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!

Ptah Protects the Winged Disk – Ritual Rubrics for Day 7.

Day 7 – The Establishment of 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

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, 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 Ptah himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the North.
The god Ptah himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the West.
The god Ptah himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the East.
The Temple of the god Ptah is established.
It is 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 Lord of Ma’at.
I have brought to you this offering of water that your heart 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.
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 Lord, 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.

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 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.

Action: Place the ib before the deity.

Address to the NTRW

Homage to Ptah of Mennefer, O Great Lord, O Heart of the Ennead
I have placed myself on the floor in awe of you.
I embrace the earth before you.
I have come that I may kiss the earth before you.
O Ptah, I am your servant.
I come before you to nourish you as you nourish me.

O, Ptah, the battle that you have commanded the Winged Disk to seek is almost upon him
He has searched with his piercing, hawk eyes for the enemies on the horizon
And he knows that they are hiding from him
He needs your help to find them in the swampy mists where the nameless ones wait

O Ptah, for your truest warrior to know these victories you must aid him his time of need
Your enemies will quiver and fall before his strength
And they will know true death at his hands
So that he may overthrow their confusion and establish sweet ma’at in its place

O, Ptah, you have crafted with your two hands the noble iron spear
You have breathed life into the iron chain that the warrior will bring to war
You have chiseled the flint into the stealthy shape of a knife and crafted a harpoon
You have created these industrious weapons of war
So that you may be give great preparation for the Mighty Warrior that you command

You have stood behind the Winged Disk with your protector’s heart
And given him added power from your own strength to complete the task ahead
And given him the ability to destroy their many hiding places, flushing them into sight
So that he may grant to you the slaughter that you have commanded of him

O, Ptah, your warrior has smote your many enemies
Even as they wear the form of hippopotamus or crocodiles or serpents
Even if they were wearing the face of man or demon or beast
He has known them all for the rebels that they are and slaughtered them

He has done battle against the greatest of all the enemies in a flurry
He hurled his great lance upon that enemy and fettered him to stand before you
You have commanded him and he has taken your word as truth
And delivered his heart to you to much great rejoicing

I have let my heart rejoice, O ye gods of heaven!
I have let my heart rejoice, O ye gods who are in the earth!
Horus, the Youthful One, has come in peace
And he hath made manifest on his journey deeds of very great might

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!

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

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, 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 Ptah himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the North.
The god Ptah himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the West.
The god Ptah himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the East.
The Temple of the god Ptah is established.
It is 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 Lord of Ma’at.
I have brought to you this offering of water that your heart 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.
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 Lord, 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.

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 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.

Action: Place the ib before the deity.

Address to the NTRW

Homage to Ptah of Mennefer, O Great Lord, O Heart of the Ennead
I have placed myself on the floor in awe of you.
I embrace the earth before you.
I have come that I may kiss the earth before you.
O Ptah, I am your servant.
I come before you to nourish you as you nourish me.

O Ptah, you have sown a great creation into this world and brought ma’at to the gods.
You have granted intelligence to the living and to the gods.
You have shown the way of artisanship and craftsmanship, creating with your hands.
You have spoken the word into being and granted life everlasting.

O Ptah, your magical cloak shines brightly upon your shoulders.
Your scepter radiates power and awe among the faithful.
And your eyes sparkle brightly with the heart deep within you.
You have granted contentment among the gods and among the land at your presence.

O Ptah, you are endowed with life everlasting and power everlasting.
You have created beauty in the hearts and souls of the people.
You have woven ma’at into your masterpiece and brought joy to every heart.
And you have brought forth sweet calm in the aftermath of confusion.

O Ptah, you have commanded the rise of the primeval mound into existence with your word.
You have lifted the sky away from the earth.
You have imbued the act of creation with the beat of your heart.
And you brought peace with the power of your word.

O Ptah, you have taken the desert and imbued it with your creative touch.
You have created the oceans and the rivers and filled them with fish.
You have grown trees and grass and filled them with a million animals.
And have brought peace amid the confusion that once reigned over the land.

O Ptah, you have brought sweet ma’at to the world with your strength and fortitude.
You have come forth as the mighty smith and taught the act of creation.
You have known joy and beauty amidst terror and confusion and have brought it into being
O Lord of Life, you have guided the world with the strength of your spirit.

