Memory, Medieval Bestiaries, and the Gates

What follows is speculative, but if you’re up for a bit of a ramble, you might find this post quite fun. You will, of course, be familiar with the old trope that in Egyptian art, everyone looks like everybody else, and that the only way of telling one person apart from another is to look … Continue reading “Memory, Medieval Bestiaries, and the Gates”

Let’s Learn Hieroglyphs 2: Memorize the Monoliterals

So you’ve got your textbook and have reached the point where you have to start memorizing signs.  In this post we will learn together the monoliterals, and the order of the alphabet used in dictionaries of Ancient Egyptian.  To do this we will use two different mnemonic techniques which you can adapt for many different … Continue reading “Let’s Learn Hieroglyphs 2: Memorize the Monoliterals”

Let’s Learn Hieroglyphs 1: Textbooks.

If you’re interested in Egyptian magic, at some point you’re going to have to start learning hieroglyphs.  This series of blog posts will help you on your way. Why should I learn hieroglyphs? As a magician interested in the magic and mysticism of Ancient Egypt, you want as little distance as possible between you and … Continue reading “Let’s Learn Hieroglyphs 1: Textbooks.”