by Muata Ashby
Origins of African Religion, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and more
FULLY ILLUSTRATED WITH B & W, COLOR PLATES, AND FULL REFERENCES
The questions of the history of Ancient Egypt, and the latest archeological evidences showing civilization and culture in Ancient Egypt and its spread to other countries, has intrigued many scholars as well as mystics over the years. Also, the possibility that Ancient Egyptian priests and priestesses migrated to Greece, India and other countries to carry on the traditions of the Ancient Egyptian Mysteries, has been speculated over the years as well. This volume documents the existence and nature of Ancient African civilization, Religion and Philosophy. Using techniques of Cultural Anthropology and Comparative mythology, this new book, fully explores the motifs, symbols and philosophical correlations between Ancient Egyptian and Indian mysticism and clearly shows not only that Ancient Egypt and India were connected culturally but also spiritually. Also, this volume confronts the notions that civilization began in Mesopotamia or the Indus and shows how Ancient Egyptian wisdom, spirituality and philosophy emerged first in history and influenced if not engendered the civilizations known as Sumer, Assyria, Babylon, Indus and Aryan.
These discoveries have great importance for those who follow the philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Africa. It shows that Africa gave rise to a vast philosophy of social order (Maat) and spiritual culture prior to the advent of Confucianism, Hinduism and Buddhism, Judaism, Islam and Christianity. All of this expands our understanding of the unity of culture and the deep legacy of Yoga, which stretches into the distant past, beyond the Indus Valley civilization, the earliest known high culture in India as well as the Vedic tradition of Aryan culture. African History, Culture, Philosophy, Yoga Mysticism
Hardcover: 683 pages