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61177240 Ancient Kemet and the Immortal Black Soul

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Wiedemann, Alfred, 1856Shelf

BL 2450

.15 W5


1936. The ancient Egyptian doctrine of the immortality





a .


.Printed by Hazell. London and Aylesbury.. Watson. Ld. & Viney.

was bound . only one This particular form of the doctrine was of many different ones that were held. latter. stelae are devoted is the symbolism of nearly it all the amulets connected practice of in with it .PREFACE. were but occasional manifesta- whereas the system here treated of was the popular belief people. By far the texts greater part of the religious papyri and tomb and of the inscriptions of funerary to it . IN writing this treatise my object has been to give a clear exposition of the most important shape which the doctrine of immortality assumed in Egypt. . the most popular of the gods of Egypt. up with and it the mummifying the dead centred all the person of Osiris. among early to all classes of the Egyptian from Coptic times. however. The tions.

name. and wherever that his w^orship spread. its fall. entered life into the religious of the Greeks . tality it doctrine his of immor- which was associated with doctrine . w^e find traces of it the writings of Christian apologists and the older fathers of the Church. Throughout Empire.C. From the fourth century together with his companion deities. Osiris had already attained pre-eminence he maintained this position throughnational life. Rhine. and through their agency the thoughts and opinions of our it has affected time. in Even Pyramid times . both the doctrine which was at once the most the teachings profound and the most attractive of of the Egyptian religion . out the whole duration of Egyptian and even survived B. to his wife to his son it and Harpocrates carried with . lies own The cause in of this far-reaching influence itself. all and also in the comfort . he. even the the length and breadth of the Roman to the remotest provinces of the Danube and Isis.Vlll PREFACE. This Osirian influenced the systems of Greek the teachings of in philosophers the Gnostics it made itself felt in . altars were raised to him. and homage was paid to him by imperial Rome.

had sojourned upon earth and bestowed civilisation. life nature on every hand presented images of the of Osiris. human story of founder. his name should endure. on dying he had passed into the world to come. devices of the evil Wicked One. founded with the Sun god the two deities b . tween the fertilising Nile and the encroaching no less than in the daily and yearly courses of the was occasionally conlater. To the Egyptian. and consolation to be derived its IX from the pathetically Osiris. He. and of death and was But the triumph of : was only apparent the work of Osiris endured. . and his son followed in his footsteps and broke the power of for evil. sun. the son of the gods. over the dead as " henceforth to reign Being. the contest bedesert. To him that life was in reflected in the struggle between good and evil. so must each man his life no matter how noble and how godly never- theless his deeds should be established for ever.PREFACE. and the life which is eternal awaited him beyond the tomb. Even as Osiris. Neither had his being ended with death. upon men the blessings of he fell At length a prey to the slain. In earlier times Osiris ." The Good die.

All the Osirian doctrines were readily apprehended in spite of their deep import^ and they steadily tended towards the evolution of a high form of monotheistic belief. concurrently with the dying of the Sun of the Old Year and the rising of the Sun of to bird. at the winter solstice. and the this although associated of Osiris. recognise his old beliefs in The Egyptian could many a Christian theme. To no close student of these doctrines can the fact seem strange that the first Egypt should have been country in which Christianity permeated the whole body of the people. his The new phoenix was supposed ance in make appearusually March with . overcoming His enemies.X PREFACE. The death end of the and resurrection of Osiris occurred at the is month Khoiak — that to say. the demons and the wicked. Sun. and so much did the of Osiris figure of Christ remind him and his son Horus. that to him Christ valley even became a hero who traversed the Nile as evil Horus had done. In Egypt the Osirian . was often representative And the epithets and titles of the Sun god were similarly bestowed upon -j Osiris. the New. in were habitually merged one another.

.PREFACE. and. I am gratefully indebted to my ALFRED WIEDEMANN. altogether apart from their intrinsic worth and far-reaching influence. Bonn. faith XI Christianity. as well as for English translator. and dogma were the precursors of it the foundations upon which was able to build . it is this which constitutes their significance in the history of the world. For the choice of the the illustrations. March 1895. version.


for the belief was developed among Semites. henotheism. and pantheism. true that other ancient religions attained early to a similar dogma. T -L/ ITTLE of as we know in its of the ancient Egyptian religion entirety. of superstition and true religious worship. I Indo-germanians. I . which the Egyptian religion owes unique position among all other religions of antiquity — the It doctrine of the immortality of the is human soul. one dogma stands out clearly from one article of belief to its this confusion.THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. and of its motley mixture childishly crude fetichism and deep philosophic thought. of polytheism.

all it. the stages through which this doctrine of the Egyptian religion had successively .2 THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF . In these texts the doctrine of immortality appears as a completed system with a long history of development behind In that system.C. passed are preserved for the Egyptians were so immoderately conservative could not in everything that they their make up their minds to give up . when attained brought about the abandon- ment of grossly material forms of thought. Turanians. appears to be The oldest of the longer religious to us are found in the texts which have come down wall inscriptions of pyramids of kings of the Fifth and Sixth Dynasties (according of the dynasties). of their reciprocal relationship. to Manetho's to scheme at least and must be dated 3000 B. Egypt we But in have the unique spectacle of one of the most elaborated forms of the doctrine of immortality side by side with the most elementary conception of higher beings ever formulated by any people. and Mongolians but in all these cases it appears as the outcome of a higher conception of man and God and and. We which do not know whether the belief in immortality is prevailed in the valley of the Nile as old as the it Egyptian religion in general. although at first sight so. to.

old ideas 3 of deity. has in itself a clear and intelligible signifi- cance . The consequence was essential that old that in Egypt there was no religious progress in our sense of the term. each religious belief. The find older ideas were all carefully retained. When we abandon the consideration of single points and try to imagine how the different detached notions were combined by the people into one belief. afterwards existing side by for There is no trace of any struggle .THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. and what picture they had . them a new doctrine could achieve no greater success than to win a place among the older conceptions of the Egyptian Pantheon. and where this is apparently otherwise it is not because the point was obscure to the Egyptian in mind. even after having advanced to higher and purer ones. however heterogeneous might be to the rest. Each single divinity. but because we have not yet succeeded making it clear to ourselves. the victory between these systems each new order of thought was taken as it arose into the circle of the it older ones. it With of us is and outworn forms with belief should be cast off. each amulet. religion and we various systems of which in point of time had soil followed each other on Egyptian side.

each smallest amulet itself must be carefully examined by in and treated of it. each idea. the Egyptians never succeeded beliefs welding their different and practices into one consistent whole. life In most religions the c^ods of are distinct from . —then Many and we have divinities ourselves task. circles of ideas yet all existed together and were accepted and believed time. any discussion of Egyptian isolated must begin by dealing with each divinity. have precisely same whole character perform the same functions are mutually exclusive . But great as must have been the expenditure of thought which produced and developed their various in religious doctrines.4 really THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF formed of set their Heaven and Pantheon an impossible the . the light of the texts specially referring to Generations of Egyptians pondered on each single point seeking priests to elucidate it. and all sought to provide themselves with every amulet possessing efficacy for the world to come and import for man's etern^^ welfare. overcome demons. in at one and the same In these circumstances religious ideas facts . and attain to bliss. With anxious fear all and laymen strove to acquire the use of the formulae by the help of which man hoped to appease the gods.

the gods of death, but



such a distinction scarcely

existed at

all in


There the same beings who
fate of

were supposed to determine the
world were supposed to determine


in this

also in the world




in the case of certain deities


the one and sometimes the other side of the divine

was brought

into special prominence.


exercise of their different functions

by the gods was

not in accordance with any fixed underlying principle,

was not any


outcome of

their characters, but

rather a matter of their caprice and inclination.


course of time the Egyptian idea of these functions

changed, and was variously apprehended in different

seems to us

at first as

though the relation

of the gods to the

beyond had nearly everywhere

been regarded as more important than their relation
to this


this impression



to the fact


our material for the study of



almost exclusively derived from tombs

and funerary temples, while


of Egyptian

monuments unconnected with
comparatively small.

the cult of the dead





has been supposed that both


their religion


in their public life the




their thoughts

towards death and what lay




But a close examination of the monufull

ments has proved that they had as
of the

an enjoyment

here as other nations of antiquity, and that

they are not to be regarded as a
race of



men whose

thoughts were pedantically turned

towards the contemplation of the next world.



been the

case, the

Egyptians would have

to hold a pessimistic view of the

here and

hereafter something

like that prevailing in India,


have striven to escape from the monotony and dulness
of existence

by seeking some means





the reverse of what happened in the valley of

the Nile.

