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Heka: The Practices of Ancient Egyptian Ritual and Magic

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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 was a part of daily life, to which everyone resorted. Magic blended ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Avalonia
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Jessica
Nov 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
I bought this book for two reasons: one, it's a hobby of mine to study Ancient Egypt. two, for research purposes for my fiction.

This is a good book for the beginner and advanced student of Egyptian magic or "heka". It is geared toward the modern pagan practitioner, but has a heavy, heavy emphasis on fact, history and authenticity. It is easy to replicate for your own purposes, but it also gave me some of the tiny details that I like to include in my fiction.
Rosa Laguna
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great introduction to the different deities and practices of Ancient Egypt. It is a bit short, but has a lot of information that can be put directly to practice and recommendations for further research.
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Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Heka

Heka by Ceremonial Magician David Rankine is a very special book. Slender yet packed with information that will enlighten you of the Egyptian world view and magick. It is scholarly yet easy to read for the common lay man. In the Babylonian Talmud it is stated that God gave 10 measures of magic to the world 9 of those went to Egypt.

Heka is the magical power that is inherent in every being, human, animal and plant. There are some being that have more Heka then others. It is said the dead have
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