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Introduction to Ancient Magic 1

November 2022

Precepted by Shawn Gaffney.
An introduction to magic in the ancient world provides a short survey of the earliest known magical texts and objects, including the Pyramid texts, Sumerian exorcism spells, and objects used in different apotropaic rituals. Divination and other forms of magic will be included as well. What was the earliest magic? What did it do and how did it work? Who practiced magic? How was magic related to religion?

Required Texts

Various recent articles

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Days and Times

Meeting Tuesdays & Wednesdays @8:00 PM for eight 1-hour sessions (Eastern Time), beginning Nov 1 and ending on Nov 29 (with no class on Nov 23).

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