Execration! (Pagan Blog Project 2012 #09)

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  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

Bathtime! (Pagan Blog Project 2012 #4)

The Importance of Ritual Bathing in Kemetic Practice

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

The Beaky One, he’s not just the Lord of Wisdom anymore…

I’m talking about Djehuty, of course.  “The Beaky One” is really one of his epithets!  In the past, I was never that interested in him. I could never figure out how to pronounce the name “Thoth”. Does it rhyme with … Continue reading

Kemetic Orthodox Dua- Tepy-Semdet (Full Moon Festival)

Tepy-Semdet Offering Table The evening of June 15, the House of Netjer held one of their online Duas, via IRC chat. I enjoy these, even though they’re done remotely as text-only. Knowing that other people around the globe are doing … Continue reading

Coffin Text #1130

Map of the netherworld from the coffin of Gua, from Deir el-Bersha, Egypt. 1985-1795 BC.  Ra says: Proceed in peace, that I may repeat to you the good deeds that my heart has done in the midst of the coiled one … Continue reading

Wepwawet / Djehuty project, after the Festival

And the bribes continue. My friend has been getting very good news, hearing that they were very impressed in the interview. Final confirmation is the last stage of the actual petitioning process, and we’re still working on that. Unbalanced Offering? … Continue reading

Interview Day!

Only subtle differences in the layout, but the ritual was quite different. Since this was a critical day, I decided to adapt the Djehuty ritual from Reidy’s Eternal Egypt. This was quite a jump from the simpler rituals I’ve been … Continue reading