Hola chiques ¿Que tal? Hoy les traigo una tabla de correspondencia de los nombres de los dioses egipcios, de su nombre griego a su nombre egipcio
Anukis = Anuket
Isis = Aset
Osiris = Asir
Bastis = Bast
Horus = Her Ur (Es el dios con cabeza de Alcón y cuerpo de humano, es el hermano de Aset, no su hijo)
Hepy = Hep
Apis = Hepu
Horus = Heru (Él es el dios Alcón, hijo de Asir y Aset)
Hathor = Het-Heret
Amón = Imen
Atum = Itemu
Atón = Iten
Jepri = Jepri/Khepri
Jnoumis = Khnum/Jnum
Josun = Josun
Geb = Keb
Maat = Maat
Min = Menu
Mesjenet = Mesjenet
Month = Montu
Mut = Mut
Neftis = Nebet-Het
Nejbet = Nejbet
Nut = Nut
Ptah = Ptah
Ra = Re
Satis = Satet
Sacmis = Sekhmet
Selkis = Serket
Seshat = Seshat
Shu = Shu
Sucos = Sobek
Sokaris = Sokar
Sotis = Sopdet
Tifon = Sutekh/Seth/Set
Tatenen = Tatenen
Taureis = Taur
Thot/Thoth = Tehuti
Tfenis = Tefnut
Uto = Uadjet
Ofois = Upuaut
Anubis = Yinepu/Ampu
Eso a sodo todo por hoy, chiques, espero les sirva
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What is ancestor veneration?
Veneration simply means "to have great respect". I choose to use the term "ancestor veneration" over "ancestor work" because I believe that if you want to work with your ancestors, then you need to start by having a strong sense of respect for them. Your ancestors aren't attack dogs, nor are they slaves. They are not there for you to give orders to or treat with disrespect. Your ancestors are your family. Your ancestors are your guides and your protectors. They are the ones who came before you and are the very reason you were able to exist.
I say this because I often see people in the witchcraft and magic community try to treat spirits like attack dogs and slaves. Hell, I've seen people treat deities as such. It's pretty disturbing to me. Don't be one of those people.
Working with your ancestors is similar to all other forms of spirit work, though I wouldn't approach it the same. Your ancestors were once human. They had flaws in life and chances are some of them carried those flaws into death, too. They have their own morals and values. Not all of them deserve respect, and chances are there are some ancestors you don't want in your space. I'll address this later, though.
How do I determine who my ancestors are?
If you were raised by your blood relatives, this may be a little easier for you. The first thing you will want to do is ask your living family what they know. Parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents... Ask them what they know and remember about your past relatives. Try to write down names when you hear them. If you are lucky enough to have relatives who keep detailed documentation about your ancestry, that is even better.
Depending on where you live, public documentation can be of great help. Old newspaper articles, obituaries... Try to figure out how you can make connections this way. You'd be surprised by the information you can find.
If you really want to dive deep into your heritage, ancestry DNA kits can help you with that. It can be expensive, and the databases of these companies vary, but it can be helpful. Some can connect you to distant relatives that have used the same ancestry DNA company. They can also give you a very general idea about where your ancestors came from.
If you were adopted, or generally have zero information regarding your blood relatives, that is okay. Your adopted family is still your family, depending on how you view them. If you love your adopted family, and truly consider them family, then you can choose to work with them, too.
I personally don't believe in the whole "your blood determines who your family is" thing. Family is more complex than that to me. That being said, if your parents or other relatives have any close friends that you grew up with, they could be considered family, too. Sometimes we are lucky enough to have people come into our lives and treat us like family. If you grew up with anybody like this, and consider them to be family, they can count as an ancestor too.
What if my ancestors were bad people?
I most commonly see this question being asked by white people. They usually refer to their racist, white ancestors. I even see people go as far as to claim white people can't work with their ancestors because of this.
Here is the thing: everybody has at least a few shitty people for ancestors. Your race does not make your immune to having bad people in your ancestry.
It is up to you to look at the ancestors you know of and determine who you want in your space. You are not required to work with every single ancestor you have. You have the right to say no to an ancestor and tell them to stay away from you. You do not need to work with racist, homophobic, transphobic, or whatever else ancestors.
