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The Atlantean Symbolism Of The Egyptian Temple-Prof.Arysio Santos

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« on: February 19, 2008, 10:58:32 pm »

The Pillar Of Heaven

In reality, the Phallus of Geb is the fifth, Central Pillar, the one that stretched the skies up,
"like a tent", to use an interesting metaphor from the Bible. This fifth, Central Pillar is indeed
Mt. Atlas or Meru, so often identified with the Cosmic Linga, the Phallus of the Earth. Its ab-
sence here can easily be explained when we recall what we said above concerning "the fall
of the skies". As the very name of Atlas explains (a-tla = "the one who did not stand"), the
Titan was unable to bear the excessive weight of the former earth (Atlantis), which thus sunk underground, turning into Hell.

At the rear pylons the ones corresponding to the Oriental Gateway of Paradise are posted
the gigantic statues of the Twin Guardians. These often change into lions, sphinxes or some
other terrifying creatures. They correspond to the Cherubins that guard the Gates of Paradise
in just about all mythologies. In Greece they are Cerberus and Orthrus; in Babylon, the Karibus,
in China the Twin Lions; in Angkor and Indonesia, the Nagas. In India, they are the Lokapalas
or Dvarapalas ("Guardians"). In reality they are the Twins we encounter everywhere and who
are indeed Atlas and Hercules in Greece or Krishna and Balarama in Indian myths.

The twin flagpoles and their banners were another invariable feature of Egyptian temples. In
Egypt, the banner on a flagpole represented the deity (neter). The use of banners and stand-
ards in temples is common in the Orient and, particularly, in Tibet. It seems that, originally,
banners and pennants consisted of impaling staffs over which were hung the flayed skins of
the sacrificed prisoners of war in order to scare away the enemy.

Their connection with the Pillars of Hercules and, hence, with the pylons that symbolized them
in Egyptian temples, seems to be akin to that symbolism. Indeed, it seems the Phoenicians had
the habit of posting impaling poles at the entrance of forbidden straits such as the Pillars of
Hercules. These straits were forbidden to all but their ships, and anyone caught while attempt-
ing to cross the passage was automatically impaled, as a warning to all.
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