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AAD Meet and Greet: Author Jean Murray: Tuesday Talking Teaser + Giveaway + Gest Post

Mar 29, 2011

Please help me welcome back AADPhilly Author Jean Murray. Jean is here today with a

Jean is reading from

Followed by a Guest Post

What do Egyptian mummies and home buying have in common?

Crazy question, right? But the more research I do in Egyptian burial rituals for Soul Reborn and in purchasing our next home, the question doesn’t seem so crazy. In writing Soul Reborn, Book 1 in the Key to the Cursed series, I had to conduct a sufficient amount of research on Egyptian mythos, specifically the afterlife and how Ancient Egyptian’s prepared for their rebirth. Are you seeing the similarity to home buying yet? If not, you will soon.

Ancient Egyptians had a fairly complex view of the soul and life beyond death. Death was not the end. It was only the beginning. Egyptians spent significant wealth and resources investing in their death and burial plan, as the return on investment came tenfold, ensuring their safe passage to the paradise isle of the underworld (30 year loan mortgage for ultimate dream home). It was imperative to have a top notch embalmer to represent them at death. (Realtor) These priests were paid top dollar to ensure a proper burial was completed, to include location, and tomb contents. (bank loan & closing costs). In preparing for one’s death and rebirth the tomb was loaded with all the essentials, servants, furniture, pets, wealth, food etc… (Adequate Square footage with large pantry). And a protection plan, curses and spells that protected the tomb from looters (security system). And most importantly, incantations from the Book of the Dead and plenty of wealth to pay their way through the underworld (Homeowners insurance). If you failed to prepare properly and lacked resources, the soul would not be rejoined with its body and could be denied entrance into the afterlife (not qualifying for loan).

So you see, mummies and home buying are not that dissimilar. Buying a home is an excellent investment. It is exciting but stressful and requires significant resources and forethought. Your dream home will be filled with all your worldly treasures to enjoy in your new life. What would your dream home/afterlife look like? What would you take with you?

For more blog topics and to read my series, “The first 60 days,” please visit my blog at Thank you, JoJo, for having me over to play. Soul Reborn will be released April 2011. Happy reading! See you in the Afterlife!
website - –coming soon.

*~* Giveaway *~*
Jean is here today giving away
~1 E-book Copy of
Soul Reborn

- Must leave a meaningful comment about Jean's Tuesday Talking Teaser

- Must leave a valid e-mail to contact the winner (please do not add your complete e-mail. we do not want it picked up by spammers. for Exp: leave DOT instead of . or AT instead of @ )

For another entry into Jeans giveaway, check out her interview:

**Giveaway ends Fri night ( 4-1 ) at Midnight

6 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

June M. March 29, 2011 at 8:04 AM  

Sounds like this will be an interesting book. Love all the analogies to buying a home, especially the security system.
Best of luck with the release.

manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Victoria March 29, 2011 at 9:32 AM  

I honestly have no idea what my afterlife home would be like. Maybe pretty much how it is now - books everywhere ;).
My son told me that Egyptians didn't really have a value for the brain and of all the pots that held organs there was none for the brain. Do you know if this is true and why that may be?

Berinn March 29, 2011 at 4:02 PM  

Interesting comparison! Thanks for sharing.
BTW, count me out for the drawing. I've already ordered my copy. :)

Jean Murray March 29, 2011 at 8:11 PM  

If only we could enscribe a few spells to keep the robbers out. It didn't work to well for the pharoahs' tombs though, did it :-0
Thanks for checking in...

Jean Murray March 29, 2011 at 8:14 PM  

Your son is right. They thought the brain was useless and just threw it away. The heart was one of the single most important organs, as they believed it contained the soul.

Jean Murray March 29, 2011 at 8:17 PM  

If anyone doesn't know yet, Berinn has her novel coming out soon. Knightfall. It's on my TBR.

Thanks for stopping by Berinn :-)

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