Let your heart rejoice, O Great God of Heaven!
Let your heart rejoice, O God of the Earth!
Horus, the Youthful One, has come in peace.
And he made manifest a great many deeds by your command.

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!

Ptah Protects the Winged Disk – Ritual Rubrics for Day 6.

Day 6 – The Glorification of 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

 

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, 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 Ptah himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the North.
The god Ptah himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the West.
The god Ptah himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the East.
The Temple of the god Ptah is established.
It is 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 Lord of Ma’at.
I have brought to you this offering of water that your heart 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.
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 Lord, 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.

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 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.

Action: Place the ib before the deity.

 

Address to the NTRW

Homage to Ptah of Mennefer, O Great Lord, O Heart of the Ennead
I have placed myself on the floor in awe of you.
I embrace the earth before you.
I have come that I may kiss the earth before you.
O Ptah, I am your servant.
I come before you to nourish you as you nourish me.

O Ptah, you have sown a great creation into this world and brought ma’at to the gods.
You have granted intelligence to the living and to the gods.
You have shown the way of artisanship and craftsmanship, creating with your hands.
You have spoken the word into being and granted life everlasting.

O Ptah, your magical cloak shines brightly upon your shoulders.
Your scepter radiates power and awe among the faithful.
And your eyes sparkle brightly with the heart deep within you.
You have granted contentment among the gods and among the land at your presence.

O Ptah, you are endowed with life everlasting and power everlasting.
You have created beauty in the hearts and souls of the people.
You have woven ma’at into your masterpiece and brought joy to every heart.
And you have brought forth sweet calm in the aftermath of confusion.

O Ptah, you have commanded the rise of the primeval mound into existence with your word.
You have lifted the sky away from the earth.
You have imbued the act of creation with the beat of your heart.
And you brought peace with the power of your word.

O Ptah, you have taken the desert and imbued it with your creative touch.
You have created the oceans and the rivers and filled them with fish.
You have grown trees and grass and filled them with a million animals.
And have brought peace amid the confusion that once reigned over the land.

O Ptah, you have brought sweet ma’at to the world with your strength and fortitude.
You have come forth as the mighty smith and taught the act of creation.
You have known joy and beauty amidst terror and confusion and have brought it into being
O Lord of Life, you have guided the world with the strength of your spirit.

Let your heart rejoice, O Great God of Heaven!
Let your heart rejoice, O God of the Earth!
Horus, the Youthful One, has come in peace.
And he made manifest a great many deeds by your command.

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!

Ptah Protects the Winged Disk – Ritual Rubrics for Day 5.

Day 5 – The Appearance of He Who Hears

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

 

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, 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 Ptah himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the North.
The god Ptah himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the West.
The god Ptah himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the East.
The Temple of the god Ptah is established.
It is 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 Lord of Ma’at.
I have brought to you this offering of water that your heart 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.
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 Lord, 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.

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 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.

Action: Place the ib before the deity.

 

Address to the NTRW

The sky thunders and the earth quakes; my god stands before me.
The Great Reconciling One has appeared upon the double horizon.
His splendor blinds me and shines forth across the battlefield before him.
He comes wreathed in his cloak of magic, his heart blazing from his eyes.
He has come forth amidst the battlefield and watches the slaughter of his enemies.

Homage to the Great God, Ptah; O Lord of Heaven.
I have placed myself on the floor in awe of you.
I embrace the earth before you.
I have come that I may kiss the earth before you.
O Ptah, I am your servant.
I come before you to nourish you as you nourish me.

O Ptah, you have come to the place of slaughter.
You have gazed upon the carnage of the Winged Disk and its fiery might.
You have seen the terribly fury let loose upon the unnamed ones.
You rejoice at the blood of your overthrown enemies
You have seen the victory before you and known contentment therein.

Your light touches the heart of me.
Your kindness succors me.
Your strength fortifies me.
Your wisdom teaches me.
Your protection strengthens me.
Your joy pleases me.
Your love reassures me.

O Ptah, you have smelled the fear of the enemies of ma’at.
You have seen their confusion and terror first-hand among the deceased.
You have heard their cries for mercy and allowed them none.
You have allowed the Winged Disk to overthrow them and count their hearts at your feet.

You have known great victories against your enemies through the might of the Winged Disk.
You have sown peace where once there was confusion.
You have brought ma’at where once there was nothing.
You have brought safety into the world through the power of the Winged Disk.

