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‘There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious’ – CG Jung

The quest for consciousness and the path to heightened spiritual awareness has been the greatest of individual and collective aspirations of humankind since the beginning of time. Engaging in the realm of spirit is an essential part of man’s cosmic make-up and consistency. The sheer volume, shade and variety of religious and spiritual doctrines, practices, sects and institutions throughout the world reaching back into antiquity, stands testament to this fact.

There are twelve classical world religions, Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism.

The core value and belief common to all of the 12 classical world religions, is the pursuit of knowledge of the self in order to better understand God and the meaning of life.

The Christian scriptures calls upon us to look within; Luke 17:21 “The kingdom of God is within you”.

The Buddha (circa 500 BC) speaks that “peace comes from within, do not seek it without”.

Hinduism’s Lord Krishna (circa 3228 BC) admonishes us ‘to seek the Self as the true end of wisdom always. To seek anything else is ignorance.’

The Rabbis of Judaism (circa 1500 BC) call upon us to “unearth the Godliness that is within us”.

Confucius (circa 500 BC) exhorts us to ‘turn inwards and examine ourselves’

Islam’s prophet Muhammad (circa 600 BC) said “He who knows himself knows God”.

Lord Mahavir of Jainism (circa 600 BC) wrote “Know thyself, recognize thyself, be immersed by thyself - you will attain God-hood.”

Inscribed upon Shinto (circa 500 BC) shrines in Japan are the words “Look into the mirror and see the divine there”

Lao Tzu (circa 500 BC) of Taosm tells us ‘Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.’

Zoroaster (circa 600 BC) of Zoroastrianism beseeches us to “not forsake the hero in our own soul”.

Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahai faith (1844 AD) records “O son of Spirit! . . . Turn thy sight unto thyself, that thou mayest find Me standing within thee, mighty, powerful and self-subsisting.”

With direct comparison of these 12 separate value statements of the world’s 12 classical religions, the common thread that runs through all of these statements points to ‘seeking the mystery of divinity from deep within the self’.

The practice of meditation, if executed properly, is known amongst all spiritual sages of the past to bring one’s state of consciousness closer to one’s own source. The quieter one becomes and the deeper one seeps into the ever silencing and darkening layers and reaches of the subconscious mind, the more we realize the vast emptiness of cosmic space that exists within us.

Now bearing in mind the experience of this inner ocean of cosmic space that a disciplined meditation regime allows, let us remind ourselves of Jesus’ words in Luke 17:21 “The Kingdom of God is within you.” We can recognize this kingdom as the cosmic space that we experience from meditation. If we turn to Psalm 19, we begin to gain a clearer picture and concept of the nature of this inner cosmic ocean… “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament (the cosmic vault of heaven with all of its starry jewels, mysteries and wonders) sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no voice nor language where their speech is not heard.”

The more you read the Bible with an eye for truth and with a knowledge of astrology, the more you will find that is in fact an astrological riddle hiding, yet at the same time guiding us in the direction of examining our inner selves and our relationship to our cosmos in order to find the truth about God. Clues to the riddle start at the beginning of Genesis Chapter 1 vs 14 where it reads “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.

Does this come as any surprise once we learn that in fact before the Big Book was named the Holy Bible, it was called Helios Biblia, which directly translates to Sun Book/Scroll in ancient Greek. The reason for this is because the Holy Bible is a book replete with astrological symbolism. The Greeks knowledge of astrology was largely influence by the Babylonians and the Egyptians.

The timeless hermetic maxim and spiritual principle “as above, so below’” is taken from ancient Egyptian-Greek wisdom texts, the Corpus Hermeticum, which discusses the divine, the secret influence of the stars on the cosmos, the mind and the forces of nature. This time old spiritual principle of “as above, so below” is repeated in the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6 vs 10 “Thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven” – as above, so below.

The pursuit of knowledge of this cosmic self has preoccupied the thoughts, writings, spiritual practices and meditations of every philosopher, mystic, prophet, sage or seer throughout the known world since the dawn of recorded history.

It was Socrates (circa 400 BC), made known by his student Plato, who first coined the phrase ‘know thyself’. Socrates received this insight from inscriptions made by the seven sages of Greece in the forecourt of the Delphic Oracle some generations before.

Contemporary spiritual writer Deepak Chopra states, ‘Who am I? is the only question worth asking and the only one never answered’.

When the illusions of our world begin to crumble and the Earth beneath our feet gives way and our foundations begin to quake and tremble, becoming too much for the soul to bear, this leads the agonizing soul to desperately cry out from the darkness and to ask the age old questions "Who am I? What am I? Where did I come from?"

It is in this very moment that the inner journey back to source begins….

What is the quintessential meaning and purpose of this proverbial hole in our soul, this aching void buried deep within the very core of our being that whispers and echoes the silent yearnings and callings of the source from within us?

The Oxford Dictionary defines the word ‘source’ as follows: “a spring or fountain-head from which a stream issues”.

To truly drink from the fountain-head of our life and spirit, we are required to first suspend any beliefs that have merely been acquired or learned from our immediate society, family or age that we find ourselves in. Information in this age is plentifully abound, yet, absolute truths are scattered far, and are few around.

The journey back to source traces the stream of humanity’s consciousness through the sands of time… just as the archeologist gently chips away at the stones of the Earth and carefully brushes clear the dust, to eventually reveal the bones and relics of the past, so we are required to strip away the hundreds of convoluted theories, lies, misunderstandings and false hypotheses of this time and age about the source of life and spirit, and rather look directly into the very heart and truth of the matter…

Who can deny (scientists or religionists) that the Sun is the closest and most readily apprehensible source of light…. and hence life on this fertile, beautiful, diverse and enigmatic planet. The ancient Egyptians were very aware of this fact and were in possession of a wealth of knowledge and information to come to truly know the self and begin their ascension back to source.

