Ancient Egypt Readings
This Reading given by Edgar Cayce July 1, 1932.
1. EC: Much has been written respecting that represented in the Great Pyramid, and the record that may be read by those who would seek to know more concerning the relationships that have existed, that may exist, that do exist, between those of the Creative Forces that are manifest in the material world. As indicated, there were periods when a much closer relationship existed, or rather should it be said, there was a much better understanding OF the relationship that EXISTS between the creature and the Creator.
2. In those conditions that are signified in the way through the pyramid, as of periods through which the world has passed and is passing, as related to the religious or the spiritual experiences of man – the period of the present is represented by the low passage or depression showing a downward tendency, as indicated by the variations in the character of stone used. This might be termed in the present as the Cruciatarian Age, or that in which preparations are being made for the beginning of a new sub-race, or a change, which – as indicated from the astronomical or numerical conditions – dates from the latter portion or middle portion of the present fall . In October there will be a period in which the benevolent influences of Jupiter and Uranus will be stronger, which – from an astrological viewpoint – will bring a greater interest in occult or mystic influences.
3. At the correct time accurate imaginary lines can be drawn from the opening of the great Pyramid to the second star in the Great Dipper, called Polaris or the North Star. This indicates it is the system toward which the soul takes it flight after having completed its sojourn through this solar system. In October there will be seen the first variation in the position of the polar star in relation to the lines from the Great Pyramid. The dipper is gradually changing, and when this change becomes noticeable – as might be calculated from the Pyramid – there will be the beginning of the change in the races. There will come a greater influx of souls from the Atlantean, Lemurian, La, Ur or Da civilizations. These conditions are indicated in this turn in the journey through the pyramid. 4. How was this begun? Who was given that this should be a record of man’s experiences in this root race? for that is the period covered by the prophecies in the pyramid. This was given to Ra and Hermes in that period during the reign of Araaraart when there were many who sought to bring to man a better understanding of the close relationship between the Creative Forces and that created, between man and man, and man and his Maker.
5. Only those who have been called may truly understand. Who then has been called? Whosoever will make himself a channel may be raised to that of a blessing that is all that entity-body is able to comprehend. Who, having his whole measure full, would desire more does so to his own undoing.
6. (Q) What are the correct interpretations of the indications in the Great Pyramid regarding the time when the present depression will end?
(A) The changes as indicated and outlined are for the latter part of the present year . As far as depression is concerned, this is not – as in the minds of many – because fear has arisen, but rather that, when fear has arisen in the hearts of the created, SIN lieth at the door. Then, the change will occur – or that seeking will make the definite change – in the latter portion of the present year. Not that times financially will be better, but the minds of the people will be fitted to the conditions better.
7. (Q) What was the date of the actual beginning and ending of the construction of the Great Pyramid?
(A) Was one hundred years in construction. Begun and completed in the period of Araaraart’s time, with Hermes and Ra.
8. (Q) What was the date B.C. of that period?
(A) 10,490 to 10,390 before the Prince entered into Egypt.
9. (Q) What definite details are indicated as to what will happen after we enter the period of the King’s Chamber?
(A) When the bridegroom is at hand, all do rejoice. When we enter that understanding of being in the King’s presence, with that of the mental seeking, the joy, the buoyancy, the new understanding, the new life, through the period.
10. (Q) What is the significance of the empty sarcophagus?
(A) That there will be no more death. Don’t misunderstand or misinterpret! but the INTERPRETATION of death will be made plain.
11. (Q) If the Armageddon is foretold in the Great Pyramid, please give a description of it and the date of its beginning and ending.
(A) Not in what is left there. It will be as a thousand years, with the fighting in the air, and – as has been – between those returning to and those leaving the earth.
12. (Q) What will be the type and extent of the upheaval in ’36?
(A) The wars, the upheavals in the interior of the earth, and the shifting of same by the differentiation in the axis as respecting the positions from the Polaris center.
13. (Q) Is there not a verse of scripture in Isaiah mentioning the rock on which the great pyramid is builded?
(A) Not as we find; rather the rock on which John VIEWED the New Jerusalem – that is, as of the entering in the King’s Chamber in the Pyramid.
