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Short Description for Osiris * The first book to tell the story of the cult of Osiris from beginning to end. * Sketches the development of the cult throughout 3,000 years of Egyptian history. * Draws together the numerous records about Osiris from the third millennium B.C. to the Roman conquest of Egypt.
- Published: 28 October 2005
- Format: Paperback 176 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781405131797 ISBN 10: 1405131799
- Sales rank: 1,543,538
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"Bojana Mojsov" tells the story of the cult of Osiris from beginning to end, sketching its development throughout 3,000 years of Egyptian history. The book draws together the numerous records about Osiris from the third millennium B.C. to the Roman conquest of Egypt; demonstrates that the cult of Osiris was the most popular and enduring of the ancient religions; shows how the cult provided direct antecedents for many ideas, traits and customs in Christianity, including the concept of the trinity, baptism in the sacred river, and the sacrament of the Eucharist; and, reveals the cult's influence on other western mystical traditions and groups, such as the Alchemists, Rosicrucians and Freemasons. It is written for a general, as well as a scholarly audience.