The monumental Temple of Manrepresents the most important breakthrough in our understanding of Ancient Egypt since the discovery of the Rosetta stone. This exhaustive and authoritative study reveals the depths of the mathematical, medical, and metaphysical sophistication of Ancient Egypt. Schwaller de Lubicz's stone-by-stone survey of the temple of Amun-Mut-Khonsu at Luxor allows us to step into the mentality of Ancient Egypt and experience the Egyptian way of thinking within the context of their own worldview. His study finds the temple to be an eloquent expression and summary--an architectural encyclopedia--of what the Egyptians knew of humanity and the universe. Through a reading of the temple's measures and proportions, its axes and orientations, and the symbolism and placement of its bas-reliefs, along with the accompanying studies of related medical and mathematical papyri, Schwaller de Lubicz demonstrates how advanced the civilization of Ancient Egypt was, a civilization that possessed exalted knowledge and achievements both materially and spiritually.
In so doing, Schwaller de Lubicz effectively demonstrates that Ancient Egypt, not Greece, is at the base of Western science, civilization, and culture. To understand the temple of Luxor, twelve years of field work were undertaken with the utmost exactitude by Schwaller de Lubicz in collaboration with French archaeologist Clement Robichon and the respected Egyptologist Alexandre Varille. From this work were produced over 1000 pages of text and proofs of the sacred geometry of the temple and 400 illustrations and photographs that make up The Temple of Man. The Temple of Manis a monument to inspired insight, conscientious scholarship, and exacting archaeological groundwork that represents a major contribution to humanity's perennial search for self-knowledge and the prehistoric origins of its culture and science..
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.
The Temple of Man Volume 1 Publisher's Preface xiii Translators' Acknowledgments xv Translators' Preface xvii Preface xxv Introduction 1 Part 1 The Doctrine of the Anthropocosmos Elements 14 Chapter 1 * Consciousness and Irreducible Magnitudes 30 Chapter 2 * Symbolique 47 Chapter 3 * Anthropocosmos 61 Chapter 4 * Pharaonic Thought 72 Part 2 Mathematical Thought Chapter 5 * Foundations of Pharaonic Mathematics 88 Chapter 6 * Pharaonic Calculation 126 Part 3 The Master Builders' Grid: Pharaonic Mathematics Applied Chapter 7 * Pharaonic Trigonometry 190 Chapter 8 * The Canevas: Living Architecture of Number 228 Chapter 9 * The Cosmic Principle of Volume 250 Chapter 10 * Pharaonic Cubits 276 Chapter 11 * The Human Canon 310 Chapter 12 * The Royal Apron 346 Chapter 13 * The Axes 355 Part 4 The Architecture of the Temple: Themes Chapter 14 * The Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus 374 Chapter 15 * The Diadem 432 Chapter 16 * The Joints: Guides for Reading 444 Chapter 17 * The Covered Temple: The Head 448 Chapter 18 * Sanctuary V 458 Chapter 19 * Crossing 476 Chapter 20 * The Zodiac 479 Chapter 21 * The Hindu Temple 498 Chapter 22 * The Mystic Temple: A Meditation 504 Volume 2 Part 5 The Pharaonic Temple Chapter 23 * The Architectonics of the Pharaonic Temple 514 Chapter 24 * Preface to the Presentation of the Architecture of the Temple of Luxor 519 Chapter 25 * The Temple of Luxor 524 Part 6 Plates, Legends, and Commentaries Chapter 26 * Amun and Suti-Hor 532 Chapter 27 * General Views of the Temple of Luxor 535 Chapter 28 * The Growth of the Temple 569 Chapter 29 * A Colossus of the Temple 591 Chapter 30 * Joints and Pieces 639 Chapter 31 * The Mosaic Figure in the Foundation of the Temple 677 Chapter 32 * The Crown of the Skull 699 Chapter 33 * The Moon in the Haty 721 Chapter 34 * The Knees 737 Chapter 35 * The Bows 747 Chapter 36 * The Zodiac 761 Chapter 37 * The Master Builders' Grid 779 Chapter 38 * Transformations and Mutations 861 Chapter 39 * A Secret Sanctuary 885 Chapter 40 * The Axes of the Temple 905 Chapter 41 * Receiving and Giving 955 Chapter 42 * The Architectural Structure 977 Chapter 43 * Transparency and Transposition 991 Chapter 44 * Seth-Horus 1003 Appendix: Comparison of Parts and Chapters in the English and French Editions 1022 List of Works Cited 1024 Index 1028