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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Gods in the line-up
« on: November 01, 2010, 12:18:03 am »
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Has anyone ever been divined with a god that isn't very well known?


Well...that depends on what you mean by 'well known?'  

My Father Sokar-Wesir is fairly obscure and there isn't a lot written about Him.  From Nai's listing you can see there have been 7 or 8 instances in RPD.

One of my Beloveds, Min, is fairly well known. He makes virtually all the books, and there is usually a photo of Him too.  So far, He has only *ahem* popped up once in RPD though.

Likewise, we have no children of Khunum or Shu yet.  Big Names, commonly encountered in art and the literature.

Likewise, we have no children of Hatmehyt or Shezmu. Much more obscure Names.

Its fascinating to ponder, but as has been mentioned, we just have too small a control group to make any definitive comments.  Darn it.  :)


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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Search/Ra/Ram
« on: October 31, 2010, 11:55:17 pm »
The "Midnight Sun" aspect is indeed Sokar-Wesir.

It was kind of a gobsmack moment when Hemet informed me that my Father was 'the Midnight Sun'...considering that Alaska, one of the 'land of the midnight sun' places, is the place I still call home (though I've not lived there for years).

If I recall correctly,   THIS is actually one of the representations of Ra-Who-Is-Wesir (Not yet Sokar-Wesir.)

19th Dynasty Solar religion...one of these years I'll actually get it.  :D

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Bes
« on: October 31, 2010, 11:38:11 pm »
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I think I've talked more to Khusi about my Father than anyone else. There was a time I was kind of going, "Why don't I get the laughing, dancing Bes" and he said, "Because that's already in you."


Him trying to teach you to laugh & dance would be like someone trying to teach a fish to swim.  :D :D
Oddly, the few times I've connected with Him, I get the musician - tambourine and hand-drum.  Apparently, I need to make more noise.  :)

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Firstly, what an awesome idea for a thread, brother. Awesome not because of the kind things you wrote of me (*BLUSH*) but because as has been said before, it is so very true!

How can one not see your grin on your Father's face?
How can one not feel the energy and passion of Tek, and not feel that from Bes?
How can one meet Antybast and not begin to wonder how they got a cat to wear a tie?

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Creation of Shemsu-Ankh?
« on: September 30, 2010, 10:13:50 pm »
Even if you are not planning on adding to your commitments, Retreat is an amazing experience.

In my own case, there wasn't ever much doubt about my taking that path, but it certainly isn't for everyone.  But there is so much going on at Retreat, the experiences can be very profound, moving, exciting & fun.

(And not even just those at the hotel or Tawy.  I am taking the memory of Raheri, myself & our lovely Finnish sister visiting the supermarket to my grave.  It still makes me giggle more than a year later and I expect it will should I reach 90.)

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Min statue
« on: September 30, 2010, 09:52:43 pm »
I have been looking for a decent statue of Him for ages.  (When you see my RPS sig, you'll understand why.)  The statue that Egyptian Marketplace carries, IIRC is actually a Nubian (Kushite?) Deity.  (Obviously influenced/connected to Min.) In any case, I personally do not care for it and I've gotten the general impression that He does not either.

I've found a couple other statues of Him, but they each have their own problems. (One had SUCH a dopey expression on His face!)

My personal suggestion is to refer to one of His common epithets & obtain a statue of a white bull.  MUCH easier to find one of those and it was actually used to depict Him in the New Kingdom.

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Min, Bull of the Great Phallus....

You are the Great Male, the owner of all females.
The Bull who is unites with those of the sweet love, of beautiful face and of painted eyes,
Victorious sovereign among the Gods who inspires fear in the Ennead....

The goddesses are glad, seeing your perfection.


I laugh every time I read that hymn and them consider that He is in MY RPD.  :)

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Scary Netjeru
« on: July 17, 2010, 11:56:06 pm »
Khonsu.

Yes...the placid & gentle child god.  Healer, child, radiant, lunar.

And yet, right there staring out of that calm child's face is also "Khonsu who lives on hearts" and "Khonsu who slew the lords, who strangles them for the King, and extracts for him what is in their bodies"...Khonsu the exorcist/demon-slayer.

Slaying, strangling, extracting child gods.

Yup...He gives me the heebie-jeebies alrighty.

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[PUBLIC] FAQ: RPD (Rite of Parent Divination) / Re: finding 'your' gods
« on: September 27, 2009, 10:57:10 am »
I agree 100% with our esteemed Imy-set'a.

I would like to add my own 2 cents on something he said.

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Human nautre is often one of shouting "Hey YOU talk to me" and pouting and stomping away, or feeling like we've failed, of that we are insignifcant to Them when They don't seem to answer.

