“Truth, integrity, honesty, goodness and balance bring one closer to the spiritual essence that is all pervasive in the Universe. There is nothing more sacred or important to the practitioner of Ancient Egyptian religion. The cosmic order that is Ma’at connects everything in the ageless dance of beauty and motion giving meaning to existence on all levels. It is for this reason that personal ethics and a desire to steadily develop spiritually are central aspects in the life of one who follows the Ancient Egyptian mysteries.” (Akhet Hwt-Hrw)
In ancient times pharaoh was the chief priest, with the important responsibility of continually restoring and maintaining maat, personified as the goddess Maat. The “presentation of Maat” ceremony reminded all that the basis of a peaceful and prosperous society was the order, balance and justice that she represented. In the wall carving at left, Pharaoh Seti I actually places a small statue of Maat on the altar to indicate commitment to his responsibility.
Maat famously stands by the scales at the weighing of the heart ceremony for every soul who has just died. The heart is placed on one side of the scales, Maat’s feather in the other. Ancient people prayed that their heart would be as light as Maat’s feather when they came to their own weighing. At the autumn equinox we South Carolinians feel the seasonal change in the air. Join us to re-center and re-balance, and to re-affirm our commitment to balance here in the Midlands, the state of South Carolina, the United States, and the world.
All are invited to join Osireion for “Return To Balance: Autumn Equinox Ceremony” at Cayce Riverwalk Park Pavilion in Cayce, S.C. The main entrance to the Cayce Riverwalk is located at the intersection of Axtell Drive and Naples Avenue. You can also access the park at the intersection of State Street and Lucas Street.