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Thank you for all your advice! In the end, I was able to get together:

- Four peaches.
- A punnet of raspberries.
- Two pints of cider.
- A small bowl of lemon-flavoured Turkish Delight.
- An 8oz rump steak (I tried for sirloin at first, but it was too expensive).
- A bowl of king prawns, which I'm going to dress with garlic butter.
- A whole crab.

I like the idea of sharing it with my friend, but she's still in recovery and on the other side of the world, so that'd be quite difficult. I will, however, be sure to shower her with love and gratitude once she's finished recovering.

Thanks again, everyone!

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Em Hotep, everyone!

I'm planning a huge offering to the Netjeru to thank them for a recent miracle. A friend of mine who was given only two hours to live was saved at the last minute.
I asked Them to help her, and promised in return, I would make a huge offering on the same day every year, and never doubt their existence again.

So, in light of this event, I need help. I know a few outlines of food and drink offerings for my parents and beloveds, but I'd really like some help assembling what I can for this offering.

I would like the offering to be made primarily to Ra and Wepwawet-Yinepu, being my parents, but also to thank my beloveds, Djehuty and Bast.
Can anyone tell me what food and drink would be suitable for them all?
I've heard Ra likes citrus fruit, especially lemon, as well as honey, and that Yinepu likes red meat, shellfish and chocolate.
I've also heard bread, wine, beer and cool water work as good all-purpose offerings for most gods.

Are there any more food/drink items that Ra and Yinepu would appreciate? Is there anything too that I can offer to Bast, Djehuty and Wepwawet?

Thanks in advance, and Dua Netjer for this blessed day!

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I usually call them by their names, sometimes with "Lord" in front if I'm feeling formal.

I do sometimes, when talking about Him to others, jerk my thumb upwards and say "Him up there" when referring to Ra, and that seems to go over fine. :P Then again I find it hard to imagine anything that could upset Him, He's always come across to me as really chilled out and mellow.

If I'm feeling really formal, though, I sometimes refer to Ra as "The Radiant Lord", which also seems to go over pretty well.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Fondness for music?
« on: April 02, 2016, 01:58:20 am »
I've found, rather oddly, that some Islamic pop music resonates well with me and makes me feel much closer to Ra.
In particular I can recommend Maher Zain.
Perhaps it's the similarities between Arabic and Kemetic languages, my fondness for Islam, or maybe Ra feels something of a fondness for it like I do. Not sure what it is, but I definitely feel much closer to Ra when I listen to this kind of music.

Example, Maher Zain - Insha-Allah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfXIF2Mm2Kc

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Em Hotep, everyone!

So I wanted to share my feelings on something and get your opinions back, if that's okay :)

Recently I've found myself with little or no compulsion to prayer, either formally or informally. I'm not sure why, and I only recently had my RPD, so now of all times it feels weird to not feel any motivation to pray or talk to Netjer.
But today a memory came back to me of my early days with KO, when someone told me that the greatest way we can worship Netjer is by showing thanks for our existence, and the greatest way to do that is to put it to good use. Prayer is all good and fine, but the best way to worship is simply to be happy, to enjoy the lives we've been given.

Though I may not have felt a need to pray recently, I still find myself taking my faith into account every time I have a moral dilemma. Is this what Netjer wants me to do? Am I being a good Kemetist by doing this?
And though I haven't spoken directly and in-depth with Ra in weeks, I still feel Him and my other gods are near me whenever I'm happy, whenever I'm enjoying myself, whatever it may be I'm doing that brings me happiness.

So perhaps it is true that you can worship simply by living a good life, enjoying yourself, and maintaining a good moral code. Perhaps those things are a form of prayer in themselves, though much less direct.
And perhaps, if I don't feel  the need to pray, I shouldn't feel impious for it if I'm still basing my moral decisions on Ma'at.

I know each of us will experience Netjer in different ways, as is part of Their wisdom. So what's the consensus on this idea that direct prayer isn't so important if you feel you can connect better through deeds rather than words?

