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For millennia, the culture and philosophy of the ancient Egyptians have fascinated artists, historians, and spiritual seekers throughout the world. Now, this reissue of a Chronicle Books classic brings to light once more the legendary 3,500-year-old Papyrus of Ani—the most beautiful of the Egyptian funerary scrolls ever discovered. Restored to its original sequences, the e ...more
Paperback, reissue, 174 pages
Published June 2nd 2008 by Chronicle Books (first published -1250)
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Sylvia
Jan 12, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: art
Wonderful book. Not for reading front to back, because that's the wrong way as we don't understand the Egyptian way of life in the times of the Pharaohs and their involvement in afterlife.
The commentary part (starting on page 139) is leading. There can be found and explanation about the way Egyptians might have seen there life and more important their afterlife, because that's what the Book of Ani is all about.
Philip
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anthropology
A very good translation and illumination of the ancient texts about the kemetic culture and their view of life and afterlife. Recomended even by popular egyptiologists of today (like Tamara L. Siuda), it's a invaluable study for anyone interested in the field.
NaomiRuth
I finally finished reading this. It was wonderful. I love love love the formatting. The notes were helpful. And the article in the back was beautiful. I have not read so far an article so respectful and understanding of the Egyptian idea of religion. It was clear and helped me understand things so much better and it was so respectful and understood the differences between a monotheistic outlook and a polytheistic one. I was so proud. I am quite pleased I own this book and will definitely be refe ...more
Äsruþr Cyneaþsson
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A phenomenal work. The translations and full colour fold-out spreads of the hieroglyphics are amazing. For anyone seriously studying Egyptian mythology and occult ritual, then this is an essential core text. Once you grasp this, then so much of what came forth via Hermetic ritual is clarified through an understanding of the source.

Worth every penny.
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I can never learn enough about Ancient Egypt!
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Mystical. Need to be re-read.
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James Wasserman (b. 1948) is an author and occultist, best known for his full color publication of the Papyrus of Ani, Book of the Dead. A member of Ordo Templi Orientis since 1976 and a book designer by trade, he has written extensively on spiritual and political liberty.

James Wasserman began his career in 1973 at Weiser Books, then the world’s largest bookstore and publishing company specializin
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