Introduction to the basic magic of Egypt, including medical, religious, and daily magic used by both specialists and ordinary Egyptians. Where was magic used and by whom? How did one practice magic? Examples will be drawn specifically from Egyptian sources. We will also discuss magic as it is explained in theoretical literature, how we can view magic through these theoretical frameworks, and how they might be applied elsewhere.
Magic in Ancient Egypt by Geraldine Pinch. Other readings will be provided.
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Meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays @8:00 PM (Eastern Time), starting July 5