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Egyptian Book of the Dead - Spell 109



Type of Spiritual Experience


Although agricultural activities still went on in this spiritual place of peace, the Egyptians delegated the work in death to ‘shabtis’ represented in their tombs by small figurines, that were supposed to take away all the normal hard work and leave the person in peace to do nothing but enjoy the place.

A description of the experience

The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead – translated by R O Faulkner
Spell 109

I know the northern gate of the sky; its south is in the Lake of Waterfowl, its north is in the Waters of Geese, the place in which Re navigates by wind or by rowing.  I am the whip-master in the Ship of the God, I am one who rows and does not tire in the bark of Re.

I know those two trees of turquoise between which Re goes forth, which have grown up at the Supports of Shu at that gate of the Lord of the East from which Re goes forth.

I know that Field of Rushes which belongs to Re, the walls of which are of iron; the height of the barley is five cubits, its ear is two cubits,  and its stalk three cubits, its emmer is seven cubits, its ear is of three cubits and its stalk of four cubits.  There are spirits, each nine cubits tall, who reap it in the presence of the Souls of the Easterners.

I know the souls of the easterners; they are Horakhty, the sun calf, and the Morning Star.

The source of the experience

Egyptian Book of the Dead

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