The Egyptian Book Of The Dead

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Journey Through The Afterlife

Author : John H. Taylor
ISBN : 0674057503
Genre : History
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With contributions from leading scholars and detailed catalog entries that interpret the spells and painted scenes, this fascinating and important work affords a greater understanding of ancient Egyptian belief systems and poignantly reveals the hopes and fears about the world beyond death.
Category: History

Ancient Egyptian Book Of The Dead

Author : E. A. Wallis Budge
ISBN : 9780760353646
Genre : History
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Presented in easy-to-understand sections, with this book you will discover the magic of ancient Egypt in this comprehensive translation of the real Egyptian Book of the Dead. Ancient EgyptianBook of the Dead is a compendium of classic texts by one of the greatest translators and historians of ancient Egypt, as well as one of the most renowned Egyptologists of all time, E.A. Wallis Budge. In Part I, using plain, simple, easy-to-understand language, Budge delves into the history, instructions, motifs, themes, spells, incantations, and charms written for the dead that ancient Egyptians would need to employ to pass from this world into the next. Throughout centuries, these "books of the dead man" were often found buried alongside mummies and inside tombs, which locals and grave robbers would collect. In Part II, Budge's classic translation of the Book of the Dead from the Papyrus of Ani (and others) is presented in its original format and contains the prayers, incantations, and ancient text used to help guide the dead during their journey. Finally, in Part III, a list of Egyptian deities is provided. Illustrated throughout with great care, including photos, fine art, and other illustrations, this edition will bring the historic afterlife guide back to life.
Category: History

The Egyptian Book Of The Dead

Author : E. A. Wallis Budge
ISBN : 9780486130682
Genre : History
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The sacred wisdom of the priests of ancient Egypt and the experiences of the soul after death: one of the most important books in Egyptian history. Includes full hieroglyphic text along with a transliteration of sounds, word-for-word translation, and a separate smooth translation.
Category: History

The Egyptian Book Of The Dead

Author : Arcturus Publishing
ISBN : 1789505674
Genre : Architecture
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The Egyptian Book of the Dead is an ancient collection of spells designed to guide the departed through the perils of the underworld, ultimately ensuring eternal life. This beautifully illustrated edition of one of the oldest and most influential texts in all history contains images from the exquisite Book of the Dead of Ani, an ancient Egyptian scribe. Meticulously inscribed with hieroglyphics and illustrations of the rituals of the afterlife, the papyrus is shown alongside the translation by acclaimed Egyptologist E.A Wallis Budge.
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The Egyptian Book Of The Dead

Author : John Romer
ISBN : 9780141918150
Genre : History
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The Book of the Dead is a unique collection of funerary texts from a wide variety of sources, dating from the fifteenth to the fourth century BC. Consisting of spells, prayers and incantations, each section contains the words of power to overcome obstacles in the afterlife. The papyruses were often left in sarcophagi for the dead to use as passports on their journey from burial, and were full of advice about the ferrymen, gods and kings they would meet on the way. Offering valuable insights into ancient Egypt, The Book of the Dead has also inspired fascination with the occult and the afterlife in recent years.
Category: History

How To Create Your Own Egyptian Book Of The Dead

Author : Michael Costa
ISBN : 1475258070
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The Ancient Egyptians believed in a life after bodily death, as did many other cultures in pre-history. Their sophisticated knowledge of the afterlife compelled them to create houses for the departed souls with enough furnishings to last forever. The basic concept was in book form, and this was copied into pictures and tomb murals that decorated these underground palaces. Since papyrus paper was expensive the tombs were made of stone or mud bricks, and tomb interiors were painted to match the contents of the funerary texts. So if you have such a book, you do not necessarily need a tomb; the dead souls would create their own housing and habitation in the Otherworld by reading about it. If you did not have this book, a tomb would be your home so that your eternal soul would not haunt the living, or demand food and drink offerings from living relatives.With Archaeologists excavating in Egypt for the past 200+ years, numerous tombs have been found there. Some were haunted by the awakened souls detecting the movement of their remains. Some souls returned to Earth in new bodies as people or animals as they did for many centuries. The ancient expression, "To call one's name is to cause them to live again," means "to live again upon being awoken." Life extends beyond bodily activity. Your soul is shaped by your body, and continues to exist long after the body is no longer here. Some souls such as Tutankhamon are hostile to being disturbed, and so every time his remains are moved or touched, bad reactions occur in the world (this is the so-called "Curse" concept).Now you can create your own Egyptian Book of the Dead and be prepared for Eternal Life with style. This guide book will show you a few ways to prepare for your future existence. You do not need to adopt the Egyptian Mythology or religion, as pre-historical people believed in an afterlife long before the invention of bread. All you need to do is follow these ideas correctly. Modern cultures in Asia already have similar ideas as the ancients had, and can find common concepts.
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The Egyptian Book Of The Dead

