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    DescriptionAn in-depth examination of the ancient Egyptian approach to death and its relevance to the modern near-death experience - A thought-provoking account of the numerous initiatic stages of the immortalization process - Examines the Ritual of Embalming and the Ritual of the Opening of the Mouth, both central to the ancient Egyptian death experience - Includes numerous illustrations from the rich field of Egyptian funeral art In their well-known Book of the Dead, the ancient Egyptians left humanity one of the most comprehensive looks at the death experience and the afterlife. Without sacrificing the rich complexity of pharaonic thought, Stephane Rossini and Ruth Schumann Antelme provide an accessible, thought-provoking account of the numerous initiatic stages of the immortalization process and the magical self-defense techniques necessary for the soul to achieve its ultimate objective as a solarized being. The true significance of the ancient Egyptian view of death cannot be entirely comprehended without knowledge of the practices that preceded those described in the Book of the Dead. "Becoming Osiris" presents an informative account of both the Ritual of Embalming, which transforms the deceased into a latent Osiris, and the Ritual of the Opening of the Mouth, which restores to the deceased his faculties. Though thousands of years old, these texts have an astounding contemporary relevance. With numerous illustrations from the rich field of Egyptian funeral art, "Becoming Osiris "presents a comprehensive guide to the fascinating Osirian odyssey that is the ancient Egyptian death experience.


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    Title
    Becoming Osiris
    Subtitle
    The Ancient Egyptian Death Experience
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephane Rossini, By (author) Ruth Shumann-Antelme
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 198 mm
    Height: 249 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780892816521
    ISBN 10: 089281652X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T10.0
    BIC E4L: REL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: VXA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    B&T General Subject: 590
    BIC subject category V2: JHBZ
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24720
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/DEATH
    DC22: 299.31
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030, OCC034000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 299/.31
    B&T Approval Code: A13364000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: BL2450.F8 A5713 1998
    DC21: 306.90932
    Thema V1.0: VXA, JHBZ
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    Original ed.
    Illustrations note
    90ill.
    Publisher
    Inner Traditions Bear and Company
    Imprint name
    Inner Traditions Bear and Company
    Publication date
    02 January 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Rochester, VT
    Author Information
    Stephane Rossini is a professional illustrator and the author of "Reading and Writing Hieroglyphs." Ruth Schumann-Antelme is an Egyptologist, an emeritus researcher of the CNRS in France and a professor at the School of the Louvre.
    Review quote
    "Tracking down angels both heavenly and fallen, Collins' detective work takes him through entire libraries. . . . His conclusion is that we humans are not the first race to live on the planet. Reading books like this one can be as much fun as reading Conan Doyle or Agatha Christie."
    Back cover copy
    ANCIENT EGYPT In the Book of the Dead the ancient Egyptians left humanity one of the most comprehensive views of the death experience and the afterlife. Without sacrificing any of the rich complexity of pharaonic thought, Becoming Osiris provides a detailed examination of this major religious text, making it easily accessible to the modern reader. This is a thought provoking account of the numerous initiatory stages of the immortalization process and the magical self-defense techniques necessary for the soul to achieve its ultimate objective of becoming a luminous being. But the true significance of the ancient Egyptian view of death cannot be entirely comprehended without knowledge of the practices that preceded those described in the Book of the Dead. Becoming Osiris gives an incisive account of both The Ritual of Embalming, which transforms the dead individual into a latent Osiris, and The Ritual of the Opening of the Mouth, which restores to the dead person his faculties. Though thousands of years old these texts have an astounding contemporary relevance. Filled with illustrations from the rich field of Egyptian funerary art, Becoming Osiris is a fascinating look at the Osirian odyssey that was the ancient Egyptian death experience. STePHANE ROSSINI is a professional illustrator and the author of Reading and Writing Hieroglyphs. RUTH SCHUMANN-ANTELME is an Egyptologist, an emeritus researcher of the CNRS in France, and a professor at the School of the Louvre.