Exploring Karnak & Luxor Temples made easy with MARA HOUSE tours

Join Mara House tours for a memorable, hassle-free tour to Karnak and Luxor Temples, where the ancient stories of Egypt come to life.

Karnak Temple: Where Creation Unfolds

Karnak Temple, in the ancient religion, was dedicated to Creation.  It’s a place where you can feel the echoes of ancient rituals and the power of beliefs that gave birth to existence.  When you think about it, imagine the extent of scientific knowledge the ancient Egyptians obviously possessed to even contemplate building something like the Karnak Temple.  As you wander through its great hypostyle hall of 134 columns, you will be awed by the sheer scale of it all, and if you are interested in numerology, I suggest you investigate the array of numbers and the sacred geometry associated with all the facets of Karnak Temple.

Scale Model of Karnak Complex.

Luxor Temple: “The Temple of Man”

Luxor Temple, also known as Schwaller De Lubitz’s Temple of Man, Schwaller de Lubicz (1887 – 1961), was a French visionary, Egyptologist, mystic, and philosopher who left an indelible mark on our understanding of ancient Egypt and its symbolism.  His work, particularly his exploration of the Luxor Temple, delved deep into the mysteries of human existence.  Schwaller de Lubicz believed that the temple’s architecture, hieroglyphs, and artwork were not merely artistic expressions but encoded representations of human consciousness and the universe’s secrets.  Through his meticulous study, he unlocked the temple’s esoteric significance, revealing it as a profound spiritual and philosophical guidebook.

Schwaller worked on his theory for 15 years with his niece, Lucy Lamy, and his wife, Isha.  Their work was an inspiration for people like the famous John Anthony West, whose book The Traveller’s Key to Ancient Egypt” I find much easier to grasp than books by Schwaller himself.  That was one of the first books I bought on ancient Egypt when I was trying to get a grasp on what was written on the walls of Egypt’s temples.  Schwaller’s books are a bit odd; I found myself not understanding a word the first time I read what appeared to be a short, simple book by him. Then, oddly enough, I took the same book down from the bookshelf a few months later, and I was able to understand some of it, but not all.

“The Temple in Man: Sacred Architecture and the Perfect Man.”

Schwaller de Lubitz suggested that we look at the Egyptian Temples through the eyes of children,  see the carvings and paintings as a child would see them, weave our stories around them, and be open to receiving “insights” through them about our individual selves and our own personal journeys on this 3D place known as “Earth”.  Take the “h” at the end of “EARTH” and place it at the front of the word, and you get… HEART.  The English language holds more meaning, mystery, symbolism, and answers than most of us see, even when it is written clearly in front of us.  So let’s be simple children when we try to read the Temple writings.  If we can’t see the complexity and, at the same time, the obvious simplicity of English,”  we definitely should “keep it simple” when it comes to Egypt!

When you visit the Temples I suggest you ask the question “What does this place mean to me?”

Look at the carvings as a child would, and they will “trigger” stuff in you that you, most likely, are not even aware of!  Welcome to Egypt – where the past, present, and future become one!  I hope you find the ancient Pharaohs, their people, and the messages they left carved in stone as fascinating, interesting, mysterious, and still relevant to us today as I do.

Luxor Temple, when viewed from above, looks like and has the exact proportions of a human being.  From deciphering the walls, Schwaller put forward the theory that various parts of the temple also corresponded to the organs of the body and that the proof was in those specific spots on the walls.  It’s said he would not make this public until he found the last link, which was to the belly button.  When viewed from the side, it looks like a man taking a step forward.  There is a row of statues at Luxor Temple, and when you look at one of them, it appears to have movement.  The proportions of the head of the temple also correspond to the proportions of a baby.

Hollywood comes to Egypt

Many Hollywood movies have been filmed in various locations throughout Egypt, and here we have a clip from the James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me” with Roger Moore.  The first part was filmed in Karnak Temple on the East Bank of Luxor, but about halfway through, when you see the timber scaffolding, the scene moves to the Ramesseum on the West Bank of Luxor.

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Flexible Scheduling for Your Convenience

Our Karnak and Luxor Temples tour usually starts at 9 a.m. and takes 3 hours, but we’re flexible to suit your schedule.  Whether you’re arriving in Luxor mid-morning or preparing to depart in the afternoon, we are happy to fit your schedule.  Book your tour now by emailing Mara with your dates and the ages of your children if you have children with you, and I will be happy to quote you prices.

All tours are bookable via email to Mara