Cat’s Bits for August 20-26: Egyptian Mythology Or Spiritual Reality
August: 12: Mercury goes Retrograde until Sept. 1
August 21: New Moon at 2:30 pm EST and Solar Eclipse at 2:25 pm EST
August 22: Sun enters Virgo 6:20 pm EST
Inch by inch, row by row
Gonna make this garden grow
All it takes is a rake and a hoe
And a piece of fertile ground
Inch by inch, row by row
Someone bless these seeds I sow
Someone warm them from below
Till the rain comes tumbling down
Pulling weeds and picking stones
Man is made of dreams and bones
Feel the need to grow my own
Cause the time is close at hand
Painful rain, sun and rain
Find my way in nature’s chain
Tune my body and my brain
To the music from the land
Plant your rows straight and long
Temper them with prayer and song
Mother Earth will make you strong
If you give her love and care
Old crow watching hungrily
From his perch in yonder tree
In my garden I’m as free
As that feathered thief up there
Egyptian Mythology Or Spiritual Reality – Did Egyptians See Them As The Same Thing?
One of the most interesting fields of study is the study of Egyptology.Without doubt this remarkable history and the dry desert worked together to give the world the most amazing evidence of ancient history, myth and spiritual reality. But where did the one stop and the other begin?
Mythology and Religion
There is enough evidence from the engravings on temple walls, statues and scrolls for us to reach the conclusion that for the ancient Egyptians the main pantheon was Osiris. This deity was not just a deity but was immortalised by putting him in the sky from where he now follows the sun. It was also believed that all Pharaohs that died became gods themselves and joined Osiris in the sky. From here they would protect their followers.
For the Egyptians it was easy to look up and see Osiris watching over them. This fact was enhanced as they could see him standing in the early morning eastern sky. From his prominent position in heaven he brought the flooding of the Nile, the life and death of all Egyptians who lived next to the Nile. Osiris was not a mythological character to them; he was a tangible spiritual deity you could see and worship.
Orion the Hunter
As the Greek mythological figure Orion the Hunter, this group of stars could be the most prominent constellation in the sky as it is so easy to spot. For the Greeks this Hunter was part of the Zodiac and much more than mythology. Now for those who do not know this yet, the constellation Orion is also the god Osiris we just talked about. And for those with no idea where or who either is, the brightest star in the sky Sirius is always near Orion. The belt of three stars makes Orion easy to spot because there is only one place where the stars form such a line in the sky. Rigel the white star on his knee and Betelgeuse the orange star on his shoulder plus a few other stars form the outline of this prominent starry pattern. Nearby you can also find Aldebaran, the orange star and the Pleiades or Seven sisters, a group of stars, all part of Taurus the Bull.
Today we look up at the sky and we appreciate the names and forms the early civilizations had given to the constellations of stars. However we do not see Orion as anything but a recognizable pattern of stars. Still for the Egyptians and even for the pre – Christian Greeks, they were something much more. They were gods. We have moved away from looking at the stars and see them as gods but when we see the procession of Druids at Stonehenge during an eclipse or around the solstice we wonder how far we have moved from the earlier beliefs.
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