The Magic of Egypt
More so than any other place in the ancient world, Kemet, now known as Egypt, was the divine residence of the gods. Ma’at, later personified as the winged goddess, was the meaningful, all encompassing energy that balanced their world and cosmic relationship with beauty, harmony, and laughter. Ra, the Sun God, bestowed abundance upon the Egyptians, blessing them with the land of milk and honey.
The essence of Ma’at ruled the spiritual foundation of ancient Egypt, and each individual could tune into that spiritual plane through daily morning ritual and repetition of positive affirmations. The ancient Egyptians knew that their people could only enjoy prosperity and well-being if they were grounded in spiritual law. The ancient Egyptians understood the immortality of the soul, and sought to acquire magical wisdom by means of initiation rituals. They didn’t entrust their mysteries to just anyone; instead, their secrets were reserved for the initiate – either the heir to the throne, or the priests who excelled in virtue and wisdom.
Water was an essential source of power to the ancient Egyptians, who knew how to harness its energy in the construction of great stone monuments. Technological advances, such as levitation, and similar magical powers, had already been used to build the pyramids and power airships of Atlantis. The Atlantean masters of cosmic power taught the Egyptian masons and laborers to cut, and then levitate the pyramids’ gigantic blocks into place with seamless perfection.
Spiritual power came in the form of a six pointed star, a merkaba. In ways we cannot fully explain, the light emitted by an intune group of people, through meditation and thought-projection, generated the power of a six pointed star, a merkaba. Its light reached the darkest corners of Egypt, giving comfort to the needy, and inspiring others with loving and creative thoughts. In this way, ancient Egypt was transformed by the transmission of high-frequency knowledge, which cultivated spiritual peace and heightened learning throughout the region and era.
Herbs and Oils for Soul Preservation
Contrary to popular belief, the ancient Egyptians did not live to serve the dead. Instead, they strove for immortality and prepared for transformation in the afterlife. They sought to preserve vitality, vim, vigor and a hearty constitution. Like the Sumerians, the ancient Egyptians saw magic not as a spectacle, but as a sign of wisdom and virtue. To have magical powers, was to be a physician, a medium, and a councilor of the people. The source of all disease, ill-luck, and malady is attributed to Is’fet. Is’fet is energy out of balance and disorganization; the opposite of Ma’at. A skilled magician brought balance, health, and well-being to his or her community. The function behind magic and the preservation of health in ancient Egypt is one in which good triumphs over evil, and ultimately, the triumph of life-everlasting in the face of death.
Galbanum Essential Oil – Ferula galbaniflua, Persia
Planet: Mars, Sun
Zodiac: Aries, Scorpio
Chakra: Heart and Crown
Galbanum is a resinous gum obtained from the fennel family. It is native to Iran and some of that nation’s neighboring countries. Hebrews used galbanum in anointing oils, and ancient Egyptians used it in religious ceremony and embalming. In Egypt, it was also burnt in incense sticks, mixed in bath water, used in skin balms, and as a perfume. This practice continued through the Grecian and Roman Eras.
Galbanum essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of the resin that is obtained from the Galbanum plant, which bears the scientific name Ferula Galbaniflua. Galbanum was a trusted remedy for skin conditions, including inflammation and ulcers, and used for snake and insect bites. This aromatic essential oil is also widely used in perfumery. The fresh earthy and woody aroma of Galbanum brings comfort to both the mind and soul.
Marjoram Essential Oil – Origanum majorana, Eurasia, Mediterranean
Zodiac: Aries, Gemini, Libra, Virgo
Chakra: Solar Plexus and Heart
The name marjoram is a Greek word that means “joy of the mountain,” (eros, mountain, and ganos, joy), and many ancient Greeks believed that if marjoram grew on a grave, that person would enjoy eternal happiness. Native to the Mediterranean region, marjoram grows profusely in Sicily. One of the cities – Marjoram – was named for this fragrant herb. Many Sicilians held the belief that this herb had the power to banish sorrow.
Even today, Marjoram is sometimes placed in hope chests or under a woman’s pillows to ensure a happy marriage.
Fenugreek – Trigonella foenum-graecum, Cypress, Turkey
Chakra: Solar Plexus
Fenugreek is native to the Middle East and is widely grown in South Asia, and considered to be one of the oldest medicinal plants. Cultivated about 3000 years ago, fenugreek was esteemed by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans as a remarkably versatile medicinal plant which could be used as a remedy for a wide variety of conditions. It was a favorite of Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, and of most healers and herbalists ever since. Its most popular use has always been as a galactagogue, a substance which increases a mother’s milk supply, and over the centuries, fenugreek has become the most popular and renowned herbal galactagogue of all. As a women’s tonic, fenugreek has been used to induce labor, to treat hormonal disorders, and to reduce menstrual pain. Furthermore, it enlarges the breasts and increases the female libido. Great for men too; fenugreek increases vitality, stamina, and male potency. Clearly, fenugreek is one herb that not only preserves, but enhances, the sensual experience of the soul made flesh!
Willow Bark – Salix, Europe, Central Asia
Planet: Moon, Venus
Zodiac: Aries, Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus
Element: Fire, Water
As far back as 3000 BC, ancient Egyptians – the first civilization to document the healing power of plants – used willow bark to treat a number of ailments. Willow bark contains an organic compound called salicin. For this reason it has been chewed throughout history to alleviate pain, fever, and inflammation. An object of human fascination for centuries, willows have been associated with sadness, the moon, water, magic, poetry, music, renewal, and healing. They also appear in an abundance of legends, myths, and folklore from many cultures around the globe.