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Egyptian Mysteries Vol. 3 The Priests and Priestesses of Ancient Egypt
May 3rd, 2020, Book Report (pg. 1-34)

“When the student is ready the master will appear.”
“When the ears of the student are ready to hear; then come the lips to fill them with wisdom.”
“One cannot force another to grow beyond their capacity”

Ancient Kemetic Proverbs

Udja,

Pages 1-31 of this lesson covers the foundations of the teachings. The main idea in this book report is “Who is qualified to be taught the teachings?” (pg. 32-34). An understanding of what the goal of the teachings are and how they affect one’s personality is a pre-requisite to discerning who is qualified to be taught the teachings. There are some personalities that are dull and therefore unable to withstand the “fire” of wisdom and as such are incapable of working to move beyond their delusions.

The ultimate goal of the teachings is for one to discover the true nature of reality, All is Neberdjer, and Neberdjer is All. Thus, the teachings are meant to purify the personality from ignorance through propagation of truth, leading one to experiential “Knowledge of Self” and as such, by design, the teachings challenge one’s egoistic notions through the wisdom embedded in the scriptures and the preceptors that disseminate them. So, when the spiritual disciplines are engaged, it’s inevitable that one will face their own ignorance. If one is spiritually mature and have a well-adjusted personality, the process of integration, adjusting and adapting to Higher Truth occurs, and in degrees over time, leads to one actualizing the goal of the teachings.

Moving beyond egoism requires effacing the ego, however dullness of the personality and spiritual immaturity renders one incapable of doing so and through lack of will, these personalities have a difficult time in resolving the dissonance that comes from facing their own delusions and as such do not have the capacity to hold on to higher truth because it requires letting go of their closely held egoistic beliefs and delusions. Also, personalities that are extremely dull, do not have the capacity to make use of the teachings and therefore since Ab Neter is the same in All, in respect of one’s sovereignty, all should be allowed to work out their own freedom/enlightenment within their own capacity, in their own time.

In conclusion, the challenge of egoism must be faced by initiates, clergy practitioners alike, with the foundations of the teachings of truth and wisdom. As much as one is ready and willing to live by truth as a process of growth and spiritual evolution is as much as one is capable and qualified to be taught the teachings, i.e., to become a royal personality, a true initiate of higher philosophy.

Dua Sebai Maa, Seba Dja, Hemu’s

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Bastu Akhu