Author : Eva Von Dassow
ISBN : 0811864898
Genre : History
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Reissue of the legendary 3,500-year-old Papyrus of Ani, the most beautiful of the ornately illustrated Egyptian funerary scrolls ever discovered, restored in its original sequences of text and artwork.
Category: History

Egyptian Book Of The Dead And The Mysteries Of Amenta

Author : Gerald Massey
ISBN : 9781605203065
Genre : History
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There is no death in the Osirian religion, only decay and change, and periodic renewal; only evolution and transformation in the domain of matter and the transubstantiation into spirit. In the so-called death of Osiris it is rebirth, not death, exactly the same as in the changes of external nature. At the close of the day the solar orb went down and left the sun god staring blankly in the dark of death. Taht the moon god met him in Amenta with the eye of Horus as the light the was to illuminate the darkness of the subterranean world. from Egyptian Book of the Dead and the Mysteries of Amenta It goes unappreciated by modern Egyptologists, but it is embraced by those who savor the concept of a hidden history of humanity, and those who approach all human knowledge from the perspective of the esoteric. Gerard Massey 's massive Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World first published in 1907 and the crowning achievement of the self-taught scholar redefines the roots of Christianity via Egypt, proposing that Egyptian mythology was the basis for Jewish and Christian beliefs. Here, Cosimo proudly presents Book 4 of Ancient Egypt, in which Massey discusses the Egyptian Book of the Dead as the pre-Christian word of God, and explores the idea that Amenta, the threshold to the Egyptian underworld, is the first overt expression of a human desire for a noncorporeal afterlife. Massey goes on to connect the mystery of the mummy to the mystery of the Christ by likening the Christian dogma of physical resurrection to the Egyptian impetus for mummification. Peculiar and profound, this work will intrigue and delight readers of history, religion, and mythology. British author GERALD MASSEY (1828 1907) published works of poetry, spiritualism, Shakespearean criticism, and theology, but his best-known works are in the realm of Egyptology, including A Book of the Beginnings and The Natural Genesis.
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Spells For Eternity

Author : John H. Taylor
ISBN : 0714119903
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Keynote An accessible and beautifully illustrated introduction to the Books of the Dead the collections of magical spells on papyrus that the Egyptians believed would help them safely reach their afterlife. Sales points A concise introduction to the perennially fascinating subject of ancient Egyptian attitudes to death and the dead The British Museum holds an unequalled collection of Book of the Dead manuscripts on papyri New photography captures the exquisite detail of the painted vignettes that accompany the spells Published to accompany a major exhibition at the British Museum, 4 November 2010 6 March 2011 Description For most ancient Egyptians, life on earth was short. But death was not an end; it was merely the entering of a new phase of being. They believed that the afterlife was a real place, but various obstacles, torments and judgements had to be overcome to reach it. To ensure a safe passage, wealthy Egyptians took with them specially commissioned compilations of spells, written on papyrus rolls. There was a large number of spells to choose from: spells for obtaining air, food and water; for transforming your body into another form, such a bird or lotus; for warding off hostile snakes and crocodiles; for preventing your heart from disclosing all your sins; for not permitting others to steal your body parts and soul; for not doing work in the realm of the dead, and so on. Through these fragile papyrus texts and vignettes and a selection of other funerary objects, this book reveals what the ancient Egyptians believed lay between life and the afterlife. The Author John H. Taylor is a curator at the British Museum specializing in ancient Egyptian funerary archaeology.
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The Ancient Egyptian Book Of The Dead

Author : Carol Andrews
ISBN : 0714109460
Genre : Book of the dead
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The Book of the Dead is the name now given to a collection of religious and magical texts known to the ancient Egyptians as The Chapters of the Coming-forth by day. Their principle aim was to secure for the deceased a satisfactory afterlife and to give them the power to leave the tomb when necessary. Copies of the book written on papyrus scrolls were placed in the tombs of important Egyptians, each roll containing a selection of chapters. Many examples have survived from antiquity, dating mostly from c.1500 BC to 250 BC.
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The Illustrated Egyptian Book Of The Dead

