Schuré - The Great Initiates – The Sphinx and cardinal directions
Type of Spiritual Experience
The colours are the symbolic colours of the cardinal directions and not some offensive racist slur!!
The pictures do not show the Sphinx at Giza, but show other sphinxes to demonstrate other forms of symbolism, following the same principles.
A description of the experience
The Great Initiates – Edouard Schuré
Almost as old as the framework of our continent, the earliest Egyptian civilization dates back to the ancient ‘red race’.
The colossal sphinx of Gizeh near the great pyramid, is its handiwork. From the time when the Delta (later formed by the alluvium of the Nile) did not yet exist, the huge symbolic animal lay upon its granite hill, before the chain of the Lybian Mountains, looking at the sea, dashing against its feet where today the sands of the desert are spread. The sphinx, that first creation of Egypt, became the latter’s principal symbol, its distinctive mark. The oldest human priesthood carved it, a picture of calm and of the awe-inspiring majesty of nature. A human head emerges from a bull's body with lion’s paws, and folds its eagle wings at its sides.
The source of the experienceAncient Egyptian
Concepts, symbols and science items
Science ItemsSacred geography
Activities and commonsteps