A brief description of the articles in this publication -
Invoking the Neteru - Ritual Use of the Sacred Texts of Dendera: This essay is a detailed description of the use of Ancient Egyptian temple texts in today's magical rituals.
The Sacred Legacy of Egypt: This article is an overview of Ancient Egyptian magical philosophy and its practice today with a discussion on the New Year ceremony coinciding with the annual rising of the star Sirius at dawn.
Ancient Egyptian Ritual techniques for Today's Magician: This is an examination of traditional Egyptian ritual gestures and how these can be used in contemporary magical practices.
Trance in Ancient Egyptian Magic: Altered states of consciousness were vital to Egyptian magical practices. This article examines many of the techniques employed in ancient times.
Astrology in the Reconstruction of Ancient Egyptian Religion: While astrology as it is understood today had its early roots in ancient Babylon, this essay examines how this science came to form an important part of late period Egyptian thought. We go on to show that it was Egyptian philosophy and innovation which helped to transform major elements of astrology into the art that it is today.
The Ancient Egyptian Calendar and Festivals - Part One: In part one of this two part essay the dual calendar system used in Egypt is discussed. This includes detailed instructions on the calculation for both of these.
The Spiritual Dimension of Time - Ancient Egyptian teachings on Time & Space: The Ancient Egyptians saw time as composed of two very different elements; neheh and djet. This article explores these concepts as it also examines the nature of the Gods themselves.
Kerry Wisner has had a life long interest in the magical arts with involvement in three distinct, yet complimentary traditions in the Western Mysteries. His father, who had studied with an esoteric Mystery School, first introduced Kerry to many different metaphysical concepts as a child. In 1980 Kerry was initiated into a vibrant nature religion which draws heavily from traditional Celtic material as well as the magical practices of Pagan Europe.
In the late 1980's his love of ancient Egypt caused him to delve deeply into its rich and complex spiritual system. In 1996 Kerry founded Akhet Hwt-Hrw (www.Hwt-Hrw.com), an on-line educational resource which draws directly from Egyptian temple inscriptions and academic texts. Akhet Hwt-Hrw actively promotes the practice of ancient Egyptian religion and magic through books and personal instruction.
In 2005 Kerry was initiated into an active Hermetic Order with strong roots in Greco-Egyptian and Neoplatonic studies. In addition Kerry is a practicing Astrologer, having studied the subject since childhood. He has also been trained and certified as a Hypnotherapist and Forensic Hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists and an accredited law enforcement academy. He is the author of several books and correspondence courses, as well as numerous articles that have appeared in publications nationwide. Today Kerry lives with his wife deep in the New Hampshire woods, off grid in a small cabin. There they continue to practice the Arts, drawing from the rich tapestry of the Western Mystery Tradition.
We are working on getting our in print books converted from Corel to Word for Smashwords. In the interim we will be having several free offerings of past articles and treatises on the Western Mysteries. Volume One will be published mid-August 2011.read more