Category Archives: Words of Power

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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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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Can Anyone Work Heka?

That is only part of the question. The full question would be more on the lines of ‘Can anyone work heka, regardless of their spiritual beliefs/religion?’ This of course, leads to even more questions such as: ‘Can I work with … Continue reading

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The Monday Quote

“Throughout their history, the Egyptians themselves attributed the origin of their writing system to the gods. This divine source is seen in the very name which the script was accorded: medu netcher: ‘the words of the gods’ or ‘divine words’. … Continue reading

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Sacred Scents – Addendum (I)

‘ Burning and offering incense was a means of communication between the earthly and divine spheres. Thus it would also serve as a link between the deceased king and the deities in whose company he was believed to travel across … Continue reading

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Prayer to Lord Thoth

This is something I stumbled upon during my readings (currently into The Penguin Book of Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt, which I must say is a really good book) and which has been posted on my Tumblr; however I … 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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