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The Night Vigil

It was a bit of a different Night Vigil this year. Wesir asked for books, so I made books. One is for ritual, one is for heka. 504 more words

Death & Dying - in Egypt and elsewhere

Living in Egypt, you are never far from the subject of death or the afterlife. On the West Bank is the Theban Necropolis, the the place where royals, nobles, priests/priestesses and tomb workers were interred for eternity. 978 more words


Ma'at, Order and Everything in Between

I recently started reading Violence in the Service of Order: the Religious Framework for Sanctioned Killings in Ancient Egypt by Kerry Muhlenstein, and while I’m only a chapter or so into the book, it’s given me quite a bit to think about in terms of ma’at and how it might be applied to the modern era. 1,975 more words



“This is English class,” i reminded my wavy-headed student, who sat in a side row today and had decided to use this time to stuff music sheets into the binder. 227 more words


It's okay to be different.

When we talk about Ancient Egypt, we’re really talking about a society that spanned thousands of years. The culture varied, social norms varied — while the ancient people valued  294 more words


Empathy for the House of Netjer

Last night, I saw a series of blog posts from members of the House of Netjer (HoN) noting that they are currently in financial difficulties and asking for community support.   568 more words



In search of the truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice of the matter, I investigated deeper into why we should not use variants of the verb ‘to be’ (am, is, are, was, were, be, and been), and looked at what we should use instead. 230 more words

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