from Galina Krasskova’s blog, Gangleri’s Grove:“My friend Setep wrote this series of Adorations as an offering to Sekhmet. He has been Her devotee and Her priest since before I was born. Needless to say, he adores Her, and serves Her both in His working life (he’s a physician) and in His daily devotions. This piece wasn’t finished in time to make it into my devotional to Sekhmet, but it will be going into the second edition. In the meantime, I have my friend’s permission to share it here.” –GK
77 Adorations for Sekhmet
Adoration unto You, Beloved Sekhmet.
Adoration be upon the gleaming eye of Ra.
Adoration onto You, Source of all Power.
Beautiful is the Terror You evoke.
I adore You, Mistress of Hekau.
I adore You, Roamer of the Desert.
I adore you Lady of Fetters,
Who binds the evildoer.
I adore You, Who guards the path to Amenti.
I adore You, Mother of the Dead.
I adore You, Bringer of Judgment
I adore You, Lady of the Tomb.
I adore You, Lady of the House of Life.
I adore You, Surgeon of Surgeons.
I adore You, Mistress of Plagues.
I adore You, Destroyer of Rebellions.
I adore You, Ever-Victorious One.
I adore You, Fierce Warrior.
I adore You, Goddess of Battle.
I adore You, Who destroys by Fire.
I adore You, Who Protects Her Children.
I adore You, Lady of Intoxication.
I adore You, Who Devours.
I adore You, all encompassing fire.
I adore You, all encompassing force.
I adore You, Who rouses the body.
I adore You, Conqueror of the heart.
I adore You, Unrivaled in Power.
I adore You, Most Ancient of the Gods.
I adore You, Who brings ecstasy.
I adore You, Who opens the way.
I adore You, Beloved of Ptah.
I adore You, ancient Guardian.
I adore You, Destroyer of obstacles.
Reposted from Gangleri’s Grove with permission.
January 30th, 2012
I have a fairly close relationship to Bast, and as I consider Sekhmet to be so close to her in energy signature, like two sides of the same coin, I work with her on occasion as well. I’m more likely to engage directly with Bast, however.
… Views expressed here are not necessarily mine, because I was in basically a Trance in which the Deity was essentially speaking to/through me, so the things I type are coming mostly from that Source. Thank you.
The format of my writings is shifting and sometimes jarring, because my journeys are often not sequential in that they can shift without warning and continue on totally different paths. I keep them this way on purpose. I was instructed to share these and so I will.
MY JOURNEY WITH SEKHMET
I suddenly became aware of a ‘weight’ on my crown chakra/top of my head area. I recognized it for an energetic pressure; often when things want my attention they apply “gentle pressure” on that area until I get so annoyed I trance out and listen, for once. (I am stubborn, with my Taurus moon.) Since Bast had told me this would happen for 4 days (streaming and journey with Her, that is) I assumed it was her.
This time she appeared in the guise of Sekhmet the Lion-Headed.
This is what Sekhmet explained to me: Read the rest of this entry »
January 30th, 2012
I recently went through 4 days of Journey/Visionwork with Bast and Sekhmet. I was informed this would occur right before it happened on the evening of the first night. I keep a Bast/Anubis altar in my bookcase and had the sudden urge to move their statues/boxes out to our kitchen altar (posted above, it’s outfitted for Winter hence the cool colors) and I was told by Bast to light an incense in Her honor, because we had things to speak about. Since I have been recently wondering about the nature of deity, I feel somehow like She planned this to teach me about such things…
MY JOURNEY WITH BAST
(The vision begins with me on a table, likely stone, in ritual garb, with Bast above me, breathing into my mouth. I inhale, she exhales, and in this way we share a single breath. We breath as of the same being, as of the same flesh, and in this way we journey together.)
First, I was a Leopard, running in a dense wood. To be honest it felt very African, as in it had foliage I would not expect locally around the Americas or in the vicinity of another place. I was running from something, afraid, my lithe muscles contracting and expanding. I felt speed, and feline grace, and sharp vision. I was interrupted in thought by a clearing in the trees, and in swooped a large falcon. His gnarled talons grabbed my shoulders and lifted, and I was flying. Once a feline, a ground creature, suddenly aware of the entirety of Existence, of the world beyond my feet and claws. (I think this perhaps is the untold story of Bast.)
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(For this portion I am in a dark, Egyptian-looking temple, with a large cat statue. A male in white garb is speaking out from a platform, to a crowd of us, whoever we were. He was explaining what Bast was and is, and you could tell he was Channeling at the time. I wrote down what he said as he said it.) Read the rest of this entry »
January 18th, 2012
Anna Yamamaya prepared her ’13 Adorations of Sekhmet’ because she’s been working with this Goddess lately. She writes:
“I adore you she-lion
I adore you scorching sun
I adore you rage of the storm
I adore you destructible tornado
I adore you roar of nature
I adore you infinite shakti
I adore you destroyer of the ill
I adore you lone desert flower
I adore you burning one
I adore you warrioress
I adore you crimson lady
I adore you raging lion
I adore you goddess”
Thank You, Anna
November 18th, 2011
Virtual Globetrotting has a submission by “daggerwell” of a room within NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Featured are a couple of statues of Sekhmet which can be viewed from any angle. It’s wonderful. Check it out!
October 25th, 2011
I have a challenge for artists who honor Sekhmet.
If you haven’t already done so, the next time you paint, allow Sekhmet to bless your hands. Allow Sekhmet’s powerful energy–as an inspirer of artists–to flow. Then watch the process unfold, allowing the wisdom within your heart to be in control.
Don’t think–just do! Keep your “head” (critic) out of the process by singing, playing special music, saying a perpetual prayer or a mantra. Light a stick of incense. Light a candle. Become a vessel of The Goddess. By making the creative process a sacred act, you are entering into another realm.
When you are finished be sure to THANK the Goddess, blow out the candle, turn off the music, etc… demarking your return back into ordinary space. It is important to establish a distinct boundary between the sacred and the mundane.
I’ve recommended this to several people and the results are ALWAYS amazing.
Sa Sekhem Sahu,