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The Secret Lore of Egypt: Its Impact on the West

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Alchemy, astrology, and other secret sciences have Egyptian roots, and films, popular fiction, and comic books frequently draw upon Egyptian themes. Rosicrucianism, Mormonism, and Afrocentrism all share Egyptian-derived elements. Modern-day esoteric endeavors find an endlessly renewable intellectual reservoir in ancient Egyptian culture, Erik Hornung believes, and are almo ...more
Hardcover, 229 pages
Published January 3rd 2002 by Cornell University Press (first published August 17th 1999)
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Steven
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"The Secret Lore of Egypt: Its Impact on the West" is a very informative book. The way in which the rituals are discussed, along with its symbolism, the author certainly did a great job on research and cross-referencing.

The bibliography section is golden as well. The first time I read this book, upon thumbing toward the bibliography section I was amazed at the specificity of the titles I was introduced to. I have since read all of those books.
Kyla Ward
A wonderful work treating the junction of history, science and the occult I found it comprehensive, erudite and lucid, in an absolutely superb translation by David Lorton. Offering respect where this is due and dry humor otherwise, it is a true interdisciplinary text where no one field lords it over another.
Thewirechild
Jan 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book didn't have the same kind of impact on me that Reality, by Peter Kingsley did. One thing is for sure, the fact that in the West our history starts with the Greeks is a very narrow conception of history and Erik Hornung is doing his best to rectify the situation.
Karen
Aug 15, 2009 added it
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A little hard to decipher. Maybe I just don't have the background.
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