The Practices of Ancient Egyptian Ritual and Magic
By David Rankine
The religious and magical practices of the ancient Egyptians have had a profound and lasting effect on the world. Egypt has been described as the "mother of magicians". To appreciate the Egyptian view of magic, we need to accept that to the Egyptians magic was not considered strange or eccentric, but a part of daily life, to which everyone resorted. Magic blended seamlessly with religion and medicine, being seen as part of a holistic worldview.
In this volume these magical and religious practices are explored, from both a historical and practical perspective. The practices are explored from an ancient Egyptian worldview, taking into consideration that the Egyptian culture spread over a period of more than 3000 years. The Egyptians saw the universe as being made of four worlds - the everyday world we live in, the underworld, the sky and the heavens.
This book is the result of careful research & practical work and is highly recommended to students wishing to pursue practical work within this system.
David Rankine is based in Glastonbury (UK) and is a respected authority on spiritual & magical practices. He is the author of many books, including Climbing the Tree of Life, Circle of Fire & The Guises of the Morrígan.
2006, 196 pages. Paperback & Kindle editions available.
B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam
Heka by David Rankine
-What is Heka?
-Ancient Egyptian Worldviews
-The Gods and Goddesses of Magic
–Colours & Sacred Numbers
-The Tools Used
-Sacred Words & Gestures
-Statues & Masks -Crystals & Other Materials used in Heka
-Incenses & Perfumes
-Food & Wine used in Offerings & at Feasts
-The Ancient Egyptian Magical Calendar
-Purification, Sacred Space & Rituals
David is an author, researcher and qabalist based in Glastonbury, UK. He is the author or co-author of numerous books published by Avalonia, including The Complete Grimoire of Pope Honorius, The Grimoire of Arthur Gauntlet, A Collection of Magical Secrets, The Book of Treasure Spirits, The Book of Gold, Climbing the Tree of Life, The Cosmic Shekinah, Practical Qabalah Magick, The Isles of the Many Gods, and The Guises of the Morrigan.