The artifacts and monuments of ancient Egypt have a significance that goes far beyond the “funerary” meaning that is conventionally applied to them. Many great temples, such as the Temple of Luxor, actually represent the growth of man in four dimensions; they also represent the growth of the Universe through time. One of the most interesting aspects of the Luxor temple, is how it shows the mathematical relation between Human and Universe.
When you look deeply into the story in the words of the ancient Egyptians; and you take them at their word, instead of the word of an outside “academic” observer, you see a completely different perspective of these people and their culture.
The symbolist interpretation of ancient Egyptian history is a rich and vast web of intricacy, which creates a true understanding of what this culture was trying to accomplish.
Their goal was not to preserve their physical bodies for all of time; instead it was to become attuned to the divinity within themselves, by living a life in touch with divine principles. Then they will have significantly enhanced their awareness, so they can move towards higher forms of being in the after-life.
The following is a selection from Magical Egypt, a documentary by John Anthony West, in which he unravels the mysteries of ancient Egypt and the Mystery Schools, from a symbolist perspective.