This Scholar Says She's Unlocked The Secrets Of The Pyramid Texts

Susan Brind Morrow has developed a new translation of the world's oldest sacred texts.

02/18/2016 06:01 pm ET

For years, scholars thought that the Pyramid Texts were merely a series of funeral prayers and magic spells intended to protect Egyptian royalty in the afterlife. 

But renowned classicist and linguist Susan Brind Morrow has a different interpretation of this sacred literature. She said she believes it's proof of a complex religious philosophy, one that was less about mythology and more about the life-giving forces of nature. She also believes this ancient Egyptian philosophy influenced many of the spiritual traditions that came after it.

The Pyramid Texts are the oldest religious writings that modern scholars have from ancient Egypt -- and quite possibly, the oldest sacred texts in the world. 

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This is the Pyramid of Unas, in Egypt. The interior walls of the structure are inscribed with the Pyramid Texts.

Morrow explains her research, and presents a new translation of the full text, in her latest book The Dawning Moon of the Mind: Unlocking the Pyramid Texts

"These are not magic spells at all," Morrow told The Huffington Post about the Pyramid Texts. "These are poetic verses constructed just like poetry today, sophisticated and filled with word play and puns."

Instead of looking at the Pyramid Texts as something written by a primitive and superstitious people, as she claims many Egyptologists before her have done, Morrow put the texts in the context of Egypt's vibrant literary tradition and its cultural connections to nature. 

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Another view of the Pyramid of Unas.

What she said she saw in the ancient lines inscribed on the inner walls of the Pyramid of Unas was a "densely compounded but highly precise" map of the stars. The Egyptians studied the stars to determine what time of year the Nile would flood and make their land fertile again. In this earliest form of Egyptian philosophy, Morrow said she believes it's not a goddess or a spiritual personality that the Egyptians worshipped, but the sky itself. It was nature itself that was sacred, and that held the promise of eternal life. 

She offers a new translation of the opening verse of the texts in her book, which she believes describes the soul rising up into the fire, or the dawn sky, beneath the holy ones, or the stars: 

The sword of Orion opens the doors of the sky.
Before the doors close again the gate to the path
over the fire, beneath the holy ones as they grow dark
As a falcon flies as a falcon flies, may Unis rise into this fire.

"I realized I was looking at a very vivid, poetic description of the actual world," Morrow said.

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Susan Brind Morrow's book features a new translation of the Pyramid Texts.

But James P. Allen, an Egyptologist at Brown University who produced a 2005 translation of the texts, isn't convinced. He likened her translation to the work of "amateurs" and called it a "serious misrepresentation" of the Pyramid Texts.

"It is a translator’s job to be as faithful to the original as possible while using words and constructions that make sense to modern readers. Ms. Morrow has not done that," Allen told The Huffington Post. "Her 'translation' is basically a poet’s impression of what she thinks the texts should say, and not a reflection of what they actually say."

For her part, Morrow is convinced that the hieroglyphs aren't something that is only accessible to professionals. Her purpose in bringing this new translation to light was to encourage others to look at the text, and see what they find.

"Whenever people think of hieroglyphs, they see them as something that has to be deciphered, something archaic and ancient," Morrow said.

"But hieroglyphs are an absolutely vivid reading of nature that is very accessible to anybody today." 

Original Post

 First off, Europeans male or female do NOT have the ability to crack the African Egyptian pyramid code.  This includes the breaking of the Rosetta Stone by that french guy.  During the height of Egyptian culture, Euroasian regions were knee-deep in ice and fighting each other.  Many were illiterate in their own language and in semi groups of neanderthalism.   So I absolutely disagree that she has been able to translate the hieroglyphs.  Impossible.  Cuz for one...she is merely a writer....not anthropologist or archelogolist.  I'm tired of so called white scholar telling the world black culture.  They DON'T know.  She is lying.  Cuz Europeans have NEVER understood African culture but have taken advantage of the its rich benefits.  She's making MONEY off this fake translation of Egyptian text.    Just like E. A. Wallis Budge did.  So. Who's gon go against her?  I mean in Egypt the people are too busy fighting for human rights to care about what is written on a wall.  And these folks are really immigrants to the land of Kemet. They are a part of the migration of Arabs during the Arab Slave Trade generations before.   So they ain't gon waste their time disputing something isn't a true part of their culture.  As why this woman can get away []at this time] with saying she has broken the code.   No one's really paying attention.  But the fact is?  She has not.  Broken a thing.  It's all conjecture.  But!

  BTW:  What she's REALLY doing is...trying to minimize the ADVANCEMENT of Egyptian culture cuz it becoming clear that African and Egyptian are the SAME culture and society.  And it has been PROVEN that Egyptian culture was THE most...and NUMBER ONE Intelligent civilization on EARTH.  And massa will not give Blacks that title. So since scholars are proving the brilliance of Africa with Egypt being the homeland of high intelligence....massa has to dumb down the messages [that he could never break] on the wall inside the pyramids.  He needs to say now that these texts are primitive renditions of nature.  Yeah.......right!  Now explain those aerospace marks on top of Egyptian monuments.  It's talking about nature too.  Pleaaaaaaaaaaseeee.  But!  

She's just trying to head off at the path, all the Black African Scholars who have "deciphered" ancient Khemetic writings/texts, traditions, philosophies, etc., but whose work as been suppressed and deliberately dismissed by the West and Khemetic imposters, "Egyptologists".  

This is to serve as giving the White race credit for doing what African/Black people, African/Black scholars, African/Black historians, have already proven. 

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