The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts

The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts

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  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 156 x 214 x 26mm | 621.42g
  • Aris & Phillips Ltd
  • Warminster, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0856682977
  • 9780856682971

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These amazing texts are very far from being what reviewers like to call 'a good read'. They are a hard read, a difficult read, a confusing read. But it's worth it. The oldest surviving scriptures of mankind, they were written down 1500 years earlier than the oldest fragments of the Old Testament and contain a timeless wisdom which, if it was not divinely inspired, was certainly the work of spiritually illuminated geniuses. The central concern of these texts is the immortality of the soul and the knowledge that we must acquire in order to attain it and if you spend enough time immersed in this material it becomes impossible to shake off the conviction that the ancient writers really did know what they were talking about. The texts are so old that we know nothing about their origin. Yet they are too sophisticated to comply with conventional ideas about 'primitive' prehistoric cultures. Everything about them is mysterious, and the mystery goes on and on. Review by Graham Hancock, whose books include 'Heaven's Mirror: Quest for the Lost Civilization' (Kirkus UK)show more