SYMBOL OF LIFE by Dr. Stylianos
Atteshlis (Daskalos) ISBN 9963-8162-1-5 The "Symbol of Life" is a
symbol of Christian mysticism. Its ten centers and the path between
represent life, the whole process of creation and the way back to Man's
origin. Until now the teachings of the "Symbol of Life" has been
restricted to small circles of students. In this book the well-know
Cypriot mystic and healer, Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis, traces the history
of the "Symbol of Life" and explains its symbolism. He invites the
reader to meditate on the different aspects of life and creation in
order to enable him or her to reach higher levels of consciousness.
Dr. Atteshlis takes you to the 13th and 14th centuries B.C. of Ancient
Egypt where the "Symbol of Life" was already known. He reveals the
the connection between the Symbol of Life, the radical reign of
Egypt's Pharaoh - Amenhotep IV (Ankhenaton), the so called Amarna Period
which introduced Monotheism (one god religion) for the very first time
in recorded history.
Excerpts from the Symbol of Life
by Dr. Stylianos Atteshlis - Daskalos
Surrounded by many
dangers, [Pre-historic] man was feeling the need to rely on a stronger
entity for protection. He had created his Gods to stimulate the courage
necessary to face the difficulties of life he was facing at that
Man had worshipped the
Sun, feeling that the Sun God was giving him strength. He had
worshipped the moon, fire, rivers, mountains and nature. He was very
often giving to his Gods the human form, giving also to his Gods
Of course those Gods Man
had worshipped were Elementals which, when worshipped by many people
were gaining both strength and a kind of intelligence. These
Elementals, strengthened by the prayers of those worshipping them, could
influence greatly the worshippers.
Man, having many
experiences decided to find a way to record them. To record his beliefs
fro himself, and for his descendants, Man had found the easiest way was
to use symbols.
Engraving his symbols Man
could later bring back in his mind what these symbols meant to him.
Man was explaining the meaning of his symbols to his descendants who
would be able to share with him his beliefs and his experiences. Of
course those symbols were creating Elementals (living thought-forms)
most powerful at times...
From the Symbol
of Life Book in Daskalos' own hand
The Symbol of Life given
now is a purely Christian system. It is the old Egyptian Symbol
of Life changed
and modified by the Prince and High
Hierophant Khor-Aton (Khor-Amon) at the time of his Majesty the King of
Egypt, the Pharaoh AnkhenAton.
Khor Aton was re-incarnated, again in Egypt, as the Christian Bishop
Origenes (Origen). Origenes made also some changes in the Divine part
of the Symbol and elsewhere, using the Revelation of St. John in the New
Testament, giving the Symbol of Life (as it is now) to the Essenes....
[At the time of Moses] The
Egyptian Symbol of Life was neglected and could be seen only in a few
temples of the Sun-God Amon-Ra as an ornament Very few hierophants were
using it; and the Shakh Kniu-Mu Mosis [Moses] was one of them.
Shakh Kniu-Mu Mosis
[Moses] had succeeded in raising his self-consciousness to high levels.
He was able to contact intelligences in space, and by invoking them, he
succeeded to put their forces under his commands, which enabled him to
perform great wonders...
In the Holy Bible, in the
Old Testament, the chapter entitled "Exodus" describe clearly the
events, the plagues, and also what Moses had succeeded to achieve by
using the Egyptian Symbol of Life.
The Shakh Kniu-Mu Mosis
[Moses] had changed the Egyptian Symbol of Life and gave the
Ha' Chayim", the "Tree of Life", the Hebrew Qabalah.
On the "Etz Ha' Chayim"
the names of the Egyptian Gods were taken out from the Centers (Sephira) and new names were given to
each such as Kether, Yesod, etc...
On the sketch of the "Etz
Ha' Chayim" one can see on the Sephria (Centers), the name of either an
angel or the name of an Archangel....
