Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Making Holy Water

A Holy Water Ritual
Doc Kheti, H.P.

The Temple of Kheti

I. Ingredients Needed:
1-1/2 cups of spring, well, river, creek, tap or distilled (both as a last resort) water
1 sterilized glass measuring cup (for dispensing the completed Holy Water later)
1 or more small sterilized glass storage bottles
3 tbsp. Kosher rock salt or sea salt
1 sterilized earthenware vessel (bowl)
1 sterilized earthenware pot
1 sterilized tablespoon
1 sterilized teaspoon
2 tsp. of Rose Water
1 small moon mirror (for reflecting the moonlight upon the water if the Full Moon is not in an optimal position especially if working indoors or for scrying)

Note A:

Holy Water can be prepared by anyone but it does need to be blessed. Traditionally in many religions and spiritual practices, Holy Water has been and can be blessed by a Witch, Clergy, Priest, Priestess, Shaman, or someone with spiritual wherewithal and then energized by the light of the Full Moon and the Moon Goddess. The ritual part of this endeavor varies.

Making Rose Water can be a bit tedious as well as time consuming; so it is suggested or optional that you obtain some from someone you know, temple or church, or purchase some from a metaphysical shoppe that actually makes its own Rose Water from natural, organic ingredients starting with white roses.

For the best results, it is preferable to get spring water from a “clean” moving body of water such as a river, stream, ocean, or creek; lake or natural well water will do just fine also. Since many natural bodies of water are so polluted, it is suggested that the water is boiled at first.

Note B:
The storage bottle or bottles you use should be dark in color--blue, brown, green, purple, or clear (as a last resort) to maintain the Holy Water’s magickal properties. The bottled Holy Water can be stored at room temperature or refrigerated for later use.

Note C:
If you are unable to perform the consecration of the water outdoors, then improvise and perform this indoors at your altar or someplace you deem sacred; place the vessel of or decanted bottled water in a window where the midnight moonlight will shine upon and energize it.

II. Time & Place of Day:
Preferably, outdoors at Midnight during a Full Moon or indoors at your altar if you are unable to be out of doors.

III. Preparation:
1. Cleanse and sterilize the vessel, glass measuring cup, and storage bottles with boiling water or in a dishwasher.

2. Add 3 tbsp. sea salt or Kosher rock salt to the pot of 1-1/2 cups of spring water; bring to a boil while stirring the salt until it dissolves in the water.

3. ALLOW THE LIQUID TO COOL DOWN TO ROOM TEMPERATURE then add 2 tsp. of Rose Water, stirring it into the salted water.

4. Decant the Holy Water to the vessel then perform your ritual.

IV. The Consecration Ritual
1. It is suggested that you spiritually and physically ground yourself as you begin to focus your spiritual energy or energies thus envisioning the matter at hand as you go about performing the actual ritual. Any consecration or blessing ritual of your choice may be used.

2. This is optional: Cast a magickal circle with the four watchtowers (earth, air, water, and fire) or a pentagram with earth, air, water, fire, and spirit representation based on your own method.

3. As an example, you might chant the following during an outdoor (or indoors at your altar) Holy Water consecration ritual:

May the Lady Isis and Lord Ra oversee this ritual, the charging of this natural water, and bestow their blessings upon it making it sacred and holy. [Holding the vessel of water in the palm of your hands]

In reverence to the divine Moonlight of the Midnight hour at this time, past present, and future--I, High Priest Kheti Re, call upon the Moon Goddess during this Full Moon and ask for Her blessings of this water of which I hold and pour. [Pour some of the water onto the earth if outdoors; or pour some of the water onto the soil of a potted plant if working indoors—this will not harm the plant]

For I, Sem Priest Kheti Re, charge this water by way of the Moon Goddess, the Lady Isis and Lord Ra, and the Cosmic energies bestowed upon me from Ancient Egypt in the here and now!

From my hands to the Deities of our Ancient Egyptian Pantheon and the mighty Nile,

Earth, Bless this water,
Air, Bless this water,
Fire, Bless this water,
Watchtower of the West, Bless this water,
Ether, Bless this water,

Making this,
Sacred Holy Water,
To serve us well.

Standing before and in divinity of the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt--I, Sem Priest Kheti Re, hereby consecrate and bless this water as Sacred and Holy to be used purposefully.

So it is said,
So it is written,
So it shall be done,
So Mote It Be!
Ankh udja seneb!

