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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Sekhmet Statue
« on: November 01, 2011, 03:27:28 am »
Quote from: Setken
Oh that is awesome - I will definitely get something off this guy; I looked him up after I saw your post (and statue). He is revealing a Set statue today can you believe? Timing!

Is he on here (HoN or KIN boards)?

Nope, but he's on Mystic Wicks if you ever go there. His SN is TheRedLion

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Sekhmet Statue
« on: November 01, 2011, 01:51:54 am »
Quote from: Setken
That is a very nice statue! And the sketch / portrait is excellent too. How big is She? I was trying to gain some perspective from the pic but couldn't work it out, which is a kind of magick itself too I guess!

She's nine inches tall and cost me all of $60

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Sekhmet Statue
« on: October 31, 2011, 03:57:15 pm »
Quote from: Mezaenaset
Very nice- I like Her!  

Jeff is working on a couple of non-Kemetic statues for me right now... and I can't wait to get Them.   :)

Yeah, he's awesome. Next time I have a surplus of money, I'm going to get a Lord Rama statue from him

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Sekhmet Statue
« on: October 31, 2011, 02:46:23 pm »
I had this custom made from the   portrait  I made of Sekhmet. She was done by Jeff Cullen and She is exactly how I picture Sekhmet.   Dua Sekhmet!  
 

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: I dunno where to put this
« on: October 30, 2011, 11:30:39 am »
Fixed, thanks!

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / I dunno where to put this
« on: October 30, 2011, 01:12:52 am »
I still can't see the private forums even though I'm divined remetj. I've sent an email to the webmaster almost a month ago. Could someone pass along my problem since it hasn't gotten to the proper channels?

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: What are they like?
« on: September 09, 2011, 09:49:32 am »

1) What is the most interesting experience with Wepwawet-Yinepu ?
Even before I found out that He's my Dad, I've always had an intense relationship with Him. My most interesting experience would probably the last time I died for about a minute. He was blocking a doorway that I wanted to go through and He kept telling me it wasn't my time to go. He also told me saving my ass was a full time job and I should just let Him do it lol.

2) How do they communicate with you? (Through emotions, "coincidences," voices, etc )
He communicates with me in all sorts of ways. I get a lot of emotions from Him, I hear Him often and I sometimes get visions about where He is or what He's doing.

3) If syncretized, does one Name seem stronger or more influential than the other? If aspected, do you ever get any impressions/feelings from the "flip-side" of this Netjer?
I generally get way more Yinepu than I do Wepwawet. I tend to get Wepwawet-ed when I've done something wrong, I'm in danger or anything serious-like. Otherwise He's a big ol' softie that likes to play racing games and eat all my dark chocolate.

4) Have you ever personally witnessed or experienced this Netjeru interacting with another Netjeru?
Yup, He interacts with Sekhmet, my beloved, and Set. Especially when I was younger and was going through a particularly traumatic childhood. The three of Them have literally protected me in more ways than I can count.

5) How does Wepwawet-Yinepu influence your life? (Words to motivate you, things "fall into place," a swift kick in the rear when you need it, etc)
I definitely get swift kicks in the rear when I need them lol

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: WANT TO SEE YOUR SHRINE PICTURES
« on: January 31, 2011, 06:58:31 am »
Quote from: Imsetra_Imsety
Phoenix_Falls:

Your het-hert statute really began to speak with me... something about her face. I don't know how to describe it; it is as if I 'recognize' her from somewhere else... By bizarreness aside, could you please tell me where you acquired her from? I would be very grateful.

Thank you. :)  

I felt the same way! I think I stare at that statue for five minutes a day haha. She's so beautiful =D

I got the icon from a store online called   Ataka Imports (ebay link).  

Honestly, I wasn't even looking for a Het-Hert statue at all. I was looking for one of Heh, or a wall plaque (which I've still never found) of Him...something of that nature. Anyways, the description label for that statue has Heh's name in it and the second I saw it, there was just...something about it. The pictures really don't do it justice, IMO.

