By Jay Weidner
In Egypt, this sacred science of the afterlife was focused
upon two things. One was the halting of the reincarnation
process of the BA The second was the termination of the fantastic,
dream-like states of the kA This science attempted, it appears,
to reunite the essence of the kA and the BA at the moment
of death in a way so that they would not separate.
But there is more. This nearly immortal being also becomes
the preserver and cultivator of the earthly spiritual realm.
He or she becomes a being that now has a capacity to influence
events and situations here on Earth, to assist in bringing
all beings into a higher spiritual awareness.
In order accomplish this sacred task, the manner in which
an individual lived his or her life was of vital importance.
Thus, the ancient Egyptians believed that every interaction,
judgment and impulse that occurred in one's life had a small
part of one's kA involved. Since they believed that existence
is eternal and that development continues even after death
of the body, they knew that whatever happened here would mirror
itself in the afterlife. This is a concept very close to the
eastern philosophy of karma. And so, the Egyptians were very
careful with whom they interacted, became friends with, had
sex, and made business deals. The point was to live lives
of virtue and integrity, not allowing their own personal kA
to get stained with negative experiences in this life. Hours
of quiet meditation and contemplation upon the fundamental
meaning of existence and relationship to the world around
them would seem to have been the pattern of their lives. For
it was understood that this type of lifestyle would lead to
the development and genuine experience of the higher spiritual
attributes of truth, insight, clarity, wisdom and compassion.
The Egyptians believed that human beings were the 'seeds'
for stars. It was believed that human beings were walking,
talking, thinking, conscious 'starstuff'. And indeed that
is what we are. Our bodies are made from interstellar dust
which is the remains of ancient dead stars, cosmic debris
and galactic particles. Throughout the course of our history
on this planet, dust and water miraculously created animated
Therefore, the navigation of the many realms in the after
life was another essential component of the rituals and practices
of the ancient Egyptian priests/scientists. They discovered
that even when all of the proper care and rituals were performed,
there was still much confusion at the moment of death on the
part of the separated and disconnected kA and BA The BA, freed
from the cycle of incarnation, still did not know the way
through the many faceted, and difficult to understand, realms
of the after life. The astral playground was too complex and
confusing to comprehend without some kind of map, without
some kind of guide that one could learn during their conscious
existence as a human being.
Using meditations, shamanic substances and sacred rituals,
these ancient priests/scientists traveled the shamanic pathways
that exist in the higher realms that surround us like an invisible
net. Achieving a state of what is now called a 'near death
experience', these ancient shamans pierced through the misty
curtain of the astral realm. They began to create a hygiene,
or a proper set of rituals, that allowed them to navigate
the infinite worlds of the after life.
As these many shamanic voyages were catalogued and compared,
a system began to be built that would allow the shaman, and
the person experiencing death, to better understand what was
happening and where to go in the afterlife. They called their
map the 'Tree of Life'. The purpose of this tree was to help
the kA and BA, now united at death, to be able to travel the
astral highways. The profound significance this symbolic map
will be explored in Part II of this article.
In addition, this science may be what is behind the many
ancient 'ley' lines that mark the surface of our planet.
have been recorded all over the planet. From England and
Ireland, to the Steppes. Ley lines have been found running
tops of 18000-foot mountains in the Andes. They are usually
perfectly straight. Their significance has been unknown
many years. It has been speculated that they are runways
for UFO's. Or that they are ancient highways. According
work of Paul Devereuax, they are actually ancient shamanic
pathways. These are shamanic spirit paths that allow
realized soulspirits to take off and land, so to speak, into
the other realms. This is why the shamans of old always
buried on the ley lines. In this way, their kA was preserved
in a sacred spot. In Europe, the shamanic tradition
for the kings and priests to be buried under flowing creeks
and rivers. They would dam the river and create a water
pass. Then they would bury the body in the flow of the water
and release the flow again. This preserved the body
it would not be found and it was preserved in a natural 'ley'
line, which is what rivers and streams are in this tradition.
Like Indra's net from the Hindu tradition, the ley lines
were reflected in the night sky as the paths between
the many stars.
For those who could read the sacred language which linked
the microcosm with the macrocosm, the earth with the
universe, outcroppings of rock, groves of trees, creeks and
streams all became the earthly representations of the stars
and planets. For these adepts, when one walked the earth
were not only tracing the psychic waves and patterns of the
land, but also transcending this realm and walking among
stars. The aborigines in Australia believed that the stones
sang the song of the stars themselves. If one listened closely
they could hear the music of the spheres.
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