March 9, 2013

The Purification of Bast

Posted in Bast at 9:50 pm

The Purification of Bast
© 2013 Natalie Baan

Eye of Ra, now the hunt is over.
Eye of Ra, all the foes of Ra are slain.

You are pure, You are peaceful, You are pure.
You are pure, You are peaceful, You are pure.

Cleanse Your hands with water from the river.
Cleanse Your hands of every crimson stain.

You are pure, You are peaceful, You are pure.
You are pure, You are peaceful, You are pure.

Eye of Ra, coming forth from Isheru.
Eye of Ra, rising from the holy lake.

You are pure, You are peaceful, You are pure.
You are pure, You are peaceful, You are pure.

Bast, You are pacified; Your heart is cooled.
Bast, return gladly to Your sacred place.

You are pure, You are peaceful, You are pure.
You are pure, You are peaceful, You are pure.
You are pure, You are peaceful, You are pure.
You are pure, You are peaceful, You are pure.
 


Notes: Begun in January 2012 and completed in January 2013. For some reason, the idea of a “purification of Bast” has tugged at my imagination for quite a while. Here, after tearing out the hearts of the enemies of ma’at, the Eye of Ra bathes in the sacred temple lake before returning to Her home in the shrine.


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