Ancient Egypt -- Sources

Source texts from the books by Jozef Rulof for the article ‘ancient Egypt’.
By Ludo Vrebos, based on the books by Jozef Rulof.
These sources presume the prior reading of the article ‘ancient Egypt’.

The metaphysical path as well as faith in God

In ancient Egypt, the masters built a path around the dogma of faith:
Why did ancient Egypt originate?
Why did the Masters go around a dogma?
Lectures Part 2, 1951
The masters knew that with bringing faith already, many people would cling to a church.
In order to bring the metaphysical research of life to blossom, they inspired other people:
Why did we begin in China to analyse the laws of life from that world?
Why did British India originate, Tibet?
Why were priests born?
In order to experience these laws outside the sects.
We knew very certainly that someone would stand up and would cling to his own church in order to build something great and wonderful for himself.
Lectures Part 2, 1951
Not all people are chained by the dogmas of faith.
Yes, there are some – thank God – who released themselves from burning and eternal damnation.
We received the metaphysical teaching.
We received the bibles, the bibles, I say ... we received the temples from Tibet, China, Japan – oh, thank God – we received ancient Egypt, because the human being continued.
The human being floated, whizzed around that bible, around those dogmatic theories, through the earth and over this planet and searched for the metaphysical laws, searched for the truth, searched for the feeling: who am I?
I am a human being.
Now a few people started – they had to come, they were also inspired again by the Other Side – now a few people started to wonder: what am I as a human being, why am I a mother, why am I different to him?
Why am I this and he that?
Why must I receive him and must he give me?
Why must I sleep? The human being at that time wondered.
Around the Lord, can you feel that?
Lectures Part 1, 1950
The masters brought ‘God’ and in addition also the metaphysics in order to increase the consciousness and the grade of feeling of mankind:
Now we see that Abraham
Isaac
Jacob and then Moses are born.
The Cosmology of Jozef Rulof Part 5, 1944
That is the event, the beginning of mankind, the first contacts of the Other Side, but brought about by means of the Omniscience and the All-Source as human being.
And that will be Christ!
What do we now see happening?
The material and the spiritual world reach unity.
Could the human being have received that becoming conscious under the own power?
No, that is not possible.
The material being received help from the astral world for that.
The Other Side will elevate the soul on Earth to the obtained consciousness.
And we also have to accept those wonders!
Mother Earth has come that far, her life as human being is ready for that.
The life light of the universe, the Sun, gave her that becoming conscious and the human being has to accept this.
Mother Earth brought her life that far.
And now names come to Earth.
The human being starts to think and starts to feel.
Each phenomenon gets meaning for the human being.
And that becomes:
God
The Lord!
A Divine Mother cannot yet be spoken of.
But many children from the Spheres of Light influence the material being under their own powers, as a result of which the metaphysical laws come into existence.
Can you also feel this?
As a result of this, the human being gets to know the occult laws for soul, spirit and material.
So not only that the human being on Earth receives a faith, the Masters take the life on Earth to God, millions of souls are working on the awakening, on the direct spiritual becoming conscious, and now we also see the Temples awakening on Earth.
The human being on the Other Side now therefore serves for arts and spiritual sciences and he will achieve that.
The human being is busy materializing the spiritual truths of the Other Side and he is capable of that.
On Earth the human being already gets a faith, but other children of God get to experience the occult laws.
The magicians and fakirs, the yogis and the priests are awakening!
The Cosmology of Jozef Rulof Part 5, 1944

