Ancient Christian magic : coptic texts of ritual power by Marvin W Meyer; Richard Smith

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5 (text 26) offer protection for a house. The former text invokes a variety of powers (Aphrodite, Horus, Yao Sabaoth Adonai, St. Phocas) to protect especially the entrance to a house, and the latter text offers protection for a family against all sorts of evil vermin and fiendish threats. The text from the Hermitage (text 27), Vienna G 19929 (text 28), and the text from the Institut franc;ais d'archeologie orientale in Cairo (text 29) are all texts of vengeance against opponents. In the case of the text from Cairo, a curse is directed against a woman and her children.

5 (text 26) offer protection for a house. The former text invokes a variety of powers (Aphrodite, Horus, Yao Sabaoth Adonai, St. Phocas) to protect especially the entrance to a house, and the latter text offers protection for a family against all sorts of evil vermin and fiendish threats. The text from the Hermitage (text 27), Vienna G 19929 (text 28), and the text from the Institut franc;ais d'archeologie orientale in Cairo (text 29) are all texts of vengeance against opponents. In the case of the text from Cairo, a curse is directed against a woman and her children.

Isis love spell Text: Great Magical Papyrus of Paris, 94-153 Description: lines 94-153 of a founh-century papyrus codex housed at the Bibliotheque Nationale. Paris Bibliography: Karl Preisendanz. Papyri Graecae Magicae. 70-77; Marvin Meyer. 94-153" (in Hans Dieter Betz, The Greek Magical Papyri in Translation. 39-40); idem. "The Love Spell of PGM IV. 94-153" Translator: Marvin Meyer The Isis sex spell embedded within the Great Magical Papyrus of Paris is composed of Old Coptic and Greek sections to be used to obtain OLD COPTIC TEXTS OF POWER 23 a lover.

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