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
I've known for years that I was meant to work in a service-oriented position. In elementary school I thought that meant being a teacher. In high school, I waffled between psychology and music education. As an undergraduate student, I landed squarely on the side of psychology, in a tiny corner called "counseling". The funny thing … Continue reading Carrying Their Light, Every Day
A request for donations from a religious group can feel like a major affront. What will I get in exchange for my donation? Is this the start of a sinister series of attempts to drain my bank account? This is just like my Christian church, isn't it. Let's be real. Any organization incurs operational costs, and they add up fast.
Ritual purity isn't a requirement for worship of the gods. Prayer and offerings made without ritual purity still count. So why bother?
My gods seem to have an arrangement. In the summer, when the air is thick and humid and the sun is an unforgettable presence in the sky, my Mother comes forward. She teaches me about healing, about mercy, about justice. I feel Her wrap Her arms around me as the heat presses against my skin … Continue reading Seasons and Gods
Drama. Chaos. Upheaval. We struggle with these issues in our life every day. We see our friends bickering, our co-workers cheating, our superiors ignoring their duties. We see laws broken and justice ignored. No matter what we do, we always seem to see some disruption around us. Sometimes it nudges its way into our personal … Continue reading Everything is falling apart and it sucks.
It is my absolute pleasure to announce that Nekhen Ib Imau-sen has reopened in service to Wepwawet and Sekhmet-Mut. I have returned to w'ab priesthood now that my internships are done, and I look forward to continuing to serve and honor the gods. 🙂