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This Blog "Secrets of Ancient Egypt" was started 19. September 2008 under the name "Mysteries of Ancient Egypt"

Behold, the Secrets of Ancient Egypt, the land that the universe created when the cosmos made the Nile. As the Queen of the constellations raised herself above the two horizons and declared her name as Sirius, so did the jubilation of life occur, meanwhile her husband the Egyptian constellation of Orion stands guard by her.

The articles that you find here, investigates all the mysteries that lies hidden in the ancient desert sand, specifically their spiritual nature which began among the stars.

While I worked in Egypt I quickly saw something more than the guides would talk about.
Like I would say to my guests before entering a temple, "I can give you the regular guide story, which last 40 min, and then you can walk around by yourself? Or..."

"I can give you everything I've got, meaning I will tell you the details, and anything you point to, I will explain. I will use up all of your time, and still have a lot to say. the choice is yours".
- Guess which one they picked, always :)

You could say that this blog is based on that concept, of giving you everything I've got, on what ever topic from this ancient land.

Mysterious objects, that either moves or sings, are studied in more detail. I can guarantee you a journey which you haven't seen before, from below the ground to up among the stars.

The Pyramid builders that left empty sarcophagus and a knowledge which no one have been able to imitate since...
A peculiar and mysterious thing, is also the fact that what we have from the Pyramid Builders are in stone not papyrus manuscripts. Their spiritual belief was written into the stones.

The mysteries of Edgar Cayce are also looked into, as well as the case of the Emerald tablets.

Furthermore you have a unique opportunity to read more about individual stars and constellations of ancient Egypt, known under the name of the Decans.

This blog goes extensively into different subjects from this holy land, and takes you on a real as well as truthful journey into the magical land of the great ancient Egyptians.

The Emerald tablets articles can be found under the label Hermes Trismegitus, there are more than one article about each subject, and it is for that reason that they are arranged into label categories.

You can also use the list below, turning the pages to see illustrating images of each article.
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The Forgotten Labyrinth of Egypt - Private Archive #0092

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The Forgotten Labyrinth of Egypt - Private Archive #0092


If you have read my post Private Archive #0091, then this can be seen as Private Archive #0092.
In #0091 posts I told you about a journey that I took to a curtain place in the great desert land. I was looking for a specific pyramid for a very specific reason the forgotten labyrinth of Egypt. I did not disclose this in the other post, but I'll give you a peek now.


From the blog post Private Archive #0091
I am actually standing on the secret chambers of the labyrinth of Egypt

The Forgotten Labyrinth of Egypt - Private Archive #0092

I was looking for the forgotten Labyrinth of Egypt, which belonged to the pharaoh Amenemhat III. He built the greatest labyrinth besides his pyramid, but it was actually not a labyrinth at all. With all its corridors and small temples, people that came from outside Egypt saw it as the labyrinth of Egypt and named it such.

Then what was the Labyrinth of Egypt ?


It was something much more, something more divine in design. For the labyrinth of Egypt was the temple for each city in ancient Egypt, and each city (norme) was representation (of living place) of a god. This is, what is said, but I suspect it to be a dedication not only to the cities (norme's) but also to the Decans (stars). The Decans makes more sense because of the location of the structure, where as the gods and goddess belongs more among the living, on the other side of the Nile (but this is just my theory).

"The ancient Pyramid builders believed in the Starry kingdom (heavenly kingdom of the stars), maybe their pyramid was a pin-pointer for the pointed star which they spoke so much about".


The labyrinth of Egypt was counted to be 1500 chambers linked together above ground and 1500 chambers liked together with corridors of different sizes beneath the ground. The 1500 chamber above ground was for everyone, or should we say for the public. The 1500 chambers beneath the ground was off limits for everyone except priests and others with high statues.

Pretty ironically our car broke down, and I mean it really went down.
There we were stuck in the desert and I had to go to the toilet, There is only a Southpark Cartman statement to give to that "bip bip bip DaMmIT!"

Very interestingly in the middle of no where, with only piles of rocks in sight, there suddenly sits a couple of military people. As we approached they came over to us, and asked what we wanted, I told them that we wanted to see the pyramid of Amenemhat III. They were probably wondering why, because there is nothing left, as you can see on the picture above.

