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Post by Lynskha on 28.11.17 21:36

After having a very symbolical dream, I decided to research and study more about Heka.

I have made some notes, and i will share them. Most from different websites, but parts I found very interesting.

I will first share these notes, maybe later I will try writing about it, using these notes.

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".....to me belonged the universe before you gods had come into being. You have come afterwards because I am Heka." - Coffin texts, part of spell 261, First Intermediate Period to Middle Kingdom

Heka - There is a deep meaning about what Heka represents.

God, deity, the power of words , magic. There are different texts dealing with what Heka is.



In the Coffin Texts, Spell 261, it says that Heka existed:
"before duality had yet come into being"

Heka - the primeval potency that empowered the creator-god at the beginning of time


Heka - is the great creative force or life supporting energy that connects the subjects, resources and other symbols of life with the almighty universe, which a magician must attempt to learn in order to work magic in an effective way.


About magic: "To become Heka is to acquire a power beyond the cosmic realm and so one able to manipulate everything part of creation."
"... in other words heka also signifies consecration of universal energy that in turn refers to god`s ability to empower humans with creative thought and reactions and later convert them into their physical formations in the mortal world.


HEKA, SIA, & HU
From the time of the Early Dynastic Period, and developed during the Old Kingdom of Egypt (c. 2613-2181 BCE), Heka was linked to the creative aspects of the heart and the tongue. The heart was considered the seat of one's individual personality, thought, and feeling, while the tongue gave expression to these aspects. Sia was a personification of the heart, Hu of the tongue, and Heka the power which infused both


"...'he who consecrates the ka' and he is called 'Lord of the Kas' in the Coffin Texts. (110)"


The ka was one of the nine parts of the soul (the astral self) and was linked with the ba (the human-headed bird aspect of the soul which could travel between earth and heaven) which, at death, became transformed to the akh (the immortal soul). Heka was therefore originally the deity who watched over one's soul, gave one's soul power, energy, and allowed it to be elevated in death to the afterlife.


An interesting part:
"Heka was associated with tremendous and terrible powers mastered by Re and Pharaoh. However, although magic could express in many things and different kinds of magicians existed (cf. infra), Egyptian magic was closely related with the expression of an idea (Sia) through creative speech (Hu). In this process of creation through the Great Word, Heka does not represent the power of conception (taking place in the mind), nor its utterance (taking place on the tongue). Heka was the "protection" of this intelligent creative speech against anything or anybody trying to counter it. So Heka was there to break resistances."


In Ancient Egypt, the common ground between religion and magic is intelligent (Sia) creative speech (Hu). This sheds a completely different light on the spirituality of the Egyptians, far more concerned with mental factors than recent egyptology has put into evidence.


I can notice there is a diversity when talking about Heka. For further research I will post the sites where i got the references from.


https://www.egyptian-witchcraft.com/introduction-heka/

http://www.maat.sofiatopia.org/heka.htm#text

http://www.ancient-origins.net/…/magic-heka-ancient-egyptia

https://www.reddit.com/…/to_become_a_magician_becoming_mag…/

https://seshkemet.weebly.com/hekau-heka.html

http://michael-sheppard.org/…/utterances-forces-and-beings…/

https://www.ancient.eu/Heka/
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Post by Lynskha on 28.11.17 21:57

In the Coffin Texts (written c. 2134-2040 BCE) the god speaks to this directly, saying, "To me belonged the universe before you gods came into being. You have come afterwards because I am Heka" (Spell, 261). Heka, therefore, had no parents, no origin; he had always existed. To human beings, he finds expression in the heart and the tongue, represented by two other gods, Sia and Hu. Heka, Sia, and Hu were responsible for creation as well as for maintenance of the world and the regulation of human birth, life, and death.
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Post by Maxx on 29.11.17 8:07

good information. I enjoyed reading. will go back and look at some of the connections. found the connection with magic interesting concerning the thought and the speech.

Do you remember any connection between the thought and the heart with statements of magic?
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Post by Lynskha on 29.11.17 10:19

"thoughts are electric......emotions are magnetic"

I remember this sentence you told me.

One interesting relation I thought about was with Kabbalah.

I just applied some of the kabbalistic ideas to it, so I was thinking about

Heka, Sia, Hi
Kether, Chokmah, Binah

Not representing, but just similar ideas.

I found it very interesting, reading about it, because I could see there is much more about Heka than just one or two things. It is beautiful!
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Post by Lynskha on 29.11.17 10:26

I found this really nice

The ka was one of the nine parts of the soul (the astral self) - 9 sephirot

and was linked with the ba - malkut

another interesing part

Sia was a personification of the heart, Hu of the tongue, and Heka the power which infused both

we think about the emotion, and the manifestation through speech... again we have a combination of 3, where heka is the power infusing the other 2, so the 3 just come to happen.
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Post by Maxx on 29.11.17 12:27

very good. thanks
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Post by Kalb on 02.12.17 4:48

Lynskha, I have a gift for you.... Just enjoy.

Book Of Orion, Book of Sakkara. <24. Heka...>

I see you put the first thread on 25th. I assume that maybe your dreams happens on November 24th. If not ignore this coincidence.

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