The Resurrection in the Pyramid Texts

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The Pyramid texts in Egypt are often thought to be about the process of the soul after death, but they have a more significant meaning, which is the depiction of the process of death and resurrection on the Path of the Spiritual Son.

This event is represented in the solar year by the spring equinox, which is Easter time.


Here is a small selection:

163: He comes indeed, this Unas, weary of the Nine, an Imperishable spirit, he that bore more than you, he that suffered more than you, he that is more weary than you, he that became greater than you, he who will be happier than you, he who roars louder than you. You have no more time there! Lo, this is what Seth and Thoth have done, your two brothers who could not bewail you!

167: To say the words:
“Atum, this your son is here, Osiris, whom you have preserved alive. He lives! He lives! This Unas lives! He is not dead, this Unas is not dead! He is not gone down, this Unas is not gone down! He has not been judged, this Unas has not been judged! He judges, this Unas judges!

195: Be pleased with him, be pleased with his purification, be pleased with the words he says to you:
“How beautiful is your face when you are pleased, when you are new and young! A god has given you birth, the father of gods!”. He has come to you, O Great of Magic! It is Horus who fought to protect his Eye, Great of Magic.

221: How pleasant is your condition! You become a spirit, o Unas, among your brothers the gods. How changed, how changed (is your state)! (Therefore) protect your children! Beware of your border which is on Earth! Put on your body and come towards them!



By | 2015-08-13T09:34:48+00:00 August 20th, 2014|ancient wisdom, autobiographical|21 Comments

About the Author:

Mark Pritchard is an author and practitioner of the ancient spirituality of the sun. He's been teaching since 1990, has been dedicated to spiritual practice for decades, and has had metaphysical experiences since childhood. He has authored a number of books on out-of-body experiences, consciousness, and spiritual awakening, including an earlier edition of The Astral Codex which became a bestseller in its genre, and Gazing into the Eternal which was a finalist in the Best Book Awards 2009 in spirituality. He has appeared on over 70 radio and television programs internationally, and writes with the name Belsebuub, which is the name of his spirit/soul/consciousness.


  1. Sabah September 24, 2014 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Thank you Mark for sharing this, to be honest when I first read it, the meaning seemed completely obscured to me, even now coming back to it, I cannot really grasp the depths of its significance. But having just had a small celebration for the spring equinox yesterday, the wonder and joy of new life, rebirth, new beginnings after a harsh cold winter, really struck me, and these words resonate with more meaning within, even though I lack greater experience of it. Really appreciate you sharing your understanding of these ancient works which seem so obscure today.

  2. David August 31, 2014 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Thanks a lot for sharing those passages Mark!

    Like Seraphim said, I don’t understand them fully, but some parts really speak to me and it feels like reading texts like this touch something deeply inside me in an uplifting way!

  3. Sue August 26, 2014 at 3:16 am - Reply

    Profound. Thank you

  4. Chris August 25, 2014 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Thank you Mark for this article,
    indeed very inspiring and lively verses.

  5. Hadrian August 23, 2014 at 5:46 am - Reply

    I recognized this photo depiction from one of the Egyptology classes at university that I took. Combining the knowledge of ancient gnostic and Vedic texts has provided me a much better understanding of what the photo is about then if I were to take Egyptology classes alone.

    From what I see above in the photo shows life-death-resurrection. The whole thing. At the very top shows the life and teachings for the chosen ones or initiates. In another words, all the way to the left is the teacher. In front of the teacher is the scepter. The scepter is the symbol of the power of knowledge. On the right you see a train of people, 7 men holding the cross (alchemy symbol) and 7 women. Why 7? Well 7 dimensions, they have to reach the top, all the way to the Absolute. These people are initiates, learning from the teacher.

    The bottom of the photo, shows the death and resurrection. At the right-left, the person whose life has ended is taken by hand by Anubis and is led to the judgment room. At the judgment room, Anubis is judging the good and the bad deeds of the person. If the person failed, then Sebek-Ra (half-crocodile, half-man) will take him to hell. If the person passes the judgment, then on the right, Horus, will escort him to meet his god, in another words, his highest self, his own being, his divine father, that is HIS resurrection. The guy sitting on the chair, that is actually his god, his highest self. He was able to resurrect himself all the way to the top and unite with his highest self.

    The guy in the middle of the photo, who is writing is actually a symbolic meaning for Akashic records. That is where Anubis takes the information to judge the person.

  6. Vida August 22, 2014 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    I really like the Egyptian texts. I spent some time earlier in the year reading through a lot of them and I was really amazed at some of the symbolism (and of course a whole lot of it I couldn’t understand!) which seemed to give reference to many esoteric truths. It’s interesting that so much of it is taken literally, to be just about funerals and death. Thanks for giving this perspective Mark.

