Monday, 24 September 2012

Recap – My Pagan Blog Project Posts To Date

 
 
I wanted to use my first “R” post for the PBP to recount my journey through the project so far, and also to celebrate the fact that I am still standing. It is important to me that I finish what I start and this exercise is no exception. Whilst my timing has fallen behind in getting the posts up on the correct week, I am still very much alive and well and part of the Pagan Blog Project 2012!

How I use essential oils in my practice
 
So I use the indefinite article “a” to get away with describing a project I was working on – a tall pedestal, essentially, to rest two Netjeru upon. My creative interpretation of the letters has contributed (IMO) to the variety and fun of my post
 
The hieroglyph nefer and all I find Kemetically beautiful

How feathered creatures figure so prominently in Kemeticism
 
The modern capital of Egypt, where I visited in 2010. This page is amongst the highest hit pages of my blog
 
A tribute to author Whitley Streiber, as well as recount of my UFO experiences from the late ‘80’s and how UFO lore has links to Ancient Egypt
 
The otherworld of Kemeticism
 
A proclamation of honour of the Netjeru! And the marking of a massive turning point in my consciousness  / evolution after participating in an ALL LOVE workshop weekend with Patrick Zeigler.
 
One of my fave passages from the Pyramid Texts
 
The namesake of my blog, and an expose about the blog proper, what it is for and why I do it
 
Falcon Headed One
A poem homage to the falcon Netjeru of Kemet

Frequency
An exploration of how the frequencies we generate through thoughts and / or emotions affect our lives and reality

Gratitiude
My gratitude practice

Explores nuances between believing, knowing, and faith . . . . .

Happiness
I find that I am not a particularly happy man

Heaven on a Saturday afternoon
The joy that painting brings me

This two parter is amongst what I consider to be some of the most important posts on this blog; it discusses how our physical bodies are the key to spiritualty and immortality, as well as outlines my experiences undergoing the Lion Path

The J posts: Joan Lansberry and Jeff Cullen
My two J entries are about contemporary artists that I have met through the internet whose names start with the letter J. Artist and poet Joan Lansberry and sculptor Jeff Cullen

Knot Of Auset
A Kemetic talisman and hieroglyph known as the tyet

Ka Shen Sekhem
A vibrational healing modality created and taught by my friend and spiritual teacher Peter Chapman here in Melbourne

Leyden Papyrus
A magickal Kemetic text written in Greek found in 3AD

Links
Useful links to Kemetic / Kemetic interest websites

My Gods Your Gods Whose Gods?
A discussion about our relationship with deity, the context of religion and personal interpretation. This post at time of writing has received the most interaction and response than any other to date.

Mesopotamia
A review of the exhibition of the same name currently showing in Melbourne

Not decaying in the other world
A chapter from the papyrus of Ani translated by Normandi Ellis

Not dying a third time
A recount of a recent initiation experience that happened  in Thailand

Ogdoad
The eight primordial Netjeru of Kemet

O is for Oracle
An expose on various cartomancy techniques / decks / systems that I have used over the years

Paintings
My painting career was resurrected earlier this year after a very, very long time away; this post features images of most of my paintings to date, all with Kemetic themes

Presents
Some Egyptian Franklin Mint gifts that I was given at Xmas, but only had just collected to bring back to my Melbourne home

Quiet
A poem / lyric straight from my lyric book on the virtues of silence

Questions
My questioning nature has brought about a rich spiritual life; I ask a question to my readers

  


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Questions


Any path contains ideas and concepts that require deeper thought. Sometimes, finding answers only provoke more questions.

 

There is a lot to the phrase, “Just be”. And I also love, “It is what it is”.

 

But I am curious. I always have been. As a little boy, I snuck into the church and worked my up onto the altar and took a look inside the tabernacle. The priests and nuns told us that Jesus lived in there. I didn’t see him.

 

The questioning begun then I think.

 

I think asking questions is healthy and belies an open mind not afraid of growing richer.

 

One of the favourite songs that I have written with my band Elektrum contains the line, “I am searching for the sacred, but sometimes it’s dangerous”.

 

Questioning can be dangerous, because sometimes we might get answers that we do not want to hear.

 

One of the biggest questions I have in relation to the Netjeru, is why did They disappear from our consciousness for so long and in such a big way, when finally the Romans usurped Egypt and Christianity began to ensue? Was there a grand design to this?

 

Do any of my readers care to comment?

 
This post is my second "Q" in the PBP

Monday, 10 September 2012

Quiet

This is a poem / potential lyric that I wrote appreciating silence.

A recent visit home - where constant noise and chatter ruled the roost - I came to a new understanding of what quiet time means.

This is how lyrics look when I pen them for our songs.

 

My first "Q" post for PBP 2012

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Presents

I finally bought home from interstate the present I got given for Xmas last year: a set of Franklin Mint Egyptian interpretations.

I am not always keen on Kemetic interpretations, but some of these are done well. More, they have inspired my own artistic life with a painting I had already conceived where I may use the dome on pedastal theme for depicting Netjer.

I am also interested in using these to help develop some ideas I am toying with for creating Kemetic jewellery.


My sister had this printed so that it was the first thing I saw when I opened the box: of course then I knew it was going to be Egyptian stuff - this is Howard Cater's famous remark to Lord Carnarvon after peering through the hole in the tomb door to Tutankamun's tomb








 
This is my second "P" post for the 2012 PBP