Content of the 5 books in brief

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1. The Way of Horus
2. Archetypes of Liberation
3. The Pyramids and the Sphinx
4. The Royal Cubit
5. The Ancient Senet Game
                 
             


ISBN: 81-86413-37-5
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 281
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The Way of Horus
Readers of this book will learn that in the 'Golden Age' of ancient Egypt human consciousness was quite different from our mainly mentally dominated consciousness; it was turned towards the inner movements of the soul. What our ancestors thus perceived and 'saw', they expressed in images, in symbols. The author is convinced that rather than taking the Egyptian hieroglyphs and images at their face value, the deeper meaning behind should be explored. In place of a pantheon of primitive Gods and strange figures with animal heads he perceives a multiplicity of soul-powers representing inner movements of consciousness, aspects of ourselves, as well as universal principles. Symbols are like mirrors of ourselves reflecting our multifacetted reality.

A German version of 'The Way of Horus' was published in 1991 by Bonz Verlag GmbH, Fellbach: 'Der Weg des Horus, Bilder des inneren Weges im alten Aegypten', as Volume 8 in 'Therapeutische Konzepte der Analytischen Psychologie C. G. Jungs ('Therapeutic Concepts of the Analytical Psychology of C. G. Jung') It is out of print but will be reedited.

 
 
 
                     
           


ISBN: 81-86413-38-3
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 243
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  Archetypes of Liberation
This book takes a close look at what lies behind the many Egyptian gods and figures, with their fantastic crowns or strange animal-heads. The author sees them as archetypes, as expressive symbols for psychological principles in and around us, functions and structures of our own complex being. Medhananda: "[…] Let us not take them [the Egyptian images] for what they appear to be. What seem to be objects, animals, gods, or kings, are all symbols for those yet unknown parts of ourselves we must meet and become acquainted with on the way to total self-awareness… …all these symbols and images are always ourselves or parts of ourselves."
                         
               


ISBN: 81-86413-39-1
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 127
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  The Pyramids and the Sphinx
In this book new answers are proposed regarding the purpose of the pyramids. Man in the 20th and 21st centuries has built expensive and complex equipment in an attempt to penetrate the secrets of matter, the atom and the universe. Could it be that thousands of years ago the ancient Egyptians erected these majestic stone structures in an attempt to penetrate the secrets of their inner psychological structure? We read: "For at least 5000 years the pyramids have been standing in silence like giant koans, asking the one essential question - who am I - and who are you? Discover my secret and you will have discovered yours."
And who or what is the riddle of the Sphinx? Can it be a mirror of unrevealed secrets in the human subconscious? In the book we find answers to these questions.
                   
           


ISBN: 81-86413-40-5
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 247
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The Royal Cubit
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.

                       
                 


ISBN: 81-86413-36-7
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 389
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  The Ancient Senet Game
This book examines the ancient gameboard of the Egyptian pharaohs with its thirty symbols. Medhananda found, that each of these 'houses' or symbols corresponds to a psychological 'force-field', to an archtype within ourselves.
We are invited to explore these psychological force-fields, in order to discover our many ways of being, in order to become more conscious of our multifaceted self. Many parts of the ancient hieroglyphic 'Great Senet Text' are translated and interpreted by Medhananda.