Let your heart rejoice, O Great God of Heaven!
Let your heart rejoice, O God of the Earth!
Horus, the Youthful One, has come in peace.
And he made manifest a great many deeds by your command.

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!

Ptah Protects the Winged Disk – Ritual Rubrics for Day 4.

Day 4 – The Overthrowing of the Enemies of the Winged Disk

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 Eye of Heru/ Eye of Heru amulet
  • Images of the enemies that you will be execrating

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.
My feet are not impeded.
I am not turned back from this place.
I am pure.
I am pure.


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 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 pure.
I am purified.
I am purified.
I open your temple and I come before 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.
I come forth as he shall come forth.
I enter as he shall enter.


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.
The fire is laid; the fire shines.
I am pure.
I am pure.
I am pure.
I am pure.


Lighting the Incense

Action: Light the incense.

The fire is laid; the fire shines
The incense is laid on the fire, the incense shines
The incense comes, the divine perfume comes
Its perfume is for you.
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.

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 this place 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 Heru Behdety himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the South.The god Heru Behdety himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the North.
The god Heru Behdety himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the West.
The god Heru Behdety himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the East.
The Temple of the god Heru Behdety is established.
It is established for millions of years.

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.

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.

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

This libation is for you, O Lord of Heaven
I have brought to you this offering of water so that your heart may be refreshed.
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 Heru, Lord of Life.
All life emanates from you.
All health emanates from you.
All stability emanates from you.
All good fortune emanates from you.
Offerings of every kind come forth in abundance.

Action: Place the dish of offerings on the altar.


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

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



Action: Place the ib before the deity.

Execration for the NTRW

You fall upon your faces, you enemies of the Winged Disk
You nameless rebels know only confusion and terror
You will be cut down and your heart will be destroyed
You deserve the annihilation that has come for you
You will be destroyed; you will know only slaughter

I am Horus, the Great Winged Disk, with ma’at upon my brow
I have come forth with the iron spear and chain and iron harpoon
I have seen that the enemies of my father conspire against him
My fiery heart will gain mastery over them and they shall know only terror
I have smote them with my power and they lay fettered at my feet

Ra has embraced me and called forth the other gods to see my victory
My father has exalted at the grapes that I have put forth into the water
And he has commanded that those enemies shall be smitten by blows that kill
And I went forth and killed all of his enemies as his Horus
And he has named me as Smiter of His Enemies for all the gods to hear

O, you children of revolt, you shall fall to the Eye of Heru for its flame is sharp against you
You possess nothing  and you will not exist
You will be torn asunder by the powerful Winged Disk
Your necks will be broken and your bodies torn asunder
You will fall to the fiery flame that comes forth as it destroys you, O Doomed Ones

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 Heru
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 to the fiery glance of the Eye of Heru.
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 triumphs and justice is upon you, O Enemies of Ra.
Heru is triumphant over his foes; Ra is triumphant over his foes.
Heru is triumphant over his foes; Ra 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 Ra.
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.

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!

Ptah Protects the Winged Disk 2021 – Ritual Rubrics for Day 3.

Day 3 – The Establishment of the Winged Disk

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 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.
My feet are not impeded.
I am not turned back from this place.
I am pure.
I am pure.


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 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 pure.
I am purified.
I am purified.
I open your temple and I come before 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.
I come forth as he shall come forth.
I enter as he shall enter.


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.
The fire is laid; the fire shines.
I am pure.
I am pure.
I am pure.
I am pure.


Lighting the Incense

Action: Light the incense.

The fire is laid; the fire shines
The incense is laid on the fire, the incense shines
The incense comes, the divine perfume comes
Its perfume is for you.
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.

 

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 this place 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 Heru Behdety himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the South.
The god Heru Behdety himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the North.
The god Heru Behdety himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the West.
The god Heru Behdety himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the East.
The Temple of the god Heru Behdety is established.
It is established for millions of years.

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.


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.

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

This libation is for you, O Lord of Heaven
I have brought to you this offering of water so that your heart may be refreshed.

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 Heru, Lord of Life.
All life emanates from you.
All health emanates from you.
All stability emanates from you.
All good fortune emanates from you.
Offerings of every kind come forth in abundance.

Action: Place the dish of offerings on the altar.

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

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

Action: Place the ib before the deity.