Between life and death

Jozef Rulof lived 3800 years ago as priest Dectar in ancient Egypt:
And now there are just 3800 years between.
Questions and Answers Part 3, 1952
Dectar taught his pupil Venry to control feelings and thoughts:
The first few years will pass by in this way, you need that time to be able to feel and think clearly, if you want to acquire what I did just now.
If I see correctly and clearly, Venry, you will excel me one day, and you will bestow wisdom on us that we do not yet know anything about.
Notwithstanding your feelings, dear friend, you will have to be careful with many powers.
When you are alone, thoughts, powers, and feelings will often overtake you, which do not emerge from your inner being and which come to you unexpectedly, because space is filled with them, but which have got nothing to do with your own life at all and belongs to other lives outside this Temple.
Suppress all these feelings by adjusting your strong and unbending will to them, then force yourself to concentrate so that you remain master of your own life.
Forbid the approach of these meaningless thoughts, which may destroy us priests.
Never permit your thoughts free rein, dear Venry, if you do not want to be hurled into space as if by a gale, but only think because you want to.
What then enters you and is within you is controlled by your powerful and strong will.
Do not permit yourself to become a plaything of those powers and thoughts, so that the light you live in fades away.
Make sure you are always ready, not only in day-consciousness, such as you are now in and listening to me, but also when you are asleep.
Between Life and Death, 1940
Venry noticed that Dectar had already been connected with a spiritual leader for a very long time:
“So you have been connected with him for a very long time, Dectar?”
“He must wait, Venry, and prepare for everything, that is why we too are one.
Between Life and Death, 1940
Dectar was aware that his spiritual leader from the Hereafter was helping him with curing diseases.
However, he kept that hidden from the high priests, because they did not want any dependence:
However, I may not do that; I must be able to account for everything, because every illness is put down.
When the power lies in that other world, it does not belong to us.
Do you feel, Venry, why they want it?
They do not want to be dependent.
Between Life and Death, 1940

Infallible healers

The Egyptians also reached an enormous height as healers.
The priests were wonderful healers. They even managed operations, removed tumours from the crown of the skull in a short time as if they possessed the skill and the wisdom of your twentieth century.
Their herbs were famous.
The priests influenced the material body infallibly and descended into it spiritually in order to make a diagnosis.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
They let themselves be bitten by a poisonous snake and regulated the blood circulation for the better.
For them there were no problems, they knew the body.
The herbs purified the wound and the concentration and life aura did the rest.
They put material systems out of operation in order to heal them.
Their healing was magic and infallible. They were conscious in everything and cosmically deep.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
Their temple study lasted thirty years, and it was only then that they were perfect priests.
The Great Winged One stood above all of them, but all the priests experienced the psychic and physical gifts.
They called a bird in flight to them. The animal came and sat down on their outstretched hands.
They hereby came to the division of the personality.
During the flight, they connected themselves with the animal and forced the life to listen.
The animal now lost its own inner life and had to listen. Another power, which was stronger, dominated the life of the animal.
Lions and other species of wild animal were overcome in this way.
The animal changed at the same time and had no longer any own will. They lived in the animal and had overcome the animal personality.
The animals listened to their will like lap dogs. The animal had nothing to contribute under their magical concentration.
Because of this they also dominated the illnesses, their will was tuned into the sickness, and that had to take part in the working of the whole.
Whether the sick part wanted to or not, it was not possible to escape this.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943

Behind the goddess of stone

During a contact evening, master Zelanus tells why the masters proclaimed themselves a goddess:
When we started to experience these laws on the other side, when we had completed that study, we wanted to know all the things which happened in that Ancient Egypt – you will all do that soon and you can do that too – and then we say that the masters were the goddess.
And that they carried out that materialization in order to build up that mysticism, that sacredness, because people wanted, you probably know that, people wanted to make it clear to the human being that there was no death.
Questions and Answers Part 5, 1950
The masters were able to lay foundations for this purpose:
And what did Ancient Egypt still, still bring, isn’t it true?
Ancient Egypt laid foundations.
Ancient Egypt did not get what you now experience.
And that is still just three, four thousand years ago.
Those deities in Ancient Egypt, they were still unconscious, they did not experience these laws.
When they held those wonderful séances there, when they were together there, those priests, those high priests ...
There was an initiation.
They gathered in the evening and during the night.
And then ...
The great winged one was taken possession of by the Other Side.
That instrument was again ...
They are foundations, laid by the priests, by Isis, by Ra, or by Ré, by Luxor.
All those temples knew their winged ones: a priest with feeling.
No more.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
However, a piece of stone was also a goddess:
They were in the universe, and they knew about the life, that they would return, but a piece of stone was still a deity.
They were there, you see, they stood on that God of all life.
Because a piece of stone is a deity, yes, indeed.
But they remained attached to that organism and they could not see that stone, and that tree, and that water separate from the spiritual astral world.
And because of this they did not come any further.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
Jozef Rulof says as André-Dectar that the great priests in ancient Egypt were worshipped as a deity, but yet they still knew very little then about the Hereafter:
“A priest like that, you know for certain”, he tells space and mankind, “that was a Deity there.
But he was so great.
He knew nothing about the direct laws in the hereafter.
A stone was still a God for him.
He was close to it, because that stone is a part of God, but not a conscious God.
A stone remains a stone.
The depth which I now receive”, he says, “they still did not have this oneness there and you cannot experience it, because we know ‘Between life and death’ for that matter, the book of the Masters, my life as André-Dectar.”
Lectures Part 3, 1952

