|The Chapter Of Opening The Tomb To The Ba-Soul
And The Shadow And Of Coming Forth By Day, And
Of Having Mastery Over The Two Legs|
The Osiris the scribe Ani, whose word is truth, saith:- The place which is closed is opened, the
place which is shut (or sealed) is sealed. That which lieth down in the closed place is opened
by the Ba-soul which is in it. By the Eye of Horus I am delivered. Ornaments are stablished on
the brow of Ra. My stride is made long. I lift up my two thighs [in walking]. I have journeyed
over a long road. My limbs are in a flourishing condition. I am Horus, the Avenger of his
Father, and I bring the Urrt Crown [and set it on] its standard. The road of souls is opened.
My twin soul seeth the Great God in the Boat of Ra, on the day of souls. My soul is in the
front thereof with the counter of the years. Come, the Eye of Horus hath delivered for me my
soul, my ornaments are stablished on the brow of Ra. Light is on the faces of those who are in
the members of Osiris. Ye shall not hold captive my soul. Ye shall not keep in durance my
shadow. The way is open to my soul and to my shadow. It seeth the Great God in the shrine
on the day of counting souls. It repeateth the words of Osiris. Those whose seats are invisible,
who fetter the members of Osiris, who fetter Heart-souls and Spirit-souls, who set a seal upon
the dead, and who would do evil to me, shall do no evil to me. Haste on the way to me. Thy
heart is with thee. My Heart-soul and my Spirit-soul are equipped; they guide thee. I sit down
at the head of the great ones who are chiefs of their abodes. The wardens of the members of
Osiris shall not hold thee captive, though they keep ward over souls, and set a seal on the
shadow which is dead. Heaven shall not shut thee in.
RUBRIC: If this Chapter be known by the deceased he shall come forth by day, and his
soul shall not be kept captive.