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42 Books Of Tehuti Pdf 12

42 Books of Tehuti Pdf 12

The 42 Books of Tehuti are a legendary collection of ancient Egyptian texts attributed to the god of wisdom, writing and magic, Tehuti (also known as Thoth or Hermes). According to some sources, these books contain the secrets of creation, the mysteries of the afterlife, the laws of nature, the history of humanity, and the knowledge of all sciences and arts. However, the existence and contents of these books are shrouded in mystery and speculation, as they have never been found or verified by modern scholars.

The Origin of the Legend

The legend of the 42 Books of Tehuti can be traced back to the ancient Egyptian Book of Am Tuat (The Book of the Dead), a collection of spells, prayers and rituals that would assist the dead on their journey to the afterlife. In one chapter, the deceased person would be judged by a panel of 42 assessors of the dead, which corresponded to the 42 administrative areas that Egypt was divided into. The deceased had to declare their innocence of 42 sins by reciting 42 negative confessions, such as "I have not committed sin", "I have not stolen", "I have not lied", etc. These confessions were also known as the 42 Laws of Maat, or the 42 Divine Principles of Maat, after the goddess of truth, justice and order.


Some sources claim that these 42 laws were derived from the 42 Books of Tehuti, which were supposedly written by the god himself and stored in his temple at Khemnu (also known as Hermopolis), where he was worshipped as the creator and maintainer of the universe. Tehuti was said to have brought the idea of creation into existence by uttering the thoughts of the creator Ptah, and then put those spoken words into effect by writing them down in hieroglyphs. He was also credited with inventing writing, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, music, magic and all other forms of knowledge. He was often depicted as a man with the head of an ibis or a baboon, holding a writing stylus and an ankh (the symbol of life). He was also associated with the moon, which he measured and regulated.

The Contents of the Books

The exact contents and titles of the 42 Books of Tehuti are unknown, as they have never been discovered or authenticated by modern scholars. However, some ancient and medieval writers have attempted to describe or list them based on hearsay or imagination. For example, Clement of Alexandria, a Greek Christian philosopher who lived in the second century CE, wrote that he had seen 42 books in an Egyptian temple that contained "the whole philosophy of the Egyptians". He divided them into six categories: theology, cosmography, geography, hieroglyphics, sacred rites and horoscopes.

Another example is Iamblichus, a Syrian Neoplatonic philosopher who lived in the third century CE. He wrote a biography of Pythagoras, a Greek mathematician and mystic who was said to have studied in Egypt under Tehuti's priests. Iamblichus claimed that Pythagoras had access to 42 sacred books that were kept in a secret vault under Tehuti's statue. He listed them as follows: four books on arithmetic, four on geometry, four on music, four on astronomy, six on theology, six on politics, six on education, six on medicine and two on divination.

A third example is Jabir ibn Hayyan (also known as Geber), a Persian alchemist who lived in the eighth century CE. He wrote that he had obtained 12 books from an Egyptian sage who claimed to have inherited them from his ancestors who had served Tehuti. He said that these books contained "the secrets of nature and the hidden things". He named them as follows: The Book of Secrets, The Book of Balances, The Book of Stones, The Book of Metals, The Book of Sulfur and Mercury, The Book of Alums and Salts, The Book of Water and Air, The Book of Fire and Earth, The Book of Animals and Plants, The Book of Times and Movements, The Book of Spirits and Souls, and The Book of Life and Death.

The Legacy of the Books

The legend of the 42 Books of Tehuti has inspired many writers, scholars, and seekers of wisdom throughout history. Some have claimed to have found, translated, or reproduced some of the books, while others have used them as a source of inspiration for their own works. For example, the Hermetic Corpus, a collection of esoteric texts attributed to Hermes Trismegistus (the Greek name for Tehuti), is said to contain fragments of the original books. The Emerald Tablet, a famous alchemical text that summarizes the principle of "as above, so below", is also attributed to Hermes Trismegistus and is sometimes considered part of the Hermetic Corpus.

Another example is the Tarot, a set of 78 cards that are used for divination and spiritual guidance. Some sources claim that the Tarot originated in ancient Egypt and was based on the 42 Books of Tehuti. The 22 cards of the Major Arcana are said to represent the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, which correspond to the 22 paths of the Tree of Life, a mystical diagram that depicts the structure of the universe. The 56 cards of the Minor Arcana are said to represent the four elements (fire, water, air and earth), the four seasons, the four directions and the four aspects of human nature (intellect, emotion, intuition and sensation). The Tarot is also linked to astrology, numerology and symbolism.

A third example is the Book of Thoth, a modern Tarot deck created by Aleister Crowley, an English occultist who lived in the 20th century. Crowley claimed that he had received the Book of Thoth from a supernatural entity named Aiwass, who was a messenger of Tehuti. He said that the Book of Thoth was "a short essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians", which revealed "the secrets of wisdom". He designed the cards with the help of Lady Frieda Harris, an artist who painted them according to his instructions. The Book of Thoth is considered one of the most influential and controversial Tarot decks in history.


The 42 Books of Tehuti are a fascinating and mysterious topic that has captivated many minds throughout history. They are said to contain the ultimate knowledge of creation, nature, humanity and divinity. However, their existence and contents are uncertain and disputed by modern scholars. They have also inspired many works of literature, art, philosophy and spirituality that have shaped human culture and thought. Whether they are real or not, they remain a powerful symbol of wisdom, magic and mystery.


  • [The 42 Laws of Maat]

  • [The Books of Tehuti]

  • [Clement of Alexandria on the 42 Books]

  • [Iamblichus on Pythagoras and the 42 Books]

  • [Jabir ibn Hayyan on the 12 Books]

  • [The Hermetic Corpus and the Emerald Tablet]

  • [The Tarot and its Origins]

  • [The Book of Thoth by Aleister Crowley]

  • [Stream 42 Books Of Tehuti Pdf 12 from OdepFtruche - SoundCloud]

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