- Religion and Philosophy
Egyptian God RA-the Sun God
The Eye of Ra
The Egyptian God Ra is seen as Ra the Sun God
- The Egyptian God Ra [Re] is the primary God of Egypt, the Source and Power of Life, represented through the Life-giving Sun. Some call Ra the Sun God.
- As the "Source" of all Divine Energies [the gods], Ra can relate to Monotheistic Ideal of One All-Powerful God.
- The primary Egyptian Picture of Ra is Hawk-Headed Human wearing a Sun-disk Headdress.
- Horus, Montu, Atum, Amun and other God take on attributes of Ra. Amun Ra being the main God in New Kingdom of the Ancient Egyptian Religion.
- This Hub will trace Ra [Re] in the earliest Pyramid Text to a Hymn to Ra introducing the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
- Also a sidenote on Psychics taping into Ancient Egypt.
Picture of the Egyptian God Ra-the Sun God with the Sun Disk
My Psychic Connection to the Great Egyptian God RA
Who can sense a Psychic Connection with Ancient Egypt, especially the religion of Ancient Egypt. If you can raise your hand right now [in fact both arms to square the head as the KA Spirit], then your psyche connects to Ra. If you are reading this for psychic clarity and insight to the "Great," the Greatest of All Egyptian Gods Ra, then my psychic responsibility is to fill you with the power of Ra -- even as the Monotheistic Power of God. For this I will briefly share my spiritual connection with ancient Egypt, and then a 13 day Coma that happened right along the Red Sea. Here, with my extended Coma brainwaves [much deeper than deep sleep] my Psychic Connection with Ancient Egypt is fused.
Like many youth, I loved pictures of pyramids, mummies, King Tut and everything Egypt. Using my drawing skills I would draw the Winged Isis on the inside cover of my poetry notebooks, or traced Hieroglyphs on random pages. I looked through Egyptian Pictures and books like many of you. Then University studies, my poetry, writings and artwork take over. Yet at 22 I am able to save my student funds, get my backpack and do 3 months of visiting every major temple and religious site of Ancient Egypt. [How the Great Pyramid healed me is another Hub.] Then I was traveling along the Red Sea in the passenger seat of a car and a major accident almost kills me, leaving me in a 13 day Coma. [I was traveling along the Red Sea to visit two ancient desert monasteries.]
The Great God Ra and all other Primary Egypt Gods stood by my side, inspiring the doctors to preform a risky operation that saved my life.
At 22, I knew very little about many of the Egyptian Gods, especially Ra or Ra's connection to the Amun Ra. If you have even been to Egypt or even seen Egypt pictures, you know that walls of the temples and most tombs are covered with divine Gods and Egyptian Symbols. [Note, Egyptian pictures are missing from the Great Pyramid or Giza Pyramids; this happens in the next 5th Dynasty with the Pyramid Texts.]
I took hours and sometimes a full day at ancient temples, psychically connecting to these most ancient, religious-spiritual sites on Earth. I even paid the expensive admission 5 days in row for the Egyptian Museum [a lot for a budget backpacker]. All of the sacred objects from King Tut's Tomb took a full day from the opening to closing of the museum. I had to absorb every sequence of images and touch all the ancient Egyptian statues, coffins, everything I could.
All psychics must understand the power of "rising" energy from the past. The Egyptian God Ra, the essence of all Egyptian reliefs and pictures of Amen-Ra, Isis, Hathor and all sacred Gods live in the very heartbeat. I was so excited, so alive. [Note, I also recorded the inspiration in a notebook and a drawing book that disappeared in my backpack during the accident - or I would share some of my the actual words.]
Now, many, many years later, I have read stacks of text on Ancient Egypt, even spent weeks researching at 2 major Egyptology libraries in Europe, also University Course. Knowledge of Ancient Egypt affirms my deep-seated psychic understandings [as if I know it, as if I have lived through and shared the Ka Spirit with every great being and period in Ancient Egypt] .
The Egyptian God Ra and this Ancient Egyptian Religion makes so much sense that I am often dumbfounded by Egyptologists thinking they are only ones able to interpret the Egyptian Gods, Religion and History. Of course I appreciate the efforts, like Napoleon bringing all the artists and scientists to uncover ancient Egypt; of course to Carter for discovering King Tut's tomb, and so many others. YET! to really understand this ancient, long lost religion, we require the Horus Spirit, the Eye of Ra, the presence of the Egyptian God Ra-the Sun God-the God of Light and Enlightenment.