14. (Q) What is the date, as recorded by the Pyramid, of entering in the King’s Chamber?
(A) ’38 to ’58.
15. (Q) If the Passion of Jesus is recorded in the Great Pyramid, please give the date according to our present system of recording time?
(A) This has already been presented in a fair and equitable manner through those students of same, and these descriptions have been presented as to their authenticity.
16. (Q) How was this particular Great Pyramid of Gizeh built?
(A) By the use of those forces in nature as make for iron to swim. Stone floats in the air in the same manner. This will be discovered in ’58.
17. (Q) What is the significance of the character of the figure of the Sphinx, mentioned above?
(A) In this particular period of Araaraart and of the priest (that began those understandings – and passed through those of the hell in the misinterpretation of same), there was even then the seeking through those channels that are today called archaeological research.
In those periods when the first change had come in the position of the land, there had been an egress of peoples – or THINGS, as would be called today – from the Atlantean land, when the Nile (of Nole, then) emptied into what is now the Atlantic Ocean, on the Congo end of the country. What is now as the Sahara was a fertile land, a city that was builded in the edge of the land, a city of those that worshipped the sun – for the use of its rays were used for supplying from the elements that which is required in the present to be grown through a season; or the abilities to use both those of introgression and retrogression – and mostly retrograded, as we are in the present.
The beginnings of these mounds were as an interpretation of that which was crustating in the land. (See, most of the people had tails then!) In those beginnings these were left. When there was the entrance of Arart and Araaraart, they begin to build upon those mounds which were discovered through research. With the storehouse, or record house (where the records are still to be uncovered), there is a chamber or passage from the right forepaw to this entrance of the record chamber, or record tomb. This may not be entered without an understanding, for those that were left as guards may NOT be passed until after a period of their regeneration in the Mount, or the fifth root race begins. In the building of the pyramid, and that which is now called the Mystery of Mysteries [the Sphinx], this was intended to be a MEMORIAL – as would be termed today – to that counsellor who ruled or governed, or who acted in the capacity of the director in the MATERIAL things in the land.
With the return of the priest (as it had been stopped), this was later – by Isis, the queen, or the daughter of Ra – turned so as to present to those peoples in that land the relationships of man and the animal or carnal world with those changes that fade or fall away in their various effect. These may be seen in a different manner presented in many of the various sphinxes, as called, in other portions of the land – as the lion with the man, the various forms of wing, or characterizations in their various developments. These were as presentations of those projections that had been handed down in their various developments of that which becomes man – as in the present.
18. We are through.
The Temple of Sacrifice and The Temple Beautiful
The Purpose of the Temples
The entity then was among those who aided, who assisted those who would of themselves purify their bodies in the Temple of Sacrifice and prepare themselves in body and mind in the Temple Beautiful for service in the activities to make known those awarenesses of the sons of the Law of One–or God is one.
Those temples were on the order of what we today call our educational institutions and hospitals, that prepared the men and women of that period for a greater service to their country and to their people–for the glory of the Creative Forces, or God.
The Temple of Sacrifice
The passage of individuals (to be sure, by choice) through the experiences in the Temple of Sacrifice was much as would be in the hospitalization, or a hospital of the present day–when there have become antagonistic conditions within the physical body, such as to produce tumors, wens [cysts], warts or such.
Magnify this into the disturbances which were indicated, or illustrated in conditions where there was the body or figure of the horse, or the head of the horse with the body of man; or where there were the various conditions indicated in the expressions by the pushing of spirit into physical matter until it became influenced by or subject to same. Such influences we see in the present manifested as habits, or the habit-forming conditions.
Then there are, or were the needs for the attempts to operate, as well as to adhere to diets and activities to change the natures of the individuals; that their offspring, as well as themselves, might bring forth that which was in keeping with–or a pattern of–those influences in which there were souls or spirits with the idea, or ideal, of seeking light…
…the Temple of Sacrifice; sacrificing self that the spirit, the purpose, the love of God might be made manifest through the individual.
For, in the period, there was the Temple of Sacrifice ; or that wherein the body was shed of the animal representations through the sacrificing of the desires of the appetite, through the changing of self in the temple service.