The pyramid still stands, but no one can enter, because of the ground water. But I was not there to enter anything, I was merely there because I wanted to observe the terrain, which reveals a lot by itself.

The military personnel kindly took me as fare into the pyramid as one could go, I could have dipped my toes in the dark scary looking water. But they followed us around, and I could not look at things like I wanted to, in total calmness, patiently, letting the sun change the colour of the sand. I felt very rushed.

The 1500 chambers of the labyrinth of Egypt

The labyrinth of Egypt, the part above ground has been lost for ages now. It is so sad that there is so much destruction among men..



"But I am very curtain that the 1500 chambers beneath the ground in the labyrinth of Egypt, still stands, and if I am not mistaken then no one has ever found a way into them, but I am curtain that the way is there. It's locked in the ancient manner, thereby making it invisible for modern man".

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The Murder of Amenemhet I and the Lost Millingen Papyrus

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The 12 Dynasty began with the pharaoh Amenemhet I, he ruled between 1991 B.C - 1962 B.C, almost 4000 years ago.

The 200 years or more before the rule of Amenemhet I had been filled with wars, so Amenemhet I task was not a small one, especially considering he was not of royal blood.
But he was indeed in a very good position to take advantages of the turmoil in the kingdom. He is said to have been the vizier of Pharaoh Mentuhotep III. Amenemhet I was also known as Ameny and Ammenemes, he would come to reign for 30 years, and brought a large amount of stability to the country.

To be very honest about this, Amenemhet I gathered together a large army and over threw the pharaoh. But it is also said that he did not stop there, Amenemhet I would not rest until all his rivals were dead. Beginning ones ruler ship through the means of a cup will defiantly give birth to new enemies.
And one night Amenemhet I felt the hunter's breath near his bed.

The Murder of Amenemhet I and The Lost Millingen Papyrus

The Milligen papyrus is lost today, but before it mysteriously disappeared it was copied. It is a very unusual text, because it is a text that was seen as written by Amenemhet I (after his death), to his son Senwosret, about his own murder. It should be seen as a political propaganda poem.
The beginning of the Instruction given by his Majesty the King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Seheteo-ib-Re, son of Re, Amenemhet, justified, when he spoke revealing truth to his son, the Lord of all, He said:

"You who have risen as a god, Give heed to what I (Amenemhet I) shall say to you, So that you may reign over the land, rile the shores (of the Nile), And bring about an abundance of what is good and beneficial.

Maintain your vigilance against those who should be subordinate to you, But who turn out not to be so, Men in whose loyalty one can place no trust; Do not let yourself be alone with them.

Put no trust in a brother, Acknowledge no one as a friend, Do not raise up yourself / intimate companions, For nothing is to be gained from them.

When you lie down at night, let your own heart be watchful over you, For no man has any to defend him on the day of anguish. I was generous to the pauper, I sustained the orphan, I caused him who had nothing to become at length like a man of means. But it was one who ate my bread who conspired (against me), One to whom I had given my support devised dread deeds thereby, Those clad in my fine linen behaved toward me like worthless lotus, And those anointed with my myrrh made my way slippery before me (poured water under me).

Oh you my living images, you who share mortality with me, Make mourning for me, mourning such as has never been heard, For the burden of (that) struggle was such as had never been seen. When one fights on the field of struggle with the past forgotten, Excellence is of no avail to him who knows not what he should know.

It was after supper, when darkness had fallen, And I had decided to take an hour of relaxation; I was lying on my bed, for I was tired, And I started / to drift off to sleep.

Weapons (intended for) my protection were raised against me, While I acted like a snake of the desert. I woke up to the fighting, pulled myself together, And found that it was a skirmish of the palace guard.

If I could have quickly taken weapons in my hand, I would have made the cowards retreat in turmoil. But no one is strong at night, and none can fight by himself; No successful result can come about without an ally.

/ And so ruin occurred while I was without you, When the courtiers had not yet heard that I would hand over (the throne) to you, When I had not yet sat down with you so as to confirm your succession; For I was not ready for it, I did not expect it; My heart had not conceived of indolence of the part of the servants.

Had women ever organized the troops? Are revolutionaries ever educated right within the palace? Is the flood let loose so that it may destroy the land? Are people ruined through their own actions? Misfortune had never come near to me since my birth, And there has never arisen one equal to me in doing deeds of valour.

/ I subdued (the land) as far as Yebu, And turned my course back to the Delta. I stood on the borders of the land and perused its interior; I fulfilled the supremacy of power by the manifestation of my might.

I was one who increased therein, (For I was) favoured by Nepri; Hapy gave me honor on every field, So that none hungered during my years, / none thirsted therein. Men took their ease through what I had done And recounted legends about me, For I ordered everything in its proper place.

Amenemhet I poem goes on in the same style, around 7 more paragraphs.


From The Literature of Ancient Egypt ISBN: 977 424 817 1

Since nothing seems to have been investigated, other than the accepted poem, one must wonder if his own son had anything to do with Amenemhet I murder.



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The Lynx God of Ancient Egypt

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A lot of people do not know to many of the ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddess, probably because there are so many, and only a few which professors and scholars speak about.



In E.A. Wallis Budge's book, The Gods of the Egyptians Vol II page 363,

The Lynx god of ancient Egypt was called Maftet. 

The Egyptian lynx cat played an interesting part in the Egyptian mythology. The animal is like a large cat and has a small patch of hair on the tip of each ear. 

In the pyramid texts of Unas (line 548) allusions is made to its attack upon the serpents An-ta-f and Tcheser-tep. And it was evident that the Lynx god was a friend of the deceased.

In the Theban Recension of the book of the dead, Maftet takes part with the gods, including Serquet (the Scorpion goddess) and Maat (Goddess of Justice of balance), in overthrowing the fiend Apep (chaps. xxxiv,,xxxix,,cxlix.) We can therefore assume that this cat god was a destroyer of serpents, and that the Lynx god was supposed to ward of the attacks of serpents from the dead. 

Note: 
It is very evident that the creature seen killing the enemy from the darkness looked more fierce than a normal house cat. 

The Theban Recension book of the dead is actually very interesting
If I had to explain this quickly (in short) then I would say, that this book is made by the ancient Amun priests, and it is actually a opposite belief system than the Pyramid text, which is the oldest religion (the belief of the stars) where the book of the dead, was the new priests (new back then) changed the older system to fit their ego's. 

Here Osiris and Amun and Ra becomes all important, and the older gods and goddess are placed on a second shelf. 
- this was just very short. 

This book of the dead and others, rarely mentiones the ancient stellar gods and goddess (the stars/constellation). Apep is Apophis (the evil snake of darkness)" 


In E.A. Wallis Budge's book 'The Gods of the Egyptians Vol I' page 324 

"In the chapter xxxixth. the deceased says; Get thee back, Fiend, before the darts of his beams. Ra hath overthrown thy words, the gods have turned thy face backwards, the Lynx Maftet, hath torn open thy breast, the Scorpion goddess, hath cats fetters upon thee, and Maat hath sent forth thy destruction.. 

The fact that Maftet (the Lynx) was mentioned in Unas' burial text, a pharaoh (king) of the pyramid days, clearly gives a indication of how old this god was in Egyptian mythology." 

Another thing to notice, is how Maftet is aided by the Scorpion goddess and the goddess Maat. 

These ancient texts speak about a story of the Sun, how Ra the Sun, would travel across the sky. It is said that Ra would take the form of a Lynx and rip open the evil snake Apep. 

This opens up to the idea that it is not just a normal cat portrayed in the tomb, as killing Apep, but actually the Lynx. 

Since I was writing and reading about the critical endangered Iberian Lynx, I thought I recognized some things, which you might find interesting too. 

Please read this article about The Critically Endangered Iberian Lynx - Help to Save This Wildcat!

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Full Moon in ancient Egypt

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Full Moon in ancient Egypt

Behold the Eye of the Night, as one eye is closed another opens its heavenly light and gives light among the darkness.

