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The Esoteric Meaning of Egypt´s “Aker” Lions

Monday, October 3, 2016 5:24
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The ancient Egyptian “Aker Lions” motif is a mystery to Egyptologists. It depicts two lions, named “Yesterday” & “Tomorrow,” who are shown back-to-back facing opposite directions and flanking the Egyptian sundisk or “Aten” symbol, which is emblematic of the “source” or “higher Self.” We´ll see how this Aker Lions hieroglyph signifies the “Eternal Now” moment. When we focus on the Now moment, something magical happens. This wisdom later became a major underpinning of hermetic teachings and occult philosophy. One of the most mysterious and popular symbols of Egyptian papyri is the so-called Aker Lions hieroglyph. Egyptologists tell us that the lion on the left corresponds to “yesterday” and faces west, the lion on the right faces east and represents “tomorrow. But their interpretation ends there. No metaphysical, spiritual or occult wisdom for this symbol is provided. “Aker appears as a pair of twin lions, one named Duaj (meaning “yesterday”) and the other Sefer (meaning “tomorrow”)…When depicted as a lion pair, a hieroglyphic sign for “horizon” (two merged mountains) and a sun disc was put between the lions; the lions were sitting back-on-back.” —Wikipedia

Richard Cassaro is a journalist, speaker and author of “Written In Stone: Decoding The Secret Masonic Religion Hidden In Gothic Cathedrals And World Architecture.” The book uncovers a lost Wisdom Tradition that was practiced globally in antiquity, found memorialized in pyramids, Triptychs, and identical images worldwide. The central tenets of this tradition have been perpetuated in Western Secret Societies. The most visible of these is the so-called “Masonic Fraternity,” an age-old chivalric Order whose ranks have included Europe’s Gothic cathedral builders and America’s Founding Fathers. Richard has two websites: and


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