Sia Academy For Ancient Egyptian Studies offers lectures, courses, classes, Egyptian tours, books, software for the ancient Egyptian language - Medut-Netru (hieroglyphs), CDs, DVDs and video tapes relating to the ancient Egyptian body of knowledge. Egyptology is usually treated as the study of a ‘dead’ civilisation, suited only to an ancient race. In contrast, the Sia Academy teaches that the knowledge and traditions of the most advanced and enlightened civilisation in human history are equally applicable to society today.
Sia Academy courses introduce all aspects of the ancient Egyptian tradition, from philosophy, religion, history, language and natural medicine to mathematics, astrology and astronomy. The classes are complemented by practical instruction in the physical culture (stretching prayers, breathing prayers, posture prayers, power prayers, warrior prayers, sound prayers and glandular prayers) because the body was considered to be the temple housing the soul and so any form of self-development must start with the physical development.
The teachings of ancient Egypt were built upon natural laws and principles, rather than on the life of a particular individual and so they form a tradition which makes us better than we have ever been but which does not require us to give up anything previously gained. It is, therefore, as invaluable for our well-being today as it was for the Egyptians for many thousands of years and it is unique in its totally holistic approach to body, mind and spirit.
The Sia Academy’s Principal, Dr. Ramses Seleem, is a distinguished teacher of Egyptology, a lecturer and writer, who has appeared on many television and radio programmes internationally to discuss the ancient Egyptian way of life. Dr. Seleem studied this tradition for over 25 years.
As he says, "The ancient Egyptians considered the human body to be the ultimate textbook for the universe and the true living temple or the House of Life, Per-Anx and, therefore, they believed that “it is impossible for us to learn elsewhere what we are incapable of learning within our bodies”. Today, we have developed the outer sciences at the expense of the inner ones and so, while many of us know everything about our car, we know nothing about our liver or the lipoprotein in the bloodstream. How many bones do we have? How many muscles, vertebrae and joints? How many sutures are there in the skull and what is the significance of these numbers?
In discovering the answers to these questions, we begin to understand the human form as an entity and as part of the universe around us. Then we can consider other questions: where do we come from? What is the purpose of living? What happens after death? What are good and evil? How many seeds have we planted in this life for eternity?
All these questions can be answered precisely and practically through the teachings of ancient Egypt."
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