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أدب الناس بالحب كما علمتك ، و من لم يؤدبه الحب يؤدبه المزيد من الحب
Naguib Mahfouz (Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth)
قوة الروح قد تمد الجسم الضعيف بقوة تفوق إمكاناته
Naguib Mahfouz (Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth)
May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
P.B. Kerr (The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp, #1))
سوف تسمع أقوالا متضاربة ، و سيدلي كل رجل بما يؤكد أنه الحق بينما ينطق عن هواه. لقد علمتني الحياة بألا أثق بأحد و لا أصدق أحدا
Naguib Mahfouz (Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth)
أن الجريمة التي تفلت من العقاب تكرس الإثم بين الناس وتزعزع الثقة في العدالة الإلهية وتمهد لارتكاب المزيد من الجرائم
Naguib Mahfouz (Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth)
الخير لا ينهزم، و الشر لا ينتصر، و لكننا لا نشهد من الزمان إلا اللحظة العابرة، و العجز و الموت يحولان بيننا و بين رؤية الحقيقة
Naguib Mahfouz (Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth)
And tell them all about the books you've read. Better still, buy some more books and read them. That's an order. You can never read too many books.
P.B. Kerr (The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp, #1))
مصر مثوي التقاليد الخالدة ,المرأة هي الوعاء المقدس للتقاليد
Naguib Mahfouz (Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth)
عندما يأمن الموظف من العقاب سيقع في الفساد ويسوم الفقراء سوء العذاب.
Naguib Mahfouz (Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth)
الوطن لا يحتمل المزيد من الخراب
Naguib Mahfouz (Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth)
مصر ضائعة بين أوغاد و أن تبعة خرابها تقع على الجميع ما بين موالين للملك و المعارضين له
Naguib Mahfouz (Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth)
Life…is a wonder. It is a sky laden with clouds of contradictions.
Naguib Mahfouz (Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth)
مولاى لما لا تلجأ إلى القوة دفاعا عن الحب و السلام ؟ فقال لى باسما : لا يتردد المجرمون عن انتحال الأعذار لإشباع الرغبة الآثمة فى البطش و سفك الدماء
Naguib Mahfouz (Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth)
ما أعجب الحياة .. إنا سماء تمطر تجارب متناقضة
Naguib Mahfouz (Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth)
A second or two later, the reptile had been quite absorbed by a handsome, arrogant-looking Englishman smelling strongly of snobbery and snake.
P.B. Kerr (The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp, #1))
ان احدا لا يشغل باله الا بمصلحته الذاتية،وان مصر ضائعة بين اوغاد،وان تبعة خرابها تقع على الجميع ما بين موالين للملك والمعارضين له لا على اخناتون وحده ،بل لعله انقى المذنبين ضميرا واصفاهم نية،لقد لعب به الدهاة،ورسموا له خطة ماكرة ليحققوا فى رحابه جشعهم،ثم ليرثوا ملكه عقب السقوط الحتمى،ولكنه صدق كذبتهم وآمن بها،وتفجرت من ايمانه قوة لم يعمل احد حسابهافاجتاحتهم فترة من الوقت وغزت القلوب بسحر عجيب ،حتى ارتطمت بصخرة الواقع الحادة القاسية،فانجلت عن مأساة وخراب ودموع،ثم لاذ الانتهازيون والجشعون بقارب النجاةفى اخر لحظة ، تاركين ضحيتهم الاعجوبة يغرق وحده ، ومزق الجميع اقنعتهم واختلفت مصائرهم و لكن لم ينل احدهم جزاءه الحق الا المارق المسكين ،اما مصر فقد تحملت اخطاء الجميع وتعددت فى جسدها الجراح
Naguib Mahfouz (Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth)
Those who gave thee a body furnished it with weakness, but he who gave you a soul armed you with resolution. Use it, and be wise.
Akhenaten
Akhenaten’s kingship provides an unintended caricature of all modern leaders who indulge in the trappings of charismatic display.
Peter Hessler (The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution)
Some slogans of modern political revolutionaries—“ Make America Great Again”—echo the way that Akhenaten and other pharaohs manipulated nostalgia in order to justify change.
