An inexplicable mystical structure: the Egyptian temple of Anc Cross, built by the Aztecs?

This Aztec Anchian temple is ideally combined with the Egyptian stone pyramid on the same site of archaeological excavations. Scientists doubt the connection of the Aztecs with the Egyptians, as both cultures developed on different sides of the Atlantic Ocean and were never in contact. However, strangling, the meaning of this Aztec ancha seems suspiciously parallel to the meaning behind the cross of the Egyptians.

The pyramid is lined with the temple of the Ankh cross in the Egyptian style, Calixtlahuaca, Mexico.

The Aztecs and Egyptians were parallel civilizations in many ways, despite the fact that they evolved on different sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Both cultures built pyramids, both used solar symbolism, and both believed in life after death, preparing their dead to travel to the afterlife through a carefully designed and highly ritual ceremony.

Both cultures also used a very similar symbol of the tau-cross for the same purpose: to designate the forces and interaction between physical life (which they regarded as temporary, material) and spiritual life (which they saw as eternal, spiritual).

In Egypt, this cross was called ankhkh, which was formed by a tau-cross (similar to the letter T) with a loop from above:

Egypt ank cross is a symbol of tau with a loop on top.

In Mexico, the Aztecs and Maya used the same exact cross, only without a loop:

Tau-shaped icons, built by the Mayans, the precursors of the Aztecs.

The Tauski cross was quite common in Egyptian symbolism, which is sometimes also called the Egyptian cross. The Spanish conquistadors found that the cross is well known as a symbol of the Incas and Aztecs

Jeffrey W. Bromile, International Biblical Encyclopedia: A-D

The Egyptian sign Tauthe lifealso meets on the Central American monuments

Robert S. Littell, “The Living Age”

Usually the Aztecs did not put a loop above their tau-cross. Nevertheless, in the ruins there is a building in the form of a cross shaped, located in an archaeological site called Kalistlahuaka in modern Mexico. This cross-shaped building in Aztec ankh is stunningly similar, both in shape and design, to the countless Anchian crosses depicted by the Egyptians.

The mysterious cross-shaped cross-shaped building built by the Aztecs in Calixtlahuaca in Mexico.

Is it possible to prove that both the Egyptians and the Aztecs use this very cross to convey the same spiritual beliefs?

Ankh was for the ancient Egyptians a symbol (an actual hieroglyphic sign) of life. But not the life that we think about when we use the word “life”; It was symbolic for another kind of life, namely the spiritual life of the soul, which most of us do not realize in our everyday existence.

Anksky cross is sometimes called the key of life.

There is one basic mistake that Egyptologists make when it comes to Egyptian civilization: they believe that the Egyptians were preoccupied with death. Egyptologists repeat this again and again, as a mantra. Theyre wrong the exact opposite is true. The Egyptians were deeply focused on life, which they perceived as a spiritual being within them, that part that never dies.

It matters (and this is important): the Egyptians were convinced that many of us are that when a person passed away, something that previously revived, that the face of the body was already missing or running. They believed much more strongly than we, that this intangible I, the soul inside or the god inside, was the life force and source of consciousness. They saw this soul as their real I, the real eternal life, which they symbolized the Ank cross, today they were found everywhere among the ruins.

Unlike the Egyptians, modern people of the West are much more attached to the material world and the physical body. We identify ourselves with our bodies, cars, homes and careers. For the Egyptians, we were preoccupied with death and overly preoccupied with our own perishable material self. We identify ourselves not with the soul, but with the temporary vehicle on which it temporarily resides.

Although in Egypt, life itself was viewed as a manifestation of the divine and therefore something that could be enjoyed and celebrated, defining only the body, as modern we transform the body into a tomb and the world into a prison. Constantly educating the soul, they could practice life after death, you can say. Therefore, when death came, nothing vital was considered lost. Today, if death comes to a person with a mansion, a fleet of cars, a large company or a hedge fund is lost.
Richard Cassaro, written in stone: decoding The secret Masonic religion is hidden in Gothic cathedrals and world architecture

The Aztecs believed in the same life as the Egyptians. For the Aztecs (as for many of us), the death of people was not the end of their existence; Instead, it was the end of only this person’s physical life. Inside was something that continued to exist, which continued after death:

The Aztecs believed that people live when their life on Earth is over. The kind of afterlife depended on how they lived in this life. When someone died, their family put them on the best clothes. The family danced and sang funeral prayers. Then the body of the Aztecs was buried with Aztec property and enough food for a long journey into the underworld

Dr. Elizabeth Bakedano, Aztecs: Understanding people in the past

In the religion of the Aztecs, there was a belief in life after death. In connection with this belief, the Aztecs demonstrate an ethical ideal to achieve, as evidenced by their struggle between good and evil. In this case, the mission of the Aztecs was to be on the side of the sun, a symbol of good, to resist the terrible gods of darkness, the symbols of evil.
Dinora B. Mendes, evangelists in Mexico: their hymns and her theology

While the Egyptians used the Ank cross (a partially formed tau) to express this concept of life beyond death, the Aztecs did as well. The cross of the Aztec tau was identical to the Egyptian:

The Aztec tau cross, also called the Tree of Life, located in Anthropology
Museum in Mexico City. This image is repeated in the Prehispanic code.

