Egyptian Book of the Dead: Weighing of the Heart

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, October 19, 2020) *** These are judgment scenes from the Egyptian Book of the Dead.  In some scenes from the book (version from ~1275 BCE,) the dead man (Hunefer) is taken into the judgment hall by the jackal-headed Anubis.  The next scene is the weighing of his heart, with Ammut awaitingContinue reading “Egyptian Book of the Dead: Weighing of the Heart”

The Woman Clothed with the Sun

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, October 17, 2020) *** This topic for today has a hidden connection to the story of Sophia in my previous post.  This is about an allegorical description of a woman in the Book of Revelation of the Bible.  Before this post, nobody really knows who the woman is or what sheContinue reading “The Woman Clothed with the Sun”

The Story of Sophia from the Gnostic Texts

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, October 16, 2020) *** There is a story about an enigmatic woman named Sophia in The Apocryphon of John, which is one of the Second Century Christian gnostic manuscripts found in the Nag Hammadi Library that was discovered in in the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi in 1945.  The manuscripts areContinue reading “The Story of Sophia from the Gnostic Texts”

Snow White’s Poisoned Apple

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, October 15, 2020) *** Folks, today I will discuss a lighter topic but nevertheless has a deep meaning that is vital in truly understanding our fundamental nature as human beings. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Almost everybody has seen the movie about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs but whatContinue reading “Snow White’s Poisoned Apple”

The Beast Inside the Hallways of the Lower Mind

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, October 13, 2020) *** For today, I will discuss a topic that has preoccupied the ancients probably more than any other subject.  Their use of the serpent symbolism to represent the message is widespread.  You can find it in the great ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Canaan, India, Greece, Pre-Columbian CentralContinue reading “The Beast Inside the Hallways of the Lower Mind”

What the Ancients Are Telling Us About Celestial Reality

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, October 9, 2020) *** The findings of quantum physics, especially the results of the double-slit and quantum entanglement experiments, have wide-ranging ramifications that go even beyond our physical universe.  There are probable hints on the nature of the virtual realities being displayed by the upper mind in ancient texts.   The followingContinue reading “What the Ancients Are Telling Us About Celestial Reality”

Those Holy Mountains: What They Really Represent

By: Ranilo Abando (Manila, October 7, 2020) *** Mount Kailash and Mount Meru are two of the most sacred mountains in the very old belief system in the Indian subcontinent.  In Buddhist texts, Mount Kailash is also Mount Meru. The Hindus believe that Mount Kailash is the home of the god Shiva and Buddhists believeContinue reading “Those Holy Mountains: What They Really Represent”