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Isis: Rite of the Night

I hail You and praise You,
Glorious Goddess,
At the end of this day which You granted me.
May my actions within its hours be
judged to be justified,
And my words within its hours found to be true.
Drain from me all ill intent and action;
I offer to You all energy I have locked
In unworthy action or reaction
May tomorrow by Your grace find me
Wiser and my joy in the Universe still greater.
I ask Your welcome now in the Temple;
Accept me this night for rest, for study, and for worship;
Grant me dreams of meaning and the memory to recall them.
Hail to You, Goddess of the Starry pathways,
Hail to You, Goddess of the Deep Black,
Hail to You, Goddess of the Shining Sun at Midnight,
May I partake of Your glory forever.

I’ve always been emamoured with Egyptian texts, artwork, & spiritual practices, but I hadn’t really extensively explored them until recently. Having studied Hinduism in formal & informal settings, it’s hierarchical structure has similarities to Ancient Egyptian spirituality, which I find really fascinating… They both have an all encompassing supreme power (“Neter” or “Brahman”), gods & goddesses who can have character flaws & experience sickness or decay (Eg: “Ra” or “Ganesh”), & divine humans who mingle in the world of the gods or sometimes become god-like (Eg: “Isis” or “Arjuna”). I’m becoming very obsessed. I missed studying philosophical practices. Also, Egyptian gods remind me of Stephen Universe. New gods are formed when gods combine, haha.

What we know about past Ladybugs

Or more specifically, the one from Ancient Egypt.

During Ladybug’s era
–The king/pharaoh at the time was madly in love with his wife/queen
–The queen passed before him, early in life.
–He loved her so much he was willing to sacrifice an innocent person to talk to/revive his wife.
–The girl he tried to sacrifice wore glasses.
–Ladybug (and probably Cat Noir) saved the girl and stopped the pharaoh.
–The papyrus shows a Ladybug with a thin, body tight linen dress (common attire of Ancient Egyptian ladies) with spots as her costume, which implies that the Ladybug costumes are dependent and changeable on time periods (so different time era au ladybugs are TOTALLY a canon thing!)
–Ladybug had short, straight style hair, again, matching her time period.
–There is speculation that Cat Noir and Plagg are on the papyrus and therefore still partnered with Ladybug in Egypt
–If the two figures together is Ladybug and Cat Noir, speculated, then it can be assumed they were as flirty in Ancient Egypt as they are in this contemporary period.
–The papyrus shows Ladybug still using the sphere on a string, yoyo, weapon. So that is a consistent object amongst the two Ladybugs.

What Tikki’s explanations speculate/reveal
–There were definatly other Ladybugs before Marinette
–But Tikki mentions how she is the cutest/that her being cute is her best point so not to worry about it.
–Implying that the past Ladybugs were not as cute, or were more serious, hard, mature, etc, things other than cute.
–Tikki is millennias of years old. MILLENNIAS!!! And probably Plagg too.
–The papyrus shows Tikki looking the same as she does in the show, so her physical form has always been the same.
–Tikki still remembers Ancient Egypt and therefore all her other Ladybugs, assuming.

“Pharaonic Egypt never developed a radical two-worlds theory comparable to Christianity, Judaism, and Gnosticism. The Judgement of the dead connects the norms of this world with the next. What is valid here will be valid there. The attitudes and behaviors that lead to happiness, fulfillment and success in this world will find favor in the next. Classical Egyptian texts make no mention whatsoever of the idea of inversion by which in the next life the poor shall be made rich and vice versa, or those that travail and are heavy laden will be compensated for everything they have been made to suffer. The judgement of the Dead is not the great divide between this world and the next quite the contrary; it binds both worlds together inseparably.”

The Mind of Egypt by Jan Assman page 182

Ancient Egyptian works to be published together in English for first time

Ancient Egyptian texts written on rock faces and papyri are being brought together for the general reader for the first time after a Cambridge academic translated the hieroglyphic writings into modern English.

Until now few people beyond specialists have been able to read the texts, many of them inaccessible within tombs. While ancient Greek and Roman texts are widely accessible in modern editions, those from ancient Egypt have been largely overlooked, and the civilisation is most famous for its monuments.

