Kemetic Tribal Acceptance Ritual for Lughnasadh

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Introduction

Shining Quill: Welcome to Deeply Rooted’s Acceptance Ritual. This is a Kemetic or Ancient Egyptian themed ritual designed to help all of you feel welcomed in our Tribe. We will now be opening the Doorways between worlds by calling upon the Temples of the Gods and the respective Element They represent.  When I say, “Hail and Welcome!” please repeat that so that the Gods can hear your enthusiasm. Please, turn to the North and welcome the Goddess Isis!

 

Temples of the Directions and Invocation of the Gods of Ancient Egypt

North – Hail to the Temple of Isis, to the enchanting Queen of the Northern Kingdom, I ask You to join us and bring with You all gifts that come from the realm of Earth! Sprouting forth from the scroll of papyri to the vision before our eyes! Be now known as You were in the time of our ancestors! Be called to us, Anqet! Hail and Welcome!

Hail and Welcome!

Please turn to the East and welcome the God Anubis!

East – Hail to the Temple of Anubus, the exquisite Lord of the Eastern Kingdom, I ask You to join us and bring with You all the gifts that come from the realm of the East! Sprouting forth from the scroll of papyri to the vision before our eyes! Be now known as You were in the time of our ancestors! Be called to us, Anupu! Hail and Welcome!

Hail and Welcome!

Please turn to the South and welcome the Goddess Maat!

South – Hail to the Temple of Maat, the balanced Queen of the Southern Kingdom, I ask You to join us and bring with You all the gifts that come from the realm of the South! Sprouting forth from the scroll of papyri to the vision before our eyes! Be now known as You were in the time of our ancestors! Be called to us, Mayet! Hail and Welcome!

Hail and Welcome!

Please turn to the West and welcome the God Thoth!

West – Hail to the Temple of Thoth, the forthright Lord of the Western Kingdom, I ask You to join us and bring with You all the gifts that come from the realm of the West! Sprouting forth from the scroll of papyri to the vision before our eyes! Be now known as You were in the time of our ancestors! Be called to us, Tehuti! Hail and Welcome!

Hail and Welcome!

Please turn to the fire before us and welcome the Goddess Ammit!

Spirit – Hail to the Temple of Ammit, the radiant Queen of Spirit and and Vanquisher of Demons, I ask You to Join us and bring with You all the gifts that come from the realm of Spirit! Sprouting forth from the scroll of papyri to the vision before our eyes! Be now known as You were in the time of our ancestors! Be called to us,  Ahemait!

Hail and Welcome!

May this Circle be open yet never broken! As above, so below. As within, so without. So mote it be!

 

We will now be calling forth Lord Osiris and His companion, Lady Nephthys.

 

Invocation of Osiris and His Guide Nephthys

Lordly Osiris, persistent Ruler of the Dead and the abundant source of life that is the Nile, please come forth and honor us with Your presence. Hail and Welcome!

Hail and Welcome!

Lady Nephthys, humble Protectess of the Dead and the vigilant Nurse of the People, please come forth and honor us with Your presence. Hail and Welcome!

Hail and Welcome!

Journey of Osiris through the Underworld

Isis (Quill): Lord Thoth, nothing unwritten can ever manifest. Are You ready to record our experience and unite the upper and lower worlds that exist between the realm of dreams and the realm of the material?

Thoth (Wade): Yes, I will it!

Isis (Quill): Lord Osiris, I have called You from the sands of time and scrolls of the papyri to help us through this exploration of mind, body, and spirit. You who have traveled through the Underworld and who have been Reborn into the Tribe of Gods, please assist us in our own journey. Will You face this challenge bravely and with honor?

Osiris (John): Yes, I will it!

Maat (Brandi): Lady Nephthys, I have called You from the sands of time and scrolls of the papyri to help our King through His trials. Are you prepared to guide the King once more on His way and protect Him in the shadow of doubt?

Nephthys (Ashley): Yes, I will it!

Isis (Quill): Lordly Osiris, the first leg of Your odyssey is to face the Annihilator of Unworthy Souls, Lady Ammit.  Pass Your petition to the inferno. Feed the great beast all of Your demons, regrets, and fears. Be cleansed in Her fires. Please tell Ammit why You are worthy of the next challenge and be spared complete destruction.

Osiris (John): Speak whatever words are truthful to You, John. There are no wrong answers here as long as they are truth. If You prefer to cast Your petition into the fire with no words, that’s fine. Tell Ammit You are worthy and Ammit will let You pass.

Ammit (Kevin): Your demons are released from You. You come to the Tribe with a clean slate and a light soul. You may pass!

