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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Netjeri studies
« on: May 27, 2021, 06:02:12 am »
Em hotep, Asethepetwi

Do you have more information on the Seven Hetherts? Do they have connections to the other Netjeri grouped in sevens?

Thank you <3
Embia

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Em hotep, Kaemwaset!

Thank you for sharing. I didn’t know that the text was in 2nd person—that’s very interesting.

I’d like to one day finally read more of Campbell’s work. I enjoy exploring shared human experience across time and culture.

Health and love,
Embia

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Thank you, Yinepuemsaes <3

I wanna add another resource on The Shipwrecked Sailor really quick:
Dominic Perry did a wonderful episode on this text in his History of Egypt podcast. You can listen to his episode on it here: https://www.egyptianhistorypodcast.com/episode-44-the-shipwrecked-sailor/

Health and love,
Embia

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Em hotep, y’all!

I’ve recently read The Shipwrecked Sailor, and I’ve got some thoughts on it I’d like to share. I would love to hear what you think about the text! You can find a copy of the text here: https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/ancient/2200shipwreck.asp

Quick summary of the story:
The story opens with the now-rescued sailor recounting his story of the shipwreck to another who appears to have been worn down by the sailor wanting to share this story.
The sailor tells him that he was stranded on an island after a storm which had overturned a boat filled with other strong sailors who claimed to be sure about the future weather. On this island, the stranded sailor comes across a protective and otherworldly snake. This snake allows the sailor to stay in peace for 4 months, after which he will be rescued.
During this time, the snake tells the sailor that the snake had come home one day to find his family destroyed. The snake urges the sailor to return home and embrace his own family after he is rescued.
The sailor promises to bring the snake wonderful treasures for the snake’s help, but the snake tells the sailor that he will be unable to return. Before the sailor leaves, the snake gifts him a trove of treasures to bring back to the Pharaoh. The snake tells the sailor, “Become a wise man, and you shall come to honor.”

So, I find quite a bit that I’m able to take away from this story.

First, the importance of family—particularly since we cannot predict the future.
The shipwrecked sailor is urged to return home and hold his family close, and the snake shares this because the snake has gained this wisdom from his own experience; the snake was unable to predict the destruction of his family and his own loss. The snake knows that one cannot rely on the future to always be good, so we must hold close our family.
However, while the divine snake was able to reassure the sailor that he would be able to return to his loving family and pass away peacefully in his own town, this snake was unable to predict the same for himself. Does this warn that the divine cannot predict their own future? In the text, the snake tells the sailor that Netjer decided to save this sailor for a reason—was the reason so that the snake would be able to pass on the wisdom he has gained to this sailor who could then pass it on back home?

Which leads me to my next point: the importance of sharing our own experiences. We cannot make some one listen, but we can still speak up and share our experiences/wisdom when relevant.
Because the snake sends the sailor off not only with wisdom, but with treasures for the Pharaoh, I think it is fair to make this connection: that wisdom is treasure to be passed on and shared. The snake does not allow the sailor the possibility to return since the island will disappear once the sailor leaves, so the snake’s only reward is to have been listened to and to have been given the opportunity to pass this on to the sailor. It is now up to the sailor to share—which, the story opens with the sailor recounting this story to a tired individual who doesn’t seem to care to listen. This is another reminder that we cannot expect an attentive audience. We may have our own experiences to share, and that is important, but we cannot force others to actually listen.

Wisdom comes from listening to others and learning from their own and our experiences.

Those are some thoughts I had while going over this text. I’d love to read your thoughts!

Health and love,
Embia

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Em hotep!

Do y’all have resources for American Indigenous anti-racism? I’d really appreciate it.

What I found so far:

 List of anti-racism books concerning Indigenous peoples:
https://library.ship.edu/c.php?g=1035530&p=7532639

Berger, Bethany, "Red: Racism and the American Indian" (2009). Faculty Articles and Papers. 265.
https://opencommons.uconn.edu/law_papers/265

A masterpost of anti-racist resources not necessarily limited to Indigenous peoples put together by Michael W. Simpson, J.D., M.Ed, who is a teacher, lawyer, and social justice advocate and a Ph.D. candidate in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona (as of 2011).
https://tribalcollegejournal.org/23-1-beyond-racism-resource-guide/


Please, if you know of more resources aimed towards anti-racism for the American (continents) Indigenous person, I’d love for you to share them.

