While I am sure almost everyone following me follows them, I wanted to talk about some cool things SatSekhem and The Twisted Rope have been doing. Namely, A Year of Rites, a project consisting of daily ritual, and a set of monthly rituals to make ma’at, smite isfet, honor the akhu, and to bring propitiation to the Eye of Ra. This is also starting to evolve into festival rituals, such as Sat’s ritual to Ptah on His 11 day journey to and from Karnak.
I want to publicly thank them both for sharing this work, as it’s been pretty inspirational for me. My favorite part of Kemetic Orthodoxy’s daily ritual is the big space in the middle that can be anything one wishes. Yet, this open space can be very daunting for a perfectionist like me! I’ve gone through a lot of iterations of Senut practice over my seven years in the House. These rituals, along with the Wesir Richard Reidy’s Everlasting Egypt have inspired me to start rethinking my personal devotions once again.
The most recent version of my Senut has been almost purely meditation. I’m chronically anxious, and this has helped me greatly in keeping those thoughts in check, as well as in hearing messages from the Netjeru. However, it has lead to a bit of same old, same old, which is pretty detrimental to actually growing my shrine practice beyond it’s weekly-to-every-few-weeksly state.
I will continue to strive toward my goal of daily Senut, by making performing these rituals my goal for the month of February/III Peret:
- On the 1st, I will do a variant on TTR’s Wepwawet ritual, to usher in the new (secular and liturgical) month. It is also the festival of Ptah at the Half Year tomorrow, so He will have special prayers as well.
- On the 4th, I will be joining in the Making Ma’at rituals that other Kemetics are hosting alongside the new moon.
- On Wednesdays, I will be hosting a voice Senut on the House of Netjer Discord.
- On the 6th, I will do an Akhu ritual.
- On the 14th, and again at a House gathering on the 17th, I will be holding ritual space for Sekhmet and the Day of Making Health and Long Life.
- On the 19th, I will perform a propitiation ritual for Sekhmet-Hethert and Pakhet-Bast, in conjunction with the full moon rituals hosted by others.
- On the 25th, I will perform an execration in honor of the Ptah as the day’s chronokrater, “Ptah-Sokar Who Weeps in the Sky”.
My rituals will not always be the same as those done by TTR and Sat, but I hope to be able to check back in and share where they deviated.