Amenhotep

Amongst all those hundreds of priests, during a particular period there was just one priest who had acquired sufficient feeling in his past lives in order to become a Great Winged One:
Once every hundred years Ancient Egypt had one great winged one.
There were four, five hundred priests; there was just one of them with feeling.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
In current society, people know nothing about the wisdom of this Great Winged One:
The human being in his society feels awe-inspiringly strong and conscious.
But, what kind of consciousness does society possess?
What does the university give you now?
What can that university give you for soul, spirit and material?
Yes indeed, it is not the intention to take everything back to the nothing.
But the world, the metaphysical teachings gave you that proof when Amenhotep, the first powerful priest who now still has significance for your world, got his consciousness in ancient Egypt and he could accept his Great Wings.
When he lived ‘beyond the coffin’ and the Masters, those Masters there, those high priests could speak their first word, could ask the first question to his life.
“Where are you?
Are you alive?
Do you have the sight?
Is there colour there?
Is there feeling there?
Tell us frankly, irrevocably the truth, because you will die for these teachings if the lie overcomes you, sullies your life.”
The temples of Isis, Ra, Ré and Luxor had to accept these laws!
And then the priest is ‘beyond the coffin’, but he is living conscious.
He looks around him, and he sees his universe.
The politeness, the reverence that overcomes him, which comes to him from that space, is awe-inspiring!
And then the wonderful word passes his lips, but he is also inspired again.
He sees a light; he feels life around him.
And then the Master says – a human being who lived on earth, who lives in space and is conscious there, who gave ancient Egypt a foundation of and for the God of all life, a soul, a spirit, a personality which is only love, in order to elevate, release the human being from the material systems, because that personality will see that the soul is the infinite, that the spirit must represent the life ‘beyond the coffin’ and that the personality will be able to receive a universal eloquence – :
“Can you see me?”
“Yes”, says this child, “where are you?”
“Do not ask me to make myself visible, do not want to see me, because my image would knock you down, the light from my eyes would strike you down.
Do not attach yourself to my personality, but only listen to this word, to my feeling, only listen and pass on what I tell you.
We are one from soul to soul, we are one from spirit to spirit; our inner lives got universal meaning.
Yes, you really live in a universe and that universe is your possession.”
Lectures Part 1, 1950
When Amenhotep, the priest who prepared himself in order to experience an inspiration from the universe, to devote himself for Isis in order to be able to serve the world, so that God can lay His foundations, now gets the first word and says, through his body which lies there: “Yes, children of the goddess, I am alive, I can see, I am myself.”
It is a shock for everyone who experiences this.
The clairvoyants see that that personality is himself.
The healers send out their powers in order to inspire this life, so that this contact will not be broken, because the goddess will speak.
Yes, for ancient Egypt that was still a goddess, they gave a deity to everything.
The Masters started there with the first word, they laid the foundation in order to make a universal self of the human being.
Lectures Part 1, 1950
When the Great Winged One had departed from his body, the high priest asked:
“Can you travel?”
“Yes”, says the pupil – the master here, the Great Winged One on earth, but between life and death the pupil – “I can travel.”
“Go then”, is the request, “to space and tell us, give us the truth, only the truth; because you know that the animal instinct will destroy you if the lie, the deception overcomes you.”
And now this personality floats through space.
There is a power that forces, which is compelling and is imposed upon the personality to go further, to move away from the material.
And then the Master says: “Being free from the earth is the oneness with this universe.
To be free from the Pyramid, from which lives there, from your inner life there, is the oneness with God.”
Yes, he did not dare to say ‘the God of all life’, because it would have taken this child by surprise.
And when the priest now sees himself from space, between the stars and the planets and feels that he is a living conscious child, then his aura flies back to the Temple of Isis, and he lays the orchids of his heart at the feet of the goddess.
He lays them down for space, for the Pyramid, for the pharaoh, for all the priests and priestesses, and says: “I am alive, I float in a wonderful space and I am myself.
The benevolence of my soul is speaking truth to you.
I give you everything which I see and which I feel, because next to me lives the wonderful self.
I feel this tremendous silence enter me.
My word gets wings.
I will be like this universe.
Every thought of my personality is supporting inspired.”
The priests do not dare to ask any more questions.
They do not know where these words come from, but they penetrate the human self, and get a hold of the personality.
When the priest tunes in his conscious self to the hazes and to the light, when he sees that the earth is like a scythe, there is night on earth and he can rise above that darkness and experiences the word there and sees it before him, then tears run down his cheeks, his heart bleeds from a burning longing, then he strives only to be able to absorb that wonderful inspiration in himself.
Then he bows there and kneels at the feet of his God, the All-Source, the All-Life, the All-Soul, the All-Spirit, the All-Fatherhood and All-Motherhood.
After a short time the high priests reach the stage that they can formulate their questions.
And now it goes quickly, every word now has inspiration.
The scribes are ready, their hearts pound in their throats.
The blood runs over the lips of the Great Winged One when the inspiration is too intense and he – concentrating – inspires himself from space.
The human organs cannot deal with these powers any more.
People think of disturbances, but they have experienced hundreds of sessions, they know the danger!
They also know that there is support, that there is a means that will support them and can take care of them: the goddess is watching out!
