Awake and embrace the void Your heart strong enough for its joys and its worries Leave, and when you awake to life You will feel young again on the new day Rest, lie down assured of long good health. “Good night, the gods protect you, their protection is before you each day No bad thing approaches The demon (Apep) is repelled from your bed chamber Ipet the Great protects you in your long and powerful life.” The day and night illumined, You shine forth For she guides your steps on the right path, And you know what is needed, The god Ptah provisions you, filling your storeroom, With food and drink aplenty, and in good measure. Your diary and records all in order and well-composed. The mistakes of the past forgotten, The staff in your hand well made and sustaining. Break bread with the wise, Your cares all behind you. Only reason lies before you, The best is yet to come. * Praise be to TAWERET, Bringing ‘perfection’ in her beautiful name. I praise her to the limits of the sky, I desire her Ka, calming day by day. Be merciful to me, May I behold your mercy, You, of perfect mercy! Extend your hand to me, Giving me life, And granting me offspring! Do not reproach me for my errors You, in perfect mercy! Even if my helpers slip up, My peers still reward me. I desire your great strength, None knows you as I do; I will say to the children and children’s children: Thee as guardian before her! Joy my heart should seize, Because on this day TAWERET is merciful, My house prospers with her blessings. May she give them day after day, And I never say ‘Oh I have regrets!’ May she continue to give me health, And my womb bear children safely, [Or the future be secure]. My heart is glad every day, for sure The good ones expel the evil, And I am blessed. Behold her people will live forever, My enemies are fearful before you TAWARET! Since your rage oppresses them more than a mountain of iron, Her mercy gives us life!
In NakedTantra, we documented the first ritual to Ipet the Hippo Goddess.
The insight we got was that Ipet helps one through the trauma of transitions.
Set kills his brother Osiris, with whom he has a secret bond, but they are part of each other. Now he has to deal with the fallout. Ipet is there to hold Set, or you, in place, to help you check your emotions, if you break the ties that bind you to her, you will lose control.
In Ritual year 2 ( work in progress) we had the insight that Set is not at all bind to Ipet but chose to stay contained within her center out of his own free will.
The Eye of The Storm
On the sandbanks of the river I am the Hippo out of the water Walking on dry soft-land. Making patterns in the sand Four pillars around the eye One for the north, one for the west, One for the south, and one for the east The four guardians of the centre Of the goddess within In the centre of her heart An eye, like a black hole, a vortex Spinning nearly out of control Thunder roar The binds are gone If you look into her eye You will see from all directions His reflection in her eye Typhon spin with a mighty will In the centre of our heart Free
I wonder what insight will have after this year’s ritual…