> Public Lecture by Rita Lucarelli, Associate
> Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near
> Eastern Studies; Faculty Curator of Egyptology,
> Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology,
> University of California, Berkeley
> Ancient Egyptian texts and objects associated with
> funerary rituals often include references to
> “magic” and “demons.” Rita Lucarelli will
> look at how these concepts were defined and used
> in ancient Egypt, with a special focus on the
> roles that demons played in magical practices and
> spells. Through an examination of textual and
> material sources produced from the early Pharaonic
> to the Greco-Roman periods, she will also address
> how Egyptian beliefs about demons compare with
> those of other ancient cultures.
> Brilliant lecture video.
> The AE were superstitious, religious and all the
> other stuff the fringe denies.
> agic & Demonology in AE showing...
I don't even have to watch it to know she didn't explain how they could have superstitions with no words for "belief", "thought", or taxonomic words. I'm sure she didn't explain how the language breaks Zipf's Law and no Egyptologist ever noticed.
Of course she also didn't get into the "many origins" theory that essentially demands that the "incantation", "magic", and "religion" can never possibly be understood and each word will require Egyptologists to writes books to define it.
And I'm sure she never addressed the waste of human effort that is the parsing of gobbledty gook. If this nonsense is just incantation then there is absolutely no need top ever understand it at all unless maybe Egyptologists believe the magic will still work.
It's not a mountain of cultural context that never once even says there's a king in a pyramid. It's a mountain of stuff and nonsense. They've wasted their time and ours. The average person just doesn't know what's going on. They don't know that there is no evidence to support the assumptions and this is what makes Egyptologists so angry when they are challenged. It is quite apparent to many people that Egyptology is wrong so Egyptology doesn't want to debate or argue. They want to lecture and show how much they know. But they don't even know the most fundamental facts about the pyramids because they are afraid. They refuse to do the testing. They haven't even done forensic testing! It took them a century to use infrared and now they won't release the results because the results show the paradigm is wrong.