UTTERANCE 582 This (physically) Mighty and Beautiful solitary Word (sah)

The great German Egyptologist Kurt Sethe ended his classic Translation and Commentary of the Pyramid Texts with this very strange Utterance. The solitary Word is uniquely highlighted in this sah Utterance as "actually a word of power" or "one single magic word" to quote the language of one correspondent. In effect, this Utterance is unique in the Pyramid Texts, because it reveals the real access secret to Ancient Egyptian Magic over a period of thousands of years. Indeed sah is the only Word which can let the real Djinni of Utterance 294 above, out of its bottle. sah gave the Ancient Egyptians access to real paranormal Power in the Eye of Second Sight (Horus). sah is the only Word in the world which actually turns the living human skull into a technological device for the Levitation of Megaliths. The super-Word sah has sounded in the evolving human skull (see Utterances 37 & 38 above) along with one pointed sah thought for millions of years to raise even the Megaliths of Plato's Atlantis, and so sah is as much Atlantean as it is Egyptian and Hindu.

This selection is located in the pyramid of Levitator I Pepi I on the west or Atlantean wall of a Waiting-room in the Entrance Passage. There is another copy of this Utterance in the pyramid of Pepi I's son, Levitator II Pepi II. Faulkner sometimes follows this second more damaged copy in his translation and as usual rewrites the 'third person' to an assumed earlier 'first person' form. Again, unknown meanings for untranslated words are suggested by their 'pun structures' in italics.
 

1558a. djed medu ii en Pepi I kher ek heru

djed medu   Whenever said and thought is the solitary Word (sah),   [Faulkner just omits, as no more than ritual directions]
ii en Pepi I   it is because Pepi I has come   [Faulkner has-  I have come]
kher ek   near you,   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  to you]
heru   O Second Sight;   [Faulkner chooses anthropomorphically-  O Horus,]

Whenever said and thought is the solitary Word (sah), it is because Pepi I has come near you, O Second Sight;
 

1558b. iri ek en ef su medu pu oa nefer redi en ek en usir

iri ek en ef su   so that you will execute it (the solitary Word) for him,   [Faulkner has Pepi II's-  that you may utter to me]
medu pu oa nefer   this (physically) mighty and beautiful solitary Word (sah),   [Faulkner chooses-  this great and goodly word]
redu en ek   which you have set in place   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  which you gave]
en usir   for Activity of the Eye;   [Faulkner chooses anthropomorphically-  to Osiris,]

so that you will execute it (the solitary Word) for him, this (physically) mighty and beautiful solitary Word (sah), which you have set in place for Activity of the Eye;
 

1558c. oa Pepi I im ef urer ef im ef

oa Pepi I   so that Pepi I will be (physically) mighty   [Faulkner chooses-  that I may be great]
im ef   in through it (the solitary Word),   [Faulkner chooses-  by means of it,]
urer ef   so that he will be (spiritually) great   [Faulkner chooses inconsistently-  that I may be mighty]
im ef   in through it,   [Faulkner chooses-  by means of it,]

so that Pepi I will be (physically) mighty in through it (the solitary Word), so that he will be (spiritually) great in through it,
 

1559a. sekhem ef em chen ef ba ef ha ef

sekhem ef   so that his power   [Faulkner has-  that I may have power]
em chen ef   will be inside him,   [Faulkner has-  within myself,]
ba ef   so that his Soul   [Faulkner has-  that my soul]
ha ef   will be behind him;   [Faulkner has-  may be behind me,]

so that his power will be inside him, so that his Soul will be behind him;
 

1559b seped ef tep ef redi en heru en usir

seped ef   so that his one pointedness   [Faulkner has-  that my effectiveness]
tep ef   will be upon him,   [Faulkner has-  may be upon me,]
redi en heru   (of that solitary Word sah) which Second Sight has set in place   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  (even that) which Horus gave]
en usir   for Activity of the Eye;   [Faulkner chooses anthropomorphically-  to Osiris,]

so that his one pointedness will be upon him, (of that solitary Word sah) which Second Sight has set in place for Activity of the Eye;
 

1559c. men ef em pet mi dju mi zekhenet

men ef   so that he will remain   [Faulkner has-  that I may endure]
em pet   in the Blue Void   [Faulkner has-  in the sky]
mi dju   like a mountain,
mi zekhenet   like a support;   [Faulkner has-  like a support.]

so that he will remain in the Blue Void like a mountain, like a support;
 

