The Egyptian Book of the Dead

The Egyptian Book of the Dead
Author: Eva Von Dassow
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2008-06-02
ISBN: 9780811864893
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Egyptian Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

Reissue of the legendary 3,500-year-old Papyrus of Ani, the most beautiful of the ornately illustrated Egyptian funerary scrolls ever discovered, restored in its original sequences of text and artwork.

The Pharaoh s Treasure

The Pharaoh s Treasure
Author: John Gaudet
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN: 1445689952
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pharaoh s Treasure Book Excerpt:

How the invention of paper, a material prized by both scholars and kings, allowed information and ideas to shape humanity for 4000 years, from the Nile to the West. 'A wonderful, enlightening book.' (Alexander McCall Smith).

The Curse of the Pharaohs Tombs

The Curse of the Pharaohs  Tombs
Author: Paul Harrison
Publsiher: Casemate Publishers
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2017-01-30
ISBN: 1473885434
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Curse of the Pharaohs Tombs Book Excerpt:

The Curse of the Pharaohs Tombs is the definitive book on Ancient Egyptian tomb curses, providing new information and data never before published whilst exploring the many incidents and deaths associated with tomb curses. The book puts the record straight on matters which have been wrongly recorded by others, such as the legend of Tutankhamun, as well as presenting new data never before published associated with matters such as the torment Howard Carter suffered before his death. It also contains exclusive information and interviews with the family members and archaeologists associated with the curses, including experts at the British Museum and Cairo Museum.Paul Harrison also covers the history of Egyptian tomb curses, why they were placed at the entrance to some tombs and not others, as well as the frightening reality of mummification after death in Ancient Egypt. Closer to home, the hundreds of deaths and haunted tube station (Museum) which are associated with the curse of Amen-Ra (housed in the British Museum) is covered along with the mysterious deaths and tragedy associated with Cleopatras needle on the Embankment of the River Thames.

An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary

An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary
Author: E. A. Wallis Budge
Publsiher: Cosimo, Inc.
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN: 1616404604
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary Book Excerpt:

An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, a two volume set written by Egyptian expert E.A. Wallis Budge, is quite simply one of the most comprehensive and detailed dictionaries of Egyptian hieroglyphs with English to accompany it. The series includes a detailed Introduction by the author with key words and glyphs, a bibliography of works used to help with translation and research, glyphs organized alphabetically by the Egyptian alphabet with accompanying words and English translations, tables of hieroglyphs with phonetic and numeric values and accompanying translations, and an Index of both English and Egyptian words. Volume I includes the introduction, bibliography, a list of characters separated by subject and organized by table, and letters "A" through "KH" or "KHA" of hieroglyphs and translations. SIR ERNEST ALFRED THOMPSON WALLIS BUDGE (1857-1934) was born in Bodmin, Cornwall in the UK and discovered an interest in languages at a very early age. Budge spent all his free time learning and discovering Semitic languages, including Assyrian, Syriac, and Hebrew. Eventually, through a close contact, he was able to acquire a job working with Egyptian and Iraqi artifacts at the British Museum. Budge excavated and deciphered numerous cuneiform and hieroglyphic documents, contributing vastly to the museum's collection. Eventually, he became the Keeper of his department, specializing in Egyptology. Budge wrote many books during his lifetime, most specializing in Egyptian life, religion, and language.

The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Moon Coffin Texts Spells 154 160

The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Moon  Coffin Texts Spells 154   160
Author: Gyula Priskin
Publsiher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2019-05-02
ISBN: 1789691990
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Moon Coffin Texts Spells 154 160 Book Excerpt:

This book proposes that Coffin Texts spells 154–160, recorded at the beginning of the 2nd millennium BCE, form the oldest composition about the moon in ancient Egypt and, indeed, the world. Based on a new translation, the detailed analysis of these spells reveals that they provide a chronologically ordered account of the phenomena of a lunar month.

Practicing Gnosis

Practicing Gnosis
Author: April DeConick,Gregory Shaw,John D. Turner
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2013-08-22
ISBN: 9004248528
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practicing Gnosis Book Excerpt:

The essays in Practicing Gnosis demonstrate that the Gnostics were not necessarily trendy intellectuals seeking epistomological certainities. Instead, this book explores how Gnostics were seeking religious experiences that relied on practices including ritual, magic, liturgy, and theurgy. This book celebrates the career of Birger A. Pearson.

