The next excerpt I am previewing from Awakening Osiris is from Chapter 6, The History Of Creation:
I make my changes in secret like an insect in its chrysalis, like lead into gold, the man in his mummy, the sanity in madness. Transformation is intellect, will, purpose, desire. Die. Be born. Bring forth labors and love. Let the invisible be in the visible. Name yourself in your heart and know who you are.
This strikes a chord for me as I am absolutely certain that the Ancient Kemetics knew about the secrets of our soul in relation to birthing and dieing and metamorphic processes that occur therein. The mummy image and the images that were painted or crafted on coffins and sarcophagi suggest that the insect world is not the only kingdom that experiences this. The Lion Path, which I mentioned in my very first blog post, also brings this fact to the fore.
Were the great adepts of the time locked away in meditation / transformation in the "sarcophagi" of pyramids for this reason? If indeed we do metamorphose, how is the process initiated and how did we lose knowledge of this if it meant immortality?