Call Of Cthulhu

Been a while since my last post, much happening and not much I want to really share, but I will due to it’s supreme oddness and unexpectedness…

Today is apparently the birthday of H.P. Lovecraft, a writer I have loved for many, many years. That has generally been enough. However some very strange events over the last few months are worth noting.

First was during my visit to Glastonbury back in June, a trip that turned odd and surprising in many unexpected ways mostly unconnected with this particular avenue. The event in this case was a copy of Phil Hine’s Pseudonomicon falling off the shelf into my hands while trying to get to something else. Its a slim booklet on the use of H.P Lovecraft within chaos magic. I knew I had to have it!

Then, perhaps due to the ideas within that booklet I started to see Cthulhu or at least get the impression of Lovecraft in lots of different things, most notably the kids PJs which had a nice blue gothic/steampunk like octopus on them. Looked so much HP inspired that was what I kept seeing.

Followed closely by spotting a fun looking Discordian festival which I just kept tabs on as it was far too late to consider arranging a visit this year – maybe next year. Maybe. I don’t know yet.

Finally, the last straw (at least in this stage), was my son pointing out a really cool looking octopus on a stall while at Artemis Gathering. That was on the Sunday – eight days ago. Eight. A significant number in CM.

Since then I’ve had a number of interesting Cthulhu inspired experiences which I’ve had to write down to get them out of my head.

Not sure what this means yet, but appears to be of some significance. Whether I answer the Call of Cthulhu yet is another matter. Certainly open to exploring some more at some point.

 

 

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Summer Solstice 2018

OK, I know we’ve moved on from the solstice, and I’ve been meaning to update the blog in a long time, but well, I’m quite frankly enjoying the disconnect from the community that kicked over at Samhain 2017.

I’m still around of course for those that feel they want to talk to me, I’m not cutting myself off completely, just not going out of my way to involve myself in community activities. To be honest I really am feeling so much better for it.

After my health scare at the end of last year I’ve made many changes to my life which continue, and will do so for the rest of my life. Right now, sitting in my back garden which I have been busy sorting out after neglecting for the past few years as I’ve always been dragged off to some other event or something, I am more at peace with myself now than I have been in many years. The wonderful hazel trees, the fruit, my grapes, the amazing smell of jasmine filling the garden. Utter bliss!

The happiness I feel I think is due to being less concerned and wrapped up in dealing with other people’s problems rather than my own. Don’t get me wrong, I love to help, but those of us who help too much can neglect our own welfare, which over a long time can be very detrimental. Now, I have less worries and my focus is on other things.

Talking of which, my main focus of course, and the most significant reason I have withdrawn from the community is to focus on my own Kemetic path. And I have certainly done that. The Kemetic Temple UK continues to slowly build, I’ve reconnected with a few friends I thought I had lost, and I’ve learnt so much more about my own path.

I continue to work on the next book, which after a few days away in Glastonbury a couple of weeks ago has finally resulted in the decision to write two books instead of a series. Those will be talked about as we go.

As well as that, exploration of my Kemetic continues and I love it! In fact I’ve even considered the possibility of undertaking courses in Egyptology. I start a short online course in September to see if I can get back into distance learning before committing to something a little more significant. 🙂

Have a great summer and I will see some of you at Artemis Gathering for sure.

Kev

 

 

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Launch Of New Kemetic Community

Further to my last blog entry, I’m now at a point where I think I can open the doors to a new Kemetic community focused primarily on the UK but hey, why not for everyone? 🙂

Early days, and its never an easy thing to start something new, so things are a little bare at this point. This is where dragging anyone with an interest in will help.

https://kemetictemple.uk/

I don’t care if you are a full Kemetic re-constructionist or just interested in adding some ancient Egyptian deity to your existing practices – all are welcome.

Share and lets get this buzzing, I know there are plenty of Kemetics out there, we just don’t often come out of to play that often 😉

Thanks and see you there!

Kev

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Community Announcement

Hey all,

Several years ago I ventured out into the pagan community searching for fellow Kemetic practitioners or re-constructionists.

Luckily, I found a few scattered around the UK and further afield, though depressingly searching for a larger pool I thought there could be groups or organisations that might offer a better chance. Unfortunately apart from some short lived groups (perhaps failing because of the low Kemetic population) there doesn’t appear to be any that offer what I am after. Sure, there are some overseas ones that have UK extensions but they don’t appeal to me due to how they’ve approached Kemetic practice.

Of course there have been plenty of general pagan groups and while I’ve really enjoyed those opportunities, the practice of ancient Egyptian magic and it’s approach to deity does not quite align with how much of the pagan community do theirs. This has resulted in some disappointment which is a real shame.

All is not lost though. From those who appear to be in a similar situation I’ve been thinking about creating a corner for us local Kemetics to hang out. Now, I may have no success, it may fail like all of the other past groups. On the other hand it might work – we won’t know if we don’t try.

If any Kemetics out there – doesn’t matter if you are UK or not I suppose – are interested keep in touch and I will announce things once I’ve sorted out the basics.

Thanks

Kev

 

 

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Summer Solstice 2017

Hello all,

As promised a quick mail now we are approaching the summer solstice, which for me is a very important time. It’s my new year (Wep Ron Pet), though many Kemetics mark this one first week of August I tend towards the Old Kingdom period which places it at the summer solstice. Anyway, whatever and however you mark this festival, enjoy!

 

Update time then, my events as usual are at:

Events Board

 

My next Pure Magik 15th June and will be on basic ritual and spell practice.

Next Dover is tomorrow on the 10th June at the Red Lion. This and the rest of the dates can be found on the Facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/DoverMoot/

I did do a YouTube version of my talk at the Staffordshire Pagan Conf (which next year becomes Witchfest Midlands!).

 

Will be adding a few more soon so subscribe and be notified of any updates.

There will be a summer solstice ceremony on the beach as usual as part of the Folkestone group on 17th June..

https://www.facebook.com/folkestonetemple/

 

More groups I can be found lurking at are of course the Faversham Moot:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/701697829916877/

And last, but not least, Living Magically in Canterbury:

https://www.livingmagicallycanterbury.uk/

 

Have a blessed and wonderful run up to the summer solstice.

BB Kev

 

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