One of the reasons why humanity has still not recognized the level of the ancients’ knowledge lies in the incorrect reading of the hieroglyphics or pictographs.
The most important aspects of the knowledge passed down by the priests from generation to generation was recorded in the language of symbols rather than words. A pictograph can convey several levels of information (meanings). Individual symbols contained the sense of a whole doctrine, while to express a single idea in words sometimes requires volumes of books. Moreover verbal records leave room for incorrect interpretations and manipulations.
The ability to read sacred texts written in the hieroglyphic manner was lost long before the demise of Egyptian civilization. The priests of the last dynasties were no longer the bearers of knowledge, aware of its true meaning. When painting hieroglyphics on the walls of temples, they had about as much understanding of them as an ordinary clergyman today does of a book on quantum physics. That is why the teachings of the ancients on, say, the “energy of life” which reached Aristotle through Thales of Miletus and came down to the present day were interpreted incorrectly.
What actually was the distortion of the theory of the “water of life” that Thales brought from Egypt? We shall quote exactly parallel pronouncements. Aristotle taught that:
Water is the chief principle of all things. Everything proceeds from it… constantly arising and to water everything returns. The changes in things are dictated by compression and solidification…
The incorrect interpretation of this knowledge that came down from deep antiquity was the result of a failure to understand the meaning of the relevant hieroglyphics. In particular the symbol «энергия» , which had the meaning of the concept “energy” is still today translated by classical Egyptologists as “water”! Apply your logic and take a look at the symbol. It strongly resembles a sinusoid. In mathematics such curves are used to describe a wave or oscillatory process. Such an analogy arises naturally from the observation of the movement of waves on the surface of water.
Everything that comprises the nature of material is a consequence of various vibrations in the environment. Therefore the symbol that resembles a wave was used as naturally reflecting the essence of this process.
If we replace the word water in the statement above with “energy”, we get close to what lay at the very foundation of the doctrinal world view of the Ancient Egyptian priests.
Energy is the chief principle of all things. Everything proceeds from it … constantly arising, and to energy everything returns. The changes in things are dictated by compression and hardening [of energy].
After reading these words we realize that the initiates of deep antiquity from whom the ancient Egyptian priests inherited their concepts were scientists with a very high level of knowledge and that Albert Einstein was not the first to discover the capacities of space, time and energy fields when he concluded that:
«Field is the only reality, there is no physical matter, only a condensing and compacting field».
Fig.7 Detail of a mural in the tomb of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings
The meaning of the symbol becomes even more obvious when scanning one of the walls in Toth-Ankh-Amon (Tutankhamen’s) burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings we light on the depiction of the priestess Ur–t Khekau, whose name translates as “the possessor of sacred force” (Fig. 7). Above her palms is the familiar hieroglyph, indicating that the hands of the priestess recorded here are radiating the energy that not only ancient, but contemporary psychics and spiritual healers use to influence the energy structure of others.
In the light of this, the “Myth of the Creation of the World” assumes its true meaning, revealing to us the secret of what the ancient pre-dynastic priests knew about the beginnings of all that exists:
«In the Beginning of Beginnings there was nothing:
no air, no light, no sound, no sky, no earth, no fire, no life, no death — only one endless,
immobile Ocean of Primordial Energy immersed in gloom (Nun).
God created himself out of the primordial energy.
His name was Atum (Everything and Nothing)…»
(translated from the Ancient Egyptian)
The god NU rises from the primordial waters(energy) and holds aloft the ship of Ra containing the “Great Nine Gods” headed by Ra, who created himself from Nun (the Ocean of Primordial Energies). The gods sailing in the ship of Ra symbolizes the process of discovery (self-discovery). Movement in the cosmos implies that events take place in space and time, i.e. the Universe accessible to the senses begins to exist as a mass of moving entities. The wavy lines forming a background to the depictions of the ship of Ra, Osiris, Nu and Nut indicate that all the action described is taking place in the realm of energy.The god Ra (Kheper) is depicted in the guise of a scarab beetle. The word kheper, translated as “development” literally means “rotation”, while the word paut means “the primordial material or substance” from which everything is made.
