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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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Arrow, Word and Fire

Arrow, Word and Fire

by JewelofAset

Cast Your Gaze upon those who are vulnerable

Cast Your Gaze upon those who are poor

Cast Your Gaze upon those who are downtrodden

Cast Your Gaze upon minorities of all kinds

Cast Your Gaze upon Women as Our rights are stripped away

Anyone who is now in harm’s way

Cast Your Gaze upon us with favor

Please protect us in Your name as the Eye of Ra

Please protect us with Your frightening gaze

With Anger Ridden Eyes

With Blazing Fire

With Scimitars

With Bows and Arrows

With Magical Incantations

Protect us from those who would harm us.

Please protect us with

holy arrow, word and fire

 

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Book Projects Update

The first project is Flaming Lioness: Ancient Hymns for Egyptian Goddesses.  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.  I’m waiting on some permissions.

The second project is She Who Speaks Through Silence: An Anthology for Nephthys.  This is an anthology for Nebet Het (Nephthys), the Sister of Aset (Isis).  This anthology has modern rituals, poetry, essays/articles and a fiction story.  I am just about ready to send it to the formatter.

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

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Accordingly

Accordingly

by Chelsea Luellon Bolton

God is not your plaything

God is not your avatar

We breathe and move through you

We are  a part of your soul

as Our names are in them;

as those who made your Ba, your Eternal Soul

Your Ka, your Life-Essence

Your Khat, your Physical Body

Your Ib, your heart

Your Shadow,  your Shadow-Self

Your essence contains the Gods

So treat yourself accordingly.

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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: Aset/Isis, Nephthys and Lioness Books

So I have three projects that I am working on intensively at the moment.  One of them is Mother of Magic: Ancient Hymns for Aset.  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.  I’m waiting on the cover artist.

The other project is Flaming Lioness: Ancient Hymns for Egyptian Goddesses.  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 and Seshat.  I’m still collecting other material and waiting on some permissions.

The third project is She Who Speaks Through Silence: An Anthology for Nephthys.  This is an anthology for Nebet Het (Nephthys), the Sister of Aset (Isis).  This anthology has ancient hymns, a festival calendar, an epithets list, modern rituals, poetry, essays/articles and a fiction story.  I’m adding more epithets and I’m almost done with the final edits.