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The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

Identifier

003309

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

The Egyptians perceived that during out of body flights a cord tied one [figuratively] to the physical realm and thus one could return. But on death the cord was cut.

A description of the experience

From The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead – translated by R O Faulkner
Spell 17

What does it mean?  It means that the navel string of N will be cut.  All the ill that was on me has been removed

From The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead – translated by R O Faulkner
Spell 169

You shall go up to the sky, the cord shall be knotted for you in the presence of Re, you shall close the net in the river, you shall drink water from it, you shall walk on your feet, you shall not walk upside down.  You shall ascend to those who are above the earth…..

From The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead – translated by R O Faulkner
Spell 50

The four knots are tied about me by the guardian of the sky.  He has made the knot firm for the Inert One on his thighs on that day of cutting off the lock of hair.  The knot was tied about me by Seth, in whose power the Ennead were at first, before uproar had come into being, when he caused me to be hale.  The knot was tied about me by Nut, when I first saw Maat, when the gods and the sacred images had not yet been born.  I am heaven born, I am in the presence of the Great Gods.

The source of the experience

Egyptian Book of the Dead

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Aether
Water

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Activity not known

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