The Great Pyramid and sphinx at Giza, the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and the rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel have shaped our image of the monumental pharaonic culture and its mysterious god-kings.

Toby Wilkinson said he had decided to begin work on the anthology because there was a missing dimension in how ancient Egypt was viewed: “The life of the mind, as expressed in the written word.” Read more.

“In the same way in which the Son of God assumed the human body as Ηis vestment, we must also wear the grace of the Holy Spirit which is the illumination of the hypostatic light of the Divinity in the human soul.”

~Based on St Makarios the Egyptian

(Image and text via aesceticexperience.com)

I couldn’t date a guy without an iPhone; I text mostly in emoji.
—  white woman, in Boulder, on dating criteria

Hello there! I am planning a project centered around exploring different ancient cultures around the world, and I’m looking to consult with people of the cultures to make my project as accurate as possible, and avoid being offensive to anybody. I have found a few people to talk with, but there are still many cultures I’m looking to research that I do not know any people who originate from these cultures or studying them specifically. So, if anyone sees this and is a part of/historically was a part of these cultures, or knows someone who does, and would be willing to help me perfect this project, please please please send me a message! The project will be to form a new Sims 4 challenge, which will involve a main character and their offspring through several generations immersing themselves in these particular cultures in some way, mostly set in BCE times, or around the swell of the area’s early greatness in mostly pre-1500 history. The goal of this challenge is for myself and others undertaking it to learn more about cultures around the world, and to push the sims community away from the default of whiteness and never talking about race. The cultures I’m looking at are and would to consult some people on are:

Greek

Filipino

Somalian

Indian

Egyptian

Aztec

Chinese

Mongolian

First Nations

Aboriginal

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The #Dogon stories explain that also. According to their oral traditions, a race people from the #Sirius system called the #Nommos visited Earth thousands of years ago. The Nommos were ugly, amphibious beings that resembled mermen and mermaids. They also appear in Babylonian, Accadian, and #Sumerian texts. The #Egyptian Goddess #Isis, who is sometimes depicted as a mermaid, is also linked with the star Sirius.

The Nommos, according to the Dogon legend, lived on a planet that orbits another star in the Sirius system. They landed on Earth in an “ark” that made a spinning decent to the ground with great noise and wind. It was the Nommos that gave the Dogon the knowledge about Sirius B.

The legend goes on to say the Nommos also furnished the Dogon’s with some interesting information about our own solar system: That the planet Jupiter has four major moons, that Saturn has rings and that the planets orbit the sun. These were all facts discovered by Westerners only after Galileo invented the telescope. The Nommos were #Anunnaki travelers in the distant past and they shared knowledge with the Dogon tribe among others on this planet. #4biddenknowledge

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The Body as a Microcosm

The concept of the human body as a symbolic representation of something greater is not a new idea. In Egyptian culture this idea can be traced back five or six thousand years to the most ancient extant Egyptian text, the Egyptian Book of the Dead. (This is actually some 2,000 papyrus rolls, dating from the Pyramids— some before—found in various tombs and distinguished by for- mulas to guide the dead.) Chinese Taoism, as revealed in its physical discipline and meditation process, views the body and spirit in much the same way as the ancient Egyptians. There is evidence that communication existed between the Egyptians, Tibetans, and Chinese as early as 800 B.C. Most of this sym- bology either sprouted from or existed side by side with the re- ligion of that time. The basic tenet of every religion is that the soul is a spirit form or a life force that only temporarily lives in a body and that the body is merely its vehicle.

In modern thought, this concept appears as the microcosm/ macrocosm theory, whereby everything in the outer world also exists in the inner world: the individual is a microcosm of hu- manity; the atom is a microcosm of the universe. This idea can be traced from the ancient philosophies of the Hindus, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans to those of the Kabbalists, alchemists, and Freemasons and into modern science. The idea that the inner world and the outer world are representations of one another suggests that if the ancient idea of chakras and the corresponding bodies (physical, emotional, mental, astral, and so on) is closely examined, a specific relationship between the chakras and the organs of the physical body can be found. In the following chap- ters we will explore the ways in which the organs reflect shifts in the energy of the chakras, especially those to which they are related in frequency.