The Temple Beautiful
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…an inside view of the Temple Beautiful: this indicating the seven stations, or seven centers, and with figures at each station. This would be very elaborate as to color tones; being as of an opalescent hue, with the heavens seen in the dome or ceiling–the sun, the moon, the cross (the Southern Cross indicated here), the Dippers, and the two large stars indicating the morning and the evening star, as well as the Dog Star. The cross–put this as a square, or each of the same length lines, over the central figure, or the figure indicated as being opposite the sun. The dress of the figures should indicate the colors of the rainbow, or the seven [spectral] colors…
…that as written over the door of the Temple Beautiful: Parcoi [?] so [?] suno [?] cum [?]. Lord, lead Thou the way. I commit my body, my mind, to be one with Thee…
In structure, this: There had been gathered from all the nations of the earth that which represented from their environ, their surrounding, the most beautiful gift; that it might be a reminder of those, to those, that purified or gave themselves in service or activity there, of the beauty of service of every land in this preparation of the bodies for their greater service as well as enabling the servants, the workers, the priestess, the prophetess, those that labored–or joyously gave themselves–to give their activity for others.
The materials outwardly were of the mountains nigh unto the upper waters of the Nile.
It was in the form of the pyramid, within which was the globe–which represented to those who served there a service to the world.
The furnishings may be surmised from the fact that the most beautiful things from each land were gathered there; gold, silver, onyx, iron, brass, silk, satins, linen.
As to the manner of the service there: The individuals having cleansed themselves of those appendages that hindered, came not merely for the symbolic understand. For these, to be sure, were all symbolized–the faults, the virtues of man, in all his seven stages of development–in the light or the lamp borne by those who served as the light bearers to those who entered for their initiation, or for their preparation to be that as given by the teachers–even Ra Ta…
What were the symbols of the seven stages of man’s development?
The world as the beetle. Birth as the cockerel. The mind as the serpent. Wisdom as the hawk. The varied activities in the cross, the crown, the gate, the door, the way…
Here it may be well that there be given a concept of what is meant by the journey [through the temple], or what journey is meant. As indicated, it, the globe within the pyramid without, was four forty and four cubits (twenty-seven and one-half inches was a cubit then, or a mir then). [The pronunciation was myrrh.] The height was four and twenty and forty and four mir, making then that in the form of the ova, or the egg in its ovate form.
From station to station in the seven phases or seals or stands or places of the activities, they were such as to make each station lead from one to another by ever crossing the one; making the continued web.
Concepts Practiced in the Temple
…vocational guidance [was practiced] in which there might be a better united effort on the part of all to fill that part in material experience in which they were especially fitted through nature or natural sources.
…in the Temple Beautiful, or that which had to do with the mind’s unfoldment to the cosmic, to the spiritual laws, of those who were prepared or purified there for their service in the varied relationships of economic, social, commercial, material and scientific application in the varied groups.
…the entity was among those who were purified in the Temple Beautiful, who were edified, as to how administrations to others were to be not by some great deed but in the patience, the gentleness, the kindness, the soft word that will turn away wrath.
…in the Temple Beautiful …that place of service and activity in which there were the trainings as it were of the individuals, from the desires of the natures of flesh itself, purified by service and activity, through rote–yet… raised within the bodies… the fires of purification [raising of the spiritual energy within].
…the fires for the purifications in the body and in the mind (called the fires in the present, but were the activities of individuals); hence dealing more with the moral relationships with groups and individuals.
What part of the service in the temple might be applied or used beneficially now?
Purifying of self, in body and in mind.
Arts Used for Healing and the Raising of Consciousness
… [one who] aided in the temple service, as also in the distribution of those tenets as were gained much through the music of the period that aided individuals in raising in themselves that which would make for a unity of purpose with the Creative Forces that overcomes the material and the carnal forces in man.
[in the Temple Beautiful] …not only the music that made for the cleansing of the bodies in the purifying upon the altars of the service there, but also wherein the music for those in the worship brought those things that made for the purifying of bodies for service in those experiences…
This was at a time when, as set by the priest, the women and the men were on an equal par in their services in the political and in the religious service and rites of the people.
…material aids for dis-ease …the dance and the music in the temple, …those still may be applied to the healings of individuals in their distresses or disorders in their lives.
