|Something new has been added!|
It was very well-attended. Most of the members who had Kemetic names had “Aset” in there somewhere, having her as a “parent” deity. I think if you’re an “Aset Kid” it’s a “don’t miss” event.
As you can see, mostly the same shrineware. I picked a LOT of daylillies so I added the dark green Owens vase. The water bowl was a ceramic project my mother did in 1967, so it has an Akhu connection. I thought the gold in the glaze was a good choice. It also matches the turquoise Rookwood “Zep Tepi” vase.
|Bowl with practice boat.|
I made a little practice boat beforehand, with a simple petition. I floated that during the ceremony. The flowers on the left are garlic flowers!
|The Letter of Thanks and Petition.|
This was the main Heka part of the Dua. It had a “modern” feel to it, but was a nice little project. We took a plain piece of paper, kissed one side, and wrote a letter of thanks and praise to Aset. It was, of course, supposed to be formal in tone. Those of us who were doing it for the first time probably would have benefited from knowing we’d be writing that letter.
After writing it, we set a lit candle on it for a bit, then picked up the paper, kissed the blank side, and wrote our Petition asking Aset for help. Formal, of course. Then we replaced the candle, and let it burn down. If I had known we’d be doing that, I’d have used a tea light instead of a votive. I set it on a piece of soapstone so I wouldn’t cover the letter with wax. We finished the Dua with our candles still burning.
|Bowl with the petition boat.|