She is always watching out.
“Where I live, that is light, that is life and I feel happy.
Where I live, that belongs to me”, the voice from space says.
“For what we live, that will serve for the whole of this mankind.
Where I live, that is this light.
My feeling says that I am a part of all of this and that I will be able to earn all of this as a result of my thinking and feeling, my work, my serving, for which I will now devote my life.”
In this way, ancient Egypt received the proof that there was life after death.
Hundreds of priests came to grief only because they went through the laws for fatherhood and motherhood.
But they got to know the sleep, they descended into their personality and went to that ‘coffin’, they went to the soul, to the spirit, and in this darkness life came again, new thinking, new feeling, new understanding.
Everyone placed himself before the first foundation.
And they also knew that they had lived millions of lives and that the soul possesses an own personality behind this life with the universe as feeling, in which the child lives, with a universe which was fed inspiringly by every thought.
Every thought – ancient Egypt was able to give this to the Western child – is a universe.
And those millions of thoughts have to accept the colour of the universe and place themselves on the weighing scales for all those systems, for all those thoughts, all that fatherhood and motherhood, for which you live and as a result of which we can conquer those laws as a human being.
“Where I live”, said the Great Winged One, “is a universe for me and for all the life which you, where you are, meet.
Here is the truth; I am connected to the truth.
Because when I think wrongly just for a moment – therefore materially, according to your experience – then darkness comes around me.
That therefore means that my thoughts can be inspiring when I climb that universe.
I will continue step by step.
I see a world there which is not ours.
I see a world for the animal, for a flower, but we people are universal, we go before all of this.
I think.
Lectures Part 1, 1950
During the blossoming period of ancient Egypt, many people devoted themselves to the University of Christ:
It happened in ancient Egypt.
Ancient Egypt laid the foundations for this society, for this mankind.
Ancient Egypt possesses truth.
Ancient Egypt, the temples of Ré, Ra, Ré and Luxor, they gave themselves for the ‘University of Christ’, for your society!
And what does the West devote for this purpose?
The temples of Ra, Ré and Isis experienced the benevolence of a Divine personality, and they enjoyed the justice.
They kneeled; they made themselves one with Mother Water.
They experienced fatherhood and motherhood not only humanly, but spatially deep, because they knew: by means of the good deeds they would attract the good.
They were one, always one, with a holiness for which they lived and would die.
For every thought a priest devoted his life.
They went through the fire for friendship and benevolence.
They let themselves be beaten and ill treated, they took on the fight with a wild animal, a snake, a tiger, a lion.
They were not afraid of anything because they got to know that wisdom, because they wanted to serve the God of all life – yes, later the Messiah.
Hundreds of thousands of priests were destroyed at that time.
They were not afraid to accept insanity for a time – not the sick, but the conscious insanity – in order to get to know a law, in order to experience a law.
They beat themselves day and night, they checked, inspired, drove themselves.
Every word was felt and was thought out before the word experienced the materialization.
They defied life and death, and they could do that, because they had awakened inwardly, because their lives wanted to speak.
That was ancient Egypt.
And is it still that?
No, that now lives in the West!
Thirty-eight hundred, thirty-nine hundred years passed and society is still faced with the living dead-self of the Western child.
A university elevated the West, but people know nothing about this universe.
Lectures Part 1, 1950
The western universities still believe that there is no reincarnation:
The human being is still on earth for the first time, the child, who is now born, has still not experienced anything.
This child comes finished and pure from God, from the All-Source to the earth and when the life is seven, eight, nine months, it already begins to swear, then it already starts to swear at the father and mother, then people see misery and destruction.
And when the child is two, three, four years old, then it already has society in possession.
Then society, then father and mother and sisters and brothers are already kicked.
And that child is Divine, which comes like that from the All-Source?
This life has never known a life before?
After thirty-eight hundred years the Western child still lives in darkness.
The parapsychologist is sent blind from his university.
Lectures Part 1, 1950
Thousands of books have been written about the laws, about the life of ancient Egypt, but the West still does not know anything of the being one, about the connection.
That is the wonderful gift which now lies in your hands and is called ‘Between Life and Death’.
The human being for the West who still feels any of that old instinct – which we, which you, which everyone in ancient Egypt had to accept – now reaches spiritual awakening, now comes to the spheres of light or to the darkness.
And now there is a gulf between ancient Egypt and the present stage to which you belong.
The present society does not yet have any of it, has not yet mastered anything of what – I told you a moment ago – the priests received there, which was the truth for them, and for the hundreds of thousands.
The psychological child, your university cannot yet accept that.
And yet, since then so many hundreds of years have passed, the Western child is still at a dead point; the spiritual sciences cannot go further.
And all of this is science; this is a spiritual science which is given to you from the ‘University of Christ’, which is your universe.
‘A human being does not reincarnate’; we do not know it.
‘A human being only came to earth for the first time; now we have nothing to do with that jungle.’
‘Moses spoke to God.
And the Lord said: “Moses, go and destroy that human being.”’
We know how Moses lived; but before all of this began – these are the prophesies for your life, for your society, for the Western consciousness – the creation was already millions of years old!
Lectures Part 1, 1950

