Happy last day of the year! The final day of the year of Heru-sa-Aset. I’ll be heading off to Retreat again as of Friday. I probably won’t be posting much here, but I’ll try to share snippets on Instagram and Twitter.
To celebrate the last day of the year, I’d like to share a playlist of some of my favorite songs for the end of the year and the beginning of the next one. Enjoy!
Wep Ronpet 2016:
- The Violet Hour – the Civil Wars
- The New Year – Death Cab for Cutie
- The Earth Isn’t Humming – Thrice
- This Year – The Mountain Goats
- Morning Has Broken – Cat Stevens
- Silent in the Morning – Phish
- Here Comes the Flood – Peter Gabriel
- Shrine – Beats Antique
- Empty Hearts – Josh Ritter
- Benedictus – Strawbs
- Get Lucky – Daft Punk
- It’s the End of the World – R.E.M.
Quiet Lady of the House,
Beautiful of Face, Mistress of the West,
as you strip away the old year’s life
and prepare the new year for its birth,
may you guard our journey to Zep Tepi.
May you walk with us in peace,
silently blessing us with each moment,
protecting us like You protect Your brother.
Dua Nebthet! Nekhtet!
Here is a snapshot of something awesome in progress – my workshop slowly pulling together! I am so amazed at the wonderful things everyone has done. We just wrapped up the Sekhmet Healing ceremony. There are no words for seeing Her. Ptah came with a message for us all as well – a blessing I did not expect!
Tomorrow is Weshem-ib. Then, we name the Shemsu – Dua Netjer! Dua Sekhmet! Dua Ptah! Nekhtet!
Yesterday afternoon we enjoyed a lecture on lesser known gods from Daryt, Tanebet and Kai-Imakhu Sedjemes, followed by the daunting task of making amulets to ward against the dangers of the year. After amulet-making I was very worn out – I feel like I snoozed through dinner. We wrapped up the night with prayers and meditation for our Akhu – a beautiful way to end the night. I wound up turning in early rather than staying up for fellowship – probably a wise decision. This morning we will be discussing the gods, followed by a group heka workshop run by none other than me! *gulp* I will check in later after lunch to let you all know how it goes. May Aset bless you on Her birthday! Nekhtet!
Oh Mother of God, oh Queen of the Heavens!
Great of Heka, Eye of Ra,
Daughter of Nut, Mistress of Magic
She Who Gives Life, Powerful One:
Remember me in the coming year.
Remember this humble servant.
May You grant me effective heka,
may You grant me health and prosperity.
As You work Your will,
may You remember me.
Dua Aset! Nekhtet!