He will give his angels charge of you,
To guard you in all your ways.
понеделник, 26 ноември 2012 г.
In ancient Egyptian mythology, the vehicle of ascent
for after-death consciousness. The term ba is often translated
as “vital force” or “soul,” but is a complex concept.
It is an exalted state of consciousness that seeks out
According to the Book of the Dead, after death the
ba rose up out of the body to regard the corpse. Even
though it was drawn toward heaven, it depended for its
self-consciousness on maintaining a relationship with the
corpse. The body had to remain intact in order for the ba
to return to it. Ultimately, the ba had to liberate itself from
the shadow of the tomb so that it could fully enter the
Art depicted the ba as lingering around tombs and
mummies. It was portrayed as having a falcon’s body with
a human head. Offerings of cakes were left at tombs for
The ba was more personal and individualized than the
KA, which was linked to a group consciousness.