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This book explains how Ancient Egypt is the origin of alchemy and present-day Sufism, and how the mystics of Egypt camouflage their practices with a thin layer of Islam. The book also explains the progression of the mystical Way towards enlightenment, with a coherent explanation of its fundamentals and practices. It shows the correspondence between the Ancient Egyptian cal ...more
Paperback, 191 pages
Published February 1st 2003 by Tehuti Research Foundation (first published January 1st 2003)
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The Black Cat Researcher
May 24, 2016 The Black Cat Researcher rated it it was amazing
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Sufism, Islam, alchemy... it all goes back to Egypt(as far as we can tell). Looks like Moustafa Gadalla knows his stuff; he is a Rosicrucian afterall. He explained a lot of Egyptian symbolism like the reason for the cubed seating; it's a representation of 'mind over matter'...

It also seems the very root origin of 'games' and musical instruments is that they were originally tools and techniques of the Egyptian mystic. Religious observances involving these various exercises were developed as a
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Riobhcah
Feb 06, 2012 Riobhcah rated it it was amazing
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This is a fascinating book that investigates the Ancient Egyptian origins of Sufism. The Ancient Egyptians practiced "zikr" which is "the absence of oneself [by recollecting God alone]" (p. 62) and "when the individual self is lost, the Universal Self is found" (ibid.). This is so very similar to Sufi practices wherein the Beloved is pursued by losing the concern with the self.
Andrew
Jul 10, 2015 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a fairly detailed analysis of Sufism and its ancient Egyptian origins. Yet another excellent work by Moustafa Gadalla.
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Moustafa Gadalla is an Egyptian-American independent Egyptologist, who was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1944. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Cairo University.

Gadalla is the author of twenty two published internationally acclaimed books about the various aspects of the Ancient Egyptian history and civilization and its influences worldwide. He has several other exciting b
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