The Negative Confession 1
(From the Papyrus of Nu)
Let us now utter from the profound depth of all ages. Listen to me, humans and Gods!
The negative confession from the Papyrus of Nu is for those human beings who have achieved radical and absolute death.
After the definitive annihilation of the ego and of the three traitors of Hiram Abiff, we can certainly give unto ourselves the luxury of penetrating into the double hall of the Truth and Justice, dressed with the glorious bodies of Kam-ur.
To intend to victoriously enter into the double hall of Maat without previously having passed through the supreme death would be useless… (We are not referring to the death of the physical body).
Only the authentic defuncts have the right to the negative confession. Indeed, only they can submit themselves to the terrible confession from the Papyrus of Nu of the Egyptian mysteries.
Let it be understood that the authentic defuncts are those who have died in themselves within the forty-nine regions of their subconsciousness.
Therefore, any true defunct can present himself, dressed with his Solar Bodies, in the double hall of Maat, in order to perform his Negative Confession.
Homage to thee, Oh great God, thou Lord of Truth and Justice, I have come to thee, Oh powerful Lord.
I have brought myself hither that I may behold thy radiant beauty! I know thee and I know thy magic name and I know the names of the two and forty divinities who surround thee in this vast hall of Truth and Justice, who live as warders of sinners and who feed upon their blood on the day when the sins of men are taken into account in the presence of Osiris.
The two Goddesses, twin sisters with two eyes, Lord of the Order of the universe is thy name.
Behold, that I have brought in my heart Truth and Justice to thee, since I have destroyed all wickedness from it, for thee.
I have not done evil to mankind. I have not oppressed the members of my family.
I have not brought injustice in the place of Justice. I have had no knowledge of worthless men. I have not wrought evil.
I have not made to be the first consideration of each day that excessive labor should be performed for me. I have not brought forward my name for exaltation to honours. I have not ill-treated servants. I have not thought scorn of Gods.
I have not defrauded the oppressed one of his property.
I have not done that which is an abomination unto the Gods. I have not caused harm to be done to the servant by his chief.
I have not caused pain. I have made no man to suffer hunger. I have made no one of my neighbors to weep.
I have done no murder. I have not given the order for murder to be done for me. I have not inflicted sicknesses upon mankind.
I have not defrauded the temples of their oblations. I have not purloined the cakes of the Gods.
I have not carried off the cakes offered to the sanctified spirits. I have not polluted myself by committing shameful actions within the sacrosanct precinct of the temples.
I have not diminished from the bushel. I have neither added to nor filched away land. I have not encroached upon the fields of others.
I have not added to the weights of the scales to cheat the seller. I have not mis-read the pointer of the scales to cheat the buyer. I have not carried away the milk from the mouth of children. I have not driven away the cattle which were upon their pastures.
I have not snared the feathered fowls of the preserves of the Gods. I have not caught fish with bait made of fish of their kind.
I have not turned back the water at the time when it should flow.
I have not cut a cutting in a canal of running water. I have not extinguished a fire or light when it should burn.
I have not violated the rules of the offerings, the chosen meat-offerings. I have not driven off the cattle from the property of the temples of the Gods.
I have not repulsed a God in his manifestation. I am pure! I am pure! I am pure!
My purity is the purity of that great Phoenix which is in the city of Heracleopolis.
For, behold, I am the Lord of the respiration who maketh all the Initiates to live on the solemn day when the Eye of Horus in the presence of the Divine Lord of this earth which is Heliopolis at the end.
For behold, I have seen the Eye of Horus in Heliopolis at the end, therefore, Oh Gods! let not evil befall me in this land, and in your Hall of Truth and Justice, because I, even I, know the names of these gods who are therein and who are about Maat, the great Divinity of Truth and Justice.
Here ends the Negative Confession from the Papyrus of Nu. In our future 1970-1971 Christmas Message, we will continue with the Papyrus II (Nebsenti).