Book Review: Let Us Remember…A Devotional to Honor the Netjeru by Apryl R. Green-Muilenburg

 

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:

LET US REMEMBER…: A Devotional to Honor the Netjeru

 

*Netjeru = Ancient Egyptian Gods in Kemetic.

Review by Setjataset 2019 (C) T. Georgitsis

2019 Sabbat Dates: Southern Hemisphere

 

(C) T. Georgitsis 2019

A Devotional to Honor the Netjeru

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Cant wait to get a hold on this amazing new book book – Let Us Remember: A Devotional to Honor the Egyptian Netjeru.

This book contains a collection of hymns and prayers for use in ritual, invoking the Netjeru as well as in devotional work to the Netjeru.

I have been reading Apryl’s work for years and its finally in a collection!

To purchase your copy go here:
 

2019 Moon Phases: Southern Hemisphere

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Specific magickal workings need to be conducted on specific moon phases*.  

Here are the New and Full Moon Phases for Eastern Standard Time in Australia for 2019:

 

New Moon Waxing Moon Full Moon Wanning Moon
6 Jan 12:28 pm 14 Jan 5:45 pm 21 Jan 4:16 pm 28 Jan 8:10 am
5 Feb 8:03 am 13 Feb 9:26 am 20 Feb 2:53 am 26 Feb 10:27 pm
7 Mar 3:03 am 14 Mar 9:27 pm 21 Mar 12:42 pm 28 Mar 3:09 pm
5 Apr 7:50 pm 13 Apr 5:05 am 19 Apr 9:12 pm 27 Apr 8:18 am
5 May 8:45 am 12 May 11:12 am 19 May 7:11 am 27 May 2:33 am
3 Jun 8:01 pm 10 Jun 3:59 pm 17 Jun 6:30 pm 25 Jun 7:46 pm
3 Jul 5:16 am 9 Jul 8:54 pm 17 Jul 7:38 am 25 Jul 11:18 am
1 Aug 1:11 pm 8 Aug 3:30 am 15 Aug 10:29 pm 24 Aug 12:56 am
30 Aug 8:37 pm 6 Sep 1:10 pm 14 Sep 2:32 pm 22 Sep 12:40 pm
29 Sep 4:26 am 6 Oct 3:47 am 14 Oct 8:07 am 21 Oct 11:39 pm
28 Oct 2:38 pm 4 Nov 9:23 pm 13 Nov 12:34 am 20 Nov 8:10 am
27 Nov 2:05 am 4 Dec 5:58 pm 12 Dec 4:12 pm 19 Dec 3:57 pm
26 Dec 4:13 pm

         

Full Moon (Psychic & Manifestation Work)

Waxing Moon (Invoking/Bringing In Workings)

Wanning Moon (Banishing/Pushing Out Workings)

New Moon (Psychic & Invoking Work)

Dark Moon (Banishing & Divination Workings)

 

(C) T. Georgitsis 2019

Agate: Spell for Transformation

Aids:  Transmutation, cleansing, assimilation, receptivity, higher truth and strength.

Chakra: All

Element: Fire

Number: 5 & 7

Planet: Mercury

Purpose: To put you in touch with your higher self and to be able to recognise the spiritual well within yourself.

Star Sign: Gemini, Taurus, Virgo, Libra and Capricorn.

Tarot Card:  Priestess 

Spell work: Take a piece of agate (it can be jewellery or any other functioning/decorative piece) and place it in your left palm whilst using your right palm to enclose it within your hands. Bless and charge it by repeating the following:

“A’set, Mother of Magick and Universal Priestess –
I ask for you to create, elevate and bless,
Connection to my higher self and inner soul,
Bring alignment and connection to myself whole,
Transmute and assimilate my Akashic wisdom
Receive the knowledge and within transform. “

 

(c) T. Georgitsis 2018

Sandalwood: Spell for Setting Self Worth

Aids:  Protection, devotion, purification and consecration.

Chakra: Third Eye & Root Chakra.

Element: Water

Number: 1

Planet: Moon

Purpose: Divine direction and self worth.

Star Sign: Cancer

Tarot Card:  The Magician

Spell work: Take a piece of jewellery that makes you feel good.  Anoint it with sandalwood oil or pass it through the smoke of sandalwood incense whilst saying:  

“I am Worthy

I am Light

I am Darkness

I am Might

 

I am Balanced

I am Whole

I am Evolving

I am Soul”

Keep it with you to invoke self worth.

(c) T. Georgitsis 2018

Lapel Pin/Brooch: Spell For Manifesting Within

Aids: Manifestation of wants and needs.

Purpose: Spiritual armour of self sufficiency.

Spell work:  Take brand new lapel pin or broach which symbolises what you want to bring into your life.  The example I have included above is for Bast who is a symbol of the protectress in the Ancient Egyptian pantheon. Tie a red string on the back of the lapel pin/broach and place before you. Whilst pulling the string towards you repeat the following to activate it:

“Bring you forward,
bring you near –
Bring you within me,
manifestation of
(name what you want) appear.”

 

(c) T. Georgitsis 2018

Travellers Amulet: Spell For Safe Travel

AKA: Amulet Stone, Star Agate or Thunder Egg.

Aids: Protection, luck, vitality and stress relief (also good for depression and anxiety).

Chakra: Base and Heart.

Element: Earth.

Number: 3

Planet: Earth & Mercury.

Purpose: Strengthens protection by forming a bubble sheild around person.

Star Sign: Aquarius. 

Tarot Card: The Empress.

Spell work: Take a amulet stone and place it in your left palm whilst using your right palm to enclose it within your hands.  Charge and bless it by repeating the following:

“Hermes keep me safe along my travels,
Move me effortlessly and keep me protected.
Ensure any ills towards me unravels,
That any banes against me are redirected.”

Keep it with you when travelling.

(c) T. Georgitsis 2018

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Kemetic Wep Ronpet Dates 2018

Here is a basic Kemetic ritual for Wep Ronpet I wrote and use yearly:

Wep Ronpet Ritual

Here are the dates for the end of the year and Wep Ronpet:

July 28th Last Day of the Year: Feast of Lights at Esna (and Sais)

Epagomenal Day 00 – July 29th: Day Dedicated to Yinepu and Khonsu

Epagomenal Day 0 – July 30th: Day Dedicated to Djehuty

Epagomenal Day 1 – July 31st: Birthday of Wesir

Epagomenal Day 2 – August 1st: Birthday of Heru-wer

Epagomenal Day 3 – August 2nd: Birthday of Set

Epagomenal Day 4 – August 3rd: Birthday of Aset

Epagomenal Day 5 – August 4th: Birthday of Nebt-het

1 August 5th – Wep Ronpet