Reminder: Festivals for Aset for July and Birthdays of the Gods   1 comment

4 Shomu/Mesore/July

19-Celebrate your Feast of your God.
20 of July-Festival of the Birth of Aset
22-Festival of the Children of Nut and Geb
26 of 4 Shomu to 4 of Extra Days-Festival of the Foundation of the Temple (of Aset and Sobek)
28 to 30-Festival of the Birth of Aset

Days Upon the Year

July 29-August 2

1-Birthday of Wesir
2-Birthday of Heru Wer
3-Birthday of Set
4-Birthday of Aset
5-Birthday of Nebet Het
Extra Day 4 to 1 of 1 Akhet-Festival of the Birth of Aset

Posted July 18, 2014 by jewelofaset in Aset, Calendar, Festivals, Nebet Het, Set, Wesir

Signal Boost: New Brighid Devotional   Leave a comment

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I have a few poems published in here. I have updated the publications page to reflect this. Here is the link: Publications

Here is the link for the Hardcover: The Cauldron Cill Brighid Devotional

Here is the link for the Paperback: The Cauldron Cill Brighid Devotional

Here is the link for the Free PDF E-Book: The Cauldron Cill Brighid Devotional

Posted July 15, 2014 by jewelofaset in Books

Lady of Ma’at   Leave a comment

Lady of Ma’at

by JewelofAset

Lady of Ma’at
This is My Title
In the Duat
As I judge in the Halls
I am the Double Truth
with My Sister, Nebet Het
We are the Ma’ati
Together as One
We are the Sisters who endure
in the Duat
We judge those who have died
We judge their actions
We judge their thoughts
We judge their hearts
if they are evil or good
But dear child, this Ma’at
is not the one you follow
You bicker
You make strife
What will you say when you come to Our Halls?
You tried and failed to be a decent person?
You tried and failed to live a life of integrity?
A life with morals?
A life blessed by Gods?
You are alone here in your strife
You are alone here in your wickedness
When you come to Our Halls
what will you say?
You must take responsibility for your actions in life.
You must take charge of your destiny
You are not its Mistress
In order to own yourself
You must know who you are
and take charge of your life
You do not get to blame others for your failures
You are responsible for your own actions
and your own lives
We are not responsible for your mistakes
You are.
We are not responsible for your successes
You are.
We can help you succeed and
We can bestow blessings on those who serve Us
But, child
This life is yours to live
it is yours to enjoy
Take advantage of everything We have given you
and thrive within your means
Dear child,
ma’at is subjective
it is situational
because everyone is not the same
People respond differently to different stimuli
So ma’at is not the same for all
There is a sliding scale here
We are not unreasonable Gods
But dear child, dear child
You throw ma’at around
like you know what it means
And you do not
There is no English translation for this word that is sufficient
Integrity
Right Action
Right Thought
These are what come from the Human Heart
But these are not ma’at
Ma’at is an effective, working community
Do you have this?
It is the connection between people
Goodness and honesty breeds the same
Strife and dishonesty breeds the same
Which one is a more effective, healthy community?
The honest one
So why do you think you are in ma’at
if all you do is lie or steal or make strife?
This is not a healthy community
This is not a healthy community
Our standards are not your own
We are not unreasonable Gods
We are not unreasonable Gods
Do your best and serve Us well
But dear child, dear child
the strife you bring
or the goodness you bring
will determine
what you will say
before the court of the Gods.
And dear child, dear child
Ma’at will be weighed against your heart
how will you fare
against the cosmic scale?
Did you add goodness or strife?
Ma’at is who you are
when you act from your heart.
Ma’at is who you are
when you act from who you truly are.
This is why your heart is weighed against the Feather of Ma’at.
So, dear child, dear child
Who are you?
Are you someone who will promote ma’at
or are you someone who acts to undermine it?

Posted July 6, 2014 by jewelofaset in Aset, Oracles

Link: Isis and Her Dark Twin Nephthys   Leave a comment

Isidora Forrest, Priestess and author has a great post about Aset and Nebet Het or Isis and Nephthys.

Here is the link: Isis & Her Dark Twin, Nephthys

Posted July 4, 2014 by jewelofaset in Aset, Isidora Forrest, Links, Nebet Het

Four Fire Festivals of Aset   Leave a comment

There are four fire festivals of Aset this week! A great way to represent Her solar or stellar light is to light candles.

Festival of the Birth of Aset, with the Beautiful Throne, the Great Goddess celebrates Aset’s birth in Her aspect as the throne Goddess. On Her birth festivals, candles were lit for Her.

