Egyptian Witchcraft

The ankh is an important symbol of life in Egyptian witchcraft

Egyptian witchcraft isn't the most common combination but many people who follow a magickal path will be drawn to the pantheon of Egypt in their studies.

A lot of spells and rituals in Egyptian witchcraft centered on the afterlife, and ensuring the safety and success of the soul after death. The well-known Egyptian Book of the Dead is filled with such spells. Healing magick was also common, and it was just as important as more scientific medical practices.

Magick performed during the time of ancient Egypt was usually performed by priests or magicians, and it wasn't something that people would have done for themselves as part of a spiritual or cultural practice.

Today, many people who practice "Egyptian witchcraft" are really following a variation of Wicca that includes the involvement of Egyptian Deities. In other words, its not the same type of practice that ancient Egyptians would have followed. Circles, altars, spells are all Wiccan-based but using terminology and Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. The actual spiritual path from Egypt is called Kemeticism  which is a closer idea to true Egyptian witchcraft and religion.

Egyptian Gods & Goddesses

Ra - One of the early sun Gods, the great creator
Osiris - God of the people, who brought agriculture and civilization to Egypt
Thoth - Ruler of knowledge, mathematics and language
Anubis - God of the underworld
Bast - Goddess of cats, the moon and mystery
Isis - The main female Egyptian Goddess, who ruled over many skills and the home
Hathor - A mother Goddess in the image of a cow, who ruled motherhood and childbirth

Though we are generally familiar with this pantheon of Egyptian Deities, the reality is that they are all considered aspects or facets of the larger spirit known as Netjer.

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