Egypt : Have You Already Read "The Book of the Dead?"

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Peace and Blessings Family,

We have embarked on a great journey together !!! :love:

Thank you all for coming along! :horse:

I thought it would be good to know, of those taking part in this effort, who has already read Pert Em Heru ... The Book of the Dead ?

Do you own your own copy, or did you read it online?

Please share with us your experience with this work.

I have not read it at all, have no experience, a clean slate, if you will ... :book: :read:

Looking forward to learning with you all!

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Yes, I have read this book more than once.

I read BUDGE's work initially. It was difficult in doing so, because I still had alot of preconceived notions about death, heaven/hell, etc.

I then read ASHBY's version, and along with taking on a greater understanding of METU and SHETAUT NETER, understanding the relevance of this text was far easier.

I own my copy of the Pert.

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Destee said:
Peace and Blessings Family,

We have embarked on a great journey together !!! :love:

Thank you all for coming along! :horse:

I thought it would be good to know, of those taking part in this effort, who has already read Pert Em Heru ... The Book of the Dead ?

Do you own your own copy, or did you read it online?

Please share with us your experience with this work.

I have not read it at all, have no experience, a clean slate, if you will ... :book: :read:

Looking forward to learning with you all!

:heart:

Destee
I'm in the same boat...clean slate.
 

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I haven't read it either. The first time I've heard of it, was here on the forum.
Will we be reading a chapter at a time and then discussing that chapter?
 

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PurpleMoons said:
I haven't read it either. The first time I've heard of it, was here on the forum.
Will we be reading a chapter at a time and then discussing that chapter?
Sister Purple ... so glad to have you in on this! Yes, my first time hearing of "The Book of the Dead" was on this site too, years ago, it was Brother Aqil speaking on it. I'm sure that we will begin studying chapter by chapter, though they are referred to as "PLATES" ... not sure why ... but i've posted them all in this forum, so we can read it all here.

We've only just begun, and it seems most of the questions / discussion thus far is simply trying to create a framework in which to understand this text. That isn't going real easy, but, nobody said it would be. We haven't begun to read the chapters (PLATES) yet, at least i haven't.

Just jump right on into any of the threads. Here's a list of how the text is outlined in the following forum :

Introduction

The Book of the Dead
Preface
The Versions of The Book of the Dead
The Legend of Osiris
The Doctrine of Eternal Life
The Egyptians' Ideas of God
The Legend of Ra and Isis
The Abode of the Blessed
The Gods of The Book of the Dead
The Principal Geographical and Mythological Places in The Book of the Dead
Funeral Ceremonies
The Papyrus of Ani


Translation

Plate I.
Plate II.
Plate III.
Plate IV.
Plates V. and VI.
Plates VII.-X.
Plates XI. and XII.
Plate XIII.
Plate XIV.
Plate XV.
Plate XVI.
Plate XVII.
Plate XVIII.
Plate XIX.
Plate XX.
Plate XXI.
Plate XXII.
Plate XXIII. and Plate XXIV.
Plate XXV.
Plate XXVI.
Plate XXVII.
Plate XXVIII.
Plates XXIX. and XXX.
Plates XXXI. and XXXII.
Plate XXXII.
Plate XXXIII.
Plates XXXIII and XXXIV.
Plates XXXV. and XXXVI.
Plate XXXVII.

I've only read things under the Introduction heading so far.

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