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Marqiu rituals


Marqiu rituals (Akkadian, "burning"), were magical ceremonies practiced in Babylonia, Assyria, and some other Mesopotamian cultures. Figurines of demons, ghosts or human enemies were made and the destroyed in fire. (It would appear to be an early form of sympathetic magic.) Detailed texts of various Marqiu rituals were recovered from the library of the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal at Nineveh. A.G.H.


Source:

Greer, John Michael. "cunning men/women." The New Encyclopedia of the Occult. St. Paul, MN, Llewellyn Worldwide. p. 298

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