Egypt During the Reign of Akhenaton

Akhenaton and Amon

The god Amon "the hidden one" had a cult connected with his worship that served only to maintain an ambiguity more useful to the priesthood than helpful to the evolution of religious thought.

The Solar Globe - symbol of Aton - a visible aspect of the hidden diety who manifested himself as the sun ra and whose nightly avartar was Osiris provided a symbol of the sublime power upon which the universe and whole life depended.

The intelligencia wished to return to a worship of god in a pure source of theology.