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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: hi.
« on: May 01, 2021, 03:32:14 pm »
Hi Iris! I'm not a member of KO, so I cannot call myself an authority on it's beliefs, but it's my understanding that titles such as priest, child, or beloved are moreso types of relationships you can have with the Netjer, rather than a hierarchy of levels. Just like how your relationships with your fellow humans are; your dad isn't inherently more important or closer to you than your friend, and vice versa. Undivined, or even outside of KO, you can be just as close to a deity as anyone else, and have a rightful place in the conversation. Heck, I'm not even primarily kemetic anymore, but I still hold relationships with a few gods that're just as valid as a long time priest's. I'm very happy to see everyone else here feels similarly! Just remember that regardless of what others may tell you, we are all equals, and your feelings and experiences matter just as much as anyone else's.

Good luck on your journey!!

Agreed with all of the above! Personally I don't think deities like Geb or Hapi, Who are location based gods (Earth and the Nile), would lose relevance, per se, but rather be recontextualized and placed in different roles. If we were to travel to Mars, Horus the Red would then take the place of Geb and perhaps Geb would be instead interpreted as an ancestor, as the Earth would then be the ancestral home world of mankind. Solar and lunar deities would also have to be reinterpreted depending on how many there are in our future systems. Perhaps the two moons of Mars will then turn Khonsu or Iah into a dual deity, into brothers (one for each moon), or we may even have recognized new Netjer entirely to fit these moons. There's also the possibility that some of the Netjer we have now will eventually evolve into totally different entities, in a way creating new gods. But I think as long as base concepts like water and air remain, Tefnut and Shu, They will still be accepted as fully as an active part of our lives.

Whether or not "new" deities come forward to fill these roles in a world very, very different from the one in ancient times, I do think the gods we know now will adapt over time to take on needed domains and responsibilities. They are alive, after all. They will change and change to help us. Which is very exciting to think about! We may think that our kemeticism now looks different from what was originally practiced, but in a few more thousand years it could've evolved into something we couldn't have ever imagined, and personally I find that a beautiful thing to think about.

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Howdy
« on: June 24, 2020, 12:13:09 pm »
Em hotep!! "Set invited Himself" is a great way to put most people's introductions to Set (including my own). Nice to meet you!

[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Re: Prayers for my family
« on: March 26, 2020, 08:15:20 am »
Em hotep once again, everyone. Thank you all so much for your prayers, but unfortunately we received the news yesterday that he does indeed have cancer. I don't know what stage, only that its "considered not very aggressive" prostate cancer and he's going in on Monday to discuss treatment options.

I'm sure your prayers won't go wasted, though. Perhaps just repurposed since to cure cancer is a pretty tall order. I can't tell you all how much I truly appreciate it. Thank you each and every one of you for carrying; I'm incredibly lucky to have the support of my religious community. <3

May Ma'at be with you and Shai kind to you.

[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Prayers for my family
« on: March 19, 2020, 01:15:30 pm »
Em hotep, everyone! While I might lurk these boards regularly, long time no see! I hope this doesn't feel like an intrusion, but my family and I are in desperate need of any kind of help we can get, so I thought asking my fellow kemetics for prayer would be a good idea.

First thing is that my dad may have cancer. He had an MRI a short while ago and I guess they found something, so he's going in tomorrow to know for certain. I'm sure you can guess what kind of prayers I'm asking for with this. He's only 59, still has a lot he hasn't yet done, and a lot of our lives we've yet to experience with him. We love him and really need him to turn out okay.

The second is that, due how expensive it is just getting him checked out (it's roughly 6k so far, including the MRI), and in combination with my mom's own numerous medical bills, we're flat broke. There isn't enough money between us all to support a family of five while we're covering both my parents' doctor visits, surgeries, and procedures. We have no idea how we're going to be able to afford groceries, gas, bills, the mortgage, and if my dad does have cancer, his treatment. We're all very scared of what our futures are going to look like.

Any kind of prayer to Anyone would be deeply appreciated. For money, my dad's wellness, strength for us all in a time like this, anything.

Thank you for your time! May the Netjer bless you as you've asked Them to bless us.

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Seeking ordination
« on: May 30, 2018, 12:35:06 am »
Em hotep, AnkhNHotep!

