The Sphinx’s Lessons for Humanity, by Dr. Bob Hieronimus

3rd in our series on symbolism from the annals of the AUM Esoteric Study Center.


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The Sphinx has a human head and an animal body, symbolizing how a person must be in control over their animal/physical body, to attain “kingship” equivalent to the radiant Sun. The serpent on the head also indicates this wisdom. The sketch is from my artist sketchbooks from 1968 in preparation for the LIGHT Woodstock Bus. This experimental version included three symbols above the Sphinx’s head, first the Zodiacal symbol for the Sun, then a Christian symbol and Hindu symbol that expressed the same thing. Down the left side of the page was a continuation of a list deciphering what the many pictorial and alphabetical symbols all over the bus meant. Behind the Sphinx is a map of Atlantis and on its back haunch is the symbol of Mu, another lost continent. The cartouche on the front is that of Thutmose III.

The Sphinx shows up in a lot of my artwork. Here are two of the several appearances it makes in the Apocalypse Mural at Johns Hopkins University (1969/2015). Years later I would gain entirely new fascination with this ancient symbol when geologist Robert Schoch proved how much more ancient this monument is than Egyptologists will currently accept. See Robert M Schoch, PhD ‘s fascinating and ongoing research here:

I was recently made aware of the bizarre $27 million Creation Museum in Kentucky, a well-funded Christian fundamentalist teaching tool pumping out their dangerous interpretation of the book of Genesis. This belief concludes that the Earth is only 6,000 or so years old. I’m not sure how they explain the evidence for the advanced nature of ancient civilizations like those that built the Sphinx, but a mind closed to the wonders of the universe is certainly sad thing.


Thank you to Dr. Robert M. Schoch for providing new details on the Sphinx.

Learn more about new textual evidence (hieroglyphics that go back to the earliest dynasties) that indicates the Sphinx was the Lioness Mehit who guarded an ancient archive.

Listen to Dr. Robert Schoch in conversation with Dr. Bob Hieronimus on 21st Century Radio.

One thought on “The Sphinx’s Lessons for Humanity, by Dr. Bob Hieronimus

  1. A mind closed to the wonders of the universe is (surely) a sad thing Bob… Then I always heard it’s a terrible thing to waste too… 🙂

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