Ancient Egyptian Magick


Egyptian TombThere is something that is so intriguing about ancient Egypt, something so rich and mystical and beautiful.  When I lived in New York I frequently visited the Egyptian artifacts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and was always transported by them to visions of an incredible culture.

Some believe that ancient Egyptian culture sprang up “overnight” due to an influx of high priests and others from doomed Atlantis.  This would probably be impossible to prove, but it is an interesting theory.

Some magickal incantations are given below – not so that they can be practiced by the uninitiated, but so that readers can get an idea of what ancient Egyptian magick was about.


Magickal Incantation from an Egyptian Papyrus, circa 18th Dynasty

“Flow out, thou poison, come forth upon the ground.   Horus conjures thee; he cuts thee off, he spits thee out and thou risest not up but fallest down.  Thou art weak and not strong, a coward who dost not fight.  Thou art blind and cannot see.  Thou liftest not thy face.  Thou art turned back and findest not thy way.  Thou mournest and does not rejoice.  Turn back, thou snake.  Conjured is thy poison which was in any limb of [insert name], the son of [insert father’s name].   Behold, the magic of Horus is powerful against thee.   Flow out, thy poison, come forth upon the ground.”

Divination by Use of a Lamp, 18th Dynasty

You go to a clean cell without light and you dig a new hole in an east wall, and you take a white lamp with a clean wick.  You fill it with genuine palm oil and you recite the spells praising Ra at dawn in his rising.  You hold the lamp, while reciting, opposite the sun and recite to it four times.  Then you put pure frankincense on a brazier and close your eyes.  Then you open your eyes toward the lamp and shall see the shadow of a god around the lamp, and of the god you must inquire that which concerns you.  If it be that you are inquiring for the repose of a spirit, then clarified butter must be in the lamp.  If for purposes of love, then oil of roses is that which you put into the lamp.


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