Egyptology must bear the exercise too, for we know in Ancient Egypt magic (” heka”) was the cornerstone of all major & minor state cults as well as being crucial. The magical word of Heka could mean several meanings to many people. Each of these meanings also signifies many faces of complex Egyptian magic and. In Egyptian magic, spells and conjurations are the most important aspects of a magical ritual. Spell casting is identifiable with a term called heka.

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The grammar of ware design is used, allowing for the decentration of actions with regard to their material origin, for now myths could be recorded in schemata which could be objectified by later subjects. He also investigated the cognitive schema of predynastic peoples through their rock art and the mythogenesis of the early state.

In the cognitive domain, Sia represented the perceptive mind with its empirical ego. A Roman statue of Isis holding a sistrum and an oinochoe.

Then, during the Ptolemaic dynastyHeka’s role was to proclaim the pharaoh’s enthronement as a son of Isis, holding him in his arms. La Nouvelle AllianceGallimard – Paris,p. Every single magical being like gods or, for example dwarves had their own heka. Hu was heeka companion of Pharaoh, son of Re, when he had become a lone star in the sky.

Irrationality is the foundation of all ante-rational thinking, the “good” reason why rationality is called for At a certain point, the interiorizations became operations, allowing for transformations. Serious attention to the evidence should be convincing to all except those who are irreversibly committed to the worldview of materialism and sensationalism, according to which ESP and PK are impossible in principle.


The choice of wax as the most preferred spell casting materials had its own significance and importance. The word ‘magic’ itself came down to us via the Coptic word hik during the Christian period, which equalled to the Greek mageia and the Latin magiaby which was meant illegal sorcery – there we have the root of the problem. The action-scheme can not be manipulated by a thought and is triggered when it practically materializes ; pre-operatoric, pre-rational thought: It survived in not only Egyptian, but also Greek and Roman ancient texts.

The Magic of Heka: Ancient Egyptian Rituals That Have Crossed Cultures and Time

Before the technical ability to record them existed, they were always lost. In Egypt, it was also connected with religion.

Hieroglyphs were first used to write different kinds of texts, in a variety of media, but as hieratic developed, the former became increasingly confined to religious and monumental works, in carved relief in stone cf. Their magic is precisely amgic The Greeks called it Hermopolis. Ancient Egyptian art depicting Apep being warded off by a deity. The Indian Sage who developed Atomic Theory 2, years ago. Simultaneously, written records appeared. This is the objective expression of the Word Huan object among objects ; hekz execution of this command is guaranteed by the power of the words spoken.

Heka: The magic of ancient Egypt

In a later stage, these comparisons will be helpful to clarify the relationships resemblances and differences between Ancient Egyptian civilization and the Semitical cultures of the Jews and the Arabs, both influenced by Ancient Greece. From the image on a porphyry urn from Hierakonpolis we learn that Hathor represented with stars on the tips of the horns, on the forehead and on the tops of the ears was also a goddess of the starry firmament.


Pharaoh’s Great Word was spoken by a living god-with-usand hence Pharaoh’s “heka” was outstandingly sublime and greater than that of the greatest deities. According to the writings of Pseudo-Callisthenes Nectanebo II used magic to defend his country from outside enemies. Pottery, glass, copper and glazed staetite were found at some sites. Once the coffin arrived at the Lake, the priests used to sail across, while reading the nine sacred books.

Heka (god) – Wikipedia

This can only mean that Pharaoh is before Atum. After prolonged exposure to new types of action -challenging the established original centration and its equilibrium- a crisis ensues and decentration is the outcome.

She was one of the goddesses who acted as a foster-mother to the divine kings of ancient Egypt and she was the power immanent in the royal crowns. Eventually, Heka was elevated to a deity in his own right heak a cult devoted to him developed.

Heka, the ancient Egyptian magic

Leave this field blank. Through death a person lost his power over his body. I will sever your bones and eat your flesh. Reason itself has all the tools it needs to continue to grow and let the cognitive process do its work.

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