(3) The Evolutionary Way Forward or the Lion Path
So how can we find the way to regenerate ourselves, to grow beyond the relatively limited capacities of our current molecular bodies and states of awareness? Musaios discovered that the religious teachings of the Ancient Egyptians preserved records of such a process, and that the embalming procedure performed on dead bodies was the corruption of a half-remembered and initiatory way of regeneration undertaken by still living people. He deduced these teachings must have been called the Path of the Lion, or the Lion Path, because the type of couch a mummy was laid upon in its tomb was frequently that of a lion and moreover, on a fragment of painted limestone bas relief at Dahshur, the fourth dynasty king, s-Nofrw, whose name meant (He Who) Causes Beautiful Things is shown receiving the breath of immortal life from the Goddess in lioness form.
The regenerative process has strong affinities with the metamorphosis that transforms the limited, crawling caterpillar (its larval form) into the winged imago - the butterfly that emerges from its pupal case and flies aloft into the sky. For this reason the higher human entity - that which survives bodily death just as the butterfly survives the caterpillar's disappearance - was symbolized as a butterfly in cultures worldwide. Ancient Eyyptian teachings used the same metaphor: the bandaged mummy was like the silk-enswathed larva, with the folded wings depicted on sarcophagus or coffin lids indicating the folded wing-forms embossed on every lepidoptera pupa or chrysalis case. The outer cocoon was symbolized by the Mes-Khent or birth-tent of skin placed around the mummy or in the funeral chamber - the very word for which actually meant the birth chamber in the Ancient Egyptian language.
Just like the caterpillars, we humans have a regenerative gland associated within the vicinity of the thalamus - a group of as yet by-and-large unknown cells that can in turn be stimulated into activity when the hypothalamus is resonantly and appropriately stimulated. The key to this resonant stimulation is timing, the waves of time itself. This was known to the initiates of Ancient Egypt. Coffin Texts 467 and 468 read: 'Sothis (the Great Goddess presiding over the regenerative process) speaks to me in her own good time' and 'I embrace Sothis in her hours.'
Musaios had long known the importance of time as a resonant power of causality and developed the concept of time-surfing: learning to ride the waves to time to accelerate evolution. The forces of time, which ultimately cause all physical events in our cosmos, operate like a great computer. Just as a computer has a screen through which its activities can be monitored, so the night skies hold the keys to reading the great computer: the movements of planetary and stellar bodies are like the needle on an ammeter, indicating the flow of an otherwise invisible current of power. And in the last two decades of the twentieth century there was a special configuration of several important celestial phenomena, heralding a unique evolutionary opportunity on our planet. In 1978 the planet Pluto crossed within the orbit of Neptune (something no other planet can ever do) and remained there through 1999. As Neptune was further from the Earth than Pluto, its power for universal compassion enlarged and directed Pluto's tremendous power for regenerative transformation unleashed in those years. This plutonic power was at its height because Pluto was from 1984-95 in its own zodiacal sector of Scorpio - the sector classically allocated to death and transfiguration. These two cosmic events also achieved a rare and precise synchrony with the periastron Sirius A and B in April 1994. The brightest star in the heavens, Sirius A, was identified with the Great Goddess Sothis in Ancient Egyptian religion, and her dense, dark companion star (invisible to the naked eye) was also known to them as Horus.
As the deities who presided over and protected the initiate in the regenerative process, the enhancement of their mutual power through their hieros gamos (sacred marriage) at this watershed in human evolution was crucial. The synchronicity of these three cosmic phenomena occurs only once every ninety thousand years, showing the stunning rarity of this evolutionary opportunity.