The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day : Being the Papyrus of Ani (royal Scribe of the Divine Offerings) ...

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Chronicle Books, 1994 - History - 175 pages
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"For millennia, the culture and philosophy of the ancient Egyptians have fascinated artists, historians, and spiritual seekers throughout the world. Now, with this deluxe edition, the legendary 3,500-year-old Papyrus of Ani the most beautiful of the ornately illustrated Egyptian funerary scrolls ever discovered has been restored in its original sequences of text and artwork, using the latest advances in computer-imaging technology. Four exquisitely illustrated gatefold spreads and an acclaimed translation by two noted Egyptologists showcase the Papyrus's elaborately bordered images and convey its intended sense of motion and meaning in a way that other books on the subject cannot begin to match. For both lay readers and scholars interested in a wide range of topics from mysticism and philosophy to anthropology and astronomy this sumptuous and accessible new volume will be an essential acquisition"--Publisher's description.

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The Egyptian Book of the dead: the Book of going forth by day: being the Papyrus of Ani (royal scribe of the divine offerings), written and illustrated circa 1250 B. C. E., by scribes and artists unknown, including the balance of chapters of the books of the dead known as the theban recension, compiled from ancient...

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The Book of the Dead is a collection of writings that were placed in tombs as a means of guiding the ancient Egyptian soul on its journey to the afterlife. The Papyrus of Ani, which is reproduced here ... Read full review

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Contents

FOREWORD by James Wasserman
9
MAP KEY TO THE PAPYRUS
95
COMMENTARY by Dr Ogden Goelet
137

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About the author (1994)

The late Dr. R.O. Faulkner, for many years the assistant of the great Egyptologist, Sir Alan Gardiner, was an expert in ancient Egyptian military and nautical matters, and was responsible for the publication of the British Museum's Catalogue of Wooden Model Boats.

James Wasserman is a lifelong student of religion and spiritual development. His writings and editorial efforts maintain a focus on spirituality, creative mythology, secret societies, history, religion, and politics. He is a passionate advocate of individual liberty. An admirer of the teachings of Aleister Crowley, he has played a key role in numerous seminal publications of the Crowley literary corpus. A book designer by trade, Jim is the owner of Studio 31. He has appeared on "The History Channel, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Coast to Coast Radio" and numerous podcasts, and has addressed National Press Club.

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