Please join Tchipakkan and her guest Lady AMber Dawn on the New Normal, Wednesday September 23 at 8 pm edt.
Tchipakkan will be talking with Genise White, known in the magickal community as Lady AMber Dawn on many topics- she is a Khemetic practitioner- which is the proper name for the ancient Egyptian traditional religion. She also is a “priestess” in Haitian Voudoun, as well as studying Umbanda and in the Circle Sanctuary Ministry Training. She also is a Reiki Master, does Color therapy, and reads Tarot (among other accomplishments). Since starting on the magickal/spiritual path decades ago, she has not been idle. But Wednesday we will be talking about the Khemetic faith.
Not all neopagan religions are variations on Wicca, some, like Khemeticism are based on the practices of our ancestors- in this case in Ancient Egypt, however modern practitioners have adapted what has been preserved from Ancient texts to modern day.
Please call in with any questions you may have about this: 619-639-4606 between 8:15 and 8:50.
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I like the image of the fire banked under ashes a lot. I am not using it to promote pranayama (I would if we could get a presentation about pranayama), but I have many times gone to our campfire, and found the coals under the ashes, and fed them up into a lovely fire on which to make breakfast. I’ve also cooked in pots settled in coals under a banked fire banked with ash. It’s totally safe, but the contained heat is actively cooking breakfast while we sleep (ancient “crock pot”). When camping it’s also important to realize that there may be active coals under ashes that can be reignited if air can get to them.
This is a wonderful analogy for the inner fire of humans. We may seem to have our fire extinguished, buried under the ashes of disappointments, time, fear, pain, exhaustion, ignorance (desire as Geeta Lyengar teaches), but often that fire is just banked- waiting, “on hold”, like the potential in the branch that stores the suns energy, and which will become kinetic energy, giving heat and light when it burns. Because all you see or feel is ashes, don’t despair. There is often an ember under those ashes that can burst into flame when you least expect it. And it may, like in our banked camp fire, be doing something useful and wonderful inside you, where no one can see it.
There are many sorts of crafts that seem to generate something seemingly ugly or inert, but when the ashes and slag are cleaned off, is a thing of great beauty- which would never have been so if it hadn’t been through the fire, or spent time under the ashes. Some people don’t realize (I didn’t until the glass blower moved across from us at Pennsic) that a finished piece of blown glass must go into an annealing oven- a special holding place so it can cool gradually or it will shatter. Sometimes the symbolic fires we need to transform also require that we wait for a time in order for the change we are experiencing to be positive.
Too often ashes are seen as simply the remains of a fire, a sad reminder that the fire is gone, but it is not always gone, and the ashes have value in and of themselves.
If you’ve tried to do something with magick and it hasn’t worked, our experienced magick users will help you try to figure out what you did or didn’t do (or did in the wrong order, etc.) so that it didn’t work, or didn’t work the way you’d intended.
Come prepared to explain what you did- in some detail- because it could be your materials, could be your timing, could be your process ( like preparation, execution, finishing up), or something else, and our experienced magick users will try to figure out what you can change to be more successful next time you try it.
Moderator Rev. Robert Nolan (time/location TBD)