“Words spoken by AmonRa, Lord of the Double Crown of the Two Lands & Empire, to the son of his body, Horus Michael the First. I gave to you the powers of sovereignty that you may guide the living to the righteous path, uphold the principals of Ma’at, dethrone the wicked and restore the light to my crown. May you be Maaxeru in this endeavor, rule for millions of years upon the holy throne of Horus, dispensing justice and prospering in life, forever.”
AmonRa is the King of all the Gods of Egypt, Supreme Ruler of the Universe, Creator of life, and the holy hidden energy within life itself. Because of this aspect, he is unknowable and secret to most, revealing his inmost lore to a select few (his children and some High Priests). In one aspect he is the daily Sun, at midday, the strongest of all solar phases. In another, he is the wind, for when called upon the wind comes forth to answer. His temples were constructed to represent the course of the Sun from day to night. First was the entrance pylon, representing a hill or mountain (horizon). The solar light travels from the curve of the hill into the inner sanctum (as during a solstice) within the core of the temple, striking the cult image and enveloping it in light. The cult image was usually made of metal, so that the light beam would reflect. Temples were oriented from East-West, making use of the natural light. Courtyards were made like a flowering garden, using pillars in the shape of flowers and plants like lotus flowers, palm trees and papyrus reeds. Banners near the entrance demonstrated the speed of wind gusts. Sacred lettering, or hieroglyphs, recorded daily offerings on the walls, pillars and obelisks as well as victories in honor of the god. The sacred gilded boat on the central altar held the sacred idol (idols were the physical representation of the God, used as a body for the manifested spirit of the God after it was summoned to Earth by the High Priests). The idol caught the light like a solar panel, energizing it with sacred energy. This energy was thought to empower the God, granting it the ability to answer prayers directed by his followers. Pyramids and obelisks were gilded on the top for the same purpose. Victories in honor of the God allowed Order to triumph over Chaos when viewed by the people and by the spirit of the God when he visited the Temple to receive his offerings.
People presented offerings in the courtyard. This was for prayers, petitions, healing wishes, etc. They were not allowed to see the idol except during festivals when the sacred boat was lifted from the altar and escorted to the Temple Canal, on an excursion to a visiting temple. This prevented them from stealing or vandalizing the idol, in case it was made of solid metal, like gold or silver. The idol for most temples was the size of an Academy Award, in the main temples it was the size of an adult male (5 feet high). Sometimes the life-sized idol had mechanical limbs and joints, so as to be movable in the wind (procuring an answer to a prayer, as interpreted by the priests). Offerings included fresh bread or cakes, wine and beer, fragrant incense (imported), fruit, flowers, semi-precious stones (for amulet production), linen cloth; gold and silver (or electrum), books, and music. Libations of water were made by the priests to purify the temple foundation. Servants (or slaves) were added after a victorious military campaign, which were mostly defensive since Egypt was constantly invaded. Imported plants from trade also found their way to the temples, adorning the Courtyards. If the temple was closed for some reason (storms, invasions, night), the people would request prayers at the Hearing Ear part of the temple, in the back wall. This served like the Wailing Wall in the Temple of Solomon, whereby people left behind written prayers. People also gave votive offerings such as tomb stele or animal mummies… During the Opet festival, the statue of Amon was transported by boat from the temple of Karnak to Luxor in order to celebrate Amon's marriage to Mut.
Festivals celebrated the physical and superphysical events of the gods. If the harvest went well, the festival was a thank-you to the gods. If not, they relieved the stress of the people and renewed interest in causing the god to feel welcome. Festivals were monthly because of the numerous deities in the region. This replaced the weekend in the Egyptian calendar; each week lasted 10 days.
The written word in Egyptian texts had a power of its own. If read or written by a High Priest (or one with Chronokinesis) an event such as rain or victory would transpire within a period of time thereafter. So this was a way of perpetuating future events, like making offerings in a tomb. Military battles drawn on temple walls allowed the visitor to “curse the enemy” after reading it. This is how Egyptian curses worked.
AmonRa was married to Mut and was father to Khonsu (Moon god). This was a family triad or trinity (3). Mut is a goddess of protection. The Pharaohs worshipped the gods directly, while the people did so via the Temples and their priesthood. Theology was sacred in those times, and also selective. The reason was that the names of the gods contained power, which was released when properly uttered or intoned / vibrated. This power could level a city like any standard tornado or storm plague. So only Pharaoh, as emissary of the State, was allowed to know this. [In replicating this ability I leveled cities by intoning Egyptian deity names correctly since 1986 CE; © M7]. The main objective in worship was the centering of prayer energy by the people to the god’s idols and subsequent statuary in the temples. This energy was similar to a nuclear core, empowering all the good works in the Temple. That Uranium is to be found locally in Egypt may be relevant.
AmonRa developed from the Theban war god, Montu, and the fertility god Min; with the addition of Ra from Heliopolis. Amon was a god of wind and reproduction, the patron of Thebes (Waset). When the early 18th Dynasty pharaohs removed the Hyksos invaders the god AmonRa became State God. Ahmose avenged his ancestors and founded the new dynasty, bestowing upon AmonRa wealth, as his patron for his victories. AmonRa then became a god of wealth once conquests brought in foreign tribute / taxes, and also as a god of the poor (so they may become rich). In USA, the NYSE and many bankers are said to be Jewish. The Jews used Amen at the end of every prayer, because in Egypt by saying the name of the God is a prayer. One remembers the song by Madonna. The Jews became bankers because of their poverty inclination, as patrons of Amon. (Wall Street catalogs mention Judaism prominently). AmonRa is spelled differently as vowels are not written in Egyptian hieroglyphs. For instance, take the first letter A, place 2 Ls in between, and add the remainder A, and you have ALLA (Allah). Alla is Babylonian for The God; A(men-R)A. This is no different from Hallelujah being a corruption of Hail God in Hebrew. The Arabic God Allah is mostly a war god, requiring people to supplicate or surrender to him in the Persian method (as found in the archives of Alexander the Great), also found in Egyptian imagery of the defeated enemy kissing the floor before Pharaoh. That Egypt was “his handiwork” should indicate that Allah was originally called AmonRa (see: the Holy Quran), because Allah is Supreme Ruler of the Universe & the Creator. I read the Quran, by the way, but do not remember the exact verse I saw this in. Modern Arabic was derived from the Aramaic, a combination of early Arabic (from Egyptian Demotic) & Hebrew. Some words and ideas from Ancient Egypt are found in the Islamic religion. These came from continuous use of their culture from that time period into the Arabic Period, as scholars may clarify when comparing AE to Arabic culture.
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