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The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead – The guardians of the doors

Identifier

014108

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

 

All the other observation for the Egyptian Book of the Dead have been grouped under this source, however, this one provides a useful example of its contents.

 

 

 

 

 

A description of the experience

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

'We will not let you enter by us' say the door posts of this door 'unless you tell our name'

'Plummet of Truth is your name'

'I will not let you enter by me' says the right hand leaf of this door 'unless you tell my name'.

'”Scale pan which weighs Truth” is your name'

'I will not let you enter by me,' says the left hand leaf of this door 'unless you tell my name'.

'”Scale pan of wine” is your name'.

'I will not let you pass by me' says the floor of the door 'unless you tell my name'.

'”Ox of Geb” is your name'.

'I will not open to you' says the door bolt of this door 'unless you tell my name'.

'”Toe of his Mother” is your name'.

'I will not let you enter by me' says the hasp of this door 'unless you tell my name'

'”Living Eye of Sobk, Lord of Bakhu” is your name'.

'I will not let you enter by me' says  this door 'unless you tell my name'

'”Breast of Shu which he placed as a protection for Osiris” is your name'.

'We will not let you enter by us' say the cross timbers 'unless you tell our names'

'”Children of uraei” are your names'.

'I will not open to you nor let you enter by me' says the door keeper of this door 'unless you tell my name'

'”Ox of Geb” is your name'.

'You know us, pass by us'.

The source of the experience

Ancient Egyptian

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