theskaldspeaks:

theskaldspeaks:

So you’ve heard about the anti-semetic shooting in Kansas City over the weekend, right? Well I and a few others collaborated to create a fund to benefit the victims of this week’s Kansas City hate-fueled shooting. We want to make this a joint effort on the part of the whole Heathen community to not only denounce Glenn Cross’s racist hatred, but to prove our commitment to combating his ilk. We are our deeds right? Let’s show the world who we really are.

https://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/benefit-for-victims-of-the-kansas-city-shootings/165331

[Please spread this link far and wide!]

As of yet, this is a work in progress- we will be updating the fundraising page with information on where specifically donations will be going. If anyone has anything to contribute, financially or otherwise, please do what you can!

I’d love to see this all over pagan tumblersphere! Boost the signal! 

We’re still making huge gains! We’ve hit $1850! Keep circulating, and if you can make contributions, then I love you!

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Because it keeps getting brought up today.

Anonymous asked: ok i don't know much about the kemetic gods but tell me you did not suggest offering coke zero to a god/dess(?) named nun because it looks/sounds like "none" bc that is deeply groan worthy. ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DAD HUMOR.

Well, because Nun is outside of creation. It’s everything and nothing. It’s a big black hole, like a zero.

Yes, totally groan worthy, but the Egyptians loved horrible puns and bad humor. XDDDD

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Anonymous asked: When you took a break from Kemeticism to focus on Shinto, what did you do with your Kemetic stuff? Did you put away the shrine things, or leave them up/out?

Both.

Initially, I left them in the cabinet that I kept them in (multiple shelves, glass front doors), and kept the doors shut. When I moved, I used a lot of the items as decor, and not as shrine items. So the items were still out and around my house, but I wasn’t doing ritual based stuff with them.

I only set my shrine back up once I got ahold of an appropriate shrine box, which I guess was Set’s way of saying “okay, get back to work”.

Anonymous asked: You get a lot of asks about Bast. Why is it that you think so many people are pulled to her? Not saying that this is a bad thing at all, I'm just curious.

I could wager a few guesses as to why. I think that a large portion of it has to do with exposure. Most people know about three Egyptian deities: Anup, Bast, and Isis/Aset. And you can get statues of all of them at just about every New Age store you set foot in. So I think that exposure has something to do with it. She’s one of the first and easiest deities to find, and I think that that can help ease you into other things. Plus she’s often portrayed as a cat, which I think attracts a lot of people as well.

I also think its possible that she is a heavy recruiter. Maybe she wants more followers and so she actively pursues them more so than other deities.

msarano:

So I don’t remember how I got to this point, or rather, I can’t remember exactly how I got started on journeying to this point, but I think I’m being nudged towards Taweret, of whom before I had only known that she was involved in protecting pregnant mothers and assisting in birth, but now I am thinking that she doesn’t get enough credit these days

household deities, man, I cannot wait to have my own house and just, deface all my furniture with their images and stuff

but yeah a protector of children and patron of child rearing

that’s been a huge part of the last… three years of my life >_>

Tawaret is really cool, man. I feel like she’s capable of so much more than just protecting kids and such. She’s got lots of ties with Set, which always interests me. And her connections to Sa/Sau really are up my alley.

She’s cool beans in my book.

Anonymous asked: Hi, I've recently felt this pull to Bast, and since I'm very new to kemetisicm I'm really not sure how to continue on this path. Do you have any advice on the matter?

My first recommendation is to read. Read as much as you can. Learn about Bast. Learn about the Egyptian religion. Learn about how it was then and how it is now. Learn about what Bast likes, doesn’t like, her history. Anything you can get your hands on.

From there, whenever your comfortable (or maybe if you want to start here, these two can be done simultaneously), perhaps reach out to Bast. Give her some offerings. Say hello. See if you can start to develop a relationship with her.

From there it gets more murky. Some people are content to just work with their deity and leave it at that. Some people prefer to get more involved in teh community. Just depends on what you’re looking for. There are lots of places to get involved and do stuff with other Kemetics, and the community here on Tumblr is really great.

