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Akhenaten (Ikhnaton), c. 1300 B.C.
Amenhotep IV, Pharaoh of Egypt, Reign 1352-1335 B.C.
Thou art in my heart, and there is no other that knows thee, save thy son Akhenaten. For thou hast made him well-versed in thy plans and in thy strength.
Akhenaten, Great Hymn to the Aten
The Reverend Flower A. Newhouse has said that the two best known incarnations of the Lord Christ were those of King David and the Egyptian ruler, Akhenaten. As Akhenaten He revealed unusual courage and one-pointedness in His religious approach to God. In other incarnations He must have gradually caught the vision of the perfect man which enabled Him to become earth's Hierarch Christ.
Akhenaten was a man who taught very similarly to Jesus as a Pharaoh. Now Akhenaten would have been a 4th degree initiate. But when Jesus came in, He was a 5th degree initiate with many paths related to the 6th degree of enlightenment (having been taken).
Reverend Flower A. Newhouse, The Reality of the Christ Hierarchy
The Life of Akhenaten
Akhenaten was an ancient Pharaoh of Egypt who is believed to have reigned from 1352 B.C. to 1335 B.C. He is most noted for leaving the traditional thought of Egyptian belief in many gods to worship centered on the Aten—a belief in one God. An early inscription likens the Aten to the sun as compared to stars—a living Deity above mere gods. This was a radical departure from centuries of Egyptian religious practice.
This pharaoh, the greatest of the Egyptian rulers, was about to announce the revelation of one God, absolute, supreme, and the solitary Creator of heaven and earth. In the same year he took as his wife the beautiful Nefertiti, his constant companion since childhood, and together they would write a unique chapter in Egyptian history. In one of the most sweeping cultural revolutions of all time, not just religion but every aspect of civilized life was rekindled overnight along a sheltered bank of the Nile untouched by previous dynasties.
Dr. Stephen Isaac, Songs from the House of Pilgrimage