Book News & Reviews …

Review of The Atum-Re Revival: Ancient Egyptian Wisdom for the Modern World and Liber Aegyptius: Book of Egyptian Magic by Mélusine Draco

From time to time I will be introducing reviews for books that are complementary to traditional British Old Craft and the Khemetic Mysteries … or just because they contain their fair share of ‘magical truths’ that are pertinent to all Paths and Traditions. Wisdom isn’t confined to a single belief system and sometimes we can benefit from a different viewpoint … even if it’s not remotely connected to the Path we personally follow.

 Review of The Atum-Re Revival: Ancient Egyptian Wisdom for the Modern World and Liber Aegyptius: Book of Egyptian Magic by Mélusine Draco

Reviewer: Selina White

 

The Atum-Re Revival: Ancient Egyptian Wisdom for the Modern World

This book is a unique and innovative text that demonstrates ancient Egyptian wisdom and magical practice as being a living tradition which can be applied and worked with in our modern world. In this regard, it contains a workable calendar compiled from genuine religious texts such as those contained in the British and Cairo Museums which the practitioner can sync up with their own personal calendar and incorporate into their daily magical practice. It also contains further examples of how we can use ancient Egyptian wisdom and practices in our modern magical lives, such as via amulet making, the creation of sacred space, lucid dreaming techniques, making magical pouches, psychic development, cleansing and purification exercises, and visualisation and meditation techniques. The book provides a miscellany of prayers and invocations to both major and minor deities of the Egyptian pantheon as well as powerful pathworkings along stellar, solar and lunar lines. This book greatly assists the reader in understanding the worldview and perspective of the ancient people of Khem by providing a large amount of information on the history, cosmology, religion, and philosophy that permeated through this magical culture. A highly recommended sourcebook for ancient Egyptian spiritual practice applicable today.

Published by Moon Books www.moon-books.net in paperback and e-book format

 

Liber Aegyptius: Book of Egyptian Magic

This book takes a practical and realistic approach to working along Egyptian magical lines and emphasises a study of the real and living tradition of Khem by merging a strong awareness of historical and archaeological evidence including recent findings and data along with more traditional writings and approaches towards the subject area. It provides a helpful summary of Egyptian history and cosmology as well as descriptions of the three magical paths that one can take in terms of practising Egyptian magic, together with the various aspects to each path and how one can practice along each particular path. The book contains ritual suggestions and encourages the reader to take their own steps in this regard, emphasising the importance of visualisation and imagination as a magical tool. It is accessible and readable although classified by the author as not being a book for the beginner magician. It contains good suggestions for further research and exploration of the Egyptian mystery tradition. Overall, this publication is a veritable handbook of modern Egyptian magical practice requiring a good foundation in magical practice generally and it provides important required reading for the Temple of Khem’s correspondence course.

Publishing in paperback format by Ignotus Press UK

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