EGYPTIAN AMDUAT PDF

Funerary composition, whose name means 'that which is in the underworld '. In addition to the royal tombs, for which it was actually intended, the tomb of the vizier User from the time of Tuthmosis III also includes parts. The Amduat sketches the nocturnal journey of the sun god through the earth, beginning in the west and ending with his rebirth in the east. Almost everywhere, the scenes are divided in three registers. The middle register depicts the river that flows through the centre of the earth, comparable with the Nile in Egypt.

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The Book of : The Hidden Chamber ca. Section 1 - Section 2 - Section 3. The Duat is the inner dream world, existing in parallel with the Earth of the living and with the skies of the justified and the deities.

It is before life and after death. This realm is entered by everybody during the hours of sleep and at death. It is the home of the deities and the spirits of the noble, justified ancestors in the retinue of Osiris. In a mysterious way, the undifferentiated inertness of the primordial waters runs through it cf.

In Nun, the autogenetic power floats Atum is the "soul of Nun" and hence the capacity to self-create eternal repetition and therewith the forces of the universe Ennead , creation Horus, Re and its order Maat.

The Amduat ca. 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. Although found in royal tombs and belonging to the privilege of the divine king, these texts are not exclusively funerary, but speak of a this-life ritual of rejuvenation regeneration - cf.

Repeatedly, the Amduat states : "It is good for the dead to have this knowledge, but also for a person on Earth ; a remedy - a million times proven! In the Pyramid texts of Unas , the earliest, complete and authorative corpus of Heliopolitanism, the Osirian rebirth and Solar illumination of the divine king are described.

It is clear ascension to Re is impossible without passing through the kingdom of Osiris. In the Old Kingdom, this journey was the privilege of the divine king. Indeed, in this period of Ancient Egyptian history, his position was still absolute. Treatise of the Hidden Chamber, the positions of the Ba-souls, the gods, the shadows, the Akh-spirits, and what is done.

The beginning is the horn of the West, the gate of the western horizon, the end is thick darkness, the gate of the western horizon. To know the Ba-souls of the Duat, to know what is done, to know their spiritualization for Re, to know the secret Ba-souls, to know what is in the hours and their gods, to know what he calls to them, to know the gates and the ways upon which the great god passes, to know the courses of the hours and their gods, to know the flourishing and the annihilated.

In the first six Hours of the journey, the differentiation of conscious awareness represented by the soul of Re , started at noon, ends with depletion. At midnight, a conjunction happens between this Solar awareness and the divine substrate or ground of consciousness. At this point of singularity, or unity between the soul Re and the body Osiris of consciousness, awareness spontaneously ascends to the ultimate autogenic cause of consciousness Atum , situated at the beginning of time "zep tepi" , outside the natural order of the observable universe Nun.

In the conjunction, Osiris, the divine consciousness-stuff as such, witnesses himself. Realizing its autogenic potential, this living consciousness of Re-Osiris i. A new cycle of 24 hour is made possible. Conscious awareness integrates itself in the last six Hours, and its perceptions are renewed. At the same time, the journey occurs in the spaces of the human soul, in which a renewal from the depts become possible.

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. 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.

Long Title of the Amduat In the first six Hours of the journey, the differentiation of conscious awareness represented by the soul of Re , started at noon, ends with depletion.

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The Book of : The Hidden Chamber ca. Section 1 - Section 2 - Section 3. The Duat is the inner dream world, existing in parallel with the Earth of the living and with the skies of the justified and the deities. It is before life and after death.

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Andreas Schweizer invites us to join the nocturnal voyage of the solar barque and to immerse ourselves, with the 'Great Soul' of the sun, into the darkness surrounding us. Here in the illustrations and texts of the Amduat , threats hidden in the depths of our soul become visible as concrete images, an analysis of which remains ever worthwhile: even in the guise of the evil, ominous, or dark side of godhead with which Schweizer concerns himself. The netherworld into which we descend underlies our own world. Creative energies of dreadful intensity are active there, and only death, to which all must surrender, makes us truly alive by offering us regeneration from the depths. The Amduat literally "that which is in the netherworld" tells the story of the nocturnal journey of Re, the Egyptian Sungod, through the netherworld from the time when the sun dies, after setting in the west, to its rebirth at sunrise in the east.

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The Amduat [ pronunciation? Like many funerary texts, it was found written on the inside of the pharaoh's tomb for reference. Unlike other funerary texts, however, it was reserved only for pharaohs until the Twenty-first Dynasty almost exclusively or very favored nobility. It tells the story of Ra , the Egyptian sun god who travels through the underworld, from the time when the sun sets in the west and rises again in the east. It is said that the dead Pharaoh is taking this same journey, ultimately to become one with Ra and live forever. The Amduat names all of these gods and monsters.

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