Senebty,
Embia



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[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Re: Please pray for my Step-Mom.
« on: April 27, 2021, 04:40:14 pm »
Prayers for her and your family  <3 May Djehuty and Sekhmet stay near

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Netjer Question
« on: April 26, 2021, 03:32:11 pm »
Em hotep, KristyO!

Such an experience could mean a number of things with the most obvious being that both Hethert and Isis want you to connect with Them.
You can read little blurbs about Them here:
Aset: http://www.kemet.org/taxonomy/term/72
Hethert: http://www.kemet.org/taxonomy/term/84

You’re also welcome to search for these goddesses on the forums! I suggest using either Aset, Isis, or Hethert, or Hathor in your searches <3

And of course, you can always post more questions!

Health and love,
Embia

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: New here.
« on: April 26, 2021, 05:43:34 am »
Em hotep!

I came here for family as well, both in the divine and community sense. I hope you find what you’re looking for <3

Health and love,
Embia

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hi There!
« on: April 23, 2021, 12:50:56 pm »
Em hotep and welcome!

I’m also a stay at home mom to my five year old daughter! Will you be signing up for the beginners class that’ll start up late this summer?

Health and love,
Embia

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: April 06, 2021, 01:50:46 pm »
Welcome, Kallirrhoe! I hope you enjoy the beginner’s course!

<3

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Em hotep 🤗

Nebthet is explicitly associated with the West as I believe She is even referred to as “Hethert in Amenti.” She eases the pain of mourning, Her hair is said to be of mummy linen strips, and She guides the Akhu.

Nut is also explicitly associated with the West as those who have passed join Nut in Her belly as Akhu.

Honestly.... just about every deity has associations with Amenti. Amun has epithets referring to Him carrying out the secrets of the Duat. Djehuty and Geb and Others are present at judgment, and Djehuty holds all the knowledge of the Duat. Khnum has epithets relating Him to the Duat, etc.

Is there a specific role you’re looking for in Netjeru associated with the West?

Senebty,
Embia

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Well Hello there!
« on: February 13, 2021, 07:04:30 am »
Hello again <3

The information in the course focuses on acquainting you with the structure and beliefs of the Kemetic Orthodox Religion. But, this is a religion of doing rather than “believing,” so there are not lessons in there which stress “this is exactly what you need to believe to be a part of us.” Rather, you will learn about what it is you do that would make you a Kemetic Orthodox should you choose to become a member of the religion at the end of the course. You will be given opportunities from very early on in the lessons and throughout the course to make those steps and see how it feels.

As far as discussions on specific concepts, iirc you will be given chances to ask about those. I believe that material is covered too, but again, the focus is on the doing. If you decide to take the course, as a student you will have access to more material that you’ll be able to search through for discussions on ma’at and other fun concepts like djet and neheh time.

For me personally, I felt like I found my home when I came to the House of Kemetic Orthodoxy. Before classes actually started, I was given access to more threads (and you will gain access too if you decide to become a student) and I spent literally hours a day searching and reading over threads. I was enamored with Netjer and the Netjeru and wanted to read everything I could to learn more. I’m not sure I was so much “challenged” as I was in love and wanted more.

Great health and love,
Ewe

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Well Hello there!
« on: February 12, 2021, 05:54:49 am »
Hiya!

Ha’aut gave such wonderful advice, so I just wanted to comment and add just a tiny bit to it.

I also had my own doubts and ended up waiting a round of classes before applying to the next one. I still have doubts even though I just went through a significant spiritual revelation—doubts will never go away entirely and like Ha’aut, I think it’s healthy.

It looks as though application review for the next class starts after 20 February, so I’m guessing you have until then to submit your application. If it is submitted after that date, they will hold your application for the next class.

Great health and love,
Ewe

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I love the myths where humanity’s creation from the Creator deity’s tears is emphasized. The Creator brings the gods into existence through the Creator’s sweat, through physical exertion, but humanity is created through extreme emotion.
The dichotomy there is beautiful to me.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello Everyone!!
« on: January 07, 2021, 08:05:04 am »
Hello MauMau981!

Ptah is a deity I love very much, and I have had moments where I felt a connection to Ptah-Sokar-Wesir. To me, it was like a single deity made up of flickering images/persons of each of Them—it’s hard to explain haha. He felt deep and peaceful.

Since starting the beginner class and graduating to Remetj, I have come across many deities I wasn’t quite actively pursuing but for whatever reason, I kept finding myself thinking of Them. These include: Bes, Montu, and Raet. I did not have any interest in Them, nor did I even know about Them, before having contact with KO. Now, as a Remetj, I give more thought and prayer time to Raet out of any other deity.

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