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First published in 2002. The power of magical names, spells, and talismans was of utmost importance to the ancient Egyptians and their religion. Here, in another classic by the foremost Egyptian scholar of the Victorian era, E. A. Wallis Budge describes and explains the magical practices in Egypt, many of which predate the belief in gods and goddesses. Illustrated with twenty line drawings, this volume is one more key needed to unlock the secrets of this great ancient civilization.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Antiquity of Magical Practices in Egypt; Chapter 2 Magical Stones or Amulets; Chapter 3 Magical Figures; Chapter 4 Magical Pictures and Formula, Spells, Etc; Chapter 5 Magical Names; Chapter 6 Magical Ceremonies; Chapter 7 Demoniacal Possession, Dreams, Ghosts, Lucky and Unlucky Days, Horoscopes, Prognostications, Transformations, and the Worship of Animals;
E.A. Wallis Budge was Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities in the British Museum.