By Eleanor L. Harris
Drawing from her personal reports and significant works together with The Leyden Papyrus and The Papyrus Ani, Harris explores the how's and whys of magical instruments, amulets, phrases of strength, divination, and magic of the traditional Egyptian culture.
She additionally explains how the traditional temples and priesthoods functioned, and the way scholars at the present time can create their very own operating setting.
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