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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Subtle differences
« on: April 12, 2019, 03:09:08 am »
I don't work with most of these Gods particularly heavily, but I know Bast-Mut and have known Sekhmet-Mut in the past. It's a similar situation to when I was trying to figure out if the Sobek I work with was Sobek-Ra by comparing him to Ra-Heruakhty I think. There's a vein of similarity and a vein of difference between syncretic Gods. Something that connects Hethert-Mut and Bast-Mut but is dissimilar between Hethert-Mut and Hethert-Nut, while the thing that was dissimilar between Hethert-Mut and Bast-Mut is similar between Hethert-Mut and Hethert-Nut!

In the -Mut's I've known, that similar thing is a very powerful, calm, enthronedness. She sits on her throne, watching, a font of power, holding a magical item (staff, ankh, lotus). She speaks with purpose, wisdom, and finality.

But with Bast I feel like there's a slightly gentler and almost floral tone to it. And her power is very contained and serene. With Sekhmet there's fire under that crown. Her majesty ripples under her fur, and her power cascades off of her in waves.

(My Sobek doesn't seem to be Sobek-Ra, as when I compared him to Ra-Heruakhty they did not share the energy that I associate with the Ra aspect. So sadly no comments there.)

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Services, holidays and ritual
« on: April 07, 2019, 03:05:13 pm »
There's a lot of information to be found on this very forum! Please feel free to use the search function and ask any questions you can't find the answer to.

The Ancient Egyptian Daybook by Tamara L Siuda is a very comprehensive list of Ancient Egyptian festivals, though it is not set to a modern calendar (you would have to do that yourself). There are some other sources, such as the "Egyptian Religious Calendar: CDXIX-CDXX Great Year of Ra (2019CE)" which I believe are set to a modern calendar, but I've never used them myself so I can't vouch for when they set Wep Ronpet or how accurate their festivals are.

As for KO services and rituals, The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook (again by Tamara L Siuda) contains, amongst other things, the Kemetic Orthodox ritual of Senut. This is in many ways the cornerstone ritual of KO, as all Shemsu are asked to perform it on a regular basis.

Unfortunately neither of those sources are free, but the beginners class will allow you to learn much of what you're asking about and is I believe free (it has been a long time, haha).

Note that the class is no-obligation, it is not a step to joining unless you decide that it is, and at any point before during or after the class you are welcome to decide KO is not for you. You are also welcome to stay on after the class as a Guest if you'd like.

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Tbh, I would be patient, and hope that this situation resolves and you can get parental permission.

However, it may also be worth emailing Dr. Siuda/Hemet and explaining your situation in as much detail as you feel comfortable doing. I don't personally believe it will change anything, but I do think that adults being restricted from exercising personal autonomy (particularly if there are other factors in play causing that), is something Hemet should at least be made aware is happening. Ultimately Hemet's autonomy also matters here, but I think it's good if people who are in your situation make her aware so that she has all the facts.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Another newbie joins!
« on: February 09, 2019, 03:10:19 pm »
I recognise you :D Welcome to the forum.

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I feel like in many ways, the Netjeru are people. Not like us, not exactly, but still people, and so, they're always going to have some aspects to them that aren't super great, or at least aren't fun to deal with.

Ra got old and tired with ruling. Sekhmet had to be got drunk to stop her literally wiping out mankind. The Contendings is the story of bickering that took decades and decades to resolves. And of course there's the more personal experiences we have with the Netjeru. I've found Aset can be extremely aloof and sharp to the point of cruelty at times. Wepwawet can sit at the centre of the ways, and in judgement of your actions, and when he's in these roles he is not your friend, he can honestly be a bit like the emotionless judge high up behind his bench while you cry about your circumstances.

But I think that all of these things are part of the nature of the Gods and the nature of the world we are in, and even the parts that seem genuinely negative (like some of the ones from myth) are part and parcel of how our Gods and our world have become the way they are.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: New to the site!
« on: January 20, 2019, 06:33:38 am »
Em hotep and welcome :D

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello Everyone!
« on: January 11, 2019, 07:45:29 am »
Em hotep and welcome, I hope you enjoy the beginner's class!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: One Night Owl Dork Reporting for Duty
« on: January 07, 2019, 03:22:10 pm »
Em hotep and welcome :D

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Salutations!
« on: January 07, 2019, 09:22:44 am »
Em hotep and welcome :D Community and research, in whatever form they come, are two things I've found vital to my time as a Kemetic as well.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Seeking a community
« on: August 10, 2018, 05:57:14 am »
Em hotep, and welcome :D

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello all!
« on: July 18, 2018, 03:15:23 am »
Hello and welcome, I hope you enjoy the beginner's class! :D

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: WANT TO SEE YOUR SHRINE PICTURES
« on: July 17, 2018, 03:04:40 pm »
It's been a long while since I posted my shrines in this thread! Nearly 10 years actually :o

Here is my Senut shrine, apologies for the camera shadow. It hasn't changed much in all that time.

Here is my main working shrine to Wepwawet (and a close up).

And finally, this is the little shrine that I keep in my living room, so that the Gods are near me and on my scattered mind. Ra-Heruakhty is too big to fit and sits on a shelf above the cabinet.

I also have a lot of shelves in my bedroom that I have an assortment of Gods and shiny things on, as well as my Akhu shrine and Wepwawet's non-working shrine.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hi all! My name is Mike
« on: July 16, 2018, 11:42:37 am »
Em hotep and welcome :D

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: (re)Intro
« on: July 16, 2018, 09:59:19 am »
Em hotep and welcome back :D

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hey all, I'm daisy!
« on: July 16, 2018, 05:12:14 am »
Em hotep and welcome :D

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