You can set boundaries with your ancestors.
How do I start ancestor veneration once I determine who my ancestors are and which ones I want to honor?
Start by considering an ancestor altar. This can be easy for those of you who are in the broom closet due to hateful family. You can always pass it off as a little memorial spot for your past loved ones (this isn't even a false claim- an ancestor altar is literally a place to pay your respects). If you are able to, start collecting things for an ancestor altar.
The first things I suggest looking for are photos of your ancestors and things that belonged to them, if possible. You can add jewelry, things they used for their favorite hobbies... If you can't find the exact things they used for their hobbies, you could consider buying something that they would have used.
Your ancestors will need offerings, too. I know people tend to get a little intimidated about giving spirits regular offerings, so I suggest starting small and try keeping up with a schedule. Dedicate a specific day of the week to start. Once you feel comfortable with that day, make it two days of the week. If you are comfortable giving them offerings every day, even better!
Some of the easiest offerings you can give your ancestors include coins, cash, flowers, incense, candles, tobacco products and the sacred text of their chosen religion (such as a Bible). You can also include more personal offerings, such as a handwritten letter from yourself or a piece of artwork you created for them.
Food and liquid offerings, in my opinion, are a necessity. Your ancestors deserve to be well fed, too! They may not be here in their physical form to enjoy it, but it is still appreciated regardless. Get some plates and cups specifically for the ancestors. Give them a small portion of food before you eat. Leave it on the ancestor altar until breakfast/lunch/dinner time is over. What you choose to do with the food after is up to you. Some people throw it away, others eat it themselves. Drinks are important, too. Water is the most basic liquid offering you can give. I suggest changing water offerings out daily, if you are comfortable with daily offerings. You can also offer coffee, teas, soda and alcohol.
How do I communicate with my ancestors?
For you, it is as simple as speaking. Just talk to them like you would with your living relatives. This should be an obvious thing, but I have met people who have never considered just... talking. You don't need to use divination every time you want to talk to your ancestors. Just talk out loud to them. Whenever you give them offerings at their altar, thank them for any help they give you and talk to them a bit. Let them know you are thinking of them.
In terms of figuring out messages your ancestors send you, there are a few ways to do this. Divination is one of the most common ways to get their messages to you. You could also ask them to send you signs. Personally, when I'm asking my ancestors for signs, I use divination to try and get some symbolism to look out for. If I can't get anything from divination then I ask for specific things, such as coins. If you're the type to do dream work, you can also ask your ancestors to present themselves to you in your dreams.
Communicating with the ancestors isn't limited to these things, though, so see what works best for you. Sometimes different ancestors have different preferences and communicate different than others.
What can my ancestors do for me?
As I've mentioned before, your ancestors can guide you and protect you. You may also have ancestors who wish to help you with your magic workings, too.
Don't forget that your ancestors were once living people, too. They had their own boundaries when they were alive, and chances are they've got boundaries still. Be sure to get to know them, whether it be through listening to stories about them from your living relatives or through your own means of communication. One ancestor may not offer the same guidance or assistance that another ancestor does.
➳ "Badass Ancestors: Finding Your Power with Ancestral Guides" by Patti Wigington
➳ "Honoring Your Ancestors: A Guide to Ancestral Veneration" by Mallorie Vaudoise (I haven't been able to read this one yet, but I see this book praised often.)
➳ "Ancestral Tarot: Uncover Your Past and Chart Your Future" by Nancy Hendrickson (I don't fully agree with all of this person's ideas, but I do find this book to be a good start for beginners who are familiar with tarot.)
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Lucky color of January 24, 2022
Mint Green is associated with commitment, harmony, love, adventure, balance, calmness, responsibility, vibrant energy, security, creativity, and peace. It often represents an ability to see the positive side of every situation.
Cards of the day 🍹
So okay I went to get some essential oils and also picked up some Japanese incense and a new incense holder. Also got a crystal! Forgot to take a picture of the sign with its name though so that sucks but it like helps connecting with your higher self.
