In my regular column on crystals, in the latest issue of Mystic Tribe Magazine, I have written an article called “Isis Crytals” which describes Isian crystals, what they can do for you and the variations of the different types. For your FREE copy follow this link:
In my regular column on crystals, in the latest issue of Mystic Tribe Magazine, I have written an article called “Crystal Cleansers” which contains information on how to use various methods to cleanse crystals and an effective recipe I came up with which can be used as an all purpose crystal cleanser. For your FREE copy follow this link:
In this issue, for my column Walking With the Goddess, I share my article on “How to Cleanse and Purify Using the Elements“. This article contains various purification techniques utilising the elements individually, and brings them all together in a ritual I have specifically written, encompassing them all.
The Starlit Path is a free magazine which can be downloaded here: Starlitpath Summer 2019
The best time to honor Hekate is the Deipnon and Noumenia. With that said, every year I create an Athenian Calendar to calculate the Deipnon and Noumenia using the Southern Hemisphere New Moons, to ensure my devotions are on the right evenings from my location. This is calculated by the start off point of the Summer Solstice in Greece of that particular year.
The Athenian Calendar also known as the Attic Calendar was a lunisolar calendar used during the classical period of Ancient Greece during the 4th and 5th Centuries BC. It was exclusively used in Athens at the time and each month starts at the first sighting of the new moon, with the year beginning just after mid-summer. It’s become a modern go to for practicing Hellenics and as such, what we use and have today is a reconstruction of what they used around 300-500 BC. I have superimposed this Athenian Calendar over our modern Gregorian one, to loosely create a festival calendar of 12 months based on the cycle of the moon which starts at the beginning of the Athenian year – on the summer solstice in Athens. The names of the months reflect the gods and festivals honoured at that time and have agricultural links to the planting or harvesting of food in the northern hemisphere.
Here is what the yearly Athenian Calendar basically looks like:
1 Hekatombaion (Ἑκατομβαιών) July/August
2 Metageitnion (Μεταγειτνιών) August/September (named after Apollo)
3 Boedromion (Βοηδρομιών) September/October
4 Pyanepsion (Πυανεψιών) October/November
5 Maimakterion (Μαιμακτηριών) November/December (named after Zeus)
6 Poseideon (Ποσειδεών) December/January
7 Gamelion (Γαμηλιών) January/February
8 Anthesterion (Ἀνθεστηριών) February/March (named after the festival of Anthesteria)
9 Elaphebolion (Ἑλαφηβολιών) March/April
10 Mounichion (Μουνιχιών) April/May
11 Thargelion (Θαργηλιών) May/June
12 Skirophorion (Σκιροφοριών) June/July
Every month lasts for approximately 29-30 days in total. Each month is broken up into 10 days of three which reflect the moon phases in the following order: Waxing, Full and Waning Moons.
Days 1 to 8 were all sacred to gods or spirit entities and the last day of the month, known as “hene kai nea” translated as “the old and the new”, is dedicate to Hekate as it’s her Deipnon along with the first day of the month, Noumenia which is also dedicated to Hekate.
Here are the details of those 8 sacred days in the Athenian Calendar month:
Day 1: Noumenia (New Moon)
Day 2: Agathos Daimon
Day 3: Athena’s Birthday
Day 4: Heracles, Hermes, Aphrodite and Eros
Day 6: Artemis’ Birthday
Day 7: Apollo’s Birthday
Day 8: Poseidon and Theseus (Mikalson 1975: 24)
Day 29-30: Deipnon
To get you all started with adapting the Athenian Calendar to the Gregorian one, here is the Athenian Calendar I created for 2019, calculated for Southern Hemisphere practitioners:
21 June 2019, = Summer Solstice in Greece (Winter Solstice in Australia 22nd June 1.54am EST)
1 Hekatombaion (Ἑκατομβαιών)
3 July Day 1: Noumenia (New Moon) 5.16am Athenian New Year
4 July Day 2: Agathos Daimon
5 July Day 3: Athena’s Birthday
6 July Day 4: Heracles, Hermes, Aphrodite and Eros
7 July Day 6: Artemis’ Birthday
8 July Day 7: Apollo’s Birthday
9 July Day 8: Poseidon and Theseus (Mikalson 1975: 24)
31 July Day 29-30: Deipnon
2 Metageitnion (Μεταγειτνιών) (named after Apollo)
1 August Day 1: Noumenia (New Moon) 1.11pm
2 August Day 2: Agathos Daimon
3 August Day 3: Athena’s Birthday
4 August Day 4: Heracles, Hermes, Aphrodite and Eros
5 August Day 6: Artemis’ Birthday
6 August Day 7: Apollo’s Birthday
7 August Day 8: Poseidon and Theseus (Mikalson 1975: 24)
29 August Day 29-30: Deipnon
3 Boedromion (Βοηδρομιών)
30 August Day 1: Noumenia (New Moon) 8.37pm
31 August Day 2: Agathos Daimon
1 September Day 3: Athena’s Birthday
2 September Day 4: Heracles, Hermes, Aphrodite and Eros
3 September Day 6: Artemis’ Birthday
4 September Day 7: Apollo’s Birthday
5 September Day 8: Poseidon and Theseus (Mikalson 1975: 24)
28 September Day 29-30: Deipnon
4 Pyanepsion (Πυανεψιών)
29 September Day 1: Noumenia (New Moon) 4.26am
30 September Day 2: Agathos Daimon
1 October Day 3: Athena’s Birthday
2 October Day 4: Heracles, Hermes, Aphrodite and Eros
3 October Day 6: Artemis’ Birthday
4 October Day 7: Apollo’s Birthday
5 October Day 8: Poseidon and Theseus (Mikalson 1975: 24)
