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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Back again!
« on: September 18, 2017, 03:35:22 am »
Hotep everyone!

Hopefully at least a few of you remember me; it feels like I've been gone for a looong time. The good news is: I graduated from university! Yay! The bad news is, my religious practice has completely lapsed. I haven't done Senut in... longer than I want to talk about. Months, at least. I actually forgot about Wep Ronpet until it was already over. I feel like I've been really spiritually starved for a while now, which has only made things harder: I'm still reeling from the monumental change that is (finally) graduating college and moving on to the next thing... as well as the anxiety that is not quite knowing what the next thing is yet.

I'm ready to start once again fulfilling the promise I made to my Mothers when I took my Shemsu vows. I've started reading The Search for God in Ancient Egypt by Jan Assmann and thinking seriously about my gods again, and that already has me feeling more centered. My shrine area is a mess, but I'm hoping to clean it up in the next couple of days, so I can start doing Senut again (aaah, I'm scared of going back!). I want to get involved, more consistently than before.

So that's where I am right now. Hope everyone here is well, and I'll be seeing you around.  :)

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[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Missing child in Idaho Falls
« on: September 13, 2017, 06:56:38 pm »
So, I've been gone for a while! Life got very busy, but I hope to make a return soon.

Right now, however, a close friend of mine has a cousin who has gone missing in Idaho (the Idaho Falls area). Here are some social media links with more information and pictures for anyone who lives in the area or has friends who do:
Facebook
Twitter

She is 14, has been missing for over a day now, and has a history of self-harm. It is not known what she was wearing when she disappeared. Please pray for her to be found safely, and share these links with anyone you know who lives in the area. I'm praying as well. Serqet, my Mother, please protect this child and see her safely home.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / I'm back!
« on: October 13, 2015, 10:27:18 pm »
Em hotep everyone,

This summer, I had a huge crisis of faith, in a non-religious sense--faith in myself, faith in my choices, and faith in my ability to achieve my goals. Getting back on my feet for the start of this academic year was a really difficult process, and one I barely managed in time.

My personal, professional, and academic lives are now going quite well! But my spiritual life is still suffering, and I need to remedy that. I feel like coming back to the forums is the first step in that process, so here I am. I've missed you all!

I tried to look at the calendar for upcoming chats, but my kemet.org login (PhoenixJRising) doesn't appear to be working anymore. Is anyone around who can help with that?

Thank you and senebty.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Shemsu Name as Username?
« on: June 12, 2015, 10:02:47 pm »
This is probably a dumb thing to be anxious about. But.

I play a popular online dragon breeding game called Flight Rising, and I'd be meaning to change my username for ages. Today I finally got around to it, and all my usual online names were taken, so I thought... well, why not use Ha'aut?

So I did this on a whim. And then immediately went "oh gosh maybe I shouldn't have done that."

Is it disrespectful, or... I don't know, wrong somehow, to use the name the Gods gave you in non-religious contexts? I didn't use my full Shemsu name, because that felt wrong, but should I not have used the nickname?

Sometimes I wish I was better at thinking things through before doing them...

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Hotep everyone,

I've been quiet on the boards for a while--lots going on in my life--but I just sent in my answers to the RPD questions and sent the payment via Paypal a moment ago and I'm really excited!

I think the questions sat on my shrine for the better part of a month before I got up the guts to finally send them in, but I feel good now that I have.

Wish me luck!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Returning!
« on: December 02, 2014, 04:45:42 pm »
Hotep, all!

 I've been absent for a month or two due to my life becoming briefly insane (nothing bad, just very busy). All is well and I should be around more again now! Just wanted to say hi. :)

Phoenix

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Em hotep, all!

So I've been doing a lot of thinking, praying, and mentally preparing to have my RPD sometime in the next several months. This is a big, big step for me and I'm not taking it lightly.

I've filled out the RPD Questionnaire a half dozen times now, and each time I feel frustrated and unsure, like I'm not quite getting across what I want to say. Sometimes I feel like I'm giving too much information, sometimes too little. I know that what we say on the questionnaire doesn't affect our results either way, but I can't shake the feeling that it's important to get it right.

