The Feather of Ma’at and Shu

The land of Ancient Egypt was home to an abundance of animals and especially birds. The Ancient Egyptians believed that this world was a reflection of the divine realm and birds provided an important source of symbolism. Not only could they represent a specific deity - Ra and Horus as falcons, Thoth as the Ibis … Continue reading The Feather of Ma’at and Shu

Hymn to Thoth – God of Writing, Magic, Wisdom and the Moon

Thoth is the Ancient Egyptian God of writing, magic, wisdom, and the moon. The worship of Thoth began in Lower Egypt most likely during the Pre-Dynastic Period (c. 6000-3150 BCE) and continued through the Ptolemaic Period (323-30 BCE) which was the last dynastic era of Ancient Egyptian history. Thus the worship and veneration of Thoth … Continue reading Hymn to Thoth – God of Writing, Magic, Wisdom and the Moon

The Seven Principles of Ma’at

The Goddess Maʽat is the embodiment of the Ancient Egyptian Seven Principles of Ma'at which are Truth, Balance, Order, Harmony, Righteousness, Morality, and Justice. It was expected that the priests, Pharaohs and their families embody these principles, along with every member of the community.  Life was to be lived in such a way that these … Continue reading The Seven Principles of Ma’at

Hymn to Ma’at and Cosmic Balance

Ma'at was and is the Goddess of truth, justice, wisdom, the stars, law, morality, order, harmony, the seasons, and cosmic balance. Some of her Epithets are Beloved Daughter of Ra, She of the beautiful face, Controller of seasons, Food of the Gods, Lady of Heaven and Queen of Earth.  As “The food of the Gods,” … Continue reading Hymn to Ma’at and Cosmic Balance

The 42 Ideals of Ma’at

For the Ancient Egyptian, the 42 Ideals of Ma’at represented the concept of balance and order; everything had its place in the world including culture, society, the seasons, and of course the Gods and Goddesses. Ma’at was the one that kept the stars in motion, the seasons changing and maintained the order of Heaven and … Continue reading The 42 Ideals of Ma’at

Invoking Ma’at

Egyptians were urged to invoke the goddess Ma'at for righting wrongs and helping truth emerge from any situation. Invoking Ma'at also brings one back to the primal beginnings of earth, finding common ground, balance, and to embody righteousness. One invocation using a feather, smudge, amethyst, ankh, and rose oil as ritual implements: Ma'at I call … Continue reading Invoking Ma’at