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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Unorthodox Statues?
« on: November 15, 2013, 09:29:38 am »
I promise I looked and looked for a thread on this but could not find one.

States are a very beautiful way of decorating a shrine for certain Netjeru. Some can be bought from manufactures, others personally made by either someone else or personally. What though about using a staue that wasn’t internally made to be a statue of a Netjeru?

Such as say, you come across a lovely bronze falcon statue and think it just “sings” Heru-wer so well, or a wolf/canid statue that reminds you of Wepwawet.

What are your thoughts on using statues for shrines not created with the intent to represent a Netjeru?

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / New Person From Arkansas
« on: February 07, 2012, 07:48:14 pm »
Hello - or should I say, em hotep. I’m Zeoriel.

I’m a non-op, non-hormone taking, and non-passing gay transman. I have a long list of reasons from financial to stress on the body to the dangers of medical procedures, but one of the biggest reasons is that I want to be a teacher and there is still too much social stigma that I might not be able to teach if I were to trying to pass as male, let alone transition. So I make do.

I’m currently in college getting as double major in education and history and a minor in anthropology. I’m about half way through my college years but still a lot work ahead of me. I grew up watching documentaries on the sciences and history. I read a lot of nonfiction and I write a lot for my own personal enjoyment.

I grew-up being more of a pantheistic person in a non-practicing Christian household, but history has always been alluring to me. Unsurprisingly, since I’ve taken a tern to kemeticism, Djehuty and Heru have rapidly become very significant to me (without ignoring the rest of the Netjer). I’ve actually still shocked and amazed how quickly things have fallen into place for considering how I’ve never been an active spiritual until recently. I’m currently reading a lot of books both on actual history of ancient Egypt (love the perks of being enrolled in college) and modern beliefs. I‘ve also been watching videos from various kemetic youtubers about their own beliefs.

I’m seriously considering taking the introductory classes so I‘ve be finishing filling the application and sending that of shortly though I‘m not sure when classes start next. I can’t say with certainty where my path will end up whether that be Kemetic Orthodoxy or general Kemetic paganism but for now I am here and want to learn.

One thing I am concerned about is that I am part of a multiple system and how might negatively affect my acceptance if I choose to strive for membership or training into Kemetic Orthodoxy. (Just so you know - once came out to a psychologist and she agreed its not DID because we don’t act disorderly and whatnot.) All of my fellows are also neopagan, nature-focused, or similar but I am the only Kemetic thus far. Some of us have been warned in the past that groups of their own beliefs might not teach them, because non-imitated and non-[insert that religion] will end up learning member’s only secrets and traditions. So I’m worried I might also end up meeting with a similar rut in the road.

I am being honest now about being part of a multiple system now because staying silent is paramount to lying, and I do not want to lie to people who I am seeking spiritual guidance from. I won’t ask for special treatment, and I understand if it comes down to not being able to formally be a member because of it.  

…but enough with all the seriousness! Either way, glad to have an account here!

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