Offers a journey of initiation into the secret of spiritual awakening: our home is not the body, but the soul. The author introduces us to the faith-based power of a real snake-charmer; he encounters a working magician, a renowned fakir (Tahra Bey - Houdini's main competitor), and a ghostly presence amongst the ruins of Karnak....
|Title||:||A Search in Secret Egypt|
|Number of Pages||:||304 Pages|
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A Search in Secret Egypt Reviews
Finnaly the pleasure of an amazing book which I read in a few days. Great travel account of the 30's in Egypt, where the author meets a range of remarkable and mysterious characters, reminding me much to my own travels of Egypt. His theory of an alternative history of Old Egypt is refreshing and stunning but mostly inspiring.
The author has spent a lot of his time in unraveling many secrets of Egypt and provides us with unique perspectives into a lot of things. He talks about how many in Egypt were initiated into an out-of-body "trance-like" state and it sounds really possible. Hard research has gone into this book and that's why I think it's worth its 5 stars.
Certainly a unique read, this.It's difficult to tag a label onto Paul Brunton, he's kind of an anythingarian in the spiritual field. A meditator, a seeker, a thinker, an explorer and a dreamer - this book is simply a diary, albeit it a detailed and elaborate one, of his experiences of his time spent in Egypt.Originally written in 1935, this was an enjoyable read simply for the poetic writing style. His style is that of a verbose, intellectual gentleman. I imagine he sported a neat moustache, a walking stick and a rather fetching hat.And beyond that the material contained within is pretty captivating fare. The highlight of which is talked about at length early on, when he spent a night alone in the Great Pyramid. In preparation for this daunting event, he fasted for three days alongside an intensive period of meditation.He talks about the overwhelming sense of dread and fear that encroached upon him, managing to overcome that, and being rewarded by being visited by ancient Egyptian spirit entities to teach and reveal some of the truth. It all sounds very psychadelic, science fiction even, and that's probably why I found it all so enchanting.From then on in he talks about other extremely interesting, if not quite so enthralling, experiences on his travels. A fakir, a snake charmer, a hypnotist to name but a few.The cynical side of me finds much of it hard to take seriously, the open minded side accepts that it's all entirely possible. Not the best book I've ever read, but certainly the most unique. Won't appeal to everyone - you have to have a fascination in Egypt, and have a willingness to get in touch with your internal hippy. Thankfully i have so it was quite a fine read.
Loved it and couldn't put it down. Great mix of history of Egypt and the surrounding cultures/religions as well as valuable spiritual lessons. Was very impressed and surprised at the author's knowledge of the evidence that the Sphinx is most likely beyond 11,000 years old which appears more likely as the evidence builds considering this book was written in 1936.
Interesting enough, if you are interested in the topic, but I (personally) never finished it.