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
The Goddess of Destruction and Creation, Mother Nature, Aset, the 10,000 faces of the Goddess; it has been said (over and over again) “don't mess with Mother Nature.” The Divine Feminine, Mother Nature, is stronger than man/humans. Throughout history She is honored, feared, worshiped, and, discussed here. With Goddess Pele now creating fear and tremors … Continue reading Goddesses of Destruction and Creation
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
Intense, destructive fires are all around us here in California. When meditating upon these flames, I found a protection prayer - call it spell ...
The last moon phase of the year is the Long Nights Moon in December, also called Raven or Big Winter Moon, depending on where you live. This is often a time of introspection and self discovery, as you evaluate the trials and tribulations that you've endured over the past year. This is a time to re-evaluate where you want to go and who you want to be in the coming twelve month; this is a season of adaptation and change. Full Moon/Mirror of Hathor scrying magic can be very helpful to see the possibilities.
Not far to the south of Giza is the huge necropolis of Saqqara, which lies within an ancient city called Inbu-Hedj (the White Fortress). Saqqara does not have Egypt's largest pyramids, however it has some of the most ancient tombs and pyramids including the Step Pyramid of Djoser which is often considered the first true … Continue reading Saqqara – The Pyramid Texts
As we look to the sky during this time of year, we see the constellation Orion directly above at midnight. Orion was to the ancient Egyptians (and to many of us) the most distinctive of all the constellations in the night sky. It rises directly before the adjacent star Sirius. Orion was imagined as being … Continue reading Orion’s Belt, Sothis, and the Pyramids of Giza
According to the Cairo Calendar, adjusted for the changes in our modern sky as Sirius, the Sothis Star, rises in August rather than mid-June in Ancient Times, today is the feast day of Sekhmet Bast Ra. We therefore reflect upon the 164th Chapter of The Book of the Dead in which prayer and homage is … Continue reading Feast Day of Sekhmet and Bastet
Today is the day Hedjhotep and Tayet come forth from the Great Temple of Heliopolis. They present their gifts to Neith, one of the most ancient deities (early Pre-Dynastic Period c. 6000 - 3150 BCE). Hedjhotep is the God of linen and Tayet is the Goddess of weaving. In a text from the Temple of … Continue reading Hedjhotep, Tayet and Neith
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