January 25, 2013

Breaking silence

Posted in Administrivia, Cats at 9:52 pm by

No posts for a while, but all is well. I’ve been doing both Senut and the State Rite daily, and I’ve been making an effort toward connecting with my Beloveds, Nut and Amun-Ra, who were being somewhat neglected as I focused exclusively on Bast and Her Arrows. Last weekend I was commissioned to do several divinations using the Wepwawet Stone Oracle, and I led an Eye of Heru heka ritual chat for the House. This week I’m experimenting with doing Senut for the Seven Arrows, one each day, and it’s been very interesting. (I’m nearly done — tomorrow is the last day — so a post about the experience may well follow.) The Gods seem pleased with all the activity.

In exciting news, I just inherited ownership of the website per-Bast.org, long a go-to online reference for information on Bast. I’m very honored to be the current holder of this legacy (and many thanks to C. Tidball, who has been maintaining the site for the last few years). The historical essay by S. D. Cass will of course remain unchanged, but I may be adding some additional information to the site at some point. At the moment, there are issues preventing the navigation bars from appearing, but hopefully that will be resolved sometime this weekend.

My oldest cat, Meera, who is rising fifteen this year, went to the vet for severely watering eyes. While she was there, they attempted to draw some blood for testing, since she had lost a substantial amount of weight, and in the wrangle she managed to break a claw. So she had to go back a few days later to be anesthetized so they could fix it. While she was under, they also cleaned her teeth, which have been an issue for her in the past, and they had to extract one that was diseased. So right now she has a boo-boo foot and a boo-boo mouth and is confined to my bedroom for her convalescence. She’s almost forgiven me, though. On the plus side, her blood work turned out perfect. No kidney disease — nekhtet!

I’ve been vaguely tracking the recent outbursts of blogland drama, but to be honest I don’t really have anything to say. I’ll just be over here, doing my thing.


  1. Soli said,

    January 26, 2013 at 8:58 am

    What drama am I oblivious to now?

  2. Shefyt said,

    January 26, 2013 at 9:17 am

    There’s what’s fondly been dubbed the Shopping Cart Theology Debacle, as well as a run of stuff about who gets to define who as what; I can’t even keep it all straight at this point. Plus a discussion of whether and how non-scholarly resources should be made available to new Kemetics, and what those might consist of and who would contribute — which does interest me, but I haven’t put enough brain cells together yet to know if I actually have anything to say about it.

  3. Khenneferitw said,

    January 26, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    Nekhtet for Meera’s health!

    I must say, you seem quite the busy bee at the moment! Your work, as always, sounds so fascinating to me, particularly with regards to the Oracle. I’ve been thinking recently about getting involved with divination work, but I fear I do not know where to begin, alas…

    As for the Shopping Cart Debacle, I’ve had the erm, luxury, of front row seats to one side of it and it has been interesting to watch so much snark over ma’at of all things. We live in a strange faith…

  4. Gold of the Valley, Lapis of the River » Senut for the Seven Arrows said,

    January 26, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    […] noted here, for the last seven days I’ve been doing Senut for the Seven Arrows of Bast, one god on each […]

  5. Shefyt said,

    January 26, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Khenne, thanks — it’s reassuring when you say that I sound busy, because I always feel as though I’m not getting enough done! But my expectations may be slightly unrealistic. ^_^ Thank you for the good wishes for Meera, too.

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