B IS FOR BA . The #ancientegyptian#bookofthedead contained the image of the ba – a bird with a human head. The ba was the non-physical elements of the human, such as personality, soul, what we might call self. It was thought that the ba guided the living person, much like a conscience , urging kindness and compassion. Once the person had #died, the ba would fly out in daytime to watch over your family, whilst the ka, the life force that lived on past death, was living in the afterlife. The ba could fly between both worlds and would meet the ka at night in the tomb. #death#dying#afterlife