Appearance of Sopdet is the half-way mark of Aset-Sopdet disappearing into the Duat to return on the New Year. A candle is lit to represent starlight.

Burning the Widow’s Flame is a solemn occasion where Aset as Wesir’s widow prepares Him for the Duat. A flame burns for Aset on Her shrine.

Aset Luminous is Aset’s Festival of Lights where She searches for Wesir. Prayers are written on paper, folded into boats with a tealight in it and floated on water in a sink, tub, river, bowl or ocean to carry the prayers to the Goddess.

Here are instructions for boat making: Making Boats for Aset Luminous

Oracle for Aset Luminous (Aset, the Fiercely Bright One)

by JewelofAset

What are you doing for Her festival?

What will you do today for the Fiercely Bright One?
Light candles or lamps? Sing a hymn? Perform ritual before Her shrine? What will you offer to the Lady?

What will you do today for the Mother of God? The one who gave birth to Heru in the Marshes? The sole Mother who took care of Her son?

What will you do for Aset, the Fiercely Bright One? The One who leads the way in the darkness, dispelling shadows with Her light? The stellar and solar goddess of the dawn.

What will you do today? What will you accomplish? What will you profess?

What will you ask Me in your letter? What prayers and hopes will the boats carry on the water, with My light guiding the way?

What will you ask Me to dispel in your lives? What will you ask Me to cultivate?

What will you do for the Fiercely Bright One? What will you ask of the Brightest of Stars? What will you ask of the Solar Goddess?

I am the Mistress of Magic. I am the Goddess Who Knows Her Spells. What I speak comes to pass.

Do not worry, child. I will take care of you.

Who am I? Am I not the Goddess who knows Ra’s Name? Am I not the wisest and cleverest of Gods? Am I not the Goddess of all magic, all heka, all life-power, all kau?

So what will you ask Me on My festival day?

The words you speak and write have power. What I speak comes to pass. What you write is your heart’s desire.
For what you do, what you say and what you write will become.

Reminder: Aset Festivals for Rest of June and July   Leave a comment

3 Shomu/Epiphi/June

26 of 3 Shomu to 15 of 4 Shomu-Festival of the Birth of Aset, with the Beautiful Throne (Isis Nepherses), the Great Goddess
28-Appearance of Sopdet
30-Burning the Widow’s Flame

4 Shomu/Mesore/July

2-Aset Luminous: Procession of Aset, the Brilliant, Mother of God
16 of July-Ferrying of Aset, the Great Goddess
16 to 17 of July-Festival of the Birth of Aset
19-Celebrate your Feast of your God.
20 of July-Festival of the Birth of Aset
22-Festival of the Children of Nut and Geb
26 of 4 Shomu to 4 of Extra Days-Festival of the Foundation of the Temple (of Aset and Sobek)
28 to 30-Festival of the Birth of Aset

Posted June 29, 2014 by jewelofaset in Aset, Calendar, Devotional Practice, Festivals, Shrine

Epithets of Serqet   Leave a comment

Epithets of Serqet

Daughter of Ra (1)
Divine Mother (2)
Eye of Ra (3)
Great (4)
Lady of All the Gods (5)
Lady of Heaven (6)
Lady of the House of Life (7)
Lady of the Netherworld (8)
Lady of the Sacred Land (Necropolis) (9)
Lady of the Two Lands (10)
Mistress of the Beautiful House (11)

Sources

(1) Piankoff, Alexandre. Mythological Papyri: Bollingen III Series. (University of Princeton Press, 1957), 152. Papyrus of Ta-Shed-Khonsu.

(2) Wilkinson, Richard H. The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. (New York: Thames and Hudson, 2003) , 234. Piankoff, Mythological Papyri, 102. Papyrus of Nisti-Ta-Nebet-Taui.

(3) Piankoff, Mythological Papyri, 153. Papyrus of Ta-Shed-Khonsu.

(4) Piankoff, Mythological Papyri, 152. Papyrus of Ta-Shed-Khonsu.

(5) Piankoff, Mythological Papyri, 181. Papyrus of Gaut-Sushen A.

(6) Wilkinson, Complete, 234.

(7) Piankoff, Mythological Papyri, 138. Papyrus of Ta-Udja-Re.

(8) Piankoff, Mythological Papyri, 153. Papyrus of Ta-Shed-Khonsu.
(9) Wilkinson, Complete, 234.

(10) Piankoff, Mythological Papyri, 152. Papyrus of Ta-Shed-Khonsu.

(11) Wilkinson, Complete, 234.

Posted June 28, 2014 by jewelofaset in Articles, Aset-Serqet, Names and Epithets

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