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The religion of witchcraft is based upon personal faith and beliefs. Witches also worship pagan gods, nature and its manifestations in various forms and symbols. This belief system coincides with the deification of scarab and its identification with Ra or Atum by Egyptians. See Egyptian Witchcraft
Another feature of Witchcraft is its use of rituals in worship and belief in their magical powers. All these factors combined together establish a relationship between scarab and witchcraft.
Scarab is a symbol of success against the hardships that are common in life in the desert. Scarab inspires the people to keep going in face of hardships. Even a dead scarab is the symbol of life as the tiny scarabs use the shell of the dead ones as their home and come out as beautiful insects. This shows that life carries on in all situations.
The act of scarab rolling the mud balls is thought of as a kind of worshiping Ra, the supreme god who rolls the sun. The witches, therefore, consider the scarab as a symbol of continuation of life through rebirth. Scarab is a metaphor for resurrection and success. Ancient Egyptians consider the scarab beetle a sacred insect.
Scarab amulets and talismans were worn as jewelry in ancient Egypt. The witches have incorporated the power of scarab worship in their belief system. Scarab amulets are infused with magical powers by sanctifying them through meditation, rituals and worship.
They make hieroglyphic inscriptions on the back of the amulets. These inscriptions ensure a kind of “rebirth or resurrection.” To explain it, if you wear the amulets, you can overcome the hurdles in your way to success.
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