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Messages - Tahai

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: I'm excited to be here!
« on: November 21, 2020, 12:01:52 pm »
Welcome, Tonnie!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: A simple hello.
« on: November 21, 2020, 12:00:00 pm »
Em Hotep and Welcome!  You are in for a fun, and hopefully profound, few months. 

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Finally I am HOME!
« on: November 21, 2020, 11:50:57 am »
Em hotep and Welcome!

Those ancestors are good resources to have :)

I read recently that Uganda was quickly moviing up the list of best countries to live in.  I look forward to learning about your life there in the years to come.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Super excited to start!
« on: November 21, 2020, 11:47:20 am »
Em hotep, and welcome!

I hope you find a home with us <3

What kind of circus skills?  That sounds fascinating.

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 I'm always a little sad when I see these tombs being raided.  I know it's exciting to see what's down there, but still...

It will be interesting to learn the new pieces to the puzzle of daily Kemetic worship.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello!
« on: November 15, 2020, 11:51:56 am »
Welcome!  I hope you have a great time in the new class, and look forward to seeing you on the forums.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Testing the Waters
« on: November 05, 2020, 08:12:51 am »
Welcome!  I remember my early days with the House well.  It is a time of growth, learning, and excitement :)

As others have said, some of us need to get "clue x 4'd" before we find our way to the Gods, and some of us (sadly, not me) were wise enough to find our way to them all on our own.

It sounds like your are the kind of Seeker who did not need to be stunned and dragged to the temple doors :D

So, no, having a direct and obvious interaction with the Netjeru is not required.  Having said that, be open to future interactions.  Don't get locked into a 'i'm not the type who...' mindset, because you might find you miss the subtle cues.

On the flip side, avoid the pressure that people often put on themselves to have an obvious interaction.  I've seen people focus so much on getting the big whammies, that they miss all the quiet conversations and interaction - which leaves them feeling like the Gods don't TALK to then. :( 

My advice, as a Shemsut of over 10 years, is to just let things be and come as they will.  Sit quietly in shrine (formal or informal), and just be. 

And remember at all times that there is no 'one way' in our Faith.  Just as your interactions are different with different people, so, too, are the Gods interactions different with each of us.

Blessings and Best Wishes in your new journey,

Tahai

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Wesir and water abstinence?
« on: September 16, 2020, 11:48:11 am »
Ubenet, I'll Pm you.


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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Wesir and water abstinence?
« on: September 12, 2020, 08:50:19 pm »
Dry Fasting is a thing.  Medical research is starting to come in regarding its benefits.  Dry Fasting for more than 14 hours at time is not advised.  Dry Fasting for longer periods without medical supervision is a BIG NO NO.  Dry fasting for more than a few days, even with medical supervision, is extremely harmful.


There is no humanly possible way this girl has Dry Fasted since April, which leads me to believe she is drinking something, and just avoiding plain water.  Any way you look at it, these are dangerous and irresponsible words she is spewing.  Someone needs to call her out before a gullible person falls for her 'advice' and ends up in a hospital.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello!
« on: September 12, 2020, 08:34:10 pm »
Welcome to the House, Rana.  I also experience the Names in much the same way.   The Gods come to each of us as They will it. 

Enjoy your time in the Beginner's class :)

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: prayers for seth / Setesh?
« on: August 23, 2020, 01:34:45 pm »
thank you all, for sharing these gifts

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Offerings for Djehuty
« on: August 11, 2020, 10:58:40 pm »
Hey Taji, I just got a nudge to offer to do an I-Ching reading for you with Djehuty if you are interested.  Even though I Ching is Eastern divination, Djehuty is always the facilitator for me when I use it.

We could zoom or FB call for the coin tosses, then I can send you the message from the book via photo so you could read it.  I'm open all weekend, if you are interested.  Unless you have the book yourself, in which case, He says please use pennies.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Offerings for Djehuty
« on: August 11, 2020, 09:53:36 pm »
coins...well used ones.  Pennies especially.

