“In the late Victorian era, the famous English occultist Aleister Crowley was also intrigued by the sphinx, writing in Liber Aleph (De Natura) of the sphinx’s wholeness and simultaneous fragmentation, an intermingling of the feminine and the masculine. There, the sphinx becomes a symbol of that which cannot be signified. According to Willis Goth Regier in Book of the Sphinx, the French symbolist Alfred Jerry, who lived at the same time as Crowley, was also fascinated by the sphinx.”Continue Reading

It seems that the Grand Egyptian Museum expects to be opening its doors later this year.Continue Reading

The discovered cachet included hundreds of diversified objects, including 75 cat statues in various sizes, a wooden statue of the goddess Neith, who was the main goddess of Sais, the capital of the 26th Dynasty, 73 bronze statues of Osiris, and 11 wooden statues of Sekhmet. A large number of mummified animals and statues made of bronze were also unearthed. Two small limestones belonging to Bastet were unearthed along with other beautiful gems.Continue Reading

Ancient Egypt magazine continues to be an essential monthly read for all those interested in the Egyptological basis of Thelema and to contextualise the life of Ankhefenkhons I. This month’s issue is especially interesting…Continue Reading

God Osiris sits on the throne and the balance with its two pans is put in front of him. In one of the two pans, there’s a feather of justice; which is known as “Maat”. In the corresponding pan, the heart of the dead person is placed. If the heart pan is heavier than the feather pan, the dead person crosses safely to the afterlife and vice versa. Horus; son of God Osiris is there in every trial to give a helping hand to the dead person; whether man or woman.Continue Reading

LUXOR, Egypt, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) — The first Chinese archeological team in Egypt has officially started on Thursday its excavation work in Montu Temple at the Karnak Temple Complex of monument-rich southern city of Luxor. “This is a very important moment for us,” Jia Xiaobing, head of the Chinese archaeological mission in Egypt, told a press conference held in the open air at the precinct of Montu Temple.Continue Reading

Anyone lucky enough to be in Luxor this September is likely to be interested in this conference to be held over 5 days at the Mummification Museum. An interesting variety of lectures, including some with potentially direct relevance to the life and times of our own Ankhefenkhons I.Continue Reading

Demon Things Conference 2016 at Swansea University and The Egypt Centre, Wales, UK. This international conference explores the range and variation of liminal entities the Ancient Egyptians believed capable of harm and help from the Predynastic through the Coptic periods. While previous demonological conferences focussed on issues related to definitions,Continue Reading

As the result of interest from members of this site, I have placed a copy of a PDF of my presentation regarding the Cairo Working in the Downloads section of this website (look for Downloads under Resources in the main menu – the document is in the LAShTAL ‘folder’). ThisContinue Reading