End note:
Remember to banish the circle or pentagram when finished and thank all spiritualities for being present if you invoked or invited them. You can leave the vessel of Holy Water under the moonlight until the Full Moon passes by, until the rooster crows, or until sunrise. Then you place the vessel of blessed Holy Water into a font in a location or locations of your choice; decant it from the vessel or vessel you originally used to the storage bottle(s). There are many ways and means of conducting and performing this ritual; generally, this is a brief magickal performance which can be made long depending upon what you are trying to achieve. The spiritual and herbal uses and medicinal indications of Holy Water will be covered in a future treatise.

~ Do as ye will, that of which is best for you—and harm none! ~

Copyright © 2005 The Temple of Kheti

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Monologue: Rituals & Spellwork

All of my rituals and spellwork are done very differently today than when I started a little over 25 years ago. They are more and more adept and reflective of the ancient ways of Witchcraft as performed back then. In addition and since 1996 after becoming an ordained minister--my opening ceremonies, rituals, formal ceremonies, and spell casting are different in that they are based on a more structured/liturgical approach which are also influenced by my training during my coven years as well as growing along my spiritual path.

For example, in the beginning, my spells and rituals were very simplistic, routine, brief, awkward, haphazard, and ineffective; and I didn't take into account the day of the week, time of day, position of the moon and planets, environmental factors, color(s) of the day, crystals to use or not to use, etc.; whereas now, I take all of these matters into consideration and much more due to having several mentors over the years and having lived in a coven. Coven life taught me a great deal about the right and wrong ways of doing things, divination, prayer, meditation, energy, spell and ritual preparation/structure, High (or Ceremonial) Magick, participation in the Esbats & Sabbats, and many other useful things I probably would not have picked up on if I had just been a Solitary Witch all of my life. I would say that my Magick is much more powerful, effective, and resulting than yesteryear.

Time, learning, experience, and practice have allowed me to perform very complex Magick today as I continue to enhance and refine the spiritual gifts and skills bestowed upon me by my deities. The manner in which I write spells and rituals today is a lot more adept and
complex than way back when as this should become over time.
Rev. K.A. Sahure, H.P.
The Temple of Kheti

Friday, January 14, 2005

Musings of Sifu H.A. Diop 01.14.05

The philosophy of life and spiritualism of one is never the same for another.

Right or wrong, you are the only one who can decide what YOU should do next.

Twilight, just before darkness, often sheds the greatest light.

circa late 1970's

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Meditation: A Brief Overview

Meditation is a way of private devotion or mental exercise where techniques of breathing, concentration, and contemplation are used to reach a heightened level of spiritual awareness. Meditation has existed in all religions since ancient times. In Hinduism, for example, it has been systematized into the many philosophical schools and classifications of Yoga. One aspect of Yoga, Dhyana (Sanskrit meaning "concentrated meditation"), gave rise to a school of its own among the Buddhists, thus becoming the basis of Zen. In many religions, meditation involves verbal or mental repetition of a single syllable, word, or text known as a "mantra". Visual images, such as a "mandala", or mechanical devices as candles, prayer wheels, rosaries, brass bells and cymbals, metal singing bowls, and meditation pillows can be useful in focusing one's concentration. These tools can assist in channeling the Shakti (energy) of one's Ch'i (internal vital energy) thus having the potential to bring one deep within their subconsciousness.

During the 20th century, Transcendental Meditation or TM emerged as a non-religious meditation form and technique that did not required, and still does not, a particular belief system or change in one's lifestyle. TM can be learned by anyone regardless of age, race, occupation, or level of education. Having a general foundation of understanding in Yoga, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism will enhance one's meditative experiences as well as concentration of attention, visualization, and being aware of one's own body and inner resources.

Meditation can lower one's blood pressure, improve health and well being, reduce anxiety and stress, slow down aging, change breathing, improve perception, increase productivity, promote deeper restful sleep, and more from thought to action to self liberation.


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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Copal Resin

Latin names:
Bursera fagaroides, Bursera ororata

The word “copal” derives from the Spanish word “copalli” which means incense. Copal is a crystallized resin (the solidified portions of tree or plant sap). Copal is not an herb in the typical sense. When burned, copal is very fragrant and aromatic. Copal comes from various species of the Bursera species of trees found in Mexico and South America. The three varieties of copal are black, white, and gold in color, each with its own subtle, sweet scent. Copal resin has been used and burned atop Aztec and Mayan pyramids by Meso-American Indians (the Mayan and Aztec peoples) for many centuries for spiritual and ritual purposes.

Please keep in mind that you should only burn a small portion of the copal resin at a time because resins tend to produce a lot of thick smoke.

