THE SEM PRIEST AS SHAMAN
The tekenu can now be identified as the Sem priest in a trance. The Sem
can now be
identified as a "shaman-like magician," shinning new light on enigmatic and obscure
Egyptian funereal ceremonies.
For an in-depth article on the tekenu see "A Rite of Passage: The Enigmatic
Ancient Egyptian Funerary Ritual," by Greg Reeder in KMT: A MODERN
ANCIENT EGYPT, Fall 1994, vol.5 no.3.
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