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Egyptian Mysteries Vol 3 Priests and Priestesses of Ancient p. 1-34. Due August 2021

Egyptian Mysteries Vol 3 pages 1-34 discusses topics regarding the origins of the ancient Egyptians and the world-wide significance of ancient Egyptian philosophy and religion. A first major theme includes where ancient Egypt is located, when the religion was practiced, and new evidence concerning its origins. A second major theme is the impact of the religion on present day religions, philosophy and world culture. A third theme is the ancient Egyptian Creation Myth and the god of creation Kheperi.

Current evidence suggests the ancient Egyptians came from the area known as the Sudan or Kush and inhabited the northeastern corner of the continent of Africa called Egypt and known as Kamit or Qamit. A chronology of ancient Egyptian religion based on confirmed archeological dating of artifacts and monuments ranges from 10,000 B.C.E. (Neolithic period) to 712-657 B.C.E. (Nubian period). New geological evidence from the Great Sphinx and Giza Plateau indicates an advanced spiritual philosophy of righteousness (Maat) existed at least 10,000 B.C.E.

With its archaic origins ancient Egyptian religion is known to influence many later religions including Dogan, Yoruba, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The social forces of Maat philosophy to promote social order and Shetaut Neter philosophy, rituals and traditions where modified from the original teachings particularly by contact with the Greeks, who claim to originate western culture. The practices in western culture are not African, however, they were influenced by the mystery teachings in the Great Temples of ancient Kamit that also influenced eastern cultures.

The ancient Egyptian creation myth based on the god Kheperi (Creator, Divine Spirit) provides answers to important questions about the origins and forces of creation. The myth explains that creation occurs cyclically and began with Kheperi rising out of a watery mass (primeval ocean) called Nun (the body of Kheperi) and through vibrations first formed the elements of fire, air, water, earth, and ether and then congealed the Nun into all forms of creation. In the myth Kheperi sails the ocean (Creation itself) on a divine boat filled with the pauti (Company of the Gods and Goddesses) symbolizing the forces that assist in sustaining creation.

This brief discussion highlights the origins of the ancient Egyptians and the significance of the Egyptian philosophy and religion to the world. The ancient Egyptians descended from areas in what is today Sudan and came to inhabit the area known as Egypt or Kamit (black land) with earliest evidence of a complete religion and philosophy dating back to 10,000 B.C.E. The philosophy, rituals and traditions of ancient Egypt were taught in Temple based mystery schools whose knowledge was spread around the world by foreign initiates taking the teachings to their native lands deviating from the original teachings. The mythical teachings of the Creator Kheperi are therefore the oldest creation mythology providing answers regarding the cycles of creation and forces that sustain it as espoused by the ancient Egyptian philosophy.