Soaking copal in a mixture of water and ethyl alcohol will produce an aromatic tincture; the ethyl alcohol helps in the extraction of copal’s active components while concentrating and preserving them. Copal can be ground into a fine powder, with a mortar and pestle, then sprinkled over a charcoal disc to be used as incense.

Spiritual Properties:
Copal can be can used for consecration and anointing of pentacles, athames, wands, etc.
Like most resins, copal is burned or smoldered as incense during spellwork and/or rituals and needs to be burned on charcoal tablets or discs along with some Japanese Ash (if you choose) for an aromatic experience. Copal can be used during protection, divination, cleansing/purification, banishment, exorcism, hex-breaking, love spells, meditation, and other spiritual ceremonies. It can be used to ward off negative energy by placing small pieces of copal in with your crystals in a special place of your choice. This is wonderful resin to work with and for creating a mellow and magickal atmosphere to work in.

Copal’s Correspondences:
Planet: Sun
Elemental: Fire
Gender: Masculine
Power: Purification, Love

Medicinal Properties:
For many centuries, traditional Indian, Meso-American, and Native American healers have known about, used, and taken advantage of the anti-inflammatory properties of the tree bark's gummy resin known as salai guggal. Modern day herbal preparations are made from a purified extract of salai guggal, packaged in a pill or cream form, then used to reduce inflammation associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Frankincense makes for a fine substitution if you are unable to find any copal. Frankincense derives from the Boswellia serrata species of tree also known as Boswellin or Indian Frankincense that grow in the dry hills of India.

Copal Deposits:
Africa (North, East and West) - Borneo, Congo, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar.
Asia - Damar.
Australia - Allendale Victoria.
East India.
Japan - Mizunami.
South America - Brazil, Colombia, Sierra Leone and the Congo.
Copyright © 2004 Kheti Metaphysical Institute & Dr. K. Re

Sunday, January 9, 2005

Wheel of the Year

Samhain ~ 31 October
Yule ~ around 21 December
Imbolc ~ 2 February
Ostara ~ around 21 March
Beltane, 1 May
Litha (Midsummer) ~ around 21 June
Lughnassadh (Lammas) ~ 1 August
Mabon ~ around 21 September

These eight Sabbats represent the seasonal days of celebration or festival in the Wiccan religion, Paganism, and usually occur every 45 days during the calendar year. There are four minor (Yule, Ostara, Litha, and Mabon) and four major (Samhain, Imbolc, Beltane, and Lammas) Sabbats.

Most of the names of these days derive from the early Celtic and Saxon cultures. There are a number of variations in the way the names of the Sabbats are spelled and pronounced. The ancient Celtic calendar has been used to this date as a means of determining the dates of the Sabbats from a ritual point of view. Samhain represents the end of the old year and the beginning of the Pagan New Year; some Pagans consider November 1st to be the start of the New Year.

The Temple of Kheti

Thursday, January 6, 2005

Rede Of The Wiccae

The "Rede of the Wiccae" was first published in the Green Egg Magazine, Vol. III, #69, by Lady Gwen Thompson as told to her, in 1936, by Adriana Porter, her grandmother. She attributed this version of the Rede to her grandmother and proclaimed that the earlier published version was distorted from "its original form" and content:

Rede Of The Wiccae

Being known as the counsel of the Wise Ones:
Bide the Wiccan Laws ye must In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust.
Live an’ let live - Fairly take an’ fairly give.
Cast the Circle thrice about To keep all evil spirits out.
To bind the spell every time - Let the spell be spake in rhyme.
Soft of eye an’ light of touch - Speak little, listen much.
Deosil go by the waxing Moon - Sing and dance the Wiccan rune.
Widdershins go when the Moon doth wane, An’ the Werewolf howls by the dread Wolfsbane.
When the Lady’s Moon is new, Kiss thy hand to Her times two.
When the Moon rides at Her peak Then your heart’s desire seek.
Heed the Northwind’s mighty gale - Lock the door and drop the sail.
When the wind comes from the South, Love will kiss thee on the mouth.
When the wind blows from the East, Expect the new and set the feast.
When the West wind blows o’er thee, Departed spirits restless be.
Nine woods in the Cauldron go - Burn them quick an’ burn them slow.
Elder be ye Lady’s tree - Burn it not or cursed ye’ll be.
When the Wheel begins to turn - Let the Beltane fires burn.
When the Wheel has turned a Yule, Light the Log an’ let Pan rule.
Heed ye flower bush an’ tree - By the Lady Blessèd Be.
Where the rippling waters go Cast a stone an’ truth ye’ll know.
When ye have need, Hearken not to others greed.
With the fool no season spend Or be counted as his friend.
Merry meet an’ merry part - Bright the cheeks an’ warm the heart.
Mind the Threefold Law ye should - Three times bad an’ three times good.
When misfortune is enow, Wear the Blue Star on thy brow.
True in love ever be Unless thy lover’s false to thee.
Eight words ye Wiccan Rede fulfill - An’ it harm none, Do what ye will.

