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Search in Secret Egypt, A

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In his book A Search in Secret Egypt, Brunton describes how, when traveling in Egypt in the 1930s he resolved to spend a night alone in the King's Chamber inside the Great Pyramid.


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Publisher's Synopsis

A Night with the Sphinx; The Desert Guardian; The Pyramid; A Night Inside the Great Pyramid; With a Magician of Cairo; Wonder-Working by Hypnotism; An Interview with Egypt's Most Feared Fakir; In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful!; In the Peace of Old Abydos; The Innermost Rite of Egyptian Temples; The Ancient Mysteries; In the Temple of Denderah; Karnak Days; Karnak Nights; With Egypt's Most Famed Snake-Charmer; I Become a Snake-Charming Dervish; I Meet an Adept; The Tombs: An Adept's Solemn Message; Epilogue.

Excerpt

"The handles cross, or cross with a circle on the top was called by the initiated priests The Key to the Mysteries and represented admittance into the Mysteries themselves. Yet to the Egyptologist it merely represents life. As a key it symbolized the unlocking of the guarded door of that August institution, but as a geometrical pattern it symbolized the eternal spirit of the initiate rising triumphant out of his 'crucified' material body.

The circle, having neither visible beginning nor end, stood for the everlasting nature of god-like spirit; while the cross symbolized the death-like state of entrancement into which the initiate was thrown, and thus his death, his crucifixion. In certain temples he was actually tied to a wooden couch, which was shaped like a cross."

Biography

Paul Brunton (1898-1981) was a British philosopher, mystic and traveler. He left a successful journalistic career to live among yogis, mystics and holy men, and studied a wide variety of Eastern and Western esoteric teachings.

As the first person to write accounts of what he learned in the East from a Western perspective, his works had a major influence on the spread of Eastern mysticism to the West.

Author Brunton, Dr. Paul
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 288 pp.
Publisher Samuel Weiser, Inc. 1984
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