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Subject: Sekhmet

[from Milo Shiff (]

   The American Academy of Pediatricians recently attacked the association of
beer and Halloween. This is clearly an attempt by the religious right to
restrict the religious freedoms of non-Christians. Beer was invented by the
Tameran (ancient Egyptian) priesthood of Ptah particularly for the
celebration of this holy day, which was originally known as the Feast of
Sekhmet and Bast. Human beings have been drinking red beer on Halloween for
thousands of years before the invention of Christianity (even millennia
before the invention of Judaism).
   I will attempt to document carefully, although am getting damned tired of
lazy individuals insisting that I go back and look up everything I say and
tell them exactly where I found it.
   Sekhem is the Tameran (ancient Egyptian) word and the triliteral
hieroglyph meaning "strength" or "power". Try Budge or Rossini for
   The triliteral is a picture of a sceptre called the Shm Sceptre (the 'h'
is pronounced as a Germanic 'hard' ch as in the Scottish word 'loch'), a
divine symbol of power, which many deities, including various Pharaohs and
the Goddess Sekhmet (older sister of Bast, typically depicted as a beautiful
naked black woman with the head of a lioness, also often shown holding the
wad (a stem of papyrus meaning wisdom), the wah (the witch's broom made from
a hank of cannabis hemp fiber), or the Was Sceptre ( representing royalty and
meaning dominion), are depicted as holding in numerous Tameran paintings,
drawings, murals, bas relief, statuary, and other artwork. Some of these
artworks have been stolen by Christians and Moslems and Jews and are on
display in museums around the world.
   The word is the triliteral combined with a single short vertical stroke,
which is the determinative indicating that the character is the word, not
just the sound. Again, this word is used in both artwork and in literature,
much of it in the hands of Christians who have stolen it with the claim that
they are keeping it in safe keeping (much like when the Eye of Kali, the
world's largest diamond, was stolen by Christian soldiers from a temple in
India, supposedly to prevent the possibility of theft of such a valuable
"rock" in the unguarded "heathen" temple, carried off to London and presented
to the Queen of England as a gift, which she ordered cut into what is now the
centerpiece of the Crown Jewels, on display by this family of Christian
thieves, the official leaders of the Church of England -- I'd suggest you ask
a British soldier where they stole the crown jewels from, but they'd probably
either deny their crime or kidnap and torture you for asking).
   I might add that Kali, a Hindu Goddess, is directly based on the Tameran
Sekhmet (according to many researchers, including Joseph Campbell), and is so
similar in characteristics that I know a modern American shaman of Bast who
worships the combined Goddess form, Kali-Bast.
   Sekhmet is written as the Shm Sceptre combined with a human placenta (the
monoliteral character 'kh', the Germanic hard h as in the Scottish word
'loch', a symbol of birth), a loaf of bread (the monoliteral character 't',
representative of agriculture and the priestess-women, or witches, who
invented agriculture, as well a determinative indicating feminine or
womanhood or Goddess-hood), and a determinative of the Goddess Sekhmet (a
picture of a lioness-headed woman seated upright with Her knees near Her
chest, with the uraeus cobra encircling the circle of the sun resting on Her
head). Her name literally means "Lady of Strength" or "Lady of Power". There
is also an older form written as a down-pointing arrow (the Root or Genital
Chakra) and a loaf of bread. Can be confirmed by both artwork and literature
in museums around the world.
   Sekhmet is an ancient Goddess, worshipped for thousands of years before
writing by Tamerans, going back to the pre-flood civilization (which existed
before a few thousand years of severe flooding prior to the pre-dynastic
period) and even appearing in African artwork tens of thousands of years back
in time. Again, refer to lots and lots of artwork stolen by Christians and
Moslems and Jews and held in museums around the world.
   Sekhmet, or Sekhmet-Bast, was part of the Triad of Memphis, along with
Ptah and Nefer-Tem, the central deities in the Old Kingdom period. See
numerous ancient pieces of art and literature being kept by Christians in
museums around the world.
   Sekhmet-Bast (in later times Sekhmet-Bast-Ra), is the wise creative energy
that gave birth to the universe. See stolen writings in museums.
   Bast is the cat-headed Goddess of marijuana (from whom we get the modern
English word "bast", originally meaning the strong fibers of cannabis hemp
used in rope and textile making for millennia), younger sister of Sekhmet.
The earliest writings mention "Pasch" as an older name for Bast, from which
we get the modern word "passion". Bast's name is written in several ways,
including a single character representing "bounty" or "plenty" and in a
series of characters representing Her parents (Aset and Asar or Isis and
Osiris) and the idea of the power of fertility and heterosexual sex magick to
create new human life. See stolen writings in museums.
   Wiccan writer Ellen Cannon Reed, who coined the modern English term
"Tameran" from the Tameran name for ancient Egypt, "Ta-Mera", points out:
   "Sekhmet represents destructive force that breaks down what is temporal.
