CK: ...I believe that it was called the
> "integrated apron" and was the device that
> collected water at the base..."
> I suspect the rectangular shape at the base of the
> pyramid (Gardiner's O24) probably represents one
> of the signs above. In essence then O24, imo, is a
> composite sign of a pyramid shape atop a rectangle
> shape and depicts the pyramid surrounded by water,
> the pyramid emerging from water; the pyramid
> emerging from the Duat.
> In the PTs 'Akhet' has a number of meanings and
> associations. It is associated with the king,
> Horus, Osiris and Re. It is also the 'womb of
> Nut'. It seems clear that it is an instrument of
> rebirth. The AE word mr denotes pyramid but
> that does not tell us the actual function
> of the pyramid. The function of the pyramid was
> 'Akhet' (an instrument of regeneration /
> reawakening / rebirth) - for the kingdom.
> When you read many of the PTs and substitute the
> word 'Ark' or 'Recovery Vault' for the word
> 'Akhet' and 'deluge' for Duat, they make a
> lot of sense, especially when you consider that,
> as the waters of the deluge subsided, part of the
> pyramid would have been above water while the
> remainder was still below water - islands or
> 'mounds' that held within them the 'seed' of life,
> of reawakening, of rebirth; beacons of light
> amidst a sea of chaos and darkness.
We are in remarkably close agreement here.
The pyramid was the instrument of ascension that arose from the duat and became the new ben ben. We're saying the same thing and mostly using the same words. The pyramid sat in the pool which created the island originally called the primeval mound and was now the pyramid.
All this became confused when the science that was ancient language became too complex to use.
I simply see no reason we can't both be essentially correct. We simply came to this understanding from different directions. Indeed, most of the alts might be largely correct though some would be incompatible with our theories.
> The PTs also speak of the pathways or passages of
> the Akhet and also of the two shrines wherein the
> gods are assembled (the GP's internal passages &
> chambers?). Two 'shrines' wherein the gods are
> assembled? Could this be a Grand Gallery filled
> with statues of the former AE kings (Ka doubles)
> with another gallery above containing the actual
> bodies of these ancient AE kings (gods)?
> of the Ancestors).
I don't really disagree but would consider this highly speculative from my perspective. I believe only one specific feature of the Great Pyramid appears in the Pyramid Texts and this is "Serket's anus" (the king's northern air shaft defecates the momentum of the system). Of course there's a great deal of meaning in the PT I've yet to be able to deduce so it's impossible for me to delineate what does or does not exist in the PT.
I don't recognize the reference to the two shrines. There's not even enough to solve the meaning of the word "shrine" but I suspect it is a place to make observation but this is speculative on my part.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 16-Jan-18 17:24 by cladking.