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Egyptian Mysteries Level 1, Lesson 20, Reading Assignment

1. Akhus are enlightened beings

2. Question: How should a spiritual aspirant think about the diet of the initiates as espoused by the temple of Aset and is it a realistic goal to be achieved?
Answer: According to this lesson’s reading, Plutarch, a student of the mysteries of Isis, reported that the initiates followed a strict diet made up of vegetables and fruits and abstained from particular kinds of food as well as indulgence of the carnal appetite. The end and aim is the attainment of the knowledge of the First and Chief Being, who alone is the object of the understanding of the mind; and this knowledge the goddesses invites us to pursue. The first qualification for serious aspiration is that you are convinced that you are an immortal being who is somehow mixed up with a temporal form (body). I believe that becoming one with Aset is possible. I am already Asar.

3. The goal of the Neterian discipline is to discover the meaning of Who am I.

4. The general population was considered to be one of the healthiest groups of the ancient world True/false
Answer: True

5. The initiates ate the same diet as the common folk true/false
Answer: False

6. As part of your spiritual practice, begin controlling your intake of food gradually on a daily basis.

7. Question: Whose favorite food is lettuce?
Answer: Set and Heru

8. Question: If your family members are not interested or do not understand what you are doing, what should you do?
Answer: Maintain your practice privately and try to keep the interruptions to a minimum.

9. Question: Once you have established a schedule of minimum time to devote to practice, what should you do?
Answer: Keep your schedule, if at all possible. If you make a schedule for all of your activities and keep to it tenaciously, you will discover that you can control your time and your life. As you discover the glory of spiritual practice, you will find even more time to expand your spiritual program. Ultimately, you will create a lifestyle, which is entirely spiritualized.

10. Question: One should start their Spiritual Practice with a exercise, b prayer, c breathing, d meditation
Answer: exercise

11. Question: What is the minimum time for meditation?
Answer: Ten minutes