White Feathers

October 25, 2020

Twenty years ago I was planning a trip to Egypt to visit the pyramids among other adventures. It was the time of Ramadan, a full moon, the trip encompassing the date 12/12/2000.

At that time I created a series of files about Pyramids and Ziggurats. Two decades later ... it was time to return to the files to update. Currently I am working through the last of the files - the Egyptian pyramids.

This experience may have resulted in my wakeup dream this morning wherein an unseen male was giving me one large fluffy Egyptian-looking white ostrich feather while sending the thought - These are some of the roles you played

1) The white ostrich feather is the emblem of the ancient Egyptian goddess Ma'at, who embodied truth, justice, order and humanitarian morality in Pharaonic Egypt. ... All Pharaohs were subject to "the law of Ma'at" - a factor, perhaps in the extraordinary longevity of Pharaonic civilization. The ostrich feather was a sacred object in ancient Egypt, as the symbol for the goddess Ma'at. The ostrich feather thus is seen as a powerful symbol of truth and purity, and taking on the ostrich as an animal totem can be a way to focus one's energies on living a just life.

2) Atef is the specific feathered white crown of the ancient Egyptian deity Osiris. It combines the Hedjet, the crown of Upper Egypt, with curly red ostrich feathers on each side of the crown for the Osiris cult. The feathers are identified as ostrich from their curl or curve at the upper ends, with a slight flare toward the base. They are the same feather as (singly) worn by Maat. They may be compared with the falcon tail feathers in two-feather crowns such as those of Amun, which are more narrow and straight without curve. The Atef crown identifies Osiris in ancient Egyptian painting. Osiris wears the Atef crown as a symbol of the ruler of the underworld. The tall bulbous white piece in the center of the crown is between two ostrich feathers. The feathers represent truth and justice. The Atef crown is similar, save for the feathers, to the plain white crown (Hedjet) used in the Predynastic Period and later as a symbol for pharaonic Upper Egypt.

3) Then I remembered that a local client named Athena - who I read last week - mentioned seeing white feathers around her before the reading. We assumed these were messages from her mother who passed this year. Now that I think about I found a small white feather on my desk the day I read Athena so I took a pic and sent it to her. I've noticed small and large white feathers floating past my window in recent days perhaps the time of the year when local birds molt.

The Greek goddess Athena takes us to the Egyptian Goddess Neith an early ancient Egyptian deity who was said to be the first and the prime creator. She was said to be the creator of the universe, all it contains, and she governs how it functions. She was the goddess of wisdom, weaving, the cosmos, mothers, rivers, water, childbirth, hunting, war, and fate. As the mother of Ra, the Egyptians believed her to be connected with the god of the watery primeval void.