The Egyptian Book of the Dead

The Egyptian Book of the Dead
Author: John Romer
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2008-08-28
ISBN: 0141918152
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Egyptian Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

The Book of the Dead is a unique collection of funerary texts from a wide variety of sources, dating from the fifteenth to the fourth century BC. Consisting of spells, prayers and incantations, each section contains the words of power to overcome obstacles in the afterlife. The papyruses were often left in sarcophagi for the dead to use as passports on their journey from burial, and were full of advice about the ferrymen, gods and kings they would meet on the way. Offering valuable insights into ancient Egypt, The Book of the Dead has also inspired fascination with the occult and the afterlife in recent years.

Voices of Ancient Egypt Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

Voices of Ancient Egypt  Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life
Author: Rosalie David
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN: 031339783X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Voices of Ancient Egypt Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life Book Excerpt:

Supporting the current trends toward document-based teaching, this book introduces the reader to the multifaceted world of ancient Egypt through revealing excerpts from 51 texts written by Egyptians themselves. • Offers a fresh yet accessible approach to the study of ancient Egypt by giving readers firsthand insights into Egyptians' own perceptions of their unique world • Illuminates the character and social history of the ancient Egyptians as well as many aspects of daily life and practice • Shows how the extensive timespan of ancient Egyptian civilization and its domination of the surrounding geographical areas exerted a profound influence that lasted through time • Demonstrates how significant aspects of ancient Egyptian culture have been transmitted to the modern world • Includes "Topics and Activities to Consider" to encourage discussion and allow readers to expand their knowledge

Handbook of Death and Dying

Handbook of Death and Dying
Author: Clifton D. Bryant
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1144
Release: 2003-10-01
ISBN: 1452265151
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Death and Dying Book Excerpt:

Dying is a social as well as physiological phenomenon. Each society characterizes and, consequently, treats death and dying in its own individual ways—ways that differ markedly. These particular patterns of death and dying engender modal cultural responses, and such institutionalized behavior has familiar, economical, educational, religious, and political implications. The Handbook of Death and Dying takes stock of the vast literature in the field of thanatology, arranging and synthesizing what has been an unwieldy body of knowledge into a concise, yet comprehensive reference work. This two-volume handbook will provide direction and momentum to the study of death-related behavior for many years to come. Key Features More than 100 contributors representing authoritative expertise in a diverse array of disciplines Anthropology Family Studies History Law Medicine Mortuary Science Philosophy Psychology Social work Sociology Theology A distinguished editorial board of leading scholars and researchers in the field More than 100 definitive essays covering almost every dimension of death-related behavior Comprehensive and inclusive, exploring concepts and social patterns within the larger topical concern Journal article length essays that address topics with appropriate detail Multidisciplinary and cross-cultural coverage

Journey Through the Afterlife

Journey Through the Afterlife
Author: John H. Taylor
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9780674057500
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journey Through the Afterlife Book Excerpt:

With contributions from leading scholars and detailed catalog entries that interpret the spells and painted scenes, this fascinating and important work affords a greater understanding of ancient Egyptian belief systems and poignantly reveals the hopes and fears about the world beyond death.

The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology

The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology
Author: Ian Shaw,Elizabeth Bloxam
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 1312
Release: 2020-05-11
ISBN: 0199271879
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology offers a comprehensive survey of the entire study of ancient Egypt, from prehistory through to the end of the Roman period. Authoritative yet accessible, and covering a wide range of topics, it is an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and general readers alike.

Science Religion and Society

Science  Religion and Society
Author: Arri Eisen,Gary Laderman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 888
Release: 2015-03-04
ISBN: 1317460138
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Religion and Society Book Excerpt:

This unique encyclopedia explores the historical and contemporary controversies between science and religion. It is designed to offer multicultural and multi-religious views, and provide wide-ranging perspectives. "Science, Religion, and Society" covers all aspects of the religion and science dichotomy, from humanities to social sciences to natural sciences, and includes articles by theologians, religion scholars, physicians, scientists, historians, and psychologists, among others. The first section, General Overviews, contains essays that provide a road map for exploring the major challenges and questions in science and religion. Following this, the Historical Perspectives section grounds these major questions in the past, and demonstrates how they have developed into the six broad areas of contemporary research and discussion that follow. These sections - Creation, the Cosmos, and Origins of the Universe; Ecology, Evolution, and the Natural World; Consciousness, Mind, and the Brain; Healers and Healing; Dying and Death; and Genetics and Religion - organize the questions and research that are the foundation of the enormous interest, and controversy, in science and religion today.

