The Dawning Moon Of The Mind

The Dawning Moon Of The Mind

Unlocking The Pyramid Texts

Book - 2015
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"A stunning and original interpretation of an ancient system of poetic, religious, and philosophical thought"--
"A stunning and original interpretation of an ancient system of poetic, religious, and philosophical thought Buried in the Egyptian desert some 4,000 years ago, the Pyramid Texts are among the world's oldest poetry. Yet ever since the discovery of these hieroglyphs in 1881, they have been misconstrued by Western Egyptologists as a garbled collection of primitive myths and incantations, relegating to obscurity their radiant fusion of philosophy, scientific inquiry, and religion. Now, in a seminal work, the classicist and linguist Susan Brind Morrow has recast the Pyramid Texts as a coherent work of art, arguing that they should be recognized as a formative event in the evolution of human thought. In The Dawning Moon of the Mind she explains how to read hieroglyphs, contextualizes their evocative imagery, and interprets the entire poem. The result is a magisterial religious and philosophical text revealing a profound consciousness of the world with astonishing parallels to Judeo-Christian culture, Buddhism, and Tantra. More than twenty years in the making, The Dawning Moon of the Mind is a monumental achievement that locates one of the origins of poetic thought in Western culture. Almost before science, art, and written language, these texts set forth the relationship between time and eternity, life and death, history and ideas. In The Dawning Moon of the Mind they emerge in their original luminosity and intelligence alongside a persuasive argument for their central importance to the history of language"--
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374200107
0374200106
Branch Call Number: 299.3182
Characteristics: x, 289 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm

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Mar 18, 2016

Beautifully written, this is an amazing book. It explains and unlocks so much about art, religion, and the ancient Egyptians. Well worth reading.

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