Category Archives: Magical Ingredients

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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A few good finds

Hello lovelies! I’m finally back from my travels and as nice as it has been I must say I’m looking forward to slowing down a bit. Right before it gets busy at least. If you’ve been reading this blog for … Continue reading

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Ritual Eye Make-up

Tomb paintings, statues, documents and various artefacts such as kohl tubes, unguent jars and a myriad of make-up containers attest to the widespread use of cosmetics and make-up in Ancient Egypt. Whole chapters and books (especially Lise Manniche’s Sacred Luxuries, … Continue reading

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Skeleton Keys

This is an old blog post of mine which I think deserves re-posting. It has also been turned into an Youtube video by a friend of mine, CricketSong from Lunar Wisdom (with my permission, of course).  Let’s analyse this often over-looked magical … Continue reading

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Lamp Divination/Scrying

What is it? Scrying and divination by the means of an oil lamp is an ancient practice employed by Magicians in ancient Egypt; references and techniques on this practice can be found in many ancient texts – some as far … Continue reading

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