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Messages - Asetwedjbai

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Beloved Divinations
« on: May 28, 2018, 03:37:08 pm »
Hotep

I started out with 3 beloveds; Wesir, Hethert, and Yinepu. Later I had seperate divinations about Nebet-Het and Nut and They both gave me a choice. In retrospect I probably rushed into the divinations a little too hastily, but I believe that adding Nebet-Het and Nut was overall very positive and the right thing to do.

My two cents is to take a long time to think, pray, and talk to Netjer before jumping into it. I would bet that many of us who added beloveds had no idea how it would pan out over time.

senebty, Wedjbai

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Amenti
« on: August 11, 2015, 12:52:31 pm »
I "get" Aset as Aset-Amentet. Looking at my lineup, it's not surprising to see why. I work with a netjeri of Hers who is a reed in the Field of Reeds (the netjeri in my shen necklace).

She is very close to Hethert and Nut, and I find Her to be less stern than Aset. Because of Nut's influence I find Her to be "embracing" or "encircling"; very protective and nurturing. She's a "newer" form of Aset, from when She started to take on the aspects and roles of other goddesses. As a shortcut I'd say She's Aset, Hethert, and Nut all rolled into One. 

I haven't been able to find a lot of scholarly information about Her, it's all UPG from my relationship. I always felt that "my Aset" wasn't quite like the description of Her that people often use, but when I met Aset-Serqet in Saq I could feel and understand the difference.

I've also looked into Iabet (the Goddess of the East) Who is linked to Aset, Hethert, and Nebet Het. Often Amentet and Iabet take the places of Aset and Nebet Het in funerary art. I see Them as the "bookends" of my lineup. I've wondered if Iabet is the place where Hethert and Nebet Het intersect.

senebty, Wedjbai

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Quote from: Rapture
This probably sounds pretty ignorant, but I'm not sure I understand what is meant by 'name punning' with regards to the Netjeru..
No, not at all!

Let's use Renenutet for an example. Her name means She who is in the Name but if you break the words down in her name, or spell them slightly differently you can get different meanings:

Quote from: Emky
Alternately, renen-utet can be translated as "nourishment snake," hearkening to Her role as divine nurse, as well as a slightly more distant reference to Her role as Lady of the Granaries. (Cobras were seen in the fields and were thought to protect the crops, both before and after harvest, from pests like rodents.)...
Sometimes when you see the puns or hidden words and meanings in a god's name it can help you get a better idea of who they are. The ancient Egyptians were quite fond of puns, and some people's Shemsu names have puns or alternative meanings.

Hopefully that helps ;)

senebty, Wedjbai

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Parents, Beloveds, and offerings
« on: July 30, 2011, 11:24:59 pm »
When I did senut, I generally only offered to Aset, or one offering to Aset and one for all five of my beloveds to share. Once in a while I would just offer to Aset and one beloved for a special reason...but Aset always got something, that was just "The Way It Was Done".

senebty, Wedjbai

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[PUBLIC] God(dess) Finder: Image Identifier / Re: Plumed Goddess
« on: July 25, 2011, 05:52:46 pm »
Quote from: Nebnetjeruiti
It appears to be a queen to me.  Nefertiti, Nefertari, Tiye, etc all appear in similar form.


I was going to say the same thing, but I also think the statue could be used for Mut, Hethert-Mut, or Sekhmet-Mut too. Or Amunet.

And yeah, "vestal virgin"? Oh dear :eek:

senebty, Wedjbai

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: WANT TO SEE YOUR SHRINE PICTURES
« on: July 03, 2011, 06:37:15 pm »
This is my shrine; it's still put together in the little room I have set aside for it: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvbsf2t

senebty, Wedjbai

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For myself, I'd prefer to keep something this personal off of Facebook, because I don't trust their privacy settings as far as I can throw them, but YMMV.

senebty, Wedjbai

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Self Worth
« on: September 08, 2010, 12:56:44 am »
I have a history of depression, and I have come to realize that it is something that I will have to deal with for the rest of my life.  My depressed self doesn't believe that I deserve any love, attention, or affection from people or the divine.  I have to learn to live my life in a way that shows that I am.  

I used to be a very harsh critic of myself (and I still tend to be) but now I try to be easier on myself.  My philosophy is if I'm learning and growing from my mistakes, then it's okay.

I also think "would I say this to a friend?"  Chances are, no: I'm a lot more likely to try and work with a friend through a problem than give up...I think I should treat myself with the same consideration.  

Self-talk is an important thing.  Really listen to how you talk to/about yourself.  If inside you're head you're saying "I suck, I'm not good enough, why can't I be more or be less..." then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy.

It's not easy, building up your own self-worth.  And I backslide.  It's a lifelong process.

senebty, Wedjbai

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello from Canada!
« on: September 07, 2010, 02:09:37 am »
Welcome Jenn, from another Surrey girl :D  I

senebty, Wedjbai

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: How Do We Purify?
« on: March 20, 2010, 12:30:49 pm »
Quote from: Shefytbast
I use the Japanese "stick" incense that's all incense and no actual stick, and I often break them up into smaller pieces so they burn just as long as I expect to be in shrine. (Too much incense doesn't agree with me, so I try not to let my shrine room get too fogged up.]

