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water. the Ka had no substance.dk November 01 2010 The essence of anything in ancient Egypt. 1 Picture I took at Dendera Temple 2 . because it makes him a central character of the ancient Egyptian religion/belief system. Life. Fig. If he has been around since creation itself began. it would be the word spirit. earth. and which drives it. He was a divine God with more power than any other God. were all seen as being magical. “Since I own a copy of both the coffin texts and the pyramid texts. Much like our modern conception of a ghost. he was The Devine force which exists in the universe. The Ka was a significant part of all humans. and he is mentioned in the oldest Egyptian document ever found (so fare). was magical in natures purest sense. I thought I find the statements and put them into this article. being a God of the Cosmos. for a deeper detailed look into this God”. The word for ‘Magic’ in ancient Egypt was ‘Heka’ but it is also the name of one of their Gods. if we had to find an English word for the word ka. They sometimes called him ‘The Power of Power’ indicating an absolute power.windblower. Everything that was given life or was a part of creation itself. was magic in itself. then we can easily conclude that he must belong to the Cosmos. It is interesting to note that he is both mentioned in the pyramid texts and the coffin texts. Heka was said to have existed since the time of creation itself. which are the Pyramid texts. these texts were written inside the coffin of the deceased. he was also known as Lord of the Ka’s. He is also mentioned in the Coffin texts.Magic in Ancient Egypt ©Karima Lachtane www. death.

These texts are found on the walls inside some of the old Pyramids. hence the name: Pyramid texts :) Fig. the earth trembles before N. “The name of the deceased is placed instead of the N.” 3 .. To say: Heaven thunders. N.. that he may put the gods in their places. N. 925d. set N. 924b. N.f. (Spell) 924a. 2 Picture from inside Unas Pyramid. 925a. M?-??. 925c. bull of the gods.The Pyramid Texts (dating to) The Pyramid text is divided into paragraphs called Utterance’s. is he who is possessed of magic. comes that he may glorify S??. is a magician. one could also classify them as spells. Utterance 472. on that side for life and joy. bring this (boat?) to N. 925b. that he may cause Osiris to be at the head.

I have bowed down. Fig. I am ’If-he-wishes-hedoes’. for I am a magician. I have seated myself [in the presence of] the Bulls of the sky. the god is endowed in accordance with the command of Her who bore Atum. I am he whom the Sole Lord made before there came into being the two meals on earth. I have kept silence. I have come that I may take possession of my throne and that I may receive my dignity. when his myriads of spirits were the protection of his companions. The standard is high. in this my dignity of ‘Greatest of the owners of doubles’. behold. respect me in proportion to what you know. when he sent his Sole Eye when he was alone. 3 Picture of the Coffin texts inside a wooden coffin. when he spoke with Khopri. I am he who caused the Ennead to live. the heir of Atum. the father of the gods. I am the protection of what the Sole Lord commanded. for to me belonged all before you had come into being. that he might be more powerful than he. you gods. I am indeed the son of Her who bore Atum. I have come shod [into the presence of] the Bulls of the sky. 4 . TO BECOME A MAGICIAN (TO BECOME HEKA): O you nobles who are in the presence of the Lord of All. being what came forth from his mouth. the august god who speaks and eats with his mouth. Spell 261.The Coffin Texts The coffin texts are found on the inside of the ancient tombs. when he took authoritative utterance upon his mouth. I have come to you. go down and come upon the hinder parts. with him.

but I will now move into both my way of seeing these old images. across the night sky. Fig. is the Boat. which makes him a protector of the Sun. he does not have a temple like many other gods. “Many believe that the changes of character. thus being a part of the Cosmos. which shows Ras (the Sun’s) nightly journey over the heaven. Heka is one of the boat crew members. is parallel to the animal life which lived around people in what ever given time” Since Heka belongs to the time of creation. 5 . But in the earliest of times. while passing the night hours. and a rather complex journey into a gods family line. 4 The image above is a copied scene from the Book of Gates. is what’s called the normal information about the God Heka. again this is my personal view. to return yet again to light up a new day. he was also seen as a serpent god. as I will reveal to you within just a few moments. In later Egyptian days. that Ra the Sun travelled in. then you should recognize that it is astronomical idea or thought. Heka was given a form of a child.He was normally portrayed as a man with the curved beard which was usually seen upon gods. What I have given you of information so fare. rendering him to a ‘son’ of several divine gods. my theories exc. But his family line is very evident both in tombs and upon the ancient walls of the temples.” If you understand this. “The image above.

Fig. but it is preparation for the Holy Communion ceremony. Lord of the thrones of Egypt. king of the gods. Here in Denmark. It was thought that all the gods and goddess existed through and because of. I personally never took these classes. In the earliest of time. 6 Christ with the Eucharist. “their words of power (Heka).” • This was not to be taken literally but rather a symbolic ceremony The Christian/Catholic : The Christian and Catholic seem to have some of the same elements embedded into their ceremony known as the Holy Communion. which other religions might have borrowed from. the Children will begin to take lessons at church. Hekau is normally translated to ‘words of power’ (The magician) which was the embodiment of Heka. which would make them able to exist like the Gods. where they consider themselves to be Christians. and swallowed their spirits (khu). so I cannot explain what exactly is said. The image above is more a political scene than a religious one..” Ancient Egyptian: They believed that it was vital for their soul to obtain some of the Gods and Goddesses words of power. 5 The image above shows Horus and Hekau presenting Amen-hetep III. with a baby. 6 Fig. to Amen-Ra. and his double. . “Actually there is an interesting ritual connected to Heka. they believe that to become immortal and to make the soul strong. the magical protection of Heka/Hekau. one must eat the Gods themselves.

it gives the bible history in both words. and the son. but more specifically pictures of curtain important points. The Cosmos. then he did not belong to the earth.“Back in the days I bought an old Bible from 1894. We could say that here a divine family line begins.” If Heka was part of the Cosmos. The ancient Egyptian also cherished the Trinity. • • Heka is the Male universal power of the Cosmos. but he was seen on earth through another vital character. but actually their conception of the trinity was seen almost everywhere. the mother. the Star and the Earth bound body. “This article also offers you a trinity. a Trinity of the Universal spectrum. Some believe that in ancient Egypt the trinity was Osiris (father) Isis (mother) and Horus (son). Heket is the Female life (creative/creation) force 7 .” There are many connections from the old Egyptian religions mindset. which exist is other religions today. the father. whom is known as Heket.

