THE ACTS OF BEING ARE PRISTINE
THE PLOT IS SUBLIMINAL
AND THE RESULTS, ECSTATIC
LIKE NATURE, THE ACTS OF BEING ARE DUAL
NEGATIVE, POSITIVES, SUBJECTIVES AND OBJECTIVE ARE POLARITIES OF HARMONY
THEREIN REST THE SECRET OF VITALITY
FORCES OF VITALITY ARE VIBRATORY
RESPONSE TO SUCH IS CONSCIOUSNESS
AND CONSCIOUSNESS IS AWARENESS
AWARENESS IS QUEEN TO REVELATION
REVELATION UNVEILS THE ACTS OF TRINITY;
LIGHT, LIFE AND LOVE
SUPERSTITION WEAVES FEAR
SELFISHNESS GERMINATES CONTEMPT
AND VANITY FERMENTS EGOTISM
FEAR DESECRATES FAITH
CONTEMPT FORNICATES LOVE
AND EGOTISM PROFANES DEVOTION
DARKNESS IS OF A LESSER BRIGHTNESS
INIQUITY IS AN ABSENCE OF CLARITY
AND EVIL IS DEFICIENCY OF BENEVOLENCE
THE OPPOSITION OF NIGHT IS DAY
THE EXTREME OF WINTER IS SUMMER
AND THE ESSENCE OF DEATH IS LIFE
LIGHT IS THE ILLUMINATION, THE TRUTH, THE SUMMATION OF ONENESS
LIFE IS ABSOLUTE, THE SOURCE, THE EMERGENCE OF ONENESS
LOVE IS DEITY, THE SUPREME, THE UNITY WITH ONENESS
UNITY WITH ONENESS IS WHOLESOME
ONENESS IS THE PRIMARY, THE COSMIC AND ONENESS IS THE ULTIMATE TRANSCENDENCE
THE ARCHITECT OF ONENESS IS TRINITY
AS BEING CONSTRUCTS TO REACH DIVINITY
DIVINITY MOVES NEARER BEING
HEAVEN IS THE UNIVERSAL MIND
AND IT IS IMPARTIAL
From earliest times, the Egyptians quarried a range of Granite Mountains between the Nile and the Red sea. These mountains were rich with deposits of alabaster and quantities of various fine rocks along with veins of gold.
Large numbers of men were employed, especially at the Hatnub quarry behind Tell-el-Amarna, where beautiful translucent alabaster was found in great abundance.
The early Egyptians used this material extensively for statuary work and the carving of ornamental objects and functional artifacts, such as the famous CANOPIC JARS in which the internal organs of the deceased were placed.
Alabaster is usually white, pink, or yellowish in color, often with darker streaks and patches. It has a very soft texture, and can be readily distinguished from marble in that it does not effervesce when acid is applied.
The best type of alabaster is pure white and translucent, as may be seen in this elegant and priceless vessel from the New Kingdom [1557-343 B.C.] This is one of many authentic alabaster artifacts in the extensive collection found in Egypt.
This priceless statue of the Egyptian goddess Sekhment holding a staff is made from black granite, and dates back to the 18th Dynasty [1580-1350 B.C.] Sehment symbolized the violent heat of the noonday sun to the ancient Egyptians.
Her name literally means “The Powerful One.” As the goddess of war, she would destroy all the enemies of the sun god Ra, all those who did not obey the laws of the Pharaohs and who tried to disrupt the cosmic order of things.
Her fury was so devastating that the other gods had to intervene in order to save humankind from total destruction. The priests of Sekhmet formed one of the oldest associations of doctors and veterinary surgeons. Certain hieroglyphic inscriptions speak of Sekhmet as “She who knows how to kill also knows how to kill.”
Pharaoh Amenhotep III increased the number of these lioness-headed statues in the temple of Mut at Karnak and in his funerary temple. This leonine goddess, wife of Ptah and mother of Nefertum, formed part of the Divine Memphis Triad. The city of Memphis was the principal center of her worship.