Grief of an Akhu Venerator.

Mystical Bewilderment

and in that moment
the weight of the unshed tears
became too much for
one grieving heart to bear

– Untitled Grief by Satsekhem

I have been trying to write this entry for nearly two months now. But every time I sit down with the intention of writing it, whatever I want to say seems incredibly foolhardy. Here I am, someone who tends graves and works extensively with the akhu and I can’t write a damn thing that doesn’t sound like some shitty fable about grief. The thing is that I’m a liar and a fool. I want to talk about grief and how it’s effected my since the death of my Sweet Pea, and how it relates to my work with the akhu, but I have to be completely honest. I don’t deal with grief very well. I never have and as time goes by, I sometimes wonder…

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A Nest of SERPENTS – from the Archives of ZAXON Publishing

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A Nest of SERPENTS

Being a
Dictionary
of the Names of
the Dragon, Worm,
Serpent and Snake Gods
of Europe, Middle East,
Egypt, Afrika, and Australia

©1991 GLHoke / ZAXON 2108211 / ZAXON Publishing

Snake Gods of the
British, Scandinavians, French, and Germans :

Serpent / Snake – the animal itself

Dragon – mythological elemental composite

Druid – ‘Snake’ Priests of the British Isles

Saman / Samhain – Celticke god of death

Damhan Nathrach – Irish dragonfly
‘serpent who dances in air’

Fafnir – Norse dragon

Jormungand / Midgard Serpent –
Scandanivian serpent encircling the world

Nidhhoggr / Nidhog – Dragon who lies gnawing
at the roots of Yggdrassil

Wouivre – serpent worm in Medieval Germany

Zariatnutonik – forked thunderbolt serpent wand
from the Grimoire of Albertus Magus / Grand Albert

Nagari – Medieval Alchemist’s dragon

Dracul / Dracula – Romanian dragon vampire

Fat-Frumos – Romanian faery dragon

Melusine – (from Mere-Lucine)
French flying serpent-woman
daughter of the male river spirit Fleuve
and the female fairy Pressine

Mermaids related to the Serpents:

Mermaid – English fish-woman

Melusine – French temptress

Volva – German river sybil serpent goddess

Nix / Nixie – German water nymph

Lorelei – German river faery

Drac – Rhone river nixie

Brunnenfauen – German woman of the well

Rusalka – Russian water faery

Vodvanoy – Russian

Siren – Italian

Lasa – Etruscan

Nivashi – Gypsy

Nereids – Greek

Siren – Greek

Nemesis – Greek

Nymph – Greek

Snake Gods of the
Greeks, Romans, and Ophite Gnostics :

Dionnan – Pagan Roman Snake god

Pythia – Greek/Roman serpent prophetess
sits on tripods over wells

Pythoness – Sibyl serpent of Greeks

Echidna – Greek snake woman

Ophioryma – Greek serpent’s stronghold

Ouroboros – Greek world encircling snake biting it’s tail

Titans – Greek serpent-legged opponants to the gods

Lamia – serpent-tailed succubi

Ladon – serpent guardian of the
Garden/Isle of Hesperides
lives in an apple tree
guarding the golden fleece in Greek myth
Zeus-Meilichios –
Greek God in cthonic serpentine form

Sabazius – Greek snake of Jupiter

Hydra – many-headed Greek dragon

Gorgon – Greek serpent-haired monstrous women

Medusa – Queen of Gorgons

Scylla – dangerous Greek serpentine melusine
daughter of Zeus and the Libyan Lamia

Aesculapius and Hygieia – Greek god and goddess
of healing represented by serpents

Orphic Egg – surrounded by a serpent 3 1/2 times

Arrhetophoria – Greek festival
with phalli and snakes of pastry thrown into the fire

Anachitis – stone used to conjure water spirits

Anancithidus – stone used to conjure water demons

Typhon – Greek destroying dragon of the raging ocean

Ophion – Greek cosmic snake

Hydra – Greek many-headed serpent

Ouboros / Uroboros – Greek world-encircling serpent

Ophiolatria / Ophiolatry – Serpent worship in Greek

Ophioneus – Greek son of Chaos, multi-headed dragon

Eurynome – his consort

Ophionids – their spawn

Ladon – Greek dragon

Echidne – Greek snake-woman

3 Gorgons in Greece :
Medusa
Stheno
Euryale

Eileithyia – fire serpent goddess, daughter of Hera,
holds torches up and down

Erecthonus – Athena’s snake childe

Erectheon – snake temple

Angitia – Italian goddess of serpents

Seven Stars – serpent headed virgins of the
Great Bear constellation in Mithraism

Ophiomorphus – Gnostic god in serpent form

Archarion – Gnostic serpent guardian
of the Aeon gateway

Ialdabaoth – Gnostic Saturnine creator

Zarazaz – demon of the Gnostics

Ophites – Gnostic Serpent worshippers

Bythos – ‘the Deep’ in Gnosticism

Zurvan – Gnostic serpent-entwined lion

Ophites – Gnosticke snake-worshipping christians

Naasenes / Nicolaitans / Sethians – Gnostic
worshippers of the Serpent

Snake Gods of the
Hebrews, Caananites, Hittites,
Sumerians, and Babylonians of the Middle East :

Heva – Serpent of Eva

Nachash – Hebrew Serpent

Nehushtan – Moses’ Serpent of brass

Seraphim – Hebrew flaming Serpents

Naas / Naz – Hebrew for Serpent

Leviathan – biblican Dragon of the deep

Sammael – Hebrew Satan

The Ancient Serpent – the Devil / Satan

Lilith – serpent-tailed succubi

Nechastheron – ‘the brazen serpents’ order
of the Qliphoth of the 24th tunnel of Niantiel/Scorpio

Nashimiron – ‘the snakey’ order of the Qliphoth
of the 25th tunnel of Saksaksalim/Saggitarius
in western Magickal systems

Seraphim – Hebrew flying serpents of fire

Nahas – Hebrew serpent

Rahab – Hebrew ‘crooked serpent’

From the Necronomicon – grimoire of the Mad Arab Al-Azif :

Mass Ssarati

Mass Ssaratu

Kia Mass Ssaratu

Yam – evil Caanonite dragon

Dagon – Caanonite serpent or fish-tailed god/demon

Lotan – Caananite seven-headed serpent

Illuyankas – Hittite serpent

Illuyanka – Hittite dragon

Illuyankas – Hittite dragon

Abyrga – central asian snake wound thrice
around Mt.Sumer, head on mt and tail in ocean

