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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Solar Netjeru
« on: December 23, 2019, 10:55:01 pm »
Shu is also a solar Netjer AND an Eye of Ra/Atum :)

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?

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The book Ancient Egyptian Legends (1920), by M. A. Murray, has a chapter - The Regions of Night and Thick Darkness - on the journey that Ra's Mesektet Barque (the Night Boat) travels in the Duat each night.

I have no idea about whether or not this is considered "good" from a scholarly point of view, and thus it is advisable to take it with a grain of salt. That being said, this particular chapter has been very inspiring to me in my personal practice, and it has motivated me to seek out more information (although so far I've had little time to dedicate to this).

The whole book can be found online, at http://www.sacred-texts.com/egy/ael/index.htm.


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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Creation
« on: March 26, 2018, 03:38:14 am »
Em hotep, Gleb & others!

Personally, I regularly worship the Ogdoad both as a group and individually (especially Kek/Keket & Nun/Nunet). My practice is very involved with the mysteries of temporality, and especially Pre-Creation as an ever-present mode of (not-yet-)existing: if every moment is Zep Tepi, the "before" of every moment is Pre-Creation, which can be approached as an infinite potential for Becoming. In that before-time, the Ogdoad are not yet dead.

Communication with Them does feel very different to me than with the Gods of the Created World, but I'm not sure whether it's because it requires a temporal shift of sorts, or because They are very different in Themselves (or both).

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I have had a couple of very brief encounters with Tasenetnofret, through Their connection to Tefnut - or rather, I guess I have encountered Tefnut-Tasenetnofret (or Tasenetnofret-Tefnut), Who seems to manifest my Mother's qualities of "quiet effectiveness" more intensely than Their other forms.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Little Known Deities...
« on: January 09, 2018, 03:12:38 am »
Though not "little" in any sense, I have a great fondness for Tem. He always seems so very close, yet so very far at the exact same time. I usually pray to Him (as Netjer) unless I'm focusing on a specific Name, but it did make me sad He never shows up in an RPD separately (but technically does in everyone's).

I only mention Him because He definitely has a certain "persona" to me (though still overwhelmingly abstract too). I usually relate Him to the Evening Sun, as a Creator, and usually in an anthropomorphic state (with His fancy beard) when He stand on His own. The awesome perk is that He always reminds me that everything is Him, and He is everything. So talking to any of the Names is talking to Him, and to treat all people & things (including yourself) with care because everything is part of His flesh. Sort of the idea to try not to hurt others, because you are also hurting Netjer or making Him/Them sad.

It just gives a really nice fuzzy feeling inside that He's all around us, and cares so deeply to be all the Names for us too~ I wasn't sure if anyone else had Him in a similar way? I guess He might be considered popular, but not talked about much on His own. :)

The Ra in my RPD lineup tends to express Himself to me most often in the form of Ra-Atum, so I interact with a syncretism of Atum often. Like you, I was a bit sad He could not be part of my RPD directly, but He is still very much present due to His connection to all the other Names! I get Him as a sunset god, but also as the sun in the Duat, or in the timeless space of the Nun. He is a creator god, and is the potential for everything that exists, or that might exist, being brought into reality through thought, word, and action. He is a transformative god, and very much about inert things becoming alive, active, or animated. (He also expresses Himself as Ra-Wesir.)

I'm always to pleased to hear that others interact with Him, too. :D

In the past year, my Father has most often appeared to me as Ra-Atum-Heruakhety or Atum-Ra-Heruakhety (there seems to be a subtle difference!) - which very much makes sense to me, since I also have Tefnut and Shu in my lineup.

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I think you could use it for Ma'ahes or Ra-Heruakhty (Sphinx, anyone?) but that's just my opinion.

Or Shu!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hey Everyone
« on: August 17, 2017, 01:40:04 am »
En hotep and welcome!

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If you have the time and the energy, I would like to be added to the list <3

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I did a Tarot reading about this, and based on that, my guess is:

*Wepwawet(-Ra)
*Djehuty
*Sokar

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Tefnut is kinda rare as a Parent, so far I'm Their only child in the House :)

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Dietary choices and the Gods
« on: January 27, 2017, 08:29:32 am »
I'm not vegan myself (mostly because of ADD related life management issues; will go vegan if/when it gets easier where I live in terms of produce availability etc.), and I occasionally offer meat and other animal products to the Names, but They don't specifically request animal products as offerings from me, as a rule - I don't think this will be an issue if/when I go vegan at some point. (Then again, it's kinda rare for me to get ANY specific offering requests these days, now that I think of it. I think my relationships with the Names focus on different things at the moment.)

In my experience, plant milk is favorably received at least by Tefnut, Hethert, Shu and Bast. Mom especially likes almond milk and rice milk with coconut. Shu actually seems to prefer plant milks over animal milk. Vegan cheeses have not been that much of a success so far, but that might also be because a lot of them I don't really like myself, so They go "if you find it so disappointing yourself, why give it to Us" :P

I know that Sekhmet asks meat from a lot of people, but not from me. I actually think She'd prefer it if I went vegan sooner than later, because I believe it's the right thing to do and She pushes me to act on my beliefs whenever possible. She understands, however, that it's not wise right now because staying healthy is more important.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Looking for hymns to Tefnut
« on: December 24, 2016, 08:34:25 am »
Here's a thing I wrote today!


Tefnut, Lady of Time

O Lady of Pre-Creation
Dressed in grey, and black, and blue
O Lady of Pre-Creation
We have come to bow to you

You are the One in the deepest waters
You are the Lion among the stars
O Lady of Pre-Creation
We are here to sing your praise

O Lady of Today
Dressed in gold, and green, and blue
O Lady of Today
We have come to bow to you

You are the sunshine and you are the rainstorm
You keep us safe through the darkest night
O Lady of Today
We are here to sing your praise

O Lady of Tomorrow
Dressed in silver, green, and blue
O Lady of Tomorrow
We have come to bow to you

You are our fate and you are our future
You are the dew and you are the dawn
O Lady of Tomorrow
All Creation sings your praise

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Looking for hymns to Tefnut
« on: December 23, 2016, 01:29:12 pm »
Unfortunately I can do little to help, here. But I would also like to know if anyone has any links or literature advice.

I currently try to find time and inspiration to write myself. I have written one hymn to Mother so far, but it's in Finnish, so sadly not very useful to you, Awdj. 

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: About Sekhmet
« on: December 23, 2016, 01:27:06 pm »
While I know that many people experience Sekhmet as a loud Name, I get Them as the most quiet One in my lineup. I'm not sure if that is because the Sekhmet I get is somewhat different than They are to others, or just because Everyone else in my lineup is so intense.

For me, Sekhmet is most intensely present in things related to my physical health. When I did regular physical exercise, I devoted it to Sekhmet, and it seemed to please Them.

In face of great or especially blatant injustice, They emerge as fiery and loud, as Sekhmet-Nesret, Who is flame and rage and power.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Little Known Deities...
« on: December 02, 2016, 12:38:00 am »
Well, while both my Mother Tefnut and my Beloved Uncle Shu definitely qualify as Odd Gods (I'm the only child of Tefnut so far, and there's one child of Shu, and a handful of people have either One as Beloved), They might be better known, or at least better known of, than some other Odd Gods.

I also work with the Ogdoad (especially Nun/Nunet and Kek/Keket), and very recently Mehet-weret and Menhyt-Nebtuu have become important to me.

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