Through a Glass Darkly: Magic, Dreams and Prophecy in Ancient Egypt


Magic, dreams, and prophecy played important roles in ancient Egypt, as recent scholarship has increasingly made clear. In this volume, eminent international Egyptologists come together to explore such divination across a wide period.
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Magic, dreams, and prophecy played important roles in ancient Egypt, as recent scholarship has increasingly made clear. In this volume, eminent international Egyptologists come together to explore such divination across a wide period.
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Editorial Reviews

Ancient Egypt Magazine - Robert Partridge
Even if one is not a specialist, there is still much of interest in this book.'
Bryn Mawr Classical Review - Elizabeth A. Waraksa
...a welcome addition to our growing corpus of scholarly material on ancient Egyptian magic, offering fresh perspectives on some well-known texts and artifacts,as well as new sources for the study of Egyptian magic, dreams, and prophesy.'
Aestimatio: Critical Reviews in the History of Science Volume 5 - Jacco Dieleman
...this collection of essays contains a number of valuable contributions to the study of heka and divination in ancient Egypt. Several articles raise important methodological issues when read in combination, and present materials that remained unpublished heretofore. It is hoped that the book will entice others to join the ever growing group of scholars studying the manifold ways in which ancient Egyptians tried to bend nature to their will.'
Paranthropology - Callum Cooper
"Through a Glass Darkly is a highly thought out collection of Egyptological papers which I believe would interest most people involved in paranthropology and parapsychology…The book itself hopes to inspire new thinking in - what I would class as - the paranthropological aspects, surrounding practices and beliefs in magic, dreams and prophecy in ancient societies."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781905125081
  • Publisher: Classical Press of Wales, The
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Pages: 274
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

The Social Context of Magic in the 3rd Millennium & Middle Kingdom (John Baines)
The End is Near (Leonard Lesko)
Corn Mummies: "Amulets of Life" (Maria Costanza Centrone)
The Spitting Goddess and the Stoney Eye: Divinity and Flint in Pharaonic Egypt (Carolyn Graves-Brown)
Magic, Dreams and Prophecy in Egyptian Narrative Literature (Alan B Lloyd)
Nocturnal Ciphers in the Ancient Near East: Egyptian Dream Exegesis from a Comparative Perspective (Scott Noegel)
In Search of the Sorcerer's Apprentice (Daniel Ogden)
Sinuhe's Dream (Richard B Parkinson)
A black cat from right, and a scarab on your head: New sources for Ancient Egyptian Divination (Joachim Quack)
The Dreams of the Twins of St. Petersburg (John Ray)
'and each staff transformed into a snake' The Serpent Wand in Egyptian Magic (Robert K Ritner)
A Lost Dream Episode (Anthony J Spalinger)
Introduction: Tomorrow is Yesterday (Kasia Szpakowska)
Entangled or Connected: The power of knots and knotting in Ancient Egypt (Willemina Wendrich)
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