Which religion, ideology or worldview should predominate? Why not learn from the Ancient Egyptians and synthesize?

The ancient Egyptians are famous for synthesizing various powers or ‘gods’ into complex composite forms, such as Amun-Re or Re-Horakty, as well as combining deities into related dyads or triads like Osiris, Isis, Horus. The tendency to combine in this way resulted in such proliferation over the course of ancient Egyptian culture, that it can seem …

Ancient Inspirations: Reverence for Nature II

Far from being irrelevant to today’s concerns, ancient holistic philosophy offers 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 contemporary movement of going ‘green’ is a but …

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, …