Destination Uncertain. Well in fact it is destination Egypt, only uncertain if I will ever visit the first place I ever put on my bucket-list. Cheops, Gizeh Plateau, Egypt. There is a lot on my bucket-list I know now to never see for real but Praise the Lord for Google Maps. To name another few, the Taj Mahal in Agra India. Sydney Harbour with the Bridge and The Opera House, The Buddhist Temples in Lhaos Tibet, Machu Picchu Peru and Findhorn in Scotland. There were also London and Glastonbury but those I could check off, and I will most certainly see Le Louvre in Paris before my departure to the Celestial Spheres.
Let’s get on with it. For some wonderful but to me unknown reason I, since a young age on, felt a connection with birds in general but specifically the falcon, and I still do. The sounds, noises and doings of birds always warm my heart. The falcon crossed my path several times and when I had my job in another city I saw one every day. Like it greeted me on my way to work and on my way home. It wasn’t at the same place, it could pop up at every place along the road, the concrete walls, flying from the forest and sometimes in a tree on the central reservation. I understood that for some reason I had ‘an extra’ totem animal, Horus, The Falcon.
Falcon as Totem and Spirit Animal
When you encounter a falcon it means that you need to seek soul healing and restoration. Connect with the falcon’s healing energies. When you need soul healing or astral guidance call on the falcon as your totem animal.
When falcon rises as your spirit animal it’s time to sit in the seat of your own power. Falcon as a totem animal belongs to those who impassion the world with fiery solar energy
Falcon’s lesson is to let go of ego.
Falcon people are true visionaries whose quest for wisdom gives wings to their soul. Though impatient, Falcon’s fiery spirit loves with legendary intensity. When the falcon is your spirit animal, you are the type of person that is very passionate and decisive.
Symbolism: Victory, Superiority, Loyalty, Strength, Wisdom, Patience, Strategy, Determination, Achieving Dreams.
The point is the falcon chose me to guide I never asked for guidance, nonetheless I needed exactly what it has to offer and ever since my spirit is linked to the falcon.
The Step Pyramid of Djoser is considered to be the first true pyramid of Egypt, which was created for Pharaoh Djoser, right after he was crowned, because he was looking for something different than a ‘simple’ Mastaba. (Mastaba: meaning ‘house for eternity’ is a type of ancient Egyptian tomb in the form of a flat-roofed, rectangular structure with inward sloping sides, constructed out of mud-bricks, from the river Nile, or stone).
This is where Imhotep (Saqqara, Egypt, Third Dynasty, ca. 2630 – 2611 BCE) stepped in as the first true architect in the history of mankind. He applied architecture, engineering and aesthetics to create this and other monumental buildings.
The pyramid he came up with seemed to be a series of Mastabas, of differing sizes, placed on top of each other and the sides placed along important cardinal points for the religious purposes of the burial complex.
The Great Pyramids of Giza are considered the greatest of all ancient Egyptian constructions. There are three main pyramids and six smaller ones created for royal family members. The three great ones were build for the Pharaohs Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure and the finalization took 75 years altogether. Although we mostly talk about the pyramids as buildings on itself, for the ancient Egyptians there was more to it. The entire area around the pyramid, named complexes, was of great importance; the main pyramids, the small pyramids, the procession ways, the temples, the statues and the gardens, so you see it has a reason why these complexes were called the Cities of the Death. We see just building in a big box of sand but back in the days these were places of splendor and grandeur.
Inside the great pyramids are the burial chambers of the Pharaohs and their main wives. These chambers were, and still are, lined up with specific cardinal points in the heavens, think about the shafts of the centered pyramid that are on the south side pointing toward Orion and Sirius and on the north side to Ursa Minor and Alpha Draconis, the main reason for the existence of these shafts are those being exit points to heaven for the King and Queen, but none of them was ever back to tell what these were for, I personally think there is way more to it. What we do know is that these had engineering purposes for example to keep air flowing into the main chambers while they were being constructed, as well as a a gateway to carry the Pharaoh’s coffin in. Above all the pyramids are in fact grave stones and the ‘homes’ of the dead people’s spirits to meet and communicate with (the) God(s) or Ra. Many Egyptologists think that the choice for a pyramid was to connect the deceased with the Sun God Ra.
