Jade Val’s Kemetic Orthodox Box Shrine

Jade Val’s Box Shrine. Ready for use.

(Jade Val is Kemetic Orthodox- here’s a summary page if you’re not familiar with this path or the terms she uses.)

Without being biased this is the best type of shrine to start off at, as a Beginner or Remetj. It contains all the requirements for senut (box/cabinet, white linen, two bowls, candle, incense and natron) with enough room to dedicate the shrine to a Name of Netjer. Continue reading

Spirit House – Yewberry

Spirit House

When my son was young (I think he was 9 or 10) he started spontaneously building these little houses from found materials around our yard.  Each consisted of a circular bed of crushed stone from our driveway and various bits of plant material woven and stacked to form a hollow dome. Continue reading

L’s offering to Kinish Ahau

Mesoamerican Solstice Offering

This is actually a solstice offering to an old Maya sun god, Kinich Ahau. A tiny snippet of history says that that some of his priests would leave offerings for him outside of the temple, and he descended from the sky in the form of a falcon at high noon to consume the gifts. So I set out the meal and offerings, opened my window, and left the house for a couple hours at midday. Continue reading

Shrine Dedicated to Sekhmet- Paganpickle

“Here is my Kemetic Shrine dedicated to Sekhmet. The little green bottle contains water to represent… well, water! Afterall it is the most important substance in the world. The small clay pot contains black sand to represent the fertile frounds of the Nile. The Flowers where an offering to Sekhmet.”  Continue reading

Dia de los Muertos Altar – Yewberry

Dia de los Muertos Altar

This is my Dia de los Muertos altar from back in 2009.  The celebration isn’t explicitly religious in nature, but my friends and I get together to honor our respective Beloved Dead, and to say goodbye to the previous year.  This adieu can include ended relationships, job changes, the banishing of negative attitudes, etc.” Continue reading

Shrine for Osiris and Set – Devo

Set and Osiris

“My formal shrine is a wooden cabinet that hangs on the wall. I prefer to keep my icons hidden, as would have been done in the temples of ancient Egypt in what is typically called a Kar shrine (Naos in Greek). Set pushed me to get an entirely wooden case last year (as opposed to particle board with veneer) and I ended up getting this case- which is made of reclaimed Teak wood.” Continue reading

Offering to the Goddess Wenut – Helmsinepu

Kemetic Offering for Wenut

With the approach of Spring and the lilacs getting ready to bloom, I decided to do a special offering. Seeing chocolate rabbits in the store and knowing they’d be discounted soon, I made plans to honor the goddess Wenut (Wenet, Unut), the Swift One. She was shown associated with the snake, and also the rabbit (hare.) King Unas, the pharaoh famous for the Pyramid Texts, named himself after her. Continue reading