At folk night a couple of weeks ago I told the story of ‘Sekhmet and The Destruction of Mankind’, partly because I love the story, and secondly it involves beer at we were in a pub. It went down quite well!
Just wanted to say hi - I’ve just joined the Temple and am a devotee of Sekhmet
Welcome! Hope you find what you need here. If you have any questions feel free to post. Doesn’t matter how daft you think it is, there is wayyyyy too much information to take in and its confusing much of the time
Just wondering whether any Sekhmet devotees here have visited the Great North Museum in Newcastle to see the statue of Her there? I have visited twice now - first time was last September, then again on 30th August this year. The statue is really beautiful, but it’s a bit sad because She’s kind of stuck in a corner without very much information about Her. A lovely thing though is the fact that the statue isn’t in a glass case so you can actually touch Her. Both times I’ve been, I’ve left an offering of some kind on Her plinth - the first was a carved quartz heart, and more recently dried rose petals (as one of Her many names is ‘She Who Walks Upon Forests of Rose Petals’). I’m sure I’m freaking out the museum staff, but I don’t really care - and it’s not like I’m leaving anything bloody, which could be an option for Her!
Picture I took of Her in August. Interestingly all my pictures that I took with flash that day had this red/pink light effect… interesting as red is one of Her colours.
Darn I was in Newcastle the week before. Didn’t really get chance to visit the museum Would have been nice too. I had heard Durham one has some nice things in too and didn’t get a chance to look in there either. All for next time I suppose
I’ve not been to that museum, although I passed through Newcastle last week whilst hiking Hadrian’s Wall. Encountering the statues of Sekhmet at the British Museum is what catapulted me onto the Kemetic path though, ao I understand the draw!
That rose petals epithet is lovely; do you happen to know what source it comes from, by any chance?
My newest Sekhmet of the knives altar. Set up at the full moon in Leo, for good measure. Not that I bother much with moon phases etc normally but that just happened to be in the day I planned to rebuild the altar. She knows how to make an entrance, for sure
Sekhmet came to me the last few nights. Talking to me. Some other stuff won’t get into but yeah she’s great and is becoming my fav goddess. I understand her struggles for i have the same inner battle a rage that consumes me.
Fantastic photos! I’m sure she loves them
She’s always been my favourite. I too carry the fire and the rage. Talk away my friend. I know.
I was really sick a few days ago. Sekhmet came to me and started dancing. I have never seen anything so beautiful.
Cool. They are always there when we need them most. I’ve had this crappy cold for nearly two months and cant shift it. Wednesday night I had had enough while sat in front of the fire and quickly made a wax doll to represent me and offered it to the flames asking my goddesess for help. Today it has almost completely gone. Maybe co-incidence but I really don’t care I’ve got rid of it at last!
I think your goddess helped. Though sekhmet and anubis are really frustrated with me. Especially anubis
They have their moments like us.
Sometimes i think they dont fully understand.
There are times I’ve found mine don’t. It is a difficult one to decide if it really is that they don’t understand, or if I don’t really know myself what I want, or if they are suggesting a better option.
I just keep trying until one of us gets the message. It is frustrating but I do learn from it.
Anubis is really stuborn. Sekhmet i find is really understanding but i think she understands the enternal battle within