Address to the NTRW

Homage to Heru of Behdet, O Great Protector, O Killer of Rebels
I have placed myself on the floor in awe of you.
I embrace the earth before you.
I have come that I may kiss the earth before you.
O Heru, I am your servant.
I come before you to nourish you as you nourish me.

O, Heru, before you is the battle that you seek and it is almost upon you
You search with your piercing, hawk eyes for the enemies on the horizon
And you know that they are close by and hiding from your hunting gaze
But you will find them as you have always found them

O, Heru, you have only known victories as you destroy your enemies
They quiver and fall before your warrior’s strength
And know only that their death will be at your hands
As you overthrow their confusion and establish ma’at in its place

O, Heru, I have brought to you your iron spear and your chain
I have given to you your flint knife and your harpoon
I have placed at your feet your darts and all your weapons of war
I have prepared you, O Mighty Warrior, for the fight ahead

You have gone forth into the world with your weapons of war in your hands
And followed the scent of the beasts who know only fear at your presence
And destroyed their many hiding places, flushing them into your fiery embrace
So that you may slaughter them as you always have

O, Heru, you have smote the many enemies of your father
Even as they wear the form of hippopotamus or crocodiles or serpents
Even if they were wearing the face of man or demon or beast
You have known them all for the rebels that they are and slaughtered them

You have done battle with the Enemy of your father
You hurled your great lance upon the Enemy and threw him onto the ground
You felled the Enemy with your spear in his neck and your chain around his hands and arms
And you delivered his heart to your father to great rejoicing

I have let my heart rejoice, O ye gods of heaven!
I have let my heart rejoice, O ye gods who are in the earth!
Horus, the Youthful One, has come in peace
And he hath made manifest on his journey deeds of very great might

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!

Ptah Protects the Winged Disk – Ritual Rubrics for Day 2.

Day 2 – The Glorification of the Winged Disk

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 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.
My feet are not impeded.
I am not turned back from this place.
I am pure.
I am pure.


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 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 pure.
I am purified.
I am purified.
I open your temple and I come before 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.
I come forth as he shall come forth.
I enter as he shall enter.


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.
The fire is laid; the fire shines.
I am pure.
I am pure.
I am pure.
I am pure.


Lighting the Incense

Action: Light the incense.

The fire is laid; the fire shines
The incense is laid on the fire, the incense shines
The incense comes, the divine perfume comes
Its perfume is for you.
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.

 

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 this place 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 Heru Behdety himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the South.
The god Heru Behdety himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the North.
The god Heru Behdety himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the West.
The god Heru Behdety himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the East.
The Temple of the god Heru Behdety is established.
It is established for millions of years.

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.

 

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.

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

This libation is for you, O Lord of Heaven
I have brought to you this offering of water so that your heart may be refreshed.

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 Heru, Lord of Life.
All life emanates from you.
All health emanates from you.
All stability emanates from you.
All good fortune emanates from you.
Offerings of every kind come forth in abundance.

Action: Place the dish of offerings on the altar.

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

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

Action: Place the ib before the deity.

Address to the NTRW

Homage to Heru of Behdet, O Great Protector, O Killer of Rebels
I have placed myself on the floor in awe of you.
I embrace the earth before you.
I have come that I may kiss the earth before you.
O Heru, I am your servant.
I come before you to nourish you as you nourish me.

O, Heru, you have caused great confusion amongst the enemies of Ra
They have known not how to see or how to hear
You have brought great slaughter amongst them, O Exalted One
You have fettered all of your enemies and trod upon them

O, Heru, your feathers have glowed brightly in many colored splendor
And your majesty has grown a million-fold with the felling of your enemies
You have become a great protector, O Lord of Strength
And have sown great contentment in the hearts of the gods at your prowess

O, Heru, you have smote the rebels within all the land
You have filled the waters of the world with the hearts of your enemies
You have hacked your enemies into pieces, O Great Winged Disk
And you have brought forth sweet life after the rebels have been destroyed

O, Heru, you have doggedly pursued your enemies into the day and night
You have gone forth after them even when you knew not whence they had gone
You have hunted them to extinction, O Mighty Protector
And peace has filled the land after the slaughter of them all

O, Heru, you have cut through the oceans of your enemies and slaughtered them all
You have torn out their tongues and ripped out their hearts
You have cut their entrails from their bodies, O, Mighty Sphinx
And have brought peace amid the confusion that once reigned over the land

O, Heru, you have brought sweet ma’at to the world with your strength and fortitude
You have come forth as the mighty lion and hunted your enemies to extinction
You have known victory after victory as your enemies fell in terror before you
O, Lord of the Knife, you have ended the wars of your enemies with the strength of your spirit

Let your hearts rejoice, O ye gods of heaven! A
Let your hearts rejoice, O ye gods who are in the earth!
Horus, the Youthful One, come in peace
And he hath made manifest on his journey deeds of very great might

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!

