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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Insight on Set
« on: January 19, 2012, 06:58:49 pm »
Hmmm. Havind Nut AND Set as Parents, I can only say that They do have an intense relationship - and not only because They're both Names of Netjer.

On the surface, for example, they share iconography: Set has the pig as one of His animals, and Nut is called the "sow who eats her young" - for she swallows the sun disk every evening and hoplds the stars in Her body. Also, both Names are celestial in occupation the Great Thunderer and She whose name is One Thousand (stars). Set stands at the prow of the Solar Barge while it travels through the night (i.e. not only the underworld, but (see above) sort of inside Nut, too).

And while Set in some myths didn't choose the normal exit a baby should use, what stronger relationship can there be but that of mother and child? Hey, mothers out there, won't you agree that feeling life swell inside you, its stirrings and communication with you before the child is born is just... incredibly private and unique and gorgeous? You never forget, no matter what your kid does later in his or her life.

Where Nut is all the night sky, or more modern: space with all its stars (akhu), Set with thunder and lightning is part of it. And just in the same fashion Set shares attributes with His other siblings. Backbone, defender from isfet and endless other things.

As for personal experiences, I will have to think for a while before I write something about that.

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Shrine Statues
« on: December 16, 2011, 01:16:32 pm »
Hee, Bestekeni, I occasionally have to use a grey sheep's fur. Father likes it... I remembered the wool statement from back in the Beginners' class... but hey! what can you do when They insist on something?

I can't help it. They look a bit like they were made and painted by Warhammer 40k model-makers... ^^ Gee, I wouldn't want to see the stats on them... *giggles*

Odd. I got my book, it's English, but the cover still is that odd one. But heeey, it's fun to read!

Set, god of hostility??? in squeaky blue??? *headdesk* I checked the other statues... horrible. the Orisha and Candomble stuff is pretty awful, too.

They even sell ordinary gargoyle decor as "tower demon" and the like. *shudders*

When only money counts...

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Geb - The Great Cackler
« on: December 11, 2011, 04:30:14 am »
Who, if I may ask, is Nicolas? *looks round* His statues... they're lovely.

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Senut
« on: December 11, 2011, 04:26:08 am »
Doing or creating something "for Netjer" for me means that you focus on only that which you are creating. Without letting your thoughts wander much. Being focused on the task instead of conemplating homework, shopping list or dates while you do it.

First and foremost: gut feeling is good. Sometimes I do something and it "hits me" and I dedicate the outcome to Netjer, be it something physical like a picture, a dish of food, a poem, or something immaterial like the joy I feel looking up into the leaves of a tree in bright sunlight, smelling something wonderful, hearing my boots crunch on fresh snow. There is no rule as to what can be an offering. If it fits (which is what you will have to find out for yourself), then it's okay. With very few exceptions, of course. Nobody in their right mind would pray to Apep and think they're doing Ma'at, for example, and of course things resulting from crimes have no place as an offering.

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Shrine Statues
« on: December 10, 2011, 03:04:40 am »
Oh yes, that is great! My travelling shrine (app. 3x2 inches tiny) holds one jaspis and one lapis pig as symbols for my Parents... yes, semi-precious stones work great. :)

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Shrine Statues
« on: December 08, 2011, 08:44:17 am »
So far I got off the hook by saying "heey, there is no decent white-crown-only hawk... and unless you want me to repaint a Wesir statue... try seeing the falcon here as a sema-Tawy version of you? pleeeeese?" Admitted, a self-painted "correct" falcon on papyrus also did a lot of good. ;)

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Website updates?
« on: December 04, 2011, 11:07:35 am »
Uhm... I am currently at home a lot. I can't contribute monetary things to the Temple, but... I am not at all bad when it comes to website design and/or creating good graphics. I'd like to offer that as my contribution. Hmmm... wonder if this is the right place to say it...

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Just wondering about offerings
« on: December 01, 2011, 05:23:05 pm »
Personally, I say the little prayer every time I eat or drink. The "official" ritual, called Senut, is normally performed once per day, although certain circumstances may prevent people from doing that. If you don't feel up to it (like ill, for example), don't. If you're bleeding or have open wounds (from getting a tattoo or the like), don't. Blood is a way into your body and soul. It can get out, bad things can get in. Not to mention oozing over your sacred space. >_<

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Just wondering about offerings
« on: December 01, 2011, 02:22:51 pm »
I'm sorry. Not only did I forget to add the translation, I also stole a "t" from "imenti". Baaad Petuy.

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Just wondering about offerings
« on: December 01, 2011, 10:18:10 am »
It's a bit like our "Hotep Netjer em shabu en imeni her iabi", but the other way round, isn't it?

Gaaah. Depression make Pet mind broken. Ugh. ;) Just ordered it in a tiiiiny bookstore around the corner. Tomorrow's the big day... Half-god meets Egypt... it's going to be serious FUN.

The German cover has a knobbly-nosed Set glowering down at a girl and a boy, and all in all it looks like... uhm... Harry Potter goes prehistoric. Gnnn. Can't seem to find the English version over here. I'll check my special "dealer" tomorrow. You made me curious.

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