The Life of Virtue as Required by the Egyptian Mysteries

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The Life of Virtue as Required by the Egyptian Mysteries

The Life of Virtue as Required by the Egyptian Mysteries


In the Egyptian Mysteries the Neophyte was required to manifest the
following attributes:



  1. Control of thought

  2. Control of action, or Justice (i.e., the unswerving righteousness
    of thought and action).

  3. Steadfastness of purpose, or Fortitude.

  4. Identity with spiritual life, or higher ideals (i.e., Temperance
    which is an attribute attained when the individual had gained conquest over the
    passionate nature).

  5. Evidence of having a mission in life, and

  6. Evidence of a call to spiritual Orders of the Priesthood in the Mysteries;
    the combination of which was equivalent to Prudence or a deep insight
    and graveness that befitted the faculty of seership.

  7. Freedom from resentment, when under the experience of persecution and
    wrong. This was known as courage.

  8. Confidence in the power of the master as teacher, and

  9. Confidence in one's own ability to learn; both attributes being known as
    fidelity.

  10. Readiness or preparedness for initiation.

There has always been this principle of the Ancient Egyptian Mysteries of
Egypt:


“WHEN THE PUPIL IS READY, THEN THE MASTER WILL APPEAR.”


Reference: Stolen Legacy by George G. M. James (pp. 30–31)




NOTE: The words in Bold Italics are “The
Four Cardinal Virtues” of Plato (who studied thirteen years in Egypt).