Symbol and the Symbolic
Ancient Egypt, Science, and the Evolution of Consciousness
By R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz
(Inner Traditions, Paperback, 9780892810222, 96pp.)
Publication Date: November 1, 1981
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Symbolism is the intuitive means of overcoming the limitations of reason. Here Schwaller explains how true progress in human thought can be made only if we call upon the "symbolizing" faculty of intelligence, developed and refined in the temple culture of ancient Egypt and reflected in its hieroglyphs.
R. A. Schwaller de Lubicz (1887-1961) was one of the most important philosophers, mathematicians, and Egyptologists of this century. His elucidation of the temple at Luxor and his presentation of the Egyptian understanding of a special quality of innate consciousness form a bridge that links the sacred science of the Ancients to its rediscovery in our own time.