The Existence of Life, as seen by all ancient alchemists.
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'The Orion Mystery', by Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert, holds a lot of fascinating research into the secret lives of the Ancient Egytpians. Highly recomend this book to those that wish to connect the dots with other ancient cultures across the world.
According to study.com/academy/lesson/ancient-egyptian-god-atum-creation-myth-appearance-facts;
"The ancient Egyptians believed all of the gods were created by Atum, whose name comes from ''tem,'' which means ''to complete.'' According to this cosmogony, or story about the origin of the world, nothing existed before Atum; not even Atum himself existed at the beginning of the world. Out of this nothingness, or ''nun,'' there was an earthen mound that rose up, and Atum created himself on it."
Atum's equivalent, in 'Hermes Visions', is 'Poimandres' the Great Winged Dragon!
Shu or Su is known as the God of Air, God of the Wind, God of Light and Sky-Bearer (as Anhur-Shu).
Tefnut was originally, the lunar diety, which was the "Left Eye of Ra” and was associated with the dew, mist and rain (moisture in the air). Later, she also became known as the solar “Right Eye of Ra” that covered the dryness of the environment.
According to egyptian-gods.org; "As the protector of the sun god, she acquired the titles “Lady of the Flames” and Uraeus on the Head of all the Gods”. Such role, she shared with several other goddesses including Sekhmet, Bast, Isis, Hathor, Mut, Wadjet and Nekhbet."
Nut also known as, Neuth, Nuit, Newet, and Nwt, all signified the sky and became the reason for using words derived from this, such as night, equinox, and nocturnal, (Cold). She is also, the personification of the whole sky and the heavens.
Geb is the symbol of earth and his appearance also includes, a goose on his head. The goose was a sacred animal to Geb and according to; landofpyramids.org;
"The ancient Egyptians did not usually worship animals, these symbols were used as a recognition aid and a device to visually convey the powers, identity and attributes of the deity."
as such he was also called “The Great Cackler” because Geb's laughter was said to be the source of earthquakes. He was also seen in his anthropomorphic form, lying underneath the arch of his wife the sky goddess Nut. His green skin representd the color of living things and the vegetation of the earth.
Figures of such a being can be seen in 'Nero’s Golden House in Rome', known as 'The Green Man', where leaf masks were also made, showing the close interdependence between man and nature, such as the deities of Pan, Bacchus, Dionysus or Silvanus, and the mystery religions that grew up around them.
Nephthys or (Nebet-het, Nebt-het) is known as the “Lady of the [Temple] Enclosure.”, meaning the watcher and protector of the scared temples and so 'the head of the household of the gods'. Her symbol is the empty hollow bowl which is the symbol of the earth, the receptacle of the energies, the mysterious cup that catches the line of the eucharist, the line of life. The earth is the sun grail, which in many myths and folk stories, contains the blood of a worthy king (like Jesus). The earth is the recepticale, as the body of man is also, making him a living thing. Nephthys, represents the earth and luna energy in its physical potential. The moon and the earth are always very close, even in East Indian religions.
According to crystalinks.com; "Nephthys is sometimes depicted as a woman with falcon wings. This death goddess was the unique protectress of the Sacred Phoenix, or the Bennu Bird. ."
Also, according to landofpyramids.org; "Nephthys was also revered as a great water goddess"
Seth or (Set Seth, Seteh or Sutekh), is knownn as the Egyptian god of chaos, evil, war, storms, deserts, mysterios lands and Fire, who killed and diced up his brother Osiris and is depicted as various animals.
According to, egyptian-gods.org; "Earlier Set was worshipped as the god of wind and the desert storms, and he grant the strength of the storms to his followers. He used to be the ally of Orisis, Isis, Nephthys and the defender of their father Ra. But somewhere along the line the view of Set changed, he became the God of evil, conflict and violence. He represented everything that threatened harmony in Egypt."
