Words of Power for Offering Incense to the Netjer

 The offering of incense to the Gods in daily devotionals is a major part in quite a few Pagan paths, even more so for Egyptian Pagan paths, as incense offerings were made on a daily basis in ancient Egypt and scent played such an important part in temples, daily life and magical workings.

 Incense was identified with the Eye of Horus returned in a good state of health by Thoth himself, after being torn apart in the great battle with Seth and each time the incense drifts towards the statue or image of the Netjer, the return of the Eye is re-enacted.

The words to be spoken during the offerings of incense are as follows:

‘The incense comes, the incense comes.

The scent is over thee,

The scent of the eye of Horus is over thee.

The perfume of the goddess Nekhbet

Which comes forth from the town of Nekheb,

It cleanses thee, it adorns thee,

It makes its place upon thy two hands.

Hail to thee, oh incense!

Take to thyself the eye of Horus.

Its perfume is over thee.’

(found on an offering table on which the bowl of incense was to be placed, at Amarna, bearing the cartouche of Amenhotep III)

Source:  pg. 34, Sacred Luxuries: Fragrance, Aromatherapy & Cosmetics in Ancient Egypt, Lise Manniche

[Reposted from my old blog]

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6 Responses to Words of Power for Offering Incense to the Netjer

  1. warboar says:

    How beautiful! I’ll have to add that book to my list of “must reads.”

    • Oh it’s a beautiful book, I think you’ll enjoy reading it. I pair it up with her Egyptian Herbal, they complement each other. They’ve been in my collection for many years and I highly cherish them. :)

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