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Symbol and the Symbolic: Ancient Egypt, Science, and the Evolution of Consciousness

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Symbolism is the intuitive means of overcoming the limitations of reason.? Here Schwaller explains how true progress in human thought can be made only if we call upon the "symbolizing" faculty of intelligence, developed and refined in the temple culture of ancient Egypt and reflected in its hieroglyphs.
Paperback, 1st edition, 94 pages
Published November 1st 1981 by Inner Traditions (first published 1951)
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Chris Edward
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: philosophy, science
Symbolism is the only way to true knowledge- the crux of our justification in existing as abstract symbols ourselves ('momentary corpses') of human consciousness. He explores quantum physicis and the leading edge of 'exoteric' understanding to reach the point of dismissing language necessarily upon inevitably reaching the present moment- the boiling pot of esoteric truth, the understanding of which the Egyptians evidently had, based on the illustrations throughout the book.
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Nice
Oct 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone interested in understanding the mind of the ancients
Recommended to Nice by: I first found it among the stacks in the Esther Raushenbush Libr
Shelves: kemetic-studies
Most likely you are not ready for this book.
Viktor Shchedrin
Jan 25, 2012 marked it as public-library  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: country-egypt
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George Mills
May 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
A very brief introduction to a very complex subject. In reality, I feel as if the book is nothing more than an introduction to a much more extensive book. The content really is not sufficient enough to justify the cost of the book.
Hameed
Nov 04, 2011 rated it did not like it
An ingenious thought poorly executed using creationist viewpoint with help of pseudo-science and pseudo-philosophy -- failed mapping of ideas using references from Numerology, Astrology, Chiromancy and Homeopathy (to name a few!)
Dem
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The book's title definitely an indicator that you are about to go down the rabbit hole with this short but powerful read. Worth a revisit from time to time.
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Known to English readers primarily for his work in uncovering the spiritual and cosmological insights of ancient Egypt. In books like Esotericism and Symbol, The Temple in Man, Symbol and the Symbolic, The Egyptian Miracle, and the monumental The Temple of Man--whose long awaited English translation has finally appeared--Schwaller de Lubicz argued, among other things, that Egyptian civilization is ...more
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