The civilization of Ancient Egypt lasted longer than the entire span of what we have come to accept as ‘recorded history’: over three thousand years. During these millenia the Egyptians developed a multitude of gods and goddesses, as well as esoteric practices that we are still unravelling the meaning of. Besides this, Egypt was the source of the first true monothestic religion, under the pharaoh Akhenaton. This rich tradition was mostly unknown until the early nineteenth century, when the Egyptian language was finally deciphered.
The Egyptian Book of the Dead is a collection of spells which enable the soul of the deceased to navigate the afterlife. The famous title was given the work by western scholars; the actual title would translate as The Book of Coming Forth by Day or Spells for Going Forth by Day and a more apt translation to English would be The Egyptian Book of Life. Although the work is often referred to as “the Ancient Egyptian Bible” it is no such thing although the two works share the similarity of being ancient compilations of texts written at different times eventually gathered together in book form.
The Book of the Dead was never codified and no two copies of the work are exactly the same. They were created specifically for each individual who could afford to purchase one as a kind of manual to help them after death.
This app contains:
☥ The Versions Of The Book Of The Dead.
☥ The Legend Of Osiris.
☥ The Doctrine Of Eternal Life.
☥ The Egyptians’ Ideas Of God.
☥ The Legend Of Ra And Isis.
☥ The Abode Of The Blessed.
☥ The Gods Of The Book Of The Dead.
☥ The Principal Geographical And Mythological Places In The Book Of The Dead.
☥ Funeral Ceremonies.
☥ The Papyrus Of Ani.
☥ Plate I to Plate XXXVII.
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