Mysteries and Initiation

I wanted to write about this before, but I needed the chance to digest everything from Monday, just to make sure I had everything straight in my head. It’s been a intense Mysteries of Wesir this year, though at least I had some forewarning from Hekate about during the last noumenia. Knowing something is going to happen is never quite the same as going through it, though.

Warnings for epic amounts of woo and UPG, if that bothers you, but I feel the need to document all this here, just so it’s down on paper. Er. Well. On the Intarwebs. You know what I mean. Also, there is discussion of the Pillars of the Naos meditations, and there may be spoilers for those who haven’t finished that first month yet.

The tl;dr version, for anyone who doesn’t want the details is: initiation by gods is A Thing, and now Everything’s Changed, and apparently this makes me a priest now. Or something. IDK. *flails about*

If you want details, it’s after the cut.

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Feast of Sobek

Today’s a feast day for Sobek, and I was lucky enough to be able to spend some time alone in ritual with Him. It did catch me somewhat off-guard, but Sobek provided inspiration enough as to what I ought to offer for Him to feast on, and it was good to spend that time with Him together. It was nearly an hour and a half, all up, and while I won’t share the details of what happened because Mysteries, I did finally nut out what it is about visualisation that I have never quite grokked.

Y’know what the problem is? It’s the lack of words. I can do visualisation just fine when I’m writing a story in my head, but I’ve never thought of it as visualisation because it never really felt like it, or how other people do it, anyway. But that works for me. Writing a story in my head, in a form of second person, that works. I can see things that way. I can feel things that way. But I can’t if I’m just meant to be ~imagining~ things. So I’m going to try the visualisation thing again that’s part of Hekate’s new moon rite and try writing it as a story, and see if that helps it work better for me. If it does, I’ll keep working on honing that skill, and maybe I won’t be quite as shit at visualisation as I thought I was, because I can just write a story in my head, and see things that way.

All this triggered by a story I was writing for Sobek in my head as He took me to His temple at Bakhu again. A poem thing did come of it, but it’s not for sharing, so it’ll go on the private blog instead. I’ve also set up a small shrine for Nit at His insistence. There’s work there to do with Hir. Weird gender stuff. IDK. Maybe I’ll talk about it later once I’ve parsed it into something coherent and feel like it’s shareable.

(This is also me trying to get more consistent at writing up rituals and festivals that I do in a bid to have a better record of them, and to update this blog more often. We’ll see how long I stick with this before I forget.)

 

Sobek’s Parentage and the Nine Elements

Not a PBP post right now, that’s coming later on in the day, but a post on something related to my Nine Elements post from last week. And Sobek. And my creation mythos.

Because, see, Henadology’s page on Sobek talks about the only name for Sobek’s father that exists: Senuy, the two brothers. Nit, of course, is His mother. I remember reading that and realising I’d seen Senuy around somewhere before, elsewhere, but couldn’t quite remember where. But it was about Sobek somehow.

With my Nine Elements system, Tem, Nit, and Amun are all involved, too, as representatives of the primordial creative potential in the world. Sobek shares some of this power too, but He comes from Them. And it got me thinking, who are these two brothers? Why would Sobek have three parents?

I was thinking about this yesterday, and went on a walking meditation around the suburb with my music going, trying to figure it out. It seems really obvious now that I think about it. But of course it was a (UPG) reference to Tem and Amun. I’m not claiming any historical truth that They’re brothers, or that I have stumbled upon the One Truth about Sobek’s parents, but for me, this makes sense. It fits in with how I see the world.

Zero, One, and Infinity combine to create/give birth to/reveal Sobek and Heru-sa. Sobek needs to be born first so Xe can tend to Harpocrates within the Cosmic Egg. Sobek sparks the birth of the first Sun. And thus, Creation happens. Or something to that effect. (I may need to rewrite the myth, but I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.)

The parallels with Castor and Pollux are kind of here too. But I’m not quite at the point where I can really articulate those properly yet. I can see them, I feel like I’m close to grasping it, but I’m not quite there yet. Even if it’s just UPG, it’s still making sense of the world for me, and making my worldview complete, so it’s important for me to figure out. I doubt They’d have sent me off trying to figure this out if it wasn’t important to my path.

I think I might stop my musings here for the moment. I feel like I’ve got my head in the stars, looking at the Big Bang for the first time, and I need to stop and have lunch. And do some housecleaning. And try to digest this Mystery and what it means.