The Hieroglyphics of Horapollo Nilous

The Hieroglyphics of Horapollo Nilous

Alexander Turner Cory

Horapollo was one of the last priests of the Ancient Egyptian religion in the fifth century C.E. His only extant work is this, the Hieroglyphica, which claims to be an explanation of the Egyptian Hieroglyphs, mixed with a great deal of ancient natural history. It was translated two centuries later into Greek. The text was rediscovered in 1422, and it was first put into print in 1505. By the time that Egyptian was finally deciphered in…

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Thoth, The Hermes of Egypt

Thoth, The Hermes of Egypt

Patrick Boylan

Thoth, The Hermes Of Egypt, A Study Of Some Aspects Of Theological Thought In Ancient Egypt covers all things Thoth related: his name, his symbols, as god of the dead, as the creator, in magic, as a lunar deity, his divine associates, and much more.

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Tutankhamen: Amenism, Atenism and Egyptian Monotheism

Tutankhamen: Amenism, Atenism and Egyptian Monotheism

E. A. Wallis Budge

This is a collection of essays and translations about the 18th dynasty of Ancient Egypt, particularly Amenhotep IV, who attempted to impose a monotheistic religion on the Egyptians, and Tutankhamen, who led a counter-reformation. This slim book appears to have been pieced together from existing material, shortly after the sensational discovery of Tutankhamen’s intact tomb.

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The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians

The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians

E. A. Wallis Budge

Chapters include: Thoth, The Author Of Egyptian Literature. Writing Materials, Etc; The Pyramid Texts; Stories Of Magicians Who Lived Under The Ancient Empire; The Book Of The Dead; Books Of The Dead Of The Graeco-Roman Period; The Egyptian Story Of The Creation; Legends Of The Gods; Historical Literature; Autobiographical Literature; Tales Of Travel And Adventure; Fairy Tales; Egyptian Hymns To The Gods…

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Egyptian Magic

Egyptian Magic

E. A. Wallis Budge

Chapters include: Antiquity of Magical Practices in Egypt; Magical Stones or Amulets; Magical Figures; Magical Pictures and Formulæ, Spells, Etc.; Magical Names; Magical Ceremonies; and, Demoniacal Possession, Dreams, Ghosts, Lucky and Unlucky Days, Horoscopes, Prognostications, Transformations, and the Worship of Animals.

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The Liturgy of Funerary Offerings

The Liturgy of Funerary Offerings

E. A. Wallis Budge

This book has text and analysis of a key Egyptian ritual which was performed when preparing the corpse of a pharaoh for mummification. This is known as the “Book of the Opening of the Mouth”. The ritual consisted of offering a long sequence of foodstuffs, beverages, cosmetics and other consumables, along with a litany recited by the priests. This text was also painted on the walls of the royal tomb.

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The House of the Hidden Places

The House of the Hidden Places

W. Marsham Adams

There were many speculative attempts to explain the internal architecture of the Great Pyramid of Giza in the 19th century. Most of them were composed with an eye to Christian dispensational prophecies. Adams, on the other hand, thought that the blueprint for the Great Pyramid was the recently translated Egyptian Book of the Dead, a journey of the soul through the afterlife. He viewed this as an allegory of initiation, a precursor…

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The Mystic Test Book of the Hindu Occult Chambers

The Mystic Test Book of the Hindu Occult Chambers

L. W. De Laurence

Subtitled, ‘The Magic and Occultism in India, Hindu and Egyptian Crystal Gazing, The Hindu Magic Mirror’, this book claims it teaches the original and true science of Hindu Seership. I’m not exactly certain what the authors credentials were when it came to Hinduism. It seems to cover a great deal of occult topics, such as Astral and Spirit Sight; Clairvoyance; Inner Sight; Astral Auras; Reading in the Astral Light; and, Telepathy…

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The Dwellers on the Nile

The Dwellers on the Nile

E. A. Wallis Budge

Taken from the Preface: ‘In the following pages, an attempt has been made to give a very brief sketch of a few of the principal events in the history of Egypt…it’s people, their mode of life, literature, etc.’ Chapters include: Decipherment of the Egyptian Hieroglyphics; The Egyptian Language and Writing; The Land of Egypt, Its People and Their History; Illustrations of the Pentateuch and Bible passages from the Egyptian Monuments; Egyptian…

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Chronological Inquiry into the Ancient History of Egypt

Chronological Inquiry into the Ancient History of Egypt

I. P. Cory

This book is an attempt to determine an outline of Egyptian history. There’s not much else to say about it really. There’s no chapter list, it just gets straight in there to the content. In fact, there doesn’t appear to be any breaks at all; just one long chapter from start to finish. I realise that this description doesn’t really help but I feel the title is pretty explanatory anyway.

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Short Egyptian Grammar

Short Egyptian Grammar

Gunther Roeder

This book is a short primer for those interested in learning Ancient Egyptian and who ‘wish to overcome the first difficulties quickly and begin as soon as possible the reading of the easier texts.’ It discusses the Nature of the Language and of its Script, Phonology, Prepositions and Conjunctions, Conditional forms, Syntax, and other forms of grammar. It also contains a list of hieroglyphs.

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Growth of Religious and Moral Ideas in Egypt

Growth of Religious and Moral Ideas in Egypt

Samuel A. B. Mercer

This book takes a look at how religious and moral ideas arose, grew and developed. Chapters include: The Idea of God; The Idea of Man; The Idea of Mediation; The Idea of the Future; and, The Idea of Morality. Part of the Biblical and Oriental Series by Mercer, which also includes Religious And Moral Ideas In Babylonia And Assyria, and The Book Of Genesis For Bible Classes And Private Study.

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The Wisdom of the Egyptians

The Wisdom of the Egyptians

Brian Brown

From the Introduction: ‘IN ancient times the land that is now called Egypt was called by the people, then inhabiting that part of Africa, “Kam,” a word that means “black” or “dark-colored” and referred to the dark color of the muddy soil in their land. To the Hebrews this name was known as “Khám” or “Ham” and in the Bible the Egyptians…

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Stolen Legacy

Stolen Legacy

George G. M. James

The premise of this book is that the Ancient Greeks stole information (i.e, their entire philosophy) from the Ancient Egyptians and passed it off as their own. James backs this up with classical and esoteric authorities, making some bold claims as he goes along, such as the fact that Alexander the Great and Aristotle plundered hundreds of books from the Great Library of Alexandria, which were later attributed to Aristotle. Lots of…

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