Hermopolis prayerbook
So I think Bast or Sekhmet might have eyed me and want my attention. Any signs/phenomena/general things to be aware of to determine if it's true or which of the two it is?

satsekhem:

One of the most unfortunate things about the netjeru is that they are inscrutable. Hell, this is probably true of all the gods, but I exclusively work with gods who are of the Kemetic persuasion, so I can’t comment on any other pantheon. But, I can safely assure anyone and everyone who wants to forge relationships with netjer, they are about as mysterious as they come.

Thing is, the relationships we forge with the gods are inherently our own. Even though we could all working with the same being, we are all working with them for different reasons. While some of those reasons can and probably do mirror others’ reasons that does not necessarily mean that the relationship, the outcome will be the same. It merely means that we all have a task to perform for whatever reason and the gods will demand that task over and over again if they have to. How each of us, with that pesky thing called free will, go about it is going to be entirely different from one instance to another.

In same vein, the gods can and have behaved quite differently from one devotee to another. Due to the various types of behaviors they can, they have, and they will display when reaching out to new devotees, there really is never going to be an encyclopedia of “looked for” signs, phenomena, and general things in order to determine who, specifically, is doing the knocking. How they will reach out to me is not how they will reach out to you, or anyone else. For some people, it’s just a feeling and for others it’s a lot of coincidences.

Besides, as much as we can ask that they start showing up with neon blinking signs and marching bands, they won’t. I think, honestly, the gods prefer to be as impenetrable as possible just to make us work that much harder.

inspirationalwhimsy:

I know Min does has a sense of humor and he can take a joke but it sounds like that goes too far. It also sounds like they fail to mention about his white bull aspect and that (from what I’ve read) he holds a lightning bolt in his hand and that he is thought of as a passionate, powerful, and creative deity. Min is aware that his image may seem silly, so he does joke about it but I hope the tourists are educated on his greatness because he is more than a sexual pun.

I am slowly developing my relationship with Hethert but she seems to come off as the sisterly type with me. When she wants devotion or attention, she seems to make it known. For me, she seems to like it when I go into public with make up and I know she’d like jewelry to be worn but she is mostly interested in a head piece for me. I found the right one but I am going to wait before I make that purchase (probably wait till my next pay check).

Just like with Min’s bull image, I’m interested in Hethert’s cow image. I just feel drawn to it for some reason :0

And thank you!

I think it could be possible to find a papyrus with image of Hathor in cow form. And probably, souvenir statues of cows that may represent her.
But I haven’t seen good bull deities statues in souvenir shops yet… may be only Apis figures. I’m not sure if Apis figure will work for you.

Not all tourists in Egypt are educated. There are many tourists who come to Egypt mostly for all-inclusive Hurghada sea resorts; and they visit a temple or two just because the tour was a part of their package.

They don’t know much and they make silly jokes all around. I remember the popular joke about reliefs of offering-bearers, as if they were McDonalds workers. The tourists tried to “identify” the offerings as BigMacs and fries and cola bottles.

It was funny one time, but when the same joke was repeated many times, it became boring.

cchannette:

jwisser:

thepasta-nerada:

vvrathia:

the sexual tension when u and ur crush are online on fb at the same time and u just stare at their lil green dot

and suddenly you know what gatsby felt like

This is actually the most profound and appropriate literary allusion I’ve encountered so far this week.

oh my god

Hey there! I'm pomegranateandivy's Anubis anon! I'd love to know more about what he's like as a patron, and what it's like to be a follower. I've always felt him to be compelling ever since I was a child and first learnt about the ancient Egyptians in school.

shrineofanubis:

Hi sweetheart! Thanks for being patient and for putting up with my nonsense xD

Anubis can be different as a patron depending the follower, no relationship is the same even if both parties call themselves devotees or godspouses of his. From my experience, he as a patron can be very gentle, loving and really friendly, almost like an older brother who can be quite overly protective of me and watches over me when he can.

He can also be really honest (like, in yo-face-honest, if that makes sense) at times if he notices that your feet are not well planted on the earth, if you are ignoring/avoiding someone/something, if you are hiding something that you don’t like about yourself, or simply hiding something, he will bring it up to the surface although not as harshly as Haides does to me sometimes. Anubis is more gentle in that aspect. He will bring it up to you not to harm you but to help you face it, deal with it, transmute it, heal from it and move on. As sometimes the reason why we don’t move forward in life is because something that we have long hidden is what is holding us back. So, don’t hide anything from Anubis because he will always know and he will bring it up to you.

As his follower I feel safe, totally safe, protected, loved, nurtured. He has given me so much inner strength during the past 4 years that I’ve known him. If it wasn’t for him, I would have committed suicide in 2011 due to all the horrible challenges that my family and I were going through at the time, and me being the “pillar” of the home, I had a huge responsibility to keep everyone mentally and spiritually strong, but the time came when I finally collapsed and he was there, helping me, supporting me and telling me over and over that "Everything will be fine." and he was always right.

Despite his intimidating appearance, he’s a ball of love and joy! Though I have to admit, he is very quiet with me. He is quiet and serious most of the time and only speaks when really, reaaally necessary, but he tends to make a joke and laugh really hard once in a while! So he does have a sense of humor (oh he loves puns and sex jokes) but it is well hidden.

If you would like to get other points of view, thejackalsdance is one of Anubis’ mortal wives (thejackalsdance I know you don’t like labels BUT OH WELL) and can tell you her own point of view, as well as meritinpu, marazazel I believe as well? And hellhoundkin, I apologize if I have missed any other Anubis followers, I’m burning my brain here thinking. <.< But feel free to jump in as well!

