Honoring Sekhmet: The Fourteen Praises of Sekhmet

Ptah-Sekhmet-EyeofRa
“Sekhmet the Eye of Ra”/ An original Kemetic icon by master iconographer Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa. Extra fine watercolor & 22 karat gold on 8″ x 10” archival panel (SOLD). Genuine mineral pigments used as watercolor: Lapis lazuli (Chile), amethyst (Soladad, Brazil), jadeite (Alaska, USA), Mayan blue (Texas, USA), bloodstone (Alaska, USA), rhodonite (Bellahorizonte, Brazil) piemontite (Alaska, USA). Cabochon gemstones: Lapis lazuli (Afghanistan). Austrian crystal elements by Swarovski®

Introduction

O Servant of Truth, give adoration to Sekhmet the Great Mother,
The Mistress to the Limits of Heaven, the Great Goddess of the
Flame of Truth, coming forth from creation as the Eye, the Fire-illumined
One of Ra!

She is Sekhmet the Mother of Goddesses, the Mother of Mothers, the
Protectress of Her Entourage in the House of the Flame, the Great Seeress of Truth dwelling within the Soul-Mansion of Ptah!

We take refuge in You O Sekhmet, O Great Mother of the Gods!

Praises are given to Sekhmet the Holy Flame, the Mistress of the World!

1.  Homage to You, O Sekhmet in Your power,
In Your strength, in Your beauty, in Your divine manifestations,
Bestower of the Great Wisdom repelling chaos, the
Holy Flame coming forth from the Wedjat Eye of Ra.

Praises are given to Sekhmet the Holy Flame, the Mistress of the World!

2.  Homage to You O Sekhmet, O Mother of the Flame of Eternal Life,
Bringing forth all life with Her thunderous roar of fire, driving back
The impenetrable darkness from hearts lost in the madness of chaos!

Praises are given to Sekhmet the Holy Flame, the Mistress of the World!

3.  Homage to You O Sekhmet the Goddess of Light, the Great Female Behdet
Upon Her golden orb as Universal Savioress, the Mother of the oppressed, the
Greatest of Physicians and Doctor of Hearts, Hearer of the dejected, the Hearer
Of Prayers coming forth from the divine body of love!

Praises are given to Sekhmet the Holy Flame, the Mistress of the World!

4.  O Divine Ardor coming forth from the Eternal Flame dwelling within the heat
Of the Heart of Ptah, the Beloved of Ptah, of His body. She embraces Ptah with
The heat of Her lower body as the Great Bestower of the eternal flame of love-
Joys, giver of the warmth of love, the maker of sweetness and of the fire in the
Heart!

Praises are given to Sekhmet the Holy Flame, the Mistress of the World!

5.  She is Sekhmet-the House-of the-Lofty One, the Great Cow, the darling of Ptah the Almighty Bull! She receives the seed of Ptah within Her body, bringing forth the divine love of Ptah, becoming the Great Mother of Creation in Her name of Sekhmet-the Mysterious Lady, the Hand of Ptah the Great God!

Praises are given to Sekhmet the Holy Flame, the Mistress of the World!

6.  She is Sekhmet-the House-of the-Lofty One (Who is) the Mistress of love!
She is joined with Ptah, the Lord of the flaming member of love!

She grasps firmly the noble manhood of Ptah, causing to come forth into being the Seed of Ptah as all created things!

Praises are given to Sekhmet the Holy Flame, the Mistress of the World!

7.  Adoration to Sekhmet the Great Mother of the heart’s wisdom, the dispeller of ignorance, the quieter of the heart with the peace of divine knowledge!

Praise Her, O all people of the Shrine of Ptah, Entourage of the Netjeru (Gods)!
She seizes the heart, filling it with eternal wisdom, annihilating darkness, giving birth to the illumination of the Great Heart!

Praises are given to Sekhmet the Holy Flame, the Mistress of the World!