Let all psychics tune their senses as this Hub connects us to Ra!
Psychics Learning to Rise Up the Egyptian God Ra
Ra the Great God of Egypt is like the God of Monotheism
The Great Egyptian God Ra can be seen as the overarching “God” for ancient Egypt. The Omnipotent Power of Ra relates to God of Monotheism - Ra being the symbolic Sun God from which all life stems.
Through sometimes seen subsumed [like when Amen becomes Amen-Ra], the major Egyptian God Ra was actively worshipped for more than 3000 years. After Greeks and then Romans took over Egypt, they adapted their understanding of God and gods to the Egyptian Gods, especially Ra. When Christianity becomes the State Religion of Rome and Romans, the Hieroglyphs and translations of ancient Egypt writing disappear. With this, all connections to the Egyptian God Ra, temple worship of Ra, and the sacred rituals from the ancient Egyptian Religion disappear. It is up for us to interpret what ancient Egyptians might have understood of God and divine energies actualizing God’s Will.
[NOTE - Many who have not studied much on Ancient Egyptian Religion, extending for more than 3000 years, often see Amun Ra as Ra. A future Hub will focus on Amun Ra. Much of this research went into one my earlier books in print. For now, I briefly share that the Rise of Amen as Amen Ra appears to connect to the so-called "Monotheistic" Religious Revolution in Egypt. Amen-hotep [notice the Amen in his name], rejects Amen-Ra and the power of vying Temple Priests, moves the capital, changes his name to Akhen-Aten and only worships Aten, the Sun Disk. You can see he is really trying to get back to the Monotheistic Power of Ra the Sun God who is represented by the Sun Disk headdress. YET the attributes of Amen-Ra have already taken over Ra. The Amen-Ra hub will be up soon. ALSO, future Hubs will continue to understand Ra manifested in other Gods of Ancient Egypt. These pages will show how Ra manifests in the worship of Nut, Osiris, Isis, Horus and others.]
Ra, the primary Egyptian God begins with the start of Egyptian Dynasties and hieroglyphs. The Second Dynasty ruler Ra-neb [c.2900 BC] takes on the name of Ra to represent the great Egyptian God on Earth. By the 4th Dynasty when the Great Pyramid is build, the worship of Ra the Sun God reaches its peak. Various names begin to include Ra as the Great Sun God and many being a “Son of Ra” - sa Ra.
No major religious writings [Liturgy] occur before or during the building of the great Egyptian Mortuary Temples and Pyramids of the 4th Dynasty. In the next 5th Dynasty the Pyramid Texts begin with Unas. [See the pyramid pictures.]
Pictures of the Pyramid of Unas and Pyramid Text
Pyramid Text Prayers Spoken to the Great Egyptian God Ra
Ra, as the Great God of the Egyptians, is clearly represented in hieroglyphs
throughout the walls of the Pyramid. This Pyramid Text is the OLDEST
known Religious Liturgy on Earth. When read, the Pyramid Texts
themselves are prayer-like utterances, meant to be spoken. Let’s
present a few translations to show the Egyptian God Ra - the Great Sun
God. We’ll start with prayers to Ra, spoken in the Antechamber of Una’s
Pyramid. [These are old 1968 Translations; READ with a focused, inspired "Eye of Ra."]
“To Say . . . The throne of Unas is with Thee, O Ra; Unas will not give it to any other god. He ascends towards heaven to Thee, O Ra.” –from Utterance 302
“To Say: The ladder is tied together by Ra before Osiris. The ladder is tied together by Horus before His father Osiris when he goes to his Spirit.’ – from Utterance 305
Continuing, we see Ra the Sun God throughout the Pyramid and on to the burial chamber. Again, even as the primary Egyptian God, Ra is understood in the context of Divine energies represented by the other Egyptian Gods.
“To Say - …. Unas appears as Nefertem, the Lotus Flower at the nose of Ra, as Ra comes out of the horizon every day, at the sight of whom the gods purify themselves.” – from Utterance 249
“To Say- Unas is he who is over the Kas [the Spirits], who unites hearts for the One-Over-Wisdom; [Unas] is the Great One who is in possession of the Divine Book, the Wisdom at the right of Ra.” – from Utterance 250
“To Say – O ye who are set over the hours, ye who go in front of Ra, prepare a way for Unas, that Unas may pass through the guard [of demons] with terrible faces.” – from Utterance 251
Let’s finish with a quote from Unas’ Pyramid Text connecting to Spiritual Astronomy where the Righteous Ones are Resurrected as Light in the Stars.