Osiris or (Usiris, Oser, Osiris-Apis, Usire, Asar, Aser, Ausar, Ausir, Wesir or Ausare), is usually referred as god of the Afterlife and the Underworld, having been seperated from his body and brought back into it again, according to the famous story of Isis and Osiris, to which many versions are written about. His symbology can very well be associated with the dryness of alchemical transformation due to Osiris being the god of alcohol, (therefore deyhdration), the dead (mummification, drying of the skin to leather), after life (Birth from nothing into the watery chaos to rehydrate again), resurrection and much more. Also like Geb, he can be seen with green skin or transform to be known for his jet-black skin to represent the fertility of the silt along the river Nile.
Isis, according to, crystalinks.com;
"In the Book of the Dead, Isis was described as She who gives birth to heaven and earth, knows the orphan, knows the widow, seeks justice for the poor, and shelter for the weak. As the power which shot forth the Nile flood, she was called Sati. As the embracer of the land and producer of fertility by her waters she was called Anqet. As the goddess of cultivated lands and fields she was Sekhet. As the goddess of the harvest she was Renenet. As one linked to rebirth she was associated with the Phoenix. As the producer and giver of life she was Ankhet. As the companion to Osiris of the Underworld, who assisted in transforming the bodies of the blessed dead into those wherein they were to live in the realm of Osiris, she was Ament - the hidden goddess - mother of Ra. In this capacity she shared with Osiris the attribute of 'Giver of Life' providing food for the dead as well as for the living."
So warm in the spiritual alchemical sense.
The Egyptians said Isis symbolised the lunar power, although not only that, Isis represented the lunar energy from Isa, (meaning ice), the moon as mother, and the source or the Luna cycle. This was tied to the cycle of fertility and generation, also the menstrual cycle.
The moon is sometimes full or crescent, increases and decreases in light ect. which has a dark hidden side as well. This echoes the 2 deities, the white and the black hathor, governing or ruling the underworld in the Egyptian Book of the Dead, or opposites within the solar, (Fire) kingdom of light and false light (Sura and Asura in the Persian belief system and Hinduism, Ormazd (Ahura Mazdā) and Ahriman in the closely paralleled Zoroastrianism belief system, and the angels of light and darkness (good and fallen), in the more modern Christian theological belief systems). Please see more about the ancient's transcendence to the afterlife in my other section entitled; 'Soul Ascension', https://www.azothsformula.co.uk/443953770
Keep in mind;
1. Moon – Birth - Earth
2. Mercury - Growth - Water
3. Venus – Emotion - Fire
4. Sun – Thought - Air
Interestingly, the underworld of Plato, which is called purgatory, was the 8th sphere, the earth for where people come to be born. This also connects not only with the Goddess Isis but also to Diana, the great Luna deity of the Ephesians and Etruscan’s of Greece. As her symbol is also the moon and lunar crescent bowl. The bow Diana carries is the luna crescent, which we can see depicted in many paintings and artifacts where Diana is shooting her arrow in the flank of a stag. The stag is the earth, and appears in the 'Yggdrasil Tree of Odin' (a massive mythical ash tree that is at the center of the cosmos and is connected to the 9 worlds), and this stag is also said to reprsent the deers that pull santa clause. The ,luna goddess plays as huntress or the generator of the world, the great mother, and symbol of experience, of past and present and the time of birth, (the night moon symbol).
Maya, in Hindu philosophy, in the Advaita (Nondualist) school of Vedanta, originally meant Illusion or magic. (Maya has other names such as, Mari marie, mare) and are all water symbols. Virgin Mari (Mary), is pure water. Maya is the reflection on the surface of the water of objects or mirages. This includes the moon as it is the origin of life. Maya represents the creation and birth of the material, the 'unreality' of matter that can trap and entangle a person into its 'illusion'.
This life is also made with the monsters that came out of the primordial slime, from the Greek, Chaldean, Oracle mysteries, called Ela or Elim, (the Phonecian account of Genisis). Elim was also the original name of Troy conquered by Odysseus (also known as Ulysses).
