Many of the early Egyptologists’ works misinforms and misleads the public, and mischaracterizes and maligns the spiritual achievements of /kmt/ ‘Kemet’. They took advantage of the fact that in some cases the rmT ‘Remetch’ “Ancient Egyptians” did not give a title to their scriptures and therefore, invented titles that would effectively conceal the theme and purpose of the work. The oldest “religious” book in the world was written in Kemet. It was first found inscribed on the walls of the pyramid of king /wnis/ Unas, the last king of the Vth dynasty, ca. 2375 B.C.. Egyptologists ignored the theme and contents of the book and have insisted from the very beginning to entitle the work “The Pyramid Texts.”
Most major belief systems (Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sufism, etc.) put forward the claim that man is made in the likeness of God. While none of them remain faithful to the claim in that they devote the bulk of their teachings to the salvation of man through the assistance of supernatural entities outside and apart from man, the so-called Pyramid Text and all subsequent Kemety scriptures focus fully on mans/womans’ divinity. Major Egyptologists like Sethe, Breasted, Mercer, Faulkner, etc. cannot even grant the title of verses to the units that make up the composition. They call them “spells” as if the book deals with witchcraft and magic, and “utterances” for motives too asinine to speculate on.
If man/woman is made in the likeness of God, it is clear that man’s divinity must be no more than a potential at birth. It must be his nature in potential that must be nurtured into actuality. Religion, then, must be the presentation of the teachings of the methods and practices that will lead man from divine potential to divine realization. In the same way that the goal of a medical school is to turn out doctors, and not graduates that must rely on someone else to doctor for them, the goal of religion is to turn out divine men and divine women – beings who will be fully equipped to handle their own salvation and the salvation of the world.
There is no indigenous dictionary or definitive key legend explaining the figurative speech and methods of documentation in Kemet. These things are understood by those who lived the culture and experienced the initiatory environments. So it is no wonder that so many people misinterpret Kemety scriptures such as the “Book of the Dead, Coffin Text, Pyramid Text” and others as spookism or fairy tales. This is no different than people watching a Magician perform acts of applied science and say its “magic.” Essentially, magic is the performance of science before an audience who are ignorant to how the performance is accomplished. From the point of view of the Magician and other magicians, it is skilled science. Magicians don’t get upset/angry at anyone who claims that what they are doing is magic. It’s expected for the ignorant to view it as such. Magicians do not indiscriminately explain how the performances are done, thus is is expected for the ignorant to see it as magic. So much so that entertainment is made out of it. Likewise with African Spirituality in general, to those who live it and/or a part of the initiatory environments, it is practical applied sciences, while to all others it is misinterpreted as spookism, pseudo, fairy tales etc.
This explains why there are so many back and forth arguments about the various belief systems. What people are in possession of are the misunderstood and misinterpreted applied sciences of the corresponding communities due to the absence of definitive key legends and control environments that explain the realities behind the symbolisms, metaphors and other figures of speech.