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The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts

Author : James P. Allen
ISBN : 9781589836785
Genre : History
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The Pyramid Texts are the oldest body of extant literature from ancient Egypt. First carved on the walls of the burial chambers in the pyramids of kings and queens of the Old Kingdom, they provide the earliest comprehensive view of the way in which the ancient Egyptians understood the structure of the universe, the role of the gods, and the fate of human beings after death. Their importance lies in their antiquity and in their endurance throughout the entire intellectual history of ancient Egypt. This volume contains the complete translation of the Pyramid Texts, including new texts recently discovered and published. It incorporates full restorations and readings indicated by post-Old Kingdom copies of the texts and is the first translation that presents the texts in the order in which they were meant to be read in each of the original sources.
Category: History

The Organization Of The Pyramid Texts

Author : Harold M. Hays
ISBN : 9789004218659
Genre : Social Science
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The oldest substantial body of religious texts from ancient Egypt consists of the Pyramid Texts. These are hieroglyphic religious texts inscribed upon the interior walls of the pyramid tombs of kings and queens beginning around 2345 BCE. This book explores the Pyramid Texts.
Category: Social Science

The Silver Eye

Author : Susan Brind Morrow
ISBN : 9781784972370
Genre : History
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The Pyramid Texts were carved onto the walls of burial chambers in royal pyramids 4,000 years ago. They have intrigued scholars, mystics and historians ever since they were discovered in 1881. They have usually been misconstrued as a garbled collection of primitive myths and incantations, relegating their radiant fusion of philosophy, scientific inquiry, and religion to obscurity. Translations of the texts often reduce them to gibberish. Yet these writings are in fact among the world's oldest poetry, cosmological speculations and reflections on nature. Susan Brind Morrow has recast The Pyramid Texts as a coherent work of art, arguing that they should be recognized as a formative event in the evolution of human thought. The result is a work of beautiful and intelligent literature, alongside a persuasive argument for The Pyramid Texts' central importance to the history of language.
Category: History

The Pyramid Texts

Author : Samuel Alfred Browne Mercer
ISBN : 9781613101919
Genre : Egyptian language
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The Egyptian pyramid texts, which are the basis of this work, were collected and inscribed on the walls of five royal pyramids at Sakkareh between the years 2350 and 2175 B.C. The present work is the first English translation with commentary.
Category: Egyptian language

Shamanic Wisdom In The Pyramid Texts

Author : Jeremy Naydler
ISBN : 9781594776182
Genre : History
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A radical reinterpretation of the Pyramid Texts as shamanic mystical wisdom rather than funerary rituals • Reveals the mystical nature of Egyptian civilization denied by orthodox Egyptologists • Examines the similarity between the pharaoh’s afterlife voyage and shamanic journeying • Shows shamanism to be the foundation of the Egyptian mystical tradition To the Greek philosophers and other peoples of the ancient world, Egypt was regarded as the home of a profound mystical wisdom. While there are many today who still share that view, the consensus of most Egyptologists is that no evidence exists that Egypt possessed any mystical tradition whatsoever. Jeremy Naydler’s radical reinterpretation of the Pyramid Texts--the earliest body of religious literature to have survived from ancient Egypt--places these documents into the ritual context in which they belong. Until now, the Pyramid Texts have been viewed primarily as royal funerary texts that were used in the liturgy of the dead pharaoh or to aid him in his afterlife journey. This emphasis on funerary interpretation has served only to externalize what were actually experiences of the living, not the dead, king. In order to understand the character and significance of the extreme psychological states the pharaoh experienced--states often involving perilous encounters with alternate realities--we need to approach them as spiritual and religious phenomena that reveal the extraordinary possibilities of human consciousness. It is the shamanic spiritual tradition, argues Naydler, that is the undercurrent of the Pyramid Texts and that holds the key to understanding both the true nature of these experiences and the basis of ancient Egyptian mysticism.
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The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts

Author : R. O. Faulkner
ISBN : 1420929348
Genre : History
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A collection of ancient Egyptian religious texts, "The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts" are taken largely from inscriptions on the walls and sarcophagi of the early Ancient Egyptian pyramids at Saqqara. The oldest of these texts come from the Pyramid of Unas, the last king of the 5th Dynasty while others come from the pyramids of the 6th Dynasty kings Pepi I, Pepi II, and Teti. Presented here is the famous and popular translation of Raymond O. Faulkner.
Category: History

Horus In The Pyramid Texts

Author : Thomas George Allen
ISBN : UOM:39015030575693
Genre : Horus (Egyptian deity)
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The Pyramid Texts

Author : E. A. Wallis Budge
ISBN : 1162837446
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THIS 22 PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK: Literature of the Ancient Egyptians, by E. A. Wallis Budge. To purchase the entire book, please order ISBN 0766146308.