Thus, described here in a brilliantly simple manner is the mechanism by which through wielding energy (changing its speed of rotation (and spin), intensifying and differentiating it). God condenses material, creating “the gods” and all sorts of life forms. That is why the scarab rolling a ball of dung (reflection of God rotating bundles of energy) was the symbol of the great creative process of Kheper. The observant philosopher of Antiquity who wanted to record the idea for posterity chose a visual image that was seen every day and readily understood by the inhabitants of the desert. This image was also powerful because, seeing the scarab each day, people turned in their thoughts from mundane concerns to the Eternal. The image of the scarab Kheper was something like the catalyst for instant meditation on the nature of God the Creator. With time the idea was distorted and taken to absurdity. That is why present-day conventional Egyptology has this to say about Kheper:
“The sacred beetle was a symbol of self-creation, as the Egyptians believed that the beetle emerged spontaneously from the ball of dung (which in reality serves as a protection for the eggs and larvae that emerge from them). Thus they venerated the anthracite-black dung beetle under the name Khepri, that is “he who comes from beneath the earth” and long since associated it with the Creator-God Atum and viewed it as an image of the Sun god. Just as the beetle pushes a ball of dung before it, they believed that Khepri rolled the sun disk across the sky. The solar beetle that gave light and warmth, reproduced in soapstone or pottery became one of the favourite amulets and was placed with the dead as a symbol of re-emergent life.”
The idea that came down through time of the environment being an ocean of energy was an all-embracing and widespread one that found reflection not only in fundamental religious doctrines about the nature of the world, but also in prehistoric pottery that played the role of a kind of visual theoretical textbook (Fig. 9)
Fig. 9 The design on a prehistoric vase.
This composition found on an Ancient Egyptian vase is interesting as it contains several layers of useful information hidden from the eyes of the uninitiated.
The four pyramids in the centre are direct evidence of the existence of pyramid complexes in prehistoric times. The pyramids, animals, birds and human beings are placed on wavy lines, symbolizing the idea that the Earth and water are sources of energy.
The wavy lines running upwards are geological faults through which, as if through channels, the Earth’s energy flows make their way to the surface. The composition as a whole explains that the “bowels” of the Earth are a source of energy for birds, animals, humans and pyramids. The sets of four short zigzags above the humans and pyramids are energy flows running from the Earth and the tips of the pyramids upwards to the sky that is represented by several rows of wavy lines showing that it too is an energy-charged space.
The integrity of this knowledge and the broad distribution in deep Antiquity of a common language of symbols is shown by symbols found on the walls of dolmens across an area extending from the Black Sea coast to the mountains of the Western Caucasus (Fig. 10).
Fig. 10. A dolmen on the River Zhene
The texts that accompany this symbol spoke of the practices (processes) that linked the human being to “the source of life energy”, while the structures upon which the symbol was placed acted as amplifiers of this energy. These resonating structures were used to:
In speaking of energy, the vitally active element of creation from which all the rich variety of life forms proceeds, we at the beginning of the new millennium are capable of grasping what lies behind these words. For centuries this ancient knowledge remained as inaccessible for humanity, thrown back into the night of ignorance, as it was in Aristotle’s time.
More than 5,000 years before Thales visited Egypt, its priests possessed precise knowledge in the natural sciences – and it is only the vanity and blinkered attitudes of representatives of science, still unwilling to acknowledge such “predecessors”, that prevents the study and perception of the evidence left in stone by Ancient Egyptian culture as the expression of scientific knowledge and methods, above all in the realm of medicine and parapsychology. That knowledge and those methods are of a comparable level at least to ours today, and in a number of instances go far beyond what our civilization has yet accomplished (This subject is covered in greater detail in Valery Uvarov’s book «The Wands of Horus», 2004)..
Thus the title of the text from the Book of the Earth mentioned earlier (Fig.3) could at the least be corrected to become: «He Who Conceals (Time), A Personification of the Energy Clock».
What we have seen above is far from the only example demonstrating a fairly deep scientific approach to the understanding and description of the world. It is one more weighty reason to consider the ancient texts more attentively, with an understanding that they may contain priceless information for us.