Blossoming period

The Great Winged One departed from his body and was supported on the Other Side by the masters:
The priest who disembodied was awaited on the Other Side by an astral master, who explained the laws to him in which they now lived.
The priest spoke from the universe to the people at the séance on earth and passed to them what he was shown and explained in the astral world.
On earth, in his Temple, this wisdom was recorded and laid down in hieroglyphics.
Egypt then experienced the very highest which was ever received by mediums.
The gulf between life and death was already bridged.
When they had sat down around the medium at a certain time, they suddenly heard the medium speak, after which they could start to ask questions.
The seers followed the disembodied person; the people asking questions – usually high priests – gauged the spoken word, asked their questions again, which clearly touched upon the problem being discussed, and then waited again for the answer.
These séances lasted until the morning, until the astral master found that the powers of the medium were used up.
The masters on this side analysed the wisdom obtained, and established the time of the next séance, the Gods were thanked, and the necessary sacrifices brought, after which the priests could begin their daily task.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
The Great Winged One – the medium, who could disembody – underwent the material unity with the earth during the psychic trance.
What belonged to the material life was disengaged in this way.
Once released from the body as an astral being, the earth ensured the material contact, and the high priests ensured the unity of body and soul.
No disruptions could be present between spirit and body, because the medium already experienced thousands of occult dangers, which meant laws for both bodies, that belonged to the earth and the astral world.
The priest who had disembodied had to be able to dominate these laws, but was supported by everyone in his task.
All these priests knew the astral laws; they had been able to prepare themselves for these séances as a result of years of study.
They were conscious, but received cosmic wisdom through a master on this side.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
It sometimes happened that they heard talking outside of the medium.
At that moment, they experienced the direct voice.
Now the physical gifts were engaged and had started to work.
The master on this side could achieve these phenomena, because the great medium possessed the feeling for it.
Because of the physical trance all the occult phenomena lay within their reach.
What was received during these séances was wonderful for them.
In this way, they learned to know life after death, the astral worlds and the spiritual gifts.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
The pharaoh with his dignitaries was present at these famous, extraordinary séances several times in order to give the séances colour and dignity, and in order to thank the Gods, and to bring them sacrifices.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
It was during that time that the priests carved on the pillars and every square metre of their Temples.
The wisdom was carved in hieroglyphics and painted, not one stone remained unused; in order to preserve the teachings received for the next generations.
However, this pure, spiritual, natural wisdom, this astral conscious, was first symbolised by them and made unnatural, incomprehensible for the uninitiated, in order to prevent desecration.
There was no shortage of these spiritual artists; each priest was a medium and usually a drawing or painting medium.
Through the Gods, they received all the psychic and physical gifts and they were grateful for it.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
Together with the pharaoh, the seven priests ruled the country:
There were seven high priests, one of them was the leader, and the others had to fulfil their own tasks.
Together with the pharaoh they ruled this country and they were the healers, surgeons, medicine men or herbalists, the teachers of religion and the experts on good and evil.
Between Life and Death, 1940

