Jul 23, 1997 11:46 PM
>The tet or djet or djed pillar was originally a human backbone,
>and was used mainly as the backbone of Osiris. I interpret
>it to mean stability or foundation. In regard to consciousness
>after death, the pillar implies maintaining one's continuity of
>consciousness, an ability often ascribed only to Adepts.
This is the traditional explanation. Do you have an idea why it would have
4 layers? Any idea what 'pillars' symbolize in other cultures?
>>Did you base your translation solely on symbolism?
>Gisele, no. Actually, I used Budge's dictionary, which
>he chose not to use himself.
I agree with you 100%.
>I worked under the assumption
>that the ancient Egyptians were reasonably intelligent,
>while Budge considered them "savages." In just about every
>instance where a direct translation would show intelligence,
>he did not use his own dictionary or grammar rules. The
>new "Bible" of hieroglyphics (Gardinar) is a bit better but not
I'm curious to know how you handled all the 'multiple-meaning' words and if
you've tried to identify words similar to the Egyptian ones in other
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