Egyptian Book of Living and Dying: The Illustrated Guide to Ancient Egyptian Wisdom

Egyptian Book of Living and Dying: The Illustrated Guide to Ancient Egyptian Wisdom

by Joann Fletcher, J. Fletcher

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007653751
Publisher: Thorsons/Element
Publication date: 10/01/1902
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.64(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Joann Fletcher, PhD, is a freelance Egyptologist, increasingly familiar to a popular audience through her pioneering TV work as both researcher and presenter.  She acts as consultant to several museums and research organizations, including the Bioanthropology Foundation, for which she has undertaken excavation work in Egypt and examination of royal mummies in Cairo.  She has made numerous appearances on radio as well as television and is archaeology writer for The Guardian newspaper.

Table of Contents

Introduction6
Chapter 1Order out of Chaos9
The Self-Created Lord10
The Island of Fire14
Ptah the Craftsman16
The Creation of Humankind21
Chapter 2The Cosmic Bubble23
Children of the Sun24
The River of Life30
A World of Dualities34
Waterways of the Night38
Sailing Stars43
The Rebirth of the Sun44
Chapter 3Divine Beings51
The Hidden God52
The Great Hymn to Amun55
Osiris, Lord of Life58
The Great Hymn to Osiris61
Isis, Mistress of Magic62
Horus and Seth64
Daughters of Ra68
Animal Spirits74
The Living God78
The Dance of the King83
Chapter 4Mysteries of the Temple85
Houses of the Gods86
Serving the Gods92
The Daily Offering99
Days of Festival100
The Words of Thoth104
The Power of Magic110
Chapter 5The Journey of the Soul115
Death and the Afterlife116
An Offering for Neferhotep123
In the Hall of Judgment124
The Confession Before Osiris127
The Dead and the Living130
Glossary136
Further Reading137
Index138
Picture Credits143

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