Daily Rite with a portable shrine

Recently I was traveling, and since I had a new portable shrine (a nice, handmade wooden box with a rose design on the cover), I thought I would take pictures and show you what I do when I’m on the road. (I couldn’t do this before, because what I was using before was an old… Continue reading Daily Rite with a portable shrine


A few brief words about John Glenn

This might seem off-topic for a minute, but bear with me. As you may know, John Glenn, Mercury astronaut, Senator, and hero, passed away yesterday. The Daily Rite that I shared with you guys a while back features these words: I pour cool water for the akhu, Shining like gold in the vault of Nut.… Continue reading A few brief words about John Glenn


Is life after death the same as eternal life?

What do you think? Since I’m asking the question, probably not, right? Are you surprised? So was I. In my death-crawl slog through the book Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt, I find the following passage (pp. 163–64): At the end of the world there will no longer be men and gods, as is clear… Continue reading Is life after death the same as eternal life?

Criticism of Religion · Kemeticism

The Pulse shooting: 70 days later

As a Floridian, I was pretty shaken 76 days ago when the Pulse club, a gay night spot in Orlando, was shot up by a guy claiming allegiance to the Islamic State. I couldn’t write about it then, but having just poured cool water to mourn the victims for the last time on Friday, I thought… Continue reading The Pulse shooting: 70 days later

Church-State Separation · Criticism of Religion · Kemeticism

Hillary Clinton and Hatshepsut

It probably won’t surprise anyone reading this that one of my favorite heroes of all time is Hatshepsut. Plenty has been said and written about Hatshepsut, the woman pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty who went from princess to queen to regent to king. There’s a TED-Ed lecture on her, and a very favorable article from… Continue reading Hillary Clinton and Hatshepsut


Shrine photos

Okay, folks, I promised you photos last time, and here they are. My shrine resides on top of a jewelry armoire. The lid can be opened, but that section holds rings, and I almost never wear additional rings besides my wedding, engagement and engagement anniversary ring. I know, I have too many statues. Why do… Continue reading Shrine photos