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The Mechanics of Ancient Egyptian Magical Practice
Robert K. Ritner
Limited to only 20 Copies
Limited to 20 copies large format with over 300 pages, fully bound in deep brown full grain kidskin evoking the mud of the Nile, smooth black Ortiz endpapers, black and gold headbands, titles gilt to spine, an image of Horus enthroned in gold to the front board. “…The most important modern study of magical praxis in ancient Egypt by Professor Robert Kreich Ritner, details a new definition of magic (heka), outlines its vocabulary, deals explicitly with acts of spitting, encircling, binding, burning, burial, decapitation, human sacrifice and letters to the dead.” Illustrated with images of Egyptian magical artefacts from museums around the world, sections of important texts in hieratic, demotic Coptic and Greek, fully referenced and meticulously indexed, this book is essential to a proper understanding of all aspects of ancient Egyptian magical and religious life.