Kur / Ashag – Sumerian dragon of Chaos

Abzu – Sumerian watery abyss dragon
Sataraa – Sumerian serpent goddess

Sataran – Sumerian name
of Tammuz the Serpent Goddess

Tiamat – Babylonian Dragon of Chaos and the Deep

Ashmog – Zoroastrian dragon

Ahriman – Mazdaian/Zoroasterian evil serpent

Zahhak/Azhi-Dahaka – Zoroasterian evil spirit
from whose shoulders sprang two demonic serpents, also portrayed as a dragon with three heads
and a body full of lizards and scorpians

Ahriman / Angra-Mainyu – evil serpent
Satan in Mazdaism/Zoroastarism
antithesis of Ormuzd / AhuraMazda

Zohak – Persian destroying serpent

Azidahaka – Persian serpent-demon
who cut the first couple apart

Azi Dahaka – Persian fiendish three headed dragon
originally a wicked Persian king who was kissed on
each shoulder by the demon Ahriman, thus he
sprouted two dragon heads each side of his head

Ahi – Persian demon serpent
who holds the water in the clouds
locked up from falling to benefit the Earth

Ahi / Vritra / Apaosha – names of Persian
demon serpents of drought

Srava – twin serpent brother of Azi

Azhi Dahaka – Iranian dragon of evil

Atargatis / Dea Syria – Goddess with Snake
coiled 7 times around her and eggs

Afrasiab – serpent of the Scythians

Snake Gods of the
Egyptians and Afrikans :

Nau-Shesma – seven headed serpent in Egyptian myth

Khut – Serpent of Splendour
the Uraeus around the disk of the Sun

Uraeus / Uatchet – Serpent crown

Buto – place of the serpent in Egypt

Aspic – poisoness asp

Apap / Apepi / Apep / Apropis – Egyptian Serpent
king guardians of all Hells

Hadit – Egyptian star-serpent point

Typhon – dragon of Amenti

Mertseger – snake goddess of Egypt, female head
on serpentine body, ‘she who loves silence’

Renenet – serpent goddess of Egypt

Aseb – Egyptian fire god-serpent

Set – Egyptian destroying dragon of the desert sun

Mehen – Egyptian serpent coiled around Sun symbol

Nekhebkan / Nehebu-kau –
underworld Egyptian serpent

Hutchaici – Egyptian serpent-headed west wind god

Inyoka – south african pet snake women put into their yoni and keep inside because the coiling gives them pleasure

Serpent Guardians of the Gates of Amenta
From the Egyptian Book of the Dead :

First Evocations –

Ufa, Nai, Heka, Hekret, Setchen, Akeneh, Amen, Hau, Antaf, Tcheser-tep, Thethu, Hemth, Seneahemthet, “a most terrible serpent”.

Keepers of the Gates :

1 – Set, Tat
2 – Saa-Set, Mehen
3 – Aqebi, Apep
4 – Tchetbi, Flame, Herert
5 – Teka-hra
6 – Set-em-Maat-f
7 – Akha-en-maat
8 – Set-Hra, Kheti
9 – Ab-Ta, Shemti, Bath, Tepi, Kepri,
Shesshes (crocodile with serpent’s tail), Sesi
10 – Sethu, Hentiu (snake-headed man),
Serquet, Serquet (scorpion), Uamemti,
Semi (winged uraeus), Ankhi (Horus/Set man)
11 – Am-netu-f, Sebek-Ra (crocodile), “the Worm”
12 – Sebi, Reri

Orunmila – the Serpentine creator in Africa

Dan / Dangbe / Indagba / Damballah –
Afrikan serpent god

Zombi – serpentine snake-god soul of man

Petro Simbi – African magickian’s serpent

Ti-Jean Petro – one-footed Voodoo snake

Erukuruben-Nangobio – secret serpent
in Afrikan Abakua tradition
consort of the Goddess Sikan

Niniganni – west Afrikan python god

Yukanye – Afrikan snake goddess

Afrikan Python Gods :

Tinnin – sea serpent slain by Alexander the Great

Copper Dragon Indombe – sunset dragon

Bida – dragon

Isa Bere – drought dragon

Dakaki / Mai-je-Chikki – serpent demon who
causes the evil eye and stomach ulcers

Ilomba – familiar spirit snake with a human head that
a magickian makes by filling a snakeskin with one’s
blood, nails, etc., then feed it eggs and blood,
it lives in the river and commutes to one’s house
by a tunnel underground between them,
if it dies then you die.

Koleo – ‘pair of tongs’ squeezing python god

Mamlambo – river goddess of beer

Toro – supreme snake god, gives birth to twins

Bisimbi – water nymphs

Njuzu – snake spirit/demons
male in form of makara/crocodile
female in form of snake-woman

Sajara – Mali rainbow serpent

Mombo wa Ndhlopfu – viper, master of the forest

Kabwe – snake god

Ndzundzu – snake god

Inkanyamba – snake as a tornado

Snake Gods of the Australians :

Bodung / Rainbow Serpent – Australian serpent
of water and the sky

Ngalijad – Australian rainbow serpent
within whose body the ancesters dwell
as in an underworld, and whose temple
is at the base of a waterfall where sky and water
meet as a colourful rainbow

Ungud – Australian bisexual earth serpent

Wonambi – SW Australian water serpent

Muruntu – SW Australian water serpent

Julunggul – Australian female rock python
who makes lightening and rain

Hatuibwari – winged serpent of Melanesia

©1991 GLHoke / ZAXON°2108211 / ZAXON Publishing

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Egyptian Serpentine Deities – from the Archives of ZAXON Publishing

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Egypt Serpentine Deities

Here is a collection of Egyptian Serpentine Deities i put together decades ago, so it is not as up to date as my knowledge now, but if you compare the notes with the Anubis initiation posted earlier that fills in some blanks. WARNING – this post does contain images of artistic nudity. Enjoy!

