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The Wisdom of Ptah-Hotep: Spiritual Treasures from the Age of the Pyramids and the Oldest Book in the World Hardcover – September 13, 2006


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books (September 13, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786718293
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786718290
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.2 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,025,837 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Christian Jacq is the bestselling author of over fifty books about Egypt and is the head of the Ramses Institute for the preservation of endangered archaeological sites. His fivebook suite of biographical novels about the great pharaoh Ramses II has been published in more than 25 countries.

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Edgar Paternina on August 24, 2012
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When reading about ancient Egyptians and their mysteries from professional sources such as Christian Jacq one of the most widely read authors in the world, and Enel -certainly less known- one of the things that suprise the most is that, definitively, they both agree -based in their studies and a whole life quest- that the Egyptian civilization was inspired and guided by great sages such as Pta-Hopet and Im-Hotep. About the latter The Urantia Book says he was an andite, that is to say, his origin came from the adanites,i.e., from Adam and Eve(both extraterrestrials), and so from a stream of knowlegde and life, quite advance from the spiritual point of view.

After reading this beautiful book by Christian Jacq we can conclude that while Im-Hotep initiated the age of pyramides, or else, the without of things, as another Frenchman, Teilhard de Chardin, would put it, Ptah-Hotep initiated the within of things, or else, the spiritual framework behind those great structures mankind does not know anything about how they were built.

It was precisely, The Wisdom of Ptah-Hotep, the one, that made possible that great civilization that lasted for 3000 years, an achievement unique in the history of mankind, and whose legacy was assumed by the hebrews and the greeks as well, and as so, being the real cradle of our civilization.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eris on January 17, 2012
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If you're ready to break outside your normal parameters, buy this book. The Maxims are quite short, simple and to the point, but also deep and timeless. If you have an open and contemplative heart, and are ready to change your perspective on life, read on. "A big heart, in a man or woman, is a gift". Well said....
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"If you want to behave well, free yourself from the grip of all evil and fight any sign of greed. Greed is an incurable, fatal sickness with no remedy. It infects fathers, mothers, and mothers' brothers; it separates wife from husband, Greed is the coming together of all kinds of evil and contains everything that is hateful." -- Maxim 19 "On greed, an incurable sickness"
This was witten over 5,000 years ago and is not about any one Relgion. The wisdom is for all Humanity and applied to everyday life, will create a Peaceful Way of Being. Think about the words...they apply to all things in Life.
For me at least, this book is "must have".
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