Essay about Dracontias

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dracontias 1 2007

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dracontias 1 2007


dracontias 1 2007

Occasionally, one encounters persons calling themselves “theoretical magicians” and thus meaning that they subscribe to the magical paradigms without practising magic. But, theoretical magic is a contradiction. Magic is practice, action. Eugenio Trias, professor in philosophy, have pointed out that the word magic can be traced back to the same root as make (Swedish makt meaning ‘power’, German machen meaning ‘do’ or ‘make’). Magic is a creative, creating force through which the magician enables his visions through action. This is echoed in the Draconian magical formula: Visio, Vires, Actio: Vision, Force, Action. Practising magic, however, is
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dracontias 1 2007

anne l.

The Path Through the Underworld
The underworld in ancient Egypt was a chaotic place that had to be passed through at special moments in time. Each night, the sun passed through this world and was exposed to its dangers. When a person died, the soul also had to pass through the underworld, but if this was to be possible the deceased needed help, and certain information followed the dead into the grave. The most famous of these texts are The Egyptian Book of the Dead, or The Book of Coming Forth by Day, as its Egyptian name would mean. Fact is that The Book of the Dead is only a part of a great amount of burial literature, which can be traced back to the fifth dynasty’s last pharao Unas and his Pyramid. Unas’s grave was the first that was found that had text inscribed. Possibly earlier graves could have had similar texts written on more fragile materials that was stolen or destroyed by the passage of time. Since the text was found on the inside of the Pyramid walls during the rest of the Old Kingdom, these texts are named The Pyramid Texts. They are divided into different passages that are beginning with words to articulate, often referred to as utterances and written in the first person. It is interesting that no images are found. Later, in the burial literature, the trend was

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