Heavenly Nile



"Now the garden was watered by One river which ran round about the whole earth, and it was parted into Four parts. And Phison, which denotes a multitude, running into India, makes its exit into the sea, and is by the Greeks called Ganges.

Euphrates also, as well as Tigris, goes down into the Red Sea, (which we shall see, according to this purely apocryphal, but factual account of the four rivers, eventually becomes the River Ocean which encircles the entire world. For the Red Sea is where the great Red Serpent lives, and he comprises all the peoples and nations that inhabit the body of the great Continent, Leviathan). Now the name Euphrates, or Prath, denotes either a dispersion, or a Flower; By Tigris, or Diglath, is signified what is swift with narrowness (as these mysteries being swept through the narrow place at the center of the Oracle, from West to East in those ancient times)

And Geon runs through Egypt, and denotes what arises from the East, which the Greeks call Nile." Josephus's Antiquities I.I.3.


Nile: The Celestial Stream

"'Egypt is the image of the skies,' writes Lucie Lamie, 'where the divine beings sail 'the waters on high,'' and so the Nile has a heavenly as well as earthly source…Its periodic rise and fall are associated with the myth of Osiris, divine principle of perpetual return, death and rebirth, as symbolized by the annual cycle of vegetation… In Roman times the Nile was itself called 'the Year.' As one scholar notes, 'This conception not only reflects the rather precise annual recurrence of the flood, but also sought to relate it to the magical powers of Time." Seeing that the Egyptians saw the Nile as "the exact counterpart of heaven" and "the year incarnate,' it is only appropriate that the Nile, spelled as it was in ancient Greek, totals 365, the number of days in the year…"


The Heavenly Nile, From Ancient America Back to America Again.

And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way thereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwoman, and no man shall buy you...(Deuteronomy 28:68).

Akhnaton Intones New Hymns to Aton, the One God.

Thou makest the Nile in the Nether World (the Lower realm of the West),

Thou bringest it as thou desirest,

To preserve alive the people of Egypt.

For thou hast made them for Thyself,

Thou Lord of them all, who weariest Thyself for them.

All the distant highland countries,

Thou makest also their life, Thou didst set the Nile in the sky.

When it falleth for them,

It maketh waves upon the mountains,

Like the great green sea,

Watering their fields in their towns.


How benevolent are Thy designs, O Lord of eternity!

There is a Nile in the sky for the strangers And for the antelopes of all the highlands that go about on their feet.

But the Nile, it cometh from the Nether World for Egypt." Translated by James H. Breasted, the Dawn of Conscience.


The Holy Land of those who had gone out from the body, watered by the Celestial Nile, the River of Heaven, of which the earthly river was a symbol and parallel, was divided into three regions, or states:the Territory of Initiation; the Territory of Illumination; and the Place of Union with the Unseen Father.

"In the religion of Egypt, the deepest and most fascinating mystery of antiquity, the visible creation, was conceived as the counterpart of the unseen world. And the substance consisted not of a mere vague belief in the life beyond the grave, but in tracing out the Path whereby the Just, when the portal of the tomb is lifted up, passes through the successive stages of Initiation, of Illumination, and of Perfection, necessary to fit that soul for an endless union with the Light, the Great Creator." (1 Corinthians 2:6-16).

Thus we are told that at a certain point in the Territory of Illumination, the Osirified, the purified soul, has achieved the Passage of the Sun--that is to say, has passed beyond the mortal mind-plane; he opens the Gates of the Celestial Nile and receives the Crown of Illumination, "fashioned after the form of the Zodiacal light, the glory of the supreme heaven." ...The Guide and Conductor through all these grades was Toth (Moses) the Eternal Wisdom. Thrice-Greatest Hermes, Studies in Hellenistic Theosophy and Gnosis, by G.R.S. Mead, pp.70,71.


"Dost thou speak of statues, Thrice Majestic? Yes, of statues, Asclepios…of what else shall I speak but of the statues, so full of life, of feeling, the prophetic statues which predict the future by bestowing dreams and bt all manner of other ways…Are thou not aware O Asclepios, THAT EGYPT IS THE IMAGE OF HEAVEN, OR RATHER THAT IT IS THE PROJECTION BELOW OF THE ORDER OF THINGS ABOVE?If the truth must be known, this land is indeed the Temple of the world.

Nevertheless, since sages ought to forsee all things, there is one thing thou must know: a time will come when it will seem that the Egyptians have adored the gods so piously in vain, and that all their holy invocations have been barren and unheeded. Divinity will quit the earth and return to heaven, forsaking Egypt, its ancient abode.

Then this earth, hallowed by so many shrines and temples, will be filled with sepulchres and with the dead. O Egypt! There will remain of thy religion only vague legends which posterity will refuse to believe…But yet sadder things will come to pass. Egypt will fall into apostasy, the worst of all evils. Egypt, once the holy land beloved of the gods and full of devotion will become an instrument of perversion, the school of impiety, the type of all violence. Then filled with disgust for everything, a man will no longer feel either admiration or love for the world. He will turn away from the beautiful work, the most perfect alike in the present, the past, and the future. Nor will the langour and weariness of souls permit anything to remain save the disdain for the whole universe, this immutable work of God, this glorious and perfect ediface, this manifold synthesis of forms and images, wherein the will of the Lord has united all things in a harmonious and single whole, worthy forever of veneration, of praise and love. Then darkness will be preferred before light, and death will be deemed better than life, nor will men lift up their eyes to heaven.

In those days religious men will be thought mad; the impious men will be hailed as sages; savage men will be deemed valient, and the evil-hearted will be applauded as the best of men…

And thus God is above the summit of heaven, yet everywhere present and beholding all things. For beyond the heavens is a sphere without stars, transcending all corporate things…And to those whom it will be given to dominate the earth shall be sent forth and established AT THE EXTREMITY OF EGYPT, IN A CITY BUILT TOWARD THE WEST, whither by sea and by land, shall flow all the race of mortals." The Hermetic Works, The Virgin of the World, translated by Dr. Anna Kingsford, pp.71-75.

Son of man, say unto Pharaoh king of Egypt (The prince of the Power of the Air...Eph.2:1-3)...Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as A WHALE IN THE SEAS: and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy Feet, and fouledst their rivers

Thus saith the Lord God; I will therefore spread out my net over thee with a company of many people; and they shall bring thee up in my net.

THEN WILL I LEAVE THEE UPON THE LAND, I will cast thee forth upon the open field, and cause all the fowls of heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with thee.


Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them, and they shall afflict them Four Hundred years. And also that nation whom they shall serve will I judge, and after that they shall come out with a great substance...(Genesis 15:12-16).

1 Corinthians 2:1-16.

This higher Egypt, whose boundaries extend from the ancient East all the way back to America, gives epic meaning to the words: And their dead bodies shall lie in the streets of the great city, which is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified... (Revelation 11:8).

In that day shall there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a Pillar at the border thereof to the Lord.

And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors, and He shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.

And the Lord shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the Lord in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation: yea, they shall vow a vow unto the Lord, and perform it...

In that day there shall be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.

In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:

Whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance..(Isaiah 19:19-25).