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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Question regarding Set
« on: May 29, 2011, 11:27:34 pm »
Em-Hotep-Rh'ekhu,

While I personally will always see Set as a bit more harsher or darker than most, I do like what was said here. I have personally always felt and known Set to be the embodiment of most natural disasters or storms. To me, Set is a Typhoon, Sandstorm, Thunder/lightning Storm, a Hurricane, a Sea-swell... and I have never really seen these things as a bad thing. Sure a tsunami might devastate a populated area, harming many and causing much pain and grief, but perhaps it was need for the better good of Geb, Netjer and Us as humans. I think we can all learn a very powerful lesson from natural disasters if we are willing to listen.  

Senabty

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Em-Hotep-Wolf Cub,

I do love Hawks. Perhaps it has to do with my connection with both Heru and Ra. I live in Cabo San Lucas Mexico and these beautiful birds seem to be everywhere; one has come to make a nest in two tall date-palms behind my house... funny; the same thing happened in my old home of North Haven Connecticut when I first became very close to Heru.

Not to be the third to say this, but I would definitely ask who is watching you. It could be Heru, or Ra, or Antii, or even Nekhbet, or Wadjet... I would ask, because it does seem that someone has a attraction to you :)

Senabty-Rh'ekhu

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: WANT TO SEE YOUR SHRINE PICTURES
« on: April 27, 2011, 06:42:44 pm »
Well, I do know that the statue was made in Egypt. It is made of stone... But I am not too sure as to what kind of stone it is. At a very close look you can see what looks like chucks of quarts and viens, but the majority of its surface is clear. I use to think this stone from Egypt was called Colbolt, but as I was told in another thread hear that that is more than likely not true.... It is a soft stone a tends to 'sweat' in changing temeratures; I think it might be soapstone. :confused: All I know is that it is stone.  

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: WANT TO SEE YOUR SHRINE PICTURES
« on: April 25, 2011, 11:03:22 am »
Em-Hotep-Rh'ekhu

I just got back from visiting Family in Connecticut yeterday and I have brought the naos I made back to Florida with me. I spent the better half of the last several hours getting the naos ready for its resident Netjert; Sekhmet-Het'hert.

 Here is the naos without any offerings beofre it and with its doors closed...
 In this picture the doors are opened and I have placed a few small offerings before Her...
 And here is another photo...
 And another...

I apologise fore the poor quality of the photos; though I do hope you all still enjoy them. Thanks for looking :)

Senabty-Rh'ekhu


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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: WANT TO SEE YOUR SHRINE PICTURES
« on: April 04, 2011, 05:42:18 pm »
Thanks.

When I get up to Connecticut tomorrow I will see if I can get a few pictures of the Naos I made for Sekhmet-het'hert... It's nice and golden:) It's much bigger and more 'full' than the one of Min (just happened to be the cleaning day when I took the picture).

And I rather like the 'god-box' Ta_Imu_Aset. :)

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: WANT TO SEE YOUR SHRINE PICTURES
« on: April 04, 2011, 03:13:16 pm »
Em-Hotep-Rh'ekhu.

My friend was over the other day and her computer had a camera in it so I was able to take a few sanpshots of my samll shrine that I have set up for one of my Natjeru; Min.

(I know the statue is not his exact image, but I have had it for years and he does not mind it...)

http://www5.snapfish.com/snapfish/slideshow/AlbumID=3769411025/PictureID=130724476025/a=5353738025_5353738025/

Seanbty-Rh'ekhu

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: offerings to re
« on: April 01, 2011, 03:31:47 pm »
Oh... and I saw you were looking for special days on which to worship Ra. Every day is a good day; seeing as he is in the sky every day ;) However, here are a few good dates:

April 14
April 16 (Worship of Ra & HIS Shemsu)
May 9
May 26   (Reciving Ra is all Sacred Places)
May 30
June 1
June 28  (Ra goes forth to protitate the Nun)
July 13  (Ra's Birthday)


