Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching - Ch1

"The Tao that can be trodden is not the enduring and unchanging Tao. The name that can be named is not the enduring and unchanging name.

Having no name, it is the Originator of heaven and earth; having a name, it is the Mother of all things.

Always without desire we must be found,
If its deep mystery we would sound;
But if desire always within us be,
Its outer fringe is all that we shall see.

Under these two aspects, it is really the same; but as development takes place, it receives the different names. Together we call them the Mystery. Where the Mystery is the deepest is the gate of all that is subtle and wonderful."

Excerpted from:
Chapter 1
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
Translated by James Legge [1891]

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


"There is a secret door that I shall make to establish thy way in all the quarters (these are the adorations, as thou hast written) as it is said:

The Light is mine; its rays consume
Me: I have made a secret door
Into the House of Ra and Tum,
Of Khephra, and of Ahathoor.
I am thy Theban, O Mentu,
The prophet Ankh-f-na-khonsu!

By Bes-na-Maut my breast I beat;
By wise Ta-Nech I weave my spell.
Show thy star-splendour, O Nuit!
Bid me within thine House to dwell,
O winged snake of light, Hadit!
Abide with me, Ra-Hoor-Khuit!"

Excerpted from:
Liber CCC
{Book 300}
Khabs am Pekht




The Temple of Kemetic (Khemetic) Wicca, otherwise known as ToKW has been in reformation and restructuring as a temple organisation over many years and for many good reasons. Positive change is only achieved with positive high-energy and proactive focus and intent.

Let us revisit Frater Kheti's (Dr. K.A. Sahure) original Spiritual Mission Statement with some of my changes and fully permitted:

"The Temple of Kemetic Wicca's syncretic belief system and modalities of teaching (training), initiation, meditation, recitation, spell & ritual work, herbalism (botanicals), high (ceremonial) magick, low magick, folk magick, sympathetic magick, and practices of worship have been and always will be predicated upon personal and positive spiritual gateways of guidance, enlightenment, self-transformation, positive change for you, your family (including your animal familiars, pets, and animal friends), and people who are important in your life.”

Our theological, theosophical, cosmological, and spiritual focus, expertise, and practices are and remain within Ancient Egyptian religion (Kemeticism – Khemeticism), Hoodoo, Santería, Vodou (Voodoo), and pure Witchcraft.


Dr. Paradelo M. Lorca
▪ Temple of Kemetic Wicca
▪ Antiquus Research

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Antiquus Research

Antiquus Research

Founded in 2007 CE (Common Era), Antiquus (Ancient) Research is an independent, non-profit research project devoted to the research, study, and analysis of the ancient, ancestral, cultural, and religio-spiritual practices of humankind who engaged in the vastness of Alternative Religions and Spiritualities (ARS). The scope and focus of activities involve conducting purposeful independent research, and thus presenting truthful information, as accurately as possible, based upon historical and theological records, interviews, oral history, theories, postulates (hypotheses), concepts, and other pertinent resources about Historical Theology as this relates to the Occult Metaphysical Sciences, Ancient Religions, Afrikan Traditional Religions (ATRs), Early Paganism, Esoteric Mysticism, Neo-Paganism, Wicca, Witchcraft, Alternative Religions & Spiritualities (i.e., such as, Hoodoo, Vodou (Voodoo), and Santería) which are indeed the roots and foundations of many of the surviving religions and spiritual paths through modern times globally and universally. Ancient to modern mystical, spiritual, and religious practices will be researched and discussed here. The early theological and historical landscapes of ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Asia, Mayan, and Aztec civilizations will be delved into as well. This eGroup is open to those who are sincerely open-minded and interested in sharing their knowledge and experiences.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Pagan Students: A Guide for Educators

"You Have A Pagan Student In Your School
A Guide For Educators

A student in your school practices a religion with which you may not be familiar. This leaflet is simply to give you information you may need to understand the different experiences this student may share with you, and answer any questions you might have.

What is a Pagan student likely to practice and believe..."

Full Essay--
By Cecylyna Dewr

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Father Gods and Mother Goddesses


Father Gods and Mother Goddesses

An Obscure Period--Popularity of Osiris Worship--A Mythical Region--The Lake of Fire--Her-shef, who resembles Ptah--Links with Khnûmû--A Wind God and Earth God--Giants and Elves--The God of Mendes--The Ram a Corn Spirit--Deities fused with Osiris--Feline Goddesses--Flying Serpents--The Mother of Mendes--Abydos, the Egyptian Mecca--Foreign Invaders--A Buffer State--North and South in Revolt.

WE have entered upon an obscure and disturbed period which extends over an interval of about three hundred years. The petty states of Egypt continued to wage sporadic wars of conquest one against another, and a prolonged struggle was in progress for supreme power. In time the political units grew less numerous, and several federated tribes were ruled over by powerful feudal lords. The chief centres of government in Upper Egypt were established at Thebes, Siut, and Heracleopolis. Memphis was for a time the capital of a group of allied nomes in Middle Egypt, and at Sais in the north there was a reigning family of whom we know nothing except from casual references in later times. The eastern Delta lay open to the invader, and it is believed that foreign settlements were effected there. Ultimately Egypt was divided into two great states. The southern group of allies was governed by the Theban power, and the northern by the Heracleopolitan. Then history repeated itself, and the kingdom was once again united by a conqueror who pressed northward from Upper Egypt.

The Eighth-Dynasty kings claimed to be descended from those of the Sixth. But, although they reigned at Memphis, their control of the disordered kingdom was so slight that they were unable to erect any monuments. No royal inscriptions survive at the quarries. After a quarter of a century of weak Memphite rule, the powerful nome governor of Heracleopolis Magna seized the throne and established the Ninth Dynasty. The kings of the Tenth Dynasty are believed to have been also his descendants.

Manetho calls the new king Akhthoes, and his name in the hieroglyphs is usually rendered as Kheti. He is also known as Ab-meri-ra. Like Khufu, he was reputed in the traditions of later times to have been a great tyrant, who in the end went mad, and was devoured by a crocodile. He seems to have held in check for a period the ambitious feudal nobles whose rivalries so seriously retarded the agricultural prosperity of the kingdom. No doubt famines were common.

Each nome promoted its own theological system, and that of Heracleopolis Magna now assumes special interest because of its association with the monarchy. The political influence of the priests of Heliopolis had passed away, but the impress of their culture remained. Osiris worship continued to be popular oil account of its close association with agriculture. A Horus temple had existed at Heracleopolis from early Dynastic times, but the identity of the god does not appear to have survived the theological changes of the intervening period.

Heracleopolis Magna, which the Egyptians called Khenen-su is of special mythological interest. It came to be recognized as the scene of the great creation myth of the sun worshippers. There Ra, at the beginning,

rose from the primeval deep in the form of the sun egg, or the lotus flower--

He that openeth and he that closeth the door;
He who said: "I am but One".
Ra, who was produced by himself;
Whose various names make up the group of gods;
He who is Yesterday (Osiris) and the Morrow (Ra).

Khenen-su district was the scene of the "war of the gods", who contended against one another at Ra's command--a myth which suggests the everlasting struggle between the forces of nature, which began at Creation's dawn, and is ever controlled by the sun. Somewhere in the nome were situated the two mythical lakes, "the lake of natron" and "the lake of truth", in which Ra cleansed himself, and there, too, at the height of their great struggle--symbolized as the struggle between good and evil--Set flung filth in the face of Horus, and Horus mutilated Set. The ultimate victory was due to Ra, who, in the form of the Great Cat that haunted the Persea tree at Heliopolis, fought with the Apep serpent and overcame it. "On that day", according to The Book of the Dead, "the enemies of the inviolable god (Osiris) were slain."

In the vicinity of Khenen-su was the fiery region. At its entrance crouched the demon who had human skin and the head of a greyhound. He was concealed by the door, and pounced unexpectedly upon "the damned"; he tore out their hearts, which he devoured, and he swallowed their spirits. So the faithful sun worshippers were wont to pray:

O Ra-tum give me deliverance from the demon who devoureth those who are condemned--he who waits at the door of the fiery place and is not seen. . . . Save me from him

who clutcheth souls, and eateth all filth and rottenness by day and by night. Those who dread him are helpless.

At Khenen-su lived the Phoenix 1--the "Great Bennu". It resembled an eagle, and had feathers of red and golden colour. Some authorities identify this mythical bird with the planet Venus, which, as the morning star, was "the guide of the sun god".

The religion of Heracleopolis Magna was, no doubt, strongly tinged by the theology of the sun worshippers. It seems also to have been influenced by Memphite beliefs. The chief god was Her-shef, who bears a stronger resemblance to Ptah Tanen than to Horus. He was a self-created Great Father, whose head was in the heavens while his feet rested upon the earth. His right eye was the sun and his left the moon, while his soul was the light that he shed over the world. He breathed from his nostrils the north wind, which gave life to every living being.

"Wind" and "breath" and "spirit" were believed by many primitive peoples to be identical. 2 Her-shef was therefore the source of universal life. As a "wind god" he resembles the southern deity Khnûmû, who was also called Knef (the Kneph of the Greeks). The Egyptian knef means "wind", "breath", and "spirit"--"the air of life". In Hebrew nephesh ruach, and in Arabic ruh and nefs have similar significance.

Ptah Tanen, Khnûmû, and Her-shef, therefore, combined not only the attributes of the earth giant Seb, but also those of Shu, the wind god, whose lightness is symbolized by the ostrich feather, but who had such great strength that he was the "uplifter" of the heavens.

