Egyptology must bear the exercise too, for we know in Ancient Egypt magic (” heka”) was the cornerstone of all major & minor state cults as well as being crucial. The magical word of Heka could mean several meanings to many people. Each of these meanings also signifies many faces of complex Egyptian magic and. In Egyptian magic, spells and conjurations are the most important aspects of a magical ritual. Spell casting is identifiable with a term called heka.

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Everything had a reason, often hidden to the ordinary person, but revealed to the knowledgeable. Language is the outcome of the process of transforming experiences into glyphs, intended to be used to communicate with another.

Slight movements away from the straight path could imply going astray and be assimilated by either polarity of the Ogdoad. In marked contrast to medieval Europe, where a distinction between, good, natural and demonic magick, Egyptian magic seems to lack this separation. Material manifestations could be impregnated with sacred natural forces.

Heka – Magic or Meaningful Speech – Ancient Egypt – The White Goddess

The human skull that challenges the Out of Africa theory. Set, was later to become a god of evil, in eternal conflict with the gods of light, and especially with Horus, the son of Osiris. This coordination is a “form” which is: They are the solid architecture of the language. Mana is the personal power found in every living being. Although he was always a dark and moody god, he was believed to be the ally of his brother and sister, Osiris and Isis, the counterpart to his sister-wife Nephthys, and the defender of their father, Ra.


He was the supreme over-seer, like the falcon. The fact that Thoth, the god of divine scripture, was associated with the phases of the Moon and with magic, proves the point again. This is the end of the “reason” of the “big stories” cf.

Introduction to Heka

Closed, barricaded reason fails to develop a comprehensive outlook on reality and humanity. They were created to serve him. Indeed, in the final phases of unification, the Magi had been the most difficult area to unite. The impact of the intellect of contemplation on reason is limited because the transcendental ideas do nothing more than regulate the processes of the mind so that more objective knowledge may be gathered.

ANCIENT EGYPT : To Become a Magician : I AM HEKA !

Metrical schemes of two, three, four, five, six, seven or eight lines occur the fourfold being the most popular. A few signs in stone sufficed. Many objects related to Heka magic were discovered in tombs. La Nouvelle AllianceGallimard – Paris,p. He the sun god created for them magic as a weapon, to fend off the blows of the happenings.

If, however, his mind was too heavy, total annihilation awaited him. In Isis and the other great goddesses personification of the Great Sorceress the balance tilted towards Lunar sacrality, in Osiris Pharaoh, Follower of Horus, son of Re, towards solar divinity, but in both cases not exclusively. Solar theology was a cosmogeny, a model of creation and salvation through rejuvenation and eternal life.

Metropolitan Museum, B. The Solar cult which developed in Heliopolis was closely connected with the separation between the Sun in the sky and Nun, the endless waters originally Atum was worshipped in On, but he was solarized and assimilated by Re.


This institution played a considerable role in the intellectual life of Ancient Egypt. This sacred component was rooted in the feminine care the Great Sorceress, the great-of-sacred-power had for her children. Moreover, many of the forms characteristic of Middle Egyptian are found in the biographical inscriptions from Sixth Dynasty tombs.

For the Greeks, Hathor was like Aphrodite, goddess of love and procreative life.

Spell Casting in Egyptian Magic and Heka – Egyptian Witchcraft

Her name is represented by a throne, suggesting the direct relationship between kingship and herself, for she was the symbolic mother of Pharaoh and hence transmitted kingship. Maic African societies are said to be among the closest approximations in our contemporary world to social formations which have not reached the rational stage, their interest for comparative cognition is considerable.

Moreover, to assume the form of the deities needed, precise recitation was deemed necessary. The first information about ancient Egyptian magic comes from about BC.

This protection is continuous, during the day when Pharaoh rules the Two Lands as well as during the night when he navigates the Nile of the underworld on Re’s Bark of Millions. Thus, spell-casters collected the ashes of burnt papyrus in a pot of urine and burnt the same in beka smoldering fire.

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