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Title: Em Hotep!
Post by: KemeticOHopeful on February 04, 2020, 08:14:05 am
Em Hotep All,

This is my official introduction here. I am Shadae or Sha for short and I am 26. I have followed the Kemetic faith off and on for years since I was 17. That's almost 10 years. I only made it my permanent path 3 years ago. I spent time reading, researching, reading some more, reaching out to others, and joining social media platforms to speak with those who had the same thoughts that I did. And it all lacked a sense of community for me. Community is huge with anything I do and am involved in.

Over the entirety of me following this faith I've run into KO a gazillion times and I was completely to nervous to join. I read secretly through the forums, read all about RPD, Remetj, Shemsu, etc... And didn't decide I was ready to join until only last year. I applied and was accepted but as I'm sure you've already seen from my other post, I wasn't able to go through with it due to medical reasons. But I am back and have applied for the beginners class and I am so beyond looking forward to learning and experiencing things in this community. I'm looking forward to gaining life long friendships as well and more
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Post by: Padjaiemweru on February 04, 2020, 10:47:51 am
welcome, and no worries about the past, it is past, afterall!
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Post by: Asetmehheri on February 04, 2020, 11:04:16 am
welcome and welcome back! :)
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Post by: Ma'atnofret on February 04, 2020, 11:53:55 am
Em hotep and welcome
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Post by: Temimensenu on February 04, 2020, 12:08:53 pm
Em hotep and welcome!

I hope you enjoy the Beginners Class!
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Post by: Sa-ta-Aset on February 04, 2020, 12:43:51 pm
em hotep! I hope you enjoy the beginner's class  :)
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Post by: Tjehu on February 04, 2020, 01:09:58 pm
Welcome!
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Post by: KemeticOHopeful on February 04, 2020, 01:28:05 pm
I am completely positive that I’ll enjoy the beginners class! I’m so ready and happy.
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Post by: Khenneferitw on February 04, 2020, 04:12:52 pm
Em hotep Shadae! Lovely to meet you :)

I can honestly say I've made life friends here. My beginner's class was in the spring of 2011, and I am still pals with folks from it... including someone who I went to visit for completely not Kemetic reasons.
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Post by: Sedjosrysekhmet on February 04, 2020, 06:29:47 pm
Em Hotep and welcome!

Im going to echo what Khenne said. I have made friends here that I didn't imagine i would make. Including one who i call my brother on almost daily basis <3. Im sure your going to have fun in the beginners class and have fun here <3

Sedjosry.
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Post by: Ankhetbast on February 04, 2020, 08:46:58 pm
Em hotep and welcome!
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Post by: Nesiwepwawet on February 04, 2020, 09:39:49 pm
Em hotep, welcome!


~ Nesi
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Post by: Temseniaset on February 04, 2020, 10:25:05 pm
Welcome!
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Post by: Nysenu on February 04, 2020, 11:03:47 pm
Em hotep and welcome!! I do hope you'll enjoy the beginners class, and I, like others, have definitely made life friends! And even among those I don't know as well here, I treasure every one of them as a valuable member of my community <3 I hope you too will make wonderful, lasting friendships ^-^
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Post by: Tjesi on February 05, 2020, 07:03:31 pm
Welcome! Let me know if you have any questions or web issues!

Tjesi
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Post by: KemeticOHopeful on February 05, 2020, 10:15:59 pm
Welcome! Let me know if you have any questions or web issues!

Tjesi

I will! Thank you
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Post by: Sehedjef on February 10, 2020, 09:40:45 pm
Em hotep!  *henu*

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

Senebty,
Sehedjef
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Post by: KemeticOHopeful on February 11, 2020, 10:28:41 am
Em hotep!

Thank you! I’m certain I will as well. Does anyone here have a suggestion of books I may want to read along side the beginners course?

I’ve consumed Kemetic knowledge on my own through years of solitary practice. But I’m always up to consume even more!!


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Post by: Asetmehheri on February 11, 2020, 10:37:23 am
That's the great thing about the beginners class - there's a reading list as well! but to start, here's one of my favourites:

Maat The Moral Ideal by Dr. Maulana Karenga

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/35278642_Maat_the_moral_ideal_in_ancient_Egypt_a_study_in_classical_African_ethics
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Post by: KemeticOHopeful on February 11, 2020, 11:30:23 am
Ohhhh I didn’t even know lol Thank you for this!!


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Post by: Temimensenu on February 11, 2020, 11:46:35 am
Yes, if it hasn’t changed from the time I did it (only a few years ago!), each lesson should have a recommended reading list to do with the covered topic(s)
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Post by: KemeticOHopeful on February 11, 2020, 01:17:50 pm
Thank you! That’s perfect


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Post by: Storm on February 11, 2020, 02:01:15 pm
I asked this question when I joined Beginners' Class 54. You're given a list of recommended reading when you start the course. However, I was aware that reading books takes time and often money. What should I prioritize?

What was recommended to me by more than one priest is what I would also recommend: The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook, by Rev. Dr. Tamara L. Siuda (http://egyptianprayers.com/). (Yes this is the Nisut.)  I also recommend getting an electronic version as (a) you will get it immediately, and (b) it is searchable. (I got the PDF.)

I do have many of the other books too, including Karenga mentioned above. And while I was waiting for the course to start (and before I had the recommended list), I read "Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt" by Barbara Mertz, which is a wonderfully fun, easy, and very human read.
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Post by: KemeticOHopeful on February 11, 2020, 08:40:33 pm
I asked this question when I joined Beginners' Class 54. You're given a list of recommended reading when you start the course. However, I was aware that reading books takes time and often money. What should I prioritize?

What was recommended to me by more than one priest is what I would also recommend: The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook, by Rev. Dr. Tamara L. Siuda (http://egyptianprayers.com/). (Yes this is the Nisut.)  I also recommend getting an electronic version as (a) you will get it immediately, and (b) it is searchable. (I got the PDF.)

I do have many of the other books too, including Karenga mentioned above. And while I was waiting for the course to start (and before I had the recommended list), I read "Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt" by Barbara Mertz, which is a wonderfully fun, easy, and very human read.

I went ahead and purchased the digital book of the Nisut. I’m looking into to getting the book by Karenga! And I’ll grab the Mertz as well! Thank you so much!


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Post by: Yinepuemsaes on February 13, 2020, 09:51:40 am
Em hotep, it's very nice to meet you!
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Post by: Senuwierneheh on February 13, 2020, 10:39:13 am
Em hotep and welcome!

Senebty,
Neheh...
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Post by: KemeticOHopeful on February 13, 2020, 08:12:12 pm
Thank you so much! I am pleased to meet you both as well


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Post by: Sautyinepu on February 14, 2020, 10:40:12 pm
There’s a reading list on Kemet.org, under resources. I remember Daily Life of the Egyptian Gods was one I read early on and really enjoyed. I’m re-reading Egyptian Religion now and I saw Conceptions of God in Ancient Egypt around here the other day and have been meaning to find it... that’s another good one.

For general history... years ago I also got the Ancient Egyptian course of The Great Courses CDs from the library and I enjoyed that too. If your library offers Kanopy, you can watch them there for free.