A Beckoning Cat

Cats were very sacred animals to the Ancient Egyptians. They held a honored position in many households and were sometimes considered more important than humans. Cats were treated as demigods and anyone caught harming or killing a cat, even by accident, was punished by death, because cats guarded the royal granaries keeping them relatively free … Continue reading A Beckoning Cat

The Five Gifts of Hathor

The Egyptians believed that the gods were not distant deities in the heavens; the gods lived alongside people and interacted with them daily. Trees were considered the homes of the gods and one of the most popular of the Egyptian deities, Hathor, was known as "The Lady of the Sycamore" because she was thought to … Continue reading The Five Gifts of Hathor

Ap-uat the Wolf

Listening to the coyotes communicating in howls and yips just yards away from our Sanctuary, brings to mind one of the most ancient Egyptian gods, Ap-aut (also known as Sed and Wep-wawet) a wolf-like god whose worship originated in Upper Egypt. His name means "the opener of the ways" which is sometimes interpreted as the … Continue reading Ap-uat the Wolf

A firm heart on the right path

Gracious is the face of the well-doer. Let the beneficent one find great company too. To seek without finding equals waste of time. A firm heart on the right path can work like gold and jewels. ~Papyrus of Ani

Sanctuary

"Every good and pure thing that the sky gives, the earth creates, the inundation brings, on which the god/desses live." The sanctuary was the most special and important part of the temple. It was a very dark and mysterious place. Only the high priest/ess and the pharaoh could ever enter the sanctuary. In the middle … Continue reading Sanctuary

Invoking the Goddess

I offer to and invoke Aset the goddess of love, fertility and motherhood. She is the devoted wife, mother and protector of the poor and enslaved. Aset gives a voice to the voiceless and all that she represents is needed for the progression of humanity. We offer to Aset! I offer to and invoke Hathor … Continue reading Invoking the Goddess

Prayer to Ra

Oh RA You God of Life, you Lord of Love, All men live when you shine. You are the crowned King of the Gods. The Goddess Aset embraces you, and enfolds you in all seasons. Those who follow you sing to you with joy, and they bow down their foreheads to the earth In gratitude … Continue reading Prayer to Ra

Solstice, the Re-Birth of Horus

Over five thousand years ago Ancient Egyptians celebrated the re-birth of the sun at this time of year. The midwinter festival celebrated the birth of Horus, son of Aset. The feast days were for 12 days, to reflect the 12 divisions in their zodiac sun calendar.  Ancient Egyptians decorated with greenery and especially with 12 … Continue reading Solstice, the Re-Birth of Horus

Flame of Protection

Intense, destructive fires are all around us here in California. When meditating upon these flames, I found a protection prayer - call it spell ...