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A 1,300 Year Old, Egyptian Book of Spells Has Been Deciphered


Egyptian Handbook of Spells Deciphered (Live Science)

Order the Coptic Handbook of Ritual Power

How did the Egyptians in the 8th century A.D. cast a love spell, exorcise a demon or subjugate their enemies? A recently translated codex reveals 27 different spells that were combined for form a “single instrument of religious power.” The book was written in the Coptic language, an adaptation of Greek script, at a time when many Egyptians were Christians. In fact, the book contains many invocations that refer to Jesus Christ.

What is interesting is that several of the invocations seem to originate from a group who called themselves “Sethians.” This was a group that flourished in Egypt during the early centuries of Christianity. They held Seth, who they believed to be the third son of Adam and Eve, in high regard. One invocation refers to Seth as the living Christ.

What is interesting is that before Christianity came to Egypt, Seth was one of the chief Gods of Upper Egypt. He was a desert God of war and strength. (He was also demonized in other parts of Egypt).

This Sethian Cult eventually died out, but it is interesting to see how Pagan ideas and Christianity were blended together in the early days of Christianity.

I think some of the articles about this topic are misleading however, because they call the book an “Ancient Egyptian” book of spells. Since this codex was written in the Christian and Islamic Era, I would hardly say that it was “Ancient History.” I’d be more likely to call it Medieval History.



The Original Trinity, Brought to You By Egypt

Baroness Relief Effort


August 2012, members of the band suffered from injuries due to a tour bus accident. Close friends of the band put together an auction to raise money to help them financially and hopefully get them on their feet and playing again. You can check out the items for auction on the facebook:

Baroness Relief Facebook Group 

Bands Selling Items 

Decibel Magazine, Earthless, Jeremy Hush (artist), Kylesa, Meshuggah, Municipal Waste, Mastodon, Napalm Death, Neurosis, Red Fang, Tankcrimes Records, Slam Magazine and Victims.

A Statement From the Official Relief Effort Facebook:

“Just to be clear. All proceeds from this auction will be given directly to the band and crew affected in as transparent way as possible. No one involved with organizing this will or wants to make any money from this event. Relapse is graciously helping out with the shipping of items and some of us are digging into our own wallets to facilitate the web presence, eBay and Paypal fees that this will incur as to make sure every cent raised from the auctions reaches the people who need it most.

Thanks for the support again, please check this page often for updates as we know not all of our posts reach everyone. And if you can continue sharing to Baroness fans – that would be amazing.”

Puuut Our Bones back together!

Bad joke! Sorry! Help these guys if you can though and get some cool stuff in the process.


The Truth About Witches…

Johannesburg Heathen & Germanic Studies

Johannesburg Heathen & Germanic Studies

A Facebook Source for Heathenry and Germanic Lore

Celtic Legacy: An Archaeological Journey

For those of you interested in learning more about the history of the Celtic world. Much of their culture was purposely destroyed throughout history, but Archaeology is digging up ancient truths that haven’t seen the light of day for hundreds of years. Not all is lost.


Metal Gaia Facebook Community

Defying Boundaries

If you enjoy following this blog, you can also join our group on facebook.


The Serpent’s Stone – Facebook Community on Celtic,Norse Mythology and Modern Witchery

Check it out here.