The discoveries of R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz are proof that the temple is the true embodiment of the ancient Egyptian wisdom. Presented here in the more accessible language of oral tradition, The Egyptian Miracle is an indispensable guide to the superhuman science expressed by the architecture, the texts, and the proportions of the temple.
Reviewed in the United States on June 22, 2007
As for the content, to be perfectly honest i have no idea how to describe it. It is rare to find a book that blows open so many doors as this one, as well as presenting you with keys you never knew you had. I will not even try to describe it. you will have to read it for yourself to know what i mean. Rest assured that he decodes the mystery of the temples in terms modern man can relate to. No hocus pocus, just a deep insight into the reality the egyptians lived by – and hard facts, numbers and demonstrations.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 16, 2012
You can almost say that every world, every sentence and every paragraph is important here. If you going to read it for the first time (and you are completely unfamiliar with the work of the author) -> keep in mind that this is not something that you can take with you and read on the bus, or on the train, on your way to work. It doesn’t work like that, and it will be a difficult reading for you.
The book is divided into 2 parts. First part (9 chapters) contains previously unpublished texts in which the reader is prepared for the understanding of the High Sciences of Egypt: esoteric significance of Number (Father, Spirit, Son; Osiris, Isis, Horus; One, Two, Three), summary of essential ideas including connection between three Principles and four Elements, symbolism in ancient Egypt, definitions of Ideas and Symbols according to the author, principle of the Royal Cubit and many others.
The second part contains extract chosen from Lubicz “Le temple de l’homme” (The Temple in Man), from chapters containing the essential philosophy of his work. His arguments in this part are controversial among orthodox mainstream Egyptologists and contradictory to the core of mainstream anthropological and archaeological findings – and when you read the book you will understand why this is so.
Should you read it?
I think that even if you are familiar with “The Temple in Man”, this is still a very good book to read -> since the first 9 chapters contain several great ideas and interpretations not discussed in the other book (so in a way, both books should give you a better understanding of Lubicz work).
If you are completely unfamiliar with Schwaller de Lubicz work, this will be a good “introduction” to the ideas contained in “The Temple in Man”. Bear in mind that if you are completely “new” to this subject -> some parts of the book could be a bit challenging and not easy to understand/grasp. If you thinking of reading the “Temple in Man” at some point, start with this book first, or better yet, start with “The Serpent in the Sky” by John Anthony West -> as this book, in first few chapters, should give you the best overview of Lubicz work (without reading any Lubicz books).
“Lake of Memory Rising: Return of the Ancient and the Son of Man” – by William R. Fix