She is the companion of his majesty the Sun, they are the true Romeo and Juliet, never being able to reach each other, the divine power has ruled it so. Like a ghostly figure she is forever doomed to be an earthly slave, the second place in our galaxy.
Full Moon in ancient Egypt by Karima
The picture above is said to be, The Udjat or Full Moon containing its 14 days.
In the Book 'From Fetish to God in ancient Egypt' by E.A. Wallis Budge.
Besides a sketch of the above picture, this was written:


"I am washed. I am washed. I am washed. I am washed. My purity(?) is the purity of the great BENU which is in Hensu. For I am that Nose of the Lord of the Winds (Thoth), who maketh all mankind to live, on the day of the filling of the UDJAT (Full Moon) in Annu in the second month of the season of PERT, the last day [In the presence of the Lord of this land]. I have seen the fullness of the UDJAT (Full Moon) in Annu. Evil shall not happen to me in this land, in the Hall of MATTI, because I know the Names of these gods who are therein [who are the followers of the Great God]. "

I located This engraving upon a temple ceiling, I almost broke my back trying to hold the camera still in a bent backwards position. I could not see all the details in the picture, only when I got home and saw the picture in full. When I got to look at the picture at home I noticed something. 

In the Eye-ball itself, it looks as if there is a small body of some sort, most probably a young boy with his finger in his mouth (A very famous scene of ancient days). I have made some close ups of the eye itself, as you can see. Actually it also looks as if a goat like creature is coming riding into the picture, from the below corner where the Anubis creatures stand.

On the engraving is a big ball with an Eye and 14 small bodies in it, are placed on a boat. In the boat some of the Gods and Goddess are seen, the preserved side is where you see the rudders, it Looks like either Ra or Ra-Herakhty (in his Falcon headed form) standing in front of the ball (probably representing the Full Moon itself).

You should see the above engraving like this:
The Moon traveling over the dark blue celestial water abyss, protected by Gods and Goddess, who will fight the battle to return yet another day. Like keeping time a float.

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Ancient Sun and Moon The Two Eyes

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Ancient Sun and Moon

One is the day boat, travelling with the Sun as it gives us the 12 hours of Light. The other one is the night boat, which holds the key of the Moon's heart, and it guides us through the time of darkness, until the ancient Sun crosses again.

The Two Eyes, the Sun and the Moon
"The Image above is an artist impression" Ancient sun and moon.

Many people have the idea that the ancient Egyptians believed in Ra as a sole god, which could not be further from the truth. Ra is one among many gods and goddess, but indeed he is the First Lord of our Earth.

The Two Eyes of (Ra) is made up by the Sun and Moon and together they are the ancient sun and moon, one sees all at day and one sees all at night. Each they had a boat sailing in the celestial waters, in the day hours and in the night hours.


The ancient Moon was called Aah or the Wadjet /(Udjat) Eye.


The Moon-god appears as a man in the archaic form of Ptah, Min, Osiris and many more. On his head is the young moon with the old one in his arms. He wears the lock a hair of youth, and a cobra above his forehead etc. The boat he sailed in was called the 'Boat of a million years'. It brought back the Udjat Eye.

Ancient Sun and Moon Myth from Ancient Egypt

One known creation theory that survives from the ancient day of Egypt is about Ra and the two eyes. This story is furthermore interesting, because it gives the idea that Ra might not be the Sun – Ra himself said this "I became from one god, three gods."

From the great dark blue water of the celestial abyss, Ra existed there before anything else. Alone he floated around the great celestial sea, before he thought about creation and willed his own physical existence. 

From his spit came the creation of Shu who became the god of air, and Tefnut, who became the goddess of mist. 

As Ra was blind in the celestial sea, he created an eye 'the power of vision/to see.' He sent this eye forth to seek his two children, who also floated in the celestial sea. 

When the eye returned, it saw that Ra had replaced it with another eye, and the (first) eye became very angry. Ra had to make peace/balance, he gave the first eye more power than the second eye. 

But now Ra had two eyes, he therefore made one eye the eye of the Sun, and the other eye the eye of the moon.
The Two Eyes - the MoonLater on in ancient Egypt, Horus and Ra became more entangled, and other myths came out of this association, such as the Eye of Horus.

