In the ancient world the magicians and priests of Egypt were legendary for their advanced magical powers. This book contains a complete record of the magical workings in ancient Egypt. The spells, rituals and incantations used were primarily focused on controlling the gods, who could then bestow a better life upon the people if all went well. Some subjects covered include the oldest known magical practices in Egypt, magical stones or amulets, spells, magical ceremonies, demonic possession, ghosts, lucky and unlucky days, casting horoscopes, the worship of animals, the magic of sounds, the use of wax images, curses, warding off hostile magic, and more. Contains excerpts from powerful magical papyri and tomb inscriptions, plus complete magical formulas both in English and in using the original Egyptian sounds as best as they can be recreated. Good book for those researching the origins of magic or who wish to practice older methods from an ancient culture. Paperback, ISBN 9781585093175, 6 x 9, 256 pp.