Our co-leading priestess Beth, sailing the Nile, in 2005 Editress; Ginger Strivelli The APA joined in with the campaign led by Pagan Unity Campaign that encourages all Pagans to send post cards to their elected leaders telling them simply: “I am a Pagan... fill in the blank. (in examples: mother, artist, police officer, teacher, voter, etc) Other than those PUC press releases, and a few summer local Pagan gathering notices, the APA yahoogroups chat list has been rather quiet. The list used to be rather busy with daily chit chat and 'fellowshipping' but that has dropped off in the couple of years to where the list is now basically just announcements and such. Of course some of us miss the old lively discussions, while others enjoy the new 'just the facts' bulletin board type purpose of the APA yahoogroup. Howeever for those of you on the list, please do note, discussions are still welcome.... debates, chit chat, even a joke or two. FROM OUR BOOK OF SHADOWS: Excerpts from the Hymn to the flood- ancient Egyptian text translated by M. Lichtheim Hail to you, Hapy, Sprung from earth, Come to nourish Egypt! Of secret ways, A darkness by day, To whom his followers sing! Who floods the fields that Re has made, To nourish all who thirst; Lets drink the waterless desert, His dew descending from the sky. ..... When you overflow, O Hapy, Sacrifice is made for you; Oxen are slaughtered for you, A great oblation is made to you. Fowl is fattened for you, Desert game snared for you, As one repays your bounty. One offers to all the gods Of that which Hapy has provided, Choice incense, oxen, goats, And birds in holocaust. Mighty is Hapy in his cavern His name unknown to those below, For the gods do not reveal it. You people who extol the gods, Respect the awe his son has made, The All-Lord who sustains the shores! Oh joy when you come! Oh joy when you come, O Hapy, Oh joy when you come! You who feed men and herds With your meadow gifts! Oh joy when you come! Oh joy when you come, O Hapy, Oh joy when you come!