hieroglyph, the sacred symbol, “medu neter”, for life, represents also
the sandal, or the mirror (ab), the “Key of the Nile”, a promise, the gift
of eternal life for royals and priests. Portrayed in wall carvings, carried
in hands of gods, gift of eternal life.
Mirrors: the original soul catchers, doorways to the other world of spirits. The mirror of Isis, Mistress of Magic. The Ankh also represented the mystical union of Isis and Osiris, that initiated the Nile Flood giving life to Egypt.
The Mirror of Hathor, goddess of love, a sign of sexual union and the immortalilty of gods, granted by the Goddess’ divine flood.
The High Priestess of Isis,
Goddess-Priestess, Isis of the Myriad Names, announces the resurrection
of the King and officially annoints the King Osiris and the King
Words of Power
Two words describing magical power:
Both describing a type of power. Both sounding vaguely familiar.
Hîké: magical power, there was ony hîké, magic, sacrosant and unchangeable, the oldest and most characteristic element of their religion. It was applied religion and all rites and ceremonies were full of it.
Hekau: words of power, holy
words unlocking great mysteries, keys of heaven, they were kept secret
as a"great mystery". (Priests of male gods seized eagerly on the idea of
creating by word, giving power to non-birth-giving entity.
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