aspiritualseeker asked: I am new to the pagan path and always liked the Egyptian gods even when I was kid. I am drawn to the goddess Bastet because I love cats and her ever loving ways of protecting women, loves dance as well as perfumes . I want to know how I can get closer to her as a deity that I chose to follow?
There are a few things I normally recommend when someone wants to reach out to new deities: research and then reach out.
Research is pretty straight forward. There are lots of places online to learn about Bast (links below) and there are some books for purchase, too. Research is always beneficial to help give yourself a foundation of what to maybe expect when you reach out to her, plus it gives you a bit of familiarity that you can walk into the experience with.
And then, once you feel ready, I recommend giving her some offerings and saying hello. Let her know that you’re interested in working with her, and perhaps ask if she would be willing to start a relationship with you. It may take a couple of times doing this to help forge a connection, but you gotta start somewhere :3 Whether you choose to simply leave her offerings, or to create a shrine space for her is your choice. I recommend that you just play it by ear and see how you feel once you’re at that point.
- Henadology page
- Ask by Satsekhem
- Working with Bast: an ask
- Good Bast info from pagasaurusrex
- The Cat in AE by Jaromir Malek
- Saying Hello to NTRW
- Kemetic starter guide
- Kemetic offering guide
- Making Bright’s Resources Page
- Mystical Bewilderment’s 101 & Guides Page
- Satsekhem’s Resource List