A spell that calls upon the deity Anubis, Osiris and the ferryman Aken in order to ensure the safe passing of a friend.
Casting Directions for ‘Egyptian Funerary Rite’
Anubis is an Egyptian deity which was associated with the mummification and protection of the dead for their journey into the afterlife. He was usually portrayed as a half human, half jackal, or frequently in full jackal form. He was depicted as black, to symbolize rebirth. Osiris was the Egyptian deity of the afterlife, the dead and the underworld. Through the hope of new life after death Osiris began to be connected with the cycles observed in nature, in particular vegetation and the yearly flood of the Nile, through his links with Orion and Sirius at the beginning of the new year. He’s usually depicted as green in colour, for new life. He wears the Atef crown. Not much is said in Egyptian mythology about Aken, other than the fact he was the ferryman of the deceased. He travels via the ship. In this rite, he is called upon in order to guarantee the safe passing of the deceased individual. If it is possible, do this rite outdoors. Otherwise, inside somewhere is fine. Sit on the ground/floor. Light the candle and the stick of incense that reminds you of your friend. (i.e. if s/he was an outdoorsman, select a woodsy odor like evergreen or sandalwood; if s/he was a homebody, use cinnamon, etc.) If you’ve got it, put the picture of your deceased friend in front of you. If you do not have this, simply visualize the buddy in thoughts. Pour the 1/2 cup of red wine or apple juice into the fireproof bowl, and heat it slightly with the candle flame. As you’re doing so, remember all the good times and memories you’ve had with said friend. Visualize the deceased friend surrounded with a soft, white glow, safely passing into a better place. Call out to your friend, as say you want them nicely, or whatever you feel appropriate. Call out the following: Aken! Ferryman of the dead, I ask you kindly to make sure my buddy, (insert friends full name here), safely passes to the Otherworld (or whatever you want to call it.) I thank you. Osiris! Deity of the underworld, the dead and the afterlife, I ask you nicely to assure my friend, (name here), resides safely in your realm, and is reborn in a happy form. I thank you. Anubis! Protector and embalmer of the dead, I ask you to please make sure my friends protection and security as she progresses. I thank you. Now, drink the wine/apple juice again remembering all the good times you had with that buddy and visualize her departure, being watched over by the deities mentioned.