For more resources:

Bast info:

Kemeticism info:

selfcareafterrape:

1. Triggers aren’t as easy as they seem.
Some things are easy enough, tw: rape tw: victim blaming tw: graphic content.
Some things aren’t. How do you explain to a friend ‘If you make me feel small- I will get sick’. How do you tell a lover, ‘Don’t call me beautiful, or gorgeous, or pretty. In fact- just please, don’t say anything’.
Or explain to someone, ” I can’t go through that line. That line has a man wearing a yellow shirt in it- and he is wearing a cologne and no. no. no. no.”
People think triggers are easy to understand- that those unaffected by trauma should still be able to understand the why.
If I can’t understand why I’m triggered by it- what makes you think you can.
2. Trauma would effect everything. Literally.
Something as simple as buying groceries, or going for a walk. Where I’m willing to be in public by myself.
What I will wear and when. And it isn’t so simple as just ‘covering up’. It’s ‘dress nice enough that no one will think there is something wrong with you’ next to ‘don’t dress too nice though- you don’t want anything to happen.’
It effects what I eat. Stress effects the stomach, and when your mind is constantly trying to avoid new trauma or thinking about old trauma.. then you have a lot of times where you’re either stress eating, or forgetting to eat from stress.
Sleep to avoid reality. Insomnia because nightmares.
It changed my speech patterns. Had to be careful not to invite things. Had to be careful to not be ‘b****’ who deserved what was coming.
Trauma changed everything.
3. Recovery isn’t a straight line.
The common theme seems to be ‘avoids life for x amount of days- maybe a week or two. friends come over pull victim back into the real world. there are 2, maybe 3 set backs- but by a few months- life returns to normal’
Personally it was more like ‘life goes on fast forward for the next two months, nothing is wrong- NOTHING IS WRONG- NOTHING IS WRONG IF YOU ASK ME ONE MORE TIME- crash. Refuses to deal with life 4 months. Begins to recover. set back. recover. set back. simultaneously does a little bit better in one area- and completely falls apart in another. set back. Too many weeks of wondering ‘is this behavior more attributed to recovery or relapse? how do I know?’
There are way too many variables for recovery to move in a straight line. There are times when we do things that are good for us- while simultaneously regressing in other areas.
4. Recovery isn’t always about going out, facing your fears, or punching your assailant in the face.
Sometimes recovery is making art about what happened.
It is talking honestly about your fears and doubts.
It is talking- at all- about what happened to you.
Recovery is reading terrible terrible fan fiction where the MC goes through something terrible- but finds their best friend through it all- and they go out and slay the dragon and win the hearts of everyone. It is believing that maybe you too will be able to slay the dragon.
It is admitting that you are hurting.
It is asking for help when you need it.
Recovery, is a thousand things.
but not an end goal. not really.
5. Love won’t actually save us.
Too often I saw this idea- that maybe if we found someone who found our pain tragically beautiful.. they could convince us of our worth. they could hold our hand in public and kiss away the pain. after a decent amount of time, you’d have sex- and you’d realize that things were going to be okay after all.
Our pain is not tragically beautiful. 
We don’t necessarily have to save ourselves- not alone. But we have to put in the foot work, we have to respect our need to rest too though. We are more likely to get better with friends who extend hands to help us up- than lovers who kiss away memories of what happened.
6. Survivors actually aren’t that uncommon.
Too often I feel alone in a crowded room, feeling like everyone knows what happened and everyone thinks I’m a monster.
But I’ve learned, that when I speak up- inevitably, other people do too.
Whether it is reading a poem at a venue, or an offhanded comment.  Once one person speaks…
someone else, who thought they were all alone, speaks up too.
We aren’t alone. The more we talk, the more we reach out, the more we find one another.
and that…
was probably the most healing thing I ever did.

selfcareafterrape:

1. Triggers aren’t as easy as they seem.

Some things are easy enough, tw: rape tw: victim blaming tw: graphic content.

