|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 the same chat ritual makes it a lot more interesting and adds some power. This particular one honored Wesir, Djehuty, Iah, Khonsu, and Heru-sa-Aset. Since I’d been doing the Heka project with Djehuty (and have mentioned Khonsu several times in the Safari story already) it was even more of a must-attend for me.
One of my favorite quotes from Reidy is “The Netjeru are not to be outdone in generosity.” Also: “Food brings us and the Netjeru into contact with the mysterious creative powers of life. The offering of food, therefore, represents far more than a lovely gesture of generosity toward the Netjeru. it represents in a material way the renewal of life.“
Besides the “usual”, I cooked some Kamut wheat berries, and added garlic, cheese, and salsa. I also baked some whole-wheat bread and spread goat cheese on it. And a very nice beer in the bowl on the upper right.
|Shrub Roses and the petition sarcophagus.|
The two people leading the dua took turns “reading” appropriate sections from the Book of Going forth by Day to create nice little lunar festival for Iah and Khonsu.
Afterward I chatted with several of the attendees in the “fellowship” room. A very nice little Kemetic festival.