Good paper and pens.  Ones you like, not ones you think will please Him, because He expects you to use them.  The act of writing is more the offering than the tools of writing are.

Bergamot, so Earl Grey tea.

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I'm a 4-H Leader, a Master Gardener, and I volunteer for Find A Grave.  I also care for a local cemetery with my 4-H club.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Ptah Stories
« on: July 28, 2017, 07:24:18 pm »
Em hotep Gezausenu,

I recognize your image of Ptah :)  I don't have experiences with Him like you do...it's more like He's helping me do a giant connect the dots puzzle, and every now and then, He gives me a shove in the right direction.  I hope what I wrote below will still be of interest to you.

Ptah-Tatenen is one of the Gods I consider as 'extended family'.  Two years ago, when I was blessed to be at Wep Ronpet, Hemet (AUS) talked to us about the various stories of the Netjer, and how they changed and evolved over time and place.  She talked about how the Sekhmet of one Nome was different from the Sekhmet of another Nome, though both were aspects of Sekhmet.  Hemet (AUS) spoke about how Kemetic Orthodoxy is a living religion.  She spoke of how we had brought the worship of the Netjer to a new time an a new place, and that we would, of course, see different aspects of Them.  Hemet (AUS) encouraged us to think about the Netjer of our own Nomes.  Who are the Netjer of my location, and what are their stories?  Since I am the only practitioner of Kemetic Orthodoxy in my Nome, it is up to me to interpret. 

Ptah was always of interest to me, but it was just prior to going to Wep Ronpet in 2015 that He really grabbed hold of me.  His presence stayed with me all through the celebrations, and I was lucky enough to win a lovely statue of Him at the auction.

Djehuty is my Beloved, and has always seemed to me as too vast and too elusive to capture or contain in one image or vessel. He had a spot on my altar, where I would put His offerings, but no image.  I just referred to it as Djehuty's offering spot.  Many people don't know Djehuty is the Tongue of Ptah in many stories.  It wasn't until I won that Ptah statue that I felt Djehuty finally had an appropriate home in my home.  It was at that time that all the connections started leaping into place in my mind.

So, Ptah is Ptah, but He is also Ptah-Tatenen. And Djehuty is the Tongue of Ptah-Tatenen, so the statue of Ptah is also the statue of Djehuty, if that makes sense :)

Below is the cosmology of the Netjer of my Nome, as I have been gifted to understand it to date.
 
Ptah-Tatenen was the beginning.  He formed Himself out of the Nun, out of the Great Primordial Soup that had no awareness or direction.  In my cosmology, Ptah-Tatenen was the First, the Ultimate.  He spent great vastnesses of time Growing, and Becoming.  Eventually, in time, Heru-Wer formed in the Body of Ptah-Tatenen.  The Ancients referred to Heru-Wer as the Heart of Ptah, but to the Ancients, the Heart is where thought and emotion came from, not the Brain.  So it is debatable what form Heru-Wer was originally created in:  Heart or Mind, or maybe a bit of both.

Regardless, in time Ptah-Tatenen and His Heart came to conceive of the idea of More.  Of Creation.

In what could arguably be the Big Bang, Ptah-Tatenen expelled part of Himself out into the Nun, creating Shu, the Breath of Ptah, and Djehuty, the Tongue of Ptah.  Ma'at and Nut and Ra soon followed, and Creation began to expand and grow, pulling from Ptah the fuel and direction it needed.

It is said in some of the Ancient Egyptian Stories that at the end of time, all that will be left is Ptah and Heru-wer.  I wonder if that is when Ptah stops exhaling and begins to inhale?

This is what has come to me in silent moments, in small pieces like gifts, over the past couple of years.  It feels right to me, in ways that other Creation myths do not. 

Regarding your experience with Ptah, I fully agree.  To me He is deep, and silent, and vast, and dark, and twinkling, and reflective and absorbing, and limitless.

Blessings,

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