Invocation of Sekhmet

(C) T. Georgitsis 2009 

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Invocation of Sekhmet

Translated by E.A. St George
Taken from her booklet Under Regulus.
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Behold, I smell the earth before the mighty one.
Behold how I have kept the vigil in the shrine of Sekhmet.
Behold, I am the child, the child of Sekhmet, the lady of the east.
I am with her. I am one with her.
I am Sekhmet and the flames of all those who praise her.
I am the hand of the powerful goddess, wearer of the solar disc.
I am the twice beautiful one, more splendid than yesterday.
I am she who goes forth with Ra.
I am she.

My hair is the hair of Sekhmet, the golden one.
My eyes are the eyes of the lioness.
My ears are the ears of the goddess.
My nose is the nose of she who can sniff out all evil.
My teeth are the fangs, which can devour the darkness.
My neck is the neck of the divine goddess.
My hands are the hands with long claws.
My forearms are the forearms of the mighty one.
My backbone is golden and it shines with splendour.
My chest is the chest of the mighty one of terror.
My belly and back are the belly and back of Sekhmet.
My buttocks are strong, as the goddess.
My hips and legs are the hips and legs of the goddess.
My feet are the clawed feet of the lion goddess.
There is no part of me that is not of the goddess.
I am Sekhmet who cometh forth in the dawn.
I am the power of Ra by day.

I shall not be dragged back by my arms
and none shall lay violent hands upon me,
lest I destroy them utterly.
Neither man nor god shall hurt me, nor shall the living,
or shall the holy dead detain me.
Nor shall the demons destroy me in battle,
or I am Sekhmet and I shall eat off their faces.
I am she who cometh forth.
I am yesterday and I am the seer of millions of years.
J am the power of the divine judge.
I dwell in the east.
I am the lady of eternity, the unveiled one. .
My name is created to defy all evil.

I am the flame that shineth in the sanctuary.
I am Sekhmet.

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