Egyptian Yoga and the Glorious Light Meditation
(originally written in November 2010)

 I have recently come across Dr. Muata Ashby's works (see Sema Institute website) and got three of his books a couple of months back to examine his Kamitic system. What I have found from his translations of hieroglyphic texts from the ancient time is that the people of Kamit (Egypt) were practicing a form of spiritual meditation that is still practiced today in some yogic, buddhist and daoist circles. The Ra Akhu Uaah (Glorious Light Meditation) was commissioned by the Sage Pharoah Seti I and according to Dr Ashby, this meditation practice in Kamit preceded meditation in India by at least 800 years. Here we are talking about 1350 BCE (Tomb of Seti I).

My personal opinion is that the reason why an identical meditation technique has been practiced by the Shemsu Hor and those who they influenced, the Mahasiddis of India, Nepal & Tibet and the Daoist adepts is because all three groups were influenced by the Neteru. This meditation, the Ra Akhu Uaah is from the initiation teachings of the beings from the Sirius constellation.

 Today if you look at the teachings of the Yoga sutras of Patanjali, tantric yoga, the teachings of Mahamudra and Dzogchen (buddhism) and those of the daoists (Golden Flower Meditation), you find that all systems look to obtain the "Clear light of Bliss" that results from correct practice. This "clear light" is the same as the "Glorious Light" inscribed in stone by the Kamitic adepts. So the translations of the inscriptions by Seti I are really valuable. The practices are identical right down to the meditation sitting postures and approach.

 Afrikans have 2 main ancestral lineages to tap into with respect to spiritual practices. There is the lineage that comes from our traditional spiritual practices of the various Afrikan ethnic groups and there is the lineage that comes from human beings of the earlier time or from the Neteru. I think Ausar Auset realized this, which is perhaps why both Kamitic and traditional Afrikan elements have been put together in their spiritual practices in an attempt to reconcile both lineages. This is only an opinion from outside observation since I am not a member of Ausar Auset but have friends who are and I have seen some of their materials.

 The "top-down" practice originally comes from Divine Providence (Odomankoma) and has been practiced by the Neteru in their system, and here more so in the cultures of earlier times but this still goes on today. The "bottom up" spiritual practices (what have often been classified under the umbrella name "shamanism") originally comes from the tutelage and guidance of nature spirit beings that have served as a link between Divine Providence (Odomankoma) and human beings. The "top down" system uses internal alchemy, meditation and breathwork while the "bottom up" system uses song/incantation, dance, visions and psychic means. Both systems have their rituals and practices of varying complexity and in the orient one can even find cases where top-down and bottom-up versions have been successfully integrated by some daoist lineages. If Ausar Auset is successful in their approach, they will have something like this too for Afrikans.

 For most Afrikans (unless you are one of the Neteru among us or one of their direct children!) the "bottom up" ancestral line is quite likely the stronger of the two and the more "recent line" since our recent ancestors have been practicing traditional Afrikan spiritual practices for millenia after they moved out of the middle East and Kamit. This is a very interesting topic that has genetic as well as energetic implications. The "top-down" teaching is however also of our line, since it is of the Ptah-Ra-Hetheru-Djehuti line, which is one reason some may choose to cultivate their links with Kamit.

 
Below is a translation of the Ra Akhu Uaah from Muata Ashby's book:

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Translation of the Hieroglyphic text of the Glorious Light Meditation
(from the book "Glorious Light Meditation" by Dr. Muata Ashby)

 
"Whosoever shall recite the words, here written,
with conscious awareness of Djehuty {mind with clear and keen intellect}
shall perform the rituals of sevenfold purification over 3 days {the seven psychospiritual centers}
which are to be performed in the Divine presence,
when this book is being read {studied, recited, remembered} (1)
And they shall make their position in a circle which is beyond them,
And their two eyes shall be focused upon themselves,
All their members shall be composed [relaxed, motionless]
And their steps shall not carry them away [from the place of meditation] (2)
Whoever among men shall recite [these] words
Shall visualize themselves as RA
On the day of his birth
And their awareness shall not become contracted
And his house shall never fall into decay
But shall endure in truth and righteousness
For eternity

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE HIEROGLYPHIC TEXT

 (1) -- Posture and Focus of Attention

 Posture is one of the main components of the meditation practice. The text prescribes
a sitting position within a circle. Then it instructs that there should be a focusing of
the mind between the eyebrows. This area is also known as the sixth energy-consciousness
center. All members of the body, the arms, legs, etc. Should be motionless.

 Posture: Be seated in a comfortable posture. You may create a circle figure in which to sit or
simply visualize that you are seated within a circle. See yourself at the center of the circle
which comprises the Sundisk of Ra, and see yourself as the source of all that is. The place you
use for meditation should be clean and free from drafts, dimly lit (preferably use a candle to
symbolize the innerlight. Incense may be used also. Use a mat, sitting comfortably with back
straight. This special area should be used only for meditation and you should practice at the
same time daily.

 
[Meditation postures: cross legged, half or full lotus sitting position;]

 
Introduction to the Seven-fold Cleansing; the Serpent Power and the Teaching of the Life Force:
(pg. 124)

 
The concept of the Serpent Power, a Life Force contained in the subtle body of a human being that
operates through the nervous system of the subtle spine and which has seven primary foci of energy
consciousness comes down through Ancient Kamitan history from the Great Sphinx to the teaching of
the Asarian Resurrection and is iconographically expressed central shaft of the balance scales of
Maat, in the pillar of Asar and in the Caduceus of Djehuti by the divinities Asar (his backbone)
and the two serpent goddesses Aset and Nebthet. The movement of the Serpent Power/Life Force is
described by the special text (see book "The Serpent" by Muata Ashby). The Sefekh Ba Ra (energy
centers) or "seven souls of Ra" wherein Life Force energy and consciousness are transformed from
subtle to gross energy for use by the body are seven in number.

 

Continuation of the Translated text of the Glorious Light Meditation

 
The words of power of the scripture and the
chant are a special protection {against
unrighteousness and negativity}. Through the
words of power "Nuk Hekau" { I am the Divinity
of the Word} the divinity purifies in the two
months of Ra {phenomenal/transcendental} gods
and goddesses such that "Nuk Ra Akhu" {I am Ra's
Glorious Spirit [Light]}. As Ra, I move in the
evening and the day as a shining Spirit {living
(in light) and not in death (darkness). Enemies
of the light {Unrigheousness, darkness, ignorance,
vices, etc} fall because Nuk Ba Ra Hekau {I am the
soul of Ra, the Divine Word, that transforms (into
the Shining Spirit [The Glorious Light])

 

INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE HIEROGLYPHIC TEXT

(2) -- Words of power

 The papyrus instructs that after having read and recited the story one should assume a specific posture
and adopt a specific visualization. The story of the papyrus (Destruction of Humankind) is as follows:

 
Ra (Supreme being) created the world and human beings.
After many years they became arrogant and spoke evilly
about him. They forgot about his greatness and about their
own origins. Ra decided to punish them for their egoism and
sinful behaviour and so he sent out his eye of destruction ['death star', causing the 'flood'...my emphasis]
in the form of Hetheru to kill all sinners. He then recalled
his eye before it could kill all human beings and then he
retreated to heaven where he traverses in the form of the
sun and installed his vicar to watch over the world during
the night in the form of the moon.

 

SUMMARY OF THE TEACHING OF THE GLORIOUS LIGHT MEDITATION

(pg. 140)
Formal meditation in Sema (Yoga) consists of some basic elements: Posture, Sound (chanting words
of power), Visualization, Rhythmic Breathing (calm, steady breath). The instructions, translated
from the original hieroglyphic text contain the basic elements for formal meditation.

 

Basic Instructions for the Glorious Light Meditation System
Given in the Tomb of Seti I
(c. 1350 B.C.E.)

1. To be practised by clergy and lay alike
2. Listen to the mystical teaching in the myth of Hetheru and Djehuty
3. Be purified physically by proper hygiene (with
Nile flood water (cleanest); wear proper clothing
4. Be purified by Maat (righteousness, truth, non-violence, non-stealing, non-killing etc.)
5. Sevenfold Cleansing for 3 days - Serpent power - transcend the 3 forms of mental expression
6. Posture and focus of attention - make the body still, concentrate on yourself
7. Words of power-chant

Nuk Hekau (I am the word itself - that purifies)
Nuk Ra Akhu (I am Ra's Glorious Shinning Spirit - Divine Light)
Nuk Hekau (I am the God who creates through Sound)

 
8. Visualization - see yourself in the center of the Sundisk (circle of Ra); see yourself as Ra (Mystic Union)

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EGYPTIAN YOGA VOLUME 1
DR MUATA ASHBY 

 
Pg 144
Sefekh Ba Ra (The Seven Souls of Ra) or Sefekh Uadjit (Seven Serpent Goddesses)

 
The 7 Energy Centers

 1) SEFEKHT - Corresponds to the first energy-consciousness center (Indian-Sanskrit: Muladhara Chakra)
Also known as Sheshat, it is the root center (chakra) which is located at the base of the spine

 2) TEKH - Corresponds to the second energy-consciousness center (Indian-Sanskrit: Swadhishtan Chakra)
It is in the area of the organs of procreation whiere, if controlled by the higher centers, cosmic
energy may be absorbed and transmuted to create more than just physical offspring.
 

3) AB(OB) -Correcponds to the third energy-consciousness center (Indian-Sanskrit: Manipura Chakra)
Its location is in the solar plexus.

 4) KHEPER - Corresponds the the fourth energy-consciousness center (Indian-Sanskrit: Anahata Chakra)
Its location is at the heart

 5) SHEKHEM - Corresponds to the fifth energy-consciousness center (Indian-Sanskrit: Vishudi Chakra)
It is the throat chakra, the Chakra of Medu Neter (divine speech).

 6) MER - Corresponds to the sixth energy-consciousness center (Indian-Sanskrit: Ajna Chakra)
It is the third eye, the level of intuitive wisdom that does not require "thinking or mind process".

 7) IKH - Corresponds to the seventh energy-consciousness center (Indian-Sanskrit: Sahasrara Chakra)
It is the energy consciousness level where the dualistic mind symbolized by Apophis and the "life giving
fire" (primal energies), becomes united into one whole.

 


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SOME COMMENTS ON THIS FORM OF MEDITATION

February 2011

One may notice strong Sirian and Reptilian influences in the material above. The actual purpose of the meditation systems inherited from Lemuria which were also found in lands the Sirians strongly influenced (Egypt, Inca, Maya, Mesopotamia and Yu/Gobi desert) is to activate the physical-ethereal vehicle using a series of techniques that eventually lead to the acquisition of spiritual abilities. This is one way to go about it. Indigenous people may not have such sophisticated methods however their spiritual techniques also work. In their original contexts, indigenous denizens also built mud huts and other such abodes rather than sophisticated buildings however both types of buildings can shelter an indweller.