Anceint Egypt, the essence of a thing in it’s name

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”Like many ancient peoples the Egyptians believed that a name captured the essence of a thing, but they also held that such supernatural power lived in the inscriptions themselves – that spelling was, in fact a spell. ”

pg 32

TechGnosis – Myth and Mysticism in the age of Information
Erik Davis

Serpent’s Tail; New edition edition (12 Nov 2004)

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