Ancient Egyptian - The boat as a symbol
Type of Spiritual Experience
If there is a ‘spiritual wind’ – a cyclical flow of energy, then symbolically any boat used as a form of transport can be a sail boat. The ancient Egyptians in their Book of the Dead employed sail boats.
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The deceased sails through the Underworld.
Book of the Dead by Chensumose, a priest of Amun-Re. Papyrus. 21st Dynasty (1080-960 BCE), 3rd Intermediate Period, Egypt.
Kunsthistorisches Museum,Aegyptisch-Orient.Sammlung, Vienna, Austria
A description of the experience
Ship of Isis and Image. From Pocock's Account of Egypt. Pl. XLII
The source of the experienceAncient Egyptian
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Kaemankh tomb fresco