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8953egyptian witchcraft

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  • Kiara
    Oct 15, 2011
      Egyptian Witchcraft

      Like the witch craft of any other region, the Egyptian witch craft is based
      upon the country's tradition, myth, legend, rituals, drama, poetry, song,
      dance, worship, magic and living in harmony with the earth.
      The practitioners of Egyptian witch craft honor the ancient Egyptian gods
      and goddesses including the Triple goddess of the waxing, full and waning
      moon and the horned god of the sun, death and animal life.
      Since moon has an important place in Egyptian witch craft, therefore both
      men and women in city apartments, suburban backyards and country glades meet
      on full moons and on festival occasions to raise their energy levels and
      harmonize themselves with the natural forces.
      Congregations in Egyptian witch craft are called temples and covens where
      the seekers are initiated into learning the witch craft. The repeated
      patterns of changing seasons have great importance in the Egyptian witch
      craft. Ritual and festivals evolved to celebrate these seasonal cycles more
      especially during the sowing and harvesting seasons.
      Egyptian witch craft, therefore, has an image of the `Wheel of the Year'
      with its eight spokes which symbolize the four agricultural and pastoral
      festivals and the four solar festivals commemorating seasonal solstices and
      equinoxes. Like the ancient Pagans and witches, Egyptian witches consider
      the day as beginning at sundown and ending at sundown the following day.
      Egyptian witches hone their divinatory skills in the increasing starlight
      and moon light and as winter begins, they work with the positive aspects of
      the dark tides. Therefore October 31-November eve is the most auspicious
      period for the Egyptian witches as this, according to them, is the time when
      the veil that separates our world from the next is the thinnest. This period
      allows the dead to return to the world of living when their kith and kin
      welcome and feast them.
      Egyptian witches perform magic at gatherings called Moon Celebrations or
      Esbats which coincide with the phases of the moon. Witches practice healing
      magic, protection, retaliation and channeling of energy to develop
      themselves spiritually. They create circles to work magic. The primary tool
      that they use to work magic is a ritual knife called a Sacred Blade or
      Athame. The sacred blade gets charged with energy of the owner and is used
      to define space such as drawing a sacred circle where the owner's will and
      energy work. A bowl of water is used to symbolize the element of water and
      its properties: cleansing, regeneration, and emotion.
      Other important tools denote the elements earth, air, fire, and water. A
      pentacle (a pentagram traced upon a disk, like a small dish) is often used
      to symbolize earth and its properties, stability, material wealth and
      practical affairs. Alternatively, a small dish of salt or soil can be used
      to symbolize the earth element.
      Scarab and Witchcraft
      Witchcraft is based upon personal faith and beliefs, worship of pagan gods
      and nature. This belief system coincides with the deification of Scarab and
      its identification with Ra or Atum by Egyptians.

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