The most

ardent wish of





remain on earth as long as possible, to attain

to the age of

one hundred and ten years, and to
death the same


to lead after

which they

had been wont

to lead while here.


the after-life in the most material fashion

they could

imagine no

fairer existence

than that which they led

on the banks of the



simple and at the
their conceptions

same time how complicated were

can best be shown by some account of their ideas

on the immortality of the soul and










ancient Egyptian documents.

his heart his



once a

man was




ceased to beat and
hfeless hull

warmth had


body, a



that remained of

him upon



duty of the survivors was to preserve
to that

from destruction, and
to a guild



was handed over

whose duty


to carry out


ment under


This was done

according to old and strictly established rules.


and more corruptible parts were taken away,
rest of the

and the




bony framework




—was soaked


natron and asphalt,


with sweet-smelling

unguents, and




inside of the

body was



bandaging and


among which were


kinds of



— heart-shaped

vases, snake-heads in carnelian,


glazed-ware figures of divinities.


their mystic

power these amulets were intended
assist the preservation of the corpse,

to further


which physical provision had already been made
In about seventy days,

by embalmment.

when the

work of embalmment was completed, the body was wrapped

linen bandages, placed in a coffin,


so returned to the family.







deceased then

edited by Bergmann. hisch. . Vienna. * 1887. Paris. Kal. which was closed and walled up.8 THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF the dead in carried solemn procession across the river to his last resting-place. edited by Maspero. London. // Libro del Funcrali. Leipzig. 1881 — 1890. 1865. 1875. 1863. and other priests made offerings and performed mysterious ceremonies both during the procession and at the entrance to the tomb. 35 sqq. grief and exhorted his relations in life. edited by Birch.^ ceremonies pi. further offerings were made. The minutely ordered ritual for the at the door of the tomb was published and investi- gated in Schiaparelli's admirable work. for himself in the hills which he had provided forming the western boundary of the valley of the Nile. Turin. Pap. For the transport of the mummy. and the conclusion of their operations in a Paris papyrus and a Bulaq papyrus. Mourning-women accomtheir panied the procession with wailing . and by The procedure of the taricheiits is Brugsch. to forget and again to rejoice so long as should be granted unto them the The whole process of embalmment is briefly described in Rhind Papynis. see Dumichen.* The mummy was then lowered into the vault. described in a Vienna papyrus. du Louvre. priests burnt incense and intoned prayers. Harpers were there who sang of the of his their it dead man and worth. and afterwards the mourners in the partook of the funeral feast the ante-chamber of tomb.

shape of foods drinks. Hfe past man knows grave is not what shall follow beyond the darkness and long sleep. How to there fared with the dead could only be learned . or brought real him and of offerings. often degenerating into an orgy when at length all the guests had withdrawn. sometimes alone and sometimes accompanied by the priests. grew the banquet. and the Otherwise the tomb remained unvisited. it and the dead alone. geese. from the doctrines and mysteries of religion descend into the vault the and disturb the peace of mummy yet was accounted a heavy crime against both gods and men. and there offered to in prayers either dead. was only on certain feast to days that relatives made pilgrimages the city of the dead. cakes bread.THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. 9 is for when it . the was left tomb was Afterwards the closed. or else under the symbolic of forms of little clay models like. On the the these occasions they again entered ante-chamber of the tomb. And to how much an Egyptian could have wished look behind the sealed walls of the sepulchral secret chamber and see what there befell the dead ! and mysterious things had not For their existence . it oxen. to enjoy the light of the sun . Gayer and gayer .

. they again him. to the gods. These " living. on which the above-mentioned practised. Etienne. a higher and an eternal constituent parts.10 THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF death end. of all The most important * these component in the parts * Proceed- On these component parts cf.. p. which together almost correspond to our idea of the soul. . whose union in the The man had made the a human life possible. in Von Bergmann's I. or even of the gods. . there referred to. may be found p. but on leaving to find in its at his death each set out alone If all own way so. had found their common home it in his living body . II. a unity. had entered on a new. indestructible " parts of a man. p. of embalmment were distinct each of the former were even when in combination. ings of the Orientalist Congress at etseq. succeeded doing and it was further proved that the deceased had been good and upright. (1878). separated at moment of his death into those which were immortal and those which were mortal. 22. 74 et seq. ( But while the the latter formed and ) constituted corruptible body only rites Kha). 159 Many parallel texts to the additional chapter of The Book of the Dead. II. and so became one with entered into the company of the blessed. Wiedemann St. terminated with their earthly being only had come to an but they themselves life. Sarlcophag des Panchejnisis.

. embodied in the man's name the picture of in him the which was. and led to a philo- sophic explanation of the distinction sonalities between perin and persons. He endowed him. t There no modern word which exactly expresses the Maspero's translation of " Egyptian idea of the Double. . the divine counterpart of the deceased. was the so-called [_j . his Doppelgdnger. which strangely impressive by reason it of its thorough sensuousness. Double. or a his individuality statue to the living man. ^g. Doppclga?iger" tion of " \s \.\\e best hitherto proposed. is — name. of abstract But the Egyptian was incapable and was reduced to thought. dating from the eighteenth century account ) Many * On this ( Ka was sometimes used as interchangeable with Ren ^^. Ka . 83) is altogether misleading. such as that contained the Platonic Ideas.THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. holding the same relation it to him as a word to the conception which It expresses. or might have been. as was . Meyer's transla- Ghosr {Gesch. p. forming a purely concrete conception is of this individuality. exactly his resembling second self.\ scenes.* Among rise to other races similar thoughts have given higher ideas. called up minds of those who knew him that at the mention of name. I I Ka. his with a that of material form completely corresponding to the man.

or throne-name.12 B.) * * The illustration is taken from Lepsius. represent different kings appearing pig^ I. making perfumeel {Froiu the temple of Dcr Bahri. Dciikmalcr. III. — Hatshcpsu. of Thothmes II.. and his .C. by her Ka. THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF and onwards. accompanied offerings. Here the solar cartouche. 21.

as a Httle man with the king's features (fig.. The first satisfactory explanation of KA-name was given by Petrie in A Season in 21.. on ascending the throne. of the Twelfth Dynasty see Petrie. before divinities. have a crude representation of this We I. Etudes Egyptologiqnes. pi. following him shadow follows a man. II. which was also the name four of his Ka. L. 273 et scq. i). from the reign of Taiiis Amenemhat I. the king took hitherto borne. are palimpsests effacing the names of Queen Hatshepsu Ramaka.C. this The figures in .3 THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. while behind the 1 king stands his (fig. was only necessary the Horus. 22.or Ka-name. (S2cond Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund). dating . pp.. the builder of the temple. No. But. the Egyptians had carried the idea further. p. But even about 1500 still as early as the time of B. scenes the these Personality accompanies as a the Person.* or as a staff with two hands and surmounted by In certain symbols of royalty. Amenophis III. 3. Ka. . from the sepulchral vault into the upper chamber. Ka sign. Maspero. scene originally represented the Queen and her is Ka but as it she always portrayed to in male attire throughout the temple. 2). He shows that the rectangular is parallelogram in which the Horus-name to pass written is the exact equivalent of the square panel over the false door in the tomb. cf. Egypt.. where offerings were provided A private person had but one name. or by the king's head. and * new names in addition to the one which he had among them a name for his Ka. and had completely dissevered the Per- Horus.or change her names in order to appropriate her figure as that of a king. by which the Ka was supposed for it. or tomb-chapel.

