Kemetic Household Rites

So, I’m beginning the work now on figuring out some household rituals in a Kemetic framework, since if I’m going to go back to that calendar, then this just seems like the most useful thing to do. Only, Kemetics don’t seem to do household rites, or it’s not generally been emphasised very much. But, idk, man. If we can recreate the temple stuff, we should do the household stuff, too. It’s part of what I really love about Greek and Roman polytheisms, but it’s so absent in Kemetic stuff. That said, if anyone has any rites, or knows of any rituals that exist, I’d love to see them, if only for my own curiosity and inspiration.

So. That being said, I am going to write some of my own that fit my practice and what it’s evolving into. I have already bodged together a Sixth Day Rite (which I apparently have never posted here wtf) but I also want to write some rituals for the first and last days of the month, as well as the half month, too. I might also bodge together a full moon rite, but idk. I don’t know if I’ll end up doing that, but I might if Khonsu keeps gently poking at me, like He is right now. What a shy, adorable god He is.

I decided to name my first day of the month rite House of Nut, House of Aset, House of Renenutet, to mirror the last day (House of Ra, House of Heru, House of Wesir), and because idk. It fits well with my practice and gods and how I like to work. I always like to throw in some zep tepi references whenever I can, that seems to work well for me. I like that sense of opening the month like you’d open the year, to bring that repetition into the mix. It’s not a historical title for the day, but that’s what I’m running with.

I wnt to keep them short and simple, though. And I’ve changed around my shrines so I can do household rites at an actual shrine and not work from a shelf above my bed (which is not particularly practical). But that’s okay. I’ve done some other minor tweaks and changes to the other shrines, because I am constantly fiddling with them. And I am having a srs ‘gods with black skin’ aesthetic thing going on right now (there are many reasons for this) so that is also affecting which statues I use. Anyway. That’s what I’m working on now. I’ll be sure to post the rites here when they’re done, so you can all play around with them, too.

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4 comments on “Kemetic Household Rites

  1. Fny says:

    I hope you will write more of the household rites that you create, it would be interesting to see!

    • Sashataakheru says:

      I’ve just finished my first attempt at them, if you’re interested in seeing them: https://persebek.wordpress.com/practices/monthly-rituals-kemetic-household-rituals/

      I’m just writing up another post now with my reasonings for why I created them the way I did, but feel free to browse the rituals I’ve got so far. I’d love to know what you think of them, and how they work for you. 🙂

      • Fny says:

        I am not myself involved in Kemetic practices (my devotion is mainly focused on the old Norse pantheon) so I am not likely to pick up these rituals for myself. But nonetheless they are inspirational for me as well, and it is always of interest to learn more of the paths of others too. So count on me to keep reading!

        • Sashataakheru says:

          Oh, sure, that’s fine. I don’t mind random Norse pagans hanging around. If my work is in any way inspirational to you, then that’s awesome. 😀

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