How to Create Your Own Egyptian Book of the Deadby Michael Costa
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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