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The Papyrus of Ani, Chapter 9

Copyright 1997 by Neil Parker.


A spell to come forth by day after crossing into the death-god's kingdom. Words spoken by Ani:

O great and powerful soul,

Behold me, I have come; I see you.

I cross into the netherworld; I see my father Osiris.

I drive away darkness; I am [his] beloved.

I have come; I see my father Osiris.

I sever the heart of Set when he acts against my father Osiris.

I have opened every way in heaven and in earth. I am the beloved son of my father Osiris.

I am a perfected body; I am a glorified spirit; I am prepared.

O all you gods and all you glorified spirits, I have made a way, the Osiris scribe Ani, true of voice.