"Truth is the foundation of all knowledge and the cement of all societies."-Dryden
"What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice."-Bulwer
What is Maat?
Maat is the personified concept of truth, balance, morality, justice, and order. It means right, true, truth, real, genuine, upright, righteous, just, steadfast, unalterable, etc
The origin of the term is Ancient Egyptian, and From old Egypt have come the fundamental esoteric teachings which have so strongly influenced the philosophies of all races, nations, and peoples, for several thousand years. Egypt, the home of the Pyramids and the Sphinx, was the birthplace of the Hidden Wisdom and MysticTeachings.In ancient Egypt dwelt the great Adepts and Masters who have never been surpassed, and who seldom have been equaled.
We are the Shemsu Heru. As followers of Heru (Horus), we must go to battle daily to defend and establish Maat. The followers of Heru come from a long, unbroken line of faithful adherents. These “Great Civilizers” bring forth the laws, morals, and knowledge of our father, Ausar (Osiris). Our most important goal is to become deified, liberated, and free from the fetters of our bodies. Deified means to “raise to Divine rank”, “one who embodies the quality of a god.” A fetter is “anything that serves to restrict or restrain.” The Shemsu Heru strive to be “Maa Kheru,” which means “true of voice.” We view the universe as the omnipotent expression of the one Supreme Being.
There have always been a few Initiates in each generation, in the various lands of the earth, who kept alive the sacred flame of the Kemetic Teachings, and such have always been willing to use their lamps to re-light the lesser lamps of the outside world, when the light of truth grew dim and clouded by reason of neglect, and when the wicks became clogged with foreign matter. There were always a few to tend faithfully the altar of the Truth, upon which was kept alight the Perpetual Lamp of Wisdom. These men/women devoted their lives to the labor of love which the poet has so well stated in his lines:
"O, let not the flame die out! Cherished age after age in its dark cavern—in its holy temples cherished. Fed by pure ministers of love—let not the flame die out!"
These persons have never sought popular approval, nor numbers of followers. They are indifferent to these things, for they know how few there are in each generation who are ready for the truth, or who would recognize it if it were presented to them.