Hills of the Horizon: Green Man Mysteries

In the end of November, more or less, depending on how one tinkers with the calculators, Kemetics celebrate the Mysteries of Osiris. This multi-day festival is, in effect, the funeral rituals for Wesir, and thus serve as the template for all funerals, as all of the dead become Osiris on their route to the West. That is, however, not all it is. [Read more…]

Hills of the Horizon: Narrative Theology II – The Eye of the Story

We look for stories that speak to important things in our lives. And here is a story about recovery, about disability, and about being holy, embedded in the nuances of a myth. [Read more…]

Hills of the Horizon: Dawn Unbroken

The moment of creation, the theological Big Bang, is the dawn appearing in the heart of a fragile flower. It may be the past, the first moment, but it is not gone: it is always there. [Read more…]

Hills of the Horizon: Nun of the Above

From the nothingness that was the possibility of everything, a mound emerges; Something, upon that mound, creates Creation. Sometimes it is a flower that blooms, or a Power that speaks, or a falcon, or an arch of orgasm, but there, in the midst of maybe, an actual event happens, the first event, and after that comes everything. [Read more…]

Naturalistic Traditions: Were archaic Egypt and Mesopotamia naturalistic?

Could there have been strands of naturalism running through archaic civilizations such as Egypt and Mesopotamia? As in the cases of hunter-gatherers and early agricultural peoples, tempting evidence suggests it is possible, though unlikely. At the same time, there is good reason to believe these civilizations paved the way for the development of naturalism in later eras. [Read more…]