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The Egyptian Book of the Dead Index

The Egyptian Book of the Dead Index
Sacred Texts Egypt The Papyrus of Ani by Introduction Translation Because of the substantial amount of hieroglypics interspersed in the original text, I have omitted the ### 'glyph' placeholder where context permits, for readability. Only actual illustations have been inserted into the file. The file above, which appears at on the Internet at Sacred-Texts for the first time is a faithful e-text of the 1895 edition of the E.A. In November of 2000 I inventoried my library and found that I was missing Budge's Book of the Dead. According to John Mark Ockerbloom, the proprietor of the excellent Online Books Page, the version circulating on the Internet is a highly edited version of Budge from a much later date (1913). "I did a little legwork, and it appears that the "mystery text" is in fact from the Medici Society edition of 1913. Thanks to Mr. In any case, the version now at sacred-texts is a completely new e-text, which I believe to be a much better version of this text. Introduction Related:  Spiritcivilizations

Jesus as a reincarnation of Horus By Kevin Williams Reincarnation is the ancient belief of how the circumstances of our lives are often governed by the karma (both good and bad) of lives we have lived in the past. Bad karma committed in previous lives which are not overcome, means the same negative circumstances will confront the person over and over again in future lives until they are overcome. Jesus was referred to as the chief cornerstone (or "capstone") - a reference to the top stone of an Egyptian pyramid. The story of Horus can be found in "The Egyptian Book of the Dead (also known as the "Papyrus of Ani") written over 3,000 years before the birth of Christ. The Tibetan Book of the Dead: Transitions to the Otherworld Several days after the visions of the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities have subsided, the deceased acquires a mental body complete with all five senses, enters the "Bardo of Becoming" or Sipa Bardo (srid pa bar do), and begins his or her descent to a new birth. Our text here from The Great Liberation upon Hearing entitled Instructions to be Read Aloud on the Bardo of Becoming details this third and final bardo state, in which the visions that now appear become increasingly associated with physical rebirth and culminate with the onset of prenatal experience. The text relates that just prior to entering the womb at the instant of conception the bardo-being perceives its future parents in sexual embrace. Being desirous, it rushes toward this vision, grows angry at either the mother or father (depending on whether it is to be born female or male), and in this emotionally agitated state makes the connection to its new life.

judgement. . . . . .The Hall of Maat is where the judgment of the dead was performed. This was done by weighing one's heart (conscience) against the feather of Maat (truth and justice). The heart must not be heavier then the feather of Maat. This was not a physical weighing of the organ by living Egyptians, it was a ceremony that took place in the afterlife and was performed by the gods. Here we see Anubis leading Hunefer to the scales of Maat. . . . . .These "book of the dead" papyrus were commissioned by the deceased before their death. The Scales of Judgement Ankh Symbol of eternal life. Ieb This symbol represents a heart. PYLON. . Feather of Maat Represents truth, justice, morality and balance. Menhed A scribes pallet. Sesen A Lotus Flower. Four Sons of Horus From left to right they are; Imsety: The human headed guardian of the liver Qebekh-sennuef: The falcon headed guardian of the intestines. She A pool of water. Nekhbet A goddess portrayed as a vulture.

Rosetta stone Ever since its rediscovery, the stone has been the focus of nationalist rivalries, including its transfer from French to British possession during the Napoleonic Wars, a long-running dispute over the relative value of Young and Champollion's contributions to the decipherment, and since 2003, demands for the stone's return to Egypt. Description[edit] Original stele[edit] One possible reconstruction of the original stele The Rosetta Stone is a fragment of a larger stele. The full length of the hieroglyphic text and the total size of the original stele, of which the Rosetta Stone is a fragment, can be estimated based on comparable stelae that have survived, including other copies of the same order. suggest that it originally had a rounded top.[7][13] The height of the original stele is estimated to have been about 149 centimetres (59 in).[13] Memphis decree and its context[edit] Political forces beyond the borders of Egypt exacerbated the internal problems of the Ptolemaic kingdom.

'Jesus Christ didn't exist' according to Michael Paulkovich who found no mention of him in historical texts | Daily Mail Online Writer Michael Paulkovich has claimed that there is little evidence for a person known as Jesus existing in historyJesus is thought to have lived from about 7BC to 33AD in the Roman EmpireHowever Paulkovich says he found little to no mention of the supposed messiah in 126 texts written in the first to third centuriesOnly one mention of Jesus was present, in a book by Roman historian Josephus Flavius, but he says this was added by later editorsHe says this is surprising despite the ‘alleged worldwide fame’ of JesusAnd this has led him to believe that Jesus was a 'mythical character' By Jonathan O'Callaghan for MailOnline Published: 09:59 GMT, 1 October 2014 | Updated: 10:48 GMT, 2 October 2014 Historical researcher Michael Paulkovich has claimed that Jesus of Nazareth was a ‘mythical character’ and never existed. The controversial discovery was apparently made after he found no verifiable mention of Christ from 126 writers during the ‘time of Jesus’ from the first to third centuries.

