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    DescriptionJohn Anthony West's revolutionary reinterpretation of the civilization of Egypt challenges all that has been accepted as dogma concerning Ancient Egypt. In this pioneering study West documents that: Hieroglyphs carry hermetic messages that convey the subtler realities of the Sacred Science of the Pharaohs. Egyptian science, medicine, mathematics, and astronomy were more sophisticated than most modern Egyptologists acknowledge. Egyptian knowledge of the universe was a legacy from a highly sophisticated civilization that flourished thousands of years ago. The great Sphinx represents geological proof that such a civilization existed. This revised edition includes a new introduction linking Egyptian spiritual science with the perennial wisdom tradition and an appendix updating West's work in redating the Sphinx. Illustrated with over 140 photographs and line drawings.


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    Title
    Serpent in the Sky
    Subtitle
    High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Anthony West
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 266
    Width: 185 mm
    Height: 255 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780835606912
    ISBN 10: 0835606910
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.0
    BIC E4L: REL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: VXA
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP1
    DC22: 932
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A14202020
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, OCC031000
    BIC subject category V2: 1HBE
    DC20: 299.31
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DT61 .W46 1993, DT61.W46 1
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: VXA, QRSA
    Edition
    2, New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Quest Books,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Quest Books,U.S.
    Publication date
    18 April 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Wheaton, IL
    Review text
    Egyptology for (very) serious amateurs. West himself is a gifted English amateur who has synthesized the work of the late R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz, an Alsatian "philosopher, Orientalist, and mathematician", and, since de Lubicz' colleagues paid him little heed, West now presents his case to the public. The case itself is a mix of sober scientific argument and eccentric speculation which would take a small army of experts to sort out. De Lubicz claimed that the scholarly community had radically underestimated Egyptian art and science. More ambitiously, he insisted that all of Egyptian civilization forms a "gigantic, consciously organized symbol," uniting heaven and earth, religion and science, reason and intuition. Finally, in a grand imaginative loop-the-loop, he tried to prove, largely on the basis of supposed signs of water erosion on the Sphinx and its nearby temple, that: a) Egyptian culture was thousands of years older than most scholars think; and b) it never developed, but was passed on ready-made and complete to the Egyptians from. . . Atlantis. Some of de Lubicz' theories, such as his reading of the Temple of Luxor as a vast metaphorical version of the human body, could be tested by any fair-minded archaeologist with a few simple instruments. His mystical flights into numerology, while fascinating and intellectually respectable, would be impossible to verify (or falsify?). The Atlantis hypothesis can probably be rejected out of hand. Behind all de Lubicz' arguments is a passionate faith in ancient Egypt as a healthy, harmonious, and religiously integrated world - as opposed to the sickness and confusion of modern culture - and West preaches this faith with prophetic force and considerable intelligence. A provocative book, highly curious and slightly crazy. (Kirkus Reviews)