So the Peripatetic Enthymeme is visiting us, and it is a pleasure to see him again. And of course, we only start looking around at the vast number of entertainment options available to us when we have visitors. So on this weekend, we happened to discover, is the Ancient Egyptian Epagomenal Festival; five days marking the end of the Ancient Egyptian year.* And although the connection is somewhat opaque to me, the local Rosicrucians have a large Egyptian Museum here, and are celebrating said Epagomenal Festival with special activities and re-enactments of ancient rituals! And Sunday, the day we found out about all this, was the Birthday of Set!


Most unhappily, after we got there we found out that there were no rituals scheduled for re-enactment on Sunday. All the activities were generic Ancient Egyptian, and mostly geared towards children. So I didn't get a chance to see if my own recreation of a Set-based ritual was accurate or not.** But the museum was actually pretty neat. Apparently the facility is pretty much the Rosicrucian Vatican City, to use a comparison that would probably anger both parties.

We've also tried out some nice new (to us) restaurants, and found out, once again, that Northern California beaches are much colder and foggier than you think. I like having visitors!

Some random links:

Questionable Content - A new favourite comic
A New Fashion - Well, probably not.
Kansas Classrooms - Heh
Food Pr0n - Mmmmmmmm...



* Well, technically, five days between the years, not belonging to either the previous year or the next. You need to do jiggery-pokery like this to make your astronomical calculations come out right.

** Um, it occurs to me that not everyone who reads this may be familiar with all my hobbies (hi Amanda!). This was for a game. Just a game. I wasn't even pretending to be someone who worshipped Set, actually, I was pretending to be someone who was pretending to worship Set...

8 comments:

  1. cenobyte said...

    I don't know man, you knew an AWFUL LOT about how to make a papier-mache bust of Anubis...  

  2. Paul said...

    Back in college I had to make a Tut mask for props. Despite being totally left-brained I got a decent mark. However, the props mistress was totally right-brained and felt my stainless-steel theme needed a bit more aging than a can of aluminum paint from CanTire.

    I completely understand the guests=>going out bit. 5 years over here and there's plenty I haven't seen yet.

    Praise be unto Ra!  

  3. Judi said...

    I completely identify with 'we have guests' syndrome. Why is it that we never explore our own surroundings? I have friends visiting right now too, and as we were touring around yesterday I was shocked to find the number of times I had to say "no, I haven't actually been there yet" as I was pointing out cool buildings and museums and such that are more or less right-next-door.  

  4. Bne said...

    "Yay Anubis, yay God of Death"

    Sound familiar there Cenobyte.

    And yeah, somehow I don't see anything you do as being "inaccurate", more likely "so accurate it scares the people involved and causes emotional scarring".  

  5. Amy said...

    Oh, pshaw. There was no emotional scarring at all in the Passion Play! It was a production for the kiddies, after all... :)  

  6. rilla said...

    mayhaps bne was referring to a certain demon baby? I know how much he likes it.  

  7. sixoffour said...

    Whaaaaaa.... that sounds so *cool*!

    Can S. and I come visit you sometime and go see the Rosicrucians? Pleeeeeeeeaze?  

  8. Amy said...

    Sixoffour: Why, *sure*! Calgary-SFO flights are sometimes very cheap; keep an eye out!  

 

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