About My Path

I’m Sobekemiti, and I’ve been wandering through various paths during my thirteen years as a Pagan. I’ve been Wiccan, an eclectic Kemetic Pagan, and for six years, a Kemetic Orthodox shemsu. I now consider myself a devotional polytheist and druid-in-training.

While I will sometimes use reconstructinist methodology from time to time, I’m not a reconstructionist. I use modern rites and incorporate UPG into my practices. I use a mixed Wheel of the Year that works better with my seasons, and also incorporates Kemetic festivals. My monthly practices are based around a Greek structure, honouring noumenia and deipnon, and the full moon. I also offer to my ancestors once a month.

My primary daily devotions are to Heru-sa-Aset and Sobek, morning and night. I am Sobek’s hem-netjer and scribe, and there are aspects of sacred kink in our relationship. I write myths for Sobek, and also for Heru, new myths, and retellings of old myths. This is part of my work for Sobek in bringing His myths into the world once more. This website was initially started back in 2004 for this purpose, to make His name more known throughout the world.

I am a member of the Covenant of Hekate, and while I’m not currently doing work with Her right now, I have had three years of great experiences with Her, and I’m currently finding a place for Her in my practice, as it has changed significantly since July 2015.

I am also a member of ADF, after following the Solitary Druid Fellowship for the past couple of years. Adding druidry to my practice is a new thing for me, and I’m still learning much of it, but it’s enriched it greatly, and it helps me bridge that gap between a traditional Egyptian festival calendar, and the climate here that doesn’t work. Using a Wheel calendar does make it easier to blend though, because it’s a common festival foundation I can draw on.

I am currently working through the ADF Dedicant’s Program, using a Hellenic Hearth. I welcome any feedback on my DP work, and anyone is welcome to follow along with my progress. My DP journal can be found here: https://starfirerivertree.wordpress.com/ 

Part of my work for Sobek is book-making, and I have an Etsy store, Shedety Scriptorium, where I sell books, and prayer beads, and other devotional items.

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13 comments on “About My Path

  1. Jay says:

    This is very inspiring to me. I was raised Catholic-Christian, but, like you, It never clicked with me and I found myself pointing out flaws and things I didn’t think seemed fair in the religion. Though most of my friends are Catholic, I’m glad they respect my beliefs. I’ve been pagan for 5 years now. I am still a Wiccan, but have become drawn to Kemetic paganism. As for the Egyptian gods, I have always been drawn to them. Ever since I was very young. Sobek himself only appeared to me a year ago, he sends me dreams and gradually warns me of things in my life. He has saved me on more than one occasion, and I hope my relationship with him can grow as strong as yours.

    Thanks for making this!

    • Sashataakheru says:

      Well, my best friend is a Christian theology student. 🙂 We’ve been talking religion since we were teenagers as we both figured out our own paths. That’s probably one of the most valuable aspects of our friendship.

      I love meeting other Sobek devotees. I think they’re awesome. They’re why I made this site in the first place (well, not this specific one, but its old incarnation on Angelfire). I wanted somewhere to bring all the Sobek info together to give Him a proper space for others to find Him too. May He lead you down many interesting paths as you get to know Him. ❤

  2. Do you work with little known, local Egyptian deities ? Do you know Meretseger ? 🙂

    • Sashataakheru says:

      I admit I don’t do much work with the local nome deities, though I have thought about looking into the ones associated with Sobek’s cult centres in Kom Ombo and the Faiyum. It’s a bit hard, because to me, they feel more like local land spirits, and not being in Egypt, it feels weird to try to work with them in that way.

      I do know of Meretseger, though. She feels so incredibly silent like Kuan Yin does. They are both incredibly hard to contact because of this. They aren’t the same, of course. But They do share that similar feeling of utter silence.

      • Because no one talks of this Goddess I worked with, and I am always glad to share and cross personal experiences 😉

        • Sashataakheru says:

          Yeah, She isn’t often talked about, not from what I’ve seen. I don’t know many who work with Her, as I understand that She’s quite tied to a particular place in Egypt, which is why I’ve never really aimed to work with Her. We’ve got as far as acknowledging each other’s existence, but that’s about it. I’m intrigued to meet someone who’s worked more with Her than most of the people I’ve talked to. She’s always seemed like a fascinating Goddess.

