Chapter of Praising Amen
Lord of Light,
Creator of Multitudes,
God of the High Plumes,
President of the Gods,
The Great Hawk who maketh the populace happy,
All mankind adoreth thee,
For thou art their life. [Book of the Dead].
The meta-religious notion of ABOVE, and especially when looking up is combined with LIGHT, arrives most strikingly in association with the Solar rulers, chiefly Rah from the Heliopolitan period, and seemingly originates with even earlier Hawk/ Horus from pre-Dynastic times even
before the written word, as depicted on King Harmer's ax.
A passage from the Daily Ritual worth repeating:
Exalted one among the Company of the Gods,
Mighty one of awe among his mariners,
Great one of terror among the Gods,
Behold, thou art Rah in manifestation,
And Tem, among what hath been created.
Come to me,
In that embrace wherein thou camest forth on that day
Wherein thou didst rise as ruler,
Wherein thou didst rise in the Heavens.
Do thou thyself run to me
As thou didst run to thy Holy Uraeus
To make thyself free from Apep [evil serpent].
I have come unto you, O Amen-Rah.
I am Thoth,
Who journeyeth at the two seasons to seek for the Eye of its Lord.
I have come, I have found the Eye,
I have reckoned it up for its Lord.
Come to me, O Amen-Rah,
Guide thou me in the path whereon thou travellest.
Make me to enter in the form of a bA bird,
Make me to come forth in the form of a Lion,
Make me travel in the form of Ap-uati,
And let me not be repulsed or turned back on the roads,
On this day,
On this night,
In this month,
In this year.
Behold, come to me,
And open thou for me the two doors of the sky,
And unclose for me the two doors of the earth,
And throw open before me the precincts of the divine house.
I have looked upon the God,
I have come to him,
And his two Uraei hath enclosed me.
I have entered in with the statue of MAat
In order that Amen-Rah,
The Lord of the Throne of the Two Lands,
May make peace with his beautiful MAat of this day.