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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: LGBT+ Support
« on: March 22, 2019, 06:45:54 pm »
And since then, this has been one of the most supportive communities for me when it comes to LGBT+ things. I am grateful for all the queer and gender queer folks I have come to know here and all the allies we have.

Reading this post was so very moving. I'm so glad that you have found people who love you and accept you. Thank you for being open about this experience, I appreciate hearing it. I'm so glad that there are other people who are super supportive and willing to have my back. Thank you very much!

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / LGBT+ Support
« on: March 22, 2019, 07:58:26 am »
Em Hotep!

I'm about to get a little personal here, but I would love to meet some people who might have had similar experiences.

So, to clarify, I'm AFAB (assigned female at birth). Ever since I was younger, I had always been a more masculine child. I had never fit in with the female gender or those stereotypes, especially as I grew older. When I was 15, I started to question my gender and experiment with new identities. And then when I was 17, I finally knew I was a male.

When I was starting back into Kemeticism, I was worried about whether there would be prejudice against transgender folk like myself. But as I've grown and gotten closer and closer with the Netjer, I feel like I have learned so much about them. The Netjer with which I connect with (Sutekh, Sobek, and Yinepu) have been nothing but accepting of this growth. I even learned about Meskhenet, who I didn't even know was a Netjer until very recently. I feel like I've gotten to know her as of late especially because of what feels like my rebirth into the world. I feel like she's been a part of my transition to help my new true self find myself into the world, and that she has guided me to self-acceptance and self-love.

This doesn't have to be a forum in which people respond and share their own experience. By all means, you can if you feel comfortable with it. I just wanted to share my experience and maybe find other people who had experienced similar things. I know with other religious practices, it's rather difficult to find others like myself.

Much thanks!
Senetby
Meskhenet/Alfred

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These all sound really nice!  ;D I'd like to get some pieces dedicated to Sobek and Sutekh as well. I'm hoping to get more pieces soon!

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Newbie here
« on: March 22, 2019, 07:26:44 am »
Em hotep! So nice to see friendly new faces here. I'm still a bit of a newbie myself in the community but it's great to see more people get involved!

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Kemetic/Egyptian Themed Tattoos...
« on: February 20, 2019, 07:49:52 am »
Em Hotep!

I saw a popular thread regarding Kemetic tattoos, but it was about ten years old, so I thought I'd start up a new one. In May, I'm going to be getting a piece of Yinepu on the back of my calf, and I'm hoping I can get more later on. What kind of tattoos do you all have that are related to the Netjer?

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Sobek and Sutekh for sure. I've felt my connection with them for a while now. Sobek has always been the cool skater bro who would help me tackle my problems and Sutekh has been a father figure in my life.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Set and anger
« on: February 13, 2019, 10:58:34 am »
Em hotep!

This is just a theory and I can't speak for you or how you feel, but something Sutekh has always made me feel was anger and frustration through trial and error. I've recently come out of extremely tough times and I feel like it was something that Sutekh had made me go through in order to build me up and to make me stronger. Of course, I still had troubles during that time, and I still suffered, but in the end, he still showed his support. With my relationship with him (which I see as paternal), he's only ever wanted to make me a stronger individual and more independent than I previously was. I feel like he forces you to become frustrated to come out better on the other side.

He's very strict and he's very overbearing when it comes to solving your problems on your own. He will often become aggressive in order to force you forward. He pushes you to be frustrated to urge you to move forward and past the hard times. And although this can be very frustrating (especially for a sensitive soul like myself), he does this all out of love.

I'm not sure if this is very helpful, but this is primarily what I feel throughout my time with him.

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Seeking Forgiveness...
« on: February 13, 2019, 10:28:59 am »
Thank you all so much for the advice. I'm figuring out how I'll start this communication and I'm looking forward to building up my relationship once again. As I figure out what to do, I'll also learn to forgive myself as well, which is personally one of the hardest things for me to do. I appreciate all the feedback and reassurance!

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[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Seeking Forgiveness...
« on: February 11, 2019, 10:58:31 am »
Hello friends. This post might be a little long because I feel like I have to put in some context for people to know what exactly I'm asking.

When I was younger, specifically 9 or 10, I had found a love for Egyptology and I was openly Kemetic (although at the time I didn't know that there were others who had similar beliefs). I had a connection with Anpu/Anubis, and I believed him to be my protector, and a sort of father figure. However, when I went into middle school (in the American education system), there was a class that discussed religion and how all other religions except Christianity, Islam, and Judaism were mythological, nothing more than story fabricated by ancient peoples. People knew that I was open about my belief of the gods, especially Anpu/Anubis, and when we were in this class, I would be bullied and teased for believing a "false religion". Because of all of this peer pressure, I decided to stop connecting with the gods.

Essentially, I forced Anpu/Anubis out of my life, when he ultimately didn't deserve to be treated as poorly as I treated him.

When rediscovering my desire for spirituality, I returned to Kemeticism and I immediately noticed how hesitant the Netjer were to make contact with me. I have a feeling that this is because of my treatment towards Anpu/Anubis. It took me several months to finally be able to connect and contact with the Netjer, and Sobek was the first I was able to connect with. However, lately, I've been wanting to contact Anpu/Anubis and make amends with him. I feel like I've dreamt about him lately, or at least I've seen him in a dream, but within the dream I wasn't able to actually make contact.

I'm still relatively new to Kemeticism, but I've already positively established contact with other Netjer. All I want is to be able to rebuild the relationship I once had with Anpu.

My main question is how do I approach Anpu/Anubis after such a long time of separation? How do I ask forgiveness from him after treating him poorly? What can I do to apologize to him and re-establish contact and hopefully our relationship? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: WANT TO SEE YOUR SHRINE PICTURES
« on: February 11, 2019, 08:08:03 am »
My shrine at the moment is very minimalistic because I'm living in a dorm so I can't make it as pretty as I want it to, but here's what I got! A statue of Sobek, some prayer beads for Sutekh, and a bunch of other things that I've given to Sobek.

https://imgur.com/YDe1VSW

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This is such a nice interpretation of this! I've been watching the moon slowly shift to a red like hue wondering what something like this could mean in a Kemetic sense. This is a really nice way to think about it, and it definitely gets me thinking.

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[PUBLIC] Welcome! / New to the site!
« on: January 19, 2019, 04:22:10 pm »
Hello everyone! I'm pretty new to this website, but I've been wanting to meet more people who have similar beliefs as I do, so I felt like it was time to finally get online. I'll probably have a lot of questions once I get more active on here!  ;D

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