Disciplinary measures against fantasy

Yet only a few true great mediums lived at that time that helped Egypt to reach this occult height, the remainder of the number of priests could never reach that height.
Many people fantasized that it was a dear passion, even if they understood that they were playing with their own lives.
They could react as fast as lightning, were extremely sensitive and always ready to absorb visionary pictures, which they were forbidden by the high priests.
The longing to be great, to be able to possess the Great Wings, brought them to look for themselves, which usually ended with their death.
Because all of them were followed astrally-spiritually by the high priests, so that they could sometimes establish infallibly what their pupils were thinking about.
Even if they were asleep, the high priests recorded each frame of mind.
As a result of this spiritual unity they established whether or not the laws of their Temple had been overstepped.
The priest, who thought he could just go his own way, was in conflict with the laws of their teachings and received his earned chastisement.
For serious offences, a pardon was no longer possible.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943

The decline of the temples

The strict discipline, which people applied in these temples, contributed to the construction of the spiritual gifts.
However, it also brought about the fact that priests who were not able to hold their own against the tension of the temple life, started to resist the astral discipline and sought means to make their lives easier.
They attracted the help they needed for this themselves, masters who lived in the astral world and who were the representatives of evil.
From that moment, it went downhill and darkness made contact with the earth, as a result of which good would dissolve.
The demons of hell had waited a long time for this, now these people who had passed on from the earth received the chance to live it up completely through the material being.
These astral demons were usually fallen priests; therefore, people who already had learned the laws on earth.
As a result of their death, they entered those laws and now represented them as an astral personality, as a spirit.
What these souls sought was only lust, unity with the material life, from which they did not wish to release themselves.
Evil made contact; the majority of the priests gave into them completely and experienced the dark powers and forces, black magic.
They disembodied, built up a second self and then experienced what they really wanted themselves and where their feelings lay.
They were helped by the demons since they shared the experience of lust.
The astral monster had to have his share.
Because of this the earthly personality dissolved spiritually into the astral being, which usually ended with complete madness, if they were not caught beforehand by the high priests.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
Especially during the periods that no Great Winged One lived in the temple, the darkness got the chance to grow:
When the great psychic medium had exchanged the earthly for the eternal, Egypt had temporarily lost the great contact with the Other Side, the new medium had to be awaited.
However, meanwhile the séances just continued and that became fateful for the priests.
Amon-Ré would take care of the Great Winged One, a priest gifted by the Gods as a Deity himself, after which the priests could continue their study.
In those times, when everyone was attuned to that great moment, they meditated day and night; the spiritual decline emerged as a result of which the astral world of evil received the upper hand.
The priest who possessed the Great Wings enjoyed sacred authority and everyone wanted to possess that.
This longing and many other characteristics, which represented the lower instinct, asked for the desired contact and attracted this contact to it, but passed into the hands of evil because of this.
They were elevated into the universe one by one.
The priests were open, but should have understood that this openness would take them to the abyss.
On the contrary, they ignored everything; they wanted to enjoy this sanctity themselves.
The demons from hell elevated them into their lives and had it easy because the earthly life of the soul knew the laws.
The weak people lost their balance and came into the hands of the astral personality.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
It often happened that the Great Winged One was born in the Temple, however, also sometimes outside of the Temple.
The Other Side then warned where the child would be born.
The parents gave up their child to Amon-Ré, which was a great event and an honour for them.
The whole of Egypt was then attuned to this miracle.
The child received a spiritual development, such as could only be experienced in ancient Egypt, and then prepared itself for a great task.
I already told you, the night séances continued, even if they only served to ask the Gods when the child would be born.