. Dcnk?nalcr. The hands the KaKa- staff have doubtless a . {From Abu Simbel. life. — The Ka of Rameses II. the Ir dnkh of (fig. and * the . the king being frequently represented as appearing j^before his own Personahty. Fig.symbol of III. represented * b}' the two-handed sta' standing behind the king while he slab's his enemies before Ra Harmakhis. 3). 186.) which bears the insignia of divinity. Lepsius. the staff of command. common origin with those of the sign— LJ .14 THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF sonality from the Person. 2.

making offerings to his Ka. heart) . 3. all Power. 1 To it the king presents offerings of every kind and prefers his petition for gifts of the gods in exchange Fig. Stability. temple at Soleb.— Amenophis III. 87.5 THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. Denk7nalet\ . thee Lepsius. ) * : {From his His Personality replies all " I all I give unto thee all all Life. Health. and for Joy the (enlargement of * subdue III.




peoples of Nubia (Khent), so that thou mayest cut
off their


In bas-reliefs of the

same period

which represent the birth of Amenophis




born at the same time





both are presented to
(fig. 4),


Ra, as two boys exactly

and blessed by him.






began to




and appointed




time to time the




temple to implore from himself







So long

as the king


the earth, so long

his " living


lord of

Lower Egypt,
of Splendour

tarried in his dwelling, in the

Upper and Abode


^^ Duaty





himself, independent of him,
his counterpart

superior to

and yet

and bound up with him.


disjunction of the Personality from the Person








the two were

indeed separate, but

were so

one as to come into being only through

and with each




no longer than
el Bahri,

In the course of his excavations at


for the

Egypt Exploration Fund, M. Naville discovered the

originals of

these scenes in a series of bas-reliefs representing the birth

Queen Hatshepsii which were
t Lepsius, Dcnk??ialer,
III. 21,

plagiarised by




9 THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. But there was : difference in their reciprocal relations live without the body. but the the Ka could live body could not without the Ka. and runs as follows " O every scribe. food and its well-being. Yet this does not imply that the Ka in was a higher. a just spiritual being . all ye who who love and honour your gods. After a man's death his Ka became his Personality proper . and would have your offices to flourish (shine) for your children. it was material needing suffering the same way drink for thirst lot if as the body itself. his 1 Ka remained with him. tablet of Khemnekht (now in the The prayer on the funerary Agram Museum) dates from : the Thirteenth Dynasty. say ye Osiris for ' : Let royal priest offerings be brought unto the Ka of the . and it. priestly reciter). These inscriptions vary but little. meat and milk. pass by this every Kherheb stele. they also required to it sustenance. hunger and respect its these were denied lot In this was the common bodily of Egyptian gods . (lector.^ stelae in Such prayers were also inscribed on funerary order that passers-by might repeat them for the benefit of the dead. and all good things needful for the sustenance of a god to the * Ka of the deceased. prayers and offerings were made to the gods that they might grant bread and wine. and it never left him this until the moment of his death. and were sorely put their if offerings failed them and food and drink were unsupplied.

. 316 et seq.. or ^'^^^/)' itself as do plants and trees (*^^^~^^n ^^AAAA became.) . " the living Ka in its coffin. funeraires egyptieimes^ particulars The Wiedemann... above summarised may be verified from contracts which a prince [erpd-ha) of Siut concluded with the priests of Anubis under the Tenth or Eleventh Dynasty (discussed by Maspero.. Inscriptions hicroglyphiques. as the texts oc- ^ i casionally express it. ^g. p. 1889. Mariette. Les Mastabahs. Observations siir guelques Le Miiseon X.' " life for the Personalities of the dead. I. cf. and Erman.. Denkvu'iler. became incorporate live which began to renew ^'^'^ and grow (c:^^ "(^ ^=^^^ rfid). Insc?iptio?is of Siut and Der in Rifeh. p. and bequeathed certain for the maintenance of priests to attend to large staffs of officials were kept up to provide the necessaries of Khemnekht. 42.. p. Zeitschr. I. the best publication of these inscriptions being that by Griffith. p. Similar contracts were : made even Lepsius. Transactions of the Society of Biblical Archeology. in order to accept the food there provided occasions it the On such mummy.»-.... 1882. 62 et seq. VII. Etudes de Mythologie. 3-7. 159 ff. 199 et seq. 6 et seq. 20 THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF made to Offerings were also the Ka itself." The rich founded endowments whose revenues were to all time in providing their to be expended Kas sums this with food offerings.* For an account of the development of the formulae see on funerary steles * stelae. it and it was believed that from time to time visited the tomb for in it. De Roug6. pi. the times of the pyramid-building kings II. ^. London.

Thus the of divinity became entirely anthropomorphic. EUidcs de Mythologie. p. and were indeed neither more nor idea less than the Kas of the gods. just as the king built his temple not to himself but to his Personality. of Offerings and the pleasures of earthly there even seems to have been a belief that imprisoned formulae. so also sanctuaries were to at sometimes dedicated not to a god himself but * As in the case of statues found in the temple of Ptah Memphis (Mariette. holding of a the belief that the statue human being represented and embodied a human Ka. 27 b). in it might be a statue by means in the of certain magic Royal statues royal temples were destined to the use of the Kas..THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. pi. cf. . 8 f. Mon. and some- man which were sovereign. Lepsius. 154. concluded that the statues of the gods represented and embodied divine Kas. t intended for his own Ka The Egyptians.. 1. div. there might the Ka sojourn and take part in Feasts life . t This striking theory was first broached by Maspero. The 21 Ka was represented by statues of the dead placed within his tomb. p. de Trav. Aiiswahl.* times in temples also by gracious permission of the Wherever one of these statues stood.. and. pi. Karfiak. 11). the many statues of all the same king in one temple being apparently service. Rcc. pi. 1. 80. and in that of Amon at Karnak (Mariette.

stood nearer to man in than the god himself.. whom rather the Greeks for comhis this pared to Hephaestos. 201). —but that of in in Ptah was not alone among the gods respect. 29 . Tcmpelpi. prayer is for the divine favour and blessings its not as a rule It is a addressed to the Apis. ijischriften. Manners and which are to Customs. Von Bergmann. —the maker Ka. For example. 2 . 33 61. t Lefsius. 13. Horus. col. pi. Renouf. of the West (Wilkinson. Transactions of the Society of Biblical . Insch. be considered as being the Kas of the deities of the East tlie and of the West. each was supposed to be possessed of his It own Personality in addition to himthis was believed that the divine Ka. the chief temple of for the Memphis was not service of the god Ptah. and hence in the case of votive stelae dedicated to the incarnation of Ptah the sacred Apis-bull of Memphis. 1. and not as Kas of abstract conceptions of East and West.22 his THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF Personality. I. 194. find occasional mention of the Ka of the East and the ed. III. 200. of the world. image which had the greater likeness to man. 1)1. and other gods were recognised as having Kas self* .. The pyramid texts show that even the times of the Fifth and Sixth Dynasties Thot. Set. that is to say. Dumichen. Denk??ialer. Hicrogl.. but to Ka.. 2nd pp. very remarkable fact that in several inscriptions t the god We Ka III.

