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We Walk With You

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“Candles”. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Candles.jpg#/media/File:Candles.jpg

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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Review: Auset Egyptian Oracle

This is a review of Auset Egyptian Oracle Cards by Elisabeth Jensen and Illustrated by Marie Klement.  First off I have to say I love the art.  The cards are gorgeous.  The gods and goddesses are depicted in very traditional, ancient Egyptian styles and motifs.  They are absolutely stunning!  (I do prefer this art style, so I am completely biased here).  The only card I did not like the image of was the Sirius card.

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Why I came to Kemetic Religion

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Shrine of Aset.  Photo by Monica H.

The question  was asked:  What drew you to Kemetic religion?

This is my answer.  It just kind of came out more stream of consciousness.

As for what drew me to it, Aset (Isis) did.  I’ve been fascinated by her since I was nine.  She was fierce, compassionate, strong, smart, loyal and clever.  She was magical and had all knowledge in earth and heaven.

I love the mythology and that the cosmos is renewed everyday.  The evil in the world can be fought: as the gods themselves destroy the demon serpent every day, as the gods gave humans magic to ward off events and as we humans can choose to do good or evil based on our own hearts, our own choices.

Everyday is a new dawn.  And every dawn is a victory.  So there is hope.  Aset mourned and lost her husband Wesir (Osiris).  Wesir became the King of the Ancestors and thus the dead have a home.  And we are connected to our dead through our ancestral lineages.  And we honor them at ancestor shrines and the ancestors help us.

Aset gained a son, Heru-sa-Aset (Horus, son of Isis).  Heru stands for us.  He is god of Kingship, the linchpin between the worlds so that the gods and men can co-exist;  Heru stands for everyone who is ill as his mother said she will help heal her son Heru and anyone who suffers likewise (in a papyrus).  Heru stands for the community, justice and strength and perseverance over adversity as he had to win the throne of Egypt through trials.

The Eye of Ra goddess (who can be many goddesses including Aset) is angry and leaves.  But she is always called back and  she comes back.  She turns from a raging lioness into another more pacified form (like a human or a cat).  She is welcomed back.  This teaches us appropriate action in rage and also forgiveness.  For Ra forgives her and welcomes her home.  For she forgives herself and returns.

There is hope in despair.  There is strength and fortitude in adversity.  There is compassion in the middle of pain.  And there  is joy once rage is appeased.  There is determination, fierce love and fortitude in hardship.  And there is love.  So much love.

The gods fight for us everyday as the serpent is destroyed every dawn.  Aset destroys it with Her magic; Set with His spear.  In tandem, entropy is destroyed.

And  hope shines anew.

Each day is a blessing.

And each day is hard won.

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Project Updates

Published in PDF and Kindle

The first project is Queen of the Hearth:  An Anthology for Frigga.  This is an anthology for the Norse goddess Frigg (Frigga), the Queen of Asgard, Mother of Baldr, Wife of Odin and the First of the Goddesses!  This anthology has an essay, rituals, poetry, a festival calendar and titles of the goddess!

Formatting

The first project is She Who Speaks Through Silence: An Anthology for Nephthys.  This is an anthology for Nebet Het (Nephthys), the Sister of Aset (Isis), Wife of Set (Seth) and Mother of Yinepu (Anubis).  This anthology has modern rituals, poetry, essays/articles and a fiction story.  The formatting is almost complete!

Proofreading

The third project is Flaming Lioness: Ancient Hymns for EgyptianGoddesses.  This is a collection of ancient hymns to different Eye of Ra Goddesses.  So far I have hymns to: Aset/Isis, Nebet Het/Nephthys, Hethert/Hathor, Tefnut, Sekhmet, Mut, Menhyt, Nit/Neith, Nut/Nuit and Seshat.  It’s in the proofreading stages!

Works in Progress

This project is Lady of the Temple: Ancient Hymns for NephthysThis book has ancient hymns, a festival calendar and an epithets list for Nebet Het (Nephthys).

Solar Flares and Sunbeams: An Anthology for Ra and His Daughters.  I have some hymns for Ra, poetry, a festival calendar and an epithets list.

Lady of the Double Crown: An Anthology for Mut.   I have some ancient hymns, an essay, poetry, a festival calendar and  an epithets list.

Lioness Goddess, Lioness Queen: An Anthology for Sekhmet.  I have some ancient hymns, poetry, a festival  calendar and an epithets list.

Lord of Eternity: An Anthology for Osiris.  I have some ancient hymns, poetry, a festival calendar and an epithets list.

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Titles/Epithets of Nephthys

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My Shrine to Nebet Het.  Photo by Monica R. Used with Permission.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

I’m compiling my final list of epithets for Nebet Het  (Nephthys) for my book She Who Speaks Through Silence: An Anthology for Nephthys.

Here is a list of some epithets I have gathered from the LAGG vol 8 and other sources:

  • Sorceress
  • Sister of Set
  • Sister of Osiris
  • Sister of Aset (Isis)
  • Great Mother of Amun
  • Mother of Horus
  • Mother of God
  • Who Protects Her Horus with Her Magic Spells
  • Who Protects Her Brother Osiris
  • Deputy, Who is Without Gender
  • Mother of the Jackal God
  • Wife of Onnophris (Osiris), the Justified
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Project Updates

So, I got permissions back for Mother of Magic: Ancient Hymns for Aset.  Now, all I need to do is go over the manuscript and send it off to the formatters.  This book has hymns from Philae, Dendera, Soknopaiou Nesos, Shanhur and some New Kingdom texts.   There is also an updated festival calendar and epithets list.

She Speaks Through Silence: An Anthology for Nephthys.  I have hymns from various sources such as Philae, Dendera, Komir and Edfu.  I have essays, articles, tons of poetry,  rituals and a festival calendar and epithets list.

Solar Flares and Sunbeams: An Anthology for Ra and His Daughters.  I have some hymns for Ra, poetry, a festival calendar and an epithets list.

Lady of the Double Crown: An Anthology for Mut.   I have some ancient hymns, an essay, poetry, a festival calendar and  an epithets list.

Lioness Goddess, Lioness Queen: An Anthology for Sekhmet.  I have some ancient hymns, poetry, a festival  calendar and an epithets list.

Lord of Eternity: An Anthology for Osiris.  I have some ancient hymns, poetry, a festival calendar and an epithets list.

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Projects Update

Waiting on Permissions

An anthology for Aset/Isis: Mother of Magic: Ancient Hymns for Aset.  This is a collection of ancient hymns and prayers for Aset.  I have hymns and prayers from Philae, Dendera, Soknopaios Nesos and some other material.  I also have an updated epithets list and a festival calendar.   I’m waiting on permissions about the material from  Kockelmann,  Holger and Erich Winter.  Philae III: Die Zweite Ostkolonnade des Tempels der Isis in Philae. (CO II und CO II K).  Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften/Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2016.

I have been compiling all the material for this book She Who Speaks Through Silence:  An Anthology for Nephthys.  I am still waiting on some submissions.  Here are  the submission guidelines: Nebet Het Submission Guidelines

A Devotional for Ra and His Daughters:  Solar Flares and Sunbeams.  Here are the submission guidelines:  Ra and His Family Devotional

The tentative title is Lioness Goddess, Lioness Queen: An Anthology for Sekhmet. This a devotional for Sekhmet.  Right now, I have some ancient hymns and some modern poetry.  I also have a festival calendar and an epithets list.  I have to wait for the permissions to include some material.

My Poetry

I have another Ancient Egyptian poetry book in the works, called Sky, River and Sand: Poems for the Egyptian Gods.  I’m iffy on this title.