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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: homemade natron faintly "fishy"
« on: August 30, 2019, 04:33:07 pm »
Thanks, everyone!


[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: homemade natron faintly "fishy"
« on: August 20, 2019, 01:01:09 am »
Hi Tanebet,

That's a great consideration!

I've done some looking around to try to find the origins of the Diamond Crystal Kosher(ing) salt I'm using, but not having much luck. The manufacturer (Cargill) describes the two methods used to extract salt, from the earth and from the sea but doesn't say which specifically the salt I'm using comes from. Ill probably need to email them with the question.

Measured by volume, I gather there's a significant difference in the sodium density even between different brands of the same kind of salt, based on the crystal structure of each.

What salt(s) do you all use in making you natron? Do you have a favorite?

Thanks in advance,

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: homemade natron faintly "fishy"
« on: August 19, 2019, 11:03:02 pm »

Now that I think about it, I am wondering if it also might have to do with the fact that I usually brush my teeth, floss and gargle right before ritual. The aftertaste might be mixing weirdly with the flavor of the salts. I should probably pick up some myrrh toothpaste and use that instead pre-ritual.


[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: homemade natron faintly "fishy"
« on: August 19, 2019, 11:00:34 pm »
Hi Padjaiemweru,

Interesting- I use filtered water in ritual. Perhaps I'll try changing the filter and see if that has an effect on the next batch.

It's not an offensive taste, it's just...odd.


[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / homemade natron faintly "fishy"
« on: August 19, 2019, 08:13:02 pm »
Greetings and Peace,

A question for those who make homemade natron-

Did yours ever so slightly taste a bit like the ocean smells, faintly "fishy"? The salt I used isn't sea salt. I used Kosher salt. It's a little fishy when chewed. Finding it strange, wondering if others have had this result.

This was my first small batch, equal parts salt and baking soda. Made following instructions in the Kemetic Prayerbook.

Many thanks!


Maybe!  :)

I'll add that the person who helped me was very happy to assist, was very welcoming and courteous.

Full disclosure: No, I don't work there or have any family or friend connection with the business. I just had a very positive experience there.

Happy that the shrines from there are already in use in state observances, and that others are finding this info useful <3


[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / nice shrine source for small shrines
« on: July 26, 2019, 05:59:37 pm »
Greetings and Peace,

I have been keeping my eye out for an affordable, nicely made all-wood shrine since it's time for that in my practice. I wanted something well-designed, with two doors and large enough to fit my 12" x 3" x 4" statue, but not overly decorated with unrelated imagery, for under $100.

I found it, and am so pleased with it I thought I'd share here!

Nakayama Butsudans makes shrines in a variety of sizes and price points, and has a few plain ones that are just beautiful.

I brought this one home today:

It's just the right size to comfortably fit one or two standing icons/statues and has a small drawer for storing items to boot! The ebony wood is luscious, with subtle striping in the grain. It does have gold foil on the back wall, but that could easily be covered over if desired. For my space and needs, it's perfect.

This page lists all their other shrines under $1000, in many different woods and designs. Thankfully they give interior dimensions as well as exterior, so you can see if a given interior space will be large enough for your needs.

I don't know how much more shipping would add. They are located where I live in Portland, Oregon, so I just went into the store and picked it up.


[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello!
« on: June 21, 2019, 08:06:44 pm »

Thanks! That's a very high compliment. I am hapy you enjoyed looking at them :)


[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello!
« on: June 06, 2019, 08:10:33 pm »
Neheh and Capra,


I'm moving more and more towards focusing on carving these days, with some metal components. Those locks were difficult and I enjoyed the challenge of making them.


[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello!
« on: June 03, 2019, 10:34:43 pm »
Em hotep and welcome! (You wouldn't happen to be working for WICA, would you?)

Hi Capra,

I wish I were on Whidby Island!

No, I work as Wardrobe Supervisor at Portland Center Stage at the Armory, Portland Opera, and various other shows here and there through IATSE Local 28.

Some of my own art can be seen on my (somewhat ugly, outdated) website at


Thank you Tanebet and Bawy, this is very helpful information!


[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello!
« on: June 03, 2019, 04:26:13 pm »
Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome!


[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / questions about the beginners' class
« on: June 02, 2019, 10:17:53 pm »
Greetings and peace,

I have looked at the information about the beginner's class here, and had a look at the application but have a couple of other questions I didn't find answers for.

My work schedule makes it difficult for me to participate in classes and events that happen on evenings and weekends. I am curious about if there are set times for study and discussion where everyone participates  in real-time, or if it's something I can fit into my own schedule. If there are set times for study and discussion, what is the typical schedule like? 

Also, generally, what is the time-commitment per week/month?

Thank you for your time an attention,
Blessings and peace to you!

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Hello!
« on: June 02, 2019, 09:58:41 pm »
Greetings and peace,

Thanks to all for the information and discussions here!

I've been in relationship with Sekhmet for many years, but its been in the last couple of years that my desire to deepen it has intensified.

I have a simple daily devotional practice to Her and am interested in learning more about Kemetic ritual and prayer. I am seeking knowledge that could help me to refine my practice so that it includes more things that are familiar and pleasing to Her. I am feeling a little hesitation that this may lead to it broadening out into more relationships with other Netjeru, and to a revision of my already-comfortable Hermetic ceremonial practices, but it's the right kind of scary. So here I am dipping my toe in to learn.

I live in the Pacific Northwest and am fortunate enough to be a full time theater professional, mainly in wardrobe with occasional forays into makeup and wigmaking. I'm also a small-scale carver and inlay artist in wood, horn, bone, nonferrous metals, and ivory.

Thank you for admission here, and blessings upon you all!

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