An evolution in god-form occurred around 2900 BCE. This was the first time that evidence is found for gods appearing in full or partial human form. This change most likely occurs as man developed writing and became more aware of his superiority over animals.
It is also important to realize that the Egyptians were not privy to advanced mathematics nor scientific principles and so were unable to conceptualize creation in terms of impersonal matter, energies and natural laws. Instead they utilized mythological figures and personal entities to represent powers and laws functioning in their universe. They lived in a world of ‘I and thou’ rather than in our modern world of ‘I and that.’ Regardless of this difference, do not think that the ancients were unable to appreciate and discover the subtle esoteric principles guiding human evolution.
In fact, in order to successfully explore the inner landscapes of the mind within, the objective language of science and mathematics must be put aside and temporarily disregarded. Such language is associated with the operation of the conscious, cognitive center of the left hemisphere of the brain and not with the operation of the underlying unconscious mind. Moreover, the conscious mind operates serially and is restricted to a workspace containing between five and nine objects or abstract concepts. Consequently, it operates linearly and at a very slow processing rate (approximately 10 – 20 bits/second). The conscious mind primarily functions via language.
The unconscious mind does not operate using abstraction and language. It operates via a vast array of interconnected neural networks (processing rates more than 1015 bits/second) which function by association and memory reconstruction. The language of the unconscious mind is not verbal nor written, but is constructed by metaphors and the personalization of natural forces. Inner exploration is primarily nonverbal (utilizing neural networks without significant interconnections with the left-dominant language centers of the brain) manifesting and experienced through the modality of internally-experienced, virtual pictures, feelings, sounds, smells, tactile sensations, animals, and people. Images which are often dreamlike and manifest outside the boundaries of the objective world, e.g., animal-headed gods such as Thoth, Horus, Anubis or Khnum.
The content arising from within the conscious mind via operation of the unconscious mind is so much richer than content arising during normal analytical reasoning. Consequently, a person is able to evaluate and experience a single idea or concept from a much expanded viewpoint–a viewpoint composed of many different stories or ways to perceive an object or philosophical concept. In fact, a person experienced in using his or her unconscious or intuitive mind to process questions understands that the answer appears in many forms and is so much more full than would be possible using only abstract language. Using intuition, we can experience and come to understand a concept from multiple viewpoints; such understanding, manifesting as inner sight or knowing. The experience is distinct from those arising from purely analytical processes.