I understand that this isn't necessarily the topic at hand, but if you have a reoccuring nightmare that heavily impares your ability to sleep, then I urge you to see a professional when you can. Divinely sent or not, it's still harmful to you and can really wear a person down both psychologically and physically. You need to be able to have a good nights rest, friend. It's a basic need for all animals, including humans.

I, myself, had nightmare after nightmare at least 3 times a week for a full year a while back, so I can't imagine suffering that all your life.

As everyone else has said, please take care of yourself. You won't be able to do your best for Isis if you aren't well rested, fed, and happy! We're only human; it's okay to put yourself first, if only for a little while.

May Ma'at be with you, AnkhNHotep, and good luck on your journey into the arms of Isis!

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Mother's Day
« on: May 13, 2018, 01:26:46 pm »
Em hotep and happy mother's day, everyone! In the spirit of the holiday, I'd like to ask y'all to share some love for your divine mother(s)! If you don't have an "official" divine mother to ramble about, just talk about a goddess you love!

While I don't have a goddess I consider my Mother yet, nor have I been divined for one, I'd like to talk about a goddess that's kind of like a mother to me, and that would be Mut. I met Her through my close relationship with Khonsu, and honestly it was incredibly heartwarming just how willingly She let me become a part of Her family. I've since been honouring the Theban Triad as a whole and could not feel more loved. Mut is graceful, loving, and flat out really cool! Through Her I feel like I belong to and with the Netjer and that's something really special to me.

[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Re: For My Father (again)
« on: April 27, 2018, 08:47:16 pm »
Prayers 💚 May your father be well.

[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Re: Doing a Mama Sekhmet Thing
« on: April 27, 2018, 08:45:01 pm »
I'm really proud of you for standing up for yourself and taking action! Gods know we all need to do a little more of that.

May Ma'at prevail! And may you get a much better job, as well. :)

Em hotep nefer, Anaputuwet!

I wouldn't worry. Using myself as an example, Banebdjedet and Herishef hadn't stepped forward for anyone else in the House before, but They came forward for me as Father and Beloved, respectively. I had, by the time I applied for my RPD, developed extensive worship-relationships with both of Them, but Herishef in particular. It is more often the case than not that people intuit which deities they will have life-long worship-relationships with on their own, independent of the RPD, which the RPD confirms in some capacity.

Above and beyond that, the RPD doesn't invalidate any worship-relationships you have or will ever develop outside your "lineup." Sobek didn't appear for me, but I am still devoted to Him and love Him just the same. The same applies to Rešep -- Who, while His worship is Levantine in origin, became thoroughly Egyptianized during and after the Thutmosid Conquests -- and is one of the deities that I am both volitionally and ancestrally connected to (being of largely Mediterranean heritage and also ethnically Jewish -- Rešep was a significant deity in pre-Monarchial Israelite and Judahite polytheisms). For Ba'l-Haddu / Rammān it is the same as for Rešep, though He comes chiefly through my First Father, Set. While the particular "Set-Haddu" syncretism wasn't declared in my RPD and never will be, it is nevertheless a pervasive feature of my worship-relationship with Set.

Some deities won't appear at the time of your RPD, but might a year or more down the road, during a separate Beloved Divination. Some deities require a level of "readiness" that the deities Who step forward for a person during the RPD do not require, and must be worked-up to by whatever means under whatever conditions -- those deities may even offer you a choice when that time comes (as it was for me with Yinepu). Still more deities will become the focus of someone's worship for a certain period of time and then will recede into the background of one's religious life -- in other words, some deities appear in a person's life for specific purposes, and once those purposes are fulfilled with/by the worshiper, They go on Their merry way.

Don't beat yourself up for feeling anxious about all this, whatever you do. Just know that, in time, that anxiety should pass of its own accord as you become more comfortable with your worship-relationships. The deities Who appear are the deities you need, even if you don't understand the significances of this or that deity's Parent- or Beloved-status right away. :)

I hope this helps!


Thank you so much for sharing your story!! It makes me feel a lot better about whatever might happen. I get that RPD doesn't limit who you can worship, it's just kinda scary to think a god I love now won't be a god I devote my religious life to, but in retrospect I did go through that "God comes into your life to fulfill a purpose and then leaves" with Ra, so I'm not so worried about that anymore.

