Ptah Protects the Winged Disk – Ritual Rubrics for Day 8.

Day 8 – The Healing of the Winged Disk by Ptah

Needed Items

  • Water
  • Food (representations of or actual food)
  • Candles
  • Incense
  • Image of Ma’at or feather of ma’at amulet
  • Image of ib or ib amulet
  • Image of ankh or ankh amulet
  • Image of Eye of Heru/ Eye of Heru amulet

Approaching the Shrine/Altar
Action: If you have a temple/bedroom that is used for your shrine/altar space and is not in a public area, you would complete this in front of your closed door. Step towards the shrine and/or altar space where you have set up for this rite. If you are so inclined, you can offer dua while stopping a few steps away from the space. (Dua is the holding out of your hands at face level, palms facing the area in question.) Say the following:

O you NTRW of this temple, who sanctify the god in his shrine:
I have made my way and I enter into your presence.
I am one of you.
Do not repulse me on the god’s path.
My feet are not impeded.
I am not turned back from this place.
I have come to offer Ma’at to the Lord of Ma’at.
I have come to you to content the Sound Eye.
I flood his offering table.
I present his offerings, this great god who blesses me so that I may endow his image with life.
I am pure.
I am purified.

Stepping Before the Shrine/Altar
Action: Take a few more steps forward and open the closed door/doors of your temple/bedroom that you use for your shrine/altar space. If you have your shrine/altar space in a public area, pretend to open two doors with your hands. Say the following:

O you ba-souls of Mennefer & Wetjeset-Hor, if you are strong, I am strong.
If I am strong, you are strong.
If your ka-spirits are strong, my ka-spirit is strong at the head of the living.
As they are living, so shall I live.
I am pure.
I am purified.
I open your temple and I come to you.

Action: Close the door/doors of your temple room/bedroom behind you as you step into the space. If you do not have a dedicated room for this space, pretend to close the doors behind you.

Opening the Doors of the Shrine/Altar
Action: Open the doors of the shrine space. If you do not have a dedicated shrine with doors to open, you can pretend to open doors on your altar just like was done above.

The doors of the sky are open.
The doors of the earth are unlocked.
This house is open for its Master.
Let me come forth as he shall come forth.
Let me enter as he shall enter.

Presentation of Water
Action: Hold the bowl or cup of water aloft while saying the following:

Greetings to you, primordial water!
Greetings to you, great river!
Greetings to you, flood water of Nun; you, the father of the gods.
Receive the water from my hand because I am Horus, The Provider, the successor to the throne.

Water Purification
Action: Continue to hold the bowl or cup aloft still.

I give you essential water, a tide in your time.
I bring the flood waters to purify your sanctuary.
This Primordial Water purifies as in Zep Tepi!

Action: Take some water and sprinkle gently over the altar space/shrine area and the image of the god.

I bring the water of rejuvenation that flows from the Two Caverns.
I sprinkle the water, purifying your image!
I sprinkle the water, purifying your Temple from all impurity!
O water, may you remove all evil.

Action: Take some water and sprinkle in the four cardinal directions as you speak each line.

The god Ptah himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the South.
The god Heru of Behdet himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the South
The god Ptah himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the North.
The god Heru of Behdet himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the North.
The god Ptah himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the West.
The god Heru of Behdet himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the West.
The god Ptah himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the East.
The god Heru of Behdet himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the East.
The Temples of the gods Ptah and Heru of Behdet have been established.
They are established for millions of years.

Lighting the Candle
Action: Light the candle(s).

Come in peace, O Glorious Eye of Heru!
Be strong and renew your youth in peace.
The flame shines like Ra on the double horizon.
I am pure.
I am pure.
I am pure.
I am pure.

Offering Incense (optional)
Action: Light the incense. (If you don’t have any, you can light an oil diffuser instead or skip this part entirely.)

Take the incense.
Its essence is for you.
Its smoke permeates your shrine, bringing life!
It transforms your heart through its perfection.
I appease your body and heart.
The temple is filled with the scent of incense.
It sanctifies your throne; it purifies your ka from evil.

Offering Ma’at
Action: Lift up an image of the feather of ma’at, an image of the goddess of ma’at, or an amulet of ma’at.

I have come to you as Djehuty, whose two hands are joined together under Ma’at.
She comes to be with you for she is everywhere.
You are provided with Ma’at.
You move in Ma’at, you live in Ma’at.
She fills your body, she rests in your head, she makes her seat upon your brow.
The breath of your body is of Ma’at, your heart does live in Ma’at.
All that you eat, all that you drink, all that you breathe is of Ma’at.
Djehuty presents Ma’at to you, his two hands are upon her body before your face.

Action: Place the image/amulet before the image of the god.

Water Libation
Action: Hold up the cup or bowl of water and pour into the offering cup/bowl.

This libation is for you, O Lords of Ma’at.
I have brought to you this offering of water that your hearts may be refreshed.
I have brought to you this Eye of Heru placing this at your feet.
I present to you that which flows forth from you that your heart shall continue to beat.

Action: Place the filled cup/bowl on the altar.

Offering Food
Action: Hold up the dish of offerings.

