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Knowledge for the Afterlife : The Egyptian Amduat - A Quest for Immortality - Theodor Abt

Knowledge for the Afterlife

The Egyptian Amduat - A Quest for Immortality

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Published: 1st January 2003
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Why the Amduat is significant -- every evening 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 Sun God become young and revitalised during the night, during his night journey? What happens during this time? The Amduat is a description of the journey of the Sun God through the night world, that is also the world of the deceased. The knowledge contained in the Amduat is meant for the dead Pharaoh. But the text also recommends this knowledge for living beings. Thus, the journey of the Sun God can also be seen as a symbolic representation of an inner psychic process of transformation and renewal.

Introduction: Why the Amduat is Significant; An Egyptian View of the World Beyond Death; The Amduat and Its Illustrations; The Structure of the Amduat; The Order of the Hours; The Title; First Hour; Second Hour; Third Hour; Fourth Hour; Fifth Hour; Sixth Hour; Seventh Hour; Eighth Hour; Ninth Hour; Tenth Hour; Eleventh Hour; Twelfth Hour; Final Words of the Amduat; Connecting the Amduat to Our Modern Time; Chronology of the Pharaohs of The New Kingdom; Glossary.

ISBN: 9783952260807
ISBN-10: 3952260800
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 154
Published: 1st January 2003
Publisher: Living Human Heritage Publications Professor Dr. Theodor Abt
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 16.6  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.51