Ptah Protects the Winged Disk – Ritual Rubrics for Day 1

Day 1 – The Appearance of the Winged Disk

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 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.
My feet are not impeded.
I am not turned back from this place.
I am pure.
I am pure.


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 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 pure.
I am purified.
I am purified.
I open your temple and I come before 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.
I come forth as he shall come forth.
I enter as he shall enter.


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.
The fire is laid; the fire shines.
I am pure.
I am pure.
I am pure.
I am pure.


Lighting the Incense

Action: Light the incense.

The fire is laid; the fire shines
The incense is laid on the fire, the incense shines
The incense comes, the divine perfume comes
Its perfume is for you.
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.

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 this place 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 Heru Behdety himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the South.The god Heru Behdety himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the North.
The god Heru Behdety himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the West.
The god Heru Behdety himself does sanctify this, his Temple to the East.
The Temple of the god Heru Behdety is established.
It is established for millions of years.

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.

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.

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

This libation is for you, O Lord of Heaven
I have brought to you this offering of water so that your heart may be refreshed.

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 Heru, Lord of Life.
All life emanates from you.
All health emanates from you.
All stability emanates from you.
All good fortune emanates from you.
Offerings of every kind come forth in abundance.

Action: Place the dish of offerings on the altar.


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

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

Action: Place the ib before the deity.

Address to the NTRW

The Great Winged Disk has appeared upon the double horizon
His splendor shines forth across the land as bright as eternity
He shines with many colors and the world is in awe of him
He has slaughtered the enemies of his father and the enemies of his people
The Great Protector has come before us and the world is safe once more.

Homage to Heru of Behdet, O Exalted One, O Lord of Heaven.
I have placed myself on the floor in awe of you.
I embrace the earth before you.
I have come that I may kiss the earth before you.
O Heru, I am your servant.
I come before you to nourish you as you nourish me.

O Heru, you have heard the enemies of Ra conspiring against his Majesty
You have been called forth to let your fiery heart gain mastery over these enemies
You have unleashed your terribly fury upon them and taken their hearts from them
You have brought gladness to the heart of the gods because you have overthrown the enemies
You have created the House of Victory and known contentment therein

Your light touches the heart of me.
Your kindness succors me.
Your strength fortifies me.
Your wisdom teaches me.
Your protection strengthens me.
Your joy pleases me.
Your love reassures me.

O Heru, you have caused great fear within the hearts of these enemies.
You have made great and terrific slaughter among them.
You have caused them to know confusion and fear.
You have overthrown them and gathered their hearts together as offering to your father.


You have known great victories against your enemies.
You have brought peace where once there was confusion.
You have brought ma’at where once there was nothing.
You have brought safety into the world.

Let your hearts rejoice, O ye gods of heaven! A
Let your hearts rejoice, O ye gods who are in the earth!
Horus, the Youthful One, come in peace
And he hath made manifest on his journey deeds of very great might


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!

Strip Away the Ugliness.

Ten moons ago, Osiris came to me as if in a dream. It felt so real as he stood before me, gloriously beautiful and full of rot. He said to me, “we need to speak upon the moon.” When I opened my mouth to give him my patented, what the fuck, he waved my protest away and said, “not now. Later; after the New Year. We’ll speak of the moon then. And nothing before then.”

This promise or threat proved a breaking point for others. They whispered the mysticism of the moon and asked me to join. But I declined and it was a fight. My promise or the longed-for threat was more important than the moment they wanted me to join in on their moon activities. Contrary to popular belief, my promises to the gods are more important to me than I may let on.

As the New Year came, the moon came into focus but nothing came of it and by then, eight months later, I had mostly forgotten about the moon and Osiris. I think he liked that; he murmured in my ear that it was nearly time to begin and I stared at him like a fucking idiot because I didn’t remember the threatened promise of lunar discussions or the fight with my friends that happened later. He laughed when I remembered.

