Robert Masters presents the wisdom of ancient Egypt through the perspective of contemporary research in psychology and religious studies in his profound study of The Goddess Sekhmet: Psycho-Spiritual Exercises of the Fifth Way. The fifth way refers to the Egyptian theory that humans consist of five bodies: the (most subtle) Spiritual Body (Egyptian: Sahu); and, after that, the increasingly less subtle: Magical Body (Khu); Shadow (Haidit); Double (Ka); and Physical Body (Aufu). Also included are Sekhmet’s myth, her hundred Sacred Names, as well as her rites of meditation, prayer and exercises in body movement,awareness, mind expansion, imagination and creativity. This book initiates readers into a direct experience of the lost feminine mysteries.
“This book is a tribute not only to The Goddess Sekhmet but also to Robert Masters’ courage, audacity, and imagination…his willingness to enter the body of the collective unconscious and ultimately the body of the Goddess has yielded fascinating results, not only for Egyptologists but also for explorers of inner space.” ~ Joan Halifax “Fascinating….The author’s unswerving devotion to the Goddess Sekhmet is captivating and infectious. Here are valuable insights and practical formulae for establishing contacts with other worlds, and lucid descriptions of the magical bodies formulated by the Adept who explores them.” ~ Kenneth Grant
“Through a combination of solid scholarship, inspiration, and hands-on psychological practice, Dr. Masters has made the ancient concepts broadly comprehensible, perhaps for the first time. I think (he) is onto something very important.” ~ John Anthony West, Serpent in the Sky