Ancient Egyptian Heka Magic

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What kind of magic was practiced in Egypt, and how did it influence the everyday society?

Heka Magic in ancient Egypt was not a parlor trick or illusion; it was the harnessing of the powers of natural laws, conceived of as supernatural entities, in order to achieve a certain goal. To the Egyptians, a world without magic was inconceivable. Heka, the magic of ancient Egyptians, continues to be one of the most mysterious and fascinating magical practices in the world. The first information about ancient Egyptian magic comes from about 4500 BC. Magical amulets which were created in those times stayed in use until approximately the 5th century AD, and were revived again in modern times. There are also some written spells which have survived until now on reliefs, paintings, papyri, etc.

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