…among those that supplied music in the Temple Beautiful, as well as in the dance-or in the activities of the body to bring to the consciousness of individuals the change being wrought in the mental being, as physical change was wrought in the body, during temple service.
…dances were established in that temple for the exercise of body, for the rhythm in presenting the ideal activities through the sphere of relationship of Creative Forces to man’s interpreting of same in body and mind.
…in the activities in the Temple Beautiful …there were the body movements, as of the dance and as of song. .. a part of the ritualistic work of those preparing themselves through that activity.
…there was the using of music as the means for the rhythm of the body in service …used to arouse the emotions of the body not for carnal reactions but the spiritual; as the dance that would unify the activities of individuals with the harmonies of life.
Songs and Chants
… among those who wrote the songs in that period, that were chanted and sung in the temples. …the entity’s songs were chosen above those of others; giving much to the peoples in that period of the understanding of the relationships of individual to individual, of individual to the Creative Forces as may be manifested in various forms in materialness.
… among the daughters of Ra Ta, active in the developing of the songs… in the Temple Beautiful.
… [she] was a musician upon the lyre as well as the conductor of the music in the temple worship… to arouse the activities of the peoples.
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…among those who first set the chants of the various peoples to any form of music. This thus made for that establishing in the Temple of Sacrifice of the chants to which much of the activities were given …as well as establishing of the chants that aided in healing…
Decor and Visual Arts
The entity …was active in preparing the interior decorations for the halls [in the Temple Beautiful]. Those were applied in such manners as to lend to the activities a contributing factor to the intents of the individuals as they prepared themselves for varied offices, both in political and social, both economic and religious, and all the forms of activity.
…among those who decorated the walls, the altars, the seats of those who ruled, the seats of those who ministered to the spiritual needs, the mental welfare of the peoples in the land [and] brought to many an understanding of how those things of the eye…influence and affect the bodies of those who look upon those things that influence the lives …in the decorative arts.
When there began the activities in the Temple of Sacrifice and in the Temple Beautiful, the entity was…what would be called in the present a cartoonist, or an artiste, or one who drew those things that might build character, purposes, desires in the individual activities of individuals; as well as those things that presented manners for others to follow…
[in the Temple Beautiful] there was the giving by the prophetess of the seal of life that was set upon each and every one who passed through these experiences, how or in what field of activity the relationships were of an individual to its fellow man in maintaining material existence; being in the world yet not of the world.
[life seals]… the emblems that indicated that necessary to be held within self for a revealing of self from within; in the signs, the plaques, the emblems that were given through the drawings.
The Teachings of Ra Ta and the Law of One
…in those days when the learning of the land turned to the study of the relation of man to the Creator.
…there was the absorbing of the ideals and ideas of the priest [Ra Ta], or the turning of the ideas into ideals, through the seeking to comprehend, to understand, and then to practically apply the tenets of “The Lord thy God is One.”
Let’s don’t forget the thesis, or the key for which all of this understanding had come: that there might be a closer relationship of man to the Creator, and of man to man.
…knowing and applying that truth–that first there must be lived within self that as would be the lesson taught to others.
…establishing of those activities which were being fostered by the priest for the regenerating of the people’s lives through their manners of living, their manners of conduct, their manners of exercise, their manners of diet and the thought of such natures.
…those same tenets as of old, that the highest service an entity may render to the Creative Energy, and the answer of the Divine from within, comes in being mindful of the sons and daughters of men. That… represents the Creative Forces in the earth’s plane, in the way that man may become One with the Creative Energy, yet know self to be self…
And holding to those tenets of the Law of One, as to the fruits of the spirit …that is:
- As ye would have another be, that be thyself.
- Do not ask another to do that ye would not do thyself.
- Make concessions only to the weak.
- Defy the strong if they are in the wrong…
For God is not mocked, and whatsoever a person soweth, that must he reap.
Only in the fruits of the spirit–as of long-suffering and patience and mercy and brotherly love and kindness and gentleness–may the true meaning of life’s experience and the purposes of life, and in the associations with others, be understood…
These make for that in the experience of each soul that makes life, with all of its uprisings and downsittings, worthwhile.
