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Hi everyone,

I came across this today on facebook, and I think you need to see it. I support animal shelters, food pantries, and an orphanage, but my biggest focus is on helping the homeless. This could be any one of us at any point in time. They're all people, worthy of respect and dignity, but often they are looked over or even feared. Despite the stereotypes, most of these people just want a safe, dry place to sleep, somewhere to keep what little they have, a place to call home. This project, though small, can have a huge impact. Please, if you can, help rebuild the lives of those who need it most. Take a moment, if anything, to read about what this project is doing, and maybe say a prayer that they get all the funds they need.

[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Re: Earth Day Prayers
« on: April 22, 2015, 10:35:19 pm »
May the body of Geb be made green and habitable. May Nut be made clean of smog. May Shu be clear and free that all may breathe, and may Tefnut be present where moisture is needed. May Set bring the storms that will rejuvenate the land. May Wesir and Amun-Min bring fertility and lush growth. May the Netjeru bring the animal populations into balance. May humans see the harm they are doing, learn from it, and create positive change to ensure that life continues on our planet. Kheperu. Nekhtet!

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Re: Possessiveness and gods
« on: April 06, 2015, 06:08:49 am »
I don't usually get jealous about other people worshiping Yinepu in their own ways. Yinepu kids are all over the place, so it's hard to even consider keeping Him to myself lol (He really likes people (: ). What I do have a problem with (and have to catch myself before the snarling starts), here in the forums and elsewhere, are people who quite obviously don't know much about the Gods they're talking about and want to mash Kemetic Gods and other Pagan practice together but in a poorly thought-out way (I'm also Wiccan, so I have no trouble with Kemetic Paganism of other flavors). I'm talking the really new-agey things like "Anubis lives in my crystals" or "Anubis and Bastet (because it always has an extra -et) are clearly a divine couple because he's a dog and she's a cat". The worst one I've run into was some very irritating woman who insisted that she had Anubis' sword and she dug it out of her backyard and so she was Anubis' chosen one. I wanted to chuck a chair at her.

My big thing is that I just feel like they're doing it WRONG. It's almost like I feel like they're being almost sacrilegious, even though I clearly have no authority to claim that.

And it's not even about Yinepu specifically. People who just make wildly wrong statements about Gods and make it clear that they don't know what they're talking about just irk me. Literalists irk me. People who refuse to understand that I don't think every God and Goddess are just different 'faces' of the same God/Goddess (a la Wicca) irk me, especially when they want to claim that Monolatry and Dualism are the same thing.

But I realize each person has a right to believe what they will. As much as I want to correct people, I find that I am almost always in a worse position by saying something than by not saying anything. So long as no one is getting hurt, I'll either nudge them in the right direction or leave them be. I might be cringing inside and wondering how these people can be [insert colorful language here], but I don't feel like anyone moves forward when I intervene beyond that.

As a former Catholic (and I mean former in the ten years ago sort of way), the structure is what made KO a perfect fit for me. My family is Catholic, and I went to Catholic school in a predominantly Catholic city. I began dabbling in Wicca at 11, became a full solitary practitioner at 15, and became interested in KO off and on when I was 17. I finally joined the forums in 2009, met some people, and made some good friends here. Once I had the opportunity to take it, I took the beginners class. I have been a shemsu since June 2012. The wonderful thing about KO is that you don't have to leave your old religion(s) at the door. I am a shemsu so I put KO first above all else, but I also practice devotional/hard polytheist Wicca. You'll find a lot of people here who also worship Greek, Roman, and Celtic Gods (among many others), people who are shamans, and pretty much any other form of religious expression.

I wish you luck in your spiritual journey. May the Gods guide you, and at the very least, may you make some new friends here in our spiritual community.

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Getting to know Montu
« on: January 12, 2015, 08:43:57 am »
Does anyone work with Montu or Montu-Ra? I'm interested in getting to know Him better and I would like to chat with anyone who is familiar with Him.

Also, silly question, but anyone have tips on approaching a relatively unfamiliar Name? Montu feels closer to me than I expected, but I'm having trouble initiating that connection from my side as I'm unsure how to approach such a powerful Name (I have a similar problem with approaching Set). Any suggestions? Ty :)

[PUBLIC] Netjer (Our Gods & Goddesses) / Cave Netjeru?
« on: December 16, 2014, 07:19:01 am »
Hotep! I went to Marengo Cave a little over a week ago, and it was super awesome! The energy of the cave, the atmosphere...everything just felt 'right'. Since then, I've kind of been feeling like there was/is a Name/Names Who was trying to get my attention, or perhaps a netjeri. I'm just trying to figure out Who it might be so I can talk with Them about my experience. So far, my list of potential Gods are:

- Yinepu <3
- Wesir
- Amun
- Nebthet
- Nun
- Ptah
- Ptah-Sokar-Wesir (or some other variant thereof)

Any ideas? Thanks!