I wish I knew who made the mold for it.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: WANT TO SEE YOUR SHRINE PICTURES
« on: January 31, 2011, 12:55:48 am »
Here's mine. Just for gits and shiggles, I added pictures of my other worship spaces as well.

Kemetic shrine
  the whole thing - I use the top drawer for keeping things/icons and the bottom two drawers are my clothes lol. The left drawer under Set (behind Set's rum + cherry Dr. Pepper) has oil in it (the oil burner is His, actually. As you can see, He's pretty much demanded His own space). The right drawer under Yinepu has cone incense and the other bowl of natron I have (there's a bowl of natron next to Yinepu, behind His vial of silver).
  close up of Set - That's an ocarina from the Andes behind Him
  close up of Yinepu  
  close up of Het-Hert - you can see the box I have with a picture of Nekhbet on it as well. I keep more incense in there.
   close up of the center - you can see my little Kepri scarab. The ceramic vase has incense in it and I use the wooden flute in music offerings (it's from South America!)

Hindu altar
Hindu space  L-R: Sri Ganesha, Sri Krishna, Sri Shiva, Sri Hanuman. That's an oil diffuser on a metal pedestal behind/between Krishna Govinda and Mahadeva Shiva. In front of Them is my mala (108 count prayer beads) made of lotus seeds. Behind Ganesha Ekadanta and Ramdoot Hanuman are red quartz book ends (made for me by a friend a long time ago out of a quartz geode)

Blackfoot "altar"
 Blackfoot space  
L-R: the big red thing in the center is my medicine bundle with various things inside. The ties on the left end are made of buffalo leather and pheasant feathers. The tie underneath that is my old powwow hair piece made of wrapped pheasant tail feathers, beads, and a coyote tooth. The gold shovel thing is made of bronze and is from South America, but Napi liked it, so He got it.
Hanging from the center of the bundle is my smudge fan made of turkey feathers and hawk down (used for fanning smudge smoke). The braintanned buffalo hide turtle fetish hanging from the center is my baby fetish. My umbilical cord is inside its stomach (girls get turtles and boys get lizards. Beading is left up to whoever makes it) made by my nana. On the right is the foot of the first rabbit I ever killed and skinned myself. Next to/underneath that is my smoke tanned medicine pouch. It's got tobacco, mugwort, lavender, elder bark, sage and sweetgrass in it. The two bracelets on the outside of the bag I beaded myself. The top dark blue one is the mountains and the bottom one is the symbol for Morning Star (both the object and the god)

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Medes-Tep
« on: January 27, 2011, 10:53:14 pm »
I always thought that Ma'ahes was a Netjeru? Being the son of Sekhmet (or Bast) and Ptah (or Ra, or Amum-Ra, or a human) and being an Eye of Ra, that He'd be considered a Netjeru (specifically a war deity and a parallel to the Nubian Apedemak)

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Personally, I think the Kemetic Akhu would be on board with it. After all, there existed a popular belief that all deities stemmed from Tem, Amun or (and in some cases, "and") Nun. I myself generally term my spirituality as Spiritual Monism and from a UPG standpoint, I've never had a problem with Anyone saying "no that's not okay"

As far as Pantheism goes, there exists a belief in most indigenous cultures have a pantheistic slant to their view on the world and maybe someone can answer better, but as far as my own armchair Egyptology goes, I've seen the same in Ancient Kemetic beliefs.

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Speaking of Hemet (AUS), does anyone know how she's doing? I hope she's feeling better!

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: walking 2 paths
« on: December 24, 2010, 05:19:27 pm »
Quote from: Sekhenetnut
What Tanebet said ;D

For me, making the effort to worship each Deity in the way of Their own tradition shows my respect for Them as seperate Beings.
 


This.

I have a total of 14 deities that I have a regular, active relationship with and I make it a point to approach Them all within Their own cultural contexts. That's not to say that They don't come at me however They want (examples: Napi likes to hang out with Yinepu and Set [much to my chagrin sometimes lol], and Djehuti introduced me to Sri Ganesha) and I'm always on board with Them doing whatever They want (wouldn't really matter if I wasn't though lol), but I like to keep my coming to Them on a respectful level.

