Wag Festival, Day 1, Night

The house is quiet, and the day ends. 359 Names were read this morning in the Shrine, and offerings where placed on the Ancestor Shrine. 359 People who are gone from us but remain close to our hearts. The Shrine room was so crowded, filled with happy Akhu, and a very happy King. It took some time to get through all the names, as I read it first in my mind, examined how to pronounce it, and then spoke the heka. I apoligized to the ANkh whose names I butchered with my speech, but all was well. The Uneen World was very happy this morning.

This afternoon I traveled to two cemeteries where I have loved ones.First I went to  Greenmount Cemetery. There I cleaned, tidied up, offered prays, cool water, and placed roses on several of my ancestors: the Wesir Lola Campbell (grandmother), the Wesir Gary Campbell (uncle), the Wesir William C. Walker (grandfather), the Wesir Jennie Mae Walker (grandmother), the Wesir William C. Walker Jr (uncle), the Wesir William D Walker (great-grandfather), the Wesir Reta Walker (great-grandmother), and the Wesir Alicinda Walker (great-great-grandmother). I then went to Payson, Il. It is a small cemetrary. There I offered prayers and cool water to my family: the Wesir Herschel Campbell (grandfather), the Wesir Martha Campbell (great-grandmother), the Wesir Thomas Black (great-great-grandfather), and the Wesir Maud Black (great-great-grandmother).

Tomorrow I will travel to Atlas, IL. There I will pay my respect to my grandmother’s family and have lunch with them in a small cemetery in the middle of the country. It will be me and them having a picnic. A small picnic in a field, vaguely reminding me of the great feast in Amenti this day, where all my loved ones are celebrating and enjoying forever.


About Raheri

Greetings everyone! I thought I would give you all a little information about myself. In secular life my name is Matt, and I am a 40-something man living in the Midwest. I am a registered nurse by trade and am working on completing my doctoral degree. Because of this I may not be regular at updating this blog, but I will try. I enjoy traveling, cleaning, and playing with my pug Winston. I am a member of the Kemetic Orthodox Faith. My Shemsu name is Raheriwesir. I am a previous w'ab priest of Wesir (Osiris) and have been affiliated with the House since about 2007. A w’ab priest is a priest who tends a shrine to one of the Names of Netjer. I am also currently an ordained reverend in the faith. I am also a practicing vodouisant, initiated as a Hounsi senp. I am continuing to learn about the role of the Haitian spirits in my life and why they want to hang around me. View all posts by Raheri

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