Secret of Anubis - Ancient Astronomy
Behold, Ancient Egypt, the land that the universe created when the cosmos made the Nile. As the Queen of the constellations raised herself above the two horizons and declared her name as Sirius, so did the jubilation of life occur, meanwhile her husband the constellation of Orion stands guard by her.

The articles that you find here, investigates all the mysteries that lies hidden in the ancient desert sand, specifically their spiritual nature which began among the stars.

While I worked in Egypt I quickly saw something more than the guides would talk about.
Like I would say to my guests before entering a temple, "I can give you the regular guide story, which last 40 min, and then you can walk around by yourself? Or..."

"I can give you everything I've got, meaning I will tell you the details, and anything you point to, I will explain. I will use up all of your time, and still have a lot to say. the choice is yours".
- Guess which one they picked, always :)

You could say that this blog is based on that concept, of giving you everything I've got, on what ever topic from this ancient land.

Mysterious objects, that either moves or sings, are studied in more detail. I can guarantee you a journey which you haven't seen before, from below the ground to up among the stars.

The Pyramid builders that left empty sarcophagus and a knowledge which no one have been able to imitate since...
A peculiar and mysterious thing, is also the fact that what we have from the Pyramid Builders are in stone not papyrus manuscripts. Their spiritual belief was written into the stones.

The mysteries of Edgar Cayce are also looked into, as well as the case of the Emerald tablets.

Furthermore you have a unique opportunity to read more about individual stars and constellations of ancient Egypt, known under the name of the Decans.

This blog goes extensively into different subjects from this holy land, and takes you on a real as well as truthful journey into the magical land of the great ancient Egyptians.

The Emerald tablets articles can be found under the label Hermes Trismegitus, there are more than one article about each subject, and it is for that reason that they are arranged into label categories.

You can also use the list below, turning the pages to see illustrating images of each article.
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By Karima Lachtane

Mummy Films, classic old horror movies

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Do you remember the good old days? 
Black and white swamp things coming slowly up of some pit?

I thought, I would talk a little bit about how I became fascinated by ancient Egypt.



Like so many, I was hooked on the old black and white movies about mummies.


Yes once the screen was black and white, personally I have always thought that they were more beautiful in black and white :)

I clearly remember getting absolutely spooked by a mummy coming up of a swamp, this was one of the bases for a mummy movie some 70 years back.

When it comes to movies surrounding mummies, it was and is, always some curse like theme. 

This kind of movie is usually based on some archaeological proven facts, but they also mix a lot of fiction into it, I do stress, a lot.


No order to the list

The Mummy 1932

This is truly one of the good old ones. This mummy film was directed by Karl Freund and was released on the 22 of December 1932. 

It is 1921, and an expedition to Egypt discovers the mummy of priest Imhotep. One of the expeditions assistants reads from an ancient scroll and Imhotep is given life.

This movie has the plot stretched over years, while Imhotep adapt to the surrounding world, as he is looking for his long lost soul mate Ankh-es-en-amon.

The mummy 1932 trailer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mummy_(1932_film)


The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb

was released 18 of October 1964, it was produced and directed by Michael Carreras.

It is 1900 and a British Egyptologists team finds the tomb of Ra and his mummy, the team bring their discovery back to London, in the hopes of having a luxurious exhibition.

On the eve of the exhibition while everyone is anticipating what they are going to see, they open the sarcophagus of Ra, but it is empty...


Suddenly people at the museum starts to die, and no one knows it secret...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Curse_of_the_Mummy's_Tomb

The Mummy, Hosted by Christopher Lee 1/4

If I am not mistaken, then it was this one that I watched as a very young child, I was around 10 maybe even younger. And no my parents did not know, or they would have switched it off. 

When I look at them today, it's like watching the old rubber Godzilla, no point intended.
It is interesting how demanding even our eyes get, we are attuned to small things through time.

I must admit that I have no problems in watching the good old black and white movies.

The Mummy was released in 1959 written by Jimmy Sangster and produced by Michael Carreras and a Mr. Anthony Nelson Keys in England.


It seems to have been part of a series, or should I say they followed the theme of some other mummy movies from 20 years earlier.


Now I can see that there are some funny points in this movie, and looses a lot of credibility in today's world.

In this movie we have a archaeologist team searching for the tomb of a high priestess of the god Karnak (?) This made me smile. 
Or maybe someone meant to say "Priestess at KarnakOr something like that. For surely there has never been a god named Karnak...


