My idea is based off of the Magic Tree house series by Mary Pope Osborne, I have come to a conclusion that the structure of this series is based off of the path to the life after death in Ancient Egypt. It would also be good to explain why this matters. What does this add to the story?
Using genuine mineral pigments, gold, semi-precious and precious stones, Icons of Kemet celebrates the living presence of Egypt's ancient Gods and spiritual traditions in one-of-a-kind devotional masterpieces for the temple or shrine.
Homage to You, Anpu, Forerunner of the House of Ausir, Foremost of the Westerners whose coming forth predicts the day following after the night. O Dread Lord, terror of millions, fear of You possesses the hearts of those enemies of Ausir Wennefer, and their blood has watered the earth on the day of the Haker-Festival.
It brings joy to your heart to see the rebellious punished, your seat upon the mount being raised upon their bones. The Place of Purification draws the Blessed to your waters, where the Wedjat Eye is filled, where the Bleary Eye regains its sight, where Wennefer is healed and His seat elevated within the Duat.
O Head of the West, wherein are renewed the forms of Ausir, whose limbs are unfettered by You, who becomes the Seat of the Eye through your power, where Ra is reborn by way of your purifications in the East. Likewise, all those weary ones are filled with life, through You they come forth by day as dwellers in the light.
The well-equipped Spirits salute You, the Effective Ones hail your potency, while those enemies of the Netjeru Gods are united with the slaughter block by your silvery claws. Your place of coming forth is the Anpu aka anubis the egyptian essay of the West, shinning, blinding, making a body of light from the shade, opening the way for those who follow after You.
Hear these, my words, O Lord of the Sacred Land, and may I be one of those counted amongst your entourage, going in, coming out, and glittering as the indestructible Spirit of the day. If you do not know Him, then let me introduce you through the beginnings of my newest work, a cult image being made according to His specifications: The religion of the ancient Egyptians was founded upon the conviction of immortality, and let it be said that their concept of immortality, contrary to New Age speculation, did not include the concept of reincarnation.
The Egyptians were not aiming at rebirth in the physical, human world, nor did they believe in some abstract spiritual melting into a unified consciousness at the moment of death. No, the Egyptians believed in physical resurrection after death, a literal resurrection into the afterlife that was to be a perfect extension of their life on earth.
This life was to be an eternal manifestation of life's greatest joys, pleasures, and benefits, without the drawbacks of suffering or want. The spiritual components of a person's personality were believed to be equally vital to survival after death, however, eternal life in the afterlife realm called the duat, the Sacred Land of the West, was a physical existence, and as such required a physical body 1.
Enter Anpu, the deity the Egyptians venerated as the inventor of the sacred art of mummification 2. Osiriswho had been slain and dismembered by His brother Seth.
It was through the cunning knowledge of Anpu that the shattered body of Ausir was transformed into an immortal form, being preserved and bound together as the first true mummy. It was this act that allowed the Goddess Auset Gr.
Isis to restore life to the body of Ausir, and thus to make of Him the judge and sovereign of the West the duat, realm of the afterlife. These are woven together, one flowing very subtly into the other, using the multilayered narrative of Kemetic Ancient Egyptian iconography.
In the center we see Lord Anpu Himself, His gesture, although that of holding aloft the celestial disk suggestive in this case of both sun and moonis also that of the ka, the spiritual identity of each living being.
Although it is not my practice to directly copy any image from antiquity of a deity I am honoring with an icon, I must say that this particular form of the God Anpu was suggested to me by two images of the god in two different museums.
Both the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York have in their collections images of Anpu as a dog-headed man carrying the lunar disk, with which Anpu was also associated 3. Both images are very similar in design, depicting Anpu with black canid head and black human body.
The blackness of the God's head and limbs is highly contrasted by the use of bright gold leaf for the details of kilt, leopard cape, and armbands.
I admit that these images are irresistible fodder for my iconographer's brain, as they are, in my eyes, some of the most striking depictions of Anpu from the ancient world.
It is well known that the presence of the God Anpu was mandatory in this ceremony, when a priest representing the God donned a canid mask of Anpu as he held up the mummy of the deceased outside the tomb in order to receive the Opening of the Mouth 5. Mask of the God Anpu fitted with eye slits for use by priests in the rite of Opening the Mouth.
Clad in the leopard pelt, with its distinctive head ornament hanging down over the torso of the God, Anpu walks at the foot of the sacred Mountain of the West. Here He performs His vital magical role as the embalmer of the God Ausir, whose mummified body is seen directly behind Anpu.
This may at first seem strange and mistaken. If Anpu is here in the role of a Sem Priest, His duty being that of Opener of the Mouth of Ausir, shouldn't the mummy of Ausir be placed near the entrance to His tomb, shown as if springing up from the side of the Mountain of the West?As god of cemeteries and embalming, Anubis (aka Yinepu or Anpu) is tending the mummy No info captured, this is likely from a tomb wall.
Photo ©Joan Ann Lansberry, Likely the graffiti on this piece is in late Egyptian Demotic and in Greek and Coptic. Egyptian Astrology; Find your birthdate then scroll down to read about your personality traits.
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During the session, the Egyptian God Anubis spoke to me. The difference between the two seidrs was remarkable. In the first, the group had absorbed the energy of the Beings from the Otherside.
In contrast, I directly. Anubis wikipedia, "anubis" is a greek rendering of this god's egyptian name before the greeks arrived in egypt, around the 7th century bc, the god was known as anpu or inpu the root of the name.
The Tale of Two BrothersThe story centers around two brothers: Anpu (Anubis), who is married, and the younger Bata. The brothers wor. Photo Essay: Anpu Lord of the Sacred Land (Part 1) D o we need an introduction to Lord Anpu (or Anubis), not arguably one of the most famous deities in the Kemetic pantheon?
one flowing very subtly into the other, using the multilayered narrative of Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian) iconography. In the center we see Lord Anpu Himself, His.