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The Monday Quote – Unguents as Funerary Gifts

The unguents are often written down as part of a list including other grave goods such as food, drink and equipment. But they are also depicted on the walls in their containers. Ideally such vases were made of stone. Hard … Continue reading

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The Monday Quote – On Priests and Magic

For us, it would entail some mistake of language to refer to magic as one of the ‘priestly sciences’. Inc the eyes of the priests, however, knowledge of appropriate spells conferred an almost unlimited power over living beings, deities, and … Continue reading

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The Monday Quote – On the Importance of Ritual

The importance of ritual cannot be overestimated, for from an anthropological perspective most religions consist of myth, supported by ritual, aimed at what has been called ‘the transformation of state’ – the manipulation of reality for human benefit, such as … Continue reading

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The Monday Quote – On Temples

The Egyptian Temple in Space and Time The Egyptian temple functioned in both spatial and temporal dimensions. Spatially, the temple stood at a crucial point or fulcrum between different worlds or spheres – between heaven and earth, human and divine, … Continue reading

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The Journey

This is a KRT catch-up post. The topic is ‘Kemeticism as a journey’ and you can find all the responses here. The title couldn’t me more appropriate in my opinion, as some of you may already know that I always … Continue reading

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The Monday Quote – Stuffed Alexandrian Loaf

Hollow out an Alexandrian loaf and sprinkle with water mixed with vinegar. Grind in a mortar pepper, honey, mint, garlic, fresh coriander, salted cow’s milk cheese, water and oil. Fill the loaf with [cooked] chicken meat and goat’s sweetbreads, hard … Continue reading

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The Monday Quote

‘I am pure, pure, pure, pure! My purity is the purity of that great phoenix which is in Heracleopolis, because I am indeed the nose of the Lord of Wind who made all men live on that day of completing … Continue reading

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