PBP2013: C is for Calendar

I’m working on calendars. I’m working on one for the Devotional Book and Hymnal Books I’m writing for Aset. There are festival days to Aset like “Awakening of Aset by the Majesty of Ra” which celebrates Her power as a sun goddess and there is one called “Celebration of Aset Giving Birth to Heru-sa-Aset” which is an 18 day festival (for an 18 Day festival I wish there was more in the ancient sources of what to do for it). There is the “Conception of Heru-sa-Aset by Aset and Wesir”. There’s Aset’s Festival of Lights: Aset Luminous (Procession of Aset, the Brilliant, Mother of God). Then there are a few more I just found called “Aset, the Goddess” and “Aset, the Great, Mother of God, Mistress of Stars”.

I’m glad we have these festival names and dates, but for the majority of them, we have no idea of what to do. How many “Feast of Aset” or “Festival of Aset” have you seen? How do you celebrate them? How do we honor the Goddess? What do we do for Her New Moon Festival (Wesir as Moon God dies and She mourns Him is what I’m thinking here, but all I have is the name and the fact that an ox was offered).

I’m just doing as much research as I possibly can and hopefully make something Aset is proud of.

Speaking of research on calendars, Tamara Siuda, spiritual leader of the House of Netjer, author and Egyptologist is going to write a book on her own research on the Ancient Egyptian calendars. Here is the blogpost about the project Ancient Egyptian Daybook Project.

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