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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Em Hotep, everyone!
« on: April 26, 2020, 12:47:34 pm »
Em hotep and welcome!

Purification #37

Hail Wadjet of the people, coming forth from Sau, I do not revile Netjer.

According to Hemet (AUS), this is Wadjet of the subjects of Kemet. This is us, the shemsu and remetj of Kemet. This is the form of the goddess we can all relate to. She can appear as a cobra or lioness. She is also associated with Aset. Personally, I have only experienced Her as a protector, generally of the Nisut (as seen on the crown) or secrets of the priesthood. This Purification helps me to think of Her in a different light. When we look to Wadjet we should see Her a protectress of us all and as well of the religion of Kemet.

Sau is in the delta region of the Nile and is the 5th Nome of Lower Kemet. It is associated with Nit and a burial place for Wesir. Sau is also a protective heka. Currently this can be learned from out Nisut (AUS) on her Patreon account.

I believe that if any of use truly reviled Netjer, we would not be here. For such a thing would be anathema to our purpose. However, there can be times when a mild form of this can creep into our minds. To revile something is to criticize it in an angry or abusive manner. Let’s look in our hearts. Have there been times when something is not going well, where we have angrily talked to Netjer? Do we blame Netjer for the bad things that happen in our life? Do we feel the gods are punishing us? We all can slip into thought like this from time to time. It is human nature. But we can strive above these difficulties. Netjer in not like the god of Abrahamic religions. We do not believe in omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent entities. They are gods, but they cannot oppose ma’at, for they live from it.

“O Wadjet, drive all isfet from Netjer.
May our Shrines be protected, both personal and State.
May the religion of Kemetic Orthodoxy be safe from any whom would harm the work that we do.
May I always remember that even Netjer is subject to ma’at, always.”

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Serqet
« on: April 18, 2020, 07:53:04 pm »
I have a small icon of Serqet on my desk at work. She is heavily involved in my professional life and I am learning to get closer to her and understand her actions in my life.

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello!
« on: April 18, 2020, 07:51:45 pm »
Em hotep and welcome! *henu*

Purification #36
Hail Ihy, coming forth from the Nun, I do not exalt my own voice.

This purification calls on the melodic Netjer Ihy. Sometimes referred to the Egyptian God of Music (however this is more of a Greek thing than actual Egyptian one), Ihy plays the sistrum. He is the child son of Hethert and Heru or Ra. According to Hemet (AUS) he is lord of volume and sound.

This purification can be interpreted as raising one’s voice or talking over others. To exalt means to hold something in high regard, in this case one’s own speech and voice. I think many times we can think of people who like to hear their own voice. Oftentimes on social media and the internet we see people doing the same thing except the voice is issuing from their fingers. They feel if they talk louder and more, that they will be listened to. The most dangerous thing is when they believe what they have to say is so much more important than whatever anyone else has to say. They feel they may be enlightened or more “woke” than the next person. This can cause problems.  For those who feel they must educate the masses with their knowledge and wisdom, I pull from the Maxims of Ptah-Hotep! There it is written that one should not be conceited about their own knowledge. Not only do the learned and wise offer valuable insight, but so do the ignorant. Sometimes it is difficult to differentiate the wise form the ignorant at times.

Many other purifications have talked about the heka our speech makes (6, 813, 14, 17, 18, 19, and 32). The constant reiteration of speech, albeit through different means, is intrinsic to a Kemetic frame of mind. We cannot bash each other, talk down to each other, gossip about each other, and make our voices exalt over others. We are all shemsu. We are all children of Netjer. Our behavior must show this, otherwise we are just playing around and not serious about our faith and religion.

"Ihy, sweet child of harmony.
Bring harmony to the nation of Kemet.
May always look after our words, tone, and meaning.
Whether those words issue from our mouths or through the written word, we are responsible for what we say.
May we look at other’s speech with patience, kindness, and compassion.
May we believe others come from this place as well.
O Ihy, grant me harmony in all my interactions with he Children of Netjer!"

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello everyone
« on: March 28, 2020, 06:23:45 pm »

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Heru-Sepa, Son of Sekhmet
« on: March 28, 2020, 06:18:18 pm »
Sepa has been linked with the gods of On, which include Heru and Wesir. He can be synchronized with both. I believe there is a coffin text which calls on him to protect the dead within the coffin.

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Sokar?
« on: January 28, 2020, 08:53:07 pm »
I have always found Sokar to like purple in color and very very dark chocolate.

Purification #35
Hail Working-in-His-Heart, coming forth from Tjebu, I do not wade in waters.

The local god of Tjebu, now modern day Qaw el Kebir located in Upper Kemet, is Nemty (also know as the Hellenized Antaeus). Most of us know Nemty as the netjeri ferryman. He supervises the barque of Sokar and later the barque of Ra. While falcon-headed, Nemty has also been associated with the cult of Heru and thought to be within that entourage. There are times He has been known to sport the head of Set on at least one occasion which would lead one to believe there are some Bawy associations. The name of Working-in-His-Heart can have numerous associations.

Hemet (AUS) describes in her notes that Tjebu had a vary narrow stretch of cultivable land on the Nile. Thereby, making sure the water was clean and useable was of upmost importance. As I began to read about this purification and examine what meaning it can hold for the modern day Kemetics, I got a very ecological feel.

Clean water is life. Without clean water we cannot live. Clean water supports out health, communities, and economy. Think of all the uses of clean water we have in ritual. We bath like the ancient priests before performing senut. We cannot do this with contaminated water for that would not purify us. We unfortunately live in a society and world were clean water is not a given. Communities have impurities in their water affecting the health of their community. Some communities have bacteria contaminated water causing illness. This is not just a problem of a hundred years ago. It occurs today in 1st world nations.

As Kemetics we must take care of the earth, for the earth is our father Geb. We must take care of the atmosphere from pollutants because the sky is our mother Nut.  We must be stewards of the environment, out of respect for Netjer, our ancestors, and our future.

“Nemty, ferryman of the winding waterway, lord of the east bank,
Give me the strength to protect the river.
As water gives life to our arid lands, so it gives life to all living.
Empower me to face the threats that harm the bringer of life and courage to protect what Netjer has given.”

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Em hotep all!
« on: October 21, 2019, 08:57:53 am »
Em hotep and welcome!

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Em Hotep!
« on: October 21, 2019, 08:55:44 am »
Em hotep and welcome!

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: I can’t communicate with the gods?
« on: September 23, 2019, 10:52:32 pm »
Honestly, I think the "god phone" is over rated and over emphasized in most forms of modern paganism. 

I don't think the ancients worried about it. The ancients prayed and made offerings to their ancestors, and the gods of their families and towns because that's what one did.  They believed in those gods and that the gods looked out for them, but I don't know that they expected a two-way dialogue the way so many of us do these days.

Keep doing what you're doing.  Pray.  Make offerings.  Talk to the gods.  They are there and They hear you.  You will see the benefit manifest in your life, but I don't think you need the two way dialogue.  And I think the people who do get the two-way dialogue are in no way more spiritual, happier, or more well adjusted than those who don't.  It's just a different experience.


THIS. Perfectly worded and true.

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello, and a short introduction
« on: July 09, 2019, 09:39:55 am »
Em hotep and welcome!

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Other temples?
« on: June 13, 2019, 01:01:13 pm »
There are about 5-6 members and former members in MO.

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