In our study of Ancient Wisdom, we touched on many subjects: number symbolism, the science and art of Egypt, mathematics, medicine, magic, and myths.
“Exploring the first chapters of the book ‘Jesus Christ, Sun of God’ by David Fideler, I felt overwhelmed with the newness of the ideas. It felt like stepping into the unknown. I discovered later that this ‘not knowing’ was a big ally, which allowed me to be more open and understand this information in a new way.”
We encountered a rich world full of mysteries, which gave us a completely new perspective on the information we had about arithmetic, geometry, Christian symbols, proportion, and harmony.
We studied numbers and their use in different disciplines:
Arithmetic: Number in itself
Geometry: Number in space
Harmonics (or Music): Number in time
Astronomy (or Cosmology): Number in space and time
We discovered Gematria, the old knowledge of words that can be represented as numbers and the meaning that can be transmitted.
The more we deepened into the study, the more we understood about rhythm; proportions; cyclicity and the natural order - something magical which is the basis of all life.
We were all touched by the Orphic words quoted in Fideler’s book:
“I am a child of both earth and starry heaven But my race is of heaven.”
Our studies then led us to Ancient Egypt...
“The discovery of Egypt's ancient wisdom fascinated and nourished me. My usual streams of thought would slow
down, and I was often left with a feeling of inner
quiet and deep questions.”
We were amazed that every aspect of Egyptian knowledge seemed to have been complete from the very beginning.
The sciences, artistic and architectural techniques and the hieroglyphic system all show virtually no signs of a period of development.
Everything seemed to have been there right at the start.
How could this be so?
“We are now in front of a deep mystery, and I have the
feeling that we are just scratching the surface.”
We read that ancient knowledge was transmitted through the structure of the temples, in their proportions, in symbols and in myths.
We studied the temple of Luxor - the ‘Temple of Man’ and researcher, R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz’s theories.
He proposed that everything, from its art to its physical dimensions had a deeper meaning, for example, the ground plan of the temple corresponds with an anatomically correct male skeleton.
The Colossi Of Memnon (Louis Haghe - Egypt and Nubia, Volume I) Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Proportions of Man and of the temple of Luxor. R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz, Le Temple de l'Homme, vol. 2
According to ancient esoteric doctrine, parts of the human anatomy are said to correspond with universal laws. Was this a place where initiates studied man’s role in the greater universe?
This corresponded with questions we have in our explorations of G.I. Gurdjieff’s work.