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it is an abbreviated version of the Book of Amduat, copies of which were frequently description of Panebmontu’s Amduat manuscript to Bridget Leach, whose. The Egyptian Amduat: The Book of the Hidden Chamber [Erik Hornung] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In the Amduat, the night- journey. Book of the Am-Tuat, Budge tr. at

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We now boo seven males and seven females pulling the barque in place of the four in the previous hour. The netherworld itself is referred to as the Great City in the text, due to its large number of inhabitants. An exploration of the many ways we experience the divine nature of Love The Weavings of Odysseus: In the sixth hour the most significant event in the underworld occurs.

The Hidden Chamber ca. Only Tuthmosis III, in the upper pillared hall amdust his tomb, adds deities from the Amduat to this catalogue, enemies excluded. Each hour except the first has a heading that describes the events that occur in that hour along with notations that concern its usefulness and orientation. Funerals Offering formula Temples Pyramids. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Instructed by his father the Sungodthe deceased must learn deep magic in order to rise again.

ANCIENT EGYPT : Amduat : Book of the Hidden Chamber and the Midnight Mystery

In the Old Kingdom, this journey was the privilege of the divine king. Stars are added to express the desired ascent of the Ba-soul to heaven. Whereas the Book of the Dead is composed of individual spells with no fixed sequence, the Books of the Netherworld follow a strict pattern.

Isis and Nephthys can also be seen as serpents in the prow of the craft on occasion. Images of Compassion The Iliad of Homer: Easing the time of dying for those you love The Courage to Witness: How to do battle with his greatest enemies there and most importantly how to emerge victorious in the form of the sunrise in the morning.


The first three hours have long concluding texts which are absent from the hours following.

We know it since the time of queen Hatshepsut, ca. This course gives the participant a way to decode and begin to ajduat meaning to what he or she is seeing. The earlier compositions Amduat and Book of Gates are divided into twelve sections which correspond to the twelve hours of the night, text and pictures always forming a unity.

The first hour lays out the basis for the ordering of the anduat wherein the sun descends. The book starts off with the entry of the sun god as a ram amduag ba soulinto the first hour of the night, along with his following of several gods, and ends with his rebirth in the morning. Atum is the “soul of Nun” and hence the capacity to self-create eternal repetition and therewith the forces of the universe Enneadcreation Horus, Re and its order Maat.

It is before life and after death. Fairy Tale with Gray Heroes and Heroines! Treatise of the Hidden Chamber, the positions of the Ba-souls, bolk gods, the shadows, the Akh-spirits, and what is done. The kings of Upper and Lower Egypt are seen and identified by the crowns, crooks and uraei.

It was still prominent in tombs of the Late Period and on royal or non-royal sarcophagi until the Ptolemaic Period. Additionally, the sun now has the amsuat of the Mehen -serpent the Great Encircler with Osiris seen in the top register also protected by a Mehen -serpent. During the 18th dynasty, all texts are written in cursive hieroglyphs which were used for religious texts on papyri.

The presence of this remarkable book, with its unseen fusion of visual and textual meanings, also underlines the accessability of the Duat by those still living on Earth. In hour 1 the sun god enters the western horizon akhet which is a transition between day and night. The Epic of Gilgamesh Hey! A new cycle of 24 hour is made possible. This scene already alludes to a successful conclusion of his journey.

The Egyptian Amduat – The Book of the Hidden Chamber

A subsequent volume with the same layout will bring a detailed psychological commentary by Theodor Abt. From the bottom of this hill we can see the rejuvenated sun emerging in the form of the beetle that holds the tow rope and helps pull the barque along. It is the home of the deities and the spirits of the noble, justified ancestors in the retinue of Osiris. Unlike other funerary texts, however, it was reserved only for pharaohs until the Twenty-first Dynasty almost exclusively or very favored nobility.


Normally, in the center of each hour the sun bark is placed, showing the sun god in his ram-headed, nocturnal form the ram is one of the signs for the Ba-soul passing through the Netherworld.

The walls of his tomb are covered with instructions to guide him on this perilous journey through the Netherworld, through the Am-Duat.

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At this point of singularity, or unity between ammduat soul Re and the body Osiris of consciousness, awareness spontaneously ascends to the ultimate autogenic cause of consciousness Atumsituated at the beginning of time “zep tepi” biok, outside the natural order of the observable universe Nun. In hours 2 and 3 he passes through an abundant watery world called ‘Wernes’ and the ‘Waters of Osiris’.

Dedi Djadjaemankh Rededjet Ubaoner. These studies of the Midnight Mystery and its Ars Obscura are divided into two sections and a discussion of the 12 Hours, to be finished over time.

There is constant reference by the text to the accompanying pictures.

This page was last edited on 8 Decemberat Egyptian pataphysics of creation Section 3: That it is an odyssey of the soul is emphazised by the Egyptians through the indication that the sun god descends into the depths as a ba -soul and thus is ram-headed, since ba is also the word for ram ; herein lie significant antecedents of modern psychotherapy. The commentary is based on lectures given at the Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology in and