So, today I worked on Hekate’s grimoire, and filled in the page I had earmarked for my ramblings about Isis-Renenutet-Mary-Hekate, which I am sure will just be one of many. I also added my full moon rite, though I switched out the Homeric hymn to Selene for the Orphic one, and that flows better, at least to my ears. I have a few tweaks to make and then I’ll post the rite properly as a final draft, including better ritual instructions.
The photo above shows what I drew at the bottom of that page as I attempted to puzzle out this … thing. IDK. Isis is the blue snake, associated with water (Isis-Sopdet heralds the Nile flood). Renenutet is the gold snake, associated with earth, and She is the harvest brought forth from the earth by the silt brought by the Nile. Mary is the silver snake, associated with air, and She is Queen of Heaven, and those that share in the divine offerings brought forth from the land. Hekate is the red snake, associated with fire, and She is that which burns the land, returning the dead to the ground to turn into fertile soil again. In the centre sits Quanyin, associated with spirit/aether/etc, who is the centre, and everywhere. She is the compassion of Ma’at who keeps the cycle balanced.
I’m … sort of tempted to figure out a LBRP-style ritual that works in that framework, because that just seems to be what it wants me to do. There might also be another circle-casting thing that happens, but idk. We’ll see where this work goes, and whether I get any closer to grasping what this is, and why it’s so important to me.
In burning ritual news, it has gone fine, and I am still piecing together a Ganesha ritual. I did two rounds on the mala beads, and got twelve minutes of chanting in, so that was good. No decluttering, but I’m getting a better sense of what I need to do, and what I need to let go of in order to make this work. I might get to work on the last two things tomorrow, and at least sort out the notebooks. Then that’s one less job to worry about.