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Good Beginner Books for Kemetics

The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook PaperbackI highly recommend Rev. Dr. Tamara L. Siuda’s book, The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook.  This book has many prayers, invocations and hymns for specific Kemetic deities (including Set!), prayers for holidays, children and certain situations.  This  book also has a daily ritual called the Senut which is the main daily rite for Kemetic Orthodox House of Netjer.  Siuda also has another book about Kemetic Holidays which is also excellent, The Ancient Egyptian Daybook.  (Her books are also available through Amazon).

 

Eternal Egypt: Ancient Rituals for the Modern WorldRichard Reidy’s book is very dense and extremely traditional.  Many Kemetics use his daily ritual from this book in their daily practice.  A link to his book is here: Eternal Egypt.  His companion book to this one is here: Everlasting Egypt.

 

 

 

Eye of the Sun - The Sacred Legacy of Ancient Egypt

Kerry Wisner is the Head Priest of the Akhet Hethert (Hathor) temple.  He has three books out about the Kemetic faith:  Eye of the Sun (for beginners); Song of Hathor (intermediates); and Pillar of Ra (about festivals).  These are great books to add to your library especially if you love Hathor.

Are there any other books you’d recommend?

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Procession of Nephthys/Nebet Het

There is a Procession of Nebet Het/Nephthys in a larger festival of a Procession of Khnum-Ra from the Temple of Esna on Nov. 1-6 (on my calendar).

The Procession of Nebet Het/Nephthys starts today! The Sister of Set, the Mourner of Wesir, the Sister of Aset, Lady of the Temple, Lady of the Underworld, Lady of the Tomb, Sun Goddess, Who Dispels Darkness, Kind and Full of Love.

She is Merkhetes (She Whose Flame is Painful) and Kherseket (She Who Wipes Away Tears).  She is both a mourning and  protection goddess.  May Her names be known and may Her blessings flow.

Offering Ideas

  • Cheesecake
  • Milk, Chocolate Milk
  • Cheetos
  • Chocolate
  • Wine or Beer
  • Water
  • Pastries
  • Vegetables
  • Beef or Chicken
  • Play a Sistrum

My Books on Nephthys

Lady of the Temple

She Who Speaks Through Silence

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We Walk With You

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My religion has many creation myths and all of them are true.  They tell us about creation.  Atum masturbated and Ptah spoke and everything was created. The Celestial Cow as Mut or Hethert or Mehet Weret or Nit gave birth to the sun god Ra and as She spoke everything was created.  Aset spoke the Word in the Beginning as did Nit and everything was created.

The other Gods, the air in the form of Shu, moisture in the form of Tefnut; Geb and Nut in the forms of earth and sky.  Ma’at and Life in the forms of Ma’at, Tefnut and Shu.    Ra, Shu, and the Eye Goddesses gave birth to light.  Wesir, Heru Wer, Set, Aset and Nebet Het were born and thus more was created by them.

Do you not see?  One became many.  Creation cannot exist without differentiation.  There are many Netjeru for a reason.  For each job to be performed, someone must be equipped to do it.  Some of Us have the same job, yet do it differently.  To borrow a phrase: Diversity is Our Power; Unity is Our Strength.

All of nature is touched by these Gods and Goddesses.  Sunbeams are Ra, Mut, Tefnut, Bast, Sekhmet, Aset and other solar Goddesses.  The air you breathe is Shu or Aset. The earth you stand on is Geb.

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The Power of Isis

A great article about Aset/Isis!

Isiopolis

In my own work with Isis over the years, I have come to settle on four qualities that seem to me to capture much of Her “flavor” for me. They are power, wisdom, love, and magic.

When we first come to Isis, we often immediately perceive Her love, flowing out to us, enfolding us in Her sheltering wings. We are warmed in Her love. We rest in Her wings.

Her power reveals itself later.

I very much like this Powerful Isis by artist Dahlia Khodur. Here’s a link to her FB page.

First, there is Her metaphysical power. This is the power that blows my hair back, makes we want to “kiss the ground before Your beautiful face,” as the ancient texts put it. This power makes me gasp, thrills my body and makes me shiver. Before this power, I can say only, “yes, Goddess.” And rejoice. Sometimes there’s a…

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Future Projects

I have tons of projects I’m working on right now.  I’d like to narrow my focus so I can get a few of them done.

  • Solar Lioness: Ancient Hymns for Sekhmet.
  • Creation Mother: Ancient Hymns for Mut.  (As someone else is helping me with this via translation, this will take longer).
  • River, Star and Sky: Poems for the Egyptian Gods.
  • Lord of the Ways: An Anthology for Wepwawet. (Due date for submissions is January 7, 2020)
  • Lady of Magic: Honoring Aset Today.
  • Hymns of the Two Lands: Ancient Hymns for Egyptian Gods.
  • Mother of Nine: An Anthology for Oya.

 

On a separate note, I need help for figuring out the title of  Mut’s book:

  • Lady of the Double Crown
  • Creation Mother
  • Mother, Queen and Matriarch
  • Queen Mother