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    THE ATLANTEAN SYMBOLISM OF THE EGYPTIAN TEMPLE (PART I)



              Turning my face to sunrise, I created a wonder for you. I made the islands of Punt come here to you, with all their fragrant flowers, to beg your peace and to breathe your air.

              Stele of Amon

    Introduction

    Obs.: This article is divided into two parts, both of which are included in the Old World section of this Homepage. Click on the figures to get an enlarged viewing.

    Entering an Egyptian temple is an unforgettable experience, one that is certainly the most pungent a sensitive person can ever undergo. Even though all the Egyptian temples are, at present, mostly destroyed and disfigured, something of the ancient majesty remains to render the experience unique. And the reason can now be revealed: the Egyptian temple is a replica of Paradise, and entering one is equivalent to doing a ritual pilgrimage to Paradise, just as the ancient heroes such as Hercules, Gilgamesh, Ulysses and Alexander once did, long ago.

    In what follows we will explain in detail the symbolism of the Egyptian temple, the symbolic meaning of its several sections and features and, above all, its connection with the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Moreover, we will explain the secret, esoteric doctrines concerning Atlantis and its identity with Paradise; as well as the meaning of Pharaoh as an alias of Osiris, the psychopompos that leads the souls back to Paradise. This identity, we will see, is so close and so detailed that it cannot be refuted in any rational way. So, the ineluctable conclusion is the legend of Atlantis and its connection with Egypt mentioned by Plato is real and compelling.

    Fig 1(a) - Perspective of an Egyptian TempleThe feature that strikes the visitor of Egypt is the fact that its temples are widely different from the ones of other nations.Fig. 1(b) - Plan of an Egyptian TempleAs can be seen in Fig.1, the Egyptian temple was formed of three separated sections, each widely different from the others. An outer wall often triple surrounded the whole structure.

    The first section consisted of a sacred garden permanently irrigated and kept green at all times. This garden had sacred pools intended for baptismal rituals and included trees and palm trees, as well as a great variety of plants and flowers. Some of these were incense trees imported from Punt, from the Holy Land that was the Paradise of the Egyptians. As we shall see below, this structure was followed in just about every Egyptian temple, and had a very specific symbolic purpose.Fig. 1(c) - Cross-section of an Egyptian Temple

    In some temples, such as the one of Karnak, an alley of sphinxes guarded the place. In others, these were substituted by giant statues of divine guardians or of lions or some other fearful figure. Next came the pylons (or portals), which had a very characteristic shape. These pylons consist of very massive, tapering, rectangular jambs resembling a table mountain or lofty altar, on whose top certain rituals were often celebrated.

    Fig. 1(d) - The procession carrying in the visiting barqueThese pylons were linked to each other by means of a lower lintel covering the entrance gateway at the center. They had recesses intended for the placement of wooden flagpoles, usually two or four. At the front of the pylons were also placed lofty obelisks, again two or four, depending on the particular temple.

    Fig. 1(e) - The Egyptian Temple represented a tropical forestThe gateway of the pylons admitted to the second section, open in its central region but covered with colonnades at the three far sides of it. At the far end of this second court one enters a hypostyle hall by way of a ramp. This hall had a stone roofing supported by pillars distributed in the whole of its court.

    Next came the holy of holies, the precinct of the god to whom the temple was dedicated. This small chamber was situated at the center and held, inside, a sacred barque. This inner sanctuary was surrounded by lateral chapels for subsidiary gods, small praying rooms, and storage rooms for the divine paraphernalia used in the sacred rites.


    The Divine Barque

    The Egyptian temple was accessed by means of barques in which the gods were processioned from temple to temple at the occasion of their festivals (see Fig.1(d)). The chapels inside the temple were usually three, as the Egyptians, like so many other peoples, worshipped triads of gods. In brief, one might say that the Egyptian temple consisted of an innermost closed sanctuary were the god, placed inside the processional barque, stood upon an altar; then an intermediate, semi-open hypostyle hall, and finally an open outer courtyard planted with a walled, well watered garden.

    The king's palace was also constructed according to this sacred geometry, which was also followed in the residences of the high dignitaries. The accessibility of the different sections was also rigidly disciplined. The humbler persons were restricted to the open courtyard; the high officials were admitted to the hypostyle hall, and only the pharaoh and the high priest were admitted to the innermost sanctuary.

    Accordingly, the temple structure was also rigidly linked with sunlight. The hypostyle court was in semi-darkness, except for a small skylight at the top which allowed a ray of light to enter through the opening, falling directly upon the god's statue.





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    Kylian Pryor, 15/05:
    Atlantis a.k.a. Insula Atlantica was found on Malta of Crete,Greece in the meditteranean sea past the FIRST pillars of hereclease. And was not sunk, but buried. . Atlantis on the island of Malta

    Phantas, 06/09:
    Numenor? Did someone say Numenor?

    Bold Counsel, 04/04:
    God loves everyone and wants us all. he doesn't say you come and you and not you. Re-incarnation allows all to be redeemeed including the fallen of Numenor. The angels constantly mount rescue missions to hell...

    anonymous, 27/06:
    The sons of god are angels. Angels some fallen those are god's son's.
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