Usually the high priests already knew years beforehand where the child would be born.
However, these séances, which were held by lower forces, did not provide any wisdom.
The high priests were able to establish fantasy again and again.
If the priest who served as the medium could not defend himself, or produce proof that he was truly eligible for the highest giftedness, then he was faced with death.
This priest was then thrown before the wild animals.
Now he could give proof.
Many people surrendered to this unequal battle, but were slain in a short time.
However, those who were able to conquer the animal as a result of their concentration, proved that they possessed gifts and were free.
In this way, every priest who thought he could serve as a medium for the Great Wings received his chance, but the majority succumbed.
The Other Side now spoke absolute nonsense they contradicted themselves.
However much these mediums defended themselves and argued that the given depth had never been reached before, that the masters on the Other Side wanted to give them further wisdom, it did not help them, the high priests had a different opinion and presented these mediums with the facts.
Many priests lost their lives, until, however, the evil in the astral world had been able to build itself up so high, that the priests lost their hold and started to doubt themselves.
That was the moment for ancient Egypt, when black magic conquered white magic and it went downhill, towards darkness.
The dreadful fight between good and evil lasted for centuries and was won by evil.
Thousands of priests lost their earthly lives because of it, went mad or were lived through the demons of hell.
The spiritual gifts were sullied.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
Not a single priest could come above his own grade of feeling:
The medium was not released from himself, even if everyone tried it, because it was only then that they were accepted as a god.
However, anyone who disembodied experienced himself, could not come above his own inner life and conscious, and was not suitable to represent the Great Wings.
Anyone who went too far knew beforehand that insanity would attack him as an astral personality and many people recoiled from that.
The masters on this side could not elevate these developed priests into their lives, because not one amongst them possessed the grade of feeling to experience the astral laws.
All these priests could disembody, release themselves completely from their material state, but were still not suitable to serve the very highest.
During this study, under the wonderful experience of the cosmic wisdom, all these priests would have succumbed anyway.
The masters on this side could gauge their lives and see through them and therefore did not begin to do this, because it would bring them nothing but misery.
All of Egypt prayed to the Gods for a Great Winged One, but there was nothing more to pray for, black magic now reigned in all the temples.
Because of all of this I can show you that the Egyptians also had to accept their own grade of life, but they could not reach above it, because spiritual wisdom and gifts called them to a halt.
Anyone who reached higher than the conscious achieved succumbed.
Yet, all those priests had prepared themselves, got to know the astral laws, but they could not obtain the highest mediumship.
They still had to master this sensitivity, about which I spoke.
They could heal and were clairvoyant, but the astral wisdom could not be experienced under their own power.
They needed spiritual help for this purpose.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
The masters did not want to support the darkness and withdrew:
A Great Winged One lived once in every hundred years, a spiritual medium that possessed the psychic trance, as a result of which all the gifts could be experienced.
These mediums were conquerors in the occult area, the universe belonged to them, and their lives were universally deep and prepared for pure unity with our world.
As I said, when the miracle did not happen and people started to hold séances with inferior mediums, spiritual decline came.
The masters on this side withdrew and did not wish to follow the dark lives of the priests, and were not open to lies and deception.
They did not serve that destruction.
Their spiritual task was over.
Now white became black.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
The priestesses were raped; under the disguise of sanctity, the priests made themselves completely one with these lives, but saw themselves descending into lust.
The lust and animal-like behaviour ruled all these lives; and this was elevated by the demons, so that all these “saints” sunk into a cesspool of human misery.
A few good people followed their own path, but were powerless against so much evil, and lost heart.
When they also left the earthly life, all the Temples had passed into the hands of evil.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943