Ausgestattet mit den Schriften des Thot

Ausgestattet mit den Schriften des Thot
Author: Burkhard Backes,Marcus Müller-Roth,Simone Stöhr
Publsiher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9783447058766
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ausgestattet mit den Schriften des Thot Book Excerpt:

Mit Irmtraut Munro geht Anfang 2009 eine der produktivsten Forscherinnen zum altagyptischen Totenbuch in den Ruhestand. In den vergangenen 15 Jahren erschien im Harrassowitz-Verlag ein Dutzend Monographien von ihr zu diesem Thema. Die Festschrift versammelt 17 Aufsatze befreundeter Wissenschaftler und Kollegen aus insgesamt 10 europaischen Landern. Dem Hauptinteresse der Jubilarin entsprechend bilden Publikationen und Studien zu einzelnen Textzeugen des Totenbuchs einen inhaltlichen Schwerpunkt des Buches. Weitere Beitrage befassen sich mit ihrer Ikonographie, Uberlieferungsgeschichte sowie ihrem Inhalt und ihren Vignetten. Einige Beitrage gehen uber den Bereich des Totenbuchs hinaus und nehmen Bezug auf weitere Texte wie das Mundoffnungsritual und die Pyramidentexte. Insgesamt behandelt das Buch ausgewahlte Fragen zum Totenbuch uber seinen gesamten Belegzeitraum vom Neuen Reich bis zur Ptolemaerzeit.

Offerings to the Discerning Eye

Offerings to the Discerning Eye
Author: Sue D'Auria
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9004178740
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Offerings to the Discerning Eye Book Excerpt:

Egyptologist Jack A. Josephson, a writer and researcher in the tradition of the gentleman scholar, has achieved broad recognition as an authority in Egyptian art history. His lucid investigative analyses have probed and redefined the limits of inquiry, expanded research parameters, and broadened perspectives, emphasizing the undeniable contributions of art history in an intra-disciplinary framework. This volume of collected essays is dedicated to Josephson by distinguished friends and colleagues, a select roster including eminent, established scholars in the field of Egyptology and rising stars of the younger generation. Josephson views Egyptian art history as a critical but neglected area of study, and is a strong proponent of its reinstatement in the academic curriculum as an essential component in the formation of new cadres. The quality of the articles in this Egyptological medley is a tribute to the honoree and an affirmation of the esteem of his peers, while the range of subjects and variety of themes addressed reflect the degree to which he has, in his own scholarship, undertaken to implement his ideal.

The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead
Author: E. A. Wallis Budge
Publsiher: Digireads.com
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2020-09-18
ISBN: 9781420970968
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of the Dead Book Excerpt:

"The Book of the Dead" is one of the most famous texts to survive from the ancient world. Its original name in Egyptian is literally translated as the "Book of Coming Forth by Day" or the "Book of Emerging Forth into the Light" and was in use for over two thousand years by ancient Egyptians. It was a loose collection of spells and prayers used to assist a person in their journey after death through the underworld and into the afterlife. Copies were often placed in burial chambers or coffins and selected spells were sometimes written on objects or walls. The existence of this ancient book of spells has been known by Europeans since the Middle Ages, but the most complete version was not discovered until 1888 by E. A. Wallis Budge, the noted English Egyptologist who acquired objects for the British Museum. This version of the ancient text, known as the Papyrus of Ani, is dated to 1500 B.C. and was written by Ani, the Royal Scribe of Thebes. Presented here is Budge's translation, first published in 1895, which brought this timeless and fascinating ancient text to the greater attention of the English-speaking world. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.

The Hero Journey in Literature

The Hero Journey in Literature
Author: Evans Lansing Smith
Publsiher: University Press of America
Total Pages: 498
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780761805090
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hero Journey in Literature Book Excerpt:

This book provides an overview of the hero journey theme in literature, from antiquity to the present, with a focus on the imagery of the rites of passage in human life (initiation at adolescence, mid-life, and death). This is the only book to focus on the major works of the literary tradition, detailing discussions of the hero journey in major literary texts. Included are chapters on the literature of Antiquity (Sumerian, Egyptian, Biblical, Greek, and Roman), the Middle Ages (with emphasis on the Arthurian Romance), the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (Shakespeare, Milton, Marvell, Pope, Fielding, the Arabian Nights, and Alchemical Illustration), Romanticism and Naturalism (Coleridge, Selected Grimm's Tales, Bront%, Bierce, Whitman, Twain, Hawthorne, E.T.A. Hoffman, Rabindranath Tagore), and Modernism to Contemporary (Joyce, Gilman, Alifa Rifaat, Bellow, Lessing, Pynchon, Eudora Welty).

