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Messages - Shukheperas_ankhi

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Finally I am HOME!
« on: November 21, 2020, 08:36:10 am »
Em hotep! 

I love very much that your ancestors brought you here.  A cornerstone of this religion is venerating our ancestors - our akhu, so it sounds like you've come to the right place. 

As for the shemsu name and vow, as Amarantheia said, it's a process.  Focusing on the beginner classes and learning all you can about the religion will be a good first step to making your way towards becoming a shemsu, if that is your wish.  Looking forward to getting to know you!

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: My name is Sesbetisenu.
« on: September 14, 2020, 09:29:46 pm »
Em hotep and welcome back!

I don't think I have anything new to say - just echoing everyone else - we all have our paths, and it usually isn't a straight line.  I think I see that you've asked if you should re-take the beginner's class - I say yes!  Go for it!  And if you want to take a peek at things, you can find the lessons on the forums as well. 

Nekhtet!  That's wonderful to hear.  We'll all be waiting to see the results! <3

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Been away so long I can't remember my info.
« on: June 18, 2020, 10:03:35 am »
It's nice to meet you!  It sounds like it's a good thing that your partner is now an ex-partner.  No one who loves you should make you feel bad about being spiritual and/or religious. 

Hope to see you around!


[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Em Hotep, everyone!
« on: April 22, 2020, 12:03:11 pm »
Em hotep!

It's wonderful to meet you!  Neheh speaks of you often.  :)  You must be a special person, as Neheh clearly loves you so.  Looking forward to getting to know you. 

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Nervous
« on: February 03, 2020, 08:35:54 pm »
Em hotep! 

It's wonderful that you're in a place to follow through with your desires!  I wouldn't be too worried about getting accepted - it's very rare and if it does happen, it's typically because someone doesn't have permission from a parent (if they're a minor). 

Wonderful to meet you!

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Are you doing anything for the Moon?
« on: January 11, 2020, 08:17:42 am »
Thanks to Tawa'u, Abet and I also made some moon water!  Both of our jars are hanging out with Djehuty in one of my shrine spaces :)

This post has been edited, as I misunderstood something.  :) 

I was a shemsu for quite a long time before finally deciding I was ready to be shemsu-ankh.  Back when I became shemsu there wasn't a time requirement between the different roles (except priesthood, I believe), and I was another one of those who quickly went from remetj to shemsu.  Looking back on it, I can't say that I regret it, but I can say that I made the choice for pretty much all the wrong reasons.  Namely, I wanted to be like everyone else, I wanted a line-up, a family, etc.  I'm very thankful for the inclusiveness that has been promoted in the past couple of years - when I first began exploring KO, it was obvious that there was a divide between the roles, despite it being frequently said that no one was less important based on their membership.  I know some of that was in my own mind, but not all of it was. 

Being a shemsu was a big deal to me, though.  I made an oath to my Father and Beloveds, and it meant a lot to me to do so.  I wanted so much to be worthy, and I spent a lot of time trying to figure out how I could be.  I think that's one of the best parts of being a shemsu though - exploring your relationship with your Family.  I've always kind of looked at membership like this:   remetj - exploring/enriching relationship with Netjer (some, all, one, etc); shemsu - exploring/enriching relationship with RPD Family; shemsu-ankh - exploring /enriching relationship with king & country (aka community).  Keep in mind that this is just how I view it for myself!

Despite jumping from remetj to shemsu for the wrong reasons,  I was ready for a divine Family that chose me.  In a lot of ways, I think I needed it at that stage of my life.  But I agree with everyone here - take your time. 

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Het-hert icongraphy question
« on: December 29, 2019, 06:28:39 pm »
Generally, I feel like the icon has to work for you - if you feel drawn to specific imagery, there's probably a reason for it.  Go with your instincts!

If you have access to it, The Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook that Hemet (AUS) wrote has a detailed explanation/directions for purifying and installing shrine statuary.  :)

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Solar Netjeru
« on: December 23, 2019, 11:39:18 pm »
I would also like to know a bit about the basis for your categorization, given that your list of solar Netjeru only includes male Names. I mean, there are quite a few female Names Who I definitely consider to be solar, but maybe we understand it differently?

I must be really tired, because this didn't even occur to me!  But now that you've brought it up... I would assume that any deity depicted with a solar disc could be considered a solar deity, regardless of gender, right?

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Solar Netjeru
« on: December 23, 2019, 05:54:00 pm »
Interesting.  I didn't know that either, but a quick search pulled up one of His epitaphs being "iry-ra" which apparently means Eye of Ra?  I do not know the validity of any of this - I only found it in one place. 

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Solar Netjeru
« on: December 22, 2019, 10:11:12 pm »
I know from Bezenwepwy (and from a conversation during a saq!) that there are solar jackals.  I've heard of Wepwawet-Ra and Wepiu, but that's the extent of my knowledge ^.^;;

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
« on: November 25, 2019, 06:35:00 pm »
I think the one holiday that I always celebrate is Chewing Onions for Bast - I either make something with onions, or Abet and I go out and have a blooming onion at Outback Steakhouse.  Last year, my partner sent me money for a fancy dinner there to help us celebrate. We brought my Bast plush with us, and it was quite silly and fun. 

I do enjoy Wep Ronpet, though I imagine I'll like it more when I can either visit Retreat or at least go to the East Coast Retreat.  It's a bit more fun now that Abet is involved, though!

I actually just attended my first Wesir Mysteries and I felt a lot of things.  I've never felt particularly drawn to Wesir until this past year.  I've been dealing with a lot of death in my family (both furkids and humans) and it's been hard.  It's made me reach out in places I never thought I would - Nebt-het and Wesir, mostly.  So, I think this holiday has probably meant the most to me this year.   

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Em hotep
« on: March 30, 2019, 08:38:49 am »
Em hotep ^.^

Translating, eh?  You're in good company, for sure.  Ibi and I are both translating German books for information about specific Names, and I know others here like to poke around the LAGG as well.  And I see you've got interest in quite a few Odd gods, as we like to call them!  May your path of discovery be opened, and may you find what you seek <3

Looking forward to getting to know you (:


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