What to Do with Food and Liquid Offerings

A recent kerfuffle has erupted over a Neo-Pagan author’s opinions about how offerings should be handled. I will write more on this later, because the post in question brings to light some very basic differences between how Kemetic practices go and how other faiths in the same geographic region practiced. The article linked to here is an absolutely wonderful response and rebuttal that effectively addresses any confusion on the matter as to how offerings should be handled.

Upholding Ma'at

I stumbled across and participated in a discussion on tumblr about a blog post discussing what to do with offerings after they are given to a god.  What left most folks disliking it was the attempt to make a generic Neo-Pagan protocol of what to do with offerings without acknowledging it necessarily as such.  This also left some people dissatisfied with the post because it was impossible for them to not ingest food and drink offerings due to their financial situation.  While she (the author of the initial blog post) clarified it was meant to be a template she proceeded to make classist and racist remarks, which I felt detracted completely from her post.  I’ll address how these issues are prevalent in the Neo-Pagan community in a later post, as it is a serious topic but not the current one.  Instead I’m going to use this incident as a…

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