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#domagick – summary

I had intended to post this sooner, but I’ve had Tiny Niece staying over, and she takes up plenty of my time, so. Hence, I am only getting around to this now. I wanted to do a sort of summary post of how I think the month went, and what I felt I learnt from it. I sort of covered some of this when I posted the spells I used, but I also felt like this needed its own ending, a way to bring this month of magic to a close before I send off all the links to get verified etc.

It’s interesting that I ended up spending time contemplating elements and elemental magic, since the next iteration of our SoK work with Hekate will involve elemental magic. So I feel like this might’ve been one of those necessary things for me to go through in order to do the work that’s to come. But more on the elements later, because that is a post and a half waiting to go.

But I do think the whole ‘ground is strong against fire’ realisation helped me come to grips with it. Fire magic has always been a bit of a tentative thing for me, because of the whole ‘setting things on fire’ risk, but I’ve changed my opinion on that. Not that you can’t set anything on fire, because you can. But it’s not as scary now. If you’re sensible, and you’re not burning near where things can catch fire, you’re okay. Paper burns quickly, anyway, so it’s not like it’ll sit there and burn for four hours.

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#domagick – day 30

And so here we come to the final day. I had an incense delivery and I basically burned incense all day because it is amazing. 8D After that, I ended the day repeating the SoK visualisation once more, just to see whether I would have better results, which I did. I ended up staying up way too late, and it’s probably why today is a migraine day, but that’s okay. I can deal.

But I did get my SoK feedback written up and sent, so that was about as productive as yesterday was going to get. I’m not sure if I’ll do anything more today, except maybe one more smoke cleanse, but idk. I’ve done my 30 days, and it was hard, but good work, and I’ll probably come back and do another summary post thingie later, once my brain has settled down. But other than that, I think I’m basically done with this thing, which is nice. I’ve got a backlog of magical work I need to get to, now that this is out of the way, so yeah. This won’t stop any time soon wooo.

#domagick – day 29

It has been an exhausting week. Even though today wasn’t as busy at the shop as yesterday was, I am still buggered, and my right shoulder is Complaining Loudly. As a result, all I have managed to do, ritual-wise, is give offerings to Masrai and Her gods, and cirumambulate with Ma’at. I don’t have the brain to do much else.

I did meditate with Masrai, though, but I lost myself in mental chatter halfway through. Which meant I didn’t even get to try the Hekate meditation from yesterday, either. I did try, but for whatever reason, I can’t concentrate on that right now.

That said, I have started reading ‘The Tao of Craft’ and I now have a zillion ideas for possibly translating some of those sigil concepts into hieroglyphs. Like, I can see them in my mind. This is notable and weird for a few reasons, the biggest one being I honestly Did Not Get the point of sigils until I started reading that book. I don’t know what it is about Western magickal writings on sigil creation, but none of them have ever resonated, or made any sense to me. I suspect it might  be another abstraction thing, but I can’t be sure. All I know is that this book makes sigils make sense, and I am totally on board with making Kemetic ones now. So that’s about as ~magical~ as my day has been.

Oh, and I uploaded my deipnon shrine video to youtube, so you can see the cauldron I’ve been burning in, and what it looked like after a dressing of rosemary, some wormwood, a releasing herb mix, and some incense ash.

#domagick – day 28 + Hekate rituals

So, today I woke feeling like a Regigigas with Slow Start, so that was fun. I was so tired I didn’t even get my morning rites done, and have bought offering loaves to compensate my gods for missing out. I have also had a very tiring day, and I got home late, bone-tired, and not in the mood for Hekate magic and ritual work. But ritual work needed to be done, and so it was done.

