Rituals and Heka

The purpose of this page is to list down my current set of rituals and any heka I want to share here. I don't want to replicate what I already have on the old wordpress site, so feel free to browse there if there's something you're particularly interested in.

Daily Rituals

My practice these days is Kemetic Orthodoxy and Hekatean witchcraft. I have a focus on the planetary days that helps me keep track of time and aligns myself with their various energies. My morning devotions comprises of the simple Kemetic devotions outlined below as a container for my meditation practice. I also invoke the planetary ruler of the day, as well as read hymns to Sobek and Hekate, before my morning meditation. It's become a lovely ritual for me to ground me and keep me in touch with the gods.

I have no set evening rituals at the moment, but plan to use my evening times for study, spellwork, Senut, and lunar rites like full moon and deipnon, as well as any other festival work as required. I follow my energy and flow for this to see if anything needs doing.

Simple Kemetic Daily Devotions

I use this rite during times when I can't do formal Senut due to purity issues, low energy, being away from home, travelling, etc. You don't need much to perform this rite, and you can always customise it to suit your gods and your own rites and style. This can be done on any established shrine (if your gods permit it), or at any temporary or informal shrine space. Adapt it to your needs.

You will need the following:

You can add prayer beads, images of Netjer, shrine cloths, whatever you like, and choose an oil and incense that works for you. I usually stick to frankincense and myrrh, but sometimes I offer rose or lotus, depending on my mood.

The Rite

0. Approach the shrine and offer henu

1. Anoint yourself with your oil/perfume and say:
Bathe me in your scent, O Gods

2. Light candles/light source and say:
Come and receive the light, O Gods, and purify me.

3. Light incense and say:
May the scent of the Gods purify and bless me.

4. Offer libations to Netjer and the Akhu. These are simple water libations, but you can make additional offerings if you like. Lift the offering bowls one at a time and say:
It is pure. This libation is for you, O Gods. May you be cooled.

It is pure. This libation is for you, O Akhu. May you be cooled.

4. Offer henu

5. Spend time in private prayer or meditation if you so desire.

6. Finish the rite by saying:
Hail to you, O Gods, I am purified,
and have made these rituals with you.
May you look favourably upon me
and be at peace with me.

7. Extinguish candles, offer henu, and remove the foot to end the rite.