Rephrasing what people have already said, there really isn't one Heru (or rather, there are many Herus and each are entirely distinct Gods). Heru-Wer is the son of Nut and Geb. He tends to be seen as a warrior type God (with a sense of humor to boot). He is often seen as the Heru of the sky, the bird of prey who swoops down to tear isfet apart with His talons.

Heru-sa-Aset (Heru son of Aset/Isis) is as his name says: Heru, the son of Aset and Wesir (Osiris). Heru-Wer is hHs uncle. Heru-sa-Aset is the King of Kemet who rises to the throne after the death of His father. He is the One who avenges His father's death. He also watches over his earthly kingdom and protects it from isfet as any good king would do.

So tl;dr they're different Gods, and there are tons of Herus, but here are two common ones and most of them are protectors of some sort.

Kemetic Gods can be all sorts of confusing!

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Introducing myself
« on: December 09, 2014, 06:05:00 am »
Hotep! :) Nice to meet you!

While it hasn't been confirmed, Rev. Siuda told me once that there's some reason to believe that Yinepu (Anubis) and Wepwawet are possibly two titles of the same God. UPG has confirmed something much like this for me, but I don't have any resources to back that up (and it's possible that I entirely misunderstood Rev. Siuda at the time).

Per Sabu is a great resource for an in depth look at each God. For a simple "this is how I tell the difference", these are the ways I perceive each God. Your understanding of Them may turn out to be entirely different.

Yinepu: the Embalmer, He Who is upon His Mountain [watching over and protecting the dead], loves children and toys, is somewhat playful, the Royal Child (I get Yinepu as the Royal Child most distinctly)

Wepwawet: Opener of the Way, warrior/battle/fighting God, tough as nails but still has a sense of humor, loves keys/puzzles/games/gambling (gambling only within reason).

When I was divined, Yinepu and Wepwawet were very similarly strong, and They decided to show up as Yinepu-Wepwawet with the understanding that BOTH were my father in some sense.

The idea that Yinepu and Wepwawet are dual-aspected is the official Kemetic-Orthodox view of this God, though there are some members who see them as entirely separate Gods (and we welcome everyone to believe as they wish to).

[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / For the health of my future mother-in-law
« on: November 26, 2014, 09:46:36 pm »
I have been with my now fiance for over 5 years, and in that time, my future mother-in-law has become very dear to me. Since June when we all went to Cancun, she has been experiencing stomach pain every time she eats, and she has lost a substantial amount of weight due to being unable to eat. After testing today, she was diagnosed with cancer, though the type of cancer has yet to be determined. Her sister died of stomach cancer, so my fiance and I are very concerned for her and her well-being.

Both types of cancer that are suspected can be treated, but one reacts to treatment much better than the other. Please pray for her health and that, whatever happens, that she may survive if at all possible. May the Gods watch over her and her doctors. May They breathe life upon her and bring her good health and happy days.

As UPG, I have offered catnip to both Bast and Sekhmet with positive results from both. Sekhmet seems to really like the catnip I offer, and if I plan on offering it to both Goddesses, Sekhmet seems to want it first. This may also be due to having Sekhmet as a beloved and not having Bast in my lineup, but it may also be that Sekhmet just really likes it. Tbh, I've never really asked her lol.

As far as offerings go, my rule of thumb is to ask a God/Goddess if they would like ___ thing, and if they want it, I go ahead and offer it :) That's just me though.

[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Re: Prayers for strength and understanding
« on: October 13, 2014, 02:25:17 pm »
Thanks everyone for your prayers and support. Fiance and I have talked things out and things have cooled off greatly. I believe we have moved forward even, so here's to hoping things get even better here onward. Regardless, we are on good terms again :)

[PUBLIC] Prayer Requests / Prayers for strength and understanding
« on: October 10, 2014, 12:16:50 pm »
I'm at a particularly dark moment in my life right now, and I could use some supportive prayers. I'm in conflict with both my significant other and my inner feelings: I'm fighting with him over simple things, and I'm fighting with myself over what I should do to resolve my and my partner's conflicts. I'm feeling pretty depressed and vulnerable right now, so please pray that I say what I need to say, that I use the perfect words to say exactly what I mean, that I can think clearly during these turbulent times despite all of the trouble it may cause, and that I may have the strength to bear whatever the consequences may be.

Thank you.

[PUBLIC] Kemetic Orthodox Q&A / Re: Just a question
« on: October 09, 2014, 05:29:21 pm »
I'm inclined to think it might be an akh (ancestor spirit) of some sort. That would definitely follow along with the protective aspects of this person. Unless someone has definitive references for netjeri always being animals, I would presume that they could also take human forms similar to the human forms our Gods assume. It only makes sense to me that this would be the case. This summer I actually met a hawk-headed-man netjeri in a meditation at retreat.

[PUBLIC] Welcome! / Re: Why hello!
« on: September 17, 2014, 09:04:08 pm »
Em hotep Vatra! I'm a daughter of Yinepu (Anubis; Yinepu is the spelling you'll find most common on these forums, but Anubis and Anpu are sometimes also used). Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about Him! :) He's super awesome cool.

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