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[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Akhu
« on: January 31, 2011, 10:52:03 pm »
How would you all suggest I actually set up an akhu shrine? The Senut shrine had a basic outline for it. Is there such an outline for an Akhu shrine?

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Akhu
« on: January 31, 2011, 06:51:18 pm »
Quote from: Lunatic_Heathen
She basically showed up in my dreams, whacked my shins with her cane, and said "you're the only kid alive now with any spirit-sense, but you still need to learn a thing or two."  

XD I sort of wish that would happen to me in a sense. I kinda think that the only reason I don't have any exemplary spiritual abilities is because I spend too much time discrediting myself. Getting a message like that would probably get me going though :P


Buy the antiquities if you want, but please don't use the worst of the Egyptian people as an excuse as to make the best of them suffer.


:O *waves hands around* No no no! Arieni, I didn't mean anything of the sort. I *meant* that I think it is better that IF the items are going to be sold off regardless, that someone should take them and return them or take better care of them than regular black-market people who would not do anything to care for them. I'm saying that if they have to be sold (ie, the looters are going to find someone to buy it regardless), shouldn't it be someone who will take good care of it? I'm not saying anyone should suffer, and I AM NOT saying that looting is in any sense okay. I'm saying that if they're going to end up in the hands of someone, they should be in responsible hands and not in irresponsible hands.

In addition, as an Anthropologist I am entirely against colonialism in any sort. I believe my entire message there was completely misconstrued. Plainly: I'd rather have illegal antiquities in the hands of good people who will either return them or at least take care of them than bad people who just want to show it off for the "wow" factor and the flashiness.

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Akhu/Ancestor Veneration
« on: January 30, 2011, 06:42:39 pm »
I wasn't sure which forum to post this in, so I figured here would be the safest bet.

In any case, I have become curious about the akhu and how to contact them/interact with them. I don't really know many of my ancestors by name, or even what country they came from. I don't know the names of anyone beyond my grandparents (two who have passed on, two who have not) and no one really talks about my great-grandparents (not that we can't, but my family usually gets into the "why are you asking?") sorta situation.

So to get more to the point, there are two things I would like to know:
  • Can you establish a real relationship with your akhu even without knowing who they are by name?
  • How do I set up an akhu shrine? What are some ways I can get in touch with my akhu and develop a relationship with them?

Any information is loved, KO official stuff as well as UPG. Thanks everyone :3

On what Petri said there, one has to consider whether antiquities would be better off in the hands of someone who would take good care of them than someone who would not. I personally would rather have a replica than a real item; however, in this situation, I think that if I were to happen across a chance to get an authentic Egyptian item (if it was within my price range to do so) I would purchase it, take it immediately to my University head Archaeological instructor, and have it properly taken care of and returned to a museum (if not otherwise have it shipped back to Cairo). That being said, I don't expect to happen across any such artifacts, but I would rather them be well taken care of or returned to a museum setting than to sit on someone's shelf as a "souvenir" of sorts.

In this situation, I think intention is the important part. If, however, such a purchase feels wrong to you (morally, gut feeling, or otherwise) then I would advise against it. I think that if Netjer wants its treasures in good hands, they will be placed there via random, chance occurrences. It is the responsibility of each person to account for whatever actions they choose to do or not to do and the repercussions thereafter; therefore, I must insist that each person think deeply on such purchases before making them.

XD This is the first time I've heard of Netjer/Gods being related to James bond...

and then I saw Heru-Wer in my head in a tuxedo with a gun, ready to go smite some isfet XDDD

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Netjer and the Lion King?
« on: January 19, 2011, 10:26:24 pm »
Apparently Walt Disney was scared of witches and anything occult or Pagan (I remember reading it once but unfortunately I don't have any sources). It is unlikely that they have these parallels on purpose in a sense that they were consciously put in the movie, though I suspect that the Names probably had their own independent influence on the script and how the story progressed. A lot of people say The Lion King is very Christian, others (as mentioned previously) cite Hamlet. I, of course, also see the Kemetic parallels now that you point them out. I think this is a case of finding what you want to find in a film, which isn't a bad thing (we all find God/Netjer in different things, so why not in a movie?)

