In Ancient Egypt, near the mountains in Abdju (modern day
Abydos), pilgrimages would be made during certain times of the
year. The people would come with pots they had made and within
which they had tucked notes written out to family members who had
since passed on to the Horizon. For over four thousand years
these pilgrimages were made, and to this day the area is covered
with thousands upon thousands of pots. It has become known to the
Egyptians who are the modern descendants of these pilgrims as
"Umm al Gaab" or "Mother of Pots".
Central to the beliefs of the Egyptians was the idea that one
never truly died unless they were forgotten or destroyed by
("the Dead Swallower"). To the Egyptians, anyone
vindicated in the Halls of Judgment was still alive, just not
physically present in the world of the sun, the land ruled by Ra.
Take a moment now to remember someone you may have seen gone
to the Horizon. Remember that no matter what may have transpired
between you and this person, for good or ill, that it is over now
and has been left in the past. All things said and done have been
accounted for in the Hall of Ma'at
upon the scale against Her feather.
Reflect on this. When we, too, travel to the Blessed West,
perhaps the best thing we can leave in the hearts of our
descendants is also the only thing that we can give to them to
assuage their grief: our love for one another.
The purpose of this site is to remember and reflect. Many of
us have ancestors and friends who touched our lives and have now
since passed on to the realm of Wesir,
Ruler of the Blessed Dead. This is our tribute to them, our
note-filled pots, our letters in the sand.