Note; More tributes to the moon (and therefore symbols of the birth of life in material form), was created by Michelangelo, and one of many, was his magnificent Moses figure with luna horns on the forehead of the 'Great Law giver of Isreal'. The Geovestic cult with the root 'J' in the Jewish religious history, was originally a luna volcano cult, but the Eloistic cult or branch 'E' was the artifices cult of the Egyptians and the Elohim of the builders. Two separate religions joined together and examples of this join is symbolised in horns on forehead of the Moss figure and on the tabernacle, ("the dwelling place of God among men", according to Manly p. Hall in The Secret Teachings of all Ages), which included Osiris for the Tabernacle also represented the temple that housed the spirit, journeying towards rebirth (hence, why the architecture was copied from the temples of Egyptian mysticism).
Some scholars say that the horns on Moses, were made due to the mistranslation of the Hebrew scriptures by the Monk, St. Jerome within his Latin translation of the Bible, known as 'The Vulgate'. Apparently, Moses had “rays of the skin on his face”, and this was translated to the word 'horns' from the word 'keren', meaning either radiated or grew horns.
That said, horns were also a symbol of the luna moon, so the luna horns are the Arc of Noah, with the the horizontal crescent being capable of holdng water (the wet moon and symbol of rebirth). The horns also symbolised wisdom and rulership in ancient times and perhaps why Noah was the chosen one to build the Arc.
The Vikings had their Luna Diety called Máni, who was the brother of the Sun or Sól. The theory that the Vikings placed horns on their helmets to symbolise various beliefs, or to help them in battle, may have stemmed from their association with their Lunar Deity. The Egytpians wore crescent crowns, some pairing it with the Sun deity. This theory was also popular in folklore and performances that included the Vikings in the early theatres.
This seed transformed into a golden egg, from which Brahma appeared. For this reason, Brahma is also known as ‘Hiranyagarbha’."The remaining materials of this golden egg expanded into the Brahm-anda or Universe. Being born in water, Brahma is also called Kanja (born in water)."
Note the equivalent creator in Egyptian texts known as Ra, other names : Re Titles : Sun God, God of Creation.
According to nekhebet.com/r-gods-4;
"Another of the most important Egyptian gods, Ra represented the creative force of the sun. Many myths credit Ra to be the first of the gods, creating the world from a watery chaos."
Also, in Egyptian texts, Nun symbolised the watery chaos where Ra is said to have created the world. Nun, also known as (Nu), is sometimes referred to as the “father of the god”.
According to egyptian-gods.org; "Nun means “primeval waters” from which the creation was began."
Nun (the male aspect), was the Yang, as Naunet was the Yin aspect of this same God.
Nun echoes a later Christian cult, known as the Rites of the Mithras, where according to Manly.P.Hall, in his book 'The Secret Teachings of all Ages', the God 'Mithras', also symbolised a male and female aspect where, Mithras was the Lord of the Sun (Like Ra) and Mithra was the feminine Goddess of nature and the life of earth, who baths in the sun's rays to keep growth and fertility alive.
2. Self-born Brahma according to; lotussculpture.com/brahma.html;
"According to the Puranas, Brahma is a self-born from a lotus flower which grew from the navel of Vishnu at the beginning of the universe. Thus comes one of his names Nabhija (born from the navel)."
According to wikispeedia/wpcd/wp/b/Brahman;
"The word "Brahman" is derived from the verb brh (Sanskrit:to grow), and connotes greatness. The Mundaka Upanishad says: Om. That supreme Brahman is infinite, and this conditioned Brahman is infinite. The infinite proceeds from infinite. Then through knowledge, realizing the infinitude of the infinite, it remains as infinite alone. Brahman manifests as Hiranyagarbha, the " world soul", which also can take many forms or manifestations of the thousands of gods."
It was deemed a singular substrate from which all that is arises, and debuts with this verse:
"Great indeed are the devas who have sprung out of Brahman." — Atharva Veda"