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Re: Honouring Bastet and Sekhmet
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2013, 01:48:55 pm »
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I must admit I've never heard of kyphi...I've looked it up just now (hooray for wikipedia!) and from the ingredients it lists I imagine it smells lovely. Is it easy to get hold of?

 
I bought it online;

http://www.alchemy-works.com/incense_kyphi_galens.html

It smells very gently sweet. Hubby usually hates the smell of incense, but this one he doesn't object to.
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Re: Honouring Bastet and Sekhmet
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2013, 02:04:40 pm »
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I've never thought of offering gems and crystals to Bast. I have some Tiger's Eye somewhere which is now definitely going on my altar. =)


Again, turquoise is another good offering, whether in the form of stones or jewelry. (It can be a bit expensive, though.) Baltic amber seems to be accepted as well.
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Re: Honouring Bastet and Sekhmet
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2013, 11:20:38 am »
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I bought it online;

http://www.alchemy-works.com/incense_kyphi_galens.html

It smells very gently sweet. Hubby usually hates the smell of incense, but this one he doesn't object to.

 
I also get mine from Alchemy Works.  It's quite wonderful.
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Re: Honouring Bastet and Sekhmet
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2013, 05:42:48 am »
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I bought it online;

http://www.alchemy-works.com/incense_kyphi_galens.html

It smells very gently sweet. Hubby usually hates the smell of incense, but this one he doesn't object to.

 
That's brilliant, thank you! Luckily my housemates like incense, as does my partner. :)

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Re: Honouring Bastet and Sekhmet
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2013, 05:43:30 am »
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I also get mine from Alchemy Works.  It's quite wonderful.

 
Ooh I shall make a mental note of that ^^

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Re: Honouring Bastet and Sekhmet
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2013, 05:45:51 am »
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I don't normally honor Bast, but I do honor Sekhmet as Sekhmet-Mut.  

Red, white and gold are Sekhmet's main colors. I offer Her red wine (which I pour out as a libation instead of drinking it) and beef.  I don't normally offer Her incense (I use myrrh essential oil in Aset's shrine. I get migraines so I try to limit scent in my home), but I think Sekhmet would like frankincense, kyphi and myrrh as those are traditional.  Cool water would be a good offering.  Healthy food such as fruits, red fruit juices (such as pomegranate or cranberry), vegetables, meat and bread could be other offerings.  I've found that She likes milk too.  

And normally you eat the offerings after you offer them.  

Here is an excellent devotional on Sekhmet:  When the Lion Roars.  

There is a book by Storm Constantine called Bastet and Sekhmet.  I have no idea how good it is though.  

And here is a website on Bast:  Per-Bast


There are some really good ideas here. I shall also have to check out those resources, thank you very much. =D

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Re: Honouring Bastet and Sekhmet
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2013, 05:47:10 am »
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Hi

 
Thank you everyone for your superb ideas, I don't think I'll be stuck for offerings again! :)

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Re: Honouring Bastet and Sekhmet
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2013, 03:23:40 am »
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Hi

I find particularly connected to the two deities Sekhmet and Bastet, I prayed to them last night to watch over my home and myself as I slept. I felt greatly at ease after doing so and as such want to find a way to honour them.

I was thinking of lighting a candle in my room but I'm worried about potential messes as I rent my current house. So I wondering if anyone knows of a good way of honouring them. :)

 
I offer cool water, and I burn a chocolate scented candle for Bast pretty regularly.  I also use an electric wax warmer for the most part-for other scents -being as it's also less hazardous for my cats than an open flame.

I've got a bushel of blood oranges, and I mean to try and offer one and see how it's received-being that the meat of the fruit is vivid red, I imagine it may be an acceptable offering to Sekhmet as well.:)

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Re: Honouring Bastet and Sekhmet
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2013, 04:52:47 am »
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Here is an excellent devotional on Sekhmet:  When the Lion Roars.  

There is a book by Storm Constantine called Bastet and Sekhmet.  I have no idea how good it is though.  

And here is a website on Bast:  Per-Bast

 
I've finally checked out these pages. The Bast website looks really informative, I'll look forward to reading that! I'm also thinking of getting those books when I next get paid. Thanks again. =D

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Re: Honouring Bastet and Sekhmet
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2013, 11:40:45 am »
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I've finally checked out these pages. The Bast website looks really informative, I'll look forward to reading that! I'm also thinking of getting those books when I next get paid. Thanks again. =D

 
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I also just found this book on Bast: Bast, Cat Goddess of Ancient Egypt.
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Re: Honouring Bastet and Sekhmet
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2013, 11:32:42 am »
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You're welcome.  

I also just found this book on Bast: Bast, Cat Goddess of Ancient Egypt.

 
Huhhh, interesting. I hadn't seen this before. Thanks for the link!

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Re: Honouring Bastet and Sekhmet
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2013, 03:24:17 pm »
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I offer cool water, and I burn a chocolate scented candle for Bast pretty regularly.  I also use an electric wax warmer for the most part-for other scents -being as it's also less hazardous for my cats than an open flame.

I've got a bushel of blood oranges, and I mean to try and offer one and see how it's received-being that the meat of the fruit is vivid red, I imagine it may be an acceptable offering to Sekhmet as well.:)

 

The blood oranges is an excellent idea for Sekhmet--I think I may steal it. :)

I once had a feast day for Sekhmet on my calendar and that entry has since disappeared. It was sometime in August, that much I remember. Does anyone celebrate a feast/festical day for Her? If so, when?

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Re: Honouring Bastet and Sekhmet
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2013, 04:26:52 pm »
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The blood oranges is an excellent idea for Sekhmet--I think I may steal it. :)


Think I will as well!

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I once had a feast day for Sekhmet on my calendar and that entry has since disappeared. It was sometime in August, that much I remember. Does anyone celebrate a feast/festical day for Her? If so, when?


I read that the feast was in August, not sure as to when. I think I'll start marking it though as I mark the Sabbats. It also gives me a good excuse to make pomegranate based cocktails. ;)

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Re: Honouring Bastet and Sekhmet
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2013, 04:27:33 pm »
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You're welcome.  

I also just found this book on Bast: Bast, Cat Goddess of Ancient Egypt.

 

Thank you. More brain food is always good!

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Re: Honouring Bastet and Sekhmet
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2013, 04:31:55 pm »
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I offer cool water, and I burn a chocolate scented candle for Bast pretty regularly.  I also use an electric wax warmer for the most part-for other scents -being as it's also less hazardous for my cats than an open flame.


I love the chocolate scented candle idea! I'll have to scope out my local stores for one. =) Ooh I've never heard of wax warmers before~ Might have to suggest that to mum as she loves candles but worries about her kitty Merlin.^^

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