Through a Glass Darkly
edited by Kasia Szpakowska
ISBN-13: 978-1-905125-08-1 ISBN-10: 1-905125-08-9, hardback. 250pp, 2006, GB 45.00
 
The editor Kasia Szpakowska was educated at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is now Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Wales Swansea. She is author of Behind Closed Eyes: Dreams and nightmares in Ancient Egypt (Classical Press of Wales, 2003). She is preparing a further monograph, on daily life in the Late Middle Kingdom.

Magic, dreams and prophecy played important roles in ancient Egypt, as in other Mediterranean societies. Scholars are now approaching the whole topic of divination in antiquity with greatly enhanced attention. In this volume eminent international specialists come together to explore the practice, logic and psychology of divination among ancient Egyptians.
 


"Through a Glass Darkly is an excellent collection of essaasy on Ancient Egyptian magic, dreams and prophesy."

- Robert D. Bates Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin, 53, 2008, pp41-43


 
Contents
The Social Context of Magic in the 3rd Millennium & Middle Kingdom - John Baines
The End is Near - Leonard Lesko
Corn Mummies: "Amulets of Life" - Maria Costanza Centrone
The Spitting Goddess and the Stoney Eye: Divinity and Flint in Pharaonic Egypt - Carolyn Graves-Brown
Magic, Dreams and Prophecy in Egyptian Narrative Literature - Alan B Lloyd
Nocturnal Ciphers in the Ancient Near East: Egyptian Dream Exegesis from a Comparative Perspective - Scott Noegel
In Search of the Sorcerer's Apprentice - Daniel Ogden
Sinuhe's Dream - Richard B Parkinson
A black cat from right, and a scarab on your head: New sources for Ancient Egyptian Divination - Joachim Quack
The Dreams of the Twins of St. Petersburg - John Ray
'and each staff transformed into a snake' The Serpent Wand in Egyptian Magic - Robert K Ritner
A Lost Dream Episode - Anthony J Spalinger
Introduction: Tomorrow is Yesterday - Kasia Szpakowska
Entangled or Connected: The power of knots and knotting in Ancient Egypt - Willemina Wendrich.}