Tuesday, February 22, 2005

InnerLink Metaphysical & ToK

I. InnerLink Metaphysical

The ultimate purpose and goal of the InnerLink Metaphysical is to help you gain a better quality of life, physical and emotional well-being, and achieve spiritual balance between your mind, body, and spirit through holistic, metaphysical spiritual counseling. Within our natural environment, universe, and cosmos, there are negative, positive, and neutral energies, entities, influences, forces, and variables which impact all of us in our daily lives from physiological, psychological, biological, biochemical, sociological, and historical perspectives. Some of these things we can explain and some we cannot. Phenomena or not, we all are bombarded by these collective stimuli in the form of energies continually and these do influence, affect, and alter all of us. InnerLink will work with you and your life challenges which have a spiritual and metaphysical basis. The spirit or nether realm does exist. InnerLink deals in and works with the spiritually arcane, esoteric, and parapsychic realms from the Old Religion of Witchcraft to the African Orisha, alternative spiritual paths and belief systems.

II. The Temple of Kheti Discussion Forum

The Temple of Kheti is a faith-based Wiccan-Kemetic (Egyptian) discussion group for Witches, Wiccans, Pagans, and seekers of other esoteric spiritual paths who either desire to or already incorporate Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs and practices in their daily lives from a nature-based spiritual perspective. Discussion topics include, but are not limited to, the ancient ways of the Old Religion, Ancient Egyptian ritual, Gods and Goddesses, divination and the oracles, magickal tools, Esbats and Sabbats, Native American spirituality, animism, candle magick, spellwork, altars, moon magick, book of shadows, and more. Newcomers to the Craft and Paganism are welcome here.

Blesséd Be and Go in Faith!

Dr. Kheti Sahure, D.D., Msc.D.,
Elder Wiccan-Kemetic High Priest,
Herbalist & Metaphysician,
Former Coven High Priest,
Certified Tarot Reader

Friday, February 18, 2005

Days of the Week Correspondences

Spell Casting: Days of the Week Correspondences

This is a treatment about the corresponding days of the week which are good for casting spells:

Monday (Moon)
This day is ruled by lunar energy, psychic abilities (clairvoyance) and pursuits, dream work, spellwork involving emotional, family, and feminine issues; astral work and projection, and scrying (looking into the invisible or nether world by gazing at or into a crystal ball, pool of water, or blackened mirror for knowledge, intuition, and to predict the future), childbirth, and general domestic spirituality. Biological influence: Brain, left eye, digestion, right arm, and intestines.

Tuesday (Mars)
This day is ruled by the God of War who also is the God of Agriculture—two forms of massive energy, one for war and destruction, self-assertion, directing one’s actions for the best results, strength, and courage; and the other for seeding and planting, growth, and harvesting; masculine issues, spells requiring high energy, and ceremonial magick; and spells of desire and passion for things one wants. Biological influence: Left ear, reproductive organs, lungs, kidneys, and gall bladder

Wednesday (Mercury)
This day is ruled by the messenger of the gods. Divination, consulting with the oracles, and planning rituals; communication, learning and wisdom, travel, creativity and self expression, and spells involving inductive and deductive reasoning and mental issues. Biological influence: Right hand, tongue, liver, right foot, and brain.

Thursday (Jupiter)
This day is ruled by the processes in your life, your philosophical levels of thinking, and how you relate to the rest of the world mentally; spells for wealth, prosperity, money, luck (games of chance); business activities, expansion, ventures; political power and influence, insurance matters and legal affairs. Biological influence: Ribs, stomach, circulatory system, forehead, lungs, and liver.

Friday (Venus)
This day is ruled by the Goddess of Beauty and Love; spells for love, marriage, romance, relationships, beauty, sensuality and seduction, healing, artistic ability, peace, music and entertainment, passion, the environment, harmony, charisma, and magnetic attraction. Be very wary and careful when casting spells of the heart because these types of spells are difficult to reverse and undo. Biological influence: Reproductive organs, left arm, throat, liver, and stomach.

Saturday (Saturn)
This day is ruled by how structure in the cycles of your life is perceived either as an obstacle, limitation, repression, oppression, and restriction or as a way for you to conduct and lead a productive, balanced, and orderly life; this is a day of great Karmic influences and activities; spells for protection, spells that involve neutralizing harmful energy and obstacles, bindings, banishings; and spells which free you and your spirit. Biological influence: Spleen, teeth, bladder, brain, right ear, and left foot.

