The "Wisdom and Mystery" of Ancient
Here, Egypt-ology means the study of the
"wisdom and mystery of ancient Egypt" with a strong emphasis on
So, what do we mean by Metaphysics? Great question! The term is
composed of two words. "Meta" meaning "of higher
order or level," and "physics" meaning "the science
of matter, energy, and their interactions." Simply stated,
Metaphysics is a "higher order of matter and energy."
But we're not done quite yet: Metaphysics is
also considered a "Philosophy." "Philosophy" is also composed
of two words. "Philo" meaning "love," and
"sophia" meaning "wisdom."
Therefore, we can define the study of
Metaphysics as "the desire for a higher knowledge of what
is beyond the physical."
Or as we would prefer to think of it as "The
Philosophical Study of Being and Knowing."
The "Two Big
Questions" of Ancient Egypt
This sets the stage for "THE TWO BIG
QUESTIONS" regarding ancient Egypt... "WHY and
As important as to the Who, What, Where, and
When of ancient Egypt, we at Egypt-ology are equally, if not
more, intrigued with the exploration of the "Why and How" of
ancient Egypt. Perhaps too much time and effort is spent on
looking at the results of their beliefs and too little
consideration given as to why they embraced those belief(s) at
Ancient Egypt was stellar, colossal, glorious,
stupendous, and mysterious!
With the "filters off," we will explore
- ancient Egyptian gods
- ancient Egyptian names
- ancient Egyptian religion
- ancient Egyptian temples
- ancient Egyptian art
- ancient Egyptian clothing
- ancient Egyptian food
- ancient Egyptian customs
We will examine its extraordinary Kings,
Queens, and Pharaoh's such as:
them great? WHY and HOW did they do the things they
We will present and explore the great temples
of Egypt and the ancient Egyptian sites. To name just a
These temples of ancient Egypt have inspired
and awed us throughout the ages. Did you know that some of these were actually
Egyptian gods and
It is easy to be bewildered by the great number
of gods, and goddesses, the intricate relationships between
them and ancient man, and the various forms they took. Our
exploration of Egypt would not be complete without recognizing
these ancient Egyptian deities from A to Zehuti.
Yes, there really is an
Egyptian god named A!
The ancient Egyptians worshipped a multitude of
gods and goddesses, and an understanding of these "supernatural
beings" is crucial for any inquiry into Egyptian religion and
In bringing forth the wisdom of Egypt, and
their "higher order," we will focus on their spirituality and
religion. This permeated every aspect of the people and their
daily lives. Their religious beliefs and practices accompanied
the ancient Egyptians throughout life into death. The
importance they placed on religion in their day-to-day
existence, sheds light on many details of Egyptian life.
Evidence remains of their beliefs and rituals, as well as their
moral values and social etiquette.
The spectacular achievements of the ancient
Egyptian civilization were possible because of its prosperity.
It was truly a "Golden Age." Their prosperity was a direct
result of their morality and correct living.
Putting an extreme importance on the afterlife,
they believed that the way in which one lived in this life
would determine the conditions in which one lived in the next
life. Only the morally righteous person could hope to enjoy the
afterlife and the heavenly realm with the gods.
What triggered this
The ancient Egyptians had very strict moral and
ethical standards. If we open our minds to that ancient time,
we may feel our "intuitive self" beckoning us toward the
"Golden Age," where the power of Heaven, was the power on
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