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The Sacred Magic of Ancient Egypt
The Sacred Magic of Ancient Egypt
The Spiritual Practice Restored

By: Rosemary Clark
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9781567181302
English  |  416 pages | 8 x 9 x 1 IN
Pub Date: September 2003
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List of Illustrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xi
Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xv
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xvii
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xxi
Sacred Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xxiii
Prologue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xxvii
Chapter One, The Legacy of Ancient Egypt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Egypt’s sacred tradition and its relevance to modern spirituality. Ancient cosmogony,
beliefs of the powers inherent in nature, humanity, and spiritual beings.
Sacred Science and its component disciplines: esoteric architecture, cosmic
resonance, and theurgy.
Chapter Two, Esoteric Architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Sacred geography, construction, and functions of the ancient temple. Planning
the modern temple with cosmic orientation, symbolic furnishings, and art.
The spiritual constitution of the temple through ritual: dedication of the cardinal
quarters, invocation of the elemental forces.
Chapter Three, Cosmic Resonance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
The sacred astronomy of the ancient temple with a delineation of the Lunar,
Solar, and Stellar calendars. Ceremonial events following the rhythms of the
New and Full Moons, the Solar Ingresses, and cosmic tides. The dekanoi and
sacred hours, understanding the “seasons” of the Neteru.
Chapter Four, Theurgy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .139
Egyptian spiritual practice in the temple setting—theurgy and the sacraments.
The daily ritual, ceremonies following the sacred calendars, and special rites.
Ancient initiation and the fabrication of the light body.
Chapter Five, Liturgy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .185
The components of ancient Egyptian ceremony and a complete Solar liturgy
of twelve monthly observances, honoring the twelve Neteru of the Heliopolitan
cosmogony.
Chapter Six, Ceremony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
Twelve Hebu (festivals) that convey the benefit and special powers of the
twelve Neteru in the Solar cosmogony. Healing, divination, coming of age,
marriage, funerary, and offering services for the modern temple.
Chapter Seven, Transformation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .313
The function of high ritual in divination, protection, and execration. The
transformative ceremony of the Opening of the Mouth for animating sacred
space, healing, and funerary observance. A daily practice that fulfills the initiatory
tradition of ancient times.
Appendix 1: Chronology of Ancient Egypt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .359
Appendix 2: Place Names of Ancient Egypt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .361
Appendix 3: Spiritual Locales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .363
Appendix 4: Omm Sety—A Life Well Remembered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .367
Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378




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