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Uraeus Deities

Nau-Shesma – Seven-headed Serpent in Egyptian myth

Khut – Serpent of Splendour, Uraeus around the Sun-disk

Uraeus / Uatchet – Serpent crowning the Pharoahs

Hadit – Egyptian Serpent of the Silver Star

Apap / Apep / Apepi / Apropis / Abbadon / Typhon :
Egyptian Dragon/Serpent King of the Underworlds

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From the Egyptian Book of the Dead :
Serpent Guardians of the Gates of Amenta :

Ufa, Nai, Heka, Hekret, Setchen,
Akeneh, Amen, Hau, Antaf,
Tcheser-tep, Thethu, Hemth, Seneahemthet, “a most terrible serpent”

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Keepers of the Gates :

1 – Set, Tat
2 – Saa-Set, Mehen
3 – Aqebi, Apep
4 – Tchetbi, Flame, Herert
5 – Teka-hra
6 – Set-em-Maat-f
7 – Akha-en-maat
8 – Set-Hra, Kheti
9 – Ab-Ta, Shemti, Bath, Tepi, Kepri,
Shesshes (crocodile with serpent’s tail), Sesi
10 – Sethu, Hentiu (snake-headed man),
Serquet (scorpion), Uamemti,
Semi (winged uraeus), Ankhi (Horus/Set man) 11 – Am-netu-f, Sebek-Ra (crocodile),
“the Worm”
12 – Sebi, Reri

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Anubis and Cleopatra

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Anubis Death & Resurrection Ritual

Anubis Death & Resurrection Ritual

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I wrote this ritual a couple years ago for a COC HPTs daughter’s elevation as an acolyte of Anubis since at that time she was 17 years old. I was initiated as a High Priest of the Cult of Anubis decades ago by an Afrikan woman from Philly. I was hoping the daughter when 18 would pursue it further because she had a fascination with Anubis and seemed to have a past life as an embalmer’s assistant to the Anubis Priest who was I. But that was not to be… So here is the ritual i wrote drawing from many sources and i, her mom, and the acolyte performed the ritual. For the ritual she made an Anubis mask out of paper mache and painted it and it turned out pretty well. We toether also made a boat load of Anubis incense as per the formula below, which i still have a big jar of to burn to him. Anubis is to me the tantricke mate of Bastet who is of course the totem of the Coven of the Catta. Enjoy.

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Anubis names and lineage
Anubis is one of the Elder Gods
Anpu
Sekhem Em Pet
Sab in Egyptian = black jackal
Unas / Anubis before Osiris became god of the dead
Son of Nephthys (goddess of mourning) and Set
Wepwawet (Upuaut; Greek Ophois)
“Opener of Ways.” Egyptian jackal god. Wepwawet had a dual roe as a god of war and of the funerary cult ad could be said to “open the way” both for the armies for the Pharaoh and for the spirits of the dead. He originated as a god of Upper Egypt, but his cult had spread throughout Egypt by the time of the Old Kingdom. Depicted as a jackal or in human form with the head of a jackal, often holding the ‘shedshed,’ a standard which led the Pharaoh to victory in war and on which the Pharaoh was said to ascend into the sky after death. Despite his origin in Upper Egypt, in inscription said that he was born in the sanctuary of the goddess Wadjet at Buto in the Nile delta. Another inscription identified him with Horus and thus extension with Pharaoh. Wepwawet also symbolized the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt. In his capacity as a funerary deity, he used his adze to break open the mouth of the deceased in the “Opening of the Mouth” ceremony, which ensured that the person would have the enjoyment of all his faculties in the afterlife. At Abydos, the ‘procession of Wepwawet’ opened the mysteries of Osiris as a god of the dead.
Horus + Anubis = Hermanubis
Temple in Uten-hal-Sal-ka Cynapolis

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Attributes
9-10 feet tall
Straight blonde hair
Flagellum, crook, flags and black and white ox hide splattered with blood hanging from a pole, wearing ribbons
Holds divine scepter head of set top fork bottom
Ankh of Isis protects from his bad side
Patron of mummification
Embalmed and resurrected Osiris with Isis after Set killed him and she recovered his lingum and blew into it to bring him back to life
Guide for and Resurrector from the dead
Lives in Amenti the Necropolis in the west
Guardian of graveyards
Number – 9
Planet – Mercury
Day – Monday
Lunar cycle – full moon
Time – midnight
Colour – green and black
Stone – green feldspar
Anubis is the Ruler of Time
Anubis Incense

1 part myrrh
1 part frankincense
1 part cedar
1 part poppy seeds
1 part Juniper berries
2 parts benzoin powder
2 parts henna powder
1 part cinnamon
2 parts rosebuds

Natron

Salt
Baking soda
Limestone

Participants Roles

Lee Priest of Anpu – Thoth Hrumachis Nehebkau

Snake = Djdft
Thoth (Thot, Thout; Egyptian Djhowtey, Djehuti, Tehuti, Zehuti) Egyptian moon god. Over time, he developed as a god of wisdom, and came to be associated with magic, music, medicine, geometry, drawing, writing, surveying and astronomy. He was the inventor of the spoken and written word; credited with the invention of geometry, medicine and astronomy. He was also the scribe of the gods and patron of all scribes. Thoth was the measurer of the earth and counter of the stars as well as keeper and recorder of all knowledge including the Book of the Dead. Thoth was generally depicted in human form with the head of an ibis, wearing a crown consisting of a crescent moon topped by a moon disk. He could also be depicted as an ibis or a baboon which were both sacred to him. His principal sanctuary was at Hermopolis (Khmunu) in the Nile delta region. Thoth served as an arbiter among the gods. In the Osirian legend, he protected Isis during her pregnancy and healed her son Horus when Set tore out his left eye. Thoth was later identified with the Greek god Hermes in the form of Hermes Trismegistos – “Hermes the thrice great” – in which form he remained popular in medieval magic and alchemy. Thoth was also a god of the underworld, where he served as a clerk who recorded the judgments on the souls of the dead. Alternatively, it was Thoth himself who weighed the hearts of the dead against the Feather of Truth in the Hall of the Two Truths.
Hrumachis / Harmachis (Egyptian Har-em-akhet)
“Horus upon the Horizon” also known as Her-Akhety, “Horus of the Two Horizons.” A manifestation of Horus where he figures as a sun god (identified with Re-Her-Akhety). Later the sphinx of Giza represented “Horus of the Morning Sun” because it/he looked toward the eastern horizon.
Nehebkau (Nehebu-Kau, Nehebkhau)
Egyptian snake god of the underworld. Represented either as a serpent with human arms and legs or with a man’s body, holding the eye of Horus. In the Pyramid Texts, he was said to be the son of the scorpion goddess Serket. Another tradition made him the son of the earth god Geb and the harvest goddess Renenutet. According to legend, he was tamed by the sun god Ra and thenceforth acted as the god’s servant, riding with him in the sun barque. His name was invoked in spells providing protection against snake bites and scorpion stings. Nehebkau protected the dead Pharaoh in the afterlife.
Snake djdft – The snake had mixed popularity in Egypt because snakes caused the danger and the cure to the venom. Apep was a snake-demon of the underworld, who tried to stop Ra on his nightly journey through the land of the west. The four primeval goddesses of the Ogdoad – Naunet (water), Amaunet (invisibility), Hauhet (infinity) and Kauket (darkness) – were also snake goddesses. There was a snake god called Nehebkaw who was depicted as a man with the head and tail of a snake.

