The House of Netjer, a Kemetic Orthodox Temple

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodoxy General Forums => [PUBLIC] Welcome! => Topic started by: Storm on July 08, 2019, 05:30:49 pm

Title: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Storm on July 08, 2019, 05:30:49 pm
[This is a copy of the intro I posted to the Beginners' Class forum, but apparently not everyone can see that, so please excuse if you've read his before!]

Em hotep! My name is Storm, I’m retired and I live in Colorado. I used to work in adult education, and before that in software development. I emigrated from Britain to the United States in 2009 to get married. We have five adult children, mostly in their forties and fifties in the US, UK, and Australia, and five grandchildren in England.

I started my spiritual journey back in the 1970s. I learned to meditate. I trained in healing. I practiced divination, starting with the I Ching but going on to tarot, runes, and many other forms. I remember my first Kemetic interest then was reading Joan Grant’s novels! Later I investigated many religions, practicing Heathenry and Buddhism.

Fifteen years ago, while living in Scotland, I saw a bust of Sekhmet at the Burrell Collection in Glasgow. She made a huge impression on me! Her amazing mix of power and compassion became very real in my life. Last year I got to know Het-Heru really well: she’s wonderful and I’m utterly devoted! I’ve since written two novels in which they both feature.

I'm delighted to be here!

Senebty,
Storm
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Gemahi-Itui on July 08, 2019, 06:44:33 pm
Welcome! I hope you enjoy the beginners class!
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: NeighbourhoodWitch on July 08, 2019, 10:22:44 pm
Welcome to the community, Storm. The Beginner's Class is fantastic, I hope you enjoy it! What were your experiences like practicing Heathenry and Buddhism? They seem so different!
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Tawa'ubastmut on July 08, 2019, 10:42:30 pm
Em hotep and welcome, Storm!  I hope you enjoy the class!
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Senuwierneheh on July 09, 2019, 08:54:23 am
Em hotep and Welcome, Storm!

What a fascinating life you've led!  I hope you enjoy your explorations here.  May Hethert/Sekhmet bless you greatly!

(I did an internet search to find a photo of the Glasgow Sekhmet and found two small photos:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/27479213@N08/22123930373/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/27479213@N08/22123930373/)

https://www.alamy.com/granite-head-of-the-egyptian-goddess-sekhmet-the-burrell-collection-art-gallery-glasgow-image241123091.html (https://www.alamy.com/granite-head-of-the-egyptian-goddess-sekhmet-the-burrell-collection-art-gallery-glasgow-image241123091.html)

There are many museums blessed to have a statue of Sekhmet made in Amenhotep III's reign.)

Senebty,
Neheh....
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Raheri on July 09, 2019, 09:39:55 am
Em hotep and welcome!
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Djehutyendy on July 09, 2019, 11:03:19 am
Em hotep and welcome, Storm! What an awesome journey you have had so far :) We are happy to have you here!
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Shezatwepwawet on July 09, 2019, 11:45:28 am
Em hotep and welcome!
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Asetmehheri on July 09, 2019, 11:58:03 am
Em hotep and welcome!
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Khenneferitw on July 09, 2019, 01:18:06 pm
Em hotep Storm!

That really is a moving Sekhmet. Thanks Neheh for pulling up those photos!

I hope you enjoy the beginner's class!
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: coyotl on July 09, 2019, 02:54:18 pm
Welcome :D
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Tatuayinepu on July 09, 2019, 03:17:12 pm
Welcome Storm!
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Storm on July 09, 2019, 05:21:03 pm
Thank you, all, for a wonderfully warm welcome! I am very much looking forward to the Beginners' Class.

@Neheh - yes that is She! Thank you for those pictures. Here is another. (https://i.imgur.com/vJfFpj0.jpg) She was a stunning sight gazing through the doorway and down the path at all visitors entering the museum. And thank you for the blessing!

@NeighbourhoodWitch - well I didn't practice both at the same time! And I practice neither now. It was Kuan Yin who brought me to Buddhism. And runes brought me to Heathenry, and my being very active in its reconstruction for thirteen years taught me a lot.

I know I've been fortunate to have trodden a full and varied journey. But with Netjer, it feels like coming home at last. I hope can bring something worthwhile to the community.
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Awibemhethert on July 13, 2019, 09:30:23 am
Welcome to another retiree. I just retired from local government last December from a software developer position.

I am also a child of Hethert-Sekhmet. If you ever want to talk about Them, send me a PM!

Rev Ibi


Rev Ellen Behrens
Awibemhethert (Ibi)
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Storm on July 13, 2019, 01:26:27 pm
Welcome to another retiree. I just retired from local government last December from a software developer position.

I am also a child of Hethert-Sekhmet. If you ever want to talk about Them, send me a PM!

Rev Ibi


Rev Ellen Behrens
Awibemhethert (Ibi)

That is such a kind and generous offer. Thank you!
I'll try not to interfere with your busy duties here, but I will be sure to take you up on it.  :)
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Tjemsy on July 13, 2019, 03:25:14 pm
Em hotep and welcome! <3
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Sehedjef on July 13, 2019, 06:51:03 pm
Em hotep Storm!  *henu*

Welcome to the forums and I hope you enjoy the beginner's class!  ^_^

Senebty,
Sehedjef
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Awibemhethert on July 14, 2019, 09:27:38 am
Storm, thanks for the considerate thoughts. But talking with people is a) part of the job and b) something I love.



Ibi


Rev Ellen Behrens
Awibemhethert (Ibi)
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Sarytsenuwi on July 14, 2019, 04:40:35 pm
Em hotep and welcome, Storm! I very much appreciated reading about your spiritual journey over the years. <3
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Storm on July 14, 2019, 08:24:08 pm
Storm, thanks for the considerate thoughts. But talking with people is a) part of the job and b) something I love.
Understood!

And more welcomes - thank you! You are all helping me feel this is the right place for me to be. :)
And yes, I'm already enjoying the beginners' class. I just hope I don't try my teachers' patience too far!  :D

Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Yinepuemsaes on July 25, 2019, 12:05:54 pm
Em hotep, it's wonderful to meet you!
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Ankhetbast on August 09, 2019, 11:46:38 am
Em hotep and welcome!
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Yinepuseshmui on August 09, 2019, 01:18:13 pm
Em Hotep, and welcome!
Title: Re: Hello, and a short introduction
Post by: Nysenu on August 10, 2019, 12:52:51 am
Em hotep and welcome, Storm! I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying yourself so far!