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Messages - Shaseni

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Em hotep!

Ne, nešel bych. Osobně věřím, že jsem tam žil - několikrát - ve starověkém Egyptě, takže tam nemusím znovu. Cítím, že naši Netjer jsou dnes naživu a dnes pro nás mají úkoly.

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Senebty,
Shaseni

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No, I wouldn't go. Personally, I believe I lived there - several times - in ancient Egypt, so I don't have to go there again. I feel that our Netjer are alive today and have tasks for us today.

(Please excuse the automatic translation!)

Edit: added English translation

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Numbers and the Netjer
« on: May 03, 2021, 03:15:13 pm »
Em hotep, Tahotep!

I found the paper Reflections of Number symbolism on Egyptian sacred architecture by Zeinab Feisal useful. You can read it here for free, but I don't know whether it addresses your questions.

And I'm told that Richard H. Wilkinson's book Symbol & Magic in Egyptian Art is useful, specifically the chapter "Meaning in Many: The Symbolism of Numbers", but I don't have this book so cannot confirm.

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Before my RPD, I used a lot of myrrh for Senut. Sometimes a little amber. Since my RPD, and to be honest from a few weeks beforehand, I changed from myrrh, and rarely use it now except for special festivals.

Instead, on Saturdays (Set-urdays!), Mondays, and Wednesdays, Set chooses frankincense. On Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, Nit chooses sandalwood, as do Nebt-het and Seshat if They are emphasized. They really don't seem to vary from those choices—so far at least—but I do check. Fridays is Beloveds' day: Sekhmet tends to choose sandalwood, Hethert mostly chooses amber, and Heru-wer often wants whatever Set gets!

I don't know whether They choose what They choose because They know I like those fragrances—which I do!—or whether those are Their actual preferences for the context of my shrine. Perhaps They're making it easy for me by sticking to a routine. Or perhaps They know my wife's preferences!

All the above are Nippon Kodo Morning Star.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: April 12, 2021, 08:20:18 pm »
"ii-wy em hotep"—welcome in peace! I hope you enjoy the journey.  :D

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hey there everyone
« on: February 21, 2021, 12:40:34 pm »
Em hotep, and a warm welcome to you, Al!

Shaseni

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Em hotep, Dlogician! I will tell you a little of my own experience, though I do not pretend it is applicable to you or anyone else, and you may or may not find it relevant or useful.

In my long life, I feel fortunate to have had close relationships with very many pagan and non-pagan deities from around the world. And in that time, I have found that none of them are all-knowing or all-powerful, despite what their followers may say! And for more than 40 of those years, I have taken an active interest and practice in healing and protection. Perhaps because of that, power has been important to me, and I have found none more powerful than Netjer and the Netjeru—by a long way—at least in my own life.

After my RPD, my divine Parents—Nit and Set—gave me my new name. It means “Two tread on my enemies”, perhaps in recognition of this. I have certainly found them strong, protective, and loving. But this doesn’t mean there’s nothing for me to do! Part of Netjer’s protection has been protecting me from myself, from less-than-positive habits of thought, speech, and action, and that has meant I have had to change too and learn new things. Plus there is plenty for me to learn from ancient Kemetic tradition and practice, and some of this is discoverable through research.

So I understand your question and how important it is for you. I don’t think the Netjeru are just interested in recruiting! I think they genuinely care about their followers. Perhaps it is worth getting to know one or two of them better and seeing how that relationship develops. I know what works for me, but in the end I think you have to find out what works for you.

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Do you know where I can find this myth of Nit?
Mostly in the works of Serge Sauneron. Sadly these are (a) out of print, (b) very expensive, and (c) written in French! But I come across partial translations, extracts, and quotes in unexpected and seemingly unrelated academic papers and books (like one I came across this morning included in The Wisdom of Thoth: Magical Texts in Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations[!]), and of course in popular books like Lesko’s, so I piece it together from those.

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I love the creation myth recorded at Esna that involves Nit as Creatrix and Mother of Ra (because Mom, of course!).

And for modern/timeless amusement involving Set and other Names, I follow Godslave web comic.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Mafdet Experience?
« on: November 30, 2020, 03:48:46 pm »
I love Mafdet! She appears to me as a cheetah.
She is usually on my right-hand side. I find she protects me from external things.
(In contrast to Wadjet, on my left-hand side, who protects me from myself! ;D )
I occasionally cook her a blue steak as an offering.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: It's been a while.
« on: November 08, 2020, 04:31:33 pm »
Shaseni... is that who I think it is?! Nekhtet on your RPD! I knew you'd be a child of Set and Nit!

Thank you!! Yes, it’s exactly who you think it is! And yes, we both knew. :D

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: It's been a while.
« on: November 08, 2020, 03:36:33 pm »
I am so, so happy to see you back! You helped me more than you may remember, and I missed you every week. I will drink a toast to your continued happiness!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Anyone in Colorado?
« on: September 16, 2020, 01:29:09 am »
Please check your private messages.  :D

Shaseni

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: My name is Sesbetisenu.
« on: September 14, 2020, 07:49:08 pm »
Em hotep! It's lovely to meet you, Sesbetisenu. You are certainly welcome, or welcome back again! Like Zep Tepi, it sounds like a chance to renew.

How to proceed now? I'd make sure that your email address is current with the House so you get the nightly event announcement email. I also send out monthly newsletters to those addresses. You can read the current one here: https://www.netjer.org/forums/index.php?topic=24449.0

We still have IRC going, though official Duas are also simulcast in a special Discord channel. So if forums aren't your thing, but more conversational chat is—albeit religion centered—and you like a sense of community, you might like to consider the Official House of Netjer Discord server. You can find out how to join here: http://www.kemet.org/members/discord-info

I look forward to meeting you again online!

Senebty,
Shaseni



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[PUBLIC] Fundraising Announcements / Teaser for Sunday
« on: July 31, 2020, 04:50:42 pm »
Do you want the perfect gift for Someone Special (which could even be yourself!)? Then keep watching these forums...

Because on Set's Birthday—in just two days time, yikes!—we'll be announcing a very special opportunity you won't want to miss.

And you'll be able to find a home for some of the money burning a hole in your pocket (after coming in second with that auction bid ::)). ;D

But I've promised not to say anymore until then.  8)


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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: June 11, 2020, 08:59:48 pm »
Em hotep and welcome, Lyra!

Sekhmet does that! She did exactly the same for me 15 years ago when I lived in Scotland (Hi, Amaranthos!). ;D

The Beginners' Class is great — well worth the time and effort, in my opinion.

Hope to see more of you.
Senebty,

Shaseni

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