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Netjer as God?
« on: March 08, 2016, 09:31:56 am »
The great thing about Kemetic Orthodoxy is while we have an established theology, a lot of elements of it are left up to your own experience.
I see no problem with worshiping Netjer as one entity. I myself sometimes refer to Netjer as "God", as the words seem fairly interchangeable at least to a certain extent.

If that's how you feel comfortable worshiping Netjer, then that may be how Netjer is choosing to appear to you. I like to think They give us each a different experience based on our needs.
You may find the Names become more distinct from each other overtime, or you may find one Name with whom you resonate so strongly that they can be your "God" figure.
Either way, worshiping Netjer in a monotheistic manner definitely isn't an issue.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Still a Remetj?
« on: March 05, 2016, 02:17:15 pm »
Em Hotep, everyone.

I'm a little confused as to how this works. As some of you might remember, I got my RPD recently, and chose to become a Shemsu with the name M'aqanitui.

The thing is, I'm still listed as a Remetj here on the forums. I assumed it would change automatically, like it did before, but I'm still listed as a Remetj.
Is there something I need to do to change it?

Thanks in advance.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Bast and Sensuality
« on: February 14, 2016, 12:12:44 pm »
Ah, that makes sense, thank you!

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Bast and Sensuality
« on: February 14, 2016, 12:08:13 pm »
I don't know what UPG means...

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Bast and Sensuality
« on: February 14, 2016, 08:37:29 am »
So am I right in thinking that while the "sex goddess" thing is definitely incorrect, Bast's association with sensuality neither focuses on nor excludes sexual pleasure? Rather, it's just one part of a wider idea of enjoying the pleasures of life with no specific focus on it?


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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Bast and Sensuality
« on: February 14, 2016, 12:47:11 am »
Em Hotep, everyone!

First and foremost, I just wanna say that I couldn't think of a better word than "sensuality", but I have heard that in addition to Her role as protector of the home, Bast has some associations with pleasure and sensuality (not necessarily sexual, just sort of in general).

How much truth is there to this? And if there is some, what is the extent of it? How does this association come up and how is it, for lack of better words, practised or explored?

Naturally I'm not following on from the depiction of Bast as a moon goddess of sex and drugs, but the impression I get is that there's at least some form of hedonism to Her. Can anyone fill me in on this?

Thanks in advance!

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Cursing the Uncreated
« on: January 07, 2016, 03:49:28 am »
Thank you, that sums it up pretty well :)

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Cursing the Uncreated
« on: January 07, 2016, 01:34:14 am »
A little while ago, someone told me that we never say ap/ep's name out loud or spell it out properly unless we're cursing it.
Since I heard that, I've been wondering. How exactly does one curse the ap/ep? Is it something anyone can do, or is it something you really don't want to do unless you know exactly what you're doing? Can it only be done at specific times or in specific ways?

Also, speaking of the ap/ep, I have another question. If the ap/ep is our great enemy, the big bad of our faith, and whatnot, why was there an ancient pharaoh named after it? I'm talking here about Apepi, ruler of Lower Egypt in the 16th Century BCE.

Thanks in advance for any helpful answers. :)

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Is that like in an Akhu context or is there some way in which we can form connections to the old Nisuts like how we can connect to Netjer?
I hadn't heard anything about people having relationships with the old Pharaohs before.

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[PUBLIC] All Things Egypt: Ancient & Modern History and Culture / Akhenaten
« on: December 20, 2015, 10:30:25 am »
So here's something I've been thinking about, Akhenaten, yay or nay?

From what I gather, his whole "stop worshiping the gods and start worshiping me" gimmick made him very unpopular back in the day. And while I can't imagine his reputation may have made a full and total recovery since then, I just wanted to clear the air about him before I start talking to people about him from a Kemetist standpoint.

So to cut a long story short, Akhenaten, misunderstood ray of sunshine, dirty heretic, or somewhere in-between?

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