Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Triune Concepts

"Ancient Egyptian priests or scientists defined not only the body and mind, but also the soul and spirit.  Additionally, the concepts of mind, soul, and spirit were so important that this triune or trinity concept was a constant theme throughout many layers of their philosophical thought and scientific disciplines.  There was a division of many things into three.  There were three grades of students (neophyte, intelligence, sons of light).  Temple architecture comprised an outer court for public congregations, a middle hall for priests and nobles, and an inner middle chamber, adytum, Holy of Holies, solely used by the High Priest.  There was the Goddess Isis (female), God Osiris (male), and God Horus (child, union of opposites).  An entrance to the temple was formed by a doorway in which the left pillar represented the masculine energy of creation, right pillar the feminine energy of creation, and the arch way that joined or united the two pillars or opposites represented the soul or self with the words written upon it, 'Man Know Thy Self'. "

From The Symbolism of the Crown in Ancient Egypt, by Richard D. King
Journal of African Civilizations, November 1984 (vol. 6, no. 2)


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