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Idk why but this song is so depressing and sad to me, and after hearing it this is what came in my mind. A young woman mourning love of her life.
Hope you all like it! :)
Nov 25 2013 Djehuti (Thoth) - Sacred Writing
Djehuti – Thoth
Djehuti (Thoth) is here to give you the scroll that you are writing with your…
What are peoples thoughts on Patron Gods and Goddesses?
I’ve always been interested in Pagan spirituality type stuff, like lighting candles in specific colours and preparing herb bags with specific scents and plants to try and influence good fortune and generally improve aspects of your life. My mother got me very into certain aspects of this (though she isn’t the type of Pagan that does spell work, she’s more into the belief side of it). Also lighting candles and making scent bags does make me feels relaxed, even if it’s just a placebo effect.
But I’m really curious, what gods and goddesses are people most attracted to?
I’ve always felt drawn to Bastet. Though I would never consider myself a die hard Pagan, I do find comfort in having a Goddess to keep in mind when I doubt myself.
Also the Egyptian gods just rock, I mean c’mon.
Regarding patron deities within kemeticism, you may really enjoy reading KRT (kemetic roundtable) discussion:
My small IMHO: not everyone must seek out for a “patron deity”, but it’s nice to have one :)
Human soul is naturally henotheistic, as one my friend said.
Help an Egyptology graduate student go on her first dig!
Friend of mine asked that I share this around. If you guys can help or spread the word, please do :)
Tumblr friends. You all saved my life. Unfortunately I need help one last time to keep it that way.
You raised enough to pay down a hospital bill so I could have major brain surgery in October. Well, the bill for that is $9,600- Medicaid covered the hospital, NOT the…
Is he poking you for more Chai?
You make it sounds like he’s not constantly poking me for more chai. xD
But I haven’t done anything in a week or so. We’ve been having a quiet time. Just… no stuff going on, so I feel like I should at least make him some chaiHahaha The last I gave him chai, was Sunday. And he kept it until it was cold when I wanted it! :
You just made me think about this quote I once bookmarked for good:
"Once you have established a pattern of performing certain devotions daily, that pattern becomes the minimum of what They expect from you. […] Once you have established a devotional routine for your gods and spirits, Whoever They may be, I would still strongly advise you to stick to that routine. In the end, you will get out of your practice what you put into it, and there is an accumulation of power and of holiness that builds up over time when you perform a ritual activity (no matter how simple it may be) each and every day. It is this accumulation that can see you through the tough times, the times when you can hardly bear to keep going with your practice, when you feel you can barely even do the bare minimum. It is this that will help you keep going." (c) Beth Lynch
…lol about Djehuty throwing books at people :))
so one of the things that bothers me about AE is that I’ve yet to see any mythological creatures
I know at this point you’re all saying, “msarano you’re a fucking idiot” but hear me out
we have netjer, and then we have mini-netjer. there’s no real sense of distinction in being, just of distinction in power levels. netjeri have been known to be promoted to the netjer status
except for the a/pep?
the a/pep doesn’t really count though
except in destroying it
I mean look at other cultures
by which I mean look at these examples I’m about to throw at you
MOTHER FUCKING DRAGONS
I mean, where are those things that weren’t generally worshipped in one form or another
where are the things that it’s just like WHOOPS I PISSED OFF THAT SUPERNATURAL ENTITY I NEED A SPELL OR RITUAL OR OTHER FOLKLOREISH THINGS TO HELP ME OUT
where are they
tell me your secrets
How about the giant talking serpent from “The Shipwrecked sailor” tale? It wasn’t a god.
"… 7. Behold, I am come unto thee. I have brought thee truth; I have done away with sin for thee. I have not sinned against anyone. I have not mistreated people. 8. I have not done evil instead of righteousness. I know not what is not (proper); I have not done anything bad. I have not at the beginning of each day set 9. tasks harder than I had set (previously). My name has not reached the Pilot of the bark. I have not reviled the God. I have not laid violent hands on an orphan. I have not done what 10. the God abominates. I have not slandered a servant to his superior. I have not made (anyone) grieve; I have not made (anyone) weep. I have not killed; 11. I have not turned (anyone) over to a killer. I have not caused anyone’s suffering. I have not diminished 12. the food-offerings in the temples; I have not debased the offering-cakes of the gods. I have not taken the cakes of the blessed. I have not copulated (illicitly); I have not been unchaste. I have not increased nor diminished the measure, I have not diminished the palm; 13. I have not encroached upon fields. I have not added to the balance weights; I have not tempered with the plumb bob of the 14. balance. I have not taken milk from a child’s mouth; I have not driven small cattle from their herbage. I have not snared 15. birds from the gods’ harpoon tips; I have not caught fish of their [lagoons]. I have not stopped (the flow of) water in its seasons ; I have not built a dam against 16. flowing water. I have not quenched a fire when it should burn. I have not [failed to observe] the days for haunches of meat. I have not kept 17. cattle away from the God’s property. I have not blocked the God at his processions. I am pure. I am pure. I am pure. I am pure.”
This is a passage from the Book of the Dead, a series of prayers and rituals that are meant to guide the deceased through the afterlife. This section is from Spell 125, in which the deceased must declare his innocence upon arriving at the hall of the Two Truths.
It’s interesting how much you can pick up about a language just by taking a good, long look at some text and its translation. See if you can find the following words in the hieroglyphs above: