Category Archives: The Scribal Arts

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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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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When stuff’s not working as it should…

Try fix it. And if that’s not working either, take a break! At least in this case. Let me explain: For the past two days I have been having problems with my gmail and now my Facebook as well. With … Continue reading

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Reed Pens

I’ve got this reed pen set not so long ago from the amazing craftswoman and artist Carolina Gonzalez. So of course I just had to give them ago. My inner scribe was itching to get started with sketches and trying … Continue reading

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The Scribal Arts – Seals and Sigils

I’ve been working on these for a while now and it’s still a work in progress. I’ve been adapting scarab seal designs for magical workings and thought to share with you some. Now in ancient Egypt there were no keys … Continue reading

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