_____ will play Nebt-het / Nephthys in the ritual as mother of Anubis and Kebecht

Colors: Black and Tan
Element: Earth
Altar: Upon cloth of black and desert-tan place a winnowing-basket, a clay cup of beer, and incense of myrrh.
Offerings: Give to the poor.
Daily Meal: Whole grains and lentils, very plain. Only water to drink until Hesperis.
_____ will drum the entire ritual
_____will be Anubis daughter Qeb-Hwt / Kebechet – snake headed with ostrich feather crown with vase of water to purify
_____will use the name _____

Hieroglyphs – mouth – arm – viper – vulture – water – arm
She will be the Acolyte of Anubis in the role of his daughter Kebechet.
Later she will be the Priestess of Anubis in the role of his wife Anput

Ritual of Death and Resurrection
Do in temple before Anubis altar
Set up blue glass pillar with blue glass ball on top to skry and pull Anubis into room
Use Egyptian glasses for water, wine, oil, incense, natron
Priest dresses in black, holds scourge and trident, ambergris oil
Nephthys dresses in red or black and red
_____dresses in white
_____brings Ankh which is removed in ritual then put back on at resurrection
Priest wears Anubis mask then puts mask on initiate at end
People born under the sign of Anubis born May 8-27 and June 29 to July 13. People born under his influence are sensitive, strong, spirited, clever, full of compassion, fatalist, ambivalent, inhibited and deep. Compatible signs – Bastet, Isis.
Lee born under the sign of Amun-RA
Ember born under the sign of Horus
Anubis priest/esshood colors – sienna for men and crimson for women
Ritual
Priest sprinkles natron water around room then censes quarters zenith madir, then does Liber Resh, then evokes and invokes
Liber Resh
1. Let him greet the Sun at dawn, facing East, giving the sign of his grade. And let him say in a loud voice:
Hail unto Thee who art Ra in Thy rising, even unto Thee who art Ra in Thy strength, who travellest over the Heavens in Thy bark at the Uprising of the Sun.
Tahuti standeth in His splendour at the prow, and Ra-Hoor abideth at the helm.
Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of Night!
2. Also at Noon, let him greet the Sun, facing South, giving the sign of his grade. And let him say in a loud voice:
Hail unto Thee who art Ahathoor in Thy triumphing, even unto Thee who art Ahathoor in Thy beauty, who travellest over the heavens in thy bark at the Mid-course of the Sun.
Tahuti standeth in His splendour at the prow, and Ra-Hoor abideth at the helm.
Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of Morning!
3. Also, at Sunset, let him greet the Sun, facing West, giving the sign of his grade. And let him say in a loud voice:
Hail unto Thee who art Tum in Thy setting, even unto Thee who art Tum in Thy joy, who travellest over the Heavens in Thy bark at the Down-going of the Sun.
Tahuti standeth in His splendour at the prow, and Ra-Hoor abideth at the helm.
Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of Day!
4. Lastly, at Midnight, let him greet the Sun, facing North, giving the sign of his grade, and let him say in a loud voice:
Hail unto thee who art Khephra in Thy hiding, even unto Thee who art Khephra in Thy silence, who travellest over the heavens in Thy bark at the Midnight Hour of the Sun.
Tahuti standeth in His splendour at the prow, and Ra-Hoor abideth at the helm.
Hail unto Thee from the Abodes of Evening.
5. And after each of these invocations thou shalt give the sign of silence, and afterward thou shalt perform the adoration that is taught thee by thy Superior. And then do thou compose Thyself to holy meditation.
6. Also it is better if in these adorations thou assume the God-form of Whom thou adorest, as if thou didst unite with Him in the adoration of That which is beyond Him.
7. Thus shalt thou ever be mindful of the Great Work which thou hast undertaken to perform, and thus shalt thou be strengthened to pursue it unto the attainment of the Stone of the Wise, the Summum Bonum, True Wisdom and Perfect Happiness.
Prayer to Tahuti (Liber ISRAFEL – Aleister Crowley)
0. The Temple being in darkness, and the Speaker ascended into his place let him begin by a ritual of the Enterer, as followeth.
1. HB:Vau Priocul, O procul este profani.
2. Bahlasti! Ompehda!
3. In the name of the Mighty and Terrible One, I proclaim that I have banished the Shells unto their habitations.
4. I invoke Tahuti, the Lord of Wisdom and of Utterance, the God that cometh forth from the Veil.
5. O Thou! Majesty of Godhead! Wisdom-crowned Tahuti! Lord of the Gates of the Universe! Thee, Thee, I invoke.
O Thou of the Ibis Head! Thee, Thee I invoke.
Thou who wieldest the Wand of Double Power! Thee, Thee I invoke!
Thou who bearest in Thy left hand the Rose and Cross of Light and Life: Thee, Thee, I invoke.
Thou, whose head is as an emerald, and Thy nemmes as the night-sky blue! Thee, Thee I invoke.
Thou, whose skin is of flaming orange as though it burned in a furnace! Thee, Thee I invoke.
6. Behold! I am Yesterday, To-Day, and the Brother of To-Morrow!
I am born again and again.
Mine is the Unseen Force, whereof the Gods are sprung! Which is as Life unto the Dwellers in the Watch-Towers of the Universe.
I am the Charioteer of the East, Lord of the Past and of the Future.
I see by mine own inward light: Lord of Resurrection; Who cometh forth from the Dusk, and my birth is from the House of Death.
7. O ye two Divine Hawks upon your Pinnacles!
Who keep watch over the Universe!
Ye who company the Bier to the House of Rest!
Who pilot the Ship of Ra advancing onwards to the heights of heaven!
Lord of the Shrine which standeth in the Centre of the Earth!
8. Behold, He is in me, and I in Him!
Mine is the Radiance, wherein Ptah floatheth over the firmament!
I travel upon high!
I tread upon the firmament of Nu!
I raise a flashing flame, with the lightning of Mine Eye!
Ever rushing on, in the splendour of the daily glorified Ra: giving my life to the Dwellers of Earth.
9. If I say “Come up upon the mountains!” the Celestial Waters shall flow at my Word.
For I am Ra incarnate!
Kephra created in the Flesh!
I am the Eidolon of my father Tmu, Lord of the City of the Sun!
10. The God who commands is in my mouth!
The God of Wisdom is in my Heart!
My tongue is the Sanctuary of Truth!
And a God sitteth upon my lips.
11. My Word is accomplished every day!
And the desire of my heart realises itself, as that of Ptah when He createth!
I am Eternal; therefore all things are as my designs; therefore do all things obey my Word.
12. Therefore do Thou come forth unto me from Thine abode in the Silence: Unutterable Wisdom! All-Light! All-Power!
Thoth! Hermes! Mercury! Odin!
By whatever name I call Thee, Thou art still nameless to Eternity:. Come Thou forth, I say, and aid and guard me in this work of Art.
13. Thou, Star of the East, that didst conduct the Magi!
Thou art The Same all-present in Heaven and in Hell!
Thou that vibratest between the Light and the Darkness!
Rising, descending! Changing ever, yet ever The Same!
The Sun is Thy Father!
Thy Mother is the Moon!
The Wind hath borne Thee in its bosom: and Earth hath ever nourished the changeless Godhead of Thy Youth!
14. Come Thou forth, I say, come Thou forth!
And make all Spirits subject unto Me:
So that every Spirit of the Firmament
And of the Ether.
And of the Earth.
And under the Earth.
On dry land
And in the Water.
Of whirling Air
And of rushing Fire.
And every Spell and Scourge of God the Vast One, may be obedient unto Me!
15. I invoke the priestess of the Silver Star, Asi the Curved One, by the ritual of Silence.
16. I make open the gate of Bliss; I descend from the Palace of the Stars; I greet you, I embrace you, O children of Earth, that are gathered together in the Hall of Darkness.
17. (A pause.)
18. The Speech in the Silence.
The Words against the Son of Night.
The Voice of Tahuti in the Universe in the Presence of the Eternal.
The Formulas of Knowledge.
The Wisdom of Breath.
The Root of Vibration.
The Shaking of the Invisible.
The Rolling Asunder of the Darkness.
The Becoming Visible of Matter.
The Piercing of the Scales of the Crocodile.
The Breaking Forth of the Light!
19. (Follows the Lection.)
20. There is an end of the speech; let the Silence of darkness be broken; let it return into the silence of light.
21. The speaker silently departs; the listeners disperse unto their homes; yea, they disperse unto their homes.
Prayer to Anubis
Oh you, who are the Opener of the Ways,
Hear my voice.
Oh you, whose ears pierce the Walls of Noise,
Hear my voice.
Oh you, who walk unheeding through the Winds of Fear
Hear my voice.
You are the Dark Pupil of the Sun,
The Knowledgeable Eclipse in the Iris of Fire;
You are the Seeing Darkness.
Guide me safely through the terrors of my own unseeing;
Preserve me from my unspoken sorrows;
Return me safely through the Gate of Becoming,
And open for me
The door that admits humankind
To the Eternal Garden.
Oh you, who are the Opener of the Ways,
Walk with me
Invocation of Anubis (Anpu)
God of young kingly power and of embalming
I call on Thee: Anpu and I invoke Thee: Anubis, the Royal Child.
O Thou who art called Sekhem Em Pet, Thou are also known Am Ut, the “Dweller in the chamber of embalmment.” And as the watcher in the place of purification wherein rested the chest containing the remains of Osiris Thou art also called Khent Sehet, the “Governor of the Hall of the god;” and as the god of the funeral mountain, Thou art also called “Tep-Tu-f,” “he who is upon his hill” and Khent Sehet, “Governor of the Hall of the god.”
Thou art the guardian of the necropolis; “the one who is on top of his mountain,” “lord of the holy land”, the Memphite necropolis; Ra-setaw,” the “lord of the cave;” the tomb.
O Thou, Jackal-headed God; son of Nephthys and Set, whose symbols are the ox-hide hanging from a pole, embalming equipment, flail, and flags; Thou art the Apuat, the opener of the ways; to the roads of the North and also the personification of the Summer Solstice.
I invoke the Anpu; Anubis, Thou who supervises the embalming of bodies and receives the mummy into the tomb, performing the ‘Opening of the Mouth’ ceremony and conducts the soul in the Field of Celestial Offerings. It is you who monitors the Scales of Truth to protect the dead from deception and eternal death; the dreaded Second Death.
I invoke Thee Anpu; Anubis, Thou whose duty it is to examine the tongue of the Great Balance, and to take care that the beam is exactly horizontal.
I invoke Thee Anpu; Anubis, Thou who produces the heart of the deceased. Make my thighs firm so that I may stand upon them.
O Thou “Dweller in the chamber of embalmment,” I have washed myself in the water wherein Thou hast washed when Thou hast performed the office of the embalmer and bandager;
O Thou “Governor of the Hall of the god” who art the watcher in the place of purification wherein rested the chest containing the remains of Osiris;
O Thou who is “he who is upon his hill,” Thou hast set thee in order, and Thou hast fastened for thee mine own swathings.
It is by you, Anubis that I understand the horizontal circle, which divides the invisible, and to which is given the name of Isis; and is the circle that equally touches upon the confines of both light and darkness. It is She that is also called Sothis, the Dog-Star; your star! Be ever vigilant and watchful by day as well as by night.
There then, Thou art Time; that which begets all things out of itself, bearing them within itself, as it were in a womb. And therein, Thou art Anubis of the Superior World; the emblem of purity and brightness and also, Thou art Hermanubis of the Inferior World, whose color is Saffron, expressive of that mixture and variety which is to be found in these lower regions.”
As lord of the underworld, Thou art the father of Kebechet, the goddess of the purification of the bodily organs that are placed in canopic jars during mummification.
And as lord of the underworld, Thou art its gatekeeper and the Guardian of the veil (of death). I beseech Thee: Protect my soul in its journey there that my soul may not be lost.
Thou art He who belongs to the mummy wrappings, and He who is before the divine [embalming] booth. Deliver thou thy scribe, whose word is Truth, from the Watchers, who carry murderous knives, who possess cruel fingers, and who would slay those who are in the following of Osiris. May these Watchers never gain the mastery over me, and may I never fall under their knives!

