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The Ancient Egyptian Daybook

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The Ancient Egyptian Daybook

I know I have a relatively small audience, but I think ANY exposure is good exposure.  A lot of people come to my blog because I had posted an alternative to creating a Kemetic calendar, that is, I had an idea for a fixed calendar.  However I don’t have access to festival lists that I can share with you guys.  This project takes care of that problem.  This is a calendar created by an egyptologist who also happens to be a Kemetic practitioner as well. With this calendar you’ll be able to calculate to your own location, and have a sourced list of celebrations and festivals that were celebrated in AE by Kemetics as well.  So far the 1st goal of getting funding for the book has already been surpassed, but we have one week left to get to the last stretch goal to make a mobile calendar app possible.  Please contribute anything you can if you believe in this project.  I can’t wait to receive my own books!

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March 7, 2013 at 8:21 am

Kemetic Calendar

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This post I intend to be a gigantic compendium of all the research I’ve done on the ancient Kemetic calendar.  By reading this one should be able to create their own calendar with accurate festival dates for their area, or configure a fixed, ideal calendar that will line up with our current Julian calendar. (note as of July 31: this is by no means complete information.  What I’m doing as of now is using the HoN calendar [which is a hybrid calendar and not the same as an ancient calendar] and one can calculate wep renpet in part III- this is convenient because they also calculate with leap year in mind, unfortunately it’s only available to members.  You can also use Kerry Wisner’s calendar for the same purpose.)

Table of Contents:

I. Special problems of the Kemetic calendar

II. Fixed ideal or unfixed traditional?

III. How to create your own traditional calendar with the wandering year

IV. How to create an ideal, fixed calendar

V. Festival dates and other helpful information

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June 24, 2011 at 2:06 pm