• Most witches don’t believe in gods. They know that the gods exist, of course. They even deal with them occasionally. But they don’t believe in them. They know them too well. It would be like believing in the postman. Terry Pratchett
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  • Unsettled Time
    We are living in unsettled time. Wp Rnpt has ended the time between time, the Days Upon the Year in which time is upended and unordered, but time is still not aligned fully. We have space in which action exists, in which we can uphold the world, set ma’at in its place, the leverage to […]
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    I’ve updated my bio page with a link to Les Cabinets Des Polytheistes, where my story “Spine of the World” is published (and in which people can play Spot The Netjer if they are so inclined), and my less-specific webspace Suns in Her Branches, which is broader than this space (which is specifically for reconstructionist-derived […]
  • Opet article is up
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  • On Falling in Love
    For a long time, whenever I wanted to talk about the experience of conversion when I found Kemeticism, I talked about falling in love. It wasn’t just “Oh, this religious concept works for me,” it was a passionate thing, an […]
  • Eclipse Magic
    I am eight. I have been given a subscription to the magazine Sky & Telescope as part of our preparation for Halley’s Comet, and I read through it, earnestly trying to make sense of the articles, studying the pictures. I […]
  • Hills of the Horizon: The Past is Another Country
    The problem with extrapolation from history is that nothing is testable. The evolution of a religion over time is not a predictable and easily comprehensible thing, where we can look at a point in time and say, "It was like this then, so it would be like that now." The process of deciding what needs […]

Book List

A combination of go-to references, standard research volumes, personally influential material, and inspirations. Not necessarily relevant to your work, whatever it might be.

Egyptian Reference

Temple of the Cosmos, Jeremy Naydler

My Heart, My Mother: Death and Rebirth in Ancient Egypt, Alison Roberts

The Mind of Egypt: History and Meaning in the Time of the Pharaohs, Jan Assmann (also everything he wrote ever)

Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt: The One and the Many, Erik Hornung, trans. John Baines

Egyptian Religion, Siegfried Morenz, trans. Ann E. Keep

Daily Life of the Egyptian Gods, Dimitri Meeks, Christine Favard-Meeks, trans. G. M. Goshgarian

The Ancient Gods Speak: A Guide to Egyptian Religion, Donald B. Redford

The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts, trans. Faulkner

The Ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts, trans. Faulkner

The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, trans. Faulkner

Craft Reference

Etheric Anatomy, Victor and Cora Anderson (and other works)

Spiritual Cleansing, Draja Mikaharic

The Faery Teachings, Orion Foxwood

Folkloric And Related Reference

Witches, Werewolves, and Fairies: Shapeshifters and Astral Doubles in the Middle Ages, Claude Lecouteaux (and other works)

Other Religious

Ritual: Power, Healing, and Community, Malidoma Patrice Somé (and other things he wrote!)

Water and Womanhood: Religious Meanings of Rivers in Maharashtra, Anne Feldhaus

The United Methodist Hymnal

Nonfiction Reference

One, Two, Three… Infinity, by George Gamow

Mindsteps to the Cosmos, by Gerald S. Hawkins

Reclaiming the Commons: Community Farms and Forests in a New England Town, Brian Donahue

Three Roads to Awareness, Don Fabun


The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams

Hogfather, Terry Pratchett (supplement: Carpe Jugulum, the Tiffany Aching stories, various others)

Cyteen, CJ Cherryh (supplement: Forty Thousand in Gehenna, Wave Without a Shore, Rusalka series, some others)

Paladin of Souls, Lois McMaster Bujold (also The Curse of Chalion, to which it is the sequel, but reasons)

The War God’s Own, David Weber

A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin (also The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed)

Digger, Ursula Vernon


Complete Poems and Plays, 1909-1950, TS Eliot

pity this busy monster, manunkind“, E. E. Cummings