Monday, June 8, 2009

The Sun Stages of Kemet

This post is kind of an addendum to the last post, but I decided to just make a new post instead of editing the old one. Anyways, I mentioned something about the Egyptian Sun stages in the previous post, but couldn't find the video of the lecture talking about it again. While I was recovering files from a corrupted hard drive of mine, I finally found it. The five stages of the Sun represent a daily cycle, levels of consciousness, and time periods. Here they are:

1. KHEPER = "The Dawn" - This is represented by the scarab beetle. It represents innocence and the first step to enlightenment. It also represents the morning in the daily cycle.

2. RA = "The Stubborn" - This is represented by ram and represents adolescence . This is representative of noon in the daily cycle.

3. OON = "The Wise" - This is represented by a mature man and represents a mature and wise consciousness. It is representative of the afternoon on the daily cycle.

4. ATEN = "The Wiser" - This represents enlightenment. It represents the twilight on the daily cycle.

5. AMUN = "The Hidden" - This is a period of darkness and is dominated by greed and fear. It is of course representative of the night time. According to the lecturer (Stephen Mehler), this is the period of time we are in now.

Another thing he said though is the people of Kemet (the ancient Egyptian name for Egypt, "Egypt" is the Greek name) viewed time as a cycle...and not with a beginning or ending. Those five cycles are just cycles that repeat themselves over and over. He didn't say much about when these time periods occured during the past (I don't think he really knew for sure) because the people of ancient Kemet (he described himself as a "Kemetologist" and not an "Egyptologist" by the way) weren't concerned with specific dates. He did say the current period, Amun, had been going on for about 5000 years though. He said soon we would be starting back over on the Kheper period, which I suppose means that things that have long been hidden from us would soon be revealed (again). He didn't state any specific date for this though (or if he did, he said it later in the lecture, I didn't watch the whole thing again).

The lecture actually wasn't quite as interesting as I thought I remembered it to be. For some reason I thought I remembered him attaching more specific time periods to the different Sun stages which is what I was going to tie in to the last post. But nevertheless, that was what he had to say about it.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this very informative post, now I understand why the Muslims pray 5 times per day, it's sun-gOd worship.