23 credited with no less than seven Bas and fourteen Kas. corresponding to the various quahties or attributes pertaining to his own being. stability. . or Double. as his Doppelgdnger. pp. wanderings did he meet it Only after long again in the world to come.. majesty. is 11. A?'ch(Eology. acquired a far-reaching significance which extended not only to the doctrine also to the conception of of human immortality but As we have already the relations of gods to men.. am hale {var. in some of the oldest texts. xxix. thee. still possess the prayer with which he was to " beginning with the words. chap. creative power.f _^. am strong.. 12. vic- tory. 504 ct seq. Dictio7iary. Supplt. I arise resplendent.* Thus the apprehension of the Ka. and which he could communicate to the person of the king such as : wealth. xi. entitled Chapter whereby the to thee Ka of a perso7i is satisfied in the Nether world: "Hail ! who wast my Ka I during hfe I ! Lo I I come unto I tliee." etc. Isa. I labour. pass on). stated. * Cf. during life ! Hail to thee who wast my Ka I come unto Brugsch.. 2. etc. 997 et seq. and we greet it. . each man had it a Ka him so long as he was alive. 1230.. t This prayer contained in that part of The Book of the Dead. might. glory. bring grains of incense. pp. VI. cv. I Chron.. but at his death left and led an independent existence. of a man's Perfound even sonality. THE IMMORTALITY OF THE Ra is SOUL.

my Ka flourishes even as they. Sometimes. which gave) unto them who are upon the horizon. and O /ulii. speaking. pi. el seq.. this warding is evil which (?) " I perform . They flourish. (?) the upper ones of heaven. generally chap. which given (var..24 THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OE The second immortal part of man was his heart ([] J O ab)* The heart was removed from the body became of During certain by the embahners. The am pure. Truth nose of the god (?) Ra in that day on which are my . a form explained by the common double both " meaning * of the word Ka. the Osiris is justified against his enemies. The funerary papyrus '• of Sutimes (Naville. rises high to the The scale of the balance rises." Todtenbiich. planation as to what I am purified thereby. the two terms appear to have been synonymous. I. which signifies Double f) " <xndi food. as in The Book of the Dead. my Ka has abundance of food even as they." this accompanying vignette Occasionally for chapter shows the deceased as worshipping or sacrificing before the KA-sign on a standard. (this conjuration) not made that is against me The I conjuration runs as follows: "I am amulet of green felspar. 117) contains the following addition at the I end of I this chapter: enter unto thee (to the Ka ?). the necklace of the god Ra. we find the Ka sign represented as enclosing * pictures of offerings.. I purify thereby that which goeth forth evil from thee. life I flourish. the two were differentiated. I The " sacrificial formulae proceed " for where am. for the upper ones — otherwise said. and the texts give no definite exit. Ka I is where I I am I My head and my arm made (?) to where am (?) am he whose eye seeth. . my duration of flourishes even as they. off of This conjuration of which I say. whose ears hear am not a beast of sacrifice. In the religious texts the heart >_£> ^^ is called both J 0" 1 ^^. but. xw'i.



were replaced within the body after embalmment. Perhaps the priests took measures ance for in for its disappear- order to furnish doctrine some tangible foundation heart. limestone. because they were designated as the source of all human error. According to these authorities the which must have included the heart. 2'J still comparatively was enclosed. viscera. of which four were placed with the mummy in its grave. Porphyry gives us even the form of the prayer which was repeated when sented the chest containing the intestines was if prethis before the Sun .THE IMMORTALITY OF THE periods of Egyptian history. or wooden vases. their concerning the writers Certain statements of Greek seem to imply some such proceeding. These vases are generally but most erroneously called " Canopic " vases. They usually date from the times of the New Empire. in special alabaster. and the text of prayer has not hitherto been confirmed from original . as were the rest of the viscera. but we have some few dating In other cases the viscera its from the Ancient Empire. it SOUL. were cast into the Nile. But for the most part documents do not afford us any information as to what was done with the material heart. genii and with them waxen images of the four the of dead as their guardian divinities. but rarely.

it into a coffer. flesh.— full of dire streams. And men. p. but if I haply in my life have sinned at ." Porphyry. have had whom my my life parents in this made known I me. 159 B: "We then. then cast them into the but of the rest of the body. they took care. cast it away. as the cause of . have continued I and those who gave for the rest of birth to I my body have ever honoured. " lest we should appear more senseless than the Eg3'ptians. receive me and make me I companion world to the eternal to gods. and of dead things. as in Hades. together with their other treatment of the dead body. as long time as to reverence. " ' sap.28 THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF it documents racter that is yet so thoroughly Egyptian in cha- its authenticity cannot be doubted/'^ * I Plutarch. and of wind and fire confused together. is as follows : " O Lord. 996. which Euphantus translated from his native language. one embalmers making a speech on behalf of the dead. ii. should purify the rest of our life. 10: "When they embalm those of the noble that have died. as now become pure. Scptem (Diales). who cutting up the dead if body showed river." Solon or any one else has any allegation to make we will " By all means/' said Solon. This speech. taking out from the dead the belly KoCkiav) and all up before the sun. But listen.. iv. For in reality this [the belly] is the pollution of our and the Hell. they take out the belly (rj)i/ Koi\iav\ and put of the and holding the coffer to the sun they protest. 38: {Tr]v "As the Egyptians. De esu carnw7?i cutting it orat.. the sins which the man has committed in like manner that we ourselves. conviv. nor defrauded any of anything entrusted to me. cutting out gluttony and bloodthirstiness. nor committed any other wicked act. said render these tributes to the belly (r^ yaa-rpl). have neither slain any. [the entrails] to the sun.. For the gods." Plutarch. and a all ye gods who give life to men.. p./)^ abst. the Sun.

* and testify was called upon to concerning the man's former thoughts and deeds before Osiris. as mourning. but it had of necessity harboured and therefore it known them. left him at death and journeyed on alone through the regions of the other world it reached the " Abode of Hearts. where stood forth as his evil accuser . but on account of these (showing the [r. my own sin. for in it all his good and thoughts had found expression during his lifetime." * It was in this sense that the Egyptians regarded the heart as the seat of the feelings.THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. not on account did I all. he embalms. for the heart was essentially divine and pure. judge of the dead. . They had not originated there. coffer in which the belly it yaaTrjp] lay).*' . In the meantime the mummy was without heart. And that having said these things he throws into the river but the rest of the body. Thus they thought excuse themselves to the Deity on account of what they had eaten and drunk. But the immortal heart of a man. as weeping. . and therefore to reproach the belly." it Its first meeting in with the deceased to whom had belonged was it the Hall of Judgment. and spoke of the heart as rejoicing. which stood a similar relationship to his material heart as his to the 29 in Ka till whole body. as they needed to pure. and had become lifeless and dead for to pierce the heart of anything was equivalent to utterly destroying by either eating or drinking what was unlawful.

genesis and resurrection Underneath it was made it flat. would have shared the fate of the mummy its had the device not been conceived of providing the latter with an artificial heart in place of own The original one. of The Booix of the Dead. too (to which we shall presently return).30 it. and inscribed with magic formulae.* scarabseus. —A heart scarab. see p. 6. which was a symbol of (fig. xxxb. THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF The Osiris. provisional heart was represented by an artificial Fig. which formed the usual inscriptions on heart scarabs. 6). The illustration is taken from photographs of a scarab the Edwards collection at University College. t For the translation of chap. . in . London.! that for the might be the substitute * dead man's heart. generally in made of hard greenish stone the image of the beetle. which had returned to the gods. 53.

to whom was closely akin. and form. nor any hurt through lack of them. also 3 ensure his his its resurrection by virtue of its But when own heart was restored to him the scaraba::us lost significance. 7." death of the order to for was a being which. A ''^^j K\' ^^' ^^^'^^ conception most nearly correit sponds to our "soul. on the it man in whom had dwelt. it left him in fly to the gods. Fig. When once elements which death had separated. Another immortal part of man was the <^^^. — The Ba as a bird. .1 THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. the resurrection had taken place there was no further need of amulets. its efficacy only availed for the space of time intervening between death and the reunion of those ik. Like all the rest of the amulets which the Egyptians gave to their dead.

