The Prince of Egypt is arguably one of the best animated musicals of all time (rivaled by none other than the classic Mulan), and more importantly brings the story of Moses to life. Oddly enough, I never watched this movie as a kid so I was expecting a movie exclusively about Egypt and its history. … Continue reading Is it ancient Egyptian religion or is it just magic?
During a brief visit to the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, I was able to tour the grounds of the park and see many sculptures that were replicas of various Egyptian pieces as well as other related “attractions” with their hints of symbolism. Much of the park focuses on symbols pertaining to Aten and Akhenaten’s monotheistic focus … Continue reading Why is Aten most prominent around the Rosicrucian park?
How did the divinity of kings develop and how did it impact religion during the Amarna period? During the 12th dynasty (1985 – 1773 BCE), Amenemhat I re-unified Egypt and decided to move the capital to Itj-tawi, beginning what we call the Middle Kingdom. In this new city, there were many statues and relief sculptures of … Continue reading The Divinity of the Kings in the Middle and New Kingdoms
In ancient Egyptian society, people believed in many concepts of the soul. The ba, ka, and akh were different “parts” of the soul that worked together to keep the essence of the individual “alive” in the afterlife. Many references to these souls appear in stories and inscriptions across the deserts of Egypt and throughout many … Continue reading Egyptian concept of the soul in The Man Who Was Weary of Life