The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri

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Mohr Siebeck, May 5, 2017 - Religion - 274 pages
Eleni Pachoumi looks at the concepts of the divine in the Greek magical papyri by way of a careful and detailed analysis of ritual practices and spells. Her aim is to uncover the underlying religious, philosophical and mystical parallelisms and influences on the Greek magical papyri. She starts by examining the religious and philosophical concept of the personal daimon and the union of the individual with his personal daimon through the magico-theurgic ritual of systasis. She then goes on to analyze the religious concept of paredros as the divine "assistant" and the various relationships between paredros, the divine and the individual. To round off, she studies the concept of the divine through the manifold religious and philosophical assimilations mainly between Greek, Egyptian, Hellenized gods and divine abstract concepts of Jewish origins.
 

Contents

The ReligioPhilosophical Concept of
11
Conclusion
31
The Religious Concept of Paredros
35
The Relationship between the Paredros and the Magician
57
The Concept of God through Manifold
63
Eros
86
The CreatorGod
95
Chrestos
109
Sarapis
150
Isis
152
Besas
159
Epilogue
171
Appendix 2
177
Appendix 6
184
Appendix 7
190
Index of Greek Words
229

DionysusOsiris
122
HekateSeleneArtemis
130
HermesThothHermes Trismegistos
137

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