The Karnak Temple of Amun Ra in astrogeography. Astrology, astrogeography, history, magical places: the astrogeographical position of the Karnak Temple of Amun-Ra. A short analysis and introduction.
The Karnak Temple of Amun Ra in astrogeography
The Karnak Temple complex at Thebes the seat of the High Priests of Amun near todays Luxor was the largest and over a long period of time the most important temple in ancient Egypt. Its construction was started around 2000 BC.
After the 16th century Amun originally a god of fertility and the wind was combined with the sun god Ra. making him the king of the gods and the national deity of Egyptian state cult. He became the sun and wind god as well as the god of fertility.
Astrogeographic position for mophogenetic field level 3 which describes how the temple was embedded in the landscape of the area of the residential city of the Pharaos: The shrine of Amun Ra in the temple complex at Karnak was built in the constellation of the two earth signs Capricorn and Taurus.
The astrogeographic coordinate in Taurus the sign of agriculture, food, weeds and cereals, profitability, market places, local energetical centers and possession of territory indicates the occupation of highly valuable agricultural land by the temple. Taurus` role as the sign of agriculture also relates to the strong resonance of the central temple area as a place of worship for the annual fertility rites and the important Nile flood.
The choice of a construction site in solid, traditionalistic, conservative and highly defensive Capricorn is an indication of the fortress character of the building and the importance of high walls around it meant to secure the stability and durability of a temple which was built for eternity. Apart from the stabilty of the building and its fortress character Capricorn as the sign of laws, regulations, control, government institutions and administration also stands for the important political role of the Karnak Temple as the central seat of the high priests of egyptian state god Amun, The high priests of the Karnak Temple played an important advisoery and political role in the rule the Egypt from here for over two thousand years. For this quality of places in compare my articles on the the astrogeographic positions of other enwalled temples state temples in Capricorn Vatican City , the Forbidden City, Meenakshi Amman Temple, Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu
For the role of the combination of Capricorn with Taurus for temples for the government`s annual fertility or prosperity rites compare the examples of Tian Tan Tempel in Beijing and Pashupatinath Temple in Katmandu. See also Washington National Cathedral for the position of a central government`s national temple and deity in Capricorn.
The Temple of Amun at Jebel Barkal
The Temple of Amun at Jebel Barkal in Northern State of Sudan is situated about 400 kilometres north of Khartoum near Karima. The construction of the temple was started in the 13th century BC after the egyptian conquest of the Kingdom of Kush with the purpose of establishing the egyptian state religion in the new territories in order to claim the spiritual sovereignty. The choice of a site located in Capricorn with Aries the constellation of the warrior castes is a clear hint at this function of the temple as to stabilize Rgypt`s military rule in the region.
Jebel Barkal a very small, 98 m tall mountain with a flat top on the traders route between Central Africa , Arabia and Egypt was officially identified as the birth place of the egyptian state gof Amun.
Astrogeographic position for mophogenetic field level 3 which describes how the mountain of Jebel Barkal and the temple along with the settlement are embedded in the landscape: one of the 2 astrogeographical coordinates here lies in earth sign Capricorn the sign of stability, govenment institutions and indicator for the role of the temple as a site built for the egyptian state god to consolidate the egyptian rule over the newly conquered kingdom of Kush. Capricorn represents a clear resonance of the site with the central northern tempel of Amun in Karnak. The second coordinate of Jebel Barkal lies in dynamic male fire sign Aries sign of action, warfare, new starts, strongholds and the importance of the site as a military base.
The combination of Caprícorn with Aries is archetypal for the warrior and soldier castes. The choice of a site in this astrogeographical combination for the site of this important temple