With the passing of my great-aunt last week, I privately performed funerary rites for a family member for the first time since becoming a polytheist. There's a certain kind of comfort in ritual structure.
Our (neo-)pagan polytheistic practices may be new, but there's sacredness in the very act of their reconstruction and revival. To the Ancient Egyptians, this is Zep Tepi, the First Time. The world is created again.