On the Symbol of Life the
seekers of the Truth are using, all the Archangels can be contacted in
CENTERS, SACRED DISCS
Centers (Hebrew: Sephira)
Centers of energy and activity (Sanskrit: Chakras) located
at various points on the etheric doubles of our bodies. Each of
the three bodies, from the gross material to the more refined,
displays these centers, which correspond to organs of the
material body. These centers act as gates and storehouses for
must exercise care in working with these centers, for while it
is necessary for us to develop and awaken certain of them,
others are the domain of the Holy Spirit, the Archangels and the
Logos --e.g. the "root" and the heart centers-- and we should
refrain from any manipulation or direct interference.
When Pharaoh Amenhotep IV (at a service in the temple of Amon Ra, the
Sun God) was on the platform, invoking Amon-Ra repeating loudly the
Khe-Kau (words of power), a red flame appeared on the right side of the
golden image of the sun. A violet flame then appeared on the left side
of the gold in image of the sun. In the flames two human looking
figures appeared. The Pharaoh lost his consciousness, falling down on
the platform. Khor-Amon, [The High Hierophant] took the Pharaoh to the
nearby palace in Uast (Thebes) .... Khor-Amon told the Pharaoh the he
himself, and all the others had seen the flames and the human-looking
figures. Mikh-Ra-Dat (a hierophant who was present) said that the
materialized figures were an Archangel of the Order of the Maha-Els
(Michaels) and an Archangel of the Order of the Ra-pfa-Els (Raphaels).
Next day the Pharaoh summoned the
Assembly of Hierophants...and announced his decision to abolish the
Assembly as a Body and expel form the Institute all Hierophants opposing
the new order. The Pharaoh announced to the Assembly that the he
believed in and was now worshiping, the One Real god Aton, the Absolute
Infinite Beingness, the everlasting Life, the symbol of which is the
An open ware between the Hierophants
worshiping the many Gods and the Pharaoh had begun.
... Mikh-Ra-Dat & Khor-Amon prepared a
hall [dedicated to the meditation and adoration of Aton - the spiritual
sun] in the palace in Apts (Karanak)... and placed the Symbol of Life.
... on one occasion, the Pharaoh had to
be standing in front of the Khaut (altar), the two flames - the red
flame and the violet flame - appeared on the right and on the left sides
of the Khaut. Maha-El (Michael) appeared in the red flame and ,
stepping out of the fiery red flame, he materialized himself and beckond
to Khor-Amon to approach him.
Khor Amon got up and approached the
Archangel, who embraced Khor-Amon. Half of the Archangel's body entered
in the body of Khor-Amon.
When the ceremony had ended the
Pharaoh, in addressing Khor-Amon, had called him "Khor-Aton". In
addressing his wife Nefer-Dhiti (Nefertiti), he had called her
"Merit-Aton". He then asked all in the future to call him
Raising both his hands, the Pharaoh
Aton Neter Ankh tteta en Kheh rekh
God Aton, Life everlasting in eternity, I know
Neb En Pet Kha En T-ta Neter En Maat
Lord of Heaven and of Earth God of Truth
Rekh A-at Neb Sek-Hem-AA Em utu
I know Great Lord I have gained the mastery of what is asked
a-arit er-a ttep t-ta neb en ankh kna en Mer A-atef I-ia nek
to be done for me on Earth, Lord of Life and of Love. Divine
Father I have come to you.
Now Spirit and matter, the light and
the illusion were at war in Khemt (Egypt).
This History, Description and Guide to
the Symbol of Life, which contains English & German translations and the
original manuscript in Daskalos' own hand and his illustrations.
Through the Symbol, most recently taught by Daskalos, we become more
aware of the purpose and work of our incarnation. ISBN 9963-8162-1-5
published by the Stoa Series, P.O. Box 28347 2093 Strovolos Nicosia
Cyprus. © 1998 Panayiota Theotoki-Atteshli ORDER
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