All posts by: Dr. Kasia Szpakowska

In November, Dr. Paul Harrison, author of Profane Egyptologists:The Modern Revival of Ancient Egyptian Religion (2017, Routledge) visited Swansea University. We were lucky enough to have him give a fabulous lecture to our Egyptomania students on Egypt and Esoterica.  It was a great session! A few days later, I interviewed with...
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Part of a series of posts by the 2017-18 students taking the course CLE343: Supernatural Beings and Demons of Ancient Egypt / CL-M79 Ancient Egyptian Demons led by Dr. Kasia Szpakowska at Swansea University Post written and designed by Osian Richards  The walking sun-disk entity “I’m walking on sunshine (Wow!)...
Part of a series of posts by the 2017-18 students taking the course CLE343: Supernatural Beings and Demons of Ancient Egypt / CL-M79 Ancient Egyptian Demons led by Dr. Kasia Szpakowska at Swansea University Post written and designed by Amber Bhatty  I remember reading a funny but apt quote about...
Part of a series of posts by the 2017-18 students taking the course CLE343: Supernatural Beings and Demons of Ancient Egypt / CL-M79 Ancient Egyptian Demons led by Dr. Kasia Szpakowska at Swansea University Post written and designed by Darcy Ollerhead  Okay so they’re not actually a boy band. I...
Part of a series of posts by the 2017-18 students taking the course CLE343: Supernatural Beings and Demons of Ancient Egypt / CL-M79 Ancient Egyptian Demons led by Dr. Kasia Szpakowska at Swansea University Post written and designed by John Rogers  If Egyptian mythology were a film, Maga would be...
Part of a series of posts by the 2017-18 students taking the course CLE343: Supernatural Beings and Demons of Ancient Egypt / CL-M79 Ancient Egyptian Demons led by Dr. Kasia Szpakowska at Swansea University The Tutu sphinx, demon or deity?   by Troy Osiris Llewellyn     What truly distinguishes...
Books of Magic – Words of Magic – Cultures of Magical Knowledge from Antiquity to Modern Times Internationale kulturwissenschaftliche Tagung Leipzig, 14. –16. September 2017 Theologische Fakultät Looks to be a great conference, filled with presentations on ancient Egypt but also much more! rough translation of an excerpt of the...
x-posted from https://blogs.brown.edu/joukowsky/2017/02/01/cfp-journal-of-intercultural-and-interdisciplinary-archaeology/ CFP: Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology (JIIA.it/JIIA.eu) Peer reviewed online journal. Available at http://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/jiia/index Editor: Dr. Antonella D’Ascoli JIIA N.3/2016 Issue 3 of JIIA (Section 1) will focus on the complex class of mythological beings belonging to the netherworld. Hybrid creatures, demons, benevolent or malevolent entities, autonomous...
Turtle headed demon – still missing! Turtle headed creatures are quite rare in iconography of ancient Egypt and examples are scattered through different contexts. We can meet them mostly in funerary sphere where they serve as guardians. In the case of late Third Intermediate Period coffins, turtle headed creatures can...
Call For Papers SPECTERS, HAUNTINGS, PRESENCES Northwestern University Department of Religious Studies Graduate Conference October 7-9, 2016 The Religious Studies Department of Northwestern University invites graduate student papers for a conference on “Specters, Hauntings, Presences,” to be held in Evanston, Illinois on October 7-9, 2016. Deadline extended – We request...