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It has always seemed to me that if ancient Egyptian religion had survived to modern times, it might look quite a bit like Hindu religion in India today.
For instance, in a Hindu temple, puja or worship happens several times a day, including a morning service that serves to awaken the Deity indwelling the temple. This is very much like the thrice-daily services in an ancient Egyptian temple, including a morning awakening. The puja is basically an offering ritual; just as the Egyptian daily rites were. In both India and Egypt, the sacred image of the Deity is important; the Goddess or God is honored in and through the sacred image of the Deity and the image is considered to be imbued with some of the energy of the Deity. Holy magic is to be found in both ancient Egyptian texts, such as the Pyramid Texts, and in ancient Indian texts…
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