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

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« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2008, 07:02:31 pm »

The Twin Flags Of Egyptian Temples

The flags shown in the Ramses temple of Medinet Habu (Fig.2) were a feature of essentially
all Egyptian temples. As we saw above they represented the netjesr (or neters = "gods")
and served as an emblem of godliness and, more exactly, of the Land of the Gods (Punt)
that the temple replicated in miniature. This identification can again be traced back to India
and the traditions concerning Jambudvipa and its lofty ensign, "visible to all nations".

The ensign or banner also came to symbolize, in the ancient world and, in particular, among
the Phoenicians, the same as the Pillars of Hercules. These are often represented by a pair
of flagstaffs or beams, on whose tops were hung flags or hanging strips of cloth. 14

The strip of cloth (banner, streamer, etc.) also represents Setubandha (lit. "Connecting Strip
(or Band)") the other name of Jambu-dvipa and, more exactly, of Indonesia and the Malay
Peninsula. Hercules, the personification of the pillars that bear his name, invariably wore a
bandolier or stole which was the alias of the connecting strip of land that linked his secret
realm to the continent.

In reality, we had two pairs of Pillars of Hercules, precisely as shown in the outer pylon of
the temple of Medinet Habu (Fig.2). One pair corresponded to the illusory pillars of Gibraltar
and the other pair to the real ones that flank the Strait of Sunda, in Indonesia.15

So, in the outer court of the temple the one allowed to the uninitiated profanes we had
two pairs of Pillars of Hercules: the one of Gibraltar (known to all, but "virtual") and the one
of Sunda (real, but known only to the initiates). In contrast, at the inner pylon (see Fig.2) we
have only one pair of flagstaffs.

This gate, accessible only to the initiates, represents the actual reality that the two pairs
are indeed only one. The message is clear. One has first to cross the virtual gate of Gibraltar
in order to reach the second gate or pylon that accesses the real Paradise, here figured by
the multitude of pillars of the hypostile chamber that represents Atlantis.16
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