Friday, February 08, 2019

A lively "Book of the Dead"

From Awakening Osiris: The Egyptian Book of the Dead, a translation of texts by Normandi Ellis, with these gems that leap from the page:

“My body is but wax and wick for flame. When the candle burns out, the light shines elsewhere.”      

“Not a perfect soul, I am perfecting. Not a human being, I am a human becoming.”  

“Name yourself in your heart and know who you are.”  

“In the beat of a heart, the suck of a breath, you are the universe.”  

“In my heart are the deeds my body has done and my heart has been weighed in the balance.”  

“Mine is a heart of carnelian, crimson as murder on a holy day.”

And a section of 21 rather deadly apres-vie "ladies of the ether." They deserve one's respect, yes, ma'am!

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