Both Seb and Shu are referred to as self-created deities.

It has been suggested that the elfin Khnûmû, of whom Ptah was the chief, had a tribal origin, and were imported into Egypt. In European lore, dwarfs and giants
are closely associated, and are at times indistinguishable. The fusion of the dwarf Ptah with the giant Tanen is thus a familiar process, and in the conception we may trace the intellectual life of a mountain people whose giants, or genii, according to present-day Arabian folk belief, dwell in the chain of world-encircling hills named "Kaf".

In what we call "Teutonic" lore, which has pronounced Asiatic elements, the giant is the "Great Father", and in what we call "Celtic", in which the Mediterranean influence predominates, the giantess is the "Great Mother". The Delta Mediterranean people had "Great Mother" goddesses like Isis, Neith, the virgin deity of Buto, and Bast. At Mendes there was a "Great Father" deity who links with Ptah, Her-shef, and Khnûmû. He is called Ba-neb-tettu, the ram god, and "lord of Tettu", and he became, in the all-embracing theology of Heliopolis, "the breath (life) of Ra". In the Book of the Dead there is a reference to Ra as "the Lord of Air who giveth life to all mortals".

The god of Mendes was reputed to have made "the wind of life" for all men, and was called "chief of the gods", "ruler of the sky" and "monarch of all deities". The earth was made fertile by his influence, and he was the origin of the passion of love; he caused the fertilizing Nile flood. Like Ptah Tanen, from whose mouth issued forth the waters, and like Ptah, Khnûmû, and Shu) he was the pillar (dad) of the sky. Osiris is also associated with the sky prop or props. All these deities appear to

have had their origin in crude conceptions which survive in various stages of development in European lore. 1

Like Ba-neb-tettu, the Mendes "Great Father", Hershef of Heracleopolis was also a ram god, symbolizing the male principle; so was Khnûmû of the First Cataract district. In some representations of Ptah the ram's horns appear on his head. The ram was the primitive Min, who was worshipped throughout Egypt, and was absorbed by all the Great Father deities, including Ra. Min was honoured at harvest festivals, and was therefore a corn god, a character assumed by the deified King Osiris.

One of the figures of Her-shef of Heracleopolis is almost as complex as that of Sokar, the Memphite god of the dead. He is shown with four heads-a ram's head, a bull's head, and two heads of hawks. The bull was Mentu, who, like Min, represented the male principle, and was also a war god, the epitome of strength and bravery.
All the Great Fathers--Her-shef, Ptah, Khnûmû, and Ba-neb-tettu--were fused with Osiris. Ptah united with Osiris as ruler of the dead, Khnûmû became a form of Osiris at Heliopolis, Ba-neb-tettu of Mendes was also Ba-neb-ded, another name for Osiris, and Her-shef of Heracleopolis was "he on the sand", a form of Osiris, who is called "the god on the sand".

Her-shef is usually represented as a ram-headed man, wearing the white crown with plumes, surmounted by two disks (sun and moon) and two serpents with disks on their heads. Plutarch regarded him as the symbol of "strength and valour", a conception which accords with the military reputation of at least some of the kings of Heracleopolis who lived in stormy times.

The goddess associated with Her-shef was Atet, who was also call Mersekhnet, a "Great Mother" deity similar to Hathor, Isis, Neith, and others. She was a cat goddess, and in her cat form was called Maau, an appropriate name. She slew the Apep serpent--a myth which, as we have seen, was absorbed by Ra. Other feline deities are Bast of Bubastis, Sekhet, wife of Ptah, and Tefnut. 1

At Heracleopolis there was a shrine to Neheb-Kau, who, like the virgin deity of Buto in the Delta, was a serpent goddess, symbolizing the female principle. She is represented as a flying serpent, 2 a reptile which Herodotus heard much about in Egypt but searched for in vain; she also appears as a serpent with human head, arms, and legs. She was worshipped at the Ploughing Festival before the seed was sown. Like the sycamore goddess, she was believed to take a special interest in the souls of the dead, whom she supplied with celestial food and drink.

Another Heracleopolitan deity was the vine god Heneb, who suggests an Egyptian Bacchus; he was probably a form of Osiris.

The female counterpart of the northern god, Baneb-tettu, was Heru-pa-Kaut, "Mother of Mendes", who was represented as a woman with a fish upon her head.

She was in time displaced by Isis, as her son was by Horus. The ceremonies associated with all the "mother goddesses" were as elaborate as they were indecent.

Osiris worship flourished at Abydos, which became an Egyptian Mecca with its holy sepulchre. The tomb of King Zer, of the First Dynasty, was reputed to be
that of the more ancient deified monarch Osiris, and it was visited by pious pilgrims and heaped with offerings. Elaborate religious pageants, performed by priests, illustrated the Osiris-Isis story. Set, the fearful red demon god, was execrated, and the good Osiris revered and glorified. Isis, mother of the god Horus, was a popular figure. "I who let fall my hair, which hangs loosely over my forehead, I am Isis when she is hidden in her long tresses."

Pious worshippers sought burial at Abydos, and its cemetery was crowded with the graves of all classes. Nome governors, however, were interred in their own stately tombs, like those at Beni Hassan and elsewhere, but their mummies were often carried first to Abydos, where "the Judgment of the Dead" was enacted. The Pharaohs appear to have clung to the belief in the Ra bark, which they entered, as of old, by uttering the powerful magic formulæ. The victory of the early faith was, however, complete among the masses of the people. With the exception of the Ra believers the worshippers of every other deity in Egypt reposed their faith in Osiris, the god of the dead.

Some Egyptologists regard the Heracleopolitans as foreign invaders. Their theology suggests that they were a mountain people of similar origin to the Memphite worshippers of Ptah. But no records survive to afford us definite information on this point. The new monarchs were evidently kept fully engaged by their military operations,

and not until nearly the close of the Tenth Dynasty do we obtain definite information regarding the conditions which prevailed during the obscure period. There then came into prominence a powerful nome family at Siut which remained faithful to the royal house and kept at bay the aggressive Thebans. In their cliff tombs we read inscriptions which indicate that for a period, at least, the Pharaohs were able to maintain peace and order in the kingdom. One of these records that the royal officials performed their duties effectively, and that war had ceased. Children were no longer slain in their mother's arms, nor were men cut down beside their wives. The rebels were suppressed, and people could sleep out of doors in perfect safety, because the king's soldiers were the terror of all doers of evil. Further, we learn that canals were constructed, and that there were excellent harvests--a sure indication that a degree of order had been restored. A standing army was in existence, and could be dispatched at short notice to a disturbed area. The Siut nobles appear to have been Pharaoh's generals. They enjoyed intimate relations with the ruling house. One, who was named Kheti, was educated with the Pharaoh's family, and learned to swim with them, and his widowed mother governed the nome during his minority. He married a princess. His son, Tefaba, reduced the south by military force, and won a great naval battle on the Nile. The younger Kheti, Tefaba's son, was also a vigorous governor, and stamped out another southern rebellion, and made a great display with his fleet, which stretched for miles. But although southern Egypt was temporarily pacified, a rebellion broke out in the north, and the Pharaoh Meri-ka-ra was suddenly driven from Heracleopolis. He took refuge with Kheti, who pressed northward and won a decisive victory. Meri-ka-ra was

again placed on the throne. But his reign was brief, and he was the last king of the Tenth Dynasty.

The Delta was now in a state of aggressive revolt, and the power of the Theban house was growing in Upper Egypt. Ultimately the Siut house fell before the southern forces, and a new official god and a new royal family appeared in the kingdom.


188:1 At a later date it was located in Arabia.

188:2 "Spirit" is derived from spiro, "I breathe". The Aryan root "an" also signifies "wind" and "spirit", and survives in words like "animal", "animate", &c.

190:1 In Scottish archaic lore the mountains are shaped by the wind hag, who is the mother of giants. The Irish Ann or Danu, associated with the "Paps of Anu", has the attributes of a wind goddess and is the mother of deities the Irish hag Morrigu and her two sisters are storm hags and war hags. On Jochgrimm Mountain in Tyrol three hags brew the breezes. The Norse Angerboda is an east-wind hag, and she is the enemy of the gods of Asgard. The gods who are wind deities include Zeus and Odin, "the Wild Huntsman in the Raging Host". The Teutonic hags are evidently of pre-Teutonic origin; they are what the old Irish mythologists called in Gaelic "non gods".

191:1 The Norse Freyja, goddess of love, is also a cat goddess. In the Empire period Astarte was added to the Egyptian collection of feline deities.

191:2 Isaiah refers to Egypt as "the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young lion and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent" (Isaiah, xxx, 6; see also Isaiah, xiv, 29).

Excerpted from:
Egyptian Myth and Legend [1907]
by Donald Mackenzie
pp. 185-194

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Video Documentary: "Haitian Voodoo"

"Haiti is a Catholic country. But daily life still moves to the
rhythms of spirit religion..."

Video Sources:
[1] National Geographic -

[2] You Tube -


The above documentary and related research materials at the National Geographic Society's website should shed some light on the most wonderful and beautiful religion of Vodou as well as assist with dispelling myths and misconceptions spread via those folks who are purely ignorant, spiritually myopic, religiously intolerant, and simply do not value the great diversity of all religions, thealogies, theologies, spiritual paths, and theosophies as we do so--as a core competency / foundation of our diverse Alternative Religions and Spiritualities (ARS) belief systems.

