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The Papyrus of Ani, Chapter 27

Copyright 1997 by Neil Parker.


A spell for not letting the heart of a man be taken from him in the underworld.

Words spoken by the Osiris Ani: O takers of hearts, who crush [hearts as] you have done,

Homage to you, lords of eternity, servants of infinity.

Do not take this heart of the Osiris Ani in your fingers, this heart of his which is there.

May you not cause words of evil to come into being against him, because the owner of this heart of the Osiris Ani is the heart of the Great of Names, the Great of Words of his limbs.

He sends his heart which is at the front of his body; his heart is ignorant before the gods, the heart of the Osiris Ani, true of voice.

May he have mastery over it, not saying what he has done. It is he who has mastery over his own limbs.

[His] heart obeys him; he is your lord, and you are in his body; may you not rebel.

It is I who give commands; may you obey me [in] the underworld, the Osiris scribe Ani, true of voice in peace, true of voice in beautiful Amentet, on the mountain of eternity.