Why the Amduat is significant -- every evening the sun becomes old and weak and finally sets behind the Western horizon. Yet, it rises again in the morning, rejuvenated. How is that possible? How could the sun for the Ancient Egyptians the Sun God become young and revitalised during the night, during his night journey? What happens during this time? The Amduat is a description of the journey of the Sun God through the night world, that is also the world of the deceased. The knowledge contained in the Amduat is meant for the dead Pharaoh. But the text also recommends this knowledge for living beings. Thus, the journey of the Sun God can also be seen as a symbolic representation of an inner psychic process of transformation and renewal.
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Living Human Heritage Publications Professor Dr. Theodor Abt
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Author Biography - Theodor Abt
Theodor Abt was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1947. He has a Ph.D. from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich 1977. Since 1975 he has been a Jungian analyst in private practice. From 1983 through 1988 he was a member of the board of the C G Jung Institute, Zurich. Since 1990 he has been professor for rural sociology at the ETH. He has been a member of the board of the Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology according to C G Jung and M-L von Franz in Zurich since 1995, and president of the Society of the Friends of the Royal Tombs of Egypt since 1988. His research focuses on the relationship of the outer world with the needs of the inner unconscious world.