Heaven is opened, the company of gods shines forth! Amon-Re, Lord of Karnak, is exalted upon the great sea! The Great Nine are exalted upon their seats! Thy beauties are thine, O Amon-Re, Lord of Karnak! - The Liturgy of Amon
O Flame which came forth backwards, I have not stolen the god's offerings
O Bone-breaker who came forth from Heracleopolis, I have not told lies.
O Eater of entrails who came forth from the House of Thirty, I have not committed perjury.
O You of the darkness who came forth from the darkness, I have not been quarrelsome.
O Nefertum who came forth from Memphis, I have done no wrong, I have seen no evil.
- The Negative Confession
For Joe and Gay Haldeman--- ---many a cup of kindness yet---
The sensory impact pressed in on him from all sides at once in the first dazzling moment of his arrival: a fierce bombardment of smells, sights, sounds, everything alien, everything much too intense, animated by a strange inner life.
"The new citizen asks the protection of Isis," she said. "And it is granted. Isis watches over you, now and forever. Come, now. We'll take you to your new home."
A rookie with Time Service, Edward Davis goes back in time to to the ancient city of Thebes in Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt, where he is befriended by a beautiful Egyptian slave girl and where he learns the trade of the embalmers. Reprint.
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