Sunday (Sun)
This day is ruled by vitality, energy, illumination, and reflectivity of the Sun God Ra/Re; this is a very good day for all kinds of eclectic spellwork and magickal activities involving health, healing, and overall well-being; this includes spell casting and ritual work centered around power and strength, achieving one’s goals and success in life, joy and happiness, career, sports, and prosperity. Biological influence: Brain, heart, head, and right eye.

Copyright © 2004 Kheti Metaphysical Institute

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Musings of Sifu HA Diop 02.16.05

All Thumbs

“Shoot, the rented fingers aren’t working again!"

"I knew the shipment was a little off this time because it was full of thumbs!”

Monday, February 7, 2005

The Rosetta Stone

In the case of Ancient Egyptian archaeology, the Rosetta Stone has been one of those rare finds indeed. The stone itself is a large stele (slab or block) of black basalt (a hard, black volcanic igneous rock most commonly found in the Earth’s crust formed from molten, volcanic activity) measuring 3 feet 9 inches by 2 feet 4 inches wide by 11 inches thick (or 118 x 77cm) or 3 feet 9 inches in length and 2 feet 4.5 inches in width (or 114 x 72 x 28cm) as some sources have provided. Other sources claim that the stele was formed of granite.

The Rosetta Stone’s remains were found to be inscribed in three parts and in three ancient scripts:

Hieroglyphs (hieroglyphic), Egyptian Demotic (a cursive form of Ancient Egyptian writing also called Hieratic), and Ancient Greek. The stone had been carved and inscribed by Egyptian priests (and possibly priestesses), in 196 BCE, with a decree praising the great and spiritual works of Egyptian Pharaoh (King) Ptolemy V during his reign from 203 to 181 BCE.

It is claimed that the stone was discovered or unearthed by one of Napoleon Bonaparte’s military officers of the Engineering Corps, in July of 1799, during an invasion of Egypt by the French. As the story goes, the stone was partially buried in the mud during the excavation of a fort in the nearby village of Rashid (Rosetta)—near the city of Alexandria in Lower Egypt. The previously demolished fort, assumed to have been caused by Napoleon’s invasion, was to be rebuilt due to the discovery of the stone. From there, the stone was named after the village of Rosetta. Then the Rosetta Stone was later seized by the British, among other antiquities collected by the French, and was presented by King George III (1738-1820) to the British Museum in 1802. This stone became the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics and a foundation for the study of modern Egyptology.

The significance of the Rosetta Stone is based on the Egyptian hieroglyphics being accompanied with the Greek inscriptions which could be more readily translated and understood. A third inscription on the stone was written in the Demotic or Egyptian cursive script developed much later in Egyptian history—this script was used almost exclusively by Sem Priests (or sem), Male Servants of God (or hem netjer), Female Servants of God (hemet netjer) High Priests (hem netjer tepey), Lector Priests (kheri heb), Wa’eb Priest (or wa’eb), and Scribes (or sesh) for secular writings and documents.

Since the inscriptions on the Rosetta Stone were difficult to translate, distinguished French linguist, Egyptologist, and professor Dr. Jean-Francois Champollion (living in France) decided to undertake the translation along with the distinguished British physicist and linguist Dr. Thomas Young (living in Britain) in 1814. Dr. Champollion's knowledge of the Greek and Coptic (the “final” evolution of the Egyptian language) was a major key in deciphering the Rosetta Stone. The Coptic language is a more recent evolvement of the much older Demotic script; back and forth comparisons and analyses were made between the two languages to assist in the translation of the Demotic portion of the stone. Again, other scholars and researchers claim that this project began in 1822.

Furthermore and according to some scholars and researchers:

The credit as to who first discovered and unlocked the method(s) of deciphering and reading the symbolic as well as spoken meaning of hieroglyphs is claimed for both Young and Champollion. A heated controversy over has been waged for many years regarding this matter. It has also been stated that some view that Young and Champollion secretly and simultaneously, and independently of one another solved the many secrets of the Rosetta Stone.

Many scholars of Ancient Egyptian history, archaeology, and Egyptology have attempted to translate the inscriptions on the Rosetta Stone and used the Greek language inscriptions as a guide to the stone’s decipherment since Young and Champollion or vice versa. However, there is no mention of the research produced and contributed later by the distinguished Senegalese Physicist, Egyptologist, Anthropologist, Sociologist, Historian, and Professor Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop (1923-1986).

Another truth and treatise for another time. To this day, the Rosetta Stone resides in the British Museum.

~ Dr. K.A. Sahure, Msc.D, D.D.

Copyright © 2003-2005 Kheti Metaphysical Institute

Wednesday, February 2, 2005

Musing of Sifu H.A. Diop 02.02.05

Night may have a "thousand eyes" but twilight has many more . . .