Sekhmet: The Goddess of Power and Healing - A HexFest Livestream 2021 Workshop with Hala Aly

Presented by Brian Cain, Christian Day
and the Witches of New Orleans


Sekhmet: The Goddess of Power and Healing

Featuring Hala Aly

Sunday, August 8

1:30 pm

St Joseph Salon [map]

Multimedia Multimedia Workshop

Full Schedule

Join native Egyptologist Hala Aly as you explore the myths of Sekhmet, the Egyptian Goddess of power, healing, and illness—since it was believed that if you could inflict an illness, you could also heal it. The priests of Sekhmet in the Temples of Egypt were the doctors, using healing aspects like medicine and herbalism and combining all of this with magic. They were physicians and magicians alike. Learn about the Egyptian medical papyri found in museums around the world that would contain the recipe for medicine on one side and the magical spells on the other, showing how the physical and magical worlds were employed in unison to heal the sick. The priests of Sekhmet were often loaned to other countries to help heal the sick there as well. The modern healing connection between body and mind so often pursued today is rooted in the synchronization of healing and magic found in ancient Egyptian culture.

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