Archive | March 6, 2013

How to be a Priestess of BunniHoTep

Geb and Nuit gave her the job of watching the shards of the egg that was left from the creation of the Sun. The egg is now kept in Thoth’s Temple. She became so adept at finding the small shards Geb and Nuit gave her a promotion to the Goddess of finding lost objects. And so she remains to this day, a finder of lost objects. So when you lose your other sock, your keys or your best friend you must ask nicely of Her and She, if She is willing will help you find your lost things. But you must remember some things are best left unfound and undisturbed. She can also be invoked during the spring ritual of egg hunts when real eggs have been used. The kind of hunt that the only other way you will find those missing eggs is some time in summer and you find them by their smell.

She is known by:

The Moon circlet that Isis gave her. All her priestesses are entitled to where a circlet like BunniHoTep’s or the can wear one with a rabbit on it.

Her preferred offerings are Chocolate rabbit effigies (dark or milk but not white chocolate) and eggs, sweet new lettuce, (no iceberg) carrots, radishes and new greens of any kind.

BunniHotep’s priestesses are entitled to wear soft brown robes like BunniHoTep’s fur. The fact that they resemble the robes of a religious order of a space opera does not matter. BunniHoTep is older that that space opera and does not come from a galaxy far, far away.

In the 3rd dynasty a schism developed in the Priestesshood. Those that ate the feet first of the effigies were called the H.O.P.pers or the Holy Order of Priestesses. The Priestesses who ate the ears first are the L.E.A.P.ers. or the Lagomorphically Easily Accessible Priestesses. These Priestesses were not antagonistic to each other just adamant about how to accept their ritual offerings. The H.O.P.pers took over the outside duties of the Temple such as gardening and sweeping the Temple steps and the L.E.A.P.ers took over the inside duties of the Temple such as cleaning and accounting and tending To BunniHoTep’s personal needs. BunniHoTep’s Priestesses in turn give back to the community.

Attending To BunniHoTep’s personal needs. BunniHoTep’s Priestesses in turn give back to the community by sharing BunniHoTep’s effluent as rich fertilizer to the faithful. They lead finding rituals daily for supplicants who have lost important objects. There are monthly rituals for finding missed opportunities and for lost causes. These are done with the New Moon. There is a yearly inundation ritual for the opening of hearts that corresponds to the fertilization of the lands around the Nile banks.

To be a Priestess you must be able to perform the ritual dance of the Priestesshood:

The steps are; right kick twice, left kick twice, hop forward, hop backward. hop, hop, hop forward. The music that accompanies this ritual dance goes: Da, da ,da, da.da,da, Dah, Dah, Dah,. Da, da,da,da,da,da DAH< DAH< DAH! Repeat.

Persons carrying rabbit’s feet into the temple will be asked to leave the temple and not return for this is considered very bad form. And punishable by any luck you have leaving immediately.

To be a Priestess of BunniHoTep one must commit to finding that which has been lost, seeing the bright side of life and finding the beauty in things that others find ugly. And to not bop field mice on the head, that is the wrong rabbit.

One must commit to making random acts of beauty and kindness and to do it without fanfare. Rabbits are camouflaged for a reason.

Here is your chance to have a voice

I’m trying to come up with another topic for the Feminism and Religion blog and I thought I’d open it up to you, my readers.

Is there a topic you would like the rest of the world to know about us? What would you like the majority religions to know about how we face the world as feminists or as some people now say, womanists?

How are we different from the big 5?

What about paganism/Wicca/Druidry attracts you as a woman?

Why is this a safe or unsafe place for women/lesbians/queer/gay/transgendered etc?

What do we do differently from the big 5 that makes you happy or unhappy?

Or anything else that I may or may not have some knowledge of?

I can’t promise to write about something I know nothing of but I’ll try to do service to the ones I do have some experience with.