In the Amduat, the night-journey of the Egyptian Sungod is divided into twelve hours, each of them containing an enormous amount of insight into the human psyche. The entire Amduat could be called the first 'scientific publication' of humankind describing or mapping the dangers, but also the regenerative capabilities of the night-world, providing answers to basic human questions. The synopsis of the different scenes of the Amduat, all in colour, together with its explaining text, is unique. This book is a treasure for all those who want to explore the archetypal structure of the objective psyche, with its helpful but also with its dangerous forces.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Erik Hornung (b. 1933) Professor of Egyptology Univ. of Basle, Switzerland, 1967-1998. His research has focused on the Valley of the Kings and the edition of the Books of the Netherworld; he published the first edition of the Amduat in 1963. Of his many books in German, several have been translated into English: Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt. The One and the Many (1982, paperback 1996); The Valley of the Kings: Horizon of Eternity (1990); The Tomb of Pharaoh Seti I. (1991); History of Ancient Egypt. An Introduction (1999); Akhenaten and the Religion of Light (1999); The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife (1999); The Secret Lore of Egypt (2001). Theodor Abt (b. 1947) Jungian Analyst in private practice. 1983-88 member of the board of the C.G. Jung-Institute, Professor for Rural Sociology at the ETH. Since 1995, member of the board of the Research and Training Centre for Depth Psychology according to C.G. Jung and M.-L. von Franz, Zurich. Since 1988, President of the Society of the Friends of the Royal Tombs of Egypt. Author of: Progress without Loss of Soul (1990).