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The mystery schools of Egypt have been a source of the ultimate in secret wisdom and knowledge for over 3,000 years. The mysteries dealt with the essential questions about the true nature of humankind and its relationship to the cosmos. The hierophants, who were regarded as the people of highest wisdom in the mystery schools, guided the initiates on their path to become one with the cosmos. This wisdom of the hierophants brought initiates from great distances to study esoteric secrets in the temples at Heliopolis, Memphis, Abydos, and Thebes.

The mysteries trained initiates to develop one's faculties of will, intuition, and reason to an extraordinary degree so that they could gain access to the hidden forces in the universe. Only through complete mastery of body, soul, and spirit could one see beyond death and perceive the pathways to be taken in the afterlife.

Certain scholars and researchers believe that the great teachers who presided over the mystery schools must have come from some extraordinary place. Some theorize they were the wise masters who survived the destruction of the lost continent of Atlantis and found their way to Egypt.

Some scholars credit the pharaoh Amenhotep IV, who ruled Egypt (135l8-1340 B.C.E.), with being an astonishing visionary who conceived monotheism in a time when multiple gods flourished. Amenhotep IV chose to call himself Akhenaten. This monotheism is carried over into some of the major religions of the world today.

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