The great offering is filled with all good things.
Tens of thousands, an infinity before it, great quantities behind it.
Hundredfold and tenfold in the midst of it.
Consisting of every good and wonderful thing.
I offer to Ptah, Lord of the Two Lands.
I offer to Heru of Behdet, Lord of the Two Lands.
All life emanates from you.
All health emanates from you.
All stability emanates from you.
All good fortune emanates from you.
May offerings of every kind come forth in abundance.

Action: Place the dish of offerings on the altar.

Presentation of Ankh
Action: Present the image of the ankh to the image of the god.

Take the sign of life, Living Lords, venerable soul who makes infinity live.
You are the one who gives life to all people, who makes the living live by your work.
I give you the sign of life.
You live in thanks to it.
Health is for your body.
I make your life span long to the ends of eternity.

Action: Place the ankh before the deity.

Offering the Whole Eye
Action: Lift up an image of the Eye of Heru or an amulet of ma’at.

I have come before you to give you the Whole Eye.
I have brought to you this Eye of Heru placing this at your feet.
All that was once confusion has been turned to peace.
The world is filled with ma’at and rejoices with the contented Eye.
All is in harmony.

Action: Place the image/amulet before the image of the god.

Presentation of Ib
Action: Hold out the image or amulet of the heart to the image of the god.

Hail to you, O Ptah, Lord of my Life.
I have brought to you your heart to be set it in its place.
Let me draw near to you with your heart so that you may have pleasure through me.
And so that by means of me you may have power over your body.

Hail to you, O Heru, Lord of Hearts
And I have brought to you your heart to be set in its place.
Let me draw near to you with your heart so that you may have pleasure through me.
And so that by means of me you may have power over your body.

Action: Place the ib before the deity.

Healing of the NTRW

O you gods there, who run in front of the barque of Re
Those who keep the heavens and earth stable for Re
Come to us here so that you may see what an enemy, a fiend has done
They have entered the heart of the Winged Disk
To leave behind their influence so that his heart would be perverted against him
To cause great strife within the heart of the mighty warrior before us
O enemies, who are in the heart, the God Ptah stands before you and will cut you asunder

I am Ptah, the Great and Mighty Heart of the Ennead, with ma’at upon my brow
I have come forth with a mighty knife bequeathed to me from She Who Heals
I have seen that you conspire within the heart of my Winged Disk and cause rot
My fiery heart will gain mastery over you and you shall know only terror
For I will smote them with my power and they will be dead a million years

I have called forth the other gods to watch my victory
I have gluttoned myself upon the grapes that the Winged Disk has put forth for me
I was the one who commanded that those enemies shall by smitten by blow that kill
And I commanded the Winged Disk to go forth and kill my enemies
And he has become the Smiter of His Enemies and he shall live whole and healed for a million years

O you fiends, you shall fall to my flame as it is sharp against you
You possess nothing and you will not exist
You will be torn asunder by my hand
Your necks will be broken and your bodies will be trod upon
You will fall to the fiery flame that comes forth as it destroys you

Action: if you have a brazier or a place to light a fire, light it now

The fire comes forth against you those who rebel against us
The fire comes forth: it cooks you, its glow bakes you, its burning burns you.
You will be divided and you will be devoured.
You are parched and your bas will be destroyed.

Action: Step on the image of the enemies you have created for the execration. Step on it four times.

You who deserve annihilation you are crushed.
I have control over my foot; I have power in my legs.
You will be condemned to the great shambles, the great furnace of fire.
I have power over him and my will is done.
You shall be consumed, scorched, burned, and broken.
You shall fall to its flame.

Action: Place the images of the enemies into the place that you’ve chosen to burn them. If you haven’t been able to pre-light it, light the images on fire before proceeding with the next series of words.

The fire that is in my mouth comes forth against you.
I condemn you by my fiery glance and know that the power of the Eye beats within my heart.
The Eye shall consume you utterly.
It will destroy you with the greatness of its heat and you shall know nothing more.

Action: Spit on the stuff once the flames go out.

Heru and Ptah triumph and justice is upon you, O Enemies of the gods.
Heru is triumphant over his foes; Ptah is triumphant over his foes.
Heru is triumphant over his foes; Ptah is triumphant over his foes.
Ma’at is triumphant over their foes.
Ma’at is triumphant over their foes.

I have overthrown the Enemies of Heru and Ptah.
I have overthrown all of the enemies from all their seats in every place where they are.
I have overthrown all of the enemies of the Great Winged Disk.
I have overthrown all of the enemies of ma’at.

Action: Once the images have burnt down to ash and they’re no longer hot, dispose of them.

The Great Winged Disk is whole again.
His heart has been purified and the fiends within have been destroyed.
We are triumphant.

Action: At this point, you can sing hymns or say prayers to the god. You can also add any form of meditation or magical working in the name of the god. Before moving on to the next portion of this, which is the start of the closing out of this ritual, blow out any candles, whisk away the offerings and libations to be reverted after the below actions are completed. If you have a shrine space, close the doors and then stand before your altar/shrine area.

Reversion of Offerings

O NTRW, your enemy withdraws from you.
Heru has turned himself to his Eye in its name of Reversion-of-Offerings.
These, your divine offering revert, they revert to your servants for life, for stability, and for joy!
O that the Eye of Heru may flourish for you eternally!

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