The term applied to gods and goddesses and was often part of the titles of pharaohs and queens. The Sekhem sceptre carried by rulers and important officials was a physical representation of their earthly power.
In recent years, the word sekhem has been reinterpreted to mean the energy of a healing system named after it, but that meaning is of modern not ancient origin. Sekhem, in its modern sense, is a form of healing that derives from a system called Seichim, which itself is partly a derivative of Reiki.
Originally, the word Heka meant ‘magic’ or ‘magical power’, and it was also the name of a god who presided over magic.