Now our returning spirit enters into the presence of the greatest guide and he tells of his qualities in supplication to this 'great one'.
All this emulates the court of a Pharaoh and surely informed the living of the direct connection to the other side that the Pharaoh enjoyed. It becomes possible to understand the whole spiritual underpinnings of Kingship as developed and supported by the preisthood.
Our own culture has dismissed all such pretension but forget that we are the novel ones. In fact divine kingship was sustained until recently everywhere with the first real break been that of the English Civil War which was then followed by its reinstatement.
And in fairness it was not until the protestant reformation that royal divinity was soundly rejected and education became universal first in Scotland. That we think the present is natural forgets much.