So my question is, would anyone be willing to share their RPD Questionnaire answers with me (either those who have had it in the past or those who are considering it now)? I feel like if I have a chance to see how others have answered the questions, I might have a better idea of how I want to answer them for myself.

If you're not comfortable sharing your actual answers, even just a quick description of how you chose to go about answering the questions could be helpful. :)

Thanks, all!

Senebty,

Phoenix

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Sekhmet-Mut
« on: October 07, 2014, 10:03:06 pm »
Em hotep, all!

So, it occurred to me today that the Sekhmet I've been having contact with may be, specifically, Sekhmet-Mut. Only... I have no experience with syncretic deities, AT ALL, so I have no idea how to tell!

Anyone care to share experiences with Sekhmet-Mut? How is she different from Sekhmet "proper" so to speak?

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[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Prayers for Ferguson
« on: August 14, 2014, 01:46:03 pm »
For those of us who can't donate to the funding projects popping up all over the internet, the least we can do is pray. Could I request that we maybe have a group prayer meeting sometime this week?

In the meantime:

Praying for an end to the violence and looting.

Praying for justice for the family and friends of Michael Brown, and for his ka to go in peace to the West.

Praying that the police officers who have assaulted innocents and broken the laws they are supposed to uphold are judged by Ma'at as harshly as they deserve.

Praying for the reporters in the area to be safe, so they can get the truth out there.

Praying for the words and stories of the citizens of Ferguson to spread like wildfire.

Praying for Tefnut and Hapi to wash out the eyes of those affected by tear gas.

Praying for the citizens of Ferguson to have ample food and water, and shelter from the violence.

Praying that the voices of the victims are heard in the highest courts of the federal government of the United States, and that justice is done unto the perpetrators of this tragedy.

Praying that laws against police brutality are passed and upheld nationwide.

LINKS FOR THOSE WHO CAN DONATE:
Feed the Students of Ferguson
Bail and Legal Fund for Those Arrested

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Deities for the New Year?
« on: January 01, 2014, 09:52:05 pm »
Em hotep!

Obviously, January 1st isn't the start of the Kemetic new year, but since it's the start of the new year in the culture I live in, I find that it still resonates with me.

Are there any specific deities you pray to at the start of a new year?

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Most approachable Names?
« on: December 19, 2013, 03:04:13 am »
Who are the Names you find to be the friendliest and the easiest to approach? I'm sure it varies a lot from person to person, but I'd be interesting in hearing your perspectives.

I ask because I am still quite new to kemeticism, to the Netjeru, and to the concept of approaching deities in general. I get nervous easily and I often feel as though I am probably doing it all wrong and possibly insulting Them by accident. I'm also a natural skeptic, so I often I have doubts, and then I worry that having doubts will make it so they don't want to communicate with me and I get so anxious that I can't focus on attempting to communicate with Them at all. It's a... very annoying cycle, to say the least.

So far, I've had the most success with Wepwawet, Nun, and Hethert. Wepwawet in particular seemed to respond as soon as I first approached Him, which surprised me because I hadn't intended to work with Him extensively. While Nun doesn't have the same active energy as Wepwawet, I do often get a sense of Him being passively there, infinite and vast, nevertheless. Hethert, meanwhile, was the first Name I approached, and while I haven't gotten the same kind of strong response from Her yet, I do feel connected to Her somewhat.

Mostly I'm just wondering how to go about forming connections to Netjeru, and who might be good to start with, as a beginner.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / New in every sense of the word!
« on: December 15, 2013, 01:07:08 am »
Em hotep!

My name is Phoenix, and I just applied for the beginners class here. As I said in the subject line of this post, I am new in every sense of the word: new to kemeticism, new to the House of Netjer, and... new to religion in general, frankly. I was raised almost entirely without religion, and the past year has been something of a whirlwind experience for me in terms of building a spiritual foundation for myself. I only discovered kemeticism in the past couple of months.

I do have a really good feeling about this place, though, and that's a first for me. Still, please be gentle with me while I learn my way around. ;)

I hope to be able to get to know you all soon!

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