Long before I came to Kemeticism, when I still identified as a Wiccan, my SO concocted a rite to do for Osiris, which he taught to me. I can’t really say where he got the idea from- neither of us really knew much about Kemeticism or its holidays. But the rite seemed to fit, and the more I’ve learned over the years, the more I see the correlation between it and the Mysteries of Osiris. I had written about my rites briefly last year, but this year I’d like to do a full ‘tutorial’ on the rites I perform every year. This is based entirely off of UPG, but I think that this UPG is rather applicable to this holiday. The rite I’ve written out below isn’t exactly the original format- the ritual has grown and changed a little bit over the years that I’ve done it. It’s a growing practice and feel free to modify it to fit your needs as well.
(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
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
“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
“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
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