▲ Rev. Dr. K.A. Sahure VIº
Temple of Kemetic Wicca

Monday, November 12, 2007

Planets & Herbs


“IN the foregoing pages, we have seen, that from the earliest period in the history of the human race, to the present time, the administration of the juices and essences of Herbs and Plants, in all forms of disease, has ever been considered by judicious and philosophical minds, as the most rational and natural means of relieving the organism of all abnormal obstructions and derangements, and restoring all the functions to their original or primitive vigor and healthful working. Notwithstanding the innovations of the mineral practice, I have ever held most rigidly to the Herbal System of medication, but having failed to meet with the success reasonably anticipated by pursuing the ordinary routine of Therapeutics, I was finally led to reject the many changes in medical doctrines and practice, and start forth on a path of investigation of my own, into the mysteries of the mineral and vegetable Kingdoms, especially as they might bear open the health and happiness of the human being; accordingly, I set out on extensive travels in nearly all parts of the globe in all latitudes, at all seasons, and la all climes—in search of the best specific means for the healing of the maladies of mankind. The results of these researches, since confirmed by many years successful medical experience based upon them, hare bat the more strongly strengthened my opposition to the use of all the mineral preparations of the modern schools of medicine, and to establish my faith all the more firmly in the employment of HERBAL elements exclusively—whether in the materia of roots, barks, seeds, or flowers—as the surest and safest means for the thorough eradication of every form of disease incident to the human body.

In saying all this, however, I do not deny the fact that many mineral substances enter into the composition of the human being, and are necessary for his fall health and perfection—as chalk or lime is requisite to form bone, iron to enrich or strength, en the blood, and other mineral substances for the formation of the tissues, as phosphorus for the tissues of the brain and nerves, etc,—but I stoutly contend that all such inorganic substances are taken up by plants and distributed to the various tissues and elements of the human being, either in the way of food or medicine, in exactly the precise quantity requisite for man's perfect health, if rightly used, neither in excess nor diminution, agreeably to the laws of nature: and their virtues are thus prepared and eliminated in a way far superior to any chemical manipulation ever conceived or known to man, with all the elements of chemical science at his command.

Having philosophized, and finally realized that the entire Universe was composed of contrary elements—of negative and positive principles—yet that the whole worked, or acted, in the most perfect harmony, agreeably to the wisdom of a Great First Cause, when such elements were not disarranged or disturbed by any violation of the laws of pristine Nature, I was soon led to a logical deduction of the general laws which govern the virtues or medicinal properties of ail the varieties of plants, with a view to employ them as remedial agents in the core of disease. In a word, I found in the being, MAN, an epitome of till creation—found in his organism all the elements of universal nature—and necessarily discerned, that, as there are Summer and Winter, night and day, in regular and systematic succession, such alternations of nature could not but hare the most important influences in respect to the health and diseases of the human being—Heaven's last, most perfect work. I realized that in accordance with the various operations of nature, man remained in health, or became afflicted with disease. Hence, it became necessary for me to fully understand or comprehend the cause of any departure from the normal or natural condition of man, and to provide the care, or the remedy best adapted for the restoration of the equilibrium of the functions of his entire organism.

The admirable harmony of creation, as seen in the revolutions of the planets, showed how one part of the universe was subservient to, or dependent upon another part of creation; and this being the fact, it was easy to comprehend that the Planetary System, had certain peculiar, fixed influences, not only upon herbs, but, through their qualities as food or medicine, upon the body of man.

No man of sense will deny that the Moon has a certain influence over the waters of the Earth—causing the ebb and flow of tides—nor will it be questioned among practical agriculturalists, at least, that the Moon has some special or potent power, in the success or failure of crops, etc.

If such be the truth, as it undoubtedly Is, in regard to the influence of the Moon upon the aqueous and herbal, or vegetable organisms, it is not at all unreasonable to suppose that every star and every planet has some governing action over the actions, temperaments, idiosyncrasies, health and disease of the human being, through the medium of the plants which supply him the very best of healing medicines.

The physicians of the olden time—including Esculapius, Hippocrates, Galen, etc.—of Arabia, Greece and Rome, as well as many sages and learned men of more modern times, as Lord Bacon, Sir Isaac Newton, and others, all believed in what was originally called ‘ASTRAL Physic’; and contended that the anatomy of the human body was governed by the twelve constellations. In other words, they believed that the planet Aries or ram, presided over the head and face of man; Taurus or the bull, over the neck; Gemma, or the twins, over the arms; Cancer or crab fish, over the breast; Leo, or the lion, over the heart; Virgo or virgin, over the bowels; Libra or the balance, over the reins or loins; Scorpio or scorpion, over the secrets; Sagittarius or bowman, over the thighs; Aquarius or waterman, over the legs; Capricorn or goat, over the knees; and Pisces or the fishes, over the feet.

Candid and reflecting minds must admit the truth of these notions of the ancients, while the lights of modern science folly sap-port the hypothesis of planetary influences upon the human organism, inducing Rheumatism, Neuralgia, and other nervous and muscular diseases, as well as visceral derangements, according as electrical, atmospherical, or other phenomena are concomitants of, or governed by, sidereal or meteorological conditions of our globe, in its revolutions in universal space, or amid the illimitable range of the starry hosts and planets. Indeed, in many scientific, works, we find engravings representing the planets ruling over the various members of the body of man, while these emblems or signs continue to be used, as designating the proper time to plant seed and reap the harvests, etc., among the yeomanry of all lands.

That there are planetary influences prevailing over all of the Herbal Kingdom, cannot be questioned. It is this same planetary or atmospheric influence which occasions the closing of the leaves over the extreme point of the young shoot at night, as may be observed in the chick-weed, and several other common plants. The folding of some flowers in the absence of the sun, and the opening of others as soon as that luminary has withdrawn his beams, are ascribable to a similar cause. The white marygold closes its flowers on the approach of rain, and the dwarf Colendrina folds up its bright crimson corolla about four o'clock every afternoon ; while, on the contrary, the plant commonly called Four o'clock, whose flower remains closed all day, opens precisely at the hour of four. The evening Primrose will not open its large yellow flower till the son has sunk below the horizon. On the other band, the Sun-flower is always seen bending its face (vis-à-vis) in the direction of the sun, and follows its course during the entire diurnal round, from its rise in the Orient, or East, in the morning, to its decline in the Hesperian region, or West, in the evening. The Night-blowing Cereus only expands its flowers about midnight. Indeed, some flowers are so regular in their opening or shutting, that the great Botanist, LINNAEUS, formed what he called ‘Florets Time Piece’, in which each hour was represented by the flower which opened or closed at that particular time. Thus, trago fogon prateus opens from three to five; papaver medicaule, at five; hypochaetis maculata, at six; nymphoea, at seven; anagollis avernis, at eight; calendula avernes, at nine; areuaria, nine to ten; and mesembry anthemum, at eleven. Solar light is no doubt the principal cause in producing these phenomena; yet the influence of other planets are perhaps more potent in their direct influence. Beside the cases in which flowers open and shut their corollas by the influence of light, instances are known in which merely the petals roll up by day, and resume their natural shape after sunset. A remarkable circumstance respecting the effect of atmospheric influence, is, that the same causes do not affect all plants, and yet no peculiarity of construction has been discovered in those so affected to distinguish them from those that are not. This simple fact alone is sufficient to prove that there is not a plant or tree growing on earth that is not in more or less degree, under the influence or government of some especial Planet, Star, or Constellation, or some sign of the Zodiac.

The sleep of plants, a very remarkable phenomena, must be due to planetary influences. Even the irritability of many of them can be readily traced to the same cause by a rational mind.”


Brown, O. Phelps. The Complete Herbalist Or the People Their Own Physicians by the Use of Nature's Remedies: Describing the Great Curative Properties Found in the Herbal Kingdom. Jersey City, N.J.: The author, 1875. 10-15.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Musing 11.01.07

Confucius, at the age of 70, once phrased...

"If some years
were added to my life,
I would dedicate fifty years
to study of the Book of I,
and then I might come
to be without great fault."

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Pattylinn's Tarot Experience

(a Salem-Turnopia Tale)

Dear Cousin Bertha:

Did you celebrate the last Full Moon in Lower Greybogg? It was in Taurus, I know that is your sign, so I figured you must really be full of energy. Unless your sign is badly aspected, that is... it must not be though, or mom would have asked me to light a candle for you, you know how she is about healing stuff. I got together with my Circle, we call ourselves the Full Moon Loonies, since Blanche is a member and her boyfriend is a werewolf, lol. Get it? Loonie? Full Moon? Werewolf Oh, what the hell. Anyway. We decided to stay sober this time after the ritual, (Blanche has a tendency to go overboard on the wine part of the cakes & wine after the full moon ceremonies).

May Witters decided that a full moon would be great for having a group tarot reading. She shuffled the deck, and each one of us (all 13) closed our eyes and picked one card. Then one at a time, we sent our card around the circle and so we had 12 readings on our card, each. It was really a great idea, and a lot of fun. Well, at leastit was fun until it was my turn to read Lorna Baywolf's card. I looked at her card, and it was the Major Arcana card called "The Fool". As you know, it shows a young man about to step off a cliff, totally unaware and not looking where he is going, with a little dog snapping at his heels. One of the meanings of it is taking a 'leap of faith'.

