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  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Borgo Press (August 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587156539
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587156533
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,680,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Walk Like An Egyptian" is the name of this site and book by Ramona Louise Wheeler. It is philosophical, insightful, rich in data, very lengthy. I haven't had a chance to read all of it but I was struck by her approach to the Seven Portals (chakras) and plan to spend time reading the entire site at a later date. She's an interesting woman who taught herself to read hieroglyphics as a counter balance to dyslexia -- years of study into the language's deep structures have given her a unique viewpoint. -- Kathleen Jenks, Ph.D.

After reading the ancient philosophy let me say you are the only human who managed to bring the essence and the spirit of the egyptian culture back... so all the best. -- Egyptian Tour Guide --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I highly recomend this book to anyone interested in the history and religion of ancient egypt.
Kristen Odenthal
There will always be questions of when and how these ideas traveled in the old world or if the ideas developed independently.
D. Briggs
Walk Like An Egyptian is a compelling and informative survey of ancient Egyptian philosophy and religion.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Peter Novak on March 1, 2000
Format: Paperback
Walk Like An Egyptian: A Guide to Ancient Egyptian Religion and Philosophy by Ramona Louise Wheeler
Is there anything as mysterious as Egypt? The civilization by the Nile still holds the record for being the longest and most stable civilization in history, and is, although most folks don't realize it, the original source of much of the thought and vocabulary in today's Western culture. This much, at least, we have been able to figure out, thanks to over a century of slow and painstaking work by modern archaeologists and Egyptologists.
Yet when our scholars try to truly grasp how ancient Egypt actually looked at "life, the universe, and everything" (apologies to Douglas Adams), they have invariably come away utterly baffled. Again and again, we have read the so-called experts declare that Egyptian philosophy was inconsistent, muddled, and contradictory. With a multitude of seemingly different, contradictory, and overlapping gods, goddesses, creation stories, afterlife scenarios, and even multiple souls (or parts of souls, or aspects of souls, or...?), trying to make sense of Egypt's philosophy and religion has just seemed too complex a puzzle to solve without anyone left from the past to tell us how all the pieces are supposed to fit together.
Still, even though we are separated from ancient Egypt by thousands of years, it nonetheless remains the source of much of our cultural heritage; and the sad fact of the matter is, not knowing where we have come from, we have been at a loss to understand much about who we are.
Enter Ramona Louise Wheeler.
A student of religion, psychology, and mythology, Wheeler examined the writings and works left behind by this lost people and saw not confusion, but beauty.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 4, 2000
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Walk Like An Egyptian is a compelling and informative survey of ancient Egyptian philosophy and religion. Chapters are devoted to basic concepts of reality and the human soul; the essential Egyptian view of the self; the role and symbolism of ancient Egyptian deities, and much, much more. Walk Like An Egyptian is a highly valued contribution to New Age studies and will prove of immense interest to students of Egyptology, philosophy, metaphysical studies, and the meaning of the self.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tim Huang on May 2, 2000
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While I was searching for the origin of hypnosis (I don't believe that Anton Mesmer "invented" hypnosis -- hypnosis is a natural and common biological phenomenum), I bumped into this website and the author. The question I asked was "Did the ancient Egyptian have a specialized god like the Greek's Hypnos in charge of hypnosis?". No, but hypnosis was used all over in their daily life! They don't need a god to handle that job.
As a Chinese, I am, of course, very proud of the "very long 5000 years of Chinese histroy". However, there is always a curiousity -- is there someone else "older and greater" than our ancestors? Did the Chinese "invented" the concept of Yin and Yang (the dualism), where many "traditional believes and concepts" came from? ... etc.
This website, now the book, opened my eyes to see the what happend in the ancient world, and I enjoyed very much. Some of my personal misunderstandings about the Chinese "greatness" were shaken down, and make me more humble. I even wrote an article entitled "Walk Like a Smiling Egyptian", which was included in my first hypnosis book (in Chinese). And at the same time, this book confirmed my observations -- every religion was invented by someone(s) for a specific purpose, Christian believe is not an exception (I read the Bible from page one to the end 100 times when I was in college.), and every religion is like a biological species "on top of the earth" -- it evolved sometime in geological time, and multipled and then eventually died out.
If there is anything that I would suggest, I think this book should have some illustrations and heiragraphs. For example, what the Isis/Hathor, etc. look like?
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Briggs on April 30, 2000
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When I read religion texts I have two preferred sources. The first are original translations and the second are works written by authors who have immersed themselves in original sources. Ramona Louise Wheeler's "Walk Like An Egyptian" is a wonderful work of the second type.
Most comparative religion texts often have problems. Either they are written with a view that is so Judaeo-Christian centric that they map other world views too close to their own or they are written from a philosophic view point that loses the spirit. "Walk Like An Egyptian" does not have these problems.
When I first started to read "Walk Like An Egyptian" I was struck by how rich the Egyptian philosophy was. No other book on Egyptian religion has done this for me. The discussion of the Egyptian nature of reality is a delight. "Walk Like An Egyptian" is much more then a dictionary of Egyptian gods and ideas. Ramona Louise Wheeler has taken the religion and mythology and, with her writing, has breathed live into it. No longer are these dead ideas.
There is also in "Walk Like An Egyptian" comparison of the Egyptian religion to other religions. I think some people will have problems with this. There will always be questions of when and how these ideas traveled in the old world or if the ideas developed independently. But this misses the big point and that is the ideas themselves. Clearly some of these ideas are similar to those seen in other religions and may be the source for some.
Anyway the bottom line is buy the book. Read it if you are not afraid of new ideas from an old source.
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