… “Horus over the Milky Way of Heaven, who makes Ra alive every day. He will build Unas again, he will make Unas alive every day. … Unas brings Thee they great left eye as healer [i.e. the healed Eye of Ra]. Receive it from the hand of Unas being uninjured – its water is in it uninjured, its red is in it uninjured, its breathing is in it uninjured. Enter into it, take it into thy possession, in this Thy name He-with-the-Divine-Ruler’s-Decoration, that Thou mayest approach it in thy name of Ra. … So that Thou shinest forth, thereby among the gods in this his name, That-Which-Sparkles.” – from Utterance 300
After the Pyramid Builders with their Pyramid Texts, come the “Coffin Texts,” which are similar prayers written on Coffins. Then comes the more recognized Egyptian Book of the Dead, which is more accurately translated as The Book of Going Forth into the Day. Whether the Coffin Texts written on the Coffins-Sarcophagus, or with “prayers” written on the walls and ceiling of tombs, the sayings stem from the original Pyramid Texts.
Egyptian Book of the Dead -Opening Hymn to Ra
The Egyptian God Ra "opens up" the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
The Picture above opens the Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus scroll. This well preserved copy is the famous "Papyrus of Ani." Ani and his wife are worship and pray in the opening scene. The disk of the Sun represents the Great Egyptian God Ra, held up and given life by the popular Ankh symbol [and hieroglyph denoting "Life."] Ra is praised and worshipped by the Baboons representing Thoth, the God of Writing-Knowledge-Wisdom. The Ankh sign of Life upholding Ra is upon the Djed Pillar, representing "Stability." Isis and Nephthys support on each side. ... Of course more will be shared about these Egyptian Symbols-Amulets and Egyptian Gods in future Hubs.
With the rise and power of Egyptian New Kingdom [c. 1550-1000 BC] a type of adapted Pyramid Text is written on Papyrus Scrolls that more could afford. The Egyptian God Ra - the Sun God is the focus for the "Introductory Hymn." Though Ra [Re] is mentioned many times in the context of many Gods, Ra is as the Sun God that sustains all of life. Ra is the ultimate power and creator.
"Hail to You [Ra]. You rise and shine having appeared in glory as King of the gods. May You give power and might in vindication to the Ka [the Spirit – Life Force] of ________ [the name of the individual reciting the prayer is to be inserted here]. O all you gods of the Soul-mansion who judge sky and earth in the balance, who give food and provisions, give praise to Ra, Lord of the Sky, the Sovereign who made the Gods. May those who are above worship you; may those who are below worship you. Your serpent-foe has been given over to the fire; the rebel-serpent is fallen; his arms are bound. Ra has taken away his movements and the Children of Impotence are nonexistent. The Mansion of the Prince is in festival; the noise of shouting is in the Great Place. The gods are in joy when they see Ra in His appearing, His rays flooding the lands. May You be gracious to me when I see Your beauty, having departed from upon Earth. May my soul go forth to travel to every place which it desires; may my name be called out."
Ra the Sun God can be seen throughout various chapters .. Though the Egyptian God Ra was clearly the supreme God within a monotheistic-like understanding, vying temple priests dominated religious expressions. Writers of the burial prayers known as The Egyptian Book of the Dead tried to appease all sides.
Future Hubs will link to numerous Egyptian Gods, clarifying the Spiritual Power of this foundational Ancient Religion.
Ra Transports the Sun, then Light for "Resurrected" Stars.
References for Egyptian God Re - the Sun God.
As mentioned, I've spent months in Egypt visiting every major temple and sacred site in Egypt, read numerous books, two University Courses on Ancient Egypt, and researched at two recognized Egyptology Libraries in Europe. My personal understandings of Ancient Egypt stem from Religious Studies at the University and Spiritual-Psychic Practices and Mediations. [Will soon add additional Bibliography links showing major studies on Ancient Egypt.]
The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, R.O. Faulkner, (Carol Andrews Ed.), University of Texas Press: Austin, 2000
British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt, British Museum Press, 1995
The Pyramid of Unas, Piankoff, Alexandre (translation), Princeton University Press, 1968