Khnum is seen making mankind of clay. Heka is seen kneeling in front of the potters wheel. upon his potters wheel.” 8 Fig. which we also see in the famous scene ‘the creation of mankind’. namely Khnum (Ram headed God) Child (humans) Heket (Frog headed Goddess). It portrays the famous mythological scene of mankind's creation. which leads me to conclude. she is the female counterpart here on earth to the divine God Heka in the Cosmos. 7 I took this picture near the Dendera temple. Heket is holding the Ankh-sign very close to the clay models mouth. But her real name is Heket. she is holding the symbol of ‘life’ known as the Ankh-sign. is the Frog Goddess many call Heka (even I at times call her that). . “It is the creation myth of mankind.Heket “The Earth Bound Goddess” Fig. 8 The Ankh Sign.” Heket. you see three central characters. that it is ‘the Breath of Life’ that Heket is giving to the lifeless clay body. This made her a force of magical power itself. On the relief above. “Also notice at the bottom of the picture.

ithyphallic.” “But indeed there are more connection between the Frog goddess.” • I will quote the book. making it much harder to understand what nature. But she is also mentioned in connection to the death of the deceased. A. and Heqet (Heket). is a figure of a frog. (see picture at the to of the next page) : Osiris. was connected by the Christians with the Christian Resurrection. and wearing the white Crown. 21. the ancient Egyptian gave them and for what reason. 9 . because she acted as a guide from the earth to the deep blue heaven. : It is interesting to note that the frog-headed goddess Heqet (Heket). Heket (Heqet) is actually called by many names. Wallis Budge states in ‘The Gods of the Egyptian Vol. who was a form of Hathor. frog-headed. and sometimes many of the gods and goddess are mixed in together. he tells us. 20. E. “As I was doing my research I found something else. lying on his bier. II: “No. which might be interesting to know. whereon. For instance Heket is also connected with Hathor. Mr. which was above our light blue heaven.In connection to being the giver of ‘the breath of life’ to mankind. she is also seen as a birth Goddess. by the side of which stand Anubis.” No. bearded. and the Christian belief. and the legend: “I am the resurrection. jackal-headed. in proof of this may be cited the lamp described by Signor Lanzone. in mummified form.

So now you know that Heka was the Cosmos powerful force of existence in itself. A beautiful relief of the hieroglyphic Frog sign 10 . so many questions arises if we try to understand why they didn’t dedicate temples to them. “Now we move into a further theory. was the most complex. when they seem like the time tellers themselves. But my theories are based on a logical thought process. The Decans are probably the hardest part to understand of their religion. than facts themselves. sort to speak. which have more of my thoughts in it. 9 I took this picture at Abydos. one should be open to the possibilities.” Could there be a star between the Cosmos God (Heka) and the Earth Goddess (Heket)? The Decans are 36 in total. which the ancient Egyptian had incorporated into their calendar. The force which stood behind the woman’s power to give birth. but nothing in depth is really known about them. which might be proven or disprove one day. People have translated some. and Heket (Heqet) was the Earths powerful force represented. The idea of life and death. and how each element is entangled into another. they are 36 specific stars. “Isn't time a magical tool to determine so many things?” Fig.This gives you an idea of how complex the ancient Egyptian knowledge was. and with the lack of curtain knowledge about the Decans. for it was the souls journey home. Their mythological history record is unknown.

is the real mystery behind ancient Egyptian religion!” Click the Link below to see a short video clip about the Decans http://www. which are sailing in small boats. We can only read / see and do our very best to interpret it. so it was easy for me to scan them through. they deserve the study which it requires. belongs to a book by themselves. as I said. “What is known about these Divine beings. if there was a Decan. “I have both names and images of the 36 Decans. is lost. will we be the wiser. they are the Decans.” “There was a character (Decan) that jumped out as most likely. which somehow represented the force of Heka/ Heket.com/user/WindBlower#/u/4/tMqLdWSnTbk It was filmed by me on one of my trips to this ancient Holy land. 11 One of the Decans . 10 I took this picture some years ago. you can see the Zodiac sign represented at the top and the characters below (in the picture). Fig. considering the God or Goddess has. 11 Fig.” The exact knowledge behind the Decans. to see if there was anything obvious.” END. what looks like a frog on its head.“The Decans.youtube. It would fit perfectly and with a kind of harmonic and balance which the ancient loved. Only when further papyrus scrolls with such information are found.

No. 21 . II.dk November 01 2010 Resources Research and theory presented by Karima Lachtane The pictures in this article were ALL taken by Karima. 11) From Fetish to God in Ancient Egypt By E. A.Fig. Faulkner The Complete Gods and Goddesses of ancient Egypt By Richard H. Vol. 2– 3 borrowed from wikipedia) 12 . God and Myths of Ancient Egypt By Robert A.4) (Fig. 5 . Wallis Budge (Fig. By E. otherwise it will state were its from. I. 20 . Wilkinson The Gods of the Egyptians Vol.windblower. Wallis Budge (Fig. O.©Karima Lachtane www. A. Armour The Coffin Texts by R. below .No.

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