Hello, my precious lilies. I am an aspiring baby garden witch. I'm into gardening, herbs, crystals, color magick, and I love researching all I can. I hope to spread my love for the Earth and magick while making lots of friends!
I got this Venus/Aphordite sculpture about two years ago at a thift store but thought I'd share it cause I'm trying to use it again. Anyway it's perfect for an altar for her. It has three candle holders that I sometimes use as an offering space. I still haven't found a good spot in my new apartment. She's right behind my bed on a window sill so it's not the greatest spot.
Prosperity bowl 🍀💰
I would give anything in the world to have my ears naturally look like this 🥲
Working with King Paimon
Working with the beloved King has benefited me in many ways. I started working with him when I was a beginner so in my upg he's beginner friendly.
Having a very casual relationship with him has allowed me to open up to him and he has helped me incredibly much not only in my craft but also in my personal life. He's something like a 'best friend' to me and I trust him with my life.
He has helped me a lot with witchcraft although he has let me make a few mistakes here and there so I could learn from them. I'm gonna admit that I've made some very stupid mistakes and errors in my craft but he's trying to help me learn how to forgive myself.
(Note: don't let anyone bring you down or belittle you for your mistakes in your practice. It's okay to make mistakes dear witches and pagans, you'll learn and grow from them. Also don't forget that everyone has made a mistake in their practice atleast once whether it was big or small. No one's perfect.)
I highly recommend King Paimon for shadow work. He can also help with emotional understanding. During my shadow work sessions with him I've discovered some very interesting parts of myself, some that I absolutely hate and some that I love. He's helping me see clearly and have common sense. He's gentle yet intense during shadow work. If you're struggling with emotional understanding or understanding yourself King Paimon could help with it.
He's also a demon that's very connected to music as most of you know. While working with this amazing King I've learned how to communicate through music, how to feel it, how to use it as a healing tool and I've connected with it very deeply. This was life changing for me. If you wanna connect with King Paimon more I suggest that you use music.
He has been very patient with me and has taught me that it's okay to have feelings, to be emotional, it's okay to cry, it's okay to experience human feelings. While learning that it's okay to have feelings and be emotional he has taught me to also not let my emotions control me which is also very important (still working on that though). He has helped me a lot to get in touch with my sentive side and learn how to embrace it. Sensitivity isn't a bad thing after all.
Something also very important that I learned from working with him is that nothing is to be taken for granted. Nothing. And oh boy I learned that the hard way but it was worth it.
Ask for his help if you want to see clearly in a situation and break it down/analyze it. He gives the best advice ever and has a lot of wisdom to share. He's usually very happy to help in situations like that. He has helped me a ton and I'm usually sharing his wisdom and advice with my friends who need help (with his permission ofc).
He has helped me with many existential crisis' and he has helped me stand on my feet again when life brings me down. His presence might be strong but it's quite comforting for me. He's my main emotional support god. He's the best at making you feel safe.
He might be an absolute sweetheart most of the time but he can also be strict at times. In my experience when I'm working on something with him he appears to be more strict. When he works he means business, so keep that in mind. But he's very light-hearted and playful outside of the working space and hours in my experience. His humour is amazing and he cracks the best jokes.
Always be respectful to him. Always call him by his title 'KING Paimon'. I've never dared to call him just 'Paimon'. I usually also veil for him (to show respect and bc I'm devoted to him) and he really appreciates it. You could also sing to him. I personally believe that I don't have a nice singing voice but King Paimon say's that it's fine and wants me to sing either way, so I sing for him often which is something he also appreciates.
Oh my gods, this post turned out longer than I expected but oh well, I hope that you found something helpful from it. Remember that this is just my upg of working with him so it might not be the same for everyone.
Lucky color of January 23, 2022
Monarch Orange represents the spiritual evolution and cosmic connection through one’s past lifetimes, or the lifetimes of their ancestors. It symbolizes the guiding light that directs one to their highest spiritual truth, and the internal compass that we all have that never ceases to point us in the right direction. Monarch Orange is a source of inspiration, hope, and guiding light to help bring you back to your essential self and the core of your being.
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