Thou art Anubis, “Jackal Ruler of the Bows,” who has triumphed over the nine bows; the hostile forces of the Underworld.
Thou art Anubis; patron God of Magick, who forsees human destiny and who is the announcer of death.
Thou art Anubis; the keeper of poisons and medicines, who provided unguents and rare herbs to help Isis and Nephthys with the embalming of Osiris and who protects the dead from Ammut, the ‘Devourer’.
Thou art Anubis; who monitors the Scales of Truth to protect the dead from deception and eternal death. Grant me initiation into the Hall of Truth as I stand here in ante-chamber of thy Temple, stripped and blind-folded and groping for the entrance of the Hall. Let me be found, reclothed and anointed in the presence of the Initiated.
“Thou art then found, but what are the Pass-words?”
The are the names of the Seven Spirits who are the protectors of the dead body of Osiris:
Kesta, Hapi, Tuamutef, Qebhsenuf, Maa-atef, Kheribeqef and Heru-khenti-en-ariti; and these are the Seven Spirits who are the protectors of the dead body of Osiris: Netcheh-netcheh, Aatqetqet, Nertanef-besef-khenti-hehf, Aq-her-ami-unnut-f, Tesher-ariti-ami-Het-anes, Ubes-her-per-em-khetkhet, and Maaem-kerh-annef-hru.
“Pass on, thou knowest it.”
My lips are the lips of Anpu.
“Pass on, thou knowest it.”
Mine own throat is the throat of Anubis.
“Pass on, thou knowest it.”
And mine own face is like that of Anubis.
I am Anubis the Dweller in the Mummy Chamber, Governor of the Divine House who layeth his hands upon the lord of life, the scribe, the draughtsman of Ptah, Nebseni, the lord of fealty, begotten of the scribe and mason Thena, born of the lady of the house Mut-rest, whose word is Truth and devoting himself to thee as thine guardian; it is I Anpu who saith: Homage to thee, thou happy one, lord! Thou seest the Wedjat; the Eye of Horus. Ptah-Sokar hath bound thee up. Anubis hath exalted thee. Shu hath raised thee up, O Beautiful Face, thou governor of eternity. Thou hast thine eye, O scribe, lord of fealty, and it is beautiful. Thy right eye is like the Sektet Boat, thy left eye is like the Atet Boat. Thine eyebrows are fair to see in the presence of the Company of the Gods. Thy brow is under the protection of Anubis, and thy head and face, O beautiful one, are before the holy Hawk. Thy fingers have been established by thy scribe’s craft in the presence of the Lord of Khemenu, Thoth, who hath bestowed upon thee the knowledge of the speech of the holy books. Thy beard is beautiful in the sight of Ptah-Sokar, and thou, O scribe, thou lord of fealty, art beautiful before the Great Company of the Gods. The Great God looketh upon thee, and he leadeth thee along the path of happiness. Sepulchral meals are bestowed upon thee, and he overthroweth for thee thine enemies, setting them under thy feet in the presence of the Great Company of the Gods who dwell in the House of the Great Aged One which is in Anu.
Prayer to Anubis
O, Anubis! Mighty Anubis!
[Name] has entered the gates to your realm,
And we ask that you deem him worthy.
His spirit is a brave one,
And his soul is an honorable one.
O, Anubis! Mighty Anubis!
As you take his measure,
And weigh his heart as he stands before you,
Know that he was loved by many,
And will be remembered by all.
Anubis, welcome [Name] and deem him worthy of entrance,
That he may walk through your realm,
And be under your protection for all eternity.
O, Anubis! Mighty Anubis!
Watch over [Name] as he bows before you.
Evoking Nephthys

Nephthys of the moon,
You who are all that ever was,
All that is, and all that shall be:
Come, veiled Queen of Night!
Come as the scent of the myrrh charging my circle,
With love and magic.
Do descend upon my circle, I pray
O blessed Nephthys.

As I read, my girlfriend used a crow feather dipped in myrrh to draw Nephthys’ hieroglyph on a piece of paper.

O Nephthys, goddess who gives the Pharaoh
The power to see that which is hidden by moonlight,
Illuminate my righteous path, and guide me
Away from negative energies, ignorance and traps.
As the waning moon takes away the moons light,
Please bless me with your guidance,
And remove negativity from my path on these nights.
I am most grateful for the love, compassion,
And guidance you provide.
Will you shine your moonlight upon me
And illuminate that which is hidden by moonlight?
O blessed Nephthys, I pray.
Invocation to Nephthys

Lady of the House, Dweller Within Senu,
Holy Neb-Thet, keeper of mystery,
Dark sister of the blessed Isis,
Mother of Anubis, guide of the Dead,
Lady of the Winnowing Basket
Who takes the suffering souls
Of the great mass of the lowly,
Let the tombs of the wealthy
Glorify your sister whose arms
Cradle only the high and noble;
Your winged span enwraps the nameless ones,
Those who were bound in what rags
Could be spared from a menial life.
Those whose bodies were soaked in salt,
Bound to the shape of an unborn child,
And buried in the endless sands of the desert.
You are the Dark One of decay and corruption.
You are the Lady of the barren sand’s edge
That in the time of greatest flooding
Springs suddenly green and alive.
Friend and counselor of the newly dead,
Comforter of the forgotten bereaved,
You who give courage to the birthing mother,
Mourning kite who wails through the sky,
You who understand what it is
To be bound to tyranny against your will
And to have the courage to flee,
Aid those of us whom the world does not honor
With riches and glory; remember us
When our time comes to pass through again.
(All kneel silently before the altar, then the libation is poured and all exit in silence.)
Death
_____is laid on floor with arms crossed and mummy wrapping around face leaving nose and mouth out
Remove Ankh
Using tools pull out each organ widdershins into Canopic Jars using instruments
Duamutef, the jackal-headed god representing the east, whose jar contained the stomach and was protected by the goddess Neith.
Hapi, the baboon-headed god representing the north, whose jar contained the lungs and was protected by the goddess Nephthys.
Imseti, the human-headed god representing the south, whose jar contained the liver and was protected by the goddess Isis.
Qebehsenuef, the falcon-headed god representing the west, whose jar contained the intestines and was protected by the goddess Selket.
Take out heart and weigh against feather of Maat / Truth
Sprinkle natron onto body
Leave her to meditate in silence while drum beats
Resurrection
Cense with Anubis incense
Put crystal organs back into body
Remove facial wrappings
Stand her up and open her mouth with key
Place Ankh back onto her
Hold Anubis painting in front of face for her to kiss
Place Anubis mask onto her and show her face in mirror
Invocation of Kebechet
Kebechet daughter of Anpu

Kebechet, Kabechet,Kebehut,Qebhut

Depicted as a Snake with a body of Stars. Perhaps the Milky Way, which was seen as the celestial Nile. Goddess’s of Purification through water. Fresh, Pure, and Sacred Water. Water is life so we could also say she is the Goddess of the Water of Life. Water refreshed the Ka while the body waited to be mummified. But we can go beyond that and point out water refresh’s the body and mind, plus we need it to live. So drink lots of water, I do. Remember her attribute is that of a snake, which shows her connection to water. (because a snakes movement is fluid) This doesn’t mean she’s a snake. (See attribute’s essay)

Manfred Lurker in The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Egypt, pretty much say’s the above, but he add’s that water was seen as part of the female symbolism. Water also provided Divine Grace.
So we can see that Kebechet is a Goddess of Purification, yet not only does she use Water, but Incense as seen in the above text. So before a ritual or other magical /religious undertaking we would invoke Kebechet, while taking a ritual bath/shower and while cleansing the sacred space. I am some what amazed that a number of Anpu’s ritual require the use of Pure water as do his offerings.