The ancient Egyptians were very aware of the hermetic truth and maxim “as above, so below’. They had an intimate relationship and understanding of the starry heavens and the effect that the stars and planets have upon the spiritual and terrestrial lives of men. They went as far as building the pyramids to mirror a particular portion of the sky which is relevant to their celestial heritage (see below for more detail). They were keenly aware that the path to knowledge and spiritual transcendence lay within the secrets of the heavens and their own unique and individual relationship to the cosmos. After-all, an ancient Egyptian saying goes as follows: “The body is the temple of the God within you; therefore it is said, ‘Man: know thyself’”. This rings along a very similar tone of Luke 17:21 “The kingdom of God is within you”. The kingdom is the vault of heaven which resides within the being of each and every one of us. Coming to know and understand our own celestial nature sets us upon the path to self-knowledge and understanding in order that we can begin to make the darker parts of our being conscious, hence increasing the space of spiritual light!

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What follows below is a very brief historical account as to the monumental effort that the ancients invested in time and space in order to come into closer union with the God within them, to harmonize themselves with the omnipotent and ever present forces of the cosmos, to journey further along the path to self-knowledge. Clarifying one’s own understanding of humanity’s ancient celestial heritage and more urgently the left legacy, is a step infinitely closer to the source of the spiritual strength and power that is unique to each and every one of us, as spiritual beings having a human experience on this planet called Earth.

Great Spirit in the Sky

Mankind has worshipped and revered the starry heavens since the dawn of civilization itself and beyond. Multi-tiered ziggurats (ancient step pyramids - celestial observatories) were built by almost all of the world’s ancient civilizations, some of these built and still standing from  as far back as the 3rd millennium BC.

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Almost every ancient civilization including the Egyptians had their entire cosmologies based around astrological cycles. By using their celestial knowledge of the Sun and other constellations, the Egyptians were able to align these magnanimous and monumental structures and their shafts with the most intricate precision to stars of spiritual significance for them and the cardinal directions. It becomes evident that structures of this size, built and aligned with such intricate precision to particular stars and astronomical directions, was a feat that could only have been accomplished by individuals with the highest of astronomical knowledge, knowledge that according to mainstream and orthodox history, was simply not available to mankind at this time.

The Aztec / Maya / Toltec civilizations built (approximately 100AD) and dedicated Pyramids to the Sun and Moon in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, Mexico. The Pyramid of the Sun is one of the largest structures of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. These pyramids have a complex astronomical design which intricately connects them to the heavens.

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The Pyramid Texts, one of the world’s most ancient religious texts, categorically reveals the ancient Egyptians’ spiritual fascination with the stars. According to esteemed researcher and author Robert Bauval, “with great astronomical precision, the pyramids were created to serve as the pharaoh’s gateway to the stars”.

Reference to some of Pyramid Text Utterances demonstrates the immense spiritual reverence with which the ancient Egyptians held the stars:

"O Great One of Atum (solar diety associated with the Sun god Ra, the creator), son of a great one of Atum, the King is a Star in the sky among the gods."
(Pyramid Texts Utterance 586A)

"O King, you are this great star, the companion of Orion, who traverses the sky with Orion, who navigates the Duat with Osiris; you ascend from the East of the sky, being renewed at your due season......."
(Pyramid Texts Utterance 466)

Is it not interesting that the Pyramid texts are replete with references to the constellation of Orion, and according to Robert Bauval’s research, the Pyramids of Giza are laid out and built in astoundingly accurate formation almost exactly a mirror image on Earth of the constellation of Orion in the heavens above. When one considers the following excerpt from the Hermes / Thoth prophecy texts written 5000 years ago in Egypt “Egypt is an image of the Heavens… the whole Cosmos dwells here” – Bauval’s hypothesis becomes crystal clear.

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Not only was the ancient literature of the Egyptians gorged the celestial imagery and literature, they also built their monumental structures reaching up to 230 meters into the sky with a scientific, mathematical and celestial precision unheard of during those times.  They also constructed star shafts within these pyramids that pointed to specific stars in the heavens that integrally related to their documented spiritual rituals and cosmology.
 
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The Egyptians were not the only ancient civilization to build pyramids that mirrored spiritually significant parts of the cosmos on Earth, in fact, Pyramids of this kind of religious / spiritual nature have been built all over the world by the ancients of antiquity, which include Mexico, China, England, Italy, Slovenia, Cambodia, Russia, India, Australia, Indonesia, Greece, France, Spain, North and South America.

Graham Hancock in his brilliant book “Heaven’s Mirror” explores in the most eloquent of detail, the all but forgotten celestial spiritual legacy left by the most ancient cultures of Mexico, Egypt, Cambodia, Peru, Cambodia and the Pacific.

Now the question arises to any logical mind as to why a civilization would take the time (it has been estimated that it would have taken a minimum of 30 years to build), expenditure (estimated cost of construction – 5 billion US dollars) and effort to build the tallest man made structure in the known world for over 3800 years, encoding it’s physical structure with sacred geometrical ratios, with an estimated mass of 5.9 million tons, it’s base sides each measuring 240 meters in length, which has no known economic or dwelling purpose?

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After reviewing much of the evidence, the answer clearly lies with the ancients’ spiritual dedication to their stellar heritage.