1560a. igep ef ref ir pet em ohou

igep ef   so that he will soar like a cloud   [Faulkner begs-  May I soar cloudwards]
ref   as to himself   [Faulkner omits]
ir pet   toward the Blue Void   [Faulkner only chooses concretely-  to the sky]
em ohou   as a Hovering Levitator,   [Faulkner rewrites zoomorphically-  like a heron,]

so that he will soar like a cloud as to himself toward the Blue Void as a Hovering Levitator,
 

1560b. sua ef henezekut pet

sua ef   so that he will surpass   [Faulkner begs-  May I surpass]
henezekut pet   the side-locked Attainers of the Blue Void   [Faulkner has-  the side-locked ones of the sky,]

so that he will surpass the side-locked Attainers of the Blue Void,
 

1560c. shuut tepet remenui ef em miazu

shuut   so that the feathers   [Faulkner has-  the plumes]
tepet remenui ef   upon his shoulders   [Faulkner has-  on my shoulders]
em miazu   will be as spines.   [Faulkner rewrites-  being like spines.]

so that the feathers upon his shoulders will be as spines.
 

1561a. redi en ef sah o ef

sah   Whenever sah (the solitary 'Orion Star' Word)   [Faulkner begs anthropomorphically-  May Orion]
redi en ef   sets in place for him (Pepi I)   [Faulkner chooses anthropomorphically-  give me]
o ef   its control,   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  his hand,]

Whenever sah (the solitary 'Orion Star' Word) sets in place for him (Pepi I) its control,
 

1561b. shezep en es sepedet det ef

sepedet   it is because Sirius the Levitator Eye for setting anything in place   [Faulkner has-  for Sothis]
shezep en es   has accepted   [Faulkner chooses anthropomorphically-  has taken]
det ef   his (Pepi I's) control,   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  my hand.]

it is because Siriusthe Levitator Eye for setting anything in place has accepted his (Pepi I's) control,
 

1561c. khebes ta en Pepi I seqer en ef udenet

khebes ta   so that the earth will be cultivated   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  The earth is hacked up]
en Pepi I   for Pepi I,   [Faulkner has-  for me,]
udenet   so that the installed Eye   [Faulkner rewrites concretely-  offerings]
seqer   will be struck   [Faulkner rewrites concretely-  are presented]
en ef   for him,   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  to me,]

so that the earth will be cultivated for Pepi I, so that the installed Eye will be struck for him,
 

1561d. nehhemehhemu en ef sepati

en ef   for whom (Pepi I)   [Faulkner has-  (even I) for whom]
sepati   the two causers to levitate districts   [Faulkner has-  the Two Districts]
nehhemehhemu   will roar,   [Faulkner has-  shout.]

for whom (Pepi I) the two causers to levitate districts will roar,
 

1562a. khenet ef ref er khenet pesedjeti

khenet ef   so that he will be to the fore   [Faulkner has-  I am more pre-eminent]
ref   as to himself   [Faulkner omits]
er khenet   at the front   [Faulkner has-  than he who presides over]
pesedjeti   of the Universe,   [Faulkner has-  the Two Enneads,]

so that he will be to the fore as to himself at the front of the Universe,
 

1562b. hemesu ef her khenedu ef biai

hemesu ef   so that he will dwell   [Faulkner anthropomorphizes-  I sit]
her   in charge of   [Faulkner continues physically-  on]
khenedu ef biai   his miraculous seat,   [Faulkner materializes absurdly-  my iron throne,]

so that he will dwell in charge of his miraculous seat,
 

1562c. oba ef em o ef biai

oba ef biai   so that his command authority miraculously   [Faulkner materializes-  my iron sceptre]
em o ef   will be in his control,   [Faulkner anthropomorphizes-  in my hand;]

so that his command authority miraculously will be in his control,
 

1563a. fa ef o ef er mesu itu esen

fa ef o ef   so that he will lift up his control   [Faulkner anthropomorphizes-  I lift up my hand]
er mesu itu esen   toward the children of their fathers,   [Faulkner has-  to the children of their fathers]

so that he will lift up his control toward the children of their fathers,
 

1563b. oho esen

oho esen   so that they will stand;   [Faulkner has-  and they stand up;]

so that they will stand;
 

1563c. uah ef o ef er esen hemes esen

uah ef o ef   so that he will lay down his control   [Faulkner anthropomorphizes-  I lay my hand down]
er esen   toward them,
hemes esen   so that they will sit;   [Faulkner has-  and they sit down.]

so that he will lay down his control toward them, so that they will sit;
 

