The Harvard Semitic Museum posted video of a lecure by Rita Lucarelli discussing demonology and thaumatury in Egypt during Pharonic and Hellenistic times. Since the Prophet of the Lovely Star was a passionate Egyptomaniac and couched alot of his theological concepts using Egypytian God-names and mythological narratives, this should be interesting to Thelemites. The Semitic Museum’s YT page says:
“Public Lecture by Rita Lucarelli, Associate Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Studies; Faculty Curator of Egyptology, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley Ancient Egyptian texts and objects associated with funerary rituals often include references to “magic” and “demons.”
“Rita Lucarelli will look at how these concepts were defined and used in ancient Egypt, with a special focus on the roles that demons played in magical practices and spells. Through an examination of textual and material sources produced from the early Pharaonic to the Greco-Roman periods, she will also address how Egyptian beliefs about demons compare with those of other ancient cultures.”
Have a look … BOOOO!