Ok my wonderful followers…here’s my question and a slight favor I’ll ask of you. You’ve most likely seen the yoga mats on my blog, well these are the designs I made that those yoga mats are based off of. I’m considering getting a fabric poster digitally printed of this image. It will be 6 feet tall and 18 inches wide. I would probably sell it on Etsy (unless someone has a better idea, I’m totally open to suggestions) for about $125, plus a few bucks for shipping. It will have pole pockets at the top and bottom with 1/2” dowels and the top one will have eyelets drilled for string so you can hang this from a single nail or hook. My question is this: would you buy it? Like really would you buy it? If you just really like it, I very much appreciate it, I’m just trying to gauge if people would actually purchase it. They are expensive to have printed, so I don’t want to spend the money without knowing there’s some interest. Please message me and let me know. So the favor - please reblog this for me and keep the source. I’m trying to get this out to as many people to see if people would potentially want something like this. Thank you very much for the help, and thank you for following my page :)
The “magic” of the Egyptians was of two kinds: (1) that which was employed for legitimate purposes and with the idea of benefiting either the living or the dead, and (2) that which was made use of in the furtherance of nefarious plots and schemes and was intended to bring calamities upon those against whom it was directed. In the religious texts and works we see how magic is made to be the handmaiden of religion, and how it appears in certain passages side by side with the most exalted spiritual conceptions; and there can be no doubt that the chief object of magical books and ceremonies was to benefit those who had by some means attained sufficient knowledge to make use of them. But the Egyptians were unfortunate enough not to be understood by many of the strangers who found their way into their country, and as a result wrong and exaggerated ideas of their religion were circulated among the surrounding nations, and the magical ceremonies which were performed at their funerals were represented by the ignorant either as silly acts of superstition or as tricks of the “black” art. But whereas the magic of every other nation of the ancient East was directed entirely against the powers of darkness, and was invented in order to frustrate their fell designs by invoking a class of benevolent beings to their aid, the Egyptians aimed being able to command their gods to work for them, and to compel them to appear at their desire. These great results were to be obtained by the use of certain words which, to be efficacious, must be uttered in a proper tone of voice by a duly qualified man; such words might be written upon some substance, papyrus, precious stones, and the like, and worn on the person, when their effect could be transmitted to any distance. As almost every man, woman, and child in Egypt who could afford it wore some such charm or talisman, it is not to be wondered at that the Egyptians were at a very early period regarded as a nation of magicians and sorcerers. Hebrew, and Greek, and Roman writers referred to them as experts in the occult sciences, and as the possessors of powers which could, according to circumstances, be employed to do either good or harm to man.