When I looked at it and concentrated, things around me started getting dim, and I felt myself falling into the card. I wound up on my backside with a "thump!" on the grass. The young man stopped stepping off the cliff and came over to help. The dog kept licking me in the face and yapping. Totally annoying! But the guy was really cute. After staring into his big brown eyes for a few minutes, I noticed that we were right there near the cliff. I asked him why in the heck he wasn't looking where he was going and about to walk off the cliff. He smiled at me... oooo, he had cute freckles and a sexy smile... and said he (Kevyn) was just waiting for someone like me to rescue him. Then he said that he had food wrapped up in the bandana he had on a stick, along with another set of clothes. There was actually wine and cheese in there! Pretty strong wine, too. And he could really kiss!

We were getting down to some really steamy kissing, when the dog came up and yapped at us and tried to drag Kevyn back toward the cliff. I kind of accidentally kicked him (hard) and he ran off yelping... the dog, that is. We had the nicest little afternoon interlude, which is a nice way of saying hot monkey sex, but then... The little dog came back and started snarling and biting at us, and we were so startled that we stepped backwards. Oops! We went fell off the cliff, wine bottle, bandana, and all.

And that is the true story of how I wound up falling in the middle of the tarot circle in my "birthday suit". Of course, I would deny it to anyone else but you, cousin. You know how good I am at binding spells, so I know you will keep my secret!

Lots of love, Your Cuz,

Pattylinn Paranorme
133 Spider Avenue


© Copyright 10/28/07
Beth Clare Johnson
(Mystic Raven)

Saturday, October 27, 2007


“Vodoun is clearly more than the ritual of the cult temple. It is an integrated system of concepts concerning human behavior, the relation of mankind to those who have lived before, and to the natural and supernatural forces of the universe. It relates the living to the dead and to those not yet born. It ‘explains’ unpredictable events by showing them to be consistent with established principles. In short, it is a true religion which attempts to tie the unknown to the known and thus create order where chaos existed before.”

Harold Courlander --
The Drum and the Hoe: Life and Lore of the Haitian People [1960]

Friday, October 26, 2007

What Is Magick?

What Is Magick
David Rankine
© copyright 1999, 2000, 2001 David Rankine

What is magick? Forget all the fallacies and stereotypical pre-conceptions taught to you out of fear and ignorance and approach this question with an open mind. You will probably find it is not what you have been taught to think. Magick has been defined as "The art and science of causing change to occur in conformity with will *1" which could be put more simply as making desired change happen; or as "energy tending to change"; a definition I use is "magick is conscious evolution through directing energy". This does not really explain magick though, so I will try to elaborate on these phrases without jargon.

An aim of magick is to train the mind by harnessing and making more consciously accessible such higher faculties as intuition, inspiration and the creative imagination, and by drawing on the power of the unconscious - to try and use more than the 10% of our brain's capacity that we do.

Magick assumes belief in, or rather experience of, subtle energies. We can only see about one seventieth of the light spectrum, yet what we cannot see still affects us - such as x-rays and ultraviolet light. Similarly, magick is about focusing more subtle, non-physical energies, and directing them to create change. To go about this requires experience, and training to improve the power of the mind, and specifically, the will.

Acts such as meditation, breath control, voice work, body work, visualization, drama, ritual, and others, are all designed to improve our body and mind, to better sharpen us and balance us, and to enable us to perceive and wield more subtle energies.

In the same way, an individual is as strong as their will, and the more balanced and integrated a person is, the stronger their will (note, this is probably one of the main reasons why so many magicians have experience of counselling and/or psychology, recognising the help these
processes can give, both through training and experiencing them. This also acts as a removal of farcical social stigma often attached to these processes).

Practising magick tends to act as a deconditioning mechanism and can be a subtle process, the longer you practice, the more you change and the unnecessary inhibitions, stigmas, guilts and sin complexes that society builds in are removed. This has the effect of releasing their energy into the psyche, where it can strengthen the individual.

The more physical side, such as yoga, bodywork, dance and massage, also removes the tension held in the body as body armour, and releases this and removes energy blockages which impair full efficiency and may result in illness.

Possibly the major difference between magick and many of the religious paths to spiritual growth is that magick is more dynamic, and places the emphasis on you to work for change - there are no gurus in magick, rather there are fellow students with different perspectives and experiences - we learn from each other, as in other areas of life.

Magick tends to work a lot with symbols, as these are the language of the unconscious, and this is an area of tremendous power to tap. Symbols have many functions, and one of these, released through magick, can be the ability to confound the ego and the censor mechanisms, and enabling us to perceive more subtle truths, or experience direct revelations. Although we may not be able to fully explain how symbols work, we know from experience that certain symbols seem harmonious with certain types of energy.

For example a magician may tell you that if you want to attract love you should wear green, and rose perfume, perhaps wear copper, like a bracelet or necklace, etc. These are all things attributed with Venus, who is associated with love, and so the principal is one of contagion - sympathetic magick, or making something happen by working with items linked to it. This is one of the oldest and most commonly practised forms of magick. Working with the symbols of a type of energy does seem to attract that energy.

A cautionary word here, magick is often seen as a way to hidden powers, and entered for the wrong reason, the "I want sex, power and lots of money" syndrome. Now there is nothing wrong with these things in themselves, but when you do magick you will discover that you tend to get what you need rather than necessarily what you want.

When you do magick you generally use techniques to alter your state of consciousness and raise energy, and then direct that energy to create a desired result. The channel that energy takes as directed by your altered state of consciousness is not necessarily the path you might expect in your normal everyday state. Magick does bring you power, yes, but it is powerover yourself, not other people. It is the power that is important, to grow and to create positive change.

This does not mean there is anything wrong with using magick to gain more physical things, there is nothing wrong with doing a ritual or spell to get a job, whereas trying to make a specific individual go to bed with you would be wrong. Magick is very much about intent, and if your intent is to get work, you are not imposing on people, whereas if you were trying to make somebody do something that they would not naturally do, you are imposing on their will.

If you did a ritual to attract love without specifying a person, but opening yourself to the opportunity to meet someone where love may arise, and to feel more attractive and better about yourself, you are not imposing, you are trying to create positive change.

Magick is a commitment to yourself, and it requires determination, perseverance, strength, openness to change and absence of rigidity, a love of life (including yourself), and a desire to grow and fulfil your potential. It may be that you already have all these qualities and do this already without calling it magick - magick is not about labels, and those who think and talk as if it is unfortunately put some people off. Magick is learning about the natural flows of energy in the universe, and working in harmony with them to effect positive change, both in yourself and in your environment.

Some people ask why magick is spelt with a 'k' on the end. This is to distinguish it from magic, associated in the popular mind with illusionism and prestidigitation, stage magic. Magick is not about illusion, it is about creating real change, and the 'k' signifies this. K is the eleventh letter of the alphabet, i.e. the one beyond ten. Symbolically this is very powerful, as we work in base ten, and eleven represents the unseen, or hidden energies - the subtle energies of magick, eleven is considered to be the number of magick.

Magickal training and experience bring forth the energies of the unconscious, and so it is no surprise to see that symbols become more important as you develop, providing not only the language of dream and the unconscious, but also helping create a more flexible perception grid of the universe. To grow spiritually, it is vital that you remain flexible and do not become dogmatic, rather that you are open to experience and willing to question your ideas and beliefs as a result of those experiences.

Magick can be a painful process. It is not easy to maintain the discipline and honest self-critical approach all the time. It can also be hard work dealing with the energy released without being knocked off balance sometimes. The important thing in these cases is to remain honest and keep at it. Nobody said magick was easy! It takes a lot of practice and hard work and pain, but the rewards are spiritual and mental growth, the joy of life and the beauty of unconditional love. Beyond the limits there are no limits!



© copyright 1999, 2000, 2001 David Rankine
This article may be reproduced for non-commercial purposes, providing that this original copyright notice stays in place at all times.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tut's Death Resolved?

The following news stories are being looked into regarding their validity by the Temple of Kemetic Wicca:

"3000-year-old mystery behind King Tut's untimely death resolved"

"Death, Curse and Flowers" -

"King Tut died in a hunting mishap" -

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Ancient Egyptian Customs

"The customs hitherto described are those of the Egyptians who live above the marsh-country. The inhabitants of the marshes have the same customs as the rest, as well in those matters which have been mentioned above as in respect of marriage, each Egyptian taking to himself, like the Greeks, a single wife; but for greater cheapness of living the marsh-men practise certain peculiar customs, such as these following. They gather the blossoms of a certain water-lily, which grows in great abundance all over the flat country at the time when the Nile rises and floods the regions along its banks - the Egyptians call it lotus - they gather, I say, the blossoms of this plant and dry them in the sun, after which they extract from the centre of each blossom a substance like the head of a poppy, which they crush and make into bread. The root of the lotus is likewise eatable, and has a pleasant sweet taste: it is round, and about the size of an apple. There is also another species of the lily in Egypt, which grows, like the lotus [lotos], in the river, and resembles the rose. The fruit springs up side by side with the blossom, on a separate stalk, and has almost exactly the look of the comb made by wasps. It contains a number of seeds, about the size of an olive-stone, which are good to eat: and these are eaten both green and dried. The byblus (papyrus), which grows year after year in the marshes, they pull up, and, cutting the plant in two, reserve the upper portion for other purposes, but take the lower, which is about a cubit long, and either eat it or else sell it. Such as wish to enjoy the byblus in full perfection bake it first in a closed vessel, heated to a glow. Some of these folk, however, live entirely on fish, which are gutted as soon as caught, and then hung up in the sun: when dry, they are used as food."

