> "A ramp to the sky is built for him that
> he may go up to the sky thereon. He goeth up upon
> the smoke of the great exhalation. He flieth as a
> bird and he settleth as a beetle on an empty seat
> on the ship of Ra… He roweth in the sky in thy
> ship, O Ra! And he cometh to the land in thy ship,
> O Ra!"
By the by;
The second utterance is simply mistranslated. It should read something closer to;
365a. A stairway to heaven shall be laid down for him, that he may ascend to heaven thereon;
365b. he ascends on the smoke (incense) of the great censing.
366a. N. flies, as a goose; he alights as a scarab;
366b. he flies as a goose; he alights as a scarab
366c. upon the empty throne which is in thy boat, O Rē‘.
Again this is referring to a walkway rather than a construction ramp. This walkway just happens to be stairs.
I believe that like every single utterance it was actually meant literally. Egyptologists assume that these people were so deluded that they believed dead kings could walk up pyramids to the stars. They assume that they were so superstitious they didn't know if the dead king were climbing, being lifted like shu, flying like a goose, or being raised up by smoke. They assume far too much.
When you can see how this was meant literally and was exactly accurate then you'll know what it means. Clues won't help you but I'll say anyway that the Boat of Re and the stairway are the exact same thing and are the scientific and vulgar terms for the pyramid. The king ascends from the iskn (funeral pyre) on the east side of the first step. He literally ascends to and becomes an imperishable star after alighting as a dung beetle on the top of the first step. You have to figure this out from understanding all of the PT as all ideas can't be crammed into one utterance but every utterance is correct and logical. They are internally consistent.
And they consistently don't refer to construction ramps while speaking of using seker to lift the stones which fly like the fledglings of swallows. This is the reality whether anyone chooses to recognize it or not.