Happy Heb Wer (the “great festival” of Heru-wer or Horus the Elder, for those who aren’t in my faith)! This is always a fun festival, even if it’s a little chilly here for hawk-watching…. So, what’s up around here? Let’s summarize.
Happy New Year 2012 to all of you! My Kemetic Orthodox readers have already heard this from me; our religious new year started in August. At that time, during our Wep Ronpet (“Opening the Year,” the ancient name of the New Year festival) retreat, we shared a bit of heka with each other to usher… Continue reading Magic for the New Year – Ptah’s Building Heka for Year 19
I mention this event briefly in Haitian Vodou: An Introduction to Haiti’s Indigenous Spiritual Tradition, but it deserves far more space and publicity than it received there. Most people living in the Western world, when asked about genocide, immediately think of the Holocaust (HaShoah), or perhaps more recent “ethnic cleansing” campaigns carried out in various… Continue reading Remembering the Cutting – 1937’s “Parsley Massacre”