Ma'at: Deities & Demons

April 26, 2019 0 Comments

Ma'at:  Deities & Demons

 Deities & Demons

MA’AT 

Goddess of Truth & Justice, Harmony, & the Divine Order
 

Correspondences


Attributes
A word of caution: If you are trying to enforce your own standards or seek revenge for perceived wrong doings, you might be a little sorry that you called on Ma'at for assistance!

  
 

Goddess Gossip

Ma’at / Maat or Mayat is the Egyptian Goddess of Truth, Justice, Harmony and the divine order. Ma’at, wasn’t just the goddess of these concepts, but was the embodiment of them and therefore was seen to be above the ideas of right and wrong because she IS the truth, and nothing is stronger than truth! To the ancient Egyptians she personified both physical and moral laws, and was also thought to have been the ruler of Earth as well, being that she regulated the sun, stars, seasons and all cosmic events. This concept is seriously so crazy because while being one of the most important deities, she had no temples of her own or places of worship. The other Egyptian deities even had to follow under her! This makes sense because temples for other god’s often contained statues of her within them! Total boss!

Ma’at ‘s symbol was the white feather, commonly of an Ostrich, and this feather was used in deciding whether a person would successfully reach the afterlife by weighing her feather of truth  against the weight of their soul. This act, found in the Egyptian book of the Dead, was known to be part of the 42 laws of Ma’at. The soul after dying would then recite the 42 laws of Ma’at in which one needed to be able to  honestly claim that they had not committed certain sins. After this process The judgement of Osiris  was initiated. If the heart weighed less than Ma’at ‘s feather, the 42 judges of Ma’at would weigh in on if the the soul could pass on to the field of reeds (afterlife of heaven.)
  
 

What we love about Ma'at

We love that Ma'at, who is the concept of universal order herself, can be called on for our extreme times of need, when finding balance and weighing out the good and the bad is critical in our lives

Ritual Work Inspired by Ma'at 

 

Altar Decor

  • Scales of any sort, but a golden scale is best.
  • White feathers
  • Solar disk’s
  • Beer or wine
  • Her sacred herbs and plants: Orris root, frankincense, papyrus, aloe, and rose.

 

A Simple Ritual - for the divine balance of Ma'at

You’ll need the following on your altar: A white feather, an ankh, rose oil, a white candle, earthy-scented incense like frankincense or myrrh, and a piece of amethyst.

  •  Begin the ritual by anointing the candle with rose oil and placing it in the center of your altar.
  • Burn the incense using a charcoal incense burner or cauldron. Use the feather to waft the cleansing smoke over yourself, paying close attention to your crown, third eye, and heart chakras, as well as your hands and feet.
  •  Say aloud to Ma’at that this is a time in need of balance, covering yourself in ritual smoke and focusing on the same areas again. Ask Ma’at for your heart to be cleansed, and for her scales of justice to restore the balance needed in your life.
  •  Pick up the ankh with your dominant hand, and the amethyst in your receptive, non- dominant hand. 
  • Visualize or say aloud to Ma’at the specific areas in need of balance the most in your life, i.e. a relationship, a business situation, or anything that calls upon balance.
  • Take note of any visual, audible, or physical feelings that may appear in your mediation, as they will be important symbols to getting back on track. 
  • Anoint yourself with the rose oil on your crown, third eye, and heart chakras.
  • Thank Ma’at for her guidance. 

In times of need, pick back up the same ankh and amethyst and reopen yourself to Ma’at. You may also carry a tumbled amethyst in your packet or talisman pouch, and wear an ankh necklace. Be sure to carry both at the same time for proper connection to this Goddess.

 

 Maat

Tomb of pharaoh Siptah (reign as a child 1197 – 1191 BC). Valley of the Kings. Western Thebes. Egypt

  

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Modern representation of Ma'at in a Tarot deck
 
 
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An example of an ankh that can be used for ritual purposes.
 
 
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Scultpure of Ma'at made of Gold and lapis lazuli. Third Intermediate Period, ca. 800–700 BCE From Khartoum, Sudan. The Egyptian Museum, Cairo

 

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Another modern representation of Ma'at from tarot.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Pogo of J Southern Studio is a Brujx living in Los Angeles, California who has been practicing various forms of divination, healing and spellwork for a greater part of the last decade. Their abilities and intuition come from a bloodline of healers that they walk in gratitude with daily.

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