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The Search for Omm Sety (Reincarnation and Eternal Love)
The Search for Omm Sety - Reincarnation and Eternal Love
Author: Jonathan Cott
ISBN-13: 9780965904841
ISBN-10: 0965904849
Publication Date: 1/14/2004
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Quality Paperback Book Club
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a fabulous book - very lush in the descriptions of Egypt and an amazing story of a woman who lived her life connected clearly with her past life - as the lover of King Sety. Although fascinating, the beginning of the book is a little slow, but definitely picks up once Omm Sety arrives in Egypt!
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I thought that this was a fascinating story. I was quickly pulled into it after only a few pages. I found that Dorothy Eady (Omm Sety) was an interesting woman who was full of wit. She may have been considered eccentric by people who knew her, but some of the things she accomplished and did were priceless. Her sense of humor was also great, especially with the incident on her balcony involving the dressing gown. In addition to this being a wonderful story about an amazing woman, it is also filled with historical and archeological facts that were quite interesting.
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This book is magnificent. The sort of thing that, even if none of it were true, it would still make the most marvelous fiction ever. But it would be hard to not feel compelled that there is some true substance to the underlying story, details or not. Fascinating.
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This book is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in ancient Egypt, reincarnation, astral travel, transpersonal psychology, or even if you want to read a fascinating, mysterious love story over eons of time!

Dorothy Eady, a 3-year old child in England, suffers a fall on some stairs in her home and is pronounced dead by a doctor. She probably has a near-death experience, though this is not claimed in the book. When she regains consciousness, it is as if her current personality has been merged wih the personality (purportedly) of a previous incarnation she had as a temple virgin in Abydos, Egypt. Bentreshyt, her name in that incarnation, had a short-lived affair with Sety the First (father of the famous Ramses II), and became pregnant at the tender age of fourteen. Forced into a confession by the temple priests, Bentreshyt then committed suicide.

Dorothy, just as the central character in "The Wizard of Oz," becomes fixated in finding her true self, and thus spends the rest of her life obsessed with ancient Egypt. She eventually lives in Cairo for 20 years, working in the Antiquities Depaartment, and then moves to Abydos, where she lives for the rest of her life, working at the same Temple of Sety where she had lived 3,000 years before.

Now called Omm Sety, which simply means "Mother of Sety" (she has a son during a short-lived marriage to an Egyptian), Dorothy makes significant contributions to Egyptology as an expert draftsman, writer, and scholar, as well as healing and aiding the local villagers in her "external life." Yet her "internal" life is one that few if any people could ever match! To put it very briefly, she has many meetings, both on the physical and astral planes, with her soulmate, Sety the First.

I will leave it to anyone who reads this review to get the book for the incredible details. The writing and the telling of the story are excellent from beginning to end. The epilogue is also a very stimulating, mostly psychological discussion of such "occult" issues as reincarnation, the nature of the astral body, astral projection, remote viewing, even Shelldrake's morphogenic fields, and more!
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Romance, intrigue and determination. A reat read.
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I thought that this was a fascinating story. I was quickly pulled into it after only a few pages. I found that Dorothy Eady (Omm Sety) was an interesting woman who was full of wit. She may have been considered eccentric by people who knew her, but some of the things she accomplished and did were priceless. Her sense of humor was also great, especially with the incident on her balcony involving the dressing gown. In addition to this being a wonderful story about an amazing woman, it is also filled with historical and archeological facts that were quite interesting.
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In 1907 when Dorothy Louise Eady was three years old, she suffered a near-fatal fall in her parents' London flat. It was an accident that would change her life forever. From that day forward, Dorothy insisted that England was not her "real" home. As she grew up, she began spending her days in the Egyptology wing of the British Museum -- rooms filled with relics whose strange familiarity and attraction convinced her that Egypt was where she belonged.

Dorothy recalled that in an earlier life, as a fourteen-year-old orphan named Bentreshyt, she had served in the temple at Abydos and fallen tragically in love with Pharaoh Sety the First. When Bentreshyt discovered that she was pregnant, rather than reveal her secret, she committed suicide. Although Dorothy knew that she had lived in Egypt previously, no one -- not even her family -- believed her. In 1953, Dorothy Eady left England forever and moved to Egypt. There, through means of astral projection, she renewed her love affair with Sety the First and became known as "Omm Sety".

The Search for Omm Sety is Dorothy Eady's remarkable story. With entries from Omm Sety's private diaries recounting her nightly meetings with Pharaoh Sety the First, it offers a poignant portrait of this woman's eternal love, as well as a fascinating look into an ancient time as Sety the First talks to Dorothy of his life, of the life of his son Rameses II, and of Egypt's mystical religious world. The volume also explores Dorothy's contemporary days in Egypt -- her life among the Egyptian villagers, her important archaeological findings at the pyramids of Giza and the temple at Abydos, and her twentieth-century colleagues and friends, most notably Dr. Hanny El Zeini.

With a gallery of rare photographs and line drawings, The Search for Omm Sety includes a beautiful tale written and illustrated by Omm Sety about the Tomb of Ti in Sakkara. In the stunning conclusion, author Jonathan Cott examines the intricate and intriguing mysteries of perception, memory, and reincarnation as they relate to this truly unforgettable woman.