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As well as all-seeing are you, and Yao, Sabao, Brinthao: Keep me as a son, I protect me from every evil spirit, and subject to me every I spirit of impure, destroying demons-on the earth, under the earth, 5 of the water and of the land-and every phantom. Christ! 23. Spell for protection against headless powers Text: Zereteli-Tiflis collection, 24 Description: a long, narrow yellow leaf of papyrus, oval in shape, 4-5 x 24 em, sixth century Bibliography: Karl Preisendanz, Papyri Graecae Magicae, 2223-24 Translator: Marvin Meyer This text contains a spell to provide protection against headless demons and powers that are bothering the person invoking the angels and archangels.
18 love charm (1); dangerous or dead people, the evil eye (5); night visions (3); evil influences, death (3); dangers during epagomenal days (a liminal period of the year) (9); specific disease, demons (6); everyday ailments (2); hemorrhage (4); bums (3); headaches (9); abdominal diseases (4); vague malign influences affecting several parts of the body (8); RITUAL POWER IN EGYPT xiii. blindness (1); xiv. semen of a demon (1); xv. women's ailments, childbearing ailments (5); xvi. protection of children (6); xvii.
219-20 Translator: Marvin Meyer Rainer 5 is an amulet to protect a woman from pain and distress, particularly of the womb or vulva. " TEXT lIn the name of the father] and the son and the holy Ispirit, andl our lady I the all-holy mother of god and ever-virgin Mary, and the most saintly Iforerunner John the Baptist, and the theologian St. I John the evangelist, and our saintly fathers 5 the apostles, and all the saints! I adjure every sting of the Idevil's beasts on the earth, by god and I Jesus Christ our savior, through the oil I of the Isacred baptism, tol this place where you have left Ipoisonl : I Stay lin] place and do not spread either to the heart 10 or to the head or to the vulva, but Istay where