Knowledge for the Afterlife
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Title:      Knowledge for the Afterlife
Categories:      Daimon
BookID:      1130
Authors:      Theodor Abt, Erik Hornung
ISBN-10(13):      9783952260807
Publisher:      Daimon Verlag
Publication date:      2003-09-01
Edition:      First Edition
Number of pages:      0
Language:      Not specified
Price:      22.04  USD
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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 Sungod become young and revitalized during the night, during his night journey? What happens during this time?

The Amduat is a description of the journey of the Sungod through the nightworld, 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 Sungod can also be seen as a symbolic representation of an inner psychic process of transformation and renewal.

   

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