The Greek Magical Papyri

Scattered across many museums, there are scrolls of Papyrus from the Early Common Era. Strange documents filled with spells of all kinds, formulae, prayers, hymns, rituals and rites. Their influences are all over the place- Egyptian, Greek, Jewish, Babylonian, Coptic even Gnostic and Christian. They are called the Greek Magical Papyri. Amazing documents that give us a glimpse into how magic was performed for a period of time, even though many of the spells date from much further back. Their existence is Miraculous. In this episode of WMiT, Doug is joined by Matthew to discuss a kind of magic that the host uses on a near weekly basis- Graeco-Egyptian Magic!

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3 thoughts on “The Greek Magical Papyri

  1. I find it fascinating that “spirit contact” is so often considered the definition of magic. That’s really silly because magic works perfectly without spirits. Unless, of course, we count ourselves among the spirits which would of course be correct. But you do not need any outside source, your own power works perfectly well.

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