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Author Topic: Working on my library  (Read 3304 times)

Offline Asetemsatweret

  • Shemsu
  • Country: us
Working on my library
« on: February 11, 2016, 09:58:05 am »
Em hotep, all!

I was wondering if anyone could give me some recommendations for the growing kemet section of my library, especially for specific translations of kemetic source materials. From what I gather, I should avoid Budge, but I don't know much other than that. Thanks y'all!

Senebty,
Michael

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Offline Maretemheqat

  • Rev Shauna - Ordained Clergy
  • Country: ca
Re: Working on my library
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2016, 10:25:01 am »
Em Hotep Arretos!

If you're looking for something to replace Budge's work on the Book of the Dead, I hear that Raymond Faulkner's translation is really well done.

In terms of the various Names, The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Richard Wilkinson is also a fantastic resource.

Red Land, Black Land by Barbara Metz is also a fantastic resource for understanding day to day life in Ancient Kemet.

Hope these help!

Senebty!
Rev. Mesetibes
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Offline Tanebet

  • Rev Astrid - Ordained Clergy, Semer-Wati
  • Country: 00
Re: Working on my library
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2016, 11:47:27 am »
Em Hotep Arretos

there are some good suggestions here:
http://www.kemet.org/resources/recommended-reading

everything translated Faulkner is good, no matter if it is the Book of the Fead, the Pyramid Texts or the Coffin Texts

Senebty
Tanebet
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Offline Bezenwepwy

  • Divined Remetj
  • Country: gb
Re: Working on my library
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 02:22:40 pm »
For the arguably most serious translation of the BotD, I would recommend Stephen Quirke's "Going out in Daylight." It includes every known spell/chapter, vignettes, background, etc. It is definitely a research volume, rather than a pretty publication.
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Offline Shezatwepwawet

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  • W'ab Priest - Lay Clergy
  • Country: us
Re: Working on my library
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2016, 02:37:42 pm »
While it may not fit into your physical library, you can have a huge one at your fingertips through the Oriental Institute, who have put most (if not all) of their publications up for free in pdf format. This is especially good for material like Ritner's Mechanics of ancient Egyptian magical practice, as it is not easy to find an affordable copy in print.
Senebty,
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Offline Temseniaset

  • Sema Kau Bak
  • Shemsu-Ankh
  • Country: us
Re: Working on my library
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2016, 03:27:30 pm »
I suggest Religion and Ritual by Emily Teeter as well.  For a reference the Oxford History of AE by Ian Shaw is a good overall look at the history, culture and time periods.
Senebty
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Offline Asetemsatweret

  • Shemsu
  • Country: us
Re: Working on my library
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2016, 11:13:19 pm »
Thank y'all for the recommendations. My local bookstore is ordering me a copy of Faulkner's translation of the Book of the Dead. Should be here in a week!

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-Emsa

"Aset [is] on the Great Throne"
Sa Aset-Serqet
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Offline Sema'a

  • Rev. Danielle - Ordained Clergy
  • Country: us
Re: Working on my library
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2016, 11:39:37 am »
I'm seconding the nomination for "Red Land, Black Land" by Barbara Mertz. I always say I would give that to a beginner to read about Kemetic life and beliefs. "Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs" is also by Barbara Mertz and a good read, though not as interesting as her first book.

"The Egyptian Myths" by Garry J. Shaw is also a nice introduction to Egyptian mythology, if you'd like to have one on hand. Most of the information is pretty rudimentary, but it's really nicely written and enjoyable.

Senebty,
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