be. or of a ram-headed scarabaeus From the fifteenth to the eleventh century B. from line ensured abundance (of food) to the Ba of the dead. drawings cxlviii.C. y- THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF and with whom it abode when not united to the man..— Ram-headed aeus. 10. to become and the composite figure of the signifies. But. 8). ram-headed scarabsus Fig. the ^^^. which really represents the soul as was imagined by the Egyptians. t Illustrations 7 and 8 are taken from photographs of objects in the Edwards Museum at University College. of its hieroglyphic The ram. (figs. 7). 14).t therefore. the Ba was neither immaterial nor It able to dispense with food and drink. sometimes with hands (fig. phonetic value ba. nevertheless. it was preferably repre- sented under the second form which than is really nothing more symbol. . means is and of the which scarabaeus. We * have sculptured figures and The possession of the formula in chap. 9) of The Book of the Dead. 8. latter ^. \\\vo something like " he has become a soul. 8. to kJieper." first It is otherwise with the it image.* bore the form of a human-headed bird (fig. (fig.

pis.* farewell before the In other scenes the soul is Fig. 33. loi. etc.. bidding it mummy.THE IMMORTALITY OF THE showing the touching the rising to Httle soul SOUL. Lepsius' edition. and approaching the grave edition. 4. — The Ba visiting the mummy on " The its funeral couch. 9. and gods. 3 . 33 perched by the sarcophagus. Naville's pis. etc. 104. 97. {From Book of the Dead:') depicted sign of * as life it comes flying from heaven with the in its hand. See The Book of the Dead.

times 12). 10.* Fig.. as a in small winged human it figure (fig.g. s fresco of the Triumph of Death. The Greeks or sometimes soul. ii). in the Campo Santo . illustration and Orcagna of Pisa.— The Ba flying down tomb and bringing offerings to the mummy. or a man (fig. was imagined as a butterin and mediaeval reliefs and pictures we see it leaving the mouth of the dead as a child 13). body which once invested This conception of the soul as a kind of bird is noteworthy when compared with the ideas which other nations have formed of it. or as flying down j¥ the vault with the offerings which the door of the tomb. ^ e.34 THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF e o »a « I to visit the into it mummy at . (From " The Book of the Dead'') ' ^ the shaft of the * See. and drink it the 10). _ . represented the etScoXov. as food for (fig. had found bringing bread in one hand and a jar of water in the other. Roman fly (fig. little naked man.





Fig 13. and received by an angel. Trophimus.) .— The soul of a man leaving him at his death in the form of {From the porch of the a naked child. cathedral church of St. at Aries.


it Sarcophagus (or renews itself in the underworld). PiERRET. was of the gods and imperishable. e. 62^. was related to the Ka.THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL.g.* it had also the same form. but whereas the sonality. " the Ba (soul) sees its Kha. as. t The Book of the Dead. dcs PaneheiJiisis. 10. or Kha. II. . embodies reminds one The ^ ^ X _i^ 2 is |> Sahu.. Sarkophag du Lotrure. Since the body. 23 .— a form this also its without contents. 11. 24. grows (^renpy f But in more precise texts the two things are kept distinct. returning to heavenly home when came about in religious death had set it free. p. 15. and wore upon represented the form which the Originally latter it man earth. that naturally when the mummy was mentioned texts as reanimated by the Ka it was frequently it confounded with the Sahu. pp. The latter 41 form recalls that of the it Egyptian Ka. Ixxxix.J At such times the Ba had power I. This invariably depicted as a swathed mummy. hisc. also was considered as immortal. although the idea which rather of th e Ba. 6.. t Von Bergmann. that " the In this sense is said Sahu it lives in the (r/id).. the was a complete Per- Sahu was Yet nothing but a hull. iv. See p.. it rests upon * its Sahu. Mariette. Denderah.

. VIII. Archeology. . of This Ancient Egyptian the to existence of a man's * shadow recalls Von Bergmann. belief a its shadow might live on independently.42 THE ANCIENT EGVrTIAN DOCTRINE OF Sahu. as " is said on the Sarcophagus at of Panehemisis.. such was also the case with things the all world to come the optical . and this was to was supposed place in . 37. p. represented scenes professing as a fan." In close the SAllU hves the command the connection with the the SAHU was ?^^(j(j J^ y. *• over the and. the sun shone and phenomena of earth were repeated. t As all earthly forms must needs have their in shadows. t In Transactions of the Society of Biblical 386 et seq. of the Ba. or sunshade 14).. this But. not content to accept as a simple fact. too. Birch has collected passages bearing on this point. (fig. Sarkophag is des Pmiehcmisis. alone to appear the idea realm of the gods. there. Khaib. shadow. in to portray the next world. where the translation not quite accurately given. apart from exactly what it owner. do at the moment when death had taken forth then the Khaib went independent our minds I. the Egyptians ascribed separate existences both to the shadows of the dead and According to Egyptian to those of gods and genii. p.

IWmWMMH Fig. HI. The Book of the Dead. relatifs a V Egypt... Recneil de Travaiix .'') ^^ there * f^. Ixxxix.. Masplro. the Khu is mentioned in connection with the xcii. the Luminous. especially one which was called the Khu. in chap.* The Ka. with the Khaib. the Ba. 141-44. 3. chap.e. {From ^*The Book of the Dead. cxlix. the SAhu. 40. I. pp. however. constituted the Ab.. with both. and the Khaib the chief elements of that which was immortal in man. The Golde?i Bough. Vol. Ba . 43 in Chamisso's story of Peter Schlemihl..— THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. Ba and Khaib.. published 1823. p. is i. 5. and Histoire In A7icie7i7ie des Peiiples Vol. less frequent reference they were of importshadow being I. On primitive beliefs as to a man's a vital part of himself. see Frazer. t See p. 14. de rOrie?it. 105 et seq. . To these. f . but others were also occasionally included. and in chap. 114.

feeling. the Egyptians gave the name of OsiRIS. which had resulted from its combined and how could in different parts find each other again the the next world. endowed with a kind of which seems to have held good only a time. and were either included mentioned or among the parts already were so left vaguely defined that they may be safely out of account in treating of the soul as conceived by the Egyptians without danger of our conception falsified being by the omission.44 ance THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF in local cults only. whom soul still were lacking but who in the interim possessed existence. When the their the immortal at was thus resolved then into its component parts death. in of the resurrection ? order to form new man The Egyptians had of to this evolved a very simple solution problem. what became of human individuality action. although thought. . doctrine one which. and thought. and not in for ever. was assumed that the addition to his immortal elements man as a person of a particular appearance and deathlessfor character was also ness. in according direct It our mode to of their in stands of the con- tradiction soul. To and this conception of a life dead man.

but each man hoped men to rise again. so he was king In the same w^ay man. as in he the too. instructed them laws. remained that which he in had his here . After a long and blessed reign he a prey to the machinations of his brother Set (Typhon). reigned true human likeness he civiHsed the Egyptians. their Death had not changed Osiris earth. risen. been life. in agriculture. had been king on world beyond death. Every one. and having been slain was constrained to descend into the underworld. death merely made a break without altering any of his conditions of existence. just as " Germans speak of dead blessed. Identical they were . Osiris 45 was the in first divine King of Egypt who . gave them and taught them true fell religion. when his earthly pilgrimage was ended. must descend into the underworld by the gates of death . may indeed be . life even as Osiris had of the blessed.THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. where he evermore lived and reigned as judge and king of the dead. The and his relation subsisting between a man's OsiRIS clearly apprehended. even mummy was not by the Egyptians themselves. to lead henceforth the called their their In this hope dead as Osiris."— hoping that blessedness lot. of all His fate of death was the fate men.

