Author Topic: Moon Rite to the Eyes of Ra (Oct 25)  (Read 7663 times)

Offline Aleja

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Re: Moon Rite to the Eyes of Ra (Oct 25)
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2015, 03:24:43 PM »
So Dragonfaerie's husband is going to invoke Bast, yay!

And cool, Moira!

Do you want to help with something, or just participate?

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Re: Moon Rite to the Eyes of Ra (Oct 25)
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2015, 08:24:41 PM »
Because I had to type this up for the upcoming (!) facebook event, here's my quick-and-dirty on Execrations, with help from https://thetwistedrope.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/devo-magix-execrations/.

"Back in antiquity, execrations were a daily practice in the temples. It’s considered that they might have occurred multiple times daily, even. Execrations were considered integral to keeping the kingdom and all of the Created world safe. Execrations were generally exacted against agents of A/pep [the serpent Ra battled in the underworld after sunset, and against whom he had to prevail for the sun to rise in the morning] and all enemies of the king and/or ma’at [the divine order of the universe; balance, justice].  These rituals weren’t optional - they were mandatory. Ma’at, and all of creation, was always at risk to being undone."

In modern times, we tend to take the sunrise as a given, and the battle against the forces of isfet [destruction, uncreation, injustice] is not something we actively engage in.  We may try to fill ourselves with love and light, but sometimes there are things we need to be rid of, first, to make space.  As thetwistedrope says, "Execrations are good for letting go, for moving on, for destroying bad habits, or for getting negative things out of your life. Anything and everything that could eat away at the happiness in your life could be counter acted with an execration. Don’t like that you’re broke? Execrate anything and everything that is in your way (you could use a ‘foes of Ra’ approach to this). Don’t like that you’re overweight? Execrate your bad eating habits, laziness, or other factors that could be holding you back. Heavy shadow work that you’re trying to work through? Blast that stuff away with a strong execration. Anything and everything can really be enhanced via execration. Execrations are there to demolish things that are blocking your path."

So this is what we're going to do!  Write down that which we do not need, that which does not serve us, that which holds us back, and we're going to BURN AWAY those things, and add our power to Ra as he sinks into the underworld to do battle with A/pep, so that as he prevails over the forces of isfet, so we might prevail over the isfet in our own lives.

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Re: Moon Rite to the Eyes of Ra (Oct 25)
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2015, 08:54:46 PM »
Sorry... I was butt-deep in running a conference this past weekend for my Trek org.

Yes, Chris is happy to invoke Bast. I suggest catnip as an offering. Not exactly Egyptian, but it's what we usually offer at home. We have plenty we can bring. I need to check with him tonight to see if he actually has a log-in on here. He usually relies on me to do all that stuff for both of us.  ::)

And I'm not in the closet at all... I just figured it was easier to use Dragonfaerie so as not to confuse Karen and Caryn. Which is ok in print, but not so much when someone's yelling out the back door at the Grove.  ;)
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Re: Moon Rite to the Eyes of Ra (Oct 25)
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2015, 08:59:13 PM »
Catnip is good - I dunno if you read the prayer I put up, but I've got "a candle" and "sweet smelling incense".  I'll provide the altar candles, so he should light one of those, and then catnip-as-incense either in a little censer if we can find one, or just directly in the fire.

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Re: Moon Rite to the Eyes of Ra (Oct 25)
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2015, 09:19:27 PM »
Aaaand, we now have a companion thread: http://www.cedarlightgrove.org/board/index.php?topic=5461.0

For a list of things to execrate, so that we know what we'll be writing on that red paper I still need to buy!

Offline JohnW

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Re: Moon Rite to the Eyes of Ra (Oct 25)
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2015, 10:15:24 AM »
   I can take point with Sekhmet, and will have Jess join me, as we discussed in person, there will be a lot of offerings poured/lit/etc. So she can certainly if nothing else assist with that while we invoke and quite possibly more.

   Am working on the incense, and also a special candle made from two votives and some of the incense sprinkled inside.

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Re: Moon Rite to the Eyes of Ra (Oct 25)
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2015, 01:29:42 PM »
Thinking about using this for the background music whilst attendees are anointed.  Thoughts?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3W80ZVnsig&index=6&list=PL2pLg0GsoF3p_3JYje9y-2vWh2HANTI-B

Offline Aleja

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Re: Moon Rite to the Eyes of Ra (Oct 25)
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2015, 01:15:03 PM »
So I have almost everything written up now, yay, and I have a couple more position-things... if anyone is interested.

1) Hailing Anubis, to keep space for us as we do this work.
2) Invoking Ra (I have this one written up already, if someone is interested I'll post it here)

Also I still need:
1) at least one fire warden
2) at least one hearth warden

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Re: Moon Rite to the Eyes of Ra (Oct 25)
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2015, 01:26:48 AM »
   I do love the meditation music!  Are you still looking for other music selections?

    Just asking mainly so you can let us know if so and others can help with that... I don't think I'll be much help in that respect--I do have one song I always think of Sekhmet with, but it is modern hard rock from the 90's (Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun: the original video is ridiculous to the point of being disturbing, even though it gets some things right as per Sekhmet imagery you can find a lyrics only version on Youtube). 

   It links in well with her aspect as the solar eclipsed sun, which, to me anyway, ties in very well with her role as eater of plagues.  It would be jarring I think in this ritual though, so I don't think it will be appropriate--even though I almost wonder if it wasn't written as an invocation to her sometimes, I'll probably listen to it a bit to raise my energy prior to calling her.

   Anyway, we should probably get that nailed down.

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Re: Moon Rite to the Eyes of Ra (Oct 25)
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2015, 12:53:57 PM »
I'll have to look up that song.  But I don't think so, except maybe something a bit more upbeat at the end, as a release to revels (which are of course an important part of this rite).  What do you think?

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Re: Moon Rite to the Eyes of Ra (Oct 25)
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2015, 08:08:48 AM »
  Yeah like I said too jarring, and kinda out there.  That was kinda my point, just wanted to know if we still had any gaps that needed to be taken care of in the music so someone else might suggest something a tad more in keeping with the rest of it :)

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Re: Moon Rite to the Eyes of Ra (Oct 25)
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2015, 03:38:51 PM »
http://youtu.be/dNoTvg0t52c

The above is a song by Epica that has great cathartic elements. My suggestion for at the end 😉
"May the sword of the Morrigan slay your woes."

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Re: Moon Rite to the Eyes of Ra (Oct 25)
« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2015, 07:49:43 PM »
I will be there, I can help inside as hearthwarden.

Caryn

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Re: Moon Rite to the Eyes of Ra (Oct 25)
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2015, 04:34:21 AM »
   To bad there isn't a reflections thread for moon rites.  There was a lot to talk about after this one I think.  It went over very well!  Congrats Aleja!

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Re: Moon Rite to the Eyes of Ra (Oct 25)
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2015, 09:23:23 PM »
Why not reflect here?