Excerpted from The History of Herodotus (a.k.a. The Histories), Book II – Chapter 92, by Herodotus. Translated by George Rawlinson [first issued in 1858].

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sumerian Mythology


The Sumerians were a non-Semitic, non-Indo-European people who flourished in southern Babylonia from the beginning of the fourth to the end of the third {sic "millenium" "millennium"} B. C. During this long stretch of time the Sumerians, whose racial and linguistic affiliations are still unclassifiable, represented the dominant cultural group of the entire Near East. This cultural dominance manifested itself in three directions:

1. It was the Sumerians who developed and probably invented the cuneiform system of writing which was adopted by nearly all the peoples of the Near East and without which the cultural progress of western Asia would have been largely impossible.

2. The Sumerians developed religious and spiritual concepts together with a remarkably well integrated pantheon which influenced profoundly all the peoples of the Near East, including the Hebrews and the Greeks. Moreover, by way of Judaism, Christianity, and Mohammedanism, not a few of these spiritual and religious concepts have permeated the modern civilized world.

3. The Sumerians produced a vast and highly developed literature, largely poetic in character, consisting of epics and myths, hymns and lamentations, proverbs and "words of wisdom." These compositions are inscribed in cuneiform script on clay tablets which date largely from approximately 1750 B. C.{xr. a} In the course of the past hundred years, approximately five {xr. b} thousand such literary pieces have been excavated in the mounds of ancient Sumer. Of this number, over two thousand, more than two-thirds of our source material, were excavated by the University of Pennsylvania in the mound covering ancient Nippur in the course of four grueling campaigns lasting from 1889 to 1900; these Nippur tablets and fragments represent, therefore, the major {p. viii} source for the reconstruction of the Sumerian compositions. As literary products, these Sumerian compositions rank high among the creations of civilized man. They compare not unfavorably with the ancient Greek and Hebrew masterpieces, and like them mirror the spiritual and intellectual life of an otherwise little known civilization. Their significance for a proper appraisal of the cultural and spiritual development of the Near East can hardly be overestimated. The Assyrians and Babylonians took them over almost in toto. The Hittites translated them into their own language and no doubt imitated them widely. The form and contents of the Hebrew literary creations and to a certain extent even those of the ancient Greeks were profoundly influenced by them. As practically the oldest written literature of any significant amount ever uncovered, it furnishes new, rich, and unexpected source material to the archaeologist and anthropologist, to the ethnologist and student of folklore, to the students of the history of religion and of the history of literature.

In spite of their unique and extraordinary significance, and although the large majority of the tablets on which they were inscribed were excavated almost half a century ago, the translation and interpretation of the Sumerian literary compositions have made relatively little progress to date. The translation of Sumerian is a highly complicated process. It is only in comparatively recent years that the grammar has been scientifically established, while the lexical problems are still numerous and far from resolved.

Excerpted from:
A Study of Spiritual and Literary Achievement in the Third Millennium B.C.
University of Pennsylvania Press
[1944, revised 1961]

[Scanned at sacred-texts.com, October 2004. John Bruno Hare, redactor. This text is in the public domain in the US because it was not renewed in a timely fashion at the US Copyright Office as required by law at the time. These files can be used for any non-commercial purpose, provided this notice of attribution is left intact.]


Monday, October 15, 2007

Essay: Theodicy...

"Theodicy: An Alternative Spiritualist’s Point of View"

Dr. K.A. Sahure VI°, D.D., Msc.D.
Temple of Kemetic Wicca

"According to Merriam-Webster, 'Theodicy' is defined as follows:

': defense of God's goodness and omnipotence in view of the existence of evil'

This is a short treatise about God v. Evil, God and Evil, and God/dess v. 'Evil' from an Alternative Spiritualist’s perspective which will be expanded and expounded upon over time from the inception of the first edition of this theological essay..."

Starting with the Kabbalistic 'God Form'…"

This upcoming essay can be found at once completed:


Friday, October 12, 2007

What's In a Number?

The New Moon in Libra on October 11 occurred at 01:01.

Are these both Master Numbers? Or the number 2? Does it really matter?

According to a leading numerology site:

2 Positive Traits: Cooperation, adaptability, considerate of others, sensitive to the needs of others, partnering, an arbiter or mediator, modest, sincere, spiritually influenced, a diplomat.

2 Negative Traits: Shyness, timidity, fear, self-consciousness, drown in detail, depression.

11 See number 2. Spirituality is emphasized more, but in essence, the 2 traits, positive and negative apply.

The New Moon in Libra invites a fresh look at relationships. Putting an existing partnership back on track or opening the door to new connections is a natural expression of the Sun and Moon's union in this couple-oriented sign. An intuitive trine to the New Moon from spiritual Neptune adds imagination and forgiveness to smooth the road to more harmonious alliances, while an uplifting sextile from optimistic Jupiter expands the field of possibilities for co-operative ventures.

Perhaps the synchronicity of the 11's is an attempt by the cosmos to get us to pay attention - to REALLY pay attention.

Libra is about relationships. It is a sign seeking balance and harmony almost at any cost, and typically willing to please others. It has a dislike of confrontation and a strong need for maintaining peace and stability. But it is also motivated by justice and an egalitarian spirit. Venus, the ruler of Libra (and also Taurus), will be in Virgo for the New Moon, and it has just completed a conjunction to Saturn. A limit has been reached, but it may not be recognized. It’s like Venus is in a blind spot, unaware of where she is, and caught up in the details that would be applicable anywhere but are creating a kind of blinder to the challenges of the present.

Here is a new twist! Libra and the number 2 are about balance, keeping the peace, partnering, being considerate of others. However Venus is keeping the blinders on. There are challenges and problems and if we take the meanings of New Moon in Libra and the number 2 without adding in other planetary placements, we could be in for a rough ride. It doesn't matter how much Libra dislikes confrontations - he had better take a look around and see what is really happening. It might not be in his best interest to forgive and seek harmony. If a limit has been reached and there is no hope of perfect harmony, love and co-operation, it might just be best to pull the plug. At the very least be open to any difficulties, challenges or disharmony. You can't fix it if you don't know it's broken.


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Saturday, October 6, 2007

Be Not Afraid . . .

"I'm not afraid . . ."
~ Jill Scott ~

You all,
Be not afraid,
Fill in the rest
Of the words,
So Mote It Be!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


The season of Mabon:
Getting in touch with our root(s)

Merry Meet, and Ah ba meri-v!

Last weekend up to Sunday 23rd of September was this years Mabon season which represents the Autumnal equinox. Traditionally, in Europe, this is the harvest time. The farmers crops have ripened to the ultimum – the suns rays are weakening, the autumn cold and rain is soon on its way and just as important, the worm will turn! The worms which have left the root vegetables up until now whilst eating other of nature’s goodies will ruin your crops!! And with that comes the worries of how the farmer will nourish the family, the animals, and the community.

I had great delight in running round telling my sister, my friends, and my neighbors who have kitchen-gardens to ‘get their crops in’ which they did, and thank goodness for that – the following Monday it ‘chucked down’ with rain! (as we say in England) All was safely gathered in, as the old harvest hymn goes.

I began thinking about how important this time must have been to our slave ancestors. Over the Mabon season, up till the Harvest Moon, they would have been working hard and fast to gather in the fruits of their labours – the harvest moon shines as bright as the day, perfect for gathering in the last edible crops and ploughing the chaff into the ground to nourish the soil for the coming spring. And then the fires….fires everywhere, little fires, great big fires, burning all that was no longer needed, and the ashes ploughed back into the soil. Every able body in the community would have helped, even toddlers. And at the end, the celebrations, dancing, drinking, merrymaking, lovemaking and thanksgiving!!! What else could our ancestors have been thinking?.....as I read on another posting – more time indoors with the family and community, (perhaps more babies were conceived then?) more time to plot and plan uprisings – (perhaps this is why the slave masters were so generous at this time) More time to appreciate the little you had…….. In the Caribbean, each island still has their ‘crop over’ festival, where there is intense merrymaking, the island celebrates as one and takes great pride in itself, its roots and its culture!! but I think that this represents a strong memory of the importance of this time. For me, as a Black Khemitan, living in Europe, Mabon represents a time when we look at our ‘harvest’ what we have achieved during the year, or life itself even, and how much what we have gained can carry us through the ‘winter’. Winter can be a depressing time. We naturally draw towards hearth and home and the more stable aspect of relationship. But what if you do not have those things or fear losing one or all of them?.... I took part in a ceremony where we wrote our fears down on parchment, placed our fears in the hands of the goddess Auset (represented by the offering cup) and then burned them, thus leaving it to Her care while we meditated. It was very loving and powerful, in meditation, we were all told in different ways that we must take more interest in our local communities. A lot of us are afraid to walk the streets in our own town, but we were told, in meditation – the powers that be are deliberately trying to induce extreme fear of lack, or attack within communities– this is at the heart of a lot of the madness going on. Relationships and familes aren’t what they used to be, but if the community or ‘village’ tears itself apart the authorities will move in.

