Ancient Egyptian Magic (Paperback)
Ancient Egyptian Magic is the first authoritative modern work on the occult practices that pervaded all aspects of life in ancient Egypt. Based on fascinating archaeological discoveries, it includes everything from how to write your name in hieroglyphs to the proper way to bury a king, as well as:
- Tools and training of magicians
- Interpreting dreams
- Ancient remedies for headaches, cataracts, and indigestion
- Wrapping a mummy
- Recipes for magic potions and beauty creams
- Explanations of amulets and pyramid power
- A spell to entice a lover
- A fortune-telling calendar
These subjects and many more will appeal to everyone interested in Egyptology, magic, parapsychology, and the occult; or ancient religions and mythology.
About the Author
Bob Brier, known as Mr. Mummy, is a Senior Research Fellow at Long Island University/LIU Post and the author of eight books, including "The Murder of Tutankhamen." He has conducted pioneering research in mummification practices and has investigated some of the world's most famous mummies, including King Tut, Lenin, Ramses the Great, Evita, and the Medici family of Renaissance Italy. He has conducted research in pyramids and tombs in 15 countries and was the host of several award-winning television specials for TLC, including the blockbuster series "Pyramids, Mummies & Tombs "and "Mummy Detective". In 2010 National Geographic TV presented his documentary "Secret of the Great Pyramid." A contributing editor to "Archaeology Magazine", he also writes articles for many other magazines, including "Smithsonian, " and "KMT." He lives in the Bronx, NY.