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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|ISBN:||9780521613002 0521613000 9780521848558 0521848555|
|Description:||xxiii, 226 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm|
The Egyptian mind --
Priests. Types of priests and their duties ; Priestesses ; Becoming a priest ; Purity and the priesthood ; Organization of priests ; Remuneration of priests --
Inside the temple : the world of the gods. The care and feeding of the god ; The daily offering ritual ; The king's offering cult ; Knowledge of temple ritual ; What happened to the cult statues? --
Festivals. Festivals of Osiris ; Feast of the valley ; The festival of Amunhotep I --
Contacting the gods. Places of prayer ; Outside the temple ; Votive offerings ; Statue cults ; Intercessory statues ; Trances and dreams as a means of contacting the gods ; Self-dedication to the god(s) --
In the presence of the gods : how the gods communicated with men. Controlled contact with the gods ; Uncontrolled contact with the gods ; Seeking protection from the gods --
Death and funeral rites. The Egyptian attitude toward death ; Building the tomb ; Provisioning the dead ; Preparing the mummy ; The funeral --
Communicating with the dead. Akh spirits ; Letters to the dead ; Dreams and nightmares --
Magic to charm and to kill. Toward a definition of magic in Ancient Egypt ; Who were the magicians? ; Evidence for magical practices ; Spells of protection ; Magic to cure ; Spells to maim and kill --
The Amarna Period : practical aspects of "monotheism". The nature of the Aten and the rise of the god ; Impact of the new theology ; The conception of the afterlife in the Amarna period ; Impact of the new religion on society ; What did the Amarna theology offer the people? ; Conclusion --
Afterword: An appraisal of Egyptian religion.
'In Religion and Ritual in Ancient Egypt, Emily Teeter presents her readers with a very helpful offering on Egyptian religion. Rather than examining abstract or esoteric principles, Teeter's book
- Egypt -- Religion.
- Rites and ceremonies -- Egypt.
- Egypt -- Antiquities.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
- Rites and ceremonies.
- Ägypten (Altertum)
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