I do exactly this, and no complaints ever from Aset about it.

saenebty, Wedjbai

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: How Do We Purify?
« on: March 19, 2010, 11:32:11 pm »
Quote from: Arienihethert
...or I do senut with Wehebu immediately before or after school. She's really into "appreciating the gods" right now, so the schedule has gotten much more loose to accommodate her random urges for shrine time. As long as we can both reasonably meet purity standards, I don't mind the occasional surprise senut.

If Bu joins me, we get dressed first, then purify in a less elaborate way than the shower method. I also keep a spray bottle of pre-chanted-and-natroned water near the shrine for any emergency purification reinforcement needs. None of it's ideal, but these are the things that make getting to shrine possible in this house. :)

That sounds so cute/awesome :) I'm sure your Mother enjoys having Bu join in, even if the purification is a bit quicker.

I try to collect my offerings before I start getting ready, and I generally purify in the shower. The shower is a place where I often have sudden epiphanies or insights into things, even if I'm not getting ready for senut.

senebty, Wedjbai

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[PUBLIC] FAQ: RPD (Rite of Parent Divination) / Re: RPD and Root Naming
« on: January 21, 2010, 09:58:58 pm »
Em hotep Kheru!

Nai's link explains RPD pretty well :)

After going through RPD, if you choose to become a Shemsu you are given your Shemsu name in a naming ceremony, where you'd also take your Shemsu vows. The ceremony is open to anyone who is eligible to be named at that time, so usually there are a few people getting their names, although I have been to a naming with just one Shemsu.

Hemet receives our Shemsu names from our parents. This rite was created as a step to show our conversion or rebirth in our new faith.

Rootnaming is for children, they are named for the god(s) in festival on the day of their birth. That god will protect the child until he or she is old enough to chose to become a Divined Remetj or Shemsu and have their RPD done.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Dreaming of Netjer.
« on: January 10, 2010, 12:13:44 am »
Quote from: Khesretitui
I tend to periodically have akhu dreams. In particular, my maternal grandfather tends to appear, dressed in white and always accompanied by a black dog. Usually he ends up in my dreams when it's time to learn something or overcome some trouble.

Most recently, he was in my dreams after the new year. I realized I was not having a regular dream, so I flagged him down and asked him a question:

"So, just for the record because I've wondered...when you show up I'm not having just a normal dream, am I?"

"Nope."

Then he went on to show me some things of personal significance. I find that fairly reassuring, personally. Anyone else have similar experiences?


Hotep!

Yes I do, but weirdly it's not Akhu who tend to show up and do this, it's someone I used to be really close to. It happens like your Akhu dream, he tells me things that are Significant. I don't know if it's really him, my subconscious using him as a symbol, a Name, or a Netjeri...it's just weird.

I've had dreams with my Akhu in them twice: once was a friend who committed suicide: a few years later he came to me in a dream and explained how he had found his way home and was okay now...he told me it took him a long time to get "home" because he had to be healed on his journey. He said "you can't imagine what it's like, I can't tell you because you lack the words for it."

My maternal grandmother came to me and taught me some heka. It worked :)

senebty, Wedjbai

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Em hotep, Corvina

I apologize if this is disjointed, it's pretty late here :)

Anyone who goes through the Beginner's class (or purchases the Prayerbook) gets the "official daily rite" of Kemetic Orthodoxy, Senut. Everyone at any level is welcome and encouraged to perform that rite.

The first level of priesthood, the W'abu, are responsible for a daily rite on behalf of everyone in Kemetic Orthodoxy. That is the State rite.

You weren't asking about the differences in daily rites, Corvina. Sorry about that, but I'll leave it in for now I guess.

What I think Hehi was trying to say is that one can't go from Beginner -> W'ab priest right away; W'abu are taken from the ranks of the Shemsu-Ankh, and I believe one has to be a Shemsu-Ankh for a year before becoming eligible for W'ab training.

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I was under the idea that, barring the clergy roles, Remetj, Shemsu, Shemsu-Ankh etc were according to different rites that one undergoes when the time is right according to them and if you can physically make it to Tawy, not if you're deemed good enough or stay at a certain level for a certain time.

Yes, and no. Weshem-ib, the ritual that one has to undergo in order to become a Shemsu-Ankh doesn't have to be done at Tawy...if there are enough people at another location Hemet and the Imakhiu can do the rite "on the road; I know it's been done at least once before. But otherwise yes, becoming a Remetj, Divined Remetj, Shemsu, or Shemsu-Ankh is done based on the candidate's readiness.

Hope that helps and didn't muddle things up worse!

senebty, Wedjbai

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: KO and other kemetic groups
« on: December 22, 2009, 11:03:46 pm »
A lot of the questions people have are fair, like "how does Tamara have authority to call herself the Nisut" for example. I know that it was something I had to work out when I first came here, and it took awhile for me to be comfortable with the idea.

Ultimately the only person who can answer those questions is you. What we can do as members of the House of Netjer is give you the information to help you make your decision. And hopefully be welcoming in the process :D

senebty, Wedjbai






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