Whew!! We were left with much food for thought. As a crystal healer I meditated more on this when I got home, and I thought, but these are Root Chakra issues!! Now I’m not going to go too deep here, but the Root Chakra is mainly concerned with issues of Stability, Protection of self and family, connection to the Earth, initiating action, primal instincts etc. My point is, that if you can de-stabilize a human via the root chakra ie via fear, fear of lack, fear of attack, then they are extremely vulnerable, with a deep, possibly hysterical need for stability and safety, along with the need to stop the feelings of anxiety by using whatever they can get their hands on. They are also, of course, extremely open to suggestion as to how this condition might be stopped, be it drugs, war, religion, sex etc. And of course, a ‘slave’ to their instincts. This sad state of affairs keeps some poor souls in a perpetual psychological ‘winter’. I once met an ex-soldier who still carried a survival pack with him – every day no matter what – and slept with a gun under his pillow. Soldiers deliberately have their root chakras stimulated and de-stabilised as part of their training, and the effects are long-lasting. Personally, I’m so sick of the fear messages and other rubbish being pumped at me that I have got rid of my television, and get my news off the radio or from other human beings.

Returning to Mabon, after the harvest the winter would have been faced with some trepidation by our ancestors. Without the luxury of an extended family, their community relationships would have been vitally important in surviving a harsh winter along with the constant background fear of death, punishment and separation. I wonder what they would think of us today……Lets heed the call of Auset and rebuild our communities for the sake of those who did not/could not survive the winter of slavery and for those of us living who carry their genes. Over this season, lets try to overcome our fear of our neighbours and take even one small step out into our community – go to that meeting, the one where they are talking about what they are going to do about the violence in the neighbourhood, join the protest – the one to keep your local amenity open, teach at your local Saturday school, you’ve been thinking about it long enough – and they need you. Blessings of the season – and may all be gathered in close, to you.



Monday, October 1, 2007

From the Source of "Certainty"...


This entry is particularly and directly pointed to "thee critics" who are fueled with the vilest of negativity and bitter bile toward Alternative Religious Spiritualists or Pagans.

If you DO NOT care for the purposeful information presented here by the highly spiritually enlightened, learned and legally ordained Priestesses & Priests (Clergy) here--THEN, spend your time elsewhere.

Sincerely, those of you who perpetrate, perpetuate, and disseminate these dismal-minded efforts online and via e-mail of witnessing, evangelizing, etc., because someone else most likely told you to do so based on Xtianity and in the name of his or her religious belief system--you surely need to redirect your energies into something much more purposeful. For example, truly begin with taking care of your own house of cards (or skeletons) first.

Therefore, please cease and desist with your foolish, non-learned, and simply ignorant attempts of conversion to YOUR failed belief system--i.e., mainstream religions. We DO NOT project or exercise this kind of psychotic behaviors upon you!

You know what you must do in order to rectify your behaviors in order to bring these into a positive Light within the precepts of your religious and/or spiritual following or perhaps ministerial calling.

You know "to whom" this is meant for... and perhaps, you may or wish to seek the assistance of mental health professionals based upon your serious negative presentation in life. I hope that your Mom and Dad find out and learn about what you are doing online even as a so-called adult with all of the FREE TIME you have to denigrate people whom you have never met and about many things you have no experiential about! Or perhaps, you are just purely intellectually challenged at this time which makes you write the nasty thoughts within your feeble-mindedness. We do not know but your actions certainly speak for themselves!


Please quote me on the above when you do decide to send your nasty e-mails to someone else!

Seek to learn well before you are absolutely misunderstood…so that YOU ARE NOT subjected to or taken down a path that you have never seen or witnessed ever in the presentation of YOU OWN LIFE!

For, our Internet presence IS NOT some silly video, virtual, online game of "WITCH" we live and practice 24/7/365 + 1 in all sincerity of OUR DIVINITIES!

YOU owe all of us a PUBLIC APOLOGY for YOUR impertinence and ignorance!

I know who you are!


Em Hotep,
Blessed Be!

Santero Frater Kheti, D.D.
Temple of Kemetic Wicca

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Merry Mabon - Autumnal Equinox

"Fall equinox celebrations: The first day of autumn falls on SEP-20 to 23"

"The Fall Equinox is also known as: Alban Elfed, Autumn Equinox, Autumnal Equinox, Cornucopia, Feast of Avilon, Festival of Dionysus, Harvest Home, Harvest Tide, Mabon, Night of the Hunter, Second Harvest Festival, Wine Harvest, Witch's Thanksgiving, and the first day of autumn..."

Excerpted from Religious Tolerance.org: Complete Essay -

~ And have a merry upcoming Harvest Full Moon on 26 September 2007.

Blessed Be em Hetep!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Sacred Ason

"Sacred ason! Ason!
Open the way of the mysteries for me,
for us, for all African children

For the right hand, for the left hand,
that they may serve well all humanity.

So that East and West may meet."

▪ Theodore "Lòlò" Beaubrun

Friday, September 14, 2007

Musing: Sense of Humility

Once you have spiritually and peacefully arrived and have come to realize your place within Creation as a human being--only then will you begin to develop a sense of humility which will become greater over time.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Manifestation of Consciousness

“Table of the Four Forms of the Manifestation of Consciousness” from P.D. Ouspenky's Tertium Organum [1922]:

"I have called this system of higher logic Tertium Organum because for us it is the third canon--third instrument--of thought after those of Aristotle and Bacon. The first was Organon, the second, Novum Organum. But the third existed earlier than the first."


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

ToKW: Important September Dates

The following September festival dates are important religiously and spiritually for the Temple of Kemetic Wicca:

September 2nd: Festival Feast of Osiris / Ausar

September 4th: Anubis / Anpu – Ceremony of Transformation

September 5th: Ceremony of the Raising of the Pillar of Djed

September 17th: Festival Feast of Hathor / Het-hert

September 21st – 23rd: Mabon / Autumnal Equinox / Second Harvest Sabbat

September 26th: ToKW's Full Moon Esbat Observance & Ritual

As more "accurate" information becomes available based on Archaeological, Egyptological, Theological, and Historical research--the above dates may or will be modified. And for those who follow the religion of Kemeticism, you may wish to incorporate some or all of these festival dates into your spiritual practice via consulting some portions of the Ancient Egyptian theological texts and spells from the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. Also, you may wish to perform an “Opening of the Mouth” ceremony as well as employing the Pythagorean Pentagram and the Hexagram, along with providing offerings to the Divinities (Netjeru) noted above. Lastly, remember that Mabon (observed this year on the 23rd) is up and coming too.


~Rev. Frater K.A.S. VI°
Temple of Kemetic Wicca

Friday, September 7, 2007

Types of Spellwork

Below is a listing of the types or kinds of Spellwork services the Temple of Kemetic Wicca offers for those in need of our help or are in dire straights about a serious problem, situation or circumstance:

Angelic Spells (Angelology, Evocation)
Animal Familiars Spells (Animal Magick, Animal Spirit Guides)
Banishment Spells
Confusion Spells
Controlling Spells
Court Case Spells (Justice, Legal)
Daemonology Spells
Divorce Spells
Faerie Spells
Fertility Spells (Pregnancy)
Gay – Lesbian Love Spells
Genie (Djinn, Jinn)
Herbal Spells
Hex Removal Spells
Hoodoo Spells (Rootwork)
Hot Foot Spells (Special, Specific Situations)
Job Spells (Career, Employment)
Lottery & Gambling Spells (Wealth, Prosperity)
Love Spells (General)
Magickal Love Spells (Special, Specific Situations)
Marriage Spells
Meditation Spells
Money Spells (I Ching Coins)
Native American (Tsalagi, Aniyunwiya, or Cherokee; and some Navajo and Apache)
Poppets (Dolls, Effigies)
Protection Spells
Revenge Spells
Sacrificial Spells (Magickal Offerings)
Spell Casting (General)
Success Spells (Business)
Tenebrae Spells (Black Magick)
Voodoo (Vodou, Vodun, Vudun – Haitian, Benin, New Orleans Creole)
Witchcraft (General)

Our legally ordained Priestesses, Priests, and Ministers are well-versed and experienced in achieving solutions to your daily problems and will help your through your ordeal(s) from the beginning to the end. We never make claims or guarantees because what we do is absolutely spiritual work and spiritual counseling; therefore and with this in mind, the results you seek are based on Mother Nature, Ancestral Spirits, Earthy Energies, and thee Cosmic Forces-Energies of our Universe we all share in.

To spiritually connect with us, please visit any of our websites or Google us. We no longer give out our direct telephone number or e-mail addresses due to those who engage in the silly and foolish practices of Spamming, Phishing, etc. We frown upon the negative and do not abide these seriously negative behaviors or activities. Please remember, we are indeed well-heeled Witches, live our lives as such, and who do practice Witchcraft, Folk Magick through Ceremonial Magick fulltime, all day long, 24-7-365 with a major Gematria of 9 and divisible by 3.

Only those with major, serious needs should spiritually connect with or get in contact with us.

Enough said...

Em Hetep & Blessed Be!

Frater Kheti,
Spiritual Overseer

▪ Temple of Kemetic Wicca
▪ Esotericum Mysticum
▪ Applicatus Occultus Metaphysicus

Thursday, September 6, 2007


Greetings to our readership,

Just when I thought that I had heard it all, an interesting phrase was mentioned on one of my eGroups and aptly entitled:



I do not apologize for my laughter because these types of folks do exist unfortunately and can be found in all religions, cultures, societies, and globally.

Again, this all goes back to how "some people's 'children' " go about their adulthood engaging in exploitation for the sole and individual purposes of GREED, MATERIALISM, AND PERSONAL FINANCIAL GAIN!

Please allow me to share the following (as I have been doing so all along) that the majority of the Wicca, Pagan, Shaman, and Alternative Religio-Spiritual communities DO NOT engage in thee above noted practices.

