Item #2343852 Magic and Mystery in Ancient Egypt. Christian Jacq, Janet M. Davis.

Magic and Mystery in Ancient Egypt

London: Souvenir Press, 1998. Reprint. Trade Paperback. Fine. Item #2343852
ISBN: 0285634623

Reprint. An exceptional copy.

187 pp. Folklore, temple and tomb paintings, and hieroglyphic texts are drawn upon to explore the potent and pervading legacy of magic and ritual in ancient Egypt, a legacy that has survived to the present day. To the Egyptians, magic was an exact science with rules that were necessarily observed to placate the gods, ensure good fortune, cure the sick, and guarantee a safe passage through the underworld. This book provides insight into the full meaning of rituals that were designed to ensure health and happiness, preserve life, and smooth the moments of passage—birth, marriage, death, and the continuum of years.

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