Shelter: Epiphanius

Source: Nowhere Magazine


Photo by Einsamer Schütze. 

In seventh century Byzantine Egypt, pilgrims seeking spiritual guidance, healing, and miracles could make their way to a Coptic monastery built into the ruined tomb of an Egyptian vizier. The devout came seeking the counsel of Epiphanius, an ascetic hermit whose potent prayers and spells could heal the sick, pacify an enemy, bring children to the infertile, purify a well and bless a new home. His miracles required a mix of powerful incantations, Christian prayers, amulets, wax figurines and parts of mummies that could be found in the ruins of tombs that scattered the desert valley ...

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