Praise Be To Auset

Isis starburst 2

The name of Isis properly belongs to a divine being who is the antithesis of this gang of terrorists. But She has an older name, a name that is unprofaned. [Read more...]

Egyptian Summer Solstice

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While the liturgy of our Egyptian Summer Solstice ritual is our own modern creation, it is inspired by the daily temple rituals of ancient Egypt and it is quite different from our usual Pagan rites. I think the differences are relevant to devotional polytheists regardless of which traditions and which Gods we follow. [Read more...]

Building a Summer Solstice Tradition

Isis 06.18.14

Summer Solstice is perhaps the least well-defined of all the eight celebrations of the Wheel of the Year. and you could easily drop it from your list of high days. Denton CUUPS has used this as an opportunity to build a local tradition around our Egyptian Temple Ritual. [Read more...]

A Journey To The Isles

the Cliffs of Mohor

A recent trip to England, Wales and Ireland was inspiring, educational, and at times just plain fun, but there’s something to be learned from the journey too. [Read more...]

Egyptian Summer Solstice

Egyptian Summer Solstice 2012

The gods – of Egypt or of any other land – do not make everything right. If we listen to them and work with them, they will point us in the right direction. But we have to do the work. [Read more...]

Happy Solstice!

Hail, O Sun and Gods of the Sun!

Today we celebrate the Summer Solstice. Tomorrow I’ll set aside my Druid robes, put on an Egyptian tunic and help lead a ritual to honor the gods and goddesses of Egypt and present them to the people of this new time and place. [Read more...]

Ronald West Beckett (1948 – 2013)

Ron and John, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, 1998

My brother Ron died this past Saturday, May 18. His passing was not a surprise, but it is still sad to realize my big brother is gone from this world. This is the eulogy I gave for him at his funeral on May 21. [Read more...]

Earth Rhythms Summer SolstiCelebration

Pictures from today’s Egyptian Summer Solstice ritual at White Rock Lake. Denton CUUPS was the opening ceremony for the Earth Rhythms day-long celebration. Thanks to Cathy for serving as photographer. Stephanie from Yew Grove CUUPS counted 140 people watching the ritual. The opening invocations   Livvy speaks as Michi makes an appeasement offering to Set [Read More...]