Peter Hessler (The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution)
Akhenaten Speaks: Ô mighty sun in thou warmth you speaketh an infinite message love, vitality, regeneration I awake with thee then sleep in thouest golden glow
Ramon Ravenswood (Icons Speak)
This which you see before you is merely the Khat, 'that which decays', the physical body that contained the Khaibit or shadow body which has now dissolved, and the Ka, or 'double'.
Max Overton (Scarab: Akhenaten (The Amarnan Kings, #1) A Novel of Ancient Egypt)
special statue of the deceased. This statue will house the Ka, but my job, and that of those under me, is to prepare the physical body to house the Ba, the soul of PenMa'at.
Max Overton (Scarab: Akhenaten (The Amarnan Kings, #1) A Novel of Ancient Egypt)
When I'd headed out here on my wedding day, I hadn't realized I'd bought a ticket to my own history, a different one from studying Akh-en-aten and Horizon-of-the-Aten, maybe, but a living, ongoing one.
Ann Howard Creel (The Magic of Ordinary Days)
Tea has nothing to do with being hungry," said Nimrod. "For Englishmen, it is like a canonical hour. And almost as much of an important ritual as the tea ceremony in Japan. Except for one thing. With tea, in Japan, recognition is given that every human encounter is a singular occasion which can, and will, never recur again exactly. Thus every aspect of tea must be savored for what it gives the participants. But in England, the significance occurs in the fact that teas is always the same, and will always recur again and again, exactly . For how is the endurance of a great civilization to be measured?
P.B. Kerr (The Akhenaten Adventure (Children of the Lamp, #1))
Solomon never had a degree, but he mastered wisdom. David never had a degree, but he mastered warfare. Moses never had a degree, but he mastered leadership. Asaph never had a degree, but he mastered music. Ahitophel never had a degree, but he mastered common sense. Job never had a degree, but he mastered patience. Elijah never had a degree, but he mastered preaching. Daniel never had a degree, but he mastered oracles. Paul never had a degree, but he mastered theology. Jesus never had a degree, but he mastered life. Imhotep never went to university, but he built pyramids. Amenhotep never went to university, but he built schools. Thutmose never went to university, but he built pyramids. Akhenaten never went to university, but he built states. Ramses never went to university, but he built empires.
Matshona Dhliwayo
Akhenatens ate Seth (whose animal is: the pig) to war and plagiarize the Osirians and Roman Christians eat Jesus to war and plagiarize the Roman Jews.
Ibrahim Ibrahim (The Mill of Egypt: The Complete Series Fused)
The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind,
John David Ebert (Rage and the Word: Gilgamesh, Akhenaten, Moses and the Birth of the Metaphysical Age)
an oxen
Max Overton (Scarab: Akhenaten (The Amarnan Kings, #1) A Novel of Ancient Egypt)
May the father live, in his aspect of the light, which is in the sun-disk.
Akhenaten, King of Egypt
Some think he was trying to invent monotheism; no less a luminary than Sigmund Freud argued that Moses stole this concept from Akhenaten while the Hebrews were in Egypt. There
Ian Morris (Why the West Rules—for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future)
The first monotheist religion known to us appeared in Egypt, c.1350 BC, when Pharaoh Akhenaten declared that one of the minor deities of the Egyptian pantheon, the god Aten, was, in fact, the supreme power ruling the universe.
Yuval Noah Harari (Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind)
The first monotheist religion known to us appeared in Egypt, c.1350 BC, when Pharaoh Akhenaten declared that one of the minor deities of the Egyptian pantheon, the god Aten, was, in fact, the supreme power ruling the universe. Akhenaten institutionalised the worship of Aten as the state religion and tried to check the worship of all other gods.
Yuval Noah Harari (Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind)
Akhenaten and his wife Nefertiti turned their backs on the old religion and introduced the worship of Aten. Historians believe that it was they who introduced the world’s first monotheistic religion.
