Editress: Ginger Strivelli (Pictures upon the Nile River near Cairo in 2005 picture taken By Beth Beheler) The harvest season is upon us. Nothing much to report as the APA yahoogroups list has been near silent and we held no gatherings this moon. So I'll just; say Happy harvest season Y'all. ------------------------ FROM OUR BOOK OF SHADOWS! (excerpts from the Hymn to the flood- ancient 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!