…as was given by the Law of One during that sojourn, and as is the experience in the present, God is within–and the manifestations of His love and His mercy in and among his fellow man may be best known by the acts, the deeds–yea, even the very thoughts of man as in relationships to his fellow man.
[The ideal as expressed in Egypt]: To know more of man’s relationship to the creative influences, or God, and the MANNER in which he may manifest same in his relationships to his fellow man.
The Foundation of the Master’s Teachings
How can I come to know and understand the light in the teaching of this period?
…this particular period became that that was the foundation of that taught by the Master.
The greater soul development may be found in the study of those things that partake of the mystery, yea of Egypt, but as applied to the teachings of Him…
How may I better fit myself to aid in this work, which is so influenced by this Egyptian period?
In drawing nearer and nearer to that mind as was in Him who crystallized the experiences of the period in the earth ten thousand five hundred years later.
…the tenets taught at that time …were the foundations of that known as the Christian era.
In this experience we find those tenets as were set in motion by that experience may be made compatible with that gained by the association with the Master, for they be one–even as has been given, they were the foundation of that as taught by the Master in His experience in the earth’s period.
The Sphinx and the Hall of Records
What is the significance of the character of the figure of the Sphinx… ?
… When there was the entrance of Arart and Araaraart [who became kings], they begin to build upon those mounds which were discovered through research. With the storehouse, or record house (where the records are still to be uncovered), there is a chamber or passage from the right forepaw to this entrance of the record chamber, or record tomb. This may not be entered without an understanding, for those that were left as guards may not be passed until after a period of their regeneration in the mount, or the fifth root race begins.
…the Mystery of Mysteries [the Sphinx], this was intended to be a memorial …to that counselor [Asriaio]…this was later-by Isis …turned so as to present to those peoples in that land the relationships of man and the animal or carnal world with those changes that fade or fall away in their various effect. These may be seen in a different manner presented in many of the various sphinxes …as the lion with the man, the various forms of wing, or characterizations in their various developments. These were as presentations of those projections that had been handed down in their various developments of that which becomes man-as in the present.
…the memorial standing as the mystery of the ages today [the Sphinx] …represents this counselor [Asriaio] to the kings… The face, even as was given then, is the representation of this counselor to this great people. These, and many findings …may be found in the base of the left forearm, or leg, of the prostrate beast, in the base of foundation. Not in the underground channel (as was opened by the ruler many years, centuries, later), but in the real base, or that as would be termed in the present parlance as the cornerstone.
In what capacity did this entity act regarding the building of the Sphinx?
As the monuments were being rebuilt in the plains …this entity [Arsrha] builded, laid, the foundations; …figured out the geometrical position of same in relation to those buildings as were put up of that connecting the Sphinx.
…The base of the Sphinx was laid out in channels, and in the corner facing the Gizeh [the Great Pyramid] may be found the wording of how this was founded, giving the history of the first invading ruler and the ascension of Araaraart to that position.
The Hall of Records
Give in detail what the sealed room [of Atlantean records] contains.
A record of Atlantis from the beginnings of those periods when the Spirit took form or began the encasements in that land, and the developments of the peoples throughout their sojourn, with the record of the first destruction and the changes that took place in the land, with the record of the sojournings of the peoples to the varied activities in other lands, and a record of the meetings of all the nations or lands for the activities in the destructions [of the prehistoric animals] that became necessary, with the final destruction of Atlantis and the buildings of the pyramid of initiation, with who, what, where, would come the opening of the records that are as copies from the sunken Atlantis; for with the change it must rise (the temple) again.
This in position lies, as-the sun rises from the waters, the line of the shadow (or light) falls between the paws of the Sphinx, that was later set as the sentinel or guard, and which may not be entered from the connecting chambers from the Sphinx’s paw (right paw) until the time has been fulfilled when the changes must be active in this sphere of man’s experience.
Between, then, the Sphinx and the river.
…the records of the manners of construction of [the Atlantean firestone] are in three places in the earth, as it stands today in the sunken portions of Atlantis, or Poseidia…near Bimini…And in the temple records …in Egypt… Also the records that were carried to what is now Yucatan in America…
Who will uncover the history of the past in record form which [is] said to be near the Sphinx in Egypt?
