“Awakening Osiris is a perennial, a classic in the combined realm of Egyptology, spirituality, and pure literary achievement.”
—Kathleen McGowan, New York Times bestselling author of The Expected One
“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 stories 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 edition replaces the previous edition (ISBN 978-0933999749) and contains a new introduction and study guide by t