Thoth introduced writing to humanity.
He appears above (with the head of an ibis) and holds the Was Sceptre. Thoth is credited as being the author of every work in all branches of knowledge-human and divine. As a scribe he was overtly associated with the ibis because this bird was found on the banks of the Nile amongst papyrus plants: the wetland sedge once used to make paper. Thoth is the phoenetic rendition of the sound that an ibis makes—a short, sharp, tympanic rumble that resembled the ancient Egyptian word for God. Usually described as a silent bird, the ibis makes the sound “Thoth” during its regurgitative digestion. This sound Thoth flowed into Greek as Theos.
Thoth and Egyptian mythology have become the shadow of modern society because we do not understand the significance of this ancient civilization. Without the harmonic structures that this empire held, the present could not be. Egypt’s wisdom is the foundation of our modern world.
Thoth developed our religious practices many millennia ago. He seeded the cycle that is birthing now. We need the knowledge of the past and the wisdom of the future to remain anchored. On the etheric these ancient structures remain. They will call to you so be prepared. Thoth was and is a high priest. We are invited to understand his wisdom because sincere initiates will end up at his gateway and will need this wisdom to pass.
Within most of us, our shadow is that part which we cannot accept or identify with. Enlightenment invites us to see that all parts serve the whole and we must bring understanding even to these dark aspects. So we need to see the whole framework and not only a part of it. These building blocks are necessary for the harmonic consciousness that Thoth tempts us to develop. Even Genesis 3:3 hints at this wisdom:
The serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.
Perhaps the story of Adam and Eve above is not about a primordial curse on mankind for eating the mythical fruit of knowledge but instead about the transformation of mankind from a primitive animal state into the first truly modern humans? Maybe this story is not about enteral sin but instead about the deepening of consciousness? Could it be that the story of Adam and Eve demonstrated how the human mind developed as a result of eating a psychedelic plant by the first two humans? Did this act result in self-awareness for the first time in a way that knew right from wrong?
Of course the tree depicted above is the acacia. This sacred plant produces DMT—the drug that induces altered states of consciousness. Thoth was the bird of truth that soared through the human psyche and gave it access to realms like the Akashic Records. We became moral for the first time and took our first, faltering steps into duality.
“Thrice born” refers to the fact that Thoth was born as human, then as God and once again as human. All great initiates go through this process although he was the first to do so. Thoth spawned a line of priest kings that brought sacred wisdom to Earth.