Limited Time $0.99 Holiday Discount – Enjoy! Explore the True Origins of a Majestic Civilization. For centuries, devoted scholars have endeavored to penetrate the mystery of Ancient Egypt, the stone-age culture that abruptly rose to create the greatest civilization of known history. Champollion, founder of Egyptology, was the first of a thousand such men, living simply in the heat and dust, trying to read for us the riddle of the achievements of a mysterious civilization, to snatch from the secretive soil the science and technology, the art and literature, the history and wisdom of Ancient Egypt. By its side Sumeria was but a crude beginning; not even Greece or Rome would surpass it, far less our own.
How did a small community just emerging from a Neolithic stage suddenly generate the most majestic and enduring civilization of the ages? The ascension of Ancient Egypt to a previously unknown zenith of culture lasting thousands of years demonstrated advancements that have long eluded explanation. Where did their unprecedented knowledge and sophistication come from?
The voluminous lore of ancient Egyptian tradition relates that in the antediluvian time of zp tpj (generally transcribed as Zep Tepi), the “first occasion” or “first time,” mysterious, highly enlightened “gods” appeared in Egypt, bearing previously unknown technology and knowledge. The texts inscribed on the walls of the Temple of Edfu in Upper Egypt contain explicit descriptions of the time of Zep Tepi and the coming of the “bringers of knowledge,” recounting their arrival in a “cosmic egg” radiating colored light, bearing the “gods” who brought the gift of civilization to Egypt.
In the Sahara Desert of southern Egypt is an area known as Nabta Playa. Here an ancient stone calendar circle was identified by archaeologist Fred Wendorf and his team in 1998. According to an extensive analysis by NASA astrophysicist Thomas Brophy and his team, three stones inside the Nabta calendar circle represent the belt of Orion as those stars aligned on summer solstice nights as they appeared circa 16,500 BC. Based on these and other analyses of monoliths in the area, Brophy’s team concluded that the ancient builders of Nabta Playa possessed highly sophisticated astronomical knowledge, the type of knowledge we associate with advanced technology and civilization.
Plato (c. 428-348 BC) writes that Egyptian priests kept records of their history going back over 19,000 years: “Egypt has recorded and kept eternally the wisdom of the ancient ages, all coming from time immemorial when gods governed the earth in the dawn of civilization.” Herodotus tells us that when Hecataeus of Miletus (550-476 BC) boasted to the Egyptian priests that he could trace his ancestry through fifteen centuries, they quietly showed him, in a hidden sanctuary deep under the sands, the statutes of 345 high priests, each the son of the preceding, making 345 generations since their “gods” had appeared in the Nile valley and marking a timeline extending back some 190 centuries. Who were these mysterious “gods”? Why did they come, and from where?
This book explores answers to these mysteries through three extraordinary encounters explorer M.G. Hawking and his companions experienced with what they believe were the true “celestials” of the enduring legends so prevalent in the ancient wisdom traditions of cultures throughout the world. An unprecedented account, this book reveals knowledge long concealed in myth, legend, and secrecy. New Release, Kindle page count 268 (estimated, actual page count varies depending on the reading device used).
M.G. Hawking is an avid traveler, adventurer, and writer. Devoted to exploring remote areas of the globe to discover regions unknown to the Western world, always in search of extraordinary people and experiences, he has found many, especially in the Great Range of the Himalayas, the setting for most of his books. His focus is documenting profound wisdom traditions and revealing the knowledge and power they convey. Hawking is the author of the book series, ‘In The Valley of Supreme Masters,’ along with its associated companion volumes. When not traveling, he spends his time working on projects related to presenting books of an esoteric and metaphysical nature with his wonderful team in Northern California. Heather Cantrell, M.Litt., COO, contributor and editor for Wisdom Masters Press, is an experienced world traveler. Having been born in Nepal to British parents who were teachers in various parts of Asia, she has extensive experience in the Himalayas. Heather is an devoted adventurer, trekker, equestrian and animal lover. Amber Chellings, B.Phil., contributor, researcher and coordinator for Wisdom Masters Press, is an avid photographer, outdoor enthusiast, and ardent equestrian.