In the world of the Aztecs, the tau-cross is the Tree of Life

Gary Warner, “The Mysteries of the Indian Myth and Religion”

The cross was a sacred symbol in almost every religion. The Aztecs of ancient Mexico were known as the Tree of Life.

Jean Delar, “The Secret Teaching in the West”, 1935

As a symbol of the Tree of Life, the cross of the Aztec tau (like the Egyptian tau) symbolized the concept of life and life after death in the same life after the death that the Egyptians symbolized with the help of an ank-cross.

It should be noted that the Aztecs were not the only pre-Columbian American culture using Tau; The T-shaped doorway or window looks like a common architectural motif in the masonry across Mesoamerica. It occurs, for example, in the Chaco Canyon in northern New Mexico and Mesa Verde in the southwest of Colorado.

Steps leading through the T-shaped doorway down
Casa Rinconada, the Great Kiva in Chaco Canyon, NM.

In his classic book Atlantis: antediluvian world, Ignatius Donnelly says that tau was an important icon, meaning the hidden wisdom of Mexicans, as well as Peruvians, Egyptians, Phoenicians and Chaldeans. Donnelly says that this symbolizes rejuvenation, freedom from physical suffering, hope, immortality and divine unity.

A similar view was held by the mystic Manly P. Hall:

August Le Plonjon in his Sacred Mysteries among Maya and Kichets notes that Crux Ansata, which he calls the “Key to the Nile” and the Symbol of Symbols, either in its full form or in the form of a simple TAU, was to be seen as decorating the Breast of statues and bas-reliefs In Palenque, Copan and throughout Central America. He notes that he is always associated with water; That among the Babylonians it was the emblem of the water gods; Among the Scandinavians, the sky and immortality; And among the Maya, rejuvenation and freedom from physical suffering.

Maine Hall, The Secret Teachings of all ages

Returning to the tau, which is a direct link connecting the Egyptians with the Aztecs, we can see in the next parallel artwork, as both cultures, the Egyptians and the Aztecs, created similar drawings associated with the tau cross.

To the left: the tree of life of the Aztecs. Right: Egyptian Ank cross of Life. Both depict tau crosses.
In both images there are deity-twins facing inwards to the cross.
The positions of their hands, arms, legs and feet are almost perfectly parallel!

Notice, as in both images above there are deities flanking the cross. In both cases, the deities are struck by symmetrical poses facing the cross. In addition, in both cases the deities seem to do the same exact physical gestures. We see this in the position of hands, hands, feet, legs and heads.

In one of the Kabbalistic Masonic legends, Hiram Abif received a hammer in the form of TAU by his ancestor Tubal-Cain. The tau cross is preserved until modern Freemasonry under the symbol of the T square. This, apparently, is the oldest form of the existing cross.

The tau cross, used to construct patterns in a window in
Monastery of St. Anthony near Castrogeriz, Spain.

The philosophical cross, the two lines moving in opposite directions, the horizontal and the perpendicular, the height and width that the geometrizing Deity divides at the intersecting point and which forms the magical as well as the scientific Quaternary when it is inscribed in the Ideal Square, is the basis of the occultist. Inside his mystical site lies the master key, which opens the doors of every science, both physical and spiritual, it symbolizes our human existence, as the circle of life restricts the four points of the cross, which represent birth, life, death and immensity.

H.P. Blavatsky, Isis

A fool sitting for a few days under the tree of life (who has the shape of a tau cross), intending to find his spiritual self, suddenly rises to a branch and hangs upside down like a child, forgetting for a moment everything he is and everything, That he knows.

The hanged man (XII) is the twelfth trump or Major Arcana in most
Traditional tar packs. It is used both in the game and in prediction.

Money and coins fall from their pockets, but instead of money, he sees only metal and paper. He feels as if he is hanging between the worldly world and the spiritual world, able to see both. The moment seems surreal; Connections, which he never understood, are made secrets. The greatest mystery of all is the realization that he is not just a physical body, that part of himself that is physical and temporary. It consists of a spiritual inner self, a soul, and that this soul is eternal; He was never born and will never die.

In his book “The Scenic Key to Tarot” by A.E. Waite, the designer of the Tarot Ryder-Waite deck, described Hanging Man as a man who suddenly recognizes, and better, resurrects the higher self and higher nature that before had been in some sense Was dead inside him:

The gallows, from which it is suspended, form the Tau cross. It depicts a halo about the head of an apparent martyr. It should be noted (1) that the tree of sacrifice is a living tree, with leaves on it; (2) that the person expresses a deep entrance, and not suffering; (3) that the figure as a whole offers life in detachment, but life, and not death. He can understand that the history of his higher nature is invested in this symbolism, will get hints of a great awakening that is possible, and will know That after the sacred Mystery of Death there is a glorious Mystery of Resurrection.

A.E. Waite, Scenic Key to Tarot Space


Today, the prevailing anthropological view of antiquity among scholars is that ancient and indigenous peoples throughout the world developed their own complex cultures, independent of external influences or inspirations. Any proposals to the contrary, as a rule, are rejected as bizarre, racist, and humiliating. Scientists have argued that ancient peoples throughout the world are able to develop their own civilizations. But there are still glaring evidences; Evidence such as the Ank cross and the tau-god symbol are found all over the world, and especially among Egyptians and pre-Columbian American cultures.

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