No. 9 (1/2014)

Magical Texts in Ancient Civilizations

Edited by: Agata Świerzowska, Grażyna Bąkowska-Czerner

Language: English

Contents

Introduction

Łukasz Byrski Identifying the Magical Function of Script in Ancient Cultures ‒ a Comparative Perspective

Robert Czyżykowski The Issue of Magic in the Vaiṣṇava Purāṇas. Mantra as a Magical Tool Exemplified by Nārāyaṇa Mantra of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa

Cezary Galewicz The Triple Leak by the Gandharvas: How to Read the Magic Formulae of Immortality

Bożena Gierek Variety of Celtic Magical Texts

Joanna Jurewicz Ancient Indian Ritual as a Multimodal Metaphor

Piotr Kalicki Culture as a Magic Text: Symbol Use in Magic Cultures

Mateusz Kłagisz Middle Persian Mādīgān ī Yōšt ī Fr(i)yān as a Magical Text?

Wojciech Kosior "It Will Not Let the Destroying [One] Enter." The Mezuzahas an Apotropaic Device According to Biblical and Rabbinic Sources

Artur Przybysławski Realization Song of Mahasiddha Nāropa

Małgorzata Ruchel From a Magical Formula to a Universal Being? An Outline of the History of the Sanskrit Term Bráhman

Julia Alexandrovna Shabanova, Anatolii Alexandrovich Osipov Theoretical and Practical Aspects of A Magic Text's Being

Tomasz Sikora The Genealogy of Shem According to Oskar Goldberg

Agnieszka Staszczyk The Magic Weapon – Its Appearance, Acquisition and Application as Described in Texts of Hindu Tradition

Jacek Trzebuniak Magic in The Nine Ways of Bon

Hanna Urbańska Atharvavedic Kuṣṭha Herb, Ṛgvedic Soma and Their Equivalent in Taoist Texts