All of Seth's aggression was placed upon this eye during his battle with his nephew Horus. "When the Red god (Seth), using his magical powers of deception, had captured the eye, he threw it into the darkness beyond the edge of the world. Thoth, who had been watching the fight and who was the guardian of the Moon, observed where it fell and went to fetch it. When Thoth found the eye, it was in pieces, but he located them all and put them together to form a full Moon and thereby restored the night light." This eye was called the Wadjet and ancient Egyptians could take the eye apart into its pieces.


Recourses
Gods and Myths of Ancient Egypt, by Robert A. Armour
The American University in Cairo Press - ISBN 977-424-669-1

Fetish to God in Ancient Egypt, by E.A. Wallis Budge ISBN 0-486-25803-3

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The Decans

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Let’s just skip into the very depth of ancient Egyptian religion, we grab into the Lords abyss, where we reach out and grab 

‘The Decans’. - Heard of them? 

They are stars but much more than that, their complexity is more entangled than their great monuments. 

Each night you can find them, at each side of everyone, upon this earth. They are only revealed at the most holy of places, at our material death. They are guarded by many demons and other gods, that are all called ‘The Doorkeepers.’ 

Only in the Valley of the Kings, will you see them in their right light, only there in the deep desert sand, will the stars be revealed on to you. 

 The ancient Egyptians believed in the Sun, or rather the movement of the Sun and other planets such as our famous Sirius. But they recognized more planets than that. 

Actually they recognized the exact same essential planets which we so often use in our modern astrology readings. 

Some Basic about ancient Egyptians: 

They also divided the day-hours much like we still do - 24 hours a day. RA - The Sun is the Day, and there are 12 light hours of the day. SETH - The Moon is the night, and there are 12 night/dark hours of the day.
The Decans are the stars that are bound by the five(5) gods birthdays, and together they create the 365 days a year.

One week is made up by 10 days, making a year; 36 x 10 = 360 days; Then the ancient celebrated 5 Gods birthdays, by giving them a day each; which makes; 36 decans x 10 days + 5 days = 365 days a year.

The Decans could be seen as 36 weekly stars that the ancient would take notice of. The famous Sirius is the ‘Queen of the Decans’ and she marked the beginning of a new year. The planets were called ‘The stars that know no rest’ and referred to the five planets; 

Mercury – the star of Seth/or a form of Seth. 
Venus – star of the morning/ the one who crosses’ or ‘God of the morning’. 
Mars – Horus the red/ Horus of the horizon. 
Jupiter – Traveling star/ Horus who limits the two lands/ Horus star of the South. 
Saturn – Horus the bull/ Bull of the heavens. This post can also be found at ‘The history of Astrology’, because it belongs to both. 

 References: ‘The Secret of Anubis; The Winter Triangle’ ISBN 87-991527-9-7

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Poetry from ancient Egypt

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Poetry is what can lighten up a heart, yet so powerful that it can pull out the worst within us. 

Here you have a poem from the ancient days of Egypt, For glory of Ancient Memphis and Love.

Ancient Egypt


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I am sailing downstream on the ferry, 
(Guided) by the hand of the helmsman, 
With my bundle of reeds on my shoulder. 
I am bound for Ankh-Tawy, And I shall say to Ptah, the Lord of Ma’at, 
“Grant me my beloved this night.”
The river is wine, Ptah is its reeds, 

Sekhmet is its lotus leaf, Iadet is its lotus bud, 
Nefertum is its lotus flower,
There is rejoicing as the land brightens in its beauty; 

Memphis is a bowl of mandrakes Laid before the god who is beauteous of face. 



A Love poem



2.


I shall go out [to seek my lover]. 
[I yearn] for your love,
And my heart stops within me, 
To look at a sweet cake Is like looking at salt; 
Sweet pomegranate wine in my mouth Is like the bitter gall of birds. 
The breath of your nostrils Is the sole thing which can revive my heart, 
And I am determined that Amun 
will grant you to me For ever and eternity.




NOTE: 
These poems /songs are from the Papyrus Harris 500 (British Museum 10060). Anthony Charles Harris, 1790 – 1869, was a merchant and an official supplier for the army he served in. 

As an armature, he indeed collected very interesting papyrus scrolls. The papyrus is said to date from the Ramesside Period. Reference: ‘The Literature of Ancient Egypt’ The American University in Cairo Press

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