I have, on occasion, made offerings to deities from different pantheons at the same time, but only when They asked me to. I also keep my worship spaces near to each other, but separate. My main shrine is my Kemetic one, which is currently the entirety of a really nice vanity dresser. I have my medicine bundle, my smudge stick/sweetgrass, smudge fan and some fetishes for my Blackfoot practices hanging on the wall near the ceiling next to my bed and I do puja/sing bahjan/do mantras/make offerings to the Hindu deities I worship underneath prayer flags which are on the wall near the ceiling on the far side of the room.

I don't see a need to mix things together unless that's what They want of me (I often offer Yinepu and Napi tobacco together because They ask me to do it that way a lot). I have no conflict amongst any of the beliefs I operate in and Everyone is very encouraging of me to put Kemeticism first (Napi was actually the One that demanded I quit trying to ignore the call back to being primarily Kemetic).

Though I've never been asked to perform formal rituals or ceremonies together and I doubt that I ever would be. I've never even entertained the thought myself. Informal stuff is more "hang out time" for deities it seems.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: How Sekhmet-Hethert approaches
« on: December 16, 2010, 11:33:29 am »
I honestly can't remember how exactly I met Sekhmet. I know Yinepu introduced me to Her and I was about eight or nine...but I can't remember the exact situation for the life of me. I can recall the circumstances, but not the actual meeting. Huh. I generally refer to Sekhmet as "She Who Thwacks Me Upside Mine Head" because that's generally the only time She vocalizes to me lol.

To me, She's always been somewhat gruff, but in a motherly way, if that makes sense. She's rarely subtle with me but that's not to say that She hasn't been. I "get" Het-Hert as much more subtle than Sekhmet and it actually wasn't until I started a relationship with Het-Hert that I noticed any similarities between the Two.

I dunno if this helps, it's kind of a vaguely vague answer lol.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Where Do Mental "Disabilities" Come From?
« on: December 14, 2010, 10:51:22 am »
This is inspired by the post I made the other day in the private forums about Senut and mental disorders. Does anyone know the Kemetic stance on where mental "abnormalities" come from? What's your personal stance?

The reason why I put things in quotes is I don't believe that I'm abnormal, Schizoaffective Disorder is something I was born with, various schizophrenic disorders runs in my family. PTSD on the other hand, I acquired after a prolonged period of childhood trauma and witnessing the murder of an immediate family member.

Still, if you ask most of my Pentecostal-practicing family, they'll tell you that I'm possessed by demons. The hereditary part gets explained away by saying that because the "core family" (that consisting of my grandparents [now just my puhpuh], their seven [now six] kids [but not their spouses], their kids [my cousins] and my cousins kids...my family is very very close [read: in everyone's business lol]) is so religious ("chosen by God for special tasks" was my gramma's turn of phrase), demons attack us extra hard.

I don't believe that the different way my brain works is a result of demons tinkering around in my squishy thinkmeat. It's hard to deal with sometimes...a lot of times, and I can pray for the strength to keep going, but I'd never try to pray it away. That seems futile. I've had family members tell me outright that if I quit saying that I have Schizoaffective Disorder, I won't have it anymore and while I appreciate that words have power and all, I don't think anything is really going to change the wiring in my brain that easily. I wasn't even diagnosed properly until five years ago because of the hesitation in diagnosing anything as schizophrenia.

I used to coach Special Olympics in Alameda County, California in high school and my aunt told me that "God put those people on Earth to test their parents." Seriously? She didn't say it in a disparaging way, but I was livid. I don't understand how you can reduce someone's sole reason for being into a test for others...but that's what she thinks of it and I've been called that on more than one occassion (my gramma decided when I was younger that I was a "test of the family")

Anyways, I know there are a few people around here with various mental "abnormalities" and I'd like to hear your thoughts on the matter in addition to any thoughts on what the ancients believed about such things.

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