A question was posed to me by a good friend of mine the other day. He's Catholic, so his religion does not condone the use of divination, and he asked me how I resist the temptation to turn to divination constantly for answers.
I recently had a fantastic conversation with my husband. We were doing our weekly grocery shopping, and I was browsing the candy aisle for something to offer in shrine while idly discussing the options with hubby. Our conversation prompted him to ask why I choose to offer foods I enjoy to the gods, over things … Continue reading On Offerings.
My style of celebration is best described as "casual". What I do will depend on what festival I'm celebrating and how important it is in my personal practice (or the State religion).
What are you thankful for in this religion? How are you blessed? My gratitude for my religion is vast and complicated. I am grateful for the relationships I have forged; for the experiences I have had; for the opportunity to honor the gods and serve as Their priest. I am thankful, because I came to … Continue reading Gratitude
[content warning: suicide; death] One of Nebt-het's many roles is as the mourning Sister of Wesir. She feels the sharp pang of His loss, and grieves his death with Aset. As such, She is often called upon to comfort those who mourn. In this role, She stands beside those who are grieving their own losses, … Continue reading Nebt-het, Consoler and Comforter.
The lights in the conference room were dimmed, and in my memory candles are flickering on Her altar, though no candles were lit besides the fake ones that the venue permitted. She had come before Her people embodied; Sekhmet the Great sat before us, enthroned.
Once again the year has reached its end and then its beginning, and I am returning from the House of Netjer's annual Wep Ronpet Retreat. This year was different. Rather than being held near the House's temple building in Illinois, the retreat was held in Portland -- Oregon, not Maine, as I found I would … Continue reading Back to Reality