I hope this brings some clarity to you my dear flower! :3

inspirationalwhimsy:

intaier:

We got our tickets to Egypt for January.
Going there 8.01 for two weeks, starting in Abu-Simbel with a cruise around Lake Nasser and visit to Nubian temples.
Especially Dakka (yes, the one you see in my header image) is what I’m excited about - my precious jewel of Nubia.
(Yes, Dakka is the…

If you see anything Min and Hethert related, I wanna see :0

I don’t think I have any prayer requests for Djehuty except maybe asking if he can help improve my eye sight buuuuut I don’t think that is a thing he can do :p My vision tends to blur and I can’t see very well far away and my glasses are useless at night. Mmmm maybe if it is in his ability, ask about getting to an eye doctor sooner?
Either way, lucky you and hope you have fun and an enlightening journey :)

There are literally lots of souvenirs related to Min, around Egypt. Unfortunately, his ityphallic images/statues are considered to be a good joke for tourists. People buy them just because they think a god with big “device” is funny.
There is also absolutely stupid “urban legend” about who Min really is, being told by guides to tourists (like he was a one-legged guy who impregnated all the women in the village when their husbands were gone to war).

Many of his images in the temples are being turned in tourist attractions. People touch and touch the relief, probably for “good luck” or good fertility. When you see the temple relief with one particular spot being darker (and dirtier) because of thousand hands touching it daily…  I don’t know what does Min thinks about this “touristic” popularity of his.

Many of these statues that they sell for tourists, they are done without respect, without real knowledge of a deity, this is just a business.
Same with many other Netjeru images… there are many mass-produced handmade cats and other popular Netjeru such as Anubis, but it’s hard to find a statue where the sculptor really did put personal faith and love.

What about Hathor, her main sanctuary is Dendera. I don’t know if I will manage to visit Dendera temple this time. I’ve been there once. But of course there are many her images in other temples all around. I will surely take photos. =)

Interesting that I never had real personal relationship with Hathor, she was mostly overshadowed by Isis/Aset for me. However I have a friend who is devoted to her very passionately, and when I help him to find information, hymns, prayers and other things about her, this probably means I do something for her too :)

+ I will pray about your eye sight and doctor appointment

Looking for More Blogs to Follow

these-star-fields:

Also, I just unfollowed about 100 blogs because I want this account to be a little more focused.

My dash is pretty quiet now, though.

Please reblog or whatever to let me know if you write about any of the following topics:

  1. Magic/witchcraft (preferably the non-Wiccan kind, but Wiccans are cool, too)
  2. Dragons (especially if you work with them in some kind of magical or spiritual framework)
  3. Goddesses
  4. Tarot
  5. Hinduism
  6. Devotional polytheism
  7. Fantasy/sci-fi art

I post mostly about devotional polytheism - kemetic, hellenic, and other traditions too. Bhakti, #deity dedication, occasionally reblog or post quotes about godspousery. And my personal journey.
And many pictures of Ancient Egypt.

nile-flood:

ファラオの名前をびっしり入れた 俺俺神殿の内装デザイン

nile-flood:

ファラオの名前をびっしり入れた 俺俺神殿の内装デザイン

If you want to envy me a little, now it’s the time

We got our tickets to Egypt for January.
Going there 8.01 for two weeks, starting in Abu-Simbel with a cruise around Lake Nasser and visit to Nubian temples.
Especially Dakka (yes, the one you see in my header image) is what I’m excited about - my precious jewel of Nubia.
(Yes, Dakka is the temple of Djehuty)
… and after Aswan, going to Luxor and other places. May be will manage to visit Hibis this time.
Hope to visit Hermopolis this time too, again.
And Qasr-el-Aguz of course =)
Not sure about Abydos and Dendera, but I plan to visit several temples of Montu around Luxor, and other not-very-well-known temples…

* I will be taking prayer requests for Djehuty for all his sanctuaries =)

P.S. I usually perform solemn & formal ritual for him every full moon - and you may send me prayer requests for these rites too.

illuminatizeitgeist:

"The Egyptian scarab is one of the most remarkable symbolic figures ever conceived by the mind of man. It was evolved by the erudition of the priestcraft from a simple insect which, because of its peculiar habits and appearance, properly symbolized the strength of the body, the resurrection of the soul, and the Eternal and Incomprehensible Creator in His aspect as Lord of the Sun. Initiates of the Egyptian Mysteries were sometimes called scarabs; again, lions and panthers. The scarab was the emissary of the sun, symbolizing light, truth, and regeneration. Stone scarabs, called heart scarabs, about three inches long, were placed in the heart cavity of the dead when that organ was removed to be embalmed separately as part of the process of mummifying."

- Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages

illuminatizeitgeist:

“I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
—  Henry David Thoreau

illuminatizeitgeist:

“I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

Henry David Thoreau

brudesworld:

The Dolls by Edwin Howland Blashfield (1848-1936)

brudesworld:

The Dolls by Edwin Howland Blashfield (1848-1936)

hadrian6:

Diana the Huntress. 1601-03. Giuseppe Cesari - Cavalier d’Arpino. Italian 1568-1640. oil/wood.
http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

hadrian6:

Diana the Huntress. 1601-03. Giuseppe Cesari - Cavalier d’Arpino. Italian 1568-1640. oil/wood.

http://hadrian6.tumblr.com

It is better to suffer for truth than to prosper by falsehood.
Danish proverb. (via octoberinflorence)
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
Rumi (via alwaysinsearchoflight)
Believe me, there is no goal, nor a way to reach it. You are the way and the goal, there is nothing else to reach except yourself.
Nisargadatta Maharaj (via in-a-wonderland-they-lie)