Amazing Stories, Series 1 Episode 4, Mummy Daddy

In the late 1980's Steven Spielberg created this awesome series called Amazing Stories, which was my favorite series in the beginning of the 1990's.

This is a short film about a modern day (90's) film crew, trying to make a film at night out in the country side. The actor that is playing the mummy gets a call and is told that his wife is giving birth in the nearby hospital. 

The Mummy dad stiffly runs to the car, being in such a rush that he drove off wearing the mummy costume... Not the best thing you can do while visiting the country side at night.. Panic breaks out... 
I would recommend that you watch it, it is funny, and it is the people that are scary...

So to this Mummy film list, I have to add the Mummy Daddy.


Best FIGHT scene Ever !!!



Is there a Curse?

If we look at ancient Egyptian manuscript, then there indeed was a curse placed upon what was holy, and surely the mummy was a priority of any tomb. 

Actually there are also scriptures on the tomb wall, which if people could read them, would probably make them more humble, if not scared...

The mummy was essential in ancient Egyptian spiritual belief, as it was the chamber/vessel of the soul. They called the soul Ba, actually it is not really the soul, I have a article post about that What a human consist off 

Mummies will always capture our attention, as their ancient culture have captivated so many, through thousands of years. 

The care and attention to the body after death, seems obscure to our modern day world. It is not really obscure, but rather beautiful if you look at it in a different manner.


They followed the path of the Star Sirius, which traveled for many days. The crossing of Sirius over the night sky, takes 70 days. The mummification took 70 days, as if they were trying to loosen the soul from the corpse, so that it would travel among the stars.

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By Karima Lachtane

Mummy Movie Fact vs Fiction

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Updated 25.07.2013



  • Hamunaptra, is it Real or Fiction?
  • Did Imhotep exist?
  • Does the Anubis Army exist?
  •  Treasure Chambers?

  • The movie, the Mummy has taken a lot of people upon a journey into ancient Egypt, or did it? 

    The question is,
    Was there really an evil priest named Imhotep, and did he go against the Pharaoh (king)? These are some of the questions taken up in this short blog post.




    This movie is one of my favorites, I am not so keen on the last one, probably because it isn't in Egypt. But it is a good movie just like the first one.

    The Mummy was directed by Stephen Sommers, he also directed the movie Catch me if you can with Leonardo DiCaprio, another good one.

    I really think that the movie is one of the best ones about ancient Egypt. I must admit I had hoped for more, in the same adventures style, but with other aspect of the ancient Egyptians. There are so many to pick from.


    But if you haven't seen it, then 
    I truly recommend it!

    Hamunaptra, Real or Fiction

    Actually in the movie Hamunaptra was said to symbolize the "city of the Dead," but the ancient Egyptian 'city of the Dead' is mostly referred to as the 'Valley of the kings and Queens.' 

    But this part of the movie is a kind of fiction, because it is said that a city in India was named Hamunaptra. 

    In the movie the city of the dead, could not be seen, only on specific times. There could be some truth to this, because desert sand and its environment is able to fool the eyes, and building in the colors that they did, this could be possible or seem like it. 

    The Valley of the Kings and Queens, was hidden, but since it has always had some tombs opened/found, it has always been known about.


    Did Imhotep Exist?

    Yes Imhotep existed, but we have to go back to the ancient Pyramid builders, before we find him. 


    Imhotep is much older than the other characters used in the movie. 


    He was not an evil priest, actually I would say the very opposite. He was a remarkable personality of ancient Egypt, and his being is swept in a mysterious scarf.

    He was a loyal and dear friend of the Pharaoh (king) Zoser.
    Read more about Imhotep



    Does the Anubis army exist?

    In the Second Mummy movie, where the Scorpion king made a deal with the god Anubis, in exchanged for the king soul, Anubis would grant endless power.
    In the real historical records, there is a hint of something a like.


    While walking in Karnak temple one day, I stumbled upon an interesting relief. A lot of Anubis characters walking in straight line, like in a march, and on the opposite side were a straight line of Horus/Ra gods.


    In ancient Egyptian mythology it was believed, that they could call his power forth, and that all the gods and goddess could aid him, in the same form as Anubis.



    The Treasure Chambers?

    Oh yes the land of ancient Egypt is filled with treasures, still to this day, why do you think some people have 'patent' on it ;)

    In my guide book A magical guide to Luxor temple its revealed where one was found, and where most of the objects from this treasure can be found.


    Most of the movies are fiction in some sense, yet it is well mixed with real people from ancient Egypt, but they are not portrayed in the correct manner.

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