I think patience is the key.


Too often we get into this "I can't hear the Names!!!" cycle that is itself self-defeating. If you don't hear Them, there is likely a good reason for it.  

Do you already know the answer yourself? I find that if I already know the answer in my heart, my Father or most other Names for that matter, don't really feel the need to turn Themselves into a crutch by supporting or refuting everything. They aren't going to make all our decisions for us.

Have They answered this question already? Perhaps they've answered you and you just didn't like the answer? Our gods are not over-indulgent grandparents - They do actually say 'No.'

And speaking of not being over-indulgent - sometimes our gods are just busy elsewhere.  They simply just are not at our beck and call 24/7.    :)
 
Are you in the right temper? If you are upset & frantic that they aren't talking to you perhaps its because you're in such a state that you don't hear them, or perhaps they don't feel the need to talk to someone in that mood? I've actually gotten things like "Boy, why would I talk to you when you're not going to listen, much less learn."

All this is, of course, not directed at anyone in particular.  Just my own experience.    :grin:


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Shockingly, I'm sure, I'll have to say I am most connected with my Father, Sokar.

Min & I have become much more closely connected in the last couple of years, and I have walked with Nefertem for years & years.  I am still trying to develop a closer relationship with Wepwawet, but He is a serious puzzle to me, and we remain fairly distant.

Outside of my RPD line-up, I've a quite close relationship with Heqet and am working on building a connection with Nekhbet & Heka.

I'm also indebted to Wesir.


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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: How does Bast appear to you?
« on: September 08, 2009, 06:45:40 am »
I'm afraid i don't have a very deep connection with Bast.  I've encountered Her on several occasions, but it has always been less of a 'check me out' and less of a 'stop by for a chat' sort of thing.

I suspect I am more in touch with the Bast that Qaitsenu was mentioning.  With me, encounters with Her have  always been in those last moments of blessed sleep as I am waking up and suddenly there will be this huge metaphysical weight on my chest. The whole time there is this unmistakable feeling of PREDATOR and FELINE as there is a brief moment of that 'check me out.'  It usually ends within moments, and with an all too brief feeling of tolerant affection (like what I get from my own cat when he head-butts me as he passes by).

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Epithets of the Names
« on: July 27, 2009, 09:20:17 pm »
My professor was Swiss & my tutor was Bavarian.

Its not like anyone would have actually been able to understand what I was actually trying to say anyway.  :D

(And oddly, I have actually used the 'kartoffelsalat" a couple times. Hee)

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Epithets of the Names
« on: July 27, 2009, 12:35:44 am »
*Sigh*  Oh to have an English translation for that wondrous tome for those of us that really should have sent more time learning a another language in school.

Sadly, about all I remember from my German classes are things like 'Mein Regenschirm ist kaputt' or 'Mein Gehirn ist Kartoffelsalat.'

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: What do you wear?
« on: July 11, 2009, 09:47:13 pm »
Oddly, my Sokar shen also likes to go out & about with me.

Not so much when I am off to work, but if I am going out to dinner, or out with friends he typically comes with anymore.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Isis & Aset
« on: March 16, 2009, 10:27:27 pm »
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Is the "Egyptian Isis" (for lack of a better way to word it), viewed as a bastardization of Aset that happens to be a deity in and of herself, or is she viewed as an Egyptian deity that is outside of KO?


First of all, never in my wildest ravings, would I refer to any deity as a 'bastardization' of anything.  Period.  
Nope, no way, no how. SO very not happening.

Second, as others have mentioned before, I see Isis and Aset as two very different deities.  I am Kemetic Orthodox, so while I view Isis as Egyptian (granted a late period & Greco-Roman Egyptian, and even a goddess, I am neither a devotee nor a follower of Her.

Incidentally, I've the same opinion about Anubis & Yinepu.  I've seen a Roman era statue of Anubis dressed as a Roman...and it bothered me on a very fundamental level - and was NOT my god.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Heru-sa-Aset's falcon
« on: March 01, 2009, 12:57:41 pm »
I'm lucky - I've some friends that are fully licensed & work with several different types of raptors.  
(Sadly, they've recently moved and I don't get to see them or their birds nearly as often.)

I never much saw a connection with red-tails myself (I might be biased as she pooped on me on one occasion - and I am so not going anywhere near trying to figure out why one of Heru's creatures would do that to me.) but I very much can see what you mean with other falcons & hawks. Peregrines are just so majestic and regal its hard not to see something extraordinary there. Even in the tiny kestrel you can see the reason these creatures are so associated with the Heru Names.

Of course, I tend to associate my Father with a lanner falcon like THIS or   THIS but that's just my own mind-set.  :)

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