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KINGS OF MEMPHIS:
Elvis and Tutankhamen
The ancient detailed and exacting instructions of Tut's carpenters were inadvertently reversed. The doors of King Tut's shrine should have opened to the West so he could emerge and walk directly into the afterlife. Instead the doors opened to the East and the unthinkable happened. The shadowy young Pharaoh Tutankhamen began his walk not into the other world but rather this world.
From 1923 until 1935 the famous Curse of Tutankhamen's tomb was unleashed. The phenomenon appeared to have stopped in 1935 when the intriguing deaths of the excavators ended and a new King of Memphis, Elvis Presley, was born.
Startling parallels between the two Boy Kings of Memphis are apparent to even the most casual observer. Both are more famous in death than they were in life. Both Tut and Elvis' Mothers died early and they had only one Queen. The deaths of Tut and Elvis have an element of mystery and are still questioned today. Both funerals were prolonged and all of Memphis grieved. Both tombs were raided. Both toured the United States extensively. There is a striking resemblance between the Mask of Tut and the likeness of Elvis. Tut co-ruled with his brother who preceded him in death and Elvis had a twin who also died before him. These observations are threads from the fabric of this timeless historical romance.
When Elvis met Priscilla at age 14 was the attraction a distant memory of Tut's 14-year-old bride of 3500 years before? Why did Elvis influence Priscilla to wear the heavy Egyptian black eye makeup on their wedding day with her hair piled high in the ancient tradition?
Did Tut come back as Elvis to complete his reign or to search for his lost love? Tut's beloved wife, Ankhesenamen, made him immortal when she created his burial chamber, which has come to be known as the Love Letter of Gold. Did he return to search for his Queen and his soul mate whose bodies have never been found?
This is a 75,000 word novel of two Kings and the worlds that loved them. It begins when Elvis had a sudden awareness of King Tut's life while at the Museum Exhibit in San Francisco in the 70's. His visions were flashbacks in bits and pieces. Later, as the images grew clearer the flashbacks emerged as dreamscapes of time travel in ancient Egypt.
Elvis' dream life revealed the answer to many of his life long questions about the metaphysical. It helped Elvis understand his eternal yearning for his soul mate, and the mystery of his short-lived reign and death in a prior lifetime and why he was chosen to rise to such fame and fortune in this incarnation.
In his travels back in time, he discovered his adored Ankhesenamen who was forced to marry another after Tut's death and then vanished without a trace. It appeared that his royal wife had no burial site of her own. Without a tomb and proper artifacts Ankhesenamen could never head west into eternity.
Tut's beloved Sataiu was also never given a proper burial and he needed to correct that ancient error. He desired to reunite with her and be with his soul mate. The love of his life, the fiery young dancer Sataiu was taken from him by his jealous, spiteful brother.
This novel is written by internationally published (15 languages including China) author Carolyn Reynolds. Ms. Reynolds brings to this project more than a writing background, as she was a friend to Elvis in the 60's when he was in Hollywood for his film career. Their discussions of the metaphysical at his home in Bel Air provided a basis for this story that will include personal snapshots in time from the halcyon days of the young Elvis. A time when he could still play football in the park with the guys, ride his motorcycle along the winding roads of Perugia Way, and enjoy the company of sweet young fans. He was hoping perhaps that one among them would be his missing other half.
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