"See, is it not written in this scroll? Read, you who will discover it in future ages...Read, children of the future and learn the secrets of the best...." According to Egyptian religion, we are travelers in eternity who require initiation in 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 mapand here is the essence of that timeless guide, the complete Papyrus of Hunefer, with illustrations on every page, translation, and commentary. Brilliantly drawn hieroglyphs match the monumental writing on the temple walls and even surpass them in quality and clarity. Prayers, breathing exercises for protection, the "negative confessions"assertions you have not sinnedand 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. 8 X 10. 144 color pages
|Publisher:||Octopus Publishing Group|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is no good. Its title is completely misleading. Of the 144 pages it's mostly commentary, Egyptian culture and the author¿s personal opinion. The illustrations are wonderful, no question, but I bought this book to read the COMPLETE text of the Egyptian Book of the Dead, which this is not. This is simply a few excerpts surrounded with the author¿s baseless assertions (like 'the ancient Egyptians did not worship many gods and goddesses' p. 11) Dr. Ramses Seleem makes so many guesses at Egyptian reasoning that this might as well be a high school essay. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes beautiful pictures but if you intend on reading the Egyptian Book of the Dead, look elsewhere.