An Egyptian Reading Book

An Egyptian Reading Book

E. A. Wallis Budge

This is exactly what the title says: An Egyptian Reading Book. The catch being that in order to read it, you need to be Egyptian. And by Egyptian, I mean Ancient Egyptian. Or someone who is well versed in hieroglyphs. Apart from the Preface and the footnotes, this entire book is written in Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. Which doesn’t make it any less awesome. It’s a fantastic book to have, if only to look through and try your hand at…

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Egyptian Myths and Mysteries

Egyptian Myths and Mysteries

Rudolf Steiner

This book is made up of a series of lectures which Steiner gave in September 1908. There are 12 lectures in all, covering things like the stages of evolution, the mysteries of the planets, Atlantis, old initiation centres and spiritual connections between ancient and modern times. He links all this to ancient Egyptian practices and beliefs with the penultimate lecture being the Egyptian doctrine of evolution.

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Egyptian Myth and Legend

Egyptian Myth and Legend

Donald A. Mackenzie

Fully illustrated. A really interesting look at ancient Egypt and all aspects of it. It’s not as scholarly a book as, perhaps the E. A. Wallis Budge ones, but that’s not entirely a bad thing. It’s very readable and he delves into historical records, religious texts and even gives an account of a day in Memphis. He writes about Amon and Ra, the Golden Age of Egypt, the religion of the stone workers, Amenhotep and Rameses, and he…

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The Egyptian Mysteries

Alexander Wilder

By Iamblichos and translated by Wilder, this 1915 book contains the Reply of Abammon, the Teacher, To The Letter of Porphyry to Anebo, together with Solutions of the Questions Therein Contained. Chapters include The Superior Races, Rites, Symbols and Offerings, Origin Of The Art Of Divination, Demons, Concerning The Mystic Rites, Origin Of Egyptian Symbolism and Concerning The Powers Invoked.

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An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary Vol 2

An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary Vol 2

E. A. Wallis Budge

Volume 2. With an index of English words, King list, and geographical lists with indexes, list of hieroglyphic characters and coptic and semitic alphabets, this massive tome from the Egyptian expert, E. A. Wallis Budge, is a dream for someone who is interested in ancient Egyptian texts. Contains about 25,000 words and terms.

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An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary Vol 1

An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary Vol 1

E. A. Wallis Budge

With an index of English words, King list, and geographical lists with indexes, list of hieroglyphic characters and coptic and semitic alphabets, this massive tome from the Egyptian expert, E. A. Wallis Budge, is a dream for someone who is interested in ancient Egyptian texts. Contains about 25,000 words and terms.

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The Egyptian Heaven and Hell Volume II

The Egyptian Heaven and Hell Volume II

E. A. Wallis Budge

This is the second volume of the Egyptian Heaven and Hell series. Volume II includes the short form of the Book of Am-Tuat as well as the complete hieroglyphic text and translation of the Book Of Gates. The Book of Gates details the journey of a newly deceased soul through the underworld, having to pass through different gates. Each gate is associated with a different goddess and it is implied that whilst some will pass through unharmed, others won’t.

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The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead

E. A. Wallis Budge

This is E. A. Wallis Budge’s translation of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Jam packed with footnotes, this book has an extensive introductory section by Budge which covers such things as the Gods of the Book of The Dead, the Egyptians ideas of God, the legends of Ra, Osiris, Isis and funeral ceremonies. Apart from the introduction, there is of course, the actual Book of the Dead.

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