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  • ISBN: 9780292765597
  • ISBN10: 0292765592

Magic in Ancient Egypt

by Geraldine Pinch

  • List Price: $21.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
  • Publish date: 03/01/1995
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The Egyptians were famous in the ancient world for their knowledge of magic. Religion, medicine, technology, and what we would call magic coexisted without apparent conflict, and it was not unusual for magical and "practical" remedies for illness, for example, to be used side by side. Everyone resorted to magic, from the pharaoh guarding his country with elaborate magical rituals to the expectant mother wearing amulets to safeguard her unborn child. In this book, Geraldine Pinch examines the connections between myth and magic and the deitiessuch as the goddess Isis, and the protective lion-demon Beswho had special magical importance. She discusses the techniques of magic, its practitioners, and the surviving magical texts, as well as the objects that were used in magic: figurines, statues, amulets, and wands. She devotes a chapter to medicine and magic and one to magic and the dead. Finally, Dr. Pinch shows how elements and influences from Egyptian magic survived in or were taken up by later societies, right down to our own century.
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