Some things aren’t. How do you explain to a friend ‘If you make me feel small- I will get sick’. How do you tell a lover, ‘Don’t call me beautiful, or gorgeous, or pretty. In fact- just please, don’t say anything’.

Or explain to someone, ” I can’t go through that line. That line has a man wearing a yellow shirt in it- and he is wearing a cologne and no. no. no. no.”

People think triggers are easy to understand- that those unaffected by trauma should still be able to understand the why.

If I can’t understand why I’m triggered by it- what makes you think you can.

2. Trauma would effect everything. Literally.

Something as simple as buying groceries, or going for a walk. Where I’m willing to be in public by myself.

What I will wear and when. And it isn’t so simple as just ‘covering up’. It’s ‘dress nice enough that no one will think there is something wrong with you’ next to ‘don’t dress too nice though- you don’t want anything to happen.’

It effects what I eat. Stress effects the stomach, and when your mind is constantly trying to avoid new trauma or thinking about old trauma.. then you have a lot of times where you’re either stress eating, or forgetting to eat from stress.

Sleep to avoid reality. Insomnia because nightmares.

It changed my speech patterns. Had to be careful not to invite things. Had to be careful to not be ‘b****’ who deserved what was coming.

Trauma changed everything.

3. Recovery isn’t a straight line.

The common theme seems to be ‘avoids life for x amount of days- maybe a week or two. friends come over pull victim back into the real world. there are 2, maybe 3 set backs- but by a few months- life returns to normal’

Personally it was more like ‘life goes on fast forward for the next two months, nothing is wrong- NOTHING IS WRONG- NOTHING IS WRONG IF YOU ASK ME ONE MORE TIME- crash. Refuses to deal with life 4 months. Begins to recover. set back. recover. set back. simultaneously does a little bit better in one area- and completely falls apart in another. set back. Too many weeks of wondering ‘is this behavior more attributed to recovery or relapse? how do I know?’

There are way too many variables for recovery to move in a straight line. There are times when we do things that are good for us- while simultaneously regressing in other areas.

4. Recovery isn’t always about going out, facing your fears, or punching your assailant in the face.

Sometimes recovery is making art about what happened.

It is talking honestly about your fears and doubts.

It is talking- at all- about what happened to you.

Recovery is reading terrible terrible fan fiction where the MC goes through something terrible- but finds their best friend through it all- and they go out and slay the dragon and win the hearts of everyone. It is believing that maybe you too will be able to slay the dragon.

It is admitting that you are hurting.

It is asking for help when you need it.

Recovery, is a thousand things.

but not an end goal. not really.

5. Love won’t actually save us.

Too often I saw this idea- that maybe if we found someone who found our pain tragically beautiful.. they could convince us of our worth. they could hold our hand in public and kiss away the pain. after a decent amount of time, you’d have sex- and you’d realize that things were going to be okay after all.

Our pain is not tragically beautiful. 

We don’t necessarily have to save ourselves- not alone. But we have to put in the foot work, we have to respect our need to rest too though. We are more likely to get better with friends who extend hands to help us up- than lovers who kiss away memories of what happened.

6. Survivors actually aren’t that uncommon.

Too often I feel alone in a crowded room, feeling like everyone knows what happened and everyone thinks I’m a monster.

But I’ve learned, that when I speak up- inevitably, other people do too.

Whether it is reading a poem at a venue, or an offhanded comment.  Once one person speaks…

someone else, who thought they were all alone, speaks up too.

We aren’t alone. The more we talk, the more we reach out, the more we find one another.

and that…

was probably the most healing thing I ever did.

(via msarano)

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tinyrosemarysparrows asked: Hi, do you know anything about Mafdet ? I've been googling like crazy the past few days and it seems that there's barely any information about her and what's there is almost exactly the same.

Unfortunately the only thing I know of is henadology's article D:

There aren’t many people who work with Mafdet, and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of information out there >.>;;; so I’m not sure what else I can direct you towards.

If any readers know of any resources, feel free to hook tinyrosemarysparrows up!

thistwilightfrog:

Always so happy to see you, Powerful One.

thistwilightfrog:

Always so happy to see you, Powerful One.