Dear friends and readers,
As you all have noticed, there’s been no activity on this blog in a while.
After careful consideration, taking into account all factors I could think of, I have reached the conclusion that maintaining a blogging schedule here is no longer feasible for me. After this, there will be no more posts, though I will keep this blog open for a while in case people still find things on here useful (and by the stats I can tell there’s still interest in many past posts).
And now for some good news: that is that I have decided to include those of you who wish to be included in my end of the year ceremony of giving thanks to the gods and prayers.
It will be an elaborate ritual for which I will be going through strict ritual purity requirements. It will take place on the 31st of December 2015, starting with sundown. There will be kyphi, offerings and prayers. The central point of the ritual will be the expressing of thanks to the gods. Whether for small things or big things, there will be thanks.
If you’d like to be included, you should e-mail me the following:
Your name (not necessarily full name, just your first and if you’re comfortable with it, your middle name) and date of birth and your list of thanks (which can be as long or as short as you’d like. One sentence is ok, full A4 page is ok. I can’t accommodate longer than that I’m afraid, otherwise the ritual will take days and a girl has to eat and sleep and do other things). You can add prayers for what you’d like, but this should come after the giving of thanks. Specify if you’d like me to present your thanks and prayers to specific gods or to the gods as a whole. If your have different thanks directed to different gods, make sure you specify it – ‘I thank X for…., Y for…., Z…. for’. Likewise with the prayers.
Name / d.o.b.
I thank the mighty Seth for…./the powerful Sekhmet for…. etc., and pray to benevolent Osiris for….
This is just an example so you can see the best format. Like I said above, it can be to the gods in general, not necessarily get specific. It’s your thanks and your prayers, so your choice.
You will have until the 29th of December to e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org), so I have time to prepare the lists (they’ll be transcribed on papyrus with a reed pen and ink). Please put ‘Ceremony of thanks’ in the subject box of your e-mail so I can find it easily in my inbox.
I will send pictures of how it all looks after I finish the actual work (I don’t take pictures during the actual work, ruins the focus and spoils the ritual) a couple of days after the fact if desired. Make sure you actually tell me in the e-mail with your details, otherwise I will assume you don’t want pictures.
That’s about it really.
And before the rumour mill starts: no, there was no specific incident that made me give up maintaining a post schedule on this blog. There was no specific person who made me do it, no specific comment, no specific one cause or problem. It doesn’t make me any less of a skilled practitioner or less of a devotee. It doesn’t mean I will stop honouring the gods or practising my magic. It doesn’t mean I’ll stop having an online presence or that you won’t be able to contact me ever again. It doesn’t mean I’ll stop reading blogs or stop contributing to the community. And no, there’s no changing my mind. The only thing I might re-activate this blog for would be if there’s a reboot of the KRT, in which case there will be KRT – only posts published.
I’d like to thank all of my readers for their continued support, it’s been an amazing experience and I’m honoured to call someone of you dear friends.
P.S. No, it doesn’t cost you anything, I’m doing the ritual whether people want to be included or not (I have my own thanks to give) and I’m not charging anything to include others. This is my way of thanking my readers for putting up with my ramblings all this time :)