This year, somehow, celebrating the Mysteries of Wesir felt right for the first time. I traveled down to Virginia for a vigil ritual hosted by one of the temple's ordained clergy.
The Mysteries of Wesir snuck up on me this year. I had wanted to celebrate them deeply this year. In fact, I'd wanted to take an entire month to contemplate the gods of the West. After the hurricane, having no home and no space (in my home or head) to contemplate the depth of mortality, … Continue reading Death Gods and Living
Later today, I will be honoring Wesir's Mysteries with several Shemsu and Remetj from the northeastern US, with dinner and ceremonies to celebrate Him. In the meantime, here are some thoughts from other people about Wesir and His mysteries: Raheriwesir, a w'ab priest of Wesir in Kemetic Orthodoxy, has been writing about the Mysteries day … Continue reading The Mysteries Have Begun
We are quickly approaching the Mysteries of Wesir, according to the Kemetic Orthodox calendar. The air is full of frost, the ground is cold and all around me, the trees are bare. The Lord of the Greenery will join them soon. This holiday is bittersweet. The King of the Gods gives His life to be … Continue reading The God Who Died
Autumn has begun here. This is the season when I feel the closest to Wesir, my Akhu, and the gods of the West. By the Kemetic Orthodox calendar, the mysteries of Wesir's death and ascent as King of the Duat will be celebrated soon. While I know Wesir is truly a god of green things, … Continue reading Seeking Autumn, Seeking Wesir.
I celebrate the seasons of the year according to the festival calendar researched and compiled by Rev. Tamara Siuda - so the dates of my calendar are aligned according to the astronomical events relevant in Kemetic Orthodoxy. Other dates for similar festivals might differ! The year, for me, begins in August, with the festival of … Continue reading Episode 7: Seasons and Holidays; the Kemetic Calendar