Most of the folks who have "found" me to assist them with their situations or circumstances--I have turned away due to my own ethically, salient reasons.

The above is indeed factual and not fiction!

Blessed Be,

Em Hotep!

Saturday, September 1, 2007


“SET, OR SETH, whom the Greeks called Typhon, the nefarious demon of death and evil in Egyptian mythology, is characterised as ‘a strong god (a-pahuti), whose anger is to be feared.’ The inscriptions call him ‘the powerful one of Thebes,’ and ‘Ruler of the South.’ He is conceived as the sun that kills with the arrows of heat; he is the slayer, and iron is called the bones of Typhon. The hunted animals are consecrated to him; and his symbols are the griffin (akhekh), the hippopotamus, the crocodile, the swine, the tortoise, and, above all the serpent âpapi (in Greek ‘apophis’) who was thought to await the dying man in the domain of the god Atmu (also called Tmu or Tum), who represents the sun below the western horizon.

Set's pictures are easily recognised by his long, erect, and square-tipped ears and his proboscis-like snout, which are said to indicate the head of a fabulous animal called Oryx. The consort and feminine counterpart of Set is called Taour or Taourt. The Greeks called her Theouris. She appears commonly as a hippopotamus in erect posture, her back covered with the skin and tail of a crocodile...”

“Ancient Egypt” - History of the Devil [1900] by Paul Carus.

Monday, August 27, 2007

An Aspect of the Psychical Continuum

A great amount of my ponderings and absolutely Religio-Spiritual Practices (i.e., as I have coined “RSP” acronymically) involve the ever-intertwining spiritual interconnectedness between the mind, body, spirit, and of course—Nature.

As practitioners of the many Arcane Spiritual Arts and culturally-varied forms of Magick—your client’s needs, wants, and sense of urgency (or even emergency) or to have you work a miracle or some magick within seconds, minutes, hours or overnight may not be the same as yours. Simply put, these types of requests from clients will take a toll on you over time, especially if you are counseling or working with folks who do not know what their real issues are and are not able to express them to you; yet these same folks tell you to figure it out for them. These are some of the same folks who ask about your certification. Hmmm, I have never recalled convening with the spirit, astral realm, et cetera, and having asked the convening Spiritually Cosmic Authorities whether “They” are certified to assist or take a particular matter or situation into Their Universal Hands. Perhaps there is a need for some form of certification regarding ethical, best business and accounting practices on the mundane plane.

As an aside based on what we do day-to-day, for those who request are spiritual services, is for our client’s personal and for the common good. Almost always, I never charge a fee for Spiritual Counseling services; yet, there are non-practitioners, some clients, and other “mundane” folks who are foolish to believe that they can take advantage us and our generosity. Hmmm, these same folks often forget or do not recollect that we are, indeed, Witches…of all kinds, shapes, and forms. Yes, I am a male Witch and not a Warlock (a notion based on historical misconception or deception).

To continue—many scenarios, circumstances, or situations involving clients may not fall into the practitioner’s magickal timeframe or spectrum in which he or she performs spiritual work. This is something that many clients or prospective clients do not take into account or just do not consider...perhaps due to the seriousness of her or his circumstances and needs at that time.

As for the term “continuum”—someone, somewhere is always working within the “psychical continuum” of the Cosmic Universe which also consists of sublevels or sub-planes of “perceived conscious-reality” and the “physi-/physio-subconscious realm(s)” that many practitioners often perform or conduct their magickal workings within. Those of you who work with the channeling of spirit energies, forces, angels, faeries, and more will know what I am referring to here.

Just pondering...

Em hotep,

Blessed Be,

~Frater Kheti

Saturday, August 25, 2007


"This was the first of Lévi's books to be translated into English. The original French version was published in 1856. This translation (by an unknown hand) was first published in 1883 by the Theosophical Society, and re-issued in 1922, with additional extensive footnotes by 'an Eminent Occultist' (herein, E.O.). The identity of E.O. is unknown, but it is believed from the style and views expressed that it was none other than Helena P. Blavatsky."

Paradoxes of the Highest Science - by Éliphas Lévi; translated by Anonymous; comments by an Eminent Occultist (H.P. Blavatsky?); Adyar, Madras Theosophical Publishing House [1922].


Hinduism - Selected Reading

How To Be A Yogi - by Swâmi Abhedânanda, The Vedanta Society, New York, [1902].


Indian Idylls, from the Mahabharata - translated by Edwin Arnold [1907].


Friday, August 24, 2007

ILMJ: Under Reconstruction

Greetings & Merry Meet,

Please bear with us as "the Journal" gets a phantasmic "make-over".


~Frater Kheti

Wednesday, August 22, 2007



The Naiads and the Dryads were having a feud,
Because there were only so many satyrs to go around;

And (let’s face it), a girl has needs! At least the nereids,

The sea nymphs, didn’t get into it...thank the goddess

For small favors, on that one. Naiads are water nymphs

And Dryads are tree nymphs, so actually they are sort

Of cousins.

The bickering was getting worse and worse every day;

Plus the few satyrs there were, were getting worn out

With all the love-making. This is soooo unusual for

Satyrs. They were getting kinda desperate for a little

Sleep. Since they were used to being the ones doing

The chasing, this was bad for their self-esteem, as

Horny and hairy Satyrs.

The fighting came to a head when Merlida the naiad

Scratched the bark of Polyertia the dryad, and caused

Some green sap blood to flow. Polyertia screamed

In fury, and started pulling out the hair of the water

Nymph, and scratching her face. Then Merlida tried

To drown Polyertia. (You see how things were going).

The animals were getting very distressed at all the

Racket, especially the fauns, who just wanted to play,

And were very peace-loving. They all got together

In a conclave with the other animals, and decided that

The only thing to do was to go looking for the nature

God Pan, and let him settle things.

They were also hoping Pan knew where some other

Satyrs were, because the hormones of the different

Types of nymphs all went wacko when they were horny,

Just like human women. When the Satyrs got horny

And were frustrated, they just fought among themselves

With clubs and bellowed a lot, and then got drunk.

Simple. They never pulled hair like the nymphs.

After a couple of days’ walk, the animals and their

Spokesperson, the faun Attimas, finally found Pan.

He was sitting by a stream, playing his pipes,

Surrounded by beautiful naiads and dryads, and

Several of the larger fairies. They were all draped

Near him, looking beautiful and gazing at him with

Soulful eyes; giving him water and fruit when needed.

Pan asked Attimas why they were disturbing his

Artistic playing. When they explained about all the

Ruckus back in the forest, Pan rolled his eyes but finally

Roused himself enough to stand up and stretch. Of course,

Since he didn’t wear anything, the nymphs really admired

His stretch.

The advice he gave was this: that Attimas and some of the

Fauns were getting old enough to help the Satyrs out

With the nymphs. And in the meantime, he would send

Messengers to some of the heroes and demi-gods who were

Unattached, to come take up the slack (so to speak).

Just then, a deer came up, all out of breath.

He told Pan and the animals that they had better hurry,

Because the fighting had escalating from name-calling,

Scratching and hair-pulling, to socking and using rocks!

When some of the worn-out Satyrs had tried to sneak off

To get more sleep, and they were getting hit too.

Pan realized then that things called for stronger measures,

So he asked some someone to fetch Orpheus right away.

Then they all set off in an entourage, the animals, half-

Humans, demi-gods, heroes, and even a couple of centaurs.

There were a lot of nymphs in the forest and streams, so they

Needed plenty of reinforcements!

Finally they all arrived at the large forest. Pan asked

Orpheus to play a ‘calling’ tune on his lyre, and all the

Nymphs and Satyrs came. They were a sorry-looking lot, too.

The nymphs were all battered and scratched, the Satyrs were

Very tired and had some bruises. Pan talked to the whole

Assemblage, “Now. This is how it is going to be. First

Orpheus is going to play some soft music so everyone can

Rest and get plenty of sleep. After that, everyone wash up

And gather fruits and nuts.

Then…we are going to have a party! I have asked Bacchus

To come and bring some wine, and we are going to have a

Good ole Bacchanalian orgy! There are enough males to go

Around now. Okay, everyone! Rest up so we can PARTY!”

And that was how Pan solved the great Naiad-Dryad feud.

© Copyright 11/21/05

Beth Johnson
(Mystic Amazon)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Ethno-Religions & Ethno-Spiritualities

Wow, what a "novel" concept or two:

History, the passage of time, and therefore--EVOLUTION!

Gee, so many peoples of our Earth have not to this day been able to socially, economically, politically, and religio-spiritually connect in peace!

What's Up Y'all?

~Frater Kheti
PS: Those of our readership whom have connected with US, have been spiritually helped without any obligation, evangelizing, or mandate of money!

Animal Sacrifice

Animal Sacrifice has existed since ancient times in just about all religions via the HERE AND NOW!

In the United States, there is the freedom of the practice of any and all religions. Besides, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Santerían practice of animal sacrifice:

U.S. Supreme Court



No. 91-948

Argued November 4, 1992
Decided June 11, 1993


In addition, review the following regarding atonement, the shedding of animal blood, repentance, sacrifices, burnt offerings, et cetera:

Leviticus 17
Hebrews 9:22
Isaiah 1:11-18

Blessed Be to All!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Musing 08.17.07

Respect for others--
but the "others" must have respect for all others!

