With all the current attention on Egypt and the looting of prized artifacts and historical objects from anthropological museums, Egypt’s heritage hangs in the throws. What will the battling and destruction mean for the legacy of Egypt and what it has to offer the world? Though the treasures and statues are beautiful, old relics of a time we can barely grasp with modern understanding, there are other gifts held by the people of that ancient culture which are still available to each and every person who chooses to see the information. What treasures do I speak of? The ancient Egyptian science of inner alchemy which teaches one mastery of secrets long practiced by Pharaohs of old.
What is inner alchemy?
Egyptian inner alchemy mirrors Indian tantra, Tibetian Buddist practices and Chinese mystical teachings. It works with the idea of inner balance by raising of the latent internal fire known to many as kundalini, and to the Egyptians as the Sekhem, or “the power that makes things erect.” The point of practicing these mystical techniques was and is to transmute base desires, emotions and thoughts within a person into higher awareness, pure consciousness and what some would term -spiritual power. Another way of looking at the process is to reflect on what is known about alchemy in general – the belief that lead could be changed into gold. According to mystics, the true alchemy is an inner alchemy and the lead is one’s mundane, common and instinctual nature, where the gold is the manifestation of a pure consciousness full of love and wisdom.
With the loss of external artifacts, either in Egypt or in ones own personal life, interest and energy begins to turn inward – like a meditation, a contemplation of what is more valuable, ‘objects’ or wisdom?
Egyptian mysticism and Quantum mechanics
In Egyptian mysticism it is believed that we have two bodies – one is physical (Khat) – made of flesh, bones and one is light (Ka). The light body is what the yogis call the pranic body, and it is like a double or twin of the physical. In the stories one hears about seeing a mystical being, or someone who has supposedly ‘bi-located’ it is thought that you are seeing their Ka body, which can travel space/time more readily than can the physical, at this point.
According to Tom Kenyon’s book, he describes the Khat and the Ka body in relation to quantum and Newtonian physics. From the Magdeline Manuscript:
We can describe the khat (the dense physical body) quite well in terms of Newtonian physics. It obeys, for instance, the laws of gravity. And you can predict with a good deal of certainty where it will be physically, if you know the direction it is heading and the speed at which it is moving.
Not so with the Ka. The Ka body is outside the realms of Newtonian physics, and is best described using the laws of quantum physics. And, what you might ask, determines if something is bound by Newtonian laws or the laws of quantum mechanics? Size.
Objects larger than one thousandth of an inch obey the laws of Newtonian mechanics. This is because they have enough mass (i.e. density or weight) to have gravitational fields.
However, objects less than one thousandth of an inch follow a different drummer. This is because their density or mass is too small to create a gravitational field of any consequence. The Ka body exists within this realm (the quantum world) since the Ka is primarily light/energy and has very little mass.
He goes on to say how the realization of scientists, that intention affects the behavior of subatomic particles, has baffled researchers- but that this is where Newtonian and quantum physics meet – in the mind. Guess what? The spaces between neurons in our brains – the synapses – are situated in gaps of approximately one thousandth of an inch apart. Our minds are literally gateways or portals into the quantum world. Our thoughts affect our reality by stepping us out of the physical domain of Newtonian law into a world of mystery and possibility.
Inner alchemy, as used by the Egyptians and other ancient cultures, is a process of inner transformation using visualization and purified thoughts. By imagining and feeling energy moving up the region of the spine, one begins to activate a mystical resource that changes the chemical and hormonal output of the body. This process can less be explained and more experienced by the practitioner of inner alchemy.
Raising the Ka
The inner alchemical process spoken of in Kenyon’s book has to do with sexual energy, either built and experienced alone -within ones own spinal column and brain, or with a partner – as a co-creator of cosmic power. First, however, one must build their own inner Ka through what he terms ‘Ka power building practices.’ After Ka is sufficiently strengthened, it is free to be moved along the spinal cord, activating the Djed, or what the yogis refer to as the chakras. This activity changes the consciousness of the practitioner so as they become more and more aware of the ‘reality’ in which they are a part.
The practices of Egyptian alchemy build the magnetic fields of the practitioner. By magnetic I do not mean the force of magnetics as in physics, though there is some relationship. Rather I mean a psycho-dynamic force that is magnetic-like in its properties. Persons with strong psycho-magnetic fields tend to draw to themselves the objects of their desires more easily than those with weak psycho-magnetic fields. Because the Ka-building practices greatly increase the psycho-magnetic force of the practitioner, he or she must be careful. …Those persons insisting on experiencing life from the lower chakras without passing into love will eventually be devoured by their desires in the lower three realms (the quest for security, sex and power).
According to the practices and words in the Magdaline Manuscript, the point of inner alchemy is to obtain immortality, or “at the very least, an extension of the self after death.” The practices that you do alone or with a partner, strengthen the Ka, raise the energy up the Djed and give one the experience of greater awareness of self and the larger whole. These techniques are some of the most hidden artifacts of ancient Egypt and every culture with old mystical teachings. Where the yogis speak of ‘ida and pingala’ as the opposing forces in the spine, the Chinese call it yin and yang. Every culture has its own terminology, but more and more we are seeing that the teachings are the same.
If you are intrigued by the science of inner alchemy as practiced by the ancient Egyptians, I would highly suggest picking up a copy of Tom Kenyon and Judi Sion’s book. The full title is: The Magdalene Manuscript: The Alchemies of Horus & The Sex Magic of Isis. It is a bit hard to find, so look for an on-line source and be prepared for inner transformation. Remember, the change comes with practicing the techniques, not just ‘having the knowledge.’ As Egypt crumbles on the outside, we are able to start tapping the inner resources of what was once taught there so long ago. May the inner treasures continue to shine.
Written by: Stasia Bliss
Source: The Magdalene Manuscript by Tom Kenyon