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The Opening of the Way: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom Teachings of Ancient Egypt

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Here, the author of the two Her-Bak novels provides specific tools that instruct in the comprehension and application of those teachings, and help us recognize that it is by the path of silence and meditation that we are guided to the intelligence of the heart, which is our key to self-mastery and our connection to higher consciousness.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Inner Traditions (first published 1981)
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Aug 13, 2016 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Isha Schwaller de Lubicz and her husband wrote several works on Egyptology in which they deviate from mainstream thought and propose a view that is more similar to Taoist, Buddhist, or Gnostic thought. They hold the view that the ancient Egyptians possessed an all-around advanced way of thinking of a more intuitive character, rather than supporting the traditional view mainstream Egyptology holds of them as a collection of primitives who performed monumental architectural feats simply to appease ...more
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Only the second book I have abandoned reading in the last five years, I usually finish a book at any cost, but dear Gods, I can't abide another sentence of this tedious drivel.

I had actually looked forward to this. I read 'Her-Bak' and 'Serpent in the Sky' years ago and although they were a bit dry, I gained a lot from them.

Despite the title, there are only passing references to Egypt. I had expected a book which would refer to actual Egyptian myths and beliefs. This, however, includes chapters
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This is a very good spiritual guide book that explains the different aspects of the Self and how to establish harmony in yourself. The book is excellent at relating the material to various different religious traditions. I feel like my meditation practices have improved as a result of reading this book.
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Isha Schwaller de Lubicz spent her youth studying Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and Hebrew theology and mysticism. As pupil of R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz and later as his wife, she went on to investigate other religions and philosophical systems, including Taoism, Islam. Her most significant work was done in Egypt, where she lived for fifteen years among the temples and the tombs. There, patient labor ...more
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“No new truths await discovery; everything has been given already. But it has all been scattered abroad and dispersed, misrepresented by analysis, dulled by routine repetition. The essential words have been prostituted. We must recover the vital meaning of these ideas.” 4 likes
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