[caption id="attachment_4" align="aligncenter" width="467"]Egyptian Ankh Cross Egyptian Ankh Symbolizes Eternal Life[/caption]

Ancient Egyptians may have utilized the ankh emblem in a way that was believed to institute human physical immortality: eternal life. It is believed by some that Akhenaten (father of Tutankhamen), the ancient Egyptian pharaoh that pioneered the idea of monotheism, led 300 of his people to immortality through raised consciousness. ?This would explain why his name was removed from archaeological findings and monuments in the late 19th century: an attempt to cover up these teachings perhaps. ?But could this be the case?

It seems that most people believe in an immortal soul, but not an eternal life on earth. Let's look at what the Bible has to say about the matter.

Genesis 3:3

"But of the fruit of the tree which?is?in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die."

1 Corinthians 15:50-56:

"Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.?Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,?In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.?For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal?must?put on immortality.?So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.?O death, where?is?thy sting? O grave, where?is?thy victory??The sting of death?is?sin; and the strength of sin?is?the law."

Revelation 21:1-4:

"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.?And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God?is?with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them,?and be?their God.?And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."

God's punishment to Adam and Eve for eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil was death. ?And the eradication of death in scripture is mentioned many times throughout the bible aside from what I have quoted. ?The Bible clearly notes eternal life on Earth.

Akhenaten was said to have had no disciplinary actions against his people for "misbehaving." ?This idea is compatible with the idea that the knowledge of good and evil causes death (Genesis 3:3). ?Although these ideas are not in line with fundamental religious theory, they are supported by scripture.

How was "ankhing" used to enhance consciousness and promote immortality? ?

Essentially, one would use their awareness to move second chakra energy released during orgasm and manipulate it. ?Normally, this energy moves up the spine, through the top of the head, into the eighth chakra (above the physical body), and disperses outward. ?The ankhing technique allowed one to harness this energy at the fifth chakra and send it back down into the body where it would stay and revitalize touched energy centers.

[caption id="attachment_12" align="aligncenter" width="436"]Ankh Charkas Position of the ankh visualized during ankhing process[/caption]

The Spirit of Ma'at has an eight step process describing the ankhing process that is very clear:

  1. The moment you feel the sexual energy about to rise up your spine, take a very deep breath, filling your lungs about 9/10th full, then hold your breath.
  2. Allow the sexual energy of the orgasm to come up your spine. But at the moment it reaches the fifth chakra (located just a couple of finger-widths above the sternum), with your willpower you must turn the flow of sexual energy 90 degrees out the back of the body. It will then automatically continue inside the?ankh?tube. It will slowly turn until it passes exactly through the eighth (or thirteenth) chakra, one hand-length above the head at 90 degrees to the vertical. It will then continue to curve around until it returns to the fifth chakra, where it began, only this time in the front of the body. ?Even if you don't understand what was just said, it will happen automatically if you get it started out the back of the body at the fifth chakra, and it will automatically come back around to the front of the body and reconnect at the fifth chakra. You just have to make it turn 90 degrees so that it begins.
  3. It will often slow down as it approaches its point of origin, the fifth chakra. If you can see the energy, it comes to a sharp point. When it approaches the fifth chakra from the front of the body, there is sometimes a tremendous jolt as it reconnects with this chakra again. All this takes place while you are holding your first breath.
  4. The instant the sexual energy reconnects with its source, the fifth chakra, take in the full breath. You had filled your lungs only 9/10th full, so now you fill your lungs as completely as you can.
  5. Now exhale very, very slowly. The sexual energy will continue on around the?ankh?channel as long as you are exhaling. When you reach the bottom of this breath, you will continue to breathe very deeply, but a change happens here.
  6. It is here that, if you know the Lightbody work of the Mer-Ka-Ba, you would begin to breathe from the two poles using Mer-Ka-Ba breathing. But if you are like most people and don't know this work, then continue to breathe deeply until you feel the relaxation begin to spread throughout your body. Then relax your breath to your normal rate. Feel every cell becoming rejuvenated by this life-force energy. Let this energy reach down into the deepest physical levels of your body structure even past the cellular level. Feel how this beautiful energy surrounds your very being and brings health to your body, mind and heart.
  7. Once the relaxation begins, slow your breath down to a normal shallow breathing.
  8. If possible, allow yourself to completely relax or even sleep for a while afterward (Click here to read more of this article).

Whether or not ankhing can lead to eternal life, I cannot say. ?Please note that some tantric ideologies state that release of second chakra energies is essential for maintaining energetic health, and that holding them in brings us closer to death. ?This could be interpreted more than one way. ?Further exploration of the concept could give us a better understanding of the consciousness shifts we are currently experiencing.