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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello :)
« on: August 11, 2021, 09:11:58 pm »
Em Hotep, and Welcome!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: **waves** Hello!
« on: August 11, 2021, 09:10:45 pm »
Em Hotep, and welcome!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Em hotep!
« on: August 11, 2021, 08:32:21 pm »
Welcome.  Bast is my mother, and Set is a favorite of mine <3  Hope you find what you need with us.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Ra UPG
« on: January 13, 2021, 09:07:31 pm »
I find it interesting that you say Amun-Ra has been associated with the peacock.

He has been active in my life in recent days, and I can easily see Him liking that bird.  He seems to love the color blue, appears so far to be a bit territorial, and appreciates luxurious things.  He also has a sense of humor, at least so far. 

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I love the myth of Creation involving Ptah-Tatenen.  It is based on a creation Myth of Egypt, but is expanded via personal gnosis into the Creation Myth of the Nome of Catlin Hollow  (Years ago Hemet said, as we are a living faith, and each of us lives in our own Nomes, we should create or expand on the existing knowledge to begin our own traditions.)

In the beginning was the Nun, a vast and chaotic primordial soup.  From that chaos, a thought, an awareness, a conglomeration...Something...began to form, but it was without drive, without purpose, without spark.  This something was Ptah-Tatenen. 

As time without measure passed, a Spark, a change, another Beginning happened within the Entity.  That Spark was Heru-Wer, Who is the Heart of Ptah.  Heru-Wer was not a quiet energy though.  Heru-Wer was movement and purpose, and He pushed Ptah-Tatenen into action, into More than just Being.

Ptah-Tatenen, Whose heart was Heru-Wer, became more and more aware.  Ptah Tatenen began to think in terms of things that could be changed, moved, formed, and Heru-Wer encouraged Ptah to Act, and not simply Be.

Pthat-Tatenen was willing, but something special was needed.  He needed a way to communicate His wishes and plans outside of Himself.  He needed a way to direct the Nun that surrounded Him.  So He caused Djehuty to come into Being.  Djehuty, Who is the Tongue of Ptah.  Djehuty World-Spinner.  Djehuty, Who formed the thoughts of Ptah-Tatenen.  Djehuty, Who formed the Words of Creation.

But it wasn't enough.  The Words, the Creation, sat inside the mouth of Ptah.  There was nothing to move the words out into the Nun.  And so Ptah-Tatenen created Shu, the Breath of Ptah, and created a house within His body from which Shu could rush forward and retreat.

And that is how the First Words of Creation were spoken.  From the Inspiration that is Heru-Wer, through the Awareness that is Ptah-Tatenen, to the Breath that is Shu, who is Formed and Shaped by the Tongue that is Djehuty. 

And so this is how Ma'at was born.  The Rules that guide Creation.  The Wife of Djehuty, who formed Her.

And so was Nut born, to bring order and calm to the Nun.

And so were Ra and all His Stellar Kin born, to provide light and direction, Patterns, and Beauty, and perhaps Life to all the Universe.

And so was Geb born.

And from thence all the Netjer, all the Netjeri, all the beings, past, present and future.

It was said  by some in ancient Kemet that at the end of time, when Ptah has stopped His Being, that all that will be left is Heru-Wer, the Heart of Ptah.  The Divine Spark

This is the Creation Myth of the Nome of Catlin Hollow.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Igniting the flame
« on: January 02, 2021, 11:58:10 am »
Blessings and welcome. 

I would recommend you learn about and try to get to know Khonsu of the Knives as well.  One of the roles that Khonsu has taken on is that of a mind-healer (mental illnesses and such).

One thing I would like you to have a clear and unclouded knowledge of is this:

Our Gods will NEVER ask us to do anything that is against our own best interest, or is harmful to others.  They may (and do) push us into uncomfortable waters sometimes as They help us grow and develop, but never never never into harmful actions.  If you hear voices claiming to be any of our Netjer and telling you to do something against your own health, well-being, or safety - STOP.  Evaluate your mental state. Speak to your mental health team.

Blessings and Senebty,

Tahai

*Senebty means 'health', and is often used in equivalent to the English 'good bye'


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having to hide your faith sucks, but, unfortunately, it is something many of us have had to do.

I have not had to hide it from my family, but I have had to downplay it.  I have gotten good at 'stealth godding'.

I have had to hide my faith from my community, due to the nature of my work and the conservatism of my area.  I have become more open in recent years about stating that I am not Christian, but not so open that I often talk about what my faith is.

If you are independent financially and emotionally, then I advise you to do as you wish in regards to practicing your spirituality.  However, doing as you wish doesn't mean you have to be 'in your face' about it with your parents.  Choose times when you have the house to yourself to do any formal rituals.  Confine your formal practices to your own personal space. 

Find some stealthier ways to keep your religious symbols with you.  For example, I have a lovely silver snowflake necklace with black gems that I have dedicated to Nebt-het.  I wear it in the winter months.  I know what it stands for, but everyone else just sees a pretty necklace.  Make a portable travel shrine, and keep it in your car.  Go to the local park with your shrine if you feel the need to do ritual, and you can't find private time at home.

As I said, it sucks to have to do these things, but being in constant battle with your family is not good either.  The Gods understand and are patient.  As long as you honor Them in your heart, and stay as true to Ma'at as you are able, I don't believe They will want you to endanger your familial relationships on their behalf.

Blessings on your journey wherever it takes you.  Remember that this journey through life belongs to you, and you alone.  You can honor and respect your parents, but you must live YOUR best life.  <3

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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] Welcome! / Re: Hey!
« on: October 21, 2020, 10:18:23 am »
Hello and Welcome!  I remember how I felt when I first found the House.  Exciting times are ahead for you!

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