Imhotep: First Artificer of Stone

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The Masonic Influence on World History

Written by Gary Wonning

Imhotep was the most monumental Egyptian figure for Freemasons. He was an Egyptian architect who lived from 2650-2600 BC, and served under king Djoser, (of step pyramid fame), he is considered to be the first architect, engineer, and doctor in early history.

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Imhotep founded the tenants of building construction and organization that would have been familiar to King Solomon and masons as well.

He is responsible for building the presumed very first Egyptian pyramids. The elements of the craft that can trace their teachings to this man are nearly uncountable.

He had many other talents and was believed to be magical due to his ability to heal, influence the people, and invent all sorts of tools. After his passing, many considered him a god.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

While we have advanced technically far superior to those that came before us, we have lagged behind in spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

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He has published several books about his adventures.

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The Egyptians Knew How To Build A Society

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The Egyptians were able to predict the flooding of the Nile River and in so doing plan the best time to plant their crops. Because of the ability to recognize and harness something of regularity, they were able to lay the foundations of their economy and their empire.

They were the first to unite what might otherwise be thought of as independent city states, and by doing so, impacted our own concept of what a nation should be.

Their model created the idea of a nation as a society with defined boundaries, currency, and government. The combination of those three elements allows an economic growth trajectory that is ultimately greater than the sum of its parts.

Architecture is the most famous legacy of the Egyptian culture. The Egyptians were the first to employ the use of architecture on a massive scale for purposes other than defense or shelter. Their use of architecture for religious and socio/political reasons has been monumental in the future evolution of all global cultures.

With regularity, they realized that stones make buildings, and buildings make cities, the cities make nations and nations make societies.

Because they saw how buildings could shape the way in which people interact with each other and their leadership, the Egyptians were the first to purposely plan and design buildings and cities for influencing the people of a nation.

Using the Egyptian idea of magic, which is to influence something by indirect means, architecture was the ultimate magic by which to influence society.

Many of the rituals of the masonic lodge were practiced in Ancient Egypt. 

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The Masonic Influence on World History

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

The Secrets of Masonry

 

Written by Gary Wonning

With the murder of Seqenenre Tao, the secrets of king making were lost forever.

In those times, many of the Egyptians were quite adept at things of a spiritual nature and were proficient in the arts and sciences of the esoteric world. The five major tenants of Egyptian mysticism prove this.

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The Masonic Influence on World History

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

The Pyramid of Unas and Cheops

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The Masonic Influence on World History

Written by Gary Wonning

Located at Saqqara, the pyramid of Unas has a room with an empty sarcophagus and the ceiling is blue representing the sky with stars covering the ceiling where the ancient ceremonies were performed.

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The pyramid of Cheops, as many know it as the Giant Pyramid in Giza has three chambers, with the king’s chamber located near the top. It is difficult to enter, after climbing the grand galley; one must crawl through a narrow opening to enter the king’s chamber. Upon entering one finds a smoothly polished granite lined chamber with an empty sarcophagus tomb near the center of the room.

The high walls are polished granite and there are air chambers on two sides of the room which are said to have pointed towards Venus at the time of the construction of the pyramid.

When a king passed, the coronation and ascension process were two similar but different ceremonies that is said to resemble masonic ceremonies of today. 

Performed at different times, the thought was to bring the soul of the deceased pharaoh into the body of the soon to be king.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

King Cheops Pyramid ; The King’s Chamber

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Mysterious Egypt, land of a thousand years

Written by Gary Wonning

Located in the upper third of the Cheops pyramid it is hard to imagine how the workmen were able to get these huge stones this high from the ground. The stone over the King’s Chamber is larger than a train locomotive. The chamber itself must be about twenty feet wide, long, and high, and the walls are fashioned out of polished granite. Looking around I spotted two air chambers on opposite sides of the room and the sarcophagus sitting on one side. People were peering in when I suddenly heard a gasp. Someone had lain down in the vault for a photo op and just as a lady peered over the side, he raised up, and gave her quite a fright.  It got a chuckle out of everyone.

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The kings chamber of Cheops pyramid

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

There are Many References To Masonry In Egyptian History

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The Masonic Influence on World History

Written by Gary Wonning

There have been many references that rituals similar to the masonic rituals of today were performed in the pyramid of Unas located in Saqqara, and the Giant Pyramid of Cheops in Giza, just outside of Cairo.

The degree of perfection in the building of the pyramids, their ability to withstand the rigors of time, and their alignment to celestial as well as earthly edifices allude to the fact the early Egyptians had knowledge that in many instances far exceeds our knowledge even today.

They also brought forth the two pillars of creation. The two columns or pillars represented the upper and lower portions of Egypt. Jachin and Boaz, the pillars of establishment and strength, signify this in masonry.

The two represent stability, which is necessary for a society to survive and prosper.

Maat, also known as Ma’at or Mayet, was a female goddess in the ancient Egyptian religion; she represented truth, justice, balance and morality. The daughter of the Egyptian sun deity Ra and wife of the moon god Thoth, she served a kind of spirit of justice to the Egyptians.

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Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

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The Egyptians Came From Somewhere

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The Masonic Influence on World History

Written by Gary Wonning

Even though the Egyptians are most noted for their pyramids, the legacy of this people goes way beyond their magnificent structures and architecture.

Their culture has influenced mankind since the earliest of times, however, their culture which seems to have sprung out of thin air, in turn had to be influenced by an earlier civilization, possibly the city builders of Sumer.

Their vast knowledge had to come from somewhere, their culture suddenly sprang forth and built tremendous structures that are the marvel even today, it had to come from somewhere to have the knowledge they suddenly displayed.

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Mysterious Egypt, land of a thousand years

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

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