mummy the men knew had ever also its from experience that no place of mummy left embalmment. and distinct Ry lands. from a drawing by Dr. mummy different and OsiRIS were nevertheless not entirely . W. to journey on into the next world.46 THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF fact is not— that OSIRIS obviously implied by the texts. the texts describe and the same character. or Yet the tomb. — Hypocephalus. i^. H. both had the same appearance Moreover. the Osiris as resembling the mummy it. for which never once substitute the . in appearance while really differing from as and the embalmers it equipped the mummy though were called upon . Pig.

by virtue of every one of which the next world could be overcome..* because the OsiRIS could not without one.f * The soles See p. life t A certain part in the religious of our the played by a similar " Hypocephalus. or bronze. its own perfect counterpart. The in mummy live was provided with an artificial heart the shape of a scaraba^us. by the and formulae inscribed upon serve the needful it. was placed under the head of the mummy. complete as flesh and blood he had lived upon earth it . showed him mummy He never did and never could leave the extricated himself from the dilemma by : providing the mummy with a Doppelgdnger itself. demons of A stuccoed disc figures of papyrus. linen. for that the earth.THE IMMORTALITY OF THE to journey forth as the OsiRlS. yet not When this all once we idea have familiarised ourselves with singular we find in it a simple key to the riddles of the Osiris. whereas experience contradicted his creed. had mystic power life to pre15)." viz. SOUL. 47 The inherent contra- diction in all this arose principally from the fact that the Egyptian after hoped and believed that shortly in death he would arise again. which. and also with various amulets. own time has been Mormon Scriptures . 30. warmth of to the Osiris (fig.

the gods were besought that the mummy was held should not suffer earthly corruption. and place according (cf. 1867. 52. finally. 1871.* That nothing might be wanting to this Personality. the Orientalist Co?igress at St. In short. particulars of the For Joseph Smith.. and to be of it supreme importance that all flesh and bones. Hypocephalus of the illustration see P?'oceedings VI. and plate. And. 155. the soles which had been excised were placed w^ithin the the Osiris might find mummy in order that them to hand for the completion of his Personality. of the Society of Biblical Archceology. muscles and limbs should remain in place.. yEg. Zeitschr. p.. 7). 108. II. p. Wiedemann. p. Vol. A Pearl of Great Price. . 1851. 48. Judgment with pure and the gods were prayed to grant milk to the OsiRIS that he might bathe his feet in it and so assuage the pain which the removal of the soles must needs have caused him. * See Ebers. p.48 of THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF the feet which had trodden the in mire of earth were removed the Hall of order that the OsiRIS might tread feet . the With the mummy were also placed The Book of Deadly as well as other religious and mystic texts needed by the OsiRIS for his guidance through the regions learn beyond the grave. and from which he might the prayers which had to be spoken in due order to strict prescriptions. p. Proceedings of Etieniie.

but exhibits it in a series of discon- nected stages by giving the prayers which the OsiRIS must repeat when passing through different parts of the underworld. but the chapters in do not follow each other prayers the order in which the were to be used. or on encountering certain genii there. texts. of the This book contains no systematic account journey. as 49 it mummy was treated precisely though : were an OsiRIS. into consistent which 4 should . forms subject of Egyptian and to this in devoted the largest and best : known work the religious literature of the nation the compilation called by us The Book of the Dead. A chapter is devoted to each prayer. They pondered deeply one over a series of separate problems without results being able to unite the whole. while the OsiRIS proceeded on way. The Egyptians never underworld it . attained to any clear idea of the Osirian the same confusion and obscurity reigned over as over their whole conception of the unseen world and of deity. But the difference was great the the mummy his remained within sarcophagus in the sepulchral chamber. such as the analogy of similar literatures might lead us to expect. of the OSIRIS.THE IMMORTALITY OF THE the SOUL. treated at wearisome the favourite is The journey length.

priest or might make a selection of such chapters as he or the family of the deceased held to be the essential. The . the Dead he came all issued victorious from his over- enemies whom he encountered. in others. and was ushered at length into the Hall of the Double Truth.50 THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF acceptance. Here also he found the chief gods of the Osirian cycle gathered together. published by Lepsius. as in the Ptolemaic copy it for a certain Aufankh. any definite and permanent topography of the regions beyond the Hence there is no fixed sequence for the chapters of TJie Book of the Dead. Since there reaches to one hundred and sixty-five. most and each was at liberty to form for himself a more or less modified conception of the character- istics of the underworld. the order varies materially in the different manuscripts to which are indebted for our we knowledge of the work. but must be content to know account in that according to the Tlie all Book of trials. and received by the goddess of Truth. and the forty-two assessors of Divine Justice . rule as to order or was no fixed scribe number. number of chapters while in in the different copies also varies some it is small. or to form command tomb. We cannot here follow the OsiRIS through all the details of his journey.

am not foul-mouthed. I am not of I dissembler. of T/ie Book of the Dead. do not stint the quantity of corn. he had not been guilty of certain definite sins. I do not multiply clamour evil.* * The '• Negative Confession " forms chap. nor not murdered. I am not a niggard. am not a I not an eavesdropper. 1890):— "I am not a doer of what I domineering character. and varies slightly in different copies. each of the He had not done lied. I I am not obscene. I am not a quarreller. seize the property of the gods. am not a doer of violence. nor injured not caused any to weep. I words of righteousness. and so on. I am not a is wrong. I dismiss a case through self-interest. and denying one or to another particular assessors. cxxv. and proceeded " Negative Confession —a denial of sins of commission — declaring that form of guilt evil. had not robbed. to recite Then the " the deceased spoke. I am not the cause of others' tears. I am not a robber. I do not I am I am not a teller of lies. the property of the gods. I plunderer. I women to the or men. I am not unchaste with am not an exciter I do not turn a deaf ear I of alarms. I am not a unchaste. $1 god Osiris was enthroned. not a monopoliser of food. am I not hot in speech.THE IMMORTALITY OF THE near the canopy under which the SOUL. am I do not pillage cultivated land. The following is Renouf's translation of the chapter as it appears in a Nineteenth Dynasty papyrus (see The Papyrus of Ani. purpose. do not revoke words. I am not I am no extortioner. I do not chatterer. London. am not a slayer of men. I not a striker. I in reply to am my am not evil-minded or a doer of am not a reviler of the .

I am not a reviler of the God. I I by gods and am Horus. 1 not a bawlcr.'") of the dead man's heart against the feather " The Book oj image symbol of the Truth. 1 6. giving no sign the of approval or disapproval but when confession was ended the heart of the deceased was brought forward and laid in the scales against the \«i*<j<r 5«ssf-«s-j»?-v- Fig. do not take away the cakes of the profane the god of my locality. put no obstruction upon the water." . of the funeral cakes. —The weighing or symboHc of Maat. {From the Dead. am not sparing in offerings to the gods. am I not fraudulent. . The weighing was Anubis I superintended king. the goddess of Truth. or I do not deprive the dead child. I do not kill sacred animals.52 THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF heard all The judges either in silence.