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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: offerings to re
« on: April 01, 2011, 03:22:11 pm »
Em-Hotep-Rh'ekh

I would also second what Maen has said. Ra was worshiped more 'outside' than deep inside the darker sanctums of the larger temples. Obelisks were erected in honor of Ra; seen as a symbol of his rays coming down to earth. When I worship Ra I (try) to always do it outside, especially when I worship his rising and setting. Whenever I do this I feel he is more happy with me than when I do it inside. I have made a small shrine and offering platform for him in the backyard of my home: nothing big, just a small table. I light a candle at his rising (a larger one so it can burn all day) and at night I extinguish it. Than, I light another (different color) for his journey through the Duat. I offer him flowers; he likes calalilies a lot, and I also offer on to him the failsafe bread and water. On special occasions I offer onto Ra spiced-rum or amaretto, fragrance, coffee and the occasional cinnamon & honey. (he also likes it when the cinnamon & honey are mixed as a tea)

     

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Em-Hotep-Rh'ekh.

I have said before (even though I have gotten the cold-shoulder from some for saying it) but the Netjeru are not hear to hold our hands; nor are we their first priority. If the Netjeru put us here just to take care of us, they would not have given us the abilities that they have given us. Also, while we can feel so close and so at one with our Netjeru, as if they are standing in the room along side us, they are by their own definition so much larger than us. I know as it is with me at least, I can feel so very at one with Amun from time to time, but Amun at his purest essence is larger than space. Amun might enjoy my time just as much as I love and cherish my time with him; however, I know he has so many more things he must do every second of every human day than be with me (fully) in Shrine.

Ra too is even more 'Less There' with me. I pray to him daily and try to be with him daily. It is easy in one sense to be with him, because he is always in the Sky throughout the day. However, I know he is the SUN. Just looking at the sun alone from a scientific perspective, it does so many function ever second of every day that (if it were a person) it would never not be moving or doing some sort of task.

So, I know my Netjeru are here. And like Rahiri said, they do not go away. Just because Ra does not feel like speaking with me does not mean I will no longer see the Sun. Just because Nut is being quiet does not mean the heavens will disappear... I am just put one of seven-billion humans; my Netjeru will get to me when they have time for me. I am human. Thus I know I am capable of doing whatever life might through at me even if my Netjeru are being quiet. It is nice to speak with them; be with them; but they are not my crutch nor am I theirs.

Just my Thoughts :)

Senabty-Rh'ekhu  

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Slightly Confused
« on: March 25, 2011, 08:32:27 am »
Em-Hotep-Tanebet,

I was indeed confused when I skimmed over the Book... and now that I took another look over it I can see that I was mis-interpreting the meaning. The only time the word 'Fear' is used is when the deceased is either transformed into Horus (or some other powerful falcon-being) and is invoking power of the Netjeri of the underworld: to cause fear of his power over the various demons and gatekeepers... not over other humans.

The first time this type of script appears in the Book is in spell 72 (Faulkner translation) and only appears two or three more times after this... each time trying to make the Netjeri of the underworld fear the deceased's power over them. (As well as when the deceased is to show his power of the snake of 'He who shall not be named') Otherwise, the vast majority of the spells speak more to 'vindicating' the deceased and giving him/her prestige in the eyes of the Netjeru (Ra; Osiris; Thehuti; Heru ex...

:)
Senabty-    

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Slightly Confused
« on: March 23, 2011, 01:31:42 am »
Em-Hotep-Rh'ekhu,

The last few days I have been doing another one of my private studies/reviews (whatever you want to call it) of the Book of the Dead. Now, my fifth time reading the text in its entirety, have just come to see a pattern. In many invocations and spells the spirit of the Osiris N is invoking the power to 'cause fear in his enemies' or 'cause fear in the enemies of Ra/Usir/Heru...' in all the lands; in the Field of Offerings; in the Field of Reeds; or in any Lands he/they may traverse. I am slight taken back by this because it is mentioned (sometimes more than once) in the Declaration of Innocence (Negative Confessions) that one 'Has not Caused Fear' or 'Has not placed fear in another man.' ... It's strange to be because, if it was viewed that one should at least strive to not cause fear while alive why is it all of a sudden alright to do so once dead? Do the dead have the right to cause fear? Do they somehow now have the ability to create fear; in the form of haunting?

