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The Papyrus of Ani, Chapter 92

Copyright 1997 by Neil Parker.


A spell to open the tomb for the soul and the shadow, to come forth by day, and to have mastery over the legs. Words spoken by the Osiris scribe Ani, true of voice:

The chamber is open; the sealed place is closed and lying down; the chamber is open for the soul therein.

As for the eye of Horus, I deliver it; the ornament abiding on the forehead of Ra.

[I] stride; [I] raise my thighs.

I have made that great way; my flesh flourishes.

I am Horus, the avenger of his father, bringing the double crown on its staff.

The way is open for the souls; my soul sees the great god in the boat of Ra on the day of souls. My soul is at the front with the reckoner of years.

Come, my soul has delivered the eye of Ra to me, establishing my ornaments on the forehead of Ra.

The light-gods [are] on their faces in the limbs of Osiris.

May you not imprison my soul; may you not restrain my shadow.

A way is open for my soul and my shadow to see the great god in the shrine, on the day of reckoning of souls.

He repeats the words of Osiris.

The hidden of places, the restrainers of the limbs of Osiris, the restrainers of souls and glorified spirits, the sealers of the shadow of the dead, who perform evil against me--may they not perform evil against me.

Pass along the way for me, for your hearts with you. My soul, my prepared spirit--may they lead you.

I am seated at the head of the great ones at the heads of their seats.

May you not be imprisoned by the restrainers of the limbs of Osiris, the restrainers of souls, sealing the shadow of the dead.

Do you grasp heaven?

If this spell is known, he will come forth by day, and his soul will not be imprisoned.