March 17, 2013

Onion Day 2013

Posted in Being Kemetic, Cats, Doing Heka, Festivals at 8:32 pm by

It’s been a couple of weeks since our get-together for the Day of Chewing Onions for Bast, so I figured I was overdue to post a few photographs, for anyone who might be curious.   The first step in the festivities was adorning the house jackal with green ribbons.   He got an offering too. […]

March 10, 2010

Onion Day 2010

Posted in Festivals at 8:40 pm by

The snow crocuses are blooming, gold, pale blue, white, and lavender on the southern slope of the lawn. The willows are showing the first tinge of yellow-green along the lake shore. The earliest hints of spring that I mentioned in my last post have become more than mere hints as warmth settles over the land. […]

March 5, 2012

D is for the Day of Chewing Onions for Bast

Posted in Festivals, Pagan Blog Project 2012 at 1:47 pm by

For the Pagan Blog Project. I’m running behind, so I’ll start catching up with a photo blog from this weekend’s House of Netjer gathering, at which we celebrated our beloved Day of Chewing Onions for Bast. (Thank you to Wasi, Tepta, and Avy for helping to make this day so special!) The shrine, with the […]

March 4, 2014

Bast’s new icon arrives!

Posted in Festivals, GodBling at 7:59 pm by

  My new state icon has arrived — right on Onion Day! I’m so excited. Some pictures:   These are the three different icons that have been used in my state shrine over the years. The first was the black-and-gold Summit Collection Bast on the left — just resin, and not the lion-Bast that I […]

March 1, 2014

Bast festivals of IV Peret

Posted in Festivals at 10:03 pm by

Kissing the ground before Ra and the Eye of Ra: Hail to You, great ones, who shine in the heavens! May You be kind to me, may You love me, may You embrace me in the course of every day. Today marks the beginning of the fourth and last month of the season of Peret […]

July 9, 2012

The Eye of Ra Enters the Horizon

Posted in Festivals, Uncategorized at 5:56 pm by

Water pours from pitcher to glass bowl, a musical accompaniment to the murmured prayer:     Hail to You Eye of Ra, complete in the horizon.     Hail to You Bast in Your name of Atemet.     May You bless us with peace     and protect us from all the demons of the year’s end. Garlanded with rose petals, more […]

March 7, 2011

…and more festivals

Posted in Festivals, Netjeru, Uncategorized at 7:25 pm by

The weekend before last, our local group had a get-together in honor of Nut and Geb. It was shortly after Nut’s birthday and in the general vicinity of Valentine’s Day, so it seemed appropriate to celebrate this divine couple, whose love and desire for each other were so overwhelming that they had to be separated […]

September 4, 2012

Festivals for 2 Akhet

Posted in Festivals, Netjeru at 2:49 pm by

This post is probably mostly me talking to myself, but I thought it might be interesting — and a good personal reminder — for me to list the various festivals that I’m planning to do something for this month. Of course, the Kemetic calendar has a zillion holy days; I’ve weeded my own calendar down […]