Thursday, March 22, 2012
The Ancient Egyptians Had It Right
In Ancient Egypt, when you died, you proceeded to the underworld where you were judged. If you had adhered to the laws above, then your heart was "light," unburdened by guilt and evil deeds. Your heart was placed on a scale to be weighed against the feather of the goddess Ma'at. If your heart was light, you proceeded to the afterlife. But if it was heavier than the feather, woe unto you. You were devoured by Ammit.