Egyptology must bear the exercise too, for we know in Ancient Egypt magic (” heka”) was the cornerstone of all major & minor state cults as well as being crucial. The magical word of Heka could mean several meanings to many people. Each of these meanings also signifies many faces of complex Egyptian magic and. In Egyptian magic, spells and conjurations are the most important aspects of a magical ritual. Spell casting is identifiable with a term called heka.

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It can do and should do nothing more. The form of various artistic designs and motifs for example the felines on the reverse of the Palette of Narmer indeed evidence the magiic transmissions between both cultures. It is not I who says this to you, you gods, it is magic Heka who says this to you, you gods.

Except for the Great One, the gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt are not omnipotent outside their own, local, contextual field of activity. The daemon of darkness is about, the times are not separated. Pharaoh’s magic is ascending, transformative, dynamical.

Their magic is precisely this: All about the Power of Encircling Once a spell-caster finishes off the mgic aspect of spell casting, by burning either figurine or papyrus sheets, he will conduct another simple ceremony called encircling.

The Magic of Heka: Ancient Egyptian Rituals That Have Crossed Cultures and Time | Ancient Origins

He recited a spell to him and bound an amulet on him, to prevent the sorceries of the Nubians from gaining power over him. Governed by strict rules as to content and representation, it had as its purpose to make the depicted exist eternally. Pharaoh’s Great Word was spoken by a living god-with-usand hence Pharaoh’s “heka” was outstandingly sublime and greater than that of the greatest deities.


Its ashes are placed in a pot of urine, which is pressed firmly into a unique fire.

Heka: The magic of ancient Egypt

The misinterpretation of the use of hieroglyphs in ancient Egypt is one of the biggest errors in modern understanding of this hkea. This implies that cognitive processes not only appear as resulting from organical auto-regulation of which they reflect the essential mechanisms but also emerge as differentiated organs of this regulation in the arena of interactions with the environment.

Egyptian kings automatically had heka, the dead are also credited with a certain degree of heka. Since African societies are said to be among the closest approximations in our contemporary world to social formations which have not reached the rational stage, their interest for comparative cognition is considerable.

To do this, he creates in himself an active, masculine action ahead cf. Some Egyptian deities were merely personifications of abstract concepts or natural phenomena hek were never the focus of cult worship or private devotion. Taken together, the heia create a separate world of divine image-signs, interacting which each other and with the representations around them pictoral scences, statues, tomb, temple etc.

Spell Casting in Egyptian Magic and Heka

This was done in the ceremony of the opening of the mouth. Solar theology was a cosmogeny, a model of creation and salvation through rejuvenation and eternal life. This is reason in harmony with intuition. mwgic


But they were the main agents of magic and could be invoked by simple means: The earliest heks of mythical thought is adual. Late Egyptian introduced considerable grammatical changes. It was extended to royal mummies and then to the dead in general. I am Sekhmet, and I hema beside Her who is in the great wind of the sky. Therefore Egyptologists also have had some difficulties in explaining how ‘magic’ tied in with ancient Egyptian practises, wether religious or mundane.

ANCIENT EGYPT : To Become a Magician : I AM HEKA !

It would perhaps be more correct to call it Life Force in Action. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The latter make it possible to change the variable factors while keeping others invariant.

Palette of King Namer Late predynastic Period ca.

Notify me when new comments are posted. As playing cards, we can confidently map the Tarot to the early 15th century. From time immemorial, she was also called “the Gold” or “the Golden One”.

On the other hand, trampling upon or crushing on the wax figure or image is an established gesture and act of magical spell casting rites. This can only mean that Pharaoh is before Atum. Furthermore, his magic was mental, verbal and scriptoral.