Author : Ramses Seleem
ISBN : 1402708572
Genre : Philosophy
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"Will provide a journey of enlightenment for all those interested in learning about new spiritual views toward life and death."--Booklist According to ancient Egyptian religion, we are travelers in eternity who require a body of knowledge that will take us into death...and beyond. The Egyptian Book of the Dead serves as our guide on this journey--an indispensable spiritual map. Here is the essence of that timeless guide, the complete Papyrus of Hunefer, including translation, commentary, and illustrations on every page. Brilliantly drawn hieroglyphs match the monumental art that appears on temple walls and even surpasses them in quality and clarity. Prayers, breathing exercises for protection, "negative confessions," and other rituals draw you fully into the spiritual experience. An introduction to one of the most important texts ever written, presented in visually breathtaking style.
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The Egyptian Book Of The Dead

Author : Muata Ashby
ISBN : 1884564283
Genre : History
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Includes a new translation of the original texts which uncovers a mystical teaching underlying the sayings and rituals instituted by the Ancient Egyptian Sages and Saints.
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The Book Of Life

Author : Ramses Seleem
ISBN : 1842930664
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Egyptian "Book of Life, " which is mistakenly translated as the "Book of the Dead, " is the only living record of the twofold mystery--of life and death. Dr. Seleem maintains that this tradition is not dead and irrelevant but vital and alive to this day. He translates ancient Egyptian texts here, lavishly illustrated including facsimile plates from the original papyrus books, and colorful hieroglyphics.
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Awakening Osiris

Author : Normandi Ellis
ISBN : 1609258541
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Egyptian Book of the Dead is one of the oldest and greatest classics of Western spirituality. Until now, the available translations have treated these writings as historical curiosities with little relevance to our contemporary situation. This new version, made from the hieroglyphs, approaches the Book of the Dead as a profound spiritual text capable of speaking to us today. These writings suggest that the divine realm and the human realm are not altogether separate/ they remind us that the natural world, and the substance of our lives, is fashioned from the stuff of the gods. Devoted like an Egyptian scribe to the principle of "effective utterance", Normandi Ellis has produced a prose translation that reads like pure, diaphanous verse.
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Ancient Egyptian Book Of The Dead

Author : Muata Ashby
ISBN : 1884564526
Genre : History
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I Know myself, I know myself, I am One With God -From the Pert Em Heru "The Ru Pert em Heru" or "Ancient Egyptian Book of The Dead," or "Book of Coming Forth By Day" as it is more popularly known, has fascinated the world since the successful translation of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic scripture over 150 years ago. The astonishing writings in it reveal that the Ancient Egyptians believed in life after death and in an ultimate destiny to discover the Divine. The elegance and aesthetic beauty of the hieroglyphic text itself has inspired many see it as an art form in and of itself. But is there more to it than that? Did the Ancient Egyptian wisdom contain more than just aphorisms and hopes of eternal life beyond death? In this volume Dr. Muata Ashby, the author of over 25 books on Ancient Egyptian Yoga Philosophy has produced a new translation of the original texts which uncovers a mystical teaching underlying the sayings and rituals instituted by the Ancient Egyptian Sages and Saints. "Once the philosophy of Ancient Egypt is understood as a mystical tradition instead of as a religion or primitive mythology, it reveals its secrets which if practiced today will lead anyone to discover the glory of spiritual self-discovery. The Pert em Heru is in every way comparable to the Indian Upanishads or the Tibetan Book of the Dead."  $28.95 ISBN# 1-884564-28-3 Size: 81/2" X
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The Ancient Egyptian Books Of The Afterlife

Author : Erik Hornung
ISBN : 0801485150
Genre : History
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This volume offers a survey about what is known about the Ancient Egyptians' vision of the afterlife and an examination of these beliefs that were written down in books that were later discovered in royal tombs. The contents of the texts range from the collection of spells in the Book of the Dead, which was intended to offer practical assistance on the journey to the afterlife, to the detailed accounts of the hereafter provided in the Books of the Netherworld. The author looks closely at these latter works, while summarizing the contents of the Book of the Dead and other widely studied examples of the genre. For each composition, he discusses the history of its ancient transmission and its decipherment in modern times, supplying bibliographic information for any text editions. He also seeks to determine whether this literature as a whole presents a monolithic conception of the afterlife. The volume features many drawings from the books themselves.
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How To Read The Egyptian Book Of The Dead

Author : Barry Kemp
ISBN : 9781847087515
Genre : History
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The Egyptians created a world of supernatural forces so vivid, powerful and inescapable that controlling one's destiny within it was a constant preoccupation. In life, supernatural forces manifested themselves through misfortune and illness,and after death were faced for eternity in the Otherworld, along with the divine gods who controlled the universe. The Book of the Dead empowered the reader to overcome the dangers lurking in the Otherworld and to become one with the gods who governed. Barry Kemp selects a number of spells to explore who and what the Egyptians feared and the kind of assistance that the Book offered them, revealing a relationship between the human individual and the divine quite unlike that found in the major faiths of the modern world.
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