"How many times we have met, you and I. One lifetime after another, my beloved, you come to me. We meet when your labors are done, when you have laid down your head and passed over to the other side, to me. With my twin sister I await you in this Hall of the Double Maat. Men say that we weigh your heart against an ostrich feather to see if your life made it heavy with guilt or light from charity and good deeds."
"But we are not your judges. You are. If you have harmed life more than you loved it, your own heart will give you away. The Moon that shines within you, your own soul, will reveal whether or not you have been mean or kind. It will show us...if you took more often than you gave freely from what was your own. You alone know these things, and it is you who will betray yourself to us at the end."
"We are the truth, the rhythm of justice. We simply confront you and all is known. We do not pronounce the fate that those who have been found 'good' will walk victoriously among the dead. It is you who will determine that. You have the free will to decide the boundaries of your freedom after death, my beloved, not I. You will seek other souls to console in your loss, your own ancestors will claim you from the Hall of the Dobule Maat and lead you to your next world."
"The dead are dead, my beloved. I have no hell or heaven. Like the harvest, you are brought in and weighed and accounted for. Balance is at last restored. In our realm there is no more blame. In your realm you all hold only one truth."
"See me in the falling leaves, see me in the feathers left on the ground by the birds. See me in the shining Moon, the Hall of the Double Maat. The accounts of your lives must balance with the accounts of your death."
"The harvest has been gathered in. It is your time to rejoice, sing the wine songs, hold great dances in my honor, embrace those who love you, and give back beauty with your own creations."
Shoutout and a heartfelt special thank you to the girl gang squad who made this Boo Bitch! Lookbook possible:
Hair: Alexis Elidoffad
Makeup: Mallory Albrecht
Face Paint: Kate and Faces San Diego Face Painter
Headdresses: Love Market Hats
Photos: Diva Hammond Photography
Muses: Andrea, Marli, Tallulah, Micah and Maren.
Director: Adrienne Abella
The quotations sprinkled throughout this lookbook are passages about the goddesss Maat from one of my my favorite magical witch bitch books of all time, Grandmother Moon by Zsuzsanna E. Budapest.