Perhaps because of my state of mind, my visualisations were not very strong, though I’m not going to write them up here, because it is SoK work, and not public stuff, so. That is a private entry for later. But it is done, and now I can begin to move on, and finish off this month. Woo. *exhausted cheer*

Imma have some peppermint tea and go to bed, once I have typed up this meditation. *collapses*

#domagick – day 27 and Hekate’s Deipnon

I feel like tonight marks the formal break between the old and the new. It is the deipnon, after all, and that makes sense. Tonight was also the night I offered my cauldron of sand and ashes, along with some herbs, to Hekate, and then offered them to the earth. My cauldron is now empty, and clean. The ashes of my rebirth are now gone. It’s all gone, and that’s okay.

Meditation tonight was a bit … mixed, tbh. I had a lot of mental chatter to deal with, but between that, I did manage to talk to Hekate about phoenixes, and rebirth, and fire, and such. Tomorrow night, I perform the next Sanctuary of Hekate Kleidouchos rite, and I might finally stop feeling like I’m in limbo.

There was one visual I do remember, where my skin flaked and floated off, like I was shedding my skin, and I watched them all float away and leave me fresh and new. I like that.

I’ll upload pictures of the rite later, since it’s nearly midnight, and I should be in bed. I have work tomorrow, after all. Here’s to a new moon, and a new me, and the last few days of this challenge.

ETA: Here’s the deipnon altar video I promised you (albeit a bit late getting posted here). It shows the cauldron and the ashes from the burning that I’ve given back to the earth.

#domagick – day 26

I was hoping today would be more productive than it was. I resewed a book, and I gathered all the ritual information I currently have for Masrai and Her gods, but honestly, that was about it. Mostly, I’ve been pondering how best to set up the shrine now, and what statues I might need to get to better represent Masrai, Inyi, Jirisha, and Seteni. Now that Masrai’s made it clear They want regular worship, finding proper icons is the next big task for Them, so They are represented better. For now, I’ve made do with statues of Sekhmet, Anubis, Bast, and Set, but these are … not really the full picture. I need animal forms, more than anything else, but how easy that will be, I don’t know.

I have been doing morning rites for Them, though, including Them in my rites to Sobek. Mostly, I’m just repeating myself, because it’s easier than doing two separate rites. One of the things I had planned to do today was to write out a Masrai-version of that morning rite, but that didn’t happen. I might pick up a notebook this week and begin scribing what I have in there, and maybe beginning to organise Their calendar a bit more. Their ritual structures are a bit different from the Egyptian ones – the purifications alone require milk and water, so I may end up doing one big rite for Them a week, and then just including Them in my morning rites anyway.

One thing I have started doing is perambulating with my little statue of Ma’at when I get to that bit of the rite, which, okay, sort of works in the tiny, tiny space I have. I think part of it was bringing Ma’at to Masrai, and Her gods, a way to say, Ma’at is established here too, She is with you. I have left Her statue before the gods on that shrine for the past few days, I feel like They need it. They also don’t want me to consume all Their offerings. The water should be shared a little, but then left for Them to drink. Then disposed of either at night, or the next day.

Fictional polytheism is weird in a lot of ways, and I don’t know if it was just a coincidence that Masrai turned up just as my #domagick work was coming to an end, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there was some shit I needed to clear out before I could do any work with Her. That said, a lot of this work feels more at home over at Per Sebek, so don’t expect much more of that over here. Anyway. I have some smoke cleansing and meditation to do before bed, so hopefully tomorrow will be more productive.

#domagick – day 25

It has been a very low-energy day, and that has resulted in nothing much getting done except a basic smoke cleansing. I’m almost glad I did most of the deipnon shrine cleaning yesterday, because I wouldn’t have had the energy for it today. I’ve done a lot of writing though and a bit more work on the daybook, but that’s about it. At least the energy in the room now feels much lighter, so I’m glad the cleansing work is helping to move that energy on.

I’m sort of stuck in that ‘not sure what else to do’ thing, since I feel like I might’ve been done yesterday, but I’ve still got at least five more days to ‘win’ this thing, so. IDK. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a more productive day, and I can begin to feel like this is all coming together.