My aspirations and goals have changed so drastically since I started doing this meme. I had some thoughts - "to become an Imakhu", "to open a temple to my gods", "to dedicate my life to Their service". I hope that some day, I will have a space for the gods, where I can serve Them … Continue reading Episode 30: My aspirations and goals.
Last episode was about what blocks me from being completely effective in my spiritual life. As with anything, everyone has their strengths and their weaknesses. In my life, I think my greatest advantage is my persistence. It is persistence that keeps me in shrine whenever I am able. It is persistence that gets me back … Continue reading Episodes 29: My spiritual advantages.
What stands in my way of being the "perfect" Shemsu - of being the "perfect" priest - of being the "perfect" devotee? Probably that p-word right there. Since I was in middle school, I have been striving for an ideal of perfection that probably doesn't exist. I have this persistent need to improve, to do … Continue reading Episode 28: My Spiritual Obstacles.
For a large portion of my life as a pagan, I considered myself utterly unable to engage in divination. I didn’t believe that I had the capability to memorize enough information, and certainly didn’t believe that anyone would want to get a reading from someone who was messing with the book in the middle of … Continue reading Episode 27: Divination
This is another one of those prompts that seemed like it would be more interesting when I originally devised this 30 episode series. As a priest, part of the work I do requires that I go and tend my shrine at least once a day - thus, religious ritual is a huge part of my … Continue reading Episode 26: Religion and daily life.
I have to admit, my story of spiritual wandering reads more like a sprint than a wander. I have been blessed enough to have found a home base at a young age, after only a few years of poking around the pagan community. Even after my introduction to Kemetic Orthodoxy, I've still nosed curiously at … Continue reading Episode 25: Other Paths I Have Explored
This topic seemed more pressing when I initially dreamt up my list of 30 posts. I don't really feel the need to pin down myself as being reconstructionist or revivalist or anything in particular anymore. If you asked me now, I'd say I'm a modern pluralist semi-solid polytheist who is devoted to the ancient Egyptian … Continue reading Episode 24: Reconstructionism vs. Revivalism vs. ???