In this two part
article we examine two unique Egyptian papyri. The first is an ancient Egyptian
text that has never been released into the public domain before, called the
Darkest of Nights.
Darkest of Nights
The original papyrus is currently
housed in the library at Alexandria and has been designated as being subject to
restricted access by the Egyptian authorities and until today has never been
freely circulated. Thoth Web’s Egyptologists have been granted exclusive
access to this document, which they have duly translated.
The Darkest of Nights is without
doubt one of the most beautiful texts ever to emerge from ancient Egypt. It is
both a spiritual and magical text that details the love affair of Time and
Eternity and concludes with an incantation – an Egyptian spell to unite the
earthbound soul with its Ren, its true cosmic essence.
The text tells of the
separation of the earthly and cosmic identity and instructs the reader as to how
the two can be reunited. It also suggests that the spiritual leaders of 3,000
years ago themselves walked in ignorance of the truth, but that the truth is
within our reach if we allow ourselves to let go of the shadows of illusion that
use fear to anchor us to the physical world.
The text concludes with a spell
intended to reconnect the individual with his or her true name or Ren and in so
doing, connect the cosmic and the physical.
In Egyptian mythology it was by
learning the ailing Ra's true cosmic Name that the goddess Isis was able to gain
all his powers thus making her the most powerful magician in the universe and
giving her the power of creation itself, enabling her to bring her beloved
Osiris back from the dead.
The translated text for The Darkest
of Nights can be found
in Seshat’s Library. You’ll also find a range of other exclusive
translations of Egyptian texts in the
of the Soul
– Introducing the Sacred Language of Ancient Egypt
From the beginning they came, the shape of night, the light of day. There is no
darkness in any of them, only balance and perfection.
When the word was found by the man as a gift from the fountain of living things
he placed it in a shrine of truth and surrounded it with mirrors so that the
word was the only thing to be reflected, only Time was allowed to step inside
with his speechless presence.
But Time doesn't speak the word of man. His voice is a soft wind that surpasses
the face of the stars that lies where rivers are born, where sand becomes the
heart of deep journeys. In sadness and sorrow the fountain of living things ran
dry and Time saw her beloved Eternity fade into his arms, sacrificing herself
into Him so that she could live forever in his soul.
Tears of Time fell upon the earth making worlds fade and be reborn again in a
never ending circle, hoping men could start listening to the unspoken word and
seeing what was not there for the eye to reach.
When Night walked upon the earth she saw time surrounded by clouds of dust in a
silent despair, so she embraced him in silence when there was no one there to
listen, when there was no one there to see, when only both of them knew what
feelings were. In her deepest wisdom she showed herself to him and allowed him
to know her name so that he could see her like nobody had ever seen before.
Peace covered Time all over his soul and he drifted through the Night on an
endless journey through pale shadows and distant dreams. There, at a place where
only he was allowed to go he found a door of light and by walking through it he
saw the heart of Night; the gate of creation, where all names rest, where all
real things lie down over the deepest understanding of their true essence. Time realized
then, that was the perfect place keep the seed of his beloved Eternity that he
had always carried inside him.
The Hall of Light became the cradle of immortality; the place where all souls
are born, in the heart of the Night where there is only Light.
Time sacrificed himself so that Eternity could live again and he became only a
thought and the blood that would run through the body of his beloved forever.
There in the heart of the night where there is only light, in memory of him,
Eternity cried a path of stars that would lead to her; all of those that are
wandering, thinking to be lost like once Time thought to be.
The shadows of some chose to believe in the curse of Time, it has never been
there, and believing leads them to an unreal form of mortality. Only shadows,
only shadows die, for their souls remain intact, their names waiting to be
called again, their spirits waiting to be born again to understand and follow
Eternity that calls for them, there, in heart of the night where there is only
light. Know your soul. Hear you name. Listen. Listen to the heart of the night,
where there is only Light."
The name, like the soul is never lost. He may be away from you drifting where
you are too afraid to go. They made you believe it was dark in there, but is
there a darkness bigger than thinking you are lost when you are just away from
yourself? Is there bigger darkness than the one that surrounds all of those who
made you believe the path is too dangerous for you to cross? How can they speak
of darkness if they have never seen light?
Have you seen light? Oh you have seen light...because you are far beyond it, in
a place where your name echoes with no fear of memory or world. So little they
are now, so big they look.
Think of your lost name and you will know only the projection of you his lost in
a world that is not real. Only light is real and darkness as well to make it
even look brighter.
They tell of darkness but they have never wandered lost through it, or they
would not tell you about it. They have never seen light either or they wouldn't
tell you about the darkness that stands between you and light because there is
Only light can create, You are her son/daughter walk towards her, home is
waiting. All the things than stand on your way, don't listen to them, they
cannot touch you, they don't exist, but they will if you wish to believe them.
The name is not lost, only the projection of it may think so. Let your soul call
yourself. She sees everything while you see what they made you believe you see.
And say it:
My name is in my hands, my name is in my arms, my name is in my head, my name is
in my neck, my name is in my ears, my name is in my eyes, my name his in my
nose, my name is on my shoulders, my name is on my back, my name is in my chest
, my name is in my belly, my name is in my legs, my name is in my knees, my name
is in my feet. My name runs all over my body and fills it entirely.
I walk upon my name only. I think upon my name only. I cannot be touched. I
cannot be harmed. The world cannot harm what the world cannot see. I am
invisible to the world. I am one with my name. I will be born again. I will be
born again. For now I know my name.
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