The Great Sphinx of Giza is connected to the pyramid of Khafre as he is named the guardian of Khafre’s tomb. This largest sculpture of the history of the ancient middle east is believed to depict the head of Khafre on top of the body of a lion which indirectly combines human intelligence with the strength of a lion. The largest and most famous sphinx is located southeast of the pyramids on the Giza Plateau adjacent to the Great Pyramids of Giza on the west bank of the Nile River facing east (29°58′31″N 31°08′15″E).The Sphinx is carved from the bedrock of the Giza plateau, and it appears that the core blocks used to construct the king’s valley temple were quarried from the layers of stone that run along the upper sides of this massive image.
Many pharaohs had their heads carved atop the guardian statues for their tombs to show their close relationship with the powerful solar deity Sekhmet, a lioness. Besides the Great Sphinx, other famous Egyptian sphinxes include one bearing the head of the pharaoh Hatshepsut, with her likeness carved in granite, which is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the alabaster sphinx of Memphis, Memphis, Egypt, currently located within the open-air museum at that site.
Sculptures. Sculptors created images of the deceased to serve as abodes for the ka should the mummies be destroyed to insure their immortality. Ka is a spiritual entity, an aspect of the individual, believed to live within the body during life and to survive after death therefor we saw an interest in portrait sculpturing developing in ancient Egypt. The statues were to serve for eternity for which a permanence of style and material were essential; the primary material was stone most commonly diorite – an exceptional hard dark stone brought 700 miles down the Nile from royal quarries in the south.
Khafre Enthroned. In order to create this sculpture in-the-round, the sculptor used the subtractive method. He began with a cube-shaped stone block of diorite. First, the sculptor drew the front, back, and two profile views of Khafre on the four vertical faces of the stone. After the sketched plans were made, the sculptor chiseled away the excess stone on all four sides until the plans came together, meeting at right angles. The last step was sculpting specific details of Khafre’s body and face, carving the falcon god Horus, and other designs on the throne. The subtractive method allows the sculptor to create a block-like look for Khafre’s ka statue, a standard for Egyptian sculpture during this time period. In addition to the subtractive method, abrasion, rubbing or grinding the surface was used to finish the product off. The diorite statue stands at a final height of five foot six.
Khafre’s ka statue, which would have been located in the Valley temple of Khafre, was only one part of an extremely intricate system used in Egyptian funerary rituals. Located at the Pyramids of Gizeh, the necropolis included the Valley Temple of Khafre, a mortuary temple, the Great Sphinx, and a causeway leading to the pyramid of Khafre.
The statue was carved for the Pharaoh’s valley temple near the Great Sphinx, a part of the necropolis (a funerary city) used in funeral rituals. This Old Kingdom statue has an important function in Egyptian tombs as substitute abodes for the Pharaoh’s ka—the life force that accompanied a person with a kind of other self. After death, the ka leaves the body into the afterlife, but still needs a place to rest: the statue.
Mummification played a huge role in the Egyptian culture, a 70-day process to ensure immortality for the pharaoh. Starting in the 3rd millennium BCE, if the pharaoh’s mummy was damaged, a ka statue was created to “ensure immortality and permanence of the deceased’s identity by providing a substitute dwelling place for the ka”.
Khafre wears a linen nemes headdress, which cover most of his forehead and folds over his broad shoulders. This royal headdress depicts the uraeus, or cobra emblem, on the front along with the royal false beard attached at the end of his chiseled chin, all symbols which exemplify his royalty and divinity. Khafre wears a kilt covering his waist, revealing his idealized upper body and muscle definition. This depiction is not a portrait, but a symbol of Khafre’s power through using the artistic conventions of Egypt—a flawless body, perfectly un-aged face, and ideal body proportions. The Egyptian idealized portraiture is not meant to record individualized features, but instead proclaim the divine nature of Egyptian kingship. Two stylized lions’ bodies form the throne Khafre sits on, creating a sturdy base. Lotus plants and papyrus plants grow between the legs of the throne, referring to the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt which ended the Egyptian Pre-Dynastic period. The God Horus, depicted as a falcon, protects the backside of Khafre’s head with his wings, a reference to supposed divinity. Besides the striking view of the falcon resting behind Khafre’s head, Khafre’s feet are placed upon a flat platform, engraved with 9-archery bows, representing the king’s dominance over foreign enemy tribes, the nine bows.
