Category Archives: Magic – Rituals and Spellwork

Ceremony of Giving Thanks – 31st of December 2015

Dear friends and readers, As you all have noticed, there’s been no activity on this blog in a while. After careful consideration, taking into account all factors I could think of, I have reached the conclusion that maintaining a blogging … Continue reading

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Heka for the New Year. Part 2 – Bless, Protect and Appease

Now that your home has been given a good cleanse it is ready for blessings and protection. There’s a number of things which you can do (depending on preferences and circumstances) which you can do to bless your home and … Continue reading

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Heka for the New Year. Part 1 – Cleanse and Purify

A new year is upon us and it’s in the spirit of the season to look forward to new things, be more hopeful, make resolutions (and stick with them!) and begin new projects. It’s a good time to lay the … 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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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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