Less influenced by the astral-theological system are the old incantation texts which were gathered together into series.
They professed to raise spirits by incantation; and Kelly dictated the utterances to Dee, who wrote them down and interpreted them.
Students of Tallquist's Maklu series of incantation or of the surpu series edited by Zimmern (in his Beitrage zur Kenntniss der Babylonischen Religion) will recollect the images over which the priest sorcerer recites his formulae.
She is constantly invoked, in the well-known idyll (ii.) of Theocritus, in the incantation to bring back a woman's faithless lover.
The ritual alone which accompanied divination practices and incantation formulae and was a chief factor in the celebration of festival days and of days set aside for one reason or the other to the worship of some god or goddess or group of deities, is free from traces of the astral theology.
When they have all been collected, a magical incantation is performed and another portion of the Rainbow Kingdom is freed.
On the upper surface of these mounds was found a considerable Jewish town, dating from about the beginning of the Arabic period onward to the 10th century A.D., in the houses of which were large numbers of incantation bowls.
The special god of this city was Ea, god of the sea and of wisdom, and the prominence given to this god in the incantation literature of Babylonia and Assyria suggests not only that many of our magical texts are to be traced ultimately to the temple of Ea at Eridu, but that this side of the Babylonian religion had its origin in that place.
Much of these texts is of extreme antiquity; one incantation at least has been proved to belong to an age anterior to the unification of the Northern and Southern kingdoms. Later copies also exist, but possess little independent critical value.
The apprentice then had to close his (or her) eyes and recite an incantation.
The connexion between the two is illustrated by the application of the term shiptu, " incantation," to the direct appeals to the gods, as well as by the introduction, on the one hand, of genuine prayers into the incantations and by the addition, on the other hand, of incantations to prayers and hymns, pure and simple.
incantation in a language unknown to me.
incantation of a single, magical word, " ownership.
However, just at that moment Susan and Jane rush in chanting the incantation from the scroll.
These were entwined about the affected part and an incantation muttered over the patient three times.
In Plato (Charmides, 158 B) he is mentioned with Abaris as skilled in the arts of incantation.
The " philosopher " has become a priest of magic and philosophy a method of incantation.
incantation muttered over the patient three times.
Yet the form of the verse was such that, reading it, the voice became an incantation, almost singing.
Write the magic incantation " DO NOT BEND " on both sides of the envelope in some color that stands out.
Then, by the use of magical incantation, " Charis was thought to drop her own blood into the cup " thus consecrated.
recite an incantation.
In these series we can trace the attempt to gather the incantation formulae and prayers produced in different centres, and to make them conform to the tendency to centralize the cult in the worship of Marduk and his consort in the south, and of Assur and Ishtar in the north.
Stormcrow - An incantation that creates bolts of lightning to take down enemies.
In some stories, the transformation occurs after rubbing on a magic salve, or repeating an incantation.
But what if the Ship of the Aether is operated by scholar-priests via incantation and appropriate religious observances?
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