CONTENTS

p. xvii

CONTENTS

PAGE

INTRODUCTION

v

CHAPTER

I

THE STORY OF EGYPT

1

Origin of the Egyptian Race (3); Beginning of Dynastic History (15); The Dynasties of Ancient Egypt (16); Thothmes of the Eighteenth Dynasty (18); Rameses II of the Nineteenth Dynasty (31).

II

RELIGION OF ANCIENT EGYPT

87

Egyptian View of Creation (37); The Gods of Ancient Egypt (40); Egyptian View of Future Life (49); The Worship of Animals of Ancient Egypt (56); The Groups of Gods (64); Gods in Human Form (72); Sun and Sky Gods (84).

III

THE: PTAH-HOTEP AND THE KE'GEMINI: THE OLDEST BOOKS IN THE WORLD

93

The Instruction of Ptah-Hotep (the God Ptah is Satisfied) (96); The Instruction of Ke'gemini (Ke'gemini--I Have Found a Soul) (117); The Instruction of Amenche'et (the God Amon is First) (119).

IV

THE "BOOK OF THE DEAD"

125

A "Discovery" 8400 Years Old (127); The Three Recensions (131); Selections from the "Book of the Dead" (134); Hymn and Litany to Osiris (136); Of Being Nigh unto Thoth (146); Of Knowing the Soul of the East (152); Transformation into a Lotus (165); p. xviii Of Bringing Charms to Osiris (171); Litany (174); Hymn to Ra (176).

V

HERMES TRISMEGISTUS

178

Hermetic Writings (181); The Kore Kosmou or The Virgin of the World (191).

VI

EGYPTIAN MAGIC

280

Egyptian Occultism and Symbolism (289).

VII

THE VISION OF HERMES

263

VIII

THE STORY OF THE BOOK OF THOTH

279

 

ILLUSTRATIONS

OSIRIS KHENTI AMENTI, THE GREAT GOD; THE EYE OF HORUS AND THE GODDESSES ISIS AND NEPHTHYS,

Frontispiece

PLATE I

EGYPTIAN TALISMANS Facing page

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PLATE II

EGYPTIAN TALISMANS

248

PLATE III

EGYPTIAN TALISMANS

252

PLATE IV

EGYPTIAN AND GNOSTIC TALISMANS

268





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