R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz (1887-1961), one of the most important Egyptologists of this century, links the sacred science of the Ancients to its rediscovery in our own time. Sacred Science represents the first major breakthrough in understanding ancient Egypt and identifies Egypt, not Greece, as the cradle of Western thought, theology, and science.
This book is mind bending. It turns your assumptions on their head and shows clearly that we need to think again about the past and how smart our ancestors were. We think w know it all today and that our ideas are so modern but this book made me deeply question that position.
Truly thought provoking and superbly researched. If its true then it raises a whole bag of new questions about where we came from and who we are.
Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2011
I first encountered R.A Schwaller’s work long ago with a small but memorable book, “The Temple in Man” Sacred architecture and the Perfect Man. amazing. I never forgot that book, and it led to other research about Egypt and metaphysics. Not only was Mr. de Lubicz brilliant, he was incredibly accurate in observations and measurements. He was very broadly educated, including science, history, mythology, metaphysics, medicine, and other subjects. Moreover, he had fantastic access to the subject of his investigations, Giza, Egypt, etc., the type of access modern scholars can only dream about, given the situation now in Egypt, where very few are allowed, in very restricted ways, to measure and physically touch the sacred sites the way he was able do. So, we all owe a great debt to him. And fortunately for us, there are many reprints of his great works.
Egyptian cosmology and thought appear incredibly bizarre to a typical modern mind, but that’s because we fail to grasp its meaning. Their version of what we call “religion”, was the supreme science, a way to produce heaven on earth, “as above, so below”, because man’s inner divinity can be manifested through a process of initiations, unfolding a student’s awareness to include the full inner awareness of spirit while in a body, combined with scientific knowledge of how to apply that understanding to work a kind of magic in physical space. Clearly, the few who pursued this knowledge diligently and completely became incredible architects, artists, mathematicians, musicians, and perhaps even magicians in the best sense of the word. Simply put, they knew something very, very important that we are missing in our modern “civilization”. It pays us to listen, and because of books like this, we are able to know so much now.
This “religion” was not about faith, dreaming. It was incredibly precise, a whole system of education about energy, matter, space, proportion, and harmony, demonstrated in full manifestation by monuments and art that have lasted for millenia. Egypt left a legacy so important, that most of the great geniuses through all time since have studied some part of “hermetics” at one time or another. Even today, we can all benefit immensely from studying what the masters of Egypt have to say. Now, to do that, we need people like Mr. Lubicz to help us. Few of us can visit the sites, or study the heiroglyphs, read all the myths, etc. In this book, the author uses his brilliance to clearly explain what egypt was all about, the core of their philosophy and knowledge. There are plenty of illustrations and footnotes, too, so it’s not just a long spiel of speculation. You must read it, and think. carefully. over time, some revelations will occur to you that may change your life, the way you see things.
In addition to this book, please also look into the complementary works of E.A. Budge, Petrie, Blavatsky, Alice Bailey, and more modern researchers such as Robert Bauval, Graham Hancock, John Anthony West, Joseph Farrell, and many others.
This book is a keeper, one I want in tangible form ( as opposed to Kindle ), since it’s got lots of illustrations, and you may want to make notes in it.
Publisher : Inner Traditions; Original ed. edition (April 1, 1982) Language : English Paperback : 320 pages ISBN-10 : 0892812222 ISBN-13 : 978-0892812226 Item Weight : 0.035 ounces Dimensions : 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches