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The Wisdom of the Egyptians

The Story of the Egyptians, the Religion of the Ancient Egyptians, the Ptah-Hotep and the Ke'gemini, the "Book of the Dead," the Wisdom of Hermes Trismegistus, Egyptian Magic, the Book of Thoth

Edited, and with an Introduction

By Brian Brown

New York: Brentano's

[1923]

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER

I

THE STORY OF EGYPT

Origin of the Egyptian Race; Beginning of Dynastic History; The Dynasties of Ancient Egypt; Thothmes of the Eighteenth Dynasty; Rameses II of the Nineteenth Dynasty.

II

RELIGION OF ANCIENT EGYPT

Egyptian View of Creation; The Gods of Ancient Egypt; Egyptian View of Future Life; The Worship of Animals of Ancient Egypt; The Groups of Gods; Gods in Human Form; Sun and Sky Gods.

III

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

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

IV

THE "BOOK OF THE DEAD"

A "Discovery" 8400 Years Old; The Three Recensions; Selections from the "Book of the Dead"; Hymn and Litany to Osiris; Of Being Nigh unto Thoth; Of Knowing the Soul of the East; Transformation into a Lotus; Of Bringing Charms to Osiris; Litany; Hymn to Ra.

V

HERMES TRISMEGISTUS

Hermetic Writings; The Kore Kosmou or The Virgin of the World.

VI

EGYPTIAN MAGIC

Egyptian Occultism and Symbolism.

VII

THE VISION OF HERMES

VIII

THE STORY OF THE BOOK OF THOTH

ILLUSTRATIONS

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

PLATE I

EGYPTIAN TALISMANS Facing page

PLATE II

EGYPTIAN TALISMANS

PLATE III

EGYPTIAN TALISMANS

PLATE IV

EGYPTIAN AND GNOSTIC TALISMANS

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