Reflecting on our Shrine to the Lady Hathor, we come across her in the papyrus of Ani (also known as the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Translated by E.A. Wallis Budge) Hathor, Lady of Amentet, the Dweller in the Great Land, the Lady of Ta-Tchesert, the Eye of Ra, the Dweller in his breast, the … Continue reading The Praise of Hathor, Lady of Amentet (Dweller in the Great Land)
At the heart of the Egyptian calendar year was the rising waters of the Nile as part of the annually-occurring inundation. Egyptians noted that the Sirius star (Sothis) would rise roughly at same time every year, which for between 3,000-2,500 BC was in late June. With the inundation usually happening shortly thereafter, the Egyptians celebrated … Continue reading The Inundation
The following is an homage to Mothers (on behalf of Mother's day which resonates with this ancient Priestess with several children and grandchildren): "O my heart which I had from my mother ! O my heart which I had from mother ! O my heart of my different ages ! May there be nothing to … Continue reading Homage to Mothers and to Re
We welcome Re Sekhmet to the Iseum Sanctuary Refuge. Re is from the Mohave Desert area of Southern California. Being found in a desert seems appropriate for an Egyptian/Arabian Mau. Re was in a shelter which "euthanizes" cats and other animals that are unclaimed and unwanted. Fortunately, he came to us, as he had come … Continue reading Our newest Sanctuary member: Re Sekhmet Mau
October 29 is the last day of the month and a very favorable day. It is the day of the Houses [Temples] of Re and of Osiris.
Beloved Bastet, mistress of happiness and bounty, daughter of the Sun God, Slay the evil that afflicts our minds as you slay the serpent Apep. With your graceful stealth anticipate the moves of all who perpetrate cruelties and stay their hands against the children of light. Grant us the joy of song and dance, and … Continue reading Invocation of Bastet
Water purity Temple cats blessed by the lake Sacred with no fear