1971 Egyptian Magic by Budge, E.A. Wallis

1971 Egyptian Magic by Budge, E.A. Wallis


Egyptian Magic by Budge, E.A. Wallis

1971 softcover published by Dover

Reprint of the 1901 edition issued as volume 2 of Budge’s prolific set Books on Egypt and Chaldaea.

A study of the remains of the native religious literature of ancient Egypt which have come down to us has revealed the fact that the belief in magic, that is to say, in the power of magical names, and spells, and enchantments, and formulae, and pictures, and figures, and amulets, and in the performance of ceremonies accompanied by the utterance of words of power, to produce supernatural results, formed a large and important part of the Egyptian religion.

  • Preface

  • Antiquity of magical practices in Egypt 

  • Magical stones or amulets 

  • Magical figures

  • Magical pictures & formulæ, spells etc.

  • Magical names 

  • Magical ceremonies 

  • Demoniacal possession, dreams, ghosts, lucky & unlucky days, horoscopes, prognostications, transformations & the worship of animals

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