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Sometimes entertaining, sometimes highly inaccurate! What are your favorite examples and are there any that are more legitimate?

Prompted by the season premiere of The Librarians which aired yesterday, and featured Ap/ep, "the Egyptian god of chaos" who has been resurrected and wants to unleash "pure evil." I'm torn between unnerved by so many frank references to the uncreated one, and surprised relief that for once it's not Set filling this villain slot.

[PUBLIC] FAQ: RPD (Rite of Parent Divination) / Re: RPD!!!
« on: October 19, 2016, 08:46:21 am »
Nekhtet! Woo JQLs.

Wow, your photos are spectacular! I lived for a year on the shore of Lake Michigan and got to watch the sun rise over it when I could manage to be up that early, it was great.

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Wow, it's been awhile
« on: October 17, 2016, 10:50:18 am »
Thanks everyone. :D

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Wow, it's been awhile
« on: September 10, 2016, 02:30:52 pm »
Four years according to the stats and probably longer since I was actively around. I found myself missing the place today and realized I could just...come back???

Anyway hello again, I am DDog or Rob. I first discovered KO ten years ago and still haven't managed to take the beginner class, but maybe this year. Names I feel particularly close to would be Shu, Nut, the JQLs, and Sekhmet-Hethert.

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Easy to remember prayers?
« on: August 03, 2012, 09:55:08 pm »
There are a lot of lovely short ones in the Ancient Egyptian Prayerbook that I've memorized. I say the short grace over meals when I can remember to pause and offer my food before eating it. The heka for courage is also a big one for me; I usually say it when I have to make a phone call or when I've been avoiding something necessary, to give me a boost over my anxiety in such situations.

Other than that I generally sing songs, either hymns that I wrote myself (there used to be one of mine to Ra and another to Nut somewhere on the boards, but they seem to have disappeared with the revamp since I'm not yet a Remetj) or popular songs that seem appropriate (I have two of these I often sing to Nut, that I also posted before but they're gone now too). There's one hymn to Ra and His Eyes in Kemetic that Rev. Siuda sang on the podcast ages ago that is gorrrrgeous so I memorized it to sing myself. I'll try to remember which episode that was.

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Odd UPG!!
« on: August 03, 2012, 09:36:59 pm »
There's a particular (amazing) pizza place/bar in Baltimore formerly called Thirsty Dog but now it's Dog Pub, and whenever I go I get root beer for Wepwawet and pizza for Yinepu. They pretty much bowled me over with that request my second time there and now it's a regular thing—my first time there was on a first date and I was way too distracted to hear anything from Netjer! xD

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Pet Names for Believers
« on: August 03, 2012, 01:50:10 pm »
Hmm. I mostly don't get pet names from Netjeru, but Shu called me "Wind Drinker" when I was first getting to know Him, and Nut has called me "Star Singer."

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: What do you wear?
« on: October 02, 2010, 11:27:25 am »
I bought a ring with a sun on it yesterday as a reminder and in honor of this year of Zep Tepi. I haven't worn a ring in months because of the two I wore regularly one I lost two years ago and the other is hopefully somewhere in my house but... And nothing quite felt right until I picked this one up in a pagan shop where I had just heard one of my new favorite musicians play a very small show. I have a hard time moving past mistakes and delays and get very caught up in my perceived failings/failures; and I think wearing this ring will help me remember the gift of Zep Tepi and refocus myself.

There was also a very nice ankh ring of a similar size that was quite tempting, but as I could only let myself get one ring and I already have four different ankh necklaces I decided I would wait on that one.

A little hard to see in this webcam photo but it's sterling silver and has curly rays and a smiling face.

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Seventy Day Ceremony for the Dead?
« on: August 04, 2010, 06:47:10 am »
I remember hearing awhile ago about a seventy day ceremony for those who have recently passed. From what I can tell from the rest of the Internet I'm guessing it's tied to the embalming process and the spirit's journey to the Duat.