Sorcery Totem and Jihad in African Philosophy

Sorcery  Totem  and Jihad in African Philosophy
Author: Christopher Wise
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-03-23
ISBN: 1350013102
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sorcery Totem and Jihad in African Philosophy Book Excerpt:

In this significant new work in African Philosophy, Christopher Wise explores deconstruction's historical indebtedness to Egypto-African civilization and its relevance in Islamicate Africa today. He does so by comparing deconstructive and African thought on the spoken utterance, nothingness, conjuration, the oath or vow, occult sorcery, blood election, violence, circumcision, totemic inscription practices, animal metamorphosis and sacrifice, the Abrahamic, fratricide, and jihad. Situated against the backdrop of the Ansar Dine's recent jihad in Northern Mali, Sorcery, Totem and Jihad in African Philosophy examines the root causes of the conflict and offers insight into the Sahel's ancient, complex, and vibrant civilization. This book also demonstrates the relevance of deconstructive thought in the African setting, especially the writing of the Franco-Algerian philosopher Jacques Derrida.

Acts of the Seventh International Conference of Demotic Studies

Acts of the Seventh International Conference of Demotic Studies
Author: Kim Ryholt
Publsiher: Museum Tusculanum Press
Total Pages: 401
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9788772896489
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Acts of the Seventh International Conference of Demotic Studies Book Excerpt:

This book contains contributions from K.T. Zauzich, H.S. Smith, B. Porten, U. Kaplony-Heckel, R.K. Ritner, S. Allam, M. Chauveau, and D. Devauchelle.

Totenbuch Forschungen

Totenbuch Forschungen
Author: Burkhard Backes,Irmtraut Munro,Simone Stöhr
Publsiher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9783447054706
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Totenbuch Forschungen Book Excerpt:

Das altagyptische Totenbuch mit seinen etwa 200 Spruchen und dazugehorigen Illustrationen in immer neuen Zusammenstellungen auf verschiedenen Materialien (Papyri, Mumienbinden, Leichentucher, Sarge, Grabwande u.a.) stellt eine der bedeutendsten Quellen zur religiosen Literatur und Ikonographie des Alten Agypten dar. Im September 2005 richtete das Bonner Totenbuch-Projekt eine interdisziplinare Konferenz aus, deren Beitrage in diesem Band zusammengestellt sind. Die 27 oft reich bebilderten Aufsatze umfassen eine Vielfalt von Themen: Publikationen bislang unbekannter Handschriften auf den unterschiedlichsten Texttragern, Untersuchungen einzelner Texte oder Darstellungen aus dem Totenbuch, das Totenbuch als Quelle zu ausgewahlten religionswissenschaftlichen Themen, Beginn und Ende der Totenbuch-Uberlieferung und allgemeine Beobachtungen zum Totenbuch (zur Bezeichnung des Verstorbenen als Osiris, zur Palaographie, zur Anordnung der Vignetten, zu Totenbuch- Vignetten auf den Sargen der Dritten Zwischenzeit, zu Amulettpapyri). Daruber hinaus prasentieren funf Restaurierungswissenschaftler den aktuellen Forschungsstand zu sachgemasser Konservierung und Aufbewahrung von Papyri, zur Lesbarmachung stark nachgedunkelter Schrift, zu verwendeten Farben und moglichen Falttechniken.

The Witch s Book of Shadows

The Witch s Book of Shadows
Author: Jason Mankey
Publsiher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2017-02-08
ISBN: 073875191X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Witch s Book of Shadows Book Excerpt:

Discover the fascinating history, tradition, and modern uses of the Book of Shadows. This fun and easy-to-use guide provides essential information on creating and consecrating a Book of Shadows, as well as how to make it a part of your practice. Learn about the various types of Books of Shadows, their roles throughout history, and how they differ from regular spellbooks. Enjoy advice and excerpts from the grimoires of well-known modern and historical Witches. Explore a wide variety of ideas for what to include in your own Book of Shadows. Like a magical chart showing where you've been and where you're going, this wonderful tool is your personal guide to Witchcraft. Praise: "This is the complete guide to the Book of Shadows...Mankey has given Wiccans a great gift."—John Beckett, blogger at "Under the Ancient Oaks" and author of The Path of Paganism "This engaging, personal, and well-researched book explores a little-considered subject, the Book of Shadows, from every angle."—Yvonne Aburrow, author of All Acts of Love and Pleasure: Inclusive Wicca (Avalonia, 2014) "If Books of Shadows are your bag, then look no further. Jason Mankey once again shows off his skill as a well-practiced Witch with this collection of stories, tips, and tricks about that most personal of magical tools: the Book of Shadows. A great addition to every Wiccan's shelf."—Jenna T. Beachy, author of The Secret Country of Yourself: Discover the Powerful Magick of Your Endless Inner World "As always, Mankey brings insight and delight to the magickal process. The Witch's Book of Shadows is an in-depth, yet approachable guidebook to all the elements of crafting your own Books of Shadows. Dive in and enjoy!"—Lasara Firefox Allen, bestselling author of Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality