isis unveiled: chapter IX (as above, so below…)

“It will be observed that this philosophy of cycles, which was allegorized by the Egyptian Hierophants in the “circle of necessity”, explains at the same time the allegory of the “Fall of man”. According to the Arabian descriptions, each of the seven chambers of the Pyramids – those grandest of all cosmic symbols – was known by the name of a planet.

The peculiar architecture of the Pyramids shows in itself the drift of the metaphysical thought of their builders. The apex is lost in the clear blue sky of the land of the Pharaohs, and typifies the primordial point lost in the unseen universe from whence started the first race of the spiritual prototypes of man.

Each mummy, from the moment that it was embalmed, lost its physical individuality in one sense; it symbolized the human race. Placed in such a way as was best calculated to aid the exit of the “soul”, the latter had to pass through the seven planetary chambers before it made its exit through the symbolical apex.

Each chamber typified, at the same time, one of the seven spheres, and one of the seven higher types of physico-spiritual humanity alleged to be above our own.

Every 3,000 years, the soul, representative of its race, had to return to its primal point of departure before it underwent another evolution into a more perfected spiritual and physical transformation.

We must go deep indeed into the abstruse metaphysics of Oriental mysticism before we can realize fully the infinitude of the subjects that were embraced at one sweep by the majestic thought of its exponents.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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