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Messages - Rev. Shefyt

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hey there everyone
« on: February 21, 2021, 12:12:20 pm »
Em hotep and welcome! I'll look forward to seeing you in the course. ^_^

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Well Hello there!
« on: February 15, 2021, 09:26:30 am »
Em hotep! I'm one of the course instructors, and I just want to confirm that in no way would you be wasting our time. We're here to share information with both the already dedicated and the curious, with no expectation that anyone will actually join the religion. If you decide to take part in the class, we'll be delighted to have you there. ^_^

The content of the course is basically: a brief theological/cosmological introduction, instructions on how to perform the daily ritual of Senut, information about how Kemetic Orthodoxy itself functions, and quick dips into a couple of other broad topics. Since the course is relatively short, there isn't time to delve deeply into topics like ma'at (which could be an entire course in itself!). We do touch on them, though, and suggest sources for further reading.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask, either here or in a PM.

Senebty,

Shefyt


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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello
« on: February 04, 2021, 09:31:14 am »
Em hotep and welcome! It's nice to meet you.  ^_^

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: She is cozy on my couch
« on: February 01, 2021, 01:51:39 pm »
Em hotep, Mimi! Lovely to see you here. ^_^

That could be any of a number of deities, but it does make me think of Bast. (I may be just a little bit biased, though! :D )  The labradorite in particular was what made me think of Her--She seems to be particularly fond of it.

And your experience of Set is pretty similar to how I experience him, although of course he also appears in other ways to other people.

I hope this helps!

Senebty,

Shefyt

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hi everyone!!!!
« on: January 25, 2021, 03:32:09 pm »
Em hotep and welcome! It's nice to have you here. :)

Have you signed up for our beginners course? No pressure if you don't want to, but it's free and provides an introduction to what we believe as Kemetic Orthodox.

Senebty,

Shefyt

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[PRIVATE] Q&A / Re: Senut questions
« on: October 08, 2020, 06:41:55 pm »
Em hotep! Lesson 3 and the chats were very informative and have answered most of my questions about Senut, I just had a couple left that I either forgot earlier, or only thought about recently.


Em hotep! Sorry this got overlooked....


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Out of curiosity... I have gotten familiar with the order of the fourfold libation by now, and I was wondering if there's a special meaning in having them in that order?


That's something that you'd have to ask Hemet directly, as those are words she wrote.


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About the offering bowls, in the chats it was sometimes mentioned as "cup or bowl", but in the pdf it's always "bowl", so I was wondering if that's the preferred type of container for offerings?


Possibly the bowl is more traditional? However, lots of people in the House use plates and/or cups instead of bowls, and that's perfectly acceptable. Japanese sake sets are popular, for example, and for the water purification I use a crystal glass that Netjer threw in my way to make a point. ^_^



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And this one is not a question, but there was something in the lesson 3 pdf that was throwing me off:
How do I make a shrine? What do I put in it?
All Senut shrines require three basic items: a bowl for dry offerings, a bowl for liquid offerings, and a light (a lamp or candle).

That really should say we need three bowls: in addition to dry and liquid offerings, there's also the fourfold libation which needs its own bowl/cup. I didn't pick up on that until Rev Tanebet mentioned it in the last chat. (A big thank you for that; I didn't even realize I was confused about this until after it was pointed out.) In hindsight, it's obvious (libations happen first, then offerings needs their own bowls obviously), but as someone who's new to this, I completely missed that. At first I thought the libations go in the liquid offering bowl, because of the way the quote above says that the two bowls are all you need besides the light. So I think it might be a good idea to add "and a bowl for libations" to the pdf's list of things that all Senut shrines require, since that's definitely a necessary item, and someone who's new could miss that and not even realize it.

Good comments! Thanks for this--it's something we'll bear in mind for the next revision. ^_^


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[PRIVATE] Q&A / Amulet source
« on: October 01, 2020, 09:29:19 pm »
Em hotep! The question came up in tonight's chat of where to find Kemetic symbols to use as amulets, and I just remembered this shop by our own Bezenwepwy: On the Temple Steps. Amazing work, and if what you want isn't there, they're happy to take requests.

Shefyt

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[PRIVATE] Q&A / Re: 10 grains of Natron
« on: August 17, 2020, 11:22:19 am »

What I do to keep the symbolism is take a pinch and rub my fingers together five times, letting the natron drizzle out, and then do it again so I have the 2 x 5. But yes, counting out tiny grains isn't necessary. ^_^

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[PRIVATE] Q&A / Re: Ma'at in everyday life
« on: August 04, 2020, 02:24:48 pm »
I like this essay by an independent Kemetic as an illustration of ma'at: Shopping Cart Theology.

Shefyt

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: as the cool kids say: "Em hotep!"
« on: July 11, 2020, 08:31:02 pm »
Em hotep, Bear, and welcome! I originally came to the House because I was seeking structure in my religion, so I can relate. ^_^  I'm one of the beginners class instructors, so I'll look forward to seeing you there.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: How about a re-introduction?
« on: July 11, 2020, 08:26:31 pm »
Em hotep, Rook! ^_^

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Been away so long I can't remember my info.
« on: February 28, 2020, 07:38:19 pm »
Welcome back! ^_^

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello!
« on: February 28, 2020, 07:37:44 pm »
Em hotep and welcome! I hope you'll enjoy the beginners class.

(I'm in New Jersey, not terribly far from Philly.  ^_^ )

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I reaaaaally want to go to Zagazig (aka Per-Bast aka Bubastis). There's not a whole lot remaining of the actual temple, but I just want to stand in the place and breathe the air. And there's a university museum nearby that contains artifacts found at the site.

(I've been to Egypt once, although not there--it's off the beaten track. I'm not sure I could say what my favorite sites were. ^_^ )

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: From a solitary kemetic
« on: February 22, 2020, 08:37:10 pm »
Em hotep and welcome to the boards! ^_^

Senebty,

Shefyt


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