Awakening Osiris by Normandi Ellis
"Awakening Osiris is a perennial, a classic in the combined realm of Egyptology, spirituality, and pure literary achievement.” - Kathleen McGownan, New York Times bestselling author of The Expected One
”Normandi Ellis is a genius. Her years of study of the ancient Egyptian language, her deep understanding of the spiritual message of the ancient Egyptian texts, and her exceptional gifts as a poet combine to make Awakening Osiris the best and most beautiful interpretation ever offered of the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead—which, of course, celebrates not death but life with all its joys and all its mysteries.” - Graham Hancock, New York Times bestselling author of Fingerprints of the Gods and Visionary
”Awakening Osiris is not only a translation and a book of Egyptian religion, but also a spiritual work that will serve many Pagans as a prayer book of sorts, a book of meditations—something not to be read and left on the shelf, but to return to repeatedly.” - Judika Illes, author of Encyclopedia of Spirits
A beautiful and engaging rendering of
THE EGYPTIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD
that reveals the soul and spirit of Egypt
The Egyptian Book of the Dead is one of the oldest and greatest classics of Western spirituality. With Awakening Osiris Ellis has transformed the ancient stores told through hieroglyphs for modern readers and approaches the Book of the Dead as a profound spiritual text capable of speaking to us today. These writings suggest that the divine realm and the human realm are not altogether separate; they remind us that the natural world—the substance of our lives—is fashioned from the stuff of the gods. This updated edition contains a new introduction and study guide by the author.
NORMANDI ELLIS is an award-winning writer, workshop facilitator, and archpriestess of the Fellowship of Isis. She leads tours to Egypt and is the author and coauthor of several books, including Hieroglyphic Words of Power, The Union of Isis and Thoth, and Imagining the World into Existence. She lives in Franklin County, Kentucky.