8.  I adore Primordial Sekhmet, Creatrix of the Gods, the First of Goddesses, the
High Consort of the Great God Ptah, Holder of the Exalted Thrones of Light!

She is the Creation-Power, the Supreme Spirit of Ptah, His power within all
Things, the Governess of the Heavenly Mansion, the Power of Powers
Traversing creation!

She traverses the bodies of all living beings as the Great Female Spirit of Life, Creatrix of the wonders of life!

Praises are given to Sekhmet the Holy Flame, the Mistress of the World!

9.  I adore Primordial Sekhmet, Foremost of Goddesses and First Mother within
The Nuwn!

She is “the Powerful One”- (Who is) “the Mother”, exalted as Neith in the
Primordial Beginning, terrifying as the flame-illuminated Eye of Ra, Fire-
Goddess great in dominance as Sekhmet-the-Vanquisher, the Lady of Fiery
Arrows, exalted upon Her standard as Sekhmet the Vanquisher of Sins, the
Great of Slaughter!

Praises are given to Sekhmet the Holy Flame, the Mistress of the World!

10.  I adore Primordial Sekhmet, the Lady of the Flame!
I say: Homage to You O Goddess of the Killing-Time, the Unquenchable One,
The Drinker of Blood, the powerful-hearted lioness raging in Her eye!

O Sekhmet (Who is)- “She of the Green”, the Consumer of Chaos coming forth from the House of the Flame!

She is Sekhmet-Wadjet, the Mistress of Destruction, the Breath of Flame
Delivering Truth from chaos, delivering all Her children from the impenetrable
Darkness.

Praises are given to Sekhmet the Holy Flame, the Mistress of the World!

11.  I adore Primordial Sekhmet the Universal Savioress (Who is) “the Powerful
One- She Of the Throne-the Greatest of Powerful Pronouncements”, the One at the forefront of Goddesses, the Mother of the Great Goddesses, readied with flames as the greatest Power of heaven!

I take refuge in You O Sekhmet, O Great Mother of the Gods, the Savioress
Of all souls!

I take refuge in Your power, O Mother Sekhmet, Mother of Mercy!

Praises are given to Sekhmet the Holy Flame, the Mistress of the World!

12.  I adore Primordial Sekhmet, the Lady of Illumination coming forth with the
Great Wisdom, making to shine the power of wisdom, making to flourish the
Heart of divine Wisdom for eternity and everlasting!

She is the Wisdom-Body of Ptah, His holy spirit enveloping creation.
She is the divine messenger of the first sacred teaching in the heart of Ptah.

Praises are given to Sekhmet the Holy Flame, the Mistress of the World!

13.  I adore Primordial Sekhmet, the Sanguine-Lady upon Her divine lotus, the
Fierce red-maned lion, the dancer upon blood, the smiter of the heart of Ptah!

I take refuge in You, O Sekhmet, Savioress of the souls of humankind, purifier of the World, making strong the heart above chaos!

Praises are given to Sekhmet the Holy Flame, the Mistress of the World!

14.  I adore Primordial Sekhmet, the Divine Mother of my heart!
I take refuge in Her strength. I take refuge in the power of Her Ka.
I take refuge in Her indestructible wisdom.
I offer unto Her the life of my heart!
I offer unto Her the life of my soul!
I offer unto Her the obeisance of my will!
Unto this Greatest of Goddesses I give the perfection of my Ka!

Praises are given to Sekhmet the Holy Flame, the Mistress of the World!

The Sealing

In the presence of Sekhmet the Mistress of the Heart,
I open up my heart unto Her Divine Ka,
Making a shrine of my heart, making to flourish the Holy Way.
I adore the Great Mother of the Holy Mysteries,
She Who knows all the mysteries of the heart.
She has given unto me my true heart,
The Sacred Fire of the Soul-Mansion-of-Ptah.
Homage to You in peace!

All text and image copyright © 2015 Rev. Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa

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