1564a. her ef em zab her ib ef em qebehut

her ef   so that his Sight   [Faulkner anthropomorphizes-  My face]
em zab   will be as a worthy one,   [Faulkner zoomorphizes-  is that of a jackal,]
her ib ef   so that what is in charge of his Center of Gravity   [Faulkner oversimplifies with-  my middle]
em qebehut   will be as the Soul's Height of Power,   [Faulkner guesses-  is that of the Celestial Serpent,]

so that his Sight will be as a worthy one, so that what is in charge of his Center of Gravity will be as the Soul's Height of Power,
 

1564b. udjo ef medu sebek imi shedet

udjo ef medu   so that he will command to control the solitary Word (sah)   [Faulkner has idiomatically-  I govern]
sebek the Star of consciousness   [Faulkner has-  as Sobk]
imi shedet   which is in the Drawn Forth Center,   [Faulkner zoomorphizes-  who is in shedet]

so that he will command to control the solitary Word (sah) the Star of consciousness which is in the Drawn Forth Center,
 

1564c. inepu is imit tabet

inepu is   like the bringing about of Levitation   [Faulkner has-  and as Anubis]
imit tabet   which is in the Soul's Heat Center.   [Faulkner has-  who is in Tabet.]

like the bringing about of Levitation which is in the Soul's Heat Center.
 

1565a. nis Pepi I er kha
nis Pepi I   Pepi I makes incantation (of sah)   [Faulkner chooses-  I summon]
er   to   [Faulkner just omits this important preposition]
kha   the thousand petal lotus,   [Faulkner chooses-  a thousand,]

Pepi I makes incantation (of sah) to the thousand petal lotus,
 

1565b. iu en ef henememet em kesu

henememet   so that the Star-beings   [Faulkner has-  and the sun-folk]
iu en ef   will come for him   [Faulkner has-  come to me]
em kesu   in esteem.   [Faulkner has-  bowing.]

so that the Star-beings will come for him in esteem.
 

1565c. ir djed esen er ef in me iri en ek nen

ir   At whatever time   [Faulkner has-  If]
djed esen er ef   they say to him:   [Faulkner has-  they say to me:]
in me iri   "Who does   [Faulkner has-  'Who has done]
nen   this
en ek   for you?"   [Faulkner has-  for you?',]

At whatever time they say to him: "Who does this for you?"
 

1566a. in mut enet Pepi I semat uret aut shut

in mut enet Pepi I   It is the (Nirvanic Blue Void) mother of Pepi I   [Faulkner has-  (I reply): 'It is my mother]
semat uret   the (spiritually) great (Causer to see) Wild Cow,   [Faulkner has-  the great Wild Cow,]
aut shut   extended of (Emptiness) feather,   [Faulkner has-  long of plumes,]

It is the (Nirvanic Blue Void) mother of Pepi I the (spiritually) great (Causer to see) Wild Cow, extended of (Emptiness) feather,
 

1566b. seshepet ofenet negagat menedjui

seshepet ofenet   bright of (uplifted control for the Eye) head-cover,   [Faulkner has-  bright of head-cloth,]
negagat menedjui   pendulous of (Sight of the crossing) breasts,   [Faulkner has-  pendulous of breasts,]

bright of (uplifted control for the Eye) head-cover, pendulous of (Sight of the crossing) breasts,
 

1566c. fa en es su ir pet ne uah en es su ir ta

fa en es su   who has lifted him up   [Faulkner has-  who has lifted me up]
ir pet   toward the Blue Void,   [Faulkner chooses only concretely-  to the sky,]
ne uah en es su   who has not laid him down   [Faulkner has-  not having left me]
ir ta   toward the earth   [Faulkner rewrites-  on earth]

who has lifted him up toward the Blue Void, who has not laid him down toward the earth
 

1566d. mem netjeru akhiu

mem netjeru   among the gods
akhiu   who are Spirits.   [Faulkner rewrites-  who have power.]

among the gods who are Spirits.
 

1567a. ma Pepi I akh esen akh ef mii

ma Pepi I   Pepi I sees   [Faulkner has-  I see]
akh esen   that they are Spirits   [Faulkner rewrites-  that they are powerful,]
akh ef mii   and that he is a Spirit likewise.   [Faulkner rewrites-  and I am powerful likewise,]

Pepi I sees that they are Spirits and that he is a Spirit likewise.
 

1567b. {. . .} Pepi I in it ef usir khu en su henememet

{. . .} Pepi I   Whenever Pepi I {is saved(?)}   [Faulkner has-  I {am saved(?)}]
in it usir   by his father Activity of the Eye,   [Faulkner has-  by my father Osiris,]
henememet   it is because the Star-beings   [Faulkner has-  the sun-folk]
khu en su   have protected him.   [Faulkner has-  have guarded me.]

Whenever Pepi I {is saved(?)} by his father Activity of the Eye, it is because the Star-beings have protected him.
 
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