Thousands of years ago, the 30th day of the third month of the season of flood (October) marked the Elephantine Festival of Anuket.
Elephantine Island is now part of the modern city of Aswan in southern Egypt.
Anuket was considered one of the protectors of the Nile and was depicted as a woman wearing a high crown of feathers. Anuket was part of a triad with the god Khnum, and the goddess Satis, known as the Triad of Elephantine.
It is said that she appeared with Taweret (a god of pregnancy and fertility) on funeral rites too. This represented two goddesses protecting the waters as a soul made their journey onwards.
Perhaps it is fitting that a festival relating to a god that protected the waters, the journey onwards to the afterlife, comes the day before Halloween/Samhaim… 🙂
I had a wonderful time at the Grand by Thistle in Bristol on Sunday 25 May 2014. I was a part of the Grand Spiritual Event, run by StarNation. It was a lovely mix of stalls with clothing, tarot, clairvoyance and healing.
I gave some wonderful Ka Ba Sum treatments and was great to chat with like-minded folk.
As we reach the of April and move into may, we shall celebrate May Day/Beltane/International Workers days.
Great times for welcoming in the summer season. Ah, summer is on its way 🙂
A Long time ago, in Egypt, it is believed that the beginning of May brought in the beginning of Shemu (also spelt as Smw), the season of summer and welcoming the oncoming harvest. Shemu, itself is believed to translate as ‘the period of low water’ (the first month of Shemu was called Hnsw).
I say believed because there is not a consensus amongst scholars and as believed that throughout the dynasties, a 360+5 day year (annus vagus- wandering year) was used. It means that every year they fell approximately 1/4 of a day behind. The equivalent of Leap years is understood to have arrived as a concept much later on.
Reading about Shemu seemed very appropriate right now, there’s still a lot of work to be done and this time of year is great as you begin to see the fruits of your labour. The flowers are coming out, colour is everywhere and, hopefully, there will be less rain than we’ve had in recent months.
The work I’ve been putting into developing Ka Ba Sum is paying off as I see the effects it’s had on those clients I’ve treated recently. The harvest is still to come. Good things are on there way.
With gratitude I look forward to a wonderful summer. Maybe you and I will meet along the way… 🙂
Whatever you are doing this summer, I hope you can enjoy it.
Welcome to the website for Ka Ba Sum – Egyptian Energy Therapy.
This is a new type of energy therapy , although it is sourced from ancient knowledge.
The ancient Egyptians prepared themselves properly for the afterlife. They took great care and paid great attention to detail concerning their ceremonies. By contrast, In modern times, we forget sometimes, to look after ourselves. We don’t always pay attention to how we feel, what we need to honour, or ‘be true’ ourselves. We often neglect our basic needs because we are just too busy.
You may often have heard of people saying they have given their power away? Well, Ka Ba Sum aims to help restore your own personal power.
Ka Ba Sum aims to help you to take care of yourself in both this life and the afterlife!