This regularity. see Wiedemann. p. La du Musee Guimet. The gods were in fact the said to be nebu madt. Truth Law and Order by which and justice are but forms of Madt as Papyrus of Ant..' or dnchiu e7n madt. The earth abides for ever." is t This prayer Dead: " — contained in chap.— THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. let no . me through evidence. either of permanence or change. Whole heart mine which that of Let there be no estoppel against my birth. which called ' is the constitutive character of the Egyptian divinity. Heart mine which is that of is my mother. stood by readyto record the result (fig. 16). 2. x. xxx. of The Book of the Chapter whereby the heart of a person is not kept back froin him in the Ncthcrwordd. months." Renouf has said " The Egyptians recognised a divinity in those cases only where they perceived the presence of a fixed Law.-\ not to the Egyptian Dcesse seq. : and so do the heavens.* This was the time for the deceased anxiously to call upon Book On his heart in the prescribed formula from bear witness The * of the Dcad. in the Atinales Goddess of Truth. seasons. vji was or ^=/7 Aladt. 561 ei With regard to the meaning of the Egyptian name and word Aladt. the scribe of the gods. which is generally translated " truth. pp. and . Mad. ' possessors of madt. 53 while Thot. subsisting by through madt! Madt is the universe exists. setting at fixed intervals. applied to human action. Day and night. or justice. the stars rising some of them and and others eternally is circling round the pole in an order which never disturbed. Introduction. years succeed each other with unfailing regularity are not less constant in their course.

the complete lasting life the ever- of the righteous and the blessed. Lord of the Amenti.54 THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF heart of a against him. is the joy of the Weighing of the Words. 29. who was thus built up into the earth. man who had once walked and who now entered upon a new life. As Bergmann. by me (in my Kha-t). Thou art my genius (Ka). Come forth to the bliss towards which we are bound Let not those Ministrants the course of his life who deal with a man according to give a bad odour to my name. Panehemisis."* and fate. were now restored to the justified OSIRIS. . . must now determine favour. to be set again in place. and forthwith the immortal elements which death had separated began the to reunite. Let not lies be uttered in presence of the great god. fall me presence of him art who is at the Balance. His Ka. ed. pleasant for the listener. and all remaining parts of himself. stated on the I. everlasting If his heart were content with him. Pleasant for us. and the in scales turned his his then the god Thot commanded him that heart should its be restored to This was done. Lo * ! how great art thou (as the triumphant one).. for "the man his is his own eod. mummy case of Von p. He thou hindrance be not against made in to me by who the divine Circle . the Artist who givest soundness to my limbs." — Rciioiifs translation.

Jequier. book Am Ditat (cf. and by nature pure and * imperishable . Paris. Le livre de y a dans V Hades. in always assume that judgment goes deceased. 55 Into their circle. at however. TJie Book of the Dead.* place of punishment or purification for the wicked or whether. as seems more probable. and he becomes one of the blessed. and to have been confined to certain classes of society. and was henceforth as one of them. clearly informed Nowhere of the are we as to the fate condemned who could not stand before the god Osiris. 1894. and no resurrection was The immortal elements were divine. We are told that the enemies of the gods perish. For such a man no possible. that they are destroyed or overthrown sions afford . they held some general belief that against a when judgment was pronounced heart and other immortal parts to man his were not restored re-edification him. but they could is be preserved The conception of a kind of hell certainly found in the ce qtiil are. such allusions ceptional. . ex- and Egyptian belief in a hell appears to have existed times only. p. 127).THE IMMORTALITY OF THE was joyfully admitted by the gods SOUL. and cognate religious texts. that his favour of the that heart approves him. but such vague expresfar the no certainty as to how in Egyptians in general believed the existence of a hell as a .

17. But the future blessedness which the Egyptian . the only difference being that. while the existence which they had led upon earth had been limited life in its duration. although personal annihilation was the evil-doer in of the whom it had dwelt. -^^w jxntwxmtmmm Fig. their doctrine this it was which they a. indeed. unchanged in appearance as in nature . as such did not lot die. But it was the hope of continued individuality which held out to the Egyptians . in all probability denied After judgment the righteous entered into blessedv^ ness. the of the world to for come was eternal. — The Blessed Dead ploughing and sowing by the waters (^Froni " of the celestial Nile.56 THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF from entering the OsiRIS. The Book of the DeadT^ promised to the good and to the wicked. himself unworthy of them. from re-entering the hull of the man who had proved The soul.

state of floating in everlasting repose. the Godhead. 57 bliss far from being a passive state of promised by most of the higher rehgions. a an absorption into the All or into dreamy content.THE IMMORTALITY OF THE hoped was such as is SOUL. and unimpassioncd The average Egyptian . joy.

* The " fields cf. ex.* ploughing with oxen. He ex- pected his chief employ- ment the to be agriculture. A vignette belonging to chap. he counted on retaining his indein pendent individuality all respects and on working and enjoying himself even as he had done on earth. Although the Godhead. . occupation which must have seemed most natural to a people al- most entirely dependent upon the the produce of fields. the " Elysian fields " of the Greeks.58 THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF to expected lead as active to a life in the world come as he had led with here. of Th: Book of the Dead dead fields of represents at the the work in the Blessed. casting of Aalu " .

19). recreation they sailed upon the canals of the next world played at draughts with their in their boats (fig. their fields All went on exactly as here. own and souls.— The Blessed Dead making offerings to the {From " The Book of the Dead:') celestial Nile-god. ears with sickles. or made offerings to the gods. fertility to their which gave water to seed (fig. 20). was required to serve for the making For change and ill pjg^ 20. to tread finally out the grain from the straw piling 18). it and up the corn in heaps against of bread. especially to the celestial Nile. 17). excepting that the work of the blessed was . driving oxen (fig.THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL the the 59 cutting seed-corn ripe into the furrows (fig.

the fresh and pleasant north wind was always blowing. the Fifth it to to " Evil is Unas. the foe was always conall quered. always a very moral according to our standards. lived. the weather was always favourable. therefore The dead they must of necessity eat and drink. overflowed the fields to best its advantage.6o THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OE The Nile always invariably crowned with success. and the gods graciously accepted offerings all and requited the In short. the corn grew five ells high and ears were two ells long. But this belief in the life of the next world as the exact counterpart of this implied a danger which involved the Egyptian in heavy cares. life for without these processes the continuation of . the harvest never failed to be abundant. " be hungry and have nothing thirsty evil is it for Unas to be and have nothing to drink. of the dead in the earthly kingdom of the although not gods was an idealised life life. gives expression for king of this fear. to eat . indeed. partly ensured to the dead offerings m:idc by means of the to them by their sur- . The inscription of the sepulchral pyramid of Unas. was inconceivable they if the dead were without food would be starved." The necessities of life were. an Egyptian Dynasty." says that text. the life givers wnth rich gifts of kinds.

and earn their own living. * See p. the own resources. Museum}) ceased. or if no one took the trouble to repeat the dead were left to their formulc-E. — Ancient kingdom KA-statues of servants— potters and (^Originals in the Ghizeh bread-makers. lo. and must work. and till the land.THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. and partly mysteriously created for their use in the next world by the repetition of ma^^ic formulae in this. 21. 6l vivors on recurrent feast-days. .* But if the offerings Fig.

21. into the next world by their slaves as other uncivilised nations sent the servants of the dead to * the realm of death after their masters. Wiedemann. As the old Germans were followed and horses . . Memoires de cf.* so in the in From scenes tomb of Mentuherkhepeshf at Thebes. Le Mnscon^ 457 ct seq. p. it servants to work for him in this world was desirous of securing like service In the time of the for for himself in the Ancient Empire granted that seems to have been taken those who were life servants in this life would be servants selfish also in the beyond. in the Eleventh Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Fund. Caire. at any rate greatness. the object being doubtless that of sending servants to the dead. 20. dating from the beginning of the Nineteenth Dynasty. to But the practice would seem have been ver}^ exceptional. V. we have of such evidence that Egyptian funeral ceremonies occasionally included human sacrifice sacrifice at the gate of the tomb. With this end in view the rich of those times had placed within their own sepulchral chambers KA-statues of life their servants in order to ensure immortal to them also (fig. see also Griffith. life was devised for evading it on their The rich man who had world to come. and so an expedient suggested by the conditions of their earthly behalf.. TJie To?fib ofPaiieri^ pp.. Mission Archcologique XIII. . p. 452. (ill after Egypt had entered upon la in her long period of See Maspero.62 THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF Such enforced labour could hardly have appeared very attractive to Egyptians of the upper classes. 2i).

