Monday, October 13, 2008

Obelisks of Heliopolis

The obelisk, called TEJEN in the sacred language of the ancient Egyptians, was a term which was synonymous with "protection" or "defence." The needle of stone had the function of acting as a concentrator of cosmic energy, and through the various symbols of the hieroglyphs channels this energy to provide protection and good energy spectrum for those who enter the temple complex for worship. The word "Obelisk" comes from the Greek obeliskos, meaning a prong for roasting. Hence it is a conduit of cosmic energy to cleanse the accumulated dross of human lives before entering the temple.
It is a stone that is frequently monolithic, of a quadrangular base, placed upright and ending with a pointed top. It was placed in the centre of large open spaces in the temples of the god RA. They arose, by the time of the pre-dynastic period cults, to a great sacred stone which was raised in the Temple of Heliopolis, the "City of the Sun." As with the pyramids, this monument had a primitive relation with the solar cult. As a general rule, obelisks were erected in pairs so that harmonized energy flow between the two could be additive and upward flowing so that when the devotee entered between the two there was a surge of energy from the base chakra to the cosmic portal of the body.
The obelisk is composed of two parts: the body and the pyramidon. The body is a long block of a conic trunk section and the pyramidon symbolizes the rays of the sun. The top is the point of a pyramid formation which crowns the monolith and rested on a base. It was plated in gold; a metal which the Egyptians affirmed was the "flesh of the gods." But more due to the reason that gold is a very good conductor of energy.

A hymn to the Sun God Ra, who also takes the names of Tum and Horus, sings the central role of the cosmic sun:

Hail, thou who art come as Tum, and who hast been the creator of the gods!
Hail, thou who art come as soul of the holy souls in Amenti (kingdom of the dead)!
Hail, supreme among the gods, who by thy beauties- dost illumine the kingdom of the dead!
Hail, thou who comest in radiance and travellest in thy disk!
Hail, greatest of all the gods, bearing rule in the highest, reigning in the nethermost heaven!

We can see the resonance of Gayatri mantra in the above hymn.

Gayatri Mantra is devoted to God Savitr. Savitr refers to Sun. Sun here does not imply the sun of our solar system. Rather it implies a Sun of all suns. Sun that is the source of eternal light that provides life, knowledge and enlightenment. Light that can illuminate the soul.

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