From the recording Ancient Egyptian Magic

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Passage to the Afterlife (feat. Jan Abadier)

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This creepy piece attempts to evoke the ancient Egyptian concept of the perilous passage to the afterlife which the departed soul was believed to have to take.

Throughout the underworld journey, the deceased’s spirit would have to contend with gods, strange creatures and gatekeepers to reach Osiris and the Hall of Final Judgment. Here they would plead their case for entry into the afterlife....

The piece features my replica of the ancient Egyptian 'Leiden Lyre' - a copy of an actual, surviving ancient Egyptian asymmetrical Canaanite form lyre (circa 1500 BCE) preserved in Leiden.

Also featuring on this track, is the Cairo cellist, Jan Abadier.