2014: Book of Spells Deciphered for Lovers, Exorcists and Healers

Need something to get her to notice you when flowers don’t work? Want to drive out an evil spirit or domineering boss? Suffering from black jaundice? Then the “Handbook of Ritual Power” is the book for you. This 20-page, 1,300-year-old Egyptian book of spells has been translated from its Coptic language by Macquarie University’s Malcolm Choat and the University of Sydney’s Iain Gardner in their new book, “A Coptic Handbook of Ritual Power.” Macquarie University acquired the book of spells from an antiques dealer in 1981. Its history before that is unknown, but its translators believe it originated around the ancient city Hermopolis near what is now Al Ashmunin in Upper Egypt. The text is written on parchment and bound in a folded format known as a codex. The first part of the text consists of prayers to well-known religious names like Jesus and David as well as to […] Read More