The God with the Upraised Arm – by Greg Taylor, The Daily Grail

(Extract from an essay by Greg Taylor, originally posted to The Daily Grail in 1999) "In the depictions of mythological scenes on Near Eastern archaeological monuments and artefacts, a number of ‘archetypal images’ are apparent. One of the most intriguing of these is the ‘God with the Upraised-Arm’, which can be found in scenes from … Continue reading The God with the Upraised Arm – by Greg Taylor, The Daily Grail

The Turning Sky | Lapham’s Quarterly

"The god Horus is a falcon (the word for which in hieroglyphs is qhr, the falcon’s cry). In the third surviving column of text, remarkably, the falcon is marked with a triangle, the hieroglyphic designation for the star Sirius. As if it were a mathematical proof unfolding before my eyes, I saw that if the … Continue reading The Turning Sky | Lapham’s Quarterly

August Strindberg: Playwright, Artist, Author – and his “Celestographs” (Alchemical Shots of the Night Sky)

Johan August Strindberg (January 1849 – 14 May 1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. In the 1890s, he photographed the night sky without a camera or even a lens. These “Celestographs,” as he called them, were both a folly and an innovative work of experimental art. The National Library of Sweden has … Continue reading August Strindberg: Playwright, Artist, Author – and his “Celestographs” (Alchemical Shots of the Night Sky)

Hermes and the Heap of Stones, Snakes Among the Hills

In his book ‘The Old Straight Track’ , which is one of the first studies into what are now more often referred to as Ley Lines, Alfred Watkins has a chapter dedicated to Hermes and Hermits. Watkins writes of how the straight tracks (or leys) were used by man since the earliest times as a … Continue reading Hermes and the Heap of Stones, Snakes Among the Hills

The Oracle of Delphi – Know Thyself

“Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly.” - Richard Bach I was watching a tv documentary last night by Michael Scott about the oracle at Delphi (link for UK readers http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00w4jtx ) … Continue reading The Oracle of Delphi – Know Thyself

Akhenaten’s Hymn to the Aten – Similarities in the attributes and praises with Biblical parallels and Psalm 104

Similarities in the attributes and praises given to the Aten, in prose and written by Pharaoh Akhenaten in approx. 1300 bce. with Biblical parallels and Psalm 104 For Akhenaten, the sun and its powers represented more than simply heat and light. For example, he credits the sun with giving air to an unborn chick inside … Continue reading Akhenaten’s Hymn to the Aten – Similarities in the attributes and praises with Biblical parallels and Psalm 104

Temporal and Eternal, Being and Non-Being – “false” time and “changeless” time in Ancient Egypt

While reading 'A History of Man’s Changing Vision of the Universe' ('The Sleepwalkers') by Arthur Koestler, there was a passage that gave me a "brain itch"; that feeling that something is really familiar, and you know you have definitely come across a similar idea before and you're struggling to remember because it was in a … Continue reading Temporal and Eternal, Being and Non-Being – “false” time and “changeless” time in Ancient Egypt

The Sky Goddess Nut and her Relation to the Milky Way – by Amanda Alice Maravelia

View the full pdf article here: http://www.archive.gr/publications/culture/nut.pdf