Although a belief in magic predated a belief in God in ancient Egypt, study of the religious texts has revealed that for the Egyptians, religion and magic were inseparable. Throughout their development into one of the most highly intellectual peoples, the Egyptians had a widespread belief in spells, magical names, amuletes and enchantments that gave them the reputation of being at once the most religious and the most superstitious of races. In this study, the author examines the close connection between magic and religion in ancient Egypt and describes many of the religious-magical ceremonies and practices, including details of spells, formulae and so on. This book covers all aspects of magic - dreams, ghosts, lucky and unlucky days, horoscopes and a great deal more.
Szerző - Sir E. A. Wallis Budge