Hearing that the gods I get are ultimately the gods I need calms my nerves as well! I guess I should just trust "the heart of the cards", as they say in Yugioh.

I also wanted to say that I actually follow you on deviantArt and love your artwork and photography!!

Em hotep, friend! -henu- <3

The RPD doesn't really do statistically-more-likely, because it's always very individual and geared toward specifically that person. The Names that are yours will come forward, even if you don't understand them at the time. You won't get stuck with any Name just because a lot of people have them in their lineup.

More and more, lately, we are seeing unusual forms and Names and relationships appearing. For example, we once thought Geb could never be a Parent, being that he is sort of the Parent of "everyone," but we do have a child of Geb in the House. My late-appearing Beloved Nefertem comes in the form of Nefertem-Imhotep, which is another combination previously thought to be impossible. Since Imhotep is a deified human, it was thought he cannot be in one's lineup.

A lot of people have expressed interest in Sepa, lately. I'm curious to see where that leads! <3

I actually didn't know RPDs are individualized! I know you take a sort of personality test, but the rest I assumed was kept to an exact standard. It's really cool to learn about that, so thank you for telling me!

Yeah, I've heard of unspoken "rules" like that! Or common occurrences, rather, like Set and Heru-wer being in the same lineup or Aset always being an only parent. If it's possible for deified humans to be Parents or Beloved, is it possible for deified pharaohs to be Parents and Beloveds, too? Or at least a Beloved, since we've only seen one deified human in your case!

In regards to Sepa, me too! I've been spending a lot of time with Him recently and have found an unexpected amount of love and comfort from a god Who takes His form after a centipede. It was a lovely surprise!

As others have said, don't worry.

Also remember, the RPD and it's results do not determine who you can have a relationship with. Worship any and all you have the time and energy (and finances :P ) to do so. There is no limit. Enjoy the relationships you have and be open to new ones.

Oh you know I will!! My concern is that I'm not yet sure Who's going to take first place in the "Who Gets The Most Attention" competition, or if it's even going to be Someone I've met before. Still, you make a good point in being open to new relationships. It's something I should always keep in mind!

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello Bonjour from Canada
« on: April 22, 2018, 03:58:43 pm »
Howdy from Oklahoma!! Wonderful to have you on the forums, Capra!

Something I do is save the tissue paper packed in gift bags to clothe my icons and decorate the shrine! It's cheap and comes in a wide variety of colours and patterns.

Em hotep! I do apologize if this has already been brought up (please send me a link to the thread if so!), but lately I've been getting some anxieties about not seeing my gods in my line up. I plan to take the beginner's class in June, so I've still got plenty of time to think about it!! But I thought I'd just go ahead and get some information/advice.

A few deities I currently work with, and very much love, are some I've yet to see anyone be divined children/beloveds of. I've seen many people divined for "big names" like Set or Bast, but not Tutu or Sepa. Should I be worried They won't show up for me? Or can someone even be divined under Them in the first place? If so, do big names gods have a higher chance ratio than more obscure ones, or do all Netjeru get an equal chance?

I'm sorry for asking so many questions, I'm just afraid I'll be a child/beloved for someone I don't have much connection with simply because They're statistically more likely to show up. :'( Being a child/beloved of any god is a blessing, of course, but the anxiety is still there.

P.S. If any of these questions can't be answered due to process of RPD being a secret rite, I understand!

Thank you!

« on: March 25, 2018, 06:55:45 pm »
I finally set up a space for the Theban Triad! I know the picture frames kinda tacky, but I honestly love it. It's fun and adds a lot of colour!

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Sepa Imagery
« on: March 13, 2018, 06:42:18 pm »
Em hotep!

Recently, I've become quite interested in Sepa after seeing a small centipede crawl below my shrine (who I had then named Sepa Jr.). I expected His visit to be a one time thing, but it seems He's stuck around! To cut to the chase, I'm hoping that someone here might have any links or photos of images of Sepa, the centipede god? He's said to usually be depicted as a mummified man with the antenna(/horns) of a centipede, and sometimes even with the head of a donkey.

Thank you!

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