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Article “Decoding Egypt – The Book of the Dead / Spell 125”

From the Papyrus of Nu, Brit. Mus. No. 10477, Sheet 24

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE WORDS WHICH THE “HEART OF TRUTH THAT IS SINLESS” [NEOPHYTE / DECEASED COMING FROM THE CHAMBER OF REFLECTION] SHALL SAY WHEN HE COMETH [TO GAIN ENTRANCE TO THE TEMPLE] WITH THE WORD OF TRUTH [PASSWORD] INTO THE HALL [GATE OF THE TEMPLE] … IN ITS ORIGINAL FORM.

Nu, the steward of the keeper of the seal, whose word is truth [TILER]: "Who art thou? What is thy name?"

[NEOPHTYE]: "I am he who is equipped under the flowers and I am the dweller in his olive-tree, is my name.”

Nu[TILER]: "Advance straightway on the city which is to the North [CARDINAL POINT] of the Olive Tree. What dost thou see there?"

[NEOPHTYE]: “The Leg and the Thigh.”

Nu[TILER]: “What dost thou say unto them?”

[NEOPHTYE]: “Let me see rejoicings in these lands of the Fenkhu.”

Nu[TILER]: “What do they give unto thee?”

[NEOPHTYE]: “A flame of fire [ELEMENT] and a sceptre-amulet made of crystal.”

Nu[TILER]: “What dost thou do with them?”

[NEOPHTYE]: “I bury them on the furrow of Maat, as things for the night.”

Nu[TILER]: “What dost thou find on the furrow of Maat?”

[NEOPHTYE]: “A sceptre of flint, the name of which is Giver of winds [ELEMENT]."

Nu[TILER]: “What now didst thou do with the flame of fire [ELEMENT] and the sceptre-amulet made of crystal, after thou didst bury them?”

[NEOPHTYE]: “I said a spell over them, and I dug them up. I quenched the flame of fire [ELEMENT] and I broke the sceptre-amulet, and I made a lake of water [ELEMENT].

[W.M. FOR THE INITIATED INSIDE THE TEMPLE]: “Come now, pass in over the threshold of this door [GATE OF THE TEMPLE] of the Hall of Maati [TEMPLE], for thou hast knowledge of us.”

[WARDENS]: “We will not allow thee to enter in over us,” say the bars [WARDENS] of this door [GATE OF THE TEMPLE], “unless thou tellest us our names [PASSWORD].”

[NEOPHTYE]: “Tongue of the Balance of the place of right and truth is your name.”

The right lintel [WARDEN] of this door [GATE OF THE TEMPLE] saith: “I will not allow thee to pass over me unless thou tellest me my name [PASSWORD].”

[NEOPHTYE]: “Balance of the support of right and truth [PLUMB] is thy name.”

The left lintel [WARDEN] of this door [GATE OF THE TEMPLE] saith: “I will not allow thee to pass over me unless thou tellest me my name [PASSWORD].”

[NEOPHTYE]: "Balance of wine [LEVEL] is thy name.”

The ground [WARDEN] of this door [GATE OF THE TEMPLE] saith: “I will not allow thee to pass over me unless thou tellest me my name [PASSWORD].”

[NEOPHTYE]: “Ox of the god Seb is thy name.”

And the bolt [WARDEN] of this door [GATE OF THE TEMPLE] saith: “I will not open the door to thee unless thou tellest me my name [PASSWORD].”

[NEOPHTYE]: “Flesh of his mother [WIDOWS SON] is thy name.”

The socket of the fastening [WARDEN] of this door [GATE OF THE TEMPLE] saith:“I will not open unto thee unless thou tellest my name [PASSWORD].”

[NEOPHTYE]: “The Living Eye of Sebek, the Lord of Bakhau, is thy name:”

The Doorkeeper [WARDEN] of this door [GATE OF THE TEMPLE] saith:“I will not open to thee, and I will not let thee enter by me unless thou tellest my name [PASSWORD].”

[NEOPHTYE]: “Elbow of the god Shu who placeth himself to protect Osiris is thy name.”

The posts [WARDENS] of this door [GATE OF THE TEMPLE] say:“We will not let thee pass in by us unless thou tellest our name [PASSWORD].”

[NEOPHTYE]: “Children of the uraei-goddesses [WIDOWS SONS] is your name.”

The Doorkeeper [WARDEN] of this door [GATE OF THE TEMPLE] saith: “I will not open to thee, and I will not let thee enter in by me unless thou tellest my name [PASSWPRD].”

[NEOPHTYE]: "Ox of Keb is thy name”

And they [WARDENS] reply: “Thou knowest us, pass in therefore by us.”

The ground [WARDEN] of this Hall of Maati [TEMPLE] saith: “I will not let thee tread upon me - unless thou tellest me my name [PASSWORD] - for I am silent. I am holy because I know the names of two feet wherewith thou wouldst walk upon me. Declare, then, them to me.” [RELATING TO CERTAIN STEPS / STANCES]

[NEOPHTYE]: “Traveller of the god Khas is the name of my right foot, and Staff of the goddess Hathor is the name of my left foot.” [RESEMBLING CERTAIN STEPS / STANCES]

The ground [WARDEN] replieth: “Thou knowest us, enter in therefore over us.”

The Doorkeeper [WARDEN] of this Hall of Maati [TEMPLE] saith: “I will not announce thee unless thou tellest my name [PASSWORD].”

[NEOPHTYE]: “Discerner of hearts, searcher of bellies is thy name.”

The Doorkeeper [WARDEN] saith: “Thou shalt be announced. Who is the god who dwelleth in his hour? Speak it.”

[NEOPHTYE]: “Au-taui - He who keepeth the record of the two lands.”

The Doorkeeper [WARDEN]:“Explain who he is.”

[NEOPHTYE]: “Au-taui is Thoth.”

“Come now," saith Thoth [DIRECTOR OF CEREMONIES], "for what purpose hast thou come?

[NEOPHTYE]: “I have come, and have journeyed hither that my name may be announced to the god [W.M.]."

Thoth [DIRECTOR OF CEREMONIES] saith: "In what condition art thou?"

[NEOPHTYE]: “I, even I, am purified from evil defects, and I am wholly free from the curses of those who live in their days, and I am not one of their number.” [CATECHISM]

Thoth [DIRECTOR OF CEREMONIES] saith: “Therefore shall thy name be announced to the god [W.M.]. Tell me, who is he whose heaven is of fire [ELEMENT], whose walls are living serpents, and whose ground is a stream of water [ELEMENT]? Who is he?”

[NEOPHTYE]: “He is Osiris [W.M.].”

Thoth [DIRECTOR OF CEREMONIES] saith: "Advance now, thy name shall be announced to him. Thy cakes shall come from the Utchat [EYE OF HORUS or RA], thy ale shall come from the Utchat, and the offerings which shall appear to thee at the word upon earth shall proceed from the Utchat." This is what Osiris [W.M.] hath decreed for the steward of the overseer of the seal, Nu, [TILER] whose word is truth.

 

This article has been fist published 16 JULY 2104 by Christopher Sicurella.