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“The spiritual double”

“The spiritual double”

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  1. Ka “The spiritual double”

  2. Ka • Difference between life & death (“life force”) • Existence at moment of birth • Lived after death (if place to live) • Required sustenance as living (ab. reps, offerings & pictures) • Body decomposed Ka died & deceased lost eternal life • Faced judges in KotD

  3. Role of Ka • Ka acted all was good, spiritually & materially • Sins were know as the “abomination of the Ka” • Viewed as conscience, urging kindness, quietude, honor, & compassion • Ka origin & giver of all desirable (esp. eternal life)

  4. Ka’s Role after death • Ka was ticket into Fields of Yaru • judges at KofD saw person sinner thirst & hunger, torn by executioner • If person was good, life everlasting (heavenly realm: life on earth, glorified) • Ka faced many dangers leaving • BofD: charms & instructions for ka • Everything needed in afterlife in tomb (BofD & slaves for repayment)

  5. After death ka was supreme • Kings claimed to have many kas (Ramses II – over 20) • Mummified body for ka to live, painted face for ka to recognize • Symbols of ka: • Ka shown as two upraised arms • Slightly smaller figure behind living being (identical) • Shadowy figure