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Egyptian Magical Texts

Ancient Middle EastMagic
Precepted by Shawn Gaffney.
Another variation of this class looks at the history of magic writing, starting with the Pyramid texts and their evolution into the Books of the Dead, Coffin Texts, and the Greek Magical Texts. We will look closely at the origin and evolution of Egyptian spells and texts, as well as the culture that gave rise to them. How did magic work? How are writing and magic bound to one another? How are writing, magic, and image related? What were the various spells for?

Required Texts

Pyramid and Coffin texts, Book of the Dead, Greek Magical Papyri.

Iterations

None (yet!)

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