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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Wadjet and kundalini energy
« on: December 26, 2012, 04:55:18 am »
Quote from: Bezenwepwy
Quote from: EmkhenetBast
I had an amazing collection of Kemetic books and lost all of it except for 2 of them in an international move.


Eeeep, that sucks. And also the last thing I need to hear since I'm in the middle of a big international move myself.


Yikes.  You really have to think about the weight issue more than anything else.  Ask yourself if there are some books you just can't live without, and which books are for projects that you can put off until later.  That's how I selected mine.  Plus I had to use the majority of the space for baby things, so it might not be as bad for you (unless you too are blessed with a little one).

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I have a question but had no idea where else to ask.  I did my RPD with the intention to do some translating work for the house as payment.  I was able to do some work, but then the project got put on hold, and from there I didn't connect with the person I needed to talk to to continue the project.  Life got in the way, basically.  I'm in the position to pay for my RPD now, so who do I contact to do so?

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Wadjet and kundalini energy
« on: December 24, 2012, 03:16:31 am »
Quote from: Shefytbast
Quote from: Sobeqsenu
A thought here: the word wAD, from which Wadjet's name is derived, means "to be green, to flourish, be verdant, successful, vigorous"... and as an adjective, means "green, hale, sturdy, fortunate, happy, healthy". Not sure if that helps, but it's food for thought. I don't know much about Wadjet, unfortunately, besides that.


Also, the word "uraeus," for the rearing cobra, comes from the Kemetic iaret, She Who Rises Up. I see Wadjet as the surge of life energy that causes plants to unfurl from seeds and grow. ("The force that through the green fuse drives the flower," as Dylan Thomas wrote.) So I think you could definitely connect Her with healing via energy.

Shefyt


Wow, that is a good interpretation.  Thanks for your comment.  It´s some interesting food for thought. :)  Perhaps she may be interested in working with me after all.  I´ll see how it goes with Bast first.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Wadjet and kundalini energy
« on: December 24, 2012, 03:15:23 am »
Quote from: Blissi
Arent there also 7 arrows of Bast to  do with healing?  EmkhenetBast if you want me to tell you my own experiences with Sekhmet or Bast I'd be happy to pm you.I have needed alot of healing the last 2 years.


I would appreciate that!

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Wadjet and kundalini energy
« on: December 24, 2012, 03:14:47 am »
Quote from: Bezenwepwy
Quote from: EmkhenetBast
Where can I find this online?


If you mean a copy of the article itself, you can't. (And you can't even ask me nicely for a copy because all my books are in storage at the moment.) You can buy the book from Oxbow for £10 though.


Ah, OK.  I´ll add it to the list.  I had an amazing collection of Kemetic books and lost all of it except for 2 of them in an international move.  Thanks for the suggestion.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Wadjet and kundalini energy
« on: December 23, 2012, 02:20:56 pm »
Quote from: Bezenwepwy
You might find this article to be of some relevance:

Terence DuQuesne, "Raising the Serpent Power: Some Parallels between Egyptian Religion and Indian Tantra," in Hermes Aegyptiacus: Egyptological Studies for BH Stricker (Oxford: DE, 1995), pp. 53-68.


Where can I find this online?

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Wadjet and kundalini energy
« on: December 23, 2012, 02:17:15 pm »
Quote from: Blissi
I associate Bast with emotional healing from  personal experience, that was the first thing she did for me. :)


You've inspired me to approach her with this as well. :)

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Wadjet and kundalini energy
« on: December 23, 2012, 02:16:19 pm »
Quote from: NiankhSekhmet
All of the Eyes of Ra have a "serpentine" energy, and Wadjet is one of the Eyes of Ra, because of that inner fire, which by the way has really *nothing* to do with Kundalini energy, but rather with Sekhem, that is what is going on.  Bast is an Eye of Ra, Sekhmet and HetHert are eyes of Ra, etc. Any of them can give you that "serpentine" energy.  Alison Roberts touches on this in her book, Hathor Rising.

I had that Anubis Oracle deck and though it was very "pretty" in a sort of floofy, new age sort of way, I got rid of it.  The book that came with it was useless.  If something like that works for you, that is great, but 98% of the time, all of that superflous mess has nothing to do with historical practice and can really get in your way when you are trying to get into the healing energy, Sekhem in particular.



Yes, I find myself having to reinterpret a lot of things every time I use this deck.  Do you have any recommendations on books or websites to learn more about Sekhem?

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Wadjet and kundalini energy
« on: December 22, 2012, 05:05:49 am »
Quote from: Taji
I doubt anything talking about Wadjet (or any other Name) and kundalini/chakras (or reiki) would have a basis in antiquity as these are Hindu (or Japanese) concepts (and reiki, a relatively modern one).


I meant more that whether anyone knows her in a healing aspect.  

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I also disagree that the ka is most analogous to the concepts of prana or qi/ki.  I think it's hard to equate things across cultures like that, but that "sekhem" would probably be the closest more or less equivalent concept for us.


I agree with you.  Sekhem, or possibly heka.  

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But I don't know if Wadjet was ever credited as any sort of healer.  I don't know much about Her, but would be interested in knowing that too.  I can well believe that any of the Names would use th best suited concepts in the divinatory tool provided to Them to get Their point across.  :)


I do hope someone who has Wadjet as a parent or beloved will be able to provide some insight or UPG with their relationship!  Thanks for providing your opinion Taji.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Wadjet and kundalini energy
« on: December 22, 2012, 03:39:59 am »
Quote from: Tif
I don't know of any myths that would add a historical basis to the idea.

