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Titles and Epithets for the Gods in Magical Papyri

I’ve been spending a lot of time in the past week with some translations of magical papyri. It occurred to me that some of the titles and epithets which the Magician uses to address the Gods (or even to identify … Continue reading

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A Personal Prayer Book and Some Light Reading

Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time praying. Or rather said, more than usual. I can’t explain why, it’s just something I felt I needed to do. There is something distinctly soothing for the soul in prayer. For lack … Continue reading

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The Afterlife

This is a Kemetic Round Table response. If you wish to see all the responses for this month, go here.   The ancient Egyptians are famous for their elaborate preparations for death. Death was both feared as a horror and … Continue reading

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The Monday Quote

Ah, we haven’t had one of these in a while :) Fortunately, I’ve gathered up a few interesting bits while doing some research so I’ll be sharing them with you for the next few Mondays! Here’s one on the link … Continue reading

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Heka: Magical Drawings – Part Three

Illustrations and drawings: A. Explanatory drawings/instructions in magical papyri: This category is pretty self-explanatory. There are hardly any magical ¬†texts without any kind of drawings – some which show exactly the image(s) to be used to ritual. Some even have … Continue reading

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Heka: Magical Drawings – Part Two

Seals and Sigils As I’ve stated in the previous post, seals and sigils have been used since predynastic time. They have evolved from simple patterns, such as ‘maze’ patterns and simple geometric designs (interlocking spirals and concentric circles, even combinations … Continue reading

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Heka: Magical Drawings – Part One

Egyptian spells survive in a great variety of contexts. They can be inscribed in tomb walls, coffins, and various types of funerary objects; on statues of deities, kings, and men; on furniture, vessels and amulets; on scraps of papyrus, potsherds … Continue reading

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