What is Heka? (Kemet.org) “ is probably best translated as “authoritative speech”…words are powerful in Kemetic culture and religion; heka is the use of words with intent and meaning and the basis of our liturgies, invocations, and prayers. Kher-heb and Heri-sesheta priests are typically the speakers and writers of official liturgical heka.”
The God Heka
Heka can also be translated to mean: “Activating the Ka. Egyptians thought activating the power of the soul was how magic worked. “Heka” also implied great power and influence, particularly in the case of drawing upon the Ka of the gods.” (wiki)
So Heka is…Putting our words into action, OR our intent into action. Magic.
For example we have numerous examples of healing and protection spells from Kemet.
“Only a small percentage of Egyptians were fully literate, so written magic was the most prestigious kind of all. Private collections of spells were treasured possessions, handed down within families. Protective or healing spells written on papyrus were sometimes folded up and worn on the body.
A spell usually consisted of two parts: the words to be spoken and a description of the actions to be taken. To be effective all the words, especially the secret names of deities, had to be pronounced correctly. The words might be spoken to activate the power of an amulet, a figurine, or a potion. These potions might contain bizarre ingredients such as the blood of a black dog, or the milk of a woman who had born a male child. Music and dance, and gestures such as pointing and stamping, could also form part of a spell.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/magic_01.shtml)
I have also come up with a couple of money spells that I will share in honor of this post with all of you…. enjoy!
Employment or Money juju
These are a few of the tricks I utilized when going out looking for a job. Depending on your own personal taste these may or may not work for you. All of these though I learned through either books or people I respect and are in the Hoodoo tradition.
Green bag (hand sewn is better)
Ingredients (always in even amounts)
Grains of Paradise
Loaded lode stones
Bank Dirt (gathered from outside an established bank, use the dirt of a bank that you find has a good reputation.)
After assembling the bag it is also a good idea to have a “feeding oil” I like anything from Conjured Cardea @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/ConjuredCardea
Then the last step is to give something that will identify it to you and you alone. This also acts as an offering. I usually give mine a bit of my hair.
If you look back in my posts at the picture of my shrine you will see this on the table now.
Take a clean jar (small) honey, a white piece of paper, green writing utensil, and 1 small green candle.
Fill the jar with honey and repeat some words over it, I was taught to say something that resonates with ‘honey’ such as, “I offer this honey to sweeten my will…” Say a few prayers as you are pouring and think of your intent.
Then take your white paper and green pen, write in all four corners symbols of currency like $$$ in threes. In the center write your wish three times vertical than three time horizontal on top of each other. (EG I want a job)
Fold the paper as much is as needed to fit inside the honey jar, then place the paper inside and close the jar.
Light the candle and place on top of the jar… Burn for all of the EVEN days.
Simple garden plant:
If you have plants outside or an indoor potted plant you can take bank dirt and mix it into the dirt… your money will grow as the plant grows.