28 "gods" of the royal cubit
A devotee of Sri Aurobindo who was in charge of the library at Auroville has cracked the code in
The Royal Cubit: Psychometrics of Ancient Egypt by Medhananda, 2006 Prisma
"In this book we are introduced to the Egyptian royal measuring tool, an instrument, 52 cm long, showing a list of 28 images, used by architects, engineers and masons to build pyramids and temples. Medhananda's research revealed, that it was meant not simply for building monuments but was perceived also as a secret codex with 28 symbols corresponding to a list of 'gods', of soul powers and the phases of the moon. This codex was meant as a program of self-knowledge and transcendence, an ancient discipline of self-culture, aimed at developing self awareness. So we find 28 'exercises', each helping us to become aware of our own soul powers and to 'build' our complex self with the 'stuff' of consciousness."
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Image belowThis is somebody's interpretation - combining New Age style kabbalah and the major Egyptian gods. They are probably not far off the mark though. I'm not sure I agree with this but for now it is an interesting idea. I do not believe there are chakras "above" the crown chakra. I believe that to be a misinformed idea - because really our connection to the crown is through deeper and deeper layers of the brow chakra. The innermost point of of the brow (which Sri Vasudeva says is in the center of the brain but of course not part of the brain but of the soul's subtle body) at the point where it meets the edge of infinity at brahmarandhra, according to my studies is GV20 kshetram. Ultimately any model is misinformed because crown consciousness is beyond forms! Linear models are useful for grasping what goes where but without the actual experience they are misleading.
The Egyptian zodiac is composed of 36 "decans" because each one is 10° of a circle (the cosmological circle). This became the Drekkana (D3 varga) of the Jyotish system (Wikipedia)!
This is interesting - why 36? I am thinking possibly it is linked to an esoteric model of the universe based on 36 elements (tattwas). It is derived from the Babylonian one (and that concerns the formation of the 360° circle which is 10x36 - for a 10-based system)......
Djed & Ankh
It is pretty obvious to me that the djed and the ankh represent risen Kundalini. I like the cut-to-the-chase esoteric explanation given here where you can read all about it.
The djed is also depicted inside the Giza pyramid which Egyptologists call "The King's chamber" which suggests to me that technologies of the ancient world were wisely based on the Divine technologies of our energy anatomy that allows for our sacred relationship to the Divine and Nature. Here is the whole decoded story:
To me this (below) is even more significant, so I am focusing here on it:
The shepherd's crook and the GV meridian
The shepherd's hook (Jesus and Govinda) and the symbols of divinity in ancient Egypt remind me very much of the GV meridian:
This is an image of the god Osiris (Osiris may be an Egyptian version of an early form Shiva). In the royal regalia of the Pharoah indicating symbolic divine attributes (see Wikipedia), the crook became a symbol of Upper Egypt (I think of ascending subtle energy) and the 3-part flail a symbol of Lower Egypt (I think of scourging or purifying the body-identified ego) so it's probably to do with rise of Kundalini and the spiritual journey. The three parts of the flail might also be related to the 3 central nadis (ida, pingala and sushumna).
Heka and his "gods"
|The ancient Egyptian god Heka (Wikipedia)|
In this drawing of the god Heka (the GV meridian deified) it is interesting that he is pointing to either GV27-Ashwini or GV28-Bharani which are the points related to the soul re-entering into a new birth in a human body.
A title of Heka is "He who activates the ka" (ka means soul in ancient Egyptian - in particular that part of the soul associated with vital spark). When Kundalini is awakened in the sushumna nadi the soul begins its spiritual journey, so this makes sense to me. Ka-ba has to do with the spirit in the body (Kundalini) and may be the root of words like merkaba (divine light vehicle of ascension in the astral body) and Kabbalah (mystical representation of the astral body in Hermetic Judaism) (see link). Cyndi Dale in her research on chakrology around the world also connects the idea of Heka as related to the activation of a chakra (which is what Kundalini does in the sushumna) - see link.
Also that Heka is considered a child - this also makes sense. I am thinking of correlating this to the Tantric Ganesha (associated with GV1 and all of astrology) the divine child that is Wisdom born of Consciousness (Shiva) and Energy (Shakti). This also works for me.
When put together properly it looks like this:
"He was depicted in anthropomorphic form as a man in royal dress wearing the regal curved beard of the gods and carrying a staff entwined with two serpents. This symbol, originally associated with the healing god Ninazu of Sumer (son of the goddess Gula), was adopted for Heka and traveled to Greece where it became associated with their healing god Asclepius, and today is the caduceus, symbol of the medical profession." (link)
A Jungian view of the Osirus myth makes an interesting observation about Heka:
"If we look carefully into the myth we find ample evidence of the transition that took place during Egypt’s early history when magic (heka) evolved into the proto-science of alchemy."
Here I take Osirus as the cosmic (macrocosm) counterpart to the microcosmic Heka. I think of Osiris as the ancient Egyptian concept similar to what the lingam implies to the Hindus.
There is a fantastic theory going around internet that the sphinx was originally Anubis the jackal god, Egyptian guardian of the dead. I love this artist's reconceptualization:
Markings on the Heka
"The crook is inscribed on both the terminal caps with the throne name only - a difference that, in spite of the equality in size of the two objects, may indicate that they were not originally made as a pair. A second pair and an odd crook, all larger, were found in the same wooden box as this flail. All three crooks are composed of alternating cylindrical sleeves of metal overlaid with gold and dark blue glass upon a bronze core."
If Osiris is the djed and the djed is Kundalini rising, the Osiris' emblem of the crook must mostly certainly represent the dumai governor vessel. This hypothesis needs investigating. Then the marks on the crook would then naturally relate to the kshtram points associated with the GV - that's if the knowledge about these mystical things were accurately depicted in surviving artifacts.
|Osiris on frieze on a wall of tomb QV66 holding the crook (and flail with other emblems)|
|Stele_of Ra-Horakhty at the Louvre (click for much larger picture)|
Horus and the GV Meridian?
Here is an amazing explanation of the dawn of a new year (December 25th - incidentally the date chosen to represent Christmas) depicted in the form of the so-called Dendera "lightbulb" - but decoded here to mean something that I think is more like enlightened consciousness. The snake inside looks to me like the GV meridian with Kundalini moving up along sushumna creating spiritual light:
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