  3. If you’re interested in her, you could try to google-translate an old page of mine : http://autel-du-desert.weebly.com/6/post/2011/07/tre-une-suivante-de-meretseger.html

    • Sashataakheru says:

      Wow, thanks, that’s fascinating. Sobek has some of that silent reptilian stillness to Him too, but it’s not as strong as it clearly is with Meretseger. Maybe one day I’ll get to know Her a bit better.

  4. Treise says:

    Hi Sobekemiti,
    My name isTreise and I’m a brazilian witch. I like very much the kemetic gods, specially Aset/Isis, Ynpu, Heru-sa-Aset and Sobek, but my practice is ecletic – with a huge wiccan influence. I was awsome to find your blog.
    I read that you live in Australia, so I want to ask you a favor. My sister lives in Australia too, so I was wondering if you can indicate some online stores so I can buy some books, as well as statues of Gods and Goddesses, and she will bring them to me.
    Thank you very much

    • Sashataakheru says:

      Hi Treise, it’s nice to hear from you. I’m glad you like the blog. 🙂

      I usually buy my books from Amazon, because it’s just easier that way. If you can’t buy from there yourself, I’m sure your sister would be able to do so; check both the US and UK Amazon sites, they both have a great range of Pagan books. You might also try The Book Depository, though I haven’t been able to find the same range of Pagan books there that I can find at Amazon. You might also want to try Abe Books? I’ve never used them, but I hear they’re good for hard to find and out of print books, if that’s something you need.

      As for statues, I don’t actually buy statues online, because the shipping to Australia is prohibitive, at least for me. It usually works out as between $20-$50 shipping on top of the price of the statue itself, and I just can’t afford that. I’ve been lucky enough to be able to buy all my statuary from local shops and markets. If you or your sister are not averse to spending that kind of money on statues, you may want to try Goddess Gift (goddessgift.net), and perhaps Abraxion (abraxion.com)? Those are the two places I know that have significant collections of Egyptian statues that aren’t that expensive, if you’re willing to pay the shipping. If all else fails, try eBay? That’s really all I can offer. I hope this is in someway useful for you.

  5. Kyle Little says:

    Hi Sobekemiti,

    My names Kyle, im an American 15 year old trying to find my path. Ive tried a few other paths however I can never seem to follow them through. Ive been searching for one that makes me feel something but its been very hard to try and find one. I also don’t have a lot of money so its hard for me to make the shrines I hope to build. Ive also found its hard for me to gather information and spells and invocations just from simple books and the internet. Ive looked around where I live and I haven’t found someone who knows or is willing to teach me the paths that I have thought about choosing. What im trying to get at is is that do you think with my situation that I could handle worshipping, ive been looking for a sobek path for about 2 years now and ive never found one until now. I appreciate you for taking the time to read this comment and to put up this site for the world to see.

    • Sashataakheru says:

      Hey Kyle, it’s great to hear from another Sobek devotee. There aren’t many of us around. 🙂

      I had meant to reply to you earlier in the day, but I’ve been out all day, so I’m only getting to it now. Firstly, there’s nothing you really need to begin worshipping the gods. I’ve never had a lot of money to devote to my own practices, either, so I’ve learn to make do, buy second-hand, keep things simple. If you’re looking to set up a basic Kemetic shrine for Sobek, all you really need is a candle, an image of the god, an offering bowl, and some incense. You could also simplify it if you’re not sure you can have a shrine out in the open, perhaps using a green candle for Sobek, or taking your shrine out only when you want to do devotions.

      You’re still quite young, so don’t feel you need to settle on a path right away. It took me thirteen years to get where I am now, so sometimes, you don’t always find what really works for you. I hope some of what I’ve provided here might at least help you begin that search, though. Feel free to email me (ibdjehutyATgmail.com), if there’s anything you want to discuss. I’d be happy to offer any help I can.

  6. Lovely site here. I really like the way you combine blogging, history, devotions and a shrine.

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