That which is eternal is never destroyed. As a Solar Goddess, She burns away
excess. She can be frightening. Power is often frightening, especially to
those who don't understand. Some say that Sekhmet is the destructive power of
the Sun, while Bast represents the nurturing, warming Sun. Is Sekhmet more
powerful than Bast? I don't think so. Can She be gentle and loving?
   These sisters represented dynamic energy and are worshipped both in
combination and separately as the apparent dualism of destruction and
creation. Bast is creation, birth, inspiration, youth, and the rising sun,
while Sekhmet is destruction, death, wisdom, old age, and the setting sun.
See stolen artwork and literature kept in museums.
   I might add that the Tameran punishment for minor thefts (such as
shoplifting) was the removal of both hands (to protect society by preventing
the possibility of a proven criminal ever committing the same crime again)
and the punishment for major thefts (such as that done by the Christians,
Jews, and Moslems for sale mostly to European and North American Christian
collectors and museums) was the death penalty (although in later periods this
was replaced by life in prison).
   Another name for Sekhmet was "the Great Mother" or "the Mother of
Mystery".  Gerald Massey, nineteenth century scholar, points out that Sekhmet
is the "Great Harlot" of the Christian Book of the Revelations of John.
   Massey states:
   "In Revelation, the mother of mystery is called "Babylon the Great, the
mother of harlots and of abominations of the earth," who has the same name of
mystery written on her forehead (ch xvii, 5). But there was an earlier
Babylon in Egypt, known to the secret wisdom, which is traditionally
identified with the locality of Coptos, nominally seat of Kep, the Kamite
mother of the mysteries. The mother of mystery did not originate with the
scarlet woman of Babylon (nor as the red hag of the Protestants), although
the title of the Great Harlot was applied to her also, who was the mother of
harlots and to whom the maiden-tributes were religiously furnished in the
city. Hers is a figure of unknown antiquity in the astronomical mythology,
which was constellated as the red hippopotamus that preceded the Great Bear.
The red hippopotamus (Apt) had already become the scarlet lady in the Ritual.
Hence the Great Mother, as Sekhmet-Bast, who is higher than all the gods, and
is the only one who stands above her father, is called The Lady of the
Scarlet-Coloured Garment (Rit., ch. 164, Naville). The Kamite Constellation
of the "birthplace" may also serve to show why the "great harlot" should have
been so badly abused in the Book of Revelation. The creator of the Great
Mother was depicted in the sign of the mesnhen to indicate the place of
bringing forth by the cow of heaven whose "thigh" [genitals and womb] is the
emblem of great magical power in the hieroglyphics. The mother of mystery
also carries "in her hand a golden cup full of abominations, even the unclean
things of her fornication."  "
      And in another work, Massey adds:
   "The Great Mother is saluted as the Supreme Being, the "Only One," by the
name of Sekhmet-Bast, the goddess of sexual passion and strong drink, who is
mistress of the gods, not as wife, but as the promiscuous concubine--she who
was "uncreated by the gods" and who is "mightier than the gods." To her the
eight gods offer words of adoration. Therefore they were not then merged in
the Put-circle of the nine. It is noticeable too that Sekhmet is not at that
time saluted as the consort of Ptah. Sekhmet was undoubtedly far more ancient
than Ptah."
   Both Sekhmet and Bast are closely associated with the religious uses of
"sorcery" (herbalism, or medicine, or the manufacture and use of drugs,
primarily from plant sources) and ritual sex magick (including rituals
performed in the privacy of homes and in public in the temples, often with
the "holy ones", which Christians call "temple prostitutes").
   Robert Masters mentions that "sekhem -- to be strong, mighty, violent, has
the meaning of sexual power, and Sekhmet is the Goddess of the Kundalini
energy constellation, discovery of which is often improperly attributed to
Indian Tantra." By the way, if anyone has Joseph Campbell's article on this
connection which appeared in Parabola, I would sure appreciate a copy (it is
illegal for you to send me a photocopy unless you obtain their written
permission first).
   Sekhmet, Bast, and sekhem are associated with dynamic energy, especially
as expressed in the ancient witchcraft art of ritual trance dance. This dance
was typically performed while intoxicated (usually red beer, marijuana,
opium, mushrooms, or various LSD-like hallucinogens), naked or erotically
dressed, and to the accompaniment of drummers and other musicians. In
addition to scattered references in both modern works and ancient works kept
in modern museums, these connections are detailed in several ancient works,
including the Book of Sekhmet-Ra (the Book of Light), the Book of
Sekhmet-Ptah (the Book of Imagination), the Book of Sekhmet-Bast-Het Heret
(the Book of Good and Evil), the Book of Sekhmet-Aset (the Book of Love), the
Book of Sekhmet-Getesh (the Book of Love), the Book of Sekhmet-Ptah-Djehuti
(the Book of Inspired Wisdom), the Book of Sekhmet-Ptah-Anpu (the Book of
Death and Rebirth), and the Book of Sekhmet-Hike (the Book of the Knowledge
of Past and Future). NOTE: the Greek names for some of these deities are:
Isis = Aset, Hathor = Het Heret, Anpu = Anubis, and Djehuti = Thoth. Moslem
soldiers claimed to have destroyed all copies of these books, but copies
still exist in the hands of the descendants of believers (and there is no way
I'm going to divulge the identities of these individuals to Christians, Jews,
or Moslems just so they can either destroy or steal these valuable works).
