In the wisdom tradition, ‘kingship’ really refers to the highest level of illumination—a ‘king’ being a human soul, whether incarnate as a man or woman, who has attained this state of being. The royal crown is the halo; the royal vestment is the body of light. Moreover, a true king is also a philosopher and priest.
A further name for this great immortal-mortal soul is Atlas, king of Atlantis. The derivation of his name, Atl, means ‘Pillar’. Mount Atlas, the home of Atlas, which lies at the centre of Atlantis, is synonymous with Mount Meru, the home of Shiva in Hindu tradition. Like Atlas, Shiva’s primary symbol, which is said to represent Shiva himself, is a stone pillar known as a lingam. That is to say, Shiva is synonymous with Atlas, who is Osiris, Thoth, Temu (Atum), Enoch, Idris, Christ, Messiah and Hermes. They are all names in different languages for the same being, the same great teacher, and hence the same fundamental wisdom.