Wednesday 12th August is the Day of the Light of Aset (Isis).
On this day Aset (Isis) is celebrated with all forms of light including sun worship, during the day and candles at night. There was also a Nile festival named variously as Jabr El-Khalig, Wafa El-Nil or Fath El-Khalig (European scholars refer to it as the Marriage of the Nile), a nocturnal illuminated celebration involving a clay statue Arousat El-Nil (the Bride of the Nile) which was deposited in the river.
Interesting that it is very close to the date for the Roman Festival of Diana, which no doubt was a development from the Egyptian Festival.
Image here of Auset is from Wikipedia is by Jeff Dahl [CC BY-SA 4.0].
Thursday 13th August, in Roman tradition, was the Festival of Diana, being the date upon which King Servius Tullius dedicated her shrine on the Aventine Hill in Rome in the mid-sixth century BCE.
Diana was the hunting goddess, associated with wild animals and woodlands. She later became a moon goddess, supplanting Luna; and the moon was an emblem of chastity. Statue of Diana of Versailles,exhibited in the Louvre, Paris. Image Copyright: 2005 - Eric Gaba for Wikimedia Commons.
Oak groves were especially sacred to her. She was praised in poetry for her strength, athletic grace, purity, distinct beauty, and hunting skill.
Despite her virginal status, Diana was also a Goddess of Fertility.
Thursday 13th - Saturday 15th August is Obon (also known as Bon); a Buddhist festival to honour dead loved ones. Celebrated through the lighting of bonfires, sacred meals, paper lanterns and dancing.
See more atjapan-guide.com.Image of floating lanterns for Obon celebrated at Albuquerqe Bridge is from Wikipedia and is in the public domain.
By keeping traditions, ancient communities in Egypt & Rome retained a sense of harmony and connection. Interestingly, there are some parallels between the Ancient Egyptian Day of the Light and the modern communities in Japan celebrating Obon through lanterns and bonfires thereby bringing balance and wellbeing into their lives.
Harmony Healing utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians to bring balance and harmony. The next virtual healing circle is 7.30-9.30pm (UK time),2nd September. Twocourse modules are starting again early September, both are interactive training modules worth ½ unit each towards Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Egyptian Alchemy Healing Level 1 details on Harmony Healing Virtual Events. Currently, due to Coronavirus, most events will be virtual hence distant readings and healings are proving popular. We don't recommend giving a reading or healing to another person, without first checking whether it would be welcomed.
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