The Blue Lotus and Nefertem

The ancient Egyptians regarded the blue lotus (or blue water lily) as a symbol of creation. In ancient Egyptian mythology, the blue lotus was the first object to emerge out of chaos. It was associated with the sun god, Re, due to the way that it would rise out of the water over a short … Continue reading The Blue Lotus and Nefertem

Prayer to Nut, the Sky Goddess

O Great One who became Sky, You are Strong, you are Mighty. Every place is filled with Your Beauty. The whole world lies beneath you. You possess it! As you enfold the whole Earth and all things in Your arms, enfold me too. Make me an Indestructible Star in your Body. Utterance 432 - the … Continue reading Prayer to Nut, the Sky Goddess

Prayer to Anubis in Honor of our Beloved Magus

O, Anubis! Mighty Anubis! Michael Angelo has entered the gates to your realm, And we ask that you deem him worthy. His spirit is a brave one, And his soul is an honorable one. O, Anubis! Mighty Anubis! As you take his measure, And weigh his heart as he stands before you, Know that he … Continue reading Prayer to Anubis in Honor of our Beloved Magus

Prayer and Hymn to Isis (Aset) the Goddess of 10,000 Faces

Praise to you, Isis, the Great One, The mother of Horus, Lady of Heaven, Mistress and Queen of the gods. You are the First Royal Spouse of Osiris, The supreme overseer of the Golden Ones in the temples, The Eldest son, first born of Geb. Praise to you, Isis, the Great One, The mother of … Continue reading Prayer and Hymn to Isis (Aset) the Goddess of 10,000 Faces

Prayer to Thoth – Daily Prayer of Adoration

Prayer to Thoth - Daily Ritual Prayer of Adoration O you gods in Heaven, O you gods on Earth! You Southerners, Northerners, Westerners, Easterners, Come and behold Thoth, how He shines forth in His crown which the two lords in Hermopolis have set in place for Him, in order that He may perform the governance … Continue reading Prayer to Thoth – Daily Prayer of Adoration

Prayer to Hathor – Goddess of Beauty

To the Goddess of Love, the Lady of the Two Lands Giving praise to Hathor, who lives in Thebes. Kiss the earth for her in all her forms. May I pray to her for the greatness of her name, for the strength of her striking power. Love of her is in the hearts of the … Continue reading Prayer to Hathor – Goddess of Beauty

Creating an Altar – Heku

The Ancient Egyptians made offerings to their deities on altars in offering halls located outside the sanctuaries of temples. Some altars might also be placed in other courts and halls in the temple complex. The altars were various sizes; some quite large, carved and decorated square blocks, others small and table-like. Bas-relief and other decorations … Continue reading Creating an Altar – Heku

The Bennu Bird

The Bennu Bird is an ancient Egyptian deity linked with the sun, creation, and rebirth. According to Egyptian mythology, the Bennu Bird was a self-created deity which played a role in the creation of the world. It was said to be the Ba (soul) of the sun god Ra and facilitated the actions of Atum, the … Continue reading The Bennu Bird

Bes the Champion

Bes is a complex being who is both a deity and a demonic fighter. He was a god of war as well as protector of childbirth and the home; and he was associated with sexuality, humor, music and dancing. Bes is depicted as a bearded dwarf often shown sticking out his tongue and holding a … Continue reading Bes the Champion

Make Incense of Different Kinds of Sweet Herbs for Ra

On this day, according to the Cairo Calendar, it is suggested that we "make incense of different kinds of sweet herbs for Ra and his followers which will please him on this day." Therefore, I am making a new batch of Kyphi incense today. The burning of incense was integral to worship of the gods … Continue reading Make Incense of Different Kinds of Sweet Herbs for Ra