A series of videos is presented by Robert Lawler, John Anthony West and Laurence Gardner who are the current experts in this field of study.
I took notes as I watched these videos and the details are fascinating besides watched the scenes of photos taken in Egypt.
John Amthony West is the narrator, and he tells us that only priests and pharaohs and certain elect others were accepted in the schools. Pythagoras, and Plato both waited over 20 years preparing to be accepted into the mystery schools. Among the other people who studied there were Aristotle, Copernicus, Kepler, Isaac Newton, Napoleon, Da Vinci, and it is thought that Jesus did as well because when he came back from Egypt he could perform miracles.
The one teaching school mentioned was Hermeticism, but West says that the Temple of Luxor itself is the school and teaching. The reason for that is that its construction is all about the hieroglyphs, and the Harmonic Proportions of the construction, which refers to "As above - so below". The teachings are hidden in symbolism and allegory. He implies that the Temple itself confers initiation of the teachings to the students.
Taught was alchemy, number symbolism, which we now call Gematria, There are several forms of Gematria, including Hebrew and Greek, but the Gematria isn't just in words, its in the structures themselves, all over the world, even those cultures who most likely didn't know any Egyptians. It's a divine sacred teaching that comes from the spirit world, and is part of our innate divine self.
Also taught was the Doctrine of the Transformation of the Soul.
The teachings are Timeless which means they never get old or need changing or revising. They are perfect from the beginning.
We are told that R. A. Schwaller de Lubitz who came along in 1937 went to Luxor and learned the secret teachings and brought them out into the modern world as the true teachings had deteriorated as they were brought into Europe over the centuries. He is considered a Latter Day Alchemist, and he taught physics, and philosophy as well as all the higher mathematics.
We are told that Plato's "Atlantis" was taught to him by his father Solon, who got the story from an Egyptian priest and the work is valued as truth, not just a fiction story or mythology.
John Anthony West states:
There is no art that isn't religions
There is no religion that isn't philosophical
There is no philosophy that isn't scientific
There is no science that isn't art
Symbolism is the first veil. by understanding symbolism reveals the hidden wisdom. Symbolism is the language of magic.
These are the secrets of the Invisible College.
We are taught that the brain is two-fold - the Right Brain and the Left Brain
What each side of the brain handles, is conferred to the other side of the brain and they work together.
This is called, The True Dweller in two worlds, The Alchemical Arcanum of the Androgyne, and the Union of the Sun and Moon.
Videos John Anthony West
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHbVW6Pc-LU
Part 2 :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WBNqanpK3Q&feature=related
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPH2iHDitrE&feature=related
Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txcqu-FESdc&NR=1
Part 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-OnudKB42M&NR=1
Part 6 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-94IUMCiC6o
PART II - THE AFTERLIFE
PART II1 - THE DOCTRINAL AND EARLY CHRISTIANITY
PART IV - ORION AND THE PLEIADES
PART V ORION - THE CELESTIAL CLOCK -
PART VI - ORIGION OF MOSES INITATION - YHWH - AND KABBALAH
PART VII - ALCHEMY, MAGIC, AND SOLOMON'S TEMPLE
PART VIII FIBONACI AND ASTROLOGY IN TORAH
PART IX - THE AGE AND BEGINNING OF THE KHEMETIC SCHOOL