A part of the newly-formed publishing company Inglewood Press, is pleased to announce that it will be presenting a number of special occasions with the purpose of circulating the ideas of innovative thinkers and artists. These events are intended to be thought-provoking and enjoyable.
The first of these will be a lecture in the Trinity College Chapel at 7:00 pm on April 22nd by Susan Brind Morrow. Ms. Morrow is the author of The Dawning Moon of the Mind: Unlocking the Pyramid Texts. This is one of the most captivating books I have ever read. An independent scholar with a background in Egyptology, Ms. Morrow looked meditatively at the writing on the walls of the Saqqara Pyramid, and, with fresh eyes and heart, saw for the first time what was really written there: ancient ideas of life and the after-life which influenced Pythagoras, Plato and Jesus. But these ideas are not what we might expect. Poetically, movingly, Ms. Morrow leads us back to a consciousness that seems to speak directly to us. We are so lucky to have her to launch our series!
The event is free, and seating in the chapel will be on a first-come, first-serve, basis. RSVP (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kathleen Metcalfe, Publisher
Note: There is a 2-hour seminar in development on the following day, looking in detail at the actual texts. Learn more and register here.
From The New Yorker:
“The Pyramid Texts”, a four-thousand-year-old set of hieroglyphs in the Pyramid of Unis, have long been dismissed by Egyptologists as a primitive narrative about monsters and animal gods. In this exciting book, Morrow, an archeologist and linguist, argues that they are, instead, “the earliest surviving body of written poetry and religious philosophy in the world”. She provides a radical new translation and a line-by-line exegesis, presenting an “unfolding series of poetic riddles”, each with layers of concealed meaning. The complex belief system that emerges suggests that elements of Tantra and the Abrahamic faiths — including virgin birth and the imagery of Adam and Eve — could have their origin in ancient Egypt.
That a book on the Pyramid Texts of ancient Egypt has been favorably reviewed by The New Yorker is surely a sign of a significant cultural shift, but if you take the time to read this extraordinary book you will quickly see why. Susan Morrow’s rigorous scientific scholarship comes blended with a remarkably intuitive poetic sensibility, revealing a truth and a life that we today can share with those who invented writing and indeed started Western civilization on its long journey. The struggle to reconnect with that truth and that life now is common to both scientists and those on a spiritual path, as it was four thousand years ago.