for soil. or stone. 63 Ancient Egypt a certain portion of mankind was set apart to serve the rest through all eternity.— THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. were made human inscribed with a certain formula. all and the thought gained ground that were equal in the Egyptians presence of death and of the gods. of * which hundreds and thousands of specimens vi. Chapter of : The Book of the Dead " consists of this formula. which there reads O Ushabti there ! Should I be called and appointed to do any of the labours that are done in the Nether- world by a person according to his abilities. obliged to renounce his hope of So the rich man was finding his servants again at his service beyond the tomb. likeness. whither- me!" Rcjioh/'s T?'a?islatio7i.* and placed within the tomb. But as Egyptian civilisation advanced and a more humane state of feeling dawned. in the hope that they would there attain to life and become the useful servants of the blessed they are the so-called dead . for planting the fields. or in wood. soever thou callest Here am I. be thou counted for watering the me at every moment. USHABTIU (or Respond- ents). these views were modified. toil through the possible negligence A this most singular expedient was adopted danger : to avert little images of clay. and was face to face with the old fear of being reduced to heavy of his successors. lo ! all obstacles have been beaten down for thee . or even of bronze. . for conveying the sands of East and West.

owed their very being and to the dead. playthings. These Ushabtiu were found at Hawara by Petrie see Kahim. so it was hoped that figures would show their thankfulness by diligence. 9. Gio'ob. Many other customs arose out of similar ideas to those which gave rise to the institution of Articles of personal USHABTIU. and Ilazvafa. his entrance into the for this purpose choice was often made in of such objects as the his lifetime. * : . pp." as the texts call life them. may (see Frontispiece These " servants for the under- world. adornment and for wreaths. And these their all as men seek to testify their gratitude to the Creator by doing little Him service." or " servants to the OsiRIS.64 THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF be found in collections of Egyptian antiquities *). and stood to him in the same relation as man to God. carriages. who lived during the Twenty-sixth Dynast}'. toilet use. weapons. man had used and valued All this care. set of and tools were given to the dead. 19. priest The frontispiece represents one of 399 Ushabtiu made for a named Horut'a. and spare their master and maker toil. and a whole furniture household was often laid away in the grave in order that the OsiRIS should not be obliged to set to at work once to make or collect these things for himself on next world .

and. it were really intended and for all time.. underneath the foundations of temples.. so the furniture and imple- ments placed near the coffin were intended not so its much had for the mummy lying in tomb as for the Osiris dwelling with the gods. speaking of his discovery that was the Egyptian custom to place masonic deposits of miniature model tools. was bestowed not simply those 6$ in the interest of who had entered upon the Hfe everlasting but also in that of those who were left behind. however. says : "The 5 reason . these facts must not lead us to conclude that the the dead. and giving an account of the foundation deposits which he found beneath the pyramid temple of Usertesen II. As the amulets laid in and about the mummy were for the use of the OsiRIS.THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL. its Each of these objects heavenly counterpart. fro all upon earth . to prevent their exercise lack of things whose might impel them to revisit the scenes of their earthly lives were placed visits within the tombs. even as the mummy it was represented by the OsiRIS. etc. at Illahun. for their might not be alto- gether pleasant of for survivors withholding any part But the goods which belonged to the dead.* * Professor Petrie. and tomb was the permanent dwelling of that the objects placed within for his use there. Among other powers possessed by the dead was that of going to and it.


was thus that the Egyptians sought


themselves homes in the next world, and to secure
the comforts

and pleasures of





which was to come.

Nevertheless, the pious
for ever as

Egyptian did not expect to remain
Osiris, or as a god in




he rather


for ever-increasing

freedom, for the power of

taking other shapes and transforming himself at will



or into birds

— such as the


or the heron



— more


or even into gods.*


no doctrine of compulsory transmigration

such as used to be freely ascribed to the Egyptians

on the strength of the statements made by Herodotus





no question here of souls being

burying such objects

yet unexplained




seems not

unlikely that they
builders, like the

were intended
models placed

for the iise of the


for the

Kas of the Kas of the


Whether each

building had a Ka, which

ghostly repair by the builders' Kas,

also to be considered

{Kahun, Gurob, and Hawara,
building had





that each


spirit in the

form of a serpent


representation of one dating from the time of



Ghizeh, No. 217, published by Mariette,




t "

The Book of the Dead, chaps. The Egyptians were also the



first to

broach the opinion that

the soul of
enters into



immortal, and that


an animal which


at the

the body dies it same moment, thence

forced to assume fresh forms in which their purification

gradually worked out and their perfection



the Egyptian transmigration was not





but a privilege


served for such as had already attained


Again and again the texts



the blessed
at will

may assume any may

form and

any place

body and place can no longer enthral him.

at the

round the heavens with the Sun-god Ra,

or arise from the shades with Osiris in the

night " of the 26th of the

month Khoiak


winter solstice)





a god,




himself a god, able to live in and by Truth, actually



indeed, as food and drink.
of the soul to incarnate itself at pleasure
chief reasons for

The power

became one of the

embalming the
of the

As we have



body was held

to be necessary because the

has circled

passing on (from one animal into another) until




creatures of the earth, the water,

and the




enters again into a new-born



The whole

period of the transmigration

(they say) three thousand years.
of an earlier,

There are Greek




of a later date,

who have borrowed

this doctrine

from the Egyptians, and put

as their own."


See Wiede-

mann, Herodots Zweites Buck,

457 et



to be the material

was supposed

form of which the

Osiris was the essential




need might have been met
the journey of the Soul to


simpler fashion, since


Hall of Judgment

was accomplished




There was, however, a further need

which pro-


to be made.



might sometimes




take up




former body, and, animating

anew, return to earth
spots where

under that form and thus


had dwelt.





required an earthly

and tangible body, and


was supplied by the


If the


were destroyed, then the

soul not only lost one of the forms in which


but that one with which



were naturally most closely connected

—that one which

to earth

and best enabled

to exhort the

survivors to

remember the funerary






fared with those



had been obliged
of the

to leave






not involve the destruction of the soul, but
soul's circle of activity

narrowed the

and limited


means of transmigration.
This doctrine gave
rise to

the necromantic theory

that a soul might be compelled

by means of magic

* and not have been considered as two " For the "Story of Setna Tales. 69 body. a royal prince named Setna. through his dead subject own imprudence. he was he had invoked. see VoL II. overpowered by those whom The above Egyptians is sketch of the eschatology of the Ancient drawn from their own religious texts. the Ka and Osiris must surely once have had the same significance.* who had succeeded in the undertaking.THE IMMORTALITY OF THE formulae to re-enter the this its SOUL. dangerous according to a tale dating from Ptolemaic times. As to the origin of that system and the transforma- tions which it had undergone before reaching the it form under which entirely ignorant . The magician who had brought then stipulate for all about could kinds of It favours before is restoring the soul to freedom. and to speak through dead h'ps. the many For instance. when. paid heavily for spirits of the having sought to make the to him. true that . of Professor Petrie's Egyptian . is known to us we it are as yet but it is obvious that must have originally developed gradually and assimilated heterogeneous doctrines. such an attempt was reckoned highly and.

the spiritual Doppdgdnger. nor were after-times able it to effect features. attempts solving this these subject similar as problems connected with yet. but also that this in nation had even then succeeded life clearly picturing the future to themselves after a fashion which may to indeed often seem strange and incomprehensible modern . national and insti- but also of a complete system of religion. all As in other departments of Egyptian life and thought. so with the Egyptian religion trace its — we cannot it beginnings. while All in the other at it was named and are. As far back as Egyptian history has been traced appear to have been characters.70 THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DOCTRINE OF dead man's being of until time different factors of the had brought about the fusion in two theological as systems — one of which the Ka was regarded. In the earliest it glimpse of afforded in all its by the Egyptian essential texts appears as perfect parts in . in the people possession art not only of written tutions. the OsiRIS. or Double. mere hypotheses. much change by the addition of new What greatly intensifies the deep historical is interest of Egyptian eschatology that it testifies not only to the fact that a whole nation believed in the immortality of the soul four thousand years before the birth of Christ.

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