This novel portrays the transformative encounter of the modern, scientific and rational mentality with the suprarational, spiritual intelligence that guides us on the Path of the Mysteries. Through dramatic dialogue and interplay between master and student, we are initiated into the realm of the spirit.
Isha Schwaller de Lubicz (1885-1963) spent her youth studying Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and Hebrew theology and mysticism. As pupil of R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz and later as his wife, she went on to investigate other religions and philosophical systems, including Taoism, Islam. Her most significant work was done in Egypt, where she lived for fifteen years among the temples and the tombs. There, patient labor and exceptional circumstances enabled her to penetrate the secret symbolism of the hieroglyphs. Her discovery aroused the enthusiasm of the eminent Egyptologist Alexandre Varille, who devoted the last ten years of his life to verifying and developing its practical application. Thus was unveiled a wisdom that for thousands of years had taught men the science of life. . . and of its triumph over death.