Horus is one of the most significant ancient Egyptian deities. He was worshiped from at least the late prehistoric Egypt until the Ptolemaic Kingdom and Roman Egypt. Different forms of Horus are recorded in history and these are treated as distinct gods by Egyptologists. These various forms may possibly be different perceptions of the same multi-layered deity in which certain attributes or syncretic relationships are emphasized, not necessarily in opposition but complementary to one another, consistent with how the Ancient Egyptians viewed the multiple facets of reality. He was most often depicted as a falcon, most likely a lanner falcon or peregrine falcon, or as a man with a falcon head.
The earliest recorded form of Horus is the tutelary deity of Nekhen (1) in Upper Egypt, who is the first known national god, specifically related to the ruling pharaoh who in time came to be regarded as a manifestation of Horus in life and Osiris in death. The most commonly encountered family relationship describes Horus as the son of Isis and Osiris, and he plays a key role in the Osiris myth as Osiris’s heir and the rival to Set, the murderer of Osiris. In another tradition Hathor is regarded as his mother and sometimes as his wife. Horus served many functions, most notably being a god of kingship and the sky. He was considered to also contain the sun and moon, the sun was his right eye and the moon his left.
The Legendary Eye of Horus Mystery Schools
Thoth Hermes Trismegistus is portrayed by the Egyptians as the moon god with the body of a man, head of an ibis, and a crescent moon over his head. His symbol was the winged serpent staff. He was the god of wisdom, letters, and time. But he was not only known to the Egyptians. To the Sumerians he was Ningizzida; he may have been Enoch to the Jews, Odin to the Scandinavians, Wotan to the Teutons, and some even suggest Buddha.
Before he was revered as a god, he was the first great Egyptian philosopher and founder of the Ancient Mystery Schools, receiving his wisdom while in meditative trances, writing over 40 books including (allegedly) the Emerald Tablet, The Book of Thoth and The Divine Pymander, with the Book of Thoth only being given to his enlightened initiates of the Mysteries.
THT founded the ancient legendary Right Eye and Left Eye of Horus Mystery Schools. Thousands of years after his death, Thoth was still revered as a god who walked among men by the ancient Romans and Greeks, and by the ancient Hebrews he was known as the man who walked with God.
The Right Eye of Horus Mystery School taught advanced spiritual seekers of the meaning of life how to activate a 3rd/4th dimensional Merkaba and perform action in an Enlightened state of Conscious Awareness using the 4th dimensional Unconditional Love Energies of Joy.
The Left Eye of Horus Mystery School taught graduates of the Right Eye of Horus Mystery School how to activate a 5th dimensional Merkaba and perform action in a Super Enlightened state of Conscious Awareness using the 5th dimensional Unconditional Love Energies of Bliss.
The topics he covered ranged from medicine, chemistry, law, art, music, rhetoric, magic, philosophy, geography, mathematics, anatomy, and oratory. To the Egyptians, his knowledge was so vast and all-encompassing that they first began to credit him as the communicator with the gods, eventually inducting him into the Egyptian pantheon.
As we started this writing with a personal touch we will end it the same. The inspiration to share this all came forth through a physical trigger I experienced. Besides the fact that I adore the Falcons of the land, for the first time I came across a picture of Pharaoh Khafre with Horus on his shoulders, the moment I saw that picture I got goosebumps all over immediately. I have still no idea why, as far as I know I don’t have any connection with the soul that was embodied in that Pharaoh. Even after researching his life for a bit, nothing came across that was slightly familiar. Besides the fact that he is buried in the Pyramid of Giza and that was the first place on my bucket-list and the fact that his tomb is guarded by The Sphinx, I don’t feel or sense any affinity with the life he lived or the people in it. Nonetheless he is depicted with Horus protecting his head, and I do feel the Horus Energy PLUS I am familiar with the Left and Right Eye of Horus Mystery-schools.
So far my little trip through Ancient Egypt which underlines my connection with Horus The Falcon God once more. I know I have been there and initiated in the Horus Temple of Kom Ombo as a High Priestess, for the rest … just letting it flow and taking it slow.
© Cormael 2018 23/08
• Nekhen was the religious and political capital of Upper Egypt at the end of prehistoric Egypt (c. 3200–3100 BC) and probably also during the Early Dynastic Period (c. 3100–2686 BC). (1)