I had a bit of a run-away train of thought this afternoon while I was buying a set of lenses to enhance my iPhone photography skills. One of the brief stops was to wonder just why it is that during every Kemetic Orthodox group ritual I've attended, we pause to take photos of the altar … Continue reading Why all the photos of altars?
Atreyu - Honor (Metal/Hardcore) This has always been one of my go-to tracks for thinking about Set. Not only does it have the kind of endless, driving intensity that I associate with Him, but it speaks of fighting the darkness at dawn -- which is kind of His thing. Thanks for killing the darkness, Sir. … Continue reading Music Monday: January 12th (Red Week Special Edition)
Oh yes, and happy RED WEEK! In honor of the feast of Set Killing the Rebel, the Kemetic Orthodox community is having a week long celebration of Set. If you've followed my blog long enough, you know I have a complicated relationship with Himself. I haven't always been on speaking terms with Him. Things have … Continue reading Red Week!
Once again, I return from the annual Kemetic Orthodox Wep Ronpet Retreat full of energy and things to write about. I am hoping to dedicate more time to solid blogging this year, but I'll be honest -- with my final year of academic work towards my Masters, a wedding, a full-time job, and actual ritual … Continue reading Back from Retreat
According to the Kemetic Orthodox practice of determining a guardian deity over each year, this year belongs to Heru-sa-Aset the king (Horus, son of Isis, as the king and not the child). The Oracle of the year speaks of victory, of success, of conquering one's trials. I never made much of a connection with Heru-sa-Aset. … Continue reading Heru’s Story and Me (Or You)
My bag is packed and safely in the hands of airline attendants. Fellowship was had, the rites were performed; the year of Heru-sa-Aset begins. As I sit at the gate waiting for my flight home from the annual Wep Ronpet celebrations, I can feel both pangs of loss and waves of joy. Loss, because some … Continue reading Returning Home.
Retreat is under way, and I'm having so many thoughts about everything already. It has been a very profound experience for me already - both personally and spiritually. I am amazed at what we as a community are capable of accomplishing; I am amazed at how close we can become with what feels like no … Continue reading Quick Notes from Retreat