Here’s a passage from the Pyramid text that deals with Kebechet:

The Goddess Qebhut the daughter of Anpu, findeth this Pepi, and she goeth to meet him with the Four Nemset Vases. She refreshed the breast of the Great God on the day of his watch, and she refresheth the breast of this Pepi with life.
She washeth this Pepi, she censeth this Pepi.

A Wesirian Spell adapted for the King

The starry sky serves your celestial serpent, whom you love; your
orphan comes to the front, orphans are orphaned for you. You have relieved Heru of is girdle so that he may punish the followers of Seth. Sieze them, remove their heads, drink their blood, and claim their hearts in this your name of Anpu Claimer of Hearts. Your eyes have been given to you as your two urei because you are Wepwawet who is on his standard and Anpu who presides over the Gods booth

A Resurrection Text

He goes aboard the bark like Re at the banks fo the winding waterway, this king rows in the bark of Lightning, he navigates therein to the Field of the Lower Skies at this south end of the Field of Rushes. His hand is taken by Re, his head is lifted up by Atum, the end of his bow warp is taken by Aset, his stern warp is coiled by Nebt-het, the Celestial Serpent has placed him by Her side, she drops him down amongst the hntwy-s as calf herds.

An ascension text

My face is that of a jackal, my middle is that of the Celestial
Serpent. I govern as Sobek who is in Shedet and as Anpu who is in Duat.

A resurrection text

Your face is that of a jackal, your middle is that of the Celestial
Serpent, your hinder parts are a broad hall a stairway has been set up to the sky, that you may ascend and give judgement between the two Great Gods even you whom the two Enneads support.

The king assumes royal state in the Beyond

I have found you knit together, your face is that of a jackal, your
hinder parts are the Celestial Serpent, she freshens your body in the house of her father Anpu.

Miscellany of short utterances

O King, your sister the Celestial Serpent has cleansed you, upon the causeway in the meadow, you having appeared to them as a jackal, as Heru at the head of the living, as Geb at the head of the Ennead, and as Wesir at the head of the spirits.

The King as Heru calls on Wesir to wake

Quell Set as Geb, as the being who devours entrails, for your front is that of a jackal, your hinder parts are the Celestial Serpent, your spine is the door-bolt of the God.
Blessing Returned by _____
As Acolyte Priestess of Anubis she then raises us up Nephthys/Ember and THN/Lee and blesses us with crystal wand and feeds us pure water to bring us to new life and health
Prayer to Anubis
Priest THN, Nephthys and _____repeat together
Beloved Anubis, be with me all the days of my lives, guide me great one each day & night. Take my hand & lead me to the light when my time is done for with you I’ll know no fear. May I recognise you with each rebirth & be filled with instant joy! As I did when I saw your image on this spiral round. Thank you Anubis for being with me. Blessed be my lord!
Anubis, lord of the hidden ways, guide us! Anpu, lord of darkness guide us! Anubis, Lord of the dead, guide us! Anpu, challenger of the ways, guide us! Anubis, great guardian, guide us ! Lord of loyalty & courage, guide us! Lord of the underworld, protect us! Lord of obsidian & gold, protect us! Guard our circle Anpu, guard our circle round from above & below, from all round lord of magic & the darkest night, attend our rite tonight, great jackal of the night! We honour you Anpu. Nut.O mother Nut, spread thy spangled wings over us this night, encircle us with protection, as we do our rite beneath thy fond embrace, beloved Nut bring us health & love, as we do our rite this night! O Nut! Thou art so beautiful to behold, o night sky we honour thee sparkling bright with hope for mankind & earth’s creatures great & small. Blessed be mother Nut, O goddess of unconditional love.
Egyptian Prayer
Priest THN, Nephthys and _____repeat together
I am Yesterday and Tomorrow,
and have the power to regenerate myself.
Hail, Lord of the Shrine
standing at the center of our Earth-realm
and stretching to Celestial heights.
He is I and I am He.
The garment wherewith I am clothed
is complete.
And the tears start from my eyes
as I see myself journeying
toward the Divine Festival and made strong.
I have been working many days and hours
aligning the twelve Star-powers in me,
and connecting them,
joining the hands of their Company
each to each.
The hitherto closed door of the wall
is thus thrust open.
I rejoice thereat and come forth
like one who forceth a way through the Gate,
and the radiance my Heart hath made
is enduring.
I can walk in my new Immortal body.
I rise like Ra.
I am strong through the Eye of Horus.
My heart is uplifted after it was brought low.
I am glorious on heaven and on earth.
I fly like the Divine Falcon,
and have the Egg of the sacred wild goose.
And I can alight upon the Lake of Life
and rest upon it.
Then I rise up and am like a god,
being nourished by divine food,
and go to the domain of the Starry Gods.
The double doors of Divine Justice-in-Mercy
are opened unto me.
The double doors of the great deep are unbolted before me.
And I rise on the Stairway
to that heaven where dwell the gods.
Now I speak with a voice
and accents to which they listen,
and my Language is that of the Star Sirius.
Sothis speaks to me in her own good time…..

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Kebechet – daughter of Anubis who helps with the cleansing in the rite of embalming

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The Great Lord of the Dead and the Resurrection of the Body and the Spirit – Anpu / Anubis

 

The Beauty of Vultures: Eco-animism, Astrology, and Underworld Deities – Part 1.

My comments – “Interesting first part and looking forward to reading the second part. As Lorna said it is interesting how such an iron stomached bird can be wiped out by an anti-inflammatory drug given to cattle, and how the decline in their population has brought up the canines scavengers who are also predators and have so much rabies that kills so many people. I guess the spirit of the vulture is getting its revenge, making more dead bodies if it is denied them naturally. I am reminded in the high Himalayas how there was (now there is mined natural gas and coal) no wood for cremations and the ground frozen for burials how they used “sky burials” much cheaper and eco-friendlier than the former. And just how the Native Americans used All parts of a buffalo how high Lamas bones would be artistically made into kapalas and kanglings. The highly carved ones on eBay now are most likely from executed Chinese prisoners….. I will read the second part then reblog this so TY for another fine writing on nature Brian.” Also check out Part Two of this post on the Vulture.