    When I read through these excerpts as well as other ones, it really makes me wonder what it must be like to reach that level, it can seem far away. Although, reflecting on these texts also inspires that it can be done so it can give motivation and hope to push on. Here is a quote I really liked from the Book of the Dead, the chapter called “NOT ALLOWING THE HEART…. TO BE CARRIED AWAY DEAD IN KHERT-NETER”

    “[Nu, whose word is truth, saith]:- My heart is with me, and it shall never come to
    pass that it be carried away. I am the Lord of Hearts, the slayer of the heart-case. I live in truth, I
    have my being therein. I am Horus, the Dweller in Hearts, [I am] in the Dweller in the body. I
    have life by my word, my heart hath being. My heart-case shall not be snatched away from me, it
    shall not be wounded, it shall not be put in restraint if wounds are inflicted upon me. [If] one take
    possession of it I shall have my being in the body of my father Keb and in the body of my mother
    Nut. I have not done that which is held in abomination by the gods. I shall not suffer defeat [for]
    my word is truth.”

    • Lucia August 23, 2014 at 7:50 am - Reply

      Thank you Vida for this one. I really like how it stresses the freeing aspect of the Truth. The “heart case” is an interesting thing from this description, something different from the heart itself as it seems.

    • john p August 23, 2014 at 6:53 pm - Reply

      Thanks Vida, very inspiring quote.

  7. Layla August 22, 2014 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Thank you Mark for shining a light of understanding on these texts, the incredible celebration and joy can be felt for Unas, what a time of cosmic rejoice!

    • Jon August 23, 2014 at 5:27 am - Reply

      That sense of joy stands out to me as well. Every time I have a new understanding or good astral experience I feel what I guess is the same kind of joy, but in these texts obviously the circumstances are much more esoteric and profound.

  8. richard August 22, 2014 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Fantastic some words that really need some time for reflection, thanks Mark

  9. Craig August 22, 2014 at 3:07 am - Reply

    Thanks Mark,

    I have not been studying the ancient Egyptian texts, but the words of hope and inspiration that these excerpts show illustrate how important they are for study.

    Thank you for sharing!

  10. john p August 21, 2014 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    Thanks Mark, what an amazing event of the path! I hope that many of us will one day truly reach this stage of the work.

  11. Seraphim August 21, 2014 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Thank you Mark very much you shared these paragraphs with us
    Very strong words with a profound message that I feel to touch me, even I understand it partly.
    At the end, what a nice triumph… The best!

  12. Vadim August 21, 2014 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Thank you very much for sharing with us these meaningful and powerful excerpts, I’ll study it further…

  13. Olga August 21, 2014 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    Beautiful. It reminds me of listening to Handel’s Messiah. Goes to show just how universal the message is and the great joy that comes along with it.

  14. Lucia August 21, 2014 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Thank you Mark very much for bringing up these specific passages from the texts and also pointing out the real meaning of this ancient material. I find I tend to imagine a lot when reading more advanced esoteric texts. Often, as Michelle said, I can feel the joy coming out of the words. That something/somebody has triumphed after all, and that in fact, none of those trials could ever harm it/him and that gives me faith, even though I don’t really understand who he is. I felt the same thing when reading some parts of Pistis Sophia, where it was described about how she passed over all the regions and they could do nothing, just let her pass. This passage spoke to me most in this regard:

    “He lives! He lives! This Unas lives! He is not dead, this Unas is not dead! He is not gone down, this Unas is not gone down! He has not been judged, this Unas has not been judged! He judges, this Unas judges!”

  15. Michelle August 21, 2014 at 5:44 am - Reply

    Wow. Those excerpts are very powerful and inspiring. I can just feel the joy pouring out of the text. Thank you so much for sharing this. I needed something like this right about now! 🙂

    • Geraldine August 25, 2014 at 12:13 pm - Reply

      It’s very difficult to understand such advsnced texts without the experience, so i’m vety grateful for the explanation..
      Yet like everyone else, there is this joy that can be felt emanating from the verses, you can feel the support from the Divine and the rejoicing of those witnessing such an event.

      What a trial it must be, what enormous difficulty must be faced to attain resurrection. But the rewards, the joice from the cosmos, from the being seem to make it all worth it.

      Thank you again for sharing this understanding with us.

  16. Andrew August 21, 2014 at 1:59 am - Reply

    Thanks for the text to reflect on. I find it challenging to understand the different voices in 195. But other than that most of it seems quite clear. So filled with power and strength…

  17. Karim August 20, 2014 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing that.

    I’m not an expert on ancient texts, or have the level of personal experience about the things referred to in this text. But with the information from the Path of the Spiritual Sun book and by practicing the spring equinoxes I’ve got a bit of an idea about the special event these excerpts refer to, and got a feeling when reading it about the message it conveyed.

    Sometimes I like to speak the words out loud when reading a special text like this, to give it a bit more power. Or it’s always great if someone reads it out to a group.

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