How do you prepare for doing a ritual? What is “ritual purity“? To understand it, we need to understand W’ab. What is W’ab? “W’ab” is a term that is translated as “pure” or “clean.” ( If I understand correctly, the … Continue reading →
My friend Sarduriur wrote a beautiful Prayer to Heqet for Healing on her blog, Shadows of the Sun. I forgot to mention in my #2 Heqet post that the hieroglyph for 100,000 is a tadpole. It further reinforces the “teeming with life” … Continue reading →
The Forge of the Coppersmiths! Execration. It’s the more precise term for ‘curse.’ It comes from the Latin word “execrare.” “Ex” meaning “out” (as in exterior) and “sacrare” meaning to make sacred (as in consecrate.) Tomb curses The most … Continue reading →
Tawy House Hethert The head of Kemetic Orthodoxy, Rev. Tamara Suida, was interviewed for a podcast recently on a pagan/paranormal show. She tells how she got started in different traditions, purification, the gods, ancestors, explains syncretic deities, and ‘soft polytheism‘. … Continue reading →
The ancient Egyptians went to a lot of trouble for their religion. Herodotus certainly thought so, and said they were “religious to a higher degree than any other people.” The temple complex at Karnak, dedicated to Amun, Mut, and Khonsu, … Continue reading →
Wash before doing a ritual. In fact, do a ritual for washing! That’s the usual Kemetic practice. Before giving some specifics, let’s take a look at the reasoning behind it. Ritual is something that follows a pattern, and it’s done … Continue reading →
In ancient Egypt, there was a well-established principle that a replica of something could be a magical stand-in for the real item. Tombs contained miniature houses and boats. Even servants- the ushabti, of course. In temples, the same principle applied. … Continue reading →
Are you interested in Kemeticism, but don’t know how to begin? The Kemetic Starter Guideis an excellent overview! What would you suggest to a beginner? Are there things you wish you had known when you were starting out?