ANCIENT EGYPTIAN COSMOGONY…

The Egyptian Mystery System had as its most important object, the deification of man, and taught that the soul of a man if liberated from its bodily fetters, could enable him to become GODlike and SEE the GODS in this life and attain the beatific vision and hold communion with the IMMORTALS – Ancient Mysteries, C.H. Vail p.25

The virtues were not mere abstractions or ethical sentiments, but, were positive valors and virility of the soul: 

 TEMPERANCE  

Complete control of the passional nature

 FORTITUDE 

Such courage as would not allow adversity to turn us away from our goal 

PRUDENCE

The deep insight that befits the faculty of SEERSHIP

JUSTICE

The unswerving righteousness of thought and action 

The Mystery System through the process of initiation, elevated the soul from a material, sensual and purely human life to a celestial communion with the GODS. By inculcating in the initiates the practice of virtue, the Mysteries provided for man the enjoyment of true and proper happiness during his EARTHly life. The Mysteries taught man how to attain the dominion of the soul, which was absolutely necessary

“The African Origin of Greek Philosophy: An Exercise in Afrocentrism” 

 – Innocent C. Onyewuenyi (pg. 254)

THE TEN VIRTUES OF THE EGYPTIAN MYSTERY SYSTEM

1. CONTROL OF THOUGHTS

PURITY AND CALMNESS WHICH RESULT FROM CONTROL OF MIND

2. CONTROL OF ACTIONS

MASTERY OVER ONE’S ACTIONS AND WORDS

3. DISCRIMINATION

BECOMING ABLE TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE ETERNAL AND THE TEMPORAL

THE REAL AND THE UNREAL

SO THAT WHAT IS UNREAL TO THE WORLD 

BECOMES REAL TO MAN

MAN MUST SET HIS AFFECTIONS ON THINGS ABOVE

LOOSEN HIS TIES TO WORLDLY OBJECTS AND FIX HIS ASPIRATIONS ON THINGS 

PERTAINING TO THE UNSEEN 

THIS IS CALLED 

” ALLIGENCE TO THE HIGHER SELF” 

4. DEVOTION TO RIGHT

DOING WHAT IS RIGHT BECAUSE IT IS RIGHT

WITHOUT REGARD TO HIS OWN GAIN OR LOSS 

5. FAITH

CONFIDENCE IN THE POWER OF THE MASTER TO TEACH THE TRUTH

AND IN ONE SELF TO GRASP IT

6. FORBEARANCE

FREEDOM FROM RESENTMENT IN RESPECT TO REAL

OR FANCIED WRONGS

7. TOLERANCE

FREEDOM FROM BIGOTRY

AND

FROM AN EXAGGERATED ATTACHMENT TO ANY DOCTRINAL BELIEF –

WHICH LEADS TO A WIDE IMPARTIALITY

8. STEADFASTNESS

INCAPABILITY OF BEING TURNED ASIDE FROM ONE’S PURPOSE

9. DIRECT ORDER

A CLEARLY DEFINED DESIRE FOR SPIRITUAL EXISTENCE

AND

UNION WITH THE HIGHER IDEAS

10. READINESS FOR INITIATION

WHEN THE PUPIL IS READY 

THEN THE MASTER WILL APPEAR

THIS IS THE RESULT OF THE PREVIOUS AQUIREMENTS

PEACE TO ALL THE GODS AND EARTHS

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