December 29, 2010

In all Their Names

Posted in Netjeru, Stalking Beauty, The Wild Sky at 9:37 pm by

On Monday, shoveling my driveway after the season’s first blizzard, I paused to look up into a sky of the most extraordinary blue, only a couple of shades lighter than lapis. I murmured a prayer to Hethert, the Lady of Heaven. Only a moment or two later, I glanced up again to see a hawk riding the tumbling currents of the air, the pale undersides of its wings flashing as they flared first to one side and then the other, like a dancer’s fans.

Dua to Heru, dwelling in joy in His House; dua to She Who Takes Wing as the Female Falcon.

Yesterday, as I was driving to work in the morning, the sky was overcast with rumpled red clouds, like a sailor’s warning. The sun hadn’t yet risen, when from behind the eastern horizon a pillar of red light reared upward, striking across the face of those clouds like a searchlight’s beam.

Dua to Ra in His sun barque; dua to Set standing upon the prow, spear raised against the uncreated one.

This afternoon, on the way to order more tile for the ongoing bathroom project, I was stopped at a traffic signal, and the westering sun blazed in through my car’s rear window, pouring the warm beauty of its light across my dashboard. I reached out to cup a handful of gold.

Dua to Tem in His completeness; dua to the Peaceful One, His firstborn Daughter.

Hail and praise to all the Gods, who ensoul the world.

Dua Netjer! Nekhtet!


  1. allhervoices said,

    January 4, 2011 at 10:39 am

    What a beautiful blog you have. So full of Spirit!

  2. Shefyt said,

    January 4, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Thank you; I’m glad you’ve been enjoying it. :)

  3. Setken said,

    May 3, 2011 at 6:21 am

    What a beautiful journal entry!

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