Preparing for Ritual / Ritual Purity ( Kemetic-Roundtable #01 )

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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

Link: Kemetic Priesthood: Then and Now

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My friend Devo has written a summary of how the ancient Kemetic priesthood operated, and some comparison on how priesthood is handled now, on The Twisted Rope blog: Kemetic Priesthood: Then and Now. She’ll do a post later with her ideas … Continue reading

Bes Update

Bes, the God of Protection

As an update to Bes, the Little God. (Pagan Blog Project 2012 #3), I noticed that the Kalamazoo Valley Museum has this Bes standard. Presumably it would have been mounted on a pole and carried in procession.

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

Link: F is for Fighting

Link to Shefytbast's site

  Shefytbast is a W’ab priest of Bast in Kemetic Orthodoxy. She’s participating in the Pagan Blog Project as well, and this is her latest entry. Highly recommended! 

Dedication (Pagan Blog Project 2012 #8)

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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

Dry Spells (Kemetic Roundtable #02a)

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Dry spells. The Fallow Times. Times when you have absolutely no contact with gods or goddesses. You don’t often hear about them unless you really dig in some of the forums. Why? They’re not that interesting to talk about. “I … 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

Link – Amazing Offering idea!

A gratuitous sphinx, related in only the most tenuous of ways!

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

Geb and Nut- and "I am Shu!"

Geb and Nut.. and Shu, Ra, Ma’at, Duat, and Heka One of the striking things about Kemetic rituals is that it’s common to declare yourself as one of the netjeru. It’s difficult for us to wrap our minds around that … Continue reading