I asked TTR about it. Who else to turn to when Osiris comes back around really? They told me that I should probably figure out what the moon means to me. I told them it’s a rock in the sky. I repeated this to Osiris who seemed unamused with this answer to the question. Almost guiltily, I googled about the moon and got way to many hits from Wiccans waxing poetic about the moon. I stopped googling it; full moon was coming anyway.

And then as I watched that globe in the sky start to get steadily larger, I was reminded of the almost erotic poetry that I would have cross my dash on Tumblr in the early days. The poems evoked so much raw emotion that I was often made breathless by it. But when I looked at the moon, I found nothing erotic or lovely. Merely a rock in the sky that was growing steadily larger.

It Doesn’t Mean Much

When I was very small, I thought the moon was an eye. It might have been God’s eye. It could have been the single eye of a Space Cyclops. Maybe it was just a Space Ogre who had his second eye stabbed out in battles past. I could picture the second eye covered by a matte black eyepatch with a scattering of stars across it. I liked this theory better than the science behind it. It was more to me than what the science teachers talked about anyway.

The Space Ogre or God took forever to wink down at me. A whole fucking month. I liked the idea of the creature whose eye the moon was living in a different wave of time. Where a wink down at me took 28 days to complete. It was just a second to them but a whole month for me. That image eventually disappeared but I can remember loving it for all it was worth when I was little.

Later on, during my first heady days of “fuck the patriarchy” without knowing that’s what that was, I decided it had never been a man in the moon. That didn’t make sense to me even then. The face in the moon seemed friendly and there was the kewpie doll mouth that seemed to suggest a smile if you looked at it long enough. Seemed more in keeping with a woman; they’re friendlier and less scary usually than men. Women would smile even just a hint of one while men made me uncomfortable.

No, I had decided back then; the person in the moon, the one who had its face peer down on me on full moon nights, was not a man at all. It was a woman and she could hide secrets like every other woman I knew. Maybe she was helping me to hide mine, or maybe they were someone else’s secrets. That’s why there was the hint of a smile when her face was full of pale white light. She was hinting at something that I’d never truly know the truth of.

It Doesn’t Mean Anything At All

With Osiris’s dour expression on my mind, I grabbed a book for about $10 that kept showing up everytime I would Google about the moon. When it came, I stared at the cover and kind of shook my head. I continued to shake my head when I read the introduction and skimmed a few pages ahead. This was probably not what we were looking for.

But Osiris seemed to disagree. I had the impression of someone shoving me towards the book, as though this new age drivel mixed with lunar science and magical practices was what was needed. But why? Simply because I refuse to do any real magical undertakings? Only because this has long since been a disappointment in every way to me so why fucking bother? He wasn’t saying and I was just annoyed.

I began compiling a list of lunar festivals for the new and full moons. I compared their names with the generally accepted beliefs that the new moon is for growth and the full moon is about realization. The festivals didn’t line up quite so well and I asked Osiris what the fuck was the point in this, but he didn’t answer because it’s still a little too early for him. So I’ve stewed on the answers and eventually lost the book in a mountain of other books that don’t interest my depression brain.

I refused to pick the book back up, but mostly found that the idea of reading didn’t interest me. (See above: depression brain.) Eventually I caved and pulled it back to the top of the TBR pile and then tossed it into my purse for reading in my off time. I was lying to myself. It’s been in my purse for the better part of a month, ignored. Osiris has been conspicuous only by his silence on the matter.

Sweet Surrender

I spent most of the first October moon cycle, staring up at the moon each night with a sort of confused wonder. When it didn’t speak to me as I kind of hoped it would, I would go back inside and ignore it. And as the next and final full moon of October rose high in the sky, I looked forward to my time with Osiris while simultaneously dreading it. The moon. The Mysteries. They were coming for me and I couldn’t hide from both for much longer.

When I had found courage, I pulled a deck of cards out for the first time since May and asked Osiris what he wanted me to focus on for The Mysteries. Was there an overarching theme, or a specific subset for me to be focused on? And he said, “you.” I didn’t throw the cards in a fit of rage, but I could have. Sometimes, I don’t actually give vent to my first impulses as much as I might want to.

And… oh. Didn’t that seem a little funny now? After the very personal conversation with TTR about matters directly related to, well, me? A conversation that ended with me picking up a book on their suggestion that both scares me and intrigues me to read? It could just be me projecting on Osiris, a misinterpretation of cards in conjunction with that conversation, but probably not.

