The Egyptian Heaven and Hell Volume II
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Pages (PDF): 143
Publication Date: 1905
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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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THIS god entereth into the earth through the Hall of the horizon of Amentet. There are one hundred and twenty ATRU to journey over in this Hall before a man arriveth at the gods of the Tuat.
The name of the first Field of the Tuat is NET-RA. He (i.e., Ra) allotteth fields to the gods who are in [his] following, and he beginneth to send forth words to and to work out the plans of the divine beings of the Tuat in respect of this Field.
Whosoever shall have these made (i.e., copied) according to the similitude which is in Ament of the Tuat, [and] whosoever shall have knowledge of these similitudes, [which are] the copies of this great god himself, they shall act as magical protectors for him upon earth regularly and unfailingly, and they shall act as magical protectors for him in the Great Tuat.
USHEMET-HATU-KHEFTI-RA is the name of the [first] hour of the night which guideth this great god through this Hall.
This great god afterwards taketh up his position in UR-NEST, which is three hundred and nine ATRU in length, and one hundred and twenty ATRU in width.
The name of the gods who are in this Field is, BAIU-TUATI. Whosoever knoweth their names shall have his existence with them, and unto him shall this great god allot fields in the place wherein they are in the FIELD OF URNES. He shall stand up with the Gods who Stand Up (AHAU), he shall travel on in the following of this great god, he shall enter into the earth, he shall force a way through the Tuat, he shall cleave a passage through the tresses of the gods with flowing hair (HENKSU), he shall travel on by the EATER OF THE ASS (AM-AA) after the emptying of the lands, he shall eat bread-cakes in the Boat of the Earth, and there shall be given unto him the fore-part of TATUBA.
Whosoever shall have made in writing (or, in drawing) similitudes of the BAIU-TUATI (i.e., the Souls of the Tuat) in the forms in which they are in Ament of the Tuat-now the beginning of such representations should be from Amentet,--and whosoever shall make offerings unto them upon earth in their names, [these things I say] shall act as magical protectors to that person upon earth, regularly and unfailingly.
And whosoever shall know the words which the gods of the Tuat speak to this god, and the words which are said by him to them when he is approaching the gods of the Tuat, [these words I say] shall act as magical protectors to him that knoweth them upon earth, regularly and unfailingly.
SHESAT-MAKET-NEB-S is the name of the hour of the night which guideth this great god through this Field.
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