UTTERANCE 80 (Second Sight and Illusion do not mix, one of them must die)

This selection is located only in the pyramid of the Levitator Pepi II on the north wall of the Sarcophagus or Atlantean Chamber. No one really opens the Eye of Second Sight instead of Illusion or hallucination, without understanding this crucial Utterance. No one opens the Eye without understanding two technical terms in the Science of Second Sight, sedem and sedemi. Egyptologists have not been much help in this regard, because of their myopic obsession with ritual. Even Faulkner rccognized that this Utterance is actually divided into two distinct parts, where only a one or two word last part is intended as ritual. But then he ignores this fact and can't resist the temptation to trash this entire text as no more than ritual gobbledygook. Faulkner does fine with sedemi meaning 'attach', because such a meaning can be both ritual and non-ritual. But with sedem meaning 'paint' or to physically paint something, he suddenly turns into a ritual spin doctor unable to avoid belittling this Utterance. The Ancient Egyptians were certainly able to think figuratively as we do in the English language, with 'paint' meaning 'portray (or image) in color'. Faulkner's really unscientific preference for the word her meaning 'face' concretely and not 'sight or vision' figuratively turns out to be a disaster in his purely ritual translations. Utterance 80 tries to remedy this situation by introducing the reader to an advanced state of mostly visual consciousness which is still virtually unknown in our highest centers of learning in the world today. The Eye of Second Sight cannot be attained by intellectual study, but only by direct experience in a Fountain of Youth which Pepi II appears to have tasted over 4,000 years ago in the 6th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt. In a time when life expectancy was very short, he lived for an astonishing one hundred years and ruled for 94 years according to Manetho which is longer than any other pharaoh. sedem and sedemi go together. Second Sight 'images in color' to the two eyes and this 'attaches' Second Sight to the same two eyes. Illusion is killed in a second beyond resurrection by quickly glancing to one side. If the entire Vision jumps to one side with the two eyes, it has been successfully verified as Second Sight and is definitely not Illusion. And as long as this simple test is always employed, Illusion is effectively dead and a new state of consciousness has been attained.
 

55a. djed medu heru imi usir Pepi II pen me en ek iret heru udjat

djed medu   Said is the solitary Word sah,   [Faulkner just omits, as no more than ritual directions]
heru imi   O Second Sight which is   [Faulkner has-  O Horus who is]
usir Pepi II pen   the Activity of the Eye of this Pepi II,   [Faulkner prefers concretely-  this Osiris the King,]
me en ek   see for yourself   [Faulkner ritually chooses concretely-  take]
iret heru udjat   the whole Eye of Second Sight.   [Faulkner chooses-  the uninjured Eye of Horus.]

Said is the solitary Word sah, O Second Sight which is the Activity of the Eye of this Pepi II, see for yourself the whole Eye of Second Sight.
 

55b. (djed medu) heru imi usir Pepi II pen sedem en ek se ir her ek

(djed medu)   (Whenever said is the solitary Word sah),   [Faulkner just omits, as no more than ritual directions]
heru imi   O Second Sight which is   [Faulkner has-  O Horus who is]
usir Pepi II pen   the Activity of the Eye of this Pepi II,   [Faulkner prefers concretely-  this Osiris the King,]
sedem se   so that there will be imaged in color it (the Eye)   [Faulkner ritualizes concretely-  I paint it]
ir her ek   to your (two-eyed) Sight   [Faulkner prepositionally rewrites concretely-  on your face]
en ek   for you,

(Whenever said is the solitary Word sah), O Second Sight which is the Activity of the Eye of this Pepi II, so that there will be imaged in color it (the Eye) to your (two-eyed) Sight for you,
 

55c. sedem en heru iret ef udjat

sedem en heru   it will be because Second Sight has imaged in color   [Faulkner ritualizesanthropomorphically-  for Horus painted]
iret ef udjat   its whole Eye,   [Faulkner chooses anthropomorphically-  his uninjured Eye.]

it will be because Second Sight has imaged in color its whole Eye,
 

55d. hha Pepi II pu sedemi en ek iret ek er her ek udjat ma ek im esen mesedemet(?) seshet(?)

hha Pepi II pu   O such a Pepi II,   [Faulkner has-  O King,]
sedemi iret ek   so that there will be attached your Eye   [Faulkner flagrantly rewrites-  I attach your eyes]
er her ek   to your (two-eyed) Sight   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  to your face]
en ek udjat   for you whole,   [Faulkner chooses-  for you intact,]
ma ek   so that you will see   [Faulkner chooses-  so that you may see]
im esen   in them.   [Faulkner chooses-  with them ---]
mesedemet(?) sesher(?)   --- Black eye-paint, one bag.   [Faulkner rewrites-  black eye-paint, one bag.]

O such a Pepi II, so that there will be attached your Eye to your (two-eyed) Sight for you whole, so that you will see in them. --- (ritual) Black eye-paint, one bag.
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