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    DescriptionThis book explores ancient Egypt's feminine anointing mysteries and how these are reflected in both royal art and ritual life. It also traces their subsequent influence in early Christianity. This means there are five broad audiences for the book in addition to those interested in Egyptology, ancient history and archaeology. Religion - the book provides new insights in religion and mythology. It includes a detailed study of the New Year ritual of anointing the pharaoh, so it will appeal to readers interested in ritual and ancient mysteries. As a discussion of the oldest known African religion it is also relevant to black history. Women's Studies - the book carefully elucidates the place of feminine divinity and the Egyptian queen in these anointing mysteries. Emphasising the crucial role of the feminine in Egyptian ritual life, it gives a new perspective on women's theology and women's history.Early Christianity - the book traces the influence of the Egyptian New Year rites in the Christian anointing mysteries, as recorded both in the canonical gospels and the alchemically inspired Gospel of Philip from the Nag Hammadi Library. It is therefore relevant to readers interested in early Christianity, Christian sacramentalism and the Nag Hammadi writings. Alchemy and Hermeticism - the book's study of the relationship between early Christianity, Graeco-Egyptian alchemy and Hermeticism will interest those drawn to early esoteric traditions. Fine Arts - the book will also appeal to readers interested in a history, since it gives a high priority to visual images for understanding Egyptian religion. It includes many striking colour illustrations, which are closely Integrated within the text.

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    Golden Shrine, Goddess Queen
    Egypt's Anointing Mysteries
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alison Roberts
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 230 mm
    Height: 185 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780952423324
    ISBN 10: 0952423324

    B&T Book Type: NF
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
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    LC classification: BL2441.3 .R63 2008
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    Illustrations note
    69 colour & 10 b/w illus
    Northgate Publishers
    Imprint name
    Northgate Publishers
    Publication date
    31 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    East Sussex