Mplete account of the Amduat or afterlife journey as displayed on the walls
of the tomb of Tutmoses III the arliest and most complete xplanation of the tomb of Tutmoses III the arliest and most complete xplanation of twelve hours of the night through which the Sun god travels battling darkness vil spirits and serpentine monsters until he is reborn the next morning Designed for the Pharaoh s journey we also tag along on one of the strangest and most compelling cosmologies the world has ver known. In
the Amduat is meant for the dead Pharaoh But the text also Amduat is meant for the dead Pharaoh But the text also this knowledge for living beings Thus the journey of the Sungod can also be seen as a symbolic representation of an inner psychic process of transformation and renewal. ,
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hour by hour xplication of the Amduat based upon the tomb of Thothmes III butby hour *explication of the Amduat based upon the tomb of Thothmes III but other known sources coupled with a *of the Amduat based upon the tomb of Thothmes III but other known sources coupled with a analysis of the symbols and progression all in full colour Perhaps best savoured in conjunction with Hornung s The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife A good beginner book on the Amduat with Why Photography Matters excellent points on how the journey could relate to rebirth on a personal level. WHY THE AMDUAT IS SIGNIFICANT Everyvening the sun becomes old and weak and finally sets behind the Western horizon Yet it rises again in the morning rejuvenated How is that possible How could the sun for the Ancient Egyptians the Sungod be. .
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Pictures And Descriptions 2 Starsand descriptions 2 stars the scarcity of actual translations and for the constant attempts to fit the material into the Procrustean bed of Abt s superficial interpretation of Carl Jung not to mention the totally gratuitous swipes at the Hippies of the 1960 s which are completely irrelevant and serve only to make Abt look like a grumpy old man surprising given his newage reading of Jung Contains the
#MOST CO. COME YOUNG AND #co. Come young and during the night during his night journey What happens during this time The Amduat is a description of the journey of the Sungod through the nightworld that is also the world of the deceased The knowledge contained.