Texts by Medhananda

Here you find a choice of texts written by Medhananda:

1. Psychology in pictures
2. Paradise again
3. The closed scroll
4. What is a symbol
5. Building the inner being
6. Those eternal movements
7. Neter with a lasso
8. The Many and the One


Neteru, the eternal movements in us

To decipher the Egyptian pictorial messages, we have first to understand the neteru ntr
(singular neter, plural neteru). This is possible only when we forget their unfortunate translation into 'gods'—unfortunate because they are not supernatural suprapersons,
but parts of ourselves, of every living being.
Their symbol is a waving flag. The flag is ourselves. And the eternal movements in us which wave the flag are the neteru.

In fact they are all that moves us, on all levels of existence. They move and connect the electrons and the stars, the lion and the gazelle, deep sleep and awakening, in all the different spaces and times.

Creation is not done on a potter's wheel. It starts as imagination, the formation of an image, the image of a photon before there was light, the image of a carbon ring before there was life, the image of a synapsing neurone before there was mind, an image which is pure vibration until it finds resonance in a world of matter.

The neteru, as the ancient Egyptians conceived them, are active, dynamic images
projecting themselves into creation, translating a vibratory universe into a corpuscular one. …
…We do not know the neteru, because we are under the illusion that we are moving by our own free will; we think that our opinions, our ideas, our likes and dislikes, our desires, our loves are ours, expressions of what we call our individuality. But in fact we are led and upheld and inspired, or blown, or ridden, or kicked around, or torn apart by the neteru in us, their playground and their battlefield.

Yet there are free people; they have fought hard for their freedom. They have conquered their kingdom, by meeting, recognizing, gathering in themselves and embracing all the neteru. And the truth has made them free - not just a truth, but the great common truth we all are.
In the meantime we are invited to become aware of the neteru in us, to make their acquaintance, to become their friend, their brother, their playmate.
Then, as in the German nursery song, "When I go to sleep at night, fourteen angels stand aside...", these fourteen neteru accompany me into a new morning.

From the tomb of Ramses VI.