Isis (Quill): Osiris, You have faced the lake of fire and are reborn. Lady Nephtys, please offer our King a drink after His trial.

Nephthys (Ashley): It is My honor to serve all those who traveled these halls. Those Lost and Recovered. Drink and be renewed, O’ My Rejuvenated King!

Osiris (John): I am ready for My next challenge!

Isis (Quill): You will now face Lord Anubis and the Scales of Justice. You will be asked a question and Your answer will determine the course of Your path. Your heart and deeds will be weighed upon the Tribe and judged. If You have faced this challenge bravely and truthfully, You will be ushered to the next part of Your journey. Lord Thoth, please record the answers of all that face Lord Anubis.

Osiris faces Lord Anubis in the East. Anubis has His hands crossed and asks:

Anubis(Chad): How do You enter our Tribe?

Osiris (John): Speak whatever words are truthful to You, John. There are no wrong answers here as long as they are authentic.

Anubis (Chad): Chad, make Your decision. Is this a worthy way to enter our Tribe? There is no wrong answer as long as it is authentic.

Osiris (John): I have been weighed upon the scales. Such is my fate to be entwined in the tapestry of Deeply Rooted.

Isis (Quill): Our Lord has been proven worthy in the eyes of the Tribe. Please, Lady Nephthys, feed Him the cake to sustain Him on the Pathway of Understanding.

Nephthys (Ashley): It is My duty and sacred privilege to sustain the Tribe and the King of Duat.

Isis (Quill): Our King, sit upon the throne and watch as others face the Tribe. This shroud represents Your victory over the death of the self and rebirth into higher understanding. The shroud covers the face of the King in Death and swaddles Him from the fertile waters of the Great Mother’s womb. Be now the sovereign Lord over the domain of mind, body, and spirit! HAIL!

You were once called by a different name in another life. Be freed from ignorance, be freed from injustice, be rid of the destruction caused by the passage of discrimination. You will now be known by (IT’S A SECRET!) HAIL AND WELCOME!

Maat (Brandi) comes forth and produces a small covered box. She speaks directly to Osiris.

Maat (Brandi): You are now a worthy member of our Tribe. There are many mysteries that are buried in Deeply Rooted. Know now the first mystery and keep it with You always. The first mystery of Deeply Rooted is the most important. It represents the most critical element of our survival and is the most sacred of all the truths You will learn upon Your way. Remember, the most important part of Deeply Rooted is: (Maat uncovers the box and shows Osiris the mystery. This is repeated for everyone who comes through the ritual. )

Isis (Quill): Those who wish to walk the path of Our Lord and Lady, please come forward. Meet each challenge with bravery, conviction, and integrity.

Participants mill through the course of challenges. First they meet with Ammit, have their answers recorded by Thoth. They drink the water and cakes provided by Nephthys, they then face Anubis and have their fate decided. When this is completed, they are shown the first mystery of Deeply Rooted.  When all have finished, Maat gives Her blessing upon the occasion and closes quarters. Participants rejoin the circle.

Maat’s Blessing and Quarter Closing

Maat (Brandi): I am the Lady who is built upon the solid foundation of Tribe.  My presence in your life will afford you no chaos. For I am Truth and I am Order. I am the beauty of the Sky, the abundance of the Nile, I am the sting of cleansing Fire, and I am the strength of Earth. I am the voice of reason who dwells in the hearts and minds of all gathered. Hail and Welcome the Tribe of Deeply Rooted! Hail to the Past, Present, and Future Tribe of Pagans! Such is our harvest. SO MOTE IT BE!

So Mote it Be!

Maat (Brandi):

King Osiris, Queen Nephthys, I unburden You now! Close now the doors to the realm of the Lord and Lady. Farewell and Thank You!

Farewell and Thank You!

To the Temple of Spirit, I unburden You now! Close now the doors of the realm of Ammit! Farewell and Thank You!

Farewell and Thank You!

To the Temple of the West, I unburden You now! Close now the doors of the realm of Thoth! Farewell and Thank You!

Farewell and Thank You!

To the Temple of the East, I unburden You now! Close now the doors of the realm of Anubis! Farewell and Thank You!

Farewell and Thank You!

To the Temple of the North, I unburden You now! Close now the doors of the realm of Isis! Farewell and Thank You!

Farewell and Thank You!

To the Temple of the South, I unburden Myself now! I close now the doors of the realm of Maat! Farewell and Thank You!

Farewell and Thank You!

 

Quill: Merry Meet, Merry Part, and Merry Meet again! Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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