H. P. Blavatsky and the Esoteric Interpretation of Egyptian Symbols and Myths – PART 2
Continuing on the basis of the first part, this second lecture will explore how Blavatsky found great interest in a number of famous Egyptian symbols and myths, such as the ankh cross, the Scarabaeus, the crocodile, the cat, the myth of Isis and Osiris, and the contents of the Egyptian book of the Dead. Related to these symbols and myths, this part will also explore Blavatsky’s continued interest in ‘Egyptian psychology’, the hieroglyphics and the mystery language, the sphinx and the Pyramids. The aim is to provide awareness of how Blavatsky interpreted many of these famous symbols and myths, the reasons why she interpreted them in this particular way and how they might differ from other interpretations promoted by ancient traditions and contemporary Egyptologists alike. The idea is that only by contextualizing and contrasting Blavatsky’s particular approach to Egypt with those of others can Blavatsky’s specific place in the quest for Egyptian wisdom be more fully ascertained.