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Author Topic: how to dispose of offerings?  (Read 57034 times)

Offline Menemaset

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Re: how to dispose of offerings?
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2010, 11:38:48 am »
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We never have much food in the house so do the not mind too much what I offer? Like just bread or milk? Or are there any specifics?


Em hotep!

Most Names are said to like cool, clean water. It may sound really normal and almost boring, but one day I sat down and really thought about it. Water is truly essential to our lives and well-being (directly and indirectly). Offering such an important substance (even if it is readily accessible in modern times) can be really special. :)

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Offline The Tai'awepwawet System

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Re: how to dispose of offerings?
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2010, 12:05:37 pm »
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And this may sound really silly, but how long do I leave an offering out generally? I ask because I can imagine myself offering it and then sitting tehre waiting for ten minutes till I can comsume it ^^
 


I am so the same >.> It's one of the reasons I don't offer food much. Maybe the odd wrapped candy so that I can continue munching my pieces while Theirs sit on one side.

Situations like offering my piece of cake, well, I end up staring at it like a dog waiting to be told "Okay!". It's a bit ridiculous. For that reason I only offer that sort of thing to Dad, and I tend to 'see' him snarf it up in jackal form, which takes less than a minute :P I like to think he does this specifically because he knows I'm more comfortabe that way. Both with the food being sorted quickly, and with dealing with it in an informal animalistic manner.
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Offline Senushemi

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Re: how to dispose of offerings?
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2010, 12:26:50 pm »
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Maybe the odd wrapped candy...  


This reminds me of the story about the first time wrapped candy was offered to, Yinepu, I think.  He said the center was great, but the outside tasted a bit funny...

Needless to say, we tend to unwrap candy now before offering it.  :D
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Offline Wesirempet

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Re: how to dispose of offerings?
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2010, 01:09:22 pm »
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Most Names are said to like cool, clean water. It may sound really normal and almost boring, but one day I sat down and really thought about it. Water is truly essential to our lives and well-being (directly and indirectly). Offering such an important substance (even if it is readily accessible in modern times) can be really special. :)



I totally agree! I always use water in ritual because it is so natural and is the source of life :)


 
Quote from: Senushemi

This reminds me of the story about the first time wrapped candy was offered to, Yinepu, I think.  He said the center was great, but the outside tasted a bit funny...

Needless to say, we tend to unwrap candy now before offering it.  :D



I read that on a netjeru comic strip!!!!
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Re: how to dispose of offerings?
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2010, 10:36:16 pm »
Hi, i'm new to all this, but would it be OK to offer the Netjer some food and then partake of it with them?

Offline Meruti

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Re: how to dispose of offerings?
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2010, 10:44:39 pm »
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Hi, i'm new to all this, but would it be OK to offer the Netjer some food and then partake of it with them?


Absolutely! They really seem to enjoy shared meals. :]
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Re: how to dispose of offerings?
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2010, 11:17:29 pm »
 Is it necessary to wait prior to eating it yourself, or is it OK to eat it with them?

Offline Meruti

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Re: how to dispose of offerings?
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2010, 11:41:55 pm »
Quote from: gracesong
Is it necessary to wait prior to eating it yourself, or is it OK to eat it with them?


I've found that the best way to go about it is to wait a minute or two, and then go ahead and start eating the offering yourself. This is just a general rule, though. Different gods have different preferences; some are fine with you eating the food immediately after you offer it, some like you to wait for a few minutes, and some would rather that you leave it alone for a good half-hour or so.

It's a cliche, but: go with your gut feeling and trust that They'll give you feedback on the things you do for Them. Whatever you do, just keep in mind that Nobody is going to smite you if you slip up. :]
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Re: how to dispose of offerings?
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2010, 11:45:25 pm »
Awesome! Thanks! :D
Do you guys generally hear the god's voice in your head, sort of telepathically. Do you also feel the emotions?
Also, is it OK to offer either fish or pork to Heru-sa-Aset?
thanks, and sorrry for the bazillion questions! :)

Offline Tanebet

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Re: how to dispose of offerings?
« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2010, 01:31:30 am »
Em hotep *henu*,

I never offer Dad fish. I guess it has to do with the Osiris myth and a fish swallowing his body part. But that's my personal gnosis.
I hardly ever offer pork. But He accepts it, though i think it is more due to the fact that I invested time in cooking.

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Re: how to dispose of offerings?
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2010, 02:20:46 am »
 Has anyone tried, or is it just common knowledge?

Offline Tanebet

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Re: how to dispose of offerings?
« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2010, 02:58:08 am »
You can always try and see how He reacts. The Gods do what they want and it has been known that one Name wants from one person other things than from other persons.
As I said, it is my own UPG that Heru-Sa-Aset doesn't want fish.
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Re: how to dispose of offerings?
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2010, 08:37:02 am »
Oh, OK. i was just curious.
Thanks! :)

Offline Tanebet

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Re: how to dispose of offerings?
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2010, 09:13:20 am »
You are welcome  
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Offline Rev. Shezatwepwawet

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Re: how to dispose of offerings?
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2010, 10:07:48 am »
Quote from: gracesong
Awesome! Thanks! :D
Do you guys generally hear the god's voice in your head, sort of telepathically. Do you also feel the emotions?


Oh yes indeed. Not often of late, but Wepwawet is very good at letting it be known what He wants and likes. He's also very quick to want to share food. As in, sometimes it shows up, and within 30 seconds I get the feeling of "come on, why aren't you eating it already?" It's very amusing.
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