Ancient Calendar & Pagan Holidays: June 15th: Moses’s Copyright Infringement of Ma’at and the Catastrophic Fires of Rome.

On June 7th, I did an Ancient Calendar article which through an intriguing but heartbreaking light on the Vestal Virgins. I bring that up now because they are connected to what I am about to say, here. Without going into the details I already discussed on June 7th, I’ll simply link you in case you missed it. Please check it out because it was those Virgins and that Temple which gave birth to many well-known things still used by the Catholic Church.

I will say again, as I already wrote in June 7th’s article that the Vestal Virgins or their greatest responsibility was keep the sacred fire of their temple burning. The Goddess Vesta stood for fire and hearth. Prophecy foretold that if Vesta’s sacred fire was allowed to go out inside her Temple at Lavinium, all of Rome would fall by Catastrophe. If by some chance the fire did extinguish, then it could only be lit by creating a friction between two pieces of Fruit Wood. Talk about a difficult task. At least, though, the Goddess gave her Virgins room for error. Right?

Unfortunately for them and Rome, Vesta’s Temple was sealed shut on this day in Ancient History by the hands of the Church. The same Church that would later use the rituals, practices and habits of Vestal Virgins and Priests to create the most important figures in it’s own Religion.

On a more happier note, Ma’at will travel to join all the other Goddesses in Heaven on this day. She will be accompanied by Thoth and Ra, in the Sun God’s flying Sun Boat. Ma’at stood for “truth” and “Justice”. She was represented by a feather. A man’s ab, or heart-soul, was weighed against that feather when he passed into the Halls of Judgement inside the Underworld.

Ma’at was said to write 42 Laws in which all Egyptians tried to live by. It is said that these Laws were the inspiration behind the 10 Commandments that Moses would later write.

Below are the 42 Laws:

  1. I have not committed sin.

  2. I have not committed robbery with violence.

  3. I have not stolen.

  4. I have not slain men or women.

  5. I have not stolen food.

  6. I have not swindled offerings.

  7. I have not stolen from God/Goddess.

  8. I have not told lies.

  9. I have not carried away food.

  10. I have not cursed.

  11. I have not closed my ears to truth.

  12. I have not committed adultery.

  13. I have not made anyone cry.

  14. I have not felt sorrow without reason.

  15. I have not assaulted anyone.

  16. I am not deceitful.

  17. I have not stolen anyone’s land.

  18. I have not been an eavesdropper.

  19. I have not falsely accused anyone.

  20. I have not been angry without reason.

  21. I have not seduced anyone’s wife.

  22. I have not polluted myself.

  23. I have not terrorized anyone.

  24. I have not disobeyed the Law.

  25. I have not been exclusively angry.

  26. I have not cursed God/Goddess.

  27. I have not behaved with violence.

  28. I have not caused disruption of peace.

  29. I have not acted hastily or without thought.

  30. I have not overstepped my boundaries of concern.

  31. I have not exaggerated my words when speaking.

  32. I have not worked evil.

  33. I have not used evil thoughts, words or deeds.

  34. I have not polluted the water.

  35. I have not spoken angrily or arrogantly.

  36. I have not cursed anyone in thought, word or deeds.

  37. I have not placed myself on a pedestal.

  38. I have not stolen what belongs to God/Goddess.

  39. I have not stolen from or disrespected the deceased.

  40. I have not taken food from a child.

  41. I have not acted with insolence.

  42. I have not destroyed property belonging to God/Goddess


Moses’s 10 Commandments

  1. You shall have no other gods before Me.

  2. You shall not make idols.

  3. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.

  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

  5. Honor your father and your mother.

  6. You shall not murder.

  7. You shall not commit adultery.

  8. You shall not steal.

  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

  10. You shall not covet.

Remember, as it’s already been discussed in this Months Calendar, that there is evidence that the Hebrews of Mount Sinai were worshiping Hathor, an Egyptian Goddess. Moses being raised in Egypt by Egyptians had first hand knowledge of their Pantheon, rituals and ways. This may explain how and why the miracles that Moses preformed had already been done by the hand of many Egyptian deities like the parting of the red sea and even the manner Moses came to be raised by a royal family to begin with.

Roman Calendar, today begins the Ides of June. Ides, meaning the 15th of any month.

Cosmic Dancer recommends

Pagan book recommendations from Cosmic Dancer.

John Awen: Summerlands Pagan Death and Rebirth 2016

A very good book. Death as the author says is a taboo subject in today’s world, but the author manages to make it easier to talk about through this book. Making death seem not as morbid and dark as some would have you believe. It is something that will come to us all and this book makes it a little easier to understand and to not be as scared about, Well worth a read.

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John Awen: Journey to the Summerlands. 2015

This is a brilliant short book that helps you understand the passing on from this world to the next, having had some bad news myself this book offers some comfort, as though the author was there chatting to me, and his description of being on a train and each stage of life is like getting off at a station, then as we pass to the next stage, getting back on the train, is brilliant, cannot recommend this enough.

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Anna Franklin: Hearth Witch

5 stars in no way near enough for this book. I was gifted this, and I found it so hard to put down, it’s not often you find a book like this  that gives such detail, easy to understand follow, whether you are new to this path or have been on this a while, it’s an invaluable  reference book to have in your collection, the recipes are just great, and before I knew it I was out gathering things to try for myself, a highly recommended read, I cannot wait to collect the other books Anna has written.

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Deborah J Martin: Herbs  Medicinal Magical Marvellous

This is just the type of book I’m looking for, not only does it list the herbs, but also gives the Latin name too, then it goes on to say what you can use each one for, medicinal and therapeutic what element that represent, and whether male or female, for someone who wants to make fresh incense this is a great book to use alongside your workings. Such a shame I cannot give it more than five stars.

(Editor’s note, Cosmic Dancer also reviews on Amazon, where of course stars are finite….)

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