As was set in the records of the Law of One in Atlantis, that there would come three that would make of the perfect way of life… Those, then, that make themselves that channel. For, as He has given, who is to proclaim is not mine to give, but they that have made of themselves such a measure of their experiences as to be worthy of proclaiming.
[Note: The Hall of Records contains not only the Atlantean records, but many from the Egyptians as well, such as- artifacts, writings, and mortal remains. A notable example follows.]
… We find that the entity [Aris-Hobeth meaning the “Favored One”- a daughter of the priest] came into Egypt with the rest of the offspring of the priest [Ra Ta] … and his companion…
…with the tenets and laws that had been a part of this entity’s activity throughout its sojourn-the activities or truths were prepared upon tablets and [“…remember there are thirty-two of these plates!”] placed with the entity in the Tomb of Records….
For, these were records made by the entity itself; preserved with the physical being of the entity…
Where are those records or tablets [thirty-two plates] made of that Egyptian experience, which I might study?
In the Tomb of Records, as indicated. For, the entity’s tomb then was a part of the Hall of Records, which has not yet been uncovered…
How may I now find those records, or should I wait-or must I wait?
You will find the records by that channel as indicated, as these may be obtained mentally. [These were her personal records which she could have “obtained mentally” and which Cayce encouraged her to do but this did not happen.] As for the physical records [of the Atlanteans and others]–it will be necessary to wait until the full time has come for the breaking up of much that has been in the nature of selfish motives in the world. For, remember, these records were made from the angle of world movements.
The Great Pyramid
Prophecy in Stone
In the information as respecting the pyramids, their purpose in the experience of the peoples, in the period when there was the rebuilding of the priest [Ra Ta] during the return [from nine years in exile] in the land, some 10,500 before the coming of the Christ into the land, there was first that attempt to restore and add to that which had been begun on what is called the Sphinx, and the treasure or storehouse facing same, between this and the Nile, in which those records were kept by Arart and Araaraart in the period.
Then, with Hermes and Ra (those that assumed or took up the work of Araaraart) there began the building of that now called Gizeh [the Great Pyramid], with which those prophecies that had been in the Temple of Records and the Temple Beautiful were builded, in the building of this that was to be the hall of the initiates of that sometimes referred to as the White Brotherhood.
This, then, receives all the records from the beginnings of that given by the priest, Arart, Araaraart and Ra, to that period when there is to be the change in the earth’s position and the return of the Great Initiate to that and other lands for the folding up of those prophecies that are depicted there. All the changes that came in the religious thought in the world are shown there, in the variations in which the passage through same is reached, from the base to the top-or to the open tomb and the top. These are signified by both the layer and the color in what direction the turn is made.
This, then, is the purpose for the record and the meaning to be interpreted by those that have come and do come as the teachers of the various periods, in the experience of this present position, of the activity of the spheres, of the earth….
In this same pyramid did the Great Initiate, the Master, take those last of the Brotherhood degrees with John, the forerunner of Him at that place, [“John first went to Egypt-where Jesus joined him and both became the initiates in the pyramid or temple there.” 2067-11] As is indicated in that period where the entrance is shown to be in that land that was set apart, as that promised to that peculiar peoples, as were rejected-as is shown in that portion when there is the turning back from the raising up of Xerxes as the deliverer from an unknown tongue or land, and again is there seen that this occurs in the entrance of the Messiah in this period-1998.
Center of the Earth
When the lines about the earth are considered from the mathematical precisions, it will be found that the center is nigh unto where the Great Pyramid, which was begun then, is still located.
What was the date of the actual beginning and ending of the construction of the Great Pyramid?
Was one hundred years in construction. Begun and completed in the period of Araaraart’s time, with Hermes and Ra.
What was the date B. C. of that period?
10,490 to 10,390 before the Prince entered into Egypt.
How was this particular Great Pyramid of Gizeh built?
By the use of those forces in nature as make for iron to swim. Stone floats in the air in the same manner. This will be discovered in ?58.
How was this begun? Who was given that this should be a record of man’s experiences in this root race? for that is the period covered by the prophecies in the pyramid. This was given to Ra and Hermes in that period during the reign of Araaraart when there were many who sought to bring to man a better understanding of the close relationship between the Creative Forces and that created, between man and man, and man and his Maker.