|The Chapter Of Making The Soul To Be Joined To Its
Body In Khert-Neter|
The Osiris Ani saith:- Hail, thou god Aniu! Hail, thou god Pehreri, who dwellest in thy hall, the
Great God. Grant thou that my soul may come to me from any place wherein it may be. Even
if it would tarry, let my soul be brought unto me from any place wherein it may be. Thou
findest the Eye of Horus standing by thee like unto those beings who resemble Osiris, who
never lie down in death. Let not the Osiris Ani, whose word is truth, lie down dead among
those who lie in Anu, the land wherein [souls] are joined to their bodies in thousands. Let me
have possession of my Ba-soul and of my Spirit-soul, and let my word be truth with it (the
Ba-soul) in every place wherein it may be. Observe then, O ye guardians of Heaven, my soul
[wherever it may be]. Even if it would tarry, cause thou my Ba-soul to see my body. Thou
shalt find the Eye of Horus standing by thee like [the Watchers].
Hail, ye gods who tow along the boat of the Lord of Millions of Years, who bring it over the
sky of the Tuat, who make it to journey over Nent, who make Ba-souls to enter into their
Spirit-bodies, whose hands hold the steering poles and guide it straight, who grasp tightly your
paddles, destroy ye the Enemy; thus shall the Boat rejoice, and the Great God shall travel on
his way in peace. Moreover, grant ye that the Ba-soul of the Osiris Ani, whose word is truth
before the gods, may come forth with your navel cords in the eastern part of the sky, and that
it may follow Ra to the place where he was yesterday, and may set in peace, in peace in
Amentet. May it gaze upon its earthly body, may it take up its abode and its Spirit-body, may
it neither perish nor be destroyed for ever and for ever.
These words shall be said over a model of the Ba-soul made of gold, and inlaid with
precious stones, which shall be placed on the breast of the Osiris.