Ahmed Osman/Out of Egypt There seems to be a similarity between the moral codes of the ancient Egyptians and the early Israelites. The Ten Commandments given by God to Moses on the top of Mount Sinai are clearly set in an Egyptian tradition and would seem to have common roots with the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Except for the first two commandments, we find the same moral rules in the Hebrew Bible that are also found in the Egyptian hieroglyphic writings. Egyptian religion was a polytheistic belief, and hundreds of gods and goddesses were worshiped in the Nile valley. Also, unlike the Israelites, Egyptians believed in a second life after death. Their composition of the texts relating to death and afterlife went back to the Pyramid Texts, the first examples of which were inscribed in the 5th dynasty pyramid of Unas (2375 - 2345 BC) at Saqqara. The Ten Commandments represent God's orders to humans given in the imperative form; the Egyptian texts use this form: Thou shalt not kill. I have not reviled the God.

Old Testament The Old Testament is the first section of the Christian Bible, based primarily upon the Hebrew Bible, a collection of religious writings by ancient Israelites. It is the counterpart to the New Testament, the Christian Bible's second section. The Old Testament canon varies between Christian denominations; Protestants accept only the books found in the canon of the Hebrew Bible, dividing them into 39 books, while Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Oriental Orthodox churches accept somewhat larger collections of writings. The Old Testament consists of many distinct books written, compiled, and edited by various authors[3] over a period of centuries. It is not entirely clear at what point the parameters of the Hebrew Bible, the basis for the Christian Old Testament, were fixed. Content[edit] The Old Testament contains 39 (Protestant) or 46 (Catholic) or more (Orthodox and other) books, divided, very broadly, into the Pentateuch (Torah), the historical books, the "wisdom" books and the prophets.

Longhouse A longhouse or long house is a type of long, proportionately narrow, single-room building built by peoples in various parts of the world including Asia, Europe and North America. Many were built from timber and often represent the earliest form of permanent structure in many cultures. Types include the Neolithic long house of Europe, the stone Medieval Dartmoor longhouse which also housed livestock, and the various types of longhouses built by different cultures among the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Europe[edit] There are two European longhouse types of designs that are now extinct. The medieval longhouse types of Europe of which some have survived are among others: Dartmoor granite longhouse Medieval development of the Germanic longhouse[edit] The Americas[edit] In South America, the Tucano people of Colombia and northwest Brazil traditionally combine a household in a single long house. Asia[edit] Ancient Mumun pottery period culture[edit] Taiwan[edit] Borneo longhouse[edit] Siberut[edit]

Evidence That the Human Body is a Projection of Consciousness In this article we will explore how your body is a holographic projection of your consciousness, and how you directly influence that hologram and thus have complete control over the physical health of your body. We will also specifically explore the exact mechanism behind this principle, and don’t worry, I will provide scientific evidence so let your rational mind be at ease. But first … how is this even possible? Human Thought Determines Reality One of the key principles of quantum physics is that our thoughts determine reality. Early in the 1900′s they proved this beyond a shadow of a doubt with an experiment called the double slit experiment. For example: electrons under the same conditions would sometimes act like particles, and then at other times they would switch to acting like waves (formless energy), because it was completely dependent on what the observer expected was going to happen. The quantum world is waiting for us to make a decision so that it knows how to behave.

What is the Esoteric Meaning of the Lord's Prayer? - Spirit Web "In moments of uttermost loneliness the human part can rest, unflinching; in the fact that HE who holds the UNIVERSE within HIMSELF lives hidden in the heart of all". from The Wisdom of the Upanishads. Before dealing with the Esoteric meaning of The Lord's Prayer, we must think, follow the line of thought in the meditation we have just taken, for a few minutes. So - to refresh our memories regarding our relationship to the world and the people around us - and also the universe in general, shall we look into this question a little, by way of an introduction to the real meaning of The Lord's Prayer? Because it is necessary to do so, if we are to really understand the true significance of the words used in this Universal Prayer. By our studies we come to realise that Man is, in essence, a fragment of the whole evolutionary process of the, One Life of the Universe - that One Life which we call God, if we so wish. They have all been, and some still are, in human form - as we are.

New Testament The New Testament (Koine Greek: Ἡ Καινὴ Διαθήκη, Hē Kainḕ Diathḗkē) is the second major part of the Christian biblical canon, the first part being the Old Testament. Although Christians hold different views from Jews about the Old Testament, Christians regard both the Old and New Testaments together as sacred scripture. The contents of the New Testament deal explicitly with first-century Christianity. Therefore, the New Testament (in whole or in part) has frequently accompanied the spread of Christianity around the world. It reflects and serves as a source for Christian theology and morality. Both extended readings and phrases directly from the New Testament are also incorporated (along with readings from the Old Testament) into the various Christian liturgies. The New Testament is an anthology, a collection of Christian works written in the common Greek language of the first century, at different times by various writers, who were early Jewish disciples of Jesus of Nazareth. Lo!

History of Chinese art Chinese art is visual art that, whether ancient or modern, originated in or is practiced in China or by Chinese artists. The Chinese art in the Republic of China (Taiwan) and that of overseas Chinese can also be considered part of Chinese art where it is based in or draws on Chinese heritage and Chinese culture. Early "stone age art" dates back to 10,000 BC, mostly consisting of simple pottery and sculptures. After this early period Chinese art, like Chinese history, is typically classified by the succession of ruling dynasties of Chinese emperors, most of which lasted several hundred years. Chinese art has arguably the oldest continuous tradition in the world, and is marked by an unusual degree of continuity within, and consciousness of, that tradition, lacking an equivalent to the Western collapse and gradual recovery of classical styles. Painting[edit] The two main techniques in Chinese painting are: Sculpture[edit] Pottery[edit] Decorative arts[edit] Neolithic pottery[edit] Pottery[edit]