But I'm not sure how that translates to modern day. Does Kemetic Orthodoxy have versions of these ceremonies, or is it something only the priests know, or have people simply adapted their own rituals from an ancient source that I could also look at?

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: What do you wear?
« on: September 01, 2009, 06:40:15 am »
Quote from: NiankhSekhmet
Other than rings and my nose pin, I can never sleep in my jewelry, though. As a child I was terrorized by the maternal side of the family about potentially wrapping my necklaces on the bedpost and inadvertantly strangling myself in my sleep. And I have lost far too many earrings in the bed clothes to ever consider sleeping with them left in.
Same here! I've only slept in necklaces that are very short, either my hematite ankh I mentioned earlier or many the many incarnations of hemp and embroidery floss camp necklaces, all too short to get stuck on the bed and strong enough I don't have to worry about breaking them during the night. The only earrings I don't take out to sleep are just simple ball studs; any of my other earrings, even the studs, are too complicated or loose to risk wearing to bed.

[PUBLIC] Kemet Today - Rev. Tamara's Blog & Podcast / Re: A Word on RPD
« on: August 22, 2009, 06:07:04 pm »
That is absolutely fascinating, Mehet. :)

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Do you have an Egyptian Tatoo?
« on: July 28, 2009, 11:23:55 am »
I have to hold off on any tattoos for a few more years, but I want to get some kind of sprinkling of stars across my chest in honor of Nut. The other one I want is a was-scepter along my spine in honor of Wepwawet & Yinepu. I probably picked two of the most painful places to put the damn things! XD They're both still a concept without a set design, which I'll develop in time.

I partly have to wait until I'm out of school (my mom doesn't like tattoos and although given the placement she would probably never know, I don't want to have to hide them), and partly because I want to see Who turns up in my RPD and whether it would still be appropriate to get the tattoos even if Nut and Wepwawet/Yinepu aren't Parents or Beloveds. I still feel pretty strongly about the tattoos, one and two years after I thought of them, so that may be a good sign. :)

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: What do you wear?
« on: June 25, 2009, 08:00:31 am »
Quote from: kathleen
i think i was partially inspired by this thread to obtain a new amulet a few days ago!  unfortunately i don't have a picture yet, but this one is of Sekhmet and is silver, about two inches tall, and has a base and can actually also stand, so She's even like a miniature statue, suitable for wearing or as part of a pocket shrine!  :)
Speaking of pocket shrines... I picked up a necklace last month that is a glass vial filled with watch gears and Swarovski crystals on a black velvet ribbon (steampunk eye candy yum... :) ). This particular piece isn't Kemetic, but when I was reading your post Kathleen as quoted by Pharess just now, I thought you were saying your necklace was a pocket shrine. My vial necklace was the first thing I thought of--one could do a similar thing with small charms representative of one's Parents & Beloveds perhaps, or the Gods of the Year. I am now fascinated by this idea... :D

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: What do you wear?
« on: June 20, 2009, 09:23:44 am »
Quote from: Rodina
I think pendants/amulets have influenced human gestures of a certain type. I strongly suspect that when people talk and wish to make an emphatic point, or they get flustered or upset and they reach for the base of their throat or top of their chest and put their hand there, they're drawing on ancient genetic memory of reaching for the comfort of an amulet. So, there's something to this if I'm right.
Meant to reply to this earlier. I compulsively touch my ankhs and my chalice (and my Nut necklace before it broke) when I'm thinking, nervous, happy, upset, reverent. If I don't have knitting in my hands or my jewelry around my neck, my hands tend to fly around looking for something to do, even if it's just playing with my water bottle cap. I don't know if it's genetic memory, an instinct for ritual, an energetic tie to particular pieces, or years of wearing special necklaces while fidgeting, or what, but it's definitely comforting to touch them during those emotional and contemplative moments. Necklaces I don't wear often, or with symbols that aren't as significant, don't have the same draw to touch them.

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