Free on Amazon Kindle 2/9 – 2/11/18. Penetrate one of the Supreme Mysteries of the Ancient Ages. Few puzzles have captured the fascination of enlightened minds so much as the incredible majesty and achievements of the civilization of Ancient Egypt. No one knows from whence the early Egyptians came, yet no people, ancient or modern, have conceived of building a civilization on a scale so sublime, so great, so grandiose, as the Ancient Egyptians.
Their technology of architecture, agriculture, metallurgy, and engineering; the invention of glass and linen, of paper and ink, of the calendar and the clock, of geometry and the alphabet; the excellence and sublimity of sculpture and the arts; the advancement of writing and literature, of science and medicine; the first clear formulation known to us of public conscience, the first emergence of social justice, the first widespread monogamy, the first monotheism, all elevated to a degree of superiority and power that has seldom, if ever, been equaled since.
“It is even possible,” as Faure said, “that Ancient Egypt offers the spectacle of the greatest civilization that has yet appeared on the earth. We shall do well to equal it.”
The recovery of Ancient Egypt is one of the most brilliant chapters in archaeology. The Middle Ages knew of Egypt only as a Roman colony; the Renaissance presumed that civilization had begun with Greece; even the Enlightenment knew nothing of Ancient Egypt beyond the Pyramids. Egyptology was a by-product of Napoleonic imperialism. When the Corsican led a French expedition to Egypt in 1798 he took with him scholars interested in Egypt for the sake of a better understanding of history. It was those men who returned home with the greatest mystery of the ages in their grasp, and first revealed the magnificent temples of Luxor and Karnak to the modern world.
The ascension of ancient Egyptian civilization to a previously unknown zenith of majesty and culture lasting thousands of years demonstrated advancements that are wholly inexplicable. How did a small stone-age culture abruptly rise to create perhaps the greatest civilization of known history? Where did their unprecedented knowledge, power, and sophistication come from?
The voluminous lore of ancient Egyptian tradition relates that in the antediluvian time of Zep Tepi, the “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 and whose rule, the texts tell us, began circa 18,000 B.C.
Plato writes that Egyptian priests kept records of their history going back over eighteen-thousand 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 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, marking an historical record extending back some one-hundred-eighty centuries since their “gods” had appeared in the Nile valley. Who were these mysterious beings? Why did they come, and from where?
Explore an opportunity to penetrate these profound mysteries in a captivating and richly enlightening account. Discover extraordinary revelations long concealed in myth, legends, and secrecy. A Kindle Unlimited Book you will not forget. 2018 Edition, Kindle e-reader page count 291 (estimated, actual count varies with the reading device used). For more information, please see the description and ‘Look Inside’ feature on the book’s Amazon page.
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 a devoted adventurer, trekker, equestrian and animal lover. Amber Chellings, M.Phil., contributor and researcher for Wisdom Masters Press, is an avid photographer, outdoor enthusiast, and ardent equestrian.