Egyptian Magic (Library of the Mystic Arts)

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9780806506296: Egyptian Magic (Library of the Mystic Arts)

Culled from ancient sources by the former keeper of the Egyptian collection at the British Museum, this informative volume presents the ancient Egyptians' names, spells, enchantments, amulets, pictures, and ceremonies for healing the sick, raising the dead, knowing the past and the future, destroying one's enemies, more.

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In this classic work, first published in 1899, one of the most prolific Egyptologists of the Victorian era offers his renowned insight into the magical power names, spells, and talismans held for the ancient Egyptians. How did beliefs that predated the worship of deities come to become associated with controlling gods and goddesses? How did magical amulets ward off evil spirits? What role did scarabs serve in bestowing immortality?

The writings of E.A. Wallis Budge are considered somewhat controversial today because of his use of an archaic system of translation, but useful illustrations and an abundance of information make them necessary works for students of ancient civilizations as well as those of the evolution of historical study. This entertaining overview of the connection between religion and magic in ancient Egypt remain a vital resource today.

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E. A. Wallis Budge, the author of numerous books, was once the Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiques in the British Museum.

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