Adam Brown (World History: Ancient History, United States History, European, Native American, Russian, Chinese, Asian, Indian and Australian History, Wars including World War 1 and 2)
The ancient Egyptians were theologically traumatized from what Saturn used to do (with his adze) to Osiris - the Bull. Saturn/Ra was hunting Osiris and preventing him from ascending to the heavens through the scales. This is why Akhenaten tried to break away from this omen and suppressed the cult of Ra, to prevent (at least) himself from becoming the next sacrificed Osiris.
Ibrahim Ibrahim (The Calendar of Ancient Egypt: The Temporal Mechanics of the Giza Plateau)
The Egyptian/Roman Christian Church (of Akhenaten) sacrificed Osiris in the New East after it had flipped the circular zodiac of Dendera upside down, aligning Jachin to the North with the Great Pyramid's northern shaft orientation; and the new age of the Occident began.
Ibrahim Ibrahim (The Calendar of Ancient Egypt: The Temporal Mechanics of the Giza Plateau)
The crown of Lower Egypt (i.e., Deshret) was shaped to reflect the rotation of the stars in the sky projecting thereby the Upper Heavens' authority and the crown of Upper Egypt that was shaped as a cone (i.e., Hedjet) was meant to project the Lower Heavens' authority through the Sun's elliptical orbit in the sky (i.e., Analemma) making thereby the '8' pattern. This further supports my assertion that the heresy which erupted in Egypt and culminated in Akhenaten's religious/political mischief was based on rejecting the higher authority and exchanging it with the Sun worship. A further evidence to back this observation can be spotted on the elongated skulls of Akhenaten's family that might had even been Artificial Cranial Deformations to reach such a desired self-destined, liberating and unprecedented royal status.
Ibrahim Ibrahim (Quotable: My Worldview)
The whole world gets turned upside down by the wish for riches and power. If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. If wishes were soldiers, then weak men would rule. And if wishes were elixirs, then all men would live forever.
P.B. Kerr
Be careful what you wish for," said Groanin. "Not because you'll get it, but because you're doomed not to want it very much when you do.
P.B. Kerr
Could it not be that Moses and/or the Levites just came to it on their own?! Scholars have a tendency to take any parallel between ancient Israel's culture and assume that Israel took it from the others. Why? I see no good reason at all. Did Moses get this religion from the Midianites? All right then, where did the Midianites get it? Did Moses get if from Akhenaten? All right then, where did Akhenaten get it? If Ahkenaten thought of it on his own, why could an Israelite not have done it on his (or her) own as well? Is it a far-out thought that sometimes more than one person thinks of an idea--without influencing each other, without knowing each other? And we have another crucial consideration. The difference between Israel's monotheism and whatever preceded it is more than arithmetic. It is not just one god versus many. Biblical religion involves a different conception of what this one God is. In pagan religion, the gods and goddesses were identified with forces in nature: the sun, the sky, the sea, death, fertility, the storm wind. Even in Akhenaten's religion, whether it was fully monotheistic or not, Aten was identified closely with the sun. In Israelite religion, no force in nature can tell you more about God than any other.
Richard Elliott Friedman (The Exodus)
God's servant, like the god himself, wore new clothes every day.
Max Overton (Scarab: Akhenaten (The Amarnan Kings, #1) A Novel of Ancient Egypt)
More than twenty-years-ago I had a dream that opened my eyes to a new reality. I was recovering from surgery which removed five uterine fibroid tumors. Excruciating pain and limited mobility kept me in bed with recurring thoughts about how I had lived my life up to this point. I dosed off to sleep, and found myself in a beautiful garden, having a conversation with an invisible caretaker. It became clear to me that the voice which spoke poetically but emphatically about the healing plants, herbs and trees in the garden was the voice of The Creator.
Akhenaten S'L'M-Bey (I Love Me: The Ultimate Self-Care Guide for Healing Artists)
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Max Overton (Scarab: Akhenaten (The Amarnan Kings, #1) A Novel of Ancient Egypt)
Remember the dead do not eat actual solid food, any more than the gods do. They eat the spirit of the food. The priests say a picture of food, or words describing food are as tasty and pleasing as the real thing, to a dead person.
