Religious Beliefs: The Use Of Magic In Ancient Egyptian Culture

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The ancient Egyptians had a very strong religious belief but they also made use of magic in their everyday lives. Instead of pleading with one of the many gods of their religion, they would say incantations accompanied by certain gestures in hopes of either getting something good or to ward off something evil.
As opposed to modern times, magic in ancient Egypt was not considered superstition or a scare tactic. It was revered and used in many ways. Magic caused what could be called a sort of “placebo effect.” It gave the user a sense of peace and calm that would probably rival today’s use of Prozac. It offered reassurance that they were proactively warding off evil and induced an inner power of self.
Magic, as a profession of sorts, was taught
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