All are invited to join Osireion for a short public ceremony on Tuesday, September 22, 7:00 00 PM at the SC State House, in the Northeast Corner of the walking path around the grounds. We will be there early so you will know you are in the right place.
This year has been one of tumultuous change in South Carolina, and the State House became a nexus for much of that change. The “people’s house” is surrounded by a gorgeous park filled with massive oaks, gardens, and memories of S.C.’s past. Help us invoke Maat and ask the gods to support the journey that all South Carolinians must make towards balance and justice, as we approach the autumnal equinox at 4:23 AM on the following morning.
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, prosperous society was the order, balance and justice that she represented. In the wall carving above, 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 of justice 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.