I could call this post many things. For instance, the above, or perhaps “The prelude.” “The opening act.” Or better yet, “The overture.” Once upon a time, early in the history of this blog, one poster said that Isis didn’t exist. And he was quite adamant that She didn’t exist and that I was being… Continue reading The beginning of the beginning
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?
Okay, I haven’t been completely honest with you guys. I saw the doctor a few weeks ago and I was assured that physical stress, not mental stress, makes my mono worse. (It is getting better.) Oh, goodie. Does this mean I can get ticked off again? Because there’s been so much to get ticked off… Continue reading Wesir’s Day again
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
Way back in this post and its comments, I discussed the details of the Daily Rite of my temple, Per Ankh. Next to “Pour the rest of the natron in your bath,” I put “(optional).” I did this because my teacher said I could get away with just doing the mouth rinse. And for the… Continue reading Devotion, maybe
Once more, I draw my inspiration from Free Inquiry, the magazine for atheists (even though I’m not an atheist). The June/July 2016 issue features two answers to the question “Would You Pray with a Dying Believer?” One atheist writer would; the other would not. I understand this is a little different for me as a… Continue reading Praying with a dying relative of a different faith
We preempt your normally scheduled Kemetic vs. Atheist post to bring you some information on Kemetic mourning rituals. Well, at least the ritual from my temple. A few minutes ago, I got word that a friend of mine died yesterday. We weren’t especially close, but I took the news that she was dying with some… Continue reading Kemetic mourning rituals