Rae is often seen as the solar disk on the hawk-head of Horus. The first temples the Egyptians built were to the hawk Nayture, Horus, Nayture of kings, and Horus represented the first major revelation of their philosophy of life. The Horus metaphor began in pre-pharaonic Egypt and held center stage until the last breath of Cleopatra.
Horus is the captain of your Sunship and he pilots the journey of your life. He is you working in the light. We identify Horus as “ego,” because he is in charge of your life and he makes your decisions. “I am the captain of my soul.” Horus is the symbol of the pharaoh because you are the pharaoh — the ruler — of your inner worlds.
Horus is the “Face of Heaven,” the paradox of unique identity expressed in universal terms. Being human is universal. Being you is unique. Horus is the essence of integrity, the Set of All Sets Which Can Contain One and Only One Member. Try wearing that title in a crown.
Although personified as male, Horus stands for all variations of gender, because gender is only one of the participants in your entire identity.
Horus is the essence of integrity. The Eye of Horus was used to represent the common fractions because Horus is the whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Each segment of the Eye, or fraction of the whole, is the symbol for a particular fraction. This was known as “Counting the parts of the Wadjit Eye.” The festival day of the fractions of the Horus Eye was celebrated annually.
“The Paut Naytures are in adoration when they see the Eye of The First Horus in its place.
It is perfect in all its parts:
1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64 in the counting for its master.”
Biology regularly produces the soundest proof of the paradox of identity: twins are genetically identical, yet grow up as separate individuals. This is true even when their bodies grow as conjoined twins. Twins not stuck together nonetheless have a hierarchy of “oldest and youngest,” although the difference between their births may be only a matter of minutes. Their bodies are identical, yet they are each uniquely placed in time.
Horus personifies the elements of your unique identity standing forth in your conscious field of perception. He is shown in all the ages of humankind. Horus the Child nurses at the breast of Hathor. Who you are begins at your mother’s breast. When he is “Horus of the Two Horizons,” Horus at high noon, he is you in the prime of your life. The “Golden Horus” is you preserved in eternity. In his bird form, Horus is the natural force of your unique identity. He can fly beyond your conscious field of perception and bring things from “beyond the horizon” into your conscious realm. Just as the falconer controls the energies of the wild bird, calling it back to his wrist against all its natural instincts, Horus controls the energies of your body.
This metaphor of unique identity reaches larger proportions when you realize that, however vast the universe, it required an entire universe to create the single, unique “you” who is each one of us. No matter who or what you believe started the universe, it has led to you, to each of us in our billions — and maybe even the untold numbers of unique identities throughout the galaxies. No matter how many we are, however, each of us is unique. You are the Eye at the tip of a Pyramid grounded in the quantum realm.
Horus is the carrier of your unique name and serial number, but there are issues that have to be settled between Captain Horus and his interface with the Sunship/bio-machine, which is his twin brother, Suty, (also Seth, Set or Sutekh) who is the protector of your Sunship. He is “gut feelings.” You have to trust him — to a point. Horus is 3D. He has more than one side. Suty stands behind Horus. He is the face of Horus in the dark. Suty is your savior when he keeps you alive, yet you are your own worst enemy if you let him guide all your decisions. He works in the dark, whether you are awake or asleep, because Suty is Discipline.
In the last hour of the night before dawn, Rae-consciousness is dissolved in sleep in the House of Osiris. Suty wakes up first and makes Rae rise and shine. He is the discipline which assembled an adult human being from strings of molecules, the discipline of the harsh desert winds that grind stone into the endless sands and buries cities. He is discipline of life that makes the living plant emerge from the dry seed and the child to emerge from mother’s womb, the discipline of life creating itself. Suty is associated with the wild chaos of the desert, its hot, dry promise of death, because only discipline will keep you alive there, keep you alive in the chaos that is reality. He is the discipline that guides your hands when you work and play and create. He is your instinct, training and habits — good and bad. He is the hard-wired instincts and training that you rely on without thinking. He is the Demon of Habit and the Lord of Addiction. Suty can pilot the Sunship without Horus, but you don’t want that, not while you’re awake.
Suty is the capacity of the nervous system to learn, the neurological reality of “practice makes perfect” and your instincts and reflexes of survival.
“Having built your house, Atum measures out the foundation of your Temple of Twin Lions (Yesterday and Tomorrow) accomplished by mortaring the reeds of Horus,
dual Nayture who is Suty and the other way around.
He has come into this world. He has tread upon it with his two feet….”
Suty wears no crown because he is the other face of Horus, the ego. Horus and Suty fight to see who’s boss. If you do not control Suty, then your habits will control you. Egyptians respected Suty because they knew his secret, that he is the shadow of Horus. The two-headed figure — Horus plus the shadowy sha beast of Suty — was known as “Those Two,” and “That Dual Boy.” The Good Captain needs his shadow to have the strength of leadership. Suty carries the tcham staff, the power of self-control. Charm is a reward of self-control. It gives you power over others.
Suty is the powerful hippopotamus whom Horus must conquer. Victory over him is shown in images reminiscent of St. George and the dragon: Horus triumphantly spears Suty as a hippopotamus in the water. Killing such a mighty monster is an image of power. The conquest of your own dark side is equally difficult and heroic.
“When he stands up, he is Horus. When he relaxes, he is Suty.”
Horus and Suty fight to see who’s boss. If you do not control Suty, then your habits will control you. He is the unconscious workings of your nervous system. The minions of Suty carry the serpent on their flag because he is the discipline of your cells to keep you alive. Suty is the dark and inescapable reality of the corruptible flesh which houses the incorruptible X. Ego has a dark side.
The vessel can and does pilot itself. The human body can do a great deal without being told. Control of the Sunship’s self-navigation is, in fact, Horus’ primary duty. You have to guard the guard. Rae Horus is conscious control. Suty is not. They are, however, partners. The discipline and self-confidence of leadership can be harsh, both to the self and to those who follow that leader. Without that harsh strength, there is only confusion and hesitation. Horus and Suty united are the essence of leadership and royalty.
“Loosen the bonds of Set! He is guardian of my voice.”
Suty is the unconscious workings of your nervous system. Like the ancient Egyptian magicians, Suty wields the power of the serpent staff. Your connection to the 3D world is through the serpentine networks of your senses and nerves.
“‘To whom shall I announce you?’
‘You will announce me to him whose roof is flame.
His house is of living uraei-serpents.
The floor of his house is the waters.’ Then who is he?
‘He is Osiris.’”
The magical serpent is everywhere in world mythologies. Snakes are seducers, great wizards, water demons, guides, guards and protectors. The most magnificent have captured our fancy with dragon-magic. Their poisons have taught us about our nervous system and body chemistry. The serpent appears with the oldest stories, representing the interface between mind and body, heaven and earth, spirit and flesh. Gilgamesh’s serpent, the Rainbow Bridge, the Midgard Serpent, Quetzalcoatl, the eagle and the snake, cloud dragons, the Kundalini serpent of yoga, these are all the same serpent — the experience of being alive inside a human nervous system. Nerves burrow through your living flesh the way snakes burrow in the living flesh of the Earth. They are sheer will-power, pure energy made flesh. The unblinking, lidless gaze of the snake is a metaphor of the ceaseless, unblinking protection of your sympathetic nervous system. The cobra emblem of the pharaoh’s crown stands for that protecting network. Snake charmers rely on the wisdom that a snake can only behave like a snake. Once you learn how snakes behave, you are in charge. Your nerves can only behave like nerves. Learn their ways and you are in charge of yourself.