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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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Oracle of the Year

This is the official Aset Oracle for the Kemetic Orthodox House of Netjer.

ORACLE FOR YEAR 27 (given July 2019 for August 2019-2020; the year of Wepwawet)

Everything begins in the first moment. In lapis and black, water and sky – everything begins.

The way is opened and Zep Tepi comes again.

I am Aset, cleverest of Netjeru, She Who Knows the Secret Name and I say to you: begin. No matter your intentions, begin. No matter your support or opposition, begin. It is the day of the Opening of the Year and it is the day of beginning the year of transformations. It is a year of becoming and a year of beginning. It is your year. I give each of you My blessing in it.

All Netjeru are speaking, but one of us is first to come. This year is His. Walk with Him and you will prosper. Take His hand and you will not be left behind. Begin, and with the companionship and blessing of the Opener of Ways, all ways will be opened to beginnings, transformations, and Zep Tepi.

Challenge yourselves to service not only of your Netjeru and your family but of all beings. Bring Ma’at into the world. Make bright Her way among the shemsu and remetj and rekhyet. Eat of Her brightness and make a feast for everything Ra encircles. Make your devotion a work of love that grows.

There is much to be taught, and much to be learned, and these tasks also grow. Make your foundations as eternal as water and sky. Wisdom will be needed this year, and many years to come in generations beyond those you know. Gather your wisdom as you spread Ma’at.

I say to you: what have you united? What do you carry? What are your actions? Where are your journeys? How do you begin? The blessing of the Opener comes to you only as long as you begin, unite, and act. If you stand in terror or shame, and you do nothing, He will pass you by. Do you want your blessings to leave without you? Stop chasing. Walk with Him instead of behind.

Zep Tepi is come. You have much to do. We walk with you – do not be afraid. Know Our presence. Rise to Our challenge. Receive Our blessings. Listen to Our words. Directly and through the one united with the heart of Ma’at, you hear Us. Do not ignore any blessings you possess or teachings you receive. In His year, all things act as keys for doors unseen and unnoticed. Opportunities are everywhere.

No other words are necessary. Begin.

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Nephthys Devotional Update

I wanted to let everyone  know that I’m  still working on  the Nephthys devotional, She Who Speaks Through Silence: A Devotional Anthology of Nebet Het (Nephthys).  I am waiting on some submissions and Tamara Siuda’s  The Ancient  Egyptian Daybook to be published since  I  wanted to include as many festivals to Her in the book as possible (with credit and citations, of course!).

So far the sections I have are:

Ancient Hymns and Prayers

Essays

Ritual and  Magic (I only have  three things here.)

My Poetry to Nebet Het (over 40 poems)

My Poetry to Aset and Nebet  Het (about 30 poems)

Modern Hymns, Prayers and Adorations

Fiction

And an  Epilogue of Epithet and Syncretization Lists

Also References and a Glossary

Contributor Biographies

 

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Izzy (Isidora) helping me  with my Nebet Het research!
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Books, Books and More Books!

Since my book is coming out soon, I thought I’d show you some of the books I used in my research. (Not all of them are here as some I got through the library and I had to return them).  I feel like Twilight Sparkle from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.  I’m getting all excited (adorkable) over books!

This collection has taken me over 15 years to build.  I just wanted to share this with others in order to share my joy.  I do not have a lot of money.  I buy books new (if it is within my budget), used or on sale.  (Here is an article I wrote about finding books online:  Books and Where to Find Them).  Continue reading “Books, Books and More Books!”

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Link: Distant Goddess and Celestial Cow

Tamara Siuda, author, Egyptologist and founder of Kemetic Orthodoxy, wrote a post about the Myth of the Distant Goddess for the Winter Solstice and the Establishment of the Celestial Cow for the festival of the same name on Dec 25.

Here is her great post: And there were stars: How a time out turned into the nighttime sky