By Savitri Devi
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It was he who had rendered 53 his sons, the Theban Pharaohs, invincible in war, magnificent in peace. 1 We know not at what time Amenhotep the Fourth ceased to conform himself to this practice. But we may conjecture that he did so very early in his reign if, as suggested in the inscription in Ramose’s tomb, he already realised that his oneness with the Sun (and, through Him, with ultimate Cosmic Energy) was a fact, and that therefore he needed no rites to maintain it or even to assert it. Doubtless the priests resented bitterly this break with immemorial tradition.
It was not “religious fanaticism,” but a clear understanding of the situation that prompted him to act. The “fanatics” were not he, but the priests; they who, by their violent hostility to a teaching of exceedingly broad significance (which, 57 religiously speaking, should not have upset them at all), set forth the dilemma which we have just recalled. The thoroughness with which Akhnaton followed his course is one of the early recorded instances of that unbending determination that he showed all his life, once he felt sure which way he was to act in accordance with truth.
251. 2 49 Commandments that Moses was one day to give his wandering Israelites in the name of their tribal deity. 2 The data concerning the construction of the earliest temple to Aton, and the whole of the monarch’s reign up to his sixth year, do not point to such a religious conception. Therefore the writers conclude that the king did not know his own mind before the sixth year of his reign, or at least that his faith evolved after that period in the sense of a more and more rigorous monotheism.
A Son of God: The Life and Philosophy of Akhnaton, King of Egypt, also titled as Son of the Sun by Savitri Devi