Wednesday, January 5, 2005

Old Ways Spiritual Services

Merry Meet,

Services are performed by either a Priestess, Priest, Metaphysician, Druid, Shaman, Healer, and/or Spiritual Reader (Tarot, Palmistry, Opele, Runes, and more) associated with us who have many years of experience in their field(s) of spiritual practice.

Here is a list of the Temple of Kheti (ToK) and the Kheti Metaphysical Institute's (KMI) Old Ways Spiritual Services:

Anointments ▪ Blessings ▪ Cleansing & Banishment ▪ Consecration ▪ Divination ▪ Exorcism ▪ Funeral & Bereavement ▪ Handfasting ▪ Initiation ▪ Interfaith Ceremonies ▪ Last Rites & Reincarnation Ceremonies ▪ Ordination ▪ Prayer ▪ Pre-Marriage Counseling ▪ Rites of Passage ▪ Rootwork ▪ Services of Dedication ▪ Spell Kits ▪ Spellwork ▪ Spiritual Counseling ▪ Spiritual Readings ▪ Wedding Officiating & Vows of Commitment ▪ Wiccaning (Paganing)

Merry Part,

Ankh udja seneb,

~Doc Kheti

Tuesday, January 4, 2005


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Sunday, January 2, 2005

A Spiritual Mission II

Temple of Kheti

There are many different paths, denominations, and traditions within Wicca and Witchcraft as well as beliefs, belief systems, and practices.

The Temple of Kheti is a Wiccan-Witchcraft-Kemetic circle formed and led by High Priest & Spiritual Overseer, Rev. Dr. Kheti A. Sahure of the Dianic Tradition and the Society of Egyptian Kemeticism. The Temple of Kheti is dedicated to providing spiritual guidance, support, and a nurturing environment where individual members may achieve spiritual enlightenment, self-empowerment, and a higher sense of spiritual awareness. We gather for Esbats on and around Full Moon nights, in worship of the Goddess and Her consort, the God, and for the eight traditional Sabbats of Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltaine, Litha, Lughnasadh, and Mabon.

As a syncretic ministry and circle, we incorporate and meld many aspects of Dianic Witchcraft, Wiccan, and Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian) religious traditions in our spiritual practices and in praise of our Pantheons, Mother Earth, and Nature. The Temple of Kheti is emerging into its fifth (5th) year of fruition all due to the Divine blessings of our pantheon of deities bestowed upon us.

~ Em Hotep and Blesséd Be ~

Rev. Dr. Kheti A. Sahure
Elder High Priest, Holistic Metaphysician & Herbalist

Sifu H.A. Diop
Elder Wa'eb

DM Raven


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Saturday, January 1, 2005

A Spiritual Mission I

The Temple of Kheti Ministry - A Spiritual Mission

■ Spiritual and religious teachers (including clergy and laypersons) who help people learn about and understand the true meaning of Wicca, Witchcraft, Kemeticism (Orthodox and Non-Orthodox), Paganism, and how practicing an alternative spirituality or following a particular spiritual path works in their lives through the spiritual coordinators and life coaches of within temple leadership and educational programs.

■ Spiritual guidance and counseling for all people of all ages, gender, backgrounds (ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and lifestyle), and individual or personal situations based on their needs.

■ Online services of worship, unity & fellowship, and devotion to the Gods and Goddesses of the Craft and Ancient Egyptian Kemeticism--in particular the Goddess Ma'at.

■ Administrators, Managers, Team Leaders of daily temple operations, functions, and social gathering activities.

■ Responsible, accountable leadership of the temple and ministry’s positive exposure and participation within the community as well as forging ties and fellowshipping with other community-based and grassroots organizations.

■ Advocates for social change and justice within the community and worldwide.

Also note that many of the writings and literary works presented here go way back in time from some of our authors.

~Em hotep & Blesséd Be,

Rev. Dr. Kheti Sahure
Elder High Priest & Holistic Metaphysician
The Temple of Kheti