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Kemetic Books

Discussion in 'Neopagan or Revival Religions' started by Rival, Jul 7, 2021.

  1. Rival

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    I've found some books useful for this; not many at the minute but here are some I like,

    Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt: The One and the Many.

    This book seeks to demonstrate the polytheistic nature of Kemetic religion and takes umbrage with the Victorian/early 20thc. idea that Kemetic faith has a monotheistic root or such. It's very good and very indepth. Goes more into detail about Kemetic theological concepts than the title implies, going beyond its original premise. Very in-depth look at various Kemetic words and their meanings. Translated from German so somewhat of a wooden read but very academic. Interesting for a monotheist like me.

    The Search for God in Ancient Egypt.

    This is another book translated from German and a dry read, but very well written and also very academic. The author inserts his own thoughts but they are worth reading. It is a look at Kemetic theology and various concepts associated therewith. I'm really enjoying this one.


    The Oxford Essential Guide to Egyptian Mythology.


    A wonderful wordbook of Kemetic terms and ideas, albeit maybe somewhat outdated.
     
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    I recently bought 'Awakening Osiris'. It's a loosely translated Book of Going Forth by Day in poetic prose and it's really good. The chapters have been reworked into prayers/hymns/spiritual prose in a magnificent way. I would recommend this book. Definitely not for use as a direct translation but that's not its aim.
     
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    Glad to see that you are finding good books on the subject @Rival .
     
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    Another one just came today, "The Book of Gates - A Magical Translation". It looks promising.
     
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    I have two books on my to-read list currently. Need to get them out of storage first though.

    "Futhark, a handbook of rune magic" by Edred Thorsson

    And "Beyond the North Wind: The fall and rise of the mystic north" by Christopher McIntosh

    Edit: not that these are Kemetic, mind you.
     
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    @The Hammer, think you'd like this book.
     
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    This book came today :)

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