Ancient Inspirations: Reverence for Nature

Far from being irrelevant to today’s concerns, ancient holistic philosophies offer beautiful, timeless insights to remind modern humankind of the interrelation of all things in the kosmos. Part and parcel of a holistic worldview is recognizing the bountiful gifts provided freely by nature, upon which all life is dependent. The modern movement of going ‘green’ is a but …

Exploring Egyptology: Traditional & Eclectic Approaches

Rich in tradition yet also cloaked in mystery, the culture of ancient Egypt or Kemet endured for nearly 3,000 years. The longest continually documented civilization in human history (excluding oral traditions), with magnificent monuments still attesting to its greatness, the mysteries of ancient Egypt have fascinated mankind for millennia. But Egyptology is a vast subject, and can include …

Ancient Egyptian Holistic Worldview II

THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN AESTHETIC is undeniably distinctive, yet certain natural or cosmic patterns are universal to humankind and are easily identified on ancient Egyptian artifacts. For example, the imagery of the sun (called ‘Re’ by the Egyptians) is universal, as are the ubiquitous bird and snake images, all of which are clearly recognizable in their iconography. However, the …

Ancient Egyptian Worldview I

Approaching ancient Egyptian thought from the lens of holism takes a unique philosophical perspective, revealing holistic thinking as a most ancient art and the underlying foundation of ancient Egyptian philosophy. Such an investigation incorporates not just history but inspiration, for we are entering an ancient mindset…and using not just perception from which to view ancient artifacts and texts, …