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.
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.
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