Wednesday 4th September
is the Ancient Egyptian Ceremony of Transformation through Anpu (Anubis
). Some sources show this Festival in the alternative date of 22nd September.
Image right of Anpu (Anubis)
is from Wikipedia
is by Jeff Dahl [CC BY-SA 4.0
]. Joanna was interviewed by Linda Lang from ThoughtChange for their Mystical Side of Life Podcast series - see it on YouTube
or for audio go to Anchor.
An MP3 Meditation to overcome negative behaviour patterns is available from the Harmony Shop
. The Egyptians believed that when a deceased soul entered the Halls of Amenti they would undergo a ceremony involving the metaphorical weighing of the heart (of the deceased) against Maat's feather, whereby the weight of the heart represents the degree to which the deceased lived in truth (that is how much he/she has sinned, the more he/she had sinned the heavier the heart). The meditation guides you through a journey with Anpu to see how you would fare if your heart was weighed against Maat's feather at this point in your life. This meditation was devised for 4th September, which being a Festival of Anpu would add emphasis, but can be used anytime.
Anpu is the illegitimate child of Nebt-Het (Nephthys), born of her clandestine union with Ausar (Asar, Wzr, Osiris) but raised as the son of Set. Cast out when his true lineage was discovered, he became associated with dark and lonely places, a wanderer through the shadow-realm between life and death, Anpu therefore bearing witness to the darker side of mortality. He seeks out those lost souls who find themselves without guidance after their demise. He guards the Entrance to the Underworld, presided over by his true father Ausar. Hence, all who die will find themselves in the presence of this mysterious Jackel-headed God, who escorts them away from this world and to the gates of the next.
An informative poster of Anpu
(Anubis) by Jacqui Taliesin El Masry of Alkhemi.co.uk
is available from the Harmony Shop
along with other Egyptian Deity posters by Jacqui.
For a list of Joanna's forthcoming Harmony Healing events, see this recent Harmony Healing Event Update.
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