PGM VII. 193-96 For a Scorpion Sting

Scorpio on astrological ceiling of Dendera

Not all magic is complicated. Our ancestors often used simple magic to handle common issues. Consider this scorpion sting spell from a collection of papyri written in Egypt during late antiquity.

PGM VII- 193-96 For a Scorpion Sting
I first tested this when a friend who lives in Arizona posted that he had been stung by a scorpion, and though several hours had already passed, he rated his pain at 7 out of 10. He did not see the scorpion that stung him.
I contacted him as soon as I saw the post, and asked if he would humor me by trying out an ancient remedy for scorpion stings. He said yes, so I sent him a picture of the symbols in the spell. He simply copied the symbols onto regular paper and taped it to his finger.
Results: he says it worked, taking the pain from a 7 down to “just a little tingle”.
I recently had opportunity to confirm that this spell also cures the pain of a spider bite.
I encourage folks to try this out themselves and comment if it works for you.
Simply copy the symbols from the comments, and apply to the affected area.
Please do not consider this a replacement for medical care. If you think you have been bitten or stung by something venomous, see a professional.

A. Chicosky

Text in the British Library
Artist’s rendering by Dali Veil for Practical Occult

This post was originally written by A. Chicosky and posted on the Council of Witches FB Community page June 7, 2019.

Alison Chicosky
Author: Alison Chicosky

Alison Chicosky is a scholar and practitioner of a variety of forms of thaumaturgy with a focus on results-based magic. While especially interested in both Solomonic magic and the Graeco-Egyptian magic of the Greek Magical Papyri, she is also well versed in soul-flight and psychic magic of various kinds. The founder and force behind Practical Occult (, she strives to provide pentacles and other enchanted items drawn from a broad background of rigorously studied ancient arts, leveraging the systems of the past for practical modern use.