Wep Renpet – the “opening of the year” was the time in ancient Egypt of the great annual Nile inundation. Sahu (Orion) and Sopdet (Sirius), swallowed by the Duat around time of Vernal Equinox, reappear about 70 days later, just before the Nile’s annual inundation floods the land. The World of Manu is the original water of creation, embodied by Nun, issuing forth during Sep Tepi, the timeless time of eternity. In this world, Djehuti utters the first word, the vibration of life, and his consort Maat creates the first order. When Sopdet reappears on the sunrise, she leads the way for awakened human consciousness, the hope of new life and abundance about to emerge in the new season of Akhet. Sirius rises in the east at 5:51 AM on August 7, 2011, in Columbia, SC. All are invited to join Osireion for a public ceremony on Sunday, August 7, 7:15 – 8:00 PM at Cayce Riverwalk Park Pavilion.