27 October Day 29-30: Deipnon
5 Maimakterion (Μαιμακτηριών) (named after Zeus)
28 October Day 1: Noumenia (New Moon) 2.38pm
29 October Day 2: Agathos Daimon
30 October Day 3: Athena’s Birthday
31 October Day 4: Heracles, Hermes, Aphrodite and Eros
1 November Day 6: Artemis’ Birthday
2 November Day 7: Apollo’s Birthday
2 November Day 8: Poseidon and Theseus (Mikalson 1975: 24)
26 November Day 29-30: Deipnon
6 Poseideon (Ποσειδεών)
27 November Day 1: Noumenia (New Moon) 2.05am
28 November Day 2: Agathos Daimon
29 November Day 3: Athena’s Birthday
30 November Day 4: Heracles, Hermes, Aphrodite and Eros
1 December Day 6: Artemis’ Birthday
2 December Day 7: Apollo’s Birthday
3 December Day 8: Poseidon and Theseus (Mikalson 1975: 24)
25 December Day 29-30: Deipnon
(C) T. Georgitsis 2019
In my regular column on crystals in the latest issue of Mystic Tribe Magazine, I have written an article called “Crystals What Are They and Why Use Them?” which contains information on how to use crystals, how to find the right one for you and how to cleanse them. For your FREE copy follow this link:
I have contributed an article for the latest issue of Mystic Tribe Magazine, called “What is Crystal Programming?” and for you to get your FREE copy follow this link:
Linda Iles has produced a great issue this season of the Fellowship of Isis zine which is a free magazine with members contributing from all around the world.
I have contributed a review for the book “Let Us Remember” and for your FREE copy follow this link:
LET US REMEMBER…A Devotional to Honor the Netjeru by Apryl R. Green-Muilenburg
This self-published book came out on the 21st January 2019 and is available through Amazon. As the book description states, Let Us Remember…A Devotional to Honor the Netjeru is a collection of hymns and prayers for use in ritual, invoking the *Netjeru as well as in devotional work to the Netjeru.
I originally discovered the author’s poetry through her Facebook posts and her blog (https://theferalgoddess.wordpress.com) where she writes evocative prose in honour of the Egyptian Gods as part of her regular devotion. I was always eager to have these poems in one collection as I always found them so ethereally evocative and I am glad it’s come to pass.
Written by a modern practitioner and a devotional act within itself, this book is filled with beautiful prose and is a heartfelt offering. The poetry can be used in your spellwork, rituals and meditations to the Ancient Egyptian Gods or it can simply be used for the enjoyment of the prose.
Designed by Apryl herself, the front cover of the book shows an image of Isis, Queen of Magic and this depiction is perfect for the representation of the book, as it perfectly encapsulates the essence of this devotional. Words are heka, and heka is magic in the Ancient Egyptian tradition and this book is a creation of magic in itself.
Apryl R. Green-Muilenburg’s qualifications in the tradition she writes about is impressive and solid. Devotee and daughter of the Goddess Isis all her adult life, she is a Practicing Kemetic Witch, and Initiated Wiccan Priestess in the Isian Tradition, a Remetj in the House of Netjer and member of the Fellowship of Isis (FOI).
Apryl has been writing since she was a pre-teen, with previously published works in two anthologies honoring the Goddess Isis and Goddess Sekhmet respectively. She has a blog https://thescarlettedda.wordpress.com where she publishes her short stories written with a fairy tale twist based on personal life experiences as well as her feral prose at https://theferalgoddess.wordpress.com She also has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington and is an advocate for vulnerable populations, with a focus on our older adults. As Apryl has stated, she strives to bring a positive perspective to death and dying; emphasizing ancestor veneration/workings in her mundane and spiritual life.
With this in mind it makes this piece of work an artist’s vessel for illumination and connection to spirit. When I received my copy of the book I was impressed by Apryl’s love of the gods which shone through the page like stars from the vaults of heaven. So much so that I have taken to leaving it in my shrine so I can access it easily and use it when I am before both my ancestors and Gods in spiritual communion.
The quality of the book is exceptional and would make a perfect addition to any practitioner’s library, from anyone who is only briefly aware of the Ancient Egyptian Gods to those who are seasoned practitioners.
If you would like to purchase a copy please follow the link below and know you are supporting an independent artist who has made this for the love of the gods through her use of inspiring poetry:
*Netjeru = Ancient Egyptian Gods in Kemetic.
Review by Setjataset 2019 (C) T. Georgitsis
In this issue, for my column Walking With the Goddess, I share a poem I wrote to my patron Hekate as her devotee and avid herbalist called, “Hekate’s Herbalist”.
There are also some wonderful articles in this issue, including a Cord Spell, The Spell Cord and Meditation: Purification by Flame, which is very Hekate-centric in my opinion and a great addition to one’s practice to the Goddess.
The Starlit Path is a free magazine which can be downloaded here: Starlitpath Spring 2019