Pert Em Heru / Kemetian Texts : After Death Instruction ??

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  1. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    Okay, i've been reading, surfing, trying to understand, and i found the following:


    From reading the above, it seems that this text was included in the tombs of those who died, for instruction on their journey into the "Underworld?"

    So, am i understanding properly ... that this text was never meant for the living, but for the dead?

    Not everyone got a tomb, did they? If not, does this mean that only those who were considered "worthy" had this type of going away?

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    Hetepu,

    If you will notice, in the Pert Em Heru, in the "Adoration of Ra in his boat" section, the word "xu" or "khu" is used to designate both a brilliant being, or a "deceased person," based on Budge's contextual rendering.

    I find Budge's method *very* arbitrary since, as we know, the Kamitic language was ideographic and not alphabetic, and there is no indication given from his transliteration, nor the ideograph for the common word, to indicate any difference between the two concepts. This further applies to whatever phonetic reasoning might be assigned to his translation.

    In other words, because Budge *wants* Ani to be a deceased just a page earlier, he becomes somehow different from the "khu" just a page later. This is because European thinking can't allow for such activities as are delineated in that tome to be undertaken by a people so logical and accomplished as the Kamitians, not while they are living at least.

    The "Neterkhertet" is not the strict provenance of deceased beings; it is also the realm of the Neteru. In other words, there is nothing conspicuously "dead" about Ani in this tract.

    That it was displayed at his grave is part of the hoary tradition of the Kamau in keeping the fixtures of the tellurian life available after their transition, so that their "Ka" can remember the lessons of their past life for the next incarnation.

    Hetepu.
     
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    (SAMURAI36) - It's important to note that the concept of life and death was a ideal of duality in Kemetic theology. Nothing is truly "dead"

    yep, that is a staple of african thought in general. the pert is meant the be studied and internalized in life; and even after the physical body expires; the spirit still exists and observes the world. the spirit will continue to study the pert after death. the spirit is the essence of life, so life never truly ends; it merely transitions from one form to another.

    (ANUK_AUSAR) - That it was displayed at his grave is part of the hoary tradition of the Kamau in keeping the fixtures of the tellurian life available after their transition, so that their "Ka" can remember the lessons

    yep, and again we can see the the unity of african thought as a whole. the entire purpose of setting up an altar for one's ancestors, incorporating images & personal artifacts; is that the spirit will be attracted to it's possessions and likeness and feel at home; and thus the spirit will visit the altar. offerings are made as the spirit can benefit and appreciate the spiritual essence of the offering itself. including a copy of the pert is the highest form of offerings; as it is providing the spirit with the highest spiritual teachings that will help in this new journey after that transition.
     
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    I agree with you about Budge's translations. We, Afrakan students, have long ago learned that his translations are biased, influenced by european christian concepts. You are correct that Ani doesn't necessarily have to be "dead". In fact, based on research done by R.U.N. Amen, and others, the term "dead" actually refers to those in a state of deep trance. The place of the Pert M Hru in tombs and such is also likened to the Freemason practice of placing Masonic bibles and other paraphernalia into the coffins of deceased members.
    The word "Khu" , in the initiatic sense, refers to one who has developed spiritually and shines with the power that results from such development. I realized some time ago that it is important to keep in mind that our Ancestors had developed a Spiritual Science and it's best understood if approached as such.

    Baraka em Hotepu
















     
  6. nibs

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    (Afrodaze1) - You are correct that Ani doesn't necessarily have to be "dead".

    the chapter's have "rubrics" which provide some context to them. instructions on what should be done to a body, what rituals to perform on the body while the spell is being read. thus, the pert em heru makes references to a person's ka after their death.

    (Afrodaze1) - In fact, based on research done by R.U.N. Amen, and others, the term "dead" actually refers to those in a state of deep trance.

    in kemet, it was known that in deep trance one could project their ka outside of their physical body, and communicate with their ancestors or the gods in that form. this was known & practiced. thus, the pert could be relevant to that sort of experience while ani was alive. however, it also makes references to rituals to be done to his body after death. as the spirit is the essence of life, and not the body; there is no real discontinuation of "life" after the body has perished.
     
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    We "Must" free our Mind by first Opening and Keeping the Mind Open *

    Hotep

    Understand...in order for the so-called Dead person to know what is in the so-called Book of the Dead...they had to know through their life of learning the Secrets that were passed down to them through the "Initiations" by the "High-Prist" and keepers of the Secrets that were given out as the Student learned to understand before moving on to the Next life study to go with the last life study or Degree of Understanding.

    Understand that the so-called Temples, Homes, Farms, Buildings and Every thing including the Out-Houses were All concidered Holy, Pure and built only for a "Divine" purpose (360 Degrees). Your ancestors were not into any thing like the foolishness of Sport and Play, Pomp and Glitter as we are Fans (Fanatic) of today...with no thought or purpose what ever of any thing Divine or let along Holy!!

    It is next to impossible for us today to grasp the "Concepts" of the "Ancestors" because we "Think" now in terms of the Corrupted, Distorted, Per-Verted and Un-Clean Mind of the White Race or Savage who has mis-directed our Thinking process to such a "Low" level of pure Illusion that we Just Can't See the Light for the Darkness.

    Remember: During the time of the Invasion of the Greeks (2,000 years ago) under the leadership of Alexander the Barbarian...the white race or indo-europeans could only "Take" or "Steal" what amounted to what they call...33-degrees! But they had to make us "Ignorant" first before they could "Rule" over us with this little bit of "Scraps of Stolen Property from the Temples" in Kemet...now called Egypt by the Greeks and also the Arabs who are there today..."Still" looking for more scraps and "Clues" into the (Black) Secrets that they will never find...because "All" of the Black Man and the Black Womans G-d given Knowledge was taken by the Prist of that time and put away so it will never be found by the Wicket, Racist, Invading Thieves who are working very hard to make you (Blacks) now think that they did what "You" did by changing the history and putting them self in Your Place...hence...your so-called Afrikan..."Stolen Legacy"

    The so-called Book of the Dead was known "First"...in..."Life" before the person passed on into the "Realm" of the "Ancestors"! Death is Only the Beginning*

    Ase`
     
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