Harry Potter and King Tut

What do Harry Potter and King Tut have in common?

Magic! Magic School!

  • Both young boys,
  • both in school,
  • both learning Magic,
  • both with natural magical powers, and
  • both with powerful enemies on the side of Darkness.

The Ancient Egyptians stressed the power of words, their symbols. Their Sacred Symbols, what we now call hieroglyphs, had to be used precisely and correctly. The way they were written, pronounced and used, had to be the same.

Modern day “Magick” practices stress the same thing. So does computer languages, scientific formulas.

If you’ve seen the Harry Potter movies, did you notice what happens when a spell is mispronounced?

In this series of novels about King Tut, there is Magic, Ancient Egyptian Magic secrets.

When 10- year-old Prince Tutankhaten became King of Egypt, he also inheritied the role of Master Magician. Wooden Portrait Head of Tutankhamun

The Ancient Egyptians were known as a Land of Magicians, and the Pharaoh was also known as the ‘Master Magician in the Land of Magicians’. How does that apply to our modern-day world? What could possibly be the basis for that ancient belief?

 The AE and the rest of the world believed in this magic for thousands of years. We know now that when you believe in something you give it power.

They believed these Sacred Symbols could animate and act, that images on their walls of the King and others could animate and act, like in a movie, to protect them from their enemies. There had to be some basis for that belief to continue for so many thousands of years. Perhaps because they saw it happen?

In Sun Child, Prince of Egypt, and the Series: Tales of King Tut, some of those mysteries are explored.

I have also posted on our blog some excerpts and explanations of what Magic was to the Ancient Egyptians, at least what some scholars have learned so far.
See: Wallis Budge’s take on Egyptian Magic; and the Nine Measures of Magic from Sacred Texts.

René O’Deay