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Mandaic love charm (2)

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Keywords
incantations
Mandeans
Period
No period specified
Channel
Mandean culture


Text
Mandaic Manuscript 45, 46 (Drower Collection):
Upon thee by name I call, angel dwelling in Arbela that brings forth hearts and consciences, and takes away N. from N. and from the home of his father and mother and brethren and friends, and from his place and his amulet. … And (the demiurge) Pthahil called, and the voice of Libat in dreams and she seals him (?). And I hear the sound of the rain in the clouds, and the noise of the lion that roars, and the sound of the serpent in the grass, and the noise of earthquake with its mysteries, and the voice of the lion that roars in the thickets, and the voice of thunder that rumbles from the heavens, and the voice of the lion in the sea, and the roar of a bull that is in pain, and (of) a dog that barks, and the voice of neighbours that are intoxicated, and the noise of a village of human beings, and the voice of the creatures of Libat, the doves, and the sound of rain in the clouds, and the noise of the serpent in the reeds and the sound of thunder that arises from the heavens: nevertheless, I have heard (the plea) of N. that burns for and flies after N. just as her loins (burn for) his husbandry (lit. “ploughing”). Amen, amen, sala. Write this charm and fasten it to thy fore-arm. For a woman after man. And it is powerful and proven.


Sources (list of abbreviations)
Mandaic Manuscript 45 (Drower Collection)
Mandaic Manuscript 46 (Drower Collection)

Bibliography

Drower 1943, 166Drower, E. S. “A Mandaean Book of Black Magic.” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (1943) 149-181.

Links (external links will open in a new browser window)
Cf. Mandaic charm (1)
Cf. Mandaic charm (2)
Cf. Mandaic charm (3)
Cf. Mandaic charm to induce pregnancy (1)
Cf. Mandaic curative charm (1)
Cf. Mandaic jealousy charm (1)
Cf. Mandaic jealousy charm (2)
Cf. Mandaic love charm (1)
Cf. Mandaic love charm (3)
Cf. Mandaic love charm (4)

Amar Annus


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