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Folklore, temple and tomb paintings, and hieroglyphic texts are drawn upon to explore the potent and pervading legacy of magic and ritual in ancient Egypt, a legacy that has survived to the present day. To the Egyptians, magic was an exact science with rules that were necessarily observed to placate the gods, ensure good fortune, cure the sick, and guarantee a safe passage through the underworld. This book provides insight into the full meaning of rituals that were designed to ensure health and happiness, preserve life, and smooth the moments of passage birth, marriage, death, and the continuum of years."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780285634626
ISBN-10: 0285634623
Format: Paperback
(135mm x 215mm x 16mm)
Pages: 187
Imprint: Souvenir Press Ltd
Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Oct-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Christian Jacq

Christian Jacq is a noted Egyptologist and the author of the Ramses tetralogy: The Son of Light, The Eternal Temple, The Battle of Kadesh, and The Lady of Abu Simbel.

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