An ambitious title I think to myself dear reader, but a note to the ‘Lord of Holy Words’ (as inventor of writing and the arts) is rather appropriate at this time. Being endowed with complete knowledge and wisdom he is kept rather busy with all manner of business. Here’s hoping he answers. Tahuti (ancient Egyptian)…Read more Hail Thrice Great Tahuti!
White Rabbit looks into the distance, deep in thought. The Jackal Shaman and I watch him. Rather than break the silence we converse in signs and symbols. You may well ask how that’s achieved. Pens and pieces of card. Neither mystical nor magical. Or is it? Ancient sigils imbued with mystery and knowledge, they open…Read more Conversation with the Jackal Shaman: In the Hall of Ma’at and Weighing of the Heart Ritual
photo credit: israel gutier The way to the color via photopin (license) The Jackal Shaman crosses the great expanse to bring word of further challenges. Must be something important for him to make this long journey. Our encounters of late have been brief but meaningful. Dear reader, this ancient Egyptian god is not to be…Read more Conversation with the Jackal Shaman: In The Hall of Ma’at and Introductions
The Jackal Shaman and I meet at the crossroads once again. In my hands is an offering relating to an important archetype. One deeply connected to the ancient Egyptian creator deity Ptah. My recent offerings have been rather light-hearted, providing relief and laughter. Not so on this occasion. I feel the need to revisit old…Read more Conversation with the Jackal Shaman: Cult of the Apis Bull (Hp)
May your eyes go to the sun, your life’s breath to the wind. Go to the sky or to earth, as is your nature; or go to the waters, if that is your fate. Take root in the plants with your limbs. Death, v 3, The Rig Veda I stare at Unut, She who was…Read more Cosmic Fire
My response to Sue Vincent's Thursday photo prompt Moonlit #writephoto. Nothing grips the imagination more than the spectre of the Vampire. It’s inhabited the inner landscape of our psyche for millennia, perhaps tens of thousands of years; seducing and repelling in equal measure. This fearsome creature of the shadows touches upon many deep-seated fears surrounding blood,…Read more Ancient Bloodline – Moonlit # writephoto
The relationship I have with my personal deity is complicated and often perplexing. The years have been witness to many partings and reconciliation between both of us. I’d hesitate to call myself a priestess of this ancient Egyptian god, that would be presumptuous. False modesty? Not at all. My journey down that path still awaits…Read more Priesthood of Anubis
(This version was published in Axis Mundi online magazine Issue 58 in 2014, the original version "Merlin" was published in 2006) This story emerged from meditations undertaken many, many years ago. It was a strange time, the energies surrounding my life were a little challenging it has to be said! Such are the cycles of…Read more Hidden Pathways
The day is a little overcast and cool, as one would expect for this time of year. The moods and atmospheres of autumn pervade the air and I am feeling a little grotty it has to be said. My cold has progressed from the excruciating pain of inflamed sinuses to annoying sniffles (enough to drive…Read more Awake Great Khnum!
There is a statuette of an icon of the Egyptian Mysteries in my porch, Mighty Anubis, great Initiator and Lord of the Dead. I pay him respects before bedtime and again before going to work in the morning. This has gone on for years and likely to continue for many more. Funny how certain behaviours…Read more Hail Mighty Anubis!