I am often asked to write about heka. The problem with me writing about heka is that I really don't do much heka. My heka work is limited to prayers, offerings, and the occasional execration. I ignored these requests for a long time, until I remembered that I happen to be good friends with one of the most powerful hekau I know.
Later yesterday afternoon we were able to go take a look at our neighborhood. Pretty scary looking. Our streets looked like rivers, with water flooded up over the sidewalks, lapping against our front lawn. Thankfully, that's as far as the water came. It crested right against our door, but did not come into the house. … Continue reading We’re home and we’re safe.
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 … Continue reading Community Heka In Progress…
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 … Continue reading Retreat Report: Set’s Day
A few days ago I decided that in my private journal, I was going to hash out my feelings about a word I hadn't been using: the p word. Pagan. Now it seems that the question of Paganism is kind of a hot topic, having found its way to Pantheon, the pagan blog on Patheos, … Continue reading Pagan.
Personal power takes many forms. I've traditionally thought of power as "the ability to make things happen by Unseen means", but I think that's kind of a mistake, after some time spent reflecting on Heka as "authoritative utterance". Heka is magic, of many kinds, but the word carries the connotation not just of sympathetic magic … Continue reading Episode 6: Heka, Magic and Personal Power
I'm doing a 30 Days of Me Meme on my personal journal, and one of the day's prompts was "My Beliefs". I tried very hard not to write about the practical end of my religion: Sure, I perform a daily ritual, sure I had a divination done for my Parent deities, sure I am a … Continue reading What is Important?