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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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By WindBlowerTM

Bastet goddess

She was seen as the heat of the Sun, 
a goddess of fire.

Bastet was the foremost goddess of the eastern part of the Delta, and both she and her city are very old. 

A huge shadow suddenly jumps before me, I am so chocked that I take a step back. My heart begins to beat harder and faster as I see it walking slowly towards me. 

A long tail makes sudden movement, as if it was a snake ready to strike. Covered in fear I look around to see if I can escape, I cannot… Is it a Tiger, is it a Lion? 

Questions and fear is making my body shake but unable to move… I stand as the shadow comes ever so close, and I hold my breath, as if the breath would take me away from reality… 

Suddenly a little cat jumps out from behind a wall, wiggling its tail and body up the wall. Kindly it comes nearer, and away went my fear. 

Such a beauty of strength and grace, that is truly Bastet.

Drawing by Karima L - Lady Bastet

Bastet was original a lioness goddess but people changed her look and she became depicted as a woman with a cat's head. She had her own city/nome, which is mentioned in the bible, this city was called Bubastis. 

She is mentioned in many ancient texts, she was the daughter of Ra the Sun god. According to some old legends, the Bastet goddess was the personification of the soul of Isis.

In different cities/nomes Bastet's mythology changes, such as we find in Thebes (Luxor) where Bastet was identified with the goddess Mutt. In Dendera she was seen as the female counter part of Tem (In this city she was known under the name of Tem-t).

As the daughter of Ra she became the 'eye of Ra' but she was also connected to the Moon, where she was referred to as the 'eye of the Moon'. 

She would protect her father in his soul journey, and therefore Bastet were the protector of all who passed. 

She would fight the great enemy Apophis, a hideous snake that was on the soul's journey. She is said to be as fears as Sekhmet. 

Later on this cat goddess would become a symbol of motherhood, and a protective motherly nature.
In ancient Greece Bastet would be the parallel of the goddess Artemis.

The reincarnation of the goddess had special marks, a curtain look, so did the reincarnation of the cat goddess Bastet. When they found the cat with those special markings, they would take it to a special temple, the temple of Neith at Sais.

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By WindBlowerTM

The Lion Goddess Sekhmet

Who is the ancient Sekhmet

Every God and goddess from our ancient past, has two sides to their nature. On one hand they were protective, but on the other hand they were also destructive

The Lion headed goddess Sekhmet was as destructive as the Sun itself, and through his fire she would almost destroy mankind.

She was also known as the Great Lady beloved of Ptah holy one powerful one, Eye of Ra. 

Sekhmet’s name means ‘powerful’ or ‘the female powerful one’ 

She was razor sharp like the Sun’s rays, in her most destructive nature she would breathe fire unto mankind.

The hot desert winds were said to be the breath of Sekhmet.

Karima standing between two Sekhmet statues
Please do note, that I am not standing on the ancient monument 
(Sekhmet Statue's at Karnak), but actually behind it.
I would never be so disrespectful.

The Destruction of mankind.

She was a vital character in one of the ‘Eye’ myths, known as the destruction of mankind. When Ra became an old man, humans started to plot against him. 

Ra then sent Sekhmet forth to teach humans a lesson, but She became so intoxicated by human blood, that she was unable to stop her rage. 

It was actually Hathor that was sent out in the form of Sekhmet, to teach mankind a lesson. Ra could not bear to see his child in such a blood rush and he took pity on mankind. But Ra had granted her so much divine power, that not even he could stop her.

Ra would have to trick Sekhmet. He sent a messenger that was as quick as the wind itself, to Elephantine Island in Aswan. 

The messenger was instructed to bring Ra a very large quantity of the fruit called Mandrake, because its juice was as red as blood. 

And in large quantities the fruit caused great sleepiness. Over one night this fruit was turned into thick wine that would trick the eye of anyone. 

Ra had mankind help in spreading the wine every where they could, the task was done shortly before dawn. Sekhmet had been sleeping all night, her ruthless hunts each day made her sleep deeply at night. 

When she awoke, she was again hungry for a fight and for the taste of the mortal’s blood. As she walked into a field she saw the land bathing in what she thought was blood. 

She happily thought it was her doing, and she smiled. She bent down to drink of it, and the more she drank the more she wanted. 

What Sekhmet did not know, was that she was actually drinking the Mandrake fruit that had been mixed with barely (beer). 

She finally fell into a deep sleep, and her father called a whisper into the air “Come, come in peace, O fair and gracious goddess.” And so did the killing spree end. 

Ra ruled on, but created a celebration of this event in the city of Amen.

Sekhmet is a very old goddess, she is mentioned in the Pyramid Texts as being the one that conceived the king. She could protect against plagues, as she could cause them, she was also a healing deity. She was the consort of Ptah and the mother of Nefertem.

Gods and Myths of Ancient Egypt, by Robert A. Armour ISBN 977-424-669-1
The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Richard H. Wilkinson
ISBN 977 424 781 7

Personal note:
There are several lioness goddesses in ancient Egyptian mythology. Animals played a key role in their beliefs, very often reflecting both the nature of man and animal. The ancient Egyptians were masters of the duality in nature, and everything they did was meticulous and reflected nature’s perfect duality between man and animal.
(When is the man an animal? And when is the animal a man?)
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