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
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
I'm putting a call out to my siblings in Sekhmet to smash the donation goal for the House of Netjer this month. Are you ready? Let's do it!
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.
There's a new deity on my shrine as of Tuesday: Nebt-het, the sister of Aset and mother of Yinepu, one of the mourning women of Wesir, comforter of the dead and the mourning. She has been an incredible teacher in my life as I learn to sit with the deep pain and trauma many clients … Continue reading Dua Nebt-het!
Ritual purity isn't a requirement for worship of the gods. Prayer and offerings made without ritual purity still count. So why bother?