Had a bit of inspiration at last, and have written up the short form of the general solitary Kemetic rite I did a while back. I haven’t tested out the short form ritual yet, but I’ve tried to make it as short as possible, while still containing the basic elements of the longer rite. I wrote up a very short and simple purification sequence, just so there’s something there to begin with.
I wanted the short form to be useful for daily devotions, still with traditional elements, but without the trappings of a State rite, so someone who’s just starting out could use it as a base to work from as they start getting used to Kemetic ritual style. I can’t really vouch for its effectiveness just yet, because I haven’t tested it out, and I don’t like putting rites up I haven’t done yet, but I’ll do that sometime in the next week and modify it after that, if it needs it.
I have also edited the long form rite, as well, just a little bit. Mostly formatting, and a couple of optional additions.
In writing it up, I also had half an idea about writing up a henu prayer, using the henu gestures in a sequence to pray with in a simple devotional act. Something that could be done silently and without any tools or supplies, for those times when you don’t have anything, but need/want to pray? That kind of thing that utilised the movement of the body to pray in a Kemetic style. Because I’ve found I really like that, and IDK, maybe others might really like it too?
I’m going to go off and think about that some more and maybe I might come up with something. Hmm. Mostly because I’ve got A Book of Pagan Prayer by Ceisiwr Serith now, and the bit on how to pray at the beginning has given me lots of Thinky Thoughts about movements, henu, gestures, and prayer. So yes. (I also got the companion book, A Pagan Ritual Prayer Book, and I am going to enjoy devouring all their wisdom. Plus, I love holding them. They are lovely books to hold. Just the right size and such.)
I have also been working my way slowly through Christian Jacq’s Magic and Mystery in Ancient Eygpt, and that, too, has given me many Thinky Thoughts on magicians and mystery things and Wesir-Ra things. Picked it up second hand at a market for IDK $10? Bargain. Will write more about that when they are a little more coherent than ‘ooh, that’s interesting!’ combined with ‘WESIR-RA OMG’. Maybe when I’m finished with it, I’ll write up my thoughts on it. Lots of good stuff in there, and I’m not even halfway through yet.
Also, I may or may not still be thinking about the concept of a ‘Kemetic Druid’ and how that might even be a Thing anyway. Stay tuned.