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Egyptian Book of Coming into the Light-Full Text Hymn to Asar/Osiris

I think i am doing a disservice by not including the entire hymn. Yes, it’s that deep. So here it is. 

The doors of perception open; what was hidden has been revealed. It is myself I see and a thousand colors swirling in liquid light. I am where the sun sets below the mountains. I am in this body. I am that star rising above the clouds hung by a thread from its ocean moon. Hail myself traversing eternity walking among gods, a shuttle flying across the loom through the threads of time. This is all one place, one cloth: a man’s life endures. On earth flowers grow, snakes crawl and wisdom lies in the palm of a hand. All that is will be - hawks and sparrows, the thousand lives within.

I have come home. I have entered humanhood, bound to rocks and plants, men and woman, rivers and sky. I shall be with you in this and other worlds. When the cat arches in the doorway, think of me. I have sometimes been like that. When two men greet each other in the street, I am there speaking to you. When you look up, know that I am there - sun and moon pouring my love around you. All these things am I, portents, images, signs. Though apart, I am a part of you. One of the million things in the universe, I am the universe, too. You think I disguise myself as rivers and trees simply to confuse you? Whatever I am, woman, cat or lotus, the same god breathes in every body. You and I together are a single creation. Neither death nor spite nor fear nor ignorance stops my love for you.

May we come and go in and out of heaven through the gates of starlight. As the houses of earth fill with dancing and song, so filled are the houses of heaven. I am come, in truth. I sail a long river and row back again. It is joy to breathe under the stars. I am the sojourner destined to walk a thousand years until I arrive at myself.

-The Egyptian Book of the Dead. More correctly translated as the Book of Coming into the Light. Translated by Normandi Ellis in her book Awakening Osiris.

when you read this, please remember that you are the person speaking. Do not think that it is someone or something outside of yourself…it is you speaking. Your spirit communicating absolutely timeless truths unfettered by any weights of the illusion that surrounds you now. That is the power of the pyramid texts and the Egyptian Book of the Dead/Coming forth into the Light.

Bio-based dyes supplier Stony Creek Colours work with Cone Mills to launch natural Indigo Selvedge Denim.
The new denim collection is to be produced at it’s historic White Oak Mill in Greensboro, North Carolina and launched as part of the company’s celebration initiatives of White Oak’s 110th anniversary. Its been over 100 years since natural indigo has been used in large scale production in the United States. Cone have partnered with Stony Creek Colours to supply their natural indigo dye for this special edition of selvedge denim fabrics woven on American Draper X-3 fly shuttle looms. The first selvage styles will be available for sampling in early August 2015.

RELEASE DAY!! Today is the day guys! Noon 12pm CET. Following on from the successful collaboration between #EdwinEurope and #Cultizm earlier in the year, the denim duo are at it again with the launch of the iconic ED-47 in ‘63 Rainbow Selvage Denim!

Weaved on shuttle looms over 80 years old, the 12,8oz selvage denim has been dipped a total of 10 times to create a rich shade of indigo and was manufactured at the world famous Kuroki Mill (Okayama, Japan). So, have fun spending time in our shop!

The Basics (and then some)

What is selvedge?  Selvedge is denim made on shuttle looms.  There are old shuttle looms that Americans sold to the Japanese when American clothing manufacturers switched to a automated processes.  There are also new shuttle looms that have since been created and are also in use.  Shuttle looms make the process of creating denim take longer, and thus more expensive.  Many people believe that because of this selvedge denim is automatically better quality than what you will find in most department stores.  This is not always true.  Once you start to see selvedge denim at H&M and gap you realize not all selvedge denim is created equal.  These jeans have been manufactured in a cheap way.  They can lose their dye very easily and ruin furniture.  The construction is of low quality, and these jeans have been known to lose buttons, rivets, and even whole pockets.  Not problems that you would expect in a pair of jeans from your local Walmart much less selvedge denim.