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Vulture PosterVulture Poster, Aditya Roy.

I’ve never really had the travel bug, so have only seen vultures in the wild once, in Andalucia, soaring over a limestone gorge, and spiralling on thermals above the mountains.  I was quite taken with them, so I watched Charlie Hamilton-James’s painstaking B.B.C. documentary –Vultures, Beauty in the Beast (21.00 p.m on 31st January), with great interest.  Hamilton James turned out to be a persuasive advocate for a species that, with their hairless serpentine necks that can exert a force of 40lbs, and stomach juices capable of dissolving metal, are formidable ecological specialists!  Filming in Africa, he pointed out that if hyenas fail to turn up, vultures will plunge their heads into the rear ends of animal carcasses to dine.  Adult vultures can soar a hundred miles to bring food to their fast growing chicks.  The lovingly crafted documentary showed these maligned birds to…

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Elaborate tomb of Egyptian Scribe Discovered in Abydos – From the Archeology New Network Blog

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I found this amazing archeological find at the Archeology News Network Blog. It is entitled Elaborate tomb of Egyptian scribe discovered in Abydos

Enjoy!

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Serpents Scales Slitherings – Links Squeeze Up

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Vetali (vampire) Nagini – drawn by me decades ago, vampire teeth, covered not by eyes like Rahula but by yonis. This was scanned so notice the background bleed through of some other image – Copyright 2014 GLHoke

Here are all the blog posts and websites i saved to post on my new Serpents Scales Slitherings Link Squeeze Up which i hope to post every Friday. Time is short so very short descriptions with links. BTW these are in alphabetical order from my folder and not in order of postings or importance.

17th Dynasty Rishi coffin discovered in Dr Abu El Naga

50,000 ancient treasures discovered in Lincolnshire

Albion Calling – An Interview with Dr. Graham Harvey

CNN Religion blog – Praise the Lord and pass the beer, change is brewing among American Christians

TWH – From Greece to Sochi – Olympic Sport, Politics and Religion

From AC2012 Tumblr page – Crowley Quote

From Invocatio – On the Arbitrary Appellation of Magic in Antiquity

TWH – Pagan Music Update

Animist Jottings – Some Rock Portraits

Blue Flame Magick – Subplanetary Cycles

The Dance of Life – Merry England before the Modern Age

TWH – the Future of Pagan Hospitality

If most of you already follow The Wild Hunt let me know and i wont post their excellent posts.

Sarah Anne Lawless – Tveir Hrafnar – Sorcery in Silver

I love her type of Animism and Sorcery

Love by the Moon – Whale Song

Where Celts have come from and lived for 3000 years

I can’t remember whose posts or website i got these from so kudos to you all for posting them or some link to some link to some link in the vertebrae of the skeleton of the Serpent.

Pagan Music Updates: Heather Dale, Anilah, Omnia, and More! – See more at: http://wildhunt.org/2014/02/pagan-music-updates-heather-dale-anilah-omnia-and-more.html#sthash.yp3Pg1gI.dpuf
From Greece to Sochi: Olympic Sport, Politics and Religion – See more at: http://wildhunt.org/2014/02/from-greece-to-sochi-olympic-sport-politics-and-religion.html#sthash.jFLj7mAV.dpuf
From Greece to Sochi: Olympic Sport, Politics and Religion – See more at: http://wildhunt.org/2014/02/from-greece-to-sochi-olympic-sport-politics-and-religion.html#sthash.jFLj7mAV.dpuf

Enjoy and have a great weekend.

Priest of Anubis – Daddy’s Got a Brand New Kemetic Statue

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Anpu / Anubis – unknown source

I am Most Blessed in that i can say i have been a Priest in 3 religions, once for a short time an ordained monk in the Korean form of Zen Buddhism, still a High Priest 3rd* practicing for near 33 years (though it took me about 7 years to get all 3 initiations), and even before that an initiated Priest in the Cult of Anubis. I am Not blowing my horn but rather feeling So blessed to have been at the right place at the right time to have met my Initiators.

Decades ago i made contact with an African American woman who lived in Philly and who had  been to Egypt and received several Kemetic initiations. She came to my very small rented house and we crowded in my very small living room crowded with maybe a dozen friends and fellow witches. I had a hand made black painted plywood octagonal table with a plywood hand made white pyramid on it with a few candles and crystals. My initiator had hand painted for me on papyrus an icon of Anubis, as seen in the pictures. She then initiated me as a Priest of the Cult of Anubis as she called it.

Its funny I am a Priest of a lineage represented by a canine animal, and am a Priest of a lineage represented by a feline animal. So Anubis (or more properly Anpu) and Bastet are my Totems, plus the Serpent of course. BTW Anubis daughter is Kebechet who is snake headed. You can Wiki these deities and those mentioned below if you are not familiar with them. I am too tired to link them all right now.

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Anubis Statue and Icon – Photo Copyright 2014 GLHoke

Of late being poor and frugal i have not bought anything like this Anubis statue for awhile, but my girlfriend’s daughter, who is into Anubis, told me her boxes of stuff including Her statue of Anubis and the canoptic jars i gave her had finally arrived from where she previously lived. I guess maybe i was a little jealous so started searching on Amazon and found This One which looks a metallic silver but the description said black, and it is. I did not want one of the fancy ones with his staff and gold paint, just a simple iconic image.

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Kebechet the Snake Headed Daughter of Anubis who helps with the embalming process

When he came i washed him in salt water, like the sands of Egypt are soaked with, then knowing he did not like water but heat i put him to dry on the propane heater, then put him on an altar with the aforementioned icon. I lit a red solar candle for him and wanted to burn some Anubis incense that I and the aforementioned daughter made from a traditional Egyptian formula from the old texts. So i found a clay flower pot bottom dish (clay, like as is in Egypt) and put in what i used in incense burners some black (Black = Khem = Egypt) aquarium gravel and have been burning incense to him yesterday and today.

My gods do you know what i just realized? The shelf Anubis is on is full of African and Haitian Vodoun Lwa, and Anubis is right next to Babaluaye, and he is always depicted with two dog companions! And where i have placed Anubis is opposite my witch altar where i have images of Bastet, as cats and dogs often do not get along. I sometimes think the gods tell me where they want their statues placed instead of me deciding, lol. In fact in the Tibetan temple i have the Phurba deity Vajrakilaya on the opposite side of the room from Rahula and the Nagas and Naginis as they are opposites too. What this does i have found is create a magnetic field of opposites which do not cancel each other out but instead the Magickian / Witch can tap into for his/her workings. BB and Hail Anpu!

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Bastet – unknown source