Black magic

For the priests of black magic earthly life had no meaning, even if they experienced material lust, and the brutalization of their own conscious.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
These priests could poison your life breath, completely contaminate your organism and ruin them, if they wanted that, they could also build up and cure, those powers were in their possession.
These gentlemen, initiates of evil, lived in temples or monasteries; they wore beautiful garments and insignia, but experienced a dark existence.
A conscious priest of evil, poisonous and mean as his life was, killed at a distance; to the person suspecting nothing he was like a great pre-animal-like monster.
His animal-like and horrible conscious, for which he had followed an enormous study, penetrated every other inner life.
These servants of black magic mastered ancient Egypt.
From that time the battle of good against evil emerged, a battle for life and death, of light against darkness.
In a short time not much was left of the glory in which Egypt had lived for centuries.
Now the priests lived in a stinking swamp of self-destruction.
Still hesitating, the good people observed this destruction until they also turned their back on good and had to give up their hope for the recovery of their temples.
They also threw themselves into this misery and then experienced the destruction of their own personality.
The pharaohs defended themselves in their own way, but black magic penetrated their hearts, took away their day-conscious self, so that they were faced with madness.
The high priests descended from their spiritual pedestals and violated the lives of others.
They were the children of dignitaries – priestesses – they were raped in the Temples materially and spiritually.
These children were sucked empty!
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
Then ancient Egypt experienced the material and spiritual decline.
White magic brought worldly wisdom and happiness; black magic brought animal-like decay.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
To strike someone completely blind from a distance was a small skill for the priests.
The sick were also helped to a degree, but other healthy bodies were contaminated and broken down to their very last fibres.
And all of this in order to be able to give vent to their hatred!
Their biting, deadly concentration penetrated everything, they destroyed every tissue or paralysed the organs, they could descend into a person, because nothing stopped them now, they were rulers in their own territory.
When the demonic powers had conquered the heads of the Temples, the seven high priests, the highest authority, not one good priest was left, everyone in the Temple followed and served evil.
They had experienced their school of learning and had obtained a degree as priest.
The Other Side followed the decline from the Spheres of Light.
What had been worked upon for centuries disappeared from the earth.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943
There were no longer any astral impossibilities for these priests; they had learned to know the laws of magic.
The pharaoh was in their power, the priests ruled Egypt.
From that moment, physical phenomena came to the foreground.
For a short time, a fresh wind blew through the Temples of Ra-Ré and Isis since the order there had been somewhat restored, but those well-meaning powers were also conquered. Afterwards the famous Egypt dissolved completely into woe and astral misery.
The Temples now reached complete decline, the last light of life was extinguished and from then on tables and chairs floated through the space.
The priests then learned to know the elementary laws; throwing stones could begin.
A spiritual heaven changed into a dark hell!
A great army of dark astral beings helps them to achieve these phenomena.
This is precisely what has been awaited for centuries.
Magicians hang in invisible ropes, a child climbs up and disappears, dissolves before the spectators in a heaven of Amon-Ré.
Now materialisations and dematerialisations are experienced, which are achieved because these priests can be elevated into their dark astral life.
Spiritual Gifts, 1943

The halt of the grade of feeling

The priests in ancient Egypt gathered knowledge, but that still did not give them any spiritual possession then:
They knew a lot, they could think, they could heal.
But what does it mean?
That was not possession, that was not spiritual possession.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
And there we only served ourselves.
So that study was not aimed at growth of spirit, but growth of knowledge, knowledge.
But that is not spiritual consciousness.
Spiritual consciousness means: you master that world and that space with one thought, one deed.
What did we do there?
How could we master those laws?
We studied and learned for ourselves.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
They were still not attuned to the first sphere of light:
Those priests were still not in the first sphere.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
In ancient Egypt, the All-Source was still not known:
And now different masters, different people on earth have already touched that All-Source, for example, Ramakrishna.
Ramakrishna disembodied, the Egyptians disembodied, experienced something in the space.
Just read ‘Between Life and Death’, just go to your faculty, to your egyptologist, he can probably explain something to you.
And then they disembodied, they freed themselves from the organism and then the séances began.
They are not nonsense, you still have that culture!
There is no academic on earth so stupid and so wretched to say: that Egypt was nothing, that is just madness.
The Egyptologists were freed from the organism, the temples of Ra, Ré and Isis – I gave you those lectures – experienced that awakening, that contact, that unity.
And then the priest lay there, he became free, the body was lying there; the soul, the spirit departed from that organism and then the high priests could ask questions.
And they started immediately: “Where do you live?
Do you have eyesight there?
Can you speak?
Do you have feeling?
Tell us, give the Goddess of Isis this sanctifying consciousness.”
And then the laws were analyzed that far, so far and so high and so deep as the Great Winged one possessed in feeling; he did not come above himself.
And now you can compare that again with this time, because people spoke in Egypt about Gods.
A piece of stone, a flower, a universe, the night, the fire, the sun, everything was a Deity.
Lectures Part 1, 1950

The legacy of the temple lives

In their later reincarnations, the great priests from ancient Egypt could make use of their built-up powers of feeling in order to bring art and sciences from the University of Christ to earth:
André-Dectar stands before great reincarnations, before the Amenhoteps from Ancient Egypt, which now manifest themselves as:
Rudolf Steiner and as
Madame Blavatsky ..., who manifest themselves as Galilei, Socrates,... Plato,... as Ramakrishna,... as Mary Baker Eddy,... all of them continued their lives from Ancient Egypt, they brought, during their last life on earth:
wisdom,
Art and sciences,... to which Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Rembrandt and Master Alcar as Anthony van Dyck belong.
Children of the University of Christ, for which they lived and died.
They are alive!
The Cosmology of Jozef Rulof Part 2, 1944