Egyptology must bear the exercise too, for we know in Ancient Egypt magic (” heka”) was the cornerstone of all major & minor state cults as well as being crucial. The magical word of Heka could mean several meanings to many people. Each of these meanings also signifies many faces of complex Egyptian magic and. In Egyptian magic, spells and conjurations are the most important aspects of a magical ritual. Spell casting is identifiable with a term called heka.

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About the predynastic Isis little is known. Blue-green Todays Incense is: Heka in ancient Egypt depended on four important and heia components: I have split open your mouth for you. These kings devoted a large proportion of the resources of the state to build Sun temples, open structures, surrounding the Solar emblem of the “benben”, the first place of creation and prototype of the more slender obelisk.

Introduction to Heka

Sound-glyphs exist as distinguishable entities “carved” in air. Isis was the mother of Horus, and as Pharaoh was the living Horus, she was regarded as the vital link between the pantheon and kingship.

An Awakening by Bran Blessed. The sun barque is at rest and does not proceed, The sun is still in the same spot as yesterday. Re-Harakhty was worshipped in his traditional form of the heroic god. The making of the pharaonic state, the justification of divine kingship, also implied the confirmation of masculine presence by stabilizing hheka fluidity of the sacred spoken sound through the confines of glyphs representing these sounds only partly in divine word-images.


He stands at the head hekka Ra’s barge along with Hu ‘divine utterance’ and Sia ‘divine knowledge’ when Ra makes His nightly journey. This he,a Ba amulet from the Ptolemaic period would have been worn as an apotropaic device to ward off evil or bring good luck. Through magic the creation had come into being and was sustained by it. There are also some written spells which have survived until now on reliefs, paintings, papyri, etc.

All most all Ptolemaic temples show relevant and right imageries of this procedure. It can do and should do nothing more. Heka – the primeval potency that empowered the creator-god at the beginning of time.

Heka: The magic of ancient Egypt

This creative, authoritative speech can also be found in the archaizing Memphis Theology written in the New Kingdom. In the Pyramid Texts king Pepi threatened the gods with the withholding of all offerings if they did not assist him in rising to the heavens It is not this king Pepi who says this hrka you, it is the charm which says this against jagic, ye gods. It is not I who says this to you, you gods, it is magic Heka who says this to you, you gods.

Apparently, the first thing the deceased needed was his mouth symbol of silence and of speech so as to be able to speak the truth and to be protected during his journey.

ANCIENT EGYPT : To Become a Magician : I AM HEKA !

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Inscription in the tomb of Meni, 6th Dynasty, at Giza. Yeka name Heka comes from a god who is one of the oldest deities of ancient Egypt.

The Magic of Heka: Ancient Egyptian Rituals That Have Crossed Cultures and Time | Ancient Origins

He [went] out from Pharaoh’s presence, took his offerings and libations, went on board a boat, and hastened to Khmun. Her sacred powers are incorporated in Pharaoh, for he is the son of both Re and the sky-goddess Hathor.

It would perhaps be more correct to call it Life Force in Action. Human cognition utilizes structures even more complex than prototypes called “frame”, “scene”, “scenario”, “script” or “schema”. His ba is upon him, his magic is about him, the dread of him is at his feet. These divisions more or less overlap with the territorial boundaries of the historical nomes a nome was also an agricultural fact, defined in terms of flood basins.

Thus in one divination spell a boy who heeka not been with a woman as medium was required, in another one could address the moon after being pure for three days. Morenz calls this ‘the expression of divine creativeness through thought and speech.

Reddish tinged hair was the symbol of great heka powers because of the pronounced magical powers attached with the said color. The magical actions were important, but absolutely impotent without the words necessary to empower them.