On June 9, 2012, we once again flocked to the New Jersey beach to lay around, goof off, and celebrate the joy of the sun. This time, some of our contingent arranged to arrive at dawn, to say good morning to Ra as He rose. Unfortunately, I will only rise before dawn for one holiday … Continue reading Ra Beach Trip: 2012 Edition
It is late. The day's events have delayed my attendance in shrine until long after dark, and as I light the main lamp of my shrine I find myself urged not to light any other candles. The room is dark and shadowy, and I hesitate to speak for fear my words might splinter in the … Continue reading God’s Eyes.
I want to build on an idea that I touched on in my last purity post: the idea of purity as a continuum, as opposed to a binary state of being. Purity is truly both of these things, but cannot be one without the other. As I said in my last post, purity can only … Continue reading “Black and White” Purity vs. Continuum Purity
Last night as I stood before my Father, about to speak the first words of the State Rite, He challenged me. I felt His focus narrow in on me with deadly intensity as I drew breath to power the heka that is the priestly ritual. As I began the rite, I felt the power behind … Continue reading For better or for worse.
The hardest part of this priesthood thing is when my rituals end. I find it next to impossible to close the shrine and walk away. Even when all of my ritual offerings have been made, and the Gods rest in quiet glory in the shrine, I still want to kneel before Them indefinitely. I want … Continue reading Ending the Ritual
Sometimes I am stubborn. I get set on doing something, and when it becomes apparent that perhaps my plans should change, I simply refuse to acknowledge it. I do this with shrine a lot. I will get focused on going to shrine on a particular evening, and then when something happens that would stop me … Continue reading When to Stay Out of Shrine…
Yesterday we celebrated the Day of Wetting the Head before Netjer with a series of wonderfully effective herbal baths, followed by lunch. Then my least favorite part - saying goodbye, and coming home. It's hard for me to leave Retreat. There are so many things floating around my head from discussions an experiences during the … Continue reading Home again.