19 Oct

For the first time in who knows how long, I did a ritual. Last night I had the room to myself, as my s.o. was meditating in the other room. I had brought a McDonalds cookie and a bottle of water with me. I sat there, trying to figure out what I was going to do with my time, and I saw my statues sitting on the table. The more I thought about it, the more I decided now was as good of a time as any to sit with them.

My ritual wasn’t formal or anything. I washed my hands and face and sat down in front of the table. I did my best to break my cookie evenly and placed a half in front of each statue. I then placed the water in btwn both. I really didn’t do much else. I gave them a ka embrace and offered the food. Told them what was up and thanked them for being patient with me.

Afterwards I took up the cookie halves and I swear I could feel them watching me… seeing who’s half I’d eat first. So I put the halves back together and took a big bite into both pieces at once- thinking I’d outsmarted them. Well no. You could hear O tell S that “She ate more of my half than yours”.

Always have to have the last word 😛


Things I noted while doing my ritual:

I had a hard time not doing Shinto based stuff. Clapping. Bowing. Things like that. I didn’t think that my Shinto practices had seeped in that much (haven’t been doing them regularly) but apparently they have.

Speaking of things that seep in, I’m noticing that practicing kitsuke (dressing in kimono) has affected the way I act and behave. It helps me to tap into my dark side- my O side. It’ll be interesting to see how this progresses in the future. If it helps me to bring the two halves closer.

After doing ritual once, I want to do more. Again. It’s like a damned drug. I do one, I NEED MOAR!!!! I’m not sure where ritual needs to fall on my priority list at the moment, however. I told them both that if they need me to make it a higher priority to smack me and I will. No smacks yet.

I guess we shall see what the future holds.


Posted by on October 19, 2011 in Kemeticism


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5 responses to “Cookies

  1. Helmsman Of-Inepu

    October 20, 2011 at 8:01 am

    The comment about the kimono helping you tap into the O side is very interesting, and I’m glad to hear that.

    I hear ‘ya about wanting to do more. I really connect with the larger “festival” things I’ve done, and the heka projects, but even if I have to miss doing the little senut rite, I feel cheated.

    • von186

      October 20, 2011 at 8:05 am

      It’s different, that’s for sure. I imagine it’s like putting on ritual clothing- it helps to shift your mind. I never really experienced it before I started diving into kitsuke. But now I totally get it.

  2. SatSekhem

    October 20, 2011 at 11:02 am

    I’ve found myself in similar pattern. I recently started lighting my big, boring white candle every evening around supper time. Sometimes I add incense or if I’m asked, we have a booze party. I like doing it and it makes me feel…better, somehow. So, I think I understand the need/want to do more rituals. Maybe we’re people with addictive personalities. Or, probably more closer to reality, we’ve just been so far away from our gods lately that it’s time to get back into the fold.

    Can you explain the ka embrace? I haven’t heard of this before.

    • von186

      October 20, 2011 at 12:13 pm

      I have no clue. I consider my desire to do daily rituals to be part and parcel with The Itch. There could be more to it, sure. For me.. it calms me down, it’s a rhythm, it’s something that you do every day… I dunno. I just want to do it for the sake of doing it.

      The ka embrace is based off of an action that appears in Reidy’s Eternal Egypt. He has you touch the statue, embrace it. And you basically enliven the statue with your ka. Your ka reaches out to meet theirs. I really like the idea. So many times I will open any ritual that I do with an embrace- touching the statues, reaching out to them, bringing them closer to me and I closer to them. Rituals just don’t feel complete with out it.

      • SatSekhem

        October 20, 2011 at 1:15 pm

        It’s the rhythm that we need. We’re all creatures of habit.

        That’s an interesting idea. It’s been forever since I’ve read Reidy, so I don’t recall it specifically. I’ll have to think about incorporating things that are specific to me.


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