Your best bet would be to research the root chakra, as this is where "dormant kundalini" resides. Take that information, tease out what will work for the oracle without forcing you to adopt another mystical thought system (since the concept of kundalini is Hindu in nature), and apply it to the Wadjet card. You can cross reference with what we know of Wadjet by asking yourself, "so, this isn't Kemetic in origin, but, from a UPG standpoint, could it apply to Wadjet?" Hope that makes sense. ;)
 


Thanks for your reply!  Yes, I have a feeling it showed me that card because I started my reiki practice and "kundalini" was the closest thing the cards had to reiki and they wanted to communicate to me that I should keep working towards that.  I just wonder if I should ask Wadjet for help in the effectiveness of my treatments or whether I should stick to petitioning Sekhmet (or other netjeru that are traditionally thought of as healers).  The only time I've seen Wadjet credited as a healer, or at least helping to achieve immortality is in this quote:

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"Pepi is the one who has grasped the White Crown,
The one upon whom is the curl of the Red Crown;
Pepi is the uraeus which proceeded from Seth,
The uraeus which moves back and forth, acquiring and fetching:
Restore Pepi to health, restore him to life..."
Adapted from two different translations of utterance 570 of the Pyramid Texts, Pepi I: Vestibule, West and East Walls:
_The Literature of Ancient Egypt_, edited by William K. Simpson, pages 260-261
_The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts_,James P. Allen and Peter Der Manuelian, page 178


I found that in a paper talking about the snake netjeru and also kundalini energy here, if anyone is interested: http://www.joanannlansberry.com/other/s-power2.pdf  It's interesting but I have to read it again a few more times to see how much of it is historical and how much UPG I'd like to accept into my own beliefs and practices.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Wadjet and kundalini energy
« on: December 21, 2012, 03:52:07 pm »
I use the Anubis Oracle deck that has a lot of shamanic influence mixed with Egyptian netjeru/mythology.  The card for Wadjet associates her with kundalini energy and describes her as a divine awakener and purifier.  While I can see why the authors of the deck chose to associate her with kundalini (seeing as kundalini has to do with the idea that energy as a coiled snake at the base of the spine can ascend up the spine and chakras to "awaken" us), I am curious if anyone knows any myths that give this a more historical basis, other than the fact that Wadjet is a snake goddess.  Does anyone else have experience with this deck or have any insight?

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Waste
« on: July 14, 2012, 11:23:39 am »
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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Waste
« on: July 01, 2012, 03:50:17 pm »
Quote from: Satsenu
But, remember never to consume offerings to the akhu!

Senebty,
Satsenu


Em hotep,

Where did you come across this information that we can't consume the Akhu offering?  I can't find it in the Zep-Tepi lessons.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Two concepts I'm struggling with...
« on: August 17, 2011, 01:58:43 pm »
Em hotep Ekunyi!

These are both very poignant concerns.  Some of this stuff is explained in the beginner's courses, but I can understand if you want the answers sooner than later.  I'm going to answer you before reading others' responses, so sorry if I repeat anything.

In my experience I was devoted to Bast foremost, and had the same fear that she might now show up in the RPD.  Even if you do do the RPD, you are not forced to become Shemsu, which is the vow to honor the Parent netjer/u that show up first.  I waited a little more than a year between becoming Remetj right after my beginner's course and doing the RPD.  I at first felt it was not necessary, and only when I simply had the urge to do it knowing that something was telling me it was the next step in my spiritual growth did I do so.  I believe one of the things I read in that RPD anxiety thread is that someone said even if I might have doubts about the process itself, the reason they did it is that they trusted the netjeru to be able to use any means of communication as a vehicle to letting them know what they needed to know.  Turns out the claim Bast had made on me a couple years beforehand was confirmed in the RPD.  I had also worked with Seshat in a less intense capacity before, had noticed she really enjoyed working with me, and lo and behold she turns up as a Beloved. :)  I'm not saying these are typical results because it might be just as likely that netjeru you've never worked with before will show up too.  You can choose to stay a Divined Remetj if you don't want to make any commitments you're not comfortable making.  I think, though, that when the time comes you will just Know.

As for the Akhu thing, I suggest inviting them to sit with you while you explain what you're doing and why.  Then try to approach each one individually and offer food and drink, and chat with them.  Perhaps they'll let you know in that time whether they want to be approached in that way.  I think, though, that honoring Akhu can be so simple as chatting with them, without any Kemetic stuff having to be involved.  And remember, Akhu are not only a couple generations back, they're as far back in your bloodlines as time will allow.  You have a huge amount of ancestors that you don't know of (which is why we always try to include the Akhu "known and unknown").  I'm sure the time they've spent in the afterlife will have helped them to realize that there are other truths/paths/realms out there, and who knows, maybe even if they've gone to heaven, they can still come back and hang out for a bit.  We just don't know how the afterlife works, but it doesn't hurt to remember them.  Not only that, but generally our Akhu want to help us, just as we want to help them.  They're family, you know.  Family help each other out.  

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Another newbie.
« on: August 14, 2011, 05:58:45 am »
Em hotep and welcome LadyTanha!  I remember you from the KIN boards as well.  If you ever need to chat or ask questions, you can consider me one of your sources too. ;)  Good luck and have fun with the class, I'm sure you'll get in.

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