Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Anubis is first seen in the Old Kingdom in pyramid texts. He was associated with the burial of kings and was the most important God of the Dead before Osiris replaced him during the Middle Kingdom.  During a funeral procession, the procession would be headed by Anubis. It was not heard of to have a funeral procession without him.  Often you would see in the tombs and pyramids pictures of Anubis taking part in the funeral rites of embalming and mummification. (See the picture below.)

Anubis is the God that protects the dead and brings them to the afterlife.  He is portrayed as a human with a black jackal head.  The color black is to symbolize the dead and decaying flesh.  Anubis is also portrayed in pictures to be guarding the tombs of the dead.

When I work with Anubis, I feel a very calming presence. Usually he is very patient and thorough.  He doesn't like to be rushed and there is a constant reminder from him to take my time, be conscience about my movements, and follow the ritual or spells to the letter.  He is very meticulous. When I need to work with him, he calls to me louder than any other God or Goddess in my pantheon.

Anubis has always been a large part of my pantheon as far back as I can remember.  I really believe that his presence is so noted because of my past lives in Egypt.

Have any of you worked with Anubis?  I'd love to hear stories of your work with him!


Saturday, September 15, 2012

One HUGE step forward...

It's been a long year and a hard journey but now that I know my path and have had time to get down the path a ways, it's time.  It's time to be honest and say what it is.  I am Pagan. 

There have been a couple people who have now asked recently about the tattoos on my wrists and I've explained them and that I'm Pagan.

One tattoo is the triquetra and the other one is the ankh.  I've had to explain that these are now a symbol of my path that I've come to know as mine.  It's been a year since Water and I got the triquetra inked on ourselves.  That's when I really started this journey! The journey to the path I'm now on...

I guess I've always known.  I never really believed in the same things that others did.  I never really accepted blindly and believed a Christian faith. I'm Pagan.  I believe in higher powers but I don't believe in a male only dominated faith.  The God and Goddess are Yin and Yang.  I believe to every male side, there has to be an equal female side.

That being said, in my pantheon I personally have Isis, Anubis, Thor, Loki, Freya, Artemis, Ares... These are just a couple of the Gods and Goddesses that I connect with.  Anubis, Thor and Loki are the main Gods I connect with.  Anubis has always been a favorite and I believe that comes from my past lives in Egypt.  Thor has also been like Anubis and I believe that comes from past lives too.  Loki, now he's an interesting God to work with.  He wont' be rushed and at times he becomes quite frustrating in that he takes his sweet time or uses trickery.

In the coming months, I am going to be exploring with you the Gods and Goddesses that I have in my pantheon so that maybe I can help someone else with their own pantheon!

I'm so glad that I've been able to share this all with you!  Blessed Be!