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Egyptian Witch Books: 9 Must-Reads on Ancient Egyptian Myth & Magick

Are you an Egyptian witch looking for books to further your craft? Or maybe you’re just looking to incorporate some Egyptian witchcraft into your practice and need to know where to start. Here we provide our favorite Egyptian witch books on mythology and magick.

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Mythology Books for the Egyptian Witch

1. The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt by Richard H. Wilkinson

There were literally hundreds of Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses over the centuries and this book does a wonderful job of addressing many of them. Gods and goddesses I’d never heard of were included in great detail. A must-have reference book for the Egyptian witch’s library.

2. The Egyptian Book of the Dead

It’s name is daunting and a bit scary for those who don’t understand. But The Egyptian Book of the Dead’s title when further translated once meant The Book of Coming Forth by Day. It’s actually a spell book with text guiding the individual into the afterlife. Some of the spells give the reader things to say and what to wear in the afterlife when meeting the gods. Many of the passages are beautiful and honor the gods in a poetic way. A must-read for those interested in Egyptian witchcraft and magick.

3. The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt

While history can sometimes be boring, the history of Ancient Egypt is a riveting one and shouldn’t be overlooked by the Egyptian witch. Who better to write a book on Ancieng Egyptian history than Oxford? Pick this history book up for your collection and educate yourself on why the Ancient Egyptians believed what they did.

4. The Egyptian Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends by Gary J. Shaw

Another guide to Egyptian mythology that would be rather helpful for the Egyptian witch. This book surveys how the ancient Egyptians saw and experienced the world. Remember, to the ancient Egyptians, the gods were an integral part of nature and vice versa and all of their magick was focused on pleasing and working with the gods.

5. Thoth: The History of the Ancient Egyptian God of Wisdom by Lesley Jackson

When I first became interested in Egyptian witchcraft, Thoth the god of writing and wisdom called to me. I haven’t read many books on singular Egyptian gods but this one was informative and enlightening. Thoth is an Egyptian deity with much depth and aids any Egyptian witch interested in ancient history, writing as a form of spirituality, past lives, healing and more!

6. NatGeo’s A Treasury of Egyptian Mythology (for Kids)

Yes, it says for kids, but hear me out. A. the pictures and illustrations are GORGEOUS and B. it really puts Egyptian mythology into a basic, understandable format. My daughter owns this book and tore through the entire thing in a week! Great for kids and Egyptian witch adults, too!

Egyptian Magick Books

7. Ancient Egyptian Magic by Eleanor Harris

I looked for a worthy Egyptian magick book for a long time before I found this one. It seemed every book that claimed Egyptian magick only detailed the gods and goddesses, but didn’t actually dive into spells, rituals or divination methods. This book does! It teaches how to divine by oil scrying, which I found particularly intriguing. That being said, because most of the ancient Egyptian rituals aren’t practical today, certain rituals should be used in an inspirational way instead of trying to duplicate it.

8. Circle of Isis: Ancient Egyptian Magic for Modern Witches by Ellen Cannon Reed

Wonderful suggestions for how to incorporate Egyptian deities into one’s practice are included in this book by Ellen Cannon Reed. I particularly enjoyed the provided meditations. Another great resource for the Egyptian witch’s book collection.

9. Magic of Isis: A Book of Powerful Incantations and Prayers by Alana Fairchild

If you’re a child of the Great Mother Isis, this book of prayers and chants is for you. Working a prayer to Isis into your daily rituals is rewarding and brings one closer to the Great Mother of Egyptian magic. Fairchild’s inspired book is also great to inspire personal prayers to almost any god or goddess.

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4 Comments

  1. Margaret

    August 23, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    I love this article! However, OOO does not have much about Egyptian Witchcraft. I feel drawn to Egyptian gods and goddesses though none of them have worked out and I know that some deity is out there and yet I don’t know who. Please help!

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