Omm Sety – A British Woman Whose Life Was Lined by Reincarnation and Connected to a Pharaoh

Omm Sety – A British Woman Whose Life Was Lined by Reincarnation and Connected to a Pharaoh

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When Dorothy Eady arrived to Egypt for the first time, it was obvious to her that she had been there before. But her last visit near the Nile may have taken place thousands of years earlier.

Dorothy was born on January 16, 1904 in the London suburb of Blackhearth. Doctors believed that she would not survive a terrible fall when she was three years old. However, it seems that the accident she faced was the beginning of her unbelievable life - a moment of opening the gate to the memories of a past life. Over the years, many skeptics tried to disprove Eady’s mystifying tale, but nobody could ever fully negate that she was one of pharaoh Seti I’s (c. 1290 - 1279 BC) lovers.

An Ancient King’s Lover?

Dorothy grew up in a Christian family and she attended church regularly when she was young. One day, her parents took her to the British Museum. While looking at the photograph of the temple of Seti I, a pharaoh of the 19th dynasty of the New Kingdom Period (and the father of Rameses II), she said that it was her home. She couldn't understand why there were no gardens and trees around the temple, but she recognized the monuments and other artifacts in the rooms of the Egyptian collection. She kissed the feet of the statues, and very soon after, decided to study ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Seti I making an offering to Osiris.

Seti I making an offering to Osiris. ( CC BY-SA 2.5 )

One of her teachers was the famous E.A. Wallis Budge, who encouraged her to study the history of ancient Egypt. Dorothy was 15 years old when she described the first dream “meeting” she had with the mummy of Pharaoh Seti I. She claimed that he made her remember her past life. With time, she turned more and more to the ancient religion and stopped feeling attached to Christianity.

Head of the mummy of Seti I.

Head of the mummy of Seti I. ( Public Domain )

Dorothy married the Egyptian Eman Abdel Meguid in 1931. This marriage was like a ticket to her beloved Egypt, where she became an English teacher. When her feet touched Egypt’s land for the first time she kissed the ground and felt like she was welcomed by her old home. She had a son who she called Sety. In this period, she reported having visions related to Hor-Ra. She also discovered her ancient Egyptian name - Bentreshyt meaning ‘Harp of Joy.’ In her visions she also saw her ancient family.

Dorothy said that she was a daughter of one of Seti I’s soldiers and a woman who sold vegetables. Her mother died when she was three years old, and she was given to the temple in Abydos, where she grew up and became a priestess. At 12 years old, she claimed she became a consecrated virgin, but a few years later she met ‘a living god’ - pharaoh Seti I. They became lovers, and Bentreshyt got pregnant. Unfortunately, the lovers’ fate was not a happy one. The High Priest of the temple told her that the situation was a huge offense against Isis and would cause many problems for pharaoh, so she decided to commit suicide.

The Eternal City of Abydos

After 19 years of living in Cairo, Dorothy Eady decided to move to Abydos. She was 52 years old, and she set up a home near the mountain Pega-the-Gap. According to ancient beliefs, it was a mountain which was the road to the afterlife. At this stage of life, she started to be called Omm Sety , meaning ''mother of Sety''.

Omm Sety believed she was finally back home. During one of her visits to the temple, the chief inspector from the Antiquities Department decided to check her knowledge. He was curious how realistic her explanations were. Dorothy was asked to stand next to the wall paintings in the darkness. She was then asked to identify them with what she remembered from her past life.

When Eady accomplished the task without any mistakes, many people stopped doubting her story. Her life in Abydos was full of collaborations with Egyptologists who asked her for support. She published several books on her own, but also joined the works of other researchers. The most important subject of her works was, of course, the Temple of Seti I at Abydos. She helped to discover the garden, where she believed she met Seti I for the first time. The excavations uncovered the space, which would have looked exactly as she described during ancient times.

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A British Woman Whose Life Was Lined by Reincarnation and Connected to a Pharaoh

What does Lined mean in this context? Is this a typo?

time is a construct so how can 'eternal' be more than a personal feeling?

My belief is that we have been around a long, long, time before we were born. So we could have observed what was happening on earth. I have known quite a few people that believe they were reincarnated (or more likely make things up for attention). None say they were poor dirt farmers with no life. Either they say they were famous, or they were in an exciting time or place. The one thing in common was their stories changing over time, and they did not fit into the real world. I don’t believe reincarnation nonsense – period. It’s just mental illness.

Well all that sounds very interesting except that I do not believe one word of it. My main contention on varying views of reincarnation and ‘moving towards greater knowledge’ is that it seems to make no sense to have successive lives if we cannot remember anything from before – it’s altogether too vague & appears pointless to me. I will require a significant explanation from whoever is in charge when I get to that ‘other place’ since he/she/it has left things way too invisible & confusing for there to be any point at all to this life as it is. If I had created a race of beings that I wanted to make ‘perfect’ – I would just make them perfect, all the explanations about ‘learning lessons on the way to perfect’ make no sense if we cannot feel & understand what the lessons have taught us in the next iteration of life. We do learn in our current life, but that appears to have no value, which makes everything completely a waste of effort ! I just do the best I can and try to be honest, caring & learn as much as possible, feeling really that that is all I can do – if it is some use elsewhere that’s good, but in any case, the best we can be for ourselves is always the best we can be for others too ! 

Veronica

According to his disciples, Jesus was present and walked in the Garden of Eden WITH Adam, so no, he was not reincarnated into Adam. He was and is, the son of God, the Alpha and Omega. Taking on human form to be born as a man, he might be compaired to an Avatar. But not in the aspect of a God possessing an already existing human being. His connection with God was though, telepathic and he did God's will. Leaving to oversee the creation of a City-ship, the 'New Jerusalem" , he left his Holy Spirit, administered by other heavenly beings we call Angels, to stand in his stead. It might be noted that various people, including Muslims turned Christian, those under persecution,and even innocent small Children are seeing the image of Jesus in dreams and visions nowdays. Oh, and I can tell you, he looks nothing like that picture you see in various churches that supposedly represents him.

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