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    DescriptionReveals that Egyptian civilization is far older than commonly believed and that its sacred science was the legacy of the gods who founded Atlantis - Explains the cosmological and astronomical underpinnings of Egyptian philosophy and how they gave structure to the entire society - Explores the importance of the Precession of the Equinoxes in the initiatory nature of Egyptian life This book asserts that the civilization of Egypt existed far longer than is commonly believed and was structured around forms of cosmic knowledge that involved astronomical and geographical competence that modern science has yet to attain. Building on evidence of the prehistoric existence of an ancient worldwide religious culture that extended all the way to Tibet and China, John Gordon traces the origins of Egyptian culture to the legendary lost continent of Atlantis. Based on an understanding of the Precession of the Equinoxes and its inextricable connection to human evolution and divine purpose, he concludes that the sacred science of the ancient Egyptians was the legacy left to them by "fallen star gods," conscious divine beings who founded Atlantis. Egyptologists contend that ancient Egypt was a civilization obsessed with death, that its greatest monuments were tombs, and that its history dates back only some 5,000 years. In contrast Gordon suggests this civilization to have been 50,000 years older. Furthermore, he contends that Egypt was originally not a society obsessed with death, but one that saw in life and death an initiatory transition. This idea was followed by the entire population, which was attuned to the form and nature of cosmic evolution at all levels of being, from the highest to the most mundane.


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    Title
    Egypt Child of Atlantis
    Subtitle
    A Radical Interpretation of the Origins of Civilisation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Gordon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 202 mm
    Height: 250 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 762 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781591430230
    ISBN 10: 1591430232
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    BIC E4L: PAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.7
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 001.94
    BIC subject category V2: JFH
    B&T General Subject: 590
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: OP
    Libri: I-OP
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    DC22: 932
    B&T Approval Code: A10201500
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: OCC031000
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    LC classification: QB20.G67 2, QB20 .G67 2004
    Thema V1.0: JBG
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Inner Traditions Bear and Company
    Imprint name
    Bear & Company
    Publication date
    18 May 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Rochester, VT
    Author Information
    John Gordon (1946-2013) held a master's degree in Western Esotericism from the University of Exeter and was a senior fellow of the Theosophical Society of England, where he lectured on ancient history and metaphysics. Known for his in-depth knowledge on the ancient Egyptian mystical tradition, he wrote several books, including "The Path of Initiation" and "Land of the Fallen Star Gods."
    Review quote
    "Amongst the more than 100 books I have reviewed this year, this is one of the ones which required the highest degree of concentration. Each chapter, indeed each paragraph, deserves to be read with total commitment to absorbing the information contained therein."
    Back cover copy
    EGYPT / ANCIENT MYSTERIES "Brilliant, erudite, and controversial, John Gordon has used Madame Blavatsky's insights to throw a new light on ancient Egyptian civilization." --Colin Wilson, coauthor of The Atlantis Blueprint and author of The Atlas of Holy Places and Sacred Sites "That an advanced Lost Civilization is part of our human heritage should now be self-evident. John Gordon's book takes the currently neglected 'long' view of the Lost Civilization hypothesis (derived mainly from Theosophy and Hindu/Vedic accounts) and defends it with solid scholarship, reasoned argument, and a deep understanding of esoteric philosophy. This is a really interesting book." --John Anthony West, author of The Traveler's Key to Ancient Egypt and Serpent in the Sky In Egypt: Child of Atlantis John Gordon asserts that the civilization of Egypt is far older than is commonly believed and was structured around forms of cosmic knowledge that involved astronomical and geographical competence that modern science has yet to attain. Building on evidence of the prehistoric existence of an ancient worldwide religious culture that extended from ancient Egypt to Tibet and China, Gordon traces the origins of Egyptian culture to the legendary lost continent of Atlantis. Based on an understanding of the Precession of the Equinoxes and its inextricable connection to human evolution, divine purpose, and the initiatory nature of Egyptian life, he concludes that the sacred esoteric tradition of the ancient Egyptians was a version of a worldwide prehistoric philosophy, of celestial origin, in which the divine being within Man was seen as a "fallen star god." Egyptologists contend that ancient Egypt was a civilization obsessed with death, that its greatest monuments were tombs, and that its history dates back only some 5,000 years. In contrast Gordon suggests this civilization to have been at least 50,000 years older. Furthermore, he contends that Egypt was originally not a society obsessed with death, but one that saw in life and death an initiatory transition. This idea was followed by the entire population, which was attuned to the form and nature of cosmic evolution at all levels of being, from the highest to the most mundane. In Egypt: Child of Atlantis he reveals the cosmological and astronomical underpinnings of Egyptian philosophy and how they gave structure to the entire society. JOHN GORDON is a senior fellow of the Theosophical Society of England, where he lectures on ancient history and metaphysics. He is the author of several books, including Self-Consistent Kosmos. He lives in England.