I would like to know what you might think of this? :)

Senabty-Rh'ekhu    

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Any goddesses of water?
« on: March 21, 2011, 08:05:15 pm »
Tayet? Being associated with water? I was under the impression that the Netjert Tayet was the goddess linked to weaving; as well as bandages and the binding of the corpse with 'fine linen'... seeing as her name is derived from the word for shroud. ?  

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Shu & Tefnut
« on: March 13, 2011, 09:02:55 pm »
Em-Hotep-Rh'ekh.

I have been connected more with Shu throughout my life than Tefnut; but in the past two years I have come to know Her a little bit better than before; though, we are still in a growing relationship.

Back when I lived in CT, I had made a very nice (but small) Japanese/Chinese style garden in the backyard of my home. I has placed a metal Japanese style lantern near the entrance to the garden; one that you can place a candle inside. At night I would light the candle and I would feel that Shu was very pleased by this. I wondered why. I knew that these lanterns meant something in Japanese culture, something about good energy, but I was very ignorant of Japanese culture back than. So I did a little research and found out that these lanterns represent the four winds, and when placed auspiciously in gardens they would conjure up the 'spirit' of the wind and bring forth good fortune and happiness. I had no clue; and it was very cool for me to find out that these lanterns which I love can invoke the essence of Shu! He has come to love them (seeing as I now have three) and for me they are a sort of shrine for him.

I have always loved the rain too; and through the rain I have come to learn about Tefnut. She is rather motherly for me; though a powerful mother. The two of them together for me are a form of perfection... seeing as it is through their union that we are given life; through atmosphere.

However, while I feel and hold them in my heart and thoughts nearly every day, I know little of them. They are not all that 'open' with me; not big talkers. Though, I can always feel them, even when they are not on my mind. For me, Shu and Tefnut are more abstract; it is hard for me to picture the two of them like the other Netjeru, in human imagery or even in animal form.

Senabty.    

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Em-hotep-Rh'ekh.

Well, I wish I could help you more here Taylor, but this is a tough request. Like Sedjemes mentioned, there are many different ways to translate this word. First off, if you take the word for what it is (the way you wrote it) its closets translation is the word to fight. Of course, Egyptian is not all that simple. The word is most likely compounded (kind of like what KaRa explained) and with this being the case the hope for correctly translating it is near impossible from my end over here! Alone, there are over a hundred possible words for 'ma' and nearly the same for 'ra'. Like Sedjemes said, in this instance it is really up to you to know what this is; it is your dream; only you can truly find out as to what this word means for you. To answer your question Yes, mara (in one form or another) is a real Egyptian word. As to which word you are searching for... ? :confused:

Wish I could help you more.  

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Heru
« on: March 02, 2011, 10:12:09 am »
I found this:

Greek name for the ancient Egyptian Akhbit, 'the king of Lower Egypt's papyrus marsh'. According to some myths, this was where Isis bore her son Horus, or else hid him from his wicked uncle Seth. According to a different myth, this was where Shu and Tefnut were born as the children of the king of Lower Egypt. Certain late traditions (like, for example, Herodotus) say that it is an island floating in a lake near the temple of Buto (that is, moveable and thus better protected from Seth). The temple on the island was dedicated to Harkhebis (= 'Horus of Chemmis').

from here : http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/glossary.aspx?id=111

Perhaps the Greeks simply could not come up with a good name for the Marsh and used the name Chemmis to name both Akhmim in Upper Egypt and Akhbit in Lower Egypt...

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