Friday, July 31, 2009

Stone and Shadow, John Bonanno photograph, 2008

Anubis gives strength to my legs and I lift myself up,
Sekhet clears the way to heaven,

My wishes are known in the house of the Ka of Ptah,

I know my own heart, having mastered its passions,

My hands and arms are returned transformed and deft,

I can move with speed my feet and legs that I may go.

I do what is pleasing to my Ka.

My soul is free of the rotting corpse recently bequeathed to Anubis.

The Gates of Amenta burst open, I depart in Peace.

-a paraphrase by John Bonanno from the Egyptian Book of the Dead

This passage is about getting out of Hell, a valuable piece of knowledge.

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