westward

The Judgement of the Dead

Pay good heed to the weighing in the Balance of the heart of the Osiris, the singing-woman of Amen, Anhai, whose word is truth, and place thou her heart in the seat of truth in the presence of the Great God

The Egyptians believed that after death the body was resurrected and travelled westward into the hall of Osiris in Duat. Once there the deceased had to recite the deeds of their life, good and bad. Their heart would be weighed against the feather of Maat, the cosmic balance, and if the heart was found to be heavy because they had lied about their deeds then they would suffer a second death by Ammit. “The Soul Eater”. The unfortunate individual would then became a malevolent spirit, which could bring sickness and death to humans.

These , friends, are boiled peanuts. A thing I had never heard of before moving to the South. The idea wasn’t appealing, but I promised my husband I would try them the day we were able to leave Georgia for good. Well today is the day. I gotta say, they’re not my thing, but I appreciate the experience. Westward ho!