I picked up that stupid moon book and read the next section. I had to stop when I got mid-chapter. It asked me a simple question that I had no answer for. My hands were shaking as I bookmarked the page and I threw the book back in my purse. That question was the heart of my conversation with TTR and Osiris’s direction for The Mysteries.  I could feel it pounding at me like a little moth’s wings when it’s been captured in a glass jar.

Be the One to Fall

I’ve approached The Mysteries in the past as a metaphor for Osiris. The days and festivals associated with it are, well, about him anyway. But as I turned the question of the moon book over in my mind and the book I bought over in my hands and replay my conversation with TTR over and over again, I began to see why I should take front and center.

I was told once that I am a house without much work put into it. That reading haunts me sometimes, but the Mambo wasn’t wrong. She knew what she was seeing with a surety that I could never have myself. And while I’ve come to realize the overall message – as harsh as it was to hear – has never really changed. A nice veneer is, well… nice. But the interior is where you live.

I don’t think my ideas for The Mysteries are wrong. Osiris hasn’t come swooping in to tell me to fuck off with my bullshit, so I’m pretty sure I’m on the right track here. The ideas are just recycled ones anyway. If it was important the first time, the second time means it’s no less important since it’s an establishment of tradition now. I’ll do it all with my usual “lol idfk what I’m doing” flare and it will either be exactly what he. Er. We need. Or it will be an abject failure that requires investigation and a deep post-mortem later.

In the interim, as I build up to the 14th of November for the start of The Mysteries, I’m looking at the answer Osiris gave me when I asked him what to focus on this year. And I’m trying to figure out how this will look beyond just The Mysteries. My ideas look, unsurprisingly, like self-care and shadow work. The comments from the peanut gallery are nonexistent, which I’m taking as tacit approval.

Here’s to a self-imposed exile of sorts, filled with joy and suffering, wonder and sorrow, pain and growth.

Sweet surrender is all that I have to give.

Festival of the Beautiful Reunion: Garden Edition.

Gardening is not my forté. I’ve had experiments throughout the years that have ended in catastrophic failure. The grass patch for animals to eat. The seedlings that sprouted in the middle of the planter, never popping up, and when I moved them to the top of the planter, they died. The paperwhites for Osiris from the Osiris Mysteries last year. The unknown green leafy plants in skull planters that I didn’t water for 6 months and then over watered them. I just. I think it’s safe to say that I am a garden’s or plant’s worst nightmare.

I had all manner of excuses about why I didn’t do well with gardening. I lived in a place without much sunlight. I’d do better with outside plants. I mean, I’ve said so many very reasonable excuses about why I sucked at this. But the truth is… I planted morning glories with my mom once at twelve and swore off gardening because it was dirty and bugs are outside. I liked the results but the work was gross and hard and nope. Not going to do it.

So, when Osiris pinged me last year to grow something as a sort of experiment for the Mysteries, I laughed. But this wasn’t a suggestion; it was a demand. And since it was winter, I had to try the indoor garden experiment that failed in epic fashion. (I got no blooms and they all fell over by Christmas to turn to brown tendrils sadly peering at me from my porch where I had banished the failed experiment for its failure.) He didn’t hold the failure against me, but told me to learn from the mistake.

I suppose I learned from the mistake because I took it into my head after reading about renewing the earth as part of the Festival of the Beautiful Reunion to plant some shit. But what shit? Flowers? Vegetables? My ego? There were so many options and they were all really good options but how the hell do I choose what to plant? My mother-in-law’s greenhouse chose for me, leaving the hard decision to the whimsy of fate after her plants spent two months in a greenhouse without water during quarantine (and life stuff).

I wound up with five lavender plants as she knew I have wanted lavender for years (thanks, Practical Magic). I got five columbine plants because she knew I was pretty interested in having native plants in my yard after a rabbit hole of Google brought me to garden websites advocating the planting of native plants. And then she grabbed whatever she could for vegetables and herbs: oregano, brandywine (tomatoes?), basil, citronella, peppers, cukes, zucchini, squash, and peas. I have a giant shrub in a bucket now too out front that I don’t know what it is.

