Secrets of Ancient Egypt: book of the dead
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This Blog "Secrets of Ancient Egypt" was started 19. September 2008 under the name "Mysteries of Ancient Egypt"

Behold, the Secrets of Ancient Egypt, the land that the universe created when the cosmos made the Nile. As the Queen of the constellations raised herself above the two horizons and declared her name as Sirius, so did the jubilation of life occur, meanwhile her husband the Egyptian constellation of Orion stands guard by her.

The articles that you find here, investigates all the mysteries that lies hidden in the ancient desert sand, specifically their spiritual nature which began among the stars.

While I worked in Egypt I quickly saw something more than the guides would talk about.
Like I would say to my guests before entering a temple, "I can give you the regular guide story, which last 40 min, and then you can walk around by yourself? Or..."

"I can give you everything I've got, meaning I will tell you the details, and anything you point to, I will explain. I will use up all of your time, and still have a lot to say. the choice is yours".
- Guess which one they picked, always :)

You could say that this blog is based on that concept, of giving you everything I've got, on what ever topic from this ancient land.

Mysterious objects, that either moves or sings, are studied in more detail. I can guarantee you a journey which you haven't seen before, from below the ground to up among the stars.

The Pyramid builders that left empty sarcophagus and a knowledge which no one have been able to imitate since...
A peculiar and mysterious thing, is also the fact that what we have from the Pyramid Builders are in stone not papyrus manuscripts. Their spiritual belief was written into the stones.

The mysteries of Edgar Cayce are also looked into, as well as the case of the Emerald tablets.

Furthermore you have a unique opportunity to read more about individual stars and constellations of ancient Egypt, known under the name of the Decans.

This blog goes extensively into different subjects from this holy land, and takes you on a real as well as truthful journey into the magical land of the great ancient Egyptians.

The Emerald tablets articles can be found under the label Hermes Trismegitus, there are more than one article about each subject, and it is for that reason that they are arranged into label categories.

You can also use the list below, turning the pages to see illustrating images of each article.
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By WindBlowerTM

The Book of the Dead


  • What is the Book of the Dead?
  • Was it a story or something like a testament? 

It is one of the most important spiritual works coming from ancient Egypt, dating back over 2000 years. 
Yet it cannot be compare to the Pyramid texts, which are much older.

In the ancient Egyptian days, they would not have referred to this book as the book of the dead, it would probably have been seen as inappropriate. 

Nor would it have been seen as a book, in those days they used scrolls, which is a very long piece of paper (papyrus).

It is a collection of chapters, found on tomb walls and on papyrus. 

Actually the name "The Book of the Dead" is a misleading name in some sense, for it is more about life, than the death of a person. 

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By WindBlowerTM

Ancient Egyptian Journey to the Afterlife

The Ancient Papyrus scroll of Anhai

The Papyrus of Anhai

This is the Papyrus of Anhai, the scroll shows her journey to the afterlife. Anhai lived between 1100 - 1050 B.C. She was a member of a college of Amun-Re at Thebes (Luxor). 

This was in the period that is called the 19 Dynasty. In the period of 1133 - 1126 B.C both pharaoh Ramesses VII and Ramesses VIII were pharaohs and after them came Ramesses IX (1126 - 1108 B.C). 

The beautiful Priestess Anhai lived in a time of turmoil, much like many live in today (with the worlds co-called governments actions, so did she live in such a turmoil).
Papyrus of Anhai

Short explanation of the ancient Egyptian Journey to the afterlife

It is said that it is Anubis that is weighing the Heart of the Dead, but I actually believe this characters is really Duamutef, one of the seven sons of Horus (sometimes Osiris sons too). 

I identify this character to be Duamutef  because of his clothing and his blue hair dress, which indicate to be that this is the Heavenly sons of Horus (or Osiris). 

Anubis is more shown as the Dog (Jackal) lying down, mostly upon a shine. Upon this Papyrus scroll Duamutef (Anubis) is in himself the scales, in that both of his hands connect to the heart of Anhai. 

The feather is a direct symbol of the goddess of Truth which is Maat (Matt), she is also that little character located on the other side of the heart, which is being weighed, the person's heart is weighed against truth, to be a form of account for a person, weighing sins against goodness. 

Every inch of this papyrus is embedded with balance and harmony in every sense of the word. Just look at the colors, the light Green and Blue are balanced too. 

A- Is called Ammut, she was a mythological creature, who was one third crocodile, one third Lion, and one third Hippopotamus. Her name literary means 'Female devourer of the dead', she is also called 'Great of Death'. 

These gods and goddess were not worshipped in the normal sense, and there were no temples dedicated to them. 

B- This is a more famous character from ancient Egypt, known under the name of Thoth. He is the inventor of geometry, and thus he holds the tools of that talent. 

Another one of his forms is the Baboon, which could be seen as Thoth in his more primal form. 

This kind of Baboon is always sitting, like the ancient scribers of that time. On this papyrus scroll Thoth (B) is holding the scriber tools, and noting in his journal (he is writing about Anhai's Ka). He is the witness to ones life, his book contain all things done. 

C- This is the biggest character upon this papyrus scroll, as you probably notice that he has a Falcon head, which is mostly identified with Horus and/or Re. It could be either one. He is leading Anhai into the halls of the double Matt, into 'the weighing of ones heart'. 

D- This is the woman placed up in the corner of the papyrus, she is wearing the feather of truth, which belongs to the goddess Matt

In some periods of ancient times, she was said to be the wife of Thoth. She was a more primal goddess than Thoth, going back to the pyramid texts and such. Matt and another goddess called Mutt are much older than these gods which we are speaking about when looking upon this papyrus scroll.

Matt and Mutt could be considered as 'concepts'. It is Matt in this papyrus, illustrated with the feather over her head. 

If indeed she was the husband of Thoth, then she seems rightly placed, maybe she was the God of Thoth. 

E– Is the other female character, she is holding her arms around Anhai. Anhai is standing in the 'Ka' position, her arms bend and raised towards the heavens. 

The female figure also has the feather of Matt upon her head, but also in the back of her hair. 

The Female depict a goddess called Imentet, which is identified by the hieroglyphic sign for 'west' above her head. She ruled the western regions of the dead. 

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