Bes: the ancient egyptian way of initiation, 2018

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
Bes: the ancient egyptian way of initiation, 2018
Creator:
Rawls, Orlando Julius
Date of Original:
2010/2019
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
theses
dissertations
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Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
The purpose of this thesis is to explore Osiriss role in the Book of the Dead[1] to unearth the ancient Egyptian connotation for the term death. This study contends that western scholars have debased the arcane expression of death to literal interpretation. The basic function of ancient Egyptian scripture was to instruct mans soul into deityin the earthly realm. This investigation suggests the ancient Egyptian priesthood instituted this esoteric philosophy in scripture to adumbrate this grand idea death, which was Besto be initiated. The third century A.D. witnessed the development of Christianity in northeast Africa and subsequent rise of the Western world, delivering the fatal blow to ancient theology sending the art of esotericism into obscurity for centuries. The discovery of the Rosetta Stone would help to reestablish portions of this lost science. Thus, this inquiry aims to restore the sublime philosophy to the Book of the Dead so that its purpose is properly understood [1] The indigenous term for the Book of the Dead is prt m hrw or Book of Coming Forth by Day. KEY TERMS: Egypt, Osiris, Initiation, History, Religion, Africa, African History, Arts and Humanities, History, History of Religions of Eastern Origins, Near Eastern Languages and Societies, Religion
Date of award: 5/21/2018
Degree type: thesis
Degree name: Master of Arts (MA)
Granting institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department: African American Studies, Africana Women's Studies, and History
Advisor: Black, Daniel P.
Advisor: Scott, Thomas M.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:2018_rawls_orlando_julius
Holding Institution:
Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
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