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Title: Shadow of the Sphinx  
     
Creatures: Kraken, rogue demon
This black-clad, slimey-green demon can throw energy balls
Like many demons rogue demons want witches' powers.
These demons seek out vulnerable witches and often go after an attack to try to scavenge stray magical energy left over from battle. Usually they avoid tough battles.

Un-named demon
Skull headed, skeleton demon. Beware of the blue tongue with teeth.

Tyler Carlson was the high priest of the Disciples of Thoth.
Tyler and his order tried to connect with the ancient deities
.
He was killed by the skull-headed demon.

Hoptith, a sorceress, was working with high-level demons, practicing the dark arts. Her goal was to destroy the gods of order
and establish her reign of chaos.
Tipket, the high priestess in the temple of Bastet (the cat goddess), disturbed a ritual and transformed Hoptith into a cat
with a binding spell. Only good magic would be able to undo this spell.
 
     
Potions/Rituals: to shapeshift into an animal:

cinamon sticks
candles
comfrey and nettles
pour boiling water over a handfull of comfrey and nettles
light candles

Look into the flames and concentrate on an animal you picked. Chose an animal you easily identify with for a start
Think of the qualities of this animal and sense for these qualities in yourself.
Anoint forehead, hands and feets with the infusion
Burn the cinamon stick and recite the spell

Purification Ritual

Place each foot then hand into salt while using this chant.

WIth the blessings of Nephythys,
remove my impurities,
so that I may be worthy of these rites.

Connecting With The Ancient Deities
(Two people assume the roles of Re and Osiris):

We honor thee as your disciples,
thrice-great god Thoth, god of knowledge,
inventor of heka, the magic of the word.

I am Osiris, lord of the underworld
I am Re, the Sun God

The two embrace then place a hand on the other's shoulder.

We are twin souls
The journey will be completed safely
The day will dawn again
The night will guard the sleeping souls
We have made the sacred ankh
We commune with the ancients, seeking the mystery.
We offer ourself to thee.
We honor thee, Bastet
We offer y ou all delights
We purify thee
We purify thee.

Osiris, Isis, Seth, Horus keeprs of eternal time.
We seek to commune with thee
 
Spells: to shapeshift into an animal.

Take what I am
Turn it into what I will be
Animal power, animal me
animal energy, animal shape
animal form my body to take

to drive an enemy away:

Power of the cat, unite with me
send away this enemy

to transport oneself to the place where a sister is:

Separated by time
separated by space
reunite us three
in our sister's current place.

to transport oneself to ancient Egypt:

Ancient wise ones
link to my will
my greatest desire
now you fulfill


to reverse the shapeshifting spell
:
 
Return to who you were
remember who you are
No longer animal -
become human once more

translation spell
:

Visitor from another land,
we need help to understand.
Let our words now be clear.
When we speak, both far and near.


to break out of a prison cell
(not working):

Open the doors, open the gate,
This is a crisis, we really can't wait.


to unleash the powers in ancient symbols
:
Ho tyranto klepanth,
welisk calorinto set

to vanquish the giant demon
:

Creature of chaos
we vanquish thee
Demon be gone
so that good may go free
Power of Three
now vanquish thee
We will forever be
Power of three

to drive away scorpions
:

Power of the cat, unite with me
Banish these scorpions to eternity
 
Cover: Cover  
Background info: Bastet
Thoth
 
     
Summary: Paige Matthews is having a minor identity crisis. She is slowly but surely embracing her long lost sisters' witchy ways, but she doesn't want to overstep her boundaries. After all, she wouldn't ever want to replace Prue Halliwell - even if she could. So Paige considers it a stroke of luck when, one day, her experiments with magic turn her into a cat. Who knew she had a knack for shape-shifting?
One problem: She can't shift herself back. Her sisters inadvertently betray her when they deposit her at a local animal shelter. Suddenly she finds herself the familiar of a cult that worships ancient Egyptian deities, and is catapulted into ancient Egypt! Piper and Phoebe discover the identity of the stray cat and rally a rescue mission, only to discover another cat-woman. But tThis kitty is one feline femme fatale, and the sisters are going to have to put human heads together to defeat her.

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Author/s: Carla Jablonski
She has edited and written dozens of book for children and young adults. She is also an actress, a playwright and a trapeze artist.
She also wrote
The Gypsy enchantment.
 
Published: Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster UK Ltd.)  
ISBN: 0-7434-6104-5  
     
Timeline: season 4
Cole is human
circa 1243 B.C.
 
     
Main characters: Paige, Phoebe, Piper,
Cole and Leo appear
 
Trivia: The city Paige finds herself transported to in ancient Egypt is Bastetium on the banks of the Nile.

Tyler has certain powers but only in union with Paige he is able to do magic.
 
     
Bloopers: Cole is named as "Cole Porter".

Phoebe and Paige can throw fireballs which definitely is not their power nor a good witch power at all.
 
Random quote: -  
     
Rating: humour: 1 out of 3
tension: 1 out of 3
story: 2 out of 3
style: 2 out of 3
 
  6 out of 12  
  Written by a cat lover, it focuses on Paige. Nice character development although Cole and Leo are a bit dull.
Easy reading
 
     
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