After a while of finagling, I've finally managed to construct a shrine which seems to please the Gods and practically suit myself. <3 (I got the vibe from Them a while ago that the desk wasn't "working" anymore--They wanted something more cozy and intimate, and frankly, so did I. This ended up being a process, beginning first with new statues for Everyone, and then a bit of a trial finding just the right bookshelf.)http://s1064.photobucket.com/user/DyllenniumFalcon/media/February%202017%20Shrine_zpsrwbgtvu2.jpg.html
This is the shrine itself; I needed both a "pure" space for Senut and a place where I can meet the Gods however I am, ritually pure or not. Every morning, unless I'm really sick or something, I anoint Papa and Mama with oil and say good morning to Them. I try to do Senut every week, but health and work are making that not possible right now.
Rev. Tamara, if you see this--yes, I found that rock.
Also, I'm amused that Djehuty ended up sort of snuggled up with Ptah. They often appear Together to me, anyhow, so it seemed fitting that They'd stay so here.http://s1064.photobucket.com/user/DyllenniumFalcon/media/Papa%20Sets%20new%20statue_zpszz8rlunn.jpg.html
Papa Set's new statue. Unfortunately the air-dry clay I used and the paints did NOT play well together, but I'd put enough money into both and got a distinct "Use what you have" vibe from Everyone that, well, I did just that. I still like His eyes. And ears. <3
You can see a bit of Heru-wer in the background.http://s1064.photobucket.com/user/DyllenniumFalcon/media/Mama%20Sekhmets%20new%20statue_zpsv4k9xr31.jpg.html
Mama Sekhmet's statue. The glare from the glossy finish I used (whooo, it was glossy
) isn't helping. She's mostly swaddled up in a scarf anyway; Her statue really didn't dry well. She also ended up with this interesting expression--contemplative, maybe a bit mournful. I'm not sure I like it, but it also reminds me that there's more to Her than various flavors of rage.
There's also Ptah, who claimed the bowtie I always wear to job interviews. <3 He also has a letter that a beloved friend wrote to me, which means a great deal. It's often stuff, relating to creativity, that I need to be reminded of.http://s1064.photobucket.com/user/DyllenniumFalcon/media/The%20Gods%20and%20the%20Akhu_zpskaavk6ah.jpg.html
Finally, pretty much the view from my desk, where I spent pretty much all my time when at home. A while ago, I had a DNA test done to find out more about my ancestry--I'd always known about my Native akhu but didn't really know anyone else, and that made me sad. So when I went to construct a more fixed shrine for my Akhu, I bought things that remind me of all the areas they came from--Scandinavia and France and Italy and England and Ireland, as well as tobacco for my Potawatomi ancestors.
In uploading these, I also found pictures of my shrine from back in August. My goodness. It's fascinating, how shrines evolve and fluctuate . . . I'll be curious to see if this one changes over the coming months/years!