THE ACTS OF BEING AND ANCIENT FIGURES



                              


        THE ACTS OF BEING ARE PRISTINE
         THE PLOT IS SUBLIMINAL
         AND THE RESULTS, ECSTATIC
         LIKE NATURE, THE ACTS OF BEING ARE DUAL
         NEGATIVE, POSITIVES, SUBJECTIVES AND OBJECTIVE ARE POLARITIES OF HARMONY
         THEREIN REST THE SECRET OF VITALITY
         FORCES OF VITALITY ARE VIBRATORY
         RESPONSE TO SUCH IS CONSCIOUSNESS
         AND CONSCIOUSNESS IS AWARENESS
         AWARENESS IS QUEEN TO REVELATION
         REVELATION UNVEILS THE ACTS OF TRINITY;
         LIGHT, LIFE AND LOVE
         SUPERSTITION WEAVES FEAR
         SELFISHNESS GERMINATES CONTEMPT
         AND VANITY FERMENTS EGOTISM
         FEAR DESECRATES FAITH
         CONTEMPT FORNICATES LOVE
         AND EGOTISM PROFANES DEVOTION
         DARKNESS IS OF A LESSER BRIGHTNESS
         INIQUITY IS AN ABSENCE OF CLARITY
         AND EVIL IS DEFICIENCY OF BENEVOLENCE
         THE OPPOSITION OF NIGHT IS DAY
         THE EXTREME OF WINTER IS SUMMER
       AND THE ESSENCE OF DEATH IS LIFE
       LIGHT IS THE ILLUMINATION, THE TRUTH, THE SUMMATION OF ONENESS
       LIFE IS ABSOLUTE, THE SOURCE, THE EMERGENCE OF ONENESS
       LOVE IS DEITY, THE SUPREME, THE UNITY WITH ONENESS
       UNITY WITH ONENESS IS WHOLESOME
       ONENESS IS THE PRIMARY, THE COSMIC AND ONENESS IS THE ULTIMATE TRANSCENDENCE
       THE ARCHITECT OF ONENESS IS TRINITY
       AS BEING CONSTRUCTS TO REACH DIVINITY
       DIVINITY MOVES NEARER BEING
       HEAVEN IS THE UNIVERSAL MIND
       AND IT IS IMPARTIAL

                                          EGYPTIAN ALABASTER


From earliest times, the Egyptians quarried a range of Granite Mountains between the Nile and the Red sea. These mountains were rich with deposits of alabaster and quantities of various fine rocks along with veins of gold.

Large numbers of men were employed, especially at the Hatnub quarry behind Tell-el-Amarna, where beautiful translucent alabaster was found in great abundance.

The early Egyptians used this material extensively for statuary work and the carving of ornamental objects and functional artifacts, such as the famous CANOPIC JARS in which the internal organs of the deceased were placed.

Alabaster is usually white, pink, or yellowish in color, often with darker streaks and patches. It has a very soft texture, and can be readily distinguished from marble in that it does not effervesce when acid is applied.
The best type of alabaster is pure white and translucent, as may be seen in this elegant and priceless vessel from the New Kingdom [1557-343 B.C.] This is one of many authentic alabaster artifacts in the extensive collection found in Egypt.
 

                                  SEKHMET: THE POWERFUL ONE


This priceless statue of the Egyptian goddess Sekhment holding a staff is made from black granite, and dates back to the 18th Dynasty [1580-1350 B.C.] Sehment symbolized the violent heat of the noonday sun to the ancient Egyptians.

Her name literally means “The Powerful One.” As the goddess of war, she would destroy all the enemies of the sun god Ra, all those who did not obey the laws of the Pharaohs and who tried to disrupt the cosmic order of things.

Her fury was so devastating that the other gods had to intervene in order to save humankind from total destruction. The priests of Sekhmet formed one of the oldest associations of doctors and veterinary surgeons. Certain hieroglyphic inscriptions speak of Sekhmet as “She who knows how to kill also knows how to kill.”

Pharaoh Amenhotep III increased the number of these lioness-headed statues in the temple of Mut at Karnak and in his funerary temple. This leonine goddess, wife of Ptah and mother of Nefertum, formed part of the Divine Memphis Triad. The city of Memphis was the principal center of her worship.