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Title: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Renee on November 08, 2010, 04:41:29 pm
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Hi.  I'm Renee.  I'm an artist in rural NJ who's enrolled in this upcoming beginner's class.  *waves*

I think, like a lot of people here, I've been in love with Egypt forever. I was raised...I think secular Christian is the term for it.  We did Christmas, Easter, watched the Charlton Heston movies, and kept bibles in the house, but that was it.  No church, no affiliation, no baptism/communion, etc.  Apparently to be Sicilian and NOT be born & bred a hardcore catholic is unheard of, but whatevs.
My parents are really laid back and liberal, and didn't want to push God on us.  Mercifully  ;)
I had been kind of aimlessly exploring goddess spirituality already, but when in college I took a class on Ancient Religion, it kind of went off like a lightbulb/alarm/epiphany type-thing.  

I've been practicing in the solitary, unorganized, figure-it-out-as-you-go-along type way, which is what drew me here to begin with.  Unlike so many other of my peers, I never experienced anything resembling organized religion, and I kind of craved the structure!  I honestly LIKE the idea of a "right" way to pray, kneel, offer, etc.

But Netjer has been a HUGE influence on me, yes, but especially my art (my site is in my signature, but I don't pimp it...I guess I kind of am, now...).  I can't wait to learn, and to get to know you all.  I have bajillions of questions, but I can't think of any right now.

finally, I'm a little behind on some of the Kemetic words/terms, so be patient with me if I don't understand everything being said.

Ok, this is long enough!

thanks for reading!


- Renee Nicole Schwarz
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Setkheniitw on November 08, 2010, 04:54:38 pm
You're behind on Kemetic terms?!  Shame!  Shaaame!  Seriously, though, don't worry about that and don't be afraid to ask if you have questions :)

And welcome to the forums!
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Renee on November 08, 2010, 04:56:16 pm
ack! don't shoot!

  Well, I know a few.  I'm familiar with em hotep, remetj, shemsu, senut.  
There are a few, though, that I've seen & didn't recognize.  
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Sedjemes on November 08, 2010, 05:10:21 pm
Hotep Renee and welcome :)

We do have a Kemetic Terms list here at http://www.kemet.org/terms_list.html

...which will also be posted to the Beginners list for reference.

But as always if anyone is not sure about any terms used around here, just ask.

And it is perfectly ok to NOT use Kemetic terms too.
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Rachael on November 08, 2010, 05:25:16 pm
Welcome. I am also enrolled in the upcoming beginner's class, I'm really looking forward to the first lesson on the 10th.

By the way, your art is really pretty and interesting. I enjoyed looking at it.
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Tahai on November 08, 2010, 05:30:25 pm
Em hotep, and welcome, Renee!
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Khesretitui on November 08, 2010, 05:33:15 pm
Welcome.
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Menekh on November 08, 2010, 05:44:26 pm
em hotep and welcome!
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Renee on November 08, 2010, 05:47:32 pm
thank you everyone!


Quote from: Rachael
Welcome. I am also enrolled in the upcoming beginner's class, I'm really looking forward to the first lesson on the 10th.

By the way, your art is really pretty and interesting. I enjoyed looking at it.



ooh, and thank you especially for that  :D
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Shefytbast on November 08, 2010, 06:19:30 pm

Em hotep and welcome from another New Jerseyite! I hope you enjoy the class. We'll be eagerly waiting for your questions. :grin:

Shefyt

PS: Your art is very striking! Thanks for sharing the link. ^_^

Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Sehedjef on November 08, 2010, 06:32:10 pm
Em hotep and welcome to the forums!  ^_^  I hope you enjoy your time here as well as the beginner's class.

Senebty,
Imti
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Raheri on November 08, 2010, 06:53:59 pm
Em hotep and welcome to the forums Renee!
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Kehawiitu on November 08, 2010, 09:47:25 pm
Em hotep and welcome!
That's some really neat art you got, btw.
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Hemka on November 08, 2010, 09:54:03 pm
Emhotep,

 As a child of Wesir,and a beloved of Aset, your art moves me so deeply. Thank you, and welcome to our community!
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Tanebet on November 08, 2010, 10:31:17 pm
Em Hotep and welcome to the boards
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Post by: Senushemi on November 08, 2010, 11:05:29 pm
Em hotep and welcome Renee, it's nice to meet you!  Your art is so unique!  Thank you for sharing the links. :)
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Brooklynfan on November 08, 2010, 11:30:01 pm
Welcome!

I am in the next class as well.  I look forward to learning with you.

P.S.  I find your artwork very interesting.  You do an excellent job of conveying emotion.
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Linda on November 09, 2010, 05:38:05 am
Em hotep Renee. I'm in the beginners class too. Welcome to the forum and I look forward to learning with you.  :)
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Sekhenetnut on November 09, 2010, 05:49:34 am
Em Hotep and welcome to the House!
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Aashemmuti on November 09, 2010, 06:55:34 am
I take it you are a John Lennon fan. Welcome!
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: HedebBast on November 09, 2010, 11:14:45 am
Em Hotep and Welcome to the boards Renee :)
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Renee on November 10, 2010, 03:21:34 am
Thank you all so much for the compliments on my art.  where I live, the most it generates in people is some very strange looks
 0___o

and, yes, I'm a Lennon fan :)
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Baket on November 10, 2010, 03:21:00 pm
Em hotep and welcome!
Cool art. :)
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: HedebBast on November 11, 2010, 02:57:58 am
OT: Feels silly that I only JUST got the reference for your title quote :P...and it's one of my fav Beatles songs *does a Homer Simpson 'D'oh'*.  LOL.  
Title: Re: "So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair."
Post by: Taysatwesir on November 29, 2010, 10:21:35 pm
Em Hotep & Welcome Renee! :)