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Magic in Ancient Egypt by Geraldine Pinch
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Magic in Ancient Egypt

by Geraldine Pinch

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Scholarly treatise on the wide-spread knowledge and use of magic in Ancient Egypt, accompanied by many photographs and illustrations. ( )
  drj | Jul 9, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0292765592, Paperback)

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 deities--such as the goddess Isis, and the protective lion-demon Bes--who 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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Medicine, religion, science and magic. According to the author All coexisted in Ancient Egypt.

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