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Author Topic: On Initiation and Funerary Rights  (Read 2447 times)

On Initiation and Funerary Rights
« on: May 14, 2014, 04:25:07 pm »
If an initiate who has passed through appropriate funerary rights spends the afterlife in a divine form of Osiris, why do some tombs carry both copies of the Book of the Dead/Pyramid Texts and Ushabtis statues which allegedly imply the dead has a chance of being "called to work" by some external, superior force?
A student of Egypt seeking to improve his understanding.

Offline Rev. Shezatwepwawet

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Re: On Initiation and Funerary Rights
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2014, 08:58:24 am »
Em hotep wnope!

In this case an akh being referred to as an Osiris/Wesir is not an indication that they have in fact become a god. It is a title of respect for one who has passed through the Duat on death and had their ka justified.
While I am not as well versed in Egyptology as some of our members, as I recall the belief in Kemet was that one would continue on with the work they did in life after death. It was not perceived to be a utopian Heaven where all cares were met for all but a continuation of what occured in the Seen world.

Hope this helps.
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Re: On Initiation and Funerary Rights
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2014, 09:15:05 am »
Additionally, religious beliefs in antiquity were not unified and monolithic.  Things varied geographically as well as over time.  
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Re: On Initiation and Funerary Rights
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014, 04:51:29 pm »
Years ago I read the papyrus of Ani Budges translation of the Book of the dead, I am looking for other copies of the book.A newer translation with out the Victorian Era stiffness.
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Re: On Initiation and Funerary Rights
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2014, 08:56:20 pm »
Em hotep

Faulkner's translation (I think there are three editions of his, at three different publication dates within the last ten years) of the Book of Coming Forth by Day (aka book of the dead) is an updated translation.

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Preghiera
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2014, 05:49:53 am »
I can not find a Book of the Dead here in Italy. On the U.S.A site which I can find it?
« Last Edit: June 08, 2014, 05:53:17 am by Nefernut »

Offline Bestekeni

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Re: Preghiera
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2014, 06:58:26 am »
Try Amazon!
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Sat Bes her Hekatawy Alexandros (AUS)
Meryt Heru-wer her Amun-Ra her Bast

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Re: Preghiera
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2014, 08:50:42 am »
Em hotep
Bestekeni has a good suggestion. In fact the amazon Italy website apparently carries an edition of Faulkner's translation.
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