Max Overton (Scarab: Akhenaten (The Amarnan Kings, #1) A Novel of Ancient Egypt)
The Ankh represents the connection all life has to that which has gone before, the umbilicus. It is the sign of life infused into humans from the divine spark and thence from human to human. The Ankh refers to that which is protected, renewed and vitalized; it is the descent of the eternal principle, the Atum, into the physical plane.
Max Overton (Scarab: Akhenaten (The Amarnan Kings, #1) A Novel of Ancient Egypt)
The Sa comes into being when the horizontal plane of reality is fastened by the cosmic cord, the divine principle, to form a protective coil. The universal force that binds all things together forms a center, a mooring post, a place of stability binding heaven and earth.
Max Overton (Scarab: Akhenaten (The Amarnan Kings, #1) A Novel of Ancient Egypt)
The Shen is a circle, representing endless time, eternity, bound to a horizontal bar, the earthly plane once more. It protects life by isolating and enclosing it, defining that which it surrounds, defending it against hostile forces.
Max Overton (Scarab: Akhenaten (The Amarnan Kings, #1) A Novel of Ancient Egypt)
He is a man. He is governed by power and riches and by his testicles.
Max Overton (Scarab: Akhenaten (The Amarnan Kings, #1) A Novel of Ancient Egypt)
She found the proper phrases to greet each person, affording them dignity and respect without relinquishing an iota of the respect due to her.
Max Overton (Scarab: Akhenaten (The Amarnan Kings, #1) A Novel of Ancient Egypt)
Akhenaten sought out materialism, for that the upper clocking of the heavens did not serve him. This is when the Sun replaced the Completion of the Tidings in ancient Egypt. A Roman story in retrospect; when the Sol Invictus in the later Roman Empire replaced the Aquila. This explains exactly the heresy of giving the Sphinx name to the Sun by ancient Egyptians.
Ibrahim Ibrahim (Quotable: My Worldview)
Akhenaten could have possibly been the ancient Egyptian figure onto whom authority descended (either by self proclaimed inspiration or any other means) to literally and physically cut off the link with the upper heavens.
Ibrahim Ibrahim (Quotable: My Worldview)
The discovery of the royal name, Nefertiti, inscribed on a golden scarab could probably support my assertion that Akhenaten broken the link with the upper heavens for that a golden scarab symbolizes the change that Nefertiti's husband had undertaken towards the parallel rather than the perpendicular authority.
Ibrahim Ibrahim (Quotable: My Worldview)
If the discovered Golden Scarab was designed to impress Akhenaten himself resembling a token of recognition and love towards his legacy, then one cannot overlook the possibility that there were more of those which were produced by the institution itself or its faithful adherents; this indicates the existence of polarizing elements in Egypt back in those days between a Black Scarab and a Golden Scarab traditions; better said, between the new paradigm of Akhenaten and the legacy of Khufu.
Ibrahim Ibrahim (Quotable: My Worldview)
The heretic Amenhotep IV (aka, Akhenaten) didn't like the symbolism of the conquered and subjugated Sun, this is why we see him lifting up the Sun in his depictions above the other symbols including that of the Sphinx. Putting his head in place of that of the Sphinx in a position of worship towards the Sun while extending his arms (in prayer or reaching out for the Sun rays) could have resembled the caution on his side from publicly offending the upper heavens; the Sphinx is after all Ra-Horakhty.
Ibrahim Ibrahim (Quotable: My Worldview)
You are truly the embodiment of a god, my queen,' Sef breathed, 'but even that is beyond your power. Akhenaten--' Meskhenetys scowled. 'Was a heretic. A false idol. I am neither, and I shall have my way.' She set her jaw in defiance. 'My husband has many wives. Why should I play by different rules?
Lana Hart (The Bejeweled Bottle (The Curious Collectibles Series #3))
If the Bennu bird could be viewed in relation with the Ibis, it would explain why Thoth has it on his head. The symbolism has nothing to do with the Sun or any divine role it has, but on the contrary, the Sun is being subjugated by Thoth in one hand and a scepter on the other. The proof that this emblem means that the Sun had been conquered therein, is that Akhenaten's depictions show the fork end of the scepter handing over the Ankh directly from the Sun in total contrast to the stance of Thoth who possesses the Authority of 'was' which literally means 'overpower' to extract the Ankh from the Sun as he wishes.
