The Twelve Gates: A Spiritual Passage Through the Egyptian Books of the Dead (Paperback)

$28.30
Usually Ships in 1-5 days

Description


In The Twelve Gates, clinical anthropologist John Rush embarks on a spellbinding journey through death rituals in various cultures, centering on the ancient Egyptian philosophy of death and resurrection. The first part of the book provides an overview of different rituals, encouraging readers to confront their feelings about death and to reevaluate their lives. The author details his own experiences preparing for death, including a painful tattooing process inspired by the ancient Egyptian Books of the Netherworld. He then guides readers through the Twelve Gates of the Underworld, symbolic ritual stages during which they can figuratively experience death and rebirth. A set of full-color tarot cards, designed by the author, is included as an aid in passing through each of the Gates. These ancient rituals, performed by pharaohs and priests for thousands of years, help ease the way toward a peaceful, conscious death.

About the Author


John A. Rush, PhD, N.D., is a Professor of Anthropology at Sierra College, Rocklin, California, teaching Physical Anthropology and Magic, Witchcraft and Religion. He is the author of several books on Clinical Anthropology, the application of anthropological concepts to psychotherapeutic and physical healing. He is also a Naturopathic Doctor and Medical Hypnotherapist in private practice.

Product Details ISBN-10: 1583941754
ISBN-13: 9781583941751
Published: Frog Books, 07/24/2007
Pages: 328
Language: English


View Calendar of Events & Classes

Shopping cart

View your shopping cart.

Upcoming Programs