My style of celebration is best described as "casual". What I do will depend on what festival I'm celebrating and how important it is in my personal practice (or the State religion).
Ancestor veneration was a regular part of ancient Kemetic religion. Maintaining tombs, remembering the dead, making offerings to their kau - all of this was vital not only for the happiness of the living, but for the dead in the afterlife. Modern Kemetic-based religions often include some form of ancestor devotions. In Kemetic Orthodoxy, having a … Continue reading Ancestors.
A prayer I wrote to my gods recently, as I commuted to my internship site. Feel free to adapt for your own use with your own gods and ancestors. O Father mine, unlock the doors of my heart and mind that I may walk fully with others. O Mother mine, place your fire in my … Continue reading A Prayer.
No god designed the calendar that moves with us, that breathes with us, inhaling and exhaling years and milestones. We make the days sacred by our own design. We consecrate them with our plans, anoint them with our tears and sing hymns with the peals of our laughter. We nimbly navigate the scaffold of holy … Continue reading Number the Days
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwKXYXmMVU4 I heard this for the first time during Wag festival, and it immediately called to mind Nut and the Akhu.