9780500052129-0500052123-Ancient Egyptian Magic: A Hands-On Guide

Ancient Egyptian Magic: A Hands-On Guide

ISBN-13: 9780500052129
ISBN-10: 0500052123
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Riggs, Christina
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Format: Hardcover 224 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780500052129
ISBN-10: 0500052123
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Riggs, Christina
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Format: Hardcover 224 pages

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Acknowledged authors Riggs, Christina wrote Ancient Egyptian Magic: A Hands-On Guide comprising 224 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0500052123 and 9780500052129. Since then Ancient Egyptian Magic: A Hands-On Guide textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 5.87 or rent at the marketplace.

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An entertaining and informative introduction to how ancient Egyptians practiced magic in their daily lives.

In the ancient world, if you needed a love charm, wanted to contact your dead wife, or needed the ability to fly like a bird, the magicians of Egypt were the ones who could make it happen. In Ancient Egyptian Magic, Christina Riggs explores how the Egyptians thought about magic, who performed it and why, and also helps readers understand why we’ve come to think of ancient Egypt in such a mystical way.

Readers will learn how to cure scorpion bites, discover why you might want to break the legs off your stuffed hippopotamus toy, and uncover whether mummies really can come back to life. Readers can also learn how to save a fortune on pregnancy tests―urinating on barley grains will answer that question― as well as how to use the next street parade to predict the future or ensure that an annoying neighbor gets his comeuppance.

Was magic harmless fun, heartfelt hope, or something darker? Featuring demons, dream interpreters, the Book of the Dead, and illustrations from tomb paintings and papyrus scrolls, Riggs breathes new life into ancient magic and uses early texts and images to illuminate the distinctions between magic, religion, and medicine.

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