Ibrahim Ibrahim (Quotable: My Worldview)
The truth is though, that Nefertiti stole his light the moment she left him holding her lifeless body on that bed, she stole his sun and his moon with her last breath, and he would never see sunlight or the sparkling stars again. They went with her. She was his sun, and his moon, and his whole world. From that night onwards, Akhenaten went completely, irrevocably blind, and his sight was extinguished into a world of never ending night.
Lanna Blyth (The Heretic's Daughter)
Remember that the Bennu bird came from Arabia, and this is where the black stone -which is the cornerstone of the Kaaba- exists on Earth. Most of the pyramidia which were discovered in ancient Egypt were made of black granite. The ancient Egyptian symbolism tried to reproduce Adam's heritage according to the same theme and yet on its own location and for its own bloodline aspiring thereby to assume the role of Noah's heir. The sole function of the black capstone/cornerstone was to pinpoint/receive the Messenger with the tidings which he carried; once that role was fulfilled, the stone was rendered operative only on the parallel domain of authority (i.e., Solar System and/or Political) and no more as a portal to the perpendicular (i.e., Upper Heavens). It is significant to note also that the root of the word 'Phoenix' in Arabic is the same root that delivers the word 'Ankh' and 'Enki'. The Babylonian Nabu (the son of Marduk) was in Sumerian times identified with Enki, and it is a straightforward observation to acknowledge the Semitic word 'Nabu' for what it means, i.e., Prophet. It gets even more interesting when one sees what happened to ancient Egypt once heresy broke out after waiting for so long and eventually giving up on seizing the Bennu bird exclusively for Egypt's cause: The Ankh is "finally" received by the heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten and his family through the veneration of Aten. Prior to Amenhotep IV, the sun disk served as a symbol in which major gods appeared, however, from that point on, it was the disk itself that became a god and obviously it was powerful enough to send its own prophets and tidings as one observes in the depictions of that dynasty. After all, it was an Eighteenth Dynasty ruler who succeeded in evicting the Semite Hyksos out of Egypt. [The final expulsion of the Hyksos from Egypt by Ahmose I, most probably took place by this pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, Thebes once again became the central capital of Egypt. There was no distinct break in the line of the royal family between the 17th and 18th dynasties.] This is most interestingly the time when [the New Kingdom marked a period of high-quality Shabtis (i.e., answerers). Especially during the 18th and 19th dynasties. Ahmose I, was probably the first pharaoh to take Shabtis with him into the tomb.] It is now obvious that when the Upper Heavens didn't answer Egypt, the Shabtis and Ankhs started to.
Ibrahim Ibrahim (Quotable: My Worldview)
Chân lý không bao giờ thay đổi với không gian và thời gian, chỉ có những giáo điều, vốn là sự phát minh của các giáo sĩ, thì phải thay đổi để thích nghi với hoàn cảnh. Điều này cũng dễ hiểu vì giáo điều chỉ là sự tưởng tượng của giới giáo sĩ, đặt ra để giải thích các hiện tượng trong tự nhiên mà họ không thể hiểu được mà thôi. Trời nóng hay lạnh cũng do thần linh đặt ra, trời mưa hay nắng cũng do thần linh đặt ra, những chẳng bao giờ các ngươi tự hỏi thần linh đặt ra nó vì mục đích gì? Nếu các người không hiểu được ẩn nghĩa, các sự kiện ẩn tàng trong tự nhiên thì không bao giờ các ngươi có thể hiểu được thần linh hết.
Akhenaten, King of Egypt
The first monotheist religion known to us appeared in Egypt, c.1350 BC, when Pharaoh Akhenaten declared that one of the minor deities of the Egyptian pantheon, the god Aten, was, in fact, the supreme power ruling the universe
Yuval Noah Harari (Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind)