I celebrated this a few days early due to my odd schedule, however now is a great time to post it as today is the Feast of Sekhmet and Bast before Ra and tomorrow is the Feast of Sekhmet and Bast of Isheru!
The reason I’m focusing most on the latter is because as a syncretic deity, Bast-Mut hails mainly from Isheru, and thus I am taking this festival and celebrating Her upon it (as well as Sekhmet, but I didn’t have Her statue with me!) While I don’t know much about the festivals, all I know is that I’m going to celebrate them my way, and I’m going to enjoy myself and give lots of thanks and offerings to the Netjeru!
We start at the shrine.
I set up my travel shrine within the hotel room, covering up anything I didn’t need to see, such as that coffee pot behind the towel. It made a nice little backdrop in which to set my icon of Bast-Mut down. With electric candle lit, libation water offered, dark chocolate pretzel bark and delicious cheeses and crackers set before Her, I sang an offering song and sat in Her presence for a time. I let these offerings sit until it was time for the true Feast to happen.
And then the feast begins!
I ordered food delivery of some delicious tacos to share with these two Goddesses! There was some difficulties involved in picking up this food in which hotel keys didn’t work, elevators were slow, etc, but once I was able to get back to the room, we enjoyed this feast and I enjoyed the company of Mother.
All in all, I consider the festivities to have been a success! It was mostly impromptu, but I made it work within my limits of being in a hotel, traveling, and not having much to give.