My mother-in-law dropped off the planters and a giant bag of dirt, as well as some bird seed on Sunday. We traipsed around the yard to coo about how well my husband had done killing the hell out of the poison ivy everywhere last summer. (Fun fact: poison ivy can be a vine or a shrub or random little twigs popping up and we have all of them in the yard.) We also discussed the bittersweet choking the life out of one of my bog trees and found a vine of poison ivy hiding under the bittersweet. (We also weeded a giant vine of bittersweet trying to take root on our chimney.)

And then, I was alone… with the plants.

I stared at everything, planning which plants would go in which planters, but I didn’t know where to begin. Did I put dirt in all of the planters first and then put the plants in? Did I go one planter at a time? How did I properly mix the planter mix in with water to get it to the right consistency? I had so many questions and didn’t know what the hell I was doing.

This is where my husband comes in. He knows enough plant stuff, having helped his mom at school and at home often enough. He sat there watching and chatting with me while I asked seemingly silly questions before planting the cucumbers and peas first. After the first planter was done, I was muddy and dirty but kind of exhilarated because I had done all that shit. I wiped my hands off on my jeans and forged ahead with the rest of the plants.

My little victories pleased my husband as he taught me the best places to plant the plants and while I chatted up the things I had Googled in a panic, realizing that now was the time to get serious about gardening. At one point, I got mud in my hair as I was stooped over a planter, mindlessly mixing the dirt with water. (My hair is long enough to sit on if I’m not careful.) Unbeknownst to me, he was taking progress pictures and sending them to his mother as I let my thoughts roam as I mixed and planted and bothered him with my questions.

When I had become a mud-covered mess with planters filled with plants, I looked back at the handiwork. I could admit that, once I got into the swing of it, this had been a pretty calming experience. And the fact that I had dug into a bag of dirt instead of the ground meant that I didn’t come across some terrifying creature from another dimension. Er, bug.

We tried to plant the columbine into a nice partial shady spot, but the ground is hard packed there. The previous owners had tried to plant tulips and iris there only for them to fail because it was too shady. The perfect place for columbine though. Sadly, planting them in the ground requires a shovel (no, we don’t own one), so I’m thinking I’m going to put them in planters instead. And that way, the chipmunks can stop using them for their backyard parkour.

The lavender had to be planted out front as it gets the most sun everyday. The front resembles a garden experiment that isn’t horrible but clearly, the old owners just plunked the same type of plants the neighbors use in whatever place they saw fit. They also used burlap to line the ground, which proved impossible for me to break into. The husband handled the lavender planting since my weak ass couldn’t even dent the shit.

The lavender is in temporary housing. My mother-in-law have been tossing ideas at one another about how to completely redo the front space and where to move the things I want to keep. That won’t happen until this fall though when life stuff stops being so difficult for everyone. But at least we have a plan.

So far, this experiment appears to be going well. The only semi-casualty is the basil that a baby bunny thinks is the most delightful treat. I think I need to invest in a table or a planter holder of some kind for the plants in smaller planters.

While I was mixing the dirt for my planters, I thought about renewing the earth and what this could conceivably look like for me. TTR had reminded me of a Tumblr post they had made some time back about the exudations of Osiris when I asked them what they thought of when they heard the words “renewal of the earth”. After re-reading the post, it made me wonder what Hathor does to ensure this renewal.

While researching (so. much. research.) for the ritual I was to write for this, I found the following highlighted by me at some unknown past moment in Hathor Rising by Alison Roberts: “Renewal through Hathor only comes about by surrendering, letting go and moving to her rhythms.” This is borne out over and over again as her fertility and rebirth associations are oft intertwined in a sort of midwife association and as anyone who has given birth can attest, you must let go and surrender to the rhythms of the process.

It is also through the vitality of Hathor that the renewal process is begun. The world cannot survive without her vitality and vigor. Without her energy, even the gods are unable to function properly. She gives to them, as they give to her, and this reciprocity allows for the world to continue anew every day, every month, every year.

As I read and re-read that highlighted quote from Hathor Rising, a sort of YOLO state of mind came over me. I had been worried that I would mess up these rituals with foolish words and mistaken content. I was working so hard to make all of it look, well, legitimate. As if what I was writing was something that could have come straight from the temple precincts of ancient Egypt. I had written, re-written, screamed, thrown books, and written again everything before this YOLO idea came to me.

What I’ve created may not necessarily be what the priests would have said and done in AE, but I already proved with my calendar of events that this recreation process doesn’t always have to exactly replicate what was done in antiquity.

So, YOLO, y’all. YOLO.