I think we find these messages whenever we need them, though I will definitely think of that next time I watch the movie :3

In my personal experience, if They are trying to connect to me for some reason, They make it pretty obvious. Every time I've had an experience (which is few and far between), I usually go through a phase of "Did that really just happen? O_o" into a "OH!! I get it now!" sort of phase. If that is what this is feeling like, then it may be a genuine experience.

I have been visited by Tem in a dream (not the physical body of him, but him as rain for some reason), and there was this feeling I got, kind of overwhelming and HUGE where I knew it was a name that was present with me. Try to sort out regular dreams from the vivid and unusual dreams. If you're getting some feelings that are out of the ordinary, it may be some kind of contact. If not, your subconscious is still potentially putting out a signal to Netjer that you want more contact. If they really are contacting you in dreams, ask them to be more vibrant about it (that's the only word that came to mind). Chances are they may make it  more obvious that They're there if They are indeed visiting.

If you read about Egypt a lot, chances are the pictures your mind creates are simply following you into your dream. I highly doubt any Name of Netjer would chase you, so I think it's just your mind messing with you a bit. Perhaps you should talk to the Names about it in prayer, meditation, or at your shrine (if you have one)

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Hello all!
« on: January 08, 2011, 03:24:49 pm »
Hotep and welcome Krissandra. I hope to see you around on the forums :)

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Tem in a dream
« on: January 07, 2011, 08:03:48 pm »
I had a dream a few nights ago. Much of the dream has been forgotten, but I remember a part where I was going for a walk (maybe a walk for a cure or something, idk) and I remember that four names were going to walk with me. I don't remember exactly who the other three were, but they were all male and I think it was Ra, Heru, and someone with canine features (Wepwawet is my first guess, then either Set or Yinepu). I think it was a walk for strength, which makes sense at this point in my life. I was walking with another human, some guy I watch on Animal Planet from time to time (River Monsters Unhooked guy) but I don't think that was significant. (*getting to the point now*) What I do remember rather vividly was a point at which someone stopped and allowed me to jump in a car and follow for the rest of the walk (it was being videotaped for some documentary). Apparently Tem was going to walk with him now, but he would come as a cold, windy rain. The guy from Animal Planet pulled out an umbrella and a windbreaker jacket and I hopped in the car following. It was really windy and really cold, but the guy persisted and as he crossed the finish line, the rain stopped and there was a beautiful rainbow.

X.x sorry for length. Main question is: Does this sound like Tem actually visited me in a dream? If so, could anyone tell me about him or link me to a thread about him? I really felt like a Name was present with me in my dream. Thanks.

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Dua Hu!
« on: January 05, 2011, 11:12:28 pm »
I hadn't seen this thread before; and although I have never used a mantra or anything to meditate before, the sound of Hu overwhelmed me and I felt a great calm. It was something I had never experienced before, and I felt a strange sensation in places many would identify as chakras. It was amazing. Thank you Visions for posting this. It definitely calmed my night.

here's a video I found about tahtib, though since I do not know Arabic I have no idea what they are saying.  

[PUBLIC] Serving the World: Ma'at In Action / Re: Bee-Keeping Webinar
« on: January 03, 2011, 06:02:24 pm »
I'd love to do this, but my boyfriend is terrified of bees :(

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: A Question on Temples
« on: November 25, 2010, 08:45:45 pm »
I mean no offense by this, but I think most people have become contented with the distance because of the online community. Although I don't really enjoy the distance, I suppose you adjust to it. I'm all for the idea of public temples, but since it doesn't go along with the Reconstructionist ideal (being as it was in the ancient context), it's probably not going to happen. Western culture has caused most of us to grow accustomed to Sunday Church and community gatherings (covens, synagogues, etc.) so it's kind of a question of whether or not adjustments should be made for modern culture or contained within the past context. I think for public temples, there would need to be a multitude more KO members (as I've said before).

Personally, if you are seriously looking for a community, perhaps you should look into Paganism in tandem with your KO practice.

(It's probably obvious that I skimmed through this thread, so sorry if I've repeated everyone else here XD)

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