, the Christ Principle Iu-em-Hetep (the Greek Imhotep)
Iu ? the divinity that comes, em ? a preposition meaning, with two meanings, ?peace? and ?seven?, Hetep ? the Divinity that comes seventh to bring peace.
Six waves had pushed up ?from below? forming the natural man, or the first Adam ? Atum, the man of earth-earthy. The seventh wave was a descent of force from above, ?the Lord from Heaven? or the second Adam. This was the spiritual man, or the god in man. Hence the seventh principle was the Messiah. Humanity then can be known as the ?mind born sons of god? and were the product of six minor cycles of cosmic creation on this earth. The seventh emanation coming to crown the works of the first six, was to apotheosize the natural humanity, or take it across the span of the human stage from the summit of animality to the foothills of the divine uplands. It was to implant the Christ nature in the hearts of all mankind.
Refer to Plato?s Timeaus in the speech of the Demiurgus or Creative Lord to the legions of Kumaras. Paul, ?this mortal must put on immortality?.
They implanted the Mind principle without which no governance or direction of their energies. Mankind prior to this principle functioned below the status of intelligence and therefore were uncontrolled, driven by creative impulse in unrestrained freedom.
These six forces having built up man?s body are still active in that segment of his life which lies below intellect, and there the war of elemental natures still rages, if not quieted and pacified by mind.
Up to the advent of this Christly Messiah, Earth had no king, no lawgiver ? how could a lawgiver function without the faculty of Mind, without knowledge, reason, intelligence.
The word King is derived from the great Egyptian symbol for life, the ANKH. It means immortality, ? life? and ?tie?. Why Life and Tie. Because no life is possible until two energies, positive and negative, spirit and matter are tied together.
The six aeons had prepared life on Earth to receive its King.
Christ is an element in the psychological constitution of every son of man, and not an individual figure in history.
Kumaras, Asuras, innocents, devas of the intellectual order, untried in material embodiment came down under an obligation, indeed a covenant sealed with ?broad oaths? we are told, to tutor an animal race.
We swore on our part to spiritualize the animal and return to our celestial home without becoming enmeshed in the mire of sensuality. The Egyptian story of the Mammemmet beings? is from the Herut reptile, another name for the great serpent Apap (Apep) (Hydra is the astrological great Snake whose head is directly under the feet of the Virgin as she holds the Christ child in her arms, ready to devour him if she should let him fall). The Hememmet beings, or innocents, rejoice later that the serpent Apep has not eaten their eggs from the nest.
The lower life ? typified as water (Christ?s ability to walk on the water without sinking).
The higher life ? typified as Fire.
This union s Plato says in The Timaeus pledged our immortality, ?we should never be dissolved?
The seven nations occupying Caanan, the seven plagues of Egypt, the seven devils to be expelled from Mary Magdalene, the seven beasts that Orpheus soothes to docility by the music of his Lyre, the beasts whom the God had to overcome and dispossess are symbolic representations of the sevenfold power that builds the forms in which life is embodied. Made up of six elemental forces and taken as seven when synthesized by the seventh.
So the King of Glory came in to shed his intellectual life over the area of human consciousness. He was given dominion over the beasts, the fish, the fowls, or all the orders of life below his status. (Our sub-conscious is he mind of the animal in whose fleshy house we are tenants),
The Christ comes to Man at the beginning of the human era on earth, the baby god. He is divine, but in potentiality. The much magnified powers of ?evil? are nothing other than the traits and trends of the animal portion of our nature. They are at issue with the interests of the soul and there is warefare, which, however is to end in amity.
The Egyptians speak of them as ?the adversaries? and the enemies of my Father, ?Osiris?, in the words of Horus, the Christ. The animal body is the matrix in which the Christ is being gestated for its (Easter) delivery. Humanity is mother to deity. The coming of Christ is to be thought of as the gradual growth of an element or faculty of consciousness, and as taking place over the whole of the human aeon. He comes during the whole continuance of the cycle, a little at a time, a little each day, each year, each incarnation. He is not yet born in our hearts for he is only in gestation in our bodies. His birth will occur when he is delivered from the flesh in his last confinement. That still small voice that is being drowned out by the raucous din of earthly distraction. To heed that voice will advance its position in the order of being. C.J.Jung said ?if God is a mighty activity within my soul, at once I must concern myself with him?.
(Extracts from Article by Alvin Boyd Kuhn ? The Root of all Religion)
HPB gave us the list of Avatars of Vishnu
Matsya ? the Fish
Kurma - the Tortoise
Varaha - the Boar
Narasimha ? the man lion (last of animal stage)
Vamana ? the dwarf (first step toward the human form)
Rarasu Rama ? Rama with the Axe (Hero)
Rama Chandra- Hero of the Ramayana
Drishna ? Son of Devaki
Kalki ? Mounted on a white horse ? an incarnation of the sun, also known as Maitreya Buddha. Kalki Avatar Imothos Iemhetep.
These symbols were also taken up by the disciple who was undergoing initiation. The first initiation being the Matsya ? the Fish initiation. 10 degrees of advancing knowledge and growth in understanding.
According to HPB there are three types of rebirths.
Avataras ? Divine incarnations
Adepts - Nirmanakayas
Men - Common man.
Imhotep ? chancellor to Djoser ? Third Dynasty 2650BC. Imhotep was given divine status 2000 years after his death. His cult was Memphis. He was an Architect, and Founder of Egyptian Medicine (devoid of magical thinking) Greeks aquainted Imhotep with Aesculapias. The Supreme God being IU-EM-HEPT.
Judge says that the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor was a bogus society organized for money making. AMORC admits paying members only and is in the same category.
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