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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 your poison, and may the person remain free of distress I through the all-holy and Ihonoredl ' name of the lalmighty god andl'Jesus Christ the Ison ..

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