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Messages - Djedetmiwesir

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Share your story!
« on: April 07, 2019, 11:00:06 am »
Em hotep!

It's been a long time since I recapped my story of becoming Kemetic, but here goes.

Shortly after my daughter was born I was in this weird place of feeling a spiritual void, because her birth had filled me with the magic of creation and life.  I wasn't actively searching for anything, feeling like everything I knew wasn't for me. I had a check list of sorts, of all the requirements I would need in order to accept a God or faith system.

Then, during research for a Role-playing game that involved Ancient Egyptian Mythology, "Osiris" (Wesir) very quickly became my favorite God.  My Role-playing game interest quickly spread to life in Ancient Egypt, and religion, and I was finding that Ancient Egyptian belief was really crossing those items off of my list.  So I fell into a place where I wished it still existed, but didn't think it did.  One day, while reading a passage from Budge's Book of the dead (LOL) My Father nudged me, and I just thought "This is it. This is what you have been searching for."

Now this was 1999, there wasn't a lot of resources on the internet.  I did find the House's website around this time, but never reached out because at the time I didn't think it was specific enough for me (and I have a hard time jumping into new social situations.)  I continued to look for a Wesir (who I was then calling Ausar) for a couple of years. In the winter of 2001, I got a nudge from my Father that I really needed to move forward on this.  And I ended up at the House's Website again.  This time I submitted a prayer request, asking that I find a worship group that was right for me. And someone wrote to me to tell me that my Prayer request came on the last day for beginner's applications to be received.

So that was my cue. I signed up, and after this my relationship with Wesir began to make much more sense, even before I had decided to commit, there was so much confirmation, and it was so much more than my little list. I got to learn about Netjer as a whole, which I had not focused on much at all.

So, that is how I got here. Looking forward to reading the stories of others.
Senebty!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Returning Member
« on: December 28, 2018, 05:38:10 pm »
Welcome back,  Merit!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hey, I'm new!
« on: December 28, 2018, 05:34:31 pm »
Em hotep and welcome Gael!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: 4 years lurking, now a Beginner!
« on: November 24, 2018, 12:52:55 pm »
Welcome! It's nice to meet you!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Introductions
« on: November 24, 2018, 12:52:17 pm »
Welcome!

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[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Re: Blessings for Dr. Banks
« on: November 24, 2018, 12:38:57 pm »
Prayers!

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[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Re: In memory of my dog
« on: November 24, 2018, 12:36:49 pm »
Prayers for you both. I hope knowing all the love you gave her is a comfort during this difficult time.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Oct 20 beginners class
« on: October 24, 2018, 01:06:24 pm »
Em hotep!

I don't know if beginners awaiting their emails follow Hemet on Facebook, but she puts up a little post announcing when the emails have gone out, and invites people to email a certain address, if they didn't get theirs. So that is a place you may want to watch.

Senebty!
Djedet

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Names of Netjer
« on: October 24, 2018, 01:04:10 pm »
Em hotep!

I've been Kemetic for a really long time, and really... I don't have a vast knowledge about other Names outside of my divination line up, and our household Gods. I tend to learn about a name as I go, and as They show up in my life. So yes, there are folks who get along just fine with looking up the Netjeru as needed. :)

Senebty and good luck!
Djedet

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Em hotep!

To my knowledge, not in the literal sense.  But we do have helpful spirits that we call Netjeri, that can take a protective role in several areas of our life. The possibilities of the Netjeri in our lives are so varied and many, it is hard to address them in this simple comment of mine.  But you can always ask them to help provide protection.  One example (of many instances) is your Car.  You can begin a relationship with a Netjeri to watch over your car, and you while you drive.  If you take care of them with a bit of attention, and some offerings, they will help take care of you.

Senebty!
Djedet

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Em Hotep!
« on: October 13, 2018, 09:29:03 pm »
Lovely to meet you Erydiel!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Seeking a community
« on: October 13, 2018, 09:28:39 pm »
Welcome Ana!

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Em hotep!

So I am wondering... how does being Kemetic affect your plans for your funeral? Is it important for us to preserve our bodies still? If we get cremated, will that affect us in the afterlife? Can you even get mummified anymore? Is it something that is still required?

As previously mentioned, I think a photograph, or just someone remembering  I think even just our names is enough to feed our Ka. My mother was cremated, and her Ka is very active and alive!

At this stage, I plan to be cremated. It may be silly, but I just like the idea of being close to my family for a while after I am gone. Put my ashes in an urn with a spell 330 from the Coffin Texts. I am going to ask my family if they would humor me and say Akhu offering prayers for me once a month, or as often as they can remember as their lives carry on. My husband wishes to be cremated as well, and we want our ashes mixed together.

I also think canpic jars are rather inspiring as a design, even though their intended purpose is for the internal organs as part of mummification. An Urn that looks like an Egyptian coffin with a name and likeness of the deceased seems like a nice option too. With a little painting of a Djed at the bottom, and Nut under the lid, you can capture a lot of burial symbology very simply... if you wanted that sort of thing.

Senebty!
Djedet

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: (re)Intro
« on: September 23, 2018, 12:36:28 pm »
Welcome back Siobhan! It's nice to meet you. :)

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Seeking a community
« on: September 23, 2018, 12:35:24 pm »
Welcome Ana!  Reaching out seemes to (me) to be a reoccurring thing this year.  As someone else who has difficulty reaching out, well done!

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