chapter  3
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The Phenomenology of the Solar Journey

The previous two chapters have presented an entirely ahistorical picture of Egyptian solar religion and have examined neither the historical place of its origin nor the changes it underwent in the course of centuries or even millenia. This procedure seems justifiable to me in the sense that I have consciously limited myself to basic structures, which can in fact be properly treated within Egyptian history in a metahistorical way. As far as the inner aspect of this religion (the "mysteries") and the outer aspect (the "icons") are concerned, their origin is unknown to us and changes are not identifiable.