Maat Inspires Thoth
Donald R Ricker
Relief - Photo Of Carved Hdu
Thoth creates the first portrait, of the beautiful Ma'at, embodiment of truth and order. She holds the ankh and a papyrus scepter, and he wears the lunar headress and holds a bowl and reed with which he illustrates the feather, Ma'at's attribute. IMAGE ONLY: original is not offered for sale here. Ma'at Inspires Thoth
(interpreting the 2008 stele by DRR amalgamated from various sources)
RA summons THOTH, who abandons matter in oversight of their daughter Ma'at, sweet embodiment of veracity.
Like them our nourishment consists of Ma'at, our beverage and bread consist of Ma'at, our beer is quaffed in Ma'at.
RA empowers THOTH on Earth forever among the living. His daily duties include writing Ma'at for all,
Judging humanity and pacifying their gods with divine offerings while realizing Ma'at (benefit) and annihilating Isfet (threat).
It is continuous love at first sight for THOTH, whose equilibrium is beautifully matched by the imperturbability of Ma'at.
The laws that governs the day and night, the revolving seasons, and the cycles of years are all achievements of Ma'at.
Her skirts are sheer and her breasts are bare, she wields the ankh and papyrus sceptre, ostrich feather in her hair.
Her wings attract, enfold and embrace. AMON and seven more children of Ma'at are sired by THOTH es verdad.
Said to me THOTH the great one, chief of Ma'at in heaven and on earth, "Don't say to Ningishzidu 'Let me live!'"
It is not given to live forever, only eternity outlasts time. What is given is to live life daily in the presence of the sublime.
Before the twin sisters they bow to become Ma'a Kheru whose mighty voice is justified and known widely to be true.
Goddess of Truth and Order, Balance and Justice, Freedom, Propriety and Reciprocity, your authenticity abides.
Navigating through the dark, Ma'at guides by principle the Boat of a Million Years. Nightly she works around Apophis.
Selfishness, Falsehood, Injustice, Calumny, segments of the monstrous serpent of Chaos, all give way at her approach.
Come forth from Ma'at, I have not been an eavesdropper. I am not telling lies, nor closing my eyes, nor secretly deceiving.
Hail Lord of Ma'at, great is thy soulmate. We uphold her enduring effective integrity unchanged throughout the aeons.
Let Ma'at control our vibrations, rhythms, and cycles. We control our thoughts, we control our purpose and our actions.
We have faith in instructions and our ability to understand them. We assuredly can benefit from them in unforeseen ways.
Free us from resentment under the fates of persecution and misunderstanding. Allow us to distinguish right from wrong.
Help us to separate real from mirage. Great Ma'at, your example is foremost inspiration to artists and scribes even today.
January 19th, 2010
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