   As an aside, I noticed that the American Academy of Pediatricians publicly
denounced on October 10, 1995,  C.E., that Halloween symbols "popular with
children" such as the jack-o-lanterns, black cats, and spider webs, should be
removed from beer advertising.
   They said "It is time for the beer industry to take its hands off
Halloween." The policy statement said beer advertisements and promotions
"that create a close and positive relationship between Halloween and beer
have adverse consequences for children and society."
   This reflects a long-standing Christian practice of trying to stamp out
the practices of all other religions. 
   When early Christians gained control of the Roman Empire, they found that
the use of the military alone did not stamp out all other religions. So they
attempted to turn the holidays and religious symbols of the older religions
into Christian holidays. The Birthday of Bast (December 25th) became
Christmas. The Spring Festival of Bast (first full moon after the Vernal
Equinox) became Easter (the name is derived from Eostre, the Anglo-Saxon
Goddess of Spring, and Her name is in turn derived from Aset, or Isis, the
mother of Bast).
   The Festival of Sekhmet and Bast (October 31st) was not associated with a
specific Christian holiday, although the customs were kept alive as
"children's games" on Halloween (the Celtic All Hallows Eve). This belittling
of the religion of others as "children's activities" is a typical Christian
propaganda device.
   Numerous Wiccan writers detail the connections of these holidays and the
traditional symbols to ancient witchcraft. Additionally, numerous Christian
leaders point out the connections in denouncing the use of these ancient
symbols and rituals.
   Numerous ancient artistic and literary works talk about the importance of
red beer to the ancient Tameran celebrations of the Festival of Sekhmet and
Bast (the forerunner of modern Halloween, honoring the unity of the apparent
dualism of creation and destruction, birth and death, beginning and ending,
reincarnation of the eternal soul).
   The priesthood of Ptah invented beer and red beer has particular
connections to the most famous myth of Sekhmet-Het Heret and celebrations in
Her honor.
   Masters (whose primary Goddess is Sekhmet) relates:
   "After that [the use of the red beer in the myth of Sekhmet-Het Heret], Ra
addressed Sekhmet as the One Who Comes in Peace, praising the beauty and
charm of the Goddess. The occasion was afterwards celebrated among humans by
a feast at which beautiful girls prepared a beverage containing the drugs
which had been administered to the Goddess [opium, marijuana, LSD-like
plants, mushrooms, and plants of the Solanaceae family]. These girls, serving
as priestesses of Sekhmet ["holy ones", translated by Christians as "temple
prostitutes', the sacred form of erotic dance and strip tease], participated
then with male celebrants in an orgiastic festival held in Sekhmet's honor.
People danced, played, and shook the sistrum, celebrating Sekhmet as
"Beautiful", "Brilliant", and "Adorable" to soothe Her wildness. Sekhmet came
eventually to represent the ecstasies of love."
   The American Academy of Pediatricians, which in conjunction with other
Christian and Jewish medical organizations have successfully outlawed
witchcraft and other ancient forms of health care, clearly is promoting the
religious agenda of main-stream Christianity in their continued efforts aimed
at expanding prohibition, this time by belittling Tameran witchcraft and
Tameran holy days, as well as attempting to deny the extremely ancient link
between red beer and the festival of Sekhmet and Bast (Halloween).
   I might add that the music used in those ancient Tameran rituals evolved
into modern Blues, Rock, and Jazz, as well as numerous styles of "Latin"
music. The fundamental rhythms and scales trace back through African roots to
the Tameran (ancient Egyptian) celebrations and ritual magick associated with
Sekhmet and Bast. The use of the these rhythms and scales is reliably traced
back to the Central African Empire of about 1,000 years ago.  Although the
tuning of stringed instruments cannot be determined independently, ancient
Tameran woodwind instruments used in these celebrations are tuned to the
"Blues" scale and there is significant evidence showing the connection
between these modern forms of music and the music of the Tamerans (ancient
Egyptians) in the celebrations of Sekhmet and Bast.
   Christian leaders, who have a tendency to denounce all other religious
practices as "satanic" (even though Satan is a Christian deity, and does NOT
appear in any form of witchcraft), have urged for more than a century the
banning of rock, jazz, and blues music on religious grounds. Christians in
positions of police power in both state and federal governments have abused
their power to harass jazz, rock, and blues musicians (especially black, or
Afro-American, musicians).


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