Monday, August 13, 2007

On Defining Applied Occult Metaphysics

Applied Occult Metaphysics: A Potential Definition

Metaphysics and the Metaphysical Sciences are the study of the conceptual, theoretical, philosophical, psychological spiritual truths, universal laws, the occult, the supernatural, and the supra-natural. It is the philosophical and scientific study of Cosmology which is a branch of metaphysics that deals with the nature of the universe and a doctrine describing the natural order of the universe. Epistemology is the study or a theory of the nature and grounds of knowledge especially with reference to its limits and validity), Ontology (a branch of metaphysics concerned with the nature and relations of being) concerned with existence and knowledge which is beyond (meta) the physical realm of being. Metaphysics and Metaphysical Science seek to investigate, understand, and explain the nature of being, the nature of universal, and our cosmic existence. Metaphysics seeks to unite the spiritual, physical, and mental selfhoods of human beings into holism. Metaphysics is one of the oldest sciences in human culture, history, and theology. Metaphysical Science is an applied psychology and philosophy of religion, theology, and spirituality. One who is skilled in and who has an expertise in metaphysics and the metaphysical sciences is known as a "Metaphysician".

Occult Metaphysics (i.e., the Occult Sciences) encompasses all of the above terminology plus the practitioner's psychic will, belief in, knowledge and use of the elementals (Earth, Air, Fire, and Water) and the Natural Laws along with the assistance of "supernatural" or spiritual forces within the cosmic universe. Keep in mind that the practitioner does not necessarily have to petition, invoke, or evoke the help of the spirit realm or an entity (deity, angel, faerie, daemon, etc.). Therefore, Applied Occult Metaphysics is the practical application, for example, of the practice of Witchcraft, Divination, Astrology, Spellwork, Ritualwork, Spiritual Mediumship and Trance-state Meditation, Alchemy, and of course the many other forms of practical Magick, Occultism, and Esoteric Mysticism (such as, the Corpus Hermeticum ascribed to Hermes Trismegistus who is synonymous with Thoth).

Excerpted from "Introduction" - Applied Occult Metaphysics [2005] by Dr. Kheti A. Sahure VI°, D.D., Msc.D. [http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Applied_Occult_Metaphysics]

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Help & Support of All

Thee following will be short and sweet:

The Temple of Kemetic Wicca exists in spiritual order to help anyone in need of all sorts of social support. I guess that I'm not "Black enough" either--especially due to my being a legally ordained minister of thee Pagan Cloth, Pentacle, and Pythagorean Pentagram. However, I have always believed in the Human and Civil Rights of everyone across America and abroad without bias or prejudice toward race, color, creed, ethnicity, and of course culture. I refuse to apologize for not "sounding, speaking or writing Black" whatever that silly notion is supposed to mean; gee, I was taught that education is good. The same folks who express this are the same folks of whom I teach their own Black and African History to because they do not and have not taken the time to learn this for themselves--how sad for them. Stop blaming those of us who have done so. Back in the day, the Temple offered a free program to teach adults how to read--guess what, no one applied.

Oh well. I refuse to apologize that many Caucasian people of different European ethnicities do actually like me personally and what my Social Ministry is doing, helping people by one hand at a time. And yes, I was born and raised during the exercising of the "Jim Crow Laws" and prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I was and remain anti-Vietnam War just as I am anti-Iraq War. And no, I'm not (to use a "double grammatical negative") a Black Republican and I really don't "wanna be" a Black Democrat either. What really and truly annoys me, as a minister, is that we Pagan Clergy cannot get any funding to promote goodwill and social services that our U.S. Government lacks within our Pagan communities. How can I, as a human being and minister, continue to positively portray and show our youth that the U.S. government and Corporate America are good role models? How can I, as a human being and clergy, continue to advise all of our youth (of all religious denominations or none) that education is good when the media (financially backed and supported by corporations globally) only portrays entertainers, sports figures, and skinny runway models as their future role models. I'm not anti-entertainment, anti-sports, anti-skinny folks at all; but there needs to be a re-focusing, restructuring of what is truly important--THE FAMILY. Gee, businesses restructure, re-organize, and downsize daily with no regard for the pattern of devastation and destruction caused duly by their actions! And when I speak about family and familial values, I am talking about everyone's concept of family values and not necessarily from a religious perspective. After all, some folks are spiritual but not religious along with some folks being absolutely Atheist. I have no issue with this at all--why should anyone else? We help people individually, one person at a time. But today, I was not able to help someone because we have no support. Fine. I'm just keepin' it real and will try to be late for everything and use more Ebonics. One more thing--can someone at least offer me a "Ghetto Card" too while helping me to become more Black? I will continue to forge ahead. Why? Because I know of life in peace and can rest well knowing that I have never stepped-on or hurt anyone within the process and rites of passages within the Life. We are all equal--BELIEVE IT OR NOT. Gee, we're all born of woman--so stop hating your mother. Look inward of yourself for the truth about your hatred, your insecurities, and self worth. From there, you will decide whether to make a serious change within your own life before blaming others for your misfortunes and/or unfulfilled life.The above is something for all of us to ponder whether we care to or not . . . then formulate proactive solutions as I am doing so.

Em Hetep,

Blesséd Be!

A Day in the Life . . .

Iiwy, Bonswa, Merry Meet, Bienvenue,

Perhaps some of our readership may (or may not) wonder (or ponder) what do modern-day Witches, Pagans, Shamans, Alternative Spiritualists do all-day--and especially all-night?

Well, it's just another Sol- or Re-day (Sun-day) early morning with much to do with family, friends, and associates--just like those of you who are not Pagan Spiritualists, Practitioners, or Believers.

Merry Meet with us, at least virtually online--we Pagans tend to be and are socially civilized within all manners and forms of positivity (in mind, thought, body and soul) and in a very natural mystick way of spiritual enlightenment, chakra attunement and balance, and helping those of you who seek the same . . . ∞

Lastly and not to worry because we DO NOT preach, evangelize, proselytize, hate, bigot, prejudge or judge, promote prejudices (of any way, shape, or form), indoctrinate, lie, cheat or steal (your hard-earned money via tithing), mis-interpret, mis-educate, mis-inform, mis-represent historical truth, or promote ministerial greed or deception!

We do gather for Sabbats, Esbats, and mutual like-minded spiritual and social fellowship.

You know how and where to connect with us . . . if you wish . . . of and on your own freewill.

Blessed Be,

Em Hotep,

▲ Frater K.A.S. VI° ▲
Temple of Kemetic Wicca

Friday, August 3, 2007

Applicatus Occultus Metaphysicus

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Hetep & Blessed Be!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Aurora Borealis

"Every reader of this book has heard of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, and the Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights. Some readers may have visited Norway and gone far enough to catch a glimpse of this mysterious phenomenon. We say mysterious because scientists have never been able to explain it, although they usually try to do so by saying something indefinite about the earth's electricity and magnetism. We claim, on the basis of our theory, to explain definitely what causes the auroral lights: that the central sun, flashing its beams through the polar openings, is the cause. To enforce this claim we shall first describe. in the words of competent observers, just what these lights look like and how they behave. We shall then show--also on the best scientific evidence--that they are not and could not be caused by electricity or magnetism; we shall refute many fallacies on that subject. And then we shall give abundant evidence proving that the reflection of the rays of the central sun by the earth's atmosphere, modified by the conditions, cloudy or otherwise, of the atmosphere of the interior of the earth, is what causes these wonderful displays of light..."

Excerpted from: Chapter XIV - "The Aurora" - A Journey to the Earth's Interior [1920] by Marshall B. Gardner

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Merry Meet Full Moon

Today's Full Moon (8:48 pm EDT) is significant because it is very close to the Lughnasadh (Lammas) Sabbat ("historically" celebrated on August 1st or on July 31st, the Eve of "Lughnassad" depending upon one's geographic and hemispherical locale).

This Sol Day is indeed a wonderful one for performing your spellwork, rituals, and finishing (completing) "time-sensitive" workings of Wytch you may have initiated prior...including, personal protection, revenge, binding, hexcraft, etc. We (the Temple of Kemetic Wicca) are not "fluffy" by no means because the life is what it is and there are many silly peoples in our mundane world out to cause much harm daily! Therefore, leveling the playing field (via Witchcraft, Alternative Spiritual practices, and/or Applied Magick in no certain order) is necessary in order to protect you and yours. Preventative Maintenance is thee key to protecting you and yours within the many Pagan communities of all ages. There are numerous ritualistic ways to engage this Full Moon and thee upcoming Sabbat.

Just keepin' it real--that is, Witchcraft, Wise Craft, and Magick wise...

Merry Part

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Actaeon: The Legend

Since many folks do indeed practice or engage in the (Alternative) Arcane Religions and Spiritual Arts, some of the following information may be useful with regard to working with Actaeon and other Deities:

[1] "Actaeon in Greek Mythology"

[2] "Actaeon"

[3] "Actaeon"

Based on my own experientials with many Deity, including Actaeon:
The key aspect any practitioner within the Craft or any other Alternative Spirituality should (or must) consider is "transgression(s)" when Divinities are concerned. Legend, Mythology or not--ancestral Goddesses, Gods, Spirits, and Entities do exist in many ways, shapes, and morphologies within our collective universe...and especially, on our Earth in the here and now.

Trust your human instinct, senses, feelings and notions with much concern about superstition, including your own--especially, those of you who are "non-believers". For, if you have not realized by now, folklore-superstition continues to be credulous and has proven results (good or bad) historically...and of course, astrally and cosmically.

Being open-minded to one's spiritual realm and environment is the key to one's own personal spiritual enlightenment....

Blessed Be em Hotep!