Join native Egyptologist Hala Aly as you explore the 42 Negative Confessions of the ancient Egyptian Goddess Ma'at, which are the backbone and origin of all religions. The 42 Negative Confessions form the seeds of human conscience and morals. Standing before Osiris, God of the Dead, one must recite the 42 Negative Confessions, which include more common religious precepts such as “I have not murdered” and ”I have not stolen,” but also include many more, such as “I have not polluted the Nile River,” “I have not made anyone cry,” “I have not eaten when I was not hungry,” and ”I did not use my voice in an ugly way.” Discover how the Goddess Ma'at came into existence as a concept in the lives of the righteous. Anything that is chaos is not Ma'at and anything that is not Ma'at is chaos. LIving along the Nile was Ma'at. Living in the desert was not. Ma'at was the constitution of the lives of everyday Egyptians staying upon the path of the right. You will also discover how these religious tenets have formed the basis of so much of today's religious morality and practice.