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[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / my mother's estate
« on: October 01, 2017, 01:24:14 pm »
I am preparing to head back south to Chicago to prep my mother's house for sale.  (I have never worked on a house before and have no idea wtf I'm doing)

It is very stressful to be down there for me for many reasons.  There's a lot of unresolved issues in my family and tbh I've wondered about if some unruly Akhu are hindering the project.

This summer I sprained or broke (we don't know, but it was bad) my ankle falling down the stairs while carrying a load of things.  About a month later I got into an accident that totaled my mother's car.  More recently, the handyman I hired to work on the house blew off the project entirely.

Regardless of the origins of the problems, the whole project has been very slow, and things have felt very inauspicious.  And while I've been dealing with this my life has been on hold.

But this is the last hurrah.  Please pray for me, for open roads, no accidents, and a clear and easy path forward, so I can resume the work of living.

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Waiting period for new Akhu?
« on: October 01, 2017, 01:07:42 pm »
I am second-guessing myself, but:  I seem to recall crossing the Duat takes time.  You can offer prayers to/for the recently deceased, but they aren't a full Akh until the time period's complete.

(This is not unusual cross-culturally; my memory says it's 40 days before you add a new eggun to your ancestral shrine, in traditional Yoruba practice.  I think Shinto has a waiting period, too, but I don't recall how long it is.)

BUT I do not recall how long until the newly dead joins the other Akhu, in Kemetic practice.

Assuming I didn't make this up out of whole cloth -- can you remind me how long it is?  Sources are also appreciated.

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Nit-Nebhtet-Seshat
« on: September 21, 2017, 04:53:24 pm »
She came up as a Beloved in my RPD yesterday.  Holy heck that's a lot of aspects, and while I see Her mentioned occasionally, I'm not seeing a lot of public discussion of Her nature.

I read around a little bit about how to understand tri-aspected Names, but I'm still a little in the dark.  If you've been approached by Her (or by 2/3 of the trio in aspect, or by any other triple-aspected Name), I'd really love to hear about your perceptions.

Here's my stab at Nit-Nebhtet-Seshat:

At first glance, She seems almost cosmic.  Nit is creatrix via Nun; Nebhtet is the very moment of ending, as well as the temple itself; Seshat is that which gives order to things, and which makes the plans and lays the foundation for the temple.  Together, They would seem to function in a generative fashion -- bringing quiet end to the old, and forging order out of Nun's chaos.

I perceive a lot of force and heat in Nit, but there's something quiet and cool in Her, too -- weaving, working, crafting, planning the arrow's path.  Nebhtet is quiet and calm and present in one of the most intimate moments we have -- grief -- and she also is patroness of brewing, which is slow and transformative.  Seshat's order-making (in both words and architecture) is calm, artful, cool.  In other words, they are all present (individually and jointly) in the minute, as well as the cosmic.

I am not clear on if Nit-Nebhtet-Seshat is the same as